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Eric Carle is one of the most celebrated children's book authors/illustrators of all time, with over 103 million copies of his boo...ks sold worldwide. Inspired by the classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this clip-on book all about numbers will become your baby's favorite! The book has great activity features on each page, crinkle texture inside, a teether on the cover, a squeaker, and a hanging clip so your baby can have fun and learn anywhere! Read More

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Eric Carle is one of the most celebrated children's book authors/illustrators of all time, with over 103 million copies of his boo...ks sold worldwide. Inspired by the classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this book will make bath time much more enjoyable for your little one! The book also comes with 5 squirties, based on other great books by Eric Carle, for your baby to play with and splash around with in the tub! Read More

Reeves International
$34.99 $29.74 at Kohl's

Breyer Wild Blue - Classics Horse & Book Set Breyer Wild Blue - Classics Horse & Book Set makes an ideal gift or can be added to k...id's library for fun reading and playing. Why You'll Love It: It's a combination pack that includes an interesting novel and a toy figure. Age: Horse figure: 4 years and up, Novel: 8 years and up Features Interesting combination of novel and toy figure from the story Captivating story Encourages reading Recommended Ages:8 and up Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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A twisted, yet kid-friendly, take on the traditional Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, Twas the Zombie Night Before Christma...s invites you into the life of the Rancid Family who is trying to survive AFTER the zombie apocalypse. The entertaining and down-right funny take on how zombies deal with Christmas is only heightened by the delightful illustrations that will have both children and parents laughing uncontrollably. This will be your new Christmas classic to be read year after year. Read More

Brand: NorthSouth
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<DIV><p> </p><div>This classic retelling of the Night Before Christmas comes complete with a glittery cover and a detachable, glit...tery Christmas tree ornament!</div></DIV> Read More

PlainTales, Inc.
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<DIV><DIV><DIV>King Midas is obsessed with gold: counting it, touching it, imagining it. But when a strange young man grants his w...ish for a golden touch, things don?t go quite as he planned?particularly for his daughter Marigold. In these selections from classic American author Nathaniel Hawthorne?s charming retellings of Greek myths, children meet Midas and another engaging troublemaker, Pandora. The myths had, Hawthorne wrote, been around so long that they were ?legitimate subjects for every age to clothe with its own garniture of manners and sentiment, and to imbue with its own morality.? Ultimately Hawthorne?s retellings of the myths are less didactic than simply entertaining, told in a conversational style that makes them perfect for children.</DIV></div></div> Read More

National Geographic
$28.90 at Amazon

<b>Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>!<br></b><br>"Add a little natural wonder to your poetry... shelves. Because if we?re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." <b>?<i>School Library Journal </i>starred review</b><br> <br>"Out of a windless August night/A luna moth in ghostly light<br>Beat softly on my window screen/Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.<br>She whispered secrets in my ear--/I am but a stranger here.<br>The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.<br>You will not see me here tonight--/I have a thousand stars to write."<br><br>What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Designed for family sharing but targeted to ages 4-8, this dynamic, fresh, yet still classic collection of animal poems is a must-have for the family bookshelf.<br><br>Featured poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Dorothy Aldis, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more.<br><br>Divided into chapters that group the poems by theme for extra resonance, the collection is a mix of old and new, classics, and never-before-published. A foreword from Lewis, sets the scene for helping children appreciate this gift of language and this visual feast for the eyes. Chapters include:<br>Welcome to the World (birth of animal young)<br>Big Ones (large animals--elephants, hippos, rhinos, bears)<br>Little Ones (small animals--worms, insects)<br>Winged Ones (birds and other flying creatures) <br>Water Ones (aquatic animals--fish, dolphins, crabs)<br>Strange Ones (curious creatures--armadillos, centipedes)<br>Noisy Ones (loud animals--lions, hyenas)<br>Quiet Ones (silent or still animals--hens, rabbits, snakes)<br>Last Thought (a reflection on the world we share with animals) Read More

Random House
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<b>Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving myst...eries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!</b><br>  <br> Fireworks and dragons and . . . a missing girl? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are in San Francisco, home of the biggest Chinatown outside Asia. They plan to watch the famous Chinese New Year parade and see Miss Chinatown ride by in a giant float. But during the parade, Miss Chinatown disappears, and so does her crown! Can the kids crack the case?<br>  <br> Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions!<br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i> Read More

H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh
$40.73 at Amazon

The World of Spirits and Cocktails is not simply a reference book and collection of recipes, but also a travel guide through the i...nternational world of spirits and drinks. In an initial overview, the reader learns about the history of the various types of alcoholic drinks and more about the bar itself. How are bars equipped, and what is the art of mixing cocktails? A peep into the world?s most famous bars is, of course, essential. After this, the most important types of spirits are individually presented?from whiskey and bourbon, to rum, chachaca, tequila, and liqueurs. The historical background of each drink is explained as is the production process and the correct method of tasting. Information on the most important producers and brands present a survey of the international market and provide useful tips on buying spirits. An extensive recipe section at the end includes more than 150 classic and lesser-known mixed drinks, each with a recipe and color photo. This book is a delight for both professional and hobby bartenders. Read More

Golden Books
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On Easter morning, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and their <i>Sesame Street</i> friends find cute bunnies in the strange...st (and funniest) places! Readers ages 2 to 5 will giggle all the way through this hilarious, rhyming Little Golden Book. It?s the perfect way to celebrate Easter and spring!<br>              <br> Read More

Golden Books
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First a story, and then a kiss from Mother Bear, and Father Bear carries Little Bear to bed. And that's when the fun begins. Fathe...r Bear gets to Little Bear's room, but Little Bear is missing! Little readers will see him hiding in the MOST obvious place but Father Bear cannot seem to find him. Is he under the stove? Is he in the garden? Is he in the woodbox? Only when Father Bear walks past the mirror does the silliness end, and in a very tasty way. With this, one of the most charming bedtime tales ever, Richard Scarry has once again proven his timeless appeal. Read More

Oxford University Press
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American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century w...ith "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium. Some of the best of these poems, however, have been neglected or forgotten. <br><br>This collection, edited by acclaimed children's author and poet Donald Hall, returns the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. Featuring some of the best of children's book illustration-including archival selections from rare and early editions and pictures from now defunct 19th- and early-20th-century children's magazines-this anthology revives not only the classic poems but also the atmosphere of the periods in which they were written and read.<br><br>Starting with anonymous Native American verses and a selection from the 1727 New England Primer, "Alphabet," this book spans two centuries of American children's poetry. Immediately recognizable names, including Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and T. S. Eliot are joined by talented contemporary poets like Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Janet S. Wong, and others. Perennial favorites-such as "The Three Little Kittens" and "Casey at the Bat"-are mixed in with new classics, such as Shel Silverstein's "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out." Poems about holidays appear with verses for recitation, nursery rhymes, poems for laughter, bedtime verses, scary poems, and animal poems. In recognition of America's diverse nature, the selections in this anthology reflect a variety of backgrounds and experiences. From anonymous African-American poets we step forward through the ages to admire the talents of Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, and Francisco X. Alarcón. Children will love discovering these gems, and both parents and teachers will delight in reading to children from this book. Read More

HarperFestival
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<p>Everyone's favorite patchwork elephant, Elmer, is back in this brand-new 25th anniversary board book edition of David McKee's c...lassic tale, <em>Elmer</em>. Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? The surprising conclusion of this comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.</p> Read More

Little Simon Publishing
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Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old -- and still as popular as ever! <p></p> <p style="text-align: left;">And with an updated look, ...this classic children's storybook about a youngster loooking for a perfect pet is sure to delight a new generation of readers!</p> Read More

Tuttle Publishing
$14.81 at Amazon

<i>"Tom Potts was fooling with a gun<BR>(Such follies should not be),<BR>When?bang! The pesky thing went off<BR>most unexpectedly!..."</i><BR><BR>Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell.<BR><BR>Originally published in 1908, <i>The Hole Book</i> remains as profoundly enjoyable and incredibly popular as ever. With humorous text and irresistible drawings, this classic work will delight readers of all ages with the story of Tom Potts' bullet, which leads him through all sorts of unexpected scenes and adventures, each funnier than the last.<BR><BR>Peter Newell (1862-1924) began his career as an artist drawing portraits, using crayons as his medium. In his fantastic humor, many believe, is the first appearance of the gentle humor of the absurd which <i>The New Yorker</i> has subsequently developed to such a high level. Read More

Raven Tree Press,Csi
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Rip Squeak and his friends journey through the alphabet. Classic ilustrations and clever rhymes make learning fun and easy.

Better Homes and Gardens
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<div>The updated and revised 15th edition of America's favorite cookbook.  The <i>Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book</i> has b...een an American favorite since 1930, selling 40 million copies through fourteen editions. This new <i>15th Edition</i> is the best yet, with 1,000 all-new recipes and a fresh, contemporary style.<p>Plenty of new chapters have been added to meet the needs of today's everyday cooks, including new chapters on breakfast and brunch, casseroles, and convenience cooking. More than 1,000 photos accompany this wide selection of recipes, which cover everything from Pad Thai to a Thanksgiving turkey.<ul type="disc"><li>NEW FEATURES: icons that call out fast, healthy, or classic dishes; an expanded and revised chapter on canning and freezing foods; and new chapters on pizza, sandwiches, wraps, and more<li>Presents more than 1,400 recipes, including 1,000 brand new to this edition<li>More than 400 helpful step-by-step, how-to images and photos<li>New suggestions for personalizing family dinners, new twists on favorite dishes, and plenty of recipes that yield leftovers you can use again in other recipes</ul></div> Read More

Golden Books
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<i>The Richard Scarry classic about the seasons is now available as a Little Golden Book?for the first time ever!</i><br>  <br> <i...>I Am A Bunny</i> now stars in the Little Golden Book line! Richard Scarry?s character of Nicholas the bunny, who celebrates the seasons as they go by, will now be available alongside other iconic Little Golden Book characters such as <i>The Poky Little Puppy</i> and <i>Scuffy the Tugboat!</i><br> Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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<div>From the top-requested Stick Out Your Neck series, these beloved books feature reproducibles in Carson-Dellosa's classic art ...style along with a year's worth of the sound educational content teachers rely on. Plus, students will love the fun activities and stay engaged while practicing essential foundational skills!</div> Read More

Fearon Publishers
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The Pearson Education Library Collection offers you over 1200 fiction, nonfiction, classic, adapted classic, illustrated classic, ...short stories, biographies, special anthologies, atlases, visual dictionaries, history trade, animal, sports titles and more! Read More

Candlewick Press
$16.24 at Amazon

<b>For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is now available in a delightful... puzzle book edition.</b><br><br>Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt ? through tall, wavy grass (<i>swishy swishy swishy!</i> ), swampy mud (<i>squelch squelch squelch!</i> ), and a swirling whirling snowstorm (<i>hoooo woooo!</i> ) ? only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! The perfect gift for a preschooler, this exciting novelty edition includes seven press-out puzzles featuring Helen Oxenbury?s lively art. Read More

Lamaze
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Make bath time more fun with this My Friend Emily Bath Book. This bath book features soft, water safe pages with squeaker sound! ...Inspired by a classic Lamaze character My Friend Emily, the bath book also features colorful illustrations about Emily's day at the beach. Lamaze inspires daily discoveries through toys created with delightful surprises that encourage baby to learn while playing. Read More

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
$38.00 at Amazon

Tesoros de lectura, A Spanish Reading/Language Arts Program, offers a balance of authentic Spanish literature and translations of ...classics and nonfiction text that builds reading skills and strategies in oral language, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, phonics and writing to develop a strong foundation and a lifetime and love of reading. Promotes master of oral language, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. Provides weekly and unit practice for test preparation. Read More

Golden Books
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<i>Truck-loving preschoolers will love this charming, busy bulldozer hero!</i><br>  <br> ?Push? McCallahan is a hardworking bulldo...zer who?s on the construction site before the other big work machines have had their first cup of morning diesel. After he?s finished moving dirt and rock, it?s off to build a road, help fight fires, and pull up some tree stumps at the farm! It?s all in a day?s work for this tough-but-lovable earthmover, brought to life by popular Little Golden Book illustrator Bob Staake. Read More

AuthorHouse Publishing
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Let's Take a Leek is a whimsical storybook cookbook where you will find great stories from the author's childhood through his illu...strious career as a local celebrity in the kitchen. This is a practical and useful book to guide you through - step by step - how to prepare each soup. You can learn how to make delicious Classic Soups, Chowders, Cream Soups, Cold Soups, Bisques, Global Favorites, as well as the foundational Stocks and Consommes. Each savory Soup recipe will have your mouth watering just reading the ingredients. There are even great soups included that children will enjoy creating - of course with adult 'soupervision'. Read More

Harper Festival
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<p>It's time to say goodnight, and on each soft page of this classic bedtime book, the quiet words and pictures will lull a child ...to sleep.</p> Read More

HarperCollins
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<p>Fans of Batman and Superman will love seeing their favorite super heroes alongside their super friends in DC Comics' Justice Le...ague books. In <em>I Am the Flash</em>, Central City is overrun with super-villains after Ultra-Humanite organizes a jailbreak. The Flash zips into action. With some help from his friends in the Justice League, can the Scarlet Speedster give these criminals a speedy trip back where they belong?</p><p>I Can Read books are designed to encourage a love of reading. <em>Justice League Classic: I Am the Flash</em> is a Level Two I Can Read book, perfect for kids who are growing more confident in their reading skills but still need a little help.</p> Read More

C.R. Gibson
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Bamboo Recipe Card Stand with adjustable tilt. Folds flat for easy storage. Twin holding arms to keep book open. Bamboo is an rene...wable resource. When you want the best in party and giftware, trust CR Gibson, synonymous with quality for more than 140 years. Starting with the creation of the very first baby book in 1898, families around the world have depended on CR Gibson as their number one provider of products that celebrate life's most cherished moments. Today you'll not only find baby books and photo albums, CR Gibson also brings you a wide choice of party supplies and gift ideas. Understanding the importance of design and craftsmanship, all CR Gibson offers a tradition of quality in products that highlight classic styling as well as today's top fashions. Read More

Pook Press
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In this wonderful book, F. H. Lee retells ten delightful stories about dogs that are full of charm and cheek. Illustrated with ado...rable black and white line drawings by Honor C. Appleton. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951) was known for her delicate watercolour illustrations influenced by Kate Greenaway and Arthur Rackham. She illustrated more than 100 children's books during her career including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and Black Beauty but it was for her editions of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and her illustrations of Josephine in H. C. Craddock's series that she received most universal acclaim. Read More

Golden Books
$3.39 at Amazon

<p>The devious diesels of Sodor are up to no good, and Thomas must set things right! The successful <i>Thomas & Friends</i> movie ...<i>Day of the Diesels</i> is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format that young boys ages 2-5 will love.</p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Big Book of Little Pirate Mazes is a maze storybook in which a story line is illustrated with mazes. It is a big book, with ov...er 100 pages of mazes, many of which use a tessellation pattern as the foundation of the maze. The story line has unexpected twists and turns as well as some dead ends, and it pays homage to several literature classics. No solutions are provided. Some of the mazes are very easy, but even those that are a bit more difficult can be solved by any child with patience and trial and error. The Big Book of Little Pirate Mazes will provide hours of entertainment for young boys and girls who like pirates and stories of sea voyages. Read More

Greenwillow Books
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<p>In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny ...finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable storyline, <em>Penny and her Marble</em> is just right for beginning readers and was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children's author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. </p><p>Kevin Henkes is known for his mouse characters, including Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly, and now Penny! In <em>Penny and her Marble</em>, the third book in the Penny series, Penny finds a marble on Mrs. Goodwin's yard and takes it home. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.</p> Read More

Brand: Hand Print
$15.95 at Amazon

Having your deepest wish granted isn't easy!<BR>First the bad news: Ten-year-old Will Parrish knows that he's in for a bummer of a... summer -- his parents can't join him and his little sister Maddy on their annual visit to Grandma's at the beach, Grandma has a broken ankle, and Jerome, Will's incorrigible cousin, is spoiling for trouble -- for which Will is often blamed. The good news: Will is staying in his mother's old room, which is filled with her childhood books. Leafing through <I>The Arabian Nights</I>, Will inadvertently releases a kindly genie who insists upon granting Will's deepest wish. But -- what is Will's greatest wish?<BR>A delightfully freewheeling fantasy, Will's adventures are inspired by such well-known and well-loved classics as <I>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</I>, <I>Treasure Island</I>, and the books of Edward Eager. In Cindy Trumbore's appealing first novel, young readers, along with Will, Maddy, and Jerome, have a summer as exciting as any they have ever read about! Read More

Chronicle Books
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When Bryce Billings says he will clobber Fish Finelli in the Captain Kidd Classic boat race, Fish has no choice but to accept the ...bet. But Fish's 1970s Whaler with a broken motor is no match for Bryce's new, top-of-the-line, 9.9-horsepower <em>Viper</em>. Even if Fish, Roger, and T. J. can fix the measly 5-horsepower motor, it can't compete with Bryce's boat. With $9.63 between them, do the guys even have a chance of beating Bryce at the Classic? A hilarious, action-packed romp filled with nonfiction sidebars, this latest installment in the entertaining new chapter book series is hotter than a fireball. Read More

Brand: Sports Illustrated for Kids
$17.95 at Amazon

From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes <em>The Big Book of Who: Football</em>, a 128-page collection of the brightest s...tars in America's favorite sport, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro football history to life with all of the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for - terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Gridiron greats such as, from Sammy Baugh to Cam Newton, Jim Brown to Emmitt Smith, Dick Butkus to Ray Lewis will be profiled. <br><br><em>The Big Book of Who: Football</em> is a book young sports fans will return to again and again as a lively, exciting and encyclopedic resource. Read More

Penguin Classics
$17.26 at Amazon

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delec...table and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself. Stevenson's first full-length work of fiction brought him immediate fame and continues to captivate readers of all ages. Read More

Forgotten Books
$7.57 at Amazon

U. S. Navy Cook-B ook was written by United States. Naval Training Station in 1920. This is a 131 page book, containing 24470 word...s. Search Inside is enabled for this title.<BR>(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)<BR><BR><B>About the Publisher</B> <BR><BR>Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.<BR><BR>Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org Read More

Barker Creek
$12.94 at Amazon

Celebrate the things that make each of us special with our top-selling book, Glad to Be Me. Newly updated, this activity book ties... popular children's literature and fun, skill-based activities together. A reproducible student booklet, titled All About Me!, is included along with name games, original poems, writing prompts, and much, much more! Glad to Be Me is a LastingLessons classic -- one that will definitely enrich your curriculum with fun, meaningful lessons that will encourage your students to celebrate their unique and wonderful selves.<br>Your students will love learning more about themselves and their classmates while making their very own All About Me booklets, being the Personality of the Week, participating in I'm Glad I'm Me activities, making their very own name cards, and learning that Feet are Neat! Teaching objectives, materials needed and step-by-step instructions are included for each specific activity. Pictures and patterns are provided for each lesson in the appendix. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.95 at Amazon

The Jungle Book. A Collection of Classic Stories. By Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection o...f stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893?94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first six years of his childhood there. After about ten years in England, he went back to India and worked there for about six-and-a-half years. These stories were written when Kipling lived in Vermont. There is evidence that it was written for his daughter Josephine, who died in 1899 aged six, after a rare first edition of the book with a poignant handwritten note by the author to his young daughter was discovered at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire in 2010. The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another. The Jungle Book, because of its moral tone, came to be used as a motivational book by the Cub Scouts, a junior element of the Scouting movement. This use of the book's universe was approved by Kipling after a direct petition of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, who had originally asked for the author's permission for the use of the Memory Game from Kim in his scheme to develop the morale and fitness of working-class youths in cities. Akela, the head wolf in The Jungle Book, has become a senior figure in the movement, the name being traditionally adopted by the leader of each Cub Scout pack. Read More

Brand: Magic Wagon
$24.36 at Amazon

In this action-packed series, Carter Lewis and Isabelle Hunter help their computer-crazy uncle who has created a totally new kind ...of book experience. You don't read Uncle Dan's version of classic books; you live them in a virtual reality simulation. When Uncle Dan realizes someone has hacked his system and is corrupting his books, Carter and Isabelle must work together to help him uncover and beat the hacker.<br><br>In Book 2, Uncle Dan is still tracking down the hacker known as Storm. While Carter waits, he's looking for a way to get out of actually reading his homework. Isabelle has been busy cleaning up the virtual reality code and adding code to add them as characters in a story, so they head into "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." But, Isabelle didn't give them a way to get out. With them both in the book, no one is running the computers, which means they could be trapped for years! Can Carter find an exit and save them both before the Headless Horseman gets them?<br><br>Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-6. Read More

Golden/Disney
$3.59 at Amazon

Mater loves to have fun. But he?s not always as careful as he should be. Luckily, he has his best buddy, Lightning McQueen, to loo...k out for him! This full-color Little Golden Book features all the characters from the blockbuster movie <i>Cars </i>in an action-packed, brand-new story. Read More

MMS Gold
$9.99 at Amazon

Aimed at pupils who are studying <I>Much Ado About Nothing</I> for the first time, this literature guide provides a straightforwar...d explanation of the text that carefully leads students through the play to reach a better understanding and appreciation of it.  York Notes, the ultimate best-selling literature guides, are a useful background for both quick-reference and insightful interpretations. Read More

Kids Preferred
$5.47 at Amazon

The original classic touch and feel book that has been entertaining babies for over 60 years.<br>

Tuttle Publishing
$16.95 at Amazon

<i>"When Fritz,<BR>the Janitor's bad kid,<BR>Went snooping in the basement,<BR>He found a rock snugly hid<BR>Beneath the window ca...sement.<BR><BR>He struck a match with one fell swoop;<BR>Then, on the concrete kneeling,<BR>he lit the rocket and?she?oop!<BR>It shot up through the ceiling."</i><BR><BR>Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell.<BR><BR>Originally published in 1912, <i>The Rocket Book</i> remains as profoundly enjoyable and incredibly popular as ever. This classic work will delight readers of all ages with the story of how a rocket launched from the basement floor of an apartment building and how it interrupts the day.<BR><BR>Peter Newell (1862-1924) began his career as an artist drawing portraits, using crayons as his medium. In his fantastic humor, many believe, is the first appearance of the gentle humor of the absurd which <i>The New Yorker</i> has subsequently developed to such a high level. Read More

Kids Can Press
$15.11 at Amazon

America, with all its diversity, is not easily defined. David J. Smith's If America Were a Village takes a snapshot - past, presen...t and future - to help define America for children. Using the same successful metaphor of the international bestseller If the World Were a Village, the book shrinks down America to a village of 100. The metaphor helps children easily understand American ethnic origins, religions, family profiles, occupations, wealth, belongings and more. Shelagh Armstrong's expansive illustrations imagine America as a classic, vibrant small town. Who are the people living in this vast and varied nation? Where did they come from? What are they like today? How do they compare with people in other countries? The book's simple statistical analysis provides a new way of learning about where people live in America, the state of their health, the shapes and sizes of families, what they use and more - forming a concise picture of a country. If America Were a Village is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. Read More

Golden/Disney
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When hot rods race into town, it's up to Deputy Mater to slow them down and teach them the rules of the road! Boys ages 2?5 will l...ove this action-packed Little Golden Book featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen from Disney/Pixar's <i>Cars.</i>  Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the ...most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as <i>Madeline</i> and <i>Curious George</i>; contemporary bestsellers such as <i>Guess How Much I Love You </i>and <i>The Stinky Cheese Man</i>; Caldecott Medal winners such as <i>Make Way for Ducklings</i> and <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>; and family favorites such as <i>Goodnight Moon</i>, <i>The Sneetches</i>, <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i>, and <i>Alexander & The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day</i>, soon to be a motion picture. <br><br>The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more. <br><br>This beautiful edition includes a recommended list of books published in the time since this anthology's original compilation, including Caldecott Honors<i> Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!</i> and <i>Olivia</i>, with descriptive annotations intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century. Also included are an introduction from editor Janet Schulman, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, <i>The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury</i> belongs in every family's bookcase. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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This Story Takes the Cake! Albert Takes the Cake is a hilarious story set in Georgia?s rural Okefenokee swamp. Albert the Alligato...r is an amusing, and often foolish character in the Vintage Comic Stories series that not only entertains, but teaches important life lessons now. If you haven?t already done so, you should order a book from the classic 60?s style Vintage Comics by the wonderful and established children?s author J.E. Bell. She is a dedicated mother and the author of over 20 excellent stories. If there?s one thing this author knows it?s kids and how to put a smile on their face and joy into their hearts. This book is part of the Vintage Comic Stories series and would be a great addition to any learning child?s collection. This particular book? takes the cake! The story begins when the friendly swamp characters Blue Jay and Bumbazine start baking a cake for Pogo Possum?s birthday. As you probably already guessed from the title of this brilliant and hilarious classic, the cake does not get to Pogo Possum immediately. The cake is stolen by Albert Alligator. There is a sudden twist in the story after Albert eats the cake. Moral of the story: you can?t have your cake and eat it too, Albert. These fun swamp characters are always getting into wild and crazy shenanigans your children and grandchildren will enjoy over and over again. The other fun swamp characters in this book include a Turtle, Mouse, and even Beetle. Everyone is in on the fun as Albert takes the cake in this thrilling and inspiring book sure to impress any young reader. Albert Takes the Cake is not only colorful and entertaining, but it?s extremely witty and creative as well. The stories they will read in the Vintage Comic Stories series are stories they will look back on with fondness for years to come. You really can?t go wrong when you invest in a book they will actually want to read. And Albert Takes the Cake is one of those books! Read More

Golden Books
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<p><i>The Monster at the End of This Book</i> is THE bestselling <i>Sesame Street</i> Little Golden Book of all time. Now availabl...e as a sturdy board book for boys and girls ages 0 to 3, it stars a frantic Grover trying in vain to prevent readers from turning the pages and finding the monster at the end of the book. The original Little Golden Book has sent generations of readers into gales of laughter and has become a true modern classic.</p> Read More

Golden Books
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Kids ages 3-6 love watching Jim Henson's <i>Dinosaur Train</i> on PBS KIDS?and they love reading and listening along with their f...avorite dinosaurs. This Little Golden Book retells the episode in which the Pteranodon family goes to a concert performed by Corythosaurus. These cool dinosaurs have a crest on their head that helps them communicate?and make music! Read More

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