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LeapFrog
$20.21 at Amazon

New from LeapFrog, Touch Magic Learning Bus brings touch-enabled technology to educational toys for toddlers & preschoolers for th...e first time! The Touch Magic Learning Bus reacts to a child?s every tap, slide or touch, making learning discoveries intuitive and fun! The Touch Magic Learning Bus covers core learning skills ranging from letter names and letter sounds, early vocabulary, animals and instruments to developing creative musical play. Appropriate for children ages 2+.<P> <table cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="250" align="left"> <tr><td align="center"> <img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/toys/detail-page/2011/B00804BDCM-1.jpg" alt="Touch & learn with 200+ learning & musical responses!" width="300",height="180"><br><br><font size="1"><b><em>Touch & learn with 200+ learning & musical responses!<br></em></b></font> </td></tr> <tr><td align="center"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/toys/detail-page/2011/B00804BDCM-2.jpg" alt=" 3 modes to Play & Learn! " width="300",height="180"><br><br><font size="1"><b><em>Little Touches, Big Learning. 3 modes to Play & Learn! Explore & play music & games.<br></em></b></font> </td></tr> </table> <b>Hop on board for fun with the alphabet, early vocabulary, motor skills and learning songs!</b> <br>The Touch Magic Learning Bus brings a world of learning to life with the touch of a finger. By touching any of the 26 alphabet letters, your child can hear the letter name, the letter sound, 26 words that start with the letter, and a sound associated with that word. By sliding your finger across the bus and tapping the letters, animals or instruments, your child can play and learn on his own! Or they may sing along to Wheels on the Bus, The ABC Song, and the Rockin School Bus! <P> <P><b>Meet your new friends on the bus!</b> <br>With the new Touch Magic Learning Bus, meet five new friends! Rabbit drives the bus and is on lead vocals, while Tiger strums the guitar! Monkey keeps the rhythm with his hands and his feet, Turtle rocks his tuba, and Penguin, who keeps the bus fun with his tambourine. They don?t just play instruments, they talk! Touch Turtle to hear him say, ?Pick up the Tuba, get ready to blow, just cus you?re a turtle, you don?t have to play it slow!? The Touch Magic Learning Bus is teaches letter names and sounds: To read independently, children must understand the relationship between the sounds in spoken words and the letters that represent those sounds. Teaches early vocabulary: Children expand their listening vocabulary by matching pictures to words. Teaches music: Making and listening to music can increase a child's creativity as well as support language, math, and physical development. Teaches animals: Children can begin to categorize animals by species, imitate their sounds and learn interesting facts about them. <P> <P><b>Learning Starts Here!</b> <br>"Research shows a strong link between knowing the alphabet and learning to read. We designed the Touch Magic Learning Bus to provide a good foundation for your child's future phonics learning. The Learning Bus helps children learn about letter names and the relationship between letters and sounds - crucial steps on the road to reading." -Carolyn James, Educational Expert and Learning Designer at LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.<P> <b>What's In The Box?</b> <br>Includes 1 Bus. Requires 3 AAA batteries. (Batteries included are for in-store demonstration and should be replaced for home use.) <br clear="all"> <table cellpadding="30" cellspacing="0" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td align="center"> <img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/toys/detail-page/2011/B00804BDCM-3.jpg" alt="Builds core learning skills" width="560",height="250"><br><br><font size="1"><b><em>Builds Core Learning Skills: Letters & Letter Sounds, Early Vocabulary, Animals & Instruments and Creative Music Play</b></em></font> </td></tr> </table> <br clear="all"> Read More

C.R. Gibson
$8.99 at Amazon

Designed to spark creativity while guiding kids to color and learn to count, this Wipe-Off Coloring Book is just the thing for bud...ding little artists! Welcome to the magical world of Gibby & Libby. A colorful world of products and brands that encourages creativity, learning and skill development, all while having fun! C.R. Gibson offers gifts for all phases of baby's life and every milestone along the way. Founded in 1870 by British Lithographer, John Gibson, the company has always been in the memory business. Upon realizing the importance of recording life's events, C.R. Gibson invented the first baby book in 1898 and since that time, millions of families have chronicled the important moments in their babies' lives in a C.R. Gibson memory book. Over 100 years later and expanding the lines to include social books, stationery, calendars and photo albums, C.R. Gibson products are widely recognized as the best on the market for quality, content and beautiful design. Trust your baby's special remembrances to timeless, treasured keepsakes from C.R. Gibson that will last for generations. Read More

VTech
$15.99 at Target.com

Vtech Touch & Teach Word Book Touch and learn with the Touch & Teach Word Book by VTech. Touch objects on 12 illustrated pages to ...learn over 100 words, letters, music and more. Join your child's favorite pals Cody and Cora the Smart Cubs in four different modes of play as they lead your child to discover and explore the magic of vocabulary. It's a hands-on learning experience that's as easy as the touch of a finger. Product FeaturesThe book features 12 pages that teach over 100 wordsFour modes of play including: What's That Word, Letter Fun, Music Time and Find ItSix word categories including food, the zoo, toys and clothes feature essential vocabulary words and your child'sCody and Cora, the Smart Cubs, guide your child through interactive playProduct Measures: 2.6 x 18 x 12Recommended Ages: 18 months-4 years Read More

Fisher-Price
$14.99 at Target.com

Fisher Price Disney Princess Peek-A-Boo BookIntroduce the magic of reading with this charming first book that brings Baby's favori...te Disney princesses to life! Every page turn unlocks the story of five princesses: Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, Ariel and Cinderella. Plus, there are lots of fine motor activities to keep little hands busy, too. Baby can play peek-a-boo with Rapunzel in her turret window, or spin the dial on the book for fun phrases and sound effects that relate to the page Baby is on! Hands-on activities enchant and engage&mdash;with fun sights and sounds that help stimulate Baby's senses as she reads along! Read More

Brand: Blue Gate Books
$13.76 at Amazon

"Emma Lea's Magic Teapot" is the second book in the Emma Lea Series. She dreams that the teapot her grandmother gave her is like A...laddin's Magic Lamp. Her family and friends help her realize that the magic is not in the teapot, but in the relationships they share. <p> More activities based on this story are available at the Emma Lea Books website.<p> These include: <p> Coloring Pages <p> Recipes <p> New Magic Teapot Stories <p> Emma Lea's Tea Zine <p> Tea-Zine Subscriptions are free to all. Read More

Dover Publications
$5.39 at Amazon

Untamed horses roam through picturesque settings in this 3-D picture gallery. Individually and in groups, they traverse plains and... forests, gallop along shorelines, and travel through other natural habitats. And when you color them according to the simple directions, the horses will magically leap off the pages! 3-D glasses included.<BR> Read More

Silver Dolphin (Perseus Books Group)
$10.18 at Amazon

<div><BR><p>With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-color artwork, you're guarant...eed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.<BR><BR>Fairies, princesses, ponies, and pop-stars will have every girl eager to be a daydream believer, inspired by prompts like “what?s in the magic forest?? “Draw your dream castle,? and “Show us how girls rock!?<br>So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required—just your imagination.<BR><br><BR></div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$4.79 at Amazon

*Bonus* This coloring book comes with a free printable pdf version! When your children are done with this coloring book, you can p...rint out another to color again, free! <br><br> The Animal Magic Bright Creatures To Color For Kids is a great coloring book for any child who loves to color! Coloring is a perfect, creative way to pass the time while being creative and developing a love for art and color.<br><br> This coloring book is a fantastic value at over 40 pages long and the pages are a large 8.5 x 11 to give your child plenty of room to color. is a great coloring book for any child who loves to color! Coloring is a perfect, creative way to pass the time while being creative and developing a love for art and color.<br><br> This coloring book is a fantastic value at over 40 pages long and the pages are a large 8.5 x 11 to give your child plenty of room to color. Read More

Brand: Fantagraphics
$15.57 at Amazon

<p><strong>Ghost pirates roam the Seven Seas in this classic children?s tale, newly adapted by David B., award-winning author of <...em>Epileptic</em>.</strong></p> For decades they have roamed the seas, this shipload of undead pirates. They are desperate to die, but every time they try to dash their ship to splinters and end their miserable existence, a malevolent God scoops them out of danger. And so they have no choice but to continue to sail the seas, looting and killing. Until one day, having exterminated yet another ship of the living, they come across a pink little baby. Adopting him as their mascot and dubbing him their ?Littlest King,? they continue their journeys. But eventually the King begins to grow up...<br /><br /> Adapted by David B., the acclaimed creator of <em>Epileptic</em>, from a short story by Pierre Mac Orlan (which was published decades before the release of the <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em> movies, thank you very much), <em>The Littlest King</em> is David B.?s first full-color graphic novel to be released in English, and his vivid palette combines with his stunningly elegant graphics to create a magical yarn that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. 48 pages of full-color comics Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$8.22 at Amazon

Flippy the Fly was inspired because my youngest son had trouble with words that started with "FL". So I made up little stories ab...out Flippy the Fly. He would repeat them back to me. Then, the magic happened! No more problems with "FL" words! I hope you enjoy the story of Flippy. Maybe Flippy the Fly will help your little ones too. Keep watching for more books! Your child will enjoy the coloring book and the story! Read More

Barnes & Noble Shakespeare
$7.95 at Amazon

<div><div><div><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><I>A Midsummer Night's Dream</I>, by <B>William Shakespeare</B>, is part of the <I>B...arnes & Noble Shakespeare</I> series.  This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world?s foremost Shakespeare authorities, <B>David Scott Kastan</B> of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.</P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Each volume in the <I>Barnes & Noble Shakespeare</I> includes:</P><UL><LI><B>New Scholarship</B> – Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition. <LI><B>Contextualizing Essays</B> – Essays on Shakespeare?s England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play. <LI><B>Better Notes</B> – Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis. <LI><B>Further Reading</B> – An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.</div></div><div>Shakespeare?s hilarious though often unnerving story of desire, confusion, and magic has delighted audiences for 400 years. The editor, <B>Mario DiGangi</B>, provides a set of notes rich in insight into the play?s many literary and cultural points of reference.</div></div> Read More

Auzou
$15.67 at Amazon

<div><p>Meet marvelous princesses from around the world with this wonderful book. These fantastical princesses are just like real ...ones from the kingdoms of China, India, and Italy. Through these pages, we enter their magical worlds . . .</p><p><B>Katell Goyer</B> graduated with a degree in French literature before choosing to become a teacher. She has always wanted to make up and write stories since she was a child, first for herself, and later for her children.</p><p><B>Misstigri</B> is a painter, a graphic designer, and an illustrator. Using acrylic for her paintings, she creates truly original and colorful worlds.</p><BR></div> Read More

Brand: Reagent Press Books for Young Readers
$8.99 at Amazon

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES! Arianna Kelt and the Renegades of Time is the sequel to teen author J. R. King's debut novel. King comple...ted his debut novel at 12 and the novel was published in June 2006 when he was just 14 years old. Shortly after his first book was published, King completed work on his second novel. With his second novel's early 2008 publication, King at 15, joins the ranks of a rare cadre of teen authors with multiple books in print. Read this novel and see for yourself why people all around the world are so excited. Arianna Kelt is a reformed thief and wizard seer. Now you wouldn't think being a wizard seer would be such a big deal, but it is a big deal to the Wizards of Skyhall. For you see, those particular wizards are sworn to protect the citizens of Earth from all the things they shouldn't know about, namely wizards, warlocks, and all the creatures of the magical realms that no humans should know exist. Beware the Law Gnomes... Enter Skyhall and become a wizard if you dare! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J. R. King completed writing his first book when he was just 12 years old. His book, published in 2006 when he was 14 years old, became a top-seller and earned him multiple awards from teachers, librarians, and readers. King's books are available in hardcover, trade paperback and audio. Read More

Brand: Turtleback
$13.27 at Amazon

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The kids return to Droon to check on their new friend, Princess Keeah. Lord Sparr has taken... a magic jewel from Keeah and hidden it. Together the four children must sneak into his volcano home to try to get it back. Read More

Brighter Child
$3.99 at Amazon

<div>Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiratio...n that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8" x 8". --In this beloved tale, clever Puss in Boots helps his master find true love! Children will eagerly continue reading to see if Puss can outsmart the giant and escape the lion's sharp teeth. --This title is also available in an English/Spanish bilingual edition.</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$8.99 at Amazon

Though her grandfather?s legendary talisman is in the hands of her biggest enemy, Samara McKinley and the Ima pack have even more ...important issues to deal with right now?like finding out how to fight against the black magic that Jason Masterson, Alpha of the Vyka pack and their arch rival, is using. Will they overcome the obstacles they face along the way and be able to conquer the evil that awaits them? Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
$13.59 at Amazon

<b>From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, Book II in the exciting adventures of Mister Max?12-year-old detective in disguise.</b><br...>  <br> In <i>Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things</i>, Max Starling proved that he is more than a detective, he?s a Solutioneer. His reputation for problem-solving has been spreading?and now even the mayor wants his help.<br>  <br> Someone is breaking windows and setting fires in the old city, but the shopkeepers won?t say a word about the culprits. Why are they keeping these thugs? secrets?<br> When the mayor begs for help, Max agrees to take the case, putting himself in grave danger. It?s a race to catch up with the vandals before they catch him.<br>  <br> Meanwhile, Max is protecting secrets of his own. His parents are still missing, and the cryptic messages he gets from them make it clear?it?s going to be up to Max to rescue them.<br>  <br>  <br> ?Immensely appealing.? ?<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br><br> ?A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor.? <i>?The Christian Science Monitor</i> Read More

Enchanted Lion Books
$16.05 at Amazon

<DIV><p>Following the success of her first book, <i>Jin Jin the Dragon</i>, Grace Chang's second story about her lovable little dr...agon Jin Jin introduces readers to yet another fascinating aspect of Chinese culture. At the end of the book, two additional pages describe the history of rice and the legend of Rain Wizard.</p></DIV> Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
$9.01 at Amazon

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has s...old over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.<br><br><br>Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy?until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save?or destroy?the Empire.<br><br> A New York Times Bestseller<br><br> A USA Today Bestseller<br><br> A Wall Street Journal Bestseller<br><br> A Book Sense Bestseller Read More

Workman Publishing Company
$9.27 at Amazon

<DIV> There's never before been a book like <I>Gallop!</I> Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a ...marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again.<br><br> A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action?or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: <I>Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo!</I><br><br>Every child who opens the book will be amazed?and so will every parent.</DIV> Read More

Brand: Peter Pauper Press
$12.91 at Amazon

On your mark! Get set! Trace! Use the wooden stylus to trace simple sketches of 20 planes, trains, trucks, and other things that g...o! As you scratch away the black coating, glittery and colorful patterns emerge like magic! <b>Scratch and Sketch Things That Go! Art Activity Book</b> features:<br><ul><li>Wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal glittering, gleaming colors beneath<li>Wire-o bound hardcover binding<li>20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, and 20 sketch pages<li>Ages 5 and up<li>6-3/8'' wide x 8-1/2'' high<li><i>Non-toxic. Potential eye irritant. Avoid inhaling particles of scratch coating. Not for children under 5 years. Meets all applicable safety standards</i></ul><p> Read More

Dover Publications
$6.15 at Amazon

<div>Enter a mysterious realm inhabited by fire-breathing dragons and ancient sorcerers as you color 16 boldly drawn illustrations.... Use crayons, felt-tip pens, or other media to transform portraits of bearded sorcerers astride fearsome beasts, in long robes and pointy hats reading books, sharing the company of wide-eyed owls, and more.</div> Read More

Disney-Hyperion
$12.33 at Amazon

<BR>Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">un</I>lucky. So when she stumbles up...on a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning!<BR><BR>Mr. Jams, the Agency's owner, agrees to hire her as summer helper and Clover hopes her luck has finally changed. But when she's left alone to care for the Agency, a sneaky witch comes after the magical creatures! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals? <BR><BR>The first installment in a new illustrated chapter book series by Kallie George, featuring enchanting illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, will charm young readers as Clover learns that courage and heart can be even more powerful than good luck.<BR><DIV></DIV> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.45 at Amazon

Kate and Sam are off on another adventure - without even leaving their yard. Why are the horrible chipmunks plotting to dig a hole... right into Kate and Sam's house? And what have they done to the brave worm who tries to investigate? Kate and Sam must rescue their friend and save the house, and to do so they'll have to snorkel along secret underground streams and find their way through the burrow of the Chipmunks of Doom. Luckily they have the help of old friends and new, including Nasturtium and the Fairy Godmother, as well as a pair of magic rabbits, a story-telling toad, fairies, genies, and more. And, as ever, Sam and Kate's creativity and kindness will help ensure that everything turns out happily ever after. This adventure is sweet enough to be read aloud to preschoolers, and fun enough to please fourth graders who can read it themselves. Read More

Brand: HarperCollins
$15.15 at Amazon

<p><em>Warriors Super Edition: Tallstar's Revenge</em> is an epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling... Warriors series! This never-before-told story offers Erin Hunter fans their first look at the inner workings of WindClan and reveals the truth about Tallstar's past, before he became the leader of WindClan.</p><p>After a tragedy leaves the young warrior Talltail filled with bitterness and an all-consuming hunger for vengeance, he sets off on a dangerous quest for revenge?far outside the bounds of the warrior code. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.</p><p><em>Tallstar's Revenge</em> also includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors manga adventure!</p> Read More

Infinite Light Publishing
$25.00 at Amazon

Ayn Cates Sullivan s latest book, A Story Of Becoming is a fable for all ages.<br><br>It is the story of a seed that over time bec...omes an apple tree and after a storm becomes a living miracle.<br><br>The tale is a metaphor for our own process of self-discovery and reminds us that no matter what we have faced in life our essence is still whole and complete.<br><br>Illustrator Belle Crow duCray hand drew each page.<br><br> The Story of Becoming is a beautiful and heartfelt expression of healing. From the gentleness of the deer to the destruction and rebirth of the magical tree, it follows the cycles of Nature many of us are begining once more to pay attention to in these times of transition. The graphite illustrations are a beautiful compliment to the images the words evolve in our minds. May each of us be just as compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves and others through our own rights of passage as we heal from old wounds and begin to recognize and share our gifts once more with the communities we are building. <br><br>Rx Love you Ladies!<br>Roxanne Read More

Brand: Boxer Books
$12.30 at Amazon

<DIV>It's magic! With an eye-popping design and see-through pages to flip back and forth, these clever books introduce children to... basic concepts in the most delightful way!  </div><DIV><BR>What happens when you mix two colors? Kids can find out the answer with this wonderfully tactile, imaginative, and interactive book. When they flip the see-through acetate over the different-colored pages, they'll see a transformation happen right in front of their very eyes as new colors and new pictures emerge!</div><DIV><BR> </DIV> Read More

Everyman's Library
$14.00 at Amazon

The story of Jack, the intrepid boy whose courage and ingenuity defeated a host of many-headed giants, has been told to children f...or hundreds of years. In 1842, when he was just 18, Richard Doyle, whose natural talent for draftsmanship was matched by imaginative invention and a passion for legend and the grotesque, created a picture-book version of <b>Jack the Giant Killer</b>, with hand-written text and a watercolor within a pictorial border decorating every page. It has remained one of the most beloved versions of this timeless tale.In this new Everyman's edition, Doyle's vivid, wonderfully engaging illustrations have been enlarged and the text has been given greater legibility. It is a book that will satisfy both the child's delight in scariness, wonder, and magic, and the collector's pleasure in classic Victorian illustration. Read More

C.A. Press
$6.99 at Amazon

<i>Léelo tú mismo/Read it yourself </i>es una serie de cuentos clásicos, tradicionales, escritos en una forma sencilla para dar a ...los niños un comienzo seguro y exitoso en la lectura. Cada libro está cuidadosamente estructurado para incluir muchas palabras de alta frecuencia que son vitales para la primera lectura. Las oraciones en cada página se apoyan muy de cerca por imágenes para ayudar con la lectura y para ofrecer todos los detalles para conversar. <br><br>Los libros se clasifican en cuatro niveles que introducen progresivamente más amplio vocabulario y más historias a medida que la capacidad del lector crece. <br><br><i>Léelo tú mismo/Read it yourself </i>is a series of classic, traditional tales, written in a simple way to give children a confident and successful start to reading. Each book is carefully structured to include many high-frequency words that are vital for first reading. The sentences on each page are supported closely by pictures to help with reading, and to offer lively details to talk about. <br><br>The books are graded into four levels that progressively introduce wider vocabulary and longer stories as a reader?s ability grows. Read More

Brand: Seven Seas
$6.95 at Amazon

<p>Avalon: Web of Magic Book 12, Full Circle by Rachel Roberts</p><p>Avalon Needs a Hero! It started with a quest to find the home... of all magic: Avalon.</p><p>It may end in darkness. </p><p>Three girls, Emily, Adriane, and Kara, their fates set long ago, were to become mages. They were to discover the secrets of Avalon and save their animal friends.</p><p>They failed. </p><p>Now, the Gates of Avalon are locked, beloved friends are doomed, and the Dark Sorceress reigns supreme. </p><p>There may be one final chance to fulfill their destiny. But it will take the strength of a warrior, the fire of a blazing star, and the heart of a healer.</p><p>The mages must put everything they love on the line--and be prepared to sacrifice all--as the final battle for Avalon begins!</p> Read More

Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
$7.95 at Amazon

Edition: Clr Csm, Paperback, Pomegranate Communications

Random House
$5.67 at Amazon

<b>Track the facts with Jack and Annie!</b><br>  <br> When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: <...i>Night of the Ninjas,</i> they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history?s most intriguing and secretive figures.<br><br>Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.<br>  <br> Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com! Read More

Reader's Digest
$13.27 at Amazon

This ArtFolds book is more than just a book! Inside are simple instructions that show readers how to fold pages to transform this ...book into a beautiful, personal, and long-lasting work of art, as the pages evolve into a colorful Christmas Tree sculpture.<BR><BR>An ArtFolds book is a hardcover book that is transformed into a unique paper sculpture merely by folding pages, based on our exclusive, patent-pending instructions. The process is fun and easy and takes surprisingly little time, making it as appropriate for children as it is for adults. Color Editions feature a lovely palette of shades that make a vibrant and eye-catching work of art. Each Color Edition includes some fun and compelling reading that matches its art theme. In ArtFolds: CHRISTMAS TREE, readers can enjoy classic quotations, poems and lyrics that capture the magic of Christmas.<BR> With 98 pages to fold, this is a medium difficulty level ArtFolds. Read More

Michael O'Mara
$7.99 at Amazon

<DIV><B>Children will discover the magic and excitement of London with this brilliant and lively coloring book</B></DIV><DIV> </DI...V><DIV>From Big Ben to Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace, children will be able to put their own colorful stamp on one of the world's most vibrant cities. The city will come alive with bright buses and boats, cheery Covent Garden performers, pearly kings and queens, and period patterns. Packed with beautiful and distinctive illustrations featuring a variety of London attractions, this is a book to enchant every child.</div> Read More

Golden Books
$3.99 at Amazon

Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer finds wonder and excitement in this fairytale adventure based on her latest  DVD, <i>Dora's Magic ...Garden.</i> Featuring a paint tray with eight different watercolors and a brush, this book is sure to inspire girls ages 3-6. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
$15.93 at Amazon

<b>?The most magnificent fantasy series since <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>.? ?<i>The Oregonian</i></b><br> <b> </b><br> Throughout... the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel?s audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play--and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.<br> Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.<br> As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living--and the dead--to depend on Lyra and Will.<br>  <br> <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br> <b>A <i>Newsweek</i> Top 100 Book of All Time</b><br> <b>An <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> All-Time Greatest Novel</b><br> <b>Winner of the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award.</b><br> <b>Winner of the British Book Award (Children's)</b><br> <b> </b><br> "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." --<i>The Cincinnati Enquirer</i><br> "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." --<i>The Boston Globe</i><br> "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." --<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br> "Masterful. . . . This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C. S. Lewis and Tolkien." --<i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> Read More

Live Oak Media
$29.95 at Amazon

<b>Now one of <i>Booklist</i>'s 30 Best Books of the Year!</b><br><br>"Genius!" ? <i>Wired.com</i><br><br>?Marilyn Singer's verse ...in Follow Follow practically dances down each page .  . . the effect is miraculous and pithy.? ? <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br><br><br>Once upon a time, <i>Mirror Mirror</i>, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos?a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward?became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.<br><br>Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else?it is almost like magic!<br><br>A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.95 at Amazon

Based on real life events, Gunny and The Magical Pack tells the incredible story of a group of rescued animals who worked together... to save a dog in need. Gunny defied all odds, overcoming medical conditions that almost cost him his life. In doing so, he captured hearts and gained fans all around the world. Gunny wouldn't have made it without the help of The Magical Pack, so named for the amazing ways that they help abused or abandoned animals survive and lead happy lives. Geared for children in mid to late elementary school grades, Gunny and The Magical Pack pairs color photographs and a compelling story to introduce its readers to a very special cast of characters. It provides adults with an excellent opportunity to teach children about compassion, forgiveness, perseverance, and courage through the discussions that will surely follow the last page. Read More

Running Press Kids
$11.35 at Amazon

<div><p>Everything that you need for hours of doodling, stenciling, and crafting can be found in these convenient, on-the-go Scrat...ch & Stencil kits. Each kit includes seven sheets of scratch paper and a wooden stylus, which together can be used to create artwork in fun, bold colors. A 24-page booklet in each kit contains detailed instructions for craft projects that can be created with the three stencils provided, though the scratch sheets are perfect for freehand drawing as well.<BR><p><I>Scratch & Stencil: Dragons & Other Fantasy Creatures</I> contains black scratch paper that can be scratched through to reveal white, rainbow, red, and glittery silver underneath. The three fantastical stencils included can be used to create such projects as a detailed dragon "do not disturb" door hanger and a fire-breathing dragon party invitation.<BR></div> Read More

Abrams
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<div> </div> It?s frogs versus scorpions in this new series by professional football player Trevor Pryce. For years, the frogs of ...the Amphibilands have lived in safety—protected by an elite group of poisonous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable. Enter Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari, despite his utter lack of poison and limited fighting skills. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.<br> Cool animals, thrilling action, and a bit of natural science—this novel, illustrated in full color by acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene, is sure to be a major hit with boys.<br><br> <b><u>Praise for <i>An Army of Frogs</i></u></b><br> "This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas."<br> —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br><br> "Pryce builds tension as the frogs figure out how to deploy their varied skills and reach the ancient turtle king who long ago placed a protective spell over their land. The violent but not overly graphic action is well matched by Greene?s dynamic and plentiful full-color illustrations."<br> —<i>Booklist</i><br><br> "In this fast-paced tale, Pryce finds just the right balance between brutality and bravery, friendship and betrayal, and loss and discovery. A must-have, winning adventure that is nearly impossible to put down."<br> —<i>School Library Journal<br><br> "</i>Greene?s color full-page illustrations have the richly saturated look of Marvel comic books, and there?s a superhero feel to the various fighting poses Darel and his pals take."<br> —<i>The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books </i><br><br> "This clever fantasy series featuring frogs versus scorpions, set in Australia, makes for pleasant reading."<br> —<i>Library Media Connection</i><br> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$8.89 at Amazon

Here's the perfect bedtime story parents can read to children who have trouble falling asleep at night. It's the newest rhyming ad...venture of Suzy Sue, who is <BR> <BR> "--ready for bed, just like you! <BR> She brushed her teeth. <BR> She picked up her Ted . . . <BR> She clambered and climbed into her bed." <BR> <BR> But Suzy Sue can't fall asleep, because she simply can't get comfortable in her bed. She soon discovers why. A cow and a horse and a sheep and a goat are all crowding in and trying to share space with her. Children will laugh at this comical fantasy--and many kids will identify with the little girl who can't fall asleep at bedtime. Big, funny, full-color illustrations complement the story on every page Read More

Little Simon Publishing
$15.31 at Amazon

Heidi brings home the class bunny over Easter weekend?and finds herself in a magical, colorful mess!<BR><BR>Easter is just a few d...ays away and Heidi Heckelbeck can?t wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it?s Heidi?s turn to take home Maggie, the school?s bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi?s arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to <I>un</I>-tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school?<BR> <BR>With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. Read More

Brand: Little, Brown Young Readers
$25.40 at Amazon

<div >Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever change...d. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.<br><br>Sometimes life-ending.<br><br>Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.</div> Read More

Random House
$9.01 at Amazon

THE BOOK THAT started it all is now in a new package with a CD of the author reading the story<i>. </i>Whether kids are fans or ne...w to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, this package makes for a magical read-and-listen<br>experience.<br>When Jack and Annie find a tree house in the middle of the woods, it whisks them back into the prehistoric past. Can they get home before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur?s dinner? Read More

Brand: Perfection Learning
$15.36 at Amazon

The <i>Guardians of Ga'Hoole</i> is a gripping series full of magic, ancient legends, and adventure. <i>The Coming of Hoole</i> is... Book 10 in the series.<br><br> A tale of chaos, betrayal, and nachtmagen unfolds in the second of three ancient legends. It is no idle history, for hidden in its pages are the truths about the great promise--and great danger--that lie just ahead for the Guardians. And so Soren, Coryn, and the members of the Band read on: A grizzled collier will tend a young prince in exile. An owl who would be monk will don battle claws. A mother who is also a queen will raise an army. And under the shower of embers in the shadow of the Sacred Volcanoes, a king will be born--or die. Read More

Scholastic Paperbacks
$7.99 at Amazon

<div>Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new c...over art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.<br><br>Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 1 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, gifted young weaver Sandry is brought to the Winding Circle community. There she meets Briar, a former thief with a way with plants; Daja, an outcase gifted at metalcraft; and Tris, whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone, including herself. The four misfits are taught how to use their magic, but when disaster strikes, it's up to Sandry to weave together four different kinds of power to save herself, her friends, and Winding Circle.</div> Read More

AuthorHouse
$16.99 at Amazon

Pages: 40, Paperback, AuthorHouse

Stories To Tale
$23.00 at Amazon

Christmas in Kangaroo Land is a magical new book for younger children to hop right into. The book follows the kangaroos of Kangaro...o Land through a surprising Christmas Eve when Santa Claus hits a meteor and has to land in the outback of Australia. Mommy kangaroos are ready to jump right in and help out. Their pouches come in handy as they bounce away with presents inside! The happiness of this book radiates out of every page and teaches children how to bestow gifts of kindness selflessly. Read More

HarperCollins
$6.51 at Amazon

<p>Bestselling author of <em>Ella Enchanted</em> and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in t...his companion to the popular <em>Writing Magic</em>.</p><p>Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals.</p><p>Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from her popular blog, Gail answers readers' fiction- and poetry-writing questions and dives into how to make a story come alive. If you're interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey.</p><p>With her trademark humor and vast writing knowledge, Gail Carson Levine reveals the tricks of her trade, writer to writer.</p><p>Supports the Common Core State Standards</p> Read More

Brand: AudioGO
$26.96 at Amazon

<b>[Narrated by Chelsea Mixon and a Full Cast]</b> When Lady Saren defies her fathers command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, sh...e is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first Dashti is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren's true love, Khan Tegusthough he can only call to them from outside their walls. But Saren is ill of mind, the outside world is changing, and their circumstances soon grow desperate. And even if they do escape, they must still face the eerie malice of Lord Khasar. To survive, Dashti and Saren forge a bond of devotion and deception that will test them to their limits. Once again Shannon Hale, author of the Newbery Honor Book ''<i>Princess Academy</i>'', weaves an enchanting and original fantasy that will catch and hold listeners breathless in its spell. Read More

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