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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="" 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="" 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="" 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
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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

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Includes the seven phenomenal Harry Potter hardcover books by best selling author J. K. Rowling. These books are housed in a colle...ctible trunk-like box with sturdy handles and privacy lock. Bonus decorative stickers are included in each boxed set. Read More

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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

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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

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 - The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition includes:<br><br>? Exclusive coffee table book printed on... highest-quality paper and bound in a padded hard cover. <br> <br> ? Limited print run, includes two ribbon bookmarks. <br> <br> ? Includes a 16-page bonus section exclusive to this edition.<br> <br>? Every secret, every unlockable, every side-quest, every mini-game, every Achievement and every Trophy revealed and explained in a dedicated Extras chapter. We've also added a story recap and an artwork gallery.<br><br>? The dedicated Walkthrough charts the critical path through the main narrative. It also provides regular prompts and tips to direct players to side quests and other optional features within the game world.<br><br>? The Tour Guide chapter includes one section per game location in each time period. This complements the Walkthrough by examining all optional activities offered in the game (side quests, mini-games, puzzles and power-leveling spots).<br><br>? The Completion Timeline chapter offers a visual and streamlined guide to 100% completion.<br><br>? The Strategy & Analysis section gives an advanced analysis of the game's key systems and features. This also covers the most complex topics such as character development in a thorough, yet user-friendly way.<br> <br>? All-encompassing Inventory and Bestiary chapters feature exhaustive lists and tables covering all enemies, weapons, accessories, items and shops.<br> <br>? The 100% complete guide to Final Fantasy XIII-2.<br><br>? Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers. Read More

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Ms. Frizzle takes her students all over the country looking for bats, and in the process th...e students learn all about these flying mammals. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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?Keaney's concoction of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy is remarkably effective. Sigmundus is a villain who will haunt readers.?<i>?Th...e Bulletin <br><br></i>Beginning where Book 2, <i>The Cracked Mirror, </i>left off, this finale to the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus trilogy takes readers into bizarre realms with fanciful creatures, continuing its signature exploration of the price of freedom and self-determination. Focusing on the ongoing struggles of its teenaged protagonists, Dante and Bea, it is a journey at once thrilling and thoughtful, with plenty to offer for pure reading enjoyment and book discussion. This trilogy is satisfying for fantasy fans but also accessible to the less-than-hardcore genre enthusiast. Read More

Dover Publications
$13.49 at Amazon

<div>Where did Grandfather Frog get his big mouth, and why doesn't Buster Bear have a tail? When did Mr. Bluebird win his coat, an...d how did Howler the Wolf get his name? This charming collection of fables transports readers and listeners into Thornton Burgess's Green Forest. In the magical woodland home of Peter Cottontail, Bob White, Spotty the Turtle, and other adventurous animals, children learn gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.<BR>These 17 stories originated with the author's <I>Old Mother West Wind</I> series of "Why," "How," "When," and "Where" books. This modern edition features vibrantly re-colored versions of Harrison Cady's original illustrations. Each tale is just a few pages long ? ideal for bedtime reading and quickly lulling children off to sleep.</div> Read More

Brighter Child
$3.99 at Amazon

<div>English-Spanish Version --In this beloved tale, Dorothy is swept away on an adventure with her friends Scarecrow, Cowardly Li...on, and Tin Woodsman. Children will eagerly continue reading to see if the friends can escape the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West! --Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration 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".</div> Read More

Random House
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Barbie® and her sisters are going on safari! Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color storybook featuring magic binoculars that... reveal hidden baby animals and other surprises on every page!  Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$12.95 at Amazon

Come follow Attu and explore Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks through pages of informative text and rich photography. Attu dis...covers many facets of these magical places. From geology, natural history, climbing, camping and hiking, explore with Attu. Visit the high cliffs of sandstone in Zion and the Virgin River that helped create this massive landscape. Visit with animals that call these hills home. See magical and mystical spires and lands that remind all of castles and places where dragons lived. If the forms are incredible the colors of this special place are breathtaking. Zion and Bryce are places that once seen will never be forgotten. Attu takes you on a tour filled with awe, beauty and a sense of wonder that will help you in appreciating such gorgeous landscapes. Read More

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<div>The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long... stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. <br /><br />And yet . . . as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort -- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.</div> Read More

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<div>Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet--a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she...'s got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off!<BR><BR>A sidesplittingly funny, heartbreaking whirlwind of a book about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of <I>My Teacher Is an Alien </I>and The Unicorn Chronicles.<BR></div> Read More

Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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A storm, a shipwreck,<BR> an ongoing ocean,<BR> then finally, finally<BR> a deserted isle. . . .<BR> Safety -- but wait!<BR> The f...ifteen swimmers<BR> braving the waves<BR> are, after all . . . kitties.<BR> They are not into<BR> <big><i>cooperating</i></big><BR> until, until<BR> on this desert isle<BR> they <big><b>must</b></big>. <BR> <BR> Here,<BR> from the creators<BR> of the witty <i>Old Cricket</i>,<BR> comes a wily, wise<BR> saga of sogginess,<BR> a feline fantasy<BR> about drying off (elegantly),<BR> shaping up (grumpily),<BR> getting along (at last),<BR> and <big><b>loving it</b></big>. Read More

Silver Dolphin Books
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<DIV>Christmas Eve is nearly upon us and everyone is busy at the North Pole. Join the elves as they load Santa?s sleigh, A to Z. <...I>Santa?s Elves ABCs</I> is the perfect gift for kids, combining holiday magic and learning with beautiful illustrations by Sue Dicicco. Flaps of fun on every page, and a giant fold-out surprise on the last page!<br></DIV> Read More

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Pages: 28, Paperback, Xlibris

Reagent Press
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The thrilling adventure full of mystery, magic, elves, monsters, and the ultimate battle between good and evil continues! To save ...her kingdom Queen Mother sent her most trusted warriors on a perilous journey across the Great Sea. But the elves were betrayed. Only a handful survived, and only two reached the far shores. The survivors did not find quick allies. They found a kingdom under siege and a shattered alliance. What lies beyond, they don't know. The future is uncertain. But they do know that they must win this fight, for failure would certainly mean the end to everything they hold dear. Read More

Little Brown Books for Young Readers
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<div><i>There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.<br>...<br></i>Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations.<br><br>Mysterious, suspenseful, and romantic, <i>Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness</i>, <i>Beautiful Chaos</i>, and <i>Beautiful Redemption </i>introduce a secret world hidden in plain sight. A world where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending.<br><br>This stunning paperback set makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling Southern gothic romance.</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real By Margery Williams illustrations by William Nicholson Children?s Classics ... The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since. The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." A stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen is given as a Christmas present to a small boy, but is neglected for toys of higher quality or function, which shun him in response. The rabbit is informed of magically becoming Real by the wisest and oldest toy in the nursery as a result of extreme adoration and love from children, and he is awed by this concept; however, his chances of achieving this wish are slight. One night, after the boy has misplaced his cherished china dog, he is pacified through the presence of the rabbit, who attracts more attention from his owner from then onward as a result, to the extent of his promotion to the position of the child's favorite toy. However, when the toy rabbit's owner contracts scarlet fever, he is prescribed a trip to the seashore and is pacified upon receiving a stuffed rabbit of higher quality as a replacement for the Velveteen Rabbit, which must be burned alongside all of the other playthings due to potential bacteria. Before the rabbit can meet a painful demise, he is greeted by the Nursery Fairy, who transforms him into a living rabbit to spare him from an agonizing fate, as he'd acquired greater affection from the boy than all of the other toys and surpassed all qualifications required. The rabbit accompanies several others in rejoicing, gleeful upon having received his dream. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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<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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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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
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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>Darkness falls?despair abounds?evil reigns?<br> <br> Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn?t know whom he can trust.<br> <br> Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle?one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.<br> <br> Will the king?s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .<br> <br> <br> <b>Praise for <i>Eragon</i>:</b><br> ?Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that?s sure to flourish.? ?<i>Booklist</i>, Starred<br> ?Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.? ?<i>People</i><br> ?The new ?It? book of children?s lit.? ?<i>U.S. News & World Report</i><br> ?An auspicious beginning to both career and series.? ?<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br> <br> A #1 New York Times Bestseller<br> A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller<br> A USA Today Bestseller<br> A Wall Street Journal Bestseller<br> A Book Sense Book of the Year<br> A #1 Book Sense Selection Read More

Reader's Digest
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Little princesses will delight in waving their magic wand to make music, lights and magic!<BR><BR>There is something terribly wron...g with Fairy Godmother?s magic wand and she needs help to make Cinderella?s royal wedding perfect! Every little girl will enjoy following the prompts on each page to know when to wave their own magic wand to help the fairy godmother decorate the wedding cake, create Cinderella?s dress, and so much more. With lights and music on the wand, girls will feel as though they are truly creating magic to make Cinderella?s wedding a dream come true! Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$10.79 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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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<p>Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and c...olumnist. He has been called the father of the American short story. He is best known for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle.?</p> <p>Washington Irving's captivating narrative of a joyful Christmas holiday includes five incomparable essays. Written well over a century ago, Irving's sketches "celebrate the celebration" with heartwarming descriptions of Yuletide family fun and reflection.</p> <p>Irving recalls with warmth and wonder his many colorful experiences of a traditional Victorian Christmas while a guest at an English estate ? from the Christmas Eve trip by a stagecoach filled with "rosy-cheeked boys" returning from school, and scenes of domestic hilarity during holiday games, to solemn services at the village church and the return home to a sumptuous holiday dinner.</p> <p>Old Christmas is the book that helped nurture America's recognition of the holiday. Perfect for gift-giving, the collection elicits from a master American storyteller a magical remembrance of Christmas past. </p> Read More

Golden Books
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Join Wally Trollman and his friends Norville the dragon, Gina Giant, and Ogre Doug for magical coloring adventures! Based on the animated Nickelodeon series <i>Wallykazam!</i>, this oversized coloring book features a die-cut handle and over 50 stickers. It?s perfect for boys and girls ages 3 to 7. Read More

Fitzgerald Books
$16.92 at Amazon

To rescue thousands of Deltorans enslaved in the Shadowlands, Lief, Barda and Jasmine - heroes of the quest for the Belt of Deltor...a - must find a weapon powerful enough to combat the Shadow Lord's magic on his own ground. According to legend, the only thing the Shadow Lord fears is the fabled Pirran Pipe. But does the mysterious Pipe still exist? And if it does, what dangers will the companions have to face to find it? Read More

Turtleback Books
$14.75 at Amazon

Pages: 128, Edition: Reprint, Library Binding, Turtleback Books

Ohio University Press
$17.03 at Amazon

<div>Blending historical fact and classical myth, the author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ transports the r...eader 3,000 years into the past, to a pivotal point in history: the final days before the ancient kingdom of Minoan Crete is to be conquered and supplanted by the emerging city-state of Athens. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils.<BR> <br> The familiar figures who peopled that ancient world -- King Minos, Theseus and Ariadne, the Minotaur, Diadalos and Ikaros -- fill the pages of this novel with lifelike immediacy.<BR> <br> Written originally for an Athenian youth periodical, <I>At the Palaces of Knossos</i> functions on several levels. Fundamentally, it is a gripping and vivid adventure story, recounted by one of this century's greatest storytellers, and peopled with freshly interpreted figures of classical Greek mythology. We see a new vision of the Minotaur, portrayed here as a bloated and sickly green monster, as much to be pitied as dreaded. And we see a grief-stricken and embittered Diadalos stomping on the homemade wax wings that have caused the drowning of his son, Ikaros.<BR> <br> On another level, <I>At the Palaces of Knossos</i> is an allegory of history, showing the supplanting of a primitive culture by a more modern civilization. Shifting the setting back and forth from Crete to Athens, Kazantzakis contrasts the languid, decaying life of the court of King Minos with the youth and vigor of the newly emerging Athens.<BR> <br> Protected by bronze swords, by ancient magic and ritual, and by ferocious-but-no-longer-invincible monsters, the kingdom of Crete represents the world that must perish if classical Greek civilization is to emerge into its golden age of reason and science. In the cataclysmic final scene in which the Minotaur is killed and King Minos's sumptuous palace burned, Kazantzakis dramatizes the death of the Bronze Age, with its monsters and totems, and the birth of the Age of Iron.</div> Read More

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Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman?s His Dark Materials trilogy ? <b>The Golden Compass</b>, <b>The Subtle Knife</b>, and ...<b>The Amber Spyglass</b> ? has graced the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, <i>Book Sense</i>, and <i>Publishers Weekly</i> bestseller lists. <br> <b><br> <i>The Golden Compass</i></b> forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a world like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the world we know. The third moves between many worlds.<br> <br> In<i> The Golden Compass,</i> readers meet 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Jordan College in Oxford, England. It quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own?nor is her world. In Lyra's world, everyone has a personal dæmon, a lifelong animal familiar. This is a world in which science, theology and magic are closely intertwined.<br> <br> <i><b>The Subtle Knife</b></i> is the second part of the trilogy that began with <i>The Golden Compass</i>. That first book was set in a world like ours, but different. This book begins in our own world.<br> <br> In <i>The Subtle Knife,</i> readers are introduced to Will Parry, a young boy living in modern-day Oxford, England. Will is only twelve years old, but he bears the responsibilities of an adult. Following the disappearance of his explorer-father, John Parry, during an expedition in the North, Will became parent, provider and protector to his frail, confused mother. And it's in protecting her that he becomes a murderer, too: he accidentally kills a man who breaks into their home to steal valuable letters written by John Parry. After placing his mother in the care of a kind friend, Will takes those letters and sets off to discover the truth about his father.<br> <b><br> <i>The Amber Spyglass</i></b> brings the intrigue of <i>The Golden Compass</i> and <i>The Subtle Knife </i>to a heartstopping close, marking the third and final volume as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel, Dr. Mary Malone, and Iorek Byrnison the armored bear, <i>The Amber Spyglass</i> introduces a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spy-master to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. And this final volume brings startling revelations, too: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will live?and who will die?for love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that?in its shocking outcome?will reveal the secret of Dust.<br><br>These Yearling paperback editions each contain bonus material: the found papers, notes, and other archival material of Lord Asriel, Dr. Stanislaus Grumman, and Mary Malone. They also feature chapter-opening artwork by Philip Pullman. Read More

Random House
$15.99 at Amazon

<p>In this Caldecott Honor?winning picture book, join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss?s classic tale of one king?s magical mishap.... Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest problems.</p><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

Really Big Coloring Books
$3.44 at Amazon

A wonderful book of Dogs and Cats. Different breeds and how to care for your pet. Notebook style book with a colorful plastic binding. At least 24 pages in every Power Panel Coloring Book, hours of coloring fun with games, puzzles, mazes and connect the dots, word search and a heavy chip board backing. This is a perfect 'Travel Size' coloring book on a plane, train or in an automobile. These fun books are 8.5 x 11 with a high quality full color card stock cover. Each inside page is a high bright white paper that children can use crayons, colored pencils, magic markers and even water colors on! The pages are perforated and the chip board back of the book can be used as an easel! Really Big Coloring Books® (RBCB) are manufactured in the United States with Soy Ink and guaranteed 100% safe against non-toxic inks, paints & dyes! We participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program. Read More

Really Big Coloring Books
$3.72 at Amazon

Stories include: The Three Bears, Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Puss-N-Boots, This Little Piggy, Jack and the Beanstalk, Old Woman in... the Shoe, Old King Cole, Hey Diddle-Diddle and many more of our all time favorites! Now children can also color these great stories and nursery rhymes and enjoy them even more. Notebook style book with a colorful plastic spiral binding. At least 24 pages in every Power Panel Coloring Book, hours of coloring fun with games, puzzles, mazes and connect the dots, word search and a heavy chip board backing. This is a perfect 'Travel Size' coloring book on a plane, train or in an automobile. These fun books are 8.5 x 11 with a high quality full color card stock cover. Each inside page is a high bright white paper that children can use crayons, colored pencils, magic markers and even water colors on! The pages are perforated and the chip board back of the book can be used as an easel! Really Big Coloring Books® (RBCB) are manufactured in the United States with Soy Ink and guaranteed 100% safe against non-toxic inks, paints & dyes! We participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program. 1-800-244-2665 Read More

Perfection Learning
$16.20 at Amazon

After a year spent trying to prevent a catastropic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unn...ervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson--a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.<br><br>But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: The magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters--the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millenia--only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name...the Bermuda Triangle.<br><br>Now Percy and his friends--Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson--must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. Read More

HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.22 at Amazon

<div>Rest and relaxation--that's what Nita thinks she's going to get when she and her partner-wizard Kit go on a wizardly "cultura...l exchange" program. But nothing about wizardry--not even vacation--is ever quite <i>that </i>simple!<br></div> 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

Brand: Dancing Dakini Press
$17.76 at Amazon

<i>Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World</i> is a 64-page picture book featuring three beautifully illustrated tales from Tibet.... A young prince, wise monkey, and magical guardian are some of the engaging characters that fill this book. Each story, told in English and Tibetan, offers a fun, enchanting glimpse of Tibetan culture. The book is written and illustrated with full-page, full color paintings by Naomi C. Rose, and has a foreword by the Dalai Lama. <br><br>The book won a Nautilus Silver Award and an International Book Award honor. Rose's previous book, <i>Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas</i> (Clear Light, 2004), won the Nautilus Book Award and a Storytelling World Honor. <br><br><br>Bilingual in English and Tibetan. Read More

$7.96 at Amazon

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as "Cinderella" an...d "Jack and the Beanstalk," are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as "The Fisherman and his Wife" and "Diamonds and Toads." Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing's illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the way, there is a wealth of magic and fun to be enjoyed. Read More

$6.99 at Amazon

<p>Dance your way to the magical world of Enchantia in the delightful fourth series of Magic Ballerina by Darcey Bussell!</p><p>It...?s carnival time! But not everyone is enjoying the dancing ? the poor toymaker has lost his favourite puppet, Peter. Is the evil Von Rotbart behind his disappearance? And can Jade outwit the owl magician and free Peter from the spell?</p><p>A delightful new Magic Ballerina story from Prima Ballerina and guest judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Darcey Bussell.</p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.95 at Amazon

Trevor and his sister Farrah are in the fifth and fourth grades. How did they get a time machine? And why does everyone think they... are the key to saving the galaxy? This book is the perfect gift for boys and girls to get them interested in science. It is also great for adults who enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and high level discussions of some of the greatest ideas ever discovered. For excerpts from the book, discussions of the science behind the story, and some cool photos of the universe, visit the facebook page for "Trevor the Time Traveler" at Read More

Really Big Coloring Books
$3.99 at Amazon

A wonderful book about Valentine's Day. How to make a Valentine card, what typical gifts are given and more! Notebook style book w...ith a colorful plastic spiral binding. At least 24 pages in every Power Panel Coloring Book, hours of coloring fun with games, puzzles, mazes and connect the dots, word search and a heavy chip board backing. This is a perfect 'Travel Size' coloring book on a plane, train or in an automobile. These fun books are 8.5 x 11 with a high quality full color card stock cover. Each inside page is a high bright white paper that children can use crayons, colored pencils, magic markers and even water colors on! The pages are perforated and the chip board back of the book can be used as an easel! Really Big Coloring Books® (RBCB) are manufactured in the United States with Soy Ink and guaranteed 100% safe against non-toxic inks, paints & dyes! We participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program. 1-800-244-2665 Read More

Tumblar House
$12.95 at Amazon

<b> "Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night." </b><div>Eighteen-year-old twins Charlene and Max Peri...gard have grown up under the wealthy but tyrannical rule of their oil-tycoon grandfather. When Max disappears and a ransom note shows up, Charlene's world is shattered. She desperately tries to persuade her tight-fisted grandfather to pay, but the old man is convinced that Max is merely faking his kidnapping to extort money. Fearing the worst, Charlene determines to find her brother before it's too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of snow and ice that leads to terror in an isolated cabin. Together the twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare? <br><br> <b>Awards:</b> <i>Frozen Footprints</i> has been awarded the <b>Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval </b>This Christian Suspense Thriller is also a<b> 2013 CALA Award Finalist.</b><br><br>Note: The author is currently working on a sequel to <i>Frozen Footprints</i>. </div><div></div><div>-----------------------------------</div><div>"Suspense ratchets up page by page." -- <i>Award-winning author</i> <i>Gerard D. Webster</i> on this Christian Suspense Thriller. </div><div>"A fast-paced thriller." -- <i>Popular author Sarah A. Reinhard </i>on this Christian Fiction Suspense.</div><div>"As thrilling as Hitchcock..."-- <i></i> on this Christian Suspense Novel.</div><div>-----------------------------------</div><div></div><div><i>Christian Fiction Suspense Book Categories:</i></div><div>> Christian Suspense Thriller</div><div>> Christian Suspense Novel</div><div>> Christian Mystery and Suspense</div><div><div>> Christian Inspirational Suspense</div><div>> Christian Inspirational Thriller</div></div><div>> Catholic Fiction Novels</div><div>> Christian Horror</div><div>> Christian Teen Fiction</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.19 at Amazon

Learn the important value of being attentive and paying attention ! Fully illustrated Book, for ages 3-8 " The Attentive Lion " t...ells the story of Leo, a young lion who lived with his family in Africa . Leo had many friends. He especially loved to play with Rose, a Lioness about the same age as him and with Crown , a younger lion cub. The only problem was that Leo wasn?t attentive when his friends told him what to do in order to get to the magical flowers located at the top of the mountain. Leo?s friends, Crown and Rose, teach Leo the value of listening and why he can benefit from it. Author Efrat Haddi is taking young children on a journey with Leo and his friends while they learn a very important lesson. " The Attentive Lion " helps to teach children an important social skill that can make home life happier and school more successful. It also provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children why they should be attentive and listen to the whole story. This well-written and inspiring story, delivers easy-to-digest education complemented by vibrant, delightful illustrations This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime and enjoyable for the whole family as well! It is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children. Read More

Really Big Coloring Books
$3.99 at Amazon

The newest and latest and the greatest on Christmas info for kids that is collosal fun! This book is a must have for children and ...parents to learn more about Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. An approved Teaching and Learning Tool. Notebook style book with a colorful plastic spiral binding. At least 24 pages in every Power Panel Coloring Book, hours of coloring fun with games, puzzles, mazes and connect the dots, word search and a heavy chip board backing. This is a perfect 'Travel Size' coloring book on a plane, train or in an automobile. These fun books are 8.5 x 11 with a high quality full color card stock cover. Each inside page is a high bright white paper that children can use crayons, colored pencils, magic markers and even water colors on! The pages are perforated and the chip board back of the book can be used as an easel! Really Big Coloring Books® (RBCB) are manufactured in the United States with Soy Ink and guaranteed 100% safe against non-toxic inks, paints & dyes! We participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program. 1-800-244-2665 Read More

Annick Press
$8.05 at Amazon

<p> An enchanting guide for anyone who's ever dreamt of being a fairy! </p><p> Did you know that fairies can be short, small,, tall, or thin? Whatever they look like, all fairies are very clever and very magical. And have you ever wondered where fairies live? </p><p> This offbeat and highly amusing guide describes the essentials for any child who decides to become a fairy: a magic wand, flying shoes, a cloak of invisibility, glitter, and a regal expression. </p><p> This book offers masses of practical information. Within these pages, readers will discover everything they need to know about fairy outfits and clothes, equipment and accessories. There's even detailed information on magic and spells. Young fairies might choose the spell for good luck or the one for making general mischief. And be sure to check out the pages on wands and flying practice, both critical to a successful career as a fairy. You will also find out about fairy godmothers and the code of conduct that fairies must obey. </p><p> Full of imagination and a quirky sense of humor that will hit kids' funny bone, this is a hugely entertaining book on the upside-down world of fairies. And there could be no better person to illustrate it than Lucy Loveheart, who must have been a fairy once herself. </p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.95 at Amazon

<p><b>Bilingual Edition English-Na'vi</b></p> <p>?Am I small?? - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meet...s on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer...</p> <p><font face="Verdana" color="#d56600"><b>Reviews</b></font></p> <p>"<b>immensely enjoyable</b>"?<i>ForeWord Clarion Reviews</i></p> <p>"for children who enjoy lingering over <b>pages full of magical creatures</b> and whimsical details [...] told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures.??<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></p> <p>"<b>a fantastic book</b> that has enchanted me"?<i>Amazon Customer Review</i></p> <p>"We are in love with this book! [...] As an artist, I love love LOVE the art in this book, I think its not only beautiful, but perfect for children. My son spent a lot of time just studying every colorful page. We read it twice in the first sitting because he was so happy! He's not yet 1, so getting him to sit still for story time is tough, and this book was such a hit he sat through it with nothing but a big smile and lots of pointing to the stuff he liked on the pages. <b>I highly recommend this book</b> :) Get it get it get it!""?<i>Amazon Customer Review</i></p> <p>"Written in a very simple way but <b>with a profound message</b> for both adults and kids."?<i>Amazon Customer Review</i></p> <p>"I LOVED it. Lots of repetition to help 'lil ones get used to structure and words! Many different words being used to help them improve their vocabulary (or pick the best word!). Most importantly, it <b>sends a good message</b> about how being unique and different is good. I STRONGLY suggest you check this book out!"?<i></i></p> <p>"<b>readers will emerge from this book feeling slightly more confident</b> about themselves?whatever their size."?<i>ForeWord Clarion Reviews</i></p> <br><p><font face="Garamond, Serif" color="lightgray"><sup>Tags: Bilingual Children's Books, Bilingual Books, Emergent Bilingual, Bilingual Education, Foreign Language Learning, ESL, English as a Second Language, ESL for Children, ESL for Kids, ESL Teaching Materials, EFL, English as a Foreign Language, EFL Books, EFL for Children, ELL, English Language Learner, EAL, English as an Additional Language, Children's Picture Book, Dual Language, Foreign Language Study, ESOL, English for Speakers of Other Languages</sup></font></p> Read More

Scholastic Press
$13.60 at Amazon

<div>On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.<br><br> Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.<br>With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.</div> Read More

Brand: Boadicea Press
$12.04 at Amazon

Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams has special powers she doesn?t want, a spiteful aunt she can?t escape, and a primeval legacy she nothing about. But when an otherworldly being materializes, Emily discovers the true purpose of her magical blood and of the danger that threatens to annihilate her world. Dormant for over a thousand years, an ancient evil has arisen. This time, it will destroy anyone ? or anything ? that stands in its way. With her two best friends by her side, Emily risks everything and embarks on a dangerous journey to Ireland and beyond where she unlocks the secrets of her Celtic ancestors. As the hour of world annihilation draws near, the fate of her friends, her family and her world lies in her hands. Can a teenage girl without hero credentials save the world? And will Emily find the courage to face her true self in Emily?s House? Read More

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