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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

Random House
$11.69 at Amazon

<p>It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!<br><br><b>May is for Magic...<br><br></b>In the fifth of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - twins Bradly and Brian are celebrating Mother's Day by treating their mom to a hypnotist's show. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over - she even quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has been hypnotized into believing she's a duck! Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?<br><br>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!</p><br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i> Read More

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Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need ...a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks.The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more</I>, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale-like none you've ever read before-celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. A retelling of the ancient Hanukkah story is included on the last page.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV><STRONG>Praise for <EM>The Golem's Latkes<BR></EM><BR></STRONG>"Kimmel s storytelling is effective in its use of suspense, humor, trope and repetition, making a fine read-aloud holiday treat."<BR> -<EM>--Kirkus Reviews</EM><BR><BR><B>Praise for <EM>Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night</EM></B><BR><BR>"In the most imaginative Hanukkah book this season, Kimmel (Gershon's Monster) peoples an old-world town with mischievous demons, easily alarmed villagers and a wise and crafty rabbi. The brio of the storytelling doesn't shy from a moral: 'Sparks of goodness exist in all things, even in devils' tricks.'" <BR> -<EM>--Publishers Weekly</EM><BR><BR><B>Praise for <EM>Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins</EM></B><BR><BR>"[Hershel] successfully uses his wits to oust the eight creatures haunting the old synagogue and who are preventing the villagers from celebrating Hanukkah. Kimmel provides a humorous, entertaining and just slightly scary story for all young readers."<BR> -<EM>-Children's Literature</EM><BR><BR><DIV>1990 Caldecott Honor Book</DIV><DIV>1989 National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book</DIV><DIV>1990 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book</DIV><DIV>1992 Colorado Children's Book Award</DIV><DIV>1992 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award</DIV> Read More

$32.99 at Kmart

Take story time to the next level with Baby's First Storybooks! With four interchangeable storybooks and a magical pointer, your c...hild will learn words, sounds and melodies, as well as numbers, colors and shapes. This interactive storybook platform includes 3 different melody buttons, and allows you and your child to read a story or play a fun question and answer game. Read More

Learning Resources
$21.99 at Kmart

Transform the colorful world around you into music. Two modes of color/music play. The first mode plays a note when you touch one ...of the recognized colors. The second mode sings a song about one of the recognized colors when you touch that color. Rainbow Jam recognizes 9 colors. Comes with a 12-page activity book. You can also touch Rainbow Jam to objects in your real world and hear the colors around you! Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$34.95 at Kmart

Thames & Kosmos Chemistry C500 CHEM C500 Introduction to Chemistry. CHEM C500 takes you on an introductory tour through seven cent...ral areas in chemistry with more than 30 classic experiments. Learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Perform astonisishing magic tricks for your friends. Investigate metals and salts in electrochemical experiments with a 9-volt battery (not included). Learn for yourself how chemistry goes far beyond textbooks and laboratories, to explain occurrences that happen around us every day. The 32-page, full-color experiment manual gives simple instructions for setting up and performing each experiment, and then clear explanations of what happened and why. This kit is ideal for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced chemistry set. It serves as an excellent introduction to other kits in our CHEM line. Product FeaturesMake fizzy reactions with sodium carbonateTest avids and bases with a litmus indicator solutionInvestigate hard water with soapy solutionsWrite messages with invisible inkExplore electrochemical reactionsProduct Measures: 13.1 x 8.9 x 2.6Recommended Ages: 10 years and up Read More

Craft Box
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Learn how to be a scary magician! Freak out your friends and frighten your parents! Conjure with cockroaches, transform fresh eyeb...alls into goo, amaze with the magic finger chopper. These clever glow-in-the-dark illusions also teach you classical conjuring techniques ?? now, those are skills worth having! Read More

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Open a page to learning with the Rhyme & Discover Book. Combining rhythm and rhyme with seven nursery favorites, baby will delight... in the fun melodies, magical moving play, three light-up characters and open ended questions that encourage play, thinking and learning. Read More

Avalon Hill
$49.99 at Kmart

The classic game of Risk takes on mythical proportions! Five ancient civilizations - the Greeks, the Celts, the Babylonians, the N...orse, and the Egyptians - are engaged in a continent-spanning battle to determine who will reign supreme. And in the ancient world, when the world goes to war, the Gods have been called to battle. Featuring the Gods of War, Sky, Death, and Magic, this is the game of Earthly Domination. .and Beyond. Your battle will last 5 epochs, and the winner will be the one who best combines control of territories, continents, and the Underworld.For 2 - 5 Players, Ages 10 and Up.Contents: 382 playing pieces, 1 Underworld game board, 1 Ancient Earth game board (20 x 30) and a 15 page rule book. Read More

Random House
$4.19 at Amazon

Elmo and his friends play a variation of everyone? s favorite game, ?Simon Says.? <br><br>?Elmo Says,? is just like the original, ... except that here, our favorite furry little red monster leads the action. Toddlers and adults can read and join in the play?they just have to be careful to listen for those magic words: <i>Elmo says!</i> Read More

Scholastic Audio Books
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<div>The adventure continues in this fifth book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series.<br><br>NARRATOR: Nicola Barber<br>FORMA...T: 5 CDs, Unabridged<br><br><br>Confidential until October 2014!<br></div> Read More

Brand: Dancing Dakini Press
$13.51 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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$13.90 at Amazon

With a kingdom in crisis, the forces of good must band together in C. G. Peltier?s intriguing new fantasy novel and second in the ...series, The Connors Chronicles: The Incredible Magic Dome. Perfect for young adult readers and older alike, this epic blend of human drama and breathtaking magic finds the nearly fifteen-year-old royal wizard twins, Charlie and Kelly Connors, struggling to find their role in the rebel resistance. After Charlie and Kelly's grandfather, King Charles Connors the III's death, the twin's comfortable castle lives changed forever. Before their parents were secretly stunned and taken out to Strugard Wizard Prison, they asked the loyal castle staff to escape with their twins, the Connors Chest, three crystal domes and two thickly covered books with five blank pages. They then barred all the doors to the castle's royal quarters and stayed to buy time for the staff and children's escape. With dark magic spells confining them, there is little hope of rescue from the outside or escape from within. All Charles and Catherine can do is to stay alive and hope someone will be able to remove the spells and allow them to return to their twins and their country. Now, after nearly four years of living in the shadows, the twins see their rebel friends leaving the dome and risking their lives on the Connors behalf. The twins are frustrated. Theses wizards and witches regularly go out into the dangerous world beyond the Oak Forest in search of a way to match Drake Aldric's evil Master Plan and his superior dark magical powers and protection while they sit and watch. The rebels are discouraged in their attempts to match Aldric's dark magic skills, because the dark wizard had made sure that no one would ever find the source of his ancient and forbidden dark magic. The dark wizard from the east is the most dangerous wizard known and he wants to keep it that way. It is fortunate that Charlie and Kelly have such protective friends. Without these rebel friends, they would not be alive today. Grateful as they are, they also feel smothered. It is as if they are in prison like their parents, but of a different kind. As a Prince of Freedonia, Charlie knows that he is next in line to be king after his father, but he will not let a mere title keep him from joining the rest of his rebel friends in their quest counter Aldric's master plan and restore their country to what it once was. Slim as it is, as long as one Connors is still living, they are the true rulers of Freedonia and there is still hope. That is something that Drake Aldric wants to remedy and he needs to eliminate the Connors boy comes of age. His fifteenth birthday is approaching quickly. Read More

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<div>Experience the magic of needle felting. With each poke, the tool?s three special needles tangle the strands of wool, making i...t dense and compact--you'll be amazed as you watch the loose wool transform into the cutest wool animals you've ever seen. Our detailed directions will take you step-by-step through five different needle felting projects, and our exclusive needle felting tool is designed specifically for newbies. With these techniques, sculpting wool is simple. The 52 page book contains beautifully-illustrated instructions for making five palm-sized pets – a cat, squirrel, bunny, fox, and mouse (or, convert the mouse to a hedgehog). It comes complete with the felting tool, a felting foam work surface, and 6 colors of 100% natural wool roving. That?s enough for a whole petting zoo of felted animals.<br><br>Comes with: 52 page book, felting tool, foam block, 100% natural wool in six colors (black, purple, blue, pink, orange, white)</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$8.96 at Amazon

<p><b>Zulu Edition</b></p> <p>"Am I small?" - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets 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: Children's Picture Book, Big, Small, Size, Basic Concepts, Relative, Relativity, Early Learning, Perspective, Point of View, Opposites, Understanding, Children's Book, Illustrated, Illustrations, Adventure, Girl, Child, Fun, Softcover, Happy End</sup></font></p> Read More

Annabelle Enterprises
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Annabelle Alpaca Plants a Garden is childrens book about two alpacas, a horse, a chicken and a cat. The story begins in late, with the animals bored with the same dull food they have been fed for months. As spring arrives they join efforts in a colorful and magical way to plant, care for and harvest a garden of all their favorite foods. Children learn about farm animals and what they eat while enjoying the antics of all the characters in the book. The story promotes cooperation and teamwork in children. Parents can use the book to intoduce children to creating a family garden. <P>There is a special intorductory page about alpacas which includes their history, description, use of their fiber, breeds and life cycle. Read More

Dover Publications
$10.91 at Amazon

<div>The rich Spanish tradition of legends and folklore comes alive in 8 traditional tales in which virtue is rewarded, evil punis...hed, and love saves the day. Included are such delightful stories as "The Blue Lake," "The Magic Gifts," "The Genie of the Mountain," and 5 more ? all with a distinctive Iberian flair. 7 black-and-white illustrations.<BR></div> Read More

Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
$7.95 at Amazon

Pages: 48, Edition: Clr, Paperback, Pomegranate Communications

Make Believe Ideas
$6.99 at Amazon

<P><B>Join Camilla the Cupcake Fairy in her magical cupcake world with four brilliant new adventures! </B></P> <P>Meet <I>Camilla... the Cupcake Fairy's Best Friends. </I>Enjoy <I>Camilla the Cupcake Fairy's Magic Sprinkles. </I>Read all about <I>Camilla the Cupcake Fairy's Magic Wand. </I>Join in with <I>Camilla the Cupcake Fairy's Tea Party</I>! Each page of these cupcake-shaped books is packed with simple rhyming text beautiful and lively illustrations. Young children will love reading about Camilla's adventures and using their imagination to enter her world of cupcakes, fairies and sparkles!</P> Read More

Dover Publications
$6.99 at Amazon

<div>Portraits of a fantastical unicorn standing before a medieval castle, a winged steed with a serpentine body, an equine relic ...from prehistory, and 13 other handsome beasts take on a magical glow when colored and placed near a source of bright light.<br></div> Read More

Scholastic Paperbacks
$7.37 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 3 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, outcast Trader Daja and her friends journey from Winding Circle to the Gold Ridge Mountains, where drought threatens widespread famine. There, Daja creates an astonishing object: a living metal vine. A caravan of Traders covets the vine, and Daja's dealing with her former people reawaken a longing for familiar ways. Now Daja must choose--should she return to the Traders or remain with the Winding Circle folk who have become her family?</div> Read More

Miles Kelly Publishing
$18.95 at Amazon

More than 300 delightful poems of nonsense, magic, everyday life and nature are brought to life with charming color illustrations ...on every page. This beautiful collection is full of classics for children to treasure, and includes favorite poets such as Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, and Edward Lear. Read More

Random House
$4.54 at Amazon

Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a hundred years ago. There they must find four magician...s and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World's Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out in another adventure filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises!<br><br>In <i>Night of the New Magicians</i>, Mary Pope Osborne brings to life an amazing time in history that gave birth to many startling inventions and scientific discoveries that would change the world forever.<br><br>The paperback edition boasts all-new backmatter full of activities! Read More

Samuel J Vega
$13.49 at Amazon

It was a horrible day in math class...that turned into the adventure of a lifetime. In this exciting debut book from a fresh new... YA author, come meet Kyle Demore: the oddball and outcast of Grayling Junior High. After Kyle accidentally turns Grayling's gym into a snow-packed toboggan run, he is expelled, only to be recruited for a school in another realm that he's already seen in some bizarre dreams. In Endera, nothing is the same, especially keys. Turns out they can unlock spectacular and magical powers--but only in the right pair of hands. In Endera, Kyle finds he's no longer a social outcast. He finds friends, bizarre creatures, and the hardest classes he?s ever taken--and to his surprise, succeeds in. Things aren?t so simple though. Some people would rather see him disappear, for unlocking the powers of the keys also means setting free their dangers. Kyle makes a mistake that leaves his best friend on the brink of death--and now the only way to save her is to find the rare Timekeeper?s Key. The thing is, some doors aren?t meant to be unlocked. Kyle must choose to take the risk of turning the key, or losing his friend forever... Read More

Bellissima Publishing LLC
$12.95 at Amazon

Izmir,Turkey is an exciting place to visit, full of history and culture and more facts than you could ever possibly keep inside yo...ur head, so the best thing to do when you go to this place is to simply soak it in, relax and take a step back in time as you explore this part of Turkey, which is actually a part of Asia. The Turks will tell you that people who are from this part of Turkey in Asia were the first settlers of America, the first Native Americans. They will tell you that it was their ancestors who crossed the Bering Strait during the ice age, and that their people are Nomadic and to them at that time, it made perfect sense. The problem was the ice that made up the bridge to America melted, and they could not come home. Looking at the traditional rugs (as you will see in this book) lend credence to this theory, because the art of the weave and the manner of the weaving, dying and creation of the rugs of the Navajo and these Nomadic Turks (today) look almost exactly the same. Travel through this book's pages and take a glimpse at Izmir Turkey with award winning writer, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan and master photographer John D. Weigand, and behold the magic of Turkey! Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.45 at Amazon

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

Scholastics Teacher
$10.45 at Amazon

<DIV>Help kids get the most out of independent reading with these trifold “bookmarks? for 40 chapter books. Targeting Guided Levels K-Q, there are bookmarks for Freckle Juice, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Hundred Dresses, as well as the first books from several series including My America, The Magic Treehouse, Cam Jansen, and Jigsaw Jones. Each trifold is divided into manageable reading assignments, which are linked to an appropriate reading strategy—such as visualizing, predicting, or making inferences. Literature-response and comprehension questions then reinforce the strategy. They are a snap to use and will save teachers hours of preparation! For use with Grades 2-3.</div> Read More

Laughing Elephant
$9.95 at Amazon

J.M. Barrie?s story of Peter Pan has a vast and permanent appeal. The story of Wendy, John and Michael Darling, visited by a boy who believes only in play?and who never grows old?has appealed to children since its creation as a stage play in the early 20th century. In it children take flight over London, visit Never-Never-Land, meet mermaids, fairies, a vengeful crocodile, pirates, and, of course, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell. Read More

Compendium Inc
$8.59 at Amazon

You already knew Grandpa was special, but just wait till you see all the trick he s got up his sleeve! With Story Lines, you creat...e the cover, you decide what the pages will look like, you choose what colors to use, and what to draw next. You make the story come to life with your hands and your imagination because you re the illustrator. And when you re finished, there won t be another book like it in the whole world. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$8.99 at Amazon

This brightly illustrated picture book contains more than 1001 hidden images, making it one of our biggest and busiest seek-and-fi...nd books ever! Princess Sabrina has been invited to a ball, but she doesn't have a dress to wear. Children will search the royal kingdom for jewels, feathers, and other items to help Sabrina get ready. An enclosed charm bracelet adds a magical touch, as children are instructed to find images of their charms in the pictures, too. Hours of treasure-hunting fun! Read More

$20.94 at Amazon

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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.99 at Amazon

This is the first book in an exciting trilogy of a quest to save a sacred world and the human race! 10-year old, Ally, has ADHD, a...n attention disorder, and doing homework is pure torture. However, homework soon becomes a faded memory when Ally and her best friend, her dog, Kodak, find themselves in another world. This new world, known as Figmalia, is a place where animals talk and all the creatures that lived inside story books are real. An unknown dark force is draining Figmalia of its magic by throwing off the balance of good and evil. Many of the creatures of this world believe Magikum, the wizard ruler of Figmalia, will bring peace to the land with just a swipe of his hand. Unfortunately, the natural balance of magic can only be restored by collecting all of the crystals of Figmalia, a task that can only be completed by a human child. Ally quickly comes to find she is not just guest, but the Child of Harmony, the only one who can help save this sacred world! Ally is doubtful of her own abilities, but puts her faith in her new found friends that agree to support her on her quest. Join Ally as she encounters dragons, fairies and evil hounds as she tries to save the magic of Figmalia, as well as what little magic is left in our own human world! This is the first of three books in the Figmalia series. A great book for kids who are struggling with the frustrations of ADHD or for any kid who just loves to get lost in a world of fun and fantasy! Make reading time a little more enjoyable by handing this book to your resistant reader! Wonderful story to read with your child! Great for middle readers! Read More

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<p><strong>The Little Rascals as written and drawn by <em>Pogo</em>'s Walt Kelly!</strong></p> Of the handful of comics' bona fide... geniuses, few could match the versatility of Walt Kelly (1913-1973). Trained as an animator at Walt Disney Studios (he worked on cartoon shorts and <em>Pinocchio, Fantasia</em>, and <em>Dumbo</em>), Kelly left during a labor dispute in 1941. He immediately began a new career in the burgeoning field of comic books, contributing heavily to various Disney titles and single-handedly producing its classic fantasy books, <em>Fairy Tale Parade, Mother Goose</em>, and <em>Santa Claus Funnies</em>. Along with fellow Disney alumnus Carl Barks, Kelly is now considered one of the two classic "funny animal" artists from the Golden Age of comics.<br /><br /> Surprisingly, Kelly's longest-running continuing series was based on actual people?the "real-life" characters of MGM's durable short-film series, <em>Our Gang</em> (a.k.a. "The Little Rascals"). Spirited and engaging, Kelly's <em>Our Gang</em> harks back to the days before television, when kids spent most of their time playing outdoors, limited only by each other's imagination and ingenuity. Kelly created nearly 100 <em>Our Gang</em> stories by the end of its 59-issue run in 1949, the year he quit comic books to switch careers a final time?as syndicated artist/writer on the immortal newspaper strip, <em>Pogo</em>.<br /><br /> This is the first in a series of books reprinting Walt Kelly's <em>Our Gang</em> stories. Suitable for both adults and children, Fantagraphics Books has lovingly restored the work from their comic book appearance, which will be printed in their original four-color splendor. 96 pages of color comics Read More

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<div>Disney's popular Frozen characters come to life in this enchanting book, <i>Disney Frozen: Magical Moments Poster-A-Page, </i...>full of memorable moments and favorite sayings from Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. With every page a poster, plus 9 supersize fold-out posters inside, young fans will be able to pull apart this book and decorate with posters to relive the magic of their Frozen experience!<br><br>Frozen is the story of fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom<br><br>The Poster-A-Page book series delivers children's most popular characters, stories, and memorable moments to them in a unique visual format and offers kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to bring their favorite friends and stories into their homes, onto their walls, and become part of their world.<br><br><br><br><br></div><br><br> Read More

Random House
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<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

Brand: Skinner House Books
$15.00 at Amazon

<p>Winner of the 2003 Storyteller of the Year competition, Searle-White has performed and conducted successful storytelling worksh...ops throughout the United States. This collection brings his off-the-wall characters and their fantastic adventures to the page. This lively collection of 15 stories proves that anything is possible. Searle-White's colorful characters navigate the world of human relationships, using imagination and humor to illuminate themes of love, commitment, fear, and faith. His character inhabit leaky boats, magical islands, and far-off planets and his stories combine jokes for adults with a silliness kids will love. <i>Magic Wanda's Travel Emporium</i> is the perfect book for reading out loud. Searle-White's commitment to rhyme, alliteration and wordplay-all the things that make him a great storyteller-are employed in this collection.</p><p>Stories include:<ul><li>* Two pompous pirates squaring off against each other in the sailing race of the century</li><li>* A round rubber ball that struggles to tell a secret to her friend without them both bouncing away</li><li>* A clarinet whose love for a saxophone is almost doomed by their vast cultural differences</li></ul></p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$16.99 at Amazon

A Storm on the Horizon...<br><br>Every spring, the aristocratic magical families of Victorian England gather secretly at Merlin Ha...ll to hobnob and to hold the annual Fey Parliament. While the adults of Magic-kind - from wizards to wood elves, fauns to fairies, giants to djinnis, and their human counterparts - debate matters of importance, the gifted youths must undergo the dreaded Assessments, testing their supernatural abilities.<br><br>For rascally Jake Everton, the boy Earl of Griffon, the pressure's on! Hungry to qualify for the elite Lightrider program that guarantees a life of adventure, Jake must prove himself to the Elders as a worthy future hero-in-training. But when a mysterious junior witch arrives at Merlin Hall with secrets in her eyes and danger at her heels, Jake and his friends must unite to defeat the dark forces that have invaded the Gathering and have sworn the frightfully-talented girl's destruction.<br><br>Join Jake and Dani, Archie and Isabelle on an epic journey into a world of enchantment, making marvelous new friends...and terrible new enemies.<br><br>Welcome to The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking historical fantasy series that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids, from the imagination of New York Times bestselling author, E.G. Foley.<br><br>"A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria's England." -The Reading Café Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$13.99 at Amazon

"In ancient times, as well as nowadays, it has always been worthwhile to listen to your dreams. At night in my dream I saw a shado...w that was sitting and studying. The more it studied the wiser and bigger it became. It counted and calculated sums with wheat grains, writing on papyrus and clays, telling fortunes while looking into people?s eyes, and more and more people came to hear its advice. This is what happens in real life. When asking for the right advice, the answers we get naturally are wise." This is a magical story about Miriam, the sister of Moses. Some people call her Maria or Mary, but this is the girl who was named Miriam for the first time ever. Through the life of Miriam, we learn how a little girl changed her bitter fate as a slave and in doing so she changed the destiny of the whole slave nation, the Hebrew Nation. Like every historic event, the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt began with a small human heroism. The Bible is an infinite source of inspiration for many writers throughout generations. A good literature for children deals with the basic questions about life in a funny way. This is a mighty story, for kids, about the power of love, patience and study. This children's book has been written with humor and is suitable for all ages. "Yona Levy Grosman is a multi-disciplinary artist, whose artistic activity comprehends paintings, video art, drawings, poetry, children's books, fiction and essays." - Dr. Sorin Heller Read More

Chronicle Books
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From the imaginative designer behind the bestselling alphabet book <em>ABC 3D</em>, this visually dazzling exploration of numbers equal parts playful pop-up book and work of art. This creative twist on the classic counting book reveals how the most basic shapes?just a single line and a circle?become the building blocks for every number. We begin with the two simplest digits: 0 and 1. With each turn of a page, the same shapes slide into place to form 2, then 3, all the way up to 10. A tour de force of creative engineering, <em>Numero</em> is a treat for the whole family: children will delight in the magical transformations, while art lovers will cherish the simple brilliance of the book's design. Read More

$5.99 at Amazon

Bring the magic of Irish cooking to your own kitchen with the Irish Cooking Bible-more than 120 delicious recipes for simple count...ry fare. Start with memorable breakfast dishes, such as Raisin Oat Scones, Corned Beef Hash or Irish Whiskey Cured Salmon. Or savor pub food classics like Lamb and Vegetable Pie, Beef Stew and Mussels in Beer Broth. You'll find everything from hearty soups and homemade breads to simple salads, sides and desserts. More than 80 full-page color photographs Read More

Magic Readers
$435.78 at Amazon

Pages: 24, Library Binding, Magic Readers

Reagent Press Echo
$18.99 at Amazon

A teen author presents his first novel, a tale of the adventures of a 12-year-old reformed thief and wizard seer 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. Full of humor, action, and adventure, you'll be rolling on the floor with laughter, sitting on the edge of your seat, and turning pages so fast the Law Gnomes will be out to get you. Enter Skyhall and become a wizard if you dare! Also available in Audio CD, Trade, and Premium Trade editions. Read More

Dover Publications
$1.50 at Amazon

<div><P></P><P>This delightful little coloring book invites youngsters into the magical world of a beautiful young girl and the gr...otesque but gentle creature that wins her love. Eight boldly outlined scenes from the classic fairy tale, printed on translucent paper, are waiting to be brought to life with felt-tip pens, colored pencils, or crayons. Simply hang the finished drawings near a source of bright light and be dazzled by glowing scenes from this time-honored tale.</div></P> Read More

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
$13.44 at Amazon

<i>A December snow is falling, lightly dusting all the trees,blanketing the forest in a crystal filigree.</i> <BR> <BR> Late one s...nowy winter evening, two young children and their grandmother happen upon a weak and weary deer while feeding the animals in the forest. Together the children care for the deer and warm him by the fire until he is back to health, completely unaware of the surprise that awaits them on Christmas morning! <BR> <BR> Mark Kimball Moulton and Karen Hillard Good, the bestselling creators of <i>A Snowman Named Just Bob</i> team up to tell this enchanting story filled with the magic of the season and the true spirit of giving that Christmas brings. <BR> <BR> <i>Reindeer Christmas</i> is a heartwarming story to share with the whole family this and every Christmas! Read More

Dover Publications
$4.91 at Amazon

<div>Santa's preparing for the biggest day of the year, and he's bringing candy canes, reindeer, poinsettias, and other symbols of... the magic and wonder of Christmas. Color them by following the easy directions and create holiday effects that will float off the page. Includes 3-D glasses!</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$6.99 at Amazon

Twins David and Ashira are back for their 4th adventure attending a private school for young witches and wizards. Join them in exp...loring the Salem Academy for Young Sorcerers during Halloween when they go trick AND treating. Each room in the Elementary School Wing holds a different challenge. What happens when David's constellation, Orion, somehow escapes the Astronomy room? How can they find it and bring it back? At a magical school, you never know what is going to happen next! Read More

$11.46 at Amazon

In "The Doc's Tales" you will find ten interesting stories that, with a little help from your imagination, will make you live incr...edible adventures in different parts of the world: from mountains, oceans, caves, forests, cities, small towns, even the characters' homes. You will fight dragons, know Indian tribes in the old west, live the thrill of contact with beings from other planets, the mystery of magic, the great pirate battles and their quest for the lost treasure, foolproof friendship and you will see the first human beings trying to survive among the huge mammoths. Besides having fun reading, you will learn some advice that you are sure to find useful for the rest of your life and you will practice reading a second language in a simple and fun way, comparing those words you don't know with the story in your own language to better understand their meaning. Well then: jump in! A whole new world of adventures await to be discovered in these pages. Read More

Sterling Children's Books
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<div><div>Have a merry, old-fashioned Christmas with this enchanting book! With the pull of a tab, Santa and his reindeer-driven s...leigh fly across a beautiful night sky and over the rooftops. A snow-covered evergreen suddenly lights up beside a glowing fire. Little chefs create a perfect gingerbread house. All these special Christmas moments, and more, magically appear in this stunningly illustrated changing picture book. Kirsten Hall's lyrical verses will delight readers of all ages and Simon Mendez's exquisite art brings the holiday season to life.</div><div> </div></div> Read More

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