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The Land of Nod
$14.95 at The Land of Nod

Children's Books: My Quotable Kid Book - Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty, the things our children say always offer an unex...pected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes. *Product Details* - Hardcover - 144 pages - Ribbon page marker - Interior photo window - Features two color illustrationsShipping info - Delivered lickety split in 5-7 business days Read More

University Games
$27.35 at Amazon

<p><b>Spinner Books Science Fair Fun 5 Book Set -- Earth Science</b></p><p>This set has easy earth science projects for kids to do... with parents, teachers or all by themselves on topics like Electronics, Geology and Magnets. University Games was founded by Bob Moog and Cris Lehman, who recognized a developing niche in social interaction and learning games for adults and children. University Games creates educational board games designed so that players won't notice how much they are learning.</p><ul><li>Product Dimensions: 9.2 (L) x 6 (W) x 2.8 (H)</li><li>Age: 10 years and up</li></ul><br><BR>Recommended Ages:3 and up Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Magic Beans

It can take all of your powers of persuasion to get your little prince to take his rightful throne. Framing potty-training as a ti...me of accomplishment and independence is the best way to get it done, and the Prince of the Potty book by Innovative Kids does a great job teaching kids how to use the potty in a way that's both playful and fun. The Prince of the Potty book uses simple language that isn't too babyish to tell the story of a proud little prince and his newly-acquired bathroom habits. We especially appreciated how the little boy in the book is depicted as the prime mover of his own story - he decides to take on the challenge of the potty, with the help of his royal parents. Writer Nora Gaydos is an elementary school teacher with tremendous expertise in pre-reading skills, so this book is also tailored to lead your child towards learning to read. And illustrator Akemi Gutierrez is a seasoned illustrator and animator, whose drawings are absolutely adorable and kid-friendly. Read More

Flagship Carpets
$399.95 at SCHOOLSin

Help kids develop a love for reading with Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug. This colorful rug features a border of smiling ...books and an optional message. The classroom rug is constructed of dense nylon fiber that's treated with Scotchguard stain protection so it looks great year after year. Edges are tightly bound and double-stitched for maximum strength. Each rug comes with a permanent antimicrobial treatment that protects against odors, mold and mildew. The skid-resistant Action Bac woven backing system prevents wrinkles and bunching. Printed with Flagship's high-tech process, the design is crisp, clean and features fade-resistant saturated color. Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime abrasive wear warranty. Key Features Fun smiling book design with optional message Dense nylon fiber construction with fade-resistant color Anti-soil, antimicrobial and anti-static treatments Woven backing prevents skidding and creasing CRI Green Label Plus certified Scotchguard stain protection Action Bac backing system Meets Class I flammability standards Backed by a lifetime wear warranty Specifications Dimensions: 12' diameter Shape: Round Warranty: Lifetime limited Read More

Alex Toys
$19.63 at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="two-third-col"> <div class='leftImage' style='width: 300px;'> <img src='http://g-ec...2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/B00BDMNCJK_1._V355651217_.jpg' alt='Ooh la la' width='285' > <div class='imageCaption'>Ooh la la<br> view larger <div class="break"> </div> </div> </div> <h5>Tres Chic Designer Look Book</h5> <p>Famous fashion designer's create 'Look Books' to prepare for a photo shoot. Now you can create your very own look book to keep all your fashion inspirations and ideas in one place! Tres Chic Designer Look Book from ALEX lets you create outfits with stencils, paper fabrics, stickers and gems. Put it all in one fashionable scrapbook!</p> <p>49-page hardcover scrapbook, scissors, sticky gems, stickers, stencils, glue stick, glitter glue, paper, frames and shapes, ribbons and easy to follow instructions included. </p><h5>About ALEX Toys</h5> <p>At ALEX, we take our mission of providing children with quality creative products that foster personal expression and build self-esteem to heart!</p> <p>We know that when kids have fun, they learn the most, so you can be assured that in addition to containing loads of ?fun factor?, each ALEX toy helps develop critical skills that will last a lifetime. We understand children?s developmental stages, how to stimulate growth and interest at each stage of life, and work hard to build that knowledge into every product we design.</p> <p>The best children's activities provide lots of fun and they open a child's mind to new skills, new ideas and new worlds.</p></div> <div class="third-col last"> <div class='leftImage' style='width: 300px;'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/B00BDMNCJK_2._V355651217_.jpg' alt='49-page hardcover scrapbook' width='285'> <div class='imageCaption'>49-page hardcover scrapbook<br> view larger </div> </div> </div> </div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$12.99 at Amazon

Gracie Faye is so excited because she is going to fly for the very first time by herself. Join along as she navigates her first tr...ip and learns a few things along the way! This will be an adventure she?ll never forget! Read More

Scholastic
$14.66 at Amazon

Drawing on her 22 years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, Cindy Middendorf has compiled this amazing resource packed with r...esearch-based activities, lessons, and strategies to increase students? oral language skills. She shares rhymes, chants, action stories, and songs that kids adore?and that hone phonemic awareness and build vocabulary. She demonstrates how to boost oral language use in centers, how to foster social skills through language, and how to encourage language development at home. Her differentiated approach and classroom-tested ideas will help every student in your classroom get ready to read. For use with Grades PreK?K. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume five, Reading Level 2, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets ...teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids? reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in the Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book?s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include ?Fun Facts? to enrich children?s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids? interests where more information about each book?s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book?s words into ?decodable? words?those containing the book?s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. ?Luke?s Mule? is a story that covers the ?long u? sound. Read More

School Zone Publishing
$2.99 at Amazon

Recognizing likenesses and differences will prepare your child for reading and solving math problems. Help your child develop this... valuable skill in Does It Belong?, one of School Zone's colorfully illustrated preschool workbooks. Read More

Brainstorm 3000
$13.08 at Amazon

Diego teaches his parents a lesson on how to treat his aging grandfather. The way the parents treat the grandfather now, is how Di...ego will be treating them when they become elderly and in need of care. This story, written in English and Spanish carries a great message for all generations. The perfect gift - the book offers two frames where personal photos can be added. Book Awards: 2010 International Latino Book Award (Parenting category), 2010 NAPPA Honors Award, 2010 International Book Award Finalist (Children's Picture Books and Family/Parenting categories) Read More

New World Library
$14.02 at Amazon

<DIV>Parents no longer have time to read long books about the theories of parenting. What they want are quick pieces of advice gea...red to their busy lifestyles and immediate needs. Dr. Jenn comes to the rescue with this fun yet useful book that offers 26 short chapters on everything from pets to being a sports parent to healthy relationships to food to keeping your marriage as much fun as it was before the children arrived.<br>Designed to be browsed or picked up from time to time for specific help, the book provides insight and guidance for any parent but focuses on those with toddlers to third grade. Upbeat, lively, and humorous, this book answers parents? most frequent questions about how to raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. Because every chapter is only a few pages long and can stand on its own, busy parents can read what they need when they need it.</DIV> Read More

Commonwealth Editions
$8.95 at Amazon

"Martha Day Zschock, author-illustrator of the Hello! board book series, says Hello! to Philadelphia, America's cradle of liberty ...and second most popular history destination. Join a parent and child eagle as they take a short tour of great sites in the City of Brotherly Love, and learn a little history too. See Ben Franklin, play in Fairmount Park, and eat a cheesesteak. Admire the murals, visit museums, and cheer on the sports teams. Best of all, find out about the founding of our country and the U.S. Constitution, the American flag, and the Liberty Bell! For ages 2-5. " Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.69 at Amazon

The heart-warming story of friendship and love between a young girl and a Pug named Raisin she rescues from the animal shelter. T...he story begins with Raisin purchased as a pup from the pet store. The family quickly loses interest in him when he has an accident in the house and seems unable to learn basic commands. He is kicked outside and tied to a post in the yard. He is then called the "DUMB-DOG." Raisin runs away in despair. His adventures land him under a car, in a shelter and finally in his forever home with his new best friend Karley. Karley trains Raisin who goes from "DUMB DOG" to a hero as a "tail waggin' tutor" helping children learn to read. Raisin develops a special bond with a young boy named David who is also called "DUMB DAVID" because he can't read like all the others. Find out how Karley manages to train a "DUMB-DOG" and how together they manage to become heros to other struggling kids. See how they learn that anything is possible with love, hard work, and someone who believes in you. This delightful story is written and photographed by 12 year-old Karley Cable and is based on her real-life experiences adopting her Pug Raisin and working as a volunteer with Therapy Dogs International. Read More

Random House
$13.83 at Amazon

<p>Artist Troy Cummings has created a clever spin-off of the "Eensy Weensy Spider" nursery rhyme in this humorous picture book, su...re to appeal to kids and adults who also love fractured fairy tales.</p><p><i>The Eensy Weensy Spider climbed up the waterspout </i>. . . and everyone knows what happens next! By the time the sun comes out to dry up all the rain, the Eensy Weensy Spider has freaked out over her washout, big-time! "There's no way I'm climbing back up that gutter!" she says. Eensy has lost her climbing courage, but with the help of her best ladybug friend, Polly, she begins to take on bigger and bigger climbing challenges until she's rewarded with the most spectacular view of outer space that any bug has ever seen! Hilarious text and a retro, graphic art style take this popular nursery rhyme to new heights. There's also a fun size chart on the end pages for kids to track Eensy's progress as she tackles taller and taller objects. Spin-offs of children's songs and nursery rhymes are very popular with kids, parents, and teachers!</p> Read More

N & J Publishing
$21.95 at Amazon

Every child wonders? How will the Easter bunny find me? How will he know where I live? The Magical Tale of Easter Bunny Dust - ...An Easter Tradition follows in the tradition that Patricia began with her award winning children's Christmas book; The Magical Tale of Santa Dust - A Christmas Tradition. Two small children, on a treasure hunt in the woods, come upon a yellow pouch and the most beautiful Easter egg they have ever seen. Sensing it's magic, they decide to make one wish - to see the Easter bunny. On their way home the magical egg develops a crack which spills magical Easter bunny Dust that leads the Easter bunny to their door and to their sight. Each gift set is sold with one pouch of magical Easter Bunny Dust. Read More

Square Fish
$6.47 at Amazon

<p>Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's no...tice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life.</p><p>As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.</p><p>Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room-a garden with a tragic secret. </p><p>Inspired by <i>The Secret Garden</i>, this tale full of unusual characters and mysterious secrets is a story that only Ellen Potter could write. </p><p>Read the Q&A with Ellen Potter from <i>Publisher's Weekly</i> on writing a novel inspired by <i>The Secret Garden</i> </p><p>By Sally Lodge<br>Jan 12, 2011</p><p>In 2003, Ellen Potter made a lively splash onto the scene with her middle-grade novel Olivia Kidney. She went on to write three sequels about that enchantingly quirky heroine, as well as two other novels, <i>Slob</i> and <i>The Kneebone Boy</i>. Most recently, the author tapped into memories of her own childhood reading to pen <i>The Humming Room</i>, a novel inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's <i>The Secret Garden</i>. Set in a mansion-a former children's tuberculosis sanitarium-on an island in the St. Lawrence River, the story centers on Roo, a prickly orphan who goes to live with her aloof uncle, and befriends Phillip, his troubled son, and Jack, a local boy. Potter talks about how this novel took shape.</p><p>Is it safe to assume that <i>The Secret Garden</i> was an important book to you as a child?</p><p>Obviously, I loved the novel as a kid. What really struck me was that when I went back to read it as an adult, the story not only held up, but I discovered elements in it I had never noticed before. It felt very fresh, and surprisingly layered in a way I hadn't realized as a child.</p><p>Was that an unusual reaction for you to have to a book you revisit from your childhood?</p><p>Yes, very unusual for me. A lot of times when I go back to books I loved when I was young I don't quite understand what it was that I loved about them. Rereading <i>The Secret Garden</i>, I felt a lot like Mary feels when she visits her garden. She's always finding something new popping up-something delightful or surprising. I've reread <i>The Secret Garden</i> every year as an adult. I have a battered copy on my bookshelf-it's really quite a mess! The experience of reading the novel keeps deepening for me.</p><p>How did you tackle the actual writing of <i>The Humming Room</i>?</p><p>The idea of writing a contemporary version of <i>The Secret Garden</i> was very exciting to me, yet at the same time it was very, very intimidating. I knew I needed to follow the original story line-or that I wanted to-but I knew I had to make it different enough that it would be worthwhile for people to read my novel. My editor, Jean Feiwel, was great and kept encouraging me to have at it, to go anywhere that I felt I had to go with it.</p><p>Did you set parameters for yourself, in terms of working within Burnett's original storyline?</p><p>I actually kept trying to swerve away from the original story, but it wasn't easy. There's something about <i>The Secret Garden</i> that kept me rooted in the original storyline, which was difficult for me. I don't plot my novels-I move along with my characters. For the first time I had a story already set out for me, which was very challenging.</p><p>Would you say that you heard Burnett's voice in your head as you wrote?</p><p>Yes. I feel I know <i>The Secret Garden</i> so well that I could kind of riff on it like a jazz musician. I know it in my core, and could take the essence and work with that. Still, I love the original novel so much that it was psychologically a very tough book to write. Though I think whenever I finish a book I always say it's the hardest thing I've ever written!</p><p>You obviously did branch out from the original, with the setting to begin with. Why choose an island on the St. Lawrence?</p><p>I went back and forth on the setting, actually. At first I thought of perhaps setting it in New York City, but that didn't work. At the time I began writing the novel I was living in the Thousand Islands, and was spending a lot of time on the St. Lawrence. The river is so very beautiful, and it struck me as similar in some ways to the moor in <i>The Secret Garden</i>.</p><p>Similar in what ways?</p><p>The St. Lawrence seems a vast expanse of gray, the way the moor is a vast expanse of purple. But if you stop and look closely at the river, it's incredibly changeable and moody-and sometimes violent. But it's always surprising. And it occurred to me that this would be a perfect setting for <i>The Humming Room</i>. On top of that, there are quite a few mansions in the Thousand Islands with ghost stories attached to them. It's quite incredible.</p><p>So that inspired your mansion setting, with mysterious humming noises and an abandoned garden hidden within it?</p><p>Yes, and I decided to make the mansion a defunct sanitarium, because I wanted there to be a ghostly presence, an eerie echo, in the house. One of the things I loved in <i>The Secret Garden</i>, and tried to put in my novel, was that there was a consciousness to everything-the house, the moor, and the garden. They are really characters themselves. In my novel, I wanted to give this same consciousness and self-awareness to the mansion, the river, and the garden, to give them personalities.</p><p>How did you set out to make Roo, Jack, and Phillip distinct from-and have a more modern sensibility than-Burnett's characters?</p><p>One thing I remember about Mary and Dickon is that there was a little squeak of romance in their relationship, but it was so understated. As a child, I remember wanting more romance in the book. So I brought out a bit more romance between Roo and Jack. It's a young romance and entirely innocent, but it's there. With Phillip, my Colin character, I tried at first to make his ailment physical, like Colin's, but that didn't work, so I decided to give Phillip a more mental affliction, which worked better for the story. And like Mary, Roo starts off as a not very likable character-she's a pretty tough customer. That's unusual for a heroine, and I loved that about <i>The Secret Garden</i>. But before long Mary begins to blossom, and that happens to Roo as well.</p><p>Have you tackled another writing project since finishing <i>The Humming Room</i>?</p><p>Yes. I'm working on a series for younger readers, for Feiwel and Friends. It's directed at boys-though I think girls will like it, too. I have a son who is seven, and I've been noticing for a while how few very engaging books there are for boys around that age. They somehow get the short shrift. Boys at that age who are big readers are reading books like <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i>, which deal with middle-school issues that seven-year-olds are not yet concerned about. So I'm trying to write something along those lines, but more appropriate for younger kids. As I write, I've been trying out scenes on my son. I wait for his giggle, and if it comes, I keep that part in the book. Luckily, it's a method that seems to be working quite well!</p><p>-<i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> January 2012</p> Read More

Fair Winds Press
$15.25 at Amazon

<div><p>The modern American child's diet is awash in sugar?including mainstays such as juice, chocolate milk, sugary cereals, soda..., energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets with added corn syrup and sweeteners, let alone candy and cookies prevalent at school parties and play dates. <em>Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids </em>gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping their child off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as "hidden" sugars in foods.</p><p>?Dialing down the sugar content of your kids? diets is very important but may seem daunting. <i>BSAN for Kids</i> fixes that. The book is loaded with guidance both sensible and sound, doled out one very manageable spoonful at a time. <i>BSAN for Kids</i> is where getting the health benefits of less sugar for your kids finally lands in the sweet spot!?</p><p>?David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P., Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center and President and Founder, Turn the Tide Foundation, Inc.</p><p><div>?Drs. Teitelbaum and Kennedy have finally written the ultimate guide for parents who want to get their kids off sugar. By the time you finish this book, you?ll be an expert on how sugar is directly damaging your child?s health; more importantly, you?ll know how to <i>do </i>something about it! A must-have for any parent who wants the best for their child.?</div><div>?Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of <i>The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth</i> and the forthcoming <i>The Great Cholesterol Myth</i></div><div> </div></p></div><p> </p> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume seven, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2) for beginning readers.Two nine-book set...s teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids' reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book's subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include "Fun Facts" to enrich children's reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids' interests where more information about each book's subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book's words into "decodable" words--those containing the book's main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. "Doc's Block" is a story that covers the "short i, o, and u" sounds. Read More

Brand: Trafford Publishing
$10.87 at Amazon

<br><br> Have you ever underestimated a child's ability to understand a concept that you were certain was far beyond their ken? Or... perhaps given them less credit for having compassion for the plight of others? Well, I have! And I am delighted to say that I have learned from my experiences with the children who have taught me as much as I taught them. Bonnie Bionic is a 1500-word picture book story about an elementary school aged girl who develops juvenile diabetes and how well she copes with the diagnosis. She is undaunted by modern technology which is instrumental in treating her new disorder. As a child of the "computer era", Bonnie takes to the concept of using a mini computer as an integral part of her treatment like a duck takes to water. The story takes the child's view of what is important in her world and may be surprising to adults who would worry about other things not nearly as important to the child involved. It is vital to see things through the eyes of the child, in order to be the most helpful to her and get her through this crisis. <br><br> The book is also informative about some of the most basic concepts of juvenile diabetes and explains it in laymen's terms. As a school nurse for the past seventeen years, I have worked with several young children, aged four through ten who have been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Research over the past several months has shown that this particular disease, along with childhood obesity is on the increase. There is a need for more literature geared to the child's level, which explains the disease and the ever-improving methods of treatment. Bonnie Bionic can serve to educate teachers and students. The main character is a compilation of several of the students I have had the opportunity to deal with over the course of my career. They all seem to show the same resiliency and willingness to do whatever it takes to get well again. They have all been an inspiration to me, for I know, as they do, what it means to wear an insulin pump and how very much there is to learn in dealing with it from day to day. While it may not be kickball, as in Bonnie's life, there are so many things to be enjoyed. We are all very grateful for the technology. The illustrations are done by a senior student in our school district who is using this as his senior project, which is required to graduate. His name is David McBee, and I feel he has captured Bonnie quite well. <br><br> Read More

Rodale Books
$15.12 at Amazon

<DIV><DIV><P>Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions: More than 18 million American children are considered obese and a...re at risk for health problems. In fact, today?s generation of kids may be the first to experience shorter life spans than their parents. </P><P>Leading pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff's <I>Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right </I>teaches kids how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats. </P><P>The program, which has a proven 96 percent success rate, can be tailored to suit any child?s age, gender, and weight goals. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that kids get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Complete with sample menus, recipes, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, <I>Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right </I>provides a practical solution for one of the biggest health crises facing America?s children.</P></DIV></DIV> Read More

Adirondack Books
$4.99 at Amazon

The <i>Timeless Tales</i> series is a wonderful introduction to the magical world of fairy tales that have been shared by families... for generations. These cherished stories have been adapted from the originals to appeal to younger children and are a great way for parent and child to share story time together. Read More

Chartreuze Dragonflyz
$10.00 at Amazon

Penelope the Packrat wants to throw a party. There s just one problem...her parents insist that she must tackle her messy room bef...ore they will permit the party. Putter along with Penelope as she prepares for her party and proceeds to learn some important lessons about possessions and friendships. This is the second in the Chartreuze Dragonflyz series geared at teaching sound recognition through alliteration and expanding your child s vocabulary. Of course none of the tales would be complete without our friend the Chartreuze Dragonfly... Can you find him on each page? Read More

Cumberland House
$16.97 at Amazon

<p>Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth is a nine-step guide designed to help mothers better und...erstand themselves and the baby that is forming inside their belly. Painless Childbirth promotes self-confidence, urging women to take charge of their well-being as they make informed decisions about their prenatal care, their life choices, and their emotional state.</p> <p>Giuditta Tornetta offers a clear, easy-to-follow process that leads women to discover their innate ability to give birth to their babies and build their self-esteem. She'll help you tune out some of the supposed "experts" and fear-based pregnancy guides and help you rely on your own inner knowledge. Studies have shown that the quality of life in the womb is in direct correlation with the quality of the future life. Over the course of nine months, a mother is encouraged to look at the mix of emotional, psychological, and spiritual influences that have shaped her and will mold her baby's present and future. This essential guide is filled with practical tools and exercises to empower the mother to overcome the many obstacles and fears that stand in the way of her serenity and preparation for a natural delivery. </p> <p>Author Giuditta Tornetta says, "<i>This is not a new technique, but a call to a shift in consciousness from 'pregnancy and labor are happening to me,' to 'my baby and I are working together towards the same joyful goal: the making of and arrival of new life.'"</i></p> <p>Here's what the experts say about Painless Childbirth: <br> "Pregnancy is a beautiful balance of life, love and spirit and Giuditta reflects that perfectly in her gentle book. What a lovely way to prepare for your new life ahead." <br> --Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of the book/DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block</p> <p>"Painless Childbirth is filled with heartfelt, practical and scientifically accurate information. It helps women expect the best - and then create it." <br> --Christiane Northrup, MD, bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom</p> <p>"The author in her doula practice incorporates pre- and perinatal psychology principles with matter-of-fact assertiveness, and basic p&p premises are authoritatively conveyed throughout the book. This might be the most interesting book yet on a doula's life." <br> --Joel Evans, MD, OB/GYN, director of The Center for Women's Health in Stamford, CT, author of The Whole Pregnancy Handbook</p> <p>"As we birth our babies, we also give birth to ourselves as mothers. Giuditta's gentle guidance and spiritual nourishment will give confidence and joy on the exquisite journey to motherhood." <br> --Sarah Buckley, MD, is the author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices</p> Read More

Parent Perks, Inc.
$11.92 at Amazon

The No Biggie Bunch is a book series for Kids Creatively Coping with Food Allergies. Their stories are meant to act as springboard...s for conversation among children, parents, teachers, friends and family members. <P> Grab your No Biggie Bag and hit the pavement its Halloween! The No Biggie Bunch doesnt just trick-or-treat, they TRADE-or-Treat as they swap the candy theyre allergic to for space-age surprises. Treats have never been sweeter! Read More

Corwin
$38.95 at Amazon

<p>Ensure that all school decisions are made in the best interest of children and their success with this first-ever published fie...ld guide promoting child development and learning.</p><br /> <p> </p> Read More

Brand: Magination Press
$12.15 at Amazon

Eudora is a little rhino with a big problem: she wants a baby brother, or even a baby sister! She tries to talk her parents into g...iving her one. Finally, with the help of her parents, Eudora learns that she is only, but not lonely. Read More

Corwin
$34.95 at Amazon

<p> <div class=section1> <p></p> <p>This leadership induction program focuses on the importance of an effective induction process ...in the recruitment, development, and retention of school principals.</p> <p></p></div> <p></p> Read More

Pillsbury
$15.47 at Amazon

<div><B>A photo-filled collection of kid-friendly recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and ready in 30 minutes or less</B> <p>...Between soccer practice, music lessons, school and work, it's tough to get tasty, healthy meals on the table. But help has arrived! <I>Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Kids Meals</I> provides over 100 delicious recipes that even finicky kids will love, like Berry-Topped Oatmeal Pancakes, Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli, and Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Pizza. Following the General Mills guidelines for healthy eating, these recipes are low in fat and calories but high in both fiber and flavor. <p> <UL> <LI>Features 110 healthy recipes for every meal of the day, including snacks and desserts <LI>Special features in each chapter reveal handy information like how to pack a healthy lunchbox and making a salad bar at home, while the introduction covers the basics of childhood nutrition <LI>Tips throughout the book provide additional information about the recipes, and the Doughboy shows how kids can help out in the kitchen <LI>Includes 60 full-page color photos in an easy-to-use lay-flat format</LI></UL> <p>With <I>Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Kids Meals,</I> parents will finally have an easy way to show kids that eating healthy can be fun and delicious.</div> Read More

Adams
$6.38 at Amazon

The gluten-free, casein-free diet offers new hope for children with autism?<I>if</I> parents can change their kid?s eating habits.... With this pragmatic, proactive handbook, you can conquer this seemingly complicated diet?and prepare food your kids will love to eat. Packed with information on preservatives, additives, and good nutrition, this guide serves up 200 delicious recipes any parent can prepare, including:<UL><LI>Crispy Potato Pancakes<LI>Rotini with Bolognese Sauce<LI>Barbeque Chicken Pizza<LI>Creamy Salsa Dip<LI>Macaroni and Cheese<LI>Baja-Style Fish Tacos<LI>Chocolate Chip Cookies</UL>With tips on reading food labels, pleasing picky eaters, and tracking the diet?s success, this essential guide provides the know-how and recipes you need to make this special diet work for the <I>whole</I> family. Read More

Louisiana State University Press
$15.06 at Amazon

For the youngest fans of Louisiana State University sports, Mike the Tiger is the main attraction. Boys and girls visiting campus ...beg to stop by Mike?s brand-new home situated near Tiger Stadium, Alex Box Stadium, and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, hoping to hear the big cat roar and have their photo taken with him. Mike?s veterinarian, David G. Baker, and reading specialist Margaret Taylor Stewart have combined their expertise in this fun, informative guidebook for the most devoted followers of the beloved Bengal mascot. <P>With its question-and-answer format, this delightful book tells about Mike from whiskers to tail. Baker and Stewart offer lively responses to questions such as: Why does LSU have both a live tiger and a costumed mascot? What weighs as much as Mike the Tiger? Does Mike go to the dentist? What does Mike eat? They explore Mike?s daily routine, playtime, health care, travel arrangements, and likes and dislikes. <P>Readers can delve into the history of LSU?s tiger tradition, meeting "up close" each of the five Mikes who have reigned since 1936. In "More about Tigers," they can learn about Mike?s place in the larger cat family, the various subspecies of tigers, their habitats around the world, and the tiger?s distinct physical traits. Ten hands-on activities?including making a tiger face mask and cooking a delicious fudge-and-pecan treat shaped like Mike?s paw print?will engage kids? creativity and skills. A special "Notes to Parents and Teachers" section offers suggestions for integrating the book into classroom studies. <P>Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs capturing the many moods and adventures of Mike, Tales of Mike the Tiger will satisfy even the most inquisitive child on the subject of this favorite feline. <P>AUTHOR BIO: The coauthor of Mike the Tiger: The Roar of LSU, David G. Baker has served as Mike?s personal veterinarian since 1996. He is a professor at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where he is director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian for LSU. <P>Margaret Taylor Stewart is director of teacher licensure at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where she also coordinates the elementary education program and teaches literacy courses. She is the author of "Best Practice?": Insights on Literacy Instruction from an Elementary Classroom and Writing?It?s in the Bag!: Inspiring Young Writers. Read More

Chronicle Books
$12.56 at Amazon

Explore the exciting world of travel with Lily, who is always on the go! In this action-packed matching game, kids will discover e...verything Lily needs to enjoy her jet-setting adventures. Cards feature everything from airplanes to suitcases, bicycles, passports, and more, plus adorable illustrations of Lily in action: skiing, riding her bike, and taking in the view from a hot air balloon! Children will relish the vibrant, detail-rich illustrations as they develop memory, concentration, and matching skills. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.13 at Amazon

With visually stimulating photos of puppies you can help your child say "Good night" in English, Spanish, French, German, and Ital...ian. Tell Me How You Say Good Night is the perfect book for bedtime. Parents and children can enjoy this story and learn together as they say "Good night" to each little puppy. Read More

Flying Solo Press LLC
$9.96 at Amazon

<b>"This middle school series reads like the Bourne Identity - but for kids."</b><br><div>- Chris Everheart, author of The Delphi ...Trilogy<br><br><div>THE EXPLOSIVE BEGINNING TO THE CRIME TRAVELERS SERIES | ALSO NOW AVAILABLE: BOOK 2<b> - </b>DIAMONDS ARE FOR NEVER | <span> </span><span>Age Level:</span><span> </span><span>9 - 12</span><span> </span><span>| US Grade Level:</span><span> </span><span>4th - 7th </span>| <i>NOW WITH ILLUSTRATIVE MAPS</i><br><br><div><b>Lucas Benes is now, a boy on a mission.</b> This is a squeaky-clean international spy series for kids. <br> <br> While sleeping on the roof of his father's hotel, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable brainwashing business. Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a network of international teenage spies. Lucas leads a group of friends through the hotspots of Paris-- from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower--in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into "Good" kids.<br> <br><span>This funny and exciting middle school series with short chapters is perfect for summer reading lists. The underlying theme of the series is self-reliance in adverse international settings.  Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography and appropriate language for ages 9 - 14.</span> </div></div></div><b> </b> Read More

America Star Books
$24.95 at Amazon

We are taught the alphabet and then how to read. The process is cold and mechanical. L-E-T-T-E-R-S offers a new approach. It engag...es children's imaginations while they learn. Like puzzle pieces, letters fit together in a specific way. By showing children all the different ways letters can be arranged, L-E-T-T-E-R-S gets children thinking. Full of bright colors and vivid imagery, L-E-T-T-E-R-S makes learning fun for parents and kids alike. Read More

Praeger
$58.00 at Amazon

<p>African American girls are one of the United States' most endangered populations, yet meaningful explorations of the issues tha...t impact their lives are almost nonexistent. In this riveting book, led by one of the African American community's best-known scholars, experts from across the nation explain the risks, challenges, and influences?both good and bad?faced by black girls and teens. The work shows how our society is failing them, and it outlines what can and should be done to help these young women lead happier, healthier, more successful lives.</p><p></p><p>The book covers a wide range of concerns, including obesity, substance abuse, sex trafficking, gangs, teen pregnancy, and suicide attempts. Stress, low self-esteem, anger, aggression, and violence are explored, as are failures of our education system and of a legal system that tends to victimize young black women. A substantial section on parenting and mentoring discusses ways to counter the negative influences that are a constant for many black girls and adolescents. It is time for American society to recognize and react to the realities these young women face, making this book a must-read for caring parents, teachers, nurses, guidance counselor, doctors, school administrators, and school board members.</p> Read More

Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
$20.99 at Amazon

Kids, follow Amos McCool's exciting journey as he gets his very own bike. In The New Bicycle, the first of the Amos McCool series,... you'll learn that it really is cool to work hard, be responsible, and help those less fortunate. You'll love the fun adventures of Amos, and your parents will appreciate the solid truths taught through the choices and decisions he makes. Also included are engaging discussion questions designed to help you delve deeper into biblical truths about work, helping others, and making sacrifi ces. Families will grow closer as they read and plan creative times to explore these adventures together. Jump into the adventure and discover why Amos McCool really is COOL! Read More

Brand: Key Education Publishing
$17.53 at Amazon

<div>Engage the minds and bodies of students in pre-kindergarten–2 in learning fun with Gross Motor Fun! This 160-page book helps ...students improve academic skills, fitness, motor skills, and confidence with more than 200 games and activities. It also explores the connection between learning and movement. Written by a Certified Adaptive Physical Educator, the book includes a skills matrix, checklists, strategies, a glossary, and educational definitions. It supports NCTE, NCTM, NAEYC, and NASPE standards.Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product line—comprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materials—is designed to assist in “Unlocking the Potential in Every Child.?</div> Read More

Shell Education
$29.99 at Amazon

Inspire life-long readers as your Grade 3 students practice and prepare for testing with motivating nonfiction text and comprehens...ion exercises! Developed by reading expert, Dr. Edward Fry, this series is based on articles from TIME For Kids® magazine and provides reading comprehension practice in standardized test format. Encourage daily practice of comprehension skills with articles edited for readability and improve students' standardized test scores with quick or in-depth activities. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. Book includes 144 pages plus a Teacher Resource CD. 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 ...book 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

lulu.com
$10.99 at Amazon

Kids can record their own travel adventures and make a treasured memory book for their trip to Madrid, with this travel journal. A... great diary and travel companion that will increase children's excitement, this journal offers plenty of writing and drawing space. Helping children become involved in the early planning stages of their trip. This is a great gift for children and a great keepsake for parents. Read More

Brighter Child
$2.99 at Amazon

<html> <head> </head> <body> <p> <b>Brighter Child Easy Addition War Game Cards</b> allow children to ...develop thinking, decision-making, turn-taking, and social skills while playing this fun game at the same time. Offering and easy, fun-to-play math game that teaches children simple addition facts these cards feature charming illustrations of toys that appeal to children and illustrate the problems. A parent information card to explain the benefits of card games in teaching children social skills is also included. </p> <p> </p> <p> The popular <i><b>Brighter Child® Flash Cards</b></i> give children a fun and easy way to practice important skills. Offering 24 titles encompassing preschool to grade 5, each title focuses on an important subject including early concepts, math, phonics, and U.S. History. Fun game ideas and learning suggestions are included to help children build proficiency and confidence. Game cards also allow children to develop thinking, decision-making, turn-taking, and social skills while playing fun games at the same time. </p> <p> </p> <p> Selected titles are also available in English-Spanish and Spanish only versions. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </body> </html> Read More

Arance Publishing
$10.98 at Amazon

<p>The Furnandez triplets are finding third grade a lot tougher than second?sometimes they have so much homework, they have to mis...s watching their favorite television hero, Captain Aventura. Unlike his more hardworking brother and sister, Sherman and ZZ, Oscar often finds himself daydreaming when he should be studying.</p> <p>One day after school, Mr. and Mrs. Furnandez take the triplets to their office at the Intergalactic Animal Space Program (IASP). While their parents attend an important meeting, the kittens are allowed thirty minutes to play before starting on their homework. Oscar, however, gets lost in his imagination and fails to do one lick of his assignment. When his father catches him still playing, Oscar blurts out a lie so he doesn?t get in trouble. Soon he has to tell more and more lies to cover his tracks. Just how far will the little kitten go to avoid being punished for something he did wrong?</p> <p>A heartwarming and humorous tale in the vein of The Berenstain Bears, <i>The Pawtown Pals: The Case of the Four-Toed, Two-Fingered Homework Eater</i> teaches kids the importance of hard work and honesty, and how our actions can hurt or help others.</p> Read More

Random Publishing, LLC
$5.98 at Amazon

AWARD-WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Early Reader, Chapter Book Series for 5-10-year old girls. Eclair Goes to Stella's is f...unny, sad, heart warming, and genuine all at once!" ~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). "Michelle's story is well-written and engaging. She does a wonderful job of developing the characters and deals with difficult issues in a kid-friendly way. Readers will be quickly drawn into this story and want to keep reading. There are so many dimensions to this story--it is filled with humor, action, and emotion--a great read!" --Award-winning children's book author, Crystal Bowman. When Eclair's mother leaves home, Eclair and her little sister must go live on a farm with Stella, their eccentric grandma. "More and more, grandparents today are assuming the role of part-time or even full-time caregivers for their grandkids. In Eclair Goes to Stella's, we see how one grandmother bravely and creatively steps into this role to help her family through a difficult situation. I'm certain that children everywhere will be able to relate to the range of emotions that little Éclair faces as she struggles to adjust to her new living arrangements then begins to welcome the love and care her grandmother offers." ~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). There is a growing trend in America-grandparents raising grandchildren. According to the AARP's Grandfacts, "Across the United States, almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the householders, with more than 5.8 million children living in grandparents' homes and nearly 2 million children living in other relatives' homes. These families are often called grandfamilies." Read More

Speedy Publishing LLC
$12.25 at Amazon

Children have brains that develop from the moment of birth. In order for a child to be a fully functional adult, the child must ha...ve help exercising their brain. A brain games book for kids can help children have fun as they learn. Brain games teach children how to think effectively. They also help children expand their knowledge of numbers and words. Doing so allows the child to have a sense of mastery and achievement. Read More

Frank Schaffer Publications
$7.99 at Amazon

<div>Make math matter to students in grade 2 using Singapore Math: Mental Math! This 64-page workbook follows the Singapore math m...ethod to prepare students for learning addition, subtraction, and multiplication. It enables them to picture in their minds the values and sizes of numbers. This comprehensive book shows students how to work out math problems in their minds, an important part of math proficiency. It allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. The book includes learning objectives and unit assessments to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. It is perfect for use as a classroom supplement or a homeschool resource, and it boosts students' confidence in their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The book features computation quick tips, thinking shortcuts, 64 reproducible pages, and an answer key.</div> Read More

Random House Australia
$8.99 at Amazon

<B>The story of an unbreakable bond formed by a lonely child and an eccentric musician with bonus material on </B><B>understanding... Beethoven's music, stepping into history, and fun with words</B> <p>It is 1821 and a lonely child spends her days hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man, a music maker. The man is composing a revolutionary new work, but he fears it will be ridiculed and that people will think he's gone mad. The child sits for hours watching and listening as he revises and plays, and slowly she develops a deep understanding of both the music and the man. Together they give each other the courage to face their critics and dare to be different. Read More

Random House
$13.33 at Amazon

Babies and toddlers join in an exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes in this charming picture book. For little ki...ds, books can be anything from a chair, to a tower, to a hat. But once little ones discover the magical world that can be found inside a book, the best thing a book can be?is a book! This joy of discovery is evident on the faces of these little kids as they open up a book and find a favorite story. In short, this book about books is so adorable and tempting, it will have toddlers and parents running to libraries and bookstores everywhere. Read More

Lulu Publishing Services
$14.99 at Amazon

Many children find it difficult to behave and function adequately in a classroom setting. In A Step Ahead, author Dr. David L. Bil...es discusses the practical activities that can help to eliminate the symptoms that come with this problem. This booklet, designed for parents and teachers to use with children, presents activities intended to improve eye tracking for better reading, balance, memory, and concentration for overall academic improvement. A Step Ahead includes information to help you identify potential academic inefficiencies in children; it also provides activities to help with the remediation. Backed by years of research, each section of A Step Ahead lays out its premise, analysis, treatment, and expected results. Guide your children to achieve the academic success they deserve and take the opportunity to create play time with them. You can prepare your children for their future and have fun while doing it with A Step Ahead. Read More

Scholastic
$16.36 at Amazon

<DIV>Science and reading go hand in hand when children dive into these adorable, reproducible mini-books! As they interact with ea...ch story, children develop essential science and reading comprehension skills. Rhyme, repetition, predictable text, and strong picture clues help kids understand what they read while learning science concepts and vocabulary. Topics include: animals, weather, plants, ocean life, the five senses, health, the solar system, and more. Includes hands-on practice activities that extend and reinforce learning. Linked to the national and state science standards. For use with Grades K?1.</div> Read More

Schwartz & Wade
$13.49 at Amazon

<b>Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write!</b> This irresistible alphabet book from the creator o...f the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>How Rocket Learned to Read</i> and <i>Rocket Writes a Story</i> is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. <br>  <br> From finding <b>a</b>corns, to <b>b</b>alancing on a <b>b</b>all, to offering a <b>c</b>ookie and a <b>c</b>rayon to a <b>c</b>row, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.<br><b><br>Take off the dust jacket to find a fun alphabet poster printed on the inside!</b> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.01 at Amazon

This cleverly designed activity book is filled with trucks. Kids can use their imaginations to draw objects for the wrecking-ball ...truck to knock down. Still other trucks are for coloring, for dot-to-dot drawing, and for discovering where they're hidden in puzzle illustrations. This title is one in a new series of activity books designed very much like Barron's popular series of <i> Creativity Activity Books </i> for older children. However, Barron's <i> My First Creativity Activity Books </i> are produced in a slightly smaller size and have slightly easier projects that will appeal to younger children. Every title in this attractive new series features-- <BR> <LI> Clever coloring exercises <LI> Easy connect-the-dot drawing projects <LI> Spot-the-difference illustrations <LI> Mazes, puzzles, and simple construction activities <LI> Four pages filled with 200 full-color stickers <LI> Fold-out double-page illustrations for decorating with stickers <BR> <BR> Illustrations throughout each activity book include 28 pages in color. Developed by educational experts to stimulate the imaginations of younger children, these attractive books will give boys and girls many hours of entertainment. Read More

Scholastic
$9.57 at Amazon

<DIV><br><br>Brain-based research shows that kids need plenty of practice to really master skills. The 50 ready-to-use pages in th...is resource provide kids with motivating skill practice in comparing fractions, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing fractions, ordering and comparing decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals, converting fractions and decimals to percents, finding percents, and lots more. Developed with the NCTM standards in mind. Perfect for reinforcement, homework, and independent practice.</div> Read More

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