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Abrams Books
$15.95 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Babar's birthday is coming and Queen Celeste has a big surprise planned. She's having a sculptor carve a giant statue of Babar int...o a mountainside, but Babar loves to ride right past the spot where the work is going on. How can the elephants and their friends keep their king's birthday surprise a secret. This sweet story shows young readers the joy of planning a surprise for a special friend. Hardcover. 38 pages. 8.6 X 12. Recommended for ages 4+. Imported. - Color: No Color - Size: No Size Read More

Scholastic
$7.44 at Amazon

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

Continental Press
$9.95 at Amazon

Special Needs Curriculum: Number Operations Subtraction, Book 1 contains readiness skills for subtraction, subtraction facts for 0...10, and word problems. Throughout, exercises increase in difficulty to foster developing skills. The book features a pre- and post-test help you measure performance, and is perfect for most basal programs for grades 1 and 2.<p>Continental Press is a family-owned company that has been publishing K-12 educational materials for over 65 years. <p> Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to include materials for students at many levels of learning and professional resources for educators. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices. <p> Some of the areas we publish in include: <p> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Phonics<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies <p>Seedling books help beginning readers grow through engaging stories and kid-friendly photos and artwork. Best for reading at the earliest stages, these books use clear print, ample spacing, limited vocabulary, and simple story lines to help children practice word building, improve fluency, and garner a love for reading. <p> Seedling has an established reputation both in the classroom and at home as one of the best book collections for young readers. Read More

Peachtree Publishers
$25.95 at Amazon

In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young reader...s some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back provides more in-depth information on each featured animal. Now available in this bilingual English/Spanish big book edition. Read More

Bellwether Media
$16.26 at Amazon

The Appaloosa Horse is one of a few breeds affected by what is called the leopard gene in horses. Its coat has a layering of color...s that produces a leopard-spotted pattern! Young readers will love learning about this unique horse and its role in riding competitions and cowboy culture. Read More

Neumann Press
$18.07 at Amazon

<div>Long used by most Catholic schools and countless homeschooling families, the <I>American Cardinal Readers </I>are tried and t...rue, well-loved companions for children developing their reading skills. The <I>American Cardinal Readers</I> begin following the family adventures of John, Jean, and Baby, with simple sentences to ease your child into reading stories. As he or she progresses through the series, the books grow longer, the vocabulary expands, and the stories become more complex, guiding and challenging young readers to enhance their reading comprehension.<BR><BR>Young readers also become acquainted with classic children?s authors and poets, such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and beloved Catholic writers like St. Therese of Lisieux, G.K. Chesterton, and Francis Thompson. Explore the realm of literature from short stories, parables, poems, fables, and folk tales, the narratives accompanied by charming black and white illustrations.<BR><BR>The <I>American Cardinal Readers </I>are a necessity and a treasure in the library of any homeschooler or Catholic family interested in immersing their littlest readers in quality literature. These hardcovers are guaranteed to withstand the test of time in every way. Order your set now!</div> Read More

Random House
$15.99 at Amazon

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

Brand: Aurora Metro Press
$20.69 at Amazon

<DIV><BR>2012 Gourmand Prize, Best Sustainable Food Book (UK)<BR><BR><p>The perfect gift for young people learning to cook and for... all those interested in pursuing an eco-friendly lifestyle, <I>Green Teen Cook Book</I> is a cookbook devised by teenagers for teenagers with one hundred favorite recipes. Includes top tips for eating on a budget in a healthy and environmentally friendly way.</p><BR></DIV> Read More

Brand: Laughing Elephant
$9.95 at Amazon

<DIV>This lovely die-cut Mother Goose is a thoroughly charming introduction to give or read to a young child. Margaret Evans Price... has a great appeal to young readers. Her illustrations are just right, and her brief selection of rhymes is judicious. Some of the rhymes included are: Little Bo-Peep, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, Jack and Jill, Goosey Gander and Simple Simon.</div> Read More

Arthur A. Levine Books
$7.06 at Amazon

<div>In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and th...e unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.</div> Read More

Perfection Learning
$13.50 at Amazon

Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching <i>Trouble at Big Bear High</i>--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn'...t even be looking at--in which two teen bears are having an argument. When one of them gets really really angry, he says a certain word. It's a word Sister has never heard before. At dinner that night Sister tries out this brand-new, stronger-sounding word. When Mama Bear recovers her senses, she has to explain to Sister all about a certain kind of word. It's the kind of word that <i>nobody</i>, not even adults and certainly not cubs, should use at <i>any</i> time, no matter how upset or angry they are. Read More

University of Washington Press
$22.50 at Amazon

<i>Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs</i> focuses on the intensity of emotions that brothers and sisters experienc...e when they have a sibling with special needs, and the hard questions they ask: What caused my sibling?s disability? Could my own child have a disability as well? What will happen to my brother or sister if my parents die? Written for young readers, the book discusses specific disabilities in easy to understand terms. It talks about the good and not-so-good parts of having a brother or sister who has special needs, and offers suggestions for how to make life easier for everyone in the family.<br><br>The book is a wonderful resource, not just for siblings and their parents but also for teachers and other professionals who work with children with special needs. This revised and updated edition includes new sections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, ultrasound, speech therapy, recent legislation on disabilities, and an extensive bibliography. Read More

Continental Press
$9.95 at Amazon

Special Needs Curriculum: Time, Book 3 teaches telling and writing time to the quarter hour and five-minute intervals. Throughout,... exercises increase in difficulty to foster developing skills. The book features a pre- and post-test help you measure performance, and is perfect for most basal programs for grades 1 and 2.<p>Continental Press is a family-owned company that has been publishing K-12 educational materials for over 65 years. <p> Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to include materials for students at many levels of learning and professional resources for educators. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices. <p> Some of the areas we publish in include: <p> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Phonics<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies <p>Seedling books help beginning readers grow through engaging stories and kid-friendly photos and artwork. Best for reading at the earliest stages, these books use clear print, ample spacing, limited vocabulary, and simple story lines to help children practice word building, improve fluency, and garner a love for reading. <p> Seedling has an established reputation both in the classroom and at home as one of the best book collections for young readers. Read More

HMH Books for Young Readers
$14.08 at Amazon

<P>Winner of the Magnolia Award</p> <p></P> <p>HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from<br...>ancient history to modern science?with an occasional trip to the very strange side of<br>the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand<br>this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic<br>components nourish the entire body.<br>Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial<br>rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood?s past and present<br>will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that?s half the<br>fun! Read More

Suzanne Collins
$28.07 at Amazon

<div><p>All three Hunger Games books in one gorgeous package!</p><p>The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers-...-<i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Catching Fire</i>, and <i>Mockingjay</i>--are available now in a deluxe foil boxset edition.</p><p></p></div> Read More

Hyperion
$14.04 at Amazon

<BR>Otto lives in a book and is happiest when his story is being read. Otto is no ordinary storybook character: when no one is loo...king, he comes to life! Otto loves to walk off of his book's pages, but when his book is taken away while Otto is off exploring, the book bear sets off on a grand adventure to find a new home. <BR><BR>Except...it's an awfully big world for such a small bear and Otto misses his warm book. Will Otto ever find the perfect home?</BR><BR>With sweet, timeless illustrations and a story that will have young readers watching their bookshelves in hopes of spotting wandering book creatures, this charming story is sure to delight book lovers everywhere. </BR> Read More

Tiger Tales
$9.18 at Amazon

Invite your child to touch, feel, and hear the animals and vehicles on every page. These sturdy board books feature engaging photo...graphs and encourage hand-eye coordination as young readers explore the appealing textures. Read More

Random House
$3.99 at Amazon

Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin?s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father die...s, she?s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school?s cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara?s world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that?s just right for young readers! Read More

Little Simon Publishing
$9.82 at Amazon

<b >David A. Carter?s wacky Bugs are building, hammering, and digging in this construction-themed pop-up.</b><BR><BR>David A. Cart...er's bestselling Bugs are building, digging, hammering, moving, and more in this construction-themed pop-up book! From Hammer Bugs to Bulldozer Bugs, all the Builder Bugs work together throughout the week to create something special. At last, the Bugs reveal their pop-up creation!<BR><BR>This highly interactive book is perfect for young readers who love equipment and tools. Read More

Random House
$8.58 at Amazon

A fly is followed by a menagerie of characters in this humorous cumulative tale edited by Dr. Seuss. When a young boy sees a frant...ic fly buzzing past, he asks where the fly is headed?and with that, a chase begins. The fly and the frog, the cat and the dog, the pig and the cow, the fox and the hunter...who is causing all the fuss? <i>A Fly Went By</i> will have young readers buzzing with excitement!<br><br> Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrationsthat give clues to their meaning.<br><br>"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended."--<i>School Library Journal. <br></i> Read More

Scholastic
$11.52 at Amazon

<div>Introducing the first Scooby-Doo phonics box set!<br><br>Based on the best research on how children develop reading skills, t...hese twelve books introduce a carefully selected progression of letter sounds-starting with the easiest and most common. Each book helps build a young reader's confidence with repeated examples of the letter sounds being focused on, as well as "words to learn" and "words to sound out."<br><br></div> Read More

Magic Wagon
$24.36 at Amazon

Jared, Stan, Mitch, Barry, and Amy live in the small town of Marshfield, or Graveyard City. The town has four old cemeteries, and ...each kid lives next to one. In fact, they've witnessed so many strange things in the graveyards that they've formed a group called the Zombie Hunters! But the Zombie Hunters hunt more than just zombies -they track ghosts, werewolves, and vampires, too. Each member of the group has started keeping a diary of the group's activities... what will you learn from the Graveyard Diaries?<br><br>Jared Jenson lives next to Woodland Cemetery at the far corner of Marshfield. He used to think it was funny that he and his best friend, Stan, live by cemeteries, but now it's starting to creep him out. In his dreams each night, he sees people dragging bodies through the cemetery . . . until he is dragged for real! Ghostly grave robbers think he is supposed to be buried in the Potter's Field grave. Can Jared, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters track down Jared's nightmare and free them all from the grave robbers before it's too late?<br><br>An action-packed series featuring world-class black-and-white interior illustrations to grab young readers' attention! * Age-appropriate Art * Reinforced Library Binding * Tips For Finding & Identifying Ghosts, Werewolves, Vampires & More * About the Author & Illustrator. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8. Read More

Continental Press
$9.95 at Amazon

Special Needs Curriculum: Numbers, Book 1 contains readiness skills for working with numbers. Throughout, exercises increase in di...fficulty to foster developing skills. The book features a pre- and post-test help you measure performance, and is perfect for most basal programs for grades 1 and 2.<p>Continental Press is a family-owned company that has been publishing K-12 educational materials for over 65 years. <p> Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to include materials for students at many levels of learning and professional resources for educators. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices. <p> Some of the areas we publish in include: <p> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Phonics<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies <p>Seedling books help beginning readers grow through engaging stories and kid-friendly photos and artwork. Best for reading at the earliest stages, these books use clear print, ample spacing, limited vocabulary, and simple story lines to help children practice word building, improve fluency, and garner a love for reading. <p> Seedling has an established reputation both in the classroom and at home as one of the best book collections for young readers. Read More

RDR Books
$20.24 at Amazon

This unofficial guide to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is a 368 page companion work perfect for the curious reader who wants ...to know more about these remarkable books. Named one of 15 Great Web Sites for Kid by the Association For Library Services, a division of the American Library Association, the Lexicon is an authoritative, fun to read reference to the series.<br><br>For years fans who have heard Vander Ark keynote academic conferences on the Potter series have asked him for a book based on his website that attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. Extensive new commentary, which does not appear on the Lexicon website adds to the fun of reading this fascinating book. <br><br>The author has been featured around the world in more than 1,000 articles appearing in publications like the New York Times, The New Yorker, The London Times, The International Herald Tribune and the Associated Press as well as National Public Radio, the BBC and CNN. <br><br>A must for serious students of this classic series as well as fans of all age, the Lexicon adroitly indexes the Potter world, offers insights on the popular movies and includes hundreds of etymologies that explain the origins of names, places and spells invented by the author. Citations make it easy to find fictional facts spread across the million word plus series. The entire book is perfectly cross referenced with J.K. Rowling's interviews, public statements and appearances. The essential unauthorized literary companion to these wonderful novels, the Lexicon is the result of eight years of prodigious research. It provides fascinating analysis, new insights and a deep appreciation of Rowling's work. Read More

Large Print Press
$12.62 at Amazon

<b>A New York Times Bestseller</b><P>As Harry enters his fifth year at wizard school, Lord Voldemort's rise has opened a rift in t...he wizarding world between those who believe the truth about his return, and those who prefer to believe it's all madness and lies - just more trouble from Harry Potter. Add to this a host of other worries for Harry . . . and you'd know what Harry faces during the day. But at night it's even worse, because then he dreams of a single door in a silent corridor. And this door is somehow more terrifying than every other nightmare combined. In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter confronts the unreliability of the very government of the magical world, and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it) Harry finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty and unbearable sacrifice.<p><UL><li> J. K. Rowling currently resides in Scotland<li> J. K. Rowling has won the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Whitbread Award for Best Children's Book <li> She has received special commendation for the Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize, and a special certificate for being a three-year winner of the Smarties Prize, as well as many other honors <li> With over a quarter of a billion sold, the Harry Potter books have been translated into 61 languages and distributed in over 200 countries <li> All five Harry Potter books have appeared on bestseller lists in the United States, Britain, and around the globe</ul> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$8.95 at Amazon

Janine like any fifth grader was excited when she awoke to the frosty wintry rhythms of a nasty snowstorm to hear the words "NO SC...HOOL, ALL SCHOOLS..." She can build that Ice Palace, which she had downloaded off the net, with her good friend Ben. She gets her Ice Palace and a whole lot more. A weekend never to be forgotten! A heroic battle against a cruel and intense mother nature. Snow Daze is an adventurous, exciting, family oriented, educational story that is packed with science facts and is an easy and pleasurable journey for the young reader. Read More

Brand: people's literature publishing house
$14.99 at Amazon

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Marvel
$6.99 at Amazon

Peter Parker must quickly learn how to use his new powers to defeat the Vulture, a supervillain attempting to rob a bank.<br><b>Ti...tle: </b>Amazing Spider-Man<br><b>Author: </b>Caramagna, Joe/ Ciregia, Francesca (ART)/ Casagrande, Elena (ART)<br><b>Publisher: </b>Marvel Enterprises<br><b>Publication Date: </b>2012/06/20<br><b>Number of Pages: </b>78<br><b>Binding Type: </b>PAPERBACK<br><b>Library of Congress: </b>bl2012023384 Read More

Picture Window Books
$21.32 at Amazon

Jerry the Mouse needs your help! He doesn't want young readers to give this book a bowl of milk because he knows that it's really ...Tom the Cat in disguise! Watch out for Tom's tricks. Turning each page in this rollicking, interactive picture book will bring a new surprise. The perfect way to enjoy Tom and Jerry, or for spending story time together. Read More

Brand: Hand Print
$15.95 at Amazon

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

Bellwether Media
$16.20 at Amazon

A poison dart frog's colorful body warns other animals to stay away. The bright colors reveal that the frog can kill with its powe...rful venom. In this book, young readers will learn why they should keep their distance from this small, poisonous amphibian. Read More

Formac
$14.95 at Amazon

<p>If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Inst...ead, at eleven years old, Willie has to go to work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony he works with in the mine, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem.</p> <p><i>Pit Pony</i> is a beloved classic of children's literature, and has been turned into a movie and a television series. For this new illustrated edition, the story has been retold in an abbreviated version for young readers and is vividly illustrated by acclaimed illustrator Sydney Smith.</p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.47 at Amazon

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

Disney-Hyperion
$12.81 at Amazon

<BR>Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusio...nist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. <BR><BR>In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world. Read More

Four Panel Press
$14.75 at Amazon

<p><I>It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time</i> is the tenth collection of <I>Stone Soup</i> cartoons. <I>Stone Soup</i> is a syn...dicated comic strip that features a big, rowdy, multigenerational extended family, headed by sisters Val and Joan who live next door to each other. With precious little privacy and plenty of chaos, the Stone clan navigates life with toddlers, tomboys, and teens. Balancing work, kids, dating, step-parenting, money issues, and aging, the Stones struggle with the same issues we all face in life. <I>Stone Soup</i> is written with love and empathy for parents and kids of all ages.</p> Read More

French and European Publishing, Inc.
$39.95 at Amazon

un momento cruciale nella vita di Harry Potter: ormai un mago adolescente, vuole andarsene dalla casa dei pestiferi Dursley, v...uole sognare la cercatrice del Corvonero per cui ha una cotta tremenda... E poi vuole scoprire quali sono i grandiosi avvenimenti che si terranno a Hogwarts e che riguarderanno altre due scuole di magia e una grande competizione che non si svolge da cento anni. Harry Potter vuole davvero essere un normale mago di quattordici anni. Ma sfortunatamente, Harry non un mago normale. E stavolta la differenza pu essergli fatale. Et di lettura: da 8 anni. Read More

Barefoot Books
$6.29 at Amazon

Whether it's raining, sunny, hot or cold, Bear always knows how to have fun. This early learning book teaches young readers about ...the weather and the seasons of the year, while Bear skates, paints, sings and plays. This bilingual edition includes vocabulary words in French and English, and an easy pronunciation guide. It is perfect for classroom or home learning. Education Market: this title supports the new QCA schemes of work for the teaching of a foreign language. It encourages appreciation and understanding of the weather and the seasons. Read More

Random House
$8.99 at Amazon

This unique hardcover, which grew out of the popular website Spontaneous Smiley, will appeal to kids and adults. Who can resist th...e wacky, cute smiley faces to be spied in photos of colorful found objects? Young readers will enjoy learning their colors as they're identifying what the smileys are made from?an electrical outlet, a hubcap, even a piece of toast?and readers of all ages will appreciate the witty rhyming text, and its inspirational message about choosing happiness. Read More

Nimble Books
$16.65 at Amazon

Now's the time to re-read HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS with the aid of this funny, insightful guide to the book by Pott...er expert Dr. Graeme Davis. Includes reviews of each and every chapter with star ratings from one to seven -- find out which ones the author gives sevens and which ones he gives ones! (There are a couple.) See whether you agree with him about the best "Rowling Moments" in each other chapter and who should be classified "Hero" or "Fool." Terrific fun for any Potter fan and an ideal companion when you are in the mood to re-read the series. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.99 at Amazon

The interesting, illustrated bilingual stories in <i> Let's Read! </i> language-learning books are written for boys and girls who ...are independent readers in their own language. Titles in this series are available in both English-French and English-Spanish editions. While enjoying the original, varied, and exciting stories, young readers explore a second language, compare it with their own, and start out on a path toward fluency in their new language. Boys and girls soon discover that they don't need to learn every single new word that they encounter in the second language. As unfamiliar words reappear in the story's context, kids will pick up their meaning effortlessly, just as they pick up and understand new words in their own language. The parallel text, illustrations, and dialogue balloons on each page give kids a child-friendly bridge to reading and speaking in a second language. In this story, Danny lives in Borneo, where his Mom is the director of the orangutan reserve. He loves helping her and working with the animals, but the reserve is in danger. A lumber company hopes to take it over for commercial purposes--an action that will destroy the orangutans' environment. Danny decides it's up to him to do something about this new threat. With the help of his computer, he discovers how he can save the animals' habitat. Read More

Golden Books
$4.49 at Amazon

Children will feel as though they?re riding the big red fire engines and hearing the <i>clang-clang</i> of the bell! Active pictur...es transport young readers to the scene where brave firemen connect the hoses and save the day. This board book edition of the Little Golden Book, which has sold over 320,000 since 2001, is sure to be a hit. Read More

Brand: String Letter Publishing
$16.95 at Amazon

(String Letter Publishing). Succeed as a String Player! can inform, inspire, and entertain. This unique anthology from the publi...sher of the popular magazine for teen string players violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists offers tips on making better use of your practice time, overcoming stage fright, breezing through a music school audition, finding the perfect summer music camp, and much more. There even are helpful hints from some of the violin world's biggest names, including Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, and Nicola Benedetti. So take a bow, you're already on the path to success! Read More

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