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Follow Billy and Milly through thirteen adventures in these funny and simple short stories. Through very basic storytelling, these... brief narratives are told in only three or four words apiece. For example, ?Stoops (Billy and Milly sit on their front stoops as the ice cream truck drives by.), Hoops (Billy shoots his basketball?), Scoops (?as Milly licks her ice cream cone?), Oops (?until the ball hits the cone and squashes her ice cream!).? <p>Eve Feldman cleverly uses easily recognizable words in these entertaining episodes, and Tuesday Mourning?s vibrant, playful illustrations jump off the page to bring readers right into the action. With a pair of wonderfully playful characters, <i>Billy and Milly</i> is perfect for anyone who likes a good short story!<br><br></p> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$14.46 at Amazon

The African plains provide a stunning environment for Jan Brett's latest animal adventure. For as long as anyone can remember, the... honeyguide bird and the African honey badger have been partners when it comes to honey:Honeyguide finds the honeycomb, Badger breaks it open, and they share the sweetness inside.<br><br>But this day, Badger keeps all the honey for himself. Foolish Badger!<br><br>In no time, Honeyguide leads Badger on a fast chase. Badger thinks it's for honey; but Honeyguide has a surprise waiting for her greedy friend.<br><br>As they swim across a pond, push through a thicket of reeds, leap over a huge anthill, a menagerie of exotic animals passes the news along in a kind of animal Bush Telegraph. Finally Badger faces a lift-the-flap page, revealing the twist that teaches Badger a lesson. Can you guess who's under that flap?<br><br><i>Honey . . . Honey</i> . . . Lion! will surely become a family favorite for readers of all ages. Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$7.20 at Amazon

<DIV>Jason Bourne meets <i>The Sopranos</i> in this breathtaking adventure<br><br>Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old c...oping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).<br><br>Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It's a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies--a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense--hidden in its pages the secret to "ultimate power." It's why she's being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.<br><br>Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, <i>Cold Fury</i> is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour.</div> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$11.95 at Amazon

A portion of the proceeds from <b>Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey</b> will be donated to the Twin Towers Orp...han Fund. For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.ttof.org.<p>This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey?a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments?forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer?and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!<br><br>Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, celebrating the energy, vitality and hope of a place and its people.</p> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$7.68 at Amazon

"Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of... the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze." <br><i>-The Horn Book</i> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$13.16 at Amazon

From debut picture book author L.J.R. Kelly, and acclaimed illustrator Yoko Tanaka, comes a poignant ode to well-loved toys in the... vein of picture book favorites such as <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, <i>The Giving Tree</i>, and <i>Knuffle Bunny.</i><br><br>Blanket and Bear have always gone everywhere with their boy?but one day they are accidentally left behind. On a daring adventure across oceans and faraway lands, they travel to find their way back to the boy, meeting new friends along the way. Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$12.31 at Amazon

Everything in Owen's world is just peachy-till his parents bring home a bear named Gary-without even asking! Gary changes everythi...ng: he takes up way too much space and makes a mess of all of Owen's toys. Gary means well, though, and eventually Owen starts to see that there are some good things about having a bear in the family.<br><br> Because Gary is such an unusual addition to the family, this story will appeal to kids getting used to any kind of new family member, be it a baby, grandparent, pet, or even sharing with a friend. Refreshing humor, expressive illustrations, and characters full of personality make this warm, funny debut a book that will be treasured. Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$5.99 at Amazon

"Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookee...per on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious, adorable detail, this book from Caldecott Medal winning author Peggy Rathmann is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals.<br><br><b>ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994<br>Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994<br>Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selection<br><i>Parenting Magazine</i> "Best Children's Books of 1994"<br><i>New York Public Library</i> 1995 "Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"</b><br><br>"In a book economical in text and simple in illustrations, the many amusing, small details, as well as the tranquil tome of the story, make this an outstanding picture book." --<i>The Horn Book</i>, starred review<br><br>?The amiable cartoon characters, vibrant palette, and affectionate tone of the author?s art recall Thatcher Hurd?s cheerful illustrations. Delightful.?--<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review<br><br>"A clever, comforting bedtime story." --<i>School Library Journal</i>, starred review<br><br>"Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look." --<i>Booklist</i> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$6.96 at Amazon

Jan Brett's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture book <i>The Umbrella</i> has all the rollicking fun of the woodland animals ...that crowd into a mitten in the snow in The Mitten. Only this time it's in a lush cloud forest as one by one, tree frog, toucan, kinkajou, baby tapir, quetzal, monkey, and jaguar crowd into an open, upside down banana umbrella until a tiny hummingbird lands and they all fall out. A shortened text for toddlers and simple Spanish phrases like "<i>Hola</i>!" add to the fun of reading aloud this lively board book. Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$15.67 at Amazon

<b>Experience this Jan Brett visual masterpiece like never before!</b><br><br>One of Jan Brett's all-time bestselling Christmas cl...assics comes to life with this deluxe package that includes a DVD featuring Brett's gorgeous, digitally rendered artwork paired with original music performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra, and text read by award-winning narrator Jim Dale.<br><br>"Another holiday keepsake from a master." - <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review for <i>The Night Before Christmas</i> Read More

Putnam Juvenile
$12.54 at Amazon

When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the st...ocking gets stuck on his prickles -- and the fun begins.<br><br>A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.<br><br>And where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She's in the borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.<br><br>Jan Brett's luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the story begins, in this delightfully original companion book to <b><i>The Mitten</i></b>. Read More

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