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Has Tom Jenkins, a.k.a. the Great Brain, given up his con-artist ways for a bicycle?  Not for long.  Soon the Great Brain is back ...to his old tricks, swindling and trading, even convincing the whole town there's a prehistoric monster on the loose.  But when someone robs the bank, even the police are stumped.  Can the Great Brain solve the crime and put the crooks behind bars? Read More

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Now in paperback from bestselling author Annabel Karmel, a comprehensive guide for parents on how to pick and prepare the healthie...st and tastiest foods for their children.<BR><BR>Boost your baby?s health with Annabel Karmel?s delicious recipes and creative advice for feeding your child in the first five years.<BR> <BR>All parents want the best for their children, but choosing the freshest foods and preparing them in the most beneficial and appealing ways is not always easy. As a mother of three and author of more than twenty books on healthy food for children, Annabel Karmel knows better than anyone not only what children <i>should </i>eat but what children <i>will </i>eat.<BR> <BR><i>SuperFoods </i>is both a cookbook and a reference manual that helps parents recognize the nutritional value in even the simplest foods. In addition to a variety of tempting recipes and invaluable advice, <i>SuperFoods </i>includes:<BR> <BR>- More than 130 easy recipes suitable for children of all ages?from the best first foods to balanced family meals.<BR> <BR>- Menu charts to help you plan ahead?most recipes are suitable for freezing.<BR> <BR>- Information on how to avoid food allergies and common childhood complaints such as colic, constipation, and eczema.<BR> <BR>- Suggestions for healthy convenience foods to keep in the pantry.<BR> <BR>- Tasty recipes that harness the power of SuperFoods to promote growth and energy and boost immunity and brain power.<BR> <BR>And much, much more! Read More

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<B>Pull back the flaps and find out each hilarious punch line in this classic collection of knock-knock jokes!</B>

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<b>Carnival at Candlelight<br></b>Merlin has asked Jack and Annie to help on another Merlin Mission. This time they head back into... history to Venice, Italy, in the 1700s. With the help of some new friends, a research book, and a mysterious rhyme from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood! <br><br><b>Season of the Sandstorms<br></b>Armed only with a research book and a book of magic rhymes, Jack and Annie go back 1,200 years to the Golden Age of Baghdad. Their mission is a mystery until bandits attack a camel caravan and Jack and Annie are given a strange box to protect. What?s in the box? And how will it help the ruler of Baghdad spread wisdom throughout the world?<br><br><b>Night of the New Magicians<br></b>A mysterious note from Merlin sends Jack and Annie to Paris, France for the 1889 World?s Fair. Their mission: find four ?new magicians? and protect them from an evil sorcerer who plans to kidnap them and steal the secrets of their magic. How will they ever find the magicians in the bustling crowd? And will their own magic be any match for the powers of the evil sorcerer? <br><b><br>Blizzard of the Blue Moon<br></b>Merlin has sent Jack and Annie to New York City to rescue a beautiful magical creature?the unicorn. Where will they find a unicorn in a big city? And what about the blizzard that?s burying New York in snow? Only once in a blue moon do all the right elements come together to make magic in such a special way. Read More

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<div>Welcome to Singapore Math??the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for thi...rd grade students based on the Singapore Math method. Level A is designed for the first semester and Level B is for the second. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice! --Directly correlated to Singapore Math textbooks, this comprehensive practice series allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. Learning objectives and unit assessments are included to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, these workbooks will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.</div> Read More

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Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie's tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up, remains one of the most beloved children's books ever written. For ...nearly 100 years, kids across the world have dreamed about Tinker Bell & the Lost Boys, pixie dust & ticking clocks, crocodiles & Captain Hook. Now this wonderful story has been illustrated photographically. In this lavishly produced edition of the unabridged adventure classic, designer & illustrator Raquel Jaramillo interprets Peter Pan through photographic imagery. By blending illustration, photography, & computer technology, she blurs the lines between fiction & reality. The result is fresh & startlingly beautiful. This stunning re-creation secures the legacy of the tale, in all its complexity, for a 2nd cent. Complete & Unabr. Read More

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<b>Stage Fright on a Summer Night<br></b>The show must go on! That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks th...em back to Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare who?s having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare?<br><b><br>Good Morning, Gorillas<br></b>Gentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening gorillas. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?<br><b><br>Thanksgiving on Thursday<br></b>It?s a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But Jack and Annie don't know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?"<br><b><br>High Tide in Hawaii<br></b>Catch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time - until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time? Read More

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<i>Who Lives Here?</i> Just lift the flap to see who's inside with this adorable, interactive board book about familiar critters a...nd their habitats.<BR><BR>Who do you think might spend all day in her stall munching hay? You can guess, but you'll have to lift-the-flap to find out for sure. <i>Who Lives Here</i> combines light, rhyming text with fun flaps for an interactive board book experience that will leave toddlers ready for more. This charming guessing game is a great way for parents and kids to share some giggly bonding time while kids learn to recognize common animals and their sounds. Read More

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This elementary Latin course for 7-10 year olds combines a basic introduction to the Latin language with material on the history a...nd culture of Roman Britain. Highly illustrated, the book contains a mixture of stories and myths, grammar explanations and exercises, and background cultural information. Pupils are drawn into the material as they read about the lives of a family living in a community at Vindolanda; the adventures of the children and the family cat and mouse provide interest throughout. As well as offering a lively introduction to Latin and classical studies, Minimus also has cross-curricular relevance. The material on the community at Vindolanda can be used to supplement studies of the Romans at KS2. The grammatical content helps to develop language awareness, and provides a solid foundation from which learners can progress to further English or foreign language studies. The Teacher's Resource Book provides support, particularly for non-Classicists. It includes teaching guidelines, English translations of the Latin passages, and additional background information, plus photocopiable worksheets. Read More

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From the bestselling author of <i>The New Complete Book of Breads</i> comes the thirtieth anniversary edition of this classic baki...ng book, now in trade paperback. In this exhaustive volume, you'll find recipes for every imaginable type of bread, from white and rye to cheese, herb, French, and Italian breads. Croissants, brioches, flat breads, and crackers are covered in depth as well. Home bakers will find an extraordinary range of variety, nearly enough to supply a new bread a day for a year. There are wheat breads -- Honey-Lemon, Walnut, Buttermilk; sourdough breads; corn breads; breads flavored with herbs or spices or enriched with cheese or fruits and nuts; and little breads -- Kaiser Rolls, Grandmother's Southern Biscuits, English Muffins, and Popovers, to name a few. For the baker who observes the holidays with a fresh loaf there are Challah and Italian Panettone. <BR> <BR> Clayton also covers topics like starters and storing and freezing breads, and devotes an entire chapter to "What Went Wrong -- and How to Make It Right." Perfect for all levels of bakers, this book walks the novice through the steps and encourages the advanced baker to try new variations on recipes. <BR> <BR> Devoted fans of Bernard Clayton will be thrilled with this easy-to-use paperback edition and delighted to see old favorites and try new ones. This is the definitive edition of the classic baking book that every good cook should own. Read More

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<div>Kids love to doodle the days away. And this sixth title in our <I>Doodle</I> series offers hours of entertainment for eager i...maginations. On each of the generous-sized pages Catlow has made a start—a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like “disguise me? above a picture of a boy, or “whose footprints?? above various animal tracks. With over 200 pages to complete and create, this book invites overtaxed adults as well as kids to play and enjoy in the spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity.</DIV> Read More

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<div>Chocolate or Vanilla? This simple choice is all it takes to get started with <I>Meanwhile</I>, the wildly inventive creation ...of comics mastermind Jason Shiga, of whom Scott McCloud said “Crazy + Genius = Shiga.? Jimmy, whose every move is under your control, finds himself in a mad scientist?s lab, where he?s given a choice between three amazing objects: a mind-reading device, a time-travel machine, or the Killitron 3000 (which is as ominous as it sounds). Down each of these paths there are puzzles, mysterious clues, and shocking revelations. It?s up to the reader to lead Jimmy to success or disaster.</div><div><BR><I>Meanwhile</I> is a wholly original story of invention, discovery, and saving the world, told through a system of tabs that take you forward, backward, upside down, and right side up again. Each read creates a new adventure!<BR> </div><div>Awards and praise for Jason Shiga<BR> <BR>2004 Eisner Award<BR>2003 Ignatz Award<BR>2007 Stumpton Trophy Award<BR>1999 Xeric Grant Recipient<BR> <BR>“Crazy + Genius = Shiga? —Scott McCloud, author of <I>Understanding Comics</I><BR> <BR>“If humankind ever finds itself at the brink of its own destruction and I am given the task to fill a small, space-bound time capsule with a collection of ten graphic novels that would present to alien eyes the best that the cartoonists of Earth had to offer the universe, Jason Shiga's <I>Meanwhile</I> would surely be among my picks.? —Gene Luen Yang, author of <I>American Born Chinese</I><BR> <BR>“A creator of comix that can be at once funny, disturbing, thoughtful, deconstructed, and cleverly put together.? —<I>Time</I> online<BR> <BR>“<I>Meanwhile </I>is a wallop of a book/graphic novel! It delivers action, choices, problem solving, and engagement. And it reminds me of my own efforts in writing Choose Your Own Adventure, which I take as a great compliment coming from Jason Shiga. I wish I had written this book! Run, don?t walk, to your favorite bookseller and pick up a copy!? —R. A. Montgomery, Choose Your Own Adventure author<BR> <BR>“Ingenious? —Edward Packard, Choose Your Own Adventure author<BR></div> Read More

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Get ready for a world of adventure with the first four titles in the beloved <em>Magic Tree House</em> series!<br /><br />Jack and... his little sister Annie are just two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. Then they discover a mysterious tree house packed with all sorts of books...and their lives are never the same! Soon they are traveling through time and space in the magic tree house and having amazing adventures. Whether it's watching baby dinosaurs hatch, finding a secret passage in a castle, helping a ghost queen in an Egyptian pyramid, or finding pirate treasure, readers won't want to miss a single story! Read More

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Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Children/Youth/Family category, <i>ChopCho...p</i> offers simple, healthy, and delicious dishes for children and parents to make together.<BR><BR>Cooking at home helps kids stay healthy, builds family relationships, and teaches math, science, and cultural and financial literacy. That?s why <i>ChopChop</i> is your family?s best friend?and it?s jam-packed with kitchen basics, ingenious tips, and meals that taste great and are fun to make.<BR> <BR>Every recipe has been approved by the Academy of American Pediatrics and by real kids cooking at home. These dishes are nutritious, ethnically diverse, inexpensive, and a joy to prepare. From French toast to fajitas, and from burgers to brownies, <i>ChopChop</i> entertains and inspires cooks of all ages. Read More

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Books 17?20 of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!<br>  <br> These fo...ur titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.<br>  <br> In books 17?20, Morgan le Fay, the magical librarian of Camelot, asks Jack and Annie to find the four things that will free an enchanted dog named Teddy from a spell. Their quest leads them to a ship lost at sea, the Great Plains, the forests of India, and the Australian Outback. It?s a difficult and dangerous mission, but Jack and Annie will do anything to help their new friend, Teddy!<br>  <br> Books in this set include: <i>Tonight on the </i>Titanic (#17), <i>Buffalo Before Breakfast</i> (#18), <i>Tigers at Twilight</i> (#19), and <i>Dingoes at Dinnertime</i> (#20).<br><br> Don?t miss all the fun things you can do and discover at MagicTreeHouse.com! Read More

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Imagine a time when vast helium-fueled airships took the place of aircraft, and where the hunger for adventure and exploration too...k the human race into stranger places than we ever imagined. <I>The Steampunk Tarot</i> imagines this in an alternate-reality tarot where The Technomage is king and the Punk Diva is queen.<BR><BR>Tumble down the rabbit hole into a construction of technology, machines, retro-art and culture, full of fantastic visions in a time and place that realizes an alternate world to our own. The world of steampunk combines Victoriana, the Gothic, and early invention with a huge dash of imagination and a tremendous sense of style. <i>The Steampunk Tarot</I> is a world apart: a nexus of opulence, innovation and alternate world-views that is reflected in 78 scenes. The 22 major arcana cards are the actors at the heart of the machine, the <i>deos macninae</I> or "the gods of the machine."<BR><BR>Acting as mediators of the Gods of the Machine are the 16 court cards who are the Legates of the Omniverse, or ambassadorial representatives of the Four Leagues, comprising all the skills that maintain the Imperium: they are the movers and shakers?the Commander, Lady, Navigator, and Messenger, or King, Queen, Knight and Page. They oversee the other 40 cards of the minor arcana, who are the elemental worlds of Airships, Engines, Submersibles and Gears, or Swords, Wands, Cups and Coins.<BR><BR>There are still things to discover and uncover in the Steampunk Imperium. Many new methods of spreading and playing with tarot cards are included, as well as methods of life-navigation by the use of skillful questions. <i>The Steampunk Tarot</i> is an adventurous tarot for the discerning diviner, to be appreciated both by tarot-users and steampunk fans the world over. Read More

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Books 13?16 of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!<br>  <br> These fo...ur titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.<br>  <br> In books 13?16, Jack and Annie must save stories that have been lost in history. Morgan, the magical librarian of Camelot, sends them to find the books in the ancient worlds of Roman Pompeii, imperial China, Dark Age Ireland, and classical Greece. Will Jack and Annie be able to save the stories in their darkest hours . . . or will the books be lost forever?<br>  <br> Books in this set include: <i>Vacation Under the Volcano</i> (#13), <i>Day of the Dragon King</i> (#14), <i>Viking Ships at Sunrise</i> (#15), and <i>Hour of the Olympics</i> (#16).<br><br> Don?t miss all the fun things you can do and discover at MagicTreeHouse.com! Read More

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This four-story collection includes:<br><br><b>Dragon of the Red Dawn<br></b>Merlin the magician will not eat or sleep or speak to... anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! <br><b><br>Monday with a Mad Genius<br></b>They know they have to search for one of the four secrets of happiness to help Merlin the magician find joy in his life again. And so they head off in the magic tree house for Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s to spend the day with one of the greatest artists and inventors of all time?Leonardo da Vinci!<br><b><br>Dark Day in the Deep Sea<br></b>Jack and Annie have to find one of the four secrets of happiness to help save Merlin the magician. But when the magic tree house whisks them off to a misty island in the middle of nowhere, they wonder how they will find anything. As the fog lifts, they see a huge three-masted ship?could it be a pirate ship?<br><b><br>Eve of the Emperor Penguin<br></b>Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness?secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven?t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out! Read More

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Enriched Classics<B> </B>offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. ...Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.<BR> <BR><I>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn </I>follows Tom Sawyer?s best friend on his wildly entertaining exploits with runaway slave, Jim, recounted in vernacular English and vibrant descriptions of life along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society, which had ceased to exist at the time of its publication, <I>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn </I>is often regarded as a scathing satire on the institution of racism and the attitudes that supported it. However, it is also a playful story about the joys and evils of childhood as well as the limitless possibilities it allows.<BR> <BR>Enriched Classics<B> </B>enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author?s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.<BR> <BR>Read with confidence. <BR><BR><B></B> Read More

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<B>Baby feels happy, sleepy, hungry, and more in this delightful Karen Katz lift-the-flap board book!</B><BR><BR><I>Baby wants mil...k and and crackers.</I> <BR><I>How does Baby feel?</I><BR><I>Hungry!</I><BR> <BR>There are so many feelings that Baby can have! Little ones can lift the flaps to find Baby experiencing a range of emotions. This gem from Karen Katz is sure to become a favorite among children and parents! Read More

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<b >A zany picture book adventure featuring aliens in (what else?) underpants!</b><BR><BR><i>Aliens love underpants, </i><BR><i>It...?s lucky that they do,</i><BR><i>For undies helped save our universe,</i><BR><i>Sounds crazy but it?s true!<BR><BR></i>The beloved aliens from <i>Aliens Love Panta Claus </i>are back?and this time they are on a mission to save the world! Get ready for another pants-tastic adventure in this wacky picture book from winning author and illustrator team Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. Read More

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This <em>Magic Tree House</em> set including the following titles: <p><em>Night of the Ninjas</em> (Magic Tree House, No. 5)<br />... <em>Afternoon on the Amazon</em> (Magic Tree House, No. 6)<br /> <em>Sunset of the Sabertooth</em> (Magic Tree House, No. 7)<br /> <em>Midnight on the Moon</em> (Magic Tree House, No. 8)</p> Read More

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The Magic Tree House adventures continue in books 9?12. Morgan the magical librarian of Camelot challenges Jack and Annie to disco...ver the answers to four riddles as they travel under the sea to the Wild West, the African plains, and the frozen Arctic. If they succeed, they will become Master Librarians! Books in this set include: <em>Dolphins at Daybreak </em>(#9) <em>Ghost Town at Sundown </em>(#10) <em>Lions at Lunchtime</em> (#11)<em> Polar Bears past Bedtime</em> (#12).<br /> Read More

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each bo...ok includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.<BR><BR>Originally published in French in 1864, <I>Journey to the Center of the Earth </I>tells the story of Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew, and a hired guide who, following the instructions of a medieval alchemist claiming to have found a passage to the center of the earth, travel deep into an Icelandic volcano. Deep in the earth, the dangers are beyond imaginable. They traverse subterranean oceans, have encounters with dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, and do so all in the spirit of adventure and discovery. Considered a classic in the science-fiction and fantasy genre, Jules Verne?s epic novel is an enduring tale of man?s desire to uncover the great unknowns of life and nature.<BR> <BR>Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author?s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.<BR> <BR>Read with confidence. Read More

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You?ve spent your whole life trying to eat right?and it?s never mattered more than it does now. <BR> <BR>Every mom-to-be wants to ...know how to manage nutritional needs, cravings, and vitamin supplements to create a safe and balanced diet for herself and her baby. Now, for the first time, child nutrition authority Annabel Karmel brings her knowledge and expertise to expectant mothers, guiding you through each stage of your pregnancy, and offering practical tips and advice on what to eat and what to avoid. From foods that promote conception and ways to avoid morning sickness, to the best eating habits to combat sleeplessness, amnesia, and heartburn, Annabel leads you through your pregnancy and beyond?even suggesting meals to make ahead and freeze for when your little one arrives! With Annabel?s specialized advice and more than ninety simple, fabulous recipes, Eating for Two will give you the tools and confidence you need to eat the best possible diet for you and your growing baby. Read More

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Sharpen your pencils! The second book in our wildly successful One Minute Mysteries series is here. In One Minute Mysteries: 65 Sh...ort Mysteries You Solve With Math, kids must tap into their critical thinking skills to solve these entertaining and educational mysteries. Each one-minute-long mystery challenges your knowledge of math in everyday life situations (solutions included). Great for kids, grown-ups, educators, and anyone who loves good mysteries, good math, or both! Read More

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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-line-height-alt: 8.05pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I>NERDS</I> combin...es all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bond?style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last. <I>Publishers Weekly</I> raved: ?Buckley has a flair for exaggerated humor.? <I>School Library Journal</I> said: ?Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.?</P> Read More

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series?the Magic Tree House!<br><br>Jack... and Annie?s mission from Merlin the Magician? To help the famous writer Charles Dickens! In a magical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London.<br><br>There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has everything he could possibly want. How can they help him? It is not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. They will need all their magic&#151;and help from three ghosts?to keep the great writer from ruining his life!<br><br>Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, history, a little spookiness, and a lot of heart to create this tale, which celebrates the joys of writing?something she knows a lot about, thanks to millions of readers all over the world!<br><br>This is the perfect book for boys and girls about to see the classic play <i>A Christmas Carol.</i><br><br>Visit the Magic Tree House Web site!<br>www.magictreehouse.com Read More

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<b>The Cat in the Hat joins forces with the Partnership for a Healthier America!</b><br><br>In this newly revised editiion?with 16... pages of bonus materials?the Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living. Updated with the assistance of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Cat explains the importance of eating right (based on the latest USDA MyPlate recommendations); staying active; getting enough sleep; handwashing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports--even the best way to sneeze when you don't have a tissue handy! The 16 pages of newly added backmatter include simple, fun suggestions for children to increase their activity thoughout the day, plus 8 kid-friendly, healthy recipes for parents to prepare for their hungry broods. An ideal choice for supporting Common Core Standards and fans of the hit PBS Kids television show <i>The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!</i>?this is a book that supports healthy bodies AND healthy minds! Read More

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The best activity book for kids who love the Magic Tree House series!<br><br>Travel through time and around the world with Jack an...d Annie to help them solve mazes and crossword puzzles, break secret codes, play games, draw pictures, and more! They've seen the age of the dinosaurs and the high-tech future; they've visited freezing Antarctica and scorching deserts?and now Jack and Annie need <i>your</i> help with five activities from every Magic Tree House adventure, from Magic Tree House #1: <i>Dinosaurs Before Dark</i> to Magic Tree House #44: <i>A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time.</i> Over 200 activities included! So many activities . . . so much fun!<br><br>Visit the Magic Tree House Web site!<br>www.magictreehouse.com Read More

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each bo...ok includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.<BR><BR>Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. <I>Treasure Island</I> has enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson?s most famous book. With its dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic.<BR> <BR>Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author?s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.<BR> <BR>Read with confidence. Read More

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Imagination runs wild in this Caldecott Honor-winning tale featuring Dr. Seuss's inimitable voice and hysterical illustrations. Th...e first Seuss title to feature full-color art on every other page, this adventurous picture book tells of Marco-who first imagined an extraordinary parade in <i>And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street</i>-as he daydreams of all the possibilities that await him while he fishes in McElligot's Pool. Optimistic and exciting, this tale is the perfect bait, and readers young and old will be hooked on this fish-tastic favorite. Read More

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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLING NO...VEL <em>SHIVER</em></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" title="Starred Review" src="http://www.llewellyn.com/_theme/llewellyn/ads/tstar.gif" alt="Starred Review" width="12" height="12" /><strong>"</strong><strong>Vibrant and potent, YA readers searching for faerie stories will be happy to find this accomplished debut novel."<br />?</strong><strong><em>Publishers Weekly</em><br /><span style="color: #ff0000;">(starred review)</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" title="Starred Review" src="http://www.llewellyn.com/_theme/llewellyn/ads/tstar.gif" alt="Starred Review" width="12" height="12" /><strong>"This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction of Celtic Faerie lore and dangerous forbidden love in a contemporary American setting, will appeal to readers of Nancy Werlin's <em>Impossible </em>and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series."<br /></strong><strong>?</strong><strong><em>Booklist<br /></em><span style="color: #ff0000;">(starred review)</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img style="margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" title="Starred Review" src="http://www.llewellyn.com/_theme/llewellyn/ads/tstar.gif" alt="Starred Review" width="12" height="12" />"Part adventure, part fantasy, and wholly riveting love story, <em>Lament</em> will delight nearly all audiences with its skillful blend of magic and ordinary life."<br />?<em>KLIATT </em><span style="color: #ff0000;">(starred review)</span></strong></p> <p>Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand?one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass?a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky?and equally dangerous?dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind . . .</p> <p><em>Lament </em>is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist Julia Jeffrey.</p> <p> </p> Read More

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SUGAR, COCOA,<BR> CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE --<BR> A MISSING CANDY<BR> FORMULA MAKES A<BR> STICKY MESS!<BR> <BR> What could be sweeter th...an a visit to Zuckerman's Zonked Candy Factory? Nancy and her class will see how their favorite candy is made, and even get free samples. Mr. Zuckerman himself gives the grand tour past the sparkling machines that spit out Sticky Gummy Goo, Karamel Krunchettes, Frostee Jewels, and more. <BR> Then Mr. Zuckerman tells the kids he has dreamed up the perfect candy. He even shows them the paper with the secret recipe. But when the visit is over, the recipe has disappeared and no one can find it! Is the greatest candy lost for good? Read More

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Two of the World's most popular properties come together in DK's <i>Ultimate Sticker Collection</i> format ? it's a combination so... powerful, it's <b>MINDBLOWING</b>! <p>For the first time, the bestselling excitement of LEGO® <i>Star Wars</i>® is available in a fantastic <i>Ultimate Sticker Collection</i>!</p> <p>With more than 1,000 reusable stickers and dynamic artwork, readers can re-create their favorite <i>Star Wars</i> moments with a sticky LEGO twist! Or they can create their own interstellar adventures.</p> <p>When LEGO, <i>Star Wars</i>, and DK team up, the result is a Force to be reckoned with!</p> <p>LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2012 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.<br> © 2012 Lucas Film Ltd.®? All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.</p> Read More

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<div><div>Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read....<BR><br>Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, <i>NERDS</i>, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond?style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.<BR><BR>F&P level: V<BR><BR><B><u>Praise for </u><I><u>NERDS</u></I></B><BR>?An action-packed, tongue-in-cheek take on the world of superheroes and villains. The pacing is quick and the action is plentiful?kids will almost hear the sound effects as they read. <I>NERDS</I> brings a worthy message to the fore?that uncool kids can grow up to be anything but. Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining, this title should be popular.?<br>?<I>School Library Journal </I><BR><BR>"The unique format of this book, combined with the imaginative and playful storyline, will appeal to many readers."<BR>?<I>Children's Literature</I><BR><BR></div></div> Read More

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Not an ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each one-minute mystery (solutions included) exercises criti...cal thinking skills while covering earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. A bonus section includes five mysteries from our upcoming title in the series, One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Math! This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, schools, educators, homeschoolers and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both! Read More

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<b> The Cat in the Hat joins forces with the Partnership for a Healthier America!</b><br><br>In this newly revised editiion?with 1...6 pages of bonus materials?the Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living. Updated with the assistance of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Cat explains the importance of eating right (based on the latest USDA MyPlate recommendations); staying active; getting enough sleep; handwashing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports--even the best way to sneeze when you don't have a tissue handy! The 16 pages of newly added backmatter include simple, fun suggestions for children to increase their activity thoughout the day, plus 8 kid-friendly, healthy recipes for parents to prepare for their hungry broods. An ideal choice for supporting Common Core Standards and fans of the hit PBS Kids television show <i>The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!</i>?this is a book that supports healthy bodies AND healthy minds! Read More

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<span id="caseCorrespondence_19012009255_text">The Toddler?s Busy Book is a must-read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers! Thi...s book contains over 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather, stimulate a child?s natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities, encourage a child?s physical, mental, and emotional growth, celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities, and keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or while running errands. The Toddler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight.</span> Read More

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Enriched Classics<B> </B>offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. ...Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.<BR><BR>Originally published in 1876, <I>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer </I>is the classic tale of a carefree and courageous boy?s coming-of-age in a rural Mississippi River town. Tom and his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, are two of literature?s most enduring and treasured creations.<BR> <BR>Enriched Classics<B> </B>enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author?s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.<BR> <BR>Read with confidence. Read More

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In <I>Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook,</I> Paula and the Deens, Hiers, Groovers, and Orts share their recipes and memories.<...BR><BR><i>?Many of the bonds my family has were forged over the dinner table and through the sharing of recipes. Cooking is the way we express our love for one another....I feel so lucky and blessed by the strong support and wonderful memories?and the incredible recipes?that my family has brought me. They are the heart and soul of this book.?</i><BR> <BR>?from the Introduction<BR> <BR>Nothing is more important to Paula Deen than her family, and nothing makes that big family happier than sitting down to a meal together.<BR> <BR>Paula's beloved Aunt Peggy makes an Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf that's as good in sandwiches the next day as it is for dinner. Baby brother Bubba Hiers brings his Beer and Onion Biscuits to the table, and his daughter, Corrie, makes a simple but luscious Lemony, Buttery Baked Fish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. (Her Carrot-Pecan Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are pretty tasty, too!) Son Jamie makes Huevos Rancheros, perfect for brunch, or try Bobby's Whole Wheat and Honey Pancakes. Husband Michael Groover knows his way around a grill: try his Company's Coming Grilled Steak and Veggie Supper for easy entertaining, and finish the evening with his Irish Coffee.<BR> <BR>Of course, there was no way The Lady herself was going to let her relatives have all the fun: Paula is, after all, <i>Paula</i>. She shares her recipe for the Ham and Chutney Biscuit Fingers she puts on the table at every family party as well as the Eggplant and Sausage Lasagna that went a long way toward getting the boys to eat their vegetables. And while there's plenty of butter, bacon, and mayonnaise in these pages, you'll find some of the lighter recipes that Paula enjoys, too: Seared Scallops with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa is her first choice for a healthful but romantic supper with Michael, and Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts with Honey-Yogurt Drizzle lets Paula indulge in her favorite foods without guilt <i>and</i> with room for dessert.<BR> <BR>With more than 140 recipes and dozens of beautiful color photographs, there's something here for everyone. So invite over all those aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and treat them to some home cooking, Deen family style. Read More

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<B>Explore Glendragon with Mike the Knight and all his friends in this coloring and activity book that comes with stickers. </B><B...R><BR>Grab your crayons and enter the land of Glendragon! Mike the Knight, his sister, Evie, his dragon friends Sparkle and Squirt, and other favorite characters populate the pages of this engaging activity book. Packed with pages to color and puzzles to think through, <I>Adventures in Glendragon </I>also includes a sheet of full-color stickers. Huzzah!<BR><BR>© 2013 Hit (MTK) Limited. Mike the Knight? and logo and Be a Knight, Do It Right!? are trademarks of Hit (MTK) Limited. Read More

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The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates Halloween with this scarily affordable paperback!<br><br>Jack and Ann...ie have traveled all over the world in their magic tree house. But they've never been anywhere like this. In the distance, a haunted castle looms dark against the light of the moon. No candles burn in its windows. No laughter rings through its halls.<br><br>What has happened to the castle and the people who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to find out. But are they brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and step through the creaking doors? And are they smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted?<br><br>Find out in a story packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure!<br><br>First published in hardcover in 2003, Jack and Annie's spooky Halloween adventure is finally available in paperback. And?only in the paperback edition?the book now includes a creepy Halloween recipe, a fun puzzle, and a preview of the next book in the series!<br><br>Magic Tree House books are <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers. They are known all around the world as books that inspire reading. Find out why with <i>Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve!<br><br></i>And don't forget to visit www.magictreehouse.com. Read More

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Now in paperback from Annabel Karmel, the acclaimed bestselling author and leading authority on feeding children, comes an outstan...ding guide to planning nutritious meals for your whole family.<BR><BR>Do you find you are serving the same old meals week in, week out? Do you catch yourself staring at the contents of your fridge hoping for inspiration? Do you long for some original ideas to help you cook quick, healthy and tasty meals for the whole family? If so, help is at the hand from bestselling author and leading authority on feeding children, Annabel Karmel.<BR> <BR><i>Favorite Family Meals</i> is packed with more than 150 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will appeal to the whole family, including brain-boosting breakfasts; ?healthy junk food? like burgers, pizzas, and chicken nuggets; wholesome muffins; fabulous desserts; fish dishes that will tempt even the most finicky eaters; and dishes that children will enjoy preparing themselves (like animal-shaped cheese bread). Every recipe has been taste-tested by a panel of children, because it?s not enough to prepare healthy foods for kids?they have to want to eat them, too. Filled with dozens of essential time-saving tips for shopping, stocking, freezing, and planning ahead, four weekly menu plans, lunch box suggestions, ideas for spectacular party foods and sensible snacks, and inspiring color photographs, busy parents will wonder how they ever managed without <i>Favorite Family Meals</i>. Read More

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<i>If you're a Kangaroo <BR> through and through, <BR> Just do what Kangaroos do.</i> <BR> Young Sue really doesn't like being a k...angaroo, so she goes off to find something better. First she tries climbing the trees like a koala, but that doesn't work. Then she wades into the sea like a platypus, but that's no good either. Finally, Sue joins up with some bouncy, jouncy wallabies...and discovers that being a kangaroo isn't so bad, after all. <BR> Using a jaunty waltz rhythm, actor, comedian, and best-selling author John Lithgow reassures children that they can be happy with who they are. <BR> For listening or singing along, a CD of a John Lithgow performance of <i>Marsupial Sue</i> and an instrumental version is included with this book, as is the score of the song. Read More

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Get ready for a world of adventure with the first twenty-eight books of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Magic Tree House ser...ies now in a collectible box that looks like the magic tree house itself!<br>  <br> This boxed set is the ultimate gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. It's also perfect for classrooms or libraries. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.<br><br> When Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house filled with books, they never dream that it will take them on exciting adventures around the world and throughout history! The story begins with <i>Dinosaurs Before Dark</i>, when Jack and Annie are whisked back to the prehistoric past. Can they figure out how to get home before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner? With a total of twenty-eight adventures, kids will never get tired of traveling the world and completing missions with their new friends Jack and Annie.<br><br>Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians with her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series.<br>  <br> Books in this set include: <i>Dinosaurs Before Dark</i> (#1), <i>The Knight at Dawn</i> (#2), <i>Mummies in the Morning</i> (#3), <i>Pirates Past Noon</i> (#4), <i>Night of the Ninjas</i> (#5), <i>Afternoon on the Amazon</i> (#6), <i>Sunset of the Sabertooth</i> (#7), <i>Midnight on the Moon</i> (#8), <i>Dolphins at Daybreak</i> (#9), <i>Ghost Town at Sundown</i> (#10), <i>Lions at Lunchtime</i> (#11), <i>Polar Bears Past Bedtime</i> (#12), <i>Vacation Under the Volcano</i> (#13), <i>Day of the Dragon King</i> (#14), <i>Viking Ships at Sunrise </i>(#15), <i>Hour of the Olympics</i> (#16), <i>Tonight on the </i>Titanic (#17), <i>Buffalo Before Breakfast</i> (#18), <i>Tigers at Twilight</i> (#19), <i>Dingoes at Dinnertime</i> (#20),<i> Civil War on Sunday</i> (#21), <i>Revolutionary War on Wednesday</i> (#22), <i>Twister on Tuesday</i> (#23), <i>Earthquake in the Early Morning</i> (#24), <i>Stage Fright on a Summer Night</i> (#25), <i>Good Morning, Gorillas</i> (#26), <i>Thanksgiving on Thursday</i> (#27), and <i>High Tide in Hawaii</i> (#28).<br><br> Don?t miss all the fun things you can do and discover at MagicTreeHouse.com! Read More

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Making your own baby food is not only more economical than buying commercial brands, it also assures that your child consumes only... the freshest, top-quality ingredients. British television personality and children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel's essential collection of best-ever purees grants new parents their wish: one hundred quick and easy recipes that will make for a healthy and happy baby. From first tastes and weaning, right through to meals for older babies, all the recipes are suitable for children aged six months and older. And with all these fruit and vegetable favorites, and innovative fish, meat, and chicken purees, the dishes are so tasty you will want to eat them yourself!<BR> <BR> In addition to easy and delicious recipes, <i>Top 100 Baby Purees</i> also includes information on:<BR> <BR> Weaning your baby and transitioning to solid foods<BR> <BR> Food allergies<BR> <BR> Time-saving food preparation tips<BR> <BR> Freezing and reheating your homemade baby food<BR> <BR> Tricks on finding the hidden nutrition in everyday foods<BR> <BR> Featuring a preface by Dr. Michel Cohen, New York pediatrician and author of <i>The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent</i> Read More

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Three adorable characters in three adorable board books! These clever twists on dinnertime, bedtime, and clean-up time will deligh...t all the little mess-makers, picky eaters, and night owls in your life. Read More

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In <i>Sweet Celebrations</i> the woman <i>InStyle</i> called ?New York's reigning cake diva? shares her recipes, designs, techniqu...es, and tips in a gloriously illustrated book.<BR><BR><i>Bon Appétit</i> called master baker and decorator Weinstock ?the Leonardo da Vinci of wedding cakes,? and her stunningly original creations have graced the celebrations of Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Whitney Houston. Her repertoire includes not just grand, romantic, floral wedding cakes but cakes appropriate for <i>all</i> of life's festive moments. Now she shares her expertise with bakers who want the perfect cake to commemorate that very special occasion.<BR> <BR><i>Sweet Celebrations</i> includes cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, bon voyage send-offs, victory parties, and more. Graded according to difficulty, there are cakes for the beginning as well as the experienced decorator. Present your favorite graduate with a richly bound pile of books, welcome a newborn with a delectable stack of pastel-colored blocks, or serve the charming cottage cake at a housewarming. Each of the featured twenty-four cakes is shown in full color, with complete step-by-step instructions for baking, assembling, and decorating. In addition there are many inspiring photographs of the fabulous cakes Weinstock has created for clients around the world.<BR> <BR>The book provides recipes for cakes, frostings, and fillings, as well as detailed illustrated instructions on decorating techniques. <i>Sweet Celebrations</i> is a must-have volume for home and professional bakers who want to make and serve cakes that taste as good as they look. Read More

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