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J. D. idolizes his older brother Tom, a.k.a. The Great Brain, a silver-tongued con artist with a genius for making a profit. No ma...tter what the situation, The Great Brain will always find a way to turn it to his advantage--usually, his financial advantage. As boys growing up at the beginning of the 1900s, J. D. and Tom have plenty of scope for their adventures. And while J. D.'s ingenuity may not equal his conniving brother's, as a narrator he is endearingly sympathetic and wildly entertaining. First published in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this classic series has been popular ever since. Now the first three books are again available in hardcover, complete with their original illustrations. Join the amazing Great Brain and his befuddled brother as they continue to captivate generations of young readers. Read More

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Obi's on a mission to go where no gerbil has gone before - outside the house! <br><br> There's a new pet at Obi the gerbil's house..., and he's bigger, furrier, and more slobbery than Obi. And he's getting all the attention. But when the puppy escapes out the door and runs away, Obi sets out on a mission to bring him back. There are many obstacles, from a hungry owl to a giant dog to snarky cats in Obi's own backyard. But with the perseverance and pluck she demonstrated in the popular first Obi book, Obi overcomes the problems and brings the puppy safely home. With clever cartoon illustrations to punch up the comedy, this funny, adventurous sequel will leave you squeaking for more. Read More

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<b>From the co-creator of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the cl...assic picture books <i>Little Bear </i>and <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. </b><br> <br>Three bear siblings break their mother?s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells. When a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves tossed about in their little boat, far from Mama. What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home?<br> <br>This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions. Read More

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Young Prince Rashko is frustrated with his family - no one does any thinking but him! The kingdom and castle seem to be in the han...ds of fools. So when Rashko's parents mysteriously disappear and the evil Baron Temny parks his army outside the castle walls, it is up to the young prince to save the day. But there is more to this castle and its history than meets the eye, and Rashko will have to embrace his ancestry, harness a dragon, and use his sword-fighting skills to stop the baron and save the kingdom. Along the way, he realizes that his family is not quite as stupid as he always thought.<br><br> Master storyteller Joseph Bruchac, known for his smart, gripping Native American books, here combines his signature action and adventure with a large dose of humor, which just brings this story to a whole new level. Read More

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The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus! <br><br>In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon... Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner's vivacious art and riotous text make for <i>mucho</i> read-aloud fun. <br><br>Come one, come all--with Skippyjon Jones as the circus star, the Greatest Show on Earth just got even better! <br><br>Includes a CD of the author reading! Read More

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Meet ten inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries <br><br> Though most people have heard of ex...plorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie Cashman and Annie Smith Peck. Unfortunately, most of the brave women explorers have never made it into history books because they lived in times when it was taboo for women to go off on their own. Luckily, the daring women in this book didn't let those taboos slow them down as they climbed treacherous mountains, studied Aboriginal cultures, and lived with Pygmy tribes! <br><br> With engaging text and bold illustrations, Women Explorers will finally properly introduce these adventurous women to the world. Read More

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<b>A lively playtime adventure that becomes a warm and cozy bedtime book</b>?<b>perfect for every little knight-in-training. From ...the illustrator of the award-winning <i>We?re Going on a Bear Hunt.</i></b><br> <br>Night is falling and playtime is nearly over. But brave King Jack and his faithful knights Zak and Caspar are still protecting their castle fort from fierce dragons and terrible beasts. This captivating, joyful make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime story for brave children everywhere. Fans of <i>Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site </i>and <i>Dinosaur Roar</i> will especially enjoy this imaginative tale.<br><br>An ALA Notable Book<br>Bank Street Book Committee Best Children?s Books of the Year<br>Kate Greenaway Award<br><br>?It?s an enchanting tribute to both full-throttle pretend play and the reassurance of a parent?s embrace.??<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)<br> <br>?A tale of make-believe that children will delight in hearing again and again.??<i>School Library Journal</i> (starred review)<br> <br>?Sure to be read aloud again and again, this testament to imaginative play exudes warmth.??<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Read More

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Nilson and Amelia do everything together. But if one little thing goes wrong, Nilson throws the biggest, most house shaking-est fi...t ever! Amelia helps Nilson control his gorilla-sized temper by promising him banana ice cream and letting him play with her froggy coin purse. But, sometimes, Amelia needs to be calmed down, too.<br><br>Inspired by Ohora's own "negotiations" with his two sons, <i>No Fits, Nilson!</i> is a hilarious preschool pick for kids and parents navigating the treacherous tantrum phase. Read More

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Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three-quarters, is good at tricks. She can balance a pencil on the end of her finger and pick her no...se without anyone seeing. But she amazes everyone?even herself?with her best trick yet: Josie can lift a table, a car, and even a bus with no effort at all! Hold on, though. Could this would-be blessing turn out to be an even greater curse?<p> Then there?s Sam?poor Sam! When his parents take off for a trip to the moon, Sam is imprisoned by the wicked Hilda Hardbottom. He must find a way to escape, but how? Could his salvation come in the form of a small, splotchy alien? Maybe?if that alien has the power of invisibility, and the inclination to share!<p> In these two delightfully silly stories of extreme magic, enticingly packaged in a flip-book format, resourceful kids rely on their sense and savvy to save the day.<br><br></p></p> Read More

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Introducing a lovable monster with a hairy problem <br><br>Stewart is a monster. He has wild, crazy, messy hair that's perfect for... scaring, collecting spiders, and hiding after-school treats. But when Stewart's hair grows so long that things start getting lost in it, his parents decide it's time to intervene. Stewart disagrees. His hair is awesome! But when Stewart's hair keeps him from doing his very favorite thing, he realizes it <i>might</i> be time to reconsider. <br><br>With slyly funny text and uproarious illustrations, this humorous account of a much-feared experience is a must-have for every monster--and every child, too. Read More

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Here?s a book that begs to be read aloud. From the very first ?GRRRRRR!? and ?ROAR!? of the Super Hungry Dinosaur, kids will be ro...oting for Hal to save his parents and his dog, Billy, from the huge beast. And Hal saves them in the most unusual way (hint: It involves spaghetti) in this delightful twist on the tantrum story from well-loved and bestselling author Martin Waddell and debut illustrator Leonie Lord. Read More

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<b>Acclaimed artist William Wegman combines his iconic photography with his background in painting to introduce two irresistible n...ew characters based on his real-life puppies.</b><br><br>Meet Flo. She?s a sophisticated big sister who?s part of a very artistic family.  She likes playing with paint and wearing sweaters her mother knits.  Flo also likes teasing her little brother, Wendell.  They play hide-and-seek, but Flo doesn?t look very hard.  They play dress up, too, but Wendell always gets the bad costumes.  Their parents wish they would get along, and they do try?sometimes.<br><br>For every child who has experienced sibling rivalry, here?s a humorous look at what it takes to play nice. Perfect for fans of Maira Kalman, Ian Falconer, and dog lovers of all ages. Read More

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Green Wilma is so determined to catch a tasty fly that she doesn?t notice a family of galactic visitors to her pond. In a case of ...mistaken identity, the alien parents beam Wilma on board their spaceship while leaving their child, Blooger, behind. Poor Blooger, stuck on the bewildering planet Earth. Poor Wilma, hungry and confused (though also having the ride of her life!). Will the two be able to switch back in time for supper?<p> It?s a warp-speed comedy sure to please the fans of Tedd Arnold?s Geisel Honor?winning <i>Hi! Fly Guy</i>, his beloved Parts books, and especially <i>Green Wilma</i>, which was an IRA-CBC Children?s Choice book and a PBS <i>Storytime</i> featured selection.<br><br></p> Read More

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<b>For the youngest <i>Ladybug Girl</i> fans comes a concept board book about all the different kinds of games that kids like to p...lay. With its sturdy format and at 12 pages long, this book is perfect for toddlers. </b><br> <br>Ladybug Girl and her dog Bingo love to play all different kinds of games, from jump rope, to hide-and-seek, to tea party. When Ladybug Girl uses her imagination, those games become even more fun! Read More

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Where those kings are headed is a mystery, but no travelers ever had such a jolly time. Here is a royal romp through a tongue-twis...ting paradise. 32 full-color illustrations. Read More

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<b>Now one of <i>Booklist</i>'s 30 Best Books of the Year!</b><br><br>"Genius!" ? <i>Wired.com</i><br><br>?Marilyn Singer's verse ...in Follow Follow practically dances down each page .  . . the effect is miraculous and pithy.? ? <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br><br><br>Once upon a time, <i>Mirror Mirror</i>, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos?a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward?became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.<br><br>Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else?it is almost like magic!<br><br>A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again. Read More

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From Hercules? snake assassin slippers to Arachne?s wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes tha...t have captured Western culture for centuries?but a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderful antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of <i>The Lightning Thief</i>, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remain unerringly faithful to the original myth. Kids won?t be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of <i>Amazing Greek Myths</i>?while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago. Read More

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<b> A thrilling, high-concept fantasy for fans of Garth Nix and Nancy Farmer. </b><br><br> <i>Incarceron</i> is a prison so vast t...hat it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible. <br><br> And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know. Read More

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Mole has a rock 'n' roll soul. He wears a leather jacket (even in summer) and shades (even at night), and he can strut just like h...is idol, Mick Badger. But then Mole's friend Pig plans a talent show and, to everyone's shock, Mole refuses to play. He's a rock star, see-just as long as no one's watching. The night of the big show, Pig is ready for his sizzling dance number, but wait-his iPod's broken! Can Mole step up and save his friend's rep, or will the bright lights and big crowds make him shake in his shades?<br><br> This tale of loyalty and self-esteem crackles with rockin' comedy for every generation-perfect for every kid, and their parents and grandparents Read More

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This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is ...a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching. Read More

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A group of restless pumpkinheads are tired of spending every Halloween sitting on the porch while all the kids get to dress up and... go trick-or-treating. This year, the pumpkins magnificently transform into fearsome Frankenstein, the Loch Ness monster, a woolly mammoth, and even a grand slime beast . . . and then hit the town!<br><br> Kids and parents will love ogling the astounding photographs of Hugh McMahon's real carved pumpkins and laughing along with the story"s surprise ending. And with step-by-step carving instructions and photos included in the book, they can also create their own masterpieces. Read More

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