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<b>No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!</b><br><br> Mysteries follow super-sle...uth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to summer camp. Cam and her best friend, Eric, are spending three weeds at Camp Eagle Lake. It's a summer filled with swimming, sports, canoeing, making new friends, and...solving mysteries! It's sure to be a fun--and challenging--summer for Cam Jansen! <br><br> The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades. Read More

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When Little Jane Allison Crocodile is kidnapped by the Bad Guy's Big Bad Brother from Louisiana, Bill and his bird buddy Pete head... to the rescue. But Pete gets caught by the Rich Lady and it's up to Bill to save the day. Kids and parents everywhere will love Tomie dePaola's hilarious new episode featuring the Egyptian pair's first visit to the United States. Read More

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When the Exxon Valdez struck the rocks in Prince William Sound, Alaska, nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the w...ater. The result was an oil slick which threatened all of the area wildlife, especially the sea otters. This is the story of the animal rescue experts who went to Alaska to lend a hand. Illustrated with the author's own photographs, <b>Sea Otter Rescue</b> is a fascinating first-hand account of the heroic measures taken to save the lives of hundreds of sea otters. Read More

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A classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by... a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends. Brilliantly introduced by bestselling author, Christopher Paolini. Read More

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<b>No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!</b><br><br> Mysteries follow super-sle...uth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to a party. Cam has put together a surprise party for her parents. But when Granny and Gramps call from the airport to say they have been robbed, Cam and her parents rush to their side. Now it's up to Cam to find the theif! <br><br> The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades. Read More

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A beautiful hardcover edition of a timeless classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child. Young, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to li...ve with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, and kept away from her sickly cousin Colin, Mary happens upon a secret, walled garden. As she starts to work in it, the garden begins to flourish, and so do Mary and her new family. With an unjacketed fabric cover, six full color plates, and colored endpapers, everything about this hardcover edition is high-end and luxurious. Read More

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<b>The bestselling series by T. A. Barron!</b><br><br>Washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, the boy had no home, no memory and... no name... he was determined to find all three. <br><br>This best-selling series follows the adventures and training of young Merlin on the mist-shrouded isle of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight. With this land's inhabitants to guide him, the boy will learn that Fincayra's fate and his own quest are strangely interwined. <br><br>He is destined to become the greatest wizard of all time--known to all as Merlin. <br><br>"Fans who have followed young Merlin through his many adventures will still enjoy trekking with him." (<i>The Horn Book</i>) Read More

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Puffin Classics match beloved stories with brand new introductions by some of today's most popular authors, along with bonus mater...ial perfect for encouraging discussion among friends. This set includes sixteen books that remain some of today's most cherished classics: <P><i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> by Mark Twain, Introduction by Darren Shan <br><i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i> by Mark Twain, Introduction by Richard Peck <br><i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland </i>by Lewis Carroll, Introduction by Chris Riddell <br><i>Black Beauty </i>by Anna Sewell, Introduction by Meg Rosoff <br><i>The Call of the Wild</i> by Jack London, Introduction by Melvin Burgess <br><i>Journey to the Centre of the Earth</i> by Jules Verne, Introduction by Diana Wynne Jones <br><i>Just So Stories</i> by Rudyard Kipling, Introduction by Jonathan Stroud <br><i>King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table</i> by Roger Lancelyn Green, Introduction by David Almond <br><i>A Little Princess</i> by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah <br><i>Little Women</i> by Louisa May Alcott, Introduction by Louise Rennison <br><i>Oliver Twist </i>by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Garth Nix <br><i>The Secret Garden </i>by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by Sophie Dahl <br><i>Treasure Island </i>by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Eoin Colfer <br><i>White Fang</i> by Jack London, Introduction by Richard Adams <br><i>The Wind in the Willows</i> by Kenneth Grahame, Introduction by Brian Jacques <br><i>The Wizard of Oz</i> by L. Frank Baum, Introduction by Cornelia Funke Read More

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In his sixth adventure, Humphrey heads off for the great outdoors.<p> When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he panics. School... ends? What?s a classroom hamster to do if he?s not in school? But as it turns out, there?s something thrilling in store for Humphrey and Og the frog: going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camper Humphrey meets a friendly wild mouse, tracks down Og when he gets lost by the lake, and uses his wily charm to help kids adjust to cabin life and make new friends.<p> Everyone?s favorite classroom pet keeps entertaining kids across the nation, and his books have won eight state awards and were nominated for fourteen others.<br><br></p></p> Read More

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This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander's story of a young man visiting -- and ...then becoming -- the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's most memorable artwork. Both children and adults will relish <i>The Fortune-tellers</i>."A funny, playful story that evokes the irony of the human condition." -- <i>Booklist</i>,starred review"Alexander narrates his original tale with folkloric verve and his own mellow brand of irony;Hyman realizes the African setting in...splendid illustrations. A winning tale, superlatively presented." -- <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>,pointerreviewLloyd Alexander's many achievements include a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Medal, and the National Book Award.Trina Schart Hyman won the Caldecott Medal for <i>Saint George and the Dragon</i> and a Caldecott Honor Medal for <i>Little Red Riding Hood</i>, among numerous other awards. Read More

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<b>?The Trunchbull? is no match for Matilda!</b><br><br>Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's ju...st a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!<p>"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." ?<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></p> Read More

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<b>Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons!</b><br> <br><b>What is an interjection? What is a conjunction?</b><...br> <br><b>Explore language</b> and discover how to identify interjections and conjunctions and the way they work in sentences.<br> <br><b>Praise for <u>Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal!</u>:</b><br><br><i>?Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. ... This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers.??<u>School Library Journal</u></i><br><br><b>About the Explore! series:</b><br> <br>Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the <b>Explore</b> series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun.<br><br><b>Books in the series:</b><br><br><b>Explore Language</b><br>1. <u>Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions</u><br>2. <u>Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns</u><br>3. <u>Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions</u><br>4. <u>Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs</u><br>5. <u>Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives</u><br>6. <u>Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns</u><br>7. <u>Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns</u><br>8. <u>Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs</u><br> <br><b>Explore Nature</b><br>1. <u>Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young</u><br>2. <u>Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs</u><br>3. <u>The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds</u><br>4. <u>Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers</u> Read More

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From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to b...e solved!<br><br>Glub! Blub!<br>Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon.  After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (<i>Glub! Blub!). </i>Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what <i>is</i> a glub blub? Read More

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<b>Book 5 in the Merlin Saga by T. A. Barron!</b><br><br>Winter's longest night is rapidly approaching as Merlin faces the most di...fficult challenge of his life: to unite all the people of Fincayra against an invasion by the evil Rhita Gawr. But how can one man, in two weeks' time, gather them all?the dwarves, the canyon eagles, the walking trees, the living stones, and more?when none of them will listen? And now comes the mysterious Swordarms, who is hunting down Fincayra's children. Only if Merlin can unite the battling forces within himself, can he save the children, unify the Fincayrans, and regain the long lost wings that will enable him, and his people, to choose their true destiny. Read More

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<DIV>Louis's Scottish uncle brings him the birthday gift of a tadpole, plucked right out of Loch Ness. But it soon becomes clear t...hat this "tadpole" is not turning into an ordinary frog! It'll take a little help from friends and a lot of ingenuity to feed and shelter this unusual, ever-growing pet.<br><br> <i>The Mysterious Tadpole</i>, with its giddy mix of fantasy, adventure, and high humor, is one of Steven Kellogg's most popular books. It was an ALA Notable, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice, and won the Irma Simonton Black Award. For its anniversary, Steven has reworked aspects of the story and has created entirely new artwork in the bright, bold colors that weren't reproducible twenty-five years ago. He discusses why he wanted to revise the book in a lively author's note.</div> Read More

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When Cam Jansen, her father, and her friend Eric go to the library, Cam finds a mystery to read. But soon, she has a mystery to so...lve. Her father's shopping list has disappeared. Cam decides to use her amazing skills to investigate, and with a click, she puts her photographic memory into action. Where was the list seen last? And where can it possibly be?<br><br>The Young Cam Jansen books are "appealing mini-mysteries [that] will find a ready audience." (<i>Booklist </i>) Read More

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$6.25 at Amazon

Lili loves to dance, and dreams of becoming a ballerina. In her ballet class she does stretches, works at the barre, and learns th...e five classical dance positions that are the basics for the roles she may dance when she is older. Enhanced by delicate watercolor illustrations, this lovely book is the perfect introduction for boys and girls who want to learn more about ballet. Full color. Read More

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<p><b>No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!</b><br><br> Mysteries follow super-...sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to an amusement park. Cam, Eric, and Cam's aunt Katie and uncle George have just braved the amusement park's Haunted House when Aunt Katie realizes that her wallet is missing. Did she lose it or was it stolen? Cam is convinced that this is the start of a very spooky mystery!<br><br> The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.</p> Read More

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Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annie's red mitten has disappeared in all the fun. The...y look high and low. . . . It's not on the sledding hill, and it's not by the snow castles. Maybe an eagle carried it off to keep its baby's head warm. Or maybe a mouse is using it as a sleeping bag. When the sun goes down, Annie and Oscar have to give up their search and go inside. But when Annie looks out the window, something red catches her eye. . . .<br><br>With entirely new full-color illustrations, this beautiful version of the beloved picture book <i>The Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten</i> retains all the charm of the original. Read More

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<b>Perfect for introductory grammar lessons!</b> <b>What is a noun?</b><br> <br><b>Explore language</b> and discover the uses of n...ouns and their many grammatical forms from proper nouns to common nouns to abstract nouns.<br> <br><i>?Heller explores types of nouns: common, proper, abstract, concrete, compound, collective, singular, plural, and possessive... Its lush, exuberant full-color artwork will grab kids' attention.??<u>Booklist</u></i><br><br><i>?With humor, style, and succinct, admirable precision, Heller summarizes everything most people will ever need to know about this particular area of grammar. ... A treasure.??<u>Kirkus Reviews</u></i><br><br><i>?To say that Heller has a way with words is to understate a multifaceted talent... The rhymed text of this book is as witty and smooth as its predecessors ... Rarely does a book offer children so much to look at, listen to and learn.??<u>Publishers Weekly</u></i><br><br><i>?Striking graphic design with large clear objects in bold colors overflowing each double-page spread make the book a visual treat. The use of bold type for all the nouns is particularly pleasing and will make for easy reading aloud... Those who have found the others in the series successful will want this one.??<u>School Library Journal</u></i><br> <br><b>About the Explore! series:</b><br> <br>Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the <b>Explore</b> series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun.<br><br><b>Books in the series:</b><br><br><b>Explore Language!</b><br>1. <u>Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions</u><br>2. <u>Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns</u><br>3. <u>Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions</u><br>4. <u>Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs</u><br>5. <u>Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives</u><br>6. <u>Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns</u><br>7. <u>Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns</u><br>8. <u>Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs</u><br> <br><b>Explore Nature!</b><br>1. <u>Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young</u><br>2. <u>Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs</u><br>3. <u>The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds</u><br>4. <u>Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers</u> Read More

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The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first ten books in the seri...es have received updated covers, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers. Now the series redesign continues with five more books, giving Cam a cool, modern look! Read More

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Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness.... Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone's surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!<br><br>"This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics . . . Neither Kaye's princess nor her book should be considered ordinary." (<i>School Library Journal</i>) Read More

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Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her b...edroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone--who knows April better than anyone--has answers.<br /><br /> As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.<br /><br /> Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end. Read More

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Thirteen-year-old Nick Diamond is in prison! Framed for a jewel heist, quick-thinking Nick finds himself sharing a cell with publi...c enemy number one: Johnny Powers. Nick?s only chance of clearing his name is to nail the Fence, the country?s master criminal. But to do that, he needs to break out?which is where his bumbling older brother, Tim, comes in. Nick?s not so sure he?ll make it to his fourteenth birthday! Read More

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A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so ...happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief. Read More

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It's a fascinating adventure with nature - this time in New Mexico! Budding naturalists Lucy, Benjamin, and Gabe are back and camp...ing in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico! Readers can join the fun as these kids explore the diverse desert ecosystem. This is the third book in Jeff Corwin's young middlegrade fiction series, which shows kids that no matter where you live, you can have fun discovering the plants, animals, and natural life around you. Read More

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Basil becomes Merlin's partner as they battle the mysterious shadows that threaten the new Avalon. A dark magic has been spreadin...g across Avalon. Initially, the events seemed unrelated: a war in Fireroot between the dwarves and the fire dragons, blight in Stoneroot, and disputes throughout the realms. But as Merlin and Basil scour the realms, they begin to realize that looming behind the growing chaos is a single dark threat?an enemy that they?ve never encountered. One that must be stopped before all of Avalon is lost.<br> In this jaw-dropping sequel to the mega-hit Merlin?s Dragon, T. A. Barron sends Merlin, Rhia, and Basil, the greatest dragon ever, on a mission across Avalon to root out this new enemy. But sacrifices will be made, relationships will be tested, and precious lives will be lost. Read More

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Bones and his parents got Grandpa a special present for his birthday. But by the time they all make it to the party, the gift is g...one. How could it have disappeared so quickly? Will detective Jeffrey Bones be able to solve the mystery and sing ?Happy Birthday? to Grandpa? Read More

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A skillful mix of English and Spanish adds a special flair to this lively, rhythmic picture book. It's non-stop fun when eight ani...mal friends-ocho animales-head out to the market to find their supper. There's queso for the mouse, leche for the cat, and much more. And when all of the animals are fed, it's off to the baile to dance the night away! Brought to life with Lee Chapman's bold illustrations, this is a great way to introduce young readers to a new language, as well as a great tool to help Spanish-speakers learn English. <br><br>"An engaging choice for early readers." (<i>Booklist</i>) Read More

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Things are always a little rowdy in a class of twenty-six kindergartners, but there are some days when chaos reigns. Watch what ha...ppens in Miss Bindergarten's rambunctious class when water overflows, ants are on the loose, and oozy paint smudges. How will Miss Bindergarten and the kindergartners get everything back in order? This is one kindergarten adventure not to be missed! Read More

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When a baby raccoon is swept downstream in an abandoned canoe, he feels afraid. But soon he notices all kinds of things he has nev...er seen before, and from the safety of his little boat, he begins to explore the world around him. Paralleling the exciting-and often frightening-experience of a child's first adventure away from home, Raccoon on His Own offers little ones a glimpse of being on their own for the very first time. Read More

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I just don't know what's going onOr why it has to beBut every day it's something worseWhat's happening to me?So begins this uproar...ious new story from the best-selling creator of <i>No Jumping on the Bed!,Green Wilma</i>, and other popular books. The young narrator has discovered a disturbing trend: There's fuzz in his belly button his toes are peeling and something just fell out of his nose. The last straw is a loose tooth, which convinces him of the awful truth his parts are coming unglued!<i>Parts</i> deals with a subject of deepest interest to every young child: the stuff our bodies shed. Parents will appreciate the reassuring message that it's all quite normal, while Tedd Arnold's comical illustrations and rhyming text are guaranteed to make young readers laugh their heads off. Read More

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Danny Dragonbreath knew girls were trouble. But the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is beyond trouble. Not only... has she reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole, but she?s apparently the object of an elaborate ninja frog kidnapping plot. Danny is never one to pass up an adventure (especially one involving ninja frogs), and so he and Wendell and Suki set out on a dangerous quest through the mythical Japanese bamboo forests to find out what these fearsome frogs want. Danny may not be able to breathe fire like a normal dragon, but he and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs. Or, um, so he hopes . . .<p>Using her trademark hybrid style of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon has packed this second book in the hilarious Dragonbreath series with lots of kung fu, a little bit of <i>loooove</i>, and plenty of everyday school drama. A perfect fit for fans of <i>Wimpy Kid</i> and <i>Bad Kitty</i>.<br> </p> Read More

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A dazzling volume containing two classic Roald Dahl novels! <p> Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka have been children's favorites for ...generations. Now their two books are available in one stunning edition! In <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, the gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside. And then in <i>Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator</i>, Charlie and Willy Wonka are back in a fantastic journey to outer space.<br><br></p> Read More

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Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home. He and the mischievous raccoon are best friends for a perfect year of a...dventure?until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.<br><br> A Newbery Honor Book Read More

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A teen gang leader taken for a deadly ride by a car with a mind of its own. . . . A boy haunted by a phantom cobra. . . . A realit...y TV show pitting teens against grown ups, with only one survivor. . . . From whose twisted mind can such gruesome stories unfold? Only Anthony Horowitz. From the internationally bestselling author of the Alex Rider missions, this collection of harrowing tales is sure to have you smiling in terrified pleasure. But whatever you do, don't turn out the lights! Read More

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<b>Now on Broadway!</b><br><br>Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expect...s school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!<br><br>Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Read More

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The heart-pounding companion to the #1 Children?s <i>Book Sense</i> Pick <i>The White Giraffe.</i><p> Just as Martine is settling ...into life at Sawubona, the wildlife game reserve, with her grandmother and Jemmy, her white giraffe, she must leave for two weeks on a school trip off the coast of South Africa. What begins as an exciting sea adventure quickly turns perilous when Martine and five of her classmates are thrown overboard into shark-infested waters. They are saved by a pod of dolphins only to end up marooned on a deserted island. The castaways, at odds with one another, must figure out not only how to survive, but how to save the dolphins that have mysteriously beached themselves on the island?s shore.<p> In a gripping tale of courage, friendship, and survival, Martine uses her healing gift and her bushcraft to help humans and animals alike. Look for Martine on the big screen?<i>The White Giraffe</i> will soon be made into a major motion picture from Walden Media and Twentieth Century Fox, starring Anna Sophia Robb.<br><br></p></p> Read More

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An all-new, original book featuring two new Vet Volunteers! <br><br> Meet Jules and Josh, the new twins in town! While Josh adapts... quickly to Ambler, Jules accidentally makes an enemy of Maggie. Hoping a pet will help her feel better, Jules adopts the class rabbit, Chewie, but things go downhill when there are complications with Chewie's spay surgery. With Dr. Mac out on a call, it's up to Jules to work with Maggie to help the rabbit - and maybe even prove that she and Josh are worthy of becoming Vet Volunteers. <br><br> This brand-new book in the beloved Vet Volunteers series brings all the kids together for another exciting animal adventure! Read More

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A fascinating look at the real Jeff Corwin!<br><br> From growing up in an urban community near Boston, to falling in love with sna...kes, to traveling to exotic places, to becoming a beloved Emmy Award-winning television host of Animal Planet, this authorized biography will give readers a first-hand look at Jeff's amazing and adventurous life. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with Jeff, kids will get an honest telling of Jeff Corwin's incredible journey from child nature enthusiast to naturalist and animal specialist. Read More

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<b>As in his acclaimed epic <i>The Lost Years of Merlin</i>, T. A. Barron has created a radiant, richly imagined world, full of hi...gh adventure and un-forgettable characters.</b><br><br>Long ago, the great wizard Merlin planted the seed that would become the peaceful world of Avalon. Now, though, Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts. Then the very stars begin to lose their light, and it seems that the Lady of the Lake's dire predictions are about to come true. The fate of Avalon now rests with Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an apprentice priestess; and Scree, a young eagleman. One of them is the true heir of Merlin, the only person who can save Avalon . . . and one of them is the dreaded child of the Dark Prophecy, fated to destroy it. Read More

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The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first ten books in the seri...es have received updated covers, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers. Now the series redesign continues with five more books, giving Cam a cool, modern look! Read More

Puffin
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When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates instyle by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mys...tery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it's up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit!"The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses." -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i>Graeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including <i>Animalia</i> (Puffin), <i>The Sign of the Seahorse</i>, and most recently, <i>The Discovery of Dragons</i>. Read More

Puffin
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<b>In this final book of the Merlin's Dragon trilogy, T. A. Barron brings this saga to a thrilling?if bittersweet?end.</b><br><br>...Avalon is on the verge of total destruction: an army of warriors, a swarm of fire dragons, and a lethal plague are all laying waste to Merlin's beloved land. But Merlin is nowhere to be found. Leading the fight in his place is Basil, the once tiny lizard who is now the most powerful dragon in Avalon. But to restore peace, the mastermind behind this chaos, Doomraga, will need to be discovered and destroyed before his power grows stronger and Avalon and its inhabitants are beyond saving. For Basil to triumph, he and his friends may need to make the ultimate sacrifice. Read More

Puffin
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Outrageous Pippi Longstocking has no parents around and no rules to follow, so she lives according to her own daredevilish ways. S...he's been treating her friends Tommy and Annika to wild adventures, too--like buying and eating seventy-two pounds of candy, or sailing off to an island in the middle of a lake to see what it's like to be shipwrecked. But then Pippi's long lost father returns, and she might have to leave Villa Villekulla!<br><br>From the Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winning author of the classic<i> P<i>ippi Longstocking</i>,</i> this is another rollicking adventure that's sure to please fans of the freckled, fun-loving little girl.<br><br>"Lovers of Pippi Longstocking will welcome this rollicking tale of a topsy-turvy world in which Pippi and her next-door neighbors put into practice some ideas about good times." - <i>School Library Journal</i> Read More

Puffin
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The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroi...ne whom readers have loved for over two decades. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life to these perennial best-sellers. Old fans and new readers will love Cam's cool, modern look! Read More

Puffin
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<b>In this the third story in his Arthurian epic, T. A. Barron adds a thrilling new dimension to the legend of Merlin.</b><br><br>...Wings of Fire, the sleeping dragon, has awakened, threatening to loose his terrible wrath on all of Fincayra. Only young Merlin, grandson of the great wizard Tuatha, can stop him, though the price may well be the young wizard's life.But before he can face the dragon's fires, Merlin must endure fires of other kinds?including those within himself. He must face the evil, batlike kreelixes who exist only to destroy magic; the mysterious Wheel of Wye; and the sorceress Urnalda, who holds the treasured Galator. Most challenging, young Merlin must discover not the power but the source of his own magic. Read More

Puffin
$17.89 at Amazon

The book that kicked off the phenomenon is now reissued with brandnew jacket art in honor of its 20th anniversary. Readers will de...light anew in the thrilling adventures of young Matthias as he discovers the hero within. Brian Jacques? classic tale of peaceful creatures forced to band together in battle has never felt more timely or full of life. Read More

Puffin
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<b>One of T.A. Barron?s most thrilling adventures yet, featuring a new and unforgettable character in his earliest years.</b><br><...br>In the years after Fincayra disappears and Merlin has been sent wandering, a young lizard-like creature, with the wings of a bat and the magical power to produce any smell it encounters, is born into the new world of Avalon. The unlikely hero?Basil, he is called?cannot find a single creature like itself nor a person who can tell him what he is. But it is clear that Basil is much more than he seems when he stumbles into an encounter with the great Merlin, saving his child?s life, then uncovers a secret plot by the evil Rhita Gawr. It?s a race against time and across Avalon as Basil, with the help of the faithful wind sister Ailah, searches for the great wizard to warn him. Read More

Puffin
$3.51 at Amazon

The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroi...ne whom readers have loved for over two decades. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life to these perennial best-sellers. Old fans and new readers will love Cam's cool, modern look! Read More

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