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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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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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<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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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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The antic never quite quit as a parade of animals sell their wares in this wildly illustrated version of the familiar alphabet dit...ty and ball-bouncing game. Young readers will delight in meeting such characters as Barbara, the bear with balloons for sale in Brazil; New York Ned, the newt who owns a noodle emporium, and finally the zipper-selling Zambian zebra and zebu, Zelda and Zach. Read More

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<b> The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.</b><br><br><b>"A rollicking story."--<i>The Horn Book</i...></b><br><br>Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another! Read More

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A story filled with suspense and humor, this classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes a new twist in the imaginative... and talented hands of Jan Brett. She introduces two engaging mouse couples eager to get away from their everyday lives. But when they agree to swap homes, they find unexpected adventures around every corner. Lush green scenes alternate with the elegant details of a fine Victorian townhouse to make a sumptuous and stunning picture book. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for h...er dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story. 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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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Jean Fritz brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers?from Bartholomew Diaz and Christo...pher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nu?ez de Balboa?who changed the map and left behind stories of adventure too good to miss.?Fritz approaches Athe salient facts? with playful irreverence; accordingly, the frequently traveled material can seem refreshingly new.? ? <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review?AFritz? turns in a fast-paced narrative enriched and enlivened by fascinating stories and details of the sort that rarely appear in standard textbooks.? ? <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, pointer review?No one is better than Jean Fritz at making history interesting as well as comprehensible.? ? <i>The Horn Book</i>Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Anthony Bacon Venti lives in Rockland, Maine. 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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This is the second book in Jeff Corwin's young middle-grade fiction series, which shows kids that no matter where you live, you ca...n have fun discovering the plants, animals, and natural life around you. 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 question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves a...gainst Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten-except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure, the original Redwall, the launching point for a series that has captured the world's attention, features seven full-color illustrations by renowned illustrator Troy Howell. This new paperback edition is a must-have for both longtime fans and first-time readers. Read More

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<b>The fourth installment of the Lost Years of Merlin by epic master storyteller T. A. Barron!<br><br></b>What is the nature of fa...te? Is young Merlin destined to be a powerful wizard, or does he have a choice? These are the questions Merlin must answer as he travels with the deer woman Hallia to the Haunted Marsh where the marsh ghouls have begun a campaign of destruction. Or are the ghouls being manipulated by an even greater source of evil? An evil that seeks to destroy not the marsh, but Merlin himself?<br><br>Here, in the fourth installment of the <b>Lost Years of Merlin</b>, epic master storyteller <b>T. A. Barron</b> weaves a tale of humor, adventure, and surprise as Merlin unravels the mystery of the Haunted Marsh, meets a boy named Arthur, and travels through a mirror of mist that brings him face to face with his destiny. Read More

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<i>Caldecott Honor Book</i><br><br>What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!...<br><br><i>Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!</i> Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?<br><br>With its expressive line drawings and charming story, <i>Blueberries for Sal</i> has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948. This book-and-audio edition features the Puffin paperback picture book edition of <i>Blueberries for Sal </i>accompanied by a compact disc that features a lively, professional reading of the story. Perfect for road trips or bedtime reading, story time, preschool, or home school, Puffin Storytime will please children and parents alike.<br><br>"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."<br><i>-School Library Journal</i>, starred review.<br>  Read More

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The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!<br><br>You can learn a lot about life by observing another s...pecies. That?s what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn?t- lock, Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn?t out to get him!<br><br>Boys and girls can't help falling in love with Humphrey! Read More

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<b>The spectacular final volume of T. A. Barron's bestselling trilogy combines gripping adventure with profound ideas about the po...werful connections between humanity and the world.</b><br><br>Avalon, the great tree world connecting the earth and the heavens, is about to be destroyed. The warlord Rhita Gawr is bent on conquest?and using an army of deathless warriors, a corrupted crystal, and a plague of arrogance and greed to succeed. <br><br>Three unlikely heroes are Avalon's only hope. Tamwyn, the wilderness guide, must travel the secret pathway to the stars. Elli, the brave young priestess, must defeat a terrible sorcerer in a realm of utter darkness. And Scree, the eagleman, must lead his winged people to do what seems impossible . . . Read More

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The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. <i>alone</i>!<br>The kingdom is in danger. Renega...de knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are even higher. For inside the castle, someone he loves is being held hostage. And now the time has come for this onetime apprentice to grow up.<br><br>Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien?s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White?s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini?s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin?s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.<p></p> 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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A Newbery Honor Book. Greta had always loved the fog?the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. ...The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees?a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Then she saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog. 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>Can frightful survive alone?</b><br><br>Sam Gribley has been told that it is illegal to harbor an endangered bird, so when his ...beloved falcon, Frightful, comes home, he has to let her go. But Frightful doesn?t know how to live alone in the wild. She can?t feed herself, mate, brood chicks, or migrate. Frightful struggles to survive and learns to enjoy her new freedom. But she feels a bond with Sam that can never be broken, and more than anything else, she wants to return to him.<br><br>The sequel to <i>My Side of the Mountain</i> and <i>On the Far Side of the Mountain</i> from Newbery Medal-winning author Jean Craighead George.<br><br><p><b>?Fans of My Side of the Mountain will be glad to revisit Sam Gribley in this sequel.?</b> <b>?<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p><p><b>?<i>Frightful?s Mountain</i> is a novel that will change the way you look at the world.?</b> <b>?<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b></p><p><b>"Frightful's story is filled with excitement and adventure." ?<i>School Library Journal</i></b></p> Read More

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All cultures share the traditional story of Cinderella--even penguin culture!<br><br>Poor Cinderella Penguin is bossed and bullied... by her evil penguin stepsisters as they get dolled up for the Penguin Prince's ball. After they have gone, a penguin tear rolls down Cinderella's cheek. "Suddenly, in a glow of bright blue light, the Great Fairy Penguin appeared before her." And the rest is penguin history."<br><br>A Children's Choice Award winner<br><br>"Lots of fun."--<i>Booklist</i><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> 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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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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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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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>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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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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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

Puffin
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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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<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

Puffin
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Lucy B. Parker has finally settled into her new life in New York City, living with her new frister (friend + sister), superstar La...urel Moses. She's got a new BFF in Beatrice, and she's spending her summer vacation off in L.A. visiting Laurel on the set of her new movie and meeting teen heartthrobs left and right. Life is good, until Lucy develops a crush-and unlike previous crushes, this one is not on a character in a book or a movie, but on a real living breathing boy, Beatrice's brother Blair. Unfortunately for Lucy, nothing ever seems to go as she plans. Because although Lucy dreamed that Blair would be her first kiss, it seems like someone else might beat him to it! 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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