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Alison Dare: Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in fabulous, graphic adventures.<p>Alison Dare is not your typical twelve-year-old. Sh...e's the daughter of an archaeologist/adventurer and the masked hero known as the Blue Scarab. To top it off, she's also the niece of an international super-spy; it's no surprise that a craving for danger is in her blood! Unfortunately, her parents have locked her away at the prestigious St. Joan's Academy for Girls, hoping that this would lead to a more "normal" life for their daughter.<br><br>But despite all the strict rules at the school, Alison and her best pals - Wendy and Dot - somehow manage to find themselves involved in adventures that rival those of Alison's globetrotting, planet-saving relatives. Whether it's magic genies, super-powered bank robbers, or a dastardly baron bent on world domination, <b>Alison Dare</b> delivers the best thrills since Indiana Jones and more action than Lara Croft!</p> Read More

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<b>Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children?s non-fiction<br><br>Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians... International?s Best Book Award ? Social Studies, Grades 7-12</b><br><br><b>Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year<br><br>2003 winner of the Mr. Christie?s Book Award Seal<br></b><br><b>Shortlisted for the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children?s Non-fiction<br><br>Included on <i>VOYA</i>?s ninth annual Nonfiction Honor List</b><br><br><b>Selected for inclusion in <i>CCBC Choices 2004:</i> <i>the best-of-the-year</i> list published by the Cooperative Children?s Book center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison<br><br>Named Notable Book by the International Reading Association?s Children?s Book Award in the intermediate nonfiction category <br></b><br><br>Road maps; sailor?s charts; quilts; songlines; gilded parchment covered with jewel-like colors; computer printouts ? to guide us through the strange, vast, beautiful, and mysterious frontiers of the world of maps, Val Ross presents the men and women who made them.<br><br>Here are some of the unexpected stories of history?s great mapmakers: the fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps for political gain, Captain Cook, the slaves on the run who found their way thanks to specially-pieced quilts, the woman who mapped London?s streets, princes, doctors, and warriors. These are the people who helped us chart our way in the world, under the sea, and on to the stars.<br><br>With reproductions of some of the most important maps in history, this extraordinary book, packed with information, is as fascinating and suspenseful as a novel.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On t...he way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them until they become frogs. But what will happen to the tadpoles once they grow legs and their tails begin to shrink? Wanda is worried. She wants to keep them. When she secretly moves the frogs into her own bedroom at home, Wanda?s family is in for a hilarious host of surprises.<br><br>In this charming sequel to <b>Wanda and the Wild Hair</b>, the dynamic author/illustrator team of Barbara Azore and Georgia Graham perform their magic in another joyful adventure of the quirky and mischievous Wanda.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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Amazing stories can be told with almost no words, as Anne Villeneuve demonstrates in <b>The Red Scarf</b>, originally published in... French as <b>L?echarpe rouge</b>.<br><br>One day, a taxi driver finds a red scarf left behind in his cab by a customer. Determined to find the scarf?s owner, the cabbie unknowingly walks into a world filled with strange characters: a friendly lizard, a mischievous bear, a fearsome lion and his tamer, a daredevil, and a mysterious magician. Before he knows it, the cabbie becomes part of the show. Young readers will relish this almost wordless picture book about a seemingly ordinary day, which quickly turns into an extraordinary adventure. Read More

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<p>A winsome armadillo from Brazil takes a trip to Paris in this delightful new picture book from Julie Kraulis. Arlo is an armadi...llo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favorite places for Arlo to use when he was hold enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about Paris and the one the French call <i>La Dame de Fer</i>, or Iron Lady, he decides it's time to strike out on his first adventure. He travels to France and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of Paris: eating a flakey croissant at a café, visiting the Louvre, walking along the Seine and, of course, meeting the Iron Lady... But who is she? Each spread has a clue about her identity, and kids will see hints of her scattered throughout the book. This book is like a gorgeous stroll through Paris with an adorable new friend--a stroll you'll want to take again and again.</p> Read More

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This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak o...f World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport ? a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain.<br><br>The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue. Read More

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When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leav...ing behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: <i>FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD RUSH TRAIN</i>. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded to see the girl who was just yelling at him inside the comic. Fascinated, he follows Addy into the bathroom, and the adventure begins...<br><br>     Is there a personality conflict? Oh, yes. Addy wants to go home; Wylder wants to stay and explore the world of Viminy Crowe's comic book. Do things go wrong? You bet they do, from the very start, when Addy loses her pet rat, Catnip, and almost gets shot by a Red Rider. All the while the actual comic book story is going on around them. The train carries a fortune from the Yukon goldfields, and both dashing Flynn Goster (hero of a thousand disguises and thief extraordinaire) and villainous Professor Aldous Lickpenny (criminal genius, aided by malevolent robots but somewhat hampered by doltish nephew Nevins) have plans to steal the gold. There's romance too -- Flynn's old flame, the brilliant aviatrix, Isadora Fortuna, is traveling across Canada with her balloon, and her strangely familiar protégée Nelly Day. Addy and Wylder navigate the story with the aid of the comic book itself. Every page turn sends them to a different setting, from the Banff Springs Hotel to an alligator-wrestling arena in Florida. But when they finally find a portal back to the real world, catastrophe follows ... A hilarious thrill-ride of a story that will have kids laughing and on the edge of their seats with every turn of the page. Read More

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Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction books about disgusting creatures, this book examines head lice. It covers such topics as ...head lice habitats (human heads only, dogs are gross) anatomy (his body is slightly see through, so he can always see what he ate for lunch), and parenting practice (the female louse sticks eggs to human hair and uses the leftover glue for her model airplanes). Although silly and off-the-wall, <i>Head Lice</i> contains factual information that will both amuse and teach. Read More

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More than a million words, weird spellings, words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently or vice versa. Where on Ear...th did the English language come from? The answer is that English isn?t just the speech of one nation. It?s the memory of thousands of years of history. It tracks the places people came from, the places they went, the adventures they had, the friends and enemies they made, the battles they won and lost.<br><br>As English changed and grew, it became a jumble of sounds, words, and rules from countless languages and nations. And it?s still changing and growing every day. More than seventy percent of all English words were born someplace other than England. That?s why English can be so confusing and inconsistent. And that?s why English is the richest, most international, and most versatile language in the world. <br><br>This innovative book takes us on a journey through time to unravel and demystify the story of English. Word games, intriguing facts, and tricky quizzes add an element of fun while enriching readers? knowledge and understanding. Read More

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The high contrast, patterned art in these board books has been especially designed for babies and tots.Checkers and Dot at the Bea...ch invites us to follow along with Checkers and Dot as they explore the beach, counting as they go. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

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The high contrast, patterned art in these board books has been especially designed for babies and tots. Checkers and Dot on the Fa...rm follows Checkers and Dot to the farm, where they meet some animal friends and learn some new animal sounds. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

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