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By: Lynn Maslen Kertell
Publisher: Scholastic

Scholastic s award-winning reading program is now available to pre-readers with the creation of My First Bob BooksTM. Expanding upon the Bob Books method and philosophy, these brand new sets offer children and their parents simple and satisfying tools that lay an important foundation for reading readiness. My First Bob Books:Alphabet helps children match sounds to letters, letters to words, and words to a story through the introduction of uppercase and lowercase letters and initial letter sounds. My First Bob Books:Pre-Reading Skills uses humorous read-aloud stories to introduce spatial, relational …

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By: Jenne Simon
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Meet Shopkins(TM) — the newest collectable craze!Shopkins(TM) are the hottest new collectible toy! Each fun figurine looks like a miniature grocery store product. There are cute fruits, tasty treats, adorable beauty products, and more. There are more than 140 Shopkins to collect in Series 1 and there are also ultra-rare, limited edition characters.This Starter Handbook is the essential guide for any Shopkins fan! It includes details about all the latest Shopkins, along with information about each character’s likes and dislikes, favorite quote, and an exclusive pull-out poster.So grab your cart …

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By: Martin Handford
Publisher: Candlewick

Another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe treatment!Yet another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe treatment! Prepare to find: • A striking new jacketed cover • An original collectible poster on the underside of the jacket • A spot-the-difference game on the cover • A gatefold with separate checklists on every spread • Never-before-seen sections of artwork in each scene • New things to search for!

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By: Kate Schatz
Publisher: City Lights Publishers

“This is not a book. This is a guest list for a party of my heroes. Thank you for inviting us.”–Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events books”I feel honored to be included in this book. Women need to take radical steps to become feminists, and to be strong to fight for their rights and those of others facing oppression and discrimination. The world needs rad women to create a just society.”–Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Civil Rights Activist”It’s almost always with a chuckle that I view a cartoon …

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By: Lisa Currie
Publisher: Perigee Books

Welcome to Me, You, Us—the book to fill out together! This is a creative space for you to share with your friends or a loved one. Just flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain.Write fortune cookies to each other! Decide on your perfect theme song! Brainstorm ideas for your matching tattoos! You can fill out each page with a different friend, or complete the whole book with a special someone.And the best part? Not only …

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By: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Clarion Books

This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises.   Including more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the appealingly designed book celebrates Pratchett’s inimitable wordplay and irreverent approach to the conventions of storytelling. These accessible and mischievous tales are an ideal introduction for young readers to this beloved author. Established fans of Pratchett’s work will savor the playful presentation of the themes and ideas that inform his best-selling novels.

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By: Roger Price
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

This Valentine’s Day, show how much you care by sending Mad Libs valentines! Once you have filled in the blanks, these letters work just like any other valentine—simply fold, seal, and send to your sweetheart or friends! And because this book comes complete with U .S . postage regulation paper and adorable, custom-designed stickers, it’s got everything you need to say it this Valentine’s Day!

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By: Keri Smith
Publisher: Perigee Books

The international bestseller… For anyone who’s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in “destructive” acts–poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with …

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By: Karl Jones
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

Chinese New Year comes alive for readers in this bright, bold activity book with colorful craft ideas, recipes, games and mazes, stickers, and even press-out pieces to create a Chinese New Year festival street scene to display in your home.

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By: E.C. Myers
Publisher: Adaptive Books

“WHAT IS THE SILENCE OF SIX, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?” These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school. Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting for his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no …

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