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By: Irene Howat
Publisher: CF4Kids

Isobel Kuhn questioned whether God even existed. Mary Slessor grew up in a slum with an alcoholic father. Joni Eareckson broke her neck during a diving accident and Corrie Ten Boom just lived with her family in a little watch shop in Harlaam, Holland.What is so special about these girls and how did they change their world? Isobel Kuhn believed in God and then obeyed his call to travel to Asia to tell the Lisu people about God. Mary Slessor, put herself through evening classes and eventually became one of …

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By: Michelle Markel
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases. Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel’s vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to …

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By: Jeannine Atkins
Publisher: Dawn Pubns

If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations. The six–Maria Merian (b.1647), Anna Comstock (b.1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b.1907), Rachel Carson (b.1907), Miriam Rothschild (b.1908), and Jane Goodall (b.1934)–all became renowned scientists, artists and writers. A wonderful resource for young researchers and biographers, these stories can be a starting point …

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By: Heather Cocks
Publisher: Poppy

Sometimes life gets Messy.When sixteen-year-old Brooke Berlin catches a taste of fame and her movie-star father’s attention, she decides it’s time to take her career to the next level–by launching a blog that will position her as a Hollywood “It Girl” who tells it like it is. But between schoolwork, shopping, and spray-tan appointments, she hardly has the time to write it herself…Enter green-haired outsider Max McCormack, an aspiring author with a terrible after-school job pushing faux meat on the macrobiotic masses. Max loathes the celebrity scene almost as much …

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By: Eva Steele-Saccio
Publisher: Klutz

Nail Style Studio is the perfect big sister to our bestselling Nail Art, providing step-by-step instructions for 25 tween-approved looks designed specifically for girls ages 10 and up. The included custom two-sided dotting tool makes dots and lines a breeze, and stick-on-peel-off stencils make geometric shapes crisp and stylish. And with our exclusive palette of practice nail polish, fashionistas can try a design, wash it off, and try again until it’s exactly how they want it. This complete nail art kit lets you make a statement with a wave of …

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By: Julia Myall
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Bake It in a Cup! is a must-have follow-up to the bestselling Cook It in a Cup!, the cookbook kids love! With all of the ingredients for an unforgettable time in the kitchen—including six colorful silicone cups—kids will build on basic baking skills to whip up mouthwatering recipes and comfort food favorites, like stuffed peppers, calzones, tamales, casseroles, fruit cobbler, madeleines, and more. Twenty-five simple recipes are all made with easy-to-clean, oven and microwave-safe baking cups.

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By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Ballantine Books

AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS!   First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right, presented here in a new expanded edition.   When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon …

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By: Ed Emberley
Publisher: LB Kids

Using his “alphabet” of a few letters and squiggles, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a selection of tremendous trains and terrific trucks. The thirty-two pages are packed with the trucks and trains that kids-and not a few adults- really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.

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By: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press

Introducing a new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse play-pattern for preschoolers!All aboard for an exciting lift-the-flap, sticker-play adventure with Mickey and friends! It’s a super hot day and the gang wants to bring Professor Von Drake’s amazing non-melting snow back to the Clubhouse. With Choo Choo’s help and a couple of handy Mousketools, they’ll be set for some cool clubhouse fun!

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By: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Priddy Books

Children can practice writing and number skills, spelling, math and many more essential learning activities over and over again with this fantastic wipe-clean work book.  

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