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By: Kelly A. Baker
Publisher: Dover Publications

Set in a dreamy landscape of stylized patterns, this garden party buzzes with life. Whimsical and wild images of birds, frogs, bugs, and other creatures populate flowery fields that pulse with psychedelic energy. Colorists of all ages will be enchanted with these 30 full-page illustrations and their creative coloring possibilities.

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By: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick

The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. …

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By: Andy Griffiths
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Andy and Terry are once again inviting readers to come hang out with them in their astonishing 39-story treehouse (it used to be 13 stories, then 26 stories, but they keep expanding). And this year they will have even more time to jump on the world’s highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pet baby dinosaurs, and go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator, since Terry has created the greatest invention that he-or anyone else-has ever invented . . . a Once-upon-a-time machine that will write …

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By: Ian Graham
Publisher: Amicus

”Describes aspects of working in the field of information and communication technology. Includes information on computers, the internet, and communication and broadcasting”–Provided by publisher.Title: Technology CareersAuthor: Graham, IanPublisher: AmicusPublication Date: 2010/07/01Number of Pages: 46Binding Type: HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress: 2009045300

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By: Mark Dorling
Publisher: Hodder Education

The Compute-IT Teacher Packs are designed to support specialists and non-specialists alike, and provide: Introductions to teaching the Programme of Study for Computing using Compute-IT A flexible scheme of work for delivering Computing at Key Stage 3 Comprehensive lesson plans that incorporate: – an outline of the contextual knowledge required for delivery of each lesson – teaching notes on how to deliver each lesson including ideas on how to use the accompanying student books and digital resources – lists of key learning objectives and learning outcomes – effective strategies …

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By: Mark Dorling
Publisher: Hodder Education

The Compute-IT Teacher Packs are designed to support specialists and non-specialists alike, and provide: Introductions to teaching the Programme of Study for Computing using Compute-IT A flexible scheme of work for delivering Computing at Key Stage 3 Comprehensive lesson plans that incorporate: – an outline of the contextual knowledge required for delivery of each lesson – teaching notes on how to deliver each lesson including ideas on how to use the accompanying student books and digital resources – lists of key learning objectives and learning outcomes – effective strategies …

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By: Octavia Spencer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

A hard-to-prove art heist makes a New York City mystery for ninja detective Randi Rhodes in this second book in a series full of humor, adventure, and heart from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.Randi Rhodes and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge, were flying high after solving the Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. But life in sleepy Deer Creek has begun to feel…a bit boring. There are no crimes to investigate! But a trip to New York City to visit Randi’s aunt changes that! While the ninja detective trio …

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By: Bob Pflugfelder
Publisher: Quirk Books

What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course!  In Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone’s sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects …

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By: Octavia Spencer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this “assured, entertaining whodunit” (Publishers Weekly), a 2014 IndieNext pick and the first in a new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing. Twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to …

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By: Jane Werner Watson
Publisher: Golden Inspirational

A gentle look at Jesus’ birth, childhood, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection. Written in a simple, warm style that will captivate and inspire, and colorfully illustrated with seven new pages of artwork, it’s a perfect introduction to Jesus for very young children.

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