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By: Wendy Mass
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Turning 12 isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she’s got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, “When you’re twelve . . .” Well, in exactly, 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds it will finally happen. Rory’s life will officially begin!

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By: Laura Numeroff
Publisher: HarperCollins

If you give a pig a party,she’s going to ask for someballoons. When you give her the balloons, she’ll want to decorate the house. When she’s finished, she’ll put on her favorite dress. Then she’ll call all her friends — Mouse, Moose, and more.The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to throw a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If …

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By: Cindy Neuschwander
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Sir Cumference and Lady Di planned a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, but they didnt expect so many guests to show up. How many lunches will they need? And with more guests arriving by the minute, what about dinner? Sir Cumference and Lady Di have to figure out a quick way to count the guests to bring order to the party. Sir Cumference and his friends have been entertaining young and old alike for years as they introduce important math concepts with clarity and humor.

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By: Barbara Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale — the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating — has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this …

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By: Mary Ann Hoberman
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

In an irresistible fourth You Read to Me collaboration, Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added spooky tales to their bestselling and award-winning series–and it’s a scary lot of fun. You’ve never met witches, zombies, ghosts, or ghouls like these before!

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By: Patricia M. Scarry
Publisher: Golden Books

Christmas is almost here! Little Bear can smell it—and so can you! The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie. Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents.

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By: Ian Falconer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

In this picture book starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them!Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be?     Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won’t find THIS pig …

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By: Adam Rubin
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

The story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits—with hilarious results. Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), …

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By: Sally Sampson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Simple, healthy, delicious dishes for children and parents to make together Cooking at home helps kids stay healthy, builds family relationships, and teaches math, science, and cultural and financial literacy. That’s why ChopChop is your family’s best friend—and it’s jam-packed with kitchen basics, ingenious tips, and meals that taste great and are fun to make. Every recipe has been approved by the Academy of American Pediatrics and by real kids cooking at home. These dishes are nutritious, ethnically diverse, inexpensive, and a joy to prepare. From French …

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By: Betty Crocker
Publisher: Betty Crocker

Hey Kids-Let’s Get Cooking!EasyOver 60 simple recipes show you how to fix every meal of the day plus snacks and desserts.TastyChow down on delicious food, from Chicken Lickin’ Quesadillas to Indoor S’mores.FunCool illustrations and color pix of every recipe make cooking an adventure.Note to Mom & DadKids also get the lowdown on cooking terms, basic techniques, good nutrition and kitchen safety.

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