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By: Karen Phillips
Publisher: Klutz

The fashion book gets an ultimate makeover. As a young fashionista you’ll play the part of fashion designer, hair stylist, makeup artist, and personal stylist as you design outfits, then color in makeup, hairstyles, and accessories. This fashion sketchbook features 75 pages of art starters–lightly-printed outlines of faces, figures, and fashionable extras. Add sparkling stickers to enhance your creations, then take your best looks from the runway to the boutique as you display them in the Look Book portfolio of keepsake album pages with die-cut frames.Comes with: 114 page book, 72 art-starter …

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By: Caryn Yacowitz
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

You’ve never seen Hanukkah or the “I Know an Old Lady” story like this before . . . through hilarious takes on the world’s greatest works of art!A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Chanukah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong:”I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidelA Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel…Perhaps it’s fatal.”Indeed, Bubbe’s first bite leads to an insatiable taste for oil, latkes, applesauce, gelt — even menorahs! But as …

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By: Margaret Cardillo
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

From Roman Holiday to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, when Audrey Hepburn starred in a movie, she lit up the screen. Her unique sense of fashion, her grace, and, most important, her spirit made her beloved by generations. But her life offscreen was even more luminous. As a little girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, she learned early on that true kindness is the greatest measure of a person—and it was a lesson she embodied as she became one of the first actresses to use her celebrity to shine a light on …

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By: Robby Novak
Publisher: HarperCollins

“This is LIFE, people! You’ve got air coming through your nose! You’ve got a heartbeat! That means it’s time to do something!” announces Kid President in his book, Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome. From YouTube sensation (75 million views and counting!) to Hub Network summer series star, Kid President—ten-year-old Robby Novak—and his videos have inspired millions to dance more, to celebrate life, and to throw spontaneous parades.In his Guide to Being Awesome, Kid President pulls together lists of awesome ideas to help the world, awesome interviews with his awesome …

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Publisher: Apandisis Publishing

Many educators agree that puzzles and games are among the best ways to engage children in the thinking process. Now the popular Brain Games series is available in a children s edition. Brain Games for Kids #1 is packed with crossword puzzles, word searches, math puzzles, mazes, picture puzzles, and more. Each fun game and puzzle will give your child s brain a boost, improving language skills, logical thinking, and analytical reasoning.Puzzles are arranged by level of difficulty from 1 to 5, and answers to every puzzle are included at …

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By: Abigail J. Dodge
Publisher: Oxmoor House

Kid`s Baking teaches basic baking techniques through fun, delicious recipes that range from easy to challenging making this a cookbook they can use for many years. Kids are taught the importance of being organized, how to cream butter and sugar, how to whip egg whites, how to peel and core fruit, and how to tell when foods are done baking. Baking terms are defined in a glossary for easy reference.A visual glossary of basic baking equipment is also included. Kid`s Baking encourages exploration in the kitchen and teaches kids skills …

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By: David Stabler
Publisher: Quirk Books

The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom “museum” full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it’s the perfect read for …

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By: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: Dark Horse Books

In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever? * Perfect companion to Legend of Korra! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators. “A fantastic glimpse into the post-series universe… ” —Bleeding Cool

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By: Kathryn J. Atwood
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn’t even have the right to vote. Readers meet 17-year-old Frenchwoman Emilienne Moreau, who assisted the Allies as a guide and set up a first-aid post in her home to …

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By: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Marvel Press

In this treasury of 12 stories, your favorite Marvel Super Hero, the Amazing Spider-Man, faces off against some of his most powerful foes, including the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Lizard and others. Each story is the perfect length for reading aloud in just around five minutes, making it perfect for bedtime or anytime. The package also features a padded cover, plussing up this already fantastic format.

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