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By: Steve Cole
Publisher: Puffin

More nonstop action in the sequel to Z. Rex!Thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar used to have a normal life. Then his father created the most advanced video-game technology ever, and scientists stole this technology to create dinosaurs with a human’s ability to learn . . . and a beast’s ability to kill. Now hyper-evolved species of raptors battle in clans for supremacy on a deserted island where the only law is survival, and it’s up to Adam to make sure the raptors don’t get to the next level.

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By: Stephanie Roth Sisson
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

For every child who has ever looked up at the stars and asked, “What are they?” comes the story of a curious boy who never stopped wondering: Carl Sagan.When Carl Sagan was a young boy he went to the 1939 World’s Fair and his life was changed forever. From that day on he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better. Star Stuff follows Carl from his days star gazing from the bedroom window of his Brooklyn apartment, through his love of speculative science fiction novels, …

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By: Pamela D. Pollack
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women’s rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to women’s equality. Anthony toured the United States and Europe giving speeches and publishing articles as one of the most important advocates of women’s rights. Learn more about the woman behind the movement in Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

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By: Tyler Florence
Publisher: HarperCollins

A sweet treat awaits Tyler and Tofu when they discover that dessert is delicious and fun to make! Plus Food Network star Tyler Florence shares two carrot cake recipes—one for people, and then a dog-friendly twist on this dessert favorite—and includes a Did You Know? section filled with fun facts about the ingredients.With Tofu’s birthday right around the corner, Tyler wants to give his best pal a perfect party, and he knows that no birthday bash is complete without a big birthday cake! Tyler and Tofu venture back into the …

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By: Robin Nelson
Publisher: Lerner Publications

How does a corn seed become corn on the cob? Follow each step in nature’s cycle—from planting to picking and eating—in this fascinating book!

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By: Paula Croyle
Publisher: Accord Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel

This sparkly little board book indulges every girl’s princess fantasies, but still delivers the gentle reminder that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the castle walls.Every little girl wants to be a princess, and every mom knows that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the castle walls. Today I’ll Be a Princess will make both sides happy, encouraging hours of imaginative play. Our heroine imagines all sorts of advantages to being a princess, until she learns that princesses don’t get to play in …

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By: Caralyn Buehner
Publisher: Dial

Snowmen at Night shared with us the magical, slip-sliding adventures of snowmen after dark . . . but have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now’s your chance to find out! The snowmen are back, and this time they’re celebrating Christmas—the snowman way! This snappy and entertaining companion to the New York Times bestseller Snowmen at Night depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.Told in the same bouncy verse as the original, Snowmen at Christmas …

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By: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Clarion Books

Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal. The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family. Even young …

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By: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel comes a charming picture book about Minnie, a tiny Chihuahua with big style!”will delight young fashionistas.” — Publishers Weekly   Inspired by the adorable adventures of bestselling author Danielle Steel’s own Chihuahua, Pretty Minnie in Paris is the stylish, ooh la la tale of a fashionable Parisian pup out on the town. Lost backstage during a noisy, crowded fashion show, tiny Minnie is separated from her owner, the girl she loves best. Quel désastre! But chaos turns to couture when Minnie unexpectedly …

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By: Susan E. Goodman
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

What was it like to be a pilgrim child in 17th-century Massachusetts? This charming picture book takes young readers back in time to see. For one thing, pilgrim children didn’t go to school. Instead, they helped their parents with chores and played games such as marbles. There were no convenient grocery stores. Pilgrims had to hunt and gather food, then cook their meals on an open fire or in an outdoor oven. Dramatic photos of historical reenactments combine with lively text to give today’s children a vivid sense of daily …

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