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By: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Dover Publications

From hoop skirts to bustles: a practical book that’s also fun to colorAn era that saw women’s fashions go from hoop skirts to softly draped bustles, the late Victorian and Edwardian periods also provided well-to-do ladies with elegant day dresses featuring leg-o’-mutton sleeves and lavish evening wear with plunging necklines.Twenty-nine colorable illustrations of fashionable apparel from the 1860s through 1910 depict — among other outfits — opera capes, frock coats, top hats, and knitted swimwear for men; and for the ladies, walking suits with narrow skirts, bathing outfits that completely …

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By: Barbara Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This elementary Latin course for 7-10 year olds combines a basic introduction to the Latin language with material on the history and culture of Roman Britain. Highly illustrated, the book contains a mixture of stories and myths, grammar explanations and exercises, and background cultural information. Pupils are drawn into the material as they read about the lives of a family living in a community at Vindolanda; the adventures of the children and the family cat and mouse provide interest throughout. As well as offering a lively introduction to Latin and …

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By: David Evans
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

A Tragicomic Tale of Combinatorics and Computability for Curious Children of All Ages If you are a toddler who is behind in her theoretical computer science education, this is the book for you! Also suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying theory of computation, and anyone else who likes colorful pictures. “If only I had this book when I was a young student, I might have done something useful with my life like discover a new complexity class instead of …

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By: Herobrine Books
Publisher: Herobrine Publishing Inc

Zombie’s Entire Family Are Coming Together for their 100th Year Family Reunion. Join Zombie and his family on their crazy adventure as they face multiple challenges trying to get to their 100th Year Zombie Family Reunion. Will Zombie even make it? And if he does, will Zombie be able to handle all of his crazy mob relatives all in one place? Jump Into The Adventure and Find Out! Get Your Copy Now!

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By: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press

Join Anna and Elsa as they discover a mysterious mountain monster, have a royal sleepover, babysit the trolls, and more! With 12 Frozen stories that can each be read in 5 minutes, this padded storybook is the perfect fit for bedtime, storytime, or anytime!

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By: Robert Lawson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you’ve met Amos and read his account, you’ll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way.Explore this historical time period even further in this new edition of award-winning author Robert Lawson’s classic tale, with additional bonus material, including a map of Ben Franklin’s travels!

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By: Seth Rudetsky
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Broadway, New York. The shows, the neon lights . . . the cute chorus boys! It’s where Justin has always wanted to be–and now, with a winter internship for a famous actor, he finally has his chance to shine. If only he could ditch his kind, virtuous, upright, and–dare he say it?—uptight boyfriend, Spencer. But once the internship begins, Justin has more to worry about than a cramped single-guy-in-the-city style. Instead of having his moment in the spotlight, he’s a not-so-glorified errand boy. Plus, Spencer is hanging out with a …

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By: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

There’s something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it’s smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear — it’s Sir Stinks-A-Lot! George and Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day — then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, creates a method of mind-control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future …

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By: Various
Publisher: Golden Books

The first six episodes of the epic Star Wars space saga—The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi—are retold in this Little Golden Book library! Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this boxed set of six Little Golden Books is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!

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By: Bonnie Worth
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

From the first printing press to the World Wide Web—the Cat looks at inventors and inventions that have changed our lives!   The Cat in the Hat goes back in time to meet with the masterminds of more than a dozen inventions that made a major impact on our lives today—from famous figures like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright brothers to lesser-known ones like Garrett Morgan, Mary Anderson, and Tim Berners-Lee. Children will learn basic information about each invention, as well as fascinating facts like how Guttenberg’s …

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