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By: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: GRAPHIX

For the very first time, The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels adapted by #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award winning creator of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier, are available in full color!Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn’t always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter …

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By: Aline Alexander Newman
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent … but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet’s behavior. With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behavior. So if you’ve ever wondered what Fluffy means when she’s purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right – this book is for you! It’s full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scenarios, and showcases more than …

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By: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won’t be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular “ride”- a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!

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By: Jenean Morrison
Publisher: Test Pattern Press

By popular request the artist behind the Pattern and Design Coloring Book Series now brings you 50 new mandala designs: Volume One of her new series devoted wholly to mandalas! These beautiful and intricate mandalas are artist Jenean Morrison’s interpretation of an art form that can be traced back centuries. Mandalas are used by many as calming, meditative tools. As with her Pattern and Design Coloring Book series, all 50 designs are printed on the FRONTS OF PAGES ONLY. Jenean is certain that you’ll find these mandalas as relaxing and …

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By: Bertram T. Knight
Publisher: Childrens Pr

Describes in photographs and brief text the steps involved in making ice cream

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By: Valentina Harper
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Inject a little whimsy into your daily grind! Inside are 30 ready-to-color art activities that will transport you to a dream world of delightful animals. From owls and elephants to peacocks and armadillos, these elegant beasts are so richly detailed it might take you hours to complete just one page. You won t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these intricate drawings. Talented artist Valentina Harper provides easy-to-follow tips on her distinctive patterning techniques. And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the …

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Publisher: Twirl

The sounds, sights, and activity of a construction site provide for endless fascination. Packed with more than 60 tabbed moving parts to pull, lift, and explore; crammed with meticulous detail of vehicles, buildings, and techniques; here’s a book that will satisfy even the most curious of kids. Whether it’s building a bridge or a skyscraper, a giant ship or a tunnel, there’s a wealth of color, action, and knowledge to be gleaned on each of the ten spreads of this oversized book. A wonderful companion to The Ultimate Book of …

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By: Jim Gigliotti
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending to the needs of the destitute. Her charity work soon expanded internationally, and her name remains synonymous with compassion and devotion to the poor.

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By: Nico Medina
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Jacques Cousteau is the most famous and beloved name in the world of deep-sea exploration. Cousteau discovered his passion in 1938, when he first used a pair of goggles to dive off the coast of France. During his time as a French naval officer, he carried out many deep-sea experiments and improved upon early diving equipment. Soon, Cousteau began filming his underwater excursions and offering the world a glimpse below the surface. The documentary television series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau made the man, his work, and his red …

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By: Marc Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Arthur loves playing games on his mother’s computer, but when he uses it without permission, chaos ensues. Arthur and his cohorts search desperately for a solution, and in the process learn a lesson about following rules and respecting others. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

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