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By: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Priddy Books

Your little one will love to discover the amazing animals inside this bright board book. There are 100 animal photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 animal names to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.

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By: Susan L. Gimotty
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

More than 50 activities help students develop skills in word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, graphic design, and using the Internet.

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By: Mo Willems
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.One day—for no particular reason—they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then—for no particular reason—they decided to go . . . someplace else. …

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Publisher: Golden Books Pub. Co.

RELIVE THE CLASSIC story of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty! This limited collector’s edition Read-Aloud Storybook includes a beautiful pull-out poster in celebration of the release of the Platinum Edition DVD in fall 2008.

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By: Linda Williams
Publisher: HarperCollins

‘A clever reworking of a classic story. The little old lady’s fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that are chasing her will enchant young audiences. With brilliantly colored, detailed folk art illustrations. A great purchase.’ —SLJ. Children’s Choices for 1987 (IRA/CBC)Notable 1986 Children’s Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Children’s Books of 1986 (Library of Congress)1988 Keystone to Reading Book Award (Pennsylvania Reading Association)

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By: Juliette Turner
Publisher: Zonderkidz

Imagine a world without Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, or television… Little did the Framers of the United States Constitution know that their work would change the course of history, but that’s exactly what it did. The Constitution has been called miraculous, revolutionary, unprecedented, all that and more! With it, our Founding Fathers created a free nation, a country governed by the people in a way never seen before. Youth Advocate for Constituting America, Juliette Turner takes a unique look at our founding document and makes it relevant to kids today. Our …

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By: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Candlewick

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into …

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By: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON.Benji and Red couldn’t be more different. They aren’t friends. They don’t even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real? In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul …

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By: Anne Kamma
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Questions and answers about the first Thanksgiving and what it was like to live in America in the 1620’s.

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By: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Mirror, mirror on the wall,Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.  Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles …

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