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By: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random+House+Books+for+Young+Readers

Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew …

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By: Hope Vestergaard
Publisher: Candlewick

Each truck and big machine in these enticing rhyming poems is different — and little readers are invited to find a vehicle that’s like them.Sixteen boisterous, rhyming poems — each one highlighting the job and personality of a different vehicle, from a backhoe to an ambulance to a snowplow — invite young children to meet their favorite trucks face-to-face. Cheerful illustrations show each one in action, digging (or dozing, or dumping) away. Engaging visual details like an anxious turtle crossing the street just ahead of a steamroller are sure to …

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By: Alice Schertle
Publisher: HMH+Books+for+Young+Readers

The leaves are turning and it’s time for fall: red, yellow, orange and . . . Blue? Come along with Little Blue Truck and all his friends as they pick apples, decorate pumpkins, make costumes, and celebrate all the magic of autumn. This jam-packed book includes two pages of stickers and fun activities that reinforce simple concepts. From coloring to counting, seeking, searching, mazes, and more . . . get ready for a fun-filled fall with Little Blue Truck! 

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By: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK+ADULT

Take your kids from browsing to building the web with the latest in DK’s award-winning Help Your Kids series: Help Your Kids With Computer Coding. Computer programming is one of the fastest-growing industries and highest paid college degrees, and learning to code promotes a way of thinking helpful for every budding brain. Yet 9 out of 10 schools don’t even offer computer science classes to students, according to code.org. Help correct this disparity by introducing your kids to the world of computer programming early, with a fun and approachable method. …

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By: Minecraft Books
Publisher: CreateSpace+Independent+Publishing+Platform

This collection of AWESOME Minecraft Short stories is a must have for early and young readers who love Minecraft. It contains fun short stories along with nice pictures as well as short “mini-chapters” to make it easier to read! Inside you will find many fun short stories. Some of them are: The Bold Thief RolyPoly is very proud of the fortress he had built far away in a lonely spot. He’s glad that there’s finally a great place to keep his treasures safe from others! Alas, a bold …

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By: Laurens Valk
Publisher: No+Starch+Press

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move …

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By: Mari Schuh
Publisher: Capstone+Press

Protein is tasty, hearty, and healthy. Learn about how MyPlate helps kids make great food choices every day, including protein!

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By: Katharine Ibbs
Publisher: DK+Publishing

Focusing on favorite meals and snacks to inspire young chefs who are ready to learn new skills, the DK Children’s Cookbook is loaded with accessible recipes. Children will learn to enjoy preparing food safely as they experiment with new flavors and have fun in the kitchen!

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By: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Square+Fish

“Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”–Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents’ garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius–his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and …

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By: James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins

Pete is back in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean’s I Can Read beginning reader Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete. When Pete gets a goldfish, Goldie, he decides to paint a picture of his new pet. Word spreads of Pete’s cool paintings, and soon everyone wants one. But Pete doesn’t have enough time to make one for everyone in town. With a little help from his mom, Pete finds the perfect solution so that everyone can enjoy a Goldie painting and Pete has time to finish his …

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