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By: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Priddy Books

This is an ideal first word and picture board book to share with your baby or toddler as a first step to discovering Easter traditions. The pages feature bright pcitures of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets, chicks, bunnies and more to look at, and there are lots of different touch-and-feel textures including foil, glitter and fabric which little fingers will just love to explore.

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By: Callie Barkley
Publisher: Little Simon

The Critter Club cares for a precocious pig that might just be giving Ellie good luck in the tenth book of the Critter Club series.When The Critter Club takes in an abandoned pig named Plum, the girls are really excited. They’ve never had a pig at the club before! They love learning how to take care of Plum. And they especially love watching Ms. Sullivan’s dog, Rufus, interact with the pig. But no one is happier about the club’s guest than Ellie. Soon after Plum arrives, Ellie starts having some …

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By: Jacalyn Leavitt
Publisher: Wiley

“I encourage all adults to teach children the basic principles of online safety that are found in this book.” –First Lady Laura Bush, from the Foreword Wait ’til you hear what almost happened to me! The Internet is like a big city with great places to go, but you have to be careful! I know. I had a REAL adventure on the Internet, and it wasn’t the fun kind. When I tell you what almost happened, you’ll see why it’s so important to …

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By: H. A. Rey
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Today is George’s lucky day—St. Patrick’s Day is here! George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . . . Fun tabbed pages are ideal for little fingers, and jaunty poems make for a fun read-aloud celebration! A fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For …

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By: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Cartwheel Books

A lucky St. Patrick’s Day paperback!Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot–he’s getting them ready for St. Patrick’s Day so he can wear them for the parade! When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes searching . . . will he find them in time?

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By: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Publisher: WaterBrook Press

“God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.”   As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year.  Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

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By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Theo Rollins is starting eighth grade six inches taller, and his new height is making everyone expect more from him. Coach Mandrake wants to transform him from invisible science geek into star basketball player, even though Theo has little experience with the game. When Theo tries to hone his skills by playing pick-up ball in the park, kids are eager to include him at first; then they quickly see that he has no control of his gangly body. A girl named Rain even dubs him “Sasquatch.” To make matters worse, …

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By: Brad Herzog
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Board Books for Little Sports! Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game’s simplest, most basic elements.Brad Herzog lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Luke and Jesse. As a freelance writer, he has won several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, including a Grand Gold Medal for best magazine article of the year. Brad has published more than two dozen books, including …

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By: Victoria Kann
Publisher: HarperCollins

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a new I Can Read story featuring Pinkalicious!It’s the pinkest day of the year! Thanks to a magical swirl of pink petals, Pinkalicious experiences a traditional Japanese cherry blossom celebration and learns to fly a kite with the help of a new friend.This is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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By: Cavan Scott
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

The Complete Collection is a comprehensive guide to all the Skylanders characters from Spyro’s Adventure, Giants¸ SWAP Force, and the upcoming Trap Team game.

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