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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: Megan Miller
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

From the author of Minecraft Hacks comes the most encompassing guide ever to the many amazing builds you can create in Minecraft! With more than 100 million registered Minecraft accounts and rights picked up by Warner Brothers for an action-adventure film in the style of The LEGO Movie, Minecraft is on its way to becoming the next big children’s brand. While there are several successful game guides on the market already, this book will be the first unofficial “hacker’s” guide dedicated to building and geared toward seven- to twelve-year-old Minecrafters.With …

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By: Minecraft Novels
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

An Adventurous Story Testing the Greatest Friendship of All! Minecraft is in an all out war between the humans and the Enderman. However, something peculiar happens. Steve, a human, befriends a special Enderman named End. End is not like the other Enderman, he does not hate the humankind. Steve and End have a strong friendship, which is shocking to many considering End is an Enderman and Steve is a human. One day, the two of them are kidnapped and held captive. Steve and End are forced to watch as …

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By: Doug TenNapel
Publisher: GRAPHIX

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!

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Publisher: Klutz

Want Star Wars® at your fingertips?  Star Wars Thumb Doodles features four inkpads, markers, and a double-tipped colored pencil to make thumbprint versions of your favorite Star Wars characters.  Simple step-by-steps include Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, Clones and Battle Droids, Ewoks and Wookiees, Han Solo and Jabba the Hut.  Using ink art and a few quick lines, you can recreate favorite moments from the movies, or scenes never before seen before . . . even in a galaxy far, far away.Comes with: 40 page book, 4 ink pads (blue, …

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By: Shinobu Akaishi
Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America

A colouring book like no other! In this workbook, children learn in a step-by-step fashion how to choose the correct colours and colour within the lines. After providing children with the practice to master colouring, the final section of the book allows for creativity as well.

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By: Philip Conrod
Publisher: Kidware Software, LLC

The BEGINNING MICROSOFT SMALL BASIC programming and porting tutorial is an interactive self-study tutorial explaining in depth the new Microsoft Small Basic development environment using many Small Basic program examples. This course is written for the absolute beginner programmer and can be used by kids (13+) as well as adults. The BEGINNING MICROSOFT SMALL BASIC programming and porting tutorial consists of 11 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build Small Basic applications and then compare them to other programming languages. You will learn about program design, text …

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By: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: Scholastic

Simple, engaging text and vivid photographs introduce young learners to the most important and influential men and women in history. From presidents, to civil rights leaders, to visionary artists, young readers will learn about how these individuals worked to attain their goals and accomplished what few others have. Key Features: A “You Can…” feature at the end of each book that tells the reader how he or she can emulate the subject. For example, You Can Be an Artist, You Can Be a Leader, You Can Help Others, etc. …

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By: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: Raintree

Find out whats involved in becoming a film animator from a top professional in the field. You’ll find out about the animator’s heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing the illusion of movement from thousands of images called frames!

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By: Pat Brisson
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers

Milk doesn’t just appear in your refrigerator, or apples on your kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people must work very hard planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.

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