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By: Amanda Swift
Publisher: Quercus

In this hilarious adventure for elementary school readers, a team of lovable, fuzzy guinea pigs go online to solve mysteries. “A really amusing story, with irresistible characters, that will delight readers age 5+, in a chunky format that is just right for small hands,” says Parents in Touch.In a new adventure, it’s Christmas in Strawberry Park and the guinea pigs are decorating the hutch and rocking around their broccoli Christmas tree. But when Henrietta’s mother is called to investigate the mystery of missing Inca gold, the furry friends find themselves …

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By: Mariko Tamaki
Publisher: First Second

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens – just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy – is caught up in something bad… …

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Publisher: Klutz

String Art was originally invented to make math concepts more accessible to kids, but it isn’t just for squares (or triangles or circles) any more.  With our crystal-clear, step-by-step illustrated system you only need to learn three simple techniques to make all the kids art in this book, including a fun fox, a darling dandelion, a cute cat, an awesome owl — you can even spell your name.The final results may look intricate, but we include an only-from-Klutz pin-pushing tool so even a string-art newbie can create awesome art with …

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By: Roger Price
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

Featuring make-your-own stories on a variety of subjects children know (but don’t always love), from field trips and toys to school and parents, Kid Libs Mad Libs® brings youngsters hours of word-filled, grammar-packed fun. There’s only one catchoplayers must know the parts of speech to play. Then again, if they don’t, Kid Libs Mad Libs® will teach them.

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By: Rob Elliott
Publisher: Revell

Q: What’s even better than a hilarious book of jokes for kids?A: A hilarious book of jokes for kids that they can draw in!Following up his other smashing Laugh-Out-Loud successes, Rob Elliott is back, and this time he’s brought a friend: cartoonist Jonny Hawkins. Together they invite kids into the action with a one-two punch of laugh-out-loud jokes and lively cartoons ready for a budding artist’s finishing touch! Kids will love the freedom to express themselves in the pages of this imaginative new book. Perfect for long car rides or …

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By: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

A collection fit for the (Egyptian) gods! All three paperback books in the blockbuster Kane Chronicles trilogy-The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent’s Shadow-are together at last in a beautiful package. This boxed set is sure to be treasured by readers of all ages, whether they’re experiencing Sadie and Carter’s amazing adventures for the first time or are faithful fans eager to devour the saga all over again.

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By: Jacob Grimm
Publisher: Princeton University Press

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children’s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella” would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of …

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By: Mark Cheverton
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

The world of Minecraft comes to life in this thrilling adventure!Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else, he loved to grief—to intentionally ruin the gaming experience for other users.When one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world. What will happen if he’s killed? Will he respawn? Die in real life? Stuck in the game, Gameknight discovers Minecraft’s best-kept secret, something not even the game’s programmers realize: the creatures within the game are alive! He will …

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By: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Books 17–20 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!   These four titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.   In books 17–20, Morgan le Fay, the magical librarian of Camelot, …

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By: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Priddy Books

Wipe clean workbooks full of exercises and activities to help prepare children aged three and over for school.

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