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By: Winter Morgan
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for …

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By: Cindy A. Littlefield
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

You can count on horse-crazy kids to be doing something horse-related, thinking about something horse-related, or planning something horse-related 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s why Cindy A. Littlefield created the Kids’ Book of Horse Games & Puzzles. If kids are going to spend their time horsing around, they might as well jump-start their creativity and boost their problem-solving skills at the same time. The book is divided into five sections: Word Play, Picture Puzzles, Drawing, Fun and Games, and Brain Teasers. (All the answers …

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By: Julie Winterbottom
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Every day is April Fools’ Day. Pure heaven for the prankster, Pranklopedia is as indispensable a compilation of pranks as Jokelopedia is a collection of jokes. Written by longtime Nickelodeon Magazine editor in chief Julie Winterbottom, Pranklopedia is a complete prank encyclopedia. It includes over 70 pranks, with step-by-step directions; a full-color, sixteen-page insert of supplementary materials, including “tasty ” soup can labels (mmm, Cream of Sparrow Soup! ) and a “winning ” lottery ticket; recipes for such essential prank-stuff as fake snot, fake vomit, fake ice cream; tips …

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By: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

A hardback, prestige format book with a generous collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawings, paintings and cell images. Along with the stunning visuals, the book also presents interviews and comments with the production staff, including key points from the director.

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By: Sherri Haab
Publisher: Klutz

With our six water-based, non-toxic, peel-off paints, girls can decorate their nails with any design imaginable – bumblebees, berries, butterflies, bears, and baseballs. and that’s just the beginning. From apples to zigzags, there’s something here to please even the most finicky fingertips.

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By: Mark Cheverton
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

The action-packed Minecraft follow-up to Invasion of the Overworld!Gameknight999, a real-life Minecraft user trapped inside the game he loves to play, and his friend Crafter have transported to a new server. Malacoda is the King of the Nether, a terrible ghast that wants to destroy all of Minecraft with his massive army of blazes, magma cubes, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons.Knowing the lives of all those within Minecraft—as well as those in the physical world—are depending on them, Gameknight and Crafter will need to search the land to recruit an …

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By: Barbara Beery
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Expert cooking instructor and cookbook author Barbara Beery has created a book that will delight girls around the world! Perfect for tea parties, rainy days, themed birthday parties and other celebrations, or any creative afternoon playtime, the Pink Princess Cookbook features treats such as the signature Pink Princess Cake, Chocolate Chip-Peppermint Scones, Enchanted Unicorn Horns, and Fairy Berry Tea. These recipes are simple to make, have just a few ingredients, …

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By: Anselm Grun
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Many stories are told about Saint Nicholas — stories about his generosity and his miracles, stories about the concern he showed for those in poverty. This warm, inviting books tells many of these stories, both familiar and lesser-known. It recounts how he ended a famine by multiplying grain from a merchant ship and how he walked on water to rescue sailors from a terrible storm. And, of course, it tells the story of how Nicholas gave his inheritance to prevent a desperate man from selling his daughters into slavery….

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Publisher: PUBNI

Look for all your favorite characters! Look and Find books feature extra busy scenes, and lists of more challenges at the end of each book. Perfect entertainment on car and plane rides. Fun for kids to share together.

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By: Scott Snyder
Publisher: DC Comics

The seminal trade paperback graphic novel, BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, is now paired with a rubber replica mask of facial flesh worn by the Joker, a must-have for any true fan of Scott Snyder’s groundbreaking work. This is the third in DC’s series of book and mask sets, following the very popular V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET and the BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS BOOK AND MASK SET. After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But …

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