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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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By: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse — until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his …

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By: Bruce Springsteen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

When Bruce Springsteen was a little boy, he learned the story of Brave Cowboy Bill, about a pure-hearted little cowboy. It was the first of Bruce’s Western loves, which now range from John Ford movies to Mexican music to Native American art. Each of these inspirations, plus what he’s learned as a man and a rock ’n’ roller about how to combine whimsy and wisdom, were stations on the way to Outlaw Pete, a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of …

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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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