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By: Noelle Dahlen
Publisher: Dover Publications

Colorists of all ages will adore these 30 whimsical illustrations of owls — perched on branches, surrounded by flowers, silhouetted against backdrops with crescent moons, and nestled into other fun-to-color settings.

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By: Erica David
Publisher: RH/Disney

Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and all the stars from Disney Frozen are back in an all-new magical chapter book series perfect for girls ages 6 to 9. After years apart, Anna and Elsa are finally getting to know each other as sisters. But Anna still wishes she could remember the magical times they had together when they were younger–skating and making snowmen, even in the middle of summer! An eager young troll claims he can restore the memories that Pabbie removed, but Elsa’s not so sure. Maybe …

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By: Rebecca Emberley
Publisher: LB Kids

The vibrant colors and large text in this enchanting collection of bilingual board books make learning easy and fun. Boldly colored construction paper cutouts on stark white backgrounds introduce the basic concepts of colors, numbers, shapes, and opposites in a way that will engage little ones again and again. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

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By: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he’s a chess club devotee known as a “Grandma’s Boy,” a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?Featuring more than 150 pieces of line art and comic-style sequences, James Patterson’s …

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By: Fisher-Price(TM)
Publisher: Reader's Digest

Celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with the Little People friends! With over 40 flaps to lift, Valentine’s Day is Here! will be a fast favorite.Cards, candy, flowers. . .Valentine’s Day is coming and Eddie and his friends are busy preparing for all the fun it brings. Kids will love joining their Little People friends as they make handmade Valentines, bake sweet treats, and celebrate the holiday at school. With over 40 fun surprise flaps to lift and activities throughout, Valentine’s Day is Here! is a book kids love.

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By: Arun Gandhi
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun …

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By: Ruby Bridges
Publisher: Cartwheel Books

The extraordinary true story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to integrate a New Orleans school–now with simple text for young readers!In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young …

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By: Matt de la Peña
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.   This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only …

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By: Terry Barrett
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students’ critical skill development.

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By: Minecraft Books
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

From #1 Amazon Bestselling Authors Creative Community! This time we’re delighted to present The Masterpiece – Minecraft: Ultimate Book of House Design. Our goal is to show you the most Incredible Possibilities and unlock your Creative Abilities to Master Minecraft World together with us! * Superior Building Techniques and Designs. * Comprehensive Minecraft Building Coverage. * Outstanding House Ideas and Building Secrets. * Mansions, Modern, Castles, Villas, High-Tech and more. * Explore Minecraft features you never knew about! Minecraft: …

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