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Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission—like being in zero gravity (“I can do that all day long!” she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help…

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This beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises is designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these thirty simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car on the way to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child's desk at school. Based on Kira Willey…

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The animals were very excited. They'd been invited to spend the day at school! The cows stomped and clomped. The chickens clapped and snapped. The pigs hooted and hollered. And Duck was...being Duck-y. But Farmer Brown said that school was quiet, serious, and calm. So he set some rules: No stomping and clomping. No clapping, no snapping. No hooting, no hollering. And NO being Duck-y. But the schoo…

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During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships? Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed…

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Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put her father out of work, she helped out by babysitting, waitressing, and sewing, all while shining as a star member of her school's debate team. Debate taught her how to fight with her words, a skill that eventually won her a state championship and a college scholarship. As a lawyer and a law professor,…

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It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engin…

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When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can't bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away. But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks, and the frightened cat runs from the chaos. In a moment, he's gone. After an unsuccessful search, his family continues their jo…

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A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears.Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.A young girl plays dress-up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant, this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life showcases the beauty of a diverse and welcoming community.

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José de la Luz Sáenz (1888–1953)—or Luz—believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in the United States, he and his family experienced prejudice because of their Mexican heritage. When World War I broke out, Luz volunteered to join the fight. Because of his ability to quickly learn languages, he became part of the Intelligence Office in Europe. However, despite his hard work and…

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A visit to the library can be full of surprises. When the librarian is late for story time, the children go off to look for her and follow mysterious paw prints to find a bear sitting at her desk. Is the bear a new librarian? Not exactly. The new LiBEARian opens a book about bears and utters a loud growl. The kids love it! Then the real librarian appears and sends the bear back into the book he ca…

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If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes too. As she hears the story of her name,…

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Rahab is an adventurous girl who enjoys playing with her siblings in the city of Jericho. Growing up, she makes a lot of bad choices, then desperately wants to change her life. When two Israelite spies come to Rahab's door, she bravely offers them a place to hide. Then God gives her a great idea to help them escape, and the spies agree to protect her and her family once Israel takes over Jericho.…

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Have you seen her? She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is a powerful message of acc…

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Make a wish! Birthday parties are one of the best ways to celebrate the people in our lives and show them how much we care. Let’s watch and learn about celebrating our friends and family! Highlights has always been an essential part of childhood, inspiring memorable experiences for generations of families. Highlights’ “Fun with a Purpose” philosophy has helped kids grow to become their best selves…

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Jump into spring! Flowers are blooming, cloudy skies are clearing, and it’s time to get outside in the warmer weather. Spring is here! Let’s watch and learn about springtime! Highlights has always been an essential part of childhood, inspiring memorable experiences for generations of families. Highlights’ “Fun with a Purpose” philosophy has helped kids grow to become their best selves—curious, cre…

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Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this chaotic chase centers around one of the most elusive mythical creatures ever—the unicorn! Can YOU help catch it?

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When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme? Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian! She’s got the gadgets. She’s got the disguises. And she’s always got the right book at the right time. It’s a good thing, too, because Lyric McKerrigan is the world’s last hope! This new smart and crafty heroine is par…

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Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert come from completely different places and play tennis in completely different ways. Chrissie is the all-American girl: practiced, poised, with perfect technique. Martina hails from Czechoslovakia, a Communist country, and her game is ruled by emotion. Everything about them is different, except for one thing: they both want to be the best. But as their intense ri…

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As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation-and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!

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Dramatic, lyrical, and beautiful, O Captain, My Captain tells the story of one of America’s greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America’s greatest presidents. Whitman and Lincoln shared the national stage in Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Although the two men never met, Whitman often saw Lincoln’s carriage on the road. The president was never far from the poet’s mind, and Linco…

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Children's Videos

En este notable debut de autor e ilustrador Oge Mora, cuenta una historia sobre una mujer generosa que es recompensada por su comunidad.

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In this new ¡Vamos! title, Little Lobo is excited to take in a show with wrestling star El Toro in his bustling border town. After getting lunch orders from The Bull and his friends to help prepare for the event, Little Lobo goes on a tour of food trucks that sell his favorite foods, like quesadillas with red peppers and Mexican-Korean tacos. Full of easy-to-remember Latin-American Spanish vocabul…

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As Lobo and his dog, Bernabe, make deliveries, he stops to visit his friends who sell candy, comic books, puppets, and more. There are so many things to do and see! Join Little Lobo and Bernabe for a visit to a bustling border-town market and learn some Spanish along the way!

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Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won’t hear of it. The other trades he tries—candle maker, joiner, boot closer, turner—bore him through and through. Curious and inventive, Ben prefers to read, swim, fly his kite, and fly his kite while swimming. But each time he fails to find a profession, he takes some important bit of knowledge with him. That tendency is exactly what…

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Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? In this stunning, heartwarming original story that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin explains the phases of the moon.

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Does Ruthie miss her chance to be a superhero? Manzano depicts a loving Puerto Rican family in New York City. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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"Growing up as a slave girl, Miriam learned how to be brave—and smart. When her baby brother, Moses, was in grave danger, Miriam and her mom saved his life. As Miriam matured, she became a gifted musician and discovered other God-given talents. And when God called Miriam—along with her siblings—to guide the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, she was ready to lead. With God's help, you can be just…

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Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don't always come true - they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And th…

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Deborah is an imaginative and perceptive young girl who makes good decisions in the heat of the moment. When she sees her village is about to be invaded by King Jabin and his general, Sisera, she bravely warns the people of danger, and everyone flees. But that doesn't stop Jabin and Sisera's vicious attacks. As Deborah grows up, she becomes a natural leader, sharing God's will with the people and…

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A germ's journey is filled with snuffles, sniffles, and sneezes. Pack your bags, and get ready to follow it! This is a perfect story for explaining the immune system to children at home or at school.The Follow It! series teaches children about an array of topics—from germs to legislative bills—with stories that are fun and easy-to-understand.

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What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongside a little boy who journeys through life to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. Then blast off with your little one as you zoom to the moon together! The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come to see her someday.…

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This poignant and moving story is based on real events that occurred in Kenya when a baby hippo, orphaned after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2005, chose a 130-year-old make tortoise to be his mother. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent America's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and come tog…

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When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This interesting tale reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American chil…

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This is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James, the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

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Everyone makes mistakes, and brilliant scientist Harry Coover is no different. But Harry keeps making the same extra-sticky mistake, and he begins to wonder whether it's such a mistake after all...

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2017 Parent's Choice Award Winner! Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the source. Not afraid of…

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Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's mad love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics poetical science. Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involv…

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From run-ins with the Sheriff of Nottingham to gathering the merry men in Sherwood Forest, the tales of Robin Hood are filled with adventure and fun. This abbreviated collection of Robin Hood's most notable exploits both delights and educates while an included read-a-long featurette promotes literacy.

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Alice in Wonderland is one of the most wondrous, truly original stories ever written filled with magical and marvelous happenings. On its 150th anniversary in 2015, Lewis Carroll's tale of a world gone topsy turvy gets a unique picture book, turned video, retelling of the beginning of Alice's journey, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazeme…

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Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth. He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create fa…

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Children learn about Harriet Tubman's life, beginning with the harsh treatment she received as a child slave and including her escape to freedom, her legendary role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad and her life as a free woman in upstate New York. Drawing upon the recollections of a Tubman relative, the author explains how, as a seven-year-old slave, Harriet was whipped for eating an app…

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"As a little girl, Priscilla loved to read, developing the gifts God will one day help her use to become a distinguished teacher in the early church. In adulthood, Priscilla and her husband, Aquila, accept the apostle Paul's invitation to join him on his daring missionary journeys. God's plans for her life are about to unfold: Priscilla pioneers a church, mentors other pastors, and passionately an…

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In 1897 a young man named Solomon fell in love with and married a beautiful young woman named Anna. They lived in Russia, which was dangerous at that time for a Jewish family, so Solomon moved to the United States, where he worked and saved until he had enough money to send Anna a ticket for the voyage across the ocean. But when Solomon went to meet Anna's ship, Anna's younger brother was waiting…

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Anna Smith Strong (1790–1812) was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Recruited by Washington’s spymaster Major Benjamin Tallmadge, she joined the Culper Ring, a group of American spies. General Washington placed a huge amount of trust in his spies, and Anna helped pass him important messages at great risk to herself and her family. One of her cl…

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Breathtaking naturalistic visuals reveal orangutans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas in their natural habitats. A concluding section identified the fifth great ape - humans.

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The grand-children try to play an April Fools' trick on Grandpa, but it doesn't work until Grandma helps out! Narrated by the author.

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Cowboy Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, but what is it? The instructions say 'Find a horse,' but what is a horse? Bonus: A Conversation with the Author.

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Four different children from three different families ponder what the adults in their lives do during the day. Are they jumping on trampolines? Are they eating cake and ice cream while riding birthday ponies? Are they eating candy with other adults? After a series of hilarious and wildly imaginative scenarios, children learn an important lesson: the adults who love them think about them constantly…

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No one has time to help Miss Billie make a pot of chili. The Little Red Hen is retold with a dash of Texas flavor. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women’s suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not l…

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Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission—like being in zero gravity (“I can do that all day long!” she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help…

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Austin loves playing flag football for the Trentwood Tigers. There is only one problem. His team has lost six games in a row, and he doesn't like losing. At his next game, Austin's teammate has a plan to trick the other team. It works, but Austin knows his team cheated to win. Coach Tony and Coach Lauren remind Austin that the most important thing about football isn't winning—it's playing fair. Wh…

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Follow Bailey the dog as he gets ready and goes to school. Should he wear the red or blue collar? Both are so fashionable! Will he be late? That squirrel is a distraction! And what about Bailey's homework? Would you believe he ate it? That is what dogs do, after all. In this funny new video based on the book from the bestselling children's illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected…

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Bailey is very excited about the school trip to the Museum of Natural History. After all, he loves to dig up bones even more than an archeologist! And besides bones, there's lots of fun to be had with tepees, totem poles, and dinosaur skeletons. Bailey's classmates never know what will happen next: maybe that's why the museum guard becomes Bailey's special partner.

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When a pair of thieving foxes steals three chickens for their supper, the clever hens hatch a plan to escape the coking pot. The comic tale of how the weak outwit the strong is a sure crowd-pleaser. Originally published in English as The Baddies' Goodies.

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Like Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library, this new bat fantasy transforms a familiar human activity into a topsy-turvy nocturnal adventure that includes flying vendors selling mothdogs and Cricket Jack and a stirring bat version of

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In this rhyming story about a typical family beach outing the surprising twist is that the beachgoers are bats, and the outing takes place under a full moon at midnight! The rhymes are inventive and humorous; the illustrations are breathtaking. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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On a midnight visit to the public library, a group of bats are introduced to the joy of reading through the comic batification of many children's classics. Like the author's earlier, Bats at the Beach, this program celebrates childhood experiences with charming rhymes and captivating illustrations. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author

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These warm and engaging bilingual rhyming stories use Spanish words in context so youngsters can understand them without a formal definition. Each story concludes with a Spanish-English glossary. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Daddy doesn't get impatient or cross when things go wrong. Bonus: A Conversation with the Author.

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This two-part program explores the natural world with lyrical poetry and dazzling collage art. Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails examines hidden patterns in nature - from a buzzing beehive to a spiraled shell. Birdsongs is a backwards counting book of eleven beautiful birdsongs. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and iconographic animation come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.…

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Somewhere in the world right now an animal has just lightened its load. The dung beetles can smell it. They race to the scene by the thousands, intent on snagging their share of the precious poop. Think dung is gross? For a dung beetle, it's food, drink, and fuel for new life. Think dung beetles are disgusting? Take a closer look, and discover the beauty of these diamonds in the dung.

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Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish - fins and all! This fascinating and lively account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions.

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A neighborhood cat observes the changes in German and Jewish families in Berlin during the period leading up to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. This cat's-eye view introduces the Holocaust to children in a gentle way that can open discussion of this period.

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It wasn't soft/It wasn't black/It wasn't sweet/It wasn't white/It was swing. Brought together by the love of playing jazz music, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa. This lush and lyrical picture book tells the story of how two musical prodigies from very different backgrounds - one a young black boy growin…

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These popular stories are clever capers that stress the importance of keeping your head and knowing how to read! Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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In this quirky modern fairy tale, a greedy goblin, a smelly troll and a hungry ogre arrive at the cottage of a very worried looking Mrs. Collywobbles. Fortunately, the sweet old lady is in no danger because she has a pet frog with extraordinary digestive powers, and each villain is dispatched in one gulp. When Mrs. Collywobbles must reward her special frog with a kiss, the surprise ending provides…

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Includes three stories: Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day, Big Brown Bear Goes to Town and Big Brown Bear's Birthday Surprise. Bonus: A Conversation with the Author.

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People fear death (apparently just a tiny bit less than public speaking). We don't know how to talk about it, especially to children, and we're afraid to bring it up for fear of making people sadder.Yet children, especially, have questions, and this incredibly gentle and surprisingly light story is full of both comfort and vividly imagined answers. The first one gives the story its title: A boy he…

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Billy and Goat are best friends, but they have different styles. Billy likes to smell the roses - Goat likes to eat them! So it's no surprise that they have different ideas of how to enjoy the state fair. For Billy, the crowds and the noise are pretty intimidating. He's happy to wait in the livestock pens until the best-goat contest begins. But Goat's not one to sit when he could run. Faster than…

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The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get worse and worse - and bluer and bluer - the more she tries. Playing with colors and perspective, and using minimal text, this richly layered story reveals new things to see and laugh about with each reading.

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The Book that I Love to Read: The ultimate reluctant-reader book comes to life with awesome illustrations as our host gives readers a tour of the book he loves to read and explains why he loves to read it. I Am So Awesome: What's a kid to do when he has to wait at the office while his mom finishes up work? Take an awesome adventure, of course! Join this amazing young adventurer as he swims, jumps,…

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Boom! Snot... Twitty? Three unlikely friends, and three different ways of being in the world. This simplest of stories is a fable for life.

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The perfect spot is this way! says Boom. The perfect spot is that way! tweets Twitty. Snot is smartly silent. How will these three friends decide which way to go to find the perfect spot?

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What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me. Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box; he “entered the world a slave.” He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the n…

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When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast. But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory. Clara never quit, and she never accepted that…

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I breathe slowly in, I breathe slowly out. My breath is a river of peace. I am here in the world. Each moment I can breathe and be. Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe…

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"Breathe with Me guides young ones ages four through eight through eleven exercises to promote body awareness, calm anger and temper tantrums, self-soothe in fearful new situations, energize in the morning, and relax at bedtime. Through visualization and play, this engaging breath-by-breath journey teaches children an essential set of self-care skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. "

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Brother Hugo can't return his library book - the letters of St. Augustine - because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Instructed by the abbot to borrow another monastery's copy and create a replacement, the hapless monk painstakingly crafts a new book, copying it letter by letter and line by line. But when he sets off to return the borrowed copy, he finds himself traile…

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Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse's story with some wild ideas? Chaos!...followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise - and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all.

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Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara's kindness is passed all around...and might even make its way back home! Kristi Yamaguchi is an ice-skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows…

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This award winning non-fiction study introduces youngsters to a collection of very cool chameleons.

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Oh! Oh, oh, oh! Look what Brain found. Chick and Spot say it is an egg. Brain says it is an eyeball. Is it an egg or an eyeball? The inimitable Cece Bell is back with a second hilarious primer on good manners gone awry and arguments run amok. Perfectly pitched to kids just learning to read and loaded with verbal and visual comedy, this offbeat graphic story by a master of the genre builds to an ex…

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Meet Chick and Brain and their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules, Brain might not be as smart as he looks, and Spot just wants to eat lunch. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited to its audience, this offbeat tale of Chick and Brain’s constant misunderstandings and miscommunications is a great primer for young kids just learning about please and thank you, proving, once again, that Newber…

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Chicken Little and his feathered friends get all aflutter when something falls on his head and he thinks it must be the sky falling to bits. Eventually he learns there is nothing to be afraid of, and perhaps it's better not to panic before you find out the whole story.

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All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules—work hard, play fair, be kind—it’s time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone’s ready to climb a hill in gym (it’s good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R.In one…

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Chowder doesn't quite fit in with the neighborhood dogs. He'd rather read the newspaper than fetch it, and he likes surfing the Internet and gazing through his telescope in his free time. When a petting zoo opens, Chowder decides to find some friends. Will he find a place to fit in? Includes a Conversation With the Author.

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Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols, presents, and prayers. Christmas is... peace, love, and joy.

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Revel in the in the magic of the holiday season with three classic Christmas tales. From the birth of Christ to a visit from Santa Claus, these family favorites will be enjoyed over and over again. Titles include: The Christmas Story; Twas the Night Before Christmas; and Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.

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Que felicidad! It's Cinco de Mayo, and Mouse follows his nose to the festival, where musicians play, dancers stomp, and delicious treats abound. Then Mouse spots a pinata and wants just one piece of candy...but he isn't the only one looking for a snack. Cat is planning his own fiesta with Mouse on the menu! This lively cat-and-mouse tale offers a humorous and easy introduction to the Cinco de Mayo…

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Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats. There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

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It's Valentine's Day, and on the farm that means a Valentine's party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and she hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck's many decorations to the barn...but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop da…

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Farmer Brown, oh-so-sleepy, has a new, adorable-and LOUD-duckling to deal with in this addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Boo! There's more trouble on the farm, but Duck has nothing to do with it, for once. This time the trouble is a four-ounce puff of fluff who just won't go to sleep, and w…

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Happy first birthday, Little Duck! Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before-so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool-so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath-so Little Duck quish and quashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, squishes, and…

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During an ordinary visit to the library, a young girl pulls out a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.

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Math is fun, fun, fun in two delightful, action-packed counting stories. Youngsters learn to count from 1 to 10 and back again - with some adding and subtracting along the way!

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Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as…

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In Critter Sitter Henry narrowly avoids disaster when he takes care of the neighbor's many pets while they're away. In Lulu's Magic Wand a family trip to an amusement park has magical consequences. Enhanced by Richards' madcap illustrations, these comic tall-tales combine realism and fantasy. Includes A Conversation With the Author.

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The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take n…

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As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, whe…

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As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher-that is, until she saw dancers perform in her town square. She was fascinated by the way they twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. When she began to study dance, she studied many different types, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. But she didn't stop ther…

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In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventure - in the air, the water, and on land - and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl. When Betty Skelton was young there weren't many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she…

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Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life—one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she…

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Dolores loves collecting words! Come join her on an adventure that celebrates the joy of language. This light-hearted and word-driven story encourages viewers to expand their vocabularies as they follow a charming Dolores on an endearing adventure.

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Join a silly collection of dancing animals, all dressed in scary skeleton costumes, in a rhyming tale about the bones in your body and how to shake them all about! This Halloween story, a fun adaptation of the song “Dem Bones,” uses repetitive rhyming to inspire children to join in and shake along!

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Don't slam that old screen door! a young girl implores as the family dog runs outside. The door slams, and a chain reaction of hilarious consequences ensue. An appealing tale about cause and effect. Includes A Conversation With the Author.

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Doug and his parents are off to visit the grandbots. But when their journey is interrupted by some sheep in the road, Doug goes from downloading information about farm animals to actually interacting with them! Doug gets to learn by doing - he herds sheep, milks a cow, gathers eggs, and then uses good old-fashioned 'horse sense' to get their car back on the road. Doug Unplugs on the Farm is a live…

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Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team behind Those Dar…

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News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last…

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Poppy has big dreams - lots of them! But following her dreams isn't as easy as it sounds. It's a good thing Poppy's friends and family - who love her no matter what - encourage her to keep believing in herself and making her dreams come true. Kristi Yamaguchui is an ice skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows about dreaming big. The motto Always Dream serves as Kristi's personal…

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In 1994, twenty-five-year-old Yuyi Morales traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy, and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children's librarians, she learned English the same way her young so…

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Edda is a Valkyrie (an ancient Norse goddess who guides and protects heroes). She lives in a magical land called Asgard where she has everything she wants. Well...almost everything. Edda wants to find a friend her own age. Edda's wise papa knows of a place where she can make friends: a place on Earth called 'school.' School is very different from Asgard. Edda's not sure if she likes it at first. B…

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Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And—yuk! You did it very well. Children of all ages will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures.

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A big truck with its mouth wide open is parked at the curb, ready to gobble up Evelyn’s mirror with the stickers around the edge...and the sofa that we bounce on to get to the moon.Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela’s best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But no…

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Evelyn Del Rey es la mejor amiga de Daniela. Hacen todo juntas e incluso viven una al frente de la otra en la misma calle en apartamentos que son casi iguales: Daniela con su mami y su hámster, y Evelyn con su mami, su papi y su gato. Pero no después de hoy—no después de que Evelyn se mudé de su casa. Mientras tanto, las niñas juegan entre las cajas de mudanza hasta la hora de despedirse, y se pro…

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A young female wolf struggles to survive alone in Yellowstone park's 2.2-million-acre wilderness. Based on actual events. Features A Conversation With the Author.

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Do you know what it takes to run a farm? Gail Gibbons uses her signature combination of clear and informative wording, with plenty of illustrations to explore life on a farm throughout the year. Kids will see the work required to take care of various kinds of animals, as well as indoor chores necessary to maintain the farm. Showing how activities change from one season to the next, Gibbons explain…

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When the other gods grow tired in their attempt to create humankind, only one does not give up: the Feathered Serpent. He embarks on a dangerous journey full of fearsome foes and harsh elements, facing each trial with wisdom, bravery, and resourcefulness before confronting his final challenge at Mictlan, the underworld. In the spirit of Duncan Tonatiuh’s celebrated book The Princess and the Warrio…

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August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular talent for capturing the authentic everyday voice of Black Americans. As a child, he read off soup cans and cereal boxes, and when his mother brought him to the library, his whole world opened up. After facing intense prejudice at school from both students and some teachers, August dropped out. However,…

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Two charming tales address common childhood anxieties about going to the doctor and other everyday worries.

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It's 1951 in Alabama, and young Louis summons the courage to enter the whites-only public library. With the help of a courageous librarian, the boy finds a ok about Lincoln and is inspired by the great man's ideals. An author's note about Lincoln is enhanced with archival photographs.

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In these popular stories about he school year, children discover that grown- ups often feel the same way they do. Includes two stories. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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A cantankerous talking cactus reveals the significance of colors in flowers. Each different color means something to pollinators—bees, bats, birds, and more—to help them navigate and pollinate easily! This fun nonfiction presentation of science combines beautiful colors and our favorite pollinators and flowers to present new information that may surprise even some adults!

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Chester Pierce broke racial barriers when, in 1947, he joined his Harvard football team to play against the University of Virginia. At that time, black people were not allowed to sit at lunch counters, they had to use separate entrances, and they weren’t allowed to play college football against white players. Chester’s team didn’t care about those laws. Amid dropped jaws, jeering, and booing, Ches…

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As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when, at least for half a day, they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. There, they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This poetic, nonfiction…

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Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than a chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as a lantern. You're an object-an object to be sold. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that listed the worth of each and every one of his workers, Ashley Bryan uses original documents from slave auctions and plantation estates to create moving and powerfu…

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The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes. Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm. Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup—Freedom Soup—just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare t…

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The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture, and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playf…

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Fry bread is food.It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate.Fry bread is time.It brings families together for meals and new memories.Fry bread is nation.It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond.Fry bread is us.It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is a…

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Ghoulia lives in Crumbling Manor with her Auntie Departed and spends most of her time playing with Tragedy, her beloved albino greyhound. But things aren’t as easy as they seem for this little zombie girl—all she wants is a real friend. She tries to venture past the manor’s walls, but she can’t hide her pale green skin or the deep purple circles under her eyes. The other children will be afraid of…

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Ghoulia, Auntie Departed, and Tragedy the greyhound are back for another adventure at Crumbling Manor! They’re preparing for the annual Dead but Not Departed New Year’s Eve party. A young ghost arrives, and he seems to be fading away. Turns out, the ghost has forgotten his own name and is in danger of vanishing entirely—all because there’s no one left alive who remembers him. Not on Ghoulia’s watc…

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One dark and stormy night, Ghoulia’s cousin Dilbert comes to visit her at Crumbling Manor. She’s confused—she didn’t invite him, and it turns out that Dilbert’s a real grouch. He complains about everything! When Ghoulia tries to track down Auntie Departed to find out why she invited Dilbert, she finds that Auntie has vanished. Ghoulia can’t find her. And the doorbell won’t stop ringing. One after…

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No doubt you can be close to someone who's very different from you. Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she's organized. She makes lists. Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod.But planning Grandma's birthday together is a pretty huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations…

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Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin’s address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and hea…

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Poor Groundhog just can't sleep. He tosses. He turns. Finally, he gets out of bed and goes exploring. Outside his burrow he finds amazing sights he has never seen before: glowing jack-o'-lanterns, gobbling turkeys, and sparkling holiday lights. But shouldn't Groundhog be in bed? With no sleep how will he be able to get up for his big day?

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Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 80-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who lov…

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On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s nothing like going down home.” Down home is Granny’s house. Down home is where Lil’ Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil’ Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the…

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It's time for this year's Going Places contest! Finally. Time to build a go-cart, race it - and win. Each kid grabs an identical kit, and scrambles to build. Everyone but Maya. She sure doesn't seem to be in a hurry...and that sure doesn't look like anybody else's go-cart! But who said it had to be a go-cart? And who said there's only one way to cross the finish line?

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Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for her leadership skills. As president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organized friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. This story is a glimpse at the early life of Israel’s first woman Prime Minister.

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In Sanderson's modern interpretations of children's classics the traditional Goldilocks tale ends with Papa Bear's recipe for blueberry muffins. Mother Goose and Friends includes a selection of over 30 lavishly illustrated nursery rhymes and poetry. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.

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Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe. Good Morning Yoga instills these four skills and more, enabling children to jump-start the day with energy and excitement and meet the adventures that come with mindfulness and perspective. Good Night Yoga tells the story of the world retiring for the evening, and a new generation of readers has fallen in love wi…

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For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorit…

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Rivers wind through the earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and d…

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Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn’t a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what’s coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening—and sure eno…

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What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from floating into space? Gravity. Author Jason Chin takes this complex subject and makes it brilliantly accessible to young listeners in this innovative book. His expansive but simple narrative does justice to the subject at hand, looking at the concept of gravity in a whole ne…

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Every February 2nd, people all across the country wonder about the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won't he? Will spring come early or late? Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present information about Groundhog Day, its origins, and the animal at the center of this delightful annual event. Using colorful diagrams and…

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A little girl brings home frog spawn from a pond to see how the frogs will hatch and grow. Includes a Did You Know? section with fascinating facts about frogs.

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Two young explorers journey on a trip across Canada as they share their favorite cities, parks, and landmarks from coast to coast. Facts about Canada's culture, geography, and history put a fun and informative spin on this nonfiction book that every young traveler is sure to enjoy.

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Do you love Texas so much that you want to tell your friends and family all about it? We know the feeling! Take them on a tour of the best things about Texas! From Big Bend National Park, to the Texas State Fair, to the Dallas Farmers Market, to the Alamo, all audiences will learn fun facts showing them how much they, too, will love Texas!

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Conoce a Gustavo. Él es un fantasma y como a cualquier ser paranormal le encanta hacer lo que le es normal: atravesar paredes, hacer volar objetos y brillar en la oscuridad. También le encanta tocar el violín.Pero Gustavo tiene un problema. Él es muy, muy tímido; y aunque su deseo más grande es tener amigos, nunca se ha atrevido a hablarle a ninguno de los monstruos en su pueblito. Con el Día de M…

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Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they j…

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Discover the origins and history of Halloween traditions and festivities from ancient times to the present day. Pumpkins, candy, costumes and decorations, Halloween is a celebration that provides all kinds of spooky fun.

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The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis ill. By S.D. Schindler and Pumpkin Heads! By Wendell Minor, ill. by the author. Two rollicking stories celebrate Halloween. The Runaway Pumpkin is a thumpin' bumpin' rhyming yarn. Pumpkin Heads! Includes a read-along option.

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Hansel and Gretel were siblings and great friends who love adventures - and sweets - just as much as any kid you know. So, when they stumbled upon a scrumptious-looking house in the woods, they listened to their tummies rather than their smart minds. The witch who made the house knew that little children love sweets - but she'd forgotten that lost children can be very clever and very brave.

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A bear wakes to wonderful smells that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at ninety-seven, she doesn't hear or see well. When the bear arrives at her door, she believes he is her rabbi. Bubba Brayna and the bear light the menorah, play the dreidel game, and eat all the latkes. The mix-up is revealed, Bubba Brayna has a laugh about it, and…

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Sour balls! Gumdrops! Chocolate! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when the little bitty ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he's in for a harrowing Halloween adventure!

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Mama cat enters a burning building five times to rescue her newborn kittens. Based on a true story, the author includes information and a photo of the real hero cat. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author and A Conversation With the Illustrator.

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On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him. But when he arrives, not a single candle is lit. A band of frightful goblins has taken over the syna-gogue, and the villagers cannot celebrate at all! Hershel vows to help them. But can one man alone stand up to the goblins, save Hanukkah, a…

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Create sweet memories by cuddling up with your little one and reading Melissa Everett's fun-filled version of Mother Goose's classic, Hey Diddle Diddle! Also, join Wee Willie Winkie on his quest for fame! From Little Jack Horner to Little Bo Beep, teach your child about being content with who they are, while reminiscing through some favorite, adorable tales with your young one.

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This program includes: Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores and Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?).

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Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present all the steps involved in building a house. From the architect who draws the plans, through the various types of workers who construct it, to the family who will make the house their home, each aspect is explained with bright colors and diagrams. Children can easily follow along as construction begins at the gr…

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In this entertaining non-fiction account children discover how their favorite foods are cultivated and processed. Includes a Food Facts section with the basic food groups and tips for healthful eating. Features A Conversation With the Author.

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Have you ever wondered how bridges don't fall down or how really old buildings stay standing up? In the How Do series, viewers are welcome to guess along with the rest of us?and then explore the science behind the right answers. Basic principles of architecture and engineering, including an introduction to bridges, locks, arches, columns, and skyscrapers, are explored through diagrams, photos, and…

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Have you ever wondered how computers follow instructions so well? Or how they do math so quickly? Basic principles of coding, including variables, binary code, loops, programming languages, and more are explored in this newest engaging addition to the How Do series.The How Do series is a great introduction to various STEM topics, each written in a format that encourages audiences to ask questions…

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Have you ever wondered how molecules form groups or how forces in chemistry interact? Basic principles of chemistry, including atoms, the elements, compounds, reactions, and more, are explored through informative and engaging text in this new addition to the How Do series. The How Do series is a great introduction to various STEM topics, each written in a format that encourages audiences to ask qu…

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Have you ever wondered how to measure your pizza, or how much ice cream is in your ice-cream cone? Basic principles of geometry, including measuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, attributes of various shapes, and formulas for finding area and volume, are explored through informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.The How Do series is a great introduc…

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Have you ever wondered how astronauts float in space, or how your pizza gets from your plate to your mouth? Basic principles of physics, including learning about distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, forces, friction, gravity, and Newton’s laws of motion, are explored through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.The How D…

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Can you catch a dinosaur and prove they're still around? Use your brain and set your traps to get that dino found! This installment in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series is sure to delight every dinosaur fan!

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The How to Catch kids are off again, this time trying to catch a dragon as they chase him through Chinese New Year celebrations! In China during the Spring Festival, otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the wily dragon will have to avoid trap after trap as the kids run through paper lanterns, red envelopes, fireworks, and more! Dragons are a clever bunch, They're difficult to catch. You'll have to…

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You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Parents and children will love starting a new St. Patrick's Day tradition with this engaging and entertaining book! This hilarious new story from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch an Elf is sure to become an…

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Last week I saw a mermaid. It's not something I'd pretend! I'd really like to catch her, so she could be my friend. But how to catch a mermaid? You don't learn this in school. We'll need to build a gentle trap and start near the tide pool. Many claim to have caught a mermaid, but can YOU? The newest title in the New York Times bestselling How to Catch series will have children and parents excited…

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There's a monster in my closet, with claws and teeth and hair. And tonight I'm going to scare him! He lives just right through there... Is there a monster living in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? Parents and children will love sharing this fun and inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren't always as scary as they seem. In the end, maybe the monster is just looking…

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Thanksgiving time is here again, but there's a turkey on the run! Can you catch this tricky bird and enjoy all the holiday fun? A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Fun and chaos ensue as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

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Legend has it there lives a beastwe really want to meet.He's extra huge with snow-white furand giant, fuzzy feet!I know the Yeti does exist,and I can prove it too!And with my friends, well find him fastbefore the day is through!When our brilliant Catch Club Kids hear about the legendary Yeti, they head to the mountains to catch a glimpse and prove it really exists! Full of hilarious high jinks and…

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You've been waiting all year long, and now it's finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you'll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children's book from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun! This funny story is sure to become an instant classic, beloved by parents and children for many holidays to come!

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You've been planning night and day for weeks, and finally you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the Easter Bunny in action? Parents and children will love starting a new Easter tradition with this engaging and entertaining book! This hilarious new story from Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton, the creators of the New York Times best-sell…

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Losing a tooth is an exciting and notable event in the life of a child - what will the tooth fairy bring? You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the night you'll finally catch the Tooth Fairy in action? Parents and children will love this engaging and entertaining story! This hilarious new adventure from Adam Wallace…

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As the year passes, the narrator's favorite dress goes through a series of creative changes, from dress to shirt to tank top to scarf and so on, until all that's left of it is a good memory. Assisted by her patient and crafty mama, the narrator finds that when disaster strikes her favorite things, she doesn't need to make mountains out of molehills - she 'makes molehills out of mountains' instead!…

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Mei Mei loves Chinese and won't speak any English - until she meets Nancy. An award-winning story. Narrated by the author Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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With a self-confident vibe, these uplifting videos pay homage to the things that make us feel good.

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When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Through this powerful and uplifting story, poet Jordan Scott uses his own experiences to reveal what it’s like to be a child who feels lost, lonely, or unable to fit in. Compassionate parents everywhere will recognize how t…

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Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, even though they're sometimes surprised by his materials-who could forget the tower he built out of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! Andrea Beaty's irresistible rhyming will charm creative kids everywher…

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Dad is bringing his daughter to bed, when she suddenly says 'I can do this myself... I'm a big girl now.' As the dad stands and watches his daughter climb the stairs his life begins to flash before his eyes - growing up, driving, getting married - it all comes at him so fast. Dad is standing there, lost in thought when his daughter reaches the top of the stairs, turns back to him and says, 'Well,…

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Maria is from Guatemala, Jin is from Korea, and Fatima is from Somalia. All three are immigrants and new to their American elementary school, and each has trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their ho…

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Llewellyn, a little rabbit, is a collector. He gathers things in jars—ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things—like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful t…

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Benjamin is NOT afraid of the dark or of monsters. That is, until one night when the bumps in his closet become too noisy to ignore. He bravely explores his room, finding fuzzy monster friends who are just as afraid of him and his little dog, Rex, as he is of them! Enjoy this story of bravery and friendship even in unlikely places!

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A big event has Isabella ready to leave home at the crack of dawn. But that's a motion her parents aren't likely to pass. After a two-to-one vote, it's decided that some things need to happen before Isabella can leave the house-like eating breakfast and brushing her teeth! If her house is going to work like a democracy, Isabella knows what she has to do; call an assembly and campaign her way out t…

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The precocious, purple-haired traveler spends the day playing with her dad as she pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places. Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be. Travel around the world to places like: Pyramids of Giza, Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty.

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An everyday visit to the library becomes an unexpected adventure through the pages of classic children's book favorites! Like Goldilocks, Isabella searches for a book that is juuust right. Should she host a silly tea party in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter? Take a Technicolor trip through Oz with the Cowardly Lion? Or have a swashbuckling good time with the Lost Boys? Join Isabella as she imagines…

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Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the islands? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched, this historical and scientific book tells the epic saga of the life of an island?its birth in fire, its rise to greatness, its decli…

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Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (Emma, too!), Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure head-on. She meets a snowboarding Panda, a Maltese who skies, and two fellow skaters, a…

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Mysterious noises keep waking up the Wimbledon family. 'That's very odd,' says Mr. Wimbledon each time, but when he returns from checking on the sounds, he's always reassuring: 'It's only Stanley; he's fixing the oil tank.' 'It's only Stanley; he's clearing the bathtub drain.' But what Stanley the dog is actually doing while his oblivious family goes back to bed is deliciously absurd: he's prepari…

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Show your little one the sights of the world and the magic of where imagination can take in this darling expanded retelling of Jack and Jill. Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling celebrates the individuality of children and the love of play! From John who goes to bed with his pants still on to Bella who loves to dress up like Cinderella, you are sure to see your little one reflected in this video.

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When Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, a giant beanstalk grows in his yard. After climbing up the beanstalk, Jack spies a castle off in the distance. Adventure and hilarity awaits as Jack navigates the dangers and riches within the Giant's castle.

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In 1958, when Esquire magazine planned an issue saluting the American jazz scene, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them in front of a Harlem brownstone? He didn't own a good camera and didn't know if any of the musicians would show up-but, in the end, he pulled it off. In this captivating collection of poems, Ro…

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Thomas Jefferson was wild about numbers. He was constantly counting, measuring, and observing things that caught his interest. He loved sharing his discoveries and reading the discoveries of others. But when a famous Frenchman published a book about America, Jefferson was appalled: all the information in the book was wrong. The author insisted that America was a wretched, dismal place, where birds…

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Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side.…

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While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow cur…

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Grandma Beetle says, Just a minute, to the skeleton at her door as she counts her many chores in English and Spanish. This award-winning bi-lingual story draws upon Mexico's Day of the Dead. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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This beautifully written story assures children of God's love through all their experiences—including during hard times such as being afraid of the dark or being bullied—and gives assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven. Children long to hear they’re special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change,…

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Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia’s dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that’s why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia—unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is. Against a sunny city setting,…

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Kali must learn to hunt, like the rest of the men in his tribe. But when Kali plucks the string on his bow, he forgets about shooting arrows, and makes music long into the night. Even the stars come close to listen. This lovely story celebrates the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and the power of music and art over violence.

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Before Arthur commanded a round table of legendary knights in Camelot, he was simply a young squire with dreams of becoming a great knight himself. Arthur lived during a time when Britain was without a ruler, but fate would quickly draw him into the middle of a grand search for the next king-a search that involved a sword famously set in stone.

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Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke the puppy joins the family just in time for the celebrations. Although he has trouble learning the house rules, he is one Lucky Dog! Told from the pup's point of view, this sweet Hanukkah song is perfect for little ones.

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Not everyone loves lawn ornaments. But Pearl was different. Pearl was their friend - the only human who knew they were real. So when Pearl's family moves and (shockingly!) leaves their pink flamingo, deer, gnome, and lawn jockey behind, Flo, Betty, Norm, and Jack know what they must do. They must find Pearl no matter how long and perilous the journey. Through cities and suburbs, over mountains and…

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer's grandson, Ben, is afraid to join the soccer team. To help out, she tells him the story of Leopold the Turtle, who always stays on the shore. It terrifies him to go join the other turtles and play in the water and sun on the rocks. Leopold just can’t get out of his shell, and the longer he waits the more he starts to doubt. Even though Leopold feels quite alone, he stays on th…

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The two-time heavyweight champion of the world describes life in his family of five sons - all named George!

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In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world. Monica Clark-Robinson's moving and poetic words document this remarkable time.

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Libby and her friends are put in charge of the science booth at their school fair. There’s only one problem: no one is visiting their booth! Does everyone think science is boring? Libby and her friends use teamwork, creativity, and just a bit of chemistry to turn things around and prove that science is for everyone. Perfect for aspiring scientists, story times, classrooms, home-schooling, and fans…

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Each rude guest at the lion's party takes half the cake as it is passed around the table so that only crumbs are left for the host. When the ant offers to bake another, the animals each double the number of cakes they will bake until the elephant has promised 256! Halving and doubling have never been so much fun. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Two classic stories by the acclaimed author/illustrator deal with common childhood problems. In Little Beauty a gorilla who can use sign language wants a friend. In Silly Billy, a boy conquers his fears with Guatemalan worry dolls. Includes A Conversation With the Author.

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Introducing youngsters to classic Bible stories, this collection features the story of Jesus Christ and his teachings. Children will learn about his life and death in a tender and approachable way. The Good Samaritan teaches kindness to all while other parables will leave a positive impression on young minds. Featuring vivid storytelling and strong messages, these tales will capture the imaginatio…

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Introducing youngsters to classic Bible stories, this collection features the stories of Joseph, Ruth, Jonah, and Esther. Children will follow Jonah as they learn the importance of bravery and Joseph as his coat of many colors leads him on an adventure into Egypt. The story of Ruth will teach the importance of faith in God, and the story of Esther will teach the virtue of kindness and courage. Fea…

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Introducing youngsters to classic Bible stories, this collection features the stories of David, Noah, and Moses. Children will cheer for David as he faces Goliath, watch as Noah builds his ark and shepherds the animals to safety, and discover the power of God through the story of Moses and the Exodus. Featuring vivid storytelling and strong messages, these tales will capture the imagination of kid…

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Good parents everywhere know the tension of wanting our kids to be curious, to have rich experiences and friends...but to be perfectly safe while doing it. Little Fox knows all about it! His father warns him of the danger everywhere. But Little Fox still frolics with butterflies, scavenges for food, and searches for new friends. Then one day he takes a tumble, bumps his head, and starts dreaming o…

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Following a bout with polio at the age of six, Frida Kahlo’s life was marked by pain and loneliness. In real life, she walked with a limp, but in her dreams, she flew. One day, her imagination took her on a journey to a girl in white who could dance without pain and hold her secrets, an indelible figure who would find her way into Frida’s art in years to come. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s diary, Anth…

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Childhood trials and tribulations are turned upside down and inside out in three popular stories. A little pea yearns to eat vegetables; a young owl pleads to go to bed on time, and a small pig begs to be neat. In each story Amy Krouse Rosenthal's gentle irony and Jen Corace's whimsical illustrations are irresistible. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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A favorite with pre-schoolers everywhere, these endearing stories reassure young children about the world around them and provide an early introduction to math skills. Includes three stories.

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In this traditional folktale retold in many cultures - a rooster with a magic stomach finds a way to outwit a greedy king and retrieve the treasure stolen from his people. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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The five young March sisters grew up on the East Coast during the American Civil War. Although they had very different personalities, their strong bond connected them as sisters throughout their childhoods and into their adult lives. They relied on one another as they faced struggles of growing up during the war and as they grew into young women. Through their adventures, they learned the importan…

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Children discover how the sun - their golden star connects all living things on earth. Caldecott Award-winner Molly Bang and MIT professor Penny Chisholm explain solar energy and photosynthesis in compelling terms children can appreciate. An effective review of photosynthesis for both younger an older students. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Llama’s back and ready to destroy the world AGAIN...this time with his best camelid, Alpaca! Llama loves cooking…and baking…and, above all, eating. For breakfast, Llama makes one epic spread...as well as a big mess. But Llama hates cleaning. So by lunch, Llama has cooked up something really devious?an idea?and by second lunch, Llama has cloned his most fastidious friend, Alpaca, to clean his house…

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Three mice discover how to see and appreciate fine art. Includes a glossary and follow-up art project. Narrated by the author. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author & A Tour of the Museum.

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Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he, really? The little girl in this video wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's…

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Louise longs for adventure, but each time she leaves the henhouse to see the world, life becomes a bit to exciting. Her encounters with marauding pirates, a ferocious circus lion and a mysterious stranger in a bazaar convince her that there's no place like home A lighthearted cautionary tale from Newberry Medalist DiCamillo (The Tale of Desperaux). Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Lulu is a llamacorn, which means she's half llama, half unicorn, and 100% glamorous magic. She’s also 100% sure that she's the most glamorous creature in all of Magic of Meadows...until she spots a mermaid with a shiny, sparkly, shimmery tail. Lulu decides she must have one of those in order to protect her title as most glamorous. With some help from her best friend, Karen the Flower Fairy, Lulu l…

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A clever mouse outwits a sly cat. Based on a tale of the Limba people of Sierra Leone. Narrated by the author.

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This exploration of the natural world and family bonds through the eyes of a young mixed-race narrator is a living, breathing, dazzlingly multi-faceted, exuberant masterpiece, firmly grounded in her sense of self-worth and belonging. If Walt Whitman were reborn as a vibrant young woman of color, this is the book he might write. America, we hear you singing! Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the…

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Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn't forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else - the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn't…and h…

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"Despite an attempt on her life by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai has continued to fight for the rights of children to become educated. As the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, her courage and conviction continue to push her to fight for what she believes in. This riveting and inspiring biography tells the story of a young girl whose bravery and intellect continue to amaze the wo…

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When Maria's family moves to a new town, her parents sign her up for the summer soccer team to help her meet new friends. But Maria has never tried soccer before. She would rather be back on her old swim team. Maria is afraid that she’ll be the worst player and that no one will like her. Coach Tony and Coach Lauren remind Maria that everything is new at first. Maria will have to give soccer a try…

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In a solar system full of planets, Mars feels all alone. No one has time to play with him. Will he ever get a playmate?Mars' First Friends is a universal story about man's?and Mars'?best friends?our beloved pets. In this sweet solar system story, Mars is lonely and just wants someone to play with, but the planets are all too busy. That is until Earth sends her little brother Mars his first friends…

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This is a story about finding a Way. Any Way. You can share the Way or you can show the Way, and there are many different Ways. Some Ways are better for some. Other Ways are better for others. The important thing is that you find the Way that is best for you. This is the idea shared in this beautiful new picture book of a young explorer's journey. Gorgeous illustrations leave the readers imaginati…

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Harry the dachshund explains kid-meet-dog etiquette and has sensible advice about how to deal with jumping, growling and licking dogs. An appealing guide for both kids who love dogs and those who need some persuasion. Includes a summary of how-tos as well as a picture of the real Harry. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation-and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!

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Cuando Daisy Ramona va zumbando por su barrio con Papi en su moto, ve a la gente y los lugares que conoce desde siempre: ¡la tortillería! ¡La iglesia de Abuelita! ¡Franky, el labradoodle que ladra! También ve una comunidad que está cambiando a su alrededor. Pero a medida que Daisy y su papi entran en la recta final, el cielo azul, morado y dorado brilla detrás de ellos y ella sabe que hay ciertas…

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Come along as four young adventurers go exploring in a magical meadow, only to find out that there is more mischief afoot in this Fairy Wood than they might have expected. Hilarious mayhem abounds in this introduction to Shakespeare's classic comedy.

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This fictionalized first-person biography-in-verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grew up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel. The son of a gambling, vagabond barber-surgeon, Miguel looks to his own imagination for an escape from his family's troubles and finds comfort in his colorful daydreams. At a time when access to books was limited and imagina…

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Milo the Magnificent isn't magnificent at all. His card trick is hopeless. His rope trick is a mess. So the theater manager gives him one last chance: Milo has to pull a rabbit out of his hat at the next performance - or else. With carrot, string, and stick, Milo heads for the woods in search of a rabbit. Instead he catches a bear, a very clever bear, whose sensational hat trick just might save Mi…

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This book freshly reinterprets some of the oldest and best-known Bible stories and focuses on some of the many miracles that Jesus performed before his crucifixion. Jesus's miracles are endless; from the large harvest of fish to washing the unclean, healing the sick, feeding the poor, and walking on water, Jesus performs feats that draw in believers that he is the Son of God. Unfortunately it also…

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For a little girl named Susan, Christmas could be any other day. She doesn't believe in Santa Claus or magic or miracles of any kind. Then, one day, she meets Kris Kringle. As she doubtfully tells him which gifts she wishes for most, deep down Susan finds herself hoping that, just maybe, he is the real thing. Based on the original holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street is a heartwarming story abo…

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John Logie Baird loves inventing things! When he hears about another inventor who has built a machine to show real live pictures, John sets about trying to do the same. Equipped with bits and pieces found in his house, John begins a journey that will change the course of history forever.

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When Ishmael joined the crew of a whaling ship called the Pequod, he was eager for a life of adventure on the high seas. But he didn’t know that what he was about to embark on would be the adventure of a lifetime. With Captain Ahab at the helm, Ishmael and his crewmates quickly learned that they weren't simply hunting whales. They were on a quest for the biggest catch there ever was: the great whi…

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Give that dog a puddle and he’d splash. Give him a whistle and he'd roll over. Give him a rule and he'd break it. One day a passel of puppies was born. Each puppy was designated for a Very Important Job, like Service Dog, or Search and Rescue Dog, or Groomed for the Show Ring Dog. Each puppy, that is, except Mogie. Mogie was a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup. Not the kind of pup for a…

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In this highly acclaimed non-fiction study youngsters learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and its host plant, the milkweed. Lyrical prose and beautiful illustrations portray the natural world with a sense of wonder. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Adam Rex creates a fantastic tale that is both imaginative and beautiful; one that blurs the line between dreams and reality.

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From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still, no one comes. Will friends ever come to visit her?One day a spaceship soars from Earth...and so does her heart.This bestselling story celebrates the extraordinary fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing!

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Fall in love with this Shakespearean comedy about finding and losing love. A host of characters try to act as matchmakers for a young couple, while another couple is to be married. But everything doesn't go as planned when a meddling villain schemes to ruin the wedding.

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Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to freedom. Mumbet, a Massachusetts slave, believed it too. She longed to be free, but how? Would anyone help her in her fight for freedom? Could she win against her owner, the richest man in town? Mumbet was determined to try.

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Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges,…

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Who Is Your Hero? Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.

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When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there. My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl’s love letter to her hardworking dad…

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Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move! No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Nino - popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

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Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it-and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing-the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may…

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A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating…

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Flicker...Flicker...Flicker...Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what she learns with her class, and the spark grows. The girl is then moved to write her own story, which she shares with girls around the globe, and it ignites a spark in them, li…

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The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea, the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?

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Everything at the North Pole is going according to plan—that is, until Santa's head elf, Wink Silverbells, discovers a list that's labeled for Santa's one true love. Wink assumes it's a list of gifts that Santa wants to get Mrs. Claus, and Wink wants to make sure Mrs. Claus gets them, but time is running out. Can you help? You'll have to honk, whistle, wiggle, and shake to save Christmas for Mrs.…

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Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete…

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Children explore two very different ecosystems in this two-part program that uses the rhyming pattern of the traditional tune Over in the Meadow to describe each habitat. Out on the Prairie introduces the mixed grass prairie of South Dakota's Badlands National Park. Susan Swan's illustrations use cut-paper mixed media collages to create a unique effect. Deep in the Swamp focuses on Florida's verda…

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Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Although he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair salon. Paolo dreams of the sweet life—la dolce vita—in the Eternal City. And then, one day, he escapes! Paolo throws himself into the city, finding adventure at every turn. Join our hero as he discovers the wonders of Rome: the ruins, the food, the art, the opera, and—of co…

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Author/illustrators David McPhail and David Hyde Costello explore the trials and tribulations of childhood in two endearing stories. Pig Pig discovers the joy of trying new things, and Little Pig discovers he's not too little to do an important job. Includes Conversations with the Authors.

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This inspiring biography tells the story of New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, a woman who championed bilingual literature.When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the la…

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A school resource officer plays a diverse role in the school community and has many duties and responsibilities. In Police In Our School, kids learn about the important role their school resource officer plays in the protection of their school. Becky Coyle learned firsthand how children can misunderstand officer's roles in schools through her work as an elementary-school resource officer. It inspi…

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George Washington crossed the Delaware. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature-well, he got stuck in the tub. But how did he get unstuck? In this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap, a parade of clueless cabinet members advise the exasperated president on just that!

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Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile - a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, Newbery Medali…

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Princess Penelope lives in a beautiful palace with a closet full of beautiful dresses. But being a princess is much much more than beauty. In fact, every morning Princess Penelope runs right past her frilly dresses to choose from her beloved collection of pants! What she wears each day depends on what job she has to do. Will she command the royal air force sporting her sequined flight suit? Will s…

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Evy is so focused on watching her garden grow that she misses all the silliness going on around her - pigs DANCING, donkeys FLYING, and sheep HAVING A PICNIC. But after Evy's spent all year taking care of her garden, everyone's invited to pumpkin time!

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How boring! thought the miller's son when his dad gave him a cat for a present. This, after giving his brothers land and money! What he didn't know was that the cat was clever - so clever was able to trick a king into giving the son a castle, land, and an introduction to his daughter, the princess.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away celebrates and encourages the playful spirit of children, no matter the weather! From sunshine to rain, nothing can stop the fun of a group of friends ready to play outside together! *** Join Winken, Blinken, and Nod on their fantastical journey to a land beyond sleep in this expanded version of the classic children's tale. *** One, Two, Buckle My Shoe! Never has counting been…

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When a young boy riding the subway finds an abandoned book about redwoods, strange things start to happen. He reads that the trees’ ancestors lived during the Jurassic period as dinosaurs appear at his window. Discovering that redwoods alive today first sprouted during the Roman Empire, he finds himself seated between two Roman citizens. And when, still reading, he emerges from the subway, he ente…

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Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog—it’s the family business after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is also turning out differently than she'd imagined it would. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that…

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Rifka's parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater, and one day she finds herself center stage in a special role!

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Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great-Great-Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal-to fly-Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her contraption doesn't fly but rather hovers for a moment a…

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Ruby wants to be just like her classmate Angela - beginning with wearing a red bow like the one in Angela's hair. All through the week Ruby does everything Angela does, even reciting an 'original' poem just like Angela's. Ruby's teacher says, 'You can be anything you want to be, but be Ruby first.' When Ruby finally shows her class that she has a talent all her own, she and Angela become friends.…

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Hoy será especial. Hoy será espléndido. ¡Hoy es Sábado!Este es el día que Ava y su madre más disfrutaban.Sábado significa:Tiempo para cuentos, tiempo para salón de belleza, tiempo para picnic y esta semana ... ¡EL MEJOR ESPECTÁCULO DE MARIONETAS!Pero, ¿qué sucede cuando la vida no cumple exactamente sus promesas?Acompañe a una madre y su hija en una jornada de altos y bajos que les hace recordar q…

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Santa has it so easy: a workforce of elves to make the presents, a team of reindeer to deliver them, even a hi-tech factory! The Easter Bunny has to make and wrap all the chocolate eggs and deliver them all by himself. Now Bunny has had enough. But will his plan for a Christmas disaster turn into a Christmas delight?

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Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect...In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong—ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they'd…

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On a cold January day in 2017, nearly two months before due date, Nile hippopotamus Bibi gave her keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden a big surprise: a tiny newborn hippo, no bigger than a football. The first premature hippo born and raised in captivity, baby Fiona was an underdog from the start: she couldn't nurse, she couldn't stay hydrated, and she wasn't thriving. But the staff at…

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Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his…

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When Mary Lennox was uprooted from her home in India and sent to live with her mysterious uncle, Mr. Craven, at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, a very contrary Mary assumed the worst. But after exploring the grounds, she discovered that it just takes a little bit of magic to help gardens and friendships bloom.

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How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. He loves the gooey cheesy-ness, salty pepperoni-ness, sweet sweet tomato-ness, and of course the crispity crunchity crust. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course! But shhh! It's a secret! In fact, you should probably ju…

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Safe and cozy where he is, a tiny seed wants to remain in the drawer where he lives happily with other seeds. But one day the gardener who lives in the mansion takes him from his drawer and plants him in the ground. Faced with his biggest fear, the seed undergoes a miraculous experience that changes his life forever.Beautifully written in simple but delightful verse, The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be…

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Sigue el relato de la vida y el legado de Pura Belpré, la primera bibliotecaria puertorriqueña en la ciudad de Nueva York. Cuando llegó a Estados Unidos, en 1921, Pura traía los cuentos folclóricos de su querido Puerto Rico. Al encontrar un nuevo hogar en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York como asistente bilingüe, convirtió sus historias populares en libros y esparció semillas de historias por to…

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Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success e…

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At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she di…

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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. But even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet-a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch-a system so ingenious that it is still used b…

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When you're small in the city, people don't see you, and loud sounds can scare you, and knowing what to do is sometimes hard. But this little kid knows what it's like and knows the neighborhood. And a little friendly advice can go a long way. Alleys can be good shortcuts, but some are too dark. And there are lots of good hiding places in the city, like under a mulberry bush or up a walnut tree. An…

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There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course, black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue whales, and even earthworms!

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Snow! Cookies! Candy! Mouse loves snow days. When he's accidentally swept out the door and into the snow, Mouse has a blast ice-skating, sledding, and building snow animals - always just one step ahead of sly Cat. But above Mouse on a wire sit three cold birds who warn Mouse of Cat's approach. Now it is Mouse's turn to do something nice for his new friends.

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Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school...until the day that Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea—the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall—only to be told by a clerk th…

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In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle--and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.

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Whether he's throwing a party or leading his friends on a midnight ride, Stanley can't help breaking the rules. Includes two stories.

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The angels are aflutter: a baby is soon to be born! One small angel can tell this baby is especially special. And holy moly, are their presents extraordinary. The little angel wants to give a present too, but, what could she possibly offer that is as worthy as the others’ gifts? At a loss for ideas, she peeks over the side of her platform and spies something going on in the desert - a caravan of k…

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Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real—until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible. That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartme…

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Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a United States patent. Working in her husband's furniture store, she recognized the need for a multi-use bed and, through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slavery—a life where her sweet dreams could come true.

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Prospero and his lovely daughter Miranda live alone on the tiny island where they were marooned years ago, with only the island creatures for company-that is, until a powerful storm brings a boat full of strangers to the island. As the story unfolds, magic and mystery fill the island in this retelling of Shakespeare's classic play.

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Terrific, says Eugene, after winning an all-expenses-paid vacation in Bermuda. I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn. Unfortunately, Eugene's luck is a lot worse than that. First, his cruise ship sinks, then he ends up stranded on a tiny island. But Eugene isn't alone. There's another castaway, a parrot with a busted wing, who tells him what there is to eat and drink and how to build a sailboat…

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Terrific, says Eugene, after winning an all-expenses-paid vacation in Bermuda. I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn. Unfortunately, Eugene's luck is a lot worse than that. First, his cruise ship sinks, then he ends up stranded on a tiny island. But Eugene isn't alone. There's another castaway, a parrot with a busted wing, who tells him what there is to eat and drink and how to build a sailboat…

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Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs…

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Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings.

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A traditional fairy tale is transformed into a modern multicultural story about the environment when a princess restores her barren kingdom by planting fruit fruit trees with the help of her willing subjects. Rays' distinctive artwork brings the story to life.

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Kanzi's family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that's why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her father has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear one). When she leaves, the teasing starts. That nig…

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Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.

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He's big. He's funny. He's not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.

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A mango...is just one thing. But if I chop it in two, then chop the half in two, and keep on chopping, I get more and more bits, on and on, endlessly, to an infinity I could never ever reach. In 1887 in India, a boy named Ramanujan is born with a passion for numbers. He sees numbers in the squares of light pricking his thatched roof and in the beasts dancing on the temple tower. He writes mathemat…

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On a surprisingly snowy day in Texas, a young student finds himself braving recess alone…that is, until he spots a new face sitting on the school's Buddy Bench. After a quick introduction, the two spend their recess discovering fun ways to enjoy the snow. By the end of recess, both kids leave the playground with a brand new friend. This sweet story of friendship brings the Buddy Bench's purpose to…

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A unique retelling of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral, focusing on the cart used to transport his coffin through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College. The text also features the large number of people who walked the funeral route and were buoyed by MLK's positive influence, as well as Ada and Belle, the mules that pulled the cart.

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The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: 'Searching for presents quiet,' 'Getting caught quiet,' and 'Hoping for a snow day quiet.' Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.

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Jacques Cousteau was the world's ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people's living rooms. From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean's waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films…

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After years of harsh monsoon seasons, a forest on the river island of Majuli is in danger of being slowly washed away. Jadav is determined to save the forest he loves.This is the true story of how one young boy dedicated his life to creating and cultivating an expansive forest that continues to grow to this day. In a world impacted by climate change, Jadav Payeng’s inspirational story shows how on…

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The comic tongue-in-cheek retelling of The Tortoise and the Hare finishes with an amusing twist on the time-honored moral. Features A Conversation With the Author.

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Everyone knows most young saplings dream of becoming Christmas trees. But one grumpy old tree who doesn't like lights, decorations, or people is determined to be different. Get ready to meet The Halloween Tree!

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Nate Gadol is a great big spirit with eyes as shiny as golden coins and a smile that is lantern bright. He can make anything last as long as it is needed, like a tiny bit of oil that must stretch for eight nights, a flower that needs to stay fresh to cheer up someone ailing, or a small lump of chocolate that grows to allow the Glasers to treat their children over the holiday and, during a harsh wi…

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This just in?breaking news from the North Pole! Santa Claus can't deliver presents on Christmas Eve, and he needs backup. But not just anybody can help him?he needs the Holiday Heroes! This Christmas, it's up to the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, a witch, and a leprechaun to fill in for Santa and save Christmas. Can the Holiday Heroes deliver presents without being spotted? Will they be able to pu…

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When Libby decides she'll always tell the truth, she makes a lot of people mad. A homespun Southern tale.

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Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success.…

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Emma doesn't really like hurricanes. After a busy day of school and activities, Emma likes to sit still and rest. Her little brother, Henry, does everything but. She calls him The Lemonade Hurricane.Henry is a lot of fun when he's not storming through the house, so Emma decides to teach him how to be still. By showing him how to sit, bow, and breathe, Emma is able to calm the hurricane within Henr…

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The Lockdown Drill teaches students the importance of listening to their teacher and their school resource officer during school drills. Using fun characters and engaging rhymes, The Lockdown Drill explains safe emergency practices to young children in a non-threatening manner. In her work as an elementary-school resource officer, Becky Coyle learned firsthand how misinformation can affect student…

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This tall tale explains how the Loch Ness Monster got so big. At the end of the story the author, a noted neurologist, explains why picky eaters are so picky - an why it's not such a bad thing to be one! Hilarious illustrations enhance the deadpan humor. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Discover the magic in a calendar year with this endearing title that follows a young girl as she tells of all the unique things she loves about each month of the year. Not only does this title teach little ones the months and seasons of the year, but it also allows them to open their eyes and learn to appreciate something special about each month and season.

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Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can't get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. With the beautiful music in his head all day long, Dylan can't forget the violinist, and finally succeeds in…

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Did you know the moon is a satellite? In fact, the moon is the Earth's only natural satellite. In beautiful spacious visuals, children will learn about lunar phases, eclipses, lunar exploration and the moon's effect on the earth.

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As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. When confronted with an empty white canvas, she is energized to create and express herself - which is the greatest feeling of all. With exuberant illustrations by Peter H. Reyn…

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It's Christmas Eve and Bo can't sleep, so he starts counting sheep. But when the sheep get bored, they scatter, wreaking holiday mayhem all over the house. Sheep 4 gnaws the stockings—leaves holes in the toes; 5 swallows some garland, and tinsel, and bows! Children can count along with Bo as he finds the 10 mischievous sheep misbehaving throughout the house. With a house full of sheep and a mess t…

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Mary's baby has arrived, and she can't contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn's tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what’s most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary's own but a gift that God has shared with everyone. Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson reveals the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago when the mother of Jesus was th…

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What makes a family? Is it sharing favorite foods, cuddling up for snuggle time, loving each other no matter what you look like in the morning? For Steve Greig’s oddly wonderful, real-life family of senior dogs, chickens, rabbits, and a pig named Bikini, family is all those things and then some! And this lovable bunch is now starring in their very first children’s story that showcases the importan…

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Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald - who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

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Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw,…

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Why is there winter in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time there is summer in the Northern Hemisphere? Here is an explanation of how the position of Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons, and the wonders that come with each one of them. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring comes again. Year after year the seasons repeat themselves.

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Join Francis Scott Key on the choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in this stunning iconographic video that will transport you to one of the most important days in U.S. history. This video tells the story of the creation of the American National Anthem. Includes patriotic songs performed by acclaimed singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina.

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Roland can't wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger...and bigger...and bigger. But he's still convinced there must be a bigger gift so…

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Have you ever wished that instead of having to do your chores all by yourself that someone - or something - would help you get them done faster? That's exactly the way the sorcerer's apprentice felt one day when the sorcerer left him all alone to clean the castle - so he tried to do some magic of his own, and ended up in a bubbly mess! Ultimately the young apprentice finds that passion and hard wo…

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There is a competition to make the spacesuit for the first moon landing! Ellie, an ordinary woman, is asked to lead a team of talented seamstresses. No one believes they can win, but they are determined to try... This inspiring look at the history of the spacesuit is based on the incredible true story of the team of women who sewed it together for the first moonwalk.

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Today, Fish's story (about pirates!) is too grand to simply be told: Fish wants to show Snail. But that would mean leaving the familiar world of their book - a scary prospect for Snail, who would rather stay safely at home and pretend to be kittens. Fish scoffs that cats are boring; Snail snaps back. Is this book too small for the two feuding friends? Could this be THE END of The Story of Fish and…

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This story recounts the ordeal of the real-life Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to attend a New Orleans elementary school in 1960. Inspiring illustrations portray Ruby's courage and determination. The story ends with the prayer Ruby recited every day of her ordeal. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was...nothing. But then...BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets, into our Earth, and into us. Using poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes viewers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that…

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Nib the mouse leaves his home under the subway tracks to find Tunnel's End. Illustrated with unique three-dimensional art.

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Have you ever felt different from those around you? The Ugly Duckling sure did. All of his brothers and sisters were beautiful, graceful, and strong, but he felt different and awkward. Over time, the Ugly Duckling learned to stay calm and to believe in himself despite being teased by others. Eventually, his patience paid off, and be grew to be content with who he was - and bloomed into a handsome…

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Bartelby is a very long and lovable dachshund who lives in a bookstore. He has a lovely set of friends who take him for walks through the city, but he has no idea that his bumbling backside leaves a trail of destruction and accidents behind him. Embarrassed that he has no control over his back end, Bartelby vows to never leave the cozy bookstore again. Can his friends help him find a way to help h…

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This is Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans…

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The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing…

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There Was an Old Woman (Who Lived in a Shoe): What do you do when you live in a shoe? Save up some loot and move to a boot! There Was a Crooked Man: Everything is a little crooked in this silly rhyme everyone loves to recite.

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When so much of the world is new, you want to go slowly, to stop and enjoy everything; hills to roll down, perfect-sized rocks, trees that seem to whisper their thoughts. It's the same when you're much, much older, and every time 'round the seasons seems precious. Yet the folks in the middle (we know who we are) are always rushing, rushing, rushing. Appointments to make, trains to catch, places to…

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This beautiful tale follows a raindrop’s journey on Earth, from the time of the dinosaurs to the creation of the earliest cities and beyond. It explains how Earth has depended on the same water supply throughout its existence by flowing and falling all around us, fueling and forming much of what we have seen and used for millions of years.Featuring beautiful narration and educational back matter i…

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Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence - but there's so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first…

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All is calm in old man Fookwire's yard until new neighbors - Little Old Lady Hu and her cat, Muffins - move in next door. Muffins is one mean dude! He terrorizes the birds, interrupts Fookwire's painting, and ties the squirrels' tails together. Fookwire is upset, but not nearly as upset as the squirrels, who devise an ingenious plan to stop Muffins cold. In this hilarious follow-up to Those Darn S…

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Old Man Fookwire's one pleasure in life is painting the birds in his backyard. When fall arrives and the birds fly south, Fookwire is desolate. The squirrels are curious: Where are the birds going, and what do they do once they get there? With their usual ingenuity and engineering skills, the squirrels devise a way to follow the birds to their destination, a tropical paradise. A wonderful time is…

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Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates - until the birds…

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Jeremy yearns for a pair of the black high-top sneakers all the kids are wearing. When he finds a too-small pair at the thrift shop, he hopes they will stretch to fit his feet. This inner city story poignantly explores how generosity and friendship ultimately outweigh the appeal of material possessions. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things...heroic animalsand knights in armorand a faraway land called Boxen.He even thought of a new name for himself—at four years old, he decided he was more of a Jack.As he grew up, though, Jack found that the real world was not as just as the one in his imagination. No magic could heal the sick or stop a war, and a bully’s words could pierce as shar…

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It's time for the annual Corn Maze Festival. The farm is bursting with activity. Cluck! Whack! The chickens build a fence around the cornfield. Moo! Thwack! The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint. Thump. Quack! Duck builds the ticket booth for the hot-air balloon ride. Everyone is excited. Well, Duck is not excited exactly. But he has a plan. As Farmer Brown designs the corn maze for the fes…

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Cuddle up with your little one and laugh along with these fantastical re-imaginings of familiar nursery rhymes. You will fall in love with the adorable illustrations and sweet verse in these charming versions of the classic children's rhymes.

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Shiver Me Letters and B is for Bulldozer are two remarkable alphabet stories told in rhyme. A different artist provides vibrant illustrations for each book. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Based on a true story, Two Bobbies takes place in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when a dog and a blind cat wander the streets for months and survive because of their enduring friendship. Includes an authors' afterword and photographs of the real Two Bobbies. Narrated by the authors. Bonus: A Conversation With the Authors.

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The Seven Chinese Sisters by Kathy Tucker, ill. By Grace Lin - a lively feminist adaptation of the traditional tale. Two of Everything - a Chinese folktale retold by Lily Toy Hong.Lily Toy Hong narrates her story.

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One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared 'contraband of war' and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These 'contrabands' made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness…

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Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Everyday these men and women join the workforce and contribute positively to society. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, he crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood and working…

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The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it's revealed there's an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt... Will the unicorns welcome all and continue their fun in all its glittery glory?

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Valentine's Day is candy hearts, flowers, and chocolate truffles. It is Valentine cards galore. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to say 'I love you'.

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Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

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Walter had spent all summer counting down the days until the first day of school. He couldn’t wait to make new shark friends and finally swim into his classroom for the first time. But the first class picture of the year changes everything. Walter realizes there is one BIG difference between him and his shark classmates. After his discovery, Walter spends his day trying anything he can think of to…

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It is washday. 'Are you ready for work, Lizzie girl?' Grandma asks. 'I am,' Lizzie replies. It's hard for her to set aside her plans for a tea party, but she rolls up her sleeves. Together, Lizzie and Grandma haul the steaming washtub to the workbench and shave lye soap into the boiling water. They rub, rub, rub the clothes over the washboard, pull them through the wringer, and hang them out to dr…

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In this comical alphabet tale the animals on Noah's ark become cranky with all the rain. When he reminds them that, We're all in the same boat, the animals decide to cooperate and peace prevails. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Enjoy the retelling of classic nursery rhymes, paired with charming illustrations.

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A day of boring errands turns into an amazing adventure when the bakery, the doctor's office and the barber shop hand out a real dinosaur instead of a cookie or a balloon. The situation is touch and go until mother finds a household chore for each new pet! The story ends with a big party where everyone brings a dinosaur or two for a dip in the pool. Caldecott Award- winning illustrator David Small…

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Spinelli's timeless stories provide the comforting assurance of a parent's unconditional love. Each celebrates the end-of-day rituals children enjoy when mother and father come home. When Papa Comes Home Tonight is the long-awaited sequel to Spinelli's modern classic, When Mama Comes Home Tonight. Bonus: A Conversation With the Author.

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Everyone in Fairyland knows that Mrs. Paws is the perfect pet matchmaker! She has flying piglets, baby griffins, and even pugicorns. She has a knack for knowing what pets are right for each princess, prince, or mermaid! Millie the Mermaid loves her new pet, Starwhal, who is an adorable narwhal with the power to turn anything sparkly and shimmery. But is there enough Starwhal magic for everyone in…

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Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?: Look high and low with a little boy as he searches, and finds, his doggy in this classic rhyme. Three Little Kittens: Join three little kittens in their mischief with mittens in this classic Mother Goose tale, ending the way every good nursery rhyme should: with mother's homemade pie and kisses goodnight.

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Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest—seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that’s too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she’s a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she’s a quiet queen, cuddling…

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While Mama chats on the phone, Rose finds herself hosting a grand party in her own living room! Narrated by the author and her daughter.

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A magnificent snowy owl appears at a child's bedroom window with the invitation to climb aboard on a soaring ride through the moonlit night. Together, the owl and child visit a family of deer, fish in a stream, a fox on the prowl, a family of rabbits, beavers in a stream, a porcupine, a mouse family, a snake, a raccoon, a rat and a bat - all busily at work while the world is sleeping. Lyrical rhym…

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The author/zoologist and award-winning artist provides a compelling and beautiful twilight tale about these rare birds, Includes a Did you Know?section about owls.

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It is 1962 somewhere in the deep South, and a young boy who has to drink from the Colored water fountain decides to taste what he is sure is the better White water. This inspiring journey of self- discovery is based on a childhood experience of co-author Michael Bandy.

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A crucial lesson is delivered in this gentle tale about the importance of not letting strangers into school - even if that stranger is just a furry puppy! Author Becky Coyle learned firsthand how a child's trusting innocence can put them in danger in her role as an elementary-school resource officer, and she was inspired to create this School Safety series to explain school safety to young childre…

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This rhyming story for young children explains the cycle of life in a backyard garden. Narrated by the author.

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Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures, including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse...and Auggie. Auggie is the only human boy at the Stables, and he takes care of all the other animals. The Fabled Stables have a mind of their own, and every so often, the building SHAKES and SHUDDERS, TWITCHES and SPUTTERS, to make room for a new a…

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Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can’t seem to land a leading role! After one last heartbreaking rejection, she heads to the library for some peace and quiet, an…

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Based on a true story of a band of unsung heroes of World War II, this story about the Tuskegee Airmen recounts the part they played in American history. Includes an Author's Note about the Tuskegee Airmen and archival photos. Includes A Conversation With the Author, a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.

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You just never know when a twister is going to whisk you off to a magical land of witches, munchkins, and great adventures with new friends. One minute Dorothy and her dog Toto were home in Kansas, and the next they were teaming up with the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow to save the magical land of Oz from the Wicked Witch. Best of all, they realized how brave, loving, and kind each of thei…

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Callie's family can't stay in their house, so they're moving to an apartment in the city. The new place is small but nice, Mom says, and most of their things won't fit. So, today, almost everything Callie's family owns is spread out in their front yard-their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie's bike. And it's kind of hard to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has…

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In Yesterday I Found an A, a little girl recounts her home-alone adventure with the alphabet. In the Color Caper, Jack and Lyla love to explore the colorful world around them until a color thief comes to town and makes their world dark and grey. Follow along on their adventure through the rainbow and back again, as they solve the missing color problem!

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A sailboat skimming across the waves, A feathery owl, A tree stretching from earth to sky. Together, what do we want to become today? From the creators of Good Night Yoga and Good Morning Yoga comes a beautiful city adventure that introduces children to the delights and benefits of partner yoga. Perfect for teaming up with a friend, sibling, parent, or caregiver, each easy practice shows how coope…

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This loving ode to the power of serendipity delightfully reveals how fate brought two friends together. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author Susan Verde have teamed up to create the perfect celebration of love and friendship.

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Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who brought us Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was just little Freddie Rogers. Although he was often sick and had trouble making friends as a child, his mom and grandfather encouraged him to ask for help and explore the world. With their support, he learned how to better say what he was feeling and see the…

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A young boy discovers why the worms in his grandmother's garden are not yucky at all! Includes more information in Wormy Facts and How To Be A Wormologist. Features A Conversation With the Author.

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Each day is full of possibilities, and Zoe wants to be ready for everything this one might bring. But that makes getting dressed really, really hard! If it's a twirling day, she'll need to wear the purple skirt. But if it's a cartheeling day, she'll want the polka-dot tights. Or it might be a hiding day, perfect for the flower crown that will help her blend into the garden... or a flying day, whic…

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High above the jungle floor, fearless Zoe, explorer extraordinaire, catches a glimpse of the rare wild Addiebeast. She springs over the treeline in hot pursuit - And then Zoe's mother calls, 'WE'RE LEAVING IN FIVE MINUTES!' Yet Zoe still has so much to do on the playground, which transforms into a jungle in her imagination! So against the ticking clock of Mama's countdown, she chases the Addiebeas…

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Zoe is the Queen of the whole Universe... but her favorite place in the Universe is her own room, where she hosts tea parties, builds empires out of blocks, and gazes out upon the stars. Then her parents announce that her little sister Addie is moving in to Zoe's room. Little sisters aren't good at tea parties (too rude), block-building (too clumsy), and starwatching (just plain too young!). So th…

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What could be more fun for kids than to hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion—all while learning an empowering, healthy life skill? Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids is a delightful pose-along adventure for children ages four to eight. Young viewers will join our heroine Lyla as she learns ten yoga poses from her friends at the zoo, receiving helpful tips along the way from each…

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