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1ST DAY JITTERS

1ST DAY JITTERS

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Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.

Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.

1ST DOG

1ST DOG

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Kip the cave boy bounds along the trail home with a sack of warm and tasty Woolly Rhino ribs. If he could only get rid of pesky Paleowolf, who follows him, hoping for a taste of those delicious ribs!

But Paleowolf's presence turns out to be useful: His warnings save Kip from the Cave Bear, the Mighty Mammoth, and the frightning Saber-Toothed Cat. So Kip offers to share his food with Paleowolf - if Paleowolf will use his keen nose, fine ears, and sharp eyes to keep Kip from being eaten up. With a bark and a wag of his tail, Paleowolf agrees to this bargain, and Kip christens his new freind "Dog."

In this exciting tale of adventure in prehistoric times, Jan Brett creates a spectacular Ice Age landscape populated with the massive animals of the time and bordered with images inspired by cave paintings and Ice Age artifacts. She convincingly portrays the growth of the warm bond between man and animal that must, long, long ago, have resulted in the first domesticated dog.

ABIYOYO

ABIYOYO

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Outcasts become heroes in this picture book adaptation of a South African lullaby and folk story.

No one wants to hear the little boy play his ukelele anymore...Clink, clunk, clonk. And no one wants to watch his father make things disappear...Zoop! Zoop!

Until the day the fearsome giant Abiyoyo suddenly appears in town, and all the townspeople run for their lives and the lives of their children! Nothing can stop the terrible giant Abiyoyo, nothing, that is, except the enchanting sound of the ukelele and the mysterious power of the magic wand.

ADELITA

ADELITA

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Hace mucho tiempo--a long time ago--there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kindhearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity: a beautiful rebozo--shawl. With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist. Tomie dePaola's exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other.
ADVENTURES OF SPARROWBOY

ADVENTURES OF SPARROWBOY

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SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN ON THURBER STREET...
WILL THE EVENTS OF ONE AFTERNOON CHANGE HENRY'S LIFE FOREVER?

Written and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney, this award-winning story introduces a new superhero -- Sparrowboy, a paperboy who takes the neighborhood under his wing and saves the day.
ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE HORRI

ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE HORRI

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Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair.

His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!

This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

ALL BY MYSELF

ALL BY MYSELF

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Mercer Mayer's Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about independence!
AMOS & BORIS

AMOS & BORIS

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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

ANIMALS SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT

ANIMALS SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT

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"Animals Should Defininitely Not Wear Clothing."..because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This well-loved book by Judi and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest reader why animals' clothing is perfect...just as it is.
B BEARS & THE TROUBLE W/CHORES

B BEARS & THE TROUBLE W/CHORES

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Are you having trouble with chores in your house? Share this funny book with your family to encourage everyone to do their share!

Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores--they don't want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up...and up...and up?

This Berenstain Bears story will have kids laughing--and hopefully lead to less bickering about taking out the garbage and other chores around the home!

B BEARS & THE TROUBLE W/FRIEND

B BEARS & THE TROUBLE W/FRIEND

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The new cub in the neighborhood, Lizzy Bruin, is the same age as Sister
Bear--and she's also just as bossy. After a fight threatens their budding
friendship, both cubs learn that you can't always have your own way if you want
to have friends.
B BEARS & TOO MUCH JUNK FOOD

B BEARS & TOO MUCH JUNK FOOD

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Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are
getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body
works, the Bear family makes a healthful adjustment in their diet and fitness
habits. "A most enjoyable introduction to good nutrition and
exercise."--(starred) "Science Books &; Films."
B BEARS & TOO MUCH TV

B BEARS & TOO MUCH TV

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When Mama Bear decides her family spends too much time in front of the TV,
she bans it for a week. Then the Bear family finds other ways to have fun and
keep busy, so they watch less when TV is allowed again--and they don't even
miss it.
B BEARS DINOSAUR DIG

B BEARS DINOSAUR DIG

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Grab your shovels and join the Berenstain Bears on a dinosaur dig at the Bearsonian Museum in this lively addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series! What sort of fossils will they find? A stegosaurus? A spinosaurus? The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex? Dig in with the Berenstain Bears and find out in this 8 x 8 storybook.

The perennial popularity of dinosaurs combined with the lovable nature of the Berenstain family makes Dinosaur Dig a tale that will delight Berenstain Bears fans old and new.

B BEARS FORGET THEIR MANNERS

B BEARS FORGET THEIR MANNERS

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"When Mama Bear's efforts to improve her family's manners are unsuccessful,
she devises a Politeness Plan--a chart listing a chore as a penalty for each
act of rudeness. Basic etiquette is presented in a practical way. Berenstain
illustrations add humor and understanding."-- "School Library Journal."
B BEARS GO TO SCHOOL

B BEARS GO TO SCHOOL

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Illus. in full color. A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers
her fear of starting kindergarten. "May help ease those 'first day'
fears."-- "School Library Journal.
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B BEARS GO TO THE DR

B BEARS GO TO THE DR

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It's time for a routine check-up with Dr. Gert Grizzly. Sister Bear is brave
about her booster shot, and Brother Bear is fine, but--achoo!--is that Papa
Bear sneezing? "A light-hearted approach to the subject with straightforward
information."-- "Appraisal."
B BEARS MOVING DAY

B BEARS MOVING DAY

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This is the story of the Bear family's move to their now-famous tree house
in Bear Country. Would Brother Bear like it? Would he find new friends? He
wasn't sure until he got there.
B BEARS NEW BABY

B BEARS NEW BABY

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Illus. in full color. "This brightly illustrated story tells of a
youngster's happy acceptance of a new addition to the family and how Mama and
Papa Bear assist him with the adjustment."-- "Booklist.
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B BEARS VISIT THE DENTIST

B BEARS VISIT THE DENTIST

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Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it's
her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. An entertaining
story for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist.
BABUSHKA BABA YAGA

BABUSHKA BABA YAGA

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Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but this Babushka Baba Yaga is a lonely old woman who just wants a grandchild— to love. "Kids will respond to the joyful story of the outsider who gets to join in, and Polacco's richly patterned paintings of Russian peasant life on the edge of the woods are full of light and color." — en's Book
BAD CASE OF TATTLE TONGUE

BAD CASE OF TATTLE TONGUE

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A Book that Helps Kids Learn the Difference Between Tattling and Telling.

No one likes "Josh the Tattler" because he tattles way too much. He tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog! But one night Josh wakes up to find that his tongue is very long, yellow, covered in bright purple spots, and Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy]€].

Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue teach him a lesson?

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities. Parents who "battle the tattle" at home, on the playground, in the grocery store, or anywhere else can use this book to both entertain and enlighten their children about "The Tattle Rules." Every adult who desires to help children understand the differences between tattling and the need to warn others about important matters needs this book!

BIPPITY BOP BARBERSHOP

BIPPITY BOP BARBERSHOP

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In this companion book to the bestselling I Love My Hair, a young boy, Miles, makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father. Like most little boys, he is afraid of the sharp scissors, the buzzing razor, and the prospect of picking a new hairstyle. But with the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. Written in a reassuring tone with a jazzy beat and illustrated with graceful, realistic watercolors, this book captures an important rite of passage for boys and celebrates African-American identity.
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

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What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.--School Library Journal, starred review.

BRAVE IRENE

BRAVE IRENE

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This winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on as she ventures through a bitter cold snowstorm in William Steig's classic Brave Irene

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl.

But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission.

Brave Irene is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

BURT DOW DEEP-WATER MAN

BURT DOW DEEP-WATER MAN

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Whenever Burt Dow, who lives in a snug little house on the Maine coast, sets out to sea, his pet giggling gull goes along. But this time, it will take all his might and some plain old ingenuity to save him and the gull from a raging storm.
CARROT SEED ANNIV/E 60/E

CARROT SEED ANNIV/E 60/E

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A little boy plants a carrot seed. His mother says, "I'm afraid it won't come up." His father and his big brother agree. At first, it seems they're right. But the little boy knows better. So every day, he pulls up weeds and waters the ground. Until, one day, just as the little boy knew it would, something very special happens.
CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER

CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER

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After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rose, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM R/E

CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM R/E

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In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

CHRYSANTHEMUM

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Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her, " says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?
CIRCUS SHIP

CIRCUS SHIP

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"The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own, but they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community--and a hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

CLOUD BK

CLOUD BK

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You see, clouds are fun, silly, and very interesting.

Tomie dePaola--best-selling author of Strega Nona, Quiet, and many others--knows a lot about clouds. He also knows a lot about what people think of them.

Some people see animals and pictures in clouds. The ancient Greeks believed that Hermes, the messenger of the gods, once stole the sun's cattle, which were clouds.

In this unique picture book, Tomie introduces some of the most common types of clouds, as well as the myths and legends inspired by their shapes. Simple, whimsical illustrations show the variations in shape and color that herald changes in the weather.

This book will tell you many things about clouds we bet you didn't know. Filled with his signature humor and gentle illustrations, Tomie dePaola's approach to nonfiction is like no other.

A Reading Rainbow book.

CLOUDY W/A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

CLOUDY W/A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

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The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.
Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. The town was a mess and the pople feared for their lives.
Something had to be done, and in a hurry.
COLOR OF HIS OWN

COLOR OF HIS OWN

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The classic story about searching for somewhere to belong, from four-time Caldecott honor winner Leo Lionni.

Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

CURIOUS GEORGE

CURIOUS GEORGE

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The original Curious George, which has been in print for more than fifty years, is now available in an oversized format, perfect for group sharing and reading aloud. Every child will be able to see George's impish antics when his big picture book is used during storytime.
CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO A BOOKS

CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO A BOOKS

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George's favorite author is doing a signing at the new bookstore in town. Waiting in line is hard when you're as curious as our little monkey, especially when surrounded by so many great books! Children will love his silly antics as George explores the wonderful world that is the local bookstore. With art in the style of H. A. Rey, this latest monkey tale is for book lovers, lovers of George, and especially lovers of curiosity! Includes a storytelling activity and a reading log for kids to keep track of their reading!

CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE

CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE

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George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble. "This [book] is as full of amusing detail as are the others". -- Horn Book
DR DE SOTO

DR DE SOTO

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A Newbery Honor Book from the creator of Shrek.

Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work. With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat dangerous animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.

EGYPTIAN CINDERELLA

EGYPTIAN CINDERELLA

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Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodipis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharoah himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharoah has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of all Egypt?
EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

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Illustrated by the beloved creator of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow, here is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothes--or lack of them--are ridiculous as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them. Fifty-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton added to this tale of fun her own irrepressible humor in pictures and design. This brilliant new edition features Burton's original illustrations photographed anew, freshly exhibiting her lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty.
EMPTY POT

EMPTY POT

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The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.

The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!"

Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.

Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK R/E

EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK R/E

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Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.
FAMILY BK

FAMILY BK

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The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.

Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, this book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families. Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships

FANCY NANCY BUDDING BALLERINA

FANCY NANCY BUDDING BALLERINA

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What starts out as dancing school just for Dad quickly turns into a ballet class for Nancy's whole family. Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to plié, pirouette, and jeté with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she's learned in ballet class.

From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.

FANCY NANCY TEA FOR 2

FANCY NANCY TEA FOR 2

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When Nancy is invited over to Bree's house for a special tea party, she has only one thing to say: oui! The girls enjoy a few charming cups of tea before a disaster occurs that sets the two at odds. Will Nancy and Bree be able to save their friendship?

FEATHERS FOR LUNCH

FEATHERS FOR LUNCH

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The cat is out. He's looking for lunch, and the garden is filled with birds--yum! Children will delight in this spirited story as they snoop, sneak, and prowl with the cat, meeting twelve common birds and learning to identify each one. Accompanied by a detailed glossary, here is an irresistible backyard adventure for the whole family to enjoy together.

FISH EYES

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Get ready to put on scales, fins and a tail and dive underwater for a marvelous fantasy adventure. Children will have fun while learning to count the brilliantly colored fish swimming through the pages of Lois Ehlert's watery world. Look closely, and you'll find a friendly guide to accompany you on your journey - and help out with some simple addition along the way.

So take a deep breath, and plunge in. Happy counting!

FISH IS FISH

FISH IS FISH

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Illus. in full color. A modern fable of a minnow who wants to follow his
tadpole friend--who becomes a frog--onto land. "A superior book, simple, but
eye-catching."-- "School Library Journal.
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Fortunately

Fortunately

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Go on a wonderfully wild adventure with Ned as he takes on a journey full of mishaps in this book from celebrated dancer, choreographer, and beloved author and illustrator Remy Charlip.

Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute.
What else could go wrong as Ned tries to get to the party? Readers will cheer as Ned's luck turns from good to bad to good again, while clever illustrations tell the story of his wacky adventure and narrow escapes.

FREDERICK

FREDERICK

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Leo Lionni's Caldecott Honor-winning story about a little mouse who gathers something unusual for the long winter is turning fifty! Celebrate this beloved favorite, which now includes a special introduction from noted children's book historian Leonard Marcus.

Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it's Frederick's stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Winner of a 1967 Caldecott Honor, Frederick has been cherished by generations of readers.

"A splendid achievement." --School Library Journal, starred review

"In Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail demonstrates that a seemingly purposeless life is indeed far from that--and that we need not live by bread alone!" --Eric Carle