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  • Item #: 003324
    ISBN: 9780064450201
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 048693
    ISBN: 9780978552374
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  • Item #: 042220
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  • Item #: 033825
    ISBN: 9780152938239
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    Quirky poems inspired by William Blake tell the tale of a traveler going to William Blake's Inn. These inventive poems involving people at the inn and the animals who work, live, and visit there are depicted in beautiful illustrations on almost every page. This Newberry Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book will amuse readers with its unique style. Written by Nancy Willard. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. 45 pgs, pb. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 018194
    ISBN: 9780064440233
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    This fun series of colorful storybooks tells us more about the bear family that we were introduced to in the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It focuses mainly on Little Bear, following him through various adventures. Detailed illustrations enhance each book and bring the fun stories to life. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 071307
    ISBN: 9780399555244
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  • Item #: 004576
    ISBN: 9780394868165
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    Includes three great stories include "The Best Mistake Ever," "A Visit to Mr. Fixit," and "Best Friends." Short sentences and colorful illustrations make this a great book for beginning readers. 48 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 050509
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    Through a story of three siblings' visit to the New England shore, high school students will learn about sea creatures, the ocean and biology.

  • Item #: LRS2DN
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  • Item #: 032457
    ISBN: 9780060754280
    Retail: $44.99
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    This boxed set contains the first five books in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The books feature Garth Williams' colorful, old-fashioned illustrations, which were inspired by his visits to the actual locations.

  • Item #: 032458
    ISBN: 9780060581800
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    Your favorite childhood stories are now accompanied by full-color illustrations! This boxed set contains the first five books in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The books feature Garth Williams' colorful, old-fashioned illustrations, which were inspired by his visits to the actual locations. A wonderful set for reading out loud to your children! – elise
  • Item #: 057659
    ISBN: 9781593177058
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    Adapted from the Bible Story book that has delighted children for years (mine included), this excerpt tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the angel's visit to Mary to the young family's return from Egypt. Warmly illustrated and in a "just-right" size (6" x 8"), this will become a family favorite – and not only at Christmas time. 14 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: MP2RAP
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  • Item #: MP2RWO
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  • Item #: 030073
    ISBN: 9780545042208
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    The triangle becomes dissatisfied with its shape, so it pays a visit to the Shapeshifter to get another side and another angle. That is cool for a while, but pretty soon the now –quadrilateral wants another side and another angle. This pattern repeats itself until what was once the triangle has so many sides and angles that are so small it starts to look similar to a circle, and it can hardly keep its balance. What does it do then? The book includes a section for parents, teachers and other adults about the mathematics in the book, and tips on how to extend children's learning. A hardcover, colorful book that

    makes learning shapes a lot of fun. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 001570
    ISBN: 9780140326093
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    Join acclaimed Swedish storyteller Astrid Lindgren (author of the Pippi Longstocking books) on a visit to three farms in the Swedish countryside. Everyone calls the group of farms "Noisy Village" because six spirited children live there. Nine-year-old Lisa, her older brothers Karl and Bill, and their friends Olaf, Britta, and Anna embark on many humorous adventures that give readers a peek at Swedish customs—including crayfishing in the summer, "dipping in the pot" at Christmastime, and "nutting" for the New Year. Ilust by Ilon Wikland. 124 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 025619
    ISBN: 9780689711305
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    The things that Lisa, her older sister Ruth, her younger sister Annie, and her mother had to endure is incredible. They lived in Berlin in 1938 when the Nazis were first starting to take over. Lisa's father, who is referred to as Papa, decides in the very beginning of this story to leave Germany and establish a foundation for his family in America. Meanwhile, life in Berlin is getting more dangerous for Jewish people, and as the threat of war is turning into reality, Papa sends a letter over, suggesting that his wife and their daughters flee to Switzerland, masking the emigration as a vacation. Mother is allowed to bring only 10 marks per person with her, which puts her in a very challenging financial situation. She keeps Annie with her and is forced to send Ruth and Lisa to a camp where there are other children in similar situations or without parents at all. The girls don't get enough to eat and don't have the kind of care that all children need. After they visit their mother, she senses this and takes them out of the camp. Pretty soon, all three girls are sent to live with three different families in Zurich, where they are well-nourished and thrive. Mother collapses from pneumonia and spends this time in the hospital. She recovers and the family is on their way to being reunited with their father, whom they have not seen for nearly a year by this time, as he has been saving for their tickets to America. Sonia Levitin tells a touching, and very real story, that I am sure was sadly not uncommon.

  • Item #: 023643
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    Home is where the cat is. Add feline fun to your life with this frisky set featuring 1 figure, 1 cat, 3 kittens, a cat basket, cat carrier, ball of yarn, bowl and more.
  • Item #: 052808
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    You fill out a passport when you visit other countries; why not track the places you visit in literature the same way? These inexpensive passport-themed booklets make fun little personal reading logs. Each measures 4 ½" x 5 ½" and includes 24 pgs. Students can personalize the first page with some information about themselves, then fill out the rest of the booklet's pages as they plow through their reading list. Each page offers lines to record some basic information about the book as well as an open space to draw or write more. Covers are assorted bold colors and the whole thing is small enough to fit into a larger notebook, lapbook, or scrapbook when complete. – Jess

  • Item #: 051849
    ISBN: 9781887840040
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    Fourteen year-old Michele Pagano lives in a mountainside village on the island of Capri, helping his family run an inn. One day, a ship with red sails arrives at the inn, and three travelers disembark. Each traveler has a different reason for visiting: one has come for adventure, one for beauty, and one for peace and quiet. It doesn't take long; however, for the visitors to get involved with a mystery behind a cove that the islanders are too afraid to speak of. A lively mystery-adventure novel with rich characterizations in an exotic locale. A Newbery Honor Book; written by Ann Weil. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 012055
    ISBN: 9780517588376
    Retail: $16.00
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    In this great book you will find timeless stories that have been retold through generations. Many stories from Greek and Roman mythology are included, as are tales from the Illiad and the Odyssey. The book is intended for adults to read to children, but older children could easily read it themselves and adults will find the stories interesting as well. The book is divided into two sections, one for ages five and up, and one for ages eight and up. The first section includes 19 myths, including The Gift of Athena, The Origin of the Seasons, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Cupid and Pschye, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The second section includes twenty stories, including Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, The Riddle of the Sphinx, The Story of Helen of Troy, The Gods Take Sides, The Wooden Horse, and Aeneas Visits the Lower World. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, and pronunciation of difficult words is integrated into the text itself. Excerpts are also included that share how words have entered our language through these stories. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 065080
    ISBN: 9781892033734
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      This journal would be perfect for the traveler, young or old. The cover is made of heavy brown cardboard to stand up to the adventure, there are 200 pages printed with soy ink on manila paper, and it is spiral-bound to lay flat. The journal starts off with a map of the United States – you can shade in the states as you visit them. States are arranged alphabetically and each includes a full-page map of the state with major cities and the capital marked. One full page has space to write the date visited and with whom, purpose/reason for the visit, places visited, what I enjoyed most, what I found most interesting, and what you would like to do on the next visit. The next two pages allow space for notes or journaling about the experience. There are even some interesting facts printed on the note page. Journal your way across the 50 states and the things you will discover!

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
    Retail: $15.00
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 026655
    ISBN: 9780064402378
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    Thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro have lived their whole lives in their small South African village with their younger sister, aunt, and grandmother. Mother works far away in the big city of Johannesburg to support them, visiting when she can. When their young sister becomes very ill, Naledi decides that she and Tiro must find Mother before it is too late. Although Johannesburg is 300 miles away, Naledi and Tiro set out on foot to find their mother. Their journey is more eye-opening then they could have ever imagined, as they witness police pass raids, strict segregation between blacks and whites, and see for themselves how their mother and newfound friends live in the city. Author Beverley Naidoo has written a suspenseful and understandable story about apartheid in South Africa and what life is like for children and families under these circumstances. - Jess

  • Item #: 066038
    ISBN: 9781481422437
    Retail: $3.99
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     Based on an American Humane Society hero dog, children meet a therapy dog who brings smiles to all she meets: hospitalized children, seniors in nursing homes and others in need of the happiness only a dog provides.

  • Item #: 057957
    ISBN: 9781426211270
    Retail: $13.95
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    "In 1814, we took a little trip, along with Col. Jackson, down the mighty Mississip." If you're like me that might be about all you know or can remember about the War of 1812. Our reasons for fighting it were obscure; what was accomplished is likewise vague. Wouldn't you like to know more? This unassuming little book proves there is a lot more; providing an overview of the war – causes, invasions, the war fronts, victories, and peace – and then a battlefield-by-battlefield guide. Looking at the various regions where war action took place, battlefield and historic sites are visited. Maps, aerial views, photos, and text – supplied in a colorful, heavy paper format – all help tell the story of each site. Particularly helpful are the Quick History inserts that serve as summaries. The Nearby and Noteworthy sections identify places you might want to include on a tour. The Don't Miss sections help prioritize. Written to be a handbook for those who want to tour the various sites and understand the bigger picture, the book, nevertheless, makes a good quick study of the war. It was important; it defined boundaries for two countries and impacted the history of three people groups – Americans, Canadians, and Native Americans. And, then, of course, it gave us our National Anthem. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 057956
    ISBN: 9781426208591
    Retail: $18.95
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    Seize the Day! Or rather, seize the learnable moments; explore the wonders of the world together, and share family memories! Written specifically for families with children, this book capitalizes on family travel throughout the United States and Canada, the Caribbean/Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania and Antarctica. Each two-page spread focuses on places to visit that exemplify the culture of the locale, all with the purpose of engaging children in the destination. Special sections like Insider’s Tips, Fast Facts, and Know before You Go are included, as are various international restaurants and child friendly places to stay. Parents and children will find this a delightful travel resource, whether embarking on an international expedition or exploring stateside. A wonderful guide to ensure children get the most out of your travels! The author sums it up best in the introduction, “I grew up believing education is all about the…3 R’s. We should now make it 4: Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic and Roaming.” 270 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 040418
    ISBN: 9781618934277
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    This book is a great reference for kids (or even adults) who want to know about all the presidents. From the makers of Time® magazine, the book has a magazine feel to it and is filled with colorful photographs and illustrations. A quick intro discusses how the presidency came to be and the three branches of government. Then, each president is given one page. Along with the colorful illustrations is concise information about each president. Information includes some personal history like education, family, etc., the president's road to the White House, and any important, significant, or memorable facts about the president (like policies they passed, respect or dislike they gained, and wars they entered). A timeline on the bottom of each page shows events that were taking place at the time of each presidency and "Did You Know?" boxes share extra exciting details about each president (for example, McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile, Nixon was the first to visit all 50 states while in office, and Reagan was the only president to be wounded and survive an attempted assassination). Presidents are covered from George Washington to the second term of George W. Bush. The back of the book contains some useful information like Presidents at a Glance (gives a profile picture, birth/death/presidency dates, political party, wife and children of each president), a colorful illustration with descriptions of the different parts of the White House, and a bit of detail about First Ladies. With over 200 historical photographs, dozens of rare images of campaign buttons and documents, and an easy-to read format, this book is great for finding information on the presidents or reading for sheer enjoyment. 70 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 004492
    ISBN: 9781885593252
    Retail: $12.95
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    Another Kaleidoscope Kids book (see Pyramids! and Knights and Castles) with 50 hands-on activities to help kids experience this classical culture. Children become philosophers, hold a symposium, dramatize the legend of the Trojan War, write their own odysseys, build an Ionic temple, make a Greek yo-yo, cerate a Greek-inspired hamster labyrinth, dress in a toga, and press olives with their toes! Along the way they'll meet the characters of the culture: the Muses, Socrates, Alexander the Great, and the kid who discovered Troy when he was only 12. They'll visit the Island of Crete, the land of Mycenae, Mount Olympia, and the golden city of Athens.

  • Item #: 041761
    ISBN: 9781609587406
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     Camila, Lea’s friend from Brazil, travels to St. Louis to visit Lea during spring break.