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$25.22 $19.30

"Candlewick Press, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, publishes outstanding children-s books for readers of all ages. Since we fi...rst opened our doors in 1991, we-ve received more than 1500 accolades and honors, and have been named "the fastest... read more

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$10.39

On Valentine's Day, Peppa and her family list all the things they love, from her goldfish and cookies to going to school and dinos...aurs. read more

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$16.99 $11.45

Another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe treatment!Yet another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe trea...tment! Prepare to find: • A striking new jacketed cover • An original collectible poster on the underside of the jacket • A spot-the-difference game on the cover • A gatefold with separate checklists on every spread • Never-before-seen sections of artwork in each scene • New things to search for! read more

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$6.99

What better treat to tuck in a stocking than this sweet Maisy board book shaped like a Christmas tree?Today Maisy and her pals are... decorating the Christmas tree! There are lights to string, ornaments to hang, candy canes to put up, and an angel to place at the very top. After wrapping presents, it’s time to sing Christmas carols around the tree. Merry Christmas to Maisy and all her friends! read more

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$12.99 $12.48

It's a crazy compendium of puzzles! Hands-on games and teasers keep readers busy while Waldo and friends hunt for their own missin...g things.Spot-the-difference challenges, mazes, memory games, word games, doodles, tangled line teasers, and much more — find them all inside Waldo’s wonderful new book chock-full of fun things to do. As Waldo and his buddies look for everything from a lost key to a lost camera, his fans are invited to pick up a pencil and work their way through a treasure trove of brain-twisting activities. In true Waldo style, readers are challenged to go back and search for hard-to-find stuff when they finish each chapter, then sent through the whole book again on a final search before they’re done. read more

Candlewick Press
$49.99 $36.66

Puzzle over a Waldo jigsaw tucked in with six classic adventures in a magnificent foiled slipcase - wow!What’s better than a slipc...ase full of Waldo’s six best-selling adventures in paperback? A cool collection boasting a Waldo jigsaw puzzle, too. Inside you’ll find:An eighty-piece Where’s Waldo? jigsaw puzzleWhere’s Waldo?Where’s Waldo Now?Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic JourneyWhere’s Waldo? In HollywoodWhere’s Waldo? The Wonder BookWhere’s Waldo? The Great Picture HuntSearch no longer for hours of eye-boggling, puzzling fun! read more

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$16.99 $14.29

A 2015 Caldecott Honor BookWith perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon K...lassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect. read more

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$24.99

"In the best pantomime spirit, readers long to tell Handa what’s happening just behind her."-The Guardian (U.K.)(Ages 3 and up)Han...da puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo like best, she wonders - the yellow banana, the sweet guava, the juicy orange, the ripe mango, the spiky pineapple, the creamy avocado, or the tangy passion fruit? As Handa makes the long walk to the next village, carrying the basket on her head, a monkey, ostrich, zebra, elephant, giraffe, antelope, and parrot steal her fruits, one by one. But little do they know that Handa has an even bigger surprise in store! Ideal for reading aloud, Handa’s Surprise is now available as a Big Book suited for sharing with groups of young children. read more

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The team behind THE RUNAWAY DINNER reverses direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever .... . . before."Jack was running like mad in the dark woods with a hen under his arm.Previously, he had stolen the hen and climbed down a beanstalk."But do you know what was Jack doing before he climbed down the beanstalk?Or what Jack and Jill were arguing about before they went up the hill? And what happened before that? Every story, every person, and every thing started somewhere, and now the inventive and whimsical Allan Ahlberg explores what all your favorite storybook characters were up to previously, aided by Bruce Ingman’s energetic illustrations. read more

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$19.99 $16.72

This gorgeously illustrated volume of poetry — sprinkled with facts and fun things to do — sows an early love for nature in all it...s beauty and wonder.The buzz of bees in summertime. The tracks of a bird in the winter snow. This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature, from planting acorns or biting into crisp apples to studying tide pools or lying back and watching the birds overhead. No matter what’s outside their windows — city streets or country meadows — kids will be inspired to explore the world around them. Written by award-winning author Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld, a breathtaking new talent in children’s books, Outside Your Window is a stunning reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. read more

Candlewick Press
$7.99 $5.79

He’s a master of the paper trail! Keep your eyes peeled for Waldo’s amazing seventh adventure — his most interactive journey ever.... (Ages 5-8)Take a page from Waldo’s sketchbook — but first you’ll have to find it! In this new classic title, fans follow the wily guy through more astounding scenes, each containing a maddeningly hard-to-find piece of paper torn from his sketchpad. Add in an exciting parade, a confounding maze, the trickiest spot-the-difference challenge in history, and Martin Handford’s incomparable artwork, and you’ve got one extraordinary hands-on expedition. Waldo lovers will have tons of fun with:— A fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game with press-out counters — and tongue-twisting forfeit cards— A press-out circus for fans to put on their very own show read more

Candlewick Press
$5.99

La primera amiga de todos los niños! For the first time, four classic Maisy toddler titles are available in dual Spanish-English e...ditions. (Age 3 and up)Young children are invited to meet Maisy’s favorite animals, check out her wardrobe, see what’s on her menu, and peek at what she has in her toy box — all through vibrant, toddler-friendly illustrations by Lucy Cousins identified in both Spanish and English. read more

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$5.99

Who can resist riding on a fire engine with Maisy? (ages 2-5)NEE-NAH, NEE-NAH! Maisy and Cyril are driving a fire engine today. Fi...rst they have to check the water in the hose. SWOOSH! Uh-oh! Look out, little cat! Now the cat is scared and climbs up on the roof and won’t come down. But firefighters Maisy and Cyril come to the rescue - and then they’re off for a ride in their shiny red truck! read more

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$5.99

A shaped board book that welcome babies and toddlers aboard!TOOT-TOOT! Maisy is taking her friends for a ride to the country — cli...mbing up a hill and down a valley, chugging through a tunnel, and emerging into the bright sunshine. WHEEEEEE! read more

Candlewick Press
$12.99 $11.71

The creator of a Kiss Like This offers an exuberant concept book about the irresistible sounds that animals make. The perfect baby... gift!Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. And who better than Mary Murphy to introduce their voices to the youngest of listeners? Full of funny adjectives and sound words, this charming companion to Mary Murphy’s A Kiss Like This is an ideal read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners and is sure to engage babies as they first learn to talk. read more

Candlewick Press
$19.99 $5.63

From the unique mind of comic master Ricky Gervais comes... 3-D Flanimals! The ghastly stars of a wildly popular book series are a...bout to pop up everywhere. (Age 5 and up)They're grotesque. They're absurd. They're so ugly they're cute - and they could only be spawned by the mind of award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais. From a planet far away, these bizarre and whimsical beasts - from the ferocious airborne Bletchling to the badly behaved Grundit to the fatally timid Splunge - spring to life in the droll and off-the-cuff prose of a writer who some may liken to a latter-day Edward Lear. Then again, some may find these grossly amusing creatures simply-gross. And whose fault is that? Just remember: don’t pull a tab just because you’ve been told to! read more

Candlewick Press
$14.99 $12.38

Waldo’s back in the picture in a brand-new adventure! Find the bespectacled traveler in never-before-seen illustrations, along wit...h special stickers and a slew of other novel features.Waldo’s back, and he’s anxious to show you his pictures. But not so fast — you have to find them first. Enter Odlaw’s Picture Gallery and admire the framed images, then try to track them down in the crowded scenes that follow. Got the picture? Now frame it, using the handy stickers at the back of the book. But your challenge is just beginning! There are hidden characters and objects to hunt for, spot-the-difference spreads, silhouettes to match with originals, and plenty more. And don’t even think of cheating: virtually all the art in here is new or previously unpublished, and as maddeningly intricate as ever. Happy hunting! read more

Candlewick Press
$6.99

A Start with Science book about sound.When Oscar hears a blackbird singing in the meadow, Bat swoops in to talk to him about sound.... A sudden thunderstorm and a visiting cow give Oscar lots of opportunities to learn about sounds that are loud or soft, near or far, deep or high.Back matter includes an index and supplemental activities. read more

Candlewick Press
$16.99 $16.96

With luminous artwork full of elaborate detail, the acclaimed Jane Ray brings new life to a classic holiday song.In this lushly il...lustrated interpretation of the familiar Christmas carol, each spread offers surprises for the eye as nostalgic city scenes depict a multiethnic cast of characters bustling with packages and sprucing up their homes for the holidays. But at one home in particular, an endless succession of gifts keeps arriving: birds of all stripes, ladies dancing aboard a brightly bedecked boat, lords leaping on rooftops, and pipers piping up and down stairs. Filled with intricate patterns and whimsical flourishes, Jane Ray's gorgeous artwork is the perfect match for this wonderfully cumulative tale. read more

Candlewick Press
$7.99 $6.99

Hang on tight for more comic joy in this companion to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner Higher! Higher!A day at the park. A ...ride on Daddy's back. Run, Daddy! Faster! Faster! How fast can Daddy go? Faster than a dog? A horse? How about a cheetah? Must his feet even touch the ground? Leslie Patricelli reprises the duo from Higher! Higher! in another humorous riff on a favorite pastime — a laugh-out-loud-funny tale of few words about doting dads and high-energy kids whose imaginations know no bounds. read more

Candlewick Press
$14.99

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures every child that Mommy will always come home."The baby owls came out of their house,and... they sat on the tree and waited.A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy,and an old piece of ivy for Bill."When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.Candlewick Storybook Animation packages include:* A full-color hardcover picture book* A dual-disk DVD/CD with full animated story and two audio read-alongversions of the text — one with page-turn prompts* A full-color poster, plus a sheet of reusable stickers!With bonus author interview read more

Candlewick Press
$19.99 $16.79

The quintessential collection of classic princess tales, fondly and faithfully retold and lavished with rich, expressive illustrat...ions. (Age 7 and up)Spirited or sacrificing, spoiled or innocent, the iconic heroines in these cherished tales have long had a hold on children’s imagination. Amy Ehrlich deftly recaptures these princess stories with warmth and wit, never diluting their central power. And Gary Blythe brings them to life in splendid paintings glowing with true enchantment. read more

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$3.99

Rare! 32 pages of coloring, word searches, connect-the-dots, and more! Children will enjoy plenty of hands-on fun with these color...ing pages and activities based on the Judy Moody series, including mazes, word searches, connect-the-dots, scrambled words, code-breaking, and other challenges. read more

Candlewick Press
$24.99

Candlewick has selected NINE DUCKS NINE to be a BIG Book because it exemplifies the qualities — rhythmic texts, repetitive words, ...dynamic illustrations, and engaging story lines — that make large-format books so useful in helping children to read and learn. read more

Candlewick Press
$7.99 $7.15

Now in paperback! Waldo’s back in the picture in a brand-new adventure! Find the bespectacled traveler, his friends, hidden charac...ters, and more!Ever the globe-trotter, Waldo is eager to show you his pictures. But not so fast – you have to find them first! Enter Odlaw’s Picture Gallery and admire thirty peculiar portraits, then try to track down their subjects in the maddeningly intricate scenes that follow. And your challenge is just beginning! There are hidden characters and objects to hunt for, spot-the-difference spreads, silhouettes to match with originals, and plenty more. Happy hunting – it’s truly an art! read more

Candlewick Press
$4.99

What's even better than a new Maisy book? A new Maisy book with stickers!There are lots of wonderful things growing in MAISY'S GAR...DEN — fruits, flowers, vegetables, grass, and more! Young readers join in the fun as they complete the scenes with more than 25 full-color, reusable stickers. read more

Candlewick Press
$15.99 $14.33

Creative thinking (and some clever recycling) help save the day in a sweet Christmas story that celebrates the shared pleasures of... friendship. (Ages 3-6)Humphrey is a giant, and Leetree, his best friend, is an elf. Together they love making wrapping paper for all of Santa’s presents. But this year Santa has asked them to grow a Christmas tree, and the pair couldn’t be more excited! They take great care with their project, planting and watering, snipping and pruning. Finally, the tree is wrapped and ready, and Humphrey and Leetree set off to deliver it. But when disaster strikes, the giant and the elf must come up with a way to make things right. From a small idea comes a big plan—and a surprise no one in Christmastown will soon forget! read more

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$7.99 $7.74

A coloring book to love to the moon and back! Filled with enchanting pictures from Guess How Much I Love You to color — plus more ...than a hundred stickers.Love is a colorful thing! Fans old and new, young and not so young will revel in these intricate scenes of nature featuring Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare. In ninety-six pages of beautifully rendered images and words inspired by the beloved story, the world of Guess How Much I Love You stands ready to come to life with the help of some crayons or markers, dozens of stickers, and a whole lot of love. read more

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$5.99

The series of books for children who want to feel like readers - and who soon will be readers.Contains:No One HomeBeeper and HonkB...eeper and WinkyBeeper and Stomp read more

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$15.99 $13.21

A young girl shares her observations about the mallards near her house in an engaging, informative story sure to make a splash wit...h duck lovers.Quack quack, Quack-quaack-quack.It’s the first sound I hear every morning.The young girl in this story may live in the city, but outside her window there’s a river full of mallard ducks! She hears them as soon as she wakes up, and on the way to school she sees them upside down bobbing for food. Interspersed with fun facts, her enthusiastic commentary about her feathered neighbors — what they look like, how they behave, where they nest, where they sleep — pairs swimmingly with cheerful watercolor illustrations.Back matter includes an index and a note about ducks. read more

Candlewick Press
$14.99 $10.39

He’s a master of the paper trail! Keep your eyes peeled for Waldo’s amazing seventh adventure — his most interactive journey ever.... (Ages 5-8)Take a page from Waldo’s sketchbook — but first you’ll have to find it! In this new classic title, fans follow the wily guy through more astounding scenes, each containing a maddeningly hard-to-find piece of paper torn from his sketchpad. Add in an exciting parade, a confounding maze, the trickiest spot-the-difference challenge in history, and Martin Handford’s incomparable artwork, and you’ve got one extraordinary hands-on expedition. Waldo lovers will have tons of fun with:— A fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game with press-out counters — and tongue-twisting forfeit cards— A press-out circus for fans to put on their very own show read more

Candlewick Press
$17.99 $15.25

From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of... merfolk.Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. Now a lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples. Like a siren’s song, this fascinating tome is sure to enthrall all who fall under its spell. Special features include:— paper novelties — including sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds— a lavish cover with foil, embossing, and glittery jewels read more

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$24.99 $22.32

"Students who are wild about penguins and classrooms doing units on them will find THE EMPEROR'S EGG an action-packed read."— SCHO...OL LIBRARY JOURNALCan you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything at all to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming in the ocean and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. This charming, oversize picture book is full of fabulous facts about nature’s most devoted dad.Back matter includes an index. read more

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$7.99 $7.19

Bold graphic artwork and enticing die-cuts make for a bedtime read-aloud as infectious and irresistible as a . . . well, you know!...Sean gave a YAWN While sitting on his mat. Guess who he gave it to? A scruffy, fluffy . . .You’ll need to turn the page to find out who is next to be overcome with a yawn in this fun and ingenious board book, although the rhyming text will offer some clues! One creature is purring, another pecking, one drifting around its bowl, another resting from a dig in the dirt. And there are others, too—all of whom can’t wait to put on their pajamas and head off to bed! read more

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$24.99 $19.99

With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never ...been told before. (Age 12 and up)"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic."—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians seriesFresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this. read more

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$16.99 $15.16

It's nice to have your friends move in, but. . . . A sweet, wry tale of cooperation and camaraderie, told with pastoral artwork by... Inga Moore.One little pig has made a little den for herself in the woods, and another little pig has a small hut next door. One morning they return from a walk to find that their big friend Bear has moved into the den and an even larger Moose into the hut. CRASH! With both homes collapsed, they're all in a pickle—but what if they find a way to build a house in the woods that all four of them can share? With lush, whimsically detailed illustrations and a cast of endearing, industrious (and most accommodating!) characters, Inga Moore constructs an inviting story of friendship that kids will be happy to visit awhile. read more

Candlewick Press
$18.99 $15.19

A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers of all ages into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle.(...Ages 11 & Up)Enter a world where anything is possible. A god might be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph may be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. Ann Turnbull’s compelling prose enlivens sixteen of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice, from Pandora’s unlucky curiosity to the greed of King Midas to many more age-old tales filled with drama and romance. In vivid, expressive detail, Sarah Young’s fine-art illustrations bring this golden world to life, capturing creatures from Cerberus, the threeheaded dog, to the sinister snake-haired Medusa. read more

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The bay owls came out of their house,and they sat on the tree and waited.A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy,and an o...ld piece of ivy for Bill.When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered. read more

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$14.99 $13.28

"Young and old alike will easily embrace Oxenbury’s Alice, who seems both old-fashioned and modern, and comfortable in worlds on b...oth sides of the mirror." — BOOKLIST (starred review)Helen Oxenbury’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland set a new standard for contemporary editions of Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic, and this companion is illustrated with equal intimacy, warmth, and charm. Here again is Alice, dressed in her bright blue jumper and ready for adventure. All it takes is a bit of curiosity about the world reversed in the mirror, and suddenly Alice is interacting with all manner of comical and magical characters — Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the lion and the unicorn, and a game board of chess pieces come to life. Helen Oxenbury’s incomparable line drawings, sepia illustrations, and full-color paintings give today’s children an accessible view into Lewis Carroll’s timeless nonsense. read more

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$14.99 $13.12

From a debut author-illustrator! What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy a...nd simple, vibrant artwork. (Ages 2 and up)Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest and landed with a whump on the ground. Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! With the earnest help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl goes in search of animals that fit his description of Mommy Owl. But while some are big (like a bear) or have pointy ears (like a bunny) or prominent eyes (like a frog), none of them have all the features that make up his mommy. Where could she be? A cast of adorable forest critters in neon-bright hues will engage little readers right up to the story’s comforting, gently wry conclusion. read more

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$6.99 $6.29

A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back."I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night t...o find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother’s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered. read more

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$15.99 $3.56

Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story.When the Tooting family finds an old engi...ne and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car . . . and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tootings hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail — one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself. Fueled by wry humor , this much-anticipated sequel to the children’s classic by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond — fe aturing a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of its own — is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Berger’s black-and-white illustrations. read more

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Describes, in text and illustrations, twelve animal architects and why and how they build their unusual structures

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"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime... palette of orange sand and blue skies." — KIRKUS REVIEWSIf one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations - from one to one hundred! read more

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$6.99

"Rebecca Rupp's magical tale . . . radiates a glow as golden as the dragon's scales." – Boston GlobeHannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emi...ly are spending the summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel's house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpredictable temper, and a memory that spans 20,000 years. Transported by the magic of the dragon's stories, the children meet Mei-lan, a young girl in ancient China; nineteenth-century cabin boy Jamie Pritchett; and, in more recent times, Hitty and her brother, Will, who survive a frightening plane crash on a desert island. In this fluidly written novel, Rebecca Rupp explores what three children from the present learn from the past - and from an unlikely but wise and generous friend. read more

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$11.99 $11.35

Go outside and play! Here, at your fingertips, are how to's for more than seventy best-loved games, all set to spread the fun of a...ctive play to kids of all ages.Do you know how to draw a hopscotch grid? What’s the silliest challenge in the game of sardines? How do you keep from being “out” in SPUD? Is there any way to escape the blob? This lively, infectious guide to games runs the gamut from classic to contemporary: kick the can, freeze tag, blindman’s bluff, red light green light, four square, duck duck goose, and so many more. It’s all sparked by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit with a passion for creating outdoor play spaces nationally and around the world. For KaBOOM!, play is serious business! So this guide also includes tips for adults on how to encourage and facilitate outdoor play as well as a wealth of resources on how to help create more play spaces in your own community. read more

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$8.99 $8.95

What could be better than sharing a birthday cake with the friends who helped to bake it? In this whimsical, cumulative birthday t...ale, a host of generous friends helps a small child assemble the ingredients for a delicious cake. Full of fun and good cheer, Helen Oxenbury's joyful picture book makes any day a celebration. read more

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$6.99

QUICK! EVERYBODY HIDE! Big Bro's coming! He's rough, he's tough, and he's REALLY, REALLY BIG... Well, he's pretty big. Okay, he's ...a mouse, but if you were a mouse too, well, then, he'd be BIG all right! Jez Alborough, creator of the bestselling WHERE'S MY TEDDY? and IT'S THE BEAR!, sets his newest slapstick sidesplitter in the jungle, fills it with colorful animals of every size, and givs it a surprise ending certain to send very small readers—and REALLY BIG readers, too—into fits of giggles. read more

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$7.99 $6.83

Search for Waldo, and help him discover the truth about himself.The elusive little guy you loved as a kid has ventured into an aff...ordable new format, ready to boggle a new generationl. Now he's easier to carry around — but just as hard as ever to find! read more

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$14.99

How does a stinkbug flirt, a bee give orders, or a panda say “back off"? A celebrated duo is back with a guide to messaging, anima...l-style.Humans aren't the only creatures who are constantly talking and transmitting messages: animals find all sorts of ways to keep in touch without saying a word. They use colors, patterns, smells, movements, vibrations, sounds, and even electricity to help them identify their own family or “team” — not to mention find food and shelter, defend their territory, woo the proper mate, and care for their young. From the chatter of dolphins to the click of a moth, from the stripes of a reef fish to the rumbling of elephants, this funny, fascinating book unlocks the mysteries of how animals talk and squawk to one another— and how humans try to talk back.Back matter includes an index and a glossary. read more