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It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nick...ie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . . As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman's mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town--her great-grandfather's peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes--all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? In this prequel to the acclaimed "The City of Ember "and "The People of Sparks, "Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places. "From the Hardcover edition." read more

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The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed ...in the war.It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, "Alia's Mission" celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people. read more

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This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree.

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Josh is the best collector on the block. And now he has something new to collect - rocks! Soon Josh and his best friend, Amy, have... so many rocks they need to organize their collection. But how?Young collectors will be fascinated by all there is to know about rocks and about classifying - sorting and organizing objects by attributes like color, shape, or size. Grab your rock hammer and join the fun with this entertaining story by Stuart J. Murphy and lively art by Cat Bowman Smith. read more

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Illus. in full color. Funny commands such as "Quack like a duck" enliven BigBird's rhyming Sesame Street version of Simon Says.

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Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes to try on Grandfather's hat. He likes Grandmother's cooking,... too. But best of all, he loves the stories his grandparents tell him, of robins and goblins, and of Mother Bear when she was little. read more

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Third grade isn't looking too good for Herbie Jones since he is in the lowest reading grade and he has to get a birthday present f...or annoying Annabelle. Illustrations. read more

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Here are thirty-eight poems about almost everything! Whether you're feeling silly, happy, or thoughtful, you'll find one to fit yo...ur mood and make you smile. read more

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A storm is brewing...The air is hot and still. The sky darkens. Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes. A funnel-shaped cloud reach...es towards the ground. TORNADO ALERT! read more

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After watching a scary movie, both Brother and Sister Bear are troubled bynightmares until Mama and Papa explain what causes bad d...reams. read more

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What could be more natural, when invited by the King and Queen to tea, than to ask to bring a friend? And that, of course, is what... the hero of "May I Bring a Friend?" does. Not only to tea, but to breakfast, lunch, dinner, apple pie and Halloween - one invitation for each of six days of the week. The King is most gracious. "Any friend of our friend is most welcome, " says he. And his graciousness extends to giraffes, lions, hippos, monkeys, all kinds of friends. Not all of whom are on their very best behavior. It must be assumed however, that everyone (including the reader) enjoyed the friends, for why else would the king and queen step off to the zoo for tea on the seventh day. read more

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The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupb...oard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen's friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way. read more

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Mabel's Tea Room is missing a box of fancy sugar cubes! But who would steal sugar? And why? Thank goodness the High-Rise Private E...yes, Jack Jones and Bunny Brown, are on the case! read more

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D.W. can't wait to get a library card, but first she has to learn how to write her name. She practices and practices, and is final...ly rewarded with a library card of her very own. read more

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When the vertically-challenged Johnny Naples entrusts Tim Diamond with a package worth over three million pounds, heas making a bi...g mistake. Tim Diamond is the worst detective in the world. Next day, Johnnyas dead, Tim feels the heat, and his smart younger brother, Nick, gets the packageaand every crook in town on his back! read more

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This familiar favorite in Jerry Pallotta's best-selling alphabet book series takes you underwater to explore the coral reef. From ...Angelfish to Zebra Pipefish, an alphabet of amazing tropical creatures leads us through this important ecological system. Vivid, color illustrations enhance a fact-filled, entertaining text which teaches the young and not-so-young reader about the fascinating life on the coral reef. read more

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From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty family on a jour...ney of action, adventure, and soul-seeking in this #1 New York Times bestselling series debut. read more

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Here are Pooh and Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and of course Christopher Robin, doing what they've done for generations--enchanting... young readers in A. A. Milne's tales from the Hundred Acre Wood. read more

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Daniel and his mother look out their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Dani...el clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they're forced to leave their apartment building, Jasmine can't be found.Mrs. Kim's cat is missing, too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along... "Smoky Night" is a story about cats - and people - who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together. read more

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Dog and Bear are best friends. When Bear is stuck on a chair, Dog helps him get down. When Dog wants to play, Bear plays with him.... And when Dog wants to change his name, Bear helps him choose a new one . . . or does he? read more

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Now available in paperback--the New York Times bestselling conclusion to the Abhorsen trilogy. Lirael, now revealed to be Abhorsen...-in-Waiting, realizes that she and her three companions are all that stand between an ancient horror and the world. read more

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Nita's little sister Dairine signs her up for a wizardly cultural exchange program, sending Nita and her partner Kit halfway acros...s the galaxy. But nothing about wizardry--not even vacation--is simple enough. read more

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Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only tw...elve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.Eleanor Estes's beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers. read more

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The Sherlock Holmes of Idaville, Encyclopedia Brown solves another set of mysteries with his usual style and resourcefulness

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Ben was not an ordinary six-year-old boy. He was much too small for his age, and he seemed to get along better with animals than w...ith people. None of the people in North Corners knew quite what to make of him. Then one June day in 1870, Ben wandered away from his home on Hawk's Hill and disappeared without a trace into the waving prairie grass. How this shy, lonely boy survived most of a summer in the wilds by forging a bond with a female badger is a poignant story of human courage and change. read more

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Did you know that a barn owl has one ear higher than the other? This helps it find squeaking mice that humans can't hear. Baby opo...ssum hang on to their mother's fur for safety. Read and find out more about what nocturnal animals do as we sleep. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000 -- selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl. read more

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This 2003 Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice is now in paperback. When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he's hu...rtled into the dark Underland, a world that is on the brink of war. But his arrival is no accident--a prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. read more

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An introduction to potential and kinetic energy, gravity, centripetal and centrifugal force, friction, speed, acceleration, and th...e laws of motion builds an understanding of how this important form of energy keeps us moving. read more

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First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story,... about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale. read more

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In this best-selling, post-apocalyptic vision of Panem, the former United States, each district must pay an annual tribute to the ...tyrannical government by sending two young representatives to The Hunger Games--a televised death match that leaves a single survivor. Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl who believes in love and respect, jumps to participate in place of her younger sister, whose name has been drawn. A thrilling combination of suspense, adventure, love story--the other contestant from Katniss's district is a boy who has always loved her--and ethical dilemma, this book is a powerhouse of a read, and a fantastic opening to the series. read more

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Pete the penguin has a good time playing on land with his fellow birds and learning how to swim in the sea.

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The family getaway is a disaster: the cabin's roof leaks, the lake is muddy, and the mosquitoes are ravenous. But when the bears r...eturn home and developtheir snapshots, they laugh and laugh, fully enjoying the worst vacationthey've ever had! read more

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In 1942, seven-year-old Inge Auerbacher's Jewish family was sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied... death for three years, until they were freed in 1945. Without stressing the horrors she lived through, Inge's story allows even the youngest middle reader to understand the Holocaust. read more

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Se...ndak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers read more

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Mr. and Mrs. Twit hate everything, including their trained monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, who now want revenge.

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From a pretty peacock (oooh!) to some slimy slugs (yuck!), the animals depicted by acclaimed illustrator-author John Butler will d...elight the very young. This simple, interactive look at various animals and the responses they evoke will coax giggles and spirited responses from young children as they follow along. read more

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It's Mouse's birthday--and her friends Dog, Frog, Cat, Fox, and Snake have something special in store!

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Trying to find the perfect birthday present for his mother isn't easy for Danny. The hen offers eggs, the goose feathers and the s...heep wool. But mother already has those things. Then the cow suggests that Danny go ask Mr. Bear. It's from him that Danny gets a special and unique gift for his mother. read more

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Provides answers to a variety of questions about tornadoes and hurricanes, including Where do most tornadoes strike, and How long ...do hurricanes last? read more

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Discusses the work of paleontologists searching in the Sahara desert for dinosaur fossils.

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Jack and Annie are off on another Merlin Mission. This time, Merlin has sent them to rescue a beautiful magical creature the unico...rn. But when they land in New York City during the Depression of the 1930s, Jack and Annie are confused. Where will they find a unicorn in a big city? "From the Hardcover edition."" read more

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When an archaeologist examines a body found frozen in the Austrian Alps, he learns something extraordinary. The well-preserved bod...y-- and the tools and clothing found at the site-- indicates that the man died "more than 5,000 years ago," * ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers* "Hungry Mind Review" Children's Book of Distinction* NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children read more

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Zack Freeman is ready to tell his story--the story of a brave young boy and his crazy runaway butt, the story of a crack butt-figh...ting unit called the B-team, a legendary Butt Hunter and his formidable daughter, and some of the biggest, ugliest and meanest butts ever to roam the face of Earth. Courage and endurance take Zack on a journey across the Great Windy Desert, through the Brown Forest and over a Sea of Butts before descending into the heart of an explosive buttcano to confront the biggest, ugliest and meanest butt of them all! read more

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Se...ndak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers read more

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Soren and his band are sent to the mysterious Northern Kingdoms to gather allies and learn the art of war in preparation for the c...oming cataclysmic battle against the sinister Pure Ones. Meanwhile, in the Southern Kingdoms, St. Aggies has fallen to the Pure Ones and they are using its resources to plan a final invasion of The Great Ga'Hoole Tree. With the future of all Owldom in the balance, the parliament of Ga'Hoole must decide whether or not to join forces with the brutal Skench and Sporn and the scattered remnants of St. Aggies who remain faithful to them. A great battle is on the read more

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Every time Simon sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best fr...iend, Tony is also swooning over Cybil, and he'll stop at nothing to ruin Simon's chances of impressing her. When Simon realizes what Tony is up to, the war is on...but only Cybil can decide the outcome. Who will be the lucky winner of Cybil's heart? read more

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The structure and behavior of atoms allows them to combine to form the millions of molecules and compounds that make up the world.... read more

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Mummies may be cool, but they're creepy too. Zack has faced almost everythingbefore--but never a teenage mummy named Ikhnaton. Ill...ustrations. read more

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Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he... struggles to survive and return to his home. In Spanish. read more