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Figaro, the baby alpaca, is born on a spring day on Farmer Bob's farm in a field of long, soft, green grass. He's covered in brown... wool that's cozy and fluffy. He dreams of growing a sweater that will keep somebody warm and dry. Figaro's mother tells him it's going to be a big job and it will take a whole year for him to grow the wool necessary to create a sweater. Figaro works hard to grow his wool. He eats all of his grass and hay every day; he runs and plays outside with his friends; and he has a big sleep every night. He even eats his vitamins. Soon, it's time for him and his other alpaca friends to get haircuts. It's an exciting day on the farm. Figaro is nervous, but he likes his new haircut. He's excited about contributing his wool for a sweater. Figaro Grows a Sweater, a picture book for children by author Caroline Gregg, shares the story of the little alpaca Figaro who worked hard to grow a sweater that would keep someone warm and make them happy. read more

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$10.95

Penelope loves popcorn. She thinks the popcorn popper is magical. In fact, the very first word she says is "popcorn." Penelope's w...agon is filled with popcorn. Her fluffy mattress, pillow, and quilt are filled with popcorn. She puts popcorn in her swimming pool for splash parties. Her mother and father call her Popcorn Princess. There's popcorn everywhere. Even her dog gets lost in the popcorn. But one day, something tragic happens. The house pops apart with a popping sound that can be heard throughout the neighborhood. Penelope discovers that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. With one surprise popcorn recipe included, this picture book for children tells a fun tale about one girl who loves light, fluffy clouds of popcorn more than anything else. read more

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$19.95

The Elements of Art are the artist's guide to creativity: line, shape, color, texture, space, value & form. We use them everyday i...n everything we do and it's never to early for children to take notice! The Elephants of Art is the first in a fun series of educational art stories that introduce young kids to these basics and art history as well. This entertaining story will capture different levels of interest for children ages 2 and up.In Jo O'Mara's first book we meet Little Toulouse, a tiny but talented mouse named after French artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Too-loose LeTrek.) When his art teacher encourages him to get to know the Elements of Art, the confused mouse searches for Elephants instead. Little Toulouse travels through bold colorful pages to meet Linus, the elephant of line, Starla, the elephant of shape and Rainbow, the elephant of color. They teach Toulouse about each of these elements, but more importantly, they show him what great artwork he can make when he uses them together. read more

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A rhythmic and rhyming read with beautiful illustrations of your new best friends!     Bianca, Ralphie, Libby, Ollie, Kate, Betsy,... Leroy, and Jack teach us lots. Each adorable animal friend playfully acknowledges, shares, and celebrates their special purpose and unique differences.    THE MOST is a perfect read for showing friends how to love and appreciate each other’s unique characteristics, helping families who are growing and communicating love to multiple children, and teaching children that love can be shared amongst many even in our differences. THE MOST facilitates conversation with children around learning new animals, accepting others, exploring colors, rhyming words, identifying unique traits, and creating friendships.    A portion of the proceeds from THE MOST will be donated to YoungLives,  an organization aiding young mothers in need. read more

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$22.95

Figaro, the baby alpaca, is born on a spring day on Farmer Bob's farm in a field of long, soft, green grass. He's covered in brown... wool that's cozy and fluffy. He dreams of growing a sweater that will keep somebody warm and dry. Figaro's mother tells him it's going to be a big job and it will take a whole year for him to grow the wool necessary to create a sweater. Figaro works hard to grow his wool. He eats all of his grass and hay every day; he runs and plays outside with his friends; and he has a big sleep every night. He even eats his vitamins. Soon, it's time for him and his other alpaca friends to get haircuts. It's an exciting day on the farm. Figaro is nervous, but he likes his new haircut. He's excited about contributing his wool for a sweater. Figaro Grows a Sweater, a picture book for children by author Caroline Gregg, shares the story of the little alpaca Figaro who worked hard to grow a sweater that would keep someone warm and make them happy. read more

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$22.95 $13.98

When Tricycle, a rescued, three-legged Golden Retriever arrives at his new home, he gets the attention of the other animals who li...ve there. They want to know what happened to his fourth leg, and they wonder if it hurts and if it slows him down. As Tricycle gets to know the other residents of the farm, he learns there are a lot of different creatures who have a wide range of abilities and interests. He enjoys meeting the other animals and loves the peaceful quality of his surroundings. Based on a true story, Tricycle and Friends shares a story about a group of rescued animal friends and their real-life journey of serving as therapy animals for children with special needs. Through story and pictures, it addresses topics such as adoption, bullying, dealing with physical challenges, death of a companion, and friendship. read more

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$22.95

Joe is a little boy who is having a bad day. He has just struck out twice while playing baseball--and to make matters worse, he st...ubbed his toe. Feeling down, Joe decides to quit trying.That's when Ralph the elf shows up. He must stick with Joe until his job is complete. Although the boy wants him to go away, he just can't--not until he has persuaded Joe to give baseball another shot and to believe in himself. Joe tries to run away, thinking he can ditch Ralph, but thanks to Ralph's magic, it isn't that simple. Finally, the elf convinces the boy he should not give up so easily, and they head back to the baseball field to try again. Will Joe succeed and overcome his fears?In this children's story, a magical elf named Ralph teaches an unhappy little boy to try again, even when he's afraid of failing. read more

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$16.95

Joe is a little boy who is having a bad day. He has just struck out twice while playing baseball--and to make matters worse, he st...ubbed his toe. Feeling down, Joe decides to quit trying.That's when Ralph the elf shows up. He must stick with Joe until his job is complete. Although the boy wants him to go away, he just can't--not until he has persuaded Joe to give baseball another shot and to believe in himself. Joe tries to run away, thinking he can ditch Ralph, but thanks to Ralph's magic, it isn't that simple. Finally, the elf convinces the boy he should not give up so easily, and they head back to the baseball field to try again. Will Joe succeed and overcome his fears?In this children's story, a magical elf named Ralph teaches an unhappy little boy to try again, even when he's afraid of failing. read more

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$28.95

For many years, stories have been passed down from generation-to-generation about hairy, man-like creatures who roam forests aroun...d the world. Tribes who came to respect these creatures' territory had many names for the Wildmen of the Forest that included Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Mesingue.Bigfoot hunters Gayle Beatty and Deborah Ray share interesting facts about the creatures of the forest that encourage children to safely explore nature and search for clues and evidence that can potentially change opinions in the scientific community regarding the validity of the Sasquatch. Beatty and Ray provide information regarding the habits of the creatures, how they interact, and what young researchers should bring along while searching for them. Included are detailed images and stories of fascinating personal sightings.In this comprehensive guidebook, two experienced Bigfoot hunters share facts and stories that encourage curious young researchers to venture into the woods and carefully search for evidence that may prove these legendary creatures truly exist. read more

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$16.95 $14.74

Jamey is a child with special needs. Suffering from Rett Syndrome, she can’t talk, and she has to think very hard to move any part... of her body. She needs a lot of attention from her mom who helps her dress, eat, and do her exercises. While mom makes sure Jamey is cared for, sister Casey has a lot of time alone. She keeps busy playing with Bellashelly, an imaginary horse. Bellashelly is white and purple and has pink hearts on her coat, and she likes to run away. Meanwhile, Jamey finds help for her symptoms from a pony named Dragon during hippotherapy sessions. It’s here that Casey also gets a solution for her wandering horse. Based on real-life experiences, Bellashelly, a picture book for children, shares a story about a little girl living with a disability and how she and her sister find comfort from a four-legged friend. read more

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$14.95 $12.99

Pete’s favorite holiday, Halloween, is coming soon! What will he dress up as this year—a superhero, a vampire, or maybe a firefigh...ter? So many choices! And what’s more, he’s going to a Halloween party at Libby’s house. How exciting! But when Pete and his mom finally make it to the costume shop, only princess and witch costumes are left. Oh no! Luckily, Pete’s mom comes to the rescue and makes him the best costume ever. On the day of the Halloween party, Pete’s costume is all set, and he makes sure to bring his special epi-shot, just in case he needs it at the party. But as soon as he gets to the party and sees the party food, he locks himself in the laundry room! Why? Because Pete is allergic to peanuts, and all of the party snacks have peanuts in them! Can Libby’s mom find a way to keep Pete safe and help him enjoy the party? In this children’s book, a boy with a peanut allergy runs into a scary situation at a neighborhood Halloween party. read more

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$25.99

When Bear is given to Max's dad at a very special party, Max wasn't there yet. He is still growing in his mommy's tummy. But Bear ...can wait. Bear is sure that Max will love him as soon as he is born. While he waits, Bear meets all of Max's other friends. Sophie the giraffe is brown and white and squeaky. Turtle is a magical toy who lights up and plays music. Bear is soft and blue and full of love. He doesn't squeak or blink or play music. When Max is born, Bear gets so excited! But when Max's mommy gives him Sophie the giraffe instead, Bear is disappointed. He decides to wait for Max to grow up a bit. Maybe then he'll love Bear. When Max grows up so much that he moves into his crib, Bear gets so excited! But when his mommy gives Max Turtle to play with, he is again disappointed. Will Max ever need a friend he can hug and play with who doesn't light up or make noise? Will Max ever notice Bear? Max and Bear is a sweet story written with young readers in mind. Teach your children the power of love and remind them of the importance of waiting for good things to come with this delightful story of patience and friendship. read more

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$20.95 $11.71

Meet Max Mulligan, a creative superhero sporting a red cowlick who loves to wear the initial “M” on his shirt. He tries to remain ...invisible in class. Beyond saying his name, he hasn’t uttered another word. Today, he faces his biggest fear. The students in Miss Emy’s class are learning the alphabet, and it’s his turn to say “W.” It comes out “Wubble You.” Laughter erupts, and his new nickname is born. Max doesn’t like being called “Wubbles,” but no matter what he does it doesn’t stop the others from making fun of him. Determined to take a stand, he declares that if he can’t say “W,” no one can. When all of the w’s in the school turn up missing, the members of the Westchester Library Club become young crime fighters; with the help of Sheriff Jack DoGood. read more

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$12.95

Little Kennedy is so excited to visit her father again. After she tries on her princess dress and a tutu, Kennedy's mother finds s...omething pretty for her to wear. Finally, they are ready to take the long car ride to visit her daddy! When Kennedy arrives at the big building, she knows she cannot run around or talk loudly. When she sees her father, she is happy and sad all at once. Happy because she loves her daddy, but sad because she knows her visit will come to an end soon and she will have to say goodbye. Even though she knows her father must be punished for his bad choices, Kennedy hopes that one day, God will answer her prayers and bring him home to her again. Kennedy's Big Visit is the poignant children's story about a father and daughter bond that is unbreakable, despite their unique challenges. read more

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$12.45

A little boy loves playing in the dirt because dirt don’t hurt! As he digs and dumps in the earthy brown goo, he happily searches ...for bugs and worms and curiously watches a colony of dirt mound ants. But before he knows it, it is time for a bath. Time sure flies while he is having fun. He can hardly wait for tomorrow when he can explore again! Dirt Don’t Hurt is a tale for children who are encouraged and motivated to get dirty, helping them to learn and develop in positively gushy, gooey, and splashy ways. read more

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$25.95 $16.12

When you think of a cupcake, what comes to mind? Is it the icing, the taste, or how it's designed? My special cupcake stands out f...rom the rest. It's made with ingredients that were put to the test. It arrives at each party in a clear pastry box. Get ready to see a cupcake that rocks! For kids who have allergies or special dietary needs, birthday parties can sometimes be difficult. Often these kids have to bring their own desserts along with them. But this can be more than just different--it can be special! As the invitations come pouring in, each party presents an opportunity for a newly designed special cupcake. When it arrives at the party in a clear pastry box, made with unique ingredients, and is placed at the center of the table for everyone to see, it's the cupcake that everyone wants! In this children's tale, a child with food allergies gets invited to birthday parties and has specially designed cupcakes delivered that everyone wants to try. read more

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$25.95

A very adventurous dog. A very fast jet ski. While on a boat ride, hoping to see his dolphin friend, Red the Irish Setter is unexp...ectedly washed overboard in a storm. Will his dolphin friend come to his rescue? This book offers children from prekindergarten through third grade valuable lessons about friendship, diversity and helping others in times of need. Kids will enjoy this story about Red, his dolphin friend and Sophia the lifeguard. Red even learns how to ride a jet ski in this memorable adventure. James B. Dworkin is an educator who is based in Indiana. The author is chancellor emeritus at Purdue University North Central. read more

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$25.95 $11.27

It’s hot and dusty on the construction site, and things are getting a little tense for the five trucks working hard to get the job... done. Bruce the bulldozer notices that rudeness has taken over. Daisy Dump Truck drops her cargo. Moe Mixer drives straight into Carson Crane, and he, in turn, bumps into Excavator Ed. Something needs to be done, and fast. Bruce racks his brain trying to come up with a solution. And then he remembers a lesson he learned in kindergarten: fight impoliteness with politeness and just being kind. He hopes he can change the attitude of the trucks by being helpful and polite. Through a collection of colorful construction trucks, The Impolite Construction Site tells a rhyming story about the importance of politeness and working together to get the job done. read more

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$16.95

Skinny Minnie is a skateboard queen who can do flips, grinds, slides and all sorts of things. Best of all, she is a member of the ...fun-loving, talented, and diverse Cotton Kids gang! Alejandro the Blazer is an inline skater who fakes the best tricks and claims to be the best in the state. Big Wheel Richie rides his big wheel through the neighborhood like a speeding light, spinning circles and kicking dust from the sand. Training Wheel Kasey is a little girl with big dreams to become a BMX rider. As the gang shows off their talents, they prove once again how much fun it really is to be a kid. In this colorfully illustrated tale, four multi-ethnic children skate, ride, and spin through their neighborhood as they learn all about self-confidence, dreams, and how to believe in themselves. read more

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$16.99

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$15.95

Can you imagine a world where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning... or groundhogs that sing? Can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees - or kids with wings flying high in the sky?In this world, imaginations run wild with delight as illustrations present familiar things in very unusual ways. Every image has colorful surprises designed to inspire children to picture the world around them in a new way.Whimsical and fun, this children's tale depicts a world in which animals, plants, insects, and people behave and look very differently from what we know.In my world, the cows are blue and puppies moo and rhinos lay the eggs.All the young fish walk to schooland snakes have short red legs. read more

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$22.99

When it comes to manners, there are just so many things to remember! How do you act when you meet a new friend? What do you do whe...n you cough or sneeze? How do you behave at the dinner table? There are specific customs for all types of interactions we have with other people. When we remember to be polite and courteous, the people we meet will appreciate our friendly and pleasant actions. These rules of behavior are very important-they are your manners-and they must be practiced every day. One little girl is worried she has lost the manners her mother and father worked so hard to teach her. She asks her readers to please help find them somewhere inside the book. Follow along as she reviews the lessons children and adults learn to succeed in every aspect of life. read more

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$13.95 $10.78

El sol sale todos los días y se asoma por la ventana para saludarnos. ¡Pero qué flojera levantarnos! ¡Está tan calientita la cama!... Entonces, de un rincón de nuestra imaginación, aparece entre luces y brillos Mi Hada Maga, lista para ayudarnos a vivir con sonrisas este día que apenas comienza. Esperanza, felicidad, amor por la vida y entusiasmo es lo que transmite este poema encantador, bellamente ilustrado, que, por cierto, le habla no solamente a los pequeños sino a ese niño, o niña, que todos llevamos dentro. Porque en cada ser humano habita un Hada maga que nos dice: “¡Vamos, despierta, te han regalado un nuevo día! ¿No piensas aprovecharlo?”. read more

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$16.95

Meet Digger, the author and illustrator's service dog. Digger is a soft, attentive, friendly, longhaired Chihuahua that will captu...re your heart! Hope Saxton describes the many ways in which Digger helps his owner be more aware of her surroundings and to remain calm, so she can speak better. This little book offers a very concise and easy way to remember how to approach any animal, especially a working animal, and is appropriate for all ages. Come see what service dogs do and be rewarded with an introduction to the world of working animals. read more

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$22.95

No todos los días se encuentra uno en la playa con una enorme tortuga que, además, es amarilla. ¡Qué miedo! Pero cuando Pablo se a...cercó a ella, descubrió que esta criatura majestuosa también era ¡mágica!Magia, encanto y enseñanzas es lo que hay en este bello poema ilustrado, que hará soñar a los niños y deleitará a los adultos.Y, ¿quién sabe? Tal vez, después de conocer a Pepe la tortuga, descubramos que los sueños pueden ser posibles y que los seres que encontramos en el camino no siempre son lo que parecen. read more

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$13.95 $12.98

Today is a special day at Sunnyside Meadows, a miniature horse farm. A new member has joined the herd, and her name is Winnie the ...Mini. The little foal loves running and jumping and having fun with all of her friends in the pasture. But one day, Winnie is separated from her friends and loaded onto a truck. She is sad, and she will miss Sunnyside Meadows. She finds herself at another farm with Andi, Ryan, and Sophie and two other mini horses named Jasper and Bailey. Here she will make new friends. This picture book for children follows Winnie the Mini as she learns about life and new experiences when she leaves the only home she has known and goes to a brand-new place. read more

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$20.45

Matthew Meatball loves to play baseball with his friends. His Team, “The Marinara Misfits” have been practicing hard to try to mak...e the playoffs. Matthew Meatball is in such a hurry to get to the game, he takes a shortcut through South Street.Everyone knows that “Buster Bully” lives on South Street. Buster is Big, he’s mean and he terrorizes the kids in the neighborhood. But Matt is in a hurry! He doesn’t want to be late for his game.Sure enough, as Matt is hurrying down South Street “Buster Bully” confronts him. Buster pushes and shoves poor Matt and there is nobody around to help.Come along and find out how Matthew Meatball handles his encounter with the “Bully”.Meet the “Marinara Misfit” Team. Read all about the Big Game against the Terrible Tigers.Don’t give away the Surprise Ending!Let’s Go! PLAY BALL! read more

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$16.95

No todos los días se encuentra uno en la playa con una enorme tortuga que, además, es amarilla. ¡Qué miedo! Pero cuando Pablo se a...cercó a ella, descubrió que esta criatura majestuosa también era ¡mágica!Magia, encanto y enseñanzas es lo que hay en este bello poema ilustrado, que hará soñar a los niños y deleitará a los adultos.Y, ¿quién sabe? Tal vez, después de conocer a Pepe la tortuga, descubramos que los sueños pueden ser posibles y que los seres que encontramos en el camino no siempre son lo que parecen. read more

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$22.95

Behind her house and across the pond, one little girl has a lighthouse made of logs, ferns, and stones, with a sturdy ladder for g...etting in and out. And there, she builds a world within a world. The lighthouse is where she keeps not toys, but recycled treasures that she can use to make art. In that space, she thinks, creates, builds, and writes, relying on her imagination and creativity to produce new and exciting art and to have fun. One day she decides to share her lighthouse with the world. She arranges it like a museum and then turns to her family for help. Soon people from all over the community would come and see the treasures she imagined into existence. In this children’s story, a little girl uses recycled materials and her imagination to create art in a special place of her own—and then invites other people to visit her lighthouse. read more

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$16.99

When it comes to manners, there are just so many things to remember! How do you act when you meet a new friend? What do you do whe...n you cough or sneeze? How do you behave at the dinner table? There are specific customs for all types of interactions we have with other people. When we remember to be polite and courteous, the people we meet will appreciate our friendly and pleasant actions. These rules of behavior are very important-they are your manners-and they must be practiced every day. One little girl is worried she has lost the manners her mother and father worked so hard to teach her. She asks her readers to please help find them somewhere inside the book. Follow along as she reviews the lessons children and adults learn to succeed in every aspect of life. read more

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$25.95 $11.17

Oylara is a beautiful world made up of many different kinds of environments. It is abundant in natural resources and home to stran...ge and wonderful plants and animals. Fairies protect the planet from harm. They are the guardians who work to keep the planet healthy and beautiful, and now, they are needed more than ever as a new threat arrives with ill intent.  One day, a massive ship lands in the Great Desert of Oylara. A destructive alien race known as the Pollutoids has arrived, and as soon as they disembark from their ship, they start digging in the desert. They even destroy a giant cactus—a favorite among the Desert Fairies in particular. Something must be done to stop them before it’s too late!  The Pollutoids want to take over Oylara and steal all its natural resources for themselves. Only the Desert Fairies—led by their leader, Queen Sara Cactusflower—stand in the way of their horrible plan. The Fairies must stop the machines before both their desert home and their planet are destroyed, but is it possible for mere Fairies to stop something so big and harmful? read more

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$16.95

Princess Gabby isn’t your typical young royal. Her shoes are always scuffed and her socks are never quite in place. While her hair... may be messy, she never leaves home without her tiara on her head. Sick and tired of being small, Princess Gabby is bound and determined to be tall like her big sister, Princess Bella. When her mother says she can’t buy a magic bean to help her grow, Princess Gabby takes matters into her own hands. She opens up her bank, goes to the market, and buys a magic bean all on her own. But things don’t work out quite as she planned, and now she has to deal with an unhappy situation. What’s a princess to do when she doesn’t get what she wants? In this children’s story, a little princess disobeys her mother and eats a magic bean—only to discover that things do not work out as she planned. read more

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$16.95 $16.94

Princess are known for their fancy dresses, big castles, and royal families. But a real princess is defined by her behavior. All g...irls can be true princesses if they want. A princess doesn’t have to be rich or famous. If a girl wants to be a princess, all she has to do is try.    In All Girls Can Be Princesses, author Rebecca Joelle Campbell offers an illustrated guide to empower girls. Through pictures and words, Campbell discusses an array of positive traits that help girls become all they can be. She tells about the importance of kindness, the strength to do the right thing, the value of self-esteem, the joy of having a pure soul, the worth of eating healthy, and more.   Inspiring and filled with love, kind messages, and lessons to last a lifetime, All Girls Can Be Princesses show all young girls how they can fill their hearts with joy and become princesses. read more

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$23.95

For many years, stories have been passed down from generation-to-generation about hairy, man-like creatures who roam forests aroun...d the world. Tribes who came to respect these creatures' territory had many names for the Wildmen of the Forest that included Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Mesingue.Bigfoot hunters Gayle Beatty and Deborah Ray share interesting facts about the creatures of the forest that encourage children to safely explore nature and search for clues and evidence that can potentially change opinions in the scientific community regarding the validity of the Sasquatch. Beatty and Ray provide information regarding the habits of the creatures, how they interact, and what young researchers should bring along while searching for them. Included are detailed images and stories of fascinating personal sightings.In this comprehensive guidebook, two experienced Bigfoot hunters share facts and stories that encourage curious young researchers to venture into the woods and carefully search for evidence that may prove these legendary creatures truly exist. read more

Archway Publishing
$16.95

Gracie Lou is bored. And lonely. What is a little girl to do when there's nowhere to go and no one to play with? Wish upon a star...... As Gracie Lou travels through the starry sky to magical lands,  she experiences exciting and whimsical adventures  that ignite all her five senses.  Larissa Juliano delivers a captivating, imaginative, and thought- provoking story inspired by a childhood favorite... The Little Prince. Readers will delight in the vivacity of Gracie Lou's imagination   (or is it?) as they anticipate where the curly haired cutie will head to next... read more

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$13.95

“See what happens when the lovable and irrepressible Roar goes after his dream of being the best camper in the forest. Kids, moms,... dads, grandparents and all will love reading aloud this story of fierce determination and what can happen when you follow your dreams.”—Kenneth Whitfield Jr. read more

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$10.95

Mabel can't believe it when one day she looks into a puddle and sees her reflection. She had always imagined she was a bright, bea...utiful caterpillar, but she realizes with horror that she's skinny, green, and plain looking. Her bright, cheerful smile turns into a frown. But then a red-bellied robin flies out of the sky to talk to Mabel. "Oh don't worry, little Mabel! I'm not going to eat you!" the robin says. "My name is Eloise, and I have been watching you from afar. What seems to be the problem here?" When Eloise hears what it is, she tells Mabel that beauty isn't determined by what's on the outside, but by what's on the inside. She advises Mabel to continue being a kind caterpillar and sharing her beauty with others. Mabel-who had always had a loving heart-follows Eloise's advice by striving even harder to help her friends in the meadow. Join Mabel as she learns the true definition of beauty and discovers that friendship and kindness can change the world. read more

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$16.95

A very adventurous dog. A very fast jet ski. While on a boat ride, hoping to see his dolphin friend, Red the Irish Setter is unexp...ectedly washed overboard in a storm. Will his dolphin friend come to his rescue? This book offers children from prekindergarten through third grade valuable lessons about friendship, diversity and helping others in times of need. Kids will enjoy this story about Red, his dolphin friend and Sophia the lifeguard. Red even learns how to ride a jet ski in this memorable adventure. James B. Dworkin is an educator who is based in Indiana. The author is chancellor emeritus at Purdue University North Central. read more

Archway Publishing
$16.95

Have you ever built a snowman? It can be a wonderful sharing experience with your family and friends. If you live in a place where... it snows, you may be able to wait for just the right kind of weather. But if you don’t live someplace cold, building a snowman may not be something you can look forward to.    Touch Touch: Snowman brings the fun-filled joy of building a snowman to every family, any where and any time of year. With simple instructions and innovative images, author and long-time educator Debra Kaplan-Kira challenges young readers to sharpen their literacy skills while engaging in the age-old pastime of playing in the snow.    Whether you build snowmen every winter or you’ve never done it before Touch Touch: Snowman will bring joy to your reading routine. Enjoy this interactive book with your children. Bring a snowman to life and get him ready to play. read more

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$16.95

Even the youngest children are curious and can't wait to explore the world around them. Sometimes they can be a bit too adventurou...s. Bella of Madison Park is a sweet story inspired by a curious dog named Bella and her adventures in Seattle. Like many young children, Bella can't wait to explore everything around her. And when she sets off on her quest, what she discovers is nothing short of magical. Filled with whimsical rhymes and beautiful illustrations, Bella and her charming story about curiosity, adventure, the human-animal bond, and the value of staying close to home will win over kids and adults alike.Rhyming phrases captivate early readers and help them learn. Those too young to read will enjoy having it read to them. And the illustrations make it more enjoyable for all. read more

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$16.95

A heart-warming, gentle affirmation of the immeasurable love between grandmother and grandchild, Nana Claus is a touching remembra...nce of the true magic of Christmas. Told from the perspective of young children who eagerly await a special visitor each holiday season, this treasured story is certain to evoke memories of Christmas past in all who read it, both young and old. Taking the commercialism right out of Christmas, Nana Claus instead shifts the focus of the holiday season back to a time and place where forever memories are made.....reminding us of a simpler time, and most importantly, reminding us that love is the greatest and most everlasting gift of all. read more

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$12.45

Can you imagine a world where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning... or groundhogs that sing? Can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees - or kids with wings flying high in the sky?In this world, imaginations run wild with delight as illustrations present familiar things in very unusual ways. Every image has colorful surprises designed to inspire children to picture the world around them in a new way.Whimsical and fun, this children's tale depicts a world in which animals, plants, insects, and people behave and look very differently from what we know.In my world, the cows are blue and puppies moo and rhinos lay the eggs.All the young fish walk to schooland snakes have short red legs. read more

Archway Publishing
$16.95

Happy and considerate, Louie the Leaf grows up to be the strongest leaf of all the leaves on a beautiful old maple tree. But that’...s not the only reason Louie is a special leaf. Louie is filled with joy and love of life. He listens, and because he does he has a remarkable understanding of togetherness. Louie is always quick to show love and concern for his family and friends, and he’s very good at making friends. While it’s often difficult, Louie is able to accept when the things around him change even when he’s afraid of what the change will bring. That is, until Louie starts to notice the strange behavior of some of his friends and family. As the seasons change from summer to fall, the air around his maple tree home begins to chill. Louie and the other maple leaves are excited about their change in color, and some of the leaves let go of the old maple tree. Why would they let go? The story of Louie the Leaf helps children learn to notice amazing transformations in nature and recognize how those transformations relate to their own lives. Help your children learn to appreciate the wonders of nature with this remarkable journey of a simple leaf in a magnificent universe. read more

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Sally is a kindly seagull who is always on the lookout for a new friend. One day while strolling along the North Carolina beach, s...he sees a small sea turtle hiding in the tall grass. When she approaches him, Tommy the turtle tells her that he is afraid of water. In fact, Tommy is afraid of everything!After Sally takes Tommy under her wing, they become true pals as she teaches Tommy not only how to swim, but also how to believe in himself.In this delightful children's book, a little sea turtle learns to trust in his new seagull friend as she helps him become confident that he can do anything in life if he just tries. read more

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Take an extraordinary travel adventure with Booker T. Bear of Juneberry Square and his best friend, Dahlya Dragonfly—an oddly perf...ect pair! Booker’s magic jacket jets them to a real-life destination on the far side of the globe where they get caught in a fiery volcano eruption, discover a very unusual life-form, and explore sites of an ancient culture. Along the way, you’ll taste the big, juicy words that Dahlya loves to eat. She even serves words at her diner, and you just never know what’ll end up in her Weird Word Stew! Home from their magical adventure, the two best friends settle into Dahlya’s Diner where Grandmop and Grandpop Bear, owners of the Bee-Nutty Shop, eagerly listen to their travel tale. At the diner, Dahlya serves an appetizing buffet of fabulous facts about their discoveries and shares an easy recipe you can make with family and friends at home and at school. The Adventures Begin is the first in the four-book Booker T. Bear series. Each book is packed with exciting adventures that take readers around the globe to experience real-world destinations while leaning fantastic new words. read more

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A rhythmic and rhyming read with beautiful illustrations of your new best friends!     Bianca, Ralphie, Libby, Ollie, Kate, Betsy,... Leroy, and Jack teach us lots. Each adorable animal friend playfully acknowledges, shares, and celebrates their special purpose and unique differences.    THE MOST is a perfect read for showing friends how to love and appreciate each other’s unique characteristics, helping families who are growing and communicating love to multiple children, and teaching children that love can be shared amongst many even in our differences. THE MOST facilitates conversation with children around learning new animals, accepting others, exploring colors, rhyming words, identifying unique traits, and creating friendships.    A portion of the proceeds from THE MOST will be donated to YoungLives,  an organization aiding young mothers in need. read more

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$23.95

Often it's hard to be different from others-to look different, to have different abilities, or to feel emotions in a different way... from everyone else. It's important to accept all people, though, no matter how much they might not be like you. In Rocking Chair Stories, a wide variety of people and animals experience what it is like to be unlike everyone around them. Brian deals with children who are making fun of the color of his skin. Sara is blind from birth and discovers the world through her other senses. Carolyn is an acrobat who is scared of heights, and Doug is a bully who must find a better way to behave. Charlie the peacock has a plain brown tail, while Pinky the pig has two tails-one more than most pigs! As they make their way in the world, the things that make them stand out from others also make them unique and special. This collection of children's stories explores the lives of people and animals who are not the same as those around them and helps teach the importance of accepting those differences. read more

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Six-year-old Martha is smart, sassy, and speaks differently than those around her. She does not think anything is wrong with her, ...but unfortunately, the world does. During the day, her classmates tease her about the way she talks. At night, Martha retreats into her imagination and finds happiness in her pretend play as a teacher who loves all her handicapped students. Martha has real dreams. She is a good child who helps her mother with chores around the house and loves listening to her babysitter, Rosa, tell fairytales. But when Martha’s teacher asks her to read her paper in front of the class one day, all the other students laugh and bully her. Martha is naturally devastated. She must learn to overcome her challenges, believe in herself, and practice kindness. But will she ever be able to find a friend who accepts her just as she is? Martha and Me shares the touching story of a sweet little girl’s journey as she finds her purpose and teaches the world that being handicapped does not define her, but instead makes her special. read more

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In author Diner Benford’s Adventures in the Kingdom of Love: The Rainbow of Truth, follow Princess Natalie and Princess Mya, and d...iscover you do have power to change things. They have many adventures that show even young people can help good to overcome evil.Adventures in the Kingdom of Love: The Rainbow of Truth encourages children to believe anything is possible. Using the courage inside all of them, children learn they can succeed in anything they put their minds to. read more

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Oylara is a beautiful world, abundant in natural resources and home to strange and wonderful plants and animals. Fairies protect t...he planet from harm. They are the guardians who work to keep the planet healthy and beautiful, and now, they are needed more than ever as a new threat arrives with ill intent.An alien race called the Pollutoids wants to take over the planet and steal all its natural resources for themselves. These evil creatures have already erected a factory in the rainforest of Oylara to build an army of battle machines. Only a pair of fearless Rainforest Fairies can act in time to stop the Pollutoid plan.It’s a good thing Rainforest Fairies are fearless and used to doing things on their own! Brave Liza and Xera do not hesitate in taking on this dangerous job. They must stop the machines before both their rainforest home and the planet Oylara are ruined. The Rainforest Fairies of Oylara is an action adventure tale with strong female characters, a cunning and dangerous adversary, and a message about the environment for us all. read more