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Have YOU gotten a postcard from Waldo yet? The iconic traveler takes fans on a whirlwind tour with this cool collection of thirty ...postcards.(Ages 5-9)Who better than Waldo to be pictured on a postcard boasting of world travels? Armchair tourists, real-life travelers, and Waldo aficionados will want to get their hands on these thirty pull-out postcards, featuring artwork from some of the best-loved spreads in the Where’s Waldo? books. True to form, each postcard features prompts on the back to get the recipients searching for the bespectacled traveler and a few other items as well. read more

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Now in a sturdy bilingual English-Spanish board book edition!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? Leslie Patricelli reprises the duo from Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor winner 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

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What’s wrong with Mr. Bear’s car? Lift the flaps and find out! Fresh retro art tunes up a fun, interactive book that kids will be ...eager to take for a spin.Welcome to Mr. Bear’s garage! His car has broken down, so it’s a lucky thing he’s a mechanic. But where did all his helpers go? In the trunk? Behind the door? And where is that strange noise coming from? Nostalgically illustrated and lovingly crafted, each spread of this delightful book features nested flaps and foldouts revealing missing characters, special tools, and a few unexpected mechanical secrets. So roll up your sleeves, check under the hood, and get ready for a humorous, hands-on adventure from the mechanic’s shop to the road and back again. read more

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Kids will delight in this witty story of mistaken identity from acclaimed author-illustrator Petr Horácek.Peter and Paul are puffi...ns and the best of friends. But one day Peter gets lost in a terrible storm, and Paul is nowhere to be found. With the help of a big blue whale, Peter sets out, determined to find his pal. What the pair discovers is that many other birds match the description Peter gives of Paul, but none are quite like his friend. With gorgeous collage artwork and a lighthearted touch, this fun read-aloud tale will both amuse and enlighten. read more

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Imagine that fairy tales are real and can be explored in detail with the help of maps. (Ages 6-10)Imagine that fairy tales are rea...l and can be explored in detail with the help of maps. Imagine navigating the mysteries of Aladdin's kingdom, the dangers of the Giant's kingdom at the top of Jack's beanstalk, and the whimsy of Alice's Wonderland. Imagine a trip through the unique geographical features of Peter Pan's Neverland, Dorothy's Land of Oz, and Snow White's Enchanted Forest. You'll have expert guides and clear, simple directions. On each map, a compass, quadrants with letters and numbers, and a key with local routes will help you find your way. This beautiful and unique book features six fold-out maps and a fairy-tale pop-up castle finale. read more

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The extraordinarily gifted illustrator and storyteller Bob Graham turns his distinctive attention to the animals of the African pl...ains.Morris the crocodile and his best friend, Billy, a tortoise, like nothing better than messing around down at the waterhole. After all, that’s where their friends gather: zebras, hippos, giraffes, elephants, warthogs, and all the rest. In five amusing stories, Morris and company do just what kids do during a long, hot summer- perform ill-timed stunts on the diving board, get soundly beaten by a team of moms in a soccer match, or see their wildebeest friends off on vacation (also known as their annual migration). By turns wry and laugh-out-loud funny, Bob Graham’s whimsical waterhole gang pays tribute to the merriment and mishaps of young friendships everywhere. read more

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Curl up with a playful collection of poems from best-selling children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, perfect for sharing with yo...ung friends.In this exuberant compilation, Michael Rosen invites children to joyfully celebrate sounds and the infinite possibilities of language. Nonsense verses with the feel of classic nursery rhymes tickle the ear and set feet tapping while expressive illustrations by Chris Riddell illuminate the larger-than-life characters. With subject matter that runs the gamut of a child’s emotional range from hungry and angry to wiggly and giggly, these thirty-six clever poems will delight little listeners. read more

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Mix and match the front and back of wild animals to produce silly and magnificent new species!What do you call a cross between a t...iger and a zebra? How about an elephant and a hippopotamus? Find out as you flip the pages and create incredible critters and silly animal names. Sturdy board-book pages open to the left and the right for easy manipulation by little hands, and bright, bold animals wait to be mixed up again and again. read more

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Look closely! This vibrant wordless book invites children to explore the concept of visibility.A menagerie of colorful animals can... be found within this stylish book, but pay attention! When the background color changes with each turn of the page, a different animal (almost) vanishes — and another seems to appear on every spread. Who blends in with the fallen leaves? What about the trees of the forest? Brimming with visual humor, this attractive play on color and camouflage is sure to delight keen-eyed youngsters and reward their observational skills with a few giggles. read more

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"I LOVE these books. I'm now addicted to Pagan!" —Michael Cart, editor of RUSH HOURThe year is 1188, and Jerusalem is in the hands... of the Infidel. Upstanding Crusaders and their squires — like Lord Roland Roucy de Bram and Pagan Kidrouk — are returning to Europe, hoping to rally more knights to their cause. The sardonic young Pagan expects Lord Roland's family to be the picture of fortitude and good manners, but he's in for a rude awakening. Brutish and unfeeling, the de Bram clan cares nothing for the Crusades, or indeed for anything outside their neighborhood in France. Meanwhile, local unrest is brewing. Church authorities are duking it out with the de Brams over a group of "heretics" living nearby. And now Pagan and Roland, sworn to defend Christianity, are left to decide for themselves who to stand by — and whom to trust. read more

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In a breathtaking grand finale, the world’s mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides an...d imaginations for centuries.(Ages 5 & Up)This limited edition comes in a linen slipcase with the title stamped in red foil and a ribbon. Embedded in the front cover is an extra pop-up of an Amphithere numbered and signed by both Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda. Lurking behind this intriguing cover, a Kraken grapples with a ship on the high seas; dragons from Eastern and Western traditions spring to life; and a Medusa, snake-hair twisting and hissing, turns the reader to stone. Deeper inside, an ancient, decrepit vampire rises from his coffin; a lycanthrope is caught in the light of the full moon and transforms; and Bigfoot hides behind a tree, ducking his human pursuer. Master paper engineers Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda unfold the legends and lore of cultures around the world to reveal these stunning creatures and many more. Pop-up fans and fantasy lovers will be equally enthralled by the dynamic creatures depicted in this astonishing volume, the climax of the Encyclopedia Mythologica trilogy. read more

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Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favorite scenes from the... Harry Potter films at home with a flashlight. Expecto Patronum! Discover the powerful Patronus Charm that Harry Potter and other wizards and witches use to produce a magical guardian. In a dark room, shine a light through the window on each page of this unique book to project incredible scenes on the wall or ceiling. Read along and experience magical moments from the Harry potter films like never before. read more

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The quest to save Vermonia continues! Fabulous manga artwork highlights this tale of four friends who hold the fate of three world...s in their hands.The Four pillars supporting life in the Turtle Realm— fire, wind, water, and thunder— are under threat from General Uro's army. Mel and her guardian, Ruka, remain imprisioned in the castle of Captain Acidulous. To rescue Mel and protect the pillars, Naomi, Doug, and Jim must dive deep into the Oritsa Ocean and join forces with the Aqami People. In this exciting fourth episode, the tribes of the Turtle Realm, led by the Blue Star Warriors, confront Uro's dark Yami magic in two epic battles. read more

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Lift the flaps to set the animals free! But whatever you do, stay away from the brown box, please.Look at that little hamster in a... cage, and the other animals, too—a bunny, a squirrel, a bird, a frog, and even a porcupine. All of these little animals want to play outside! Luckily, you, the reader, are in charge of the keys and have only to open the cages to make these critters happy. But wait—what’s in that box that you’re not supposed to touch? Uh-oh. read more

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Harry likes to play hide-and-seek, but it’s hard to hide a hippo! Little readers will love being in on the joke as they spot the f...ormidable Harry.Harry the hippo is fond of hiding around the house and is sure he is hard to find. But his hiding places — under the flowerpot, behind the doghouse, in a bubble bath — aren’t always quite right for concealing a hippo. Luckily, Harry loves to be found! read more

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In this third and final adventure in the Above World series, Aluna and her friends finally face their most terrifying enemy, Karl ...Strand.Aluna and Hoku, Kampii from the City of Shifting Tides, and their friends, Equian Dash and winged Aviar Calli, are determined to stop a war. The maniacal ex-scientist Karl Strand is planning to conquer the world with his enormous army of tech-enhanced soldiers . . . unless the four friends can get to Strand first. Aluna’s plan is dangerous: pose as Upgraders and infiltrate the army. But the enemy isn’t what they expected and the strategy begins to crumble. When the friends are torn apart by conflicting allegiances, their slim chance of avoiding war seems to disappear completely. For Aluna and Hoku, what began as a quest to save their own people has become a mission to save the world. But do Aluna and her friends have any hope of defeating Strand if they can’t take him on together? read more

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The shapes in this book get mixed up, moved around, and reshaped into all kinds of animals. But can you guess which animal before ...they reshape?When you mix up certain shapes and move them around, do you know what buzzy things they reshape into? Ten fluttering dragonflies! Now what about shapes that reshape into jumpy things? Would you guess nine slimy frogs? Turn each page to find a pile of shapes and a clue—stripy or clucky, prickly or pinchy, roary or scaly, stompy or fiery—then turn the page again to see if you’re right. read more

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Candlewick Illustrated Classics are collectible editions that bring treasured stories to life with lavish full-color illustrations... and elegant French flaps.This superb collection of thirteen Andersen tales includes "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen." Naomi Lewis' translations brilliantly capture Andersen's irresistible humor and conversational tone, and a whole host of memorable characters are brought to life in Joel Stewart's fresh and whimsical illustrations. read more

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A wild sparrow’s journey sets in motion a toddler’s new experience in Bob Graham’s tale of life’s surprising little turns — and un...likely connections.Following some food, a curious young sparrow stows away in the back of a truck and takes an unusual voyage south — through the lush rice paddies of India, across the rough sea, and all the way into a bright new day. As the sun rises high over the city, he finds little Edie at a café with her grandma and granddad, and for a fleeting instant, his world meets up with hers and changes her life in the most delightful way. From the masterful Bob Graham comes an invitation to notice the smallest of moments as they unfold around us, full of unexpected promise. read more

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A curious ladder inadvertently becomes a pathway to the clouds in this droll, interactive translation of an enchanting Danish poem....So first it did a little dance, then it did a little prance, then, as nicely as you please, it waddled off with stiff red knees. Once there was a jaunty ladder, abandoned by a mysterious carpenter, that sprung to life and decided to take a trip through the countryside. As time passed, the gentle ladder found itself intrigued by a seriesof encounters with people and animals that climbed it to the top and disappeared into the sky, only to return, one by one, in a triumphant parade at the end. This exquisite edition of THE LADDER, the text of which was originally written by renowned Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, combines a translation by award-winning author and poet Marilyn Nelson with simple, striking artwork by Pierre Pratt, featuring several foldouts and partial pages in a charming, whimsical design. read more

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Lively good humor is afloat?—?along with an armada of adventurous animals?—?in this silly seafaring tale.A romp in the river with ...Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe leads to a safari full of unusual nautical discoveries. A goat in a boat? A calf on a raft? A whole flotilla of whales and gorillas? No matter how many other strange sailors they come across, Yak and Gnu are certain there is no other beast quite like either of them. Climb aboard for a nonsensical voyage featuring an eclectic collection of embarked animals, awash in rhyme and tongue twisters perfect for reading aloud. read more

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A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts's 1910 fantasy and wryly retold by Katherine and... John Paterson.An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against his better judgment, the tribe's magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savor together or an adventurous youngster to devour. read more

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For both Kate DiCamillo’s staunchest fans and those just discovering this beloved author, here are five of her award-winning class...ics in one handsome boxed set.Create an instant Kate DiCamillo collection with five of her New York Times best-selling novels — among them a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, a Newbery Medal Winner, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner, and an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Included in this boxed set are paperback editions of: Because of Winn-Dixie The Tiger Rising The Tale of Despereaux The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The Magician’s Elephant read more

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A lonely servant girl finds solace in song—and unexpected long-necked friends at her window—in an utterly charming tale of kindnes...s rewarded.Poor Delphine is all alone. She has no family and no friends, and as a servant in Queen Theodora’s palace, her life is full of work. Fortunately, Delphine loves to sing, and if her spirits are down, songs bring her comfort and cheer. When young Princess Beatrice comes to live at the palace, Delphine is excited at first, but the unkind princess only makes Delphine’s life more miserable. Then, one night, as Delphine sings out her sorrows, she draws the attention of a dozen giraffes! Delphine is delighted to have friends, but joining them on an outdoor adventure leads her to accidentally cross the princess, and Delphine’s situation in the palace goes from bad to worse. Will singing be enough to help her now? read more

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Discover twelve endangered species in this fascinating, fold-out pocket guide in a handy case. Pop-ups, too! Humans are increasing... the rate of extinction by up to 10,000 times — and here is a compelling look at some of the most endangered animals. What if the world had no more giant pandas? Or Siberian tigers, Asian elephants, or Sumatran orangutans? Would the ocean be the same without leatherback turtles or Hector’s dolphins? Explore these and six more species in a guide with a helpful glossary. read more

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The inimitable Simon James tells the heartening story of a duckling who makes a very useful discovery — and encourages the most te...ntative of us to take that first step, no matter how small.What do you do when you’re little and lost and your legs feel all wobbly? For one tiny duckling, the trick is doing "One Step," a surprising technique that enables him to walk under the tallest of trees and across the widest of fields. Using simple language and breezy, expressive illustrations, Simon James speaks directly to the heart of a child and shows that every journey, whatever the length, begins with a single step. read more

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With gorgeous illustrations based on Chinese painting techniques, a lively retelling of the legendary animals’ race that led to th...e twelve signs on the Chinese Zodiac.Long ago in ancient China, the Jade Emperor, ruler of heaven and earth, proclaimed a mighty race, saying that the first twelve animals to cross the river would have a year named after them. When the gong rings out, Tiger leaps in the river, followed by peaceful Rabbit clutching a log. Rat and Cat climb on Ox’s back, and Dog splashes in the shallows while Rooster finds a raft and takes clever Monkey and gentle Goat on board. Snake hitches a ride in Horse’s mane, powerful Dragon flies over the river, and Pig plays happily in the mud. But thirteen animals are racing for only twelve places on the Zodiac. Who will be honest, and who devious? Who will help friends along the way? Who will come first — and who will miss out? read more

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In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing."No on...e saw the bird fall."In a city full of hurried people, only young Will notices the bird lying hurt on the ground. With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home. In classic Bob Graham style, the beauty is in the details: the careful ministrations with an eyedropper, the bedroom filled with animal memorabilia, the saving of the single feather as a good-luck charm for the bird's return to the sky. Wistful and uplifting, here is a tale of possibility — and of the souls who never doubt its power. read more

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Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spareand elegantpoem inspires readers to open their wings and s...oar.Baby robins, open-beaked in their nest. Mallards winging to a new clime. Whether chickadees or cardinals, sparrows or starlings, here are commonly seen birds in their natural settings, captured in photographs of rare beauty and grace. In perfect synchrony, a lyrical narrative evokes images of play and flight, perseverance and trust.At the end, readers will find profiles of the featured species. This stunning book is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages, graduates, or anyone embarking on an adventure. read more

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Buckle up for an exuberant ride humming with energetic rhymes and whimsical, retro art from a masterful team.(Ages 4-8)Black car, ...green car, nice car, mean car. Near car, far car. Whoa! Bizarre car!Ready to hit the road? Gear up for a nonstop parade of shapes, sizes, sounds, and even smells in a wild array of cars packed with big personalities, awesome features, and eccentric passengers. Driven by Peter Stein’s bouncing verse, Bob Staake’s high-powered artwork merges vibrant color and crisp, dynamic design with humor, warmth, and whimsy. This rousing excursion is sure to thrill all fans of things that go, as well as aficionados of the illustrator’s signature style. read more

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“Exactly the sort of grisly, gross, and hilarious stuff that kids will love!” — Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis FowlRetired zombie ...rock star Vein now lives in the snowy mountains of Tibet, but returning his tongue proves surprisingly easy for Luke, Resus, and Cleo. What the trio hasn’t bargained on, however, is a ravenous baby yeti following them back to Scream Street. When the angry mother appears in search of her missing offspring, things really begin to get hairy. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking! read more

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Shh! It’s Monkey’s birthday—but that’s a secret. Can Elephant keep the big news under his party hat for one whole day? Monkey and ...Elephant are very good friends—such good friends that Monkey lets Elephant in on a secret. The secret is that it is Monkey’s birthday, and Monkey does not like birthdays. But Elephant also has a secret: he has trouble keeping secrets. And keeping such a happy secret is especially hard. When Elephant learns that Clever Rat has made some party hats and is inviting friends over to see them, Elephant wants to turn their gathering into a party for Monkey. But how will he do it without giving away Monkey’s secret? read more

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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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Look out for the final creepy, crazy adventures in this fiendishly funny horror series for boys and ghouls.A Scream Street toddler... named Poppy has been replaced by a changeling, and the real Poppy is being held captive in the fairy realm. Luke, Resus, and Cleo plan to rescue the child, but the fairy realm holds plenty of surprises, most of them bad. And when Resus becomes tempted to change sides, things get a whole lot more complicated! read more

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A gorgeous guide to creating a nature journal that will inspire kids around the world to chronicle what they see in their own back...yards.Kids love to be outside, but it’s easy to miss all the astounding wonders of nature, unless you look closely. Have you ever noticed that ladybugs have different numbers of spots? When you look at a leaf, what do you see: is it pointed or round, long or short, soft or hard? In this stunning idea book, acclaimed author and illustrator Sandra Morris shares her love for the flora and fauna of her native New Zealand and encourages budding scientists to record their own discoveries in creative ways, no matter where they live. Back matter includes a glossary, an index, and a bibliography. read more

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Amy Namey is chasing a news story in this Judy Moody® story for newly independent readers.Amy Namey, Ace Reporter, is on the hunt ...for a good news story. But not a lot happens in the town of Frog Neck Lake. So what’s a budding reporter to do? Team up with Judy Moody! With Judy along to sniff out a story, anything can happen. Like maybe a close encounter with the famed Great Virginia Sea Serpent, Taboo! Are Amy and Judy about to stumble upon the scoop of the century? read more

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More reassuring magic from Sam McBratney, creator of the acclaimed GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose ar...e out walking by the river. When a storm approaches, they must find a warm, dry place to shelter them. But another small animal has claimed each of the nooks and crannies they try, and Little Goosey doesn't want to hide with anyone but Big Gander Goose. Small children will know just how Little Goosey feels, and will be comforted by Big Gander Goose's understanding approach. read more

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Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs.Insi...de every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letter of each line (read top to bottom). But look out! These acrostics not only follow their subjects to Africa, but they also take the form to a whole new level. Here you’ll find the elusive double acrostic (in which the first and last letters of each line spell a message), the cross acrostic (in which the message is read diagonally), and the multiple acrostic (see it to believe it) — not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, leopards, and elephants. Oh, my! Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection is sure to send poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they’ll never forget.Back matter includes information about acrostics, nature notes, and a photographer’s note. read more

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From the Children’s Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.Nobody should ever forget... Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you’ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell “Fudge!” at the Cobras in North America Day, it’s not because they don’t exist, it’s simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff’s equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars — from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration. read more

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The first adventure in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, retold by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by British Children’s Laureat...e Chris Riddell.In the best-known tale from Jonathan Swift’s classic satire, Lemuel Gulliver survives a shipwreck only to find himself on a strange island with even stranger inhabitants: miniature humans, no bigger than his hand. Gulliver’s adventure on Lilliput has been adapted by award-winning author Martin Jenkins in a witty, accessible retelling that remains faithful to the darkly comic tone of Swift’s original. Beloved by adults and children alike, Gulliver’s first journey is illustrated in brilliant panoramic detail by the masterful Chris Riddell in a wonderfully eccentric complement to the text. First published in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, Jenkins and Riddell’s Kate Greenaway Medal–winning adaptation of all four tales, Voyage to Lilliput is now available as a standalone volume. read more

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Count one happy baby while reading these cherished Mother Goose rhymes.A selection of counting and number poems from Iona Opie’s c...lassic Mother Goose nursery-rhyme compilations is gathered in a sturdy board book just right for babies to hold and love. Rosemary Wells’s gentle and cuddly creatures populate the pages, making the lap-reading experience as snuggly as it is educational. read more

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A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts's 1910 fantasy and wryly retold by Katherine and... John Paterson.An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against his better judgment, the tribe's magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savor together or an adventurous youngster to devour. read more

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Shh! It’s Monkey’s birthday—but that’s a secret. Can Elephant keep the big news under his party hat for one whole day? Monkey and ...Elephant are very good friends—such good friends that Monkey lets Elephant in on a secret. The secret is that it is Monkey’s birthday, and Monkey does not like birthdays. But Elephant also has a secret: he has trouble keeping secrets. And keeping such a happy secret is especially hard. When Elephant learns that Clever Rat has made some party hats and is inviting friends over to see them, Elephant wants to turn their gathering into a party for Monkey. But how will he do it without giving away Monkey’s secret? read more

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Everyone’s favorite flying car shifts into another dimension as the intrepid Tooting family zooms back and forth through time.When... the Tootings return to Zobrowski Terrace at the end of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, they find that “home” is looking a lot like Jurassic Park. But this is no theme park — a very real and very hungry T. rex is charging them! Thanks to Dad’s inadvertent yanking of Chitty’s “Chronojuster” lever, the spirited car has ushered them back to prehistoric times, where the family (and especially Baby Harry) make a narrow escape. But Chitty has a mind of her own, and the Tootings will get an unexpected tour of exciting times and places from Prohibition-era New York (where Chitty wants to compete in the famous Prix d’Esmerelda’s Birthday Cake race) to the lost city of El Dorado and back again, with misadventures and surprise stowaways along the way. Get ready for a hilarious high-flying adventure, with celebrated author Frank Cottrell Boyce behind the wheel. read more

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Lift the flaps and learn about animal life with two new books in a fresh, fun-filled series for curious preschoolers.matching spre...ad at the end make learning about habitats fun.The jungle is warm and steamy. What kind of animal might live there, a snow goose or a sloth? What about a still, cool pond — could that be home for a howler monkey? Find out why meerkats like dry sunny grasslands (hint: they like to dig holes to hide in) or why clown fish feel right at home in a coral reef. Small flaps and a read more

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From renowned picture book creators Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the story of Ace Dragon LTD. — who isn’t so limited after all....When John notices a manhole cover with the words ACE DRAGON LTD. written across it, he can't help but investigate what lies beneath. And so begins an unusual friendship between a boy and a dragon named Ace, who wears two pairs of Wellington boots and loves skywriting with fire, flying stunts to the moon, and turning gold into straw. With so many talents, John wonders if, unlike his moniker, Ace really isn't so limited after all! read more

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Monkey and Elephant are out and about in their third adventure. You never know what fun surprises you’ll find when you go gadding!...Monkey and Elephant are very good friends, very good friends with nothing on the agenda. So they decide to go gadding. "Gadding?" said Elephant. "What’s that?" "Gadding," said Monkey, "is walking along, looking around, finding something fun, stopping awhile, then moving on." Along the way, Monkey and Elephant meet up with some old friends, and three new ones, too. Beginning readers will love the antics in this cheerful ode to friendship, family, and the joys of serendipity. read more

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Hoist the Jolly Robin! Fly with a swashbuckling crew as they soar through the air — and evade danger on the ground — in search of ...treasure and lofty adventure.Captain Blue Jay, notorious and feared pirate of the skies, has a fondness for collecting treasure, especially eggs. Unfortunately, sometimes his treasure hatches, and this time the hatchling is the strangest one the Grosbeak has ever seen. No sailor is certain whether the chick is a young god or just an oversized bird who needs too much food, but one thing is clear: the winds over Thrushland are shifting, and dramatic changes are in store for all. Whether outwitting a gang of thieving crows, outrunning murderous fishers and weasels, or rallying Briarloch’s beleaguered sparrows, this motley crew must do all they can to stay together and stay alive. And that’s just the tip of the bird’s feather! Offering a bounty of illustrations and a host of memorable characters — from an endearing star-nosed mole to an unlikely little warrior with a vendetta — here is a treasure for anyone who has ever wanted to take to the skies and see where fortune blows. read more

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Made you look! Kids will uncover their inner guerrilla artist as they sneak funny art projects into surprising places to make peop...le smile!For young artists, tricksters, and crafters, here is a hip, friendly how-to manual for creating removable and shareable art projects from easily found materials. The sneaky part is in the installation! Each work of art is custom-created for display in public places — a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a public fountain, a plate of tiny paper cupcakes on your teacher’s desk, a penny left on the ground for a stranger, a funny message left on your mother’s bathroom mirror, and more. This utterly unique guide — part craft book, part art-philosophy — offers a stylish and sweet “made-you-look-twice” spirit of fun meant to put a smile on the faces of strangers and loved ones alike. read more

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Liz Kessler’s sparkling series about Philippa Fisher and her spunky fairy godsister takes on new magic with fresh new covers — and... a whole new look.Philippa Fisher would like nothing more than to summon a fairy. Still, she is taken aback when Daisy, the new girl at school, announces that she is Philippa's fairy godsister—and is reluctantly obliged to grant her human charge the customary three wishes. Now, if only Philippa would wish for something that makes her life better, not worse! With warmth and whimsy, the creator of Emily Windsnap tells a story of friendship, luck, and how we decide what we really want. read more