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A small boy discovers that he can throw snowballs, make angels, and slide down hills in the fascinating world of snow

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This delightful poem with art from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children.Cric...kets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK!Three children lead us through a menagerie of animals and the sounds they make. Young children won't be able to resist roaring, hooting, and neighing along!* "DePaola's exuberant illustrations in his best folk-art style will have kids joining in and shouting out the words."—Booklist, starred review read more

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Let the beloved author of Pippi Longstocking take you on an adventure to Noisy Village! Go crayfishing in the summer at Nocken, “d...ipping in the pot” at Christmastime with Lisa and Karl, and join Britta and Anna who know the best way to go about “nutting” for the New Year. In this gently humorous tale, master storyteller Astrid Lindgren takes us through a year in the lives and customs of six Swedish children living on a group of three farms in the countryside.   “A timeless story . . . Each chapter has its accounts of highly inventive fun and distinctly merry Swedish festivities around the year.”—Horn Book read more

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Danny Dragonbreath knew girls were trouble. But the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is beyond trouble. Not only... has she reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole, but she?s apparently the object of an elaborate ninja frog kidnapping plot. Danny is never one to pass up an adventure (especially one involving ninja frogs), and so he and Wendell and Suki set out on a dangerous quest through the mythical Japanese bamboo forests to find out what these fearsome frogs want. Danny may not be able to breathe fire like a normal dragon, but he and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs. Or, um, so he hopes . . .Using her trademark hybrid style of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon has packed this second book in the hilarious Dragonbreath series with lots of kung fu, a little bit of loooove, and plenty of everyday school drama. A perfect fit for fans of Wimpy Kid and Bad Kitty.  read more

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How to build great paper airplanes and learn what makes them fly! What keeps a paper airplane in the air? How can you make a paper... airplane go for a really long flight? How can you make a cool stunt plane that loops, turns, and dives at will?Learn the answers to these questions and many more!This book details not only how to design amazing paper airplanes, but also the principles of flight and how planes are able to fly. The Paper Airplane Book is full of experiments and suggestions that will allow readers to design their own airplanes while introducing them to the physics and science of flight.“Lots of information about the principles of flight and the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of airplane design.”—Children’s Literature“The principles of flight and airplane design are elucidated in this book of entertaining experiments with paper airplanes.”—Booklist read more

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When day is gone, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go fo...r a walk through the forest.Little birds hush as he walks by, and the rabbits and other small creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees. Small readers and listeners, too, will sense the serenity of this poetic story, and will be comforted to learn that the twilight is a gentle, friendly time.Exquisite pictures extend and illuminate the text, to reveal the nightly miracle so faithfully performed by Grandfather Twilight. Perfect for reading aloud and for sharing at bedtime, this beautiful and reassuring book will be cherished by old and young alike. read more

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A 1996 Caldecott Honor book!The urban landscape will never look the same again. As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of ...strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can contain the letter "A"--while lampposts alongside a highway can form a row of elegant, soaring Ys. A 1996 Caldecott Honor book, this sophisticated, wordless alphabet book is sure to appeal to young and old alike. read more

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Pranks, tricks, mischief, and more in this ideal companion book to Roald Dahl's beloved novels! Professional tricksters put your c...unning to the test. Inside this wicked little book you'll find step-by-step instructions for making mischief and mayhem as well as outrageous jokes, fiendish quizzes, and a few smelly surprises. Includes extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Witches, and more. Like The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, this book is a wonderful complement to Roald Dahl novels, with tons of great extras fans will love. It’s the perfect way to complete your Dahl collection! read more

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What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since ...the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight!?Spontaneity of line and feeling are backed by zesty colors and a jovial, tongue-in-cheek tone to which children can relate?A top springtime choice.? --Booklist?There?s a swirl of good-humored life to the book.? --The New York Times Book Review read more

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There's a flock of parrots in Zoe's backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they aren't as big a surprise as the sight of... Zoe's mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her - something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Mac's place seem so much harder than she expected? read more

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Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable!

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Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; ...and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations! read more

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They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best.Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this topsy turvy adventur...e!On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . . read more

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A Newbery Medal WinnerAn Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors.... "The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."—Booklist  read more

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Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The S...nowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day."Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble"Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly"The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com  read more

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A tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era. Edmond Dantes, a nineteen-year-old sailor from Marseilles, is soon to be ca...ptain of his own ship and to marry his beloved, the beautiful Mercedes. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest on his wedding day, and he is condemned to life in prison. His sole companion is the 'crazy' priest Faria, who shares with Edmond a secret escape plan, and a map to hidden riches on the island of Monte Cristo. When Faria dies, Edmond attempts the incredible escape alone. finally he is free and rich beyond imagination after 14 years in prison. Keeping his true identity a secret, he enters society as Count of Monte Cristo, a polite, refined nobleman determined to reclaim his lost love, and to avenge his accusers. This is a story of suspense, intrigue, love and the triumph of good over evil. read more

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In this the third story in his Arthurian epic, T. A. Barron adds a thrilling new dimension to the legend of Merlin.Wings of Fire, ...the sleeping dragon, has awakened, threatening to loose his terrible wrath on all of Fincayra. Only young Merlin, grandson of the great wizard Tuatha, can stop him, though the price may well be the young wizard's life.But before he can face the dragon's fires, Merlin must endure fires of other kinds—including those within himself. He must face the evil, batlike kreelixes who exist only to destroy magic; the mysterious Wheel of Wye; and the sorceress Urnalda, who holds the treasured Galator. Most challenging, young Merlin must discover not the power but the source of his own magic. read more

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These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for h...er dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story. read more

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It's cold and icy outside - definitely not a day for outside recess. But Harry and his classmates in Room 2B start to go stir-craz...y. Harry gets into all sorts of trouble. And when Sid makes a comment to Harry, both boys are sent to the principal's office. But then a surprise feathered friend visits the classroom. Will Harry make up with Sid and will Room 2B survive the boredom of indoor recess? Or will everyone go horribly cuckoo? read more

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Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingalin...g the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable."Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them." (Children's Book Review Service) read more

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Fans of the hit TV show Heroes will love Quantum Prophecy!Ten years ago, all the superhumans vanished. No one knows what happened ...to them--until now. Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occurred ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face the new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need most is the power to distinguish good from evil. read more

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They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the bestTom Sawyer is sure to find trouble wherever the river leads him... . . . On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed? read more

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Timothy is very excited about starting school--until he meets Claude. Claude sits next to him, and he wears all the right clothes,... says all the right things, and garners all the praise from his teacher and classmates. Timothy is feeling down, until he meets a girl who's having the same problem with her seatmate...."Children will easily relate to this tale, in which humor and realism effectively mesh." --Booklist, starred review read more

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When Rachel and her mother move to Mrs. Moore's house-the one with the greenhouse, right next to the Line-Rachel starts questionin...g things. There are so many rumors of horrible things that lie beyond the Line-in a place called Away-but no one dares to talk about it. And it's no use asking questions- especially of Mrs. Moore, who has always lived by the Line, or of her mother, who is just happy to have a place to stay, especially since Rachel's father died in the war. But then Rachel comes across a recorded message-one that could only have come from Away. And the voice on the recorder is asking for help. As things start to unravel, the question becomes, how far is Rachel willing to go to cross the Line and do the right thing? read more

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Before she wrote Little Women, Louisa May Alcott told this story of a ninteenth-century girl finding her way in society.In this se...quel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the “Aunt Hill” after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman. Besides, she suspects that some of her friends like her more her money than for herself. How can Rose tell who her real friends are? Is there anyone she can count on? read more

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Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he?s the one experienc...ing the drama. But Lennie?s daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life?and suddenly he?s in trouble more terrifying and dangerous than anything he?s ever seen on TV.?Byars infuses the story with her special magic. Lennie is a likable, funny, moving, and always entertaining character.? ?Publishers Weekly read more

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The spell of rain, gulls, a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurricane, an...d the peace of a Maine island as a family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures. read more

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Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins?tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy abou...t The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off?on the back of a swan?to confront The Gruncher. read more

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Turtle and Snake are ready for summer and their first stop is the beach. They're going to look for seashells, surf, and enter the ...big sand castle contest. But every time they turn around, their sand castle gets wiped out by the waves. Will they be able to build a new one in time for the contest? read more

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When day is gone, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go fo...r a walk through the forest.Little birds hush as he walks by, and the rabbits and other small creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees. Small readers and listeners, too, will sense the serenity of this poetic story, and will be comforted to learn that the twilight is a gentle, friendly time.Exquisite pictures extend and illuminate the text, to reveal the nightly miracle so faithfully performed by Grandfather Twilight. Perfect for reading aloud and for sharing at bedtime, this beautiful and reassuring book will be cherished by old and young alike. read more

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Once upon a time, all the letters of the alphabet were together. But now they're lost! One showed up in the Bath. There was one un...der a Hat, another one on a Quilt, and even one in the Sandbox. Where are the rest? Readers will delight in finding out in this vibrant, charming introduction to the alphabet. read more

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Someone's been setting animal traps in the nature preserve behind Brenna's house. She and her older brother, Sage, are furious - n...ot only is that illegal, it's hurting and killing defenseless animals where they should be safe. They both want to do something, but Brenna's worried that Sage may have some really extreme plans in mind. Can she rein him in? read more

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A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family R...obinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, it’s an irresistible tale of ingenuity. read more

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Mark Twain's classic story of one boy's adventure down the riverHuckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an a...dventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escpe down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all? read more

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Even though Cork is a short muskrat and Fuzz is a tall possum, they can still be best friends. Or can they? ?I am older,? Cork sai...d. ?I need to be taller. It is a rule.? Can friendship break such rules? read more

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Tomie dePaola?s whimsical and winning illustrations bring to life an enchanting selection of 48 Mother Goose songs and rhymes from... the highly acclaimed Tomie dePaola?s Mother Goose. Praise for Tomie dePaola?s Mother Goose:?From start to finish, a treasure house of delight?.Just waiting to be shared with children.? ? Booklist, starred review?Destined to become a classic.? ? The Horn BookTomie dePaola lives in New Hampshire. read more

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A classic story of magic, mystery, and adventure in a fairy-tale world.Princess Irene’s great-great-grandmother has a testing task... for Curdie. Curdie will not go alone though; she provides him with a companion, the oddest and ugliest creature Curdie has ever seen, but one who turns out to be the most loyal friend he could have hoped for. read more

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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doe...sn't. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams. read more

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"In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. "Elegance has become the Dillons' hallmark.... . . . Matching the art is Aardema's uniquely onomatopoeic text . . . An impressive showpiece."-Booklist, starred review.Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977.From the Trade Paperback edition. read more

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A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with m...ermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. When the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the Island's young prince, it's up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can the rescuers--an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey--sneak around London unnoticed? Fans of Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and E. Nesbit will delight in this comic fantasy. read more

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The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight S...ir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are even higher. For inside the castle, someone he loves is being held hostage. And now the time has come for this onetime apprentice to grow up.Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series. read more

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Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is the rightful king of England. One rainy night, the wizard Merlin tells Art...hur the story of dueling dragons and a fateful clash between good and evil, which reveals the surprising secret of the boy king's true legacy. Li Ming's arresting oil paintings breathe fire into this magical offering from Jane Yolen."The legend comes alive on a grand scale, the dramatic narrative and well-wrought dialogue heightening the theatrical effect and inviting a fast-paced read-aloud." -- School Library Journal read more

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This is the second book in Jeff Corwin's young middle-grade fiction series, which shows kids that no matter where you live, you ca...n have fun discovering the plants, animals, and natural life around you. read more

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Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But... her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather. With a delightfully nostalgic introduction by award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson. read more

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The Spanish translation of Make Way for Ducklings, the Caldecott Award-winning classic picture book by Robert McCloskey!El senor P...ato y la senora Pata saben que el Jardin Publico de Boston es el lugar perfecto para criar a su familia. Pero para unos patitos recien salidos del cascaron no es lugar seguro. La islita del rio Charles parece ideal, y la senora Pata en el Jardin, su nuevo hogar. Pero ella no contaba con tener que atravesar con sus pequenos patitos las calles de Boston, con todo su trafico!La historia, contada en detalle con gracia y bellamente ilustrada, de estos patitos que van de un lado a otro, se ha ganado el corazon de generaciones de lectores. Premiada en 1941 con la Medalla Caldecott como "El libro ilustrado para ninos mas distinguido del ano," ha sido desde entonces lectura favorita de millones de lectores, tanto ninos como adultos.Ganador del Premio Caldecott! read more

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A great bedtime story sure to keep children fascinated, Who’s in Rabbit’s House is a Masai tale told from the perspective of a pla...y within a play. A monster has invaded Rabbit’s house, and the other animals must gather to help investigate . . . and scare the monster away. This story teaches children it is important to help each other in times of need. read more

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The classic picture book about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for almost 80 ...years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." -- The Horn Book read more

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The eagerly anticipated second book in The Lost Years of Merlin epic by T. A. Barron!Young Merlin, triumphant after his first enco...unter with the dreaded Rhita Gawr, has brought new hope to Fincayra, the enchanted isle that lies between earth and sky. Yet when a renewed tide of evil arises, its first victim is Merlin's own mother. To save her, Merlin and the forest girl Rhia must follow the perilous path of Seven Songs of Wizardry that has claimed even the lives of great wizards. Most difficult of all, Merlin must discover the secret of seeing not with his eyes, but with his heart. The eagerly anticipated second book in The Lost Years of Merlin epic combines all the passion, power, and spiritual depth that are T.A. Barron's hallmarks. It adds a thrilling new dimension to the legend of Merlin, even as it offers lasting inspiration to us all. read more

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Here are the first three titles in John FlanaganÕs New York Times bestselling series, all collected in one boxed set, perfect for ...gift giving! The RangerÕs Apprentice series has taken readers by storm, captivating them with the adventures of Will, apprentice to the secretive Ranger Halt. read more

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The classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cru...el power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies. read more