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A taut adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork by Gareth Hinds — the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classi...cs. (Age 12 and up)In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare’s timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition — like an extraordinary stage performance — offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard’s own language, Gareth Hinds’s inventive format opens the experience of KING LEAR to students and fans of graphic literature. read more

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The imagination of three children takes on unexpected life in a creation tale from the dream team of David Almond and Dave McKean....The gods have created a world that is safe and calm and rather wonderful. They have built mountains, forests, and seas and filled the world with animals, people, and unnamed beasts. Now their days are fat with long naps in the clouds, mutual admiration, and tea and cake. But their world has gaps in it filled with emptiness, gaps that intrigue Harry, Sue, and little Ben until they begin to see what might fill them. One by one the children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children’s ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined. Is it possible to unmake what’s been made? read more

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Amusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of chi...ldren and adults alike.It happened on a winter’s day(The air was cold, the sky was gray):Out walking in the woods alone,I came upon a wishing bone.What would you do if everything you wished came true? How does a white rhinoceros take his tea? Where can you find the elusive purple tiger? Who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? Resonating with childlike questions, the fanciful poems in THE WISHING BONE invite readers to think and to dream. Full of illustrations as fresh and whimsical as the verse, here is a collection to read aloud and savor for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance. read more

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Those little monsters are back — and on the move! Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by Kelly Murphy’s exuberant... illustrations.Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain (Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now!). In this high-octane sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action. read more

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A New York Times bestseller! Gareth Hinds’s stylish graphic adaptation of the Bard’s romantic tragedy offers modern touches — incl...uding a diverse cast that underscores the story’s universality.She’s a Capulet. He’s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don’t know they’re from rival families — and when they find out, they don’t care. Their love is honest and raw and all consuming.But it’s also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together?In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare’s original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare’s Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page. read more

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"This picture book throbs with sunshine. A stunning book."—The Independent (U.K.)(Ages 3-7)Every morning, Handa, a young girl from... the Luo tribe, feeds breakfast to Mondi, her grandma's black hen. This morning, however, Mondi is nowhere to be seen. So Handa and her friend Akeyo set off on a hunt, coming upon two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards, five beautiful sunbirds, and many more intriguing creatures. But where could Mondi be? Is that a faint cheeping they hear under the bush? Might Mondi have a surprise in store (or maybe even ten of them)? Luminous colors depict a lush natural setting in this gentle, repetitive story perfect for reading aloud. read more

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Elaborate, fanciful illustrations turn this counting book into a true adventure — and a delightful hunt for hidden clues. (Ages 3-...7)ONE DRAGON HAD A DREAMTHAT TWO TURKEYS TEASED HIM . . .Enter the strange and surreal dream world of a dragon — and pore over intricately detailed illustrations to discover a wealth of visual surprises. Each spread features a number from one to ten, and each illustration embodies bountiful examples of that number, if only you can spot them all! An instant classic in Australia when it was first published in 1978, this one-of-a-kind counting book continues to enchant. read more

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As the epic manga series continues, the threat to the Turtle Realm grows--and the warriors must show courage and wisdom far beyond... their years.In part five of the Vermonia series, Mel continues her double life imprisoned within the castle of Acidulous, but now she is not alone: Satorin has been lured there by the beautiful and seductive squelp Satoran. Although Mel's powers are growing, will they be enough to free her and Satorin from Uro's evertightening trap? Meanwhile, Doug, Jim, and Naomi must confront monsters of their own making that rise from Xandan Lake's waters, illusory demons embodying their greatest fears and hopes. As Xandan Island collapses around them, they risk perishing along with Irenu, Butabo, and half the army of the Turtle Realm. Only with the miraculous arrival of the Aqami's warship does their escape seem possible. read more

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From from an exciting new face in children’s literature, Dallas Clayton, comes a book of illustrated poems full of wisdom, wonder,... and whimsy.A boy with a beard tries to stay six forever. A frightful monster lives a million miles away, but is equally scared of you. A magic rope hangs from the sky, next to a sign saying "Give me a try." In this brightly illustrated selection of playful, often provocative poems, ideas run the gamut from stopping your lightning-fast running to help others keep up, imagining a store that sells colors never before made, or admitting you’ll never know all the answers (and sleeping better at night). Following the runaway success of his self-published debut, Dallas Clayton’s quirky, captivating collection makes it clear that this rising talent, whose work has evoked comparisons to Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Shel Silverstein, exudes a spirit and style all his own. read more

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Comical and original, this vivacious picture book from the creator of Maisy features a lovable new character — and a novelty eleme...nt that’s a hole lot of fun.Today my daddy said to me,“It’s time you learned to peck a tree.”Little woodpecker has just learned to peck. Yippee! He’s having so much fun that he peck-peck-pecks right through a door and has a go at everything on the other side, from the hat to the mat, the racket to the jacket, the teddy bear to a book called Jane Eyre. Children will be drawn to the young bird’s exuberance at learning a new skill — and ready to snuggle along at day’s end for a night of sweet dreams. read more

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"Children will love the story for its charm and rollicking fun, and the salient points will make a lasting impression. A top choic...e for Fire Prevention Week." — School Library JournalStop! Drop! Roll! Learning the rules of fire safety is a lot more fun (and less scary) when demonstrated by a charming and diverse group of animals. Alligator, Panda, Octopus, and the others work hard to master the rules of fire safety and perform the perfect fire drill, but thinking about fire is a bit nerve-wracking, and each of them reacts differently — often with hilarious results. Sprinkled with fascinating facts about animal behavior, this second story about the characters in Miss Mingo’s one-of-a-kind class is sure to appeal to readers of all stripes. read more

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The web of power looks smooth and peaceful — until a new threat looms — in the fifth tale from the Five Kingdoms.Prince Albion exp...ects a unique occasion when he starts planning Cockenzie Rood Day to celebrate his kingdom — and himself. What he doesn’t expect is boppings on the head and kidnapping, all because a zombie wants to play his fiddle in the talent contest. With a misbehaving path, a romantic bat, and a greedy butler to set them on their way, Gracie Gillypot and Prince Marcus are off on their fifth adventure. It’s up to a Trueheart, a resourceful prince, and Gubble the troll to stop the zombie before he does some giant damage to the Five Kingdoms. read more

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Laugh and play the Hugglewug way! A fun exploration of family life — and a great introduction to words and counting for the very y...oung.Meet the Hugglewugs, a brand-new family — in fact, a brand-new species. Follow them as they go about their everyday lives, singing, eating, going to school, running, sliding, skipping, and, of course, hugging. Niamh Sharkey's bold and bright illustrations bring these energetic characters to life, while her simple story welcomes children to join in their rhymes and games. read more

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$16.99

The award-winning creator of HELLO TWINS offers a joyous celebration of nature as it springs to life.Come into the woods, where th...e green leaves grow around and around and where, high in the branches, a nest is full of cheeping birds. With radiant, expressive artwork, Charlotte Voake captures the essence of a forest as it comes alive in the spring, illustrating a simple text based on the traditional song "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Includes a musical score to inspire musicians of all ages. read more

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Amazing real-life tales of animals — combined with delightfully surreal illustrations — make for a captivating book of a different... stripe.Whoever heard of a horse who lived in a house (while its owners lived next door)? Or two donkeys who had a marriage feast? Or an official spying cat who was wired for sound? These stories and many more — all quite strange, all very true — come from newspaper reports around the world. With paintings by Kathy Osborn hinting at magic realism and journalist Gail Ablow’s wonderfully witty text, this fascinating collection has much to say about creatures ranging from hippos to humans, who may in fact be the strangest animals of all.Back matter includes an author’s note. read more

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$22.99

Through fascinating profiles of five National Heritage Fellows, folklorist Alan Govenar celebrates the cultural democracy that is ...America — and honors the endurance of traditional crafts and methods.In bustling midtown Manhattan, Qi Shu Fang applies the elaborate makeup and headwear required for her role as a Chinese opera singer, an impressive art she learned in her native Beijing. Overlooking a quiet little garden in Nyssa, Oregon, Eva Castellanoz starts her day as a maker of paper-and-wax coronas, delicate tissue-paper flower wreaths she learned to make in Mexico, her childhood home. Meanwhile, Ralph W. Stanley keeps the craft of boat building alive in his coastal Maine town, and Dorothy Trumpold carries on the rug-weaving technique her grandfather taught her in Amana, Iowa. And for fifty-two years, the late Allison "Tootie" Montana designed magnificent beaded-and-feathered regalia to show off as Mardi Gras Indian suits. Each of these artists is a recipient of a prestigious National Heritage Fellowship bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts. And all come wonderfully alive through candid interviews with renowned folklorist Alan Govenar and captivating full-color photographs, highlighting their life stories, their art forms, their culture, their individuality, and their inspiration. These people may be ordinary in that they remind us of our neighbors, our families, or our friends. Yet all are extraordinary in their passion for their work and in their commitment to artistic excellence and to its importance in all of our lives.Back matter includes suggestions for further reading. read more

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A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthus...iasts alike.Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homer’s epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer. read more

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A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic—th...e greatest journey on Earth.At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic.In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive. But when spring comes, it brings with it animals from every corner of the earth. Gray whales, white cranes, wolves, and caribou begin their migrations as the snow melts, gradually making the long journey north. Once they reach their destination, they will raise their young, feast on the lush Arctic tundra, and bask in the sunlight that lasts all summer. Still, this season too must pass, and by the time winter grips the Arctic once again, the visitors have gone—only to return the following year. This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the cyclical nature of the seasons, showcasing the barren and beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild.Back matter includes additional information about the arctic, a glossary, and an index. read more

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A new sibling is just one of the surprises — some good, some not so much — awaiting Monty in another story for early chapter book ...readers. (Ages 5-7)It’s because six-year-old Monty is such a great reader that he finds out about a free pair of parakeets in need of a new owner. And though Yankee and Doodle end up in his classroom, not his own house, unexpected things are happening at home as well. First there’s the tooth that finally falls out, then the amazing news that Monty will have a new brother or sister. But one surprise — the carwash his friends Ilene and Arlene find exciting — turns out to be more of an asthma trigger for Monty than a treat. In this gently humorous adventure, Monty faces the unpredictable, everyday turns of a first-grader’s life with his usual lovable charm. read more

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A giant panda and her baby set off on a search for a safe, sustaining home in this informative tale about an enchanting creature.H...igh on a mist-wrapped mountain, a mother panda cradles her newborn, pink and impossibly small. The bamboo patch they need for food is dying, and as soon as her baby is old enough, they must seek a new home, sleeping in trees and swimming across icy streams along the way. Nick Dowson’s lyrical text, interspersed with intriguing facts, follows one of nature’s most magnificent — and endangered — species on its search for a safe habitat, while Yu Rong’s expressive, delicate brushwork brings these legendary creatures to life.Back matter includes an index, and a note about pandas. read more

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Baby Bear’s antics lead to unexpected results as he returns with Brother Bear and Sister Bear in four simple, funny stories. (Ages... 4-8)Whether jumping, juggling, munching, or building with blocks, Baby Bear finds a new way to make mischief while playing with his ever-patient big brother and sister. Three Little Bears Build. Three Little Bears Eat. Three Little Bears Juggle. Three Little Bears Jump. read more

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Goal! Kids of all sizes (and soccer abilities) will get a kick out of this humorous tale of high expectations — and the rewards of... being yourself.Biggie Bear lives in a quiet corner of a busy little town. He collects stamps, plays jazz, and enjoys being by himself. One day, the town soccer team knocks on his door, and they need BIG help. Biggie’s never played soccer before, and once they are out on the fi eld, Biggie realizes that maybe there is more to soccer than just being big. Bob Kolar’s droll, vibrantly illustrated tale about a lovable (but rather clumsy) bear and his endearing (but rather unlucky) team is sure to win some BIG fans. read more

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A lyrical bedtime tale of a little boy and his bear is an ode to the magic of dreams — and the transformative power of the imagina...tion.As a little boy falls peacefully into sleep and starts to dream, his teddy bear grows and growls and pops his button nose to turn into a real grizzly bear. And amazingly, the boy becomes a grizzly bear, too — following his friend to the nighttime forest to hunt and prowl, feast and fish until the morning sun returns. David Elliott's spare, poetic text and Max Grafe's luminous illustrations tell a transfixing bedtime story, gently carrying sleepy listeners into dreamland. read more

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There’s always room for one more! Three best animal friends include a fourth for a picnic in this gentle, pastoral story.Panda Foo..., Jigger, and Boodle have planned a picnic. But when Foo announces that he has invited his new friend, Curly, Jigger and Boodle have lots of questions. Is she big? Small? What does she like? Why is she called Curly? Sometimes new ideas take a little time to get used to — and sometimes new friends make picnics even better! From Mary Murphy comes a simple, comforting tale about the quiet pleasures new experiences can bring. read more

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An adorable bear joins a classic read-aloud for an adventure little hunters will love!Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-thro...ugh tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is now accompanied by a cuddly, six-inch bear just waiting to be found. 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