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OUT OF HIDING. INTO DANGER.Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, ...Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him... read more
Follow Lloyd the llama on his quest to discover how many baby animals have llamas for mamas in this read-along, which includes a p...aperback and an audio CD with music and sound effects.&BR read more
He's been on the scene in your stores and selling in big numbers for almost twenty-five years: Arthur, the bestselling aardvark. N...ow his Emmy award-winning, number-one rated children's TV show, Arthur, has catapulted his book sales to new heights. Arthur has sold in the past, continues to sell in record numbers in the present, and Now Little, Brown offers a fantastic promotion to make sure Arthur and D.W. will be star performers this fall and always. The promotion features an eye-catching display, extensive print and television advertising, and lots of prizes for booksellers and customers, too.Arthur's been around for almost twenty-five years, and if he's going anywhere, it's up -- in sales and in the ratings! Stay tuned to Little, Brown for more adventures from loveable Arthur, his sister, D.W., and their pals, for now and always. read more
Title: Froggy's Best Christmas Binding: Prebound Author: NotAvailable Publisher: PerfectionLearning
Dragon's Merry Christmas are holiday tales featuring Dragon.
In Alphabears, twenty six huggable teddies help teach children the letters of the alphabet: "A is for Amanda, a good teddy bear""W...ho carries sweet apples everywhere. "Michael Hague's warm, detailed paintings complement Kathleen Hague's happy, rhyming texts. Even the youngest of readers will treasure and learn from these two charming concept books read more
Chibi has been an outcast since that frightening first day of school when he hid under the schoolhouse. Afraid of the teacher and ...unable to make any friends, Chibi passes his free time alone - alone at study time, alone at playtime, always a "forlorn little tag-along." But when Mr. Isobe arrives, the teacher sees things in Chibi that no one else has ever noticed... read more
The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his older brother, Jamie. But in time Ma...rk finds someone else to love--Ben, an Alaskan brown bear so huge that no one else dares come near him. Gentle Ben has been a favorite of readers of all ages for 25 years, and is a timeless story of a rare friendship. An ALA Notable Book. read more
Life on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate. Father has given Jancsi permission to be in charg...e of his own herd, and Kate has begun to think about going to dances. Jancsi hardly even recognizes Kate when she appears at Peter and Mari's wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear. And Jancsi himself, astride his prized horse, doesn't seem to Kate to be quite so boyish anymore. Then, when Hungary must send troops to fight in the Great War and Jancsi's father is called to battle, the two cousins must grow up all the sooner in order to take care of the farm and all the relatives, Russian soldiers, and German war orphans who take refuge there. read more
"I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?" said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little Bear. In this tender ac...count of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers--in a final loving gesture--nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic. read more
Roses are red, Violets are blue... And they're only two of the flowers in this book of bright colors and delightful information. Y...oung readers will be fascinated to find out what flower can be used to make a doll, which flower flavors tea, and which flower farmers feed to chickens. Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Leslie Evans have collaborated to produce a stunning bouquet of words and pictures about the world of flowers one of nature's most beautiful gifts." read more
When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, "Do you have a flat tire?" "No," Miss Fox tells her students. "I ...am going green!" Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy. Mouse takes shorter showers (and does her singing after!); Bunny brings a cloth bag to the supermarket; and Possum turns the lights off when he goes out. And Miss Fox's simple act has ripples even beyond her own students...soon the whole school starts riding their bikes--including the principal. read more
A stand-alone sequel to "My Father's Dragon, " in which Elmer Elevatorand the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries fin...d treasure. "Rich, humorous, thoroughly satisfying."--(starred) "Library Journal." read more
Originally pub.: New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1992.
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find ou...t what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared--a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever. read more
A wonderful grandmother reaches out to a young boy, offering him a haven fromhis harsh and painful family life. Life with Alida gi...ves the boy strength andfaith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life.96 pp. read more
The other peacocks want Prewitt to move away, then they discover the benefits of his ferocious-looking tail. "An unusual and satis...fying fantasy." -- Publishers Weekly read more
Original publication and copyright date: 1963.
Tacky the Penguin is back, this time trying to compete with Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect in the iceberg-wide Penguin... Cheering Contest. But will Tacky ever be able to learn the synchronized moves and win the contest? "Hip, hip hooray! Tacky's back, along with his proper penguin pals . . . Tacky fans will flip for this title." --School Library Journal read more
Ages 3 to 6Blast-off! Up into the sky goes the space shuttle. In orbit, the astronauts get a taste of ready-to-eat food, experienc...e zero gravity, go for space walks, and even fix a satellite. It's fun to fly aboard the shuttle...and then come back to Earth. read more
Bearing six unusual gifts, young Prince Jen embarks on a perilous quest and emerges triumphantly into manhood. This rich fantasy w...as named School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Top of the List Award winner. read more
That meanie Lewis always teases Gilbert. So why would Lewis invite Gilbert to his birthday party? Gilbert goes to the party armed ...with a cheerful grin, a brightly wrapped package-and a plan to get even for Lewis's rotten behavior. But this birthday has a much bigger surprise in store for Gilbert... Join the New York Times best-selling character Gilbert the opposum and his friends and family in this heartwarming picture book about birthdays, bullies, and doing the right thing. Ages: 4-8 read more
Why does A stand for zoo, B for dog, and C for hen? The young reader finds out in this amusing game based on the alphabet. "The in...ventive approach to the ABCs could hardly be more attractive." -- Publishers Weekly IRA/CBC Children's Choice read more
Readers will be drawn to the term 'extreme sports' but the story is more accurately one generation's version of homemade fun in th...e days following the Korean War when 'radio was king' and the great outdoors served as the playground. read more
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is ...as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal. read more
For over a decade, Robin McKinley's richly woven saga has gripped the imagination of readers and caused critics to hail her as a m...aster of fantasy. It is the story of Aerin, haunted since childhood by the legend of her mother-a "witchwoman" who enspelled the king and then died of disappointment after giving birth to a daughter, rather than the heroic son the kingdom needed. But little did the young princess know the long-dormant powers of her mother would wield their own destiny. For though she was a woman, Aerin was destined to be the true hero who would one day wield the power of the Blue Sword.... read more
Has Tom Jenkins, a.k.a. the Great Brain, given up his con-artist ways for a bicycle? Not for long. Soon the Great Brain is back to... his old tricks, swindling and trading, even convincing the whole town thereas a prehistoric monster on the loose. But when someone robs the bank, even the police are stumped. Can the Great Brain solve the crime and put the crooks behind bars? read more
Although they disappeared long ago, dinosaurs live on in children's imaginations. A young boy playfully imagines the dinosaur who ...hatched in the backyard and grew to the size of the family car. . . . An appealing combination of fantasy and reality.--Kirkus Reviews. Full-color illustrations. read more
Title: The Michigan Mega-Monsters <>Binding: Prebound <>Author: JohnathanRand <>Publisher: PerfectionLearning
Two children find an injured duck, take it to a veterinarian at an animal hospital, and watch as he cares for it in this Level 2 E...yewitness Reader. read more
Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesti...ng enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story begins.... It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined. read more
Grandma Poss makes bush magic. And her best trick of all is making Hush invisible. Now Hush will truly be safe from snakes.But one... day Hush wants to become visible again. Grandma Poss looks and looks, but she can't find the right magic. Then she remembers. It's something to do with food! People food--not possum food. So the two set off on what becomes a fascination culinary tour of the cities of Australia to find the magic that will make Hush visible again. read more
Follow Lloyd the llama on his quest to discover how many baby animals have llamas for mamas in this read-along, which includes a p...aperback and an audio CD with music and sound effects.Lloyd the llama is looking for his mama. "Is your mama a llama?" he asks a bat, a swan, a cow, a seal, and a kangaroo. Young children will share Lloyd's delight when the answer to his question is finally, "Yes!" With rhyme and riddle, and the perfect narration by Amy Madigan, this charming story has become a favorite.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2006Reading Level: Age 4 and Up read more
"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime... palette of orange sand and blue skies." - KIRKUS REVIEWS If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations - from one to one hundred! read more
A pig flying through marshmallow clouds to a marzipan moon? A camel piroutetting through the desert? A wolf who looks suspiciously... like an apple tree - or is it the other way around? A bear in a frying-pan hat and paper-bag boots? read more
Inch and Miles use Hard Work to assist Axelrod the Ant in a life-and-death situation.
Two world-renowned children's book creators, Richard Peck and Don Freeman, collaborated on this picture book--the evocative tale o...f a boy who takes on the monster lurking in his grandma's home. This was one of Don Freeman's last books--after Corduroy, after Dandelion, after he'd won a Caldecott Honor for Fly High Fly Low. It is novelist Richard Peck's only picture book. He wrote Monster Night about twenty-five years before he won a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, before he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. Now their beguiling collaboration is once again available, and includes a new introduction, full of warmth and reminiscence, by Richard Peck. It's a classic treat--a deliciously spooky journey through darkness into the comforting, clear light of day. read more
"There is no one left alive...I know, because after the war ended, and all the telephones went dead, my family went...to see what ...was happening. They never came back..." read more
My sister had come up with a new way to torment me. She'd combined my two least favorite things - travel and ghosts! Thea had hear...d rumors of a haunted pirate treasure buried on a desert island. And before I could say avast ye scurvy rats, she'd dragged me into her treasure hunt! read more
Doctor Bernard De Soto, world-renowned mouse dentist, is back! This time, he's summoned to Africa to aid Mudambo, an elephant with... an unbearable toothache. read more
Tacky the Penguin goes windsurfing and ends up on a tropical island, captive to an elephant who, upon seeing Tacky's floral Hawaii...an shirt, mistakes him for a bouquet of flowers. The elephant thinks that Tacky would make a pretty centerpiece, so she arranges him in a vase and sets him on her table. Tacky's fans are sure to delight in the show as Tacky uses all of his best penguin moves to wriggle himself out of this hilarious jungle mix-up. Only the team of Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger could pull off a tale of such far-fetched adventure. They are masters at the art of creating silly stories and beloved characters that make children laugh out loud. read more
At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jimenez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced ...to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jimenez finishes telling the story of his youth. read more
Greta had always loved the fog--the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to hav...e a secret to tell her. Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees--a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Another time, Greta saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog. read more
A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
Homer Price lives two miles out of Centerburg, where Route 56 meets 56A, but most of his friends and relatives live in town. They ...include Aunt Aggy and Uncle Ulysses, the Sheriff and the boys, Miss Terwilliger, Miss Naomi Enders, great-great-great granddaughter of Ezekiel Enders who funded Centerburg and who owned the precious formula for making Cough Syrup and Elixir of Life Compound. While Centerburg is not exactly nosey, precious little happens that the good citizens do not know. read more
Michael's great-great-aunt Dew was a hundred years old, and she kept an old box filled with pennies, one for each birthday. Michae...l loved to sit at her feet and count out the pennies while Aunt Dew told the story behind each one. Michael's mother wanted to throw out the old box and buy a new one. But Aunt Dew said, "Anybody takes my hundred penny box, take me." And for his love for Aunt Dew, Michael knew he had to try to save the hundred penny box that contaiend all the stories of her life. read more
Luckily for Sophie, the BFG is nothing like his neighbors, whose favorite pastime is guzzling little children.
Here are thirty-five poems - poems about white mice and cool drinks and the teeth of sharks, stories about the day Mommy slept lat...e and about bird-brains and Arvin Marvin Lillisbee Fitch, and even a checklist of things to think about before being born. So pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and get ready to laugh. read more
The adventures of two owls who shake up an entire neighborhood and turn a house topsy-turvy.
The Tears of All Oceans are missing. Six magnificent rose-colored pearls that inspire passion and greed in all who see them, they ...have left a cryptic trail of death and deception in their wake. And now Ublaz Mad Eyes, the evil emperor of a tropical isle beyond where the sun sets, is determined to let no one stand in the way of his desperate attempt to claim the pearls as his own. At Redwall Abbey, a young hedgehog maid, Tansy, is determined to find the pearls first, with the help of her friends. Each of the pearls is hidden separately, along with a riddle as to the whereabouts of the next. Tansy must succeed, as the life of one she holds dear is in great danger. Meanwhile, the crew of fearsome monitor lizards and corsairs gathered by Ublaz grows restless... read more