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release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Traction Man Is Here!
Traction Man—wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt—comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush. These are just a few of the action-packed adventures played out by the boy and his new toy that may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but can vanquish all manner of villains lurking around the house. Mini Grey's story in words and pictures is an irresistible invitation to the private world of a child's play.

Praise for The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be:

“A rib-tickling U.S. debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be delivers an entertaining spin and a great deal of visual wit.”—The Horn Book
release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Froggy Plays T-ball
It's the first day of T-ball and Froggy can't wait. In his dreams he's hitting home runs and waving to the cheering crowd. But things never go quite right for Froggy. After he bonks his pal Max on the head with his bat, throws himself out at first base, and spends his time in the outfield catching real flies with his tongue, Froggy has one last chance to prove he's a T-ball star.
release date: Sep 01, 1993
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Kat Kong
Doctor Varmint and his beautiful assistant, Rosie Rodent, have made--and captured--a stunning scientific discovery: the mighty Kat Kong. But when he breaks free from his shackles and tears through the streets of Mousopolis, there's no stopping his terrifying rampage. Is anyone clever enough to halt this massive meowing menace?
release date: Feb 01, 2005
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Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff!
Meet Martin Bridge --- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship. The daily rhythms, struggles and triumphs of childhood --- at home, at school and with friends --- are evoked with warmth, understanding, honesty and humor.
release date: Jan 01, 2020
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 3: The Great Powers Outage

Crunch!

There's something strange going on in Superopolis! The entire population has turned its back on its favorite potato chips of all time. Everyone has switched to the Amazing Indestructo's Amazing Pseudo-Chips. And all because someone named Comrade Crunch told them to.

Look out!

The weird thing is, no one has ever heard of Comrade Crunch. Who is he, and how is he getting the supercitizens to follow his every command?

There's more!

That's not the only mystery in town. The superheroes of Superopolis are losing their superpowers! Without their special gifts, they're just . . . ordinary! Luckily, there's one person in town who understands ordinary.

In a city where everyone is—well, was— extraordinary, this might just be a job for ordinary boy!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed

In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower. Everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. But things are not so super in Superopolis these days with the evil Professor Brain-Drain on the loose! To make matters worse, Ordinary Boy and his friends are thrown into the middle of a baffling mystery. Forget the regular superheroes. In a city where everyone is extraordinary, this just might be a job for . . . Ordinary Boy.

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release date: Mar 01, 2010
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Dark Day in the Deep Sea [With Tattoos]
Take the plunge with Jack and Annie!

Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the Magic Tree House leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they're not sure who needs help more—Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But that isn't the end of their troubles, because the crew isn't looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for . . . a sea monster!

Mary Pope Osborne takes young readers back to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of exploration and adventure. This paperback edition contains all-new backmatter full of activities, and the first printing includes temporary tattoos.
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Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants #2)
Tra-la-LAAA! It's Captain Underpants to the rescue! Kid practical jokers George and Harold love creating their own comic books, and they've come up with the greatest comic-book superhero in the history of their elementary school: Captain Underpants! In these first four adventures, Captain Underpants battles talking toilets, alien cafeteria ladies, and lots more. Caldecott Artist Dav Pilkey's hilarious hero, Captain Underpants, has won the hearts and minds of kids everywhere. In fact, there are millions of Captain Underpants books in print, and these enormously popular chapter books attract even the most reluctant readers.
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Knights of the Kitchen Table
Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.
release date: Jan 01, 2006
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The Not-so-jolly Roger
Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.
release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

My sister, Thea, is the mystery-loving rodent, not me! But somehow I found myself going undercover to get to the bottom of a case. Slimy Swiss balls -- I hardly knew where to start! Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent Mouse? Maybe I could get used to that. . . .
release date: Jan 01, 2006
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The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!

Meet Melvin Beederman. He's a pretty good superhero, even though it always takes him five or six tries to get launched and flying. His weakness (every superhero has one) is bologna, which makes it hard to go into a deli. Still, Melvin manages to keep the city of Los Angeles free of nasty villains―once he's airborne.

Crash! Splat! Thud! Kabonk!

This series has it all: hilarious story lines, amazing classic-comic-inspired illustrations, fearless new superheroes, and SNACKS!
Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!
Melvin loves fighting crime in Los Angeles, until the McNasty Brothers, the baddest guys of all, start robbing banks―and Melvin's superpowers mysteriously disappear. Enter Candace, a third-grade actress with some surprising new talents. Once they team up, nothing can beat these partners in uncrime. Nothing but bologna, that is . . .

release date: Aug 21, 2007
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Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates

Planet Jurassica is under siege. The sinister space pirates have raided the Imperial palace and stolen the famous Jewels of Jurassica. This looks like a job for . . . Captain Raptor!. . . hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth, justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy. If anyone can track down those marauding space pirates, it's Captain Raptor and the fearless crew of the Megatooth!

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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Salt in His Shoes
MICHAEL JORDAN...The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he'd never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous. That's when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into the amking of a champion--patience, determination, and hard work. Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with his sister Roslyn to tell this heartwarming and inspirational story that only the members of the Jordan family could tell. It's a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true. (from back cover)
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