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release date: Jun 08, 2010
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City Dog, Country Frog

In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.

Mo Willems' spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth's expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.
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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
A cherished classic is brought to life with the audio stylings of renowned actor James Earl Jones.

Sylvester can't believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this winner of the Caldecott Medal is beloved by children everywhere.

This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of this modern classic read by legendary actor James Earl Jones.
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Little Mouse Gets Ready, Level 1

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book & A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Will Little Mouse master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes? Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures of this daily task.

release date: May 02, 2011
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Tales for Very Picky Eaters
2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative—very creative—in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like. He presents James with a series of outlandish scenarios packed with fanciful and gross kid-friendly details—like pre-chewed gum as an alternative to broccoli and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats the dog—in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad, after all, if you're willing to give them a try.

This irreverently hilarious early reader, illustrated in full color, explores a universal point of contention between parent and child in a playful, satisfying way.
release date: Sep 22, 2009
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Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
The New York Times bestselling kitty boy blasts off into another hilarious adventure.

Buckle up, amigos— everyone's favorite kitty boy is about to lift off. You'll want to be there when the brave Skippito gets lost in spice!

That's right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it's covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he's off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures from Mars. His new adventure is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and Judy Schachner's trademark hilarity. This rollicking romp is simply out of this world.

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release date: Jan 01, 2013
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Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
A world without UNDERPANTS?!!!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they'll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK.
Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!!
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Hurry Up, Houdini!
The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series has a brand-new paperback! Jack and Annie travel to Coney Island, New York, to meet the master magician, Harry Houdini.
 
Abracadabra! Mary Pope Osborne cleverly combines history, mystery, adventure, and trouble in this new Magic Tree House paperback.
 
The time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie are on a mission for Merlin the magician. They're looking for a secret of greatness from the best escape artist that ever lived, Harry Houdini. Using the magic tree house to travel back in time, Jack and Annie head to Coney Island to look for the elusive magician. How can they find the master of escape? It's going to take some determination, a little bit of trouble, and a whole lot of magic!
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.
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Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report

Nancy's first book report is sure to be dazzling. After all, she is the second-best artist in her class. She is using beads, fringe, and a fancy border. And she is writing about Sacajawea, a true-life heroine. What could go wrong?

Join Nancy as she learns that you can't judge a book report by its cover! With simple text and vibrant illustrations, this newest addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read series will delight readers young and old.

release date: Apr 06, 2009
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Pig-Boy


Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 4/6/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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My Hawaiian Farm
My Hawaiian Farm tells the story of a year in the life of a young girl growing up on a farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Each beautifully illustrated page features the daily activities she and her family experience together throughout the year. January is the time for picking limes, while August is time to harvest bananas, green beans, limas and carrots to be sold at the fruit stand in town.
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Ling & Ting
Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.

Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.
release date: Jan 01, 2003
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What Are You So Grumpy About?
"Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster's bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of situations that might cause a rotten mood...Lichtenheld's big, bold, broadly comic art style...is well suited to the tone of the text and has solid child appeal. Give this one to grumpy kids, or to anyone in need of cheering up." -Booklist
release date: Aug 23, 2011
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Zombie in Love
Mortimer is looking for love. And he's looking everywhere! He's worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn't keep falling off). He's tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). He's even been on stalemate.com. How's a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer's dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?
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Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a new I Can Read story featuring Pinkalicious!

Pinkalicious can't wait to go to ballet class with her best friend, Alison, but things take a turn when there's a mix-up and Pinkalicious ends up in the big kids' class. Will Pinkalicious get lost among the dancers, or will she be able to jump to new heights?

This is a Level One I Can Read book that is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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Pinkalicious and the New Teacher

It's the first day of school, and that means a brand-new teacher, Ms. Penny! Pinkalicious misses her old teacher until she comes up with an idea to make the classroom feel a little more familiar and a lot more pinkerrific. Number one New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with this 8x8 school story, complete with a foldout poster, bookmarks, and stickers!

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How Rocket Learned to Read
Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own!

With a story that makes reading fun—and will even help listeners learn to read—this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader. Fresh, charming art by Tad Hills, the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Duck & Goose, will make this a favorite.

And don't miss the instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Rocket Writes a Story.
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Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!
Benny and his sister Penny know it's wrong to sneak into someone else's backyard but their mysterious new neighbor—or is it a monster?—may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and…a new friend.
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What Am I?
Young readers will have a blast figuring out this and many more riddles about all the interesting animals that live in Hawaii. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.
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Bink and Gollie
Winner of the 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

In a brilliant collaboration, best-selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, along with acclaimed illustrator Tony Fucile, introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends.

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends. Full of quick-witted repartee, this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile.
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Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!

Gilbert has trouble coming up with ideas. First he couldn't think of a springtime poem, and now he needs an idea for an Earth Day project! Everyone else in Mrs. Byrd's class is busy working on posters about recycling and saving water and electricity, but Gilbert wants to do something original. A distressing class picnic inspires him, and he comes up with an Earth Day project that even Mrs. Byrd thinks is the best idea yet.

With vivid, lively illustrations and a timely story about how kids really can help the world around them, Diane deGroat shows readers of all ages that sometimes the simplest solutions are right in our own backyards!

release date: Apr 04, 2011
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release date: Oct 01, 2008
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Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box
Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other. This boxed set is a delightful introduction to these spunky characters. It includes the first three books in the Ivy and Bean series, and a secret treasure-hiding boxwith a cool surprise inside!
release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Hi! Fly Guy
Tedd Arnold's hilarious HI! FLY GUY, originally published in 2005, is now available in paperback with foil on the cover!

Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.

This book is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book!
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Can You Catch a Coqui Frog
This is local author, Vera Aritas, third childrens book. As a special education teacher, she is keenly aware of what types of books capture her students imaginations. Often writing with a tune in her head, this simple rhyme can be read to the tune of Do your ears hang low? and introduces children to some of Hawaiis unique animalsfrom the tiny, yet notorious, coqui frog to monk seals to the friendly household gecko. Children will love discovering the various animals, and imaginations are sure to sparkle as they use all their senses to think about these island creatures. After time spent discovering, the reader is brought home to think about family and friends and to appreciate how special Hawaii is.
release date: Dec 23, 2010
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Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School
Cam Jansen and her best friend, Eric, are excited about their class's 100th day of school party! To celebrate, they're having snacks that start with the letter P: pretzels, popcorn, pineapple juice, and everybody's favorite, pizza. But when the pizza disappears from the kitchen, it's up to Cam and her photographic memory to "click" and solve this delicious mystery!
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