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Do Not Become Alarmed Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216525
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2017

An alarming summer read about a family vacation during which the kids go missing. It opens as a slow-paced character study, then develops into a plot-driven action story I could easily see being turned into a movie script. This'll keep you from setting foot ashore from your cruise ship...


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Pond Cover Image
By Jim LaMarche, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447355
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 13th, 2016

A group of kids restore a junk-filled pit, turning it into the pond it once was as the seasons change around them.  Jim LaMarche, of "Rainbabies" fame, gorgeously illustrates a panoply of birds and animals in this story of being the change and respect for nature.


Goodnight, Dragons [Padded Board Book] Cover Image
By Judith Roth, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781484721902
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 6th, 2015

Everyone needs a cuddle, maybe dragons more than most, and this little dragon tamer has a plan to soothe them with soft blankets and hot chocolate.  A sleepy-time story "gentle as moonlight" to send your little one off for a sweet dream.
 


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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316320658
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 2014

Celebrity author surprise!  This is a well-written and touching story about Keith's close bond with his grandfather, who gave him his first guitar, and their many long rambles through the villages and English countryside near the Seven Sisters Road.  Illustrated with ink drawings by Keith's daughter, Theodora. Fans will appreciate the inclusion of several Richards family photos.


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The Farmer and the Clown Cover Image
By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442497443
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 23rd, 2014

I don't really like clowns; but if you can get over your clown phobia long enough to give this wordless tale a chance, it will win your heart. When a baby clown falls off the back of a circus train, a farmer takes him in and they teach each other the tricks of their trades until the train rolls through again, reuniting the tot with his clown momma.


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Journey Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763660536
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 6th, 2013

A lonely girl draws her own modes of transportation for a magical journey through unknown realms, ultimately finding her way back home to a new friend.  This wordless tale is a perfect gift for your best friend, your significant other, or anyone needing a good daydream.


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Joone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737440
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Published: Dial Books - June 13th, 2013

Joone lives in a yurt with her grandfather and her pet turtle.  They teach each other something new every day, and they'll teach you too -- to enjoy all the little things in your own little patch of earth as you live life full to the brim.


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Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061953385
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - January 17th, 2012

Annabelle fills her black & white town with color and good will from her neverending box of yarn - until a greedy archduke tries to steal it and put a curse on her. "It turns out" Barnett & Klassen have created a delightful new fairy tale about the power and magic of sharing one's gifts.


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Mouse & Lion Cover Image
By Rand Burkert (Retold by), Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545101479
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Published: Scholastic - October 2011

A retelling of Aesop's famous fable celebrating loyalty and the power in small things. Fabulously set in Africa, with luminous illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert that make this version a real standout.


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King Jack and the Dragon Cover Image
By Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803736986
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Published: Dial Books - August 18th, 2011

King Jack has an incredible day of make-believe defending his fort from dragons...until the giants come to take his friend Zack home. Helen Oxenbury's sweet illustrations of baby Caspar imitating the big kids get it just right, every time.


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When You Reach Me Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling Books - December 28th, 2010

A great little mystery with a twist, charmingly set in 1970's New York City for retro fun. Chock full of friendship dynamics, for boys or girls, and winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal. Fans of Madeleine L'Engle will love it!


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The Cow Loves Cookies Cover Image
By Karma Wilson, Marcellus Hall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416942061
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 6th, 2010

A cumulative rhyme perfect for the preschool set, by the author of "Bear Snores On." Hay for horses, corn for geese, but the cow loves cookies, because everyone knows that cookies go with milk!


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The Everafter Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061776816
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - August 24th, 2010

I really wish I hadn't been reading the last chapter of this teen ghost story when the transformer on my street decided to blow, plunging the room into sudden, total blackness with a loud Kaboom....it scared the bejeezus out of me! Seventeen-year-old Maddy's quest to find out the meaning of her life, and how she died, makes a perfect spooky read, but it's also a beautiful story about understanding yourself. A good read any time of year, especially if you're a fan of Gabrielle Zevin's brilliant novel, Elsewhere.


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Hoot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375829161
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf - May 11th, 2004

Part mystery, part environmental campaign, this story is full of plucky kids up against some big, bad Florida developers. Fun for summer reading, or any time of year.


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Bunny Days Cover Image
By Tao Nyeu, Tao Nyeu (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803733305
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Published: Dial Books - January 21st, 2010

This bevy of bunnies keeps getting into mishaps with Mr. and Mrs. Goat, but Bear is always there to save the day. (Bear is very gentle.) Three short "tales" cleverly illustrated with silkscreen by the author of the magical Wonder Bear.


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The Humblebee Hunter Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423113560
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 1st, 2010

Charles Darwin's daughter, Etty, escapes the kitchen to help with her father's bumblebee experiment in the garden. An inspiring foray into science, family life, and girl power, with detailed illustrations by Jen Corace of Little Hoot.


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The City of Ember Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375822742
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Published: Yearling Books - May 25th, 2004

Two 12-year-olds try to save the populace of their deteriorating underground city in this post-apocalyptic tale of mystery and adventure. Supplies of food and light bulbs are running out, and the great-great-great granddaughter of the 7th mayor has just discovered a mysterious box...


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The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780439813785
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2007

A page-turning stunner about an orphaned boy living in a Paris train station, and the earliest beginnings of cinema. The secrets of an amazing mechanical man are unlocked seamlessly in both the text, and the action taking place in Selznick's Caldecott-winning illustrations.


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Spuds Cover Image
By Karen Hesse, Wendy Watson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439879934
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 2008

Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse has written a modern fable about a close-knit family fallen on hard times. You won't have to dig for the lessons taught in this potato field. Lovingly illustrated by Wendy Watson, and full of poetic language.


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The Lump of Coal Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780061574283
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - September 30th, 2008

Witty and irreverent, with a heartwarming ending, this brand new classic for ages 12 to 112 is full of miracles for the cynical and jolly alike. "Is there a more charming holiday tale to behold?"


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The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375755217
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Published: Random House Trade - March 13th, 2007

"The birds are in their trees, the toast is in the toaster, and the poets are at their windows." Billy Collins paints the everyday with all the fervor of significance. Accessible, and yet startling in its clarity.


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Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780152163662
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P - March 2002

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, share the marvelous mishaps of their everyday lives with their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, and her "good" dog, Zeke. Funny and full of warmth. Only Mr. Putter could spend $100 on cake-baking supplies and still not have any flour...


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The Egg Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142400388
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Published: Puffin Books - February 23rd, 2004

A bespectacled boy suddenly finds it his duty to instruct a new hatchling in "dragony ways." Lessons in firebreathing, flying, and distressing a damsel are magically illustrated. Also check out its sequel, The Great Dragon Rescue.


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Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743264464
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 13th, 2006

Rock and roll road trip! Follow Chuck's pilgrimage to the sites of various rock star deaths, while he recounts his relationship woes in hilarious detail.


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Weaving the Rainbow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689851698
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Published: Atheneum Books - March 2004

Kentucky author George Ella Lyon weaves art, sheep farming, and a love of place into her story of a textile artist who "does with wool what painters do with paint." Soft watercolor illustrations by Stephanie Anderson wrap the text in rainbow colors.


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On Earth's Furrowed Brow: The Appalachian Farm in Photographs Cover Image
By Tim Barnwell, John Ehle (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393062670
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2007

Barnwell makes lovely black and white portraits of the Appalachian farming community. Landscapes, structures, and people are captured with gorgeous use of texture, light, and shadow.


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The Composer Is Dead [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061236273
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - March 3rd, 2009

Lemony Snicket is investigating a murder, and any instrument in the orchestra might be implicated. "Intelligent and somewhat flamboyant," this is the funniest waltz through classical music ever. With a free CD and illustrations by Carson Ellis of Decemberists fame.


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Flotsam Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618194575
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Published: Clarion Books - September 2006

A Caldecott-winning wordless tale of an antique camera that washes ashore bearing images of fantastical underwater civilizations. Look deeper, as does Wiesner's child protagonist, and you will find connections that span both time and the globe.


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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812968064
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Published: Random House Trade - February 21st, 2006

A story of best friends, for fans of Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club. Poetic language and tragedies abound.


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