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The Little Lamb
from Bethlehem
Gift Set

By Christine Stevens Mower

“I have come to your home from a land far away to tell you a true story. It's a story of something that happened in my little town many years ago..."

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Now the Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Make Christmas more meaningful as you use this little plush lamb to learn of the Savior, serve others, and celebrate the true spirit of the season with this new Christ-centered tradition!

Bring your lamb home today to begin a Christmas tradition that your children will remember for years to come!

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Reg. Price: $26.99
Sale Price: $18.89

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Croc and Ally
Friends Forever
Derek Anderson

For fans of Elephant & Piggie and Frog & Toad comes an easy-to-read series about another unlikely pair: Croc and Ally. These two best friends don't always see things the same way, but there's one thing they do agree on--their friendship comes first!

Croc is grumpy. Ally is happy. Croc sees a problem. Ally finds a solution. In Friends Forever, whether it's choosing new chairs, going for a walk, or looking for the moon, these best friends will always work together despite their differences.

With three short stories, easy-to-read vocabulary, and adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for progressing readers.

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Price: $8.99

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Hello Lighthouse
Sophie Blackall

A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!

Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook.

Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.

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Price: $18.99

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There's a Dinosaur
on the 13th Floor
Wade Bradford

The outcome is anything but predictable when an exhausted hotel guest sets out in search of sleep in this kid-pleasing romp full of visual humor.

Will Mr. Snore ever get some shut-eye at the busy Sharemore Hotel? The room on the first floor is too noisy. The room on the second floor is too crowded. The room on the third floor is too damp. Everywhere Mr. Snore goes, with a dutiful bellhop leading the way, he encounters something that’s bound to keep him awake. Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet? Perhaps Mr. Snore will have better luck on the thirteenth floor. . . . From author and playwright Wade Bradford and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes comes a laugh-out-loud tale that plays with expectations and revelations — and reveals a surprisingly thought-provoking final twist.

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King Alice
Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.

Alice and her family are stuck indoors on a snowy day. Alice loves to read, and when her dad suggests that she make her own book, she snaps out of her "I'm bored" mode and makes up a story that lasts till the lights go out later that night.

Here is a book that celebrates books, reading, and an imaginative way that one family handles being housebound.

Praise for Matthew Cordell

“Beautifully paced . . . ultimately reassuring.” ―Wall Street Journal on Wolf in the Snow

“Shows the power of kindness and bravery. Reminiscent of William Steig's Brave Irene, Cordell's book is a perfect choice for the dark days of winter.” ―IndieBound on Wolf in the Snow


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When I Grow Up
Julie Chen

“A small child muses about the future as Mom guides the bedtime routine…Winning text and illustrations for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The whimsical pictures fill every page with happiness and variety as Chen presents exuberant ideas for the big dreams and wishes of childhood.” —Booklist

“As a mother helps her young son get ready for bed…Mom assures him that the future is wide open, and ‘No matter what, I will always be there for you.’” —Publishers Weekly

A little boy shares with his mom his dreams of what he might be when he grows up in this tender picture book from Julie Chen the host of Big Brother and formerly the host of The Talk and New York Times bestselling artist and Caldecott Honor recipient Diane Goode.


One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up. He could be a painter, a musician, a mountain climber, a mayor…

He tells his mother all about his big ideas…and all of the other things he wants to do. But when will he grow up? And why does it take so long?

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She Persisted
Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.

Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted.

She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.

With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.

This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor-and one special cameo.

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Whatever You Are
Be a Good One
Lisa Congdon

100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon

A quote book like no other, this thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds— from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman—brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder"— Socrates), stirring calls to action ("Leap and the net will appear"—John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements ("Be curious, not judgmental"—Walt Whitman) beautifully illuminated on every page. A delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is perfect for recent graduates, creative thinkers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration.

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The Secret Garden
(a BabyLit book)
Mandy Archer

BabyLit® Storybooks give classics new life for the next generation of early readers. In The Secret Garden, preschoolers befriend robins and other animals along with Mary, Dickon, Martha, and Colin, experiencing the transformative magic of a well-loved garden. Little readers not only see the garden flourish, but they watch how Mary and Colin blossom with attention and friendship. Quotes from the original text are woven throughout this retelling, and the beautiful artwork creates a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. BabyLit® primers have become the chic, smart way to introduce babies to the most beloved and readable literature of our time. Now a delightful collection of lap books for early readers and their parents is available. Each book in the BabyLit® Storybook series retells a story from literary canon with easy-to-follow text and charming artwork. These delightful, engaging books are ideal for ages 3 to 5, but will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Mandy Archer authored Moby Dick BabyLit® Storybook. She was formerly head of BBC Children’s Books Worldwide. She lives near a racecourse on Epsom Downs, England.

Jane Newland is an illustrator from Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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Beauty and the Beast Novelization
Elizabeth Rudnick

Enjoy a tale as old as time in this beautiful novelization of Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast!

Belle wants more out of life than the small provincial town of Villeneuve can offer. There she stands out from the crowd with her unique point of view, her strong-willed independence, and her love of books. She longs for travel and adventure, for a life as exciting as the stories she reads.

But when Belle’s beloved father is taken prisoner by a beast in an enchanted castle, her path is forever changed. Risking her freedom and her future, she takes her father’s place, secretly vowing to escape. But as she learns more about the Beast and his mysterious castle, Belle realizes there may be more to his story—and her own—than she ever could have imagined.

Ages 8-11. 140 pages. Published by Disney Press.

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Beauty and the Beast
Big Golden Book

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast! This beautifully illustrated Big Golden Book retells the beloved tale of Belle, the Beast, and a castle full of enchanted objects.

Ages 3-7. 48 Pages. Hardcover. Illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists.

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Price: $9.99

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Beauty and the Beast
The Enchantment
Disney


This 8x8 storybook with foil is filled with film stills and features a beautiful scene from the Walt Disney Studios' film, Beauty and the Beast.

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Price: $5.99

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Beauty and the Beast
The Story of Belle
Disney


When Belle's father is captured, she takes his place as the fearsome Beast's prisoner. But life in the enchanted castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines. She makes friends and sees a kinder side of the Beast. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and be loved in return. But can this be done before the last rose petal falls? This collectible storybook includes beautiful full-color art in the style of the beloved film, "Beauty and the Beast."

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Pig the Star
(Pig the Pug)
Aaron Blabey

The world's most self-centered pug wants to be the star of a fun photo shoot. He pushes his good friend, Trevor, out of the way and hogs all of the costumes. He is going to be the star! But when the photographer starts to favor Trevor, Pig must try everything to steal back the show!

Rich with laugh-out-loud rhyming text and hysterical pug-eyed illustrations, Pig the Star is destined for stardom!

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Tap Tap
Boom Boom
Elizabeth Bluemle

When a thunderstorm hits a city street, children and grown-ups dash to the subway for shelter — and an impromptu friendly gathering.

The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon — tap, tap, boom, boom! As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind.

With quirky wordplay and infectious rhymes, Elizabeth Bluemle crystallizes an unexpected moment of community, while G. Brian Karas’s warm illustrations show the smiles to be had when a storm brings strangers together as friends.

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Goodnight Darth Vader
Jeffrey Brown

"In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream"--Amazon.com.
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The Turnip
Jan Brett

In a rollicking, cumulative tale, a badger family and their friends–Hedgie, Mr. Ram and Vanya, the horse–struggle to pull up a giant turnip. A cocky rooster steps in and pulls, sending him into the air, holding onto the turnip. No one knows that a mother bear in her underground den has kicked the turnip up through the soil to give the family room to sleep through the winter.

Once again Jan Brett brings an original twist to a favorite folktale. Snow covers the farm in rural Russia as badgers and friends in old-fashioned clothes, and bears marching through bright-colored borders, send young readers laughing from page to page.

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Price: $17.99

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

One of the most popular and most quoted books in English, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 1898), a distinguished scholar, mathematician, and author who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Written for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the wonderfully fantastic tale is credited with revolutionizing children's literature and liberating it from didactic constraints.

The story is deeply but gently satiric, enlivened with an imaginative plot and brilliant use of nonsense, as it relates Alice's adventures in a bizarre, topsy-turvy land underground. There she encounters a cast of strange characters and fanciful beasts, including the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, the sleepy Dormouse and grinning Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, the dreadful Queen of Hearts, and a host of other unusual creatures. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Dover Classics paperback

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Price: $3.00

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The Joy of Cookies
Cookie Monster

The Joy of Cookies: Cookie Monster's Guide to Life

In life, there is one thing we can all agree on: cookies.

And there is no greater expert on this endless source of joy, warmth, and crumbs than Cookie Monster. In The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Monster offers deep thoughts on life, friendship, baking, and the love of cookies. He serves as our guide to all things cookie and shares how best to fully experience the joy cookies bring us.

This is a book to get us through the dark times and celebrate the good times, and to help us more fully understand who we truly are as both cookie lovers and as people.

It’s the perfect gift for friends, family, and fellow monsters―the gift of cookies.

An Imprint Book

“Fans of the big blue guy will love this title, which, just like a warm chocolate chip cookie, oozes joy and happiness.” ―School Library Journal

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Thanks for the
Feedback, I Think
Julia Cook

RJ’s back in the sixth installment of award-winning author Julia Cook’s very successful Best Me I Can Be series, Thanks for the Feedback, (I Think!). This entertaining story follows RJ as he goes about his day doing the things he enjoys, such as blowing bubbles, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends.

But when a couple of friends give him compliments, he just isn’t sure how to respond! As RJ continues through the day, he hears from his teacher and parents that while there are many things he’s doing very well, there are also some things he needs to work on. His first reaction is to argue and make excuses.

Throughout this must-read story, RJ learns what it means to receive positive and negative feedback, and how to respond appropriately to that feedback. Parents and teachers will love taking kids on RJ’s journey as he discovers feedbacks many forms, and learns to accept and grow from criticism and compliments at home, school and with friends.

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The Technology Tail
Julia Cook

The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story

A cute, creative story about children and their texts, tweets, posts and pics. Don t be mean and irresponsible! That s the straight-to-the-point advice Screen has for young readers who are active on social media.

Whether tapping out messages on their computers, tablets or phones, Screen wants kids to know their words will follow them for life, creating a digital trail that can't be erased.

The Technology Tail A timeless message to a new generation just learning how to navigate the fast-changing digital age. Written for children in grades 1-6, this storybook uses rhymes and colorful illustrations to grab their attention. There are also tips for parents and teachers who want to reinforce kindness and respect in a high-tech world.

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Price: $10.95

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Bedtime for Batman
Michael Dahl

When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! He dons his pajama uniform, speeds upstairs, cleans up the nightly grime, and keeps watch from his towering bunk bed. Written by award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, and Goodnight Hockey) and illustrated by Ethen Beavers (DC Super Friends), this bedtime tale will have Batman fans, young and old, delighting in their nightly routines. Bedtime for Batman is the perfect way to say goodnight to your little Dark Knight.
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Night Night, Groot
Brendan Deneen

It's been a long day for baby Groot and he's ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can't go to sleep yet, there's a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves! Each spread includes a tiny Ant-Man, let's see if you can find him. . .
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Price: $12.99

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Avengers
Storybook Collection

This second edition of the Avengers Storybook Collection features 304 pages of beautifully illustrated stories and will re-introduce young readers to Marvel's most popular Super Heroes as well as new ones!
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Price: $16.99

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Disney Parks Presents
It's A Small World

By Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

This hardcover picture book features "It's a Small World" lyrics and a CD with a recording of the song! Artist Joey Chou's colorful illustrations are inspired by Mary Blair's concept art for the Disney theme park attraction.

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Price: $16.99

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Disney Parks Presents
Pirates of the Caribbean

by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio

The song "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)," composed in the 1960s, echoes in the treasure-filled caverns and salty seaside villas of the world-famous Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Guests leave their boats with their hearts held captive by this boisterous song.

In this book, Mike Wall' s original illustrations accompany the lyrics of the beloved song, and together they navigate readers through the firelit waters of the pirate-infested Caribbean. The included CD featuring "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" invites people to relive the adventurous attraction or experience the magic for the very first time as they read.

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Disney Parks Presents
The Haunted Mansion

The song "Grim Grinning Ghosts," composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home.

In this hardcover jacketed picture book, James Gilleard's shadowy, textured illustrations accompany the lyrics of the classic song, and together they take readers on a guided tour deeper and deeper into the mansion, from the portrait gallery and séance room to the grand hall, the creepy attic, and more.

This charming picture book including a CD featuring the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" is the first of the Disney Parks Presents picture books.

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Disney Pixar
Storybook Collection

The third edition of this top-selling storybook has been updated to include all of Pixar's most recent films, including Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and Finding Dory. With seventeen stories, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of spot and full-page art, this storybook collection is a must-have for Pixar fans!
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Disney Princess
Storybook Collection

Join Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, and the rest of the Disney Princesses for the fourth edition of this top-selling storybook collection, featuring 14 completely updated stories and art, over 250 illustrations and gilded pages.
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Ben Franklin's
in My Bathroom!
Candace Fleming

History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old's home in 21st century America!

Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin—Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind.

From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form.

With tons of funny illustrations throughout—plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed—readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome.

“What a smart, funny, action-adventure! This is bursting with great heart, fascinating history, and Ben Franklin’s stinky feet. I want more, more, more of this series.” —Jon Scieszka, author of the Frank Einstein series

“This book is absolutely electric—inventive, funny, and fascinating! Ben Franklin himself would approve!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series

“This story is hilarious and heartfelt. Ben Franklin is the kind of friend any kid would like hanging out with—farts and all!” —Jeffrey Brown, author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series


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Her Right Foot
Dave Eggers

If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty.

Have you seen her?

She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's in mid-stride, moving forward.
But why?

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

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Hawk Rising
Maria Gianferrari

Early morning and a ruffle of feathers,

A shadow gliding through the backyard.

High above your house Father Hawk circles, sharp eyes searching for prey. From the front porch, you watch.

Swoosh!

He dives after chipmunks, crows, sparrows, squirrels.

Screech!

The sun sets low in the sky.

What’s for dinner?


A father red-tailed hawk hunts prey for his family in a suburban neighborhood in this thrilling, fierce, and gorgeous nonfiction picture book, Hawk Rising, illustrated by Caldecott medalist Brian Floca.

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Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Candace Fleming

by Candace Fleming & G. Brian Karas

Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat!

That's the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely's garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he's dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!

Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw!

That's the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done....Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away.

Children will cheer for the bunnies -- or for Mr. McGreely -- as they delight in Candace Fleming's clever sound effects and G. Brian Karas's vibrant, funny illustrations.

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Disney Frozen
Fever Party Book

Disney Frozen Fever Party Book: 22 Great Ideas for Creating Your Own Frozen Party

Just like the royal sisters Anna and Elsa, anyone can throw a "Frozen Fever" birthday party with the advice and step-by-step instructions in the beautifully illustrated book, Disney Frozen Fever Party Book

Everything you need to create the party of the year is included here -- from invitations and decorations to food, table settings, and games. Celebrate like the royal family of Arendell with the great suggestions contained within these pages.

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Price: $17.95

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Frozen: A New
Reindeer Friend
Big Golden Book

Anna and Elsa are preparing for their kingdom’s very first royal ball! Girls ages 3 to 7 will love reading how the royal sisters head outside to find flowers for their party and end up rescuing a baby reindeer—with help from Olaf! This brand-new hardcover storybook stars the characters from the award–winning movie Disney’s Frozen. It makes a perfect holiday gift!
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Price: $9.99

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How Could a
Bear Sleep Here?
Julie Gonzalez

It's time for Shelby to hibernate, but how could a bear sleep in this noisy forest?

The woodpeckers are rat-tat-tatting, the squirrels are cracka-cracka-crunching--there's too much noise! When Shelby spies the perfect cave, only too late does he realize he's hopped aboard a tour bus bound for the beach.

Coupled with hysterically expressive illustrations by Stephanie Laberis, Julie Gonzalez's lively text and familiar refrain sings as Shelby, after several attempts to snooze in the tropics with increasing exhaustion, finally discovers the perfect solution to his noise problem.

This is a great read-aloud for young readers who will recognize the refrain ("How could a bear sleep here?") and the silliness of Shelby's predicament

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Price: $17.99

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Muppets Meet
the Classics
Brothers Grimm

Muppets Meet the Classics: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Some fairy tales are too silly. Others are too serious. But when the Muppets meet the classics? The stories are just right! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the other Muppets as they bring favorite fairy tales to life in their own hilarious way.

Once upon a time, there was a pretty young chicken named Camillarella, who had very heavy shoes and an enchanting Chicken Dance. Or maybe you'd prefer to hear the story of Janice, the flower child with braided tresses as yellow as SpongeBob. With all the favorite characters--Kermit, Miss Piggy, and others--these fairy tales give a whole new meaning to the word "classic."

" . . . this book delivers raucous retellings of classic tales, modernized for today's savvy readers."--School Library Connection, Jenny MacKay

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Price: $12.99

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The 12 Days
of Christmas
Greg Pizzoli

Elephant is delighted to get a gift, but as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile higher and higher!

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Reg. Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $10.19

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Big Words
Grammie

A delightful and fun way for young children to learn more descriptive vocabulary such as hooligan, phenomenal, and cacophony. Colorful, charming illustrations will prompt children to repeat and include advanced words into their language.
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Price: $10.99

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I Am the Dog
I Am the Cat
Donald Hall

Distinguished poet Donald Hall and award-winning artist Barry Moser have teamed up to create a hilarious, affectionate portrait in contrasts of our companions, and often best friends, a cat and a dog. With evocative words and masterful paintings, they delineate the doginess and catlike qualities that everyone will recognize.

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Imagine
Juan Felipe Herrera

A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.

Have you ever imagined what you might be when you grow up? When he was very young, Juan Felipe Herrera picked chamomile flowers in windy fields and let tadpoles swim across his hands in a creek. He slept outside and learned to say good-bye to his amiguitos each time his family moved to a new town. He went to school and taught himself to read and write English and filled paper pads with rivers of ink as he walked down the street after school. And when he grew up, he became the United States Poet Laureate and read his poems aloud on the steps of the Library of Congress. If he could do all of that . . . what could you do?

With this illustrated poem of endless possibility, Juan Felipe Herrera and Lauren Castillo breathe magic into the hopes and dreams of readers searching for their place in life.

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Stegothesaurus
Bridget Heos

A fun, playful, energetic story starring two stegosauruses and one stegothesaurus about family―and synonyms!―for the young word lover in your home, residence, or abode!

Stegothesaurus’s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers. So when he makes a friend―an allothesaurus¬―who is just as verbose as he, he is happy, thrilled, and ecstatic! But Stegothesaurus soon learns that the allothesaurus has very different ideas about what constitutes a good meal, and he'll discover there’s one thing that he loves more than words: his family.

Featuring clever but simple text from Bridget Heos and bold, exuberant art by T. L. McBeth, Stegothesaurus introduces young readers to a memorable, original, unforgettable dinosaur hero.

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The Missing Donut
Judith Henderson

Big Words Small Stories: The Missing Donut

Here's a collection of short stories with a twist. The five stories all feature the misadventures of a boy named Cris, who likes things all in a row, and his cat, Crat, who likes to mix things up. Running within each of these lighthearted stories is another story, this one about the Sprinkle Fairy, owner of a word factory in Sicily, where the best words in the world come from. The Sprinkle Fairy has a team of helpers, called the Sprinklers, who have slipped one of her big words (like, discombobulated) into each of the small stories. Luckily, the Sprinklers provide warnings right before the big words appear (Big word coming! ) and include their pronunciations and meanings afterward. Then, a bonus story at the end A Small Play on Big Words uses all the big words together.

Judith Henderson has created an innovative approach to an early reader that involves children in simple, fun-to-read stories, while using a clever, playful device to enrich their vocabularies at the same time. The quirky stories are funny, with storylines that build on each other. The appealing blend of deadpan and slapstick humor in the text is paired with multiple spot illustrations by T. L. McBeth on every page. The tone and accessibility are pitch-perfect for emerging readers. This title is part of a three-book series each book with its own character duo, but all starring the Sprinkle Fairy and her Sprinklers.

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When Lunch Fights Back
Rebecca L. Johnson

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then WHAM! the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The octopus shrinks back, defeated. That wasn't such an easy meal after all... In nature, good defenses can mean the difference between surviving a predator's attack and becoming its lunch. Some animals rely on sharp teeth and claws or camouflage. But that's only the beginning. Meet creatures with some of the strangest defenses known to science. How strange? Hagfish that can instantaneously produce oodles of gooey, slippery slime; frogs that poke their own toe bones through their skin to create claws; young birds that shoot streams of stinking poop; and more.

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Reg. Price: $29.27
Sale Price: $11.70

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River Rose
& the Magical Christmas
Kelly Clarkson


The original Idol, Grammy Award–winning singing sensation Kelly Clarkson, is back with another enchanting picture book inspired by her own daughter, River Rose: River Rose and the Magical Christmas.

It’s Christmas Eve, and River Rose wants to stay up all night to hand-deliver a letter to Santa. She can’t wait to finally meet the man in red until . . . Oh no! River Rose and her dog, Joplin, have fallen asleep and been swept off on another magical adventure. This time, they’re off to the North Pole to let Santa know what River Rose really wants for Christmas.

This joyous new holiday story perfectly captures the spirit of the season and comes complete with a link for readers to listen to a brand-new, original Christmas song written and performed by Kelly Clarkson herself, available at www.hc.com/riverrose.

River Rose’s favorite night was always Christmas Eve.
She knew Santa would stop by because she did believe.
River Rose and her dog, Joplin, had written him a letter.
And they were waiting up for him—hand-delivered would be better.


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Reg. Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $11.99

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Armadilly Chili
Helen Ketteman

Illustrated by Will Terry

A blue norther's a-blowing', and Miss Billie Armadilly is hankering to make a pot of chili! Only she needs to fix it all by herself because Tex the tarantula, Mackie the bluebird, and Taffy the horned toad are too busy to lend a hand.

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Price: $3.99

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Senorita Gordita
Helen Ketteman

Illustrated by Will Terry

In this Tex-Mex retelling of The Little Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita--a little corn cake-- escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase. She runs through the desert boasting, "You'll never catch me!" while fleeing from a spider, a rattler, and other hungry creatures "with a flip, and a skip, and a zip-zoom-zip."

A fast-paced and wildly illustrated twist on an old favorite.

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Price: $8.49

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The Three Little Gators
Helen Ketteman

Illustrated by Will Terry

A delightful retelling of the three little pigs story. Three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Their mother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them from Big-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon, First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckons rocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And Third Gator’s house of sand is the easiest one to build! But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up. With a bump, bump, bump of the fierce boar's rump, he knocks over Third Gator's house of sand. It doesn't take long for that rump to bump Second Gator's house of sticks. But he can't knock over Third Gator's house of stones, so he tries another way in - through the chimney!

Guess what happens to the Boar's rump after that?!

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Price: $8.49

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There Once
Was a Cowpoke. . .
Helen Ketteman

There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant

Illustrated by Will Terry

"There once was a cowpoke who swallowed an ant―
A fiery thing with a Texas-sized sting.
The cowpoke panted, and his voice got higher.
'Yippie-ti-yay! My stomach’s on fire!!'”


In this Texas-styled reworking of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," a cowboy downs a variety of native Southwest creatures―a spider, a roadrunner, a lizard, an armadillo, a snake, a boar, and more―all to catch that ant!

Another hilarious and vividly illustrated tale from the team behind Senorita Gordita and The Three Little Gators.

080757850
Price: $8.49

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Everything . . . Family
From a Little Golden Book

Everything I Need to Know About Family I Learned From a Little Golden Book

Celebrate family and the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books with the newest book in the ever-popular EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW series!

Have you ever wished your family were a little more . . . perfect? The brand that most represents idyllic perfection actually confirms that there is no such thing. But it does show that joy and love can be found in the imperfect! Reap the rewards of Diane Muldrow’s collection of the very best Golden Book images in this new addition to the bestselling series. Everything I Need to Know About Family I Learned From a Little Golden Book proves once again that those gold-spined tomes hold wisdom that transcends childhood.

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Price: $9.99

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