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Apr 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: A Caldecott Honor Book Nothing frightens Madeline — not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick.…

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The Lightning Thief
Feb 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or…

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A Light in the Attic
Nov 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: Last night, while I lay thinking here, Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and…

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Knuffle Bunny
Oct 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure…

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Feb 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since…

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Jul 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his…

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Harold and the Purple Crayon
Apr 27, 2012

Publisher's statement: Essential Picture Book Classics — timeless stories for every child to treasure. ''One night, after thinking…

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Goodnight Moon
May 27, 2012

Publisher's statement: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. ''Goodnight room, goodnight…

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The Golden Compass
Jan 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon…

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Feb 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run…

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Frog and Toad Are Friends
Apr 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are…

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Jul 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam — anything…

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Finn Family Moomintroll
Nov 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his…

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Doodle All Year
Jun 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: Taro Gomi is back with a new addition to the wildly popular Scribbles , Doodles ,…

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Feb 27, 2012

Publisher's statement: Corduroy has been a children's classic for over forty years. Now, even the youngest readers can…

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Feb 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: ''Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house...'' When Coraline steps…

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Jul 27, 2012

Publisher's statement: Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun. In this rollicking alphabet chant, letters A…

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Charlotte's Web
Sep 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on…

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The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
Aug 01, 2012

Publisher's statement: This classic book in a fantastic new format will make the perfect gift for Dr Seuss…

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Bud, Not Buddy
Nov 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find…

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Bridge to Terabithia
May 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing…

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Blueberries for Sal
Apr 30, 2012

Publisher's statement: Puffin continues to update the Puffin Storytapes audio program, and this season we're adding another award-winning…

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A Bad Case of Stripes
Jul 31, 2012

Publisher's statement: Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in…

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
Dec 30, 2011

Publisher's statement: Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over…

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