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The Planet of the Giant

Gilles Adrien · Lerner Publications
Pages: 55
Format: Paperback

The Planet of the Giant is a very strange place. The planet itself is a stone giant, and each body part is managed by a different ruler. But ever since Talamus, the controller of the giant's brain, stopped responding to messages and started giving crazy orders, nothing on the planet...
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Presidents' Day

Mary Dodson Wade · Enslow Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

On the third Monday in February, the United States celebrates Presidents Day, which honors all of its commanders in chief. This heavily illustrated volume explores the holidays rich history, including its roots dating back to Washingtons birthday. Readers will have a chance to prepare a cherry...
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Life in a Coral Reef

Kari Schuetz · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Coral reefs are home to thousands of living species, including some of the most vibrant plants and animals on the planet. Many reef inhabitants help each other survive. Sea anemones, for example, provide shelter for clownfish. In return, the striped fish bring tasty treats to the anemones...
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier

Michelle Cuevas · Dial Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

"When Jacques Papier discovers he's imaginary, he sets off on a journey to find his true home"--
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Kitty the Tiger Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book

Daisy Meadows · Scholastic Paperbacks

Just when you thought the fairies couldn't get any cuter. . . here come the baby animals!Rachel and Kirsty to the rescue!The girls are spending a week of their summer vacation at the Wild Woods Nature Reserve. They're going to volunteer as junior rangers-- which means lots of quality...
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The Smart Kid's Guide to Losing a Pet

Christine Petersen · Child's World
Format: Book

From School Library Journal Gr 2-5-This uneven series provides an overview of common social experiences and struggles, defining each issue and offering advice for coping. Half of the titles, those by Cosson, are well written, in a wise, noncondescending, no-nonsense style...
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Secret of the Haunted Cave

Matthew K Manning · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 76
Format: Print book

Follow Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred into a bottomless cavern, which is haunted by the ghosts of Civil War soldiers. Or is it? The Mystery Inc. gang must uncover the secret of the haunted cave while taking care of another bottomless pit: Scoobys stomach! Action-packed text and comics-style...
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Police Cars

Allan Morey · Bullfrog Books
Format: Hardcover

In Police Cars, early readers will learn about the different parts of a police car and how they help police officers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines.
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Escape by Night: A Civil War Adventure

Laurie Myers · Square Fish; Reprint edition
Format: Book

In Escape by Night, Ten-year-old Tommy and his sister Annie are intrigued by the new soldiers arriving in their Georgia town. Since the Civil War started, wounded men waiting to be treated at the local church-turned-hospital have been coming in by droves. When Tommy sees...
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The Zombie Chasers #6: Zombies of the Caribbean

John Kloepfer · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

The Zombie Chasers take to the high seas in the sixth installment of John Kloepfer's hysterical Zombie Chasers tween series, illustrated by David DeGrand. With all the middle school shenanigans, fast-paced adventure, and hilarious black-and-white drawings that have made this series...
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Masters of Disaster

Gary Paulsen · Wendy Lamb Books
Format: Hardcover

“Let’s face facts: We may be the most boring twelve-year-olds on the planet.” Henry Mosley decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed have got to liven things up. They need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Henry is the mastermind;...
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Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump and Slingshot Misadventure

Dave Coverly · Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning, because his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy...
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From Bulb to Tulip

Lisa Owings · Lerner Publications
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

How do onion-shaped tulip bulbs become the beautiful blooms in your garden? Follow each step in the process - from planting the bulbs to caring for the flowers - in this fascinating book!
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Spotlight on South Korea

Bobbie Kalman · Crabtree Pub Co
Format: Book

Spotlight on South Korea introduces children to the country of South Korea in Asia, whose nearest neighbors are China, Japan, and North Korea. South Korea is mostly mountainous, and there are about 3,000 islands off its coasts. Most South Koreans have moved from the countryside to the cities,...
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