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LEGO Ninjago: Ninja vs Ninja

Kate Howard · Scholastic Inc.
Format: Print book

Cole, Jay, Kai, and Lloyd have managed to defeat every opponent they've faced in the Tournament of Elements so far, but now the tournament pits ninja against ninja, and only one can remain.
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Who Wants a Hug?

Jeff Mack · HarperCollins; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Author-illustrator Jeff Mack introduces two new hilarious characters - Bear and Skunk! Everyone likes hugs, especially when Bear gives them! Everyone, that is, except for Skunk. Bear really gets on Skunk's nerves. He's too happy . . . and he's always giving way too many hugs!...
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Back to Dog-Gone School

Amy Schmidt · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

From the bus stop to the last bell, this photographic Step 2 early reader - consisting of school-themed poems - is sure to delight dog lovers and those anxious about going back to school. Most of the poems are from the hardcover picture books by husband-and-wife team Ron and Amy Schmidt,...
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Around the World in 80 Ways: The Fabulous Inventions that get us From Here to There

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK Children
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating and engaging children's book exploring 80 different ways to travel used from past to present--from the obvious, to the crazy!Travel around the world by yacht, tram, train, unicycle, jetpack, camel... everything you can imagine! Each scene depicts various exciting things...
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My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads

Hope Anita Smith · Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet"--
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Coyote Tales

Thomas King · Groundwood Books
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

Two tales, set in a time "when animals and human beings still talked to each other," display Thomas King's cheeky humor and master storytelling skills. Freshly illustrated and reissued as an early chapter book, these stories are perfect for newly independent readers. In Coyote...
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National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela

Barbara Kramer · National Geographic Children's Books
Format: Book

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected...
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Super Simple Earth Day Activities: Fun and Easy Holiday Projects for Kids

Megan Borgert-Spaniol · Super Sandcastle
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Get ready to celebrate the planet! Kids will learn all about Earth Day and its traditions with Super Simple Earth Day Activities. Then, explore ways they can celebrate this holiday by making seed bombs, bird feeders, and more. Colorful photos and step-by-step instructions make each project...
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Alone in the Night

Holly Webb · Tiger Tales
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

Jasmine is thrilled when her neighbors ask her to cat-sit while they go away for Christmas. Now she'll be able to spend her entire vacation with their beautiful cat named Star. Star loves playing with Jasmine, and soon the pair are inseparable. But what Jasmine doesn't know is that...
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The Bell Rang

James Ransome · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome.Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation...
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Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

Matt Tavares · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Applaud Matt Tavares s latest feat a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations. "Monsieur Blondin is to cross Niagara Falls this afternoon, or perish in the attempt. " "Troy Daily Times, " June 30, 1859 When the Great Blondin...
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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

Jennifer Bryant · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille - a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!** Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else,...
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Curious George Harvest Hoedown

H A REY · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

In this new 8x8 based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS show, Curious George, the man with the yellow hat can't wait to join the Uptown Bluegrass Band for a good old-fashioned country hoedown. When George accidentally ruins the man's guitar while trying to clean it, George and Allie...
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Zoom in on Respect for Rules

Rita Santos
Format: Paperback

Most children aren't fans of rules, but this essential book will reinforce why it is important to respect rules. Young readers are taught to consider the role of rules in our society. They will learn how following the rules makes our communities safer and happier. Readers will learn how citizens...
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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Susan Hood · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built...
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