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Ares and the Spear of Fear

Joan Holub · Aladdin
Pages: 102
Format: Paperback

Ares, Zeus, and the other Olympians encounter a huge snake and a sharp challenge in this Heroes in Training adventure.After overcoming many challenges, Zeus and his fellow Olympians arrive at the temple at Delphi - only to find a giant snake guarding the entrance! Beyond the python, Pythia...
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Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar

Steve Wilson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In this sequel to Hedgehugs, Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship. It's spring! And everything is colorful -- rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide...
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Pilots

Cecilia Minden · Child's World
Format: Print book

Filled with engaging text and colorful pictures, this title takes children behind the scenes of air travel to learn about air pilots.
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The Milky Way

Martha E. H. Rustad · Pebble Plus
Format: Print book

Did you know the Milky Way galaxy has 200 billion stars? Did you know light takes 100,000 years to travel across our galaxy? Find out more in The Milky Way.
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The Poet's Dog

Patricia Maclachlan · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 88
Format: Print book

From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love. "Just what I needed," raves Brightly.com. "It's a heart-warming story of loss and love that filled me with...
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Dog Diaries #1: Ginger

Kate Klimo · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Book

Born in a puppy mill, Ginger the golden retriever looks back on her life and the various people who have "owned" her. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing situation to another until she finally...
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Minerals

Willa Dee · PowerKids Press
Format: Hardcover

Explains what minerals are, how they are identified, and what they are made of.
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Tanker Trucks

Quinn M Arnold · Creative Education
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

The popular Seedlings series offers irresistible introductions to animals, birds, sea life, insects, eco systems, and an array of transporation. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these books spotlight the bodies,...
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Benny and Penny in How To Say Goodbye: TOON Level 2

Geoffrey Hayes · TOON Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Why won't Benny help? Penny found a dead salamander, but her brother Benny is refusing to help her bury it. Is it silly to hold a service for Little Sallie, or could this tiny salamander mean something more to the siblings? Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes shares this gentle tale of a child's...
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Trio: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat

Andrea Wisnewski · David R Godine
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

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Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Shana Keller · Sleeping Bear Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America...
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Inside Your Germs

Karin Halvorson · Abdo Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Find out what goes on every day Inside the Germs! Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how germs work. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Glitter Germs, Bacteria Splits and an edible cell with how-to...
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Mammals

Lisa J Amstutz · Capstone Pr Inc
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Pull back the curtain on the wide, wide world of mammals! Organized by animal-science reference topics such as anatomy, life cycle, and methods of defense, Mammals lets young readers and browsers discover these hairy animals through full-color photos and concise, factual text.
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Shrunken Treasures: Literary Classics, Short, Sweet, and Silly

Scott Nash · Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Nine weighty literary classics are transformed into delectable morsels with Scott Nash's playful versification and whimsical illustration.Can't stomach all of Frankenstein? Lacking the strength to read The Odyssey? Don't have 1,001 nights to get through Scheherazade's ordeal?...
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Hermes and the Horse with Wings

Tracey West · Aladdin
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Zeus and the Olympians are tasked with finding a magical horse in this Heroes in Training adventure.When Zeus meets a young boy named Hermes, he claims to have their next quest from Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi. But he wants something for the information: Zeus must hand over the winged...
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