Popular Gift Ideas (December Holiday Deals)

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Indestructibles Wiggle! March!

Indestructibles Wiggle! March!Author: Kaaren Pixton
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
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Announcing a brand new idea in publishing books for babies: the completely durable, completely safe Indestructibles. Published on the same paper-like material used in shipping envelopes, Indestructibles are 100% baby-proof: chew-proof, drool-proof, and rip-proof. That’s because Indestructibles not only will not tear or turn gummy with teething, but they are also completely washable.

Indestructibles are also energetic, beautiful, and created just for baby. The printing material reproduces color artwork with uncommon depth, and with no residual inkiness; the artwork, paintings by Kaaren Pixton and reminiscent of Eric Carle, is happy, each page a simple, colorful image of an animal or bird or insect against a rich, textured background. The effect is 3D-like and completely visual. There are no words, making each perfect for parents and babies to look at together, with mom or dad telling the story.

Three titles launch the series: Creep! Crawl! about animals that crawl, Flutter! Fly! about animals that fly, and Wiggle! March! about farm animals—books babies can really sink their teeth into.

Fish is Fish

Fish is FishAuthor: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
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Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected. Friendship truly saves the day in this imaginative tale of a fish out of water.

A Bear for Christmas

Author: Holly Keller
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Joey sneaks his Christmas present, a toy bear, out of its box before Christmas and is upset when he accidentally rips it.

School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)

School's Out - Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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“Adventure, fighting, backstabbing and love abound” (VOYA) in this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids–led by fourteen-year-old Max–to find their parents and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of their ultimate destiny continues when they’re taken under the wing of an FBI agent and attempt, for the first time, to live “normal” lives. But going to school and making friends doesn’t stop them from being relentlessly hunted by sinister spies, who lead Max to face her most frightening match yet: a new and better version of herself.

Dress Up: The Christmas Story

Dress Up: The Christmas StoryAuthor: Joanna Bicknell
Publisher: Make Believe Ideas
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Two dolls to dress up, 14 fabric pieces make it possible to create a wide range outfits for all the characters of the nativity. The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in beautiful photographic scenes, inspiring children to dress the dolls as characters from the story. Also in series: Dress Up The Princess Story

The Attic Christmas

The Attic ChristmasAuthor: B.G. Hennessy
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
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When Angel, Mr. Macaroni, Silver Bell, Skier, Special Delivery, Santa, and Camel find themselves stuck in the attic one year, they realize something is wrong. Lily always hangs them on the tree for her grandchildren, but now her house seems empty. The ornaments try to cobble together the things they already possess so they can have their own Christmas. But it’s not until they hear footsteps that they know Christmas has finally arrived. It’s Jack, Lily’s son, coming to find them for his kids and to continue the tradition his mother put into place so many years before. The popular family tradition of collecting treasured Christmas ornaments is celebrated as never before in a heartwarming story with jewel-like illustrations.

Vampire Academy

Vampire AcademyAuthor: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
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St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Letters from Father Christmas 25th AnnivAuthor: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: Harpercollins
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This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and ‘authenticity’ of Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of its first publication, Letters from Father Christmas has been reformatted into an attractive and affordable new format, with the inclusion of every one of the delightful letters and pictures that Tolkien sent to his children.

A Christmas Carol and Other Holiday Tales

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Borders Classics
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This is a very nice paperback edition of A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth all by Charles Dickens. The finished volume demonstrates the convergence of Old-World craftsmanship and modern technology that exemplifies books manufactured by Edwards Bros, inc for Borders Books.

A Christmas carol or, The miser’s warning: a drama in two acts]

A Christmas carol or, The miser's warning: a drama in two acts]Author: Charles, 1812-1870, . Dickens
Publisher: University of Toronto Libraries
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This volume is produced from digital images created by the Internet Archive for The University of Toronto Libraries. The Internet Archive and The University of Toronto Libraries seek to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the original text that can be both accessed online and used to create new print copies. To enhance your reading pleasure, HP.s patented BookPrep technology is used to clean and remove aging as well as scanning artifacts. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found at http://www.bookprep.com. To view the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue, please visit http://discover.library.utoronto.ca/catalogue/

HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS (Super Seniors)

Author: Eileen Goudge
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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Gifts At Christmas (Start Up Religion)

Author: Ruth Nason
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
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This brand new addition to the Start-Up brand has been created specially to support the Schemes of Work for Religion at KS1 and lower KS2. Each book covers different aspects of religion, and the part it plays in people’s lives – the basic belief of different religions, the places of worship and sacred texts that are used. Key words are highlighted in the text and repeated in the border, to help reinforce the new vocabulary, while teacher’s notes explain how to use the books and suggest further activities and useful websites. An ideal introduction to religion for young children!

Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary

Webster's New World Children's DictionaryAuthor: Michael E. Agnes
Publisher: Webster’s New World
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PREFERRED BY LEADING EDUCATORS AND INFORMED PARENTS

With more than 33,000 entries selected in consultation with top educators and definitions written specifically for children eight and up, this is the most up-to-date and kid-friendly dictionary ever. Designed to make kids enthusiastic instead of intimidated, it features:
* More than 800 notes and tips on synonyms, homonyms, prefixes, spelling, and word histories
* Over 750 photographs and illustrations
* Current computer, scientific, and cutural terms

* Interesting word histories
* Important figures from literature and history
* Sample sentences to show meanings and usage
* Every country plus major cities
* Spelling tips for tricky words
* Clear definitions in language children understand
* Parts of speech, plural forms, and verb forms
* Color photos, drawings and maps
* Easy to understand pronunciation guide on every spread

The all-in-one reference with:
* Children’s Thesaurus
* Album of U.S. Presidents
* Tables of Weights and Measures
* Atlas of the World
* Album of U.S. States Amazon.com Review
Designed as a transition dictionary for readers in late-elementary school, Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary bridges the gap between simple, picture-based dictionaries and the dull-but-necessary ones we all reach for when faced with unknown words. The medium-sized text, example sentences that accompany most definitions, and the miniature pronunciation guide on every page all work nicely together to ensure that kids will understand correct usage without getting overwhelmed with detail. Also included are maps, history and geography pages, and an introductory thesaurus. Especially helpful for younger users is the 10-page guide to dictionary usage, which covers synonyms, homonyms, and the ever-important ways to look up a word when you don’t know how to spell it in the first place.

In general, the definitions are easily understandable for children ages 7 to 12, providing accurate answers without being verbose. In Webster’s New World College Dictionary, “rebel” is described as “one who engages in armed resistance against the established government of one’s country.” In this version, you’ll find the more kid-friendly definition “a person who fights against any kind of control or authority.” –Jill Lightner

It’s Sharing Day! (Dora the Explorer)

It's Sharing Day! (Dora the Explorer)Author: Kirsten Larsen
Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
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It’s Sharing Day! Join Dora and Boots on their way to Abuela’s house for a special Sharing Day lunch. First they have to pick up ingredients for their special dessert. Along the way, they learn how important and rewarding it is to share.

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument SeriesAuthor: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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The Shadowhunters—touched by angels and charged with protecting innocents—battle demons and other evil in the bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

City of Bones

When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons—and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

City of Ashes

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t let her go—especially handsome, infuriating Jace. Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also Jace’s father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help his father?

City of Glass

To save her mother’s life, Clary travels to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that by doing so she is breaking the Law, which could mean death. Even worse, Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by Shadowhunters who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. Luckily, Clary finds an ally in the mysterious Sebastian, who holds a strange attraction for her. As Valentine musters a demon army, can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their ancient hatred and work together? And can Clary harness her newfound powers to help save them all—whatever the cost?

The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six

The Siege of Macindaw: Book SixAuthor: John Flanagan
Publisher: Puffin
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The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are even higher. For inside the castle, someone he loves is being held hostage. And now the time has come for this onetime apprentice to grow up.

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
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Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition provides the strategies and information you need to get your best score on the AP European History test. Inside this guide you’ll find proven techniques from the test-prep experts and much more, including:

•2 full-length AP European History practice tests with detailed answer explanations
•Engaging subject review of the exam’s topics: Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, World Wars, Postwar Europe, and more
•Highlighted key terms you need to know for the AP European History Exam
•Detailed walk-through of how to write a great AP essay
•Visual timelines covering each time period tested on the AP
•Planning and organization tips to help you score more on your AP exam

5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. History, 2010-2011 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)

5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. History, 2010-2011 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)Author: Stephen Armstrong
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That’s why we’ve created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You’ll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with

  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test
  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score
  • Your choice of three customized study schedules–so you can pick the one that meets your needs

The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:
Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program
Step 2: Determine Your Readiness
Step 3: Develop the Strategies
Step 4: Review the Knowledge
Step 5: Build Your Confidence

Topics include: The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America (1450-1650); The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650-1750); Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750-1775); The American Revolution and the New Nation (1775-1787); The Establishment of the New Political Systems (1787-1800); The Jeffersonian Revolution (1800-1820); The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820-1845); The Union Expanded and Challenged (1835-1860); The Union Divided: The Civil War (1861-1865); The Era of Reconstruction (1865-1877); Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860-1895); America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870-1910); The Rise of American Imperialism (1890-1913); The Progressive Era (1895-1914); The United States and World War I; America in the 1920s: The Beginning of Modern America; The Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; The Origins of the Cold War; The 1950s: Prosperity and Anxiety; America in an Era of Turmoil (1960-1975); America from 1968-1988: Decline and Rebirth; America from 1988 to 2000: Prosperity and a New World Order; America from 2001 to 2006: The Threat of Terrorism and the Increase of Presidential Power; and Contemporary America: Evaluating the “Big Themes” of American History
Also includes: Practice tests

*AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
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The test prep experts at The Princeton Review provide all the tools you need to succeed on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2011 Edition includes proven strategies for test taking so you can score higher, as well as

•2 full-length practice AP English Literature and Composition tests with detailed explanations
•A detailed walk-through of how to write a great essay for your AP
•An engaging review of important literary movements that you will need to know for the exam
•A comprehensive glossary of key terms

The Clique #14: A Tale of Two Pretties

The Clique #14: A Tale of Two PrettiesAuthor: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
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Massie Block has long led the Pretty Committee–through boy drama, clique mutinies, and jealous wannabe attacks–while always in ah-dorable outfits. Over the past thirteen novels, avid fans of Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristin, and Claire, have made The Clique one of the premier bestselling series in the world. After the myriad of juicy escapades, the Clique is finally ready for their curtain call.

The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is saying goodbye.

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen AngelsAuthor: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out that he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that’s wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your BonesAuthor: Alvin Schwartz
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Schwartz’s three best-selling collections of scary folklore — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 — are made available in one book, each one in its complete form.

Reviews

“A wonderful collection of tales that range from creepy to silly to haunting. …Gammell’s drawings add just the right touch…” — John Scieszka, Entertinment Weekly

“Guaranteed to make your teeth chatter and your spine tingle.” — School Library Journal

“Read these if you dare.” — The New York Times

The Only True Mother Goose Melodies

The Only True Mother Goose MelodiesAuthor: N/A
Publisher: Public Domain Books
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Little Luv Angel (Ideals Christmas Storybooks)

Author: Toby Bluth
Publisher: Childrens Pr
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Follows the adventures of three angels, Faith, Hope, and Luv, as they play and sing all over Heaven until Faith and Hope are sent to earth to be born and Luv leaves Heaven to search for them.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)Author: Kerry Lee Maclean
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
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Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying–so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way–it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!

Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn (The Kingdom Keepers)

Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn (The Kingdom Keepers)Author: Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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It’s supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom—the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda’s mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn’t heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there’s trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means that if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas—permanently.

Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous detail as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series—The Rise of Chernabog—is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Young and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun; and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friend—and what happens if they fail?

Adventures in the Big Thicket

Author: Ken Gire
Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub
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Follows the adventures of a group of small animals living in a bayou in East Texas. Each adventure concludes with a Bible verse.

The Statue of Liberty (Ready-to-Read Level 1: Wonders of America)

The Statue of Liberty (Ready-to-Read Level 1: Wonders of America)Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
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For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor.

Time to Pee!

Time to Pee!Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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Toilet training has never been such an adventure as when it is introduced by popular cartoonist Mo Willems. With his signature humor, the author gently leads children through each step in the process that will finally bring them to their emancipation from diapers. Featuring a crew of funny mice holding up signs with the text, children will be amused and inspired by this hilarious new picture book.

A Sesame Street Christmas

Author: Golden Books
Publisher: Golden Books
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ZOO! A Big Fold Out Counting Book: A Fold-Out Book About Counting

ZOO! A Big Fold Out Counting Book: A Fold-Out Book About CountingAuthor: Lori Froeb
Publisher: Reader’s Digest
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Kids won’t be able to resist the animals in this GIANT fold-out flap book. Five different animals — rhino, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, and lion — are described in fun riddle-fashion. When they know the answer, readers fold out the extra-large flaps to reveal the animal in its habitat. Objects and animals to count in each scene make every trip through this book an educational safari.

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty: A Potty Training Lift-the-Flap Story

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty: A Potty Training Lift-the-Flap StoryAuthor: Wendy Wax
Publisher: Little Simon
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Clang! Clang! Clang! The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? To the potty! Even firefighters go to the potty!

Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes they are too busy to bother. In this hilarious gate-fold story, each person–from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears–stops what they are doing to go to the potty. With humor and no pedantics, toddlers learn that everybody uses the potty.

Giant Steps for Little People

Giant Steps for Little PeopleAuthor: Kenneth N. Taylor
Publisher: Tyndale Kids
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This book teaches children about God and how he wants them to be. Lessons are taken from the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to SuccessAuthor: Sampson Davis
Publisher: Dutton Books
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Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark, they recognized each other as kindred spirits who wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments, but by working hard, finding the right mentors, separating themselves from negative influences, and supporting each other, they achieved their goals—and more.

In We Beat the Street, award-winning YA author and teacher Sharon Draper brings the doctors’ childhood, teenage, and young-adult anecdotes vividly to life. Brief “conversations” with the doctors at the end of each chapter provide context and advice in a friendly, nonintrusive way. Youngsters will be captivated by the men’s honest accounts of the street life that threatened to swallow them up, and how they helped each other succeed beyond their wildest expectations.

Days of Christmas SFT Pzls (Frame-Tray Puzzle)

Author: Golden Books
Publisher: Golden Books
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Baby’s Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and Me

Baby's Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby's Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and MeAuthor: Karen Katz
Publisher: Little Simon
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BABY’S FAVORITE LIFT-THE-FLAP FUN IN ONE BOX!

Everybody in Baby’s family loves Baby!

Four lift-the-flap books about babies and their very special family members.

THIS BOX SET CONTAINS:

Where Is Baby’s Mommy?

Daddy and Me

Grandpa and Me

Grandma and Me

Great Lakes (Rookie Read-About Geography)

Great Lakes (Rookie Read-About Geography)Author: Kimberly Valzania
Publisher: Children’s Press(CT)
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The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons – to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the worldÂ…and right in their own backyards.

Christmas in America (Holiday Book)

Author: Lillie Patterson
Publisher: Garrard Pub Co
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Traces the history of Christmas customs and celebrations in the United States from the simple ceremonies of the Pilgrims to the elaborate festivities of the present day.

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me ScatAuthor: Muriel Harris Weinstein
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written in prose and scat with wild and wonderful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, this joyful tribute is downright contagious. CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHOP, CRACKITY SNAPPITY POPPITY POP!

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (Mini Edition)

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (Mini Edition)Author: Dawn Bentley
Publisher: Little Simon
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Goodnight, Sweet Butterflies

makes bedtime a fun, soothing experience for little sleepyheads. They will love the rhyming story — and the glittery butterflies teach colors while easing children into dreamland. It’s the perfect way to say good night, every night! Amazon.com Review
Babies and toddlers who loved the “real” ladybugs in Ten Little Ladybugs will adore the nine sparkly, three-dimensional butterflies in Good Night, Sweet Butterflies. Each glitter-covered butterfly flits through a color-themed spread which offers a place for the little winged one to sleep: “on red roses as a red robin sings good night,” is the text accompanying a psychedelic, color-saturated image of birds, flowers, and various insects. The meter of the rhyming text is a bit off, which makes it hard to read the book rhythmically, but little ones are likely to be so enthralled with the illustrations that it won’t matter. The thick, kid-friendly pages are easy to turn and hard to tear; the butterflies are securely mounted, but not impossible to remove, so it might be a good idea to keep this one for reading together. (Ages 2 to 6) –Jennifer Lindsay

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

Hunger Games Trilogy BoxsetAuthor: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!

Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick

Invincible: The Chronicles of NickAuthor: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
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Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.
                                   
But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them…

Whirl of the Wheel

Whirl of the WheelAuthor: Catherine Condie
Publisher: Bear Books
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Three children whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain . . . Whirl of the Wheel pulls feisty Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm into dangers on the homefront and towards a military operations secret that will save their home. The children hit trouble when Malcolm fails to return to the present day. This fast-moving adventure will keep you guessing . . .

Awakened

AwakenedAuthor: P. C. Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
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“My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal.

“What would you have me say?”  He didn’t meet her eyes. 

 “Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless.

“She does.”

“Then you owe me the subservience of your immortal soul.”  She started to walk away from him.

“Where are you going?  What will happen next?”

 “It is quite simple.  I will ensure Zoey is drawn back to Oklahoma.  There, on my own terms, I will complete the task you failed.”

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey.  Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.  But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.  Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it?  Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim?  The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship?  Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)Author: Francine Pascal
Publisher: Sweet Valley
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The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Super Editions: Malibu Summer/Perfect Summer/Special Christmas/Spring Break/Boxed Set

Author: Francine Pascal
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Mommy Loves

Mommy LovesAuthor: Anne Gutman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

Architecture Shapes (Preservation Press)

Architecture Shapes (Preservation Press)Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Double-page spreads feature a geometric shape on one side and a related architectural element on the other.

Good Night, Mr. Night

Good Night, Mr. NightAuthor: Dan Yaccarino
Publisher: HMH Books
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Each evening as gentle Mr. Night walks the earth closing the flowers, soothing the animals, and calming the sea, he brings a special magic to the world. When he arrives at your window, you’ll know it’s time for bed at last. . . .

Where Shabbat Lives (Very First Board Books)

Where Shabbat Lives (Very First Board Books)Author: Jan Goldin Fabiyi
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
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The simple text and brightly colored illustrations in this board book tell the story of a typical family celebrating Shabbat.