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The Clique #14: A Tale of Two Pretties

Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Product Description 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 […]

City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description 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 […]

The Finest Christmas Tree

Author: Ann Hassett Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description Every year Farmer Tuttle loads his truck with Christmas trees fresh from his farm and drives down to the city to sell them. Then he picks out a special Christmas hat to bring home to Mrs. Tuttle. But one year, people stopped buying real […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister’s gorgeous […]

Old Macdonald: A Hand-Puppet Board Book (Little Scholastic)

Author: Scholastic Publisher: Scholastic Product Description This title includes 5 adorable farm-animal faces top each finger of a velour glove puppet that features a small board book attached to the palm. Parents can quack-quack, oink-oink, moo-moo, meow-meow, and woof-woof while they manipulate the five farm animal finger puppets: a duck, a pig, a cow, a […]

City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description 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? If Clary left the world of the […]

Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls. Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made […]

Eloise’s Summer Vacation (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!

Arousing Love

Author: M. H. Strom Publisher: Marstro Press Product Description Zach knows Joanna is too young for him, but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s so sweet and passionate and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as […]

Hello, Harvest Moon

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Ralph Fletcher Publisher: Clarion Books Product Description While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in […]

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

Eloise Decorates for Christmas (Ready-to-Read Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description It is holiday time. Eloise hopes she will be the one to place the star atop the Christmas tree!

Magic Tree House Research Guide #22: Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description If you liked A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, you’ll love finding out the facts behind the fiction in the next fascinating nonfiction companion to the bestselling Magic Tree House series. How did Charles Dickens get the idea to write A Christmas […]

When You Reach Me

Rating: (55 reviews) Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, […]

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

Rating: (175 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The set includes:Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years. […]

It Girl #9: Devious

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description The ninth engrossing novel in the #1 bestselling It Girl series. Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey never goes looking for trouble; but trouble always seems to find her. What Waverly Academy mischief will Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie stir up now? It’s January, and […]

Charlotte’s Web

Rating: (428 reviews) Author: E. B. White Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Beloved by generations, Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors’ editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white […]

The It Girl #7: Infamous

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn’t commit- starting the rampant fire that burned down Miller Farm-she thought her life at elite Waverly Academy was over. But her last minute escape from expulsion made Jenny the most talked-about girl in school. What nobody knows is […]

The Clique Ah-mazing Collector’s Gift Set

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description The Pretty Committee is spending the summer apart, but they’re never far from drama. . . . Five girls. Five stories. One Ah-mazing Gift Set. This one-of-a-kind deluxe gift set includes: All five bestselling Clique Summer Collection novellas: Massie, Dylan, Alicia, Kristen, and Claire. A special edition […]

In the Town All Year ‘Round

Author: Rotraut Susanne Berner Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Big colorful illustrations and minimal text set the stage for a delightful cast of characters as they go about their day-to-day adventures in one little town throughout the year. Playing chasing pets running errands going to work: following what happens and looking for the many small […]

The Clique Summer Collection #2: Dylan (Clique Series)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Game, Set, Match… Dylan? Dylan and her TV-host mom are off to Hawaii’s Aloha Tennis Open. While Merri-Lee interviews tennis’s wild child Svetlana “Tennis the Menace” Slootskyia, Dylan lets the tropical sun melt away the memory of getting dumped by two guys at the end of seventh […]

All the Places to Love

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Patricia Maclachlan Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, “learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: ‘All the places to love are here […]

Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books

Blueberries for Sal (Picture Puffins)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Robert McCloskey Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who–try as she might–just can’t seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey’s classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity–not to mention appetite–of youth. Sal and her […]

The It Girl #6: Tempted (It Girl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn’t commit-starting the rampant fire that burned down Miller Farm-she thought her life at elite Waverly Academy was over. But her last-minute escape from expulsion made her the most talked-about girl in school. What nobody knows […]

The Clique Summer Collection #3: Alicia (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Alicia takes on Mission Spalfa: Spanish Alpha! Back in Spain to visit her relatives, Alicia discovers that Spain’s newest pop sensation ¡Ignacio! is searching for a true Spanish beauty to star in his new hit-single video. She can’t believe her luck! If Alicia is cast as a true Spanish beauty, […]

The Wheels on the Bus

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Amazon.com “The wheels on the bus go round and round…. All over town.” This traditional song, a favorite of children everywhere, is adapted and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, winner of the Caldecott Medal for his lush version of Rapunzel, and Caldecott honors for Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, […]

Clique Summer Collection #4:Kristen (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat… With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

The Snowy Day

Rating: (73 reviews) Author: Ezra Jack Keats Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. Keats’s illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition. The tranquil story […]

I Stink!

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Kate Mcmullan Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “I stink!” How can you not love such swagger and candor? And Kate and Jim McMullan’s big-eyed, loudmouthed garbage truck really must stink–by its own admission, and given all those smelly bags it’s been cramming into its huge back hopper. Most kids already love garbage trucks […]

Fisher Price Busy Town Lift the Flap (Little People Books)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Elenor Fremont, Si International Publisher: Reader’s Digest Book Description This special lift-the-flap book transforms the Little People® town into a wonderful place to explore early learning concepts. Children can learn about colors, food, vehicles, counting, matching, and what people do by opening dozens of surprise-filled flaps.

Gossip Girl: The Third Collection (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar Publisher: Little Brown and Company Book Description A third Gossip Girl boxed set of three books (Gossip Girl #7: Nobody Does It Better, Gossip Girl #8: Nothing Can Keep Us Together, Gossip Girl #9: Only In Your Dreams) in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve #13 (Hank the Cowdog)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: John R. Erickson Publisher: Puffin

Christmas Day in the Morning

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Pearl S. Buck Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year — something that shows how much he really loves him. But it’s Christmas Eve, and he doesn’t have much money to spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the […]

Bear’s First Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Robert Kinerk Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Book Description In the dark of winter, deep in the woods, a lone bear is awakened from his winter sleep by a soft and mysterious sound. Under the stars the bear finds his way step by step through the snowy forest, making friends […]

Gossip Girl #11: Don’t You Forget About Me: A Gossip Girl Novel (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Don’t You Forget About Me continues the #1 New York Times bestselling series about the provocative lives of New York City’s most prestigious private school young adults. Sharp wit, intriguing characters, and high stakes melodrama drive the action of this addictive series that have […]

Gossip Girl: It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Taking place over their sophomore year, It Had to Be You unveils the secrets behind the hot and sultry summer that Blair, Serena, and Nate’s love triangle begins–and there’s a lot more to this story than anyone realizes. Find out how Blair first snagged […]

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Julie Morgenstern, Jessi Morgenstern-Colon Publisher: Owl Books Book Description In an increasingly busy world, its not just adults who need help getting their lives in order. As teenagers face unprecedented pressures, they find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork, friends, extracurricular activies, and time. Jessi Morgenstern-Colnknows about the organizational challenges facing her […]

Busy, Busy Town (Giant Little Golden Book)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Book Description Welcome to Busytown where everyone is on their way to work. The Busytown grocers stock and sell fresh food; the bankers keep the money safe; the doctors and nurses make sure everyone is healthy; the postal workers collect and deliver letters; the sanitation workers collect trash […]

Houses and Homes (Around the World Series)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Ann Morris Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The world is full of houses. Big houses and little houses. Houses that stay in one place and houses that move from place to place. Some houses are made of wood or stone; others are made from mud or straw. But all of them are […]

Dairy Queen

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Catherine Murdock Publisher: Graphia Book Description When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up […]

Wave Hello to Thomas! (Lift-and-Peek-a-Brd Books(TM))

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: W. Rev Awdry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Illustrated in full color. All aboard!  Kids can tour with Thomas the Tank Engine as he travels through the countryside.  They’ll open the station door and wave to Sir Topham Hatt, swing open the barn door and visit the animals, lift […]

Clique #9, The: Bratfest at Tiffany’s (Clique Series)

Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Book Description The Clique tells the story of an elite group of thirteen-year-old girls from the wealthy suburbs north of New York City, the likes of whom the world has never before seen. Through the coolly observant eyes of their leader, Massie Block, we enter a sophisticated suburban world of […]

Dream Snow

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Amazon.com It’s almost Christmas and it hasn’t snowed yet. As the farmer naps on his small farm, he dreams of being covered in a gentle blanket of new snow. Then, one by one, he dreams of each of his five animals (aptly named One, Two, Three, Four, and Five) […]