Previous Board Picks

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One Snowy Night

Jewel-like colors, animals with unmistakable character and a flocked wooly hat perfect for stroking, will bring young readers back to this Christmas board book-- the story of Little Hedgehog, who is saved by imagination when he's caught unprepared by a chilly wind.

Written by Christina M. Butler, Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton | $8.95
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Silly Sally

In this all-time favorite, Silly Sally comes to life for toddlers to enjoy. Full-color board book.

Written by Audrey Wood | $6.95
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Vegetables

It is not true that toddlers don't like vegetables; at least it won't be true after leafing through this delectable board book. Faster than the pages are turned, youngsters will gobble their celery and carrots!

Written by Sara Anderson | $8.95
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The Napping House

Now available for the first time in a sturdy board book, "The Napping House" is a classic that is now just right for tiny hands. Full-color illustrations.

Written by Audrey Wood, Illustrated by Don Wood | $6.95
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The Rainbow Fish

This board book edition features the same eye-catching holographic foil stamping that helped make the original so popular. In a simple and appealing way, the brief text conveys the story's universal message about sharing and the smaller, sturdy format is just right for the toddler set.

Written by Marcus Pfister | $9.95

Previous Picture Picks

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The Old Tree

In this delightful tale of cooperation and conservation, the residents of an old tree that has been marked with a huge X work together to save their leafy home. Includes a pop-up tree on the final spread.

Written and Illustrated by Ruth Brown | &16.99
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Otis

In the tradition of such classics as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, the beloved #1 New York Times- bestselling author/illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Drummer Boy returns with an unforgettable new story-- and character-- that celebrates the power of friendship and perseverance.

Written and Illustrated by Loren Long | $17.99
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Monkey With a Tool Belt

Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything. But will his tools and his sharp wit save him when an organ grinder sets his sights on making Chico a circus star?

Written and Illustrated by Chris Monroe | $16.95
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The Circus Ship

With stunning artwork, the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series tells a tale of human-animal connection, with buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early 19th century.

Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen | $16.99
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A Visitor for Bear

Cheery persistance wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.

Written by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton | $16.99

Previous Early Reader Picks

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Violet Bing and the Grand House

In the tradition of such literary classics as "The Secret Garden" comes this irresistable story about a young girl sent to stay with her great-aunt. Violet is determined to dislike everything, but with the help of a stray dog, a new friend and an old diary, Violet discovers that fun is hard to avoid at The Grand House.

Written by Jennifer Paros | $14.99
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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

The porcine wonder created by Newberry Medalist DiCamillo ("The Tale of Desperaux") is off to the drive-in-- and driven to follow a buttery smell-- in a comic crescendo that reuinites a familiar cast of characters.

Written by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen | $12.99
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A Birthday for Bear

The lovable, unlikely pair from the "New York Times" bestseller "A Visitor for Bear" is back with another comedy. Can relentlessly cheery Mouse wear down a party-pooping bear, who doesn't like birthdays?.

Written by Bonny Becker | $3.99
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

Talented and well-known syndicated comic strip artist Wiley Miller presents a stunningly illustrated tale of a boy who is bored by his life and ready to break free from the lighthouse he calls home.

Written by Wiley Miller | $14.99
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Slinky Malinki

A new series begins, starring that rascally cat, Slinky Malinki, first introduced by Dodd in "Hairy Maclary Scattercat." Here, Slinky spends his nights as a thief, but by morning comes to realize crime doesn't pay.

Written by Lynley Dodd | $5.95

Previous Middle Reader Picks

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Hattie Big Sky

Feeling alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie heads to Montanna to work the homesteading claim she inherited from her uncle. Tired of being shuttled between relatives, she leaves Iowa. With stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards to make the improvements required to keep her claim.

Written by Kirby Larson | $8.99
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Also Known as Harper

Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn't surprising, seeing as how she's named after her mama's favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke. Then Harper's family gets evicted.

Written by Ann Haywood Leal | $16.99
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Anything But Typical

An acclaimed writer delivers an eye opening depiction of an autistic boy's daily life and lifelong struggles to exist in a neurotypical world, in a groundbreaking novel told from the boy's perspective.

Written by Nora Raleigh Baskin | $15.99
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

As 11-year-old Callie Tate explores the natural world around her in 1899 Texas, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.

Written by Jacqueline Kelly | $16.99

Previous Non-Fiction Picks

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What's the Weather Imside?

A "New York Times"-bestselling author ponders scenarios about weather in this collection of rhetorical, commonsensical, hysterical, and adorable poems, accompanied by illustrations from renowned "New Yorker" cartoonist Blitt.

Written by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Barry Blitt | $17.99
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Grossology

The original "Grossology" is back with a new format and is jam-packed with even more revolting yet scientifically accurate information.

Written by Sylvia Branzel, Illustrated by Jack Keely | $9.99
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Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

What's better than POOP? Mini POOP! Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grown-ups would rather not to mention it. Meanwhile, scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things.

Written by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Neal Layton | $5.99
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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

This striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression looks at the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how they had helped to establish the steadfast character that has developed a nation.

Written by Amity Shlaes | $15.99

Previous Young Adult Picks

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A Northern Light

Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy", the Printz Honor Book effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something mooving, real, and wholly original.

Written by Jennifer Donnelly | $8.95
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The Book Thief

Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak's grounbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she can't resist -- books.

Written by Markus Zusak | $11.99
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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The acclaimed author of "Dramarama" and "The Boy Book" now delivers a story about a girl who goes from being mildly geeky to a teenage knockout to ... a criminal mastermind?

Written by E. Lockhart | $8.99
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950--and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak.

Written by Alan Bradley | $23.00

Previous Fantasy/Sci-Fi Picks

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The Once and Future King

The world's greatest fantasy classic is the magical epic of King Arthur and his shining Camelot, of Merlyn and Guinevere, of beasts who talk and men who fly, of wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad. It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.

Written by T.H. White | $8.95
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A Wrinkle in Time

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an introduction by the author.

Written by Madeleine L'Engle | $8.95
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Graceling

With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, a debut author creates a mesmerizing medieval world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that is sure to captivate readers.

Written by Kristin Cashore | $9.99
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Magyk (Septimus Heap)

Now in paperback-- the first book in an enthralling new series filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells, to uncover the myster-- who is Septimus Heap?.

Written by Angie Sage, Illustrated by Mark Zug | $7.99

Previous Grown Up Picks

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The Financial Lives of the Poets

From National Book Award-finalist Walter comes a hysterically funny-- and painfully timely-- new novel of one man's attempt to save his family from economic disaster by putting his entrepreneurial leanings toward a life of petty crime.

Written by Jess Walter | $25.99
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World Without End

In 1989, Follett astonished the literary world with "The Pillars of the Earth", a sweeping epic novel set in 12-century England that centers on the building of a cathedral, and the hundreds of lives it affects. This sequel takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries earlier.

Written by Ken Follett | $22.00
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The Help

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women-- black and white, mothers and daughters-- view one another.

Written by Kathryn Stockett | $24.95
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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The electrifying follow-up to the phenominal bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the force and fierce heart of its story.

Written by Stieg Larson | $25.95