Amelia Bedelia Unleashed (Chapter Book, #2)

Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, the second book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia goes to the dogs and discovers why they are man’s (and girl’s) best friends. With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends and funny situations, and black-and-white illustrations by Lynne Avril on every page make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books.

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The Berenstain Bears Go Green

The Berenstain Bears continue their storybook adventures in this 8×8 about reusing and recycling.

The Berenstain Bears live in a wonderful place filled with green grass, blue skies, and lots of furry friends. But on a fishing trip at the creek, the Bear family discovers that the town dump is overflowing! Can the Berenstain Bears find a pollution solution before their beloved Bear Country is filled with garbage?

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K is for Kite: God’s Springtime Alphabet now available in paperback!

*Originally posted in April 2012* K is for Kite by Kathy-jo Wargin, Illustrated by Kim Gatto God’s Springtime Alphabet Genre: Christian Picture Book – Alphabet Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover Date Published: February 19, 2012 (orig. Feb 16, 2010) Publisher: Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan “Hooray, it’s spring! We love April showers, blessing the earth to bring beautiful flowers.” From A to Z, children will bounce along the alphabet celebrating the newness of God’s springtime and all the beauty it brings. There are butterflies to catch and kites to fly, lambs to cuddle and tulips to gather! As soft April showers make our hearts sing, let’s find the sweetness of God’s gentle spring. Discover both God’s world and the alphabet through the refreshing newness of springtime experiences. Beautiful illustrations and playful poetry fill this book with everything spring from A to Z. From the first April shower to flying kites and. . .

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Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious combines magic, love, and imagination to turn an ordinary place into an Emeraldalicious world.

Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, decide to take a trip to their favorite park. But when they arrive, they discover that the park isn’t as clean and green as it used to be. To make matters worse, Pinkalicious’s favorite wand breaks! Luckily, Pinkalicious knows just what to do: Using some sticks and flowers, she creates a beautiful, pinkerrific wand perfect for the park-a wand she soon discovers has magical powers. Together, Pinkalicious and Peter take turns using the wand to make wishes-showing their love for all things green and making the park a more pinkatastic place. Piles of trash magically transform into castles, thrones, and more! Pinkalicious shows the world that with a little imagination and a lot of love, the world can always be emeraldalicious.

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Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover Date Published: January 29th, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins This is Percy. Percy loves balloons. Balloons are fun! But Percy has a small problem… and to solve it, he’ll need a really BIG idea!! Paul Schmid, the author and artist of Hugs From Pearl, presents a story about an adorably prickly character with a big heart. Percy shows that there is no problem too big for a plucky porcupine to solve! This is a very pretty pastel book and just right for the youngest audience in logic learning. Percy is a porcupine that loves balloons and must figure out the best way to play with his favorite thing. It’s cute and funny and got an easy smile out of my preschooler. *Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review.* Paul. . .

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Peepsqueak Wants a Friend! by Leslie Ann Clark

Peepsqueak is back-and this time, he’s searching high and low for a new friend.

The sun comes up and the animals on the farm are ready to play-two by two, they skip and flutter out into the barnyard. But little Peepsqueak is just one! If he can’t find a friend on the farm, he’ll just have to search in the woods, too. But what if little Peepsqueak finds a big, BIG friend?

Leslie Ann Clark is back with another bright and colorful Peepsqueak adventure. Young picture book readers will root for the adorable little chick with a big heart.

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Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover 10 x 8 Date Published: January 2nd, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins This simple celebration of life, nature, and friendship will better any mood-even that of a very grumpy Goat! He’s cranky, he’s hungry, and he’s never had a friend. He is one grumpy goat, and he’s making a terrible mess at Sunny Acres Farm. That is, until one special flower stops him in his tracks. And once Goat opens his eyes, his heart is soon to follow. Brett Helquist’s luminous, sunny paintings bring this simple, inspirational story to life, along with a band of the most charming farmyard friends, to demonstrate how stopping to smell the flowers really can change everything. I love the illustrations in this book and it is a great little story for teaching kids about how. . .

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The Berenstain Bears Get Involved

Children ages 4-7 are not only learning to read, but also forming lifetime morals. In The Berenstain Bears Get Involved, a storm hits Bear Country and homes are in danger of flooding. The Bear family joins a rescue team at the Chapel in the Woods, and their combined selfless efforts save the homes that are in danger. Through this timeless story, children are shown how to respond with compassion in moments of community crisis.

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Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond

New York Times bestselling author, Food Network Star and The Pioneer Woman herself Ree Drummond gives the perfect Christmas gift — MORE CHARLIE! After hitting The New York Times list at #1, Charlie the Ranch Dog is back in a holiday story about getting into the holiday spirit and embracing even the most unexpected gifts!

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur…and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day-for no particular reason-they decided to tidy up their house, fluffing up the beds and preparing pudding of varying temperatures. And then-for no particular reason-they decided to go…someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original-it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

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Holiday Gift Guide with HarperCollins Children’s Books!

The Berenstain Bears Old Fashioned Christmas by Jan Berenstain Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole by Jan & Stan Berenstain It’s Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky A Perfect Day by Carin Berger Santa On the Loose by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Dave Garbot Snowman Magic by Katherine Tegen, illustrated by Brandon Dorman Goodnight Moon Cloth Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd Little Bo in London by Julie Andrews Edwards, illustrated by Henry Cole Henry Goes Skating by Brian Biggs (I Can Read!) Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes The Wonderful World of Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

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The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

Revisit this timeless tale in the newly illustrated edition of a phenomenally successful Christmas classic (over 500,000 sold).

From New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey and bestselling author Lori Walburg comes an update of a classic-the newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Candy Cane. This edition renews the wonder and charm of the original timeless tale with vibrant new illustrations that bring this holiday classic to life for a new generation. When a stranger rides into a small prairie town one dark November night, questions arise. Who is he? Why has he come? As the townspeople speculate, a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town’s dreams. This inspirational story focuses on the importance of Jesus as it explains the Christian symbolism behind the familiar Christmastime candy canes.

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Santa on the Loose! (A Seek and Solve Mystery!)

Santa on the Loose! by Bruce Hale Illustrated by Dave Garbot Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 32 Hardcover Date Published: September 25th, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Santa’s sleigh is ready to go-except for one thing: THE PRESENTS ARE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND! Santa needs your help to find out who took the toys! Is the culprit an unhappy elf or a disgruntled reindeer or even-yikes!-a hungry polar bear? With so many possible suspects, Santa’s going to have to do some serious detective work to crack this case before Christmas comes! This look-and-find book is perfect gift for the holidays. Christmas time reads with Santa are always fun. This is a Where’s Waldo type book with a Finding Santa twist adding a mystery in through out as well as you find Santa and clues to discover who robbed them of toys.. . .

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