Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is NOW IN PAPERBACK!

Now available in paperback! This review was originally posted featuring the hardcover July 2012. In her chapter book debut, Nancy Clancy must find the culprit when a prized possession goes missing at school.

Fancy Nancy is growing up-she’s now appearing in her first ever chapter book!

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Mia and the Daisy Dance by Robin Farley (I Can Read!)

Mia and the Daisy Dance by Robin Farley Illustrated by Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov Level My First I Can Read! – Ballet Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover Date Published: April 3, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Mia links arms with a friend for a special spring dance in her third I Can Read book. Mia’s dance class is putting on their first show! Each dancer will perform her own special part, and Mia can’t wait to practice. The dance is going to be perfect! But when Mia’s friend Anna leaves class early without learning her part, Mia begins to worry. Will Anna be able to dance at the show? Together, Mia and Anna learn that sometimes it’s not about the end result, but the fun of learning with a friend that’s important. Now as a fan, I look forward to read about Mia and her dance class again.. . .

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Mia and the Big Sister Ballet by Robin Farley (I Can Read!)

When Mia grows up, she wants to be just like her big sister, Ava!

Ava is a ballerina in a real show, and Mia’s class is taking a trip to visit her. Mia and her friends watch Ava dance in the ballet, and then Ava shows them how to do some new moves. Mia tries to dance her best so that Ava will watch, but Ava is too busy helping Mia’s friends to notice. How can Mia show her big sister what a great ballerina she is?

Mia and the Big Sister Ballet is Mia’s fourth My First I Can Read book, perfect for all beginning readers and aspiring ballerinas everywhere.

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Amelia Bedelia Cub Reporter (I Can Read!)

Stop the presses! Amelia Bedelia volunteers at a school newspaper and helps the students slug copy, create briefs, and determine if their stories pass the cereal test in this classic Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Level 2 adventure.

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Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie

Ever wonder what Amelia Bedelia was like as a child? Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper for the Rogers family, has been entertaining generations of readers since 1963. Now she is starring in her own full-size picture book series…here as a little girl baking her first apple pie!

As an adult, Amelia Bedelia charms one and all with her delicious cakes and pies. But how did everyone’s favorite housekeeper get her culinary education? For the first time, fans can join Amelia Bedelia as a child as she bakes her very first apple pie. Herman Parish-together with Lynne Avril’s the adorably fresh art-brings the humor and fun of Amelia Bedelia, whose beginning reader books have sold more than 23 million copies, to a whole new level in this best-selling picture book series. A wonderful book for apple-picking season and all year round, Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie will have readers hungry for more.

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Pinkalicious: Purpledoodles by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious: Purpledoodles by Victoria Kann Genre: Children’s Coloring and Activity Book Ages 3-103 Pages: 128 Paperback 8 1/4 x 11 Date Published: June 12, 2012 Publisher: HarperFestival, a division of HarperCollins Children’s Get ready, get set, use your pinkermagination! Drawing and coloring is doodlicious! Over 100 pages of purplicious pictures for you to complete Includes coloring, drawing, and activities to inspire creativity Perfect for Pinkalicious fans of all ages Oooh!! We are just starting to get to know Pinkalicious and her adventures and now to find activity books like this make me want to squeal. Pinkalicious: Purpledoodles is a coloring and activity book that is written in all purple lines (like Harold and the Purple Crayon shade…). Every page has something to color, doodles to finish and even puzzles, word searches, blank pages for your own art and more. The guide says ages 3-103 and I agree that anyone could. . .

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path…

And thus begins one of the most imaginative and enchanting adventures in all of children’s books. The creative concept behind this beloved story has intrigued children and kept them absorbed for generations, as page by page unfolds the dramatic and clever adventures of Harold and his purple crayon.

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Shaun the Sheep: Sheer Madness

Sheep and Pigs and Aliens, oh my! It’s madness in the meadow with Shaun the Sheep and his flock of mischievous merrymakers! Shaun expertly stops the pigs from running amuck and turning the farm into a porky paradise. He amuses his friends when he falls head over hoof for a beautiful stranger and demonstrates what happens when curiosity gets the sheep after a hot air balloon lands and causes mayhem in the meadow… From the farm, to outer space and everywhere in between, Shaun and his barnyard buddies know how to have a woolly good time!

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Little Critter Collection by Mercer Mayer (I Can Read! – 3 Book Box Set)

Enjoy three favorite adventures in this fun-filled set

Little Critter(R) has captured the hearts of readers for decades. Now you can have three books at once in this exciting set of stories featuring “Going to the Firehouse,” “Going to the Sea Park,” and “Snowball Soup”

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My First Bob Books – Pre-Reading Skills

Sally the Circle and her friends introduce important skills that help prepare your child for reading. Your youngsters will never know that they’re learning as they follow the adventures of Sally, Seth and Tanner – but you will. Pre-reading skills introduced in this 12 book set include:

Identifying basic shapes in preparation for letter recognition
Sorting, classifying and symbol identification to build important problem-solving skills
Recognizing simple patterns to create awareness of letter groups and sight words
Sequencing to strengthen the ability to predict how stories flow

The Parent Guide offers additional activities, games and tips designed to support new concepts and build a foundation for reading.

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My First Bob Books – Alphabet

In 12 playful books, familiar animal friends progressively introduce the 26 letters of the alphabet. Engaging, read-aloud stories inspire and motivate your child, while proven teaching principles inspire success. Your child will prepare for the magic of reading as My First Bob Books • Alphabet guides them through these stages:

Realizing that written language represents spoken language
Learning the names of the letters
Realizing that letters represent sounds
Learning which letters represent which sounds

Hidden pictures challenge kids to find objects with featured sounds and the Parent Guide offers additional teaching tips and activities to support kids’ growth and build confidence.

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Bob Books Early Readers

Have you heard? Bob Books is growing up! That is growing up into a new Early Readers. Now you can continue what you started with the Bob Books sets and keep that love of fun characters going in FULL COLOR.

Discover NEW Bob Books Early Readers – now in a bright new format! These 32 page, full color stories are just right for your reader who knows the basics, and is looking for fun, easy-to-read stories.

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Hugs & Kisses, God from Kids Around the World by Allia Zobel Nolan

Read the rhymes, lift the flaps, and let little ones discover God as the source of every good thing as children from around the world recognize God’s everyday gifts—from yummy pancakes to daisies on the hill and rainbows in the sky. It’s time to cuddle up together and count our blessings.

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