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Finding Spring by Carin Berger

Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he’s found it! Gloriously illustrated with cut-paper collages, Carin Berger’s stunning picture book celebrates the changing of the seasons.

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The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes is in stores now!

Award-winning, bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, siblings, and the perils of elementary school. Perfect for fans of the Ramona books, Andrew Clements, and the Clementine series. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author.

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Starting School Book Guide for 2013!

  First Day of School by Anne & Lizzy Rockwell Genre: Juvenile Fiction / School & Education Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Paperback 9×9″ Date Published: June 2013 Publisher: Harper The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s classroom-“a charmed place” (Kirkus Reviews)-are preparing for a brand-new school year! The first day of school is full of new things. New is exciting! But it can also be scary. What will school be like this year? The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s class meet at the park and show off their new haircuts, new lunch boxes, new backpacks, and notebooks. They also show off their new independence: Nicholas thinks his haircut makes him look grown-up like his dad, Jessica can make her lunches all by herself, and Evan has his very own house key! Thinking back to last year, they remember how much fun Mrs. Madoff’s class turned out to. . .

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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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Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail (I Can Read!)

Amelia Bedelia and her classmates hit the trail (literally) in this Level 1 I Can Read title starring the young Amelia Bedelia. Amelia Bedelia loves nature and she loves hiking-especially when there is so much to see and discover and record in her journal. Another funny story about friendship and the irrepressible Amelia Bedelia. Just right for beginning readers!

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Amelia Bedelia Anniversary Edition Picture Book by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia, America’s favorite literal-minded housekeeper, is turning fifty! The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since 1963. Hearty congratulations to Amelia Bedelia-and long may she reign!

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Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky

The poet, author, and indomitable naturalist Jack Prelutsky, having returned safely from far-flung places with an extensive collection of unique creatures that are a blending of the animate and inanimate, has worked in close collaboration with the fine artist Carin Berger, who herself conducted considerable field operations in preparing Mr. Prelutsky’s specimens for exhibition and publication. While many creatures (two dozen species in all) were discovered and recorded and their precise qualities examined, we are presenting sixteen here for the first time and for the enjoyment and education of the general public.

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Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson

Where is Tiptoe Joe going? Friendship, family, an adventurous journey, and a surprise ending all add up to a fun and funny storytime and bedtime read-aloud that invites reader participation.
Tiptoe Joe has a surprise in store for everyone. What could it be? One by one Tiptoe Joe’s furry and feathered friends are invited to join the parade (sshhh, but quietly, please) and readers will turn the pages with delicious anticipation to discover where they are going. He leads them through the fields and over the brook and into the woods and up a hill until they arrive home, where his two new cubs are sleeping. A terrific choice when there is a new baby in the house, as well as an evergreen great read-aloud.

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Sardines Swim High Across the Sky and other poems by Jack Prelutsky

Sardines Swim High Across the Sky by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by Carin Berger Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover 11.25 x 9.25 Date Published: February 26th, 2013 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Following the success of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, first Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Carin Berger team up once again to create a new collection of silly, strange, and sensational animal poems! Told through couplets and visually arresting shadow boxes, dioramas, and cut-paper collage, Stardines evokes both natural history museum and Tim Burton fantasy. A unique, inspired, humorous picture book ideal for Poetry Month promotions, sharing together, and reading again and again. Sixteen extraordinary imagined creatures inhabit the pages of Jack Prelutsky’s and Carin Berger’s latest collaboration. Jack Prelutsky reinvents many familiar and beloved animals by combining inanimate objects with them (so, for. . .

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Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes

From Kevin Henkes, the creator of Lilly, Owen, and Chrysanthemum, comes a brand-new mouse for brand-new readers. The Penny books are perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together!

In the third book in the acclaimed and best-selling Penny series, Penny spots a marble in her neighbor’s yard. It’s a beautiful marble, blue and shiny and perfect, and Penny wants it. So she takes it home. But later that night Penny wonders, was it really hers to take? A masterful story from the award-winning creator of such beloved books for children as Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum, layered with drama, humor, lessons, relationships, language, and unpredictable fun. Illustrated throughout with quintessential and irresistible Kevin Henkes watercolors, this is an ideal book to give to a child just learning to read. Plush doll available from Merrymakers.

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Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Chapter Book, #1)

Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia: Means Business, the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

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It’s Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky (I Can Read!)

It’s Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by Marylin Hafner Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers – I Can Read! Level 3 Pages: 48 Paperback Date Published: September 25th, 2012 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Best-selling author Jack Prelutsky’s humorous collection of Christmas poems joins the I Can Read book line These twelve easy-to-read poems treat readers to a funny and festive look at their favorite holiday traditions! An I Can Read Book. Christmas is coming! And from choosing the perfect tree to receiving a gift of underwear from a relative to seeing Santas everywhere you look, these twelve funny, easy-to-read poems celebrate the season with a light touch. Jack Prelutsky, the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, and acclaimed illustrator Marylin Hafner have a way of putting everyone in the holiday spirit. Read on October 02, 2012 — I own a copy As we have started to gather more and more I Can Read,. . .

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A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

With her signature stunning cut-paper illustrations, Carin Berger celebrates everything that is wonderful about a crisp, snowy day. A perfect day and a perfect winter companion to her New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Little Yellow Leaf.

After it snows and snows and snows, what could be better than going outside and making the first tracks? How about snowball fights, building snowmen, ice skating, sledding, and going home to steaming mugs of hot chocolate? And doing all of these things with your very best friends? Carin Berger’s spare text and enchanting cut-paper collages-made from old books, torn paper, catalogs, and ephemera-capture every magical moment of a snowy winter day. The award-winning artist has created a spectacular and satisfying winter companion to her acclaimed The Little Yellow Leaf. Sure to be a classroom classic!

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