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Madeleine L'Engle: Author of "A Wrinkle in Time" (People in Focus)
Gonzales addresses her audience in a style and tone that are easily accessible and clearly up to the job of presenting a well-known author who has some fairly complex philosophical ideas and an unusua…
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3.46 avg. rating
· 46 Ratings
Two toddlers are on the prowl for a family cuddle in a playful celebration of cozy togetherness that will bring smiles to "monsters" and little ones alike.

It's early morning and the adults are asleep.…
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A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson
Mamie Johnson looks the batter in the eye. Sizes him up for a curve- or a fastball. Stretches her 5'2" frame. And pops a surefire, windup, coming-right-at-ya pitch smack dab over the plate. One that l…
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Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
When Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there's a lot more to her rags-to-riches story. Louisa c…
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Kingdom Come (Elizabeth Harris Mystery #1)
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When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is fou…
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Mosquito Bite
3.51 avg. rating
· 73 Ratings

The boy listens.
The girl is getting closer.
Suddenly, there's another sound.
A droning buzz.
Something else is looking for the boy.

The seeker is a mosquito, Culex pipiens, and …
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Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero
4.02 avg. rating
· 105 Ratings
A stray dog named Stubby braves the World War I battlefields alongside Private J. Robert Conroy. See the story unfold as this brave little canine makes a big difference in the lives of many World War …
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Beastly Puzzles: A Brain-Boggling Animal Guessing Game
This book asks children: If you're given a list of features and characteristics, can you guess which animal they make? This might seem easy enough. But solving the puzzles in this book is deviously, o…
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Meet Gabe, a real dog who worked with the United States military, in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards!

Meet Gabe. Gabe …
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Meet Sadie, a real dog who works with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, in this inspiring, Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Aw…
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North, South, East, West
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From Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, comes a never-before-published story about a little bird’s first journey, brought to life by Gei…
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Sylvia's Bookshop: The Story of Paris's Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself!)
Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importanc…
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Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.

Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his sw…
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Karl is an Abyssinian ground hornbill with a special challenge. His lower bill had broken off and made eating difficult. Karl did a great job of adapting and finding new ways to eat, but he wasn't get…
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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet
Learn the story of TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to add…
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When Malala Yousafzai was born, some…
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¡Es la hora de los esqueletos! / It's Skeleton Time! (Bilingual)
¡Es la hora de los esqueletos! / It's Skeleton Time! teaches how to tell time in English and Spanish. Following an adaptation of a traditional Costa Rican song, a group of skeletons jump out of their …
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Help Wanted: Must Love Books
4.32 avg. rating
· 616 Ratings
When Shailey's dad gets a new job, she loses her bedtime reading partner. She immediately starts interviews to fill the position and is thrilled when her favorite fairy tale characters line up to appl…
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The Cool Bean (The Bad Seed, #3)
4.20 avg. rating
· 2883 Ratings
Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool.

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Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one…
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Young Julia struggles with the steps to the Afro-Latino dance known as bomba, but when she quits trying so hard, listens and feels the beat of the drums, she's able to relax, enjoy herself and do the …
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Another year of learning is in the books, and it's time to celebrate! Dragon loves parties and picnics and playgrounds and is ready to celebrate too. But is it smart to bring a dragon to the last day …
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Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army
In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sport…
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4.24 avg. rating
· 1721 Ratings
A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo!

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Give Me Back My Bones!
4.06 avg. rating
· 490 Ratings
A silly pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming romp beneath the waves.

Cast a spyglass 'round here
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There's treasure to be found here --
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Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories
Enchanting stories, lyrical poems, stunning photography, and fascinating science fill the pages of this treasury celebrating the amazing world of birds.

This thoughtful and beautifully curated collecti…
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I Am a Tiger
3.91 avg. rating
· 518 Ratings
When is a mouse not a mouse? When he's a tiger of course! This funny story is all about being who you want to be!

This is a story about a mouse with BIG ideas. Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he conv…
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle
4.35 avg. rating
· 2053 Ratings
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

But as…
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