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*******bit.ly/JourneyPictureBook Journey by Aaron Becker On Sale August 6, 2013 Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship. A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.
  • 26 Jun 2013
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*******bit.ly/SneakyArt Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight by Marthe Jocelyn Made you look! Kids will uncover their inner guerrilla artist as they sneak funny art projects into surprising places to make people smile! For young artists, tricksters, and crafters, here is a hip, friendly how-to manual for creating removable and shareable art projects from easily found materials. The sneaky part is in the installation! Each work of art is custom-created for display in public places -- a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a public fountain, a plate of tiny paper cupcakes on your teacher’s desk, a penny left on the ground for a stranger, a funny message left on your mother’s bathroom mirror, and more. This utterly unique guide -- part craft book, part art-philosophy -- offers a stylish and sweet "made-you-look-twice" spirit of fun meant to put a smile on the faces of strangers and loved ones alike.
  • 19 Jun 2013
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*******www.candlewick****/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=0763665533&pix=n Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner In Sally Gardner’s stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell -- who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright -- sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big...One hundred very short chapters, told in an utterly original first-person voice, propel readers through a narrative that is by turns gripping and darkly humorous, bleak and chilling, tender and transporting.
  • 15 Jan 2013
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*******www.timmyfailure**** Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis On Sale February 2013 Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids' comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis. Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure -- the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile -- Timmy's mom's Segway -- and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmy's plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn't include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brainer spy mission. From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further -- or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment -- making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.
  • 15 Jan 2013
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*******candlewick****/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=0763657468&pix=n From Dallas Clayton, an exciting new face in children’s literature, comes a book of illustrated poems full of wisdom, wonder, and whimsy. A boy with a beard tries to stay six forever. A frightful monster lives a million miles away, but is equally scared of you. A magic rope hangs from the sky, next to a sign saying "Give me a try." In this brightly illustrated selection of playful, often provocative poems, ideas run the gamut from stopping your lightning-fast running to help others keep up, imagining a store that sells colors never before made, or admitting you’ll never know all the answers (and sleeping better at night). Following the runaway success of his self-published debut, Dallas Clayton’s quirky, captivating collection makes it clear that this rising talent, whose work has evoked comparisons to Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Shel Silverstein, exudes a spirit and style all his own.
  • 21 Dec 2012
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Author/Illustrator David Ezra Stein Discusses “Stein-Lining” – his illustration technique for his picture book Because Amelia Smiled. *******bit.ly/PWONJ1 Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein Just try not to smile! A positively inspiring picture book from the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning INTERRUPTING CHICKEN.
  • 16 Oct 2012
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Author/Illustrator David Ezra Stein Demonstrates “Stein-Lining” – his illustration technique for his picture book Because Amelia Smiled. *******bit.ly/PWONJ1 Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein Just try not to smile! A positively inspiring picture book from the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning INTERRUPTING CHICKEN.
  • 16 Oct 2012
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*******bit.ly/HopSkipJumpMaisy Get kids moving with Maisy! Just pull the tabs, and your favorite mouse will show off fun actions that children will want to imitate. Maisy is full of energy, just like the toddlers and preschoolers who love her. With this interactive picture book, children are invited to channel that get-up-and go into stretching, jumping, running, playing ball, jumping rope, somersaulting, and lots more. Like Maisy, of course, they'll want to take time for a nutritious snack -and hunker down for a good night's sleep when all that activity is done. You can find out more about Maisy at *******www.maisyfunclub****
  • 11 Apr 2012
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*******bit.ly/OhNoGeorge George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But when George spies a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table, his resolve starts to waver. You see, George loves cake. . . . Uh-oh. What to do now? It's so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! What ever will Harry say when he gets back? Chris Haughton's fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages - and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist. Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good - with disastrous results.
  • 2 Mar 2012
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*******ologyworld**** Learn how to do the Disappearing Dots trick featured in the latest Ology book Illusionology! Illusionology by Albert Schafer Can you trust your eyes? The newest discovery in the 'Ology series amazes and thrills as the closely guarded secrets of the illusionologists are revealed! Do you wonder how Harry Houdini performed his amazing escapes? Are you burning to learn the art of making a beautiful woman appear to levitate? Look closely, for the secrets of the world's most famous magicians and illusionists - from the ancient Egyptians through the early twentieth century "Handcuff King" himself - are contained within! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, Illusionology is an indispensable guide unveiling step-by-step instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats. Master the classic cups-and-ball illusion! Mesmerize your friends with mindreading card tricks! Along with sundry flaps and booklets, readers will find props for their own sleight of hand, including: - A magical "dematerializer" - A set of trick playing cards - A pair of "disappearing spot" paddles - A "levitating" card!
  • 1 Mar 2012
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*******bit.ly/ObsidianBlade National Book Award winner Pete Hautman talks about his upcoming book The Obsidian Blade, the first in The Klaatu Diskos series, and uses finger paintings and pictures as visual aides! Book description: Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool - and the question is, who will control it? The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished - only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear. Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing - one right on top of the roof - hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey - from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.
  • 28 Feb 2012
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*******www.rubyredfort**** Hey, Buster! Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. Now in her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, along with her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum. Ruby gets into lots of scrapes with evil villains, but she's always ice-cool in a crisis. Just take a classic screwball comedy, add heaps of breathtaking action, and multiply it by Lauren Child's writing genius, and what have you got? Only the most exciting new middle-grade series since, like, ever. On Sale March 2012 Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child
  • 18 Jan 2012
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*******bit.ly/Starfields Starfields by Carolyn Marsden An ancient calendar comes to an end in 2012-- and many predict the world will end with it. Can one Mayan girl make a difference? Rosalba is a nine-year-old Mayan girl living in rural Mexico. Like her mother and grandmother, she weaves stories of her people onto blouses, ensuring that the age-old traditions continue. But new in? uences are entering her life. A ladina girl from the city, visiting with her scientist father, passes on the astonishing news that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012. Rosalba knows nothing about that, but her village is faced with a bulldozer tearing through the forest, dying wildlife, and corn? elds in danger. Rosalba’s new friend tells her she must do something to help, but what? As she ponders, she dreams of an ancient Mayan boy, eyes bound in a shamanistic ritual, who hints at a way she can make her voice heard. Interweaving a contemporary story with a mythical dream narrative, Carolyn Marsden spins a gripping tale of friendship, cultural identity, and urgent environmental themes.
  • 28 Oct 2011
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*******bit.ly/ElmoLovesYouPopUp Elmo Loves You: The Pop-Up by Sesame Street Elmo is just bursting with love! Everyone loves something, and just as Bert loves pigeons and the Count loves to count, Elmo loves you! Now this beloved Sesame Street classic springs to life in a high-quality interactive story. All the favorite characters are here: just pull a tab, flip a wheel, or turn a page to see Big Bird tote a teetering stack of books, Abby play peekaboo, the Count tally windows as they fly open, and more. And of course Elmo keeps popping up, too! A sweet final twist-- and a great big kiss-- will have little loved ones feeling truly special.
  • 28 Oct 2011
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bit.ly/​StrawWoodBrickHouseBlow A comedic love story told by none other than Death himself, portrayed here as a handsome and charismatic hero who may steal your heart in more ways than one. With humor, suspense, and relatable prose, this hip and cutting-edge collection dazzles. The fourth of the novellas in this bold collection by Another series author Daniel Nayeri. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality."
  • 6 Oct 2011
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bit.ly/​StrawWoodBrickHouseBlow This detective story set in modern NYC features a squad of "wish police" and a team of unlikely detectives. The third novella in this bold collection of four riveting tales by Another series author Daniel Nayeri. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality.
  • 6 Oct 2011
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bit.ly/​StrawWoodBrickHouseBlow This science-fiction tale plunges the reader into a future where reality and technology blend imperceptibly, and a teenage girl must race to save the world from a nano-revolution that a corporation calls "ReCreation Day." The second in this bold collection of four novellas by Another series author Daniel Nayeri. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality.
  • 6 Oct 2011
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bit.ly/​StrawWoodBrickHouseBlow A Western sizzling with suspense, set in a land where a rancher grows soulless humans and a farmer grows living toys. One of the four novellas in this bold collection by Another series author Daniel Nayeri. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality.
  • 6 Oct 2011
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