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While You Were Sleeping

Age: Ages 8-12 | Grade: Grade 3
Summary: Discover the amazing things that happen around the world while you are asleep!

Books are often used to put children to bed. But what happens after we close our eyes? The world keeps spinning, people go to work, machines plug on, and many of the Earth's living creatures are just waking up! WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING is going to fill its readers in on everything they're missing after they drift off to sleep. The book is divided into six chapters (animals, the human body, space, pop culture, and sports), with each chapter focusing on different activities that happen every night. The pages will have fun and kid-friendly, full-color illustrations throughout.



Steve and Matthew Murrie are a father-and-son team. Steve lives in Missouri and Matthew is currently living in New York.

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Paperback: $6.99

Song of the Sparrow

Age: Ages 12-15
Summary: Since the days of King Arthur, there have been poems and paintings created in her name. She is Elaine of Ascolat, the Lady of Shalott, and now there is a book all her own. The year is 490 A.D. and 16-year-old Elaine has a temperament to match her fiery red hair. Living on a military base with her father, brothers, and the rest of Arthur's army, Elaine pines for the handsome Lancelot, and longs for a female friend. But when the cruel, beautiful Gwynivere arrives, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. Can Elaine find the strength to survive the birth of a kingdom?

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Paperback: $8.99

Hardcover: $13.59

Storia eBook: $7.99

Fish

Age: Ages 8-10 | Grade: Grade 3
Summary: Fish--nicknamed for his incredible swimming abilities--is a twelve-year-old boy from a poor farming family. After taking a job as a courier for his uncle, Fish is waylaid by pirates, who steal the package he's carrying. He soon learns that it's the key to locating the Chain of Chuacar, a legendary treasure. As he works to earn the trust of Cobb, the fortune-hunting captain of the Scurvy Mistress, Fish learns of a mutiny headed by a nasty pirate called Scab. With time running out to find the Chain, Fish and some fellow shipmates still loyal to Cobb must thwart Scab's dastardly plan.

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Hardcover: $13.59

Storia eBook: $6.99

Scooby-Doo Sticker Storybook: Night at Mystery Manor

Age: Ages 4-8 | Grade: Grade Pre-K
Summary: Zoinks! The gang is investigating a mystery at a spooky haunted house. Kids can help them find the culprit by placing reusable stickers of Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne. Over 50 stickers in all!

Here Come the Girl Scouts!

Age: Ages 5 and Up | Grade: Grade K
Summary: An inspiring picture book biography for Girl Scouts and adventurers of all ages.

Juliette Gordon Low - Daisy to her friends and family - was not like most girls of the Victorian era.

Prim and proper?

BOSH!

Dainty and delicate?

HOW BORING!

Daisy loved the outdoors and yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world. And nothing would stop her - not even losing most of her hearing. Combining her ancestors' passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, Girl Scouts continue to experience the outdoors, do good deeds, and make a difference!

Teaching Reading With Think Aloud Lessons

Age: Ages 4 and Up | Grade: Grade Pre-K
Summary: With this giant flip chart, you can teach comprehension to your whole class or small groups with great ease and impact. Or prop the chart up on an easel for students to use on their own! Two-page spreads show a strategy lesson on one side and on the other, a nonfiction or fiction passage with Robb's think aloud highlighted. Finally, your students can see the kinds of thoughts a reader makes to puzzle the meaning of a word, visualize, and so on. Includes lessons for 8 key strategies, including inferring, posing questions, making connections, discerning cause and effect, and more. Engaging journal writing prompts support students as they practice the strategies independently. For use with Grades 4 & Up.

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Paperback: $22.39

On Enemy Soil: The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier

Age: Ages 8-14 | Grade: Grade 3
Summary: American History comes alive with this exciting war journal from an award-winning author!

Ignorant to the bitter realities of military life, 16-year-old James enlists in the Union Army at the dawn of the Civil War. When his lieutenant assigns him to be the company historian of the G Company of the 122nd Regiment, New York Volunteers, he is initially at a loss as to what exactly he is supposed to record. As the days pass, James settles into his role, but he cannot take comfort in it. His country is divided by a bloody war, and his unit struggles through the hardships and turmoil. Through his journal entries, James poignantly captures the terror of battle, the drudgery of day-to-day life in the infantry, the loss of comrades, and the disillusionment of a young soldier.

Contributors:

Jim Murphy is the celebrated author of more than thirty-five books for young readers, most notably TRUCE: THE DAY THE SOLDIERS STOPPED FIGHTING and THE GREAT FIRE, a Newbery Honor Winner. His carefully researched, engaging, and elegantly written nonfiction has garnered the most prestigious awards in the field. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

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The Fire Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles Book #4)

Age: Ages 9-12 | Grade: Grade 4
Summary: Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. Slowly the ice is changing; bears are starving; dragons are rising; and the spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, grows restless. But all living things may suffer if she takes action. As the weather grows wilder and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn from the north to David's daughter, Alexa. She is the key to stopping it. . . . Can one girl save the world from the forces of evil before she disappears like her father?

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Paperback: $7.99

Hardcover: $13.29

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #5: A Tangled Web

Age: Ages 8-12 | Grade: Grade 3
Summary: When the Sith Lord demands that Ferus Olin help save a perishing planet, the former Jedi apprentice is anything but eager to comply. But he must do as he is told or watch the last of the Jedi perish at the hands of the Empire. Another action-packed Jedi adventure that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Page Turners
Now your Star Wars fan can experience the same intensity from the movies in junior novel form.

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Paperback: $4.89

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4: Claudia and Mean Janine

Age: Ages 9-12 | Grade: Grade 4
Summary: Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her art than her grades, feels she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, makes straight As, and even takes college-level courses. The girls are nothing alike, and they can't agree on anything. While Janine devotes all her time to working on her Web site, The Baby-sitters Club is busy with their new summer play group. But when something terrible happens to their grandmother, Mimi, the two sisters discover they're more alike than they originally thought.

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Paperback: $6.93

Geronimo Stilton #44: The Giant Diamond Robbery

Age: Ages 7-10 | Grade: Grade 2
Summary: In each Geronimo Stilton book, another funny, cheesy adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is fast-paced, with lively full-color art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

I, Geronimo Stilton, am no sportsmouse. But that didn't stop Grandfather William from dragging me to a golf tournament so I could be his caddie! Once I arrived, who should I bump into but my friend Kornelius Von Kickpaw, a.k.a. Special Agent 00K. Someone was plotting to steal the Super Mouse Cup, and it was up to me and Kornelius to crack the case!


Bluford High #8: Blood is Thicker

Age: Ages 13 and Up | Grade: Grades 9-12
Summary: Hakeem Randall can't take it anymore. First he learns that his father is sick and that his parents can no longer afford their home. Then he finds out he has to leave his friends at Bluford High and move in with his uncle in faraway Detroit--where he has to share a bedroom with his moody, secretive cousin Savon. Once childhood friends, he and Savon have since grown apart--and they're headed for a confrontation that promises to change their lives forever.

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