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The Littlest Pumpkin (eBook)

Age: Ages 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: It's Halloween, and the pumpkins at Mr. Bartlett's farm stand are eagerly waiting to be picked by visiting children. And the littlest pumpkin is the most excited of all! She dreams of being carved and used as the centerpiece for a cozy Halloween party. But as the children come to visit, they select the bigger, fatter pumpkins, until finally, only the tiniest pumpkin remains. Will anyone choose her?

Illustrated with simple drawings that tug at the heart, this story has a charming surprise ending, as well as a sweet lesson—no matter the size or shape, there's a place for everyone.

Hello Reader (1): Our Silly Garden (eBook)

Age: Ages 4-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: Can you grow a soccer ball from a sock, or a porcupine from a hairbrush? You just never know when you plant silly things in your garden! A toaster and some socks, pillows, and rocks grow to be toast, a soccer ball, sheep, and a rocking chair in this silly garden! Fun, rhyming text and wonderfully imaginative illustrations make this book a winner for beginning readers!

The high-interest stories in the Hello Reader! series make reading fun! The stories have been tested for vocabulary and sentence length to help you make the right choice. Plus, a letter from an education specialist gives valuable advice on how to read to your child and listen to your child read to you.

Scholastic Discover More™: Emergency Vehicles

Age: Ages 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: This book is full of photos that reveal exciting details of how fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, motorbikes, and helicopters really work. There are also introductions to more unusual vehicles that do spectacular jobs, from super-scoopers to fireboats. Clean layouts, simple words, and clear word-picture relationships make these books perfect for children new to informational texts.

Thirteenth Child (eBook)

Age: Ages 10-14 | Grade: Grades 5-8
Summary: Eff is a thirteenth child, which is supposed to make her a curse to her family. Her twin brother Lan, on the other hand, is the seventh son of a seventh son, which means his life will be full of luck and magic. While her parents try to protect her from the rest of the family, who think she should have been drowned at birth or thrown in jail, their support just isn't enough.

After the family moves to a frontier town, Eff knows she'll have to find a way to get along quietly in the world. She tries to be cautious with her magical powers—but unfortunately, suppressing them just causes more problems. Is Eff really as naturally evil as she has been told? Or is there a way for her to defy her own fate?

This entertaining and wildly creative coming-of-age tale will appeal equally to fans of magic, science fiction, and the Old West, a mythical time in American history.

The Magician Trilogy #1: The Snow Spider (eBook)

Age: Ages 9-12 | Grade: Grades 4-6
Summary: On Gwyn's ninth birthday, his grandmother tells him he may be a magician, like his Welsh ancestors. She gives him five gifts to help him—a brooch, a piece of dried seaweed, a tin whistle, a scarf, and a broken toy horse. One blustery day, unsure what to do with his newfound magic, Gwyn throws the brooch to the wind and receives a silvery snow spider in return. Will he be able to use this special spider to bring his missing sister, Bethan, home? The Snow Spider spins an icy, sparkly web of mystical intrigue that sets the stage for the next two books in this outstanding trilogy.

Nimmo weaves elements of Welsh folklore into a story that combines magic with a realistic modern setting. For fantasy fans who aren't quite ready for the Charlie Bone series, The Magician Trilogy has plenty of adventure and likable characters.

Candy Apple #13: Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa (eBook)

Age: Ages 10-13 | Grade: Grades 4-7
Summary: Christmas . . . . bah humbug!

Noel thought Christmas couldn't get any worse. First her parents announce that she wouldn't be taking a cool vacation. Then the teacher announces a class secret Santa drawing -- and who does Noel get? A stuck-up new girl she barely knows! And who does her BFF get? Noel's secret crush! Can it get any worse? Yes it can! Because Noel's own secret Santa is the lamest one ever! Now Noel's got visions of Scrooge not sugar plums in her head . . . . But Christmas is a time for surprises . . . .especially for one bitter, secret Santa.

National Geographic Kids™ Chapters: Animal Superstars and More True Stories of Amazing Animal Talents

Age: Ages 8-10 | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: This entertaining and humorous chapter book features animals that can perform amazing acts like surfing, riding a skateboard, and playing a saxophone. These stories will enchant readers and empower them to devour the more text-heavy "grown-up" style of the book, while still being easily digestible for hesitant readers.

Hello Reader (1): Spiders Everywhere (eBook)

Age: Ages 4-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: Although Ben loves to be outside looking at rocks and digging in the dirt, his fear of spiders almost keeps him inside. Ben runs inside after a spider jumps on his shoulder. Once inside, however, Ben finds a lot of "spiders" throughout his home. Or is it just his big imagination?

The high-interest stories in the Hello Reader! series make reading fun! The stories have been tested for vocabulary and sentence length to help you make the right choice. Plus, a letter from an education specialist gives valuable advice on how to read to your child and listen to your child read to you.

How Will I Get to School This Year?

Age: Ages 4-7 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: Ride the bus to school again this year? Been there. Done that. Why limit transportation, when there are so many creatures – and so many travel options – available? A school bus is smelly, noisy, and cramped. But what about taking an animal ride? • A giant mosquito would turn heads • A pig would hog the highway • A bald eagle would offer fast flight With this many possibilities, there could be a bouncy, bumpy, buzzy new ride every day! Witty, warm, and whimsical!

Picture Perfect? (eBook)

Age: Ages 5-8 | Grade: Grades K-2
Summary: A Scholastic Kids Are Authors award winner!

It's school picture day, and everyone wants to look perfect! But from bad haircuts to lost teeth to outfits chosen by Mom, a lot of things can keep kids from looking their best. Simple text and crayon portraits capture the hilarious picture-day dilemmas that can make it hard to smile for the camera!

This Book Isn't Fat, It's Fabulous (eBook)

Age: Ages 15 and Up | Grade: Grades 10-12
Summary: Manhattan "it girl" Riley Swain is no pudgy wallflower. She's brash, bold, fashionable, and yes, fabulous. Riley has no qualms about kissing her best friend's crush, or bribing her dad's lawyer. But this spring break, Riley's dad and wicked stepmother are shipping her off to New Horizons, a two-week fat camp in upstate New York. And it's miserable, like military school without carbs.

But then Riley gets to know adorable Eric, who sees beyond Riley's tough exterior. Soon, Riley begins to realize that maybe it's not her shape that will change at New Horizons...but her heart.

This hilarious novel, starring an unforgettable queen-sized queen bee, will have readers in stitches—and swooning over the love story.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Enriched eBook)

Age: Ages 11-13 | Grade: Grades 5-7
Summary: Life hasn't been easy for 12-year-old Homer and his older brother, Harold, since their mother passed away. They've been living with Uncle Squinton, the meanest man in the entire state of Maine. When Squinton sells Harold into service in the Union Army for a quick profit, Homer decides to take off and track down his brother's regiment.

Once on the road, Homer travels by foot, wagon, train, steamship, hot-air balloon, and a horse named Bob. He encounters scoundrels, scallywags, and spies of every sort. And if his adventures are just too incredible to be believed, well, as Homer would say, "old Truth ain't nearly as useful as a fib sometime."

With humor and just a touch of exaggeration, Homer spins a rousing, page-turning tale filled with historical encounters, daring deeds, and good old-fashioned adventure.

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