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  1. Ben Franklin Autobiography and Other Writings

    Ben Franklin Autobiography and Other Writings

    SKU: 0929

    $9.95

    Benamin Franklin and Other Writings by Oxford World Classics. Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended over nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing "Poor Richard's Almanack" to signing the Declaration of Independence. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. This edition provides a new text of the "Autobiography," established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal, and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work. Includes Introduction, Bibliography, Chronology and Explanatory Notes. 361 pages. Learn More
  2. Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume I

    Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume I

    SKU: 3097

    $23.00

    Volume I of this 3-part series explores 25 outstanding novels. Each novel study includes a synopsis, vocabulary list, assessments, answer key, worksheets, and extension activities. Novels are characterized in 6 groupings: Growing Up, Family Problems, Special Challenges, Mysteries, Fantasy/Science Fiction, and Historical Novels. Among the novels presented are: A Day No Pigs Would Die Bridge to Terabithia Julie of the Wolves The Dollhouse Murders Tuck Everlasting The Devil's Arithmetic Note: Novels are not included. From Walch Education. Grades 6-9. Learn More
  3. Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume II

    Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume II

    SKU: 3098

    $23.00

    Volume II of this 3-part series explores 25 outstanding novels. Each novel study includes a synopsis, vocabulary list, assessments, answer key, worksheets, and extension activities. Novels are characterized in 4 groupings: Dreams and Goals, Decisions and Consequences, Family Problems, and Historical Novels. Among the 25 novels presented are: Motown and Didi No Dragons to Slaw The Pigman The Elephant Tree Homecoming Tiger Eyes Across Five Aprils The Last Mission Note: Novels are not included. Grades 6-9. From Walch Education. Learn More
  4. Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume III

    Best Young Adult Novels: Vocabulary, Activities & Tests: Volume III

    SKU: 3099

    $23.00

    Volume III of this 3-part series explores 25 novels, including The Lottery Rose, The Outsiders, The Best Little Girl in the World, The Boy Who Drank Too Much, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Stranger with My Face, and A Wrinkle in Time. Each novel study includes a synopsis, vocabulary list, assessments, answer key, worksheets, and extension activities. Novels are characterized in 4 groupings: Special Relationships, Special Challenges, Mysteries, and Fantasy/ScienceFiction. Note: Novels are not included. Grades 6-9. From Walch Education. Learn More
  5. Big Book of Little Stories

    Big Book of Little Stories

    SKU: 12650

    $21.99

    An illustrated collection of fifteen classic stories, charmingly retold and illustrated for young children. Favorite stories include Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man and The Three Little Pigs, perfect for reading aloud to very young children. A lovely gift at any time of the year.

    Series: Read-Aloud Story Books These delightful books make great stories and gifts for young and old readers alike!

    Age 3 years and up      Publisher: Usborne

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  6. Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

    Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

    SKU: 4177

    $8.95

    Billy Budd is among the greatest of Melville's works and, in its richness and ambiguity, among the most problematic. Outwardly a compelling narrative of events aboard a British man-of-war during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd, Sailor is a nautical recasting of the Fall, a parable of good and evil, a meditation on justice and political governance, and a searching portrait of three extraordinary men. In this edition are also eight shorter tales, reprinted from the most authoritative recent editions and are supplemented by a penetrating introduction and full notes. Learn More
  7. Billy Budd, Sailor/Other Stori

    Billy Budd, Sailor/Other Stori

    SKU: 1347

    $4.95

    This is another classic by the author of Moby-Dick. This story weaves the struggle between "social authority, individual freedom, human justice and abstract good." Learn More
  8. Blue Willow

    Blue Willow

    SKU: 4218

    $7.99

    Janey cherishes the blue willow plate from her long lost home. She follows her family as they work the crops from farm to farm. She hopes to someday settle down into a real community with friends and family. Learn More
  9. BOOST Favorite Fairy Tales Coloring Book

    BOOST Favorite Fairy Tales Coloring Book

    SKU: 2053

    $4.99

    Thirty fun-to-color illustrations introduce young children to the make-believe world of Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Thumbelina, Beauty and the Beast, the Golden Goose, Pinocchio, the Ugly Duckling, and other beloved characters — all portrayed in familiar surroundings. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: PreK–K.

    Boost: Seriously Fun Learning! Keeping children entertained and engaged is the key to learning, and the Boost series offers a wide range of fun-filled coloring and activity books that help teach a variety of basic skills. Each title is targeted to a specific grade range and carefully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are listed at the bottom of each page.

    Dover Original.

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  10. Brave New World

    Brave New World

    SKU: 10108

    $15.99

    This is a utopian world: humanity is carefree, healthy and technologically advanced. Warfare and poverty have been eliminated and everyone is permanently happy due to government-provided stimulation. The irony is that everything humans consider essential has been eliminated. It is also a hedonistic society, especially the use of soma, a powerful drug taken to escape pain and bad memories through hallucinatory fantasies. A caste system was developed based on genetically engineered intelligence. When an educated savage falls in love with an average person from the World State there is conflict and he becomes defiant. He disrupts the society and refuses to take his drugs and eventually commits suicide. Learn More
  11. Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    SKU: 1598

    $7.99

    Story of a young boy and girl who become inseparable in their adventures of imagination. When tragedy befalls, its up to Jess to understand the gift given him. Learn More
  12. Brighty of the Grand Canyon

    Brighty of the Grand Canyon

    SKU: 12782

    $7.99

    A determined little burro earns the loyalty and affection of everyone he encounters in this classic story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry, now in a gorgeous hardcover gift edition. Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice. Brighty’s adventures have delighted generations of readers, and he has become the symbol of a joyous way of life. Some people say that you can even see his spirit roving the canyon on moonlit nights—forever wild, forever free. This beloved story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations in a gorgeous collectible hardcover edition. Ages 8-12 Learn More
  13. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

    SKU: 1394

    $10.99

    Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

    Includes 7 new poems, including “Brown Girl Dreaming”.

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  14. Bud, Not buddy

    Bud, Not buddy

    SKU: 0380

    $8.99

    The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father. It's 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. Learn More
  15. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill

    SKU: 1755

    $5.99

    Part of the Childhood of Famous Americans fictionalized biography series. One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies - easily read by children 8 and up - today's youngster is swept right into history. Paperback. ages 8-12. 192 pages. Learn More
  16. Buffalo Bill/Pony Express

    Buffalo Bill/Pony Express

    SKU: 2902

    $4.99

    Bill Cody was only 15 years old when he joined the Pony Express. Even though riders had to weather storms, wild animals, and outlaws on the trail, Bill just knew he could do the job. But he never imagined he would someday become famous - known as Buffalo Bill, the bravest rider on the Pony Express. An "I Can Read" Level 3 book. Grades 2-4. Learn More
  17. By the Great Horn Spoon

    By the Great Horn Spoon

    SKU: 1972

    $8.99

    When Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion but is still unable to raise enough money to pay her debts, the twelve-year-old goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed? This new edition features illustrations by Brett Helquist. Learn More
  18. Caddle Woodlawn

    Caddle Woodlawn

    SKU: 1750

    $7.99

    Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother's dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors -- neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at all. Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it's based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years Learn More
  19. Calico Bush

    Calico Bush

    SKU: 3114

    $7.99

    Calico Bush by Rachel Field. In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all. Ages 10-14. Learn More
  20. Call it Courage

    Call it Courage

    SKU: 3157

    $5.99

    A boy tries to overcome his fear of the sea in this treasured classic and winner of the Newbery Medal. Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout Heart, he feared and avoided the sea, till everyone branded him a coward. When he could no longer bear their taunts and jibes, he determined to conquer that fear or be conquered-- so he went off in his canoe, alone except for his little dog and pet albatross. A storm gave him his first challenge. Then days on a desert island found him resourceful beyond his own expectation. This is the story of how his courage grew and how he finally returned home. This is a legend. It happened many years ago, but even today the people of Hikueru sing this story and tell it over their evening fires.. Ages 10-12 Learn More
  21. Call of the Wild/White Fang

    Call of the Wild/White Fang

    SKU: 1508

    $5.95

    Includes The Call of the Wild, the story of Buck the dog who was stolen from his home and the hardships he has to endure. White Fang is the story of an animal who is part dog, part wolf and the man who changed him. Learn More
  22. Caps for Sale

    Caps for Sale

    SKU: 1604

    $8.99

    Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers. This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution. 48 pages. Ages 4-8 Learn More
  23. Capyboppy

    Capyboppy

    SKU: 4033

    $9.99

    Based on the true adventures of a capybara, the largest existing rodent, who lived with the Peet family. Written and illustrated by Bill Peet. 62 pages. Learn More
  24. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

    Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

    SKU: 1848

    $7.99

    Readers today are still fascinated by “Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero. 256 pages. Paperback. Learn More
  25. Catcher in the Rye

    Catcher in the Rye

    SKU: 6820

    $8.99

    The story takes place at Pencey Prep in Pennsylvania. Holden Caufield has been expelled and will return home to Manhattan in four days. He has a physical fight with a dormitory neighbor over Jane Gallagher, a girl Holden has a crush on. He leaves the school a few days early and checks into a Manhattan hotel without telling his parents. Each encounter is a frustrating misinterpretation with sexual overtones. He flirts with strangers, tries to set up dates and then "chickens out." At one point, he sneaks into his own apartment and wakes his younger sister, Phoebe. In the end, he goes home because he misses everyone. Learn More

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