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  1. Zacks Alligator Level 2 Reader

    Zacks Alligator Level 2 Reader

    SKU: 3543


    When Bridget the alligator arrives in the mail, she's only the size of a key chain! But after Zack soaks her in water, she grows into a real live alligator. Bridget wrestles the garden hose and swings from the monkey bars. And what other alligator can do cartwheels? 64 pages. Ages 4-8 Learn More
  2. Wulf the Saxon

    Wulf the Saxon

    SKU: 5543


    Return to the days of the Norman invasion of England and fight alongside a nobleman serving the last of England's Anglo-Saxon monarchs. Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risks his life to rescue his shipwrecked sovereign, and combats Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Wulf and his comrades resolutely stand by King Harold in a series of adventures that climax at the Battle of Hastings. Generations of readers have thrilled to this tale of loyalty and courage in eleventh-century Britain and Normandy. Author G. A. Henty created it in conjunction with his popular series of storybooks in which young characters, inspired by their encounters with real-life figures, perform heroic deeds. Historical fiction at its very best, Wulf the Saxon offers boys and girls an exciting adventure in the medieval world. Reprint of the Scribner's, New York, 1894 edition. Softcover. Ages 10 and up.

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  3. With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty

    With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty

    SKU: 0523


    In this spirited tale of adventure, Vincent Wingfield, who is not yet sixteen, returns home to Virginia after four years of school in England to find conditions in America greatly unsettled. When war breaks out in 1861, Vincent staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee's cavalry to fight for the Confederacy. G.A. Henty's gripping story, written several decades after the war, weaves the spirited teenager's adventures with real life events, while providing an acute glimpse of the conflict from a Southern Perspective. A Dover Publication. Softcover. 328 pages.

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  4. Wilbur & Orville Wright (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

    Wilbur & Orville Wright (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

    SKU: 1613


    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
  5. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

    SKU: 2193


    Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. 32 pages. Ages 5-8. Learn More
  6. Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    SKU: 2190


    Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak. Supports the Common Core State Standards Learn More
  7. Where The Red Fern Grows

    Where The Red Fern Grows

    SKU: 1363


    For fans of Old Yeller and Shiloh, Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Ages 8-12. 272 pages. Learn More
  8. These Happy Golden Years (Full-Color Collector's Edition)

    These Happy Golden Years (Full-Color Collector's Edition)

    SKU: 1582


    For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover. Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book. 304 pages. Ages 8-12. Learn More
  9. The World's Great Speeches

    The World's Great Speeches

    SKU: 4802


    Nearly 300 speeches offer provocative themes, historic parallels, and memorable quotations: Socrates, Julius Caesar, St. Francis, Martin Luther, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Fulton J. Sheen, Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Earl of Spencer, and many others. Includes 8 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Learn More
  10. The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    SKU: 3148


    Considered a masterpiece of contemporary fiction by many, this charming idyll about Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger represents the best of British whimsical fantasy. Kenneth Grahame's creatures endearingly share friendship (and tea) alongside the River, as together they face the turmoil of modern life and the pleasures of Arcadia. 304 pages. Grades 4-6 Learn More
  11. The Westing Game

    The Westing Game

    SKU: 2387


    A highly inventive mystery begins when 16 unlikely people gather for the reading of the very strange will of the very rich Sameul W. Westing. They could become millionaires, depending on how they play a game. All they have to do is find the answer - but the answer to what? The Westing game is tricky and dangerous, but the heirs play on - through blizzards, burglaries, and bombings....Ellen Raskin has entangled a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Includes Discussion Guide. 182 pages. Paperback. Learn More
  12. The Twelfth Night Study Guide

    The Twelfth Night Study Guide

    SKU: 5987


    Introduce your students to the most popular literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of both reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each title is arranged in 10 short chapters with key words defined and used in context. The integrity of the original plays have been retained but essentially converted into story format. Each chapter is followed by multiple-choice questions that require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw inferences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. 72-pages. Standards Mastered: • Reading and Listening Comprehension • Recalling Facts & Details, Main Idea • Analyzing Characters • Context Clues • Interpreting Text • Reading Skills • Vocabulary Development • Fluency Interested level grade 4-adult Learn More
  13. The Trumpeter of Krakow

    The Trumpeter of Krakow

    SKU: 3129


    For well over thirty years, Eric P. Kelly's Newbery Award winner has brought the color and romance of ancient times to young readers. Today, "The Trumpeter of Krakow" is an absorbing and dramatic as when it was first published in 1928. Ages 8-12. Learn More
  14. The Time Machine (A Stepping Stone Book)

    The Time Machine (A Stepping Stone Book)

    SKU: 3532


    Want to travel to the year 802,701? Hop aboard The Time Machine. Illustrated in black-and-white. When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay. Reading level: 2.4. Adapted by Les Martin. 93 pgs. Learn More
  15. The Three Theban Plays

    The Three Theban Plays

    SKU: 2551


    The Three Theban Plays. The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles’s authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles’s lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. 432 pages. Learn More
  16. The Tales of the Sinuhe

    The Tales of the Sinuhe

    SKU: 5103


    The Tales of the Sinuhe. Drawing on recent advances in Egyptology, R.B. Parkinson's new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1940-1640 B.C.). The book features The Tale of the Sinuhe, acclaimed as the masterpiece of Egyptian poetry, which tells of a courtier's adventures after the flees Egypt. Other works include stories of fantastic wonders from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid, a lyrical dialogue between a man and his soul on the nature of death and the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of virtue and wisdom, one of which is bitterly spoken from the grave by the assassinated king Amenemhat I, founder of the Twelfth Dynasty.

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  17. The Summer of the Swans

    The Summer of the Swans

    SKU: 2385


    Sara’s life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.144 pages. Ages 8-12. Learn More
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  19. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

    SKU: 2195


    A beloved classic in a perfect read-aloud format! The year 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats’s most recognized and beloved book. Now young readers can enjoy this Caldecott winner as a full-sized board book, perfect for bookstore storytime, classrooms and libraries, and read-alouds of all kinds. This big, sturdy edition will bring even more young readers to the story of Peter and his adventures in the snow. Learn More
  20. The Secret Garden (Aladdin Paperback)

    The Secret Garden (Aladdin Paperback)

    SKU: 3112


    One of the most beloved children's books of all time and the inspiration for a feature film, a television miniseries, and a Broadway musical, The Secret Garden is the best-known work of Frances Hodgson Burnett. In this unforgettable story, three children find healing and friendship in a magical forgotten garden on the haunting Yorkshire moors. 416 pages. Learn More
  21. The Screwtape Letters

    The Screwtape Letters

    SKU: 6175


    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The "Screwtape Letters" is the most engaging account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written. 209 pages. Learn More
  22. The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken

    SKU: 1157


    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. "These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert Frost at his most representative: the language is simple, clear and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance. Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations and rural imagery, Frost fashioned poetry of great lyrical beauty and potent symbolism. Now a selection of the best of his early works is available in this volume, originally published in 1916 under the title Mountain Interval. Included are many moving and expressive poems: "An Old Man's Winter Night," "In the Home Stretch," "Meeting and Passing," "Putting In the Seed," "A Time to Talk," "The Hill Wife," "The Exposed Nest," "The Sound of Trees" and more. All are reprinted here complete and unabridged. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Reprint of Mountain Interval, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1916. Learn More
  23. The Rime of Ancient Mariner

    The Rime of Ancient Mariner

    SKU: 1152


    Great title poem plus "Kubla Khan," "Christabel," 20 other sonnets, lyrics, odes: "Sonnet: To a Friend who asked how I felt when the Nurse first presented my Infant to me," "Frost at Midnight," "The Nightingale," "The Pains of Sleep," "To William Wordsworth," "Youth and Age," many more. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines. All are reprinted from an authoritative edition published by Oxford University Press. Learn More
  24. The Princess and the Goblin

    The Princess and the Goblin

    SKU: 5459


    Princess Irene's discovery of a secret stair to the top turret of the castle leads to a wonderful revelation. At the same time, the miner's son Curdie overhears a fiendish plot by the goblins that live below the mountain. But it will take all their wit and courage, and the help of Irene's magic ring, to make sense of their separate knowledge and foil the goblins' schemes. Ages 8-12. Penguin. Learn More
  25. The Princess and Curdie

    The Princess and Curdie

    SKU: 5616


    Princess Irene's great-great-grandmother has a testing task for Curdie. He will not go alone though, she provides him with a companion – the oddest and ugliest creature Curdie has ever seen, but one who turns out to be the most loyal friend he could have hoped for. Ages 10+ Penguin. Learn More

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