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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. Usborne Stories from Around the World

    Usborne Stories from Around the World

    SKU: 7344


    Traditional stories from all around the world are gathered here in this magical collection. Tales of brave heroes and heroines are retold alongside tales of wonderful magic, of strange and faithful creatures, and of how things first began.

    Age 6 years and up                       Publisher: Usborne

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  9. Usborne Peek Inside a Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood

    Usborne Peek Inside a Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood

    SKU: 12669


    Journey into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood, peeking through the trees, lifting flaps to see what's beneath things, and watching granny's cottage emerge with each turn of the page. Delicate cutaways and holes to peek through are layered on top of each other to create a magical filigree effect, drawing children in to the story.

    Series: Peek Inside a Fairy Tale

    Journey into these fairy tales, peeking through the trees, lifting flaps to see what's beneath things, and watch the story unfold with each turn of the page.

    Age 3+

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  10. Usborne Illustrated Stories of Princes and Princesses

    Usborne Illustrated Stories of Princes and Princesses

    SKU: 6395


    In the fairytale world of princes and princesses, anything can happen. There are enchantments to break, glass hills to climb, giants to defeat and true love to find. Much-loved classics and some rarer tales are brought together in this gorgeously illustrated collection.

    Series: Illustrated Stories Beautifully illustrated collections of classics and original tales.

    Age 7 years and up                      Publisher: Usborne

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  11. Usborne Illustrated Stories from China

    Usborne Illustrated Stories from China

    SKU: 4064


    Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today.

    The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.

    Stories included: Fox & Tiger, Pearl that Shone in Dark, Frog in the Well, Butterfly's Dream, Great-Aunt Tiger, Painter of Dragons, How Phoenix Got Feathers, No Silver Buried Here, Mouse's Marriage, Old Man Moved Mountain, Golden Slipers, Monkey King,  and New Year Monster.

    Age 8+

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  12. Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales

    Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales

    SKU: 7357


    Open these pages and enter an enchanted realm of proud emperors, pretty princesses, helpful fairies and magical animals… This charming collection contains ten classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and others. These stories include: Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor and the Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, The Dragon Painter, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Swan Princess and The Emperor's New Clothes.

    Series: Illustrated Stories

    Beautifully illustrated collections of classics and original tales.

    Age 7 years and up                                     Publisher: Usborne

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  13. Usborne Fairy Tales for Little Children

    Usborne Fairy Tales for Little Children

    SKU: 12557


    Welcome to the wonderful world of fairy tales, full of wicked wolves, clever princesses and magic beanstalks that touch the sky.

    Would you like to be whisked away to a royal ball? Or find out who lives in a castle in the clouds? Then let’s begin.

    Once upon a time... Includes: Cinderella, Goldilocks, Jack & the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, The Princess and the Pea.

    Series: Read-Aloud Story Books

    These delightful books make great stories and gifts for young and old readers alike!

    Age 3 years and up

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  14. Usborne Complete Jane Austen (IR)

    Usborne Complete Jane Austen (IR)

    SKU: 4058


    From teenage girls waiting to dance at their very first ball, to mothers hunting for rich husbands for their daughters, Jane Austen's love stories are famous throughout the world.

    This collection of adaptations of all six novels — and one shorter tale — with beautiful illustrations and summaries of the characters, is the perfect introduction to Jane Austen.

    Novels included are: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Lady Susan.

    Age 9 years +

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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics)

    The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics)

    SKU: 8716


    Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz.

    To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

    With a charming introduction by award-winning Cornelia Funke,

    The Wizard of Oz is one of the twenty wonderful classics being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

    Age Range: 10 and up

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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey (IR)

    The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey (IR)

    SKU: 4613


    In this new edition of The Odyssey, Homer’s classic tale has been vividly retold to delight modern readers.

    Dramatic illustrations bring to life Odysseus’s encounters at sea, complete with furious gods, bewitching goddesses, terrifying monsters, and a man-eating cyclops.

    Series: Illustrated Originals

    Beautifully illustrated, complete, and unabridged stories in paperback version.

    Age 8 years and up

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  21. The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)

    The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)

    SKU: 8726


    By William Pene du Bois

    A Newbery Medal Winner

    Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.

    Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition.

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  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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