Children's Books

Alone Like Me

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$17.99
In this beautiful, heartfelt picture book, a young girl moves from a small village to a big city in China, where she longs to find a friend...and ultimately meets someone very much like her.

Liling and her family have moved from their rural farm to an overwhelming urban city. Because of Chinese law, Liling can't go to school and spends her days with Mama or Baba at work. At the playground, the other children throw sand at her and tease her old red coat and dirty shoes.

But after she shares a smile with a girl in a bright yellow jacket who lives in an apartment beneath hers, Liling has a big idea! She draws a picture and lowers it down to the girl--Qiqi--who returns it with a drawing of her own. When the new friends meet face to face, Liling takes Qiqi's hand, and they walk bravely into the park--together.

With luscious watercolor illustrations and lovely poetic text, this achingly beautiful story is about our universal desire for connection, and the comfort we feel when we find a true friend.

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Alone!

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$16.95
A richly illustrated laugh-out-loud tale with a gentle message

There once was a boy called Billy McGill
who lived by himself at the top of a hill.
He spent every day in his house all alone
for Billy McGill liked to be on his own...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse, which destroys his peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends. So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together. So then he gets a bear... then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with animals that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it better to have company and friends? This a laugh-out-loud story of growing chaos, with a subtle message about how it's good to have friends.

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Always By My Side: A Stuffie Story

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$17.99
A celebration of the special connection that exists between a young child and their comfort stuffed animal.

Follow a little boy as he gradually outgrows the need for the constant presence for his comforting companion--a stuffed green dinosaur. But as the stuffed animal narrates, none of us grow out of loving our favorite toys, and, perhaps, they never stop loving us back. When you need a loving hug, or a cuddle of reassurance, or just someone to play with, fuzzy creatures big and small, short and tall, will always be your friend.

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9780593173824
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Always with You, Always with Me

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$17.99
An instant New York Times bestseller!

A loving ode to modern motherhood by Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay.

Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and educator Jessica McKay have crafted a lyrical celebration of working moms everywhere and a soothing story for their children. As a mother gets ready to go to work, first she works on building the world for her child. Because it can sometimes be hard to be separated during the day, Mom collects some simple words that she and her child can repeat whenever they are missing each other or feeling overwhelmed:

Always with you,
always with me,
mommy and child,
together we'll be.

For any child who needs a little reassurance or just to share a sweet gesture of affection, Always with You, Always with Me is a loving tribute to families that honors the work a mother does both inside and outside of the home.

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9780593465516
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Amos McGee Misses the Bus

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$18.99

Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo!

Now he knows he won't have time for the surprise he planned for his friends. Unless... perhaps his friends can step in and help him out.

Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we are reunited with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator, Erin E. Stead.
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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

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$17.99
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

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Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome

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Amy Wu does her best to make her new classmate feel welcome in this warmhearted and playfully illustrated follow-up picture book to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon.

Amy's class has a new student from China! Amy tries hard to make Lin feel included, but she can't draw him out of his shell. Then she sees Lin chattering happily in Chinese with his family. The gears in her head start to turn, and a plan blossoms. Step one: invite Lin to her dumpling party...

​With a little help from her grandma and a shiny new banner, can Amy give Lin the warmest welcome?

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And J.J. Slept

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In this sweet tale of family life from the author of A Stopwatch from Grampa, a boisterous adoptive family welcomes their new baby boy --- who, thankfully, has a unique requirement for sleeping!

When J.J. arrives at his new home, his family is bubbling over with excitement to meet him! The four children welcome their tiny new brother, then, when he falls asleep, Dad asks them to try to be quiet. In no time at all, though, the clamor of family life grows loud with drumming on the table, shouting across the room and chattering to the dog. But to everyone's surprise, J.J. sleeps through it all! Even when the children are running and yelling in his room, J.J. sleeps. "Not much seems to bother this little fella," says Dad. Well, as they discover, there is one thing that disturbs baby J.J.'s sleep . . .

Author Loretta Garbutt, whose debut picture book, A Stopwatch from Grampa, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020, perfectly captures the small moments of family life that loom large to young children. Here, a family welcomes their newest member, who has been adopted, a situation not often portrayed in picture books. It's a heartwarming story that hits all the right notes: humor, a family focus and a delicious twist --- the baby hates a quiet house! It offers a wonderful opportunity for conversations about what it means to be a family. The illustrations by Erika Rodriguez Medina warmly portray the busyness of the household and the closeness of the family members, along with loads of relatable and funny antics going on around the baby.

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And Off You Go to Change the World: A Preschool Graduation/First Day of Kindergarten Gift Book

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Give preschool and kindergarten grads the gift of inspiration with this perfect graduation day gift: a book full of positive messages paired with adorable, colorful illustrations that promises to uplift and encourage children on their big day.

The perfect gift for graduates of preschool or kindergarten as they accomplish their first experiences with school and pave the way to a lifetime of learning, this book is a great way to celebrate the special child in your life. With charming illustrations and text to uplift and motivate, And Off You Go to Change the World is a wonderful read for parents and children alike. Congrats, grads!

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9781646040322
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Angel of Santo Tomas

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Fe del Mundo's sister dreamt of becoming a doctor--a big dream for a girl in the Philippines in the early 1900s. When her sister dies, young Fe vows to take her place, a promise she carries with her the rest of her life. In 1936 she becomes the first woman and first person of Asian descent to study at Harvard Medical School. When WWII begins in the Pacific, Fe faces a choice: remain in Boston, where she is safe, or return to the Philippines, where she is needed most. Fe follows her vision and returns home to care for the American and British children forced into the internment camp at Santo Tomas. Beautiful color drawings bring to life this gentle and courageous character, her family and her patients. The story of the courageous Dr. Fe del Mundo, recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for distinguished women "whose life exemplifies outstanding service to humanity," and the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, will inspire children to pursue science and medicine in the service of humanity.
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Angelina at the Fair

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Angelina Ballerina has to babysit her cousin during a trip to the fair in this beautiful, refreshed hardcover edition of the classic bestselling picture book!

All year long, Angelina has been eagerly looking forward to the fair coming to town. When the wonderful day arrives at last, Angelina can hardly wait to join her friends at the fairground. Then her parents tell her she must take her little cousin Henry along. Angelina is furious! How can she have a good time when she has to watch out for a little child? But after a day full of adventures and surprises, Angelina and Henry may just become the best of friends.

(c) 2022 Helen Craig Ltd and Katharine Holabird. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird, and Helen Craig.

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Animal Wordsearches

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9780794550257
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Animals (Multilingual Board Book)

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$10.95

"Stunning new series..." --Let's Talk Picture Books

"Best Children's Books of 2021" ―Tinybeans

"Attractive paper collages...cut and layered to create arresting images. Lovely." --Kirkus Reviews

In this delightful board book, explore words of the world and learn the names of a variety of colorful animals in the six most widely spoken languages.

Curious minds will love the playful, brightly colored collages and multilingual exploration of animals and their names from around the world.

This beautiful board book pairs gorgeous collages of eighteen types of animals with their names across the six most popular languages worldwide: English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese (Mandarin), and Arabic, as well as the language of universal friendship, Esperanto.

This book is the perfect size for little hands, and children (and parents) will enjoy testing out each word and identifying similarities in sounds across languages as well as the names that stand out.

The Words of the World board book series encourages multilingual exploration and curiosity about our world among young readers. Each book promotes language learning through playful and sophisticated collages and even includes phonetic pronunciation for Hindi, Chinese, and Arabic.

Language is a powerful tool that binds us together across cultures, and developing our skills beyond a single language helps us to expand our ability to:

  • Problem-solve and use critical-thinking skills
  • Consider other people's perspectives
  • Become aware of our surroundings
  • A perfect gift to help spark curiosity, a love of learning, and language skills in young readers. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.

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    Ant and Bee and the Doctor

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    'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

    A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

    Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

    Oh no! Bee has caught a cold and Ant has a bad case of 'red lumps'! But never fear, Doctor J is on hand to supply good advice and nice medicine! Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

    First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

    Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
    Ant and Bee
    More Ant and Bee
    More and More Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee Count 123
    Ant and Bee and the Secret
    Around the World with Ant and Bee
    Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
    Ant and Bee and the ABC
    Ant and Bee Time
    Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
    Ant and Bee and the Doctor
    Ant and Bee Go Shopping
    Left and Right with Ant and Bee
    Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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    9781405298384
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    Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog

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    'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

    A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

    Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

    There's a strange smell in the air and Kind Dog is determined to sniff out where it's coming from. But when he sets off with Ant and Bee, he can't find the source of the smell anywhere!

    Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

    First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

    Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
    Ant and Bee
    More Ant and Bee
    More and More Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee Count 123
    Ant and Bee and the Secret
    Around the World with Ant and Bee
    Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
    Ant and Bee and the ABC
    Ant and Bee Time
    Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
    Ant and Bee and the Doctor
    Ant and Bee Go Shopping
    Left and Right with Ant and Bee
    Make a Million with Ant and Bee

    Angela Banner was born in 1923. She first wrote Ant and Bee as a way to teach her son how to read. The first book in the series was published in 1950. Since then, Angela has written 22 Ant and Bee books.

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    9781405298360
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    Ant and Bee Go Shopping

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    $9.99

    'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

    A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

    Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

    Ant and Bee are off on a shopping trip! There are lots of things to buy, and they are all different shapes and sizes. But will Ant ever remember to stick to the items on the shopping list?

    Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

    First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

    Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
    Ant and Bee
    More Ant and Bee
    More and More Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee Count 123
    Ant and Bee and the Secret
    Around the World with Ant and Bee
    Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
    Ant and Bee and the ABC
    Ant and Bee Time
    Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
    Ant and Bee and the Doctor
    Ant and Bee Go Shopping
    Left and Right with Ant and Bee
    Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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    9781405298421
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    Ant and Bee Time

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    $9.99

    'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

    A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

    Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

    The Zoo Man and Kind Dog have invited Ant and Bee to the Zoo Games! Can you help them tell the time so that they're not late for any of the games?

    Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

    First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

    Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
    Ant and Bee
    More Ant and Bee
    More and More Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee Count 123
    Ant and Bee and the Secret
    Around the World with Ant and Bee
    Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
    Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
    Ant and Bee and the ABC
    Ant and Bee Time
    Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
    Ant and Bee and the Doctor
    Ant and Bee Go Shopping
    Left and Right with Ant and Bee
    Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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    9781405298445
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    Anthony and the Gargoyle

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    $19.99

    A boy befriends a baby gargoyle in this magical wordless story in graphic-novel style from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic.

    Anthony's house is full of family photos -- of his parents' trip to Paris, his great aunt, and Anthony himself as a toddler, holding his favorite rock.

    When Anthony wakes up one morning, he sees that his "rock" has cracked open -- it's hollow inside. He doesn't see the little face peering out from the closet. Later, he discovers the newly hatched creature and they become friends. Anthony asks his mother about the rock, and she shows him a photo album of a trip to Paris. Anthony sees that his friend resembles the gargoyles at Notre-Dame cathedral. Back in his room, he shows the photos to the baby gargoyle who looks at them with longing.

    News arrives that Anthony's great aunt is in hospital. The family travel to Paris to visit, and Anthony secretly brings the baby gargoyle. When the family have a chance to climb Notre-Dame's tower, Anthony and his friend wander from one gargoyle to the next ... until the baby gargoyle sees one that looks just like him.

    A bittersweet story of true friendship and letting go.

    Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7

    Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3

    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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    9781773063447
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    Antiracist Baby Picture Book

    $8.99
    A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a new full-sized picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives.

    Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

    With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

    Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!

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    9780593110508
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    Anzu the Great Kaiju

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    $18.99

    An adorable picture book about a tiny monster with a big heart trying to follow in his family's footsteps.

    All great Kaiju are born with a super power to strike fear in the heart of the city.
    But Anzu is different.
    Instead of mayhem, he likes May flowers.
    Instead of striking fear, he prefers to be sincere.
    Can Anzu find a way to make his family proud and stay true to his kind self?

    From Disney animator and illustrator Bensom Shum comes an adorable and heartwarming picture book about making your own way and the unexpected power of gentleness--perfect for fans of Ferdinand the Bull.

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    9781250776129
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    Are Dinosaurs Real?

    $12.99
    Are dinosaurs real? How big wear they? And what happened to them? Find out!
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    9780794551001
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    Astronomer Who Questioned Everything: The Story of Maria Mitchell

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    Perfect for fans of STEM, this inspiring picture book biography tells the extraordinary story of pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell.

    Maria longed to travel beyond her small island of Nantucket. But she wasn't sure how. Her father taught her to look to the stars for guidance. If you knew how to read them, he said, the stars could tell you where you were, and where you needed to go. They spent hours scanning the night sky together through a telescope on the roof. Maria learned how to use astronomers' tools to measure and track time by the stars. But what could she do with her skills? Then, one day, she heard that a prize was being offered to the first person to find a new comet. Could this be the opportunity she was waiting for?

    This absorbing picture book biography by Laura Alary tells the fascinating, though not well-known, story of a remarkable nineteenth-century woman scientist and women's rights advocate. After winning that prize for discovering a comet, Maria Mitchell would go on to become the first professional female astronomer in the United States, first female member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and one of the first female college professors. Beautifully illustrated with lovely textured artwork by Ellen Rooney, this is a well-told story with a teachable STEM component, supporting both science and social studies curriculums, that supports a growth mindset. It's also a wonderful guide sure to inspire readers to find their own way in the world. It includes backmatter that further describes Maria's impressive life and achievements.

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    9781525303487
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    At the Garage (Shine-a-light)

    $12.99
    Hold a light to the see-through pages to discover hidden secrets beneath; learn about the inner workings of a garage, including all different kinds of repairs, what can be found under a hood and where mechanics keep their tools!Spend a day at the garage where busy mechanics repair and restore all kinds of vehicles, including motorcycles, police cruisers, trucks and cars. Hold the special pages to the light to see inside all the inner workings of the garage!
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    9781610675987
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    At the Hospital Shine-a-Light

    $12.99
    "What happens inside a hospital? Shine a light behind the page and see ... From watching doctors and nurses at work and exploring the playroom, to looking inside an ambulance and meeting the surgical team in the operating room, each page will take you behind the scenes of a busy day at the hospital."--Back cover.
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    9781610676649
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    Awake

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    In a big, big city
    on a busy street
    at the tipity-top of a tall building
    lives a girl.

    One night, after a story,
    a snuggle,
    and one last sip of water,
    she was getting sleepy...when out of the corner of her eye...

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    SPIDER

    The girl was no longer sleepy. Now, she was...AWAKE.

    In a brilliant debut, Mags DeRoma gives us an empowered young child who is trying to solve the biggest problem she's ever faced: how to get the spider out of her room without actually having to go near it.

    With bold cut-paper art, AWAKE is sure to stay with readers for a long time.

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