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Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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$9.99

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

An 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!

When Ant and Bee find some old wooden paintbrushes they decide to make some rafts and go sailing. Ant thinks they will need a million paintbrushes, but Bee says they only have 100. From that moment on, Ant just can't get the idea of finding enough things to 'make a million' out of his head, much to Bee's frustration!

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.

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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Maker Camp: Heritage Crafts and Skill-Building Projects for Kids

$19.95
Classic and innovative hands-on projects for kids ages 3 and up designed to teach both heritage skills and how to think creatively.

Handcraft is part of human nature: we build, we create, we innovate. The 20+ projects in this book from an experienced art educator weave a story of human innovation and creativity, from the very beginnings of building shelters in the woods to tinkering with recycled materials. Heritage skills teach children how to be independent and capable makers; fiber and wood projects offer rewarding crafts that also teach planning, preparation, and safe risk taking; and tinkering activities connect the low-tech process of making and doing with innovation. From soap carving and knot tying to building toy cars and junk robots, this book brings the fun of making things with your hands to young kids and links skills of the past with the present.

The book also explores how to set up a maker space and teaches foundational workshop practices that can easily be applied to the home studio. Each project offers extensions for different ages and abilities and provides guiding questions to enrich the experience for both the maker (teacher/parent) and the apprentice (child) to encourage and celebrate creative, practical play.

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Mama Monarch

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$7.99
As Mama feasts and in turn pollinates the earth, readers will take in the vibrant cut paper-illustrations of changing scenery, stopping at different locations for a sip of aster or delicious dill.
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Map into the World

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$17.99

Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness. --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.

As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl's world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for?

A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.

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Margaret and the Moon

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$17.99
A true story from one of the Women of NASA!

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.

Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft's computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed.

Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.

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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina

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$18.95

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor
Junior Library Guild Selection

Mismatched and fabulous Marisol McDonald celebrates her Peruvian and Scottish heritage.
Bilingual English/Spanish.

Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol-can't she just choose one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn't match. And that's just fine with her.

A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios' mixed media illustrations.

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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

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$19.99
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

* Unique and remarkable. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* Each poem trembles under the weight of the story it tells... Martin Rising packs an emotional wallop and, in perfect homage, soars when read aloud. --Booklist, starred review

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.

Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality -- and whose courage to make it happen -- changed the course of American history. And even in his death, he continues to transform and inspire all of us who share his dream.

Wonderful classroom plays of Martin Rising can be performed by using the Now Is the Time history and the 1968 timeline at the back of the book as narration -- and adding selected poems to tell the story!

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Matching Game Book: Bugs and Other Little Critters

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$16.99
Learning while playing is the name of the game: Parents are forever looking for things to keep children entertained while on a road trip-whether it's a 10-minute ride to Grandma's house or a flight across the country! They'll find the perfect solution in Twirl's Matching Game Books.

- Four activities in one! Slide the panels to find matching pairs; spot the creatures in the big picture; identify them by their characteristics; play hide-and seek with the matching pairs, or even come up with games of their own!
- An interactive game book that trains visual memory, increases attention to detail, and builds vocabulary too
- Colorful and whimsical illustrations of a wide variety of bugs and little creatures

Fans of Matching Game Book: Bugs will also enjoy the interactive learning in other books in the Matching Game Book series, including Animals, Zoom!, and Colors.

- Ideal for travelling and learning on the go
- Books for 3-5 years old
- Books for preschool and kindergarten learning

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Max and Marla

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$17.99
Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book


Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it'll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories!

With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals--true Olympians who never give up!

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9780399175046
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Max and Marla Are Flying Together

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$17.99
From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a book about friendship, flying, and facing your fears together.

Max and Marla do everything together. So when Max makes a kite and wants to go fly it, he can't understand why Marla doesn't want to join! And when an autumn wind makes a mess in their yard, Marla finds a perfect pile of leaves to hide away in. Little does she know that she can't avoid the kite forever! All she needs is the courage to believe in herself.

In this heartwarming tale of flying and fun, Max and Marla learn that the best way to face your fears is to have a best friend at your side.

Praise for Max and Marla Are Flying Together

An uplifting tale about overcoming fear. --Kirkus Reviews

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Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever

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Best friends Maxine and Leo combine their maker and artistic skills to create (and save!) the ultimate garden in this empowering, STEM-focused picture book

After sketching and plotting and planting, Maxine and Leo know they've made The Greatest Garden Ever! But they're not the only ones who think so. Soon, all sorts of animals make their way in, munching on carrots and knocking over pots. When Leo and Maxine can't agree on a way to deter these unwelcome critters, it looks like there's more on the line than saving their garden--they just might need to save their friendship too.

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McDuff Moves In

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$17.95

"A homeless unloved pup becomes one lucky dog in this tender picture book. . ."
--starred Publishers Weekly Review

The Gryphon Press is delighted to bring this classic children's picture back into print for a new generation of children.

McDuff Moves In has been loved for its heartwarming and lively story and its magical recreation of a simpler era. Readers have commented that they loved reading McDuff's story to their children, and, in due course, to their grandchildren, reading the book over and over, until, as one reader wrote, the "original copy was worn to shreds."

"This collaboration by Wells and Jeffers is as sweet, substantial, and comforting as that bowl of rice pudding and will suit the many children who like stories with simple words, clear story lines, and happily-ever-after endings. "
- Booklist

No one wanted the nameless little dog wandering the streets looking unsuccessfully for food and shelter until kindhearted Fred and Lucy, a young couple, take him inside. After they feed him rice pudding and bathe him, they realize that they cannot bear to return him to the pound. Newly adopted, McDuff-named that night for their favorite shortbread biscuit-is last seen happily asleep on his back on a pillow next to Fred and Lucy's bed.

Wells knows just the right words to describe McDuff's emotions in ways that little readers will identify with and understand. She describes his joy in being accepted with these words: ''No one had ever asked him to come in. Everyone had always told him to go away.''

Jeffers's illustrations brilliantly capture a bygone art deco America in Lucy and Fred's cozy home, a virtual-reality nostalgia unfaded. Dog lovers everywhere will recognize the very specific details that bring McDuff to life, from the familiar lift of a paw in the rain to the frightened eyes peeking out over the car dashboard.

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Medieval World

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$14.99
- Encyclopedia of World History (Combined Volume).
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Mermaid and Me

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$17.99
From Instagram sensation and New York Times bestselling author-artist Soosh comes a heartwarming celebration of friendship between a mermaid and a human girl.

A young girl has always loved Mermaids. Every day she wishes she could be friends with one. And on one magical day, her wish comes true.

Nestled on the beach, a place between their two worlds, these unlikely friends discover imaginative ways to go on many adventures. But will one stormy night drive them apart?

From the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Dad By My Side comes a gorgeously depicted story bursting with whimsy and imagination that celebrates the power of friendship.

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Millie-Mae Loves to Play

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$12.99
What kind of game will Millie-Mae play today? She could dress up in funny costumes, explore the garden, fly a kite or make a jug of delicious lemonade. Mille-Mae loves to Play also contains plenty of inspiration for activities and games that children can play. Each book in the series includes four clear and engaging Millie-Mae stories, perfect for reading aloud.
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Millie-Mae Through the Seasons

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$12.99
Join Millie-Mae as she explores the joys of each season. Whether the sun is shining, the snow is falling, the wind is blowing or the flowers are blooming, the world is always a beautiful place for Millie-Mae. (Contains educational information about the different seasons, helping children to learn as they read along.) Each book contains four clear and engaging Millie-Mae stories, perfect for reading aloud.
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Milo Imagines the World

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The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that's sure to become an instant classic.

Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There's the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There's the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there's the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo--walking the same path, going to the exact same place--Milo realizes that you can't really know anyone just by looking at them.

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Miss Molly's School of Kindness

$14.99
At Miss Molly's School of Kindness, three naughty fox cubs find out how to be kind to others, kind to themselves, and the importance of being kind to the planet. A perfect way to start conversations with children about kindness, with humour, a fun story, and a cast of lively animal characters.
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Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote

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$17.99
Robbins makes clear for a quite young audience through both main narration and endnote that there were very specific obstacles that had to be overcome to extend the vote to women, and winning the endorsement of the president was a vital first step.
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A perfect introduction to a notable woman and her fight for a woman's right to vote.
--School Library Journal

Cast your vote for Alice Paul! The story of a tireless suffragette and the president she convinced to change everything.

When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them?

She would! In her signature purple hat, Alice organized parades and wrote letters and protested outside the White House. She even met with President Woodrow Wilson, who told her there were more important issues to worry about than women voting. But nothing was more important to Alice. So she kept at it, and soon President Wilson was persuaded.

Dean Robbins and illustrator Nancy Zhang bring the unsung hero to vivid life and show young voters-to-be how important it is to never back down from a cause you believe in!

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9781101937204
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Missing Daddy

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$16.95

"This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country's obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are teased at school, this book can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone and in normalizing their experiences." --Eve L. Ewing

A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this book illuminates the heartaches of dealing with missing a parent.

Missing Daddy was selected as one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2019.

Mariame Kaba is an educator and organizer based in New York City. She has been active in anti-criminalization and anti-violence movements for the past thirty years.

bria royal is a multidisciplinary artist from Chicago.

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Mission Defrostable, Volume 3

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Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next adventure! Can they save the fridge before all the food is iced? It's mission . . . defrostable.

"And now with the two of you out of the fold,


I've got my revenge and I'm serving it cold!"

Brrr! There's a frost in the fridge--and it's hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls. Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team. But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle! Will he help them save the fridge . . . or are they doomed to become frozen food?

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Mistletoe: A Christmas Story

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Celebrate Christmas with Mistletoe, a mouse who makes the perfect gift for her best friend from #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator.

Mistletoe loves everything about Christmas--the twinkling lights, the cookies for Santa, and, most of all, the gently falling snow. Her best friend, Norwell, is an elephant who likes sitting by the fire and watching the snow from the comfort of his cozy house. On one particularly snowy walk, Mistletoe stops to appreciate the beauty and peace of a snow-covered world. She knows Norwell would love it too... if he weren't so afraid of the cold. Then she has an idea! Mistletoe knits from morning to night--when she's reading, when she's baking, and even in the bath (which isn't easy). By the time Christmas morning arrives, she puts down her knitting needles. Her gift for Norwell is ready--and it is perfect.

Full of holiday cheer and filled with the true meaning of Christmas, here is a new story from master picture book creator Tad Hills that introduces two warm and funny characters to love.

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Mixed Me!

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$8.99

The team who brought us Chocolate Me!, Taye Diggs and illustrator by Shane W. Evans, return with an upbeat story about a mixed-race boy in this heartfelt picture book. Mixed Me!.

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right.

Mike has awesome hair. He has LOTS of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them.

Still, Mike has to answer LOTS of questions about being mixed. And he does, with LOTS of energy and joy in this charming story about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.

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Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World

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Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. With easy-to-read text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents young readers with rich, detailed information about the monarchs' life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the book considers how human behavior has harmed monarchs, it offers substantive ways kids can help make a positive difference. Children will learn how to turn lawns into native plant gardens, become involved in citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and support organizations that work to conserve butterflies.
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9781635862898
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Monica the Muskie

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Monica the Muskie shares the fun and excitement of fishing with family and friends. The muskie's reputation as a large, mean, and difficult-to-catch fish is legendary. Monica the Muskie shares suggestions for getting the elusive fish of ten thousand casts into the boat and captures the rewarding feeling dedicated muskie fishermen know well. Fishing with family and friends creates lasting memories and teaches us to explore and enjoy the outdoors--and to maintain the heritage of fishing.

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