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29 MYTHS ON THE SWINSTER PHARMACY

By: Snicket, Lemony
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We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some light on this enduring mystery.
ABECEDARIUM: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK FOR BIBLIOPHILES

ABECEDARIUM: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK FOR BIBLIOPHILES

By: Aronson, Morgan
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A unique Smithsonian coloring book featuring the letters of the alphabet from rare illuminated books and manuscripts

Abecedarium offers artists of all ages the chance to color the pages of history: it includes two black and white versions of each alphabetical letter for readers to personalize. These letters are drawn from rare illuminated books and manuscripts of science and art of the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Accompanying each letter is the story of its rare book source, its artist, and its historical context. Part history, part coloring book, and part guide to selected historic books, Abecedarium is a contemplative and inspiring way to experience art, science, and culture from the Renaissance through early modern times.

ACE LACEWING BUG DETECTIVE

ACE LACEWING BUG DETECTIVE

By: Biedrzycki, David
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When Queenie Bee goes missing, Ace Lacewing is hot on the honey trail. With his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Zito the Mosquito, Ace combs Motham City for clues. But the suspects are piling up, including Motham enemy number one, Al the Drone. Will Ace find Queenie Bee before it's too late? Moody illustrations capture the feel of film noir.
ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES

ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES

By: LaFontaine, Bruce
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Based on the Odyssey, Homer's epic poem, The Adventures of Ulysses recounts the greatest adventure story of all time as it chronicles the amazing life of the Greek king, Ulysses, his perilous voyage homeward after the Trojan War, and his eventual return to the Greek island of Ithaca and his loving wife, Penelope.
Bruce LaFontaine's 27 ready-to-color illustrations, with full captions, re-create a voyage packed with adventure and danger, describing chilling encounters with the Cyclops, a terrible one-eyed giant; deadly confrontation with a tribe of giant cannibals; and the narrow escape of Ulysses and his men from the hypnotic charms of the treacherous Sirens.
Retold in a format suitable for colorists of all ages, this classic tale will thrill anyone fascinated by legendary feats of brave heroes and their voyages to mysterious worlds beyond the horizon.
AFRICAN DESIGNS

AFRICAN DESIGNS

By: Noble, Marty
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Thirty-one large, ready-to-color illustrations, all adapted from traditional African designs, reflect the continent's rich artistic and cultural heritage. Carefully rendered from authentic artifacts are a Moorish textile pattern, an Ashanti carved door panel, an antelope-shaped wooden headdress from Mali, and more. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, African Designs and other Creative Haven(R) adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress. Previously published as African Designs Coloring Book.
ALCHEMYST (1)

ALCHEMYST (1)

By: Scott, Michael
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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter--but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book one of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel's tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives.

Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries?
The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects--the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it.
There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it.

"The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil."--Bustle

Read the whole series!
The Alchemyst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer
The Warlock
The Enchantress

ALEXANDER GIRARD COLORING BOOK

ALEXANDER GIRARD COLORING BOOK

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In this lovely coloring book, young artists can create their own colorful originals using American designer Alexander Girard's black-and-white line images of creatures, faces, and places. Printed on white paper on one side only, each drawing is able to peel off and instantly stick up on the wall or refrigerator. The back cover shows Girard's original designs in full color.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON COLORING BOOK

ALEXANDER HAMILTON COLORING BOOK

By: Petruccio, Steven James
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Kids can color as they learn about the legendary Alexander Hamilton, whose fascinating life has spawned numerous books, articles, and a Tony Award(R)-winning Broadway musical. Captions accompany the well-researched illustrations, which recount the Founding Father's life and times, starting with his childhood in the West Indies and arrival in America. The realistic images portray Hamilton's roles as a soldier, lawyer, and statesman, climaxing in a depiction of the duel that ended his life.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (CARROLL)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (CARROLL)

By: Carroll, Lewis
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Almost as if Alice were nibbling a Wonderland mushroom, the pictures have grown to just the right size for coloring - they are two and three times as large as the originals. The White Rabbit, Dodo, Duchess, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Father William, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Gryphon, Mock Turtle, and Alice herself are all here, waiting for your crayons. The text has been abridged specially for young readers, retaining, however almost completely Carroll's own words. A perfect introduction to Carrol's magical, wonderful world.
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

By: Carroll, Lewis
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The "Alice" stories have always been a favorite topic for illustrators. Amongst the dozens of illustrated editions of Alice published over the years, Harry Rountree's contribution may be the most remarkable. Luxuriously illustrated with 92 watercolors, many of which are full page, with the others carefully placed with textual wraparound, this is a marvelous evocation of Carroll's madcap world. Rountree's career as an illustrator was short lived, but this, along with his Aesop's Fables, are acknowledged masterpieces. The enduring popularity of all things Alice makes this both a timely and timeless Calla publication.
ALL OUR RELATIVES

ALL OUR RELATIVES

By: Goble, Paul
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Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors, Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians.
ALPHABET FROM A TO Y

ALPHABET FROM A TO Y

By: Chast, Roz
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The acclaimed entertainer and bestselling author Steve Martin and the wildly clever New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast team up in a weird, wonderful excursion through the alphabet.

The ABCs have never had it so good. Created by two of today's wittiest, most imaginative minds, The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! is a sheer delight from A to Z. In twenty-six alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras. Instead we meet Horace the hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin's zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.

Each rereading--and there will be many--delivers new delights and discoveries. There, hidden behind Bad Baby Bubbleducks, is a framed picture of a beatnik holding balloons; and the letter C finds clunky Clarissa all clingy and clueless adrift in a landscape cluttered with images ranging from a curiously comfortable clown to Chuck's Chili stand. A smart, laugh-inducing introduction to the alphabet for young children, The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! will also enchant adults with its matchless mix of the sophisticated and the silly.

AMAZING BONE

AMAZING BONE

By: Steig, William
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The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone.

It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. You talk? says Pearl. In any language, says the bone. And I can imitate any sound there is. (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.

ANIMAL MANDALAS 3-D COLORING BOOK

ANIMAL MANDALAS 3-D COLORING BOOK

By: Pomaska, Anna
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Thirty cheerful mandalas will delight kids as young as 5. Each design features animals and shapes to color and count, including elephants parading around a circle of stars, cows jumping over moons, and more. Color according to the easy directions and create dazzling effects that will float off the page. Includes 3-D glasses!
ANIMALIA

ANIMALIA

By: Base, Graeme
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An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as Lazy lions lounging in the local library..
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

By: Montgomery, L M
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When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, decide to adopt a child from a distant orphanage, they don't get quite what they bargained for. The child who awaits them at the tiny Bright River train station is not the strapping young boy they'd imagined--someone to help Matthew work the fields of their small farm--but rather a freckle-faced, redheaded girl named Anne (with an e, if you please).
Matthew and Marilla may not be sure about Anne, but Anne takes one look at Prince Edward Island's red clay roads and the Cuthberts' snug white farmhouse with its distinctive green gables and decides that she's home at last. But will she be able to convince Marilla and Matthew to let her stay?
Armed with only a battered carpetbag and a boundless imagination, Anne charms her way into the Cuthberts' hearts--and into the hearts of readers as well. She truly is, in the words of Mark Twain, the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice.

ANYTHING BUT HANK

ANYTHING BUT HANK

By: Wells, Zachariah
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In Anything But Hank! Rachel Lebowitz and Zachariah Wells combine the whimsical humour of Lewis Carroll with the adventure-narrative balladeering of Robert Service to spin an unforgettable tale of a baby -- and a pig! -- in search of a name. Their quest takes them from the city to the mountains, as they seek an audience with the Wizard and his baby-naming Mexican beaded lizard. The story, accompanied by the gorgeously lush paintings of Eric Orchard, is a delight for readers of all ages.
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

By: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
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A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

This Printz Honor Book is a "tender, honest exploration of identity" (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship--the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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ARTFUL MANDALA COLORING BOOK: CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR FUN AND MEDITATION

By: Kaufmann, Cher
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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." --Pablo Picasso

Coloring brings the artist out in everyone - it's so easy and welcoming. It's also very good for the mind. Meditation drawing teacher Cher Kaufmann has seen the effects of coloring at work in her sold-out classes. She provides students with patterns of mandalas and other designs, some colored markers, and watches everyone relax. With each stroke of color, body and thoughts drift into a calm place. Recent studies attest to the power of drawing as well.

Whether you have always enjoyed drawing and coloring, or are new to it, you'll find yourself mesmerized by the beautiful pen-and-ink patterns in this collection.

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ASIAN TATTOO DESIGNS COLORING BOOK

By: Siuda, Erik
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Dragons, geishas, koi, and other traditional images fill this tattoo gallery inspired by Asian art and folklore. Colorists will be captivated by these 31 bold designs by an accomplished tattoo artist who appeared on season five of the Spike TV show Ink Master(r). Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Asian Tattoo Designs and other Creative Haven(r) adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

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ASTERIX AND THE GREAT CROSSING

By: Goscinny
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Out at sea fishing, Asterix and Obelix are blown off course in a storm. Luckily they land on the shores of a Roman colony - or is it? Teepees, totems, gobbling birds: it's not what they're used to. And what are the Viking explorers in their longship doing? But perhaps 50 BC is a little too early for a voyage of discovery to this strange New World...
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ASTERIX AND THE LAUREL WREATH

By: Uderzo, Albert
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Chief Vitalstatistix rashly invites his brother-in-law to dine of a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath, so Asterix and Obelix must go to Rome to fetch those laurels. Hoping to get access to Caesar, they sell themselves as slaves - but can they do a deal with the corrupt Goldendelicius to swap the laurels for parsley? If so, it will be their own Roman triumph.
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ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER

By: Uderzo, Albert
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One dark and stormy night, a sinister visitor arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix, who claims too be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. And it does! Now the credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his suspicions of the smooth-talking Prolix. Who is really right about the soothsayer?
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ASTERIX THE GAUL

By: Uderzo, Albert
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The year is 50BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. But how much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the mighty Roman legions of Julius Caesar? Anything is possible, with a little cunning plus the druid Getafix's magic potions! Their effects can be truly hair-raising...
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

By: MacDonald, George
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A Victorian fairy tale that has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years: the magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country at the back of the north wind. It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape, and is published here alongside Arthur Hughes s handsome illustrations from the original 1871 edition."
BAD BEGINNING OR ORPHANS!

BAD BEGINNING OR ORPHANS!

By: Snicket, Lemony
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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?

It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, Proceed, but cautiously.

BATTLE OF THE FROGS AND THE MICE: A HOMERIC FABLE

BATTLE OF THE FROGS AND THE MICE: A HOMERIC FABLE

By: Martin, George
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You will never see war the same way after reading this extraordinary retelling of an ancient Greek fable about a tragically unnecessary battle between mice and frogs. With haunting illustrations, this miniature masterpiece ranks with Animal Farm as one of the greatest parables of human foibles.

Originally published in 1962, The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice tells in words and pictures a classic tale of the foolhardiness of war. When Crum-snatcher, a Mouse, cautiously mounts the back of Puff-jaw, King of the Frogs, to explore the Frogs' pond, the Mouse meets with a disaster which soon brings the two nations into mortal conflict. The course of this tempest in a teapot is developed with wit to assume heroic proportions, and the battle of this small world becomes the story of wars through the ages.

George Martin has made an imaginative, free adaptation of a fable originally ascribed to Homer, but now believed to have been written about three hundred years after him by an unknown author. The book's events are brilliantly depicted by the drawings of Fred Gwynne, a versatile artist known for his role as Herman Munster in the sit-com hit The Munsters. Gwynne's haunting and unsparingly illustrations portray this chronicle from its pastoral beginning to its bitter end. Together, Martin and Gwynne have made a book of grim delight for adults and young readers alike.

BEOWULF

BEOWULF

By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin
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"For a long while Beowulf leaned on the blood-stained sword; his heart was pounding. A man with the strength of thirty! Slayer of Grendel and slayer of the sea-wolf! A hero without equal in this middle-world!"
The story of Beowulf was written down as an epic poem in Anglo-Saxon England. It recounts the heroic struggles of one man against supernatural monsters. Kevin Crossley-Holland's retelling unleashes the excitement in this tale of the triumph of good over evil, while unforgettable illustrations from Charles Keeping capture every brooding moment and explosive episode. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.
BFG

BFG

By: Dahl, Roald
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda!

One of TIME MAGAZINE's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants--rather than the BFG--she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

"This warmhearted tall tale, published a year before Dahl picked up the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, artfully whisks readers away on a magical journey through London, Giant Country and beyond, to a realm of wild imagination." --TIME Magazine

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BIG BOOK OF FAIRY TALES

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A rich collection of well-known fairy tales, this magnificently illustrated hardcover volume will add a keepsake treasure to the family library. Thirty stories recount the adventures of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Bears, The Ugly Duckling, Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpel-stilts-kin, The Frog Prince, and many other beloved characters. Storytellers include Aesop, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Robert Southey as well as anonymous sources. Golden Age pioneer Charles Robinson provides nearly 200 illustrations including 34 full-page images -- 12 in full color, 16 in black and red, and 6 in black and white -- in addition to scores of smaller line drawings.