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13 CLOCKS: (PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)

13 CLOCKS: (PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)

Author: THURBER, JAMES
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A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with "probably the best book in the world" (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations

The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda. The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess--the only warm hand in the castle. To thwart that fate, he sets impossible tasks for Saralinda's suitors. But when the bold Prince Zorn of Zorna arrives, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and helped by the enigmatic Golux, the cold Duke may at last have met his match.

Since it was first published in 1950, James Thurber's sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled has delighted readers of all ages. It is published here with Marc Simont's enchanting, full-color illustrations from the first edition.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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29 MYTHS ON THE SWINSTER PHARMACY

Author: 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.
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ABECEDARIUM: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK FOR BIBLIOPHILES

Author: VEKERDY, LILLA
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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

Author: 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 KING ARTHUR COLORING BOOK

ADVENTURES OF KING ARTHUR COLORING BOOK

Author: ROYTMAN, ARKADY
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These 26 thrilling illustrations depict episodes from the immortal tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Captions accompany each vignette, recounting Arthur's drawing of the sword from the stone and his wedding to Guinevere, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the deeds of Lancelot, Gawain, Galahad, and other chivalrous characters. These stories have inspired numerous film adaptations, including the 2017 release King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Annabelle Wallis.
ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES

ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES

Author: COLOR BK
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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

Author: COLOR BK
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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.
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ALBERT EINSTEIN'S BRIGHT IDEAS

Author: MORLOT, FREDERIC
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At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life's "big questions," however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children--and curious grown-ups--to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Socrates to Descartes, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging--and often funny--story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.

In Albert Einstein's Flashes of Inspiration, the young Albert Einstein has a very important job: he must deliver electricity to the big Oktoberfest celebration in Munich. As he hurries from one merry-go-round to another, nothing seems to be going as planned. With his sister, Maja, Heinrich the dog, and Niels Bohr, a qualified dwarf-thrower, can he win a battle against the laws of the universe? The key just may lie in the question of whether a dumpling can fly faster than light?

ALCHEMYST (1)

ALCHEMYST (1)

Author: 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

Author: GIRARD, ALEXANDER
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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

Author: 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)

Author: COLOR BK
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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

Author: CARROLL, LEWIS & ROUNTREE
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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

Author: 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

Author: MARTIN, STEVE
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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

Author: STEIG, WILLIAM
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Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?

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.

AMOS and BORIS

AMOS and BORIS

Author: STEIG, WILLIAM
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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

ANIMAL MANDALAS 3-D COLORING BOOK

ANIMAL MANDALAS 3-D COLORING BOOK

Author: COLOR BOOK
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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

Author: 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..
ANYTHING BUT HANK

ANYTHING BUT HANK

Author: WELLS & LEBOWITZ
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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.
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ARRIVAL

Author: TAN, SHAUN
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"Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus

"An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets

"A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone

"Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful." -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts

"Bravo." -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist

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ARTFUL MANDALA COLORING BOOK: CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR FUN AND MEDITATION

Author: 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

Author: 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 CAESAR'S GIFT

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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When Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the little Gaulish village as a bonus, he swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. Funnily enough, Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village to anyone else. After a chieftaincy election campaign and a showdown with the Romans, both events fiercely contested, can all still end well?
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ASTERIX AND THE GREAT CROSSING

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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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

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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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 ROMAN AGENT

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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Julius Caesar turns to psychological warfare...Tortuous Convolvulus the Roman agent is guaranteed to sow jealousy and discord anywhere. Can he make the Gauls suspect each other of treachery? Has Asterix really sold Rome the secret of the magic potion? And can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix outwit the weedy but wily Convolvulus and get the villagte back to normal?
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ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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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

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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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...
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ASTERIX THE MANSION OF THE GODS

Author: GOSCINNY, RENE
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Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That's the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!
ASTONISHING SECRET OF AWESOME MAN

ASTONISHING SECRET OF AWESOME MAN

Author: CHABON, MICHAEL
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Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is?

The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

A great gift for the superhero obsessed, this book also models for kids a fun way to deal with their emotions--by being positronic!

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ASTROPHYSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Author: DEGRASSE TYSON, NEIL
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From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

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AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

Author: 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!

Author: SNICKET
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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.

BANYAN DEER: A Parable of Compassion

BANYAN DEER: A Parable of Compassion

Author: MARTIN, RAFE
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This inspiring tale reminds us that no one can be truly at peace unless all beings have a chance for peace, freedom, and happiness. The Banyan Deer is a wonderful, heart-warming gift for anyone who loves a great story. This beautiful hardcover edition will delight both adults and children alike.
BATTLE OF THE FROGS AND THE MICE: A HOMERIC FABLE

BATTLE OF THE FROGS AND THE MICE: A HOMERIC FABLE

Author: MARTIN, GEORGE W.
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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

Author: 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

Author: DAHL, ROALD
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda!

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!

BIG BOOK OF BUGS

Author: ZOMMER, YUVAL
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BIG BOOK OF FAIRY TALES

Author: JERROLD, WALTER
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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.
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BILBO'S LAST SONG

Author: TOLKEIN, J.R.R.
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Bilbo's Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien's epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind.
Pauline Baynes's jewel-like illustrations lushly depict both this final voyage and scenes from The Hobbit, as Bilbo remembers his first journey while he prepares for his last.
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BIRD KING

Author: TAN, SHAUN
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"I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work -- it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive individual enjoying an especially receptive moment. While that may be the case on rare occasions, the reality is usually far more prosaic. Staring at a blank piece of paper, I can't think of anything original. I feel utterly uninspired and unreceptive. It's the familiar malaise of 'artist's block' and in such circumstances there is only one thing to do: just start drawing." -- Shaun Tan

And when Shaun Tan starts drawing, the results are stunning. In The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook, we find a window into the creative process: the stops and starts, the ideas that never took off, and the ones that grew into something much bigger. Fans of The Arrival will recognize the quirky, surreal sensibility that is so distinctly Shaun Tan in this stunning collection, and gain insight into how his many gorgeous books were made.

BIRDS IN FLIGHT COLORING BOOK

BIRDS IN FLIGHT COLORING BOOK

Author: SOFFER, RUTH
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These 30 dramatic portraits depict aquatic birds, long-distance migrants, raptors, and other high-flying creatures. Realistic images portray the roseate spoonbill, common crane, burrowing owl, bald eagle, great egret, albatross, Cooper's hawk, swallow-tailed kite, American white ibis, and other species. Brief captions accompany each illustration.
BORROWERS

BORROWERS

Author: NORTON, MARY
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The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are "borrowed" from the "human beans" who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer!Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award BookDon't miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged.
BORROWERS AFLOAT

BORROWERS AFLOAT

Author: NORTON, MARY
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Uprooted once again, the little people journey down a drain, live briefly in a teakettle, and are swept away in a flood. "As irresistible as its predecessors."--Booklist
BORROWERS AVENGED

BORROWERS AVENGED

Author: NORTON, MARY
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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty escape from the Platters' attic and set off to an old rectory to begin life anew. "Like her Borrowers, the author is resourceful, inventive, and patient, and her fantasy continues to be totally real and acceptable."--The Horn Book
BOY WHO RAN TO THE WOODS

BOY WHO RAN TO THE WOODS

Author: HARRISON, JIM
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Harrison tells the story of a little boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meaning through adversity. This injury leads to his discovery of nature, and his ability to overcome intense suffering. Color illustrations.
BUTTERFLIES 3-D COLORING BOOK

BUTTERFLIES 3-D COLORING BOOK

Author: COLOR BOOK
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These butterflies have undergone a second metamorphosis, with dazzling results! Thirty abstract images of winged beauties appear against backgrounds inspired by textile designs, including waves and crescents. Color them by following the easy directions, and create dazzling effects that will float off the page. Includes 3-D glasses!
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C IS FOR CASTLE: A MEDIEVAL ALPHABET

Author: PAPROCKI, GREG
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Here's a fun way to introduce your brilliant babies to the ABCs while they learn what life was like hundreds of years ago in medieval times.

Noble knights, regal queens, and comical jesters all populate artist Greg Paprocki's wonderfully retro-looking illustrations. This book is guaranteed to enthrall your toddlers as they thrill to the excitement of fire-breathing dragons, ugly ogres, mystical unicorns, and stalwart Vikings in the pages of this worthy addition to Paprocki's popular series of alphabet primers.

From the creators of BabyLit(R) C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet is part of a unique new series that opens a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Different eras of history--including the nineteenth-century American West, medieval Europe, and Victorian England--are brought to life by Greg Paprocki's fun and enticing illustrations in this new series of board books for brilliant babies.

Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He's illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

CARAVAN TO AMERICA

CARAVAN TO AMERICA

Author: MAJOR, JOHN
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This summer the cellist Yo-Yo Ma highlights a year devoted to his Silk Road Project at the spectacular National Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Through exhibits, concerts, and lectures, the festival celebrates the arts, crafts, and music of the lands along the ancient trade route. Through telling interviews, lavish color photos, maps, and intriguing sidebars, this book captures all the vitality of the project, honoring cultural traditions that flourish along the Silk Road and the ways they are affirmed or altered in America. From the stories of eight artists from Silk Road lands who now live in America, young readers sample recipes with a Persian cook, dodge the moves of a Korean martial artist, and pluck the strings of a Greek oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar.