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Frances Foster Books

The Eraserheads

4 + 3 = 8? Whoops! That’s not right. Looks like a job for the eraserheads! The three eraserheads—an owl, a crocodile, and a pig—live atop three pencils in...

"...4 + 3 = 8? Whoops! That’s not right. Looks like a job for the eraserheads! The three eraserheads—an owl, a crocodile, and a pig—live atop three pencils in.... 4 + 3 = 8? Whoops!  That’s not right. Looks like a job for the eraserheads! The three eraserheads—an owl, a crocodile, and a pig—live atop three pencils in the land of paper, rulers, letters, and numbers. Their job is to help a little boy correct his mistakes. But one day they make a mistake of their own—and what happens next is something..."

By Boris Kulikov and Kate Banks

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Once Upon a Baby Brother

Lizzie loves to make up stories and tell them to anyone and everyone, even though now that her annoying baby brother, Marvin, has joined the family, no one has...

"...Lizzie loves to make up stories and tell them to anyone and everyone, even though now that her annoying baby brother, Marvin, has joined the family, no one has.... Lizzie loves to make up stories and tell them to anyone and everyone, even though now that her annoying baby brother, Marvin, has joined the family, no one has time to listen.  She's so full of ideas, it seems like nothing can stop her. And then one day, something does. What’s a star writer to do? Lizzie finds inspiration where she l..."

Sarah Sullivan Sarah Sullivan

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Black Jack

The Ballad of Jack Johnson

Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and...

"...Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and.... Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and persistence, he climbed the ranks, taking a swing and a jab and eventually busting the color barrier. As the first black man to win the Heavyweight Championship, there was more than..."

By Charles R. Smith Jr. and Shane W. Evans

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A crisp fall day in the park. Furry animals... brisk winds... jumping in a big pile of leaves -- OOF! Those aren't leaves; they're a giant leaf creature,...

"...A crisp fall day in the park. Furry animals... brisk winds... jumping in a big pile of leaves -- OOF! Those aren't leaves; they're a giant leaf creature,.... A crisp fall day in the park. Furry animals... brisk winds... jumping in a big pile of leaves -- OOF! Those aren't leaves; they're a giant leaf creature, visible only to children. But the city is pressing in on the beautiful park -- what does the future hold? Even pre-readers will enjoy discovering nature's secrets in this timely fable wit..."

Ed Briant

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Math Attack!

Each time her teacher asks, “What’s seven times ten?” a young girl experiences a severe case of arithmetic strain. “Numbers flew out of my head by the score....

By Kyrsten Brooker and Joan Horton

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Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Louisa

The Life of Louisa May Alcott

When Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there’s a lot...

"...When Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there’s a lot.... When Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there’s a lot more to her rags-to-riches story. Louisa came from a family that was poor but freethinking, and she started teaching when she was only seventeen years old. But writing was her pas..."

By Yona Zeldis McDonough and Bethanne Andersen

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Frances Foster Books

Max's Dragon

Max is looking for words that rhyme. His dragon is in his wagon – or was, for now its tail has left a trail, which Max follows. He finds an umbrella on the...

By Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov

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Max's Words

Max’s brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with...

By Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov

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Henry Holt and Co.

Now & Ben

The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library,...

"...The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library,.... The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of da..."

Gene Barretta Gene Barretta

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Flash Point

Redwoods

An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about...

Jason Chin

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Henry Holt and Co.

Also Known As Harper

Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn’t surprising, seeing as how she’s named after her mama’s favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a...

Ann Haywood Leal Ann Haywood Leal

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On a summer day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a...

By Menno Metselaar, Ruud van der Rol and Arnold J. Pomerans

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On a summer in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a diary....

"...On a summer in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a diary..... On a summer in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a diary. ANNE FRANK is the indespensable visual guide to her tragic, but inspiring story. Produced in association with The Anne Frank House and filled with never-before-published snapshots..."

By Menno Metselaar, Ruud van der Rol and Arnold J. Pomerans

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Feiwel & Friends

Doodlebug

A Novel in Doodles

Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that...

"...Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that.... Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. She got into trouble at her last school. On the drive to their new home, her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chron..."

Karen Romano Young

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green...

Jacqueline Kelly Jacqueline Kelly

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I Am Scout

The Biography of Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It’s also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the...

Charles J. Shields Charles J. Shields

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Henry Holt and Co.

In Search of Mockingbird

A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren’t so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in...

"...A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren’t so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in.... A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren’t so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in her case. A book is all that connects Erin to her mother, who died when she was a baby. But how much can Erin really learn about her mother from a tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbi..."

Loretta Ellsworth Loretta Ellsworth

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Henry Holt and Co.

Marshfield Dreams

When I Was a Kid

The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet...

Ralph Fletcher Ralph Fletcher

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Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. That’s what Popeye thinks, anyway. His whole life, everything has just been boring, boring, boring. But things...

Barbara O'Connor Barbara O'Connor

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Crossing Stones

Maybe you won’t rock a cradle, Muriel. Some women seem to prefer to rock the boat. Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple...

Helen Frost Helen Frost

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Roaring Brook Press

Episodes

My Life as I See It

EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old....

Blaze Ginsberg Blaze Ginsberg

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Feiwel & Friends

The Heights

A compelling, gritty, and heartbreaking YA novel about love and betrayal, based on the literary classic, Wuthering Heights.

Brian James Brian James

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Square Fish

The Heights

A compelling, gritty, and heartbreaking novel about love and betrayal, based on the literary classic, Wuthering Heights.

Brian James Brian James

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Henry Holt and Co.

Once

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war,...

"...“Like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (rev. 9/06), this Holocaust parable plays its main character’s naiveté against readers’ likely knowledge of the historical realities, but here the juxtaposition is believable and not at all precious; like The Book Thief (rev. 3/06), the novel extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy, but Once pits Felix’s stories against even deeper ugliness. ... Gleitzman manages to find a grain of hope in the unresolved (and likely dire) conclusion, but this ..."

Morris Gleitzman Morris Gleitzman

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