Most Magnificent Thing The

Most Magnificent Thing  The
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Author: Ashley Spires
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781554537044
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!

Binky the Space Cat

Binky the Space Cat
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Author: Ashley Spires
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781771380706
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Binky's blast-off into outer space (outside) to battle aliens (bugs) is delayed when he realizes he's left something behind - and it's not the anti-gravity kitty litter.

Thing Lou Couldn t Do The

Thing Lou Couldn t Do  The
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Author: Ashley Spires
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781771387279
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An endearing story about a little girl who doesnÍt think she can. ñUp there! The tree can be our ship!î one of LouÍs friends exclaims when they decide to play pirates. ñUmmm ƒî responds Lou. Usually she loves adventures. But this is new. Lou has never climbed a tree before. And she knows she canÍt do it. She doesnÍt even want to try. But this adventure does look fun, and when all her excuses run out, Lou realizes the bravest adventurers are those who TRY. An inspiring lesson for anyone whoÍs ever avoided something hard.

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes
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Author: Mark Pett,Gary Rubinstein
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781402255441
Release: 2011
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.

Larf

Larf
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Author: Ashley Spires
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781554539024
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The funny tale of a seven-foot-tall, scarf-sporting sasquatch who discovers he may not be alone in the world.

Being Small Isn t So Bad After All

Being Small  Isn t So Bad After All
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Author: Lori Orlinsky
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1643071270
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Mascot Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can't be anything good about being small‚]‚€‚]right? "

I m New Here

I m New Here
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Author: Anne Sibley O'Brien
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130161
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Spain, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

Rosie Revere Engineer

Rosie Revere  Engineer
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Author: Andrea Beaty
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781613125304
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /-- Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."—Publishers Weekly "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." —Kirkus Reviews "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." —Booklist Award 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
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Author: JoAnn M. Deak
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0982993803
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.

Fairy Science

Fairy Science
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Author: Ashley Spires
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735264267
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Tundra Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The award-winning author of The Most Magnificent Thing introduces the value of science and inquiry to young readers with humor and heart. For fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and Hidden Figures. Esther the fairy doesn't believe in magic. But fairies are all about magic, despite Esther's best efforts to reveal the science of their world. No matter how she and her bird, Albert, explain that rainbows are refracted light rather than a path to gold, or that mist is water evaporating rather than an evil omen, or the importance of the scientific method, her fairymates would rather just do magic. So when the other fairies' solution to helping a dying tree is to do a mystical moonlight dance, Esther decides to take it upon herself to resuscitate the tree . . . with the scientific method, some hypothesizing, a few experiments and the heady conclusion that trees need sunlight to live! But while Esther manages to save the tree, she can't quite change the minds of her misguided fairymates . . . or can she? Fairy Science, the first in a hilarious new picture book series, introduces a charming, determined heroine as she learns about the world and celebrates the joys of curiosity and exploring science.

Going Down Home with Daddy

Going Down Home with Daddy
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Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781682632499
Release: 2020-04-08
Editor: Peachtree Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A 2020 Caldecott Honor Book "On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s nothing like going down home.” Down home is Granny’s house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil Alan do? In this rich and moving celebration of history, culture, and ritual, Kelly Starling Lyons' eloquent text explores the power of family traditions. Stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multigenerational family.

The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods
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Author: Akiko Miyakoshi
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781771385923
Release: 2015-08-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kikko sets out after her father with a forgotten pie for Grandma. When she arrives at a strange house in the wintry woods, a peek in the window reveals that the footprints Kikko had been following did not belong to her father at all, but to a bear in a long coat and hat! Alice in Wonderland meets Little Red Riding Hood in this charmed tale.

The Battle of Jericho

The Battle of Jericho
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Author: Sharon M. Draper
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781439115206
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WARRIORS ROCK! Sixteen-year-old Jericho is psyched when he and his cousin and best friend, Josh, are invited to pledge for the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school. Just being a pledge wins him the attention of Arielle, one of the hottest girls in his class, whom he's been too shy even to talk to before now. But as the secret initiation rites grow increasingly humiliating and force Jericho to make painful choices, he starts to question whether membership in the Warriors of Distinction is worth it. How far will he have to go to wear the cool black silk Warriors jacket? How high a price will he have to pay to belong? The answers are devastating beyond Jericho's imagination.

Clorinda

Clorinda
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Author: Robert Kinerk
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781416939641
Release: 2007-07-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A very unusual cow decides that she's destined for a life of classical ballet.

Go to Sleep Little Creep

Go to Sleep  Little Creep
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Author: David Quinn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101939468
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A rhyming picture book with humor and heart that's a wonderful bedtime addition for the "little monster" in your life. Includes illustrations from bestselling author/illustrator Ashley Spires of The Most Magnificent Thing. Even monsters have to go to sleep. But before little trolls turn out the light and werewolves settle in to dream, there's fur to be brushed, pajamas to find, and moons that need howling. So grab your cuddly critter and snuggle in for this new bedtime tradition. Debut storyteller David B. Quinn teams up with bestselling author/illustrator Ashley Spires to create a wondrously funny and supremely sweet picture book sure to charm little creeps who aren't quite ready to fall asleep.

I Just Don t Like the Sound of No

I Just Don t Like the Sound of No
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Author: Julia Cook
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781545721483
Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Boys Town Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‘NO’ is RJ’s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We’ll see” or “Later” or “I’ll think about it.” Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating the social skills of accepting “No” for an answer and disagreeing appropriately. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use these skills are included in the book. I Just Don’t Like the Sound of NO! is another in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books from the Boys Town Press that teach children social skills.

Reading Power

Reading Power
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781551388052
Release: 2006
Editor: Pembroke Publishers Limited

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
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Author: David Mitchell
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780679603580
Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable. The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?” A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author. Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

A Visitor for Bear

A Visitor for Bear
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Author: Bonny Becker
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780763680442
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Candlewick Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A Visitor for Bear has the feel of a classic, and it’s so cozy no parent could object to reading it aloud every night." — The New York Times Book Review (starred review) Features an audio read-along! Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away! Cheery persistence wears down the curmudgeonly Bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.

Hey That s MY Monster

Hey  That s MY Monster
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Author: Amanda Noll
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781936261871
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Flashlight Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: "So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe" How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster's familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone to Ethan's little sister's room! She has been climbing out of bed every night to play, and obviously needs a monster to help her get to sleep – but not HIS monster! Ethan tries to help his sister find her own monster, but none are the perfect blend of cute and creepy. Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monster full of frightening fun appears. Following in the spooky-silly tradition of I Need My Monster, here's another irresistible monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.