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Alexander Hamilton American Hero

Alexander Hamilton American Hero

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Find out more about this famous Founding Father!

With his face on the ten-dollar bill and an award-winning musical about his life, it's clear that Alexander Hamilton's story is one worth telling. Despite feeling like an outsider, Hamilton fought hard to form a united nation with a strong central government--and many of his ideas are still relevant today! With this illustrated leveled reader, kids can learn more about the man who, in many ways, was a true American hero.

Alexander Hamilton From Orphan to Founding Father

Alexander Hamilton From Orphan to Founding Father

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Fans of the Broadway musical Hamilton and American history lovers will want to share this illustrated biography of Alexander Hamilton with their young readers.

Did you know that one of our Founding Fathers was not born in America? An orphan from the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton came to the colonies and played an important role in the Revolutionary War, rising to become General George Washington's right-hand man. But his accomplishments don't stop there! He helped obtain the ratification of the Constitution; he was America's first secretary of the treasury; and he established the first national bank and the U.S. Mint. A man of ambition, loyalty, and principle, he is now being celebrated as the prominent patriot he was.

Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

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Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar-- and he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money!

He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough.

But somehow the money began to disappear...

Readers of all ages will be delighted by this attractive new edition of Judith Viorst's beloved picture book.

Alexander, Who's Not Going to Move

Alexander, Who's Not Going to Move

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Alexander is not going to leave his best friend Paul. Or Rachel, the best babysitter in the world. Or the Baldwins, who have a terrific dog named Swoozie. Or Mr. and Mrs. Oberdorfer, who always give great treats on Hallowen. Who cares if his father has a new job a thousand miles away? Alexander is not---DO YOU HEAR HIM? HE MEANS IT!.....going to move.
Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

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The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war.
It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.
Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, Alia's Mission celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people.
Alice In Wonderland Picture Book

Alice In Wonderland Picture Book

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Alice in Wonderland Picture Book is the best introduction for young readers to Caroll's iconic characters.

Lewis Carroll's novels about a girl named Alice and her surreal adventures have been popular since their publication in 1865 and 1871. Neither book has ever been out of print, but many parents find the originals too difficult for young children. Many simplified and abridged versions of Alice have since been published. This Alice in Wonderland Picture Book is the best of them. It serves as the perfect introduction to Alice and Carroll's world of marvelous madness.

Our Alice in Wonderland Picture Book features several major episodes of the story illustrated by Italian mid-century illustrator, Maraja. Striking and imaginative, these pictures help make the text come alive in the minds of young readers. Accompanying these vibrant images is a very simple text. Great for reading with an adult or alone, this text retains Carroll's madcap tone while ensuring an appropriate experience for beginning readers.

This book is the quintessential Alice introduction. Watch how it piques your child's curiosity and sense of humor!

Alien Attack Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Alien Attack Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Join Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they blast off for adventures in space! Boys ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader featuring a shiny cover and two sheets of shiny stickers.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Aliens Are Coming!

Aliens Are Coming!

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A picture-book account of one of the most famous pieces of radio history!

* "Sandwiched between a look at Depression-era radios and a set of fanciful period advertisements, McCarthy delivers a semi-serious account of the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, illustrating both passages from the script and briefly told descriptions of widespread panic with smudgy cartoon scenes featuring bug-eyed monsters and equally bug-eyed people. The author closes with a substantial note that analyzes the broadcast' immediate and long-term effects, points out that the announcers repeatedly admitted that they were presenting a drama during the broadcast, mentions several later revivals here and internationally and notes the response of H.G. Wells himself to the original production. She has also set up an invitingly designed Web site with an array of relevant links."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

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School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice

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Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice

A 2006 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

All Aboard Airplanes

All Aboard Airplanes

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Easy-to-read facts and exciting illustrations bring all kinds of aircraft down to earth - from passenger planes to military craft, from helicopters to supersonic jets. Have fun reading about all the things these fascinating flying machines can do!
All Aboard Reading Level 2: Dear Tooth Fairy

All Aboard Reading Level 2: Dear Tooth Fairy

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It's almost Class Picture Day and Robby is the only kid in his class with all his baby teeth. If only the Tooth Fairy could speed things up . . .
All Aboard the Dinotrain

All Aboard the Dinotrain

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They stoke the boiler, stow the luggage, and when hills are steep, they even get out and push. That's right, the thrill-seeking daredevil dinosaurs from Dinosailors are back, and now they're riding a train. But this train is more like a roller coaster--up, down, and faster and faster, until the dinos realize the brakes are out!

Laughs and thrills abound in this rip-snorting tale of reckless reptiles and their runaway train.

All by Myself

All by Myself

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Mercer Mayer's Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about independence!
Alligators All Around

Alligators All Around

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From alligators all around to zippity zound, from entertaining elephants to throwing tantrums, the antics of these alligators have made reciting the alphabet fun for over fifty years!

Now in a larger, 5 x 7 trim size, Alligators All Around will continue to make children giggle while learning their ABCs.

This beloved classic from Maurice Sendak has helped introduce the alphabet to generations of children. This edition is perfect for lap sharing and as a baby shower gift.

Alligators and Crocodiles

Alligators and Crocodiles

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Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles...?

Alligators and crocodiles are the world's largest reptiles and the closest living relatives of dinosaurs. In this extremely interesting nonfiction picture book, Gibbons compares the two reptiles by giving facts about both--their physical differences, what they eat, where they are found, how fast they swim how they raise their young, and more.

Kids will want to read this book again and again to learn all about these crocodilians that have been around for millions of years. A great read-alound for the interested child or non-fiction resource for older children.

Drawings are labeled throughout with additional information.

Alphabet City

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A 1996 Caldecott Honor book!

The urban landscape will never look the same again. As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can contain the letter A--while lampposts alongside a highway can form a row of elegant, soaring Ys. A 1996 Caldecott Honor book, this sophisticated, wordless alphabet book is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

Alphabet of African Animals

Alphabet of African Animals

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Includes color illustrations, whimsical rhymes, a poster, and free audio CD and download.
Alphabet of Animals

Alphabet of Animals

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Includes beautiful illustrations, whimsical rhymes, informative text, a tear-out poster and an audio CD. This book is reviewed by the Smitshsonian's museum curators.
Alphabet of Dance

Alphabet of Dance

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Suitable for children of all ages, this audiobook features colourful illustrations and rhymes that depict the various types of dances, dance moves and vocabulary different to the world of dance.