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Kids Novels

78-Story Treehouse

78-Story Treehouse

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New York Times bestselling author Andy Griffiths invites readers to come hang out with him and his friend Terry in their 78-Story Treehouse--the sixth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!

Andy and Terry live in a 78-story treehouse. (It used to be a 65-story treehouse, but they just keep building more levels!) It has a drive-thru car wash, a courtroom with a robot judge called Edward Gavelhead, a scribbletorium, a combining machine, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and an open-air movie theatre with a super-giant screen . . . which is a very useful thing to have now that Terry's going to be a big-shot movie star!

After Andy gets cut out of the movie, he and Terry have a big fight and decide they don't want to be best friends anymore. But with a herd of sneaky spy cows out to steal all their story ideas, can Andy and Terry make up before it's too late?

Praise for the Treehouse series:

Anarchic absurdity at its best. . . . Denton's manic cartooning captures every twist and turn in hilarious detail. --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The 13-Story Treehouse

Will appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey. . . . The wonderfully random slapstick humor is tailor-made for reluctant readers. . . . A treat for all. --Booklist on The 13-Story Treehouse

Read the whole series!
The 13-Story Treehouse
The 26-Story Treehouse
The 39-Story Treehouse
The 52-Story Treehouse
The 65-Story Treehouse
The 78-Story Treehouse

826 Quarterly Volume 25

826 Quarterly Volume 25

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As 826 Valencia celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, we invite you into our community, our home. Come on in. We're glad you're here. This book should give you a good sense of what we're all about. It encompasses an extraordinary array of writing from students ages six through eighteen, crafted with encouragement and support from our volunteer tutors. We hope you take refuge in our students' kindness and find inspiration in their creativity and strength; we hope you'll join us as we write the next chapter.
826 Quarterly Volume 26

826 Quarterly Volume 26

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826 Valencia proudly presents this extraordinary, diverse collection of writing from students ages six to eighteen, created with support from our volunteer tutors. In these pages you will find mystery, vulnerability, and brave calls for change. In other words: hope. Hope that we can understand each other's perspectives and strive to improve the world, all the while tapping into our sense of play and imagination. Our young people are writing the future--all we have to do is listen.
8th Continent

8th Continent

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HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN RULES?

Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--a real life pile of floating garbage--into an eighth continent, using a special formula developed by their father. This new continent will be a place where their family can make their own rules and live free from the intervention of Winterpole, a global governing agency run by bumbling bureaucrats.

But eleven-year-old pink-and-plastic-obsessed Vesuvia Piffle, the secret mastermind behind the villainous Condo Corp, also has her sights set on this new land, and she wants to use it to build a kind of Miami-on-steroids.

Now, it's a race against time and across the world as the kids gather the items they need to create their continent. Because whoever controls the eighth continent controls our future. And the future can't be both "green" and pink.

BUILD IT - RUN IT - RULE IT
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9 From the Nine Worlds

9 From the Nine Worlds

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Beloved characters from the Magnus Chase series star in these short stories, each set in a different one of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology.
The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds.
Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology.
While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods.
Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?
90s Mad Libs

90s Mad Libs

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As if! The best, worst, and most memorable moments of the 90s are finally available in a Mad Libs.

Whether you rocked Doc Martens or platform sneakers, the 1990s are alive and well in this totally phat collection of fill-in-the-blank stories. Check your beeper, feed your digital pet, and dive into a Mad Libs that'll trigger 90s nostalgia.

91-Story Treehouse

91-Story Treehouse

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New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 91-Story Treehouse--the seventh book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!

Andy and Terry live in a 91-story treehouse. (It used to be a 78-story treehouse, but they keep getting ideas for new stories!) It has a submarine sandwich shop that serves sandwiches the size of actual submarines, an air-traffic control tower, a human pinball machine, a spin-and-win prize wheel, a giant spider web--with a giant spider!-- and a big red button, which they're not sure whether to push or not because they can't remember what it does.

Good thing there's so many fun things to do in the treehouse, because Andy and Terry get stuck babysitting Mr. Big Nose's three grandchildren for the day.

After all, how much trouble could they possibly get into in just one day?

Praise for Andy Griffiths and the Treehouse series:

Anarchic absurdity at its best. . . . Denton's manic cartooning captures every twist and turn in hilarious detail. --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The 13-Story Treehouse

Will appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey. . . . The wonderfully random slapstick humor is tailor-made for reluctant readers. . . . A treat for all. --Booklist on The 13-Story Treehouse

Twice the treehouse, twice the fun? You bet. . . . Denton's furiously scrawled line drawings milk the silly, gross-out gags for everything they're worth. Kids should be flipping pages faster than a pair of inflatable underpants can skyrocket the young heroes to safety. --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The 26-Story Treehouse

Read the whole series!
The 13-Story Treehouse
The 26-Story Treehouse
The 39-Story Treehouse
The 52-Story Treehouse
The 65-Story Treehouse
The 78-Story Treehouse
The 91-Story Treehouse

A Blind Guide to Stinkville

A Blind Guide to Stinkville

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Before Stinkville, Alice didn't think albinism--or the blindness that goes with it--was a big deal. Sure, she uses a magnifier to read books. And a cane keeps her from bruising her hips on tables. Putting on sunscreen and always wearing a hat are just part of life. But life has always been like this for Alice. Until Stinkville.

For the first time in her life, Alice feels different--like she's at a disadvantage. Back in her old neighborhood in Seattle, everyone knew Alice, and Alice knew her way around. In Stinkville, Alice finds herself floundering--she can't even get to the library on her own. But when her parents start looking into schools for the blind, Alice takes a stand. She's going to show them--and herself--that blindness is just a part of who she is, not all that she can be. To prove it, Alice enters the Stinkville Success Stories essay contest. No one, not even her new friend Kerica, believes she can scout out her new town's stories and write the essay by herself. The funny thing is, as Alice confronts her own blindness, everyone else seems to see her for the first time.

This is a stirring small-town story that explores many different issues--albinism, blindness, depression, dyslexia, growing old, and more--with a light touch and lots of heart. Beth Vrabel's characters are complicated and messy, but they come together in a story about the strength of community and friendship. This paperback edition includes a Q&A with the author and a sneak peek at the upcoming The Blind Guide to Normal.

A is for Elizabeth

A is for Elizabeth

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The first in a new chapter book series spinning off of the Justin Case books, starring Justin's little sister, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is in second grade. Class 2B! It's great! Friends, recess, homework!
Even a big project: Make a poster of your name.

Yayyy!

Hang on.

The name Elizabeth has a bajillion letters in it!

The name Anna has only four letters. Plus, Anna's first letter is A, which is also the first letter of Alphabetical Order. But Anna can't always be first! That's not fair!

In A is for Elizabeth, Elizabeth makes more than a poster.
She also makes some important choices--about fairness, rules, speaking up, and glue.
But the most important thing she makes is...a friend!

With copious line art by Paige Keiser, this first book in a new series--spun off from Rachel Vail's beloved Justin Case series--is sure to delight fans of Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, and Clementine.

A Kiss for Little Bear ( I Can Read! - Level 1 )

A Kiss for Little Bear ( I Can Read! - Level 1 )

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers

A New Friend ( Adventures of Sophie Mouse #1 ) PROMO PRICE

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A Pair of Socks ( Mathstart: Level 1 )

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"Kids, young and old, fall in love with math when they see how real-life and effortless it becomes thanks to these books." --Kimberly D. Mueller, Ed.D., First Grade Teacher, Ashbrook School, Lumberton NJ

Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? A lonely striped sock searches the house for its mate in this book that's perfect for teaching matching to pre-K through kindergarteners.

Kids will love the story and the funny illustrations by Lois Ehlert. Parents and other educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding comparisons a breeze--as well as the concrete examples of how math works! The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives!

Math skills are life skills, and the MathStart series supports success!

This award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy teaches math through stories and visual models63 books divided into three levels with 21 books in eachFun activities kids will love are included to help parents and teachers emphasize the lessonsEngaging and relatable stories, with each story revolving around practical applications of the math concept presentedLively art from top-notch illustratorsCharts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension

MathStart's unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed.

The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K-Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1-3; Level 3 is Grades 2-4. The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.

Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series!

A to Z Mysteries A: The Absent Author

A to Z Mysteries A: The Absent Author

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A is for author.... Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer
Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement,
Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be
found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play.
It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the
famous writer--before it's too late!
A to Z Mysteries B: The Bald Bandit

A to Z Mysteries B: The Bald Bandit

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

B is for Bandit . . . There's a bank robber in Green Lawn! A red-haired kid took a video of the crime, but nobody can find him. Without the video, will the robber go free? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must track down that kid--before the bandit does!

A to Z Mysteries Collection 1

A to Z Mysteries Collection 1

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve their first four mysteries!

A is for AUTHOR . . .
Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. Wonder of wonders, Wallace says yes! In fact, the famous writer says that the only way he won't come is if he's kidnapped. But when the big day comes, Wallis Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink knows better. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find Wallace--before it's too late!

B is for BANDIT . . .
A bandit has robbed the Green Lawn Savings Bank! Dink and his friends Josh and Ruth Rose are ready to help. When a private detective comes to Dink's door looking for the kid who videotaped the crime, the trio volunteers to find him. After all, there's a reward! But tracking down one red-headed kid isn't such an easy job, especially if he doesn't want to be found. Dink and his friends must find that kid--and his tape--before the bandit does!

C is for CANARY . . .
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. David. Her canary is gone! And that's not all. Three other pets have mysteriously disappeared--including Ruth Rose's cat, Tiger! The kids are sure a pet-napper is to blame. They won't stop until they've tracked down the thief and returned the stolen pets to their rightful owners!

D is for DUNGEON . . .
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are having a sleepover--in a castle! Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited them for a visit. But as soon as they arrive, the kids start hearing screams behind the walls. Wallis Wallace says not to worry, every castle is haunted, but Dink isn't so sure. Can they discover who--or what--is haunting Moose Manor?

A to Z Mysteries D: The Deadly Dungeon

A to Z Mysteries D: The Deadly Dungeon

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Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and
Ruth Rose for a sleepover - in a haunted castle! But as soon as the young
detectives arrive, they start hearing screams behind the walls. Will they
discover who - or what - is haunting Moose Manor?
A to Z Mysteries E: The Empty Envelope

A to Z Mysteries E: The Empty Envelope

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E is for Envelope...Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to
"D. Duncan." But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make
any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink
is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up
and demands her letters!
A to Z Mysteries F: The Falcon's Feathers

A to Z Mysteries F: The Falcon's Feathers

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F is for Falcon...When Josh discovers a nest of young falcons in the forest,
he, Dink, and Ruth Rose start visiting every day. Until the morning they find
it empty! Then the kids discover a wounded falcon with its wing feathers
clipped, and they" know" someone's up to no good. Can they figure out
what's going on before it's too late to save the falcons?