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Kids Novels

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?
A to Z Mysteries I: The Invisible Island

A to Z Mysteries I: The Invisible Island

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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!

I is for Island . . . It's picnic time! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose pack up a basket and wade out to Squall Island. Right away, they find a hundred-dollar bill in the sand! But when they come back the next day, the entire island has mysteriously disappeared. What is the secret of Squall Island?
A to Z Mysteries J: The Jaguar's Jewel

A to Z Mysteries J: The Jaguar's Jewel

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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!

J is for Jewel . . . New York is the emerald city! Dink's uncle's museum there has a new treasure--a golden jaguar statue with an emerald between its paws. But someone swaps the jewel for a fake! Who stole the jaguar's jewel? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are sure to find out!

A to Z Mysteries K: The Kidnapped King

A to Z Mysteries K: The Kidnapped King

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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!

K is for Kidnapped . . . The king and queen of Costra have been kidnapped. For his own safety, Prince Sammi comes to Green Lawn to hide out at Dink's house. But then Sammi is captured, too! Who kidnapped the king and his family? It's a royal mystery for Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose.

A to Z Mysteries L: The Lucky Lottery

A to Z Mysteries L: The Lucky Lottery

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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!

L is for Lucky . . . Lucky O'Leary has never been lucky--until his grandfather sends him a winning lottery ticket! But before Lucky can collect the cash, someone steals the ticket. Has Lucky's luck run out for good? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose take a chance on this unlucky mystery.

A to Z Mysteries M: The Missing Mummy

A to Z Mysteries M: The Missing Mummy

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Make storytime a little spookier and help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!

Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose want their mummy! It's Mummy Monday at the museum, and the kids get to see a child mummy in an actual tomb. But then someone robs the tomb and steals the mummy. Can the three friends unravel the mystery?

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.

A to Z Mysteries N: The Ninth Nugget

A to Z Mysteries N: The Ninth Nugget

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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!

N is for Nugget . . . Howdy from Montana, pardners! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. When they pan for gold, Josh finds a huge nugget. But gold fever has struck, and soon the nugget is stolen. It's up to the kids to round up the thief.

A to Z Mysteries O: The Orange Outlaw

A to Z Mysteries O: The Orange Outlaw

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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!

O is for Orange . . . An art thief is on the loose! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink's uncle Warren in New York City when a painting is stolen from his apartment. A trail of orange peels and an orange hair are the only clues. Can the kids catch this crafty--and hungry--crook?