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X-Venture Xplorers 2

X-Venture Xplorers 2

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The Xventure Explorers can't bear going ape! Jake and his worried zoology exploration team heads to Sumatra to find their new teammate Tazan is missing. At the same time, a cadre of chimpanzees show up in Yellowstone National Park! Pandas and sloth bears and spider monkeys all over the world are acting strange and aggressive...some serious monkey business is surely afoot! Join the Xventures Explorers as they discover who would win in a clash between bears and gorillas and follow the biological clues to locate their lost friend. A fun action-oriented way to learn about bears and monkeys!
X-Venture Xplorers Kingdom of Animals 3

X-Venture Xplorers Kingdom of Animals 3

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When their relaxing sea vacation is interrupted, Jake, Sherry, Kwame and the rest of Dr. Darwin's X-Venture X-plorers head under the sea to find out all about creatures from the deep. And under the sea, sharks are king. But the sharks are not the apex predator they once were, illegal fishing is harming their lives and habitat. Learn about the various species of sharks, tooth by tooth, and find out who would win in a hypothetical battle between fishes, and who would end up as chum. Each comics chapter is followed by an informative prose chapter, filled with exciting facts and illustrations about the real-life creatures featured in the comics.
Xanders Panda Party

Xanders Panda Party

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Xander planned a panda party. Yes, a dandy whoop-de-do!
But Xander was the only panda. Just one panda at the zoo.

The zoo's paucity of pandas doesn't impede Xander's party planning for long. He decides to invite all the bears. But Koala protests. She's not a bear--she's a marsupial! Does that mean she can't come? Xander rethinks his decision to invite only bears, and "Calling all bears" evolves into "Calling all creatures." The Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal taxonomy in a wonderfully engaging way, and the celebrated artist Matt Phelan's charming ink and watercolor paintings are the icing on the cake. A read-aloud whoop-de-do!

XO OX

XO OX

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Dear Gazelle,

For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers.

I think that what I'm trying to say is that I love you.

XO,
OX

And so begins an epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same.

Adam Rex's hilarious, sweet, and at times heartbreaking letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle are paired perfectly with Scott Campbell's joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages.

A Neal Porter Book

Xtreme Illusions

Xtreme Illusions

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Seeing is believing. But what if you simply can't believe your eyes? Dive into another dimension and experience the eye-boggling and brain-twisting extremes of these awesome optical illusions. This mind-bending collection of visual puzzles will amaze your friends, mystify your family and even blow your own mind!Xtreme Illusions features every kind of visual trick and deceptive image, all in a cutting-edge style and using dynamic paper mechanics that are instantly engaging.Fun-filled sections include: DIZZY ALERT! You know these pictures aren't moving, but it looks as if they are!PUZZLING PICTURES: Beautiful young lady or elderly woman? Images in this book are not quite as simple as they seem.LOOPY LINES AND SILLY SIZES: Grab your ruler of truth included in this book and look closely! Test perplexing patterns where size, shape, or direction appears to be distorted and find out the real deal.LOOK...AND LOOK AGAIN: Nothing is exactly what it appears to be. Look for impossible objects, hidden secrets, and doorways to incredible worlds.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1084-3, $25.95/$30.00 Can

Y de postre... una esdrujula

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Y Is for Yoga

Y Is for Yoga

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Introduce your toddler to yoga with this playful alphabet primer for brilliant babies, from the creators of BabyLit.

An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring yoga poses, terms, and techniques from downward dog and visualize to yoga mat and warrior pose. Illustrator Greg Paprocki's popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that's proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Discover new details in each illustration with every successive reading.

Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Yak and Gnu

Yak and Gnu

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Lively good humor is afloat--along with an armada of adventurous animals--in this silly seafaring tale.

A romp in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe leads to a safari full of unusual nautical discoveries. A goat in a boat? A calf on a raft? A whole flotilla of whales and gorillas? No matter how many other strange sailors they come across, Yak and Gnu are certain there is no other beast quite like either of them. Climb aboard for a nonsensical voyage featuring an eclectic collection of embarked animals, awash in rhyme and tongue twisters perfect for reading aloud.

Yakov and the Seven Thieves

Yakov and the Seven Thieves

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Yakov, the kindly cobbler, and his wife, Olga, are heartbroken because their son, Mikhail, is very ill. They seek advice from a wise old man, who enlists the help of seven thieves and proves that miracles can occur if we do good deeds.
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

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Everyone in the Yang family is a talented musician except for nine-year-old Yingtao, the youngest Yang. Even after years of violin lessons from his father, Yingtao cannot make beautiful music.

Now that his family has moved from China to Seattle, Yingtao wants to learn English and make new friends at school. Still, he must make time to practice his violin for an important family recital to help his father get more students. Yingtao is afraid his screeching violin will ruin the recital. But he's even more afraid to tell his family that he has found something he likes better than music.

Together he and his new friend Matthew think of a sure way to save the recital. They are certain nothing will go wrong.

Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1976 from A to Z

Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1976 from A to Z

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If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of these signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the "Sons of Liberty" to protest, readers meet George Washington (who gave his farewell speech to his soldiers at Fraunces Tavern), Thomas Jefferson (who penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence at a Philadelphia tavern) and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive.
Yankee Girl

Yankee Girl

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An unflinching story about racism and culture clash in the 1960s.

The year is 1964, and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI-agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, to protect black people who are registering to vote. Alice finds herself thrust into the midst of the racial turmoil that dominates current events, especially when a Negro girl named Valerie Taylor joins her sixth-grade class -- the first of two black students at her new school because of a mandatory integration law.

When Alice finds it difficult to penetrate the clique of girls at school she calls the Cheerleaders (they call her Yankee Girl), she figures Valerie, being the other outsider, will be easier to make friends with. But Valerie isn't looking for friends. Rather, Valerie silently endures harassment from the Cheerleaders, much worse than what Alice is put through. Soon Alice realizes the only way to befriend the girls is to seem like a co-conspirator in their plans to make Valerie miserable.

It takes a horrible tragedy for her to realize the complete ramifications of following the crowd instead of her heart.

Yard War

Yard War

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"Taylor Kitching's rousing debut puts you right on the fifty-yard line of a vital historical moment." --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Perfect for readers of Christopher Paul Curtis's Bud, Not Buddy and Vince Vawter's Paperboy, Yard War explores race relations during the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of a boy who accidentally sets off a "yard war" when he invites his maid's son to play football on his front lawn.

Trip Westbrook has spent his first twelve years far from the struggle for civil rights going on in Mississippi. The one black person he knows well is Willie Jane, the family maid, who has been a second mother to him. When Trip invites her son, Dee, to play football in the yard, he discovers the ugly side of his smiling neighbors. Trip's old pals stop coming by. He is bullied, his house is defaced, and his family is threatened. The Westbrooks will be forced to choose between doing the right thing or losing the only home Trip has ever known. Who knew that playing football in the yard could have such consequences? This engaging, honest, and hopeful novel is full of memorable characters, and brings the civil rights-era South alive for young readers.

"Trip is a fine character. 1964 Mississippi leaps to life in this book." --Gennifer Choldenko, Newbery Honor winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts

"A captivating story about standing up for your friends. I loved seeing Trip learn how hard it can be to do the right thing." --Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock and The Paper Cowboy

"Trip's journey is a sensitive account about how one person can slowly make a difference." --Booklist

"A challenging but worthwhile portrait of a very difficult period in American history." --SLJ

Yay You

Yay You

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A book for moving out, moving up, moving on.

For new graduates, or for anyone facing imminent change, here is profound insight, bold inspiration, and truly ensloxifying advice. Also an occasional hippo. No wombats.

What's more, Yay, You! will not overstress the weary mind. It's nice and short, with lots of pictures, no chapters, no index, no graphs, no study questions, and not a single Suggestion for Further Reading.

Portable, colorful, and low in saturated fats, this is truly the perfect gift for that special onwardly-mobile someone.

There are so many choices. The world is immense. Take a good look around and decide what makes sense...

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry.

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry.

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A clever, quirky book about one of the world's most beloved contemporary artists - aimed at young readers and written from Kusama's point of view!

Yayoi Kusama covers her paintings in hundreds and hundreds of dots. Her dots come off her canvases to cover dresses, tables, walls, and more!

She creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time - an artist who is still dazzling museum- and gallery-goers around the globe today.

Ages 4-7

Year at Maple Hill Farm

Year at Maple Hill Farm

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This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.
In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.
Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.
Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons

Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons

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Brown bear politely/offers to surrender his/den to nosy skunk. Twelve nature-themed haiku accompanied by lush illustrations take the reader from January to December. A great way to introduce children to the traditional Japanese poetry form.
Year Down Yonder

Year Down Yonder

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A Newbery Medal Winner

Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.

Hilarious and poignant. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Newbery Medal Winner
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year