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The The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Hardcover, 267 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $27.99, published September 1 2000 | purchase
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  • L. Frank Baum

After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help her return home to Kansas. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow.

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Green

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Hardcover, 40, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Hardcover, 36 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $16.99, published January 17 2012 | purchase
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  • Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

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Baby Bear Sees Blue

Baby Bear Sees Blue

by Ashley Wolff

Hardcover, 40, Beach Lane Books, $16.99, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Ashley Wolff

Leaving the den as the weather warms, Baby Bear discovers blue birds, red strawberries, orange butterflies and other colorful things in nature.

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Unspoken

A Story From the Underground Railroad

by Henry Cole

Hardcover, 40, Scholastic Press , 16.99, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • A Story From the Underground Railroad
  • Henry Cole

A young girl's courage is tested when she discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn.

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Chloe And The Lion

by Adam Rex and Mac Barnett

Hardcover, 48, Hyperion Book CH, 16.99, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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And Then It's Spring

by Julie Fogliano and Erin Stead

Hardcover, 32, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published February 14 2012 | purchase
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A Home For Bird

by Philip Stead

Hardcover, 32, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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Oh, No!

Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Hardcover, 40, Random House Childrens Books, $17.99, published September 11 2012 | purchase
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  • Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Author Candace Fleming and illustrator Eric Rohmann present the comical story of a group of animals who repeat a refrain of dismay as they fall, one by one, into a deep hole.

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Boot & Shoe

by Marla Frazee

Hardcover, 40 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Marla Frazee

Boot and Shoe are dogs that live in the same house, eat from the same bowl and sleep in the same bed, but spend their days on separate porches until a squirrel mixes things up.

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Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

by Dav Pilkey

Hardcover, 214 pages, Scholastic, $9.99, published January 15 2013 | purchase
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Our heroes, George and Harold, have been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated planet for all eternity, after Tippy Tinkletrousers the time-traveling trickster prevented them from ever creating Captain Underpants in the first place. The course of history has been changed — can they change it back, and save Captain Underpants?

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Slam Dunk

STAT #3: Slam Dunk

Standing Tall and Talented

by Amar'e Stoudemire

Paperback, 142 pages, Scholastic, $5.99, published January 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e has been focusing so much on basketball that he is unable to help his dad at work. Meanwhile, older players are teasing him on the court. When an eye injury forces him to take time off from the sport, he discovers an opportunity to bond with his father. Illustrated by Tim Jessell.

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Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey

by Jerry Spinelli

Hardcover, 285 pages, Random House Childrens Books, $15.99, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Jerry Spinelli

An inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imaginative play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but also the unwelcome arrival of night. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Maniac Magee.

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Nutcracker

Nutcracker

by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Maurice Sendak and Ralph Manheim

Hardcover, 102 pages, Crown, $24.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

by Rick Riordan

Paperback, 516 pages, Disney Press, $9.99, published August 16 2011 | purchase
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  • Rick Riordan

Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.

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Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour?

by Lemony Snicket and Seth

Hardcover, 258 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.

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Wonder

Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, $11.80, published January 3 2013 | purchase
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  • R.J. Palacio

Born with a facial deformity that initially prevented his attendance at public school, August "Auggie" Pullman enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep and struggles with the dynamics of being both new and different in this tale about acceptance, self-esteem and the transformative power of human kindness.

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Starry River of the Sky

Starry River of the Sky

by Grace Lin

Hardcover, 288 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Grace Lin

Discovering that the moon has disappeared from the sky above a Chinese village where he works, runaway Rendi wonders about strange local behaviors until a mysterious storyteller arrives at the town's inn and astonishing transformations begin to happen. By the award-winning creator of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. 75,000 first printing.

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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Hardcover, 180 pages, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

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Bartholomew Biddle

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

by Gary Ross

Hardcover, 96pp, Candlewick, $17.99, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Gary Ross

This first book from film director Gary Ross stars young Bartholomew Biddle, whose otherwise ordinary life takes a turn for adventure when he catches a ride on the titular very big wind. Illustrated by Matthew Myers.

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Little White Duck

Little White Duck

A Childhood in China

by Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu

Paperback, 96 pages, Graphic Universe, $9.95, published August 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu

A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

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Drama

Drama

by Raina Telgemeier

Paperback, 233 pages, GRAPHIX, $10.99, published September 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Raina Telgemeier

Designing sets for her middle school's play, Callie tries to overcome limited carpentry skills, low ticket sales and squabbling crew members only to find her efforts further complicated by the arrival of two cute brothers.

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Abe Lincoln's Dream

by Lane Smith

Hardcover, 32, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Lane Smith

While on a tour of the White House, a schoolgirl finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, face-to-face with the great president's ghost. Together they set off across the country to answer Lincoln's concerns about the nation.

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Peter Rabbit

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Emma Thompson

Hardcover, 72 pages, Penguin Group USA, $19.99, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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Based on the original stories by Beatrix Potter, Emma Thompson's tale celebrates 110 years of Peter Rabbit. In this story, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor's garden and all the way to Scotland.

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