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Who's on First?

Written by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-590-4 (1-59474-590-0)

“Who’s on first. What’s on second. I Don’t Know’s on third.”

One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a colorful Children’s picture book. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. Illustrated in full color with... Read more >

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Chike and the River

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47386-8 (0-307-47386-4)

The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped.

Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn’t have the sixpence he needs to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tales from Watership Down

Written by Richard Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95019-2 (0-307-95019-0)

Tales From Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams’s bestselling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love—including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Snow Queen

Written by Hans Christian Andersen


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41512-8 (0-375-41512-2)

Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical.

One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate, Kay—who was abducted... Read more >

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Henri's Walk to Paris

Text by Leonore Klein
Illustrated by Saul Bass


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2263-0 (0-7893-2263-3)

Henri’s Walk to Paris is the story of a young boy who lives in Reboul, France, who dreams of going to Paris. One day, after reading a book about Paris, he decides to pack a lunch and head for the city.

“Like many of us Henri wants to see Paris.

In Paris...
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Zara's Tales
Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa
Written by Peter Beard


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 23, 2004
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-42659-2 (0-679-42659-0)

From adventurer, explorer, photographer, writer, pied piper Peter Beard—eleven irresistible tales, told to his daughter in his tented encampment at Hog Ranch, Kenya, about life, about living, about Africa.

He writes of the East African hills he came to know so well over four decades, where time slows to infinity in a... Read more >

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Rip the Page!
Adventures in Creative Writing
Written by Karen Benke


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Roost Books
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-812-7 (1-59030-812-3)

Rip The Page! is an interactive writing workbook for children ages 8 to 12, offering a dynamic approach to language, ideas, and writing. Full of innovative exercises, inspiring ideas, and word lists to launch many writing adventures, this book encourages children to explore their own creative ideas and get writing. With... Read more >

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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

Written by The Brothers Grimm


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 12, 1976
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70930-7 (0-394-70930-6)

However outlandish or exaggerated, fairy tales reflect the world we live in. Playful, gruesome, mysterious or sad, the emotions and experiences of fairy-tale characters are our own. In the 19th century, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm collected folk tales as part of a larger study of German culture. They believed that the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond the Pawpaw Trees

Written by Palmer Brown
Illustrated by Palmer Brown


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-461-6 (1-59017-461-5)

Beyond the Pawpaw Trees is a tour through a land as strange and wonderful as Oz, filled with people as delightfully batty as any in Alice’s looking glass. It is a place to which you will want to return again and again, to read of Anna Lavinia’s adventures and to marvel... Read more >

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The Silver Nutmeg
The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby
Written by Palmer Brown


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-500-2 (1-59017-500-X)

When Anna Lavinia’s father put a hole in the garden wall, it was only to give her another point of view. He had no thought that the point of view would stretch all the way to an entirely new land on the other side of Dew Pond. But that’s exactly what... Read more >

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Something for Christmas

Written by Palmer Brown
Illustrated by Palmer Brown


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-462-3 (1-59017-462-3)

“What are you doing, dear?”
“It’s a secret.”
“Secrets are better if you share them a little. So tell Mother why you look so sad on Christmas Eve.”
“I am wondering what to give–someone–for Christmas.”
This is the story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a... Read more >

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Alice in Wonderland
The Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-23-1 (93-80028-23-7)

Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary.

After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by John Tenniel
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76138-6 (0-375-76138-1)

“Only Lewis Carroll has shown us the world upside down as a child sees it, and has made us laugh as children laugh.” —Virginia Woolf

Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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Lewis Carroll
A Biography
Written by Morton N. Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 1996
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74562-4 (0-679-74562-9)

Under the pen name Lewis Carroll, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson became a legend for his children’s books, which broke the constraints of Victorian moralism. This exemplary biography conveys both the imagination and humanity of the creator of Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll has found his ideal biographer in Morton N. Cohen, who has... Read more >

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The Best of Roald Dahl

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72991-4 (0-679-72991-7)

This collection brings together Dahl's finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is unparalleled.

"Dahl has the mastery of plot and characters possessed by great writers of the past, along with a wildness and wryness of his own. One of his trademarks is writing beautifully about the... Read more >

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Robinson Crusoe
The Graphic Novel
Written by Daniel Defoe
Adapted by Dan Johnson
Illustrated by Naresh Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-20-0 (93-80028-20-2)

Robinson Crusoe is not content with his life in England. He is bored and wants to see more of the world. His curiosity convinces him to leave his homeland and travel abroad.

Without telling his parents, young Robinson sets off on a voyage of discovery. During the years that follow he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Introduction by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $7.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75784-6 (0-375-75784-8)

Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second... Read more >

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The Stolen Child

Written by Keith Donohue


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9653-4 (1-4000-9653-7)

“I am a changeling–a word that describes within its own name what we are bound and intended to do. We kidnap a human child and replace him or her with one of our own. . . .”

The double story of Henry Day begins in 1949, when he is kidnapped at age... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0639-9 (0-8070-0639-4)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0633-7 (0-8070-0633-5)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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10,000 Dresses

Written by Marcus Ewert
Illustrated by Rex Ray


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-850-0 (1-58322-850-0)

Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. “You shouldn’t be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

Written by Barry Gifford
Foreword by Rob Christopher


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-948-4 (1-58322-948-5)

Roy is a lover of adventure movies, a budding writer, and a young man slowly coming of age without the benefit of a father. Surrounding him–whether to support him or to drag him under–is the adult world of postwar Chicago, a city haunted by violence, poverty, and the redeeming power of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

Written by Barry Gifford


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-922-4 (1-58322-922-1)

Roy is a lover of adventure movies, a budding writer, and a young man slowly coming of age without the benefit of a father. Surrounding him–whether to support him or to drag him under–is the adult world of postwar Chicago, a city haunted by violence, poverty, and the redeeming power of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle

Written by Charles Gilman


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-59474-591-1 (1-59474-591-9)

Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar — in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise. Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
The Complete Stories
Written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Translated by Ralph Manheim


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 1983
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-18950-7 (0-385-18950-8)

Translated by Ralph Manheim from the Winkler-Verlag edition of the 210 tales of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1819. Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original German editions of the Grimms' works the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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