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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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The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Edited by Louise Guinness


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4425-2 (1-4000-4425-1)

The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse features an eclectic spectrum of contributors ranging wildly from Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll to Hilaire Belloc, Ted Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, with illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark, Spike Milligan, and the deliciously sinister Edward Gorey. Such old favorites as... Read more >

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King Solomon's Mines

Written by H. Rider Haggard
Introduction by Alexandra Fuller


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6629-9 (0-8129-6629-5)

Touted by its 1885 publisher as “the most amazing story ever written,” King Solomon’s Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard’s thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Twice-Told Tales

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Rosemary Mahoney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75788-4 (0-375-75788-0)

Twice-Told Tales, originally published in 1837 and revised and republished by Hawthorne in 1851 (the edition reproduced here), is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts - and the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American... Read more >

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 27, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-43643-0 (0-679-43643-X)

Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they collaborate on a story for children based on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

Written by Michael Patrick Hearn


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71455-9 (0-375-71455-3)

From Robert Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahame’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Batman: Earth One

Written by Geoff Johns
Illustrated by Gary Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3209-2 (1-4012-3209-4)

Batman is not a hero.

He is just a man.

Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.

In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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On the Seesaw Bridge

Written by Yuichi Kimura
Illustrated by Kowshiro Hata


Format: Hardcover, 36 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-18-6 (1-935654-18-7)

On the Seesaw Bridge is a fast-paced touching tale of a fox frantically on the pursuit of a young hare.

Stuck on this seesaw bridge for what feels like an eternity the two once rivals slowly begin to open up to each other. They disclose their feelings and their history to... Read more >

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The Wish House and Other Stories

Written by Rudyard Kipling
Edited by Craig Raine
Introduction by Craig Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 492 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6602-2 (0-8129-6602-3)

Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907, has long been considered an important and vibrant, even controversial, storyteller and poet. The Wish House and Other Stories is a collection of Kipling’s finest works, including the stories “In the House of Suddhoo,” “The Disturber of Traffic,” and “The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lizzie!

Written by Maxine Kumin
Illustrated by Elliott Gilbert


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-518-0 (1-60980-518-6)

America, meet Lizzie Peterlinz, age 11. Paralyzed below the waist after slipping off a diving board two years ago, Lizzie does not let her wheelchair get in the way of her curiosity. She and her single mother are starting life over in a small town in Florida, where Lizzie’s hunger for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Pantomime
Micah Grey, Book 1
Written by Laura Lam


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher:
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-908844-37-8 (1-908844-37-X)

Nominated for the 2014 ALA Rainbow List
 
R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lullabies and Poems for Children

Edited by Diana Secker Larson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41419-0 (0-375-41419-3)

In this enchanting and comprehensive collection, the lullabies we all were rocked to sleep with, such as “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and “Hush Little Baby, Don’t You Cry,” mingle with traditional lullabies from around the world. Here are beautiful lyrics to sing or read to children, from Shakespeare’s lullaby for the fairy queen... Read more >

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Trevor
A Novella
Written by James Lecesne


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-420-6 (1-60980-420-1)

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year-old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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He Was There From the Day We Moved In

Written by Rhoda Levine
Illustrated by Edward Gorey


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-515-6 (1-59017-515-8)

The Naming of Dogs is a difficult matter, as Ogden and his big brother discover in this most charming of collaborations between Rhoda Levine and Edward Gorey. You see, the
sheepdog was sitting patiently in the back yard when the family moved in. No one mentioned that there would be a sheepdog... Read more >

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Taka-chan and I
A Dog's Journey to Japan by Runcible
Written by Betty Jean Lifton
Photographed by Eikoh Hosoe


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-502-6 (1-59017-502-6)

A tale of adventure, loyalty, daring escapes, friendship, and honor, Taka-chan and I has it all. One day, Runcible, a Weimeraner, digs a hole from his home on Cape Cod all the way to Japan. There he meets Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a seadragon who is angry that fishermen... Read more >

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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

Written by Jack London
Introduction by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75251-3 (0-375-75251-X)

Generally considered London's greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was first published in 1903.  White Fang, which London conceived as a "complete antithesis and companion piece to The Call of the Wild," is the tale of an abused wolf-dg tamed by exposure to civilization. Also... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95149-6 (0-307-95149-9)

Williams Shakespeare’s plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poetry, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Jane Austen to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Story of the Blue Planet

Written by Andri Snaer Magnason
Illustrated by Aslaug Jonsdottir
Translated by Julian Meldon D'Arcy


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60980-428-2 (1-60980-428-7)

Brimir and Hulda are best friends who live on a small island on a beautiful blue planet where there are only children and no adults. Their planet is wild and at times dangerous, but everything is free, everyone is their friend, and each day is more exciting than the last.
... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-74389-3 (0-307-74389-6)

Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective?

This is the story of an African girl who says just that.

Her name is Precious.

When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not... Read more >

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Steam Pig
A Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi Investigation
Written by James McClure


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-652-9 (1-56947-652-7)

In the debut mystery featuring Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi set in South Africa, a beautiful blonde has been killed by a bicycle spoke to the heart, Bantu gangster style. Why?

“James McClure’s first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lightbringer

Written by K. D. Mcentire


Format: Hardcover, 319 pages
Publisher: Pyr
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-539-2 (1-61614-539-0)

A YA urban fantasy/romance set in a world a breath away from our own. Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed, this story tiptoes down the line between love and horror as Wendy discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife. Wendy has the ability to see souls that have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reaper

Written by K. D. Mcentire


Format: Hardcover, 342 pages
Publisher: Pyr
On Sale: August 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-632-0 (1-61614-632-X)

In a world abreath away from our own, Wendy is attempting to fill her mother’s shoes and discovering that the prospect is far more difficult than she ever imagined. Learning that she is part of a powerful and ancient family of Reapers that her mother had forsaken is just the first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Never

Written by K.D. Mcentire


Format: Hardcover, 300 pages
Publisher: Pyr
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-61614-771-6 (1-61614-771-7)

The Never is on the brink of destruction by the Lady Walker. Wendy, shorn of her Light by the Reapers, must be the one to save it from the beasts between the worlds. Now no more powerful than an average spirit, Wendy reluctantly strikes a balance between Elise, the new Reaper... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Daydreamer

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 18, 2000
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49805-0 (0-385-49805-5)

From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan—a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam—an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults.

First published in England as a children’s book, The Daydreamer marks a delightful foray by one of our greatest novelists into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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