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Wonder

Written by R. J. Palacio


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-375-86902-0 (0-375-86902-6)

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.

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The Big Book of Adventure Stories

Edited by Otto Penzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47450-6 (0-307-47450-X)

A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.
Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O... Read more >

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His Dark Materials
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Written by Philip Pullman
Preface by Philip Pullman
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95783-2 (0-307-95783-7)

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The... Read more >
Also available as a boxed set.

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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Written by Rudolf Erich Raspe
Illustrated by Gustave Dore


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96147-1 (0-307-96147-8)

The only available hardcover edition of the fantastical story of the semi-mythical folk hero Baron Munchausen, who has delighted generations of readers all over the world. With a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding, a silk ribbon marker, and gorgeous illustrations by Gustave Dore.

Baron Munchausen was a real German adventurer known for his... Read more >

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Pobby and Dingan

Written by Ben Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 114 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3188-7 (1-4000-3188-5)

This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Light in the Forest

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $7.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7788-5 (1-4000-7788-5)

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Light in the Forest

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4426-9 (1-4000-4426-X)

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Written by Ransom Riggs


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-59474-603-1 (1-59474-603-6)

Nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program for 2013-2014


A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Written by Ransom Riggs


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-59474-476-1 (1-59474-476-9)

Nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program for 2013-2014


A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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This is Munich

Written by M. Sasek


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2426-9 (0-7893-2426-1)

Like the other Sasek classics, This is Munich is a facsimile edition of his original book, which was first published in 1969. The brilliant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and facts updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations coupled with Sasek’s playful narrative make for a perfect souvenir that will... Read more >

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The Rescuers

Written by Margery Sharp
Illustrated by Garth Williams


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-460-9 (1-59017-460-7)

Miss Bianca is a white mouse of great beauty and supreme self-confidence, who, courtesy of her excellent young friend, the ambassador’s son, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, primroses, and lilies of the valley. Miss Bianca would seem to be a pampered creature, and not, you would suppose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Frankenstein
The Graphic Novel
Written by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner
Illustrated by Naresh Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-24-8 (93-80028-24-5)

Man has long had the power to take life, but what will happen when he learns to give it?

Intrigued by this question, young Victor Frankenstein - a devoted student of science - becomes obsessed with the idea of conjuring life out of ‘lifeless matter’. Using his formidable skills in chemistry... Read more >

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Writing with Pictures
How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books
Written by Uri Shulevitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: May 1, 1997
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-5935-5 (0-8230-5935-9)

Contents:

- Telling the Story
- Picture Book or Story Book?
- Picture Sequence
- The Story: A Complete Action
- Story Content
- Picture Book Characteristics
- Planning the Book
- Storyboard and Book Dummy
- Size, Scale, and Shape
- The Structure of a Printed Book
- Creating the Pictures... Read more >

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Treasure Island
The Graphic Novel
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Andrew Harrar
Illustrated by Richard Kohlrus


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-21-7 (93-80028-21-0)

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest -
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.’

Life changes for Jim Hawkins the day a mysterious sailor walks into his father’s inn. The sailor, Billy Bones, possesses a secret which is in hot demand. As Jim discovers when Billy Bones dies, the secret is... Read more >

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Bedtime Stories

Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59494-5 (0-307-59494-7)

As Scheherezade proved long ago, good stories make the best bedtime entertainment. The tales collected here represent the essence of the storyteller’s art, with its ancient roots in fantastical legends and tales told around a fire.

In Bedtime Stories, great writers of the past two centuries explore the boundaries between the... Read more >

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The Good Thief
A Novel
Written by Hannah Tinti


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33746-5 (0-385-33746-9)

Winner, ALA Alex Award 2009
Winner, John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize 2008
New York Times Notable Book of 2008
Washington Post Best Books of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle, 50 Best Fiction & Poetry of 2008
Kirkus, Best Fiction of 2008 list


Richly imagined, gothically spooky, and replete with the ingenious storytelling ability of a born novelist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by George Saunders


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $7.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75737-2 (0-375-75737-6)

“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn,” Ernest Hemingway wrote. “It’s the best book we’ve had.” A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father... Read more >

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Frank Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75681-8 (0-375-75681-7)

This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of... Read more >

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Written by Mark Twain
Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard
Introduction by Roy Blount Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75780-8 (0-375-75780-5)

Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6642-8 (0-8129-6642-2)

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written by Hana Volavkova


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1015-6 (0-8052-1015-6)

This expanded edition of the classic collection of drawings and poems by children of the Terez'n Concentration Camp was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through Terez'n between the years... Read more >

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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6645-9 (0-8129-6645-7)

A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21353-9 (0-553-21353-9)

A terrifying story from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. An obscure scientist invents a way to render skin, bones, and blood invisible, and tries the formula on himself. Now he can go anywhere, menace anyone--sight unseen. He has only two problems: he cannot become... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, trade paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21432-1 (0-553-21432-2)

Modern day practices such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in H.G. Well's haunting visionary fable. After a collision between two ships in rough seas, Edward Prendick survived only to be stranded on the island of the infamous Dr. Moreau. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Time Machine
An Invention
Written by H.G. Wells
Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins
Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76118-8 (0-375-76118-7)

When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction. An insightful look into a distant, bleak, and disturbing future, The Time Machine goes beyond... Read more >
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