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William and the Witch's Riddle

By: Shutta Crum

A charming re-imagination of “Sleeping Beauty” in which a boy must solve a witch’s riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.   William and his little brother,...

A Monster Machine Christmas (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Frank J. Berrios
illustrated by: Dynamo Limited

Join Blaze, AJ, and all their four-wheeled friends from Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines on a snowy and exciting holiday adventure! This beautifully illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book...

One Sparkly Christmas! (Shimmer and Shine)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Dave Aikins

Nickelodeon’s twin genies, Shimmer and Shine, become Christmas elves for a day. Children ages 3 to 7 will love this festive coloring and activity book that features a sparkling glitter cover and...


Santa's Christmas Genies (Shimmer and Shine)

By: Hollis James
illustrated by: Mattia Francesco Laviosa

Can Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine save Christmas after they accidentally make Santa disappear? Children ages 3 to 7 will love finding out in this hardcover Big Golden Book featuring full-color...

Sisters Mystery Club #4: Message in a Bottle (Barbie)

By: Victoria Saxon
illustrated by: Artful Doodlers

Children ages 6 to 9 will love to read about BarbieTM and her sisters as they solve mysteries in the fourth installment of the Barbie: Sisters Mystery Club chapter book series, featuring full-color illustrations!...

Mega Sticker Book (The Secret Life of Pets)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love...


Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

By: John Sazaklis
illustrated by: Alan Batson

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that...

Dream Big, Princess! (Disney Princess)

By: Andrea Posner-Sanchez
illustrated by: RH Disney

Do you like to dream big? Do you enjoy going on adventures? Do you have a free spirit and the courage to break traditions? Then you're already like a Disney Princess—no tiara required! Let Cinderella...

Hank's Big Day

By: Evan Kuhlman
illustrated by: Chuck Groenink

Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming picture book about a day in the life of a pill bug in suburbia is also about an unusual friendship. Hank is a pill bug with a busy life—for a pill...


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Disney Chapters Educational Brochure

By: Guide prepared by Disney and Random House Children's Books

All-NEW adventures starring beloved Disney characters will inspire a new generation of young readers!

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Voyagers Educators’ Guide (with STEM connections)

#1 New York Times bestseller D. J. MacHale launches this part sci-fi, all action adventure, multiplatform series. 

Earth is about to go dark. Without a new power source, life as we know...

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The Indian in the Cupboard Series Educators’ Guide

By: Lynne Reid Banks

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.

It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian...

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The Phantom Tollbooth Educators’ Guide

By: Norton Juster
Guide prepared by: Bev Walnoha, a former teacher at Margaret White Elementary School in Blythe, California

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and...

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The Books of Beginning Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action...

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Fairy Tale Retellings Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

This funny fractured fairy tale goes behind the scenes of Rumpelstiltskin. New York Times Bestselling author Liesl Shurtliff "spins words into gold [Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor winner]."

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Nightbird Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Alice Hoffman
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Children’s Literature Consultant

Bestselling author Alice Hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.  
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Thrones and Bones Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author....

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One Came Home Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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The Flame in the Mist Educator Guide

By: Kit Grindstaff

Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Features  Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save...

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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Son of Fortune Book Talk

By: Victoria McKernan

BOOK TALK
When Aiden kills a man, he is forced to flee the lumber camp and find passage on a ship to San Francisco.  He proves to the ship captain he works hard and saves the captain’s brother’s...