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Stand Together! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Random House

New York City. An old menace returns. New mutations arise. The ultimate showdown approaches. Our heroes must rise up again to save the city they love, even if it means exposing themselves for who they...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Fan Book (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

New York City. An old menace returns. New mutations arise. The ultimate showdown approaches. Our heroes must rise up again to save the city they love, even if it means exposing themselves for who they...

I Won a What?

By: Audrey Vernick
illustrated by: Robert Neubecker

The hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy who tries to win a goldfish and winds up with FAR more than he bargained for . . . A young boy wins a humongous new pet at the carnival, and before long, they...


Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird!

By: Kristyn Crow
illustrated by: Poly Bernatene

A hilarious picture book about a grumpy hippo, a persistent bird, and a delightful friendship!   Bird wants to be Hippo’s friend! Hippo wants to be left alone.   Bird makes a great hat...

A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

By: Deborah Hopkinson

From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who...

Good Night, Little Bear

By: Patricia M. Scarry
Illustrated by: Richard Scarry

First a story, and then a kiss from Mother Bear, and Father Bear carries Little Bear to bed. And that's when the fun begins. Father Bear gets to Little Bear's room, but Little Bear is missing! Little readers...


Richard Scarry's Lowly Worm Word Book (Richard Scarry)

By: Written and illustrated Richard Scarry

Join Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm as he introduces more than a hundred words in this board book classic. From tree to sun and car to airplane, this is a perfect choice for children who are beginning...

My New Mom & Me

By: Renata Galindo

Here is a heartwarming and completely accessible story about adoption, diversity, and acceptance. Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect...

Puppy Pirates #4: Sea Sick

By: Erin Soderberg

Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for fun and adventure on a pirate ship full of puppies.   Oh no! Captain Red Beard can’t get out of bed. He’s got the chills and a fever! Without their captain to...


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Welcome Home Bear Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Il Sung Na

Follow Bear as he visits animal habitats around the world—and comes to appreciate his own home—in this new offering from the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies.
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Over in the Wetlands Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.
 
Journey...

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Dr. Seuss Library Collection

By: Dr. Seuss

In with the old and in with the new, see what more Dr. Seuss has for you. With this celebratory tour of Dr. Seuss’s library ask yourself, “What book should I get?”, and enjoy the newer-than-new...

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What Pet Should I Get? Educator Event Kit

By: Dr. Seuss

A #1 New York Times bestseller!
 
This previously never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens...

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Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster Educators’ Guide (with STEM and CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matthew McElligott
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and a youth librarian for 17 years

Enroll in Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science, in this perfect blend of adventure and exploration—it’s...

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R is for Rocket: An ABC Book Educators’ Guide

By: Tad Hills

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes...

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I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Storytime Kit

By: Dev Petty
illustrated by: Mike Boldt

* "First-time author Petty’s dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one’s nature with a big grin....The story might create similar gratitude in the minds...

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Ninja Bunny Storytime Kit

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be . . . a ninja!
 
How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA:
· Rule #1. You must always work alone.
·...

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Families, Families, Families Family Tree Activity Kit

By: Suzanne Lang and Matt Lang

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family!


Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations,...

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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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Duck & Goose Colors! Storytime Activity Booklet

By: Tad Hills

Learn colors with New York Times bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose! Duck & Goose introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's another concept...

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Betty Goes Bananas Storytime Kit

By: Steve Antony

Like Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior.

Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants...

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