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Speed Lights! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: C. Ines Mangual
illustrated by: Dynamo Limited

Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines are ready to race! Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this action-packed Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader. It features a shiny cover and over...

Thomas & Friends 5-Minute Stories: The Sleepytime Collection (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry

Train-obsessed boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love the Thomas & Friends stories featured in this illustrated hardcover collection—all of which can be read in five minutes or less. It’s...

Big Monster Machines! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Rachel Chlebowski
illustrated by: Golden Books

Go BIG with Blaze! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this new big coloring book featuring the characters from Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines! With over 50 stickers and a sturdy die-cut...


Rubble on the Double! (Paw Patrol)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Nate Lovett

Rubble and the rest of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol pups are ready for adventure! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this coloring-and-activity book that features chunky crayons and over 50 stickers....

Catch Crusher! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Dynamo Limited

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines can meet Blaze, AJ, and all their monster machine friends in this exciting book-and-CD format! This amazing storybook is perfect for boys and...

Night of the T-Machines (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Matthew J. Gilbert
illustrated by: Patrick Spaziante

Race into action with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this exciting storybook inspired by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Machines...


James and the Express (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry

A classic Thomas & Friends story from 1948 starring James the Red Engine is now a sturdy board book for the youngest Thomas & Friends fans. Train-loving boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will be captivated...

Monster in the Forest! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Rachel Chlebowski
illustrated by: Pixel Mouse House LLC

Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy hair-raising hijinks with Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines! Join Blaze and friends as they meet a new, spooky monster truck in this fright-filled...

Beware of Bebop and Rocksteady! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Patrick Spaziante

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles confront two of their funniest enemies, Bebop and Rocksteady, in this exciting book-and-CD format. This amazing storybook is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7—and...


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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 Here and Now Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the...

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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...

The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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The Living Book Talk

By: Matt de la Pena

BOOK TALK
Shy feels so fortunate when he lands a summer job on a cruise ship, and meets Carmen, the girl he hopes will be the love of his life. The job soon becomes a nightmare when Shy witnesses...


Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...

Muckers Book Talk

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

BOOK TALK
Hatley, Arizona is a mining town and the copper has all been mined.  When the mine closes, the school will also close because people will leave Hatley.  So this is the final year of the...

The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms Educator Guide

By: Marianne Malone

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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The Great Trouble Book Talk

By: Deborah Hopkinson

BOOK TALK
The streets of London are tough for thirteen-year-old Eel, an orphan who spends his days scavenging the filthy Thames River for anything he can sell for a few coins.   He thinks his great...

Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

BOOK TALK
Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown...