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Margaret Wise Brown's Manners

By: Margaret Wise Brown
illustrated by: Nicola Slater

From the author of Goodnight Moon: a never-before-published story!   There is a way to close your mouth when you chew and a way not to close your mouth when you chew.   In this witty book by...

Emma and the Whale

By: Julie Case
illustrated by: Lee White

In this lyrical picture book with subtle conservation themes, a girl helps rescue a whale who has washed ashore. Here is a beautifully written, moving story that will appeal to all animal lovers, and to...

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen gives us a fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish....


The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen gives us a fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish....

A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic

By: Charles Dickens
illustrated by: Kate Ware and Vladimir Aleksic

Bring to life the classic story of A Christmas Carol and all of its holiday spirit in this gorgeously detailed coloring book. Intricate line work combines with iconic quotations and scenes to create a...

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

By: Michelle Edwards
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

"[A] celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Karas’s adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood." -The New York TimesHere’s a heartwarming winter picture book that’s sure...


Scrooge #worstgiftever

By: Charles Dickens and Brett Wright

A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s greatest traditions told . . . in texts?!   Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit...

The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear (Deluxe Edition)

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Celebrate Christmas with the Berenstain Bears in this deluxe edition of the classic holiday story!It's time for Christmas in Stan and Jan Berenstain's beloved classic, The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear....


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We’re All Wonders Educators’ Guide

By: R.J. Palacio

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder has inspired a nationwide
movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can
introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers
with this...

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Mr. Terupt Series Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

"An exciting story about what really matters, Saving Mr. Terupt is warm, wise, and packed with hope."--JOAN BAUER, Newbery Honor Winner

The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr....

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How to Grow a Friend Poster and Activities

By: Sara Gillingham

A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little...

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Wonder Teacher Planner

By: RJ Palacio

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen...

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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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Snowflakes Fall Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by: Steven Kellogg

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures...

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The Invisible Boy

By: Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by: Patrice Barton

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday...

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Bullying Book Discussion Guide

By: Random House

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

From Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Truck Full of Money, and adapted by Michael French comes this captivating and critically acclaimed young adult adaptation of the nonfiction edition...

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Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

BOOK TALK
Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...

Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

BOOK TALK
Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

By: Liesl Shurtliff

BOOK TALK
Have you ever wondered where Rumpelstiltskin came from? Or who his parents were? Or how he acquired the magic to turn straw into gold? Rump’s story begins when he is living with his grandmother...