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When You Wish Upon a Well (Disney Junior: Sofia the First)

By: Lauren Forte
illustrated by: RH Disney

Magical things happen wherever Princess Sofia goes! Children ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book based on an episode of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First.

Journey to the Lights (Disney Frozen: Northern Lights)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and their friends from Disney Frozen are helping Little Rock the troll earn his tracking crystal. Join them as they embark on a mountain adventure under the Northern Lights! This special...

The Kidnap Plot (The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie)

By: Dave Butler

Meet Charlie. He lives a quiet life with his protective father, an inventor and clockmaker.   When Charlie’s father is suddenly and mysteriously kidnapped by a shadowy group called the Anti-Human...


A Million Fish...More or Less

By: Patricia McKissack

Newbery honor author Patricia C. McKissack’s original yarn of the Louisiana bayou is "told with verve and sly wit." (Publishers Weekly, Starred review)   Hugh Thomas knows that the Bayou Clapateaux...

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

By: Liesl Shurtliff

The New York Times BestsellerCan't wait for Beauty and the Beast to hit theaters? Satisfy your fairy tale cravings with RED, which abounds with brave heroines, gnomes, dwarves, beauties, and beasts!...

Rapunzel Finds a Friend (Disney Princess)

By: Ella Patrick
illustrated by: Jeffrey Thomas

Rapunzel from Disney's Tangled was a lonely little girl until she met her best friend, Pascal. Children ages 3 to 7 will love learning how the two became friends in this hardcover Disney Princess storybook...


Gwen's Great Gizmos (Disney Junior: Sofia the First)

By: Melissa Lagonegro
illustrated by: RH Disney

Children ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book based on an episode of Disney Junior's Sofia the First. Sofia encourages a young kitchen maid to follow her dreams of being an inventor. Together...

The Cake-tillion (Disney Palace Pets: Whisker Haven Tales)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

It's time for Cake-tillion, the biggest celebration in Whisker Haven. But Lily the kitten is missing! Children ages 3-7 will love this Disney Palace Pets Whisker Haven full-color storybook featuring sparkling...

Lily: Tiana's Helpful Kitten (Disney Princess: Palace Pets)

By: Tennant Redbank
illustrated by: Francesco Legramandi and Gabriella Matta

Princess Tiana has a sweet kitten named Lily! Children ages 6 to 9 will love the latest installment in the Disney Palace Pets early chapter book series—featuring a collectible bookmark!


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Off the Page Discussion Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jodi Picoult
Guide Prepared by: Laura Schick, a librarian at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure.
 
Delilah and Oliver...

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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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We Were Liars Book Talk

By: E Lockhart

BOOK TALK
The three daughters of a very wealthy father constantly fight over the estate and the expensive possessions of their parents. However, their father forces them to come to his private island...


Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits...

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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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Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

BOOK TALK
His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...


The Midnight Dress Book Talk

By: Karen Foxlee

BOOK TALK
Rose and her father never stay in one place very long. Barely long enough for social services to track them, and definitely not long enough to fit in and make friends. But all that changes...

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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Of Beast and Beauty

By: Stacey Jay

BOOK TALK
This fairy tale for modern teens begins with the blind Princess Isra of the Smooth Skins.  Her fate, to be sacrificed, promises to keep the city of Yuan prosperous.  Gem, her captured...


Far Far Away Reading Group Guide

By: Tom McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist
A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.
Jeremy Johnson...

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The Lost Sun

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Soren lives in the United States of Asgard, a modern country populated by Norsemen who descend from Odin.  Soren Bearskin hates the berserker blood that lives in his veins.  It was that...

Far Far Away

By: Tom McNeal

BOOK TALK
Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s life has always been tough, but he became an outcast in his small town when he started hearing strange voices in his head.  No one knows that Jeremy has a ghost-buddy,...