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Swimmy

By: Leo Lionni

Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend...

Little Golden Book Kitten Tales

By: Margaret Wise Brown
illustrated by: Garth Williams, Alice and Martin Provensen, Gustaf Tenggren

This purrrr-fect cat collection of classic Little Golden Books includes The Color Kittens, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, and The Shy Little Kitten. Featuring the beloved artwork of Alice and Martin...

The Secret Garden

By: Frances Gilbert
illustrated by: Brigette Barrager

A retelling of the beloved classic for the youngest readers, in honor of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books!   “A key!” cried Mary. “Is it the key to the secret garden?”...


The Little Duck

By: Judy Dunn
photographs by: Phoebe Dunn

Phoebe Dunn’s beloved photographic picture book The Little Duck is now available as a Step into Reading (Level 1). Featuring full-color photographs, this story of a little duck growing up will waddle...

Just Me and My Buddies

By: Written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer

A two-in-one Mercer Mayer collection featuring the classics Just My Friend and Me and Just My Puppy and Me, now available for the very first time!   Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending...

Skate Like a Ninja! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Mary Tillworth
illustrated by: Steve Lambe

Mikey and Casey team up with skateboarding mutant Mondo Gecko to battle a mysterious villain named Mr. X.! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book based on an exciting episode of Nickelodeon’s...


Anna & Elsa #9: Anna Takes Charge (Disney Frozen)

By: Erica David
illustrated by: William Robinson, Francesco Legramandi, Manuela Razzi, and Gabriella Matta

When Elsa has to leave Arendelle for a day, Anna is left in charge! Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and all the characters from Disney Frozen star in this magical chapter-book series perfect...

A Midsummer Night's Dreamy (Disney Palace Pets: Whisker Haven Tales)

By: Tennant Redbank
illustrated by: Tomato Farm

When Dreamy the kitten gets involved in a production of Whisker Haven’s spring play, she discovers that drama can be exhausting! Join the Disney Palace Pets for the next magical adventure installment...

Blaze Takes the Lead! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will enjoy hours of coloring and painting fun with the trucks from Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines! This awesome activity book includes four chunky crayons,...


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Toys Meet Snow Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Emily Jenkins

Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic—the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home—are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving...

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Goodbye Stranger Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

“Masterly. . . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times Book Review
2016 Honor Book in Fiction, Boston Globe Horn Book Award
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Freckleface Strawberry Educator Guide

By: Julianne Moore
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

The latest adventures of the New York Times bestselling character Freckleface Strawberry from Academy Award–winning actress Julianne Moore!

Freckleface Strawberry can’t wait for...

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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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The Year of Chasing Dreams Book Talk

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen or heard from Jon Mercer in months. Until now. He's back in Windemere to see her. Deep down Ciana is filled with joy and relief. She has never stopped loving...

Paperboy Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Vince Vawter
Guide prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, SC

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred
 
"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt...

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Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

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“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...

And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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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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Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
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