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Ostrich Boys

By: Keith Gray

Ross is dead, and Blake, Sim, and Kenny are furious. To make it right, they steal Ross’s ashes and set out from their home on the English coast for the tiny village of Ross in southern Scotland,...

December Secrets

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.

Twirly Whirly Flowers (Ni Hao, Kai-lan)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Dave Walston

Say “Ni Hao” (hello) to Nick Jr.’s newest star!Kai-lan, Hoho, and Rintoo are spending the day in the garden, collecting flowers and helping grandfather YeYe pick apples. This activity...


Explore with Me! (Dora the Explorer)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Dora the Explorer is off on another exciting adventure! Little girls ages 3 to 6 can help Dora explore with this oversized full-color activity book, which features more than 50 reusable stickers!

Star Time

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

In the fourth book in the Zigzag Kids series, it's showtime at the  Zelda A. Zigzag Afternoon Center. Gina loves to sing and she's determined to be the star of the play. She's already told everybody...

Jurassic Fun (Dinosaur Train)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, and all the dinosaurs from Jim Henson's PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train will pop off the pages in this awesome 3-D coloring book. There are dozens of images to color plus a pair of...


Sewer Squad! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Jacob Chabot

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles burst into action in this 64-page coloring and activity book. With over 200 stickers, it's sure to please boys ages 3-7.

Christmas Countdown (Team Umizoomi)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Jason Fruchter

Christmas is coming—and Nickelodeon's Team Umizoomi is counting down to the big holiday party. Boys and girls ages 3–7 will love this Paint Box Book that features eight different watercolors,...

Creature Creations! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Give Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new backgrounds, armor, and camouflage with this coloring and activity book featuring Rub & Reveal patterns. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can place...


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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This warm and touching novel tells the story of Brick and Mariel, two 11-year-old friends who know firsthand about adversity and together embark on a journey that...

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Zigzag Kids

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center.
 
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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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Nory Ryan’s Song, Maggie’s Door, Water Street

By: Patricia Reilly Giff


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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Eleven

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

Bears Beware

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BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...


Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...

Warped

By: Maurissa Guibord

Book Talk
Dusty books. An outrageous best friend. A semi-understanding dad. Zippo dating options. For senior Tessa Brody, this describes her thread of life so far. But when a box of old books her...