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Out of Branch's Bunker (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Character Building and Francesco Legramandi

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...

Dance! Hug! Sing! (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Rachel Chlebowski
illustrated by: Random House

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...

Trolls Big Golden Book (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Alan Batson and Fabio Laguna

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...


Trolls Little Golden Book (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Mary Man-Kong
illustrated by: Priscilla Wong

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...

Trolls: The Junior Novelization (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Random House

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...

Trolls: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Random House

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...


My Hair-tastic Friendship Journal (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Mona Miller
illustrated by: Random House

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!  DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars...

Poppy's Party (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Frank J. Berrios
illustrated by: Gabriella Matta, Fabio Laguna, and Francesco Legramandi

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...

All About the Trolls (DreamWorks Trolls)

By: Kristen L. Depken
illustrated by: Random House

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy,...


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Quit Calling Me a Monster Storytime Kit

By: Jory John
illustrated by: Bob Shea

Floyd Patterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth -- why can't people just see him for him? Jory John and Bob Shea brilliantly frame the all-too-relevant struggle to buck...

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Three Magic Balloons Educators’ Guide and Activities

By: Guide prepared by Pat Scales

Saturdays at the zoo with their father always end the same way for Ariel, Miranda, and Jane: he offers them a treat, they choose instead to buy food for the animals. On this particular Saturday, a mysterious...

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88 Instruments Educators’ Guide and Activities

By: Guide prepared by Jamie Simon

From New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and illustrator Louis Thomas comes a fun, rhythmic picture book about finding the music that is perfect for you!
A boy who loves to make noise...

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Lady Liberty’s Holiday Educators’ Guide and Activities

By: Guide prepared by Jamie Simon

The Statue of Liberty is feeling a little blue . . . despite being green. She's tired of standing in New York City's harbor day after day. At her pigeon friend Moe's coaxing, she waits until dark one night...

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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Educators’ Guide

By: Jen Bryant

The inspiring story of a blind boy so determined to read he invented his own alphabet.
Louis Braille lost his sight at age five, but he was a clever boy and determined to live as others did. What...

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Cat in the Hat for President Classroom Educators’ Guide

By: Guide prepared by Rachael Worthington Walker

The Cat in the Hat is the kid's candidate, and he wants to show you that every vote counts! Use this guide to get kids exploring our democratic voting process and help them run their own election!
...

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Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather Disaster Activities (with CCSS Correlations)

By: Guide prepared by Kathleen Odean

Welcome back to Mad Scientist Academy! In the second book of the series, Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters must face down blizzards, thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes, in this perfect blend of adventure...

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Faith Ringgold Author Study

By: Guide prepared by Kathleen Odean

Discover the work of Acclaimed artist and Caldecott-winning picture book creator Faith Ringgold! This kit features classroom activities and curriculum connections for her acclaimed picture books, including...

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Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Deborah Hopkinson

Master of the historical fiction picture book, Hopkinson takes readers back to Victorian England and the home of budding young artist and animal lover Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix brings home her neighbor's...

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Hillary Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jonah Winter

How did a scrappy little girl from a suburb of Chicago become one of the most important women in American history? Find out in this beautiful and empowering picture book biography of the incomparable Hillary...

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Tad Hills Author Study

By: Guide Prepared by Jamie Simon

Join Duck, Goose, Rocket, and their friends on an unforgettable journey that will show your students that learning can be fun, adventurous, and full of surprises!

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Welcome Home Bear Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Il Sung Na

Follow Bear as he visits animal habitats around the world—and comes to appreciate his own home—in this new offering from the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies.
...

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Lillian’s Right to Vote Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jonah Winter

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act...

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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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Dr. Seuss Library Collection

By: Dr. Seuss

In with the old and in with the new, see what more Dr. Seuss has for you. With this celebratory tour of Dr. Seuss’s library ask yourself, “What book should I get?”, and enjoy the newer-than-new...

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What Pet Should I Get? Educator Event Kit

By: Dr. Seuss

A #1 New York Times bestseller!
 
This previously never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens...

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Ready for School with Picture Books

A note to teachers and librarians:
Back-to-school butterflies aren’t just for school children. You’re also getting your classroom ready for bright new faces in the fall, or helping
pick out...

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Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster Educators’ Guide (with STEM and CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matthew McElligott
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and a youth librarian for 17 years

The Magic School Bus for a new generation! Enroll in Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend...

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R is for Rocket: An ABC Book Educators’ Guide

By: Tad Hills

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes...

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I Don’t Want to Be a Frog Storytime Kit

By: Dev Petty
illustrated by: Mike Boldt

Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis. Frog wants to be...

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Ninja Bunny Storytime Kit

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be . . . a ninja!
 
How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA:
· Rule #1. You must always work alone.
·...

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Families, Families, Families Family Tree Activity Kit

By: Suzanne Lang and Matt Lang

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family!


Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations,...

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How To Instructional Writing Brochure

There are all different kinds of writing, from narrative to nonfiction. By reading a variety of books, students begin building writing skills and adding different genres to their writing toolbox. Jean...

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Spring 2015 Picture Book Brochure with Storytime Crafts

By: Random House Children's Books

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Poetry Month Activity Booklet (with CCSS tie-ins)

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National Poetry Month offers the perfect opportunity to invigorate your classroom with creativity and imagination! Poetry has the unique ability to challenge students to think about the ordinary world...

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Duck & Goose Colors! Storytime Activity Booklet

By: Tad Hills

Learn your colors with the New York Times–bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose!

Our favorite feathered friends introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book and concept book,...

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NEA’s Read Across America 2015 Classroom Activity Guide

By: Dr. Seuss
Guide prepared by: Rachael Worthington Walker, Children's Literacy Consultant

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing...

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Rocket’s 100th Day of School Activity Sheets

By: Tad Hills

Number one New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills returns with an all-new Level 1 Step into Reading story about Rocket’s 100th day of school.

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New...

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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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A Poem in Your Pocket Poster and Activity Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Margaret McNamar

Usher in National Poetry Month with Mr. Tiffin and his students, stars of the hugely popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Apple Orchard Riddle.

Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her...

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A Fine Dessert Poster and Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Emily Jenkins

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

From highly acclaimed author Jenkins and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Blackall comes a fascinating picture book in which four families,...

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Emmanuel’s Dream Poster and Activity Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Laurie Ann Thompson
Guide prepared by: Colleen Carroll

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa,...

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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century Activity Sheets (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children's book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne...

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Pretty Minnie Printable Paper Dogs

By: Danielle Steele

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel comes a charming picture book about Minnie, a tiny Chihuahua with big style!

"will delight young fashionistas." — Publishers...

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Uni the Unicorn Magic Sheet Music

By: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

An original picture book about a unicorn from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Plant a Kiss).
 
In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as...

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Sparky! Story Time Activity Kit

By: By Jenny Offill
Guide Prepared by: Random House Children's Books

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young...

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Horton Story Time Kit

By: Dr. Seuss
Guide Prepared by: Random House Children's Books

A follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss!
 
A new Dr. Seuss book! This follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features familiar Seussian faces...

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Dear Malala, We Stand with You Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Rosemary McCarney
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, a former school librarian and chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.
 
Malala became the youngest...

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Nonfiction Stepping Stones Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Colleen Carroll, children's book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

Have you been looking for engaging chapter books that will
appeal to young readers and help them build the literacy
skills they need? Well, look no further—you’ve found Stepping
Stones!...

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Dr. Seuss Back-to-School Kit

By: Dr. Seuss
Guide Prepared by: Random House Children's Books

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Magic Tree House Reading Buddies Educator Guide

By: Mary Pope Osborne
Guide prepared by: Rachael Worthington Walker, Children's Literacy Consultant

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Seuss in the Classroom Educator Guide

By: Dr. Seuss
Guide prepared by: Nance S. Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Literacy Education, State University of New York at Cortland.

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Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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Comics Squad Book Talk

By: Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Do you want to be a member of the Secret Super Ninja Club? Do you like Perilous Pizza? Do you love recess as much as Babymouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Comics...

Grades K-3 Educator Guide Correlated to Common Core State Standards

By: Random House

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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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Books Always Everywhere Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jane Blatt

Babies and toddlers join in an exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes in this charming picture book. For little kids, books can be anything from a chair, to a tower, to a hat. But once...

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The Noisy Paint Box Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Barb Rosenstock

A Caldecott Honor Book

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him...

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I Pledge Allegiance Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance...

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Magic Tree House New Teachers

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series has a brand-new paperback, with stickers included!
 
Hold your horses! Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure,...

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Books for Babies

Peas on Earth uses a simple play on words to portray the basic concepts of peace, harmony, getting along with all kinds of people, and being green in a manner that young kids will grasp. And it will resonate...

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Holocaust Remembrance


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Landmark Biographies

When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He
wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a...

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