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Pumpkin Day!

By: Candice Ransom
illustrated by: Erika Meza

In this Step 1 Step into Reading early reader, a boy and his family visit a pumpkin patch to pick out perfect autumn gourds—just in time for Halloween! Buoyant rhymes and joyful art evoke the excitement...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #7: Operation Orca

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Thar she blows! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on an Alaskan whale watching adventure. On their first day, they see a mother orca and her calf. But the next day, the baby orca is missing! The calf needs...

Listen to Your Heart (Barbie in Rock 'n Royals)

By: Mary Man-Kong

In Barbie(TM) in Rock 'n Royals, Barbie(TM) stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when a mix-up sends her to Camp Pop and the famous rockstar, Erika, to Camp Royalty....


Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

“Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read.” —School Library Journal   Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and...

The Dream-tastic Story Collection (Barbie)

By: Various

Girls ages 5 to 8 will love the Barbie(TM) Life in the Dreamhouse Story Collection which includes four Step 3 Step into Reading Comic Readers: Dream Closet, Happy Birthday, Chelsea!, Too Many Puppies,...

Battle in Space! (DC Super Friends)

By: Billy Wrecks
illustrated by: Erik Doescher and Elisa Marrucchi

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the DC Super Friends journey to outer space to save the Earth from out-of-this-world villain Brainiac and his robots. This action-packed storybook features glow-in-the-dark...


Sing It Out (Barbie in Rock 'n Royals)

By: Devin Ann Wooster

In Barbie™ in Rock 'n Royals, Barbie™ stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when a mix-up sends her to Camp Pop and the famous rockstar, Erika,...

A Spook-tacular Halloween! (Barbie)

By: Mary Man-Kong

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this Halloween-themed Big Coloring Book starring Barbie(TM)! It features oversized pages, over 50 stickers, and a die-cut handle for not-so-spooky fun on the go!

Puppy Birthday to You! (Paw Patrol)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Fabrizio Petrossi

Can the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol throw Chase a surprise birthday party AND save Adventure Bay? This action-packed Little Golden Book is sure to thrill boys and girls ages 2 to 5.


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What Pet Should I Get? Educator Event Kit

By: Dr. Seuss

A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss!
 
This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What...

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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

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 of adventure and exploration—it’s...

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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

* "First-time author Petty’s dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one’s nature with a big grin....The story might create similar gratitude in the minds...

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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 colors with New York Times bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose! Duck & Goose introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's another concept...

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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

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring...

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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

In this fascinating picture book, four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology,...

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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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