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No Better Friend (Young Readers Edition)

By Robert Weintraub
Authors:
Robert Weintraub
No Better Friend tells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform. Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was the war's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.

The King of Sting

By Coyote Peterson
Authors:
Coyote Peterson
Wildlife expert Coyote Peterson brings his 11 million YouTube subscribers and legions of kid fans a highly designed, full-color exploration of his "Sting Zone" adventure series, culminating in his thrilling encounter with the "King of Sting"--the Executioner Wasp. Coyote Peterson, YouTube star, animal enthusiast, and creator of the Brave Adventure series, has tracked down some of the world's most painfully stinging insects and chronicled getting stung by each of them on his YouTube channel. Coyote has saved the best--or possibly the worst--for last, and he's finally ready to share his experience with the most painful sting in the world: the Executioner Wasp. Featuring full-color stills from his show, and packed with facts about nature's most misunderstood creatures, King of Sting is a dream book for any kid that loves animals, bugs, outdoor exploration, and danger!

The Rude and Ridiculous Royals of Classroom 13

By Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert, Joelle Dreidemy
Authors:
Honest Lee, Matthew J. Gilbert
Illustrated by:
Joelle Dreidemy
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers--children and adults alike--and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time!Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author.

Everyday Magic for Kids

By Justin Flom
Authors:
Justin Flom
Using every day objects, daring magician Justin Flom (434K Facebook followers and 153K subscribers on YouTube) will teach kids all they need to know to perform 30 amazing and how-did-you-do-that magic tricks at the turn of a hat. Featuring step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Everyday Magic for Kids will give budding magicians all the tips they need in order to wow their friends and family, whether at home, at school, or on the go. Tricks will vary from card tricks to tricks with coins and other small objects to tricks that can be done with friends/family members. The book also includes introductory material about how to act like a magician and the basics of performing magic in front of an audience (be it a friend or a room of people).

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

By Susan Lubner
Authors:
Susan Lubner
Living in the small town of East Thumb, Maine, upstairs from her family's diner, twelve-year-old Lizzy Sherman searches for signs to guide her and perhaps guarantee her a bump-free path through life. She pays attention to the clouds in the sky, the ice cubes in her water, the heart-shaped puddle of the juice she's spilled. If only she can figure out what the signs are trying to tell her, she'll know what to do next. When Lizzy and her best friend go searching for a stray cat and find a runaway girl instead, they want to help. And when Lizzy notices a tiny four-leaf clover tattooed on the girl's hand, she knows it's a sign. Lizzy hides the girl inside her bedroom closet, convinced the girl will be able to protect Lizzy's family from tragedy. But signs can be tricky, and what the girl has to offer may be more valuable that luck.

Lulu the Broadway Mouse

By Jenna Gavigan
Authors:
Jenna Gavigan
Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway's Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn't be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She's a little girl mouse.When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne's guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we've given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we'd ever thought could come true, do.

Sesame Street Christmas Treasury

By Sesame Workshop
Authors:
Sesame Workshop
Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to celebrate Christmas than with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and friends! In this delightful storybook collection (featuring 29 stories and poems), Sesame Street fans will be able to sing Christmas carols with their favorite Sesame characters, help Cookie Monster bake delicious Christmas cookies, spread holiday hugs with Elmo, meet Santa Claus with Big Bird, and celebrate the holidays with classic poems reimagined with all your friends on Sesame Street. Share the magic of the season with your family and friends by snuggling up with Sesame Street Christmas Treasury and a warm mug of cocoa.

Celebrate the Season: Home for the Holidays

By Taylor Garland
Authors:
Taylor Garland

Celebrate the Season: Let It Snow!

By Taylor Garland
Authors:
Taylor Garland

America Border Culture Dreamer

By Wendy Ewald
Authors:
Wendy Ewald
In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives.America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful images and definitions along with their personal stories of change, hardship, and hope. Created in a collaboration with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, this book casts a new light on the crucial, under-heard voices of teenage immigrants themselves, making a vital contribution to the timely national conversation about immigration in America.

My Dog Book

By Running Press
Authors:
Running Press
You've just brought home the most adorable puppy or adopted a rescue dog who needs a loving home. What could be better than keeping a record of all the firsts, milestones, stories, and pictures of your canine companion? Now, with My Dog Book, you'll be able to write down and share all of the special memories you make with your adorable pup as well as keep track of all the important dates and facts about your favorite pet. Like a baby book but for your best furry friend, and complete with whimsical illustrations throughout, this is the gift for the young dog lover or new pet owner.

My Cat Book

By Running Press, Mike Lowery
Authors:
Running Press
Illustrated by:
Mike Lowery
You've just brought home the most adorable kitten or adopted a rescue cat who needs a loving home. What could be better than keeping a record of all the firsts, milestones, stories, and pictures of your feline friend? Now, with My Cat Book, you'll be able to write down and share all of the special memories you make with your adorable kitty as well as keep track of all the important dates and facts about your favorite pet. Like a baby book but for your feline friend, and complete with whimsical illustrations throughout, this is the gift for the young cat lover and new pet owner.

The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering

By Nicole Miyuki Santo
Authors:
Nicole Miyuki Santo
Hand lettering is making a comeback, spurred by platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And not just adults are getting into hand lettering and calligraphy. Kids, too, can find relaxation as well as inspiration in using hand lettering and calligraphy to create handmade projects for themselves, their families, or gifts. The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering will introduce young crafters to the joys of hand lettering through 20 fun and inspired hand-lettered projects that are easy to create at home. Nicole Miyuki Santo will walk children through the basics of hand lettering and calligraphy, including different lettering styles and tools (gel pens, permanent markers, and brush pens) before they begin their projects, which include room signs, bookmarks, party balloons, picture frames, tote bags, pillowcases, and more. With full-color instructional and inspired photos, practice pages to try out various hand lettering styles, and pep talks throughout to help spark the creative juices, The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering is sure to become a modern-day hand-lettering staple for crafty kids (and their parents).