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We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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By The Rev W Awdry

Train-obsessed boys ages 2 to 5 will love this deluxe 320-page hardcover storybook collection with thirteen Thomas & Friends adventures: Little Engines Can Do Big Things, The Special Delivery, Down at the Docks, Thomas and the Naughty Diesel, The Monster Under the Shed, Lost at Sea, Thomas Gets a Snowplow, Danger at the Dieselworks, Calling All Engines, Diesel 10 Means Trouble, Thomas-saurus Rex, The Lost Crown of Sodor, and Risky Rails. Hours and hours of storytelling fun!

Hardcover storybook collection containing 320 pages.

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By Dr. Seuss

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 and places—including Horton the Elephant, Marco, Mulberry Street, and a Grinch—as well as an introduction by renowned Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. Seuss fans will learn more about Horton’s integrity, Marco’s amazing imagination, a narrowly avoided disaster on Mullbery Street, and a devious Grinch. With a color palette enhanced beyond that of the magazines in which the stories originally appeared, this new volume of “lost” tales is a perfect gift for young readers and a must-have for Seuss collectors of all ages!

Hardcover storybook containing 56 pages.

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A stunning hardcover collection of eight picture books full of fascinating facts and just plain fun!

  • Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
  • Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
  • Ridin' Dinos with Buck Bronco by George McClements
  • Gus the Dinosaur Bus by Julia Liu, illustrated by Bei Lynn
  • Dinosailors by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
  • Good Night, Dinosaurs by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Victoria Chess
  • Patrick's Dinosaurs by Carol Carrick, illustrated by Donald Carrick

Bonus downloadable dino party kit includes invitations, thank-you notes, banner, colouring pages, book marks to decorate, and more!

Hardcover storybook containing 272 pages.

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By Kelly Light

For fans of Olivia and Eloise, this stunning debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms.

Meet Louise. Louise loves art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece—her pièce de résistance!

Louise also loves Art, her little brother. This is their story.

Louise Loves Art is a celebration of the brilliant artist who resides in all of us.

Hardcover storybook containing 40 pages.

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By Alice Schertle, Illustrated by Jill McElmurry

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

Hardcover storybook containing 24 pages.

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By Thea Feldman, Illustrated by Erwin Madrid

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special first aired on NBC December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, it has become a beloved Christmas classic-capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans.

Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full colour and in an elegant gift book edition. Perfect for reading aloud!

Hardcover storybook containing 40 pages.

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By Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Claudia Rueda

Ho, Ho . . . Who?

Cat! not again.

The holidays are around the corner, and Cat knows what he has to do. But being nice . . . it doesn't come naturally.

Still, Christmas is a time for miracles, and with a little luck, even Cat may find the holiday spirit - and a festive surprise of his own.

Hardcover storybook containing 88 pages.

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An enchanting book full of bold heroes, brave princesses, fire-breathing dragons and magical fairies.

Eighteen classic tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and others, beautifully retold and brought to life with delightful watercolour illustrations.

Fairy tales from around the world include classics like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as lesser-known tales such as Prince Ivan and the Firebird and Fearless Hans.

A stunning hardback edition with a ribbon marker that would make a wonderful gift.

Hardcover storybook containing 192 pages.

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By Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.

Hardcover storybook containing 40 pages.

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By Jill Barber, Illustrated by Sydney Smith

Music is for Everyone is sure to get you excited about making music! Singer-songwriter Jill Barber takes her young readers through many different kinds of music—hip hop, jazz, classical, folk—and instruments in an energetic, rhyming tour. Sydney Smith’s gleeful illustrations capture all the joy that comes from making music—in all its forms!

Hardcover containing 32 pages.

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By Andrea Beaty, Illustrated by David Roberts

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal - to fly - Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her contraption doesn't fly, but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie's contraption was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.

Hardcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Ray Cruz

It's been more than 30 years since Alexander had to endure gum in his hair, the middle of the backseat, and lima beans - all in one day. Now, for the first time, it's all happening in color - sort of. While Alexander appears in color, the rest of the art remains in black and white.

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Books Award, the George G. Stone Centre Recognition of Merit Award, and the Georgia Children's Book award

Hardcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day… his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting…

Softcover storybook containing 40 pages.

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By Robert Munsch, Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Moira invites grades 1 to 6 to her birthday party. But her parents don't know--until ...!

Softcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

'Tis the season for worrying, planning, decorating, wrapping, entertaining, carolling and, worst of all, fruitcake! Scaredy Squirrel returns with a quirky safety guide filled with practical tips and nutty step-by-step instructions to help readers prepare for a perfect Christmas. A fun-filled guide sure to appeal to all the Scaredies out there!

Hardcover containing 80 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is not too comfortable with the idea of camping … unless it's on his couch! There will be no mosquitoes, skunks or zippers to worry about when he watches a show about the joys of camping on his brand-new TV. But first Scaredy must find an electrical outlet, and that means going into the woods! Will the nutty worrywart's plans prepare him for the great outdoors, or will his adventure end up as a scary story told around the campfire?

Hardcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

In the fifth book, Scaredy Squirrel plans his own birthday and surprise!... things get very crowded.

Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday party for one – but despite his detailed plans, things get out of control when the party animals arrive.

He's back! Scaredy Squirrel, the loveable worrywart, returns for another nutty adventure. Scaredy never plans big birthday parties. He'd rather celebrate alone quietly in the safety of his nut tree and avoid those pesky party animals (ants, clownfish, ponies and Bigfoot). When all his excessive plans are thrown up in the air like confetti, will Scaredy play dead and cancel? Or will he face the music?

Softcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

That lovable little worrywart is back. And he's as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. And once he's spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy's ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he's prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy's Action Plan takes a surprising — and "toothy" — turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship? Read Scaredy's nutty story to find out...

Softcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Melanie Watt

We know by now that Scaredy Squirrel only feels safe when he's at home in his nut tree, with his defenses, his emergency kit and his back–up plans at the ready. So even though the sun is shining and it's time for a vacation, Scaredy does not want to go to the beach — that vast, frightening place where a squirrel could get stranded. (Not to mention other hazards such as sea monsters, falling coconuts, seagulls, pirates and lobsters.) Instead, Scaredy builds his own safe beach getaway under his nut tree, complete with germ-free inflatable pool, artificial beach scenery, a flashlight and a plastic flamingo. Still, the lure of the genuine beach is strong — even a dedicated homebody such as Scaredy can't resist it forever. Can his back–up plans save him from its perils? Will his No.65 sunscreen protect his delicate complexion?

Softcover storybook containing 32 pages.

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By Dr. Seuss

Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do...until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to concerns about growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read!

In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for the best-selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss has charmed his way into the consciousness of 4 generations of youngsters and parents. Help your kids learn to read the Dr. Seuss way!

Winner of the 1957 Association for Childhood Education International Books for Children Bibliography Award, and the 1957 Horn Book Children's Classics Award.

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