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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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Poor Elizabeth's castle is burnt by a mean dragon on her wedding day and all she has left to wear is a paperbag. But off she sets, to rescue Prince Ronald and defeat the mighty dragon.

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By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Follow the mouse into the deep dark wood and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry Gruffalo...

Paperback containing 32 pages.

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By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Growl along with the Gruffalo’s Child as she tip-toes through the snow on a wild, windy and NOISY night!

Press the 10 interactive sound buttons on this amazing play-along version of the best-selling THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and bring the story vividly to life!

The perfect gift for all fans of THE GRUFFALO.

Hardcover sound storybook, containing 32 pages.

 

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By Marie-Louise Gay

In the first new Stella book in four years — in a series that has sold two million copies in ten languages — Stella introduces little brother Sam to the pleasures of reading. Sam is as busy and worried as ever, and Stella almost always has her nose in a book these days, but she finds time to help him out, while sharing her new pastime with contagious enthusiasm.

Sam has gathered a wagonload of branches to build a doghouse for Fred, and he wonders if the book Stella is reading tells you how to make one. It doesn't (although it is very funny), but Stella is more than willing to give Sam a hand. As soon as the doghouse is built though, Sam worries that a wolf might come along and blow it down. Stella breezily banishes his fears, suggesting a picnic at Lily Pond. Stella cools her feet in the water, reading a story, while Sam tries to catch a frog. Are there frogs in Stella's book, he wonders. No, Stella tells him, but there is a toad wearing a velvet jacket…

With her characteristically light touch, Marie-Louise Gay imparts the pleasures and importance of reading to her young audience, whether it be humor, fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Her detailed, beautifully rendered and often-amusing watercolor illustrations (spot the tiny bunny reading a book!) show yet again that Marie-Louise Gay is one of the very best artists creating picture books today.

Hardcover storybook, contains 32 pages.

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By Raleigh Rimes

What if dinosaurs had not died out? What if whole colonies of the prehistoric beasts had survived on a remote island off the coast of South America? The latest adventure in the best-selling ’Ology series offers young dinosaur lovers a tantalizing taste of what that would be like. The year is 1907, and young adventurer Raleigh Rimes is on an expedition to South America with real-life explorer Percy Fawcett. There he discovers the unimaginable: living dinosaurs roaming the rain forest! Presented as a journal detailing their extraordinary (and hairraising) encounters with the amazing beasts -- fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, pack-hunting allosauruses, predatory velociraptors, armored triceratops, and other species -- Dinosaurology is filled with flaps and booklets offering dinosaur lore, along with such novelties as a sample of dinosaur skin, a pouch of ground stegosaurus horn, and more.

Could dinosaurs still roam the earth? In the newest discovery in the 'Ology series, readers come face-to-face with living, breathing dinosaurs.

Hardcover containing 30 pages.

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By Sandra Boynton

Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy.

Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country! With three Gold Record albums and a Grammy nomination to her credit, Boynton now brings you FROG TROUBLE, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they’re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars: Here’s Brad Paisley with Copycat, Dwight Yoakam singing I’ve Got a Dog, Alison Krauss on End of a Summer Storm, Ben Folds rocking Broken Piano, Darius Rucker with Beautiful Baby. The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves—all accompanied by Nashville’s finest instrumentalists, and WHOA. You’ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.

A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE

  • Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD
  • 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart
  • Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues
  • Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster!
  • Lyrics by Sandra Boynton
  • Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
  • Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians
  • Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records
  • Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller

Hardcover containing 68 pages.

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By Eric Zweig

When a player wins an NHL award, does he get to keep it? No. Instead, he receives a mini trophy he can proudly display at home.

Think you know everything there is to know about hockey? What are the Halifax Rules? What was the original name of the Stanley Cup? Why do we say “shot from the point”? Where else in the world is hockey popular? How can you get a job in hockey?

This book gives you the answers to these questions and much more. From the first pair of skates to team histories and international hockey, everything you want to know about hockey is right here!

Hardcover contains 128 pages.

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By B.J. Novak

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

Hardcover containing 48 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 Dennis Lee, Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Melvis and Elvis is classic Dennis Lee, with more than thirty new poems for fans of his beloved collections, including the perennial bestseller Alligator Pie. This irresistible blend of narrative, word play, and pure nonsense, combined with Jeremy Tankard's whimsical and energetic illustrations, will appeal to both the very young and developing readers.

Hardcover storybook containing 40 pages.

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By Dr. Seuss

"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" Since 1959, 'Happy Birthday to You!'—Dr. Seuss’s joyous ode to individuality—has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord’s back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess!

Hardcover containing 64 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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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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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 Per-Henrik Gürth

Bestselling children's book author and illustrator Per-Henrik Gürth has created a colourful, lively tribute to hockey with this picture book for the youngest fans. The action-packed story follows a group of animals who take to the ice to play a rousing game of hockey. Highlighted on the pages in large type throughout the story are hockey vocabulary words and terms. The vocabulary ranges from the basics — such as team, net, shot — to more complex concepts — face-off, line change, penalty — and the author has cleverly used and defined each of them within the story. For example, on the two-page spread where the term power play appears, the illustration is of the two teams facing each other on the ice, five players on one side, four on the other, and the text reads, "It's five against four — a power play!" Every spread has at least one word or term, though some have more, and on two of the pages the words simply label things in the illustrations.

This terrific book could be used three different ways, within language arts as well as physical education. The fun, dramatic story can stand alone as a great read, with pre-readers easily able to use the context of the simple artwork to interpret the language, while the highlighted words and terms offer wonderful vocabulary enhancement for beginning readers. And the content provides an excellent basic tutorial on how to play hockey, and on team sports in general.

Hardcover storybook containing 32 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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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 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 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 Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me -- now a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredibly Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Hardcover contains 40 pages.

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