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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 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 poetry collection, 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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By Kimberly and James Dean

When Pete wakes up on Easter morning, he finds that the Easter Bunny needs his help! Read along to find out if Pete can help the Easter Bunny before Easter is over! This story comes complete with a poster, punch-out cards, and stickers.

Includes 12 Easter cards, 1 fold-out poster, and stickers.

Hardcover containing 24 pages.

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By Disney

Super Heroes lead very exciting lives protecting innocent people from cunning villains. They also face many challenges as they try to live both their real life and the life of a Super Hero. But how did they get these super powers? These folks weren't always mighty crime fighters. The Origin Storybook tells the history of how these Marvel characters became famed Super Heroes. From the tale of a meek high school student who was bitten by a radioactive spider and his transformation into Spider-Man, to the childhood story of Charles Xavier who would later be known as Professor X and lead the powerful team of X-Men. With stories on the She-Hulk, Ant-Man, Iron Man and other beloved characters, the twenty-one stories in the collection will bring readers back to the beginning, while captivating them with incredible tales and exciting battles. These thrilling stories will make a new generation familiar with the origins of these classic characters. Both entertaining and educational, after reading the collection, you are sure to feel like a comic book expert.

Hardcover containing 304 pages.

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By Margret and H.A. Rey

Curious George has found a lasting place in the hearts of millions of boys and girls all over the world ever since he was brought to life by Margret and H.A. Rey more than 60 years ago. Here you will find 8 timeless stories about George, the man with the yellow hat, and their friends. Bring back childhood memories with the stories from Curious George!

Stories include:

  • Curious George Takes a Train
  • Curious George Visits a Toy Store
  • Curious George and the Dump Truck
  • Curious George and the Birthday Surprise
  • Curious George Goes Camping
  • Curious George Goes to a Costume Party
  • Curious George Visits the Library
  • Curious George in the Big City

Hardcover containing 208 pages.

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By Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

You and Me is a loving tribute to how fate brought two best friends together. An adorable cat muses about the what-ifs in life: What if he had slept late that one special morning? What if he’d missed his train on that fateful day? Then he might never have met his favorite person in the world, and his entire life would be different! Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale. Illustrated by the bestselling Peter H. Reynolds, You and Me is the ultimate gift for the closest of friends on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.

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 Shel Silverstein

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

Hardcover, contains 64 pages.

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By Dr. Seuss

Generations have loved The Lorax for its adorable characters and funny pom-pom looking Truffula trees. An easy-to-read story for almost new readers, this story has a great message about our environment that is put in a way that a young child can understand.

Printed on Earth-friendly recycled paper as a part of The Lorax Project! For more information visit www.seussville.com/loraxproject.

Hardcover containing 72 pages.

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By Roch Carrier, Illustrated by Sheldon Cohen

First published in 1979 in a collection of adult stories, Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater is now firmly established as a Canadian classic! Basing the story on his own childhood growing up in St. Justine, Quebec, in the 1940s, Carrier describes the passion that he and his friends had for hockey, and particularly for the exploits of hockey great Maurice "The Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens. Roch and his friends all have red Canadiens sweaters emblazoned with Richard's famous number 9. When Roch outgrows his sweater, his mother orders him a new one from Eaton's in Montreal. The sweater that arrives 2 weeks later, though, isn't a Canadiens sweater but the blue-and-white sweater of the Toronto Maple Leafs, which Roch can't imagine wearing under any circumstances! But wear the Leafs sweater he must, with hilarious consequences. Sheldon Cohen's warm, rich illustrations are a perfect match for Carrier's exuberant text.

Softcover containing 24 pages.

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It's the Grazers vs Biters exciting soccer match! When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it’s a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore’s soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go-ahead goal for the veggie-side, but then a brawl results in red cards for both teams. Hungry to tie the game, Biter Allosaurus takes advantage. Now it’s 2-2, setting up the teeth-gnashing, claw-curling final minutes. . . .

This hardcover book includes bright illustraions that seem to jump out of the pages, easy text for a beginner or near beginner reader and 32 pages of dinosaur vs dinosaur fun!

Measures approximately 11" long x 9" wide.

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"The game begins at half past six, when dinos grab their hockey sticks." Rhyming couplets set the scene for a fantastical sports event: a hockey game played between opposing dinosaur teams: the Meat-Eaters and the Veggiesaurs. Gott's action-filled paintings amplify the sports moves and the players' comically exaggerated expressions, from the scowling face off between T. Rex and Tricera to the jubilant postgame celebration, covered by eager dino newscasters. Kids new to hockey may need help visualizing terms such as assist and check, but even if they don't have a full grasp of specifics, many children will be caught up by the inventive premise, the slapstick humor, and the energy in the words and pictures. By sorting teams by herbivores and carnivores, this also sneaks in a science lesson that is reinforced with a scoreboard visual.

32 Pages

Measures approximately 11" long x 9" wide.

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By Rufus Butler Seder

There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again!

A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Scanimation is a state-of-the-art 6-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsensical replies: Can you gallop like a horse? Giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Hardcover containing 12 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 Linda Kranz

Love You When reminds us that those we love are always with us. Each day, something sparks a thought or memory, and a loved one comes to mind. Perhaps it's a sound, a fragrance, or something that catches our eye; when this happens we can't help but pause for a moment and smile. So give this book to the special loved ones in your life, and they will share with you all the times they think to themselves how much they love you, when . . .

Hardcover storybook, 32 pages.

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By James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat is back in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean's picture book Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, written by Kimberly Dean.

Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day! p>

Hardcover storybook contains 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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