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Little red Pen

978-0-15-206432-7 $16.99 Rnf.

The Little Red Pen
by Susan Stevens Crummel & Janet Stevens
illustrated by Janet Stevens

Animated office supplies rally together to save the Little Red Pen from the dreaded “Pit of No Return” in this hilarious tale of camaraderie.

“A rollicking read-aloud, this is a book that begs to be turned into a class play, readers theater, or puppet show.” — Horn Book

“Will keep kids engaged, while both words and pictures create distinct, hilarious, highly animated characters from everyday objects.” — Booklist

But wait—there is more! Click here to watch the video trailer and here for the activity kit.


978-0-54756-687-0 $16.99 CL 978-0-547-55082-4 $16.99 ebook

Wisdom’s Kiss
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Magic, cunning, and one very special cat join forces in this hilarious, extraordinary tale by the author of the Dairy Queen trilogy and Princess Ben.

*“Packed with double entendres, humorous dialogue and situations, and a black cat that will capture the reader’s imagination, this is a joyful, timeless fantasy that teens will savor.” — Booklist, starred review

Chat LIVE with Catherine Gilbert Murdock on FACEBOOK on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, at 8PM EST.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with Ms. Murdock and talk about her newest book, Wisdom’s Kiss as well as her books about D.J. Schwenk, win books and prizes, and connect with each other.

Wisdom’s Kiss is also available as an ebook with an author’s cut featuring exclusive bonus material and author commentary.

10 Rules

978-0-618-78822-4 $16.99 Rnf.

Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus

by John Grandits

illustrated by Michael Allen Austin

Putting his faith in his older brother—a seasoned school bus traveler—nervous Kyle prepares for his first trip to school by learning what he can and cannot do aboard the school bus.

*“Worthy of being shelved next to Jon Scieszka’s funniest.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“Seasoned bus riders, and anyone who has been misguided by an older sibling’s advice, will certainly enjoy this outrageously humorous, well-told story.” — School Library Journal, starred review

“Though his hair recalls Conan O'Brien, first-time school bus rider Kyle's anxiety-ridden narration is straight out of ‘A Christmas Story’.”

Publishers Weekly


978-0-547-38610-2 $16.99 Rnf.

Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed
by Eileen Christelow

Join the mischievous monkeys as they refuse to stop reading and go to sleep! This eighth installment of the beloved series is sure to become a nighttime favorite among young readers.

“Reading promotion at its best, with a little bit of bad behavior to spice things up.” — Kirkus Reviews

Wodeny Wat

978-0-547-36756-9 $16.99 CL

Wodney Wat’s Wobot
by Helen Lester
illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Are you weady for Wodney’s weturn? With the help of a talking robot, timid Wodney musters up enough courage to stand up to the school’s toughest bully—the menacing Camilla Capybara.

“Wodney is a wonderfully quirky character with whom many children will connect. Munsinger’s illustrations are joyful and humorous.” — School Library Journal

Gooney Bird on the Map

978-0-547-55622-2 $15.99 CL

Gooney Bird on the Map
by Lois Lowry
illustrated by Middy Thomas

Is it possible to have fun at home while your friends travel for February break? Gooney Bird Greene discovers that a map can unlock a world of adventure for her and her classmates.

For more about the books in the Gooney Bird Greene series, click here and click here for the educator’s guide for the series.

“Irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children’s fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite.” — Kirkus Reviews, review for Gooney Bird Greene

*“Larger than life and with a heart as big as her personality, Gooney Bird Greene will elicit gales of laughter, along with sighs of appreciation, from Suzy Kline and Junie B. Jones fans—as well as their parents.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review for Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

hound dog

978-0-547-55869-1 $15.99 CL

Hound Dog True
by Linda Urban

Though she takes on her apprenticeship to hide from her classmates, Mattie Breen overcomes her shyness when she learns the value of friendship through a courageous act.

*“This outstanding, emotionally resonant effort will appeal to middle-grade readers.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“Urban (A Crooked Kind of Perfect) traces a highly self-conscious child's cautious emergence from her shell in this tender novel about new beginnings and ‘small brave’ acts. . . . Mattie's growing trust of others and her attempts to be ‘bold and friendly’ lead to gratifying rewards for Mattie and poignant moments for readers.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review


Are you curious?


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-20 Curious George sticker sheets

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