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  • Frozen


    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   ~ Demi Lovato
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Walt Disney Records (2013, Nov 25th).

    All Music Guide - Heather Phares After years of movies that often downplayed characters breaking into song, the Disney musical returned in a big way with 2013's Frozen. Along with winning that year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, it also won the Academy Award for Best Song with "Let It Go." Much like another Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, Frozen was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale -- in this case, The Snow Queen. And while Robert Lopez (who became the 12th person to have earned an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony thanks to his work on the film) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez aren't as established a songwriting team as Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, they bring plenty of ... See more details below Eligible for . more

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  • Mr. Wuffles!

    Mr. Wuffles!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   David Wiesner
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Clarion Books (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   32

    A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book   In a near wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, a cat named Mr. Wuffles doesn't care about toy mice or toy goldfish. He’s much more interested in playing with a little spaceship full of actual aliens—but the ship wasn't designed for this kind of rough treatment. Between motion sickness and damaged equipment, the aliens are in deep trouble. When the space visitors dodge the cat and take shelter behind the radiator to repair the damage, they make a host of insect friends. The result? A humorous exploration of cooperation between aliens and insects, and of the universal nature of communication involving symbols, “cave” paintings, and gestures of friendship. . more

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  • File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

    File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lemony Snicket
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2014, Apr 1st).

    Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries.Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.A delicious read that welcomes readers into Lemony Snicket's world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions. more

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  • Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Dean
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2014, Feb 18th).

    Join Pete, from New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat picture-book series, as he visits a farm in this groovy version of the classic children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Children will love singing along—e-i-e-i-o!—with Pete the Cat. more

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  • Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes

    Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mary Pope Osborne
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Random House Books for Young Readers (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   128

    Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here. more

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  • The LEGO Movie: The Essential Guide

    The LEGO Movie: The Essential Guide

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate Howard
    Publisher:   DK CHILDREN (2013, Dec 30th).

    When an ordinary LEGO® minifigure discovers he is the only one who can stop an evil LEGO tyrant from ending the world as he knows it, he embarks on an all-new, all-LEGO adventure. This fully illustrated guide to the upcoming The LEGO® Movie explores the characters and locations of this long-awaited film with profiles, location spreads, and behind-the-scenes information about how the movie was made. The LEGO® Movie: The Essential Guide would not be complete without fun and interesting facts and coll movie stills. more

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  • Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party

    Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jane O'Connor
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   HarperFestival (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   24

    In Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party, it’s Frenchy’s birthday, and Nancy Clancy wants to give her pooch the most stupendous, glamorous, fabulous birthday party ever, from cake to balloons to party hats. She invites all of Frenchy’s doggie friends to the celebration. But will the puppy of honor know how to behave at such an elegant event?Like Eloise and Olivia, Fancy Nancy brings as many smiles to adults as she does to kids. This 8x8 storybook is perfect for parents and children to enjoy together. more

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  • LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

    LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Simon Beecroft
    Format:   Lay Flat]
    Publisher:   DK Publishing (2009, Sep 21st).
    Pages:   96

    In true DK style, LEGO® Star WarsT: The Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, andexcites even the most discerning LEGO Group, Star WarsT, and minifigure fans around theworld.. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life withdozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons,and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacture, and construction of theminifigures of the Star Wars galaxy, and come away a LEGO® Jedi Master. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure aretrademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2009 The LEGO Group. © 2009Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Production by DorlingKindersley under license from the LEGO Group. more

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  • Ungifted


    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gordon Korman
    Publisher:   Balzer + Bray (2014, Feb 18th).

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program—and changes everything. For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog story is a lovable and goofy adventure with robot fights, middle-school dances, live experiments, and statue-toppling pranks!When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students.Although it wasn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, the ASD couldn’t be a more perfectly unexpected hideout for someone like him. more

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  • LEGO Friends: New Girl in Town

    LEGO Friends: New Girl in Town

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marilyn Easton
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2013, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   64

    A full-color movie tie-in based on LEGO(R) Friends--a buildable play world for girls!Olivia is new in town, and she can't wait to make new friends. So she volunteers to help out at the pet adoption booth at the Heartlake City World Petacular.But when one of the puppies escapes, it destroys all the hard work that Andrea, Emma, Mia, and Stephanie have put into the Petacular! So much for making friends . . . in just a few minutes, Olivia's made four brand-new enemies.There's only one way to repair the damage - teamwork! Can Olivia, Andrea, Emma, Mia, and Stephanie work together to put things right in time for the Petacular? more

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