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  • Musical tales. Vol. II

    Musical tales. Vol. II

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Scotty Huff; Robert Reynolds; Diana Canova; Raul...
    Format:    Video : Juvenile audience  Visual material  Computer File : English
    Publisher:   [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World... (2000, Jan 1st).

    Antarctic antics: A collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitat of Emperor penguins.All the colors of the Earth: Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.This land is your land: This classic American folk song brings to life our divers heritage.He's got the whole world in his hands: This adaptation of the beloved folk song rejoices in the connectedness of people and nature.  Read more... more

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  • Frozen: The Essential Guide

    Frozen: The Essential Guide

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   DK
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   DK CHILDREN (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   64

    Frozen journeys into theaters November 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. From the studio behind 2010's Tangled and this year's Wreck-It Ralph, Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Learn about the characters, locations, themes, and iconic moments of Disney's newest princess tale, Frozen. more

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  • The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning Thief

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rick Riordan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Disney-Hyperion; Later Printing edition (2005, Jun 14th).
    Pages:   384

    Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. more

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  • Permanent Rose

    Permanent Rose

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Hilary McKay
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books (2005, May 31st).
    Pages:   240

    Feisty Rose takes center stage as the highly original Casson family faces a long, hot summer. As usual, things are a bit chaotic. Eldest daughter Caddy is now engaged to darling Michael, and she's not altogether sure she likes it. Saffy and Sarah are on a mission to find Saffy's biological father (while cultivating hearts of stone). Indigo is cautiosly beginning a friendship with a reformed bully, who desparately wants to feel like part of the Casson family. Rose, while missing Tom (who none of them have heard from) dreadfully, enters into a life of petty crime, shoplifting small items until her misadventures nearly bring disaster. An accidental trip to London and a visit with Rose's father lead to a startling revelation, but through it all Rose's single-minded determination to find Tom remains as fierce as it is hopeless. more

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  • Who Am I? Cuddly Animals

    Who Am I? Cuddly Animals

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   DK Publishing
    Publisher:   DK Preschool; Brdbk edition (2014, Jan 6th).

    In Who Am I? Cuddly Animals, babies and toddlers will delight in discovering fluffy chicks, playful puppies, busy bunnies, and other animals hiding in the peepholes. The Who Am I? series is specially made for toddlers using a familiar peephole guessing format and is filled with simple facts about a variety of topics. The format will keep toddlers engaged, and age-appropriate text teaches them about their favorite objects and animals. This guessing game format develops a toddler's natural curiosity and helps stimulate conversation between parent and child. more

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  • The Finisher

    The Finisher

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   David Baldacci
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press (2014, Mar 4th).

    #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci as you've never seen him before.Why would Quentin Herms flee into the Quag? There was nothing in the Quag except certain death.Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual -- nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown.Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth -- but the closer she gets, the more she risks her life. more

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  • Where Is Baby?

    Where Is Baby?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kathryn O. Galbraith
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Peachtree Publishers (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   32

    Babies love to hide. Beneath blankets, under tables, and behind chairs. And some babies like to hide in unexpected places. Like baby deer, who disappear in dappled spring sunlight. Or baby leopards, who scramble high in the African trees. Or baby elephants, who fade behind a forest of legs. But all hidden babies, no matter where they hide, can always be found-by their loving parents. more

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  • Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving

    Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Katherine Paterson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (2013, Oct 15th).
    Pages:   56

    Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful and Pamela Dalton's exquisite cut-paper illustrations are paired with a collection of over 50 graces, poems, and praise songs from a wide range of cultures, religions, and voices. The unique collaboration between these two extraordinary artists flowers in this important and stunningly beautiful reflection on the act of giving thanks. more

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  • Little Santa

    Little Santa

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jon Agee
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Dial (2013, Oct 17th).
    Pages:   40

    Ever wonder what Santa was like as a child? Award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee brings us the funny, playful answer in this Christmas picture book destined to become a classic. Little Santa loves the North Pole. The rest of his family?  Not so much. So, when they decide to move to Florida, Santa is miserable. Lucky for him, a blizzard foils their plans. The only way out of the house is up the chimney. Up goes Santa, to look for help, and along the way, he meets a reindeer and a large group of elves, who are more than eager to join in the rescue!   With the sly humor of Jon Klassen and the read-aloud pleasure of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this tale of Santa’s beginnings is perfect for every kid’s holiday library. more

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  • The War within These Walls

    The War within These Walls

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Aline Sax
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   176

    It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling: every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha does his best to help his family survive, even crawling through the sewers to smuggle food. When conditions worsen, Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel dramatically captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event. more

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