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Picture books, young readers, middle grade and young adult fiction,

plus pop-up books, nonfiction, and more  --  

here are the newest, hottest items in the Children's Department!

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ISBN-13: 9780545422901
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Published: Scholastic Inc., 2/2012

The official guide to the most hotly-anticipated movie of the year!  Chock full of behind-the-scenes peeks into the filming of The Hunger Games. Includes photos, cast interviews, and glimpses into the elaborate process of turning a popular book into a film.

We can hardly wait!  Until then, this book fills a definite need.

Plenty of copies in our store now! 

The Final Four (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780670012640
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Published: Viking Juvenile, 3/2012

Four players with one thing in common: the will to win.

Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J. just wants a chance.

March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams left in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the semifinals, and it's there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you'll learn how each player went from being a kid who loved to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious?

In the end it will come down to which players have the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.

ISBN-13: 9780761163749
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Workman Publishing, 3/2012

Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving. These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires ("How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?"), or a rowboat of 5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater ("How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst "). Each problem requires readers to dig deep into the tools they're learning in school to figure out how to survive.

Kids will love solving these problems.

Cold Cereal (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062060020
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 2/2012

Cold Cereal Facts:

Serving size 1 chapter

Number of servings 40

Primary human characters 3

Scottish Play Doe, aka Scottpossible changeling  

Erno Utz genius

Emily Utz supergenius

Magical creatures at least 3

Mick Leprechaun (or Clurichaun)

Harvey Pooka (rabbit-man)

Biggs indeterminate origin (hairy, large)

Evil organizations 1

Goodco Cereal Company Purveyor of breakfast foods aspiring to world domination

Adventure 75%

Diabolical Schemes 40%

Danger 57%

Legend 20%

Magic 68%

Humor 93%

Puzzles 35%

Mystery 49%

Not a significant source of vampires.

May contain nuts.

ABCs of Baseball (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780803737112
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Published: Dial, 2/2012

America's favorite pasttime from A to Z.

From young to old, new to tried-and-true, here is the baseball book for every fan. With one or more baseball-related terms for each letter arranged in alphabetic order, accompanied by a stirring illustration, this gorgeous compendium celebrates America's game. Large paintings of scenes alternate with scrapbook-style pages.

Facts, figures, faces, lists, and other information comprise an additional resource in the back of the book. As contemporary as today's sports page and as nostalgic as an old baseball card, this is an alphabet book for kids, their parents and grandparents that can be used all through the year.

ISBN-13: 9780399257452
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 2/2012

Blessed with a gift...cursed with a secret.

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship - or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood - not even from each other.

For ages 12 and up. 

There Is No Dog (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399257643
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 1/2012

What if God were a teenaged boy?

In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed.

Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl called Lucy . . .

For ages 12 and up. 

Dead to You (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781442403888
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Published: Simon Pulse, 2/2012

A page-turning realistic novel with a shocking twist from bestselling author Lisa McMann.

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle -- at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...

For ages 14 and up. 

ISBN-13: 9780547243948
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Published: Clarion Books, 11/2011

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts in 2012, a lavishly illustrated account of the fascinating life of the woman who started it all.

Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time. She witnessed important eras in U.S. history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion to post-World War I. And she made history by founding the first national organization to bring girls from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors. Daisy created controversy by encouraging them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking but also for roles as professional women "in the arts, sciences, and business" and for active citizenship outside the home. Her group also welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were usually excluded.

ISBN-13: 9780545331500
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks, 12/2011

A brand-new full-color Scholastic Year in Sports almanac will keep kids informed of the newest stats and hottest stars.

This must-have sports almanac will tell kids everything they want and need to know about the previous year in sports. Relive the year's most thrilling moments and championships and meet the top athletes and legends, along with predictions for the coming year.

Includes fabulous full-color photographs throughout from major sports like basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, to golf, tennis, cycling, auto racing, action sports, and more!

ISBN-13: 9780670012435
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Published: Viking Juvenile, 11/2011

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Barry Denenberg has created a one-of-a-kind, high-concept book that's a unique combination of fiction and nonfiction. He uses a fictional framework to present the true story of the building and launching of the Titanic and to give a "you are there" feeling as the ship goes down.

Lavishly designed with authentic period photographs and illustrations throughout, Titanic Sinks! immerses you in the era of the Titanic and reminds you why it's still a cultural touchstone a hundred years after its demise.

See our in-store display for this and other books about the Titanic! 

One Dog and His Boy (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780545351966
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Published: Scholastic Press, 3/2012

Eva Ibbotson's final masterpiece, a tale of a boy and dog who were meant to be together.

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. "Never!" cries his mother. "Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor." But on the morning of Hal's 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He's allowed to choose a dog at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he's found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned. When Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together they'll have to run away. . . .

From the reknowned Eva Ibbotson comes her final novel, a tale laced with humor and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.

ISBN-13: 9781845336066
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Published: Mitchell Beazley, 11/2011

In Grow Your Own For Kids, Chris Collins shows how to sow and grow 10 easy vegetables that kids love to eat. Simple step-by-step sequences will guide and inspire them; presenting fun challenges such as growing the tallest sunflower and the largest pumpkin.

A "letter to the grown ups" will explain how parents and guardians can provide a garden for their kids, whether this is a container, a window box or a small plot outside. A shopping list, general advice and words of wisdom and encouragement will ensure that nothing goes wrong for those budding green fingers.