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1 & ONLY IVAN

1 & ONLY IVAN

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The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.

The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!

1 & ONLY RUBY

1 & ONLY RUBY

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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

From beloved powerhouse author Katherine Applegate comes The One and Only Ruby, starring the adorable baby elephant from the Newbery Medal-winning modern classic The One and Only Ivan and its bestselling sequel, The One and Only Bob.

Ruby's story picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby's caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob.

In the timeless way that only Katherine Applegate could craft, this highly anticipated novel in verse is the perfect mix of heartfelt and humorous, poignant and sweet. Artist Patricia Castelao returns to the world of Ivan and his friends with gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations to complete the story.

The One and Only Ruby features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Don't miss the film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan, now streaming on Disney+!

1 CRAZY SUMMER

1 CRAZY SUMMER

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In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading--take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.

This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama.

Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.

In One Crazy Summer, eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined.

While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.

This novel was the first featured title for Marley D's Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original."

"This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare," commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality."

Rita Williams-Garcia is one of the preeminent authors of our time. She has been honored with the Children's Literature Lecture Award from the American Library Association.



1 FISH 2 FISH RED FISH BLUE FI

1 FISH 2 FISH RED FISH BLUE FI

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Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
1 GIANT LEAP

1 GIANT LEAP

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The exciting story of the first-ever moon landing--a perfect way to introduce young readers to that pivotal moment in human history!

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person in history to set foot on the moon. As he did so, he uttered his famous declaration: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." But how did he and Buzz Aldrin reach the moon? What was their journey like? In this gorgeously illustrated book, readers join the crew of Apollo 11 as they race into space and reach incredible new heights. With a message that anything is possible if you try, and a large trim size that works nicely for group reads, this is a wonderful classroom or story-time read-aloud and a great way to share the story of the first moon landing with young readers. To commemorate this extraordinary moment in human history, Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer have created a breathtakingly beautiful tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did.

1 Grumpy Bruce-A Mother Bruce Book: A Counting Board Book

1 Grumpy Bruce-A Mother Bruce Book: A Counting Board Book

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1 grumpy bear2 uninvited skunks3 mice throwing a party
. . . and it only gets worse from there.
Long-suffering Bruce once again contends with an increasingly crowded household, this time in an original board book where young ones can count the never-ending party guests. Full of fun characters and humor, 1 Grumpy Bruce is just right for our littlest readers.
1,000 Inventions and Discoveries (Reissue)

1,000 Inventions and Discoveries (Reissue)

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Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it.

From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries.

Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions and discoveries - from the Amazon Echo to the first photograph of a black hole - as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence.

10 LITTLE SQUIRRELS

10 LITTLE SQUIRRELS

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Ten Little Squirrels brainstorm a way to evade their natural foe until one of them sneezes.

No need to get squirrely--practicing classic rhythm and rhyme while teaching children to count has never been more fun! Ten Little Squirrels by New York Times bestselling authors Bill Martin Jr and Michael Samson follows the "tail" of these furry friends as they determine what to do when a dog approaches their tree. Readers can enjoy the charming illustrations, count each of the colorful squirrels, and go nuts rereading to their hearts' content.

100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli

100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli

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"A nonstop dragon party . . . Irresistible." --Publishers Weekly

This wacky counting adventure by Geisel Award-winning author David LaRochelle is a hilarious ode to dragons and math, with pitch-perfect art by Lian Cho.

High on a mountain live 100 mighty dragons all named Broccoli. When a tremendous wind blows half the dragons away, ten others sail off to become professional surfers in Hawaii. The oldest and youngest dragons take a train to New York City to start their own heavy metal band. And a mysterious wizard turns four more into a unicorn, a werewolf, a zombie, and a tiny pink poodle. Now how many dragons are left? Young readers will delight in following each and every dragon as they leave their home for marvelous adventures, until there is but one dragon remaining. That's when this final dragon named Broccoli retreats to a cave for the winter and reappears in the spring with a surprise that will thrill and delight. Prepare to read again!

"Plenty of giggles . . . This is one entertaining and silly way to do math." --Kirkus
"A hilarious, charming and extremely silly book. . . . A great addition to any child's bookshelf." --The Minneapolis StarTribune
"So clever, so utterly silly and absurd, so delightful and so engaging." --InfoDad.com
"Colorful . . . Countable . . . Humorous . . . Lively." --Booklist

101 AWESOME WOMEN WHO CHANGED

101 AWESOME WOMEN WHO CHANGED

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"Accessible, highly illustrated and empowering, this book is part of a series that deserves a place in every KS2 school library" - School Reading List

Discover the lives of 101 trailblazing women and the remarkable things they achieved.

This beautifully illustrated book is packed with bitesize biographies of activists, leaders, athletes, artists, explorers, and STEM innovators. From the celebrated to the overlooked, these women overcame odds, defied expectations and shattered stereotypes and their stories are sure to inspire young readers and encourage them to dream big.

Spanning across history and from all over the globe, these figures include:
- J.K. Rowling
- Malala Yousafzai
- Marie Curie
- Maya Angelou
- Wangari Maathai
- Anne Frank
- Simone Biles
- Ada Lovelace
- And many more!

Written in a friendly and accessible style, this book includes quotations, fun facts and charming illustrations which bring the lives of these inspiring women to life.

Perfect for kids aged 8+.