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Books – Sept 2011

September, 2011
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Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Author: Eric Litwin
This time, Pete the Cat is discovering a lot of cool places at school. Rocking in his school shoes and singing his cool song, Pete the Cat is visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground and many other cool places!
 

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Books – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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The True Gift: A Christmas Story
Messages of love, caring, and giving are reflected in this story of Lily and her younger brother Liam, who take an annual trip to their grandparents’ farm for Christmas. This year, they bring along books to read and plans on doing Christmas shopping at the local general store. While [...]

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Books – Nov. 2010

October, 2010
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Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Dictionary
Billed as “a fun and effective way to learn 2,000 of the most frequently tested SAT words”, this portable book takes a less heavy-handed approach to building up verbal ability. It includes illustrations, catchy mnemonic devices, and helpful sentences using the words, all in an effort to help readers prep for [...]

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Books – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
Zoe’s wild and beautiful hair is special—it has the ability to do things like pour juice, turn on household appliances, and pet the family cat. However, when Zoe starts first grade, her teacher, Ms. Trisk, tells Zoe, "School has rules…. No wild hair in my class!" Ms. Trisk [...]

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Books – June 2010

July, 2010
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Best Friends
The end of the school year means saying goodbye to classmates for the summer, but some children often have to say goodbye to their friends for good as families prepare to move abroad or move home from assignments overseas. In Best Friends, Alice and Gemma, who share the same birthday and have been inseparable [...]

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Books – Apr 2010

April, 2010
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The Tomorrow Book
Tomorrow tomorrow – it’s only a sky-high garbage pile and another ozone hole away. In this gorgeous book of ideas and hope, kids will not only become heartened by a more beautiful tomorrow, they will actually learn how they too, can make it happen. When a little prince is left in charge of [...]

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Books – Feb 2010

February, 2010
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Happy New Year! 
Ever wondered how the ancient Romans and Druids celebrated the coming of a new year? How about modern-day people in countries like Bali, Ethiopia and Japan? New Year rituals and traditions come in as many colours as fireworks at Chinese New Year, and this gorgeously bright and varied book will take kids a [...]

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Books – Dec 2009

November, 2009
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Snowy’s Christmas
Snowy the soft white kangaroo is different from his friends. He’s feeling left out and doesn’t want to celebrate the festive season. But then a mysterious stranger in red, complete with Akubra hat, arrives by the billabong and suddenly Snowy’s Christmas is looking up… up and away! Yes, Santa needs help with his [...]

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Books – Nov 2009

October, 2009
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Can You Count Ten Toes? Count to 10 in 10 Different Languages
When we learn a new language, whether we’re three or 103, one of the first items we tackle is numbers. Can You Count Ten Toes? is a great introduction to new languages for children, including French, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian – even Zulu and [...]

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Books – Sept 2009 - II

September, 2009
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A Taste for Red
What would you do if your sixth grade science teacher was your immortal enemy? Sixth grader, Stephanie Grimm, is a vampire. Well, at least she thinks she is. She likes to wear black, sleep under her bed, eats only red food and has unofficially changed her name to Svetlana. What further evidence [...]

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Books – September 2009

August, 2009
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Step Fourth, Mallory!
The challenges of a new school year – our girl Mallory gets to know all about those when she goes back to class in the fourth grade. Sure, she’s got the coolest threads, all the gear, good friends and even a love interest, but as the semester starts, she finds it isn’t all [...]

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Books – June 2009

June, 2009
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1001 Cranes
This is the story of Angela, who spends the summer break with her grandparents in Los Angeles. At first, their demand that she work in the family flower shop seems to cramp her style, but she soon comes to realize the value of interacting not only with her family members, but also with customers [...]

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Books – April 2009

April, 2009
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The Shut Down Learner
As kids go through school, taking a hands on approach to their progress, success and happiness during those pivotal years is a must for all parents. But what does hands on mean? When does it become too much? Could you be stifling your child instead of helping them? These are some of [...]

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Books - February 2009

March, 2009
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The Road Now a major motion picture, as they often say, The Road comes to us from the mind of Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country for Old Men, on which last year’s biggest Oscar winner was based. The Road is a powerful, emotional and all the same subtle tale of a father leading [...]

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Books - Nov 2008

November, 2008
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Jeans
Most people have a pair of jeans or two, but we rarely stop to think that by wearing them we become world citizens and partners in a the process of globalization. This book looks closely at the people, places and forces involved in delivering a fashionable denim to a typical consumer. It’s well [...]

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