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  • Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
    Leaf Man (English, Hardback) Lois Ehlert

    A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him. With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimisical and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children. Ages 4-8.

    $17.13
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  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
    Whoever You Are (English, Paperback) Mem Fox, Leslie Staub

    Now in a board-book format, this book tells a story that weaves its way around the Earth--across cultures and generations--celebrating the bonds that unite us all. Full-color.

    $9.42
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  • Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet Flanner
    Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 (English, Paperback) Janet Flanner, Irving Drutman

    A portrait of French life and culture in the late twenties and thirties is presented in excerpts from the author's column in the New Yorker

    $21.61
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  • Words with Power by Northrop Frye
    Words with Power (English, Hardback) Northrop Frye

    Frye continues his exploration, begun in The Great Code, of the influence of Biblical themes and forms of expression on Western literature, with discussions of authors ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Yeats and Eliot. Frye identifies four key elements found in the Bible-the mountain, the garden, the cave, and the furnace-and describes how they recur in later secular writings. Indices.

    $20.76
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  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
    Tangerine (English, Paperback) Edward Bloor

    Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong. But no one listens to Paul - until his family moves to Tangerine. Maybe this new start in Tangerine will help Paul finally see the truth about his past.

    $11.49
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  • Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Patou
    Mrs. Spitzer's Garden (English, Hardback) Edith Patou, Tricia Tusa

    Mrs Spitzer is a wise teacher who knows many things. She knows about gardens. She knows about children. She knows how similar they are, and how both will flourish if tended lovingly. This story along with illustrations aims to help children grow and blossom.

    $14.93
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  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter has decided to write a book - a mystery novel, to be exact. But being a writer is far more challenging than it looks. There's all that empty white paper to fill, all those tasty snacks to prepare (and eat), and then there are the naps. Part of the "Mr Putter and Tabby" series, this book is suitable for aspiring authors of all ages.

    $9.92
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  • Peak by Roland Smith
    Peak (English, Paperback) Roland Smith

    After Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in juvenile detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company. But Peak learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. He wants Peak to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit.

    $11.08
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  • Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Le Petit Prince (French, Paperback) Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    A small boy learns of the wonders and ironies of life during a celestial odyssey.

    $21.80
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  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
    A Crooked Kind of Perfect (English, Paperback) Linda Urban

    Ten-year-old Zoe Elias dreams of playing a baby grand piano at Carnegie Hall. But when Dad ventures to the music store and ends up with a wheezy organ instead of a piano, Zoe's dreams hit a sour note. Learning the organ versions of old TV theme songs just isn't the same as mastering Beethoven on the piano.

    $9.45
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  • A Friend is Someone Who Likes You by Joan Walsh Anglund
    A Friend is Someone Who Likes You (English, Hardback) Joan Walsh Anglund

    Written by the author who has created books for children and adults worldwide, this classic has been a favourite gift between friends.

    $12.09
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  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
    The Librarian of Basra (English, Hardback) Jeanette Winter

    Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War.

    $18.35
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  • Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
    Wangari's Trees of Peace (English, Hardback) Jeanette Winter

    As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something - and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans.

    $17.65
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  • The Place of Lions by Eric Campbell
    The Place of Lions (English, Paperback) Eric Campbell, E Campbell

    A plane crash strands thirteen-year-old Chris on the immense Serengeti Plain, and only he can save the two injured men whose lives depend on him. ?The exciting action in a fascinating setting, coupled with the intriguing spiritual element, make this a worthwhile and thought-provoking book.?--School Library Journal

    $15.76
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  • Pinduli by Janell Cannon
    Pinduli (English, Hardback) Janell Cannon

    Pinduli's mama has always told her that she's the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion and Zebra don't think so. Why elso would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, fuzzy mane and wiggly stripes? Ages 4+.

    $17.57
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  • Mr Putter and Tabby Make a Wish by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter and Tabby Make a Wish (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter is sure he is too old for birthday celebrations. And that means he's also too old for model planes and balloons and candles and cake. So on his special day, he invites Mrs Teaberry and Zeke over for a quiet cup of tea. But - good heavens! - what could possibly be taking them so long to arrive?

    $9.58
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  • Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
    Silly Sally (English, Board book) Audrey Wood

    Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that's just the beginning of all the fun. Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way.

    $14.26
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  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood
    The Napping House (English, Hardback) Audrey Wood, Don Wood

    Features a cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, and a snoozing. This title includes a CD that begins with a reading of the story and follows with six original songs.

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  • Timothy of the Cay by Theodore Taylor
    Timothy of the Cay (English, Paperback) Theodore Taylor

    Helps readers learn about Timothy's life before he was shipwrecked with the young white boy, Phillip Enright, and about Phillip's life after his rescue from the cay.

    $10.83
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