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The Strange Message in the Parchment
The Strange Message in the Parchment
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095548

A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. "Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong," the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.

With Junie, his daughter, Nancy tracks down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on another farm? And who is responsible for the atmosphere of fear in the neighborhood? After several harrowing experiences, Nancy begins to tighten the net around a ruthless villain and calls on the assistance of her friends Ned, Burt, Dave, Bess and George to bring his nefarious scheme to a dead end.
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0806988843

How do you keep a rhinoceros from charging? Take away his credit cards. Over 2,000 riddles of all kinds, from simple to complex, for all ages. Written by a children's librarian, this is one riddle book that should be in both the adult and children's collections.--Library Journal. A real bonanza for riddle fans. A great boost for budding comedians.--School Library Journal. A massive collection. Index is helpful in finding specific zingers.--Horn Book.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800133

Count and explore the zany world and words of Seuss in this classic picture book

From counting to opposites to Dr. Seuss's signature silly rhymes, this book has everything a beginning reader needs Meet the bumpy Wump and the singing Ying, and even the winking Yink who drinks pink ink. The silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters will have every child giggling from morning to night.

From near to far
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, the Places You'll Go , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800915

Catch a case of the yawns with Dr. Seuss in this classic rhyming picture book. Bedtime has never been more fun

A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough.
It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off.

Dr. Seuss spins a sleep-tastic tale about a very small bug and a very big yawn that spreads and spreads. Meanwhile, the Audio-Telly-o-Tally-o Count adds up every sleeping creature from the country of Keck to the Castle of Krupp. First one, then seven, all the way to the billions and zillions, the Who's-Asleep-Count just keeps growing and growing This book is a perfect bedtime story that will have the most reluctant readers laughing, and the most reluctant sleepers snoring

Ninety-nine zillion, nine trillion and two
Creatures are sleeping
So...How about you?

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City
A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Hardcover      ISBN: 039519492x

Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.

Wacky Wednesday
Wacky Wednesday
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394829123
Find each and every wacky mistake in this silly book of errors with Dr. Seuss

From a shoe stuck on the ceiling to tigers at school to flying cars, this is no normal Wednesday Kids will love counting up the crazy things they see on every page in this search-and-find activity book featuring the madcap magic of Dr. Seuss's rhyme, and hilarious illustrations from George Booth

Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are unique early readers that encourage children to read on their own, using simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You'll Go , these portable packages are perfect for early and practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
Katy and the Big Snow
Katy and the Big Snow
Paperback      ISBN: 0395185629

Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy's shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance.

Curious George Rides a Bike
Curious George Rides a Bike
Paperback      ISBN: 0395174449

George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble.

The Missing Piece
The Missing Piece
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060256710

From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece, a charming fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.

It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told. This inventive and heartwarming book can be read on many levels, and Silverstein's iconic drawings and humor are sure to delight fans of all ages.

So it set off in search
of its missing piece.
And as it rolled
it sang this song--
Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
Lookin' for my missin' piece.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein

Nancy Drew 51: Mystery of the Glowing Eye
Nancy Drew 51
Mystery of the Glowing Eye
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095513

When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her lawyer father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her close friend Ned Nickerson. A puzzling note in Ned's handwriting set Nancy and her friends Bess and George on a hazardous search for a bizarre criminal. From their base of operations, the Emerson College campus, the three girl detectives and Ned's college pals follow a maze of clues to locate the kidnapper's hideout and rescue Ned. Not only is Nancy greatly worried about Ned, but also she is alarmed by the high-handed methods of a woman lawyer who tries to take the case away from her.

Readers will follow Nancy's exciting adventures as she unravels this dangerous web of mystery.