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Corduroy
Corduroy
School & Library      ISBN: 0670241334
Corduroy was first introduced to readers in 1968, and in the fifty years since, his adventures have never stopped.

Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he's the bear for her. Her mother, though, thinks he's a little shopworn--he's even missing a button Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa. And where better to start than with a nighttime adventure through the department store, searching for a new button

Celebrate 50 years of this irresistible childhood classic, a heartwarming story about a little bear and a little girl finding the friend they have always wanted in each other.
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.
Hardy Boys 20: Mystery of the Flying Express
Hardy Boys 20
Mystery of the Flying Express
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448089203

A sleek new hydrofoil is scheduled to start ferrying passengers between Bayport and Cape Cutlass. But business enemies of the hydrofoil owner have stirred up a hornets' nest of violent opposition among small boat owners. Fearing sabotage, he begs Frank and Joe Hardy to guard the Flying Express on her maiden trip. Startling developments plunge the teenage detectives into a dangerous chase by sea, air, and land in pursuit of a gang of hardened criminals who operate by the signs of the Zodiac. Tension mounts when the Flying Express vanishes - and so does Sam Radley, Mr. Hardy's skilled operative. Peril stalks Frank and Joe's every moves as they hunt down the terrifying gangleader Zodiac Zig and his vicious henchmen.

Nancy Drew 07: The Clue in the Diary
Nancy Drew 07
The Clue in the Diary
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095076

Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue - and unexpectedly fund themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue, an anonymous diary, includes not only indecipherable handwriting, but puzzling technical drawings and chemical formulas as well. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? When evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, who was swindled by Foxy Felix, our young detective makes the desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson because of his dear five-year-old daughter.

The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition
The Little Engine That Could
The Complete, Original Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448405202
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... Discover the inspiring story of the Little Blue Engine as she makes her way over the mountain in this beloved classic--the perfect gift to celebrate the special milestones in your life, from graduations to birthdays and more!

The kindness and determination of the Little Blue Engine have inspired millions of children around the world since the story was first published in 1930. Cherished by readers for over ninety years, The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of the little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain.
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800761
Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book A perfect gift for Seuss fans or anyone blowing out the candles for another year

Today you are you That is truer than true There is no one alive who is you-er than you

In the picture book Happy Birthday to You , Dr. Seuss has crafted the perfect celebration of the person you were born to be. When the Great Birthday Bird arrives to usher in your Day of all Days, you can expect a colorful romp full of fantastical fun that is all about YOU

With birthday festivities on every page, readers go on a journey that teaches them to celebrate being themselves--every single day of the year This joyful classic rejoices about the things that make you unique It's the essential birthday gift for ages one to 101--from the one and only Dr. Seuss
By the Shores of Silver Lake
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Paperback      ISBN: 0064400050

Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, By the Shores of Silver Lake is the fifth book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingallses' covered-wagon travels are finally over.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura's real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.

Cigars of the Pharoah
Cigars of the Pharoah
Paperback      ISBN: 0316358363

The classic graphic novel. Tintin tries to take a vacation, but while on his cruise ship a mystery unfolds He meets Dr. Sarcophagus who leads him to the undiscovered tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh.

Nancy's Mysterious Letter
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095084

By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself. Clues that Nancy unearths lead her to believe that the villainous Edgar Nixon plans to marry the heiress and then steal her inheritance.

Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Miss Nelson Is Missing!
School & Library      ISBN: 0395252962

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.

So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don't proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall's scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial