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Hardy Boys 23: The Melted Coins
Hardy Boys 23
The Melted Coins
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448089238

Frank and Joe Hardy suspect that their best friend Chet Morton is the victim of a summer school swindle and offer to help get his money back. While probing a baffling burglary at the Seneca Indian Reservation in New York State they investigate Zoar College located nearby. A startling connection between the Zoar College swindle and the theft of the Seneca's gold tribal relic Spoon Mouth propels the teenage sleuths into a series of perplexing and dangerous situations.

The Sky Phantom
The Sky Phantom
Hardcover      ISBN: 044809553x

Nancy goes to Excello Flying School in the Midwest to take lessons, while her friends Bess and George perfect their horseback riding. But soon the young sleuth is confronted with the mystery of a hijacked plane and a missing pilot. Then the rancher's prize pony, Major, is stolen. Nancy becomes a detective in a plane and on horseback to track down the elusive sky phantom and the horse thief. A lucky find - a medal with a message to be deciphered on it - furnishes a worthwhile clue. Romance is added to mystery when Bess becomes interested in a handsome cowboy. Readers will spur Nancy on as she investigates a strange magnetic cloud, hunts for the horse thief, and finally arrives at a surprising solution.

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. The special 60th Anniversary Edition with an easy peel-off sticker makes it a perfect gift for Seuss fans

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

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.

Nancy Drew 38: The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
Nancy Drew 38
The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095386

Nancy receives an urgent call from her Aunt Eloise in New York, requesting her help in solving a mystery. Her neighbor's granddaughter, Chi Che Soong, has gone missing Nancy and her friends fly to New York to help track down the missing girl.

Mystery of the Desert Giant
Mystery of the Desert Giant
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448089408

In a search for the missing Willard Grafton, Frank Hardy and younger brother Joe, encounter a gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government, and are lead across California and even into Mexico.

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

A Giraffe and a Half
A Giraffe and a Half
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060256559

From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe

Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will leave every reader, young and old, laughing until the very end. Beloved for over fifty years, this classic captures Silverstein's signature humor and style.

If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half, you would have a giraffe and a half. But what happens if you glue a rose to the tip of his nose? Or if you used a chair to comb his hair? Join this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous journey that will charm readers from beginning to end.

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

Nancy Drew 06: The Secret of Red Gate Farm
Nancy Drew 06
The Secret of Red Gate Farm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448095068

Nancy and her friends, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a train ride home. Joanne lives at Red Gate Farm with her grandmother, but if they do not raise enough money to pay the mortgage, they will soon lose the farm Nancy, Bess, and George decide to stay at Red Gate for a week as paying customers. Soon, they learn about the strange group of people who rent a cave on the property. They describe themselves as a nature cult called the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their group and helps to uncover a ring of counterfeiters in town

George and Martha
George and Martha
Paperback      ISBN: 0395199727

Two lovable hippos impart lessons on the meaning of friendship in five short stories by the picture book master James Marshall.

Like all best friends, George and Martha do everything together. George and Martha teach each other (and adoring readers) that even in a close friendship, privacy is important, practical jokes can sometimes backfire, and among other things, pouring split pea soup into your loafers to spare the chef's feelings is not the best-laid plan. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world's two best friends. Each of these five brief tales is filled with humor, and James Marshall's drawings are guaranteed to spark feelings of empathy, delight, and self-recognition.