Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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For twenty-five years, The Polar Express has been a treasured holiday classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, a lavish gift edition has been created. The set includes a silver foil border, a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a note from Chris Van Allsburg, and a silvery keepsake "All Aboard" ornament. Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, The Polar Express has sold more than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.
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Author: Susan Wojciechowski

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763681652

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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With audio narration by James Earl Jones. "The tale is unfolded with such mastery, humor, and emotional force that we are entirely within its power.” – The New York Times Book Review. Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of this lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach hum with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. This moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic. This beautiful new edition includes a new note from the author.
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Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780723277972

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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Blooming Christmas is here again and Father Christmas is grumpily making his rounds . . . Raymond Briggs' irreverent Christmas story is one of his best-loved picture books. winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this classic picture book has been treasured by generations for forty years. 'A comically believable, down-to-earth character.' Guardian
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Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547769997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8464

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives. In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.
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The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
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The Little Elephant

Author: Jean De Brunhoff

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394805755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with a kindly old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually he returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
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Author: Jean Fritz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101077948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Ann Hamilton's family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise visit from George Washington, Ann realizes that pioneer life is exciting and special.
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Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Author: Bruce Campbell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250099277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor Here we are together in the digital universe. Somehow, you've clicked yourself to this page. If you came here of your own free will and desire, you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to download the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself. No-and that's exactly the point. You can download a terabyte of books about famous actors and their high-falootin' shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before. Scroll down to that Judy Garland biography. You know plenty about her already-great voice, troubled life. Scroll down a little further to the Charlton Heston book. Same deal. You know his story too-great voice, troubled toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am-unless you watch cable very late at night-there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor documents my time in blue-collar Hollywood, where movies are cheap, the hours are long, and the filmmaking process can be very personal. To keep up with the times, I've digitized Chins. It was originally published in hardcover/analog fifteen years ago, which is a vast amount of time in the evolution of books and technology, and it was time to get current. The advance of technology is great for a book like this, which is jammed full of pictures. When it came out originally, the photographs all had to be black and white and moderately sized on the page. Now, any photo that was originally taken in color can strut its stuff. Overall, the resolution of the images is off-the-charts better than the first go-around. This is one "sequel" that I'm happy to be a part of, since we could make so many technical improvements. The process was very similar to restoring an old movie. Since I knew that it was going to be reissued, I also had a look at the story being told and decided to condense, move, or clarify some chapters, all or in part. I also tried to add a hint of historical context, since it has been a decade and a half since Chins first came out. I hope you enjoy it. Regards, Bruce Campbell
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Author: Todd Strasser,John Escott

Publisher: Penguin Longman

ISBN: 9781405869508

Category: Board games

Page: 43

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Contemporary / British English Be careful when you throw the Jumanji dice! What will happen? Nobody knows, but it will be dangerous. Two children find the game and start to play. Jungle animals and a man with a gun come out of the board. How can they stop them? They must finish the game.
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Author: Lucille Colandro

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338082671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A wacky new Christmas version of the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song! This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Christmastime! This is a wonderful companion to Colandro and Lee's other Old Lady books!
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Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547548109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 195

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Renowned storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," including Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Stephen King, and Jon Scieszka.
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Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375828192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 49

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Lyra and Pantalaimon (now a pine-marten) are back at Oxford, but their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch.
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Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547528086

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In 1983, beloved Caldecott-winning illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, first invited readers to peer over the edge of a cliff to consider the wreck of a small sailboat. Had a churning sea carried the Zephyr up in a storm? Could waves ever have been so impossibly high? And what of the boy who had believed—dared to chase the wind—no matter where it lead? Now, thirty years later, the winds have shifted once again and you’re invited back to the wreck of the Zephyr, to hear the story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, instead of on the water. Told in spare text and haunting, full-color pastels, Chris Van Allsburg’s spectral sailboats once again take impossbile flight. In illustrations so vivid one can feel the whisper of wind and hear the flutter of canvas, depart this world for another to entertain the marvelous possibility of dreams. This 30th anniversary edition includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by Chris Van Allsburg, and a stunning new cover!
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Author: Bob Staake

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 0375981705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues.
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Author: Jan Pienkowski

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385755184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A collection of Christmas verses from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew is illustrated in dark silhouettes with richly colored backgrounds.
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Author: Kelly Cunnane

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375988939

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a malafa, the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public. But it is not until Lalla realizes that a malafa is not just worn to show a woman's beauty and mystery or to honor tradition—a malafa for faith—that Lalla's mother agrees to slip a long cloth as blue as the ink in the Koran over Lalla's head, under her arm, and round and round her body. Then together, they pray. An author's note and glossary are included in the back of the book. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: John Burningham

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442046528

Category:

Page: N.A

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At bedtime a young boy takes a trip on his toy train and rescues several endangered animals.
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Author: Kitty Richards,Robert Zemeckis,William Broyles,Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618477951

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A boy who is eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa Claus accepts a ride on a magical train headed for the North Pole.
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Author: Dan Green

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681443295

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 4156

An icon of science, the Periodic Table defines the fundamental chemistry of everything in the universe. In this compact yet comprehensive guide, Dan Green outlines the history, development and workings of the table, shows how its design reflects and illuminates the organisation of all matter, and even explains what it has to tell us about the chemistry of distant stars and of our own bodies. Contents include an individual entry for every known element? detailing properties, uses and key data, and sections on the patterns and groups of the famous table, as well as explanations of basic chemistry concepts such as elements and compounds, atomic structure, chemical bonds, reactions and radioactivity, amongst many others.
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A Novel of Suspense

Author: J. A. Jance

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061741485

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 426

The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds—bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face." With a divorce from her cheating husband of ten years also pending, there is nothing keeping her in L.A. any longer. Cut loose from her moorings, Ali is summoned back home to Sedona, Arizona, by the death of a childhood friend. Once there she seeks solace in the comforting rhythms of her parents' diner, the Sugarloaf Café, and launches an on-line blog as therapy for others who have been similarly cut loose. But when threatening posts begin appearing, Ali finds out that running a blog is far more up-close and personal than sitting behind a news desk. And far more dangerous. Suddenly something dark and deadly is swirling around her life . . . and a killer may be hunting her next.
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