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A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals
Marotta, Millie

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From New York Times bestselling author Millie Marotta comes this gorgeous celebration of the animal kingdom.

Highlights the plight of 43 endangered species from around the world: Take a trip through freshwaters, oceans, forests, mountains, tundras, deserts,...

Item No. 9781452176864
Are We There Yet?
Santat, Dan

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Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime!

"Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after...

Item No. 9780316199995
At the Seashore Sticker Activity Book
Cosneau, Olivia

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Keep young nature lovers entertained for hours.At the Seashoreis the perfect activity book to use to learn about the beach before your summer visits, a great companion to help you identify plant and animal life when you're at the seashore, and an fun-filled reference for picking...

Item No. 9781616894610
Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen
Kapit, Sarah

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In this perfectly pitched novel-in-letters, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won't let anything stop her from playing baseball--not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.

Vivy Cohen is determined. She's had enough of playing catch in the park. She's ready to...

Item No. 9780525554196
Gossie & Friends Big Book of Adventures
Dunrea, Olivier

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Romp, tromp, and stroll around the barnyard with the lovable gaggle of Gossie...
Item No. 9780544779808
Jules vs. The Ocean
Sima, Jessie

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From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a story about a young girl determined to impress her older sister by building elaborate sandcastles, even if that means standing up to the ocean and its smash-happy waves!

Jules is going to build the biggest, the fanciest,...

Item No. 9781534441682
Little Pig Saves the Ship (Hardcover)
Costello, David Hyde

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Would you like the book personalized, too? Just let us know in...

Little Pig is back in Little Pig Saves the Ship! When the sea-faring pigs go a-sailing! Intrepid Little Pig -- still the littlest pig in the family -- is too little to go to summer camp with his older brothers and sisters. He is left behind with Grandpa and Poppy. Little Pig and Poppy...

Item No. 9781580897150
Maker Comics: Survive in the Outdoors
Lawrence, Mike

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In this volume of Maker Comics, First Second's DIY graphic novel series, you'll find step-by-step instructions for seven projects that will help you survive in the wild!

Sophia and Alonso have been packed off to their grandpa's for a fishing trip, and they're dreading...

Item No. 9781250620668
My Last Summer with Cass
Crilley, Mark

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This One Summer meets The Edge of Seventeen in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and art from the author of Mastering Manga.

Megan and Cass have been joined at the brush for as long as they can...

Item No. 9780759555457
Mystery on Magnolia Circle
Klise, Kate

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Rear Window meets Nancy Drew in this middle-grade novel by Kate Klise about a girl who believes she has witnessed a crime

What happens when two best friends take on the world's worst summer?

On the first day of vacation, ten-year-old...

Item No. 9781250833051
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping PB
Watt, Melanie

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Scaredy Squirrel is exactly the squirrel your child needs--a little bit anxious, a lot adorable, and totally lovable. He likes the safety of his nut tree, but not so much the great outdoors. And he's about to go . . . camping?!

Scaredy Squirrel is cool with camping . . . as...

Item No. 9780593307465
Telgemeier, Raina

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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile!

Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to...

Item No. 9781338801880
Summer of a Thousand Pies
Dilloway, Margaret

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A heartfelt contemporary middle grade novel about a girl who must try to save her aunt's failing pie shop, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish, Fish in a Tree--and The Great British Baking Show.

When Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt...

Item No. 9780062803474
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

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The extraordinary -- and extraordinarily powerful -- follow-up to Hey, Kiddo.

When Jarrett J. Krosoczka was in high school, he was part of a program that sent students to be counselors at a camp for seriously ill kids and their families. Going into it, Jarrett was...

Item No. 9781338356311
The Lightning Thief Graphic Novel
Rick Riordan

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You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And...

Item No. 9781423117100
The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels
Lincoln, Beth

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#1 New York Times bestseller!

The critically lauded, wickedly smart whodunit with a "Knives Out feel by way of Lemony Snicket," now in paperback.

On the day they are born, every Swift child is brought before the sacred Family...

Item No. 9780593533253
The Twilight Library
Oliver, Carmen

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Oliver and Lora have created an homage to the ability of words to paint pictures in the imagination more powerful than anything the real world holds.
- School Library Journal

Snuggle up for a story that's sure to captivate your senses!

There's a...

Item No. 9780735844964
Ty's Travels: Camp Out
Lyons, Kelly Starling

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Ty makes his I Can Read Comic debut! Featuring a bold comic styling by New York Times bestselling illustrator Niña Mata and a compelling easy-to-read text by Kelly Starling Lyons, this Level One I Can Read Comic is the perfect summertime story for beginning readers! ...

Item No. 9780063083653
Wildflower's Workbook: Journal for Self-Discovery in Nature

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The Wildflower's Workbook reminds readers that nature offers limitless inspiration as long as one is willing to pause and savor the wonder that is all around.

From the New York Times bestselling author, artist, and self-proclaimed wildflower, Katie Daisy:...

Item No. 9781452161228