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  • A Very Fiona Christmas A Very Fiona Christmas Quick View
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    • A Very Fiona Christmas
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    • It's Fiona the hippo's very first Christmas, and the zoo is sparkling with holiday spirit. When the adorable little hippo asks her friends, "What's Christmas?" they set out to show her all the wonders and excitement of the season. With each new experience, Fiona lets out of snort, wiggles her ears, and asks, "Is THIS Christmas?" Amidst the snow, twinkling…
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    • What is Baby Llama's favorite food? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting story in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, this volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as…
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    • Where does Baby Sloth like to nap? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting story in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, this volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read…
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  • Being the Grownup: Love, Limits and the Natural Authority of Parenthood Quick View
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    • Beverly, Right Here
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    • Pre-order (Release Date: September 24, 2019) Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly. Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This was what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she…
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    • Can Cat And Bird Be Friends?
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    • In a sweet and clever picture book from debut author-illustrator Coll Muir, two animals—a cat and a bird—wonder if they can be friends with each other, despite their predator-and-prey relationship. This witty book tells a tale of a cat and a bird. Two animals who, according to the natural course of things, are not supposed to be friends—but does it…
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    • For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, but nothing so much as the first day of summer vacation. She doesn’t want to waste one minute of it. Meanwhile, teenage brother Wyatt is moping over a girl, Mom is stressed about her new job, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the…
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    • Winter is finally melting into spring — but with everything in flux, from Cody’s friendships down to her shoe size, will she be able to stay true to herself? In Cody’s life, some people keep her on her toes — just like Mother Nature, who is warm one day and snowy the next. Or like Cody’s brother, Wyatt, who has…
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    • Cody’s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can’t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How’s…
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    • Doing the right thing can be hard! When prized possessions start going missing, Cody gets a crash course in the most important rules of all — the rules of life. In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl…
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    • Doing the right thing can be hard! When prized possessions start going missing, Cody gets a crash course in the most important rules of all — the rules of life. In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl…
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    • Includes all 4 titles offered for your school event. The set includes: Cody and the Fountain of Happiness Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe Cody and the Rules of Life Cody and the Heart of a Champion All books are hardback copies. Buy a book - Donate a book! For every book purchased a book is donated to a…
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14 Wrecking Ball Quick View
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    • A delightful new board book with clever rhymes, warm humor, and charming illustrations from Sandra Boynton, for bedtime or any time. When dinosaurs go to bed, it can get very noisy! Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and . . . OH…
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    • A single second. That’s all it takes to turn a world upside down. Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second”—an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how…
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  • F☀️k, Now There Are Two of You Quick View
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    • Pre-order for Oct 1 Release Adam Mansbach famously gave voice to two of parenting’s primal struggles in Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have to Fucking Eat—the often-imitated, never-duplicated pair of New York Times best sellers that ushered in a new era of radical honesty in humor books for parents. But what could possibly be left? Parents—new, old, expectant,…
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  • Felix & Fiona: Felix Eats Up Quick View
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    • Felix & Fiona: Felix Eats Up
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    • When picky eater Felix finds himself in a pickle, his best friend, Fiona, gently helps him widen his culinary horizons. Felix brings the same lunch to school every day: sprouts on buttered oat bread. He will also eat pasta with butter. And he loves macaroni and cheese. No need to try anything new. But on the night of his friend…
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    • Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who’s not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the…
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    • Meet Feminist Baby Boy! Feminist Baby shoots for the sky, Feminist Baby knows it's OK to cry! Loryn continues to celebrate the joys of modern childhood with wit and humor that sets the stage for feminist girls and boys. Loryn Brantz is a two-time Emmy Award winning author, illustrator, and design professional. Her picture book Harvey the Child Mime was…
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    • Friend or Fiction
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    • IF ORDERING FOR A SCHOOL EVENT PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CHILD'S NAME, SCHOOL NAME, TEACHER'S NAME AND GRADE IN THE NOTES/COMMENTS SECTION WHEN CHECKING OUT. THANK YOU! One creative middle-schooler discovers that the best friend a girl can have is the one she makes herself in this charming magical realism read. Jade's life hasn't exactly been normal lately, especially since her…
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  • Good night, Little Blue Truck Quick View
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    • Pre-order (Release Date October 15, 2019) A bedtime story with Little Blue Truck. Beep! Beep! Beep! It's time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends--a perfect bedtime read-aloud in this bestselling series! A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that…
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  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Quick View
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    • As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet,…
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    • It's going to be an exciting Fall for Blue Manatee Press Fans! The Press has several new books on the way including this adorable board book from the creative team of author, Dr. John Hutton and illustrator, Christina Brown. We can't wait to see this one sitting on the shelves in the bookstore! “Gritty Kitty, stumble and fall, stand back…
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    • Hey Grandude!
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    • Pre-order: Release Date: Sept 5 From Paul McCartney (Sir Paul McCartney is a granddad to 8 grandchildren!!!)—an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to. See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin! Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a…
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  • Jimmy Fallon Everything is Mama Puzzle Pairs Quick View
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    • Jimmy Fallon, NBC's The Tonight Show host and one of the most popular entertainers in the world, was on a mission with his first children's book and #1 New York Times bestseller to have every baby's first word be DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. Jimmy Fallon's second children's book, Everything is MAMA (Macmillan), takes a lighthearted look at…
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  • Jimmy Fallon Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada Puzzle Pairs Quick View
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    • From beloved author-illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a brand-new story about the inimitable brother and sister Max and Ruby. Max and Ruby’s family is expanding and soon enough nobody will be getting any sleep! Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise. Mama has a baby in her tummy and soon the family will be bigger and better. Luckily Ruby…
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  • Max & Ruby’s BedTime Book (Hardcopy) Quick View
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    • Max & Ruby’s BedTime Book (Hardcopy)
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    • Max and Ruby want to hear story after story before bed, so Grandma tells one more... And then another! She tells them their favorite stories—the ones about the things they did when they were younger bunnies. Bursting with Wells's exuberant pictures, this large format book will delight fans of the beloved bunny siblings who star in their own show on…
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    • Pre-order (Release Sept 28, 2019) Max's parents give him a very special gift: a tiny, magical box that will hold everything, from his toys to his feelings. Max learns, however, that feelings can't be put away as easily as toys. Each negative emotion he feels-anger, embarrassment, sadness, loneliness-gets added to the box, which grows and grows. Eventually it is so…
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    • A focus on team-building, friendship, and working together: At last—here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Down in the big construction site, all of the favorite trucks are back facing their biggest job yet and will need the help of new construction friends to get it done. Mighty, Mighty Construction…
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    • Moonpenny is a tiny island in a great lake. When the summer people leave and the ferries stop running, just the tried-and-true islanders are left behind. Flor and her best, her perfect friend, Sylvie, are the only eleven-year-olds for miles and miles—and Flor couldn’t be happier. But come the end of summer, unthinkable things begin to happen. Sylvie is suddenly,…
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    • There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party—a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an…
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    • There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party—a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an…
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    • Zara loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Alice doesn't want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend's perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals. No Hugs! is Deirdre A. Prischmann's debut fiction picture book. She lives in the upper Midwest with her husband, two girls, one extremely smelly…
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    • Two adorable animals one-up each other with wheeled vehicles in this charming counting board book, with a spinning wheel cover and expanding final spread. Unicycle. One wheel! Bicycle. One more wheel! Tricycle? Nope! Steamroller! One more wheel! In this novelty concept book with a moving multi-wheel cover, readers spin their way through a tale of two animal friends competing to…
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    • With a new baby taking up Mama’s time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her? When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mama is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too: “Waa!” says the baby. “Rmm!” says Digger. Poop! goes the baby. “Rmm!” says Digger. Finally, Mama says it’s…
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    • The first in a delightfully funny and magical chapter book series perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean, Amelia Bedelia, and Dory Fantasmagory! Polly loves words. And she loves writing stories. So when a magic book appears on her doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life, Polly is certain all of her dreams are about to…
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    • The owls and the crickets are singing together. Outside the window, night falls in a vivid, expressionistic ode to Van Gogh. But inside the cozy house, in rooms lit with soft pastels, parents guide their little bunny through a universal routine: eating supper, putting toys away, taking a bath, reading a story, listening to a song. With gorgeous artwork and…
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    • Pre-order: Release Date November 5, 2019 The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in! Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill…
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  • Southern Discomfort: A Memoir Tena Clark Quick View
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    • Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on…
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    • The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts! Introduce…
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    • Pre-order (Oct.8, 2019) Author in-store event October 9, 2019 at 6pm #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with The Burning Shadow, the steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave readers reeling. When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst…
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  • The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Quick View
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    • Pre-order (Release Date 10/1/2019) In 2009, Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. Side by side with his wife Michelle, the Obamas energized millions of people around the world. In this book with flaps readers will discover some of the most motivational words and moments that made the Obama presidency a remarkable period in history. Concepts…
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    • When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.…
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    • Pre-order (Release Date December 3, 2019) Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY! Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious…
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    • She might be small, but she's got it all—she's Kid McGear, Skid Steer! Kid McGear is the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew, and she's eager to help with even the roughest and toughest construction work. But when a steep cliff puts the other trucks in danger, can the new Kid on the site prove she's…
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    • Pre-order (Sept 24, 2019 Release Date) She might be small, but she's got it all—she's Kid McGear, Skid Steer! Kid McGear is the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew, and she's eager to help with even the roughest and toughest construction work. But when a steep cliff puts the other trucks in danger, can the new…
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    • For only $10.00 the Blue Manatee Literacy Project can donate a new, age and content appropriate book to a disadvantaged student in the Cincinnati area. Based on informal survey results in 2 focus schools conducted by teachers, over 90% of kindergarten and first grade students report having between zero and 5 books at home of their own to read with…
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  • We Are Not Refugees: True Stories of the Displaced Quick View
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    • We Are Not Refugees: True Stories of the Displaced
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    • Never in history have so many people been displaced by political and military conflicts at home—more than 65 million globally. Unsparing, outspoken, vital, We Are Not Refugees tells the stories of many of these displaced, who have not been given asylum. For over a decade, human rights journalist Agus Morales has journeyed to the sites of the world’s most brutal…
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    • Ramona Quimby meets the Penderwicks in this funny, winning, heartfelt middle-grade novel about the summer that changes everything for one ten-year-old girl. “Fox Street was a dead end. In Mo Wren’s opinion, this was only one of many wonderful, distinguishing things about it.” Mo lives on Fox Street with her dad and little sister, the Wild Child. Their house is…
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