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ISBN: 9781943876525
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Published: Glitterati Editions - September 5th, 2017

“Page 106 is the very best page in the book and should be enlarged and framed!”  . . .  Booker T.

“NO! Page 109 is the one that people should spend time staring at and use for their screen saver” . . . Walter Dean

“HOLD THE PHONE! Check out the guy on the bottom of page 111. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.” . . . Trini Lopez

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A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world Cover Image
ISBN: 9781847808684
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Published: Lincoln Children's Books - October 6th, 2016

Go on a journey around the calendar with this stunning anthology of folktales from around the globe. With fifty-two folktales, there are stories for every holiday and occasion, from classics like East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Frog Prince to new tales like Father Frost and The Gifts of the North Wind. Spend Thanksgiving in West Africa and Valentine’s Day in Korea. Learn about new holidays and traditions from cultures different from your own; a treat for every reader and a beautiful book to be enjoyed all year round.   


Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399578861
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

From the creators of the New York Times best-selling Rad American Women A-Z comes another anthology of fierce females. The stories in this book prove that young girls and seasoned women alike have been kicking major butt since 430 BC. These are women who have stepped up to the plate, rewritten the rules and envisioned a better future for us all. A coffee-table essential!


Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

This book is a treasure! A few names will be familiar, but I’m betting that most of these women scientists are ones you’ve never come across: Gertrude Elion, Edith Clarke, Florence Bascom, and Wang Zhenyi, just to name a few. Female scientists made discoveries, saved lives and added to numerous areas of knowledge, and we should know them. Lots of facts and clever illustrations make this a fun and much-needed book for anyone to have on their shelf.


The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi's music Cover Image
By Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781847808776
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Published: Lincoln Children's Books - October 4th, 2016

Follow Isabelle and her loyal pup, Pickle, as they discover the wonders of nature by way of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This interactive classical adventure is bursting with original illustrations, historical information and samples of Vivaldi’s cherished orchestral quartet. Educational and whimsical, this text marks the first in a forthcoming series of press-and-hear books that bring classical music to life. The Story Orchestra is sure to delight musical minds of any age.


Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the much-beloved author E.B. White. This beautifully illustrated biography brings the reader right alongside him as he writes such classics as Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. With pictures and samples from early drafts of these titles and letters he wrote to friends, every reader, young and old, will enjoy spending time in the magical world of E.B. White. He sure was Some Writer!