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Used HISTORY OF US: Book 9/War,Peace and All That Jazz/3RD Edition (USED)

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Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.

From woman's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs, from Louis Armstrong's jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games a plenty. But alongside this post WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country's greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades full of optimism and despair, progress and Depression, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz forever changed the United States.
About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780195327236U
Publication Date: 
2007-02-09
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Used WONDER (USED)

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"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
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August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy." In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780385754323U
Publication Date: 
2013-01-01
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USED ROBINSON CRUSOE (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0486404277U
Publication Date: 
1998-01-01
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Used STUART LITTLE (USED)

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A hardcover edition of this treasured story, for which Garth Williams's original black-and-white line drawings for the jacket of Stuart Little have been colorized by the celebrated illustrator Rosemary Wells.

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure.

Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

ISBN/SKU: 
0060263954U
Publication Date: 
1973-07-01
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Used AESOP'S FABLES (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781454904953U
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Used Turn of the Century : Eleven Centuries of Children and Change (USED)

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Travel back in time to meet eleven children, each from the turn of a different century. Each century of the second millennium is brought vividly to life by a child of the period. Intriguing facts complement their stories, and richly detailed illustrations serve up a visual feast that holds a few surprises for the careful observer.
ISBN/SKU: 
0881063703U
Publication Date: 
2003-07-01
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USED ARTHUR SETS SAIL (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0153021330U
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Used OUR ISLAND STORY (USED)

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A child's history of England from earliest legendary times delightfully retold. Beginning with the stories of Albion and Brutus, it relates all the interesting legends and hero tales in which the history of England abounds through the end of the reign of Queen Victoria. Suitable for children ages 9 and up to read to themselves and for children as young as 6 as a read-aloud.
ISBN/SKU: 
1599150093U
Publication Date: 
2006-01-01
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USED THE SECRET GARDEN (USED)

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This 100th anniversary edition of The Secret Garden celebrates a cherished classic with Tasha Tudor's wonderful illustrations throughout, an extended author biography, games, activities, and more!

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.

The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?

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ISBN/SKU: 
006440188XU
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HWT - MY PRINTING BOOK - 1st Grade

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781939814456
Publication Date: 
2013-01-01
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Used Jessie Benton Fremont: California Pioneer (USED)

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Any history of California is incomplete without the story of this dynamic woman who was one of the state's first notable pioneer figures. Jessie Benton Fremont was witty, intelligent, gracious, and beautiful. Along with her husband, John C. Fremont, Jessie was passionate about abolition and together their efforts assured California's admission to the Union as a free state. She authored all her husband's exploratory journals of the West and was intimately involved in his political endeavors as well. Jessie was presented at court in both England and France, lived in pioneer tents during the Gold Rush, had audiences with Lincoln, and acted as army nurse during the Civil War. Her story is written for young people by another dynamic woman, Marguerite Higgins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who covered WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781893103337U
Publication Date: 
2008-11-01
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Used HANK THE COWDOG: Case of the Twisted Kitty (USED)

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It's winter in the Texas Panhandle and the ranch is buried in snow and ice, but Sally May needs to go into town. Hank decides to follow Pete's misguided advice and bravely escort her car down the slick road. Before Hank realizes what's happening, Sally May's car skids into a snowdrift and she is angrier than ever before. And who does she blame?poor "Hank"! After consulting with his trusty partner Drover, Hank decides the only way to win back Sally May's affection is to be on his best behavior. Will Hank be able to turn over a new leaf and become the well-mannered dog that every owner dreams of?
ISBN/SKU: 
0670036811U
Publication Date: 
2004-04-12
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Used Children's Homer (USED)

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Born and raised in a Longford, Ireland workhouse, Padraic Colum left at seventeen to become a clerk in the Irish Railway Clearing House in Dublin. This venture was short-lived, however, and with the success of a few poems and a play, "The Saxon Shillin'," he left in 1904 to pursue a career in writing. His success as a dramatist, poet, novelist, essayist, biographer, children's writer and editor, as well as his participation in the founding of the Abbey Theatre, made Colum a central figure in the Irish literary renaissance. Colum wrote "The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy" in 1918 as a retelling of Homer's epic poems, "Iliad" and "Odyssey," intended for younger readers. It recounts the perilous adventures of Odysseus on his journey back from the war in Troy, including his encounter with the horrible Cyclops, the duplicitous Sirens, and the evil Circe. One of Colum's many successful children's novels, these stories will be enjoyed as much today as they were nearly a century ago.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781420938807U
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
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Used Peter And The Wolf (USED)

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THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package."
ISBN/SKU: 
0375824308U
Publication Date: 
2004-09-14
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Used MANIAC MCGEE (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0590452037U
Publication Date: 
2002-04-01
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Used The Chosen (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0449213447U
Publication Date: 
1987-04-01
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Used Silver Branch (USED)

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Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend the honor of Rome. But will they be in time to save the Emperor . . .

ISBN/SKU: 
9780312644314U
Publication Date: 
2010-11-09
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Used Clockwork Three (USED)

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Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .
Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.
Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780545203371U
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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Used CRISPIN, THE CROSS OF LEAD (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0439577756U
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Used You Read to Me & I'll Read to You : 20th Century Stories to Share (USED)

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A bright and irresistible invitation to reading, You Read to Me & I'll Read to You will inspire a love of reading--and reading aloud--in children and parents alike.

Compiled by Janet Schulman, editor of the bestselling The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury, this anthology is full of stories from both renowned classic children's book creators and dazzling newer voices in children's literature. Each of the 26 selections features original illustrations and complete text from such illustrious authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Judy Blume, Ursula Le Guin, William Steig, and Roald Dahl.

From picture books to short novels, from the poignant to the magical to the just plain silly, these stories have been carefully chosen for broad appeal, accessibility, and high literary quality, making You Read to Me & I'll Read to You a must-have book for all families who want to inspire their children to develop a lifelong love of reading.

ISBN/SKU: 
0375810838U
Publication Date: 
2001-09-11
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Used SHILOH

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780439597524U
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Used Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book & CD (USED)

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Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.
"Tom Sawyer liked adventures, which means he was always getting in trouble." Searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn--Tom Sawyer's antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Every boy and girl should experience the joy and fun of this classic tale.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781402773563U
Publication Date: 
2010-06-01
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Used Swiss Family Robinson Book & CD (USED)

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A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, it's an irresistible tale of ingenuity.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781402773570U
Publication Date: 
2010-06-01
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Used Angus MacMouse Brings Down the House (USED)

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When a poor street mouse named Angus accidentally wanders onto the stage of the opera, he scares the soprano so much that she sings a record-breaking high note. Word gets out, and soon the soprano, Minnie McGraw, becomes world famous, and goes on tour with Angus as her secret. But things go wrong when Angus becomes famous in his own right and Minnie grows jealous. Minnie and Carlo, the scheming tenor, come up with a plan to mousenap Angus! Trapped in a cage backstage, Angus must escape in time to save the opera company from ruin.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781599904900U
Publication Date: 
2010-04-27
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Used Phoenix and the Carpet (USED)

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The Phoenix and the Carpet is E. Nesbit's second fantasy novel and is the sequel to Five Children and It.

From Robert, Anthea, Jane and Cyril's new nursery carpet there falls a mysterious egg which is hatched in the fire to reveal a benevolent, resourceful and ingenious Phoenix who explains that the carpet is possessed of magic qualities.

And so begins a series of fantastic and bizarre adventures as the carpet transports the children and the Phoenix to places as diverse as a chilling French castle, a desert island and even the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company's offices, which the Phoenix believes to be a shrine for his followers.

ISBN/SKU: 
1853261556U
Publication Date: 
1995-03-05
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