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  • Pop-up peekabook! FarmPop-up peekabook! Farm

    Sirett, Dawn and Sarah Davis.

    Lift the flap pop-ups reveal who is hiding around the farm, with rhyming clues to help readers guess who's hiding. On board pages.

  • Little Blue TruckLittle Blue Truck

    Schertle, Alice, author.

    A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.

  • CorduroyCorduroy

    Freeman, Don, 1908-1978.

    The amusing story of a toy bear whose one missing button from his green corduroy overalls almost costs him the opportunity of belonging to someone. Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.

  • The Jesus storybook BibleThe Jesus storybook Bible : every story whispers his name

    Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960-

    A collection of Bible stories invites young readers to discover that Jesus is the center of God's great story of salvation.

  • I love you to the moon and backI love you to the moon and back

    Hepworth, Amelia, author.

    A joyful celebtration of the love between a parent and the special little person in his or her life. On board pages.

  • Snuggle PuppySnuggle Puppy : a little love song

    Boynton, Sandra.

    Snuggle Puppy's parent expresses love for his fuzzy little one through a kind of song that includes kisses.

  • Carnival gamesCarnival games


    Play 20 different carnival games with up to 4 players.

  • Arf! Buzz! Cluck!Arf! Buzz! Cluck!

    Seltzer, Eric.

    This silly and inventive alphabet board book teaches little ones the ABCs with animal sounds. With rhyming text and bright, goofy illustrations this alphabet concept book is sure to have little ones learning and laughing along. Full color.

  • The long way homeThe long way home

    Pilcher, Robin.

  • InvincibleInvincible

    Vince Papale is a down-on-his-luck substitute teacher in Philadelphia who, at the age of 30, was out of work, abandoned by his wife, and biding time as a part-time bartender when he decides to answer an open call for tryouts on the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team in 1976. Going with his gut instinct, new coach Dick Vermeil rewards Papale's diligent efforts with a place on the team.

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Popular Titles

  • Jack the Giant SlayerJack the Giant Slayer

    Jack, a poor farmhand, unwittingly reopens a gateway between the human world and a fearsome race of giants.

  • BlackfishBlackfish

    A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.

  • Water for elephantsWater for elephants

    Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband.

  • Crouching TigerCrouching Tiger

    Compestine, Ying Chang.

    When Ming Da's Chinese grandpa comes to visit, he overcomes his initial embarrassment at his grandfather's traditions and begins to appreciate him.

  • The Short Second Life of Bree TannerThe Short Second Life of Bree Tanner : an Eclipse Novella

    Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-

    Bree Tanner and the other newborn vampires prepare to battle the Cullens and Bella Swan, Seattle's older vampiric clan and its human pet.

  • What's New Scooby Doo?What's New Scooby Doo? : Volume 1, Space Ape at the Cape

    The gang goes snowboarding with Chris Klug, hangs out with scientists at a NASA-like facility, jet off to a museum in Costa Rica and finally attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Along the way they encounter a snow monster, alien baby, "gigantisaurus," and the feuding Leland brothers, carrying their Civil War grudge beyond the grave.

  • Big and Busy Where Things Come FromBig and Busy Where Things Come From

    Edwards, Hermione.

    From chocolate and cheese to gold and diamonds, discover where things come from and how they are made with this fantastic interactive book. Perfect for helping out with school projects, it is a fund and enduring learing aid for your child.

  • Land of the LostLand of the Lost

    Three years after being kicked out of the science department for his theory of Time warps, Rick Marshall is reduced to working as a teacher at the George C. Page Museum. He meets Holly Cantrell whose finding urges him to create a tachyon amplifier to enable time warp travel. Once they activate the amplifier, Rick, Holly and their cave tour guide Will Stanton end up in a parallel universe where all timelines converge. They soon meet some ape men and Stanton unintentionally gives them the secret of fire. A T. rex chases them across a small land bridge. Holly disappears and is condemned to death by the Library of Skulls. They finally make it back to the right time and bring back a dinosaur egg to prove his theory.

  • Monsters vs aliensMonsters vs aliens

    Susan Murphy gets turned into a giant monster on her wedding day when a meteorite from outer space hits her. She is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley group of Monsters are called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.

  • The Water HorseThe Water Horse : Legend of the Deep

    Present day Scotland. A tale is told to a couple of American tourists by a kindly gentleman in a pub. Angus is a lonely boy who pines for his father, who is serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. Angus, along with his sister and mother, live on an estate that has been billeted by soldiers in the Scottish Highlands, near Loch Ness. The troop's commander has an eye for mom, is suspicious about a mysterious handyman, Lewis, who is also a war hero, and an absurd contention that the Highlands are the real frontline in the war against Germany. Angus discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology. The creature befriends Angus and will eventually be known as the Loch Ness Monster. Trying to hide the dinosaur-like creature, nicknamed Crusoe, Angus enlists Lewis to transfer it to the lake, where boy and serpent have extraordinary adventures together until human stupidity threatens Crusoe's existence.

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