The Amulet of Samarkand
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Nathaniel, a not entirely likable apprentice magician, manages to summon the djinni Bartimaeus, much to the later's displeasure. The two are embroiled in rebellion, evil deeds, and espionage as Nathaniel orders Bartimaeus to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the dangerous Simon Lovelace. The parts of the story told from Bartimaeus' point of view are hilarious.
Moonbird
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"Moonbird" is the nickname scientists gave a small shorebird tagged with the number B95 because, during the course of his years of migrating from the bottom of the world to the Arctic, he traveled the distance to the moon - and half way back! Read about the adventures of this amazing avian.
Titanix
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The author weaves together the voices of children, passengers in all classes, the captain, and crew members to provide a unique account of the tragedy. What makes this chronicle of events unique is the direct quotes from survivors which are seamlessly inserted throughout and successfully handled by talented voice actors Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler, and others. There is lots of interesting background information you won't find anywhere else.
Nory Ryan's Song
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One of my favorite books as a teen. A sad but sweet story of a girl struggling through the Irish potato famine.
Chasing Redbird
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Follow Zinny while she uncovers some of her family secrets. This is a very sweet read.
My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life
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One little girl learns that having mom around is a good thing. This is a laugh out loud read.
I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track
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Vivid and bright pictures with quirky rhymes make this a great read-a-loud book.
Dear Zoo
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Find the perfect pet for you.
The Princess Knight
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Violet is a strong princess who demonstrates her bravery in a knight contest.
The Princess Knight
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Violet is a strong princess who demonstrates her bravery in a knight contest.
Rocketship Run
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There isn't an album by the Laurie Berkner Band I would not recommend. Her songs don't talk down to kids. With lively vocals and musical styles ranging from samba to country, this is joyful music you can dance to.
Eruption!
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What if you lived in the shadow of a volcano? Learn about how volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team work to save the lives of billions of people living under the threat of volcanic eruptions. This book features great photography.

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