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    A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story Linda Sue Park
    9780547577319 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 10 - 12, Grade (US) from 5 - 7 On Sale Date:October 04, 2011
    $10.99 CAD 5.12 x 7.62 x 0.38 in | 3.52 oz | 128 pages Carton Quantity:36 Clarion Books
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      Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.

      A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay.

      Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way. Includes an afterword by author Linda Sue Park and the real-life Salva Dut, on whom the novel is based, and who went on to found Water for South Sudan.

      Bio

      Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard, the best-seller A Long Walk to Water, and the highly-praised novel Prairie Lotus. She has also written several acclaimed picture books and serves on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in western New York with her family. www.lindasuepark.com, Twitter: @LindaSuePark

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Nene Award (Hawaii)
      Golden Sower Award Masterlist (Nebraska)
      Jane Addams Book Award
      Iowa Children's Choice Award
      Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Illinois)
      Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming)
      Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
      Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
      South Carolina Junior Book Award
      Nutmeg Children’s Book Award (Connecticut)
      Reviews

      "There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax." — Booklist (starred review)

      "[This] spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan. Tragic and harrowing." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "Two narratives intersect in a quiet conclusion that is filled with hope." — School Library Journal (starred review)

      "This powerful dual narrative packs suspense and introspection into Park's characteristic spare description; while there are lots of details offered to the reader, they come not in long, prosaic lines but in simple, detached observations. Both Salva's and Nya's stories are told with brutal, simple honesty, and they deliver remarkable perspective on the Sudanese conflict. The novel's brevity and factual basis makes the reality of life in Sudan very accessible, and readers will find both the story and the style extremely moving." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      "Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape. A heartfelt account." — Kirkus Reviews

      "Brilliant. A touching narrative about strife and survival on a scale most American readers will never see." — BookPage

      "Riveting." — The Horn Book

      "A fast, page-turning read. A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures." — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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    Act Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller
    9780358206354 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:July 21, 2020
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 in | 14.11 oz | 224 pages Carton Quantity:24 Clarion Books
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      Act is the funny and honest follow-up to the middle school graphic novel sensations Click and Camp. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, and Victoria Jamieson.

      How do you know when the person who can make the difference . . . is you?

      Olive is excited to start sixth grade: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds!

      But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. She's prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard—even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election! With intense campaign competition and emotions running high, can Olive make a big change and keep her friends?

      New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller crafts a genuine and inspiring story about evolving friendships, supportive family, and finding out that you—yes, you—have the power to make a difference.
      Bio

      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.



      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.

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  • 3
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    All the Lovely Bad Ones A Ghost Story Mary Downing Hahn
    9780547248783 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:August 17, 2009
    $9.99 CAD 5.12 x 7.62 in | 5.6 oz | 208 pages Carton Quantity:24 Clarion Books
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      Master storyteller Mary Downing Hahn tells the eerie tale of a mischievous brother and sister who pretend their grandmother's Vermont inn is haunted and awaken the real spirits who inhabit the place.

      Travis and his sister, Corey, can't resist a good trick. When they learn that their grandmother's quiet Vermont inn, where they're spending the summer, has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little "haunting" of their own. Before long, their supernatural pranks have tourists flocking to the inn, and business booms.

      But Travis and Corey soon find out that they aren't the only ghosts at Fox Hill Inn. Their thoughtless games have awakened something dangerous, something that should have stayed asleep. Can these siblings lay to rest the ghosts they’ve stirred?

      Also available as a graphic novel!

      Bio

      Mary Downing Hahn’s many acclaimed novels include such beloved ghost stories as Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and Took. A former librarian, she has received more than fifty child-voted state awards for her work. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)
      Nene Award (Hawaii)
      South Carolina Children’s Book Award
      Reviews

      "In addition to crafting some genuinely spine-chilling moments, the author takes a unique approach to a well-traversed genre." — Publishers Weekly

      "Hahn has written another fast-paced ghost story that readers will relish, shivering all the while."
      School Library Journal

      "Here's an author who really understands how to put a scary story together" — Horn Book Magazine

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    Because Your Daddy Loves You Andrew Clements, R. W. Alley
    9780547237640 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:May 04, 2009
    $10.99 CAD 10.5 x 8 x 0.12 in | 5.12 oz | 32 pages Carton Quantity:50 Clarion Books
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      This spot-on pairing of words and images is a warm, reassuring, and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.

      A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramas—a lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone.

      These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently. Why? Because he loves his little girl, of course!

      The classic Because Your Daddy Loves You makes the perfect gift—whether you're celebrating Father's Day, a new dad, or just the special bond between a father and child . . . any day of the year.

      Bio

      Andrew Clements is the author of picture books and novels for young readers, including Because Your Daddy Loves You and the perennial bestseller Frindle. He lives in Baldwin, Maine, and can also be found at www.andrewclements.com.

      R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved books, including the Paddington Bear picture book series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at www.rwalley.com.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Bank Street Children’s Best Books of the Year
      Reviews

      "Give this child's-eye view of a day at the beach with an attentive father high marks for coziness." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

      "Sure to enjoy a long life as a gift book and a bedtime story." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      "Pays tribute to a father's unconditional love and patience...the color cartoon illustrations echo the lighthearted mood." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal —

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    Besties: Work It Out Kayla Miller, Kristina Luu, Jeffrey Canino
    9780358561910 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:October 19, 2021
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 in | 13.78 oz | 216 pages Carton Quantity:24 HarperCollins
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      A fun and fresh graphic-novel series spin-off of the New York Times bestselling Click books, featuring aspiring entrepreneurs Beth and Chanda! When the girls land a lucrative dogsitting gig, they're sure that fame, fortune, and popularity can't be far behind, but nothing can prepare them for the mishap that throws their business plan—and friendship—into chaos!

      Meet Beth and Chanda, two stylish best friends on their way to building their fashion empire! An unexpected business opportunity presents itself when the girls are asked to dogsit at Ms. Langford's luxurious house while she’s away, but it quickly turns into a disaster after an accident leaves one of Ms. Langford’s prized possessions in pieces.

      Now Beth and Chanda have to take on as many odd jobs as they can in order to afford a replacement. Car washing, book sales, interior decorating—you name it, Beth and Chanda are there! Will they be able to patch up their mistake in time?

      New York Times bestselling author Kayla Miller and co-author Jeffrey Canino deliver a vibrant and honest story about middle school friendships and personal responsibility. Accompanied by Kristina Luu's fizzy, expressive art style, this graphic novel is the perfect companion to Olive's existing stories.

      Bio

      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.



      Kristina Luu is a Vietnamese Canadian comic artist and illustrator from Vancouver, BC. Prior to comics, she worked in TV Animation as a character designer and colour stylist. She’s the creator of “Intercosmic”, an all-ages space fantasy webcomic, and has illustrated for various LGBT+ comic anthologies. She loves creating colourful worlds full of diverse characters and little moments of magic and joy.



      Jeffrey Canino is a writer and educator working out of New York’s Hudson Valley. He is a coauthor of Besties: Work It Out. He earned his MA in English literature from the State University of New York at New Paltz. 


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    Booked Kwame Alexander
    9780544570986 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse Age (years) from 10 - 12, Grade (US) from 5 - 7 On Sale Date:April 05, 2016
    $24.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.06 in | 15.04 oz | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Clarion Books
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      In this electrifying follow-up to Kwame Alexander's Newbery winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Longlist nominee.

      Twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.

      This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match.

      "A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " —The Chicago Tribune

      Can’t nobody stop you

      Can’t nobody cop you…

      ILA-CBC Children's Choice List· ALA Notable Children’s Book · Book Links’ Lasting Connections · Kirkus Best Book · San Francisco Chronicle Best Book· Washington Post Best Book· BookPage Best Book

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      Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal–winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books Out of Wonder and The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

      He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, currently serving as their poet ambassador.

      He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at www.kwamealexander.com or find him on Twitter and Instagram @kwamealexander.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      IRA/CBC Children's Choice
      Book Links Lasting Connection
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books
      Bank Street Children’s Best Books of the Year
      Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)
      ALA Notable Children’s Book
      Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)
      BookPage Best of Pick
      Reviews
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    Camp Kayla Miller
    9781328530820 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:April 23, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 x 0.62 in | 14.08 oz | 224 pages Carton Quantity:24 Clarion Books
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      From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone, navigating new experiences, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.

      Olive and Willow are happy campers!
      Or are they?

      Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow – but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows – Olive. It’s s’more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long…the girls aren’t just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out?

      The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller has created an emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.

      Looking for more of Olive’s adventures? Check out the companion books Click and Act.

      Bio

      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.

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        - 40k print run
        - 1200 copies of Click sold in pb in Canada
        - Kirkus review
        - a perfect book for summer reading
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      Awards
      Reviews

      NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Miller tells a story that isn’t often told – that of an overbearing friendship that threatens to develop into codependency"—New York Times Book Review "There’s nothing more irksome than going to camp with a close friend and getting dumped in favor of a bunch of new kids—unless it’s going to camp with a close friend and having her turn clingy and jealous when you try to talk to anyone else."—Wall Street Journal "Fans of the first book, Click (2018), will especially appreciate this all-around excellent summer read." —Booklist "[A] sweet summer camp story about friendship in a multicultural setting." —Kirkus

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    Clash Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller
    9780358242192 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:July 20, 2021
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 in | 14.24 oz | 224 pages Carton Quantity:24 Clarion Books
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      Kayla Miller, the New York Times best-selling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, and Act, returns with the next chapter of Olive's story, tackling new friendships, middle school conflicts, and the importance of empathy.


      Olive, meet Natasha.

      There’s a new kid in town! From the moment Natasha sets foot in class, it’s clear she’s one of the coolest kids in sixth grade. Everyone wants to be her friend, including Olive . . . but things might not be so easy.

      Olive tries her best to befriend Nat, but it seems like the only thing they have in common is that they both want to hang out with Olive’s friends! Watching as Natasha gets closer with some of her best buds, Olive can’t help but worry that they’re starting to like Nat more than they like her . . . and who could blame them? Nat is just that cool . . . and Olive is, well, just Olive.

      The New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Kayla Miller delivers a nuanced look at navigating middle school friendships and the importance of both empathy and respect.
      Bio

      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.



      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.

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    Click Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller
    9781328911124 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:January 08, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 in | 12.06 oz | 192 pages Carton Quantity:48 Clarion Books
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      From The New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Kayla Miller comes a graphic novel about friendship and finding where you "click" in middle school, perfect for fans of Smile and Real Friends.

      Olive wants to get in on the act . . . . . . Any act! Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade—until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups . . . without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up? The New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Kayla Miller has woven together a heartfelt and insightful story about navigating friendships, leaning on family, and learning to take the stage in the most important role of all.
      Bio

      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.



      Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling creator of four previous graphic novels, Click, Camp, Act, and Clash, and the coauthor of the Besties series. An author-illustrator and cartoonist with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Kayla lives and works in New York.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "This bright and friendly graphic novel is rendered with pleasing, pastel-toned illustrations reminiscent of Raina Telgemeier's art and should appeal to a similar audience." — Kirkus Reviews

      "Kids who have ever worried about their friendships or popularity will find solidarity in Olive’s familiar story. This story of a kid learning how to use her voice will appeal to fans of Shannon Hale’s Real Friends (2017)." — Booklist

      "Well-defined, consistent frames and gutters, along with clear-cut visual storytelling and readable lettering, make this an excellent recommendation for fans of the format and newcomers alike. Those who enjoy Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Jamieson, and the like will find this a lighter but welcome addition and be happy to hear Olive’s adventures will continue." — School Library Journal

      "In both the text and art, Miller’s debut authentically conveys nuanced challenges and everyday moments of childhood, offering a guide for kids navigating friendship, family, and goals." — Publishers Weekly

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    Curious George H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
    9780395150238 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:March 15, 1973
    $11.99 CAD 8.5 x 10.12 x 0.12 in | 8.32 oz | 64 pages Carton Quantity:50 Clarion Books
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      The first story about George, the curious little monkey who's delighted generations of readers.

      In this book, George meets his friend, the man with the yellow hat, and begins the life of mischief and adventure so beloved by generations of readers. The inspiration for television, films, and hundreds of books, Curious George is a mainstay of children's picture books. The animated series Curious George is available to watch on Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming platform.
      Bio

      Margret and H. A. Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Pretzel, Spotty, and Find the Constellations. They had many pets—including two marmoset monkeys that joined them on one of their steamship journeys across the Atlantic. Committed philanthropists in their own lives, a portion of proceeds from each Curious George book sold flows to the Curious George Foundation, which funds programs for children that encourage inquisitiveness in learning and exploring. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS and “Pretzel and the Puppies,” based on their picture books, is a streaming series on Apple TV+. www.curiousgeorge.com www.pretzelandthepuppies.com



      Margret and H. A. Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Pretzel, Spotty, and Find the Constellations. They had many pets—including two marmoset monkeys that joined them on one of their steamship journeys across the Atlantic. Committed philanthropists in their own lives, a portion of proceeds from each Curious George book sold flows to the Curious George Foundation, which funds programs for children that encourage inquisitiveness in learning and exploring. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS and “Pretzel and the Puppies,” based on their picture books, is a streaming series on Apple TV+. www.curiousgeorge.com www.pretzelandthepuppies.com

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids
      Reviews

      "Small children will wear the book out with affection." Horn Book —

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