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For some holiday cheer, cozy up to A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Holiday House, $14.95). The new gift edition of this classic Dylan Thomas tale, illustrated by Caldecott-winner Trina Schart Hyman, will surround you and yours with the warmth of Christmases long ago and far away.

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By Dylan Thomas, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780823438709
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - October 17th, 2017

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When their plane crashes, Fred, Con, Lila, and Max must make their way through the Amazon jungle in order to find help. Each child assumes the role of The Explorer (Simon & Schuster, $16.99), moving determinedly ahead and wresting survival from a perilous environment. As they face challenges that range from eating a tarantula to caring for a sick friend, the children must draw upon strengths they never knew they had. Drawing inspiration from classic adventure stories, Katherine Rundell creates a captivating narrative within a richly detailed world. Ages 8-12.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781481419451
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

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Trees tell stories in the rings on their trunks and through the spirits whispering in their leaves. One particular Wishtree (Feiwel and Friends; $16.99), where people pin messages describing their hopes and dreams, can tell the story of an entire community. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, the tree understands the importance of battling prejudice with acceptance and unity. But can humans learn these powerful lessons, too? Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate deftly interweaves her passion for environmental awareness with other timely themes such as immigration in this much-needed story for today’s complicated world. Ages 9-12.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

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