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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Come one, come all to the animal masquerade! The lion is going as an elephant, the elephant as a parrot, and the parrot as a turtle! Each costume gives way to another, yielding new surprises on every page, and revealing a menagerie of familiar and unusual animals. Young children will delight in the absurd and amusing images (who wouldn't love a ladybug dressed as a hippopotamus?) and will also appreciate the gags (a fish costumed as a cat is dubbed a "catfish") and other bits of silly sweetness. Recapping this reading adventure: a detailed panorama at book's end, showing all the party guests in their fanciful finery. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33922      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 7 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Curly-haired Daisy likes picking lemons on sunny days, playing kickball and making long dandelion chains. But more than any of these things, she loves words and even compiles lists of her favorites in a bright green notebook covered with purple polka dots. When Daisy's beloved teacher, Miss Goldner, becomes engaged and must move to another town, Daisy decides to give her the ultimate gift: the perfect word. But with so many good words to choose from, finding just the right one isn't easy. Launch date: Spring 2012. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33921      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 3 to 6
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Lemony Snicket meets Charlotte's Web in this spellbinding story about a quiet, brown-haired orphan named Margaret trapped in a dreadful orphanage run by the sinister, beautiful Miss Switch. After an unsuccessful attempt to alert authorities to Miss Switch's tyranny, Margaret is forced to endure a life of complete silence. But the new state of affairs proves to be more blessing than curse. You see, Margaret can hear things other people cannot. And on one incredible day, Margaret hears tiny voices coming from a strange, thorny tree and discovers a community of playful moths. Together Margaret and the moths prepare a plan to end Miss Switch's reign of terror and provide a better life for everyone. Launch date: Spring 2012. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33920      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $18.95
Age Range: 8 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational



Introducing Corry Lapont: 12-year-old and aspiring "green" engineer. This dynamic title takes the form of Corry's scrapbook. It's a dazzling collection of postcards, brochures and other memorabilia documenting Corry's research into green design. Kid-friendly language explains the engineering behind some of the planet's most cutting edge towers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, dikes, locks and levees. These structures include the Vizcaya Bridge in Spain, where gondolas transport cars over the Nervion River, and the Channel tunnel, where trains speed between England and France in just 35 minutes. Readers will explore the environmental impact of structures, such as the pros and cons of dam construction and how rainwater can be used to cool buildings. Complex concepts are clarified with simple activities, as well as colorful drawings, fun facts and the occasional wisecrack from Corry's kid brother, Riley. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33919      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 8 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how "booms" clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards — such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33918      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two quarrelsome candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. And what happens when the election results are in? Well, let's just say the donkey and the elephant are in for a little surprise — and a certain bewhiskered, third-party candidate is in for a first term. Vote for Me! is a timely satire of American politics, but it's a story readers of all nationalities and ages will recognize. Comical, retro illustrations (in shades of blue and red, of course) are completely winning, and the dueling duo's insult-laden exchanges promise to have readers laughing out loud. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33917      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 8
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



In this spectacularly original picture book, the story mirrors an origami activity: As a pig-tailed pirate girl travels through mountains, valleys, a cave and finally by sea to reach the treasure her grandfather has hidden for her, imaginative illustrations show different incarnations of a single folded sheet of paper within the scenes. Best of all, clear instructions at the end will let readers recreate the story with just a few folds and tears, transforming a piece of notebook paper into a mountain, hat, cave, boat and really cool pirate shirt. Launch date: Spring 2012. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33916      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 7 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



It's the early half of the 19th century in coastal Nova Scotia, and almost-ten-year-old Ellie is adjusting to the recent death of her mother. But just when she finally begins to feel happy again, Ellie and her father move to remote Sable Island, a tiny, windblown crescent of grass and sand in the Atlantic. While her father works, Ellie explores the island, feeling alone and furious with her pa for making them leave their beloved home. Even meeting a spirited island girl named Sarah does little to dispel her anger and grief. Then one afternoon, Ellie encounters a wild stallion grazing on the dunes, and slowly forges a secret connection with the beautiful horse she names Orchid. But Ellie soon learns that Orchid and his family are threatened, and it may be up to her to save them. Based on historical fact, this early chapter book is a touching exploration of loss and loneliness and the redemptive power of love and friendship. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33915      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 7 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Graeme knows every inch of his fishing community. What's left for a future marine biologist to discover? But when Graeme's dad catches a gargantuan lobster with antennae the size of bicycle spokes, Graeme is fascinated. Graeme is even more excited when his dad promises to put the creature up for auction at the town's annual lobster festival and, if it gets the highest bid, use the prize money to take Graeme to a marine research aquarium. But what if the right thing would be to set the lobster free? Lower the Trap is the first book in the Lobster Chronicles, a trilogy about what happens in a small coastal town when a giant lobster is caught. Each installment describes the same events through a different boy's eyes, and the result is three suspenseful, believable stories and an engrossing reading experience. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33914      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 7 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother (named Earl) out of wood, Earl's schoolyard shenanigans send Jasper to the principal's office! But with a little help from family and friends, things turn around for Jasper. And by the time Friday arrives, he is once again sure that he has what it takes to be a star. Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week is the first in a series of chapter books featuring a charismatic and funny central character. An only child with active, loving parents (and a most impressive lint collection), Jasper John Dooley is a true original. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33913      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood — growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing "so that what was down could climb up." Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33912      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



No one believes Larf exists, and he likes it that way. Larf, you see, is a sasquatch, the only sasquatch in the world (or so it seems). He has a very pleasant, and very private, life in the woods, where on any given day he might be found jogging, gardening or walking Eric, his pet bunny. But everything changes one morning when Larf discovers that another sasquatch is scheduled to make an appearance in the nearby city of Hunderfitz. What?! That must mean he's not the only sasquatch in the world! Excited by the prospect of having a friend to share hair grooming tips with (and let's face it, teeter-tottering alone is no fun), Larf disguises himself as a city slicker and heads for Hunderfitz — where he's in for a couple enormous surprises. Ashley Spires once again shows her chops for creating irresistible, quirky characters and laugh-aloud stories and illustrations. Readers with little feet and big feet will fall head over heels for Larf. Launch date: Spring 2012.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33911      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $17.95
Age Range: 8 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational
Religious



This kid-friendly exploration of faith provides a superb overview of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Young readers will learn about different aspects of each religion, including historical origins and beliefs, holy texts, religious clothing and places of worship. They will also find out about the values, customs and symbols all five religions share, such as the golden rule, charity, prayer and candles. Straightforward, simple text makes the content interesting and accessible, as do the vivid photos of children around the world. Parents and teachers will find Faith an invaluable tool for teaching youngsters tolerance and respect for people of different beliefs. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33910      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



When Shaina finds a magnificent hen, she knows that Izzy Pippik, the hen's owner, is sure to return for her. In the meantime, Shaina decides she will care for the animal. But when dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter throughout the village, Shaina must fight the entire town if she has any hope of protecting the birds. Inspired by Jewish and Islamic traditional texts, this is a beautiful tale about doing the right thing, even in the face of adversity. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33909      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



One-eyed alien Frazzle recounts his flying adventures in a new journal (in alien vernacular, of course). He bighearts his little Model 7, but as time passes, it starts making strange sounds, and Frazzle — pressured by friends and co-workers — wonders if he should trade it in. One day, when it goes CLUNK in the middle of the flyway, it's clear something must be done. Youngsters will love the out-of-this-world illustrations depicting worlds rife with all manner of alien life. Even more irresistible: an unexpected ending sure to delight careful readers. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33908      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Armed with Get Outside, a kid will never say, "I'm bored!" again. This book is a key to the world of fun beyond the front door. Activities are divided into four categories (Nature Lover, Outdoor Fun and Games, Cozy Inside and Look to the Sky), where readers will find instructions for making things like sundials, bird feeders and kites, as well as rules for games such as 500 Up, Spud and Shinny. Accompanying these descriptions are fun facts and scientific, historic and cultural context. The passage on playing jacks, for example, includes a sidebar about a similar game played by the ancient Greeks. Children in Northern climes will love learning to play traditional First Nations winter games and be thrilled to find out how to create a backyard ice rink. It's a wealth of fun and fascination that will captivate any young person — who won't mind ditching the video game for the great outdoors. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33907      (added 3/15/2012)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Preschool



A simultaneous catch of a bumblebug leads Chameleon friends Willy and Wally into a big fight over the meal. After putting the peace of the forest at risk, will they decide to share? "A Delicious Bug" is a 32-page hardcover. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27634      (added 3/17/2010)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Written by Lana Button and illustrated by Tania Howells, this four-color, 32-page hardcover tells the story of a girl who speaks so quietly at school that she's misunderstood and ignored. Her magic microphone out of recycled items is only a solution for a little while; how will she be heard? Launch date: 2010.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27347      (added 2/22/2010)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 2 to 6
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Preschool



Spirited little Lulu is determined to wear her soft, comfy pajamas to school, but is crushed when a day out in the PJs makes them barely recognizable. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26970      (added 2/5/2010)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Nichols Oldland’s “Big Bear Hug” tells the story of a gregarious black bear that hugs everything in the forest. Humorous illustrations show how nothing, be it moose, snake, rabbit, or tree, can escape the bear’s displays of affection.
— Parents praise the book because it teaches children the importance of making good decisions and showing compassion. A confrontation with a human looking for lumber adds minor tension and provides the book with a subtle yet important environmental message, making it green-friendly as well.
— It received an average of 4.5 of 5 stars from three reviews on Amazon.com, and an average of 4.26 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews on Goodreads.com, as of November 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26180      (added 11/25/2009)
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MSRP: $18.95
Age Range: 8 to 12
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Books
Books



This book teaches children about the large, diverse country of America — past, present and future — using a simple metaphor of a village of just 100 people. Launch date: August 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24640      (added 7/17/2009)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 4 to 7
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational



This 32-page hardcover explains why humans wear clothing and certain gear that animals don't have to, thanks to special adaptations that help them survive rain and more. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24447      (added 7/7/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 4 to 7
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational



This 32-page hardcover is an interactive book designed to help kids understand their own surroundings and get a glimpse of the world while learning basic mapping concepts. It is written and illustrated by Scot Ritchie. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24445      (added 7/6/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



This 32-page hardcover tells the story of a little girl and her grandfather as they paint a garden together. It is written by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23309      (added 4/17/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 8 to 12
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational



This 40-page hardcover explores "wonderfully weird" parts of the human body, such as skin sells that shed and holes in the head, while also covering facts about the appendix, wiggling ears and fingernail growth. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23308      (added 4/17/2009)
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