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Children's/Teen's Clearance Books

Picture Books
Beginning Readers
Older Readers

Baby Animals (Usborne) illustrated by Rachel Lockwood - Very young children will enjoy discovering puppies, tiger cubs and other young animals in this bright and lively board book. Baby Animals is sturdy enough to be explored by curious young children on their own; and it is also ideal for sharing with an adult as its large, realistic illustrations and very simple text lead to lots of looking, pointing, and talking.

Hardcover board book, 12 pages. 7.8"x7.5"x.3". Baby-Toddler.

#9769 $5.95 $4.99
Out of print, one copy available.

Building Site (Usborne Chunkies) - A chunky board book for little hands to hold, featuring building sites. Photographed scenes show the vehicles in action and are peopled with models of builders, workers and drivers.

Board book, 10 pages. 4 x 3.9 x 1.3. Baby-preschool.

#3470X $4.95 $4.50
One copy available.

Grass Sandals: the Travels of Basho
by Dawnine Spivak, illustrated by Demi- A simple retelling of the travels of seventeenth-century Japanese poet, Basho, across his island homeland. It is a story of simplicity and observation, one that gives glimpses of the ancient culture of Japan, as well of what it is to be a poet.

Includes examples of the haiku verses he composed as well as the characters of the Japanese language.

Hardcover, 36 pages. 11"x8.7"x8.5". Ages 4-8.

#7767 $17.00
Out of print, one copy available.

A Yoga Parade of Animals: A First Book of Yoga for Children by Pauline Mainland, illustrated by Chris Perry - Using cheerful illustrations, simple text, and clear photos, "A Yoga Parade of Animals" shows kids how to assume the shape of their favorite animals--each of which corresponds to a basic yoga position.

Paper, 32 pages. Full color.

#1899X $6.95 $6.25

Picture Books

Charlene Loves to Make Noise
by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Alexander Stadler - When everyone is watching, Charlene is quiet. She prefers to listen and watch. Charlene has a lot to say, but not always with word. But Charlene has a secret: she plays the drums! Shy Charlene loves to make noise!

Paper, 32 pages. Colorful gouache illustrations accompany the text.

#8419   $5.99 Out of print; one copy available. Back cover has a corner crease.

Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preis Glasser - Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy.

How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 9"x11". Ages 4-7.

#2092 $16.99 $11.99

Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry! by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, pictures by Karen Barbour - Just as they sit down for dinner, Captain Kelly and the other hungry firefighters must rush to their fire truck when an alarm sounds. When they put the fire out and return to their dinner at the station house, the alarm sounds again.

Hardcover, 32 pages. Ages 4-8. Full color. 10.75"x8.5"x.4".

#759X $15.99 Out of print; one copy available.

Firestorm by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Wendell Minor - Axel, his aunt and uncle and his dog, Grits, are on a river-kayaking adventure when the family is caught in a blazing fire storm and must find a shelter where they can wait out the fire safely.

Based on a true story. Written by acclaimed nature writer, Jean Craighead George, author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves.

Hardcover, illustrations. 10.3" x 8.4" x 0.3". Ages 6-10 (younger for read-aloud).

#2638 $15.99
Out of print; one copy available.

Inside a Barn in the Country: A Rebus Read-Along Story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrator Tedd Arnold.  One after another, the animals in the barn wake each other up with the unique sounds they make. This rebus read-along story is sure to delight and educate children at the same time. A rebus is representation of a word by a picture or symbol. In this book, words and rebuses are used together; it is a fun way to learn how to read.

Hardcover, 32 pages. Full-color illustrations.

#9999 $19.99

Look What I See! Where Can I Be? At Home by Dia L. Michels - In charming photographs and simple words, young readers share a guessing game with a baby. An adorable baby dozes amid the hubbub of her busy home. She never leaves home, yet she wakes up to a new surprise after each daily nap. The engrossing photographs in this guessing game book teach the youngest family members about their immediate environment. Look what Baby can see-and learn-in the kitchen, the living room, the bedroom, the backyard and more! At first, she focuses on a detail, but then, as the page turns, an entire scene is revealed.

Intended for the youngest readers, this guessing game book shows children how to be aware of the world around them. Look What I See! inspires children to devise their own guessing games as they enjoy this book again and again. In every group photo there is a consistent feature, the discovery of which will delight older children as they share the book.

aptures the daily routines of an attachment parenting family (I like that the family featured it the book is a real one, with a realistic looking home environment). It can be read to a younger child or can be read by an emerging reader.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 8.36"x8.36"x.35".

#5067 $16.95 $9.99

Look What I See! Where Can I Be? In the Neighborhood by Dia L. Michels - In charming photographs and simple words, young readers share a guessing game with a baby. Accompanied by her family, Baby finds herself waking up in seven neighborhood situations. At first, she focuses on a detail, but then, as the page turns, an entire scene is revealed.

Intended for the youngest readers, this guessing game book shows children how to be aware of the world around them. Exploring the neighborhood from the warm embrace of a loving family, Look What I See! inspires children to devise their own guessing games as they enjoy this book again and again.

aptures the daily routines of an attachment parenting family. It can be read to a younger child or can be read by an emerging reader.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 8.36"x8.36"x.35".

#5008X $16.95 $9.99

Look What I See! Where Can I Be? With My Animal Friends by Dia L. Michels - In charming photographs and simple words, young readers share a guessing game with a baby. The charming baby dozes during each of her family's outings. Wakened by the sounds and smells of the places where different animals reside, Baby opens her eyes and sees a lively detail-an eye, an ear, a hoof, a head.  At first, she focuses on the detail, but then, as the page turns, an entire scene is revealed. Help Baby solve the mysteries of this guessing game book. Where would she see a dolphin's face? Where would she see the furry ears of a German shepherd pup? Celebrates the fun of exploring new places, the excitement of seeing real animals, and the joy of bringing home a new pet.

Intended for the youngest readers, this guessing game book shows children how to be aware of the world around them. Look What I See! inspires children to devise their own guessing games as they enjoy this book again and again. In every group photo there is a consistent feature, the discovery of which will delight older children as they share the book.

aptures the daily routines of an attachment parenting family (I like that the family featured it the book is a real one, with a realistic looking home environment). It can be read to a younger child or can be read by an emerging reader.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 8.36"x8.36"x.35".

#5075 $16.95 $9.99

Looking at Liberty
by Harvey Stevenson - This is a moving account of the building of the Statue of Liberty, from its conception in France to its dedication in the New York harbor in 1886.

Included is a timeline and bibliography at the back of the book. Illustrated with color paintings.

Hardcover, 40 pages.
11.1"x8.7"x.5". Ages 4-8.

#1003 $16.99 $12.99
Currently out of print, one copy available.


Open Me...I'm a Dog! by Art Spiegelman - Through the magic of words and pictures leaps a book that's not only playful as a puppy -- it IS a puppy!

Because a puppy chews on the handle of a witch's best broom, he is turned into another creature. Through a series of other misadventures he is ultimately turned into this book. The book has a little cloth leash attached that you can use as a bookmark or to walk your "dog".

The little dog suggests that there are advantages to having a book dog: you can sneak him into school in your backpack, he doesn't have fleas and doesn't bite, and he won't make messes on your carpet if you forget to walk him.

The author is the prize-winning author of MAUS.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 7.1 x 5.2 x 0.5. Ages 3-8.

#3208X $16.99 $13.99
One copy available.

Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully - When Picnic was first published in 1984, readers fell in love with Emily Arnold McCully's watercolors and charming story about a little mouse who is reunited with her family. Now the Caldecott artist has added words (the original was wordless) and painted bigger illustrations in her signature whimsical style to accommodate a larger-sized read-aloud book. But what has not changed is a timeless story about the hurt of being lost, and the joy of being found again.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Hardcover, 32 pages. 11.5"x8.75x.4". Full color. Ages 2-5.

#8544 $15.99 $8.99
One copy available.

See-Through Reptiles by Steve Parker, illustrated by Rod Ferring - Using acetate overlays, this innovative book brings readers up-close with reptiles. Lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodiles, and other reptiles come alive as kids get an up-close look at the way a chameleon changes color, or a baby crocodile develops in an egg.

Hardcover, 32 pages. Full color. Ages 8-12.

#989X $15.95 $13.99

Tea for Me, Tea for You
by Laura Rader - Welcome to elegant Swinings Tea Room, where one is always served in style. But when a very simple tea for one little pig quickly becomes a party of two. . . then three . . . and finally ten little pigs, it may be more than one waiter can handle. A great way to learn to count!

Hardcover, 32 pages. Full color. 10.25"x8.4"x.4". Ages 2-5.

$15.99 $9.99 Out of print; one copy available.

Timothy Whale's Rainbow by Darrell Wiskur - A simple, rhyming children's book that explains the flood of Noah to young children. The watercolor art style complements the text. Timothy Whale's Rainbow reminds children that behind the terrible judgment of the flood, God's love and provision made a way of escape for those who loved Him. It also includes a 6-page glossary in the back with fun facts about the ocean, whales, and Noah's Ark.

Hardcover, 42 pages.

#2890X $11.99 $6.99  One copy available.

Won't Papa Be Surprised! byTerri Cohlene - A girl named Mikele makes a very special Father's Day present for her dad.

This story of a special day shared by father and daughter is perfectly captured by Terri Cohlene's text and the warm illustrations by Elizabeth Sayles.

Color illustrations accompany the text.

Hardcover, 32 pages.

#0933 $15.99 $8.99

Older Readers

Alias FUNPak - included in the Alias FUNPak are seven original prequel novels based on the tv series, Alias. They are: Sister Spy, The Pursuit, Infiltration, Vanishing Act, Close Quarters, Father Figure and Free Fall.

Also included is the official companion book to the series, Alias Declassified: The Official Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the shows. It includes a DVD.

There are eight books total. The seven novels are mass market paperbacks (7" x 4 1/4" x 1/2", around 200 pages each) and the Official Companion is quality paper (224 pages, 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 1/2"). The Companion has some creasing on the back cover and a small scratch on the front. Some of the books are out of print.

Young adult+.

#FUN81 $58.88 $24.99

Alien Encyclopedia
by Andrew Donkin - A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guide to favorite extraterrestrials--from the Coneheads to Daleks, E.T. to "3rd Rock from the Sun".

Paper, 224 pages. Copyright 1999.

#8473X $3.99

Animorphs: The Hork Bajir Chronicles
by K.A. Applegate - Before the Animorphs, the fight begins on another world. Prior to their invasion of Earth, the Yeerks attack a gentle and docile species known as the Hork-Bajir. This is the story of a special Hork-Bajir, his Andalite friend, and their future enemy, Visser Three.

Paper, 207 pages. Ages 9-12. There is a small tear in the binding and some slight edge damage, neither of which is very noticeable.

#6467 $5.99 $3.99

The Beduins' Gazelle by Frances Temple -When she and he were only babies, they were pledged in marriage. Now Atiyah has been sent away -- a political pawn in a war between the Beduin tribes in the year 1302. He vows to return to her as soon as he can.

But while Atiyah is studying at the great university in Fez, Halima is lost in a sandstorm. Rescued by an enemy tribe, she is told that she must marry their powerful sheikh and live in his harem -- never to see her people again. Halima does what she can to resist, but she has no choice. In three moons' time she will become the youngest wife of the cruel and greedy Raisulu -- unless Atiyah can find her. But where in the vast sea of desert can he begin his search for his beloved?

This last novel from award-winning author Frances Temple is a romantic tale of intrigue, adventure, and true love, set against the backdrop of medieval Arabia.

An American Bookseller Association Pick of the Lists, 1996. A Book Links Editors' Choice of 1996.

Paper, 160 pages. 5 1/8"x7 5/8". Ages 12+.

#6695 $4.95 $4.50 One copy available. Has some edgewear.

Beryl E. Bean #3 Adventure: Lonely Leader
by Ricki Sern & Heidi P. Worcester, illustrations by Amy June Bates - Beryl's way too busy to play host when Alex moves into her home while his parents are away. He can't keep his nose out of her stuff, but her classmates think he's great -- and they're ignoring her! Beryl's supposed to be leading her class campaign to clean up a nearby vacant lot, but everyone thinks Alex has better ideas. Even Beryl's supercool stepfather, Warren, thinks Beryl and Alex should be friends. But that's not possible. Is it?

Paper, 64 pages. 9"x6.1"x.2". Ages 7-10.

#1236 $5.99 $2.99 Out of print; one copy available.

Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers II: More Tales to Make You Shiver
, collected and edited by Bruce Coville - This collection of blood-curdling short stories includes tales from Bruce Coville, Michael Markiewicz, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Neal Shusterman, Ray Bradbury and a variety of other authors.

Paper, 193 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". This is a used copy and there is some edgewear as well as a small tear by the spine.

#U-2965 $3.99 $1.00 Out of print; one copy available.

Captain Underpants Collection by Dav Pilkey - Includes the first seven books of this best-selling chapter book series about the Waistband Warrior! The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets, Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredible Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space, Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman, Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1 and Part 2.

Superheroes are always fascinating to kids. And children of a certain age will laugh at anything that has to do with underpants. Combining the two was a stroke of comic genius. ~
School Library Journal

Paper, 7 books. Illustrations. Ages 7-11.

#FUN87 $30.94 $18.99   One set available.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah - In her first novel set against the backdrop of World War II, the New York Times bestselling author delivers this story of a homeless young girl whose martial-arts training leads her into the Chinese resistance movement against the Japanese army.

This book is a compelling blend of martial-arts adventure and historical fiction.

Hardcover, 256 pages. 8.25"x5.5"x1.1". Young Adult.

#7341 $15.99 $9.99
Out of print, one copy available.

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer - This futuristic tale, which is set in Zimbabwe in the year 2194, centers on Tendai (age 13), Rita (age 11), and Kuda (age 4), the children of the very strict General Matsika. One day, tired of living within the confines of their father's rules, they sneak out of the house, and are promptly, kidnapped. Determined to get them back home, General Matsika hires the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm - three nuclear-mutated detectives whom he hopes will be able to use their unusual powers to track down his children. Meanwhile, Tendai, Rita, and Kuda have a series of amazing adventures--all of which keep them always just out of reach of the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm.

A combination adventure story and science fiction tale, The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm is a 1995 Newbery Honor Book.

Paper, 320 pages.
7.25" x 5" x 0.9
". Ages 9-12.

#6410 $5.99

El Ratoncito de la Moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle in Spanish) by Beverly Cleary - Ralph es un ratoncito aburrido de vivir siempre con su famalia en la habitacion de un viejo hotel. Un dia, descubre que la habitacion esta ocupada por un chico mut aficionado a todo aquello que tenga que ver con al motor y que ademas posee una buena coleccion de coches y motos de juguete. Cuando nadie lo ve, Ralph sube a la mesita de noche donde se encuentra estacionada la moto que le tiene robado el corazon. . .

Y encima de la moto, ¿de que no va a ser capaz un ratoncito motorizado?

The story of a mouse and his adventures. Written completely in Spanish.

Hardcover, 140 pages. Ages 8 to 12, but it may be appropriate for an older child/adult who is learning Spanish as a second language.

#0562 $15.99
(This version is out of print, one copy available).

Fairy Tales from Hans Andersen translated by L.W. Kingsland, illustrated by Rosamund Fowler -A collection of well-loved fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, beautifully translated by L. W. Kingsland. Favourite stories include The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling , and many more.

Paper, 240 pages. 7.5"x5"x.7".

#0100 $14.50 $9.99 One copy available.

The Firebringer Trilogy
by Meredith Ann Pierce - Alijan, the prince of the unicorns, is high-spirited, reckless-and the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly, Korr allows Jan to accompany the other initiate warriors on a pilgrimage. Soon Jan's curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. Yet time after time they are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: Am I the heir to a special destiny?

Includes all three books: Birth of the Firebringer, Dark Moon, and The Son of Summer Stars.

Paper. Young adult.

#FUN79 $20.97 $17.99

Food: How We Hunt and Gather It, How We Grow and Eat It, How We Buy and Sell It, How We Preserve and Waste It - and - How Some Have Too Much and Others Have Too Little of It by Milton Meltzer - Discusses the social, political, economic, and gastronomic aspects of food in its many forms.

The author shows how food and the search for it has been a powerful force in shaping the world's history. He shows how food has had a great influence on population and its growth or decline, on the rise of cities, on the expansion of trade, on economic and political thought, as well as on wars and revolutions.

Hardcover, 96 pages. Ages 9-12. 10.25"x7.25"x.5".

#3545X $25.26 $17.99

Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Oxford Children's Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle - The Baskerville family has been haunted for generations by a fearsome hound - a phantom beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws. Surely it is just a legend? Then Sir Charles is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall. It is time to bring in Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, to
discover the truth about the family curse...

Hardcover, 228 pages. 7.75"x5.25"x.75".

#0047 $9.95 $8.99

The Ides of April by Mary Ray - Murder by one slave in a Roman household meant death for the other slaves. When Senator Caius Pomponius is found stabbed, the seventeen-year-old Hylas manages to escape arrest. In a desperate attempt to save his mother and fellow slaves, he is unexpectedly helped by Varro, a secret Christian, through whom he enlists the help of Camillus, a young tribune. Camillus soon finds himself reluctantly picking a dangerous way through the political plots of Nero's Rome to discover the real murderer.

Paper, 184 pages. Rome A.D. 62. Ages 14+.

#7430 $11.95 $9.50

Islands of the Black Moon by Erica Farber and J.R. Sansevere - Now that you have reached the magical age of 11, it is time for your inheritance... So begins the note Lila da Gama receives from a distant aunt, and so begins an adventure that will take Lila much farther than Tiger Lily, her aunt's crumbling estate. She'll travel to another world, the Islands of the Black Moon, the place where Lila suspects her father disappeared six years earlier. There she must face terrifying creatures, including a beautiful but evil sorceress, who are all after one thing--Lila's inheritance. Lila refuses to relinquish her precious birthright, until the sorceress says the six words that Lila cannot resist: I know where your father is.

With a little magic, a little science, and a lot of courage, as well as help from an island boy, this spunky heroine sets off to change her family's fortune and bring her father home.

#7897 $15.95 $11.99

Jakes and Dustin Take Off: A Radical Book for Children Ages 1 to 100 and Up by Tilke Elkins & Friends - These are the adventures of a sister/brother team whose parents roam the world returning lost souls. The family lives in a gabled, balconied four-story Victorian house that floats above the clouds. They land frequently to return souls and to change the hearts and minds of those bent on destroying the planet for personal gain.

More than just stories, the book is brimming with astonishing facts about flying, dragons, clouds, heros, interesting animals, zoom balls and includes a plethora of things to do and make.

Hardcover, 189 pages.

#4805 $19.99 Out of print, one copy available.

Juniper by Monica Furlong - In this highly acclaimed prequel to the award-winning Wise Child, young Princess Juniper returns to her Cornish palace and discovers that her power-mad aunt is using black magic to usurp the throne. And only Juniper can stop her. "A rich, deeply colored novel of a young girl's coming of age".--School Library Journal.

Wise Child by Monica Furlong - Wise Child is adopted by Juniper, a humble sorceress of white magic. But when Wise Child's real mother, a student in the black arts, shows up she tempts Wise Child with a life of luxury. An ALA Notable Children's Book and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice. (The Wild Child book has edge wear).

Two paperback books, approximately 200 pages each. Ages 12+.

#FUN82 $8.49 $5.99

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond - Thirteen-year-old Kit Watson and his family move to the English mining town of Stoneygate to help care for his recently widowed Grandfather. Kit's nervous about starting at a new school, but he soon makes friends with an artistic yet bullying outcast named John Askew.

When John invites Kit to play a new game he's invented, Kit agrees but then learns that the game is called Death--and it is played in the abandoned mines. Later, while playing the game, Kit encounters the ghosts of his ancestors who died in mining accidents--and learns he has more in common with John than he ever imagined.

Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly. Winner of the 2001 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Literature for Young Adults.

Paper, 245 pages.

#6051 $4.99 One copy available.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye - Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps is no ordinary boy, but that's exactly what Sabine and his dark shadows want him to believe. The evil forces know the fate of the world and the dreams of all mankind can be saved by only one boy with a powerful gift--a gift he has yet to understand or control.

Leven, a.k.a. "Lev," lives a wretched life at the Rolling Greens Deluxe Mobile Home Park in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds--the real world and Foo, a place created at the beginning of time that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine.

Hardcover, 366 pages. 9" x 5.75" x 1.25". Age 9-12.

#FUN84  $17.95

We will include for FREE an advanced reading copy of the second book in the series, Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret. An advanced reading copy is an uncorrected proof of a book before the final version is printed.

The Magnificent Mummy Maker by Elvira Woodruff - What do you do when it seems like everyone in your family has done something magnificent - everyone, that is, except you? That's Andy's problem. He just wants to do something special>

So when his class visits and Egyptian exhibit, he figures it'll be just another field trip. But he's wrong, because somehow a mummy's spirit seems to have  given him a weird magic power. Suddenly, Andy's magnificent - all he has to do is wish for whatever he wants!

But being extraordinary has its drawbacks. And Andy soon learns to be very, very careful of what he wishes for...

Paper, 144 pages.
7.4"x5.2"x.5". Ages 8-12.

#7438X $3.99 $3.50
One copy available.

Next Fine Day
by Elizabeth Yates - Each spring for hundreds of years, the herons have returned to Chilham, England, but only now have they become important to Kent. Their departure this fall marks the beginning of a new life for his mother, who has closed her heart to love, and for Kent, who thinks of himself as Nobody. Kent’s life is changed forever when he meets an artist who has come to paint the herons of Chilham.

Paper, 128 pages. 8.5"x5.5"x.3". Ages 9-12.

#7350 $8.99 $7.99

Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale - Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.

He is going to save the world.

And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

If Bobby wants to see his family again, he's going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning....

Paper, 381 pages. Ages 10-15. Book one of a series. 7.4"x5.1"x1.2".

#7314 $5.99 One copy available.

Oran Trilogy FUNPak
by Midori Snyder - Two hundred years ago, the Fire Queen destroyed her rival queens of Earth, Air and Water in the fateful Burning and took power over the land. No child with a trace of the elemental magic was allowed to live. Years later, the country of Oran still trembles under her oppression. There is unrest in the city - and, for the first time in decades, rumors of hope. They say that four young women bearing the ancient magic escaped - four who have the powers of Earth, Fire, Water and Air - and are even now finding one another.

Includes all three books: New Moon, Sadar's Keep and Beldan's Fire. Paper. Young adult.

#FUN78 $21.97 $18.99

Ponies from the Past (Pony Pals #31) by Jeanne Betancourt - Lulu and Snow White find a letter written in 1918 hidden in a jar. The letter is from one young girl to another, who both seem to like ponies as much as the Pony Pals. Lulu and her friends can't figure out why the two hid notes to stay in touch. The only way to find out is to ask them, but will they be able to find them?

Paper, 96 pages. 7.5"x5.25"x.3". Illustrations. RL: Ages 7-10.

#6400 $3.99 $3.59 (Out of print, one copy available).

Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen - When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path - including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So Santiago and Angelina set sail in a sea kayak their Uncle Ramos built while dreaming of his own escape. Sailing through narrow channels guarded by soldiers, shark-infested waters, and days of painful heat and raging storms, Santiago and Angelina face an almost impossible voyage hundreds of miles across the open ocean, heading for the hope of a new life in the United States.

Paper, 224 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". Ages 9-12.

#5618X $5.99

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor - A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.

From the back cover: Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year - the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black - to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

Paper, 288 pages.
7.75"x5"x.75". Ages 10-14.

#4510 $6.99 $5.99

Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre - A neighbor gives Carmen Teresa a blank notebook as a present, and the guests suggest that she fill it with memories from their childhoods. They take turns telling the most wonderful stories, bringing to life a year of holidays and customs from all over Latin America.

Includes recipes with each story and a glossary.

"Delacre weaves in contextual introductions and historical afterwords throughout." - Booklist

Hardcover (reinforced binding), 112 pages. Ages 7-12 9.3"x6.3"x 0.6"

#1187 $15.95 $11.99 One copy available.

Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler - Cal wants nothing more than to stay put; to stop traveling cross-country with her mother, sleeping in a tent, and abandoning all belongings whenever they pull up stakes. Meanwhile, Eliot misses the happy times he left behind when his father decided to open a camp for kids looking to lose weight and find Jesus. When Cal and Eliot meet bychance, they feel an immediate connection. Together they must face their isolation, the threat of yet another move, and the deepening of Eliot's father's obsession.

Alternating voices of Cal and Elliot tell a witty, offbeat story of unexpected but auspicious first love. Featuring unforgettable characters, colorful backdrops, and even a few recipes, the tale is as funny as it is romantic.

Paper, 262pages. 8.1"x5.2"x.9".

#8674 $7.99 $5.99 One copy available.

Secret Heart by David Almond - Joe Maloney is out of place in this world. His mother wants him to be a man, and he can’t be that yet. His only friend, Stanny Mole, wants to teach him how to kill, and Joe can’t learn that. Joe’s mind is always somewhere else: on the weird creatures he sees in the distant sky, the songs he hears in the air around him, the vibrations of life he feels everywhere. Everybody laughs at Joe Maloney.

And then a tattered circus comes to town, and a tiger comes for him. It leads him out into the night, and nothing in Joe Maloney’s world is ever the same again.

The transformative power of imagination and beauty flows through this story of a boy who walks where others wouldn’t dare to go, a boy with the heart of a tiger, an unlikely hero who knows that sometimes the most important things are the most mysterious.

Hardcover, 205 pages. Ages 12+. This hardcover is out of print. One copy available.

#9472 $15.95

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark - Cusi, a modern Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru, leaves the Andes mountains to learn the mysterious traditions and secrets of his Inca ancestors. Accompanied by his pet llama, Misti, he slowly discovers the truth about his birth and his people's ancient glory - now he must prove himself to worthy to be entrusted with the fabulous secret from the past.

Paper, 128 pages. 7.75"x5"x.5". Ages 9-12. Back cover has a small corner crease.

#9268 $4.99 $4.49

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope (Book 10) by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist - Lemony Snicket's woeful stories about the Baudelaire siblings continue with this wretched tenth installment of the bestselling series.

"...this book can be said to be on the road less traveled, because it begins with the three Baudelaire children on a path leading through the Mortmain Mountains, which is not a popular destination for travelers, and it ends in the churning waters of the Stricken Stream, which few travelers even go near...."

Hardcover, 352 pages. 7.3"x5.8"x1.3". Ages 10+.

#0137X $10.99 $8.99 One copy available.

Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor - Obadiah Demurral is a powerful but corrupt Vicar who is also a Shadowmancer, which means that he is a sorcerer who can command the dead to do his bidding. Although he is a figure of religious authority, Demurral is frustrated by the fact that he has no power over God, and so he begins to build a weapon so powerful, that even God will acquiesce to his wishes.

However, before Demurral can set his evil plot in motion, he must defeat three determined and worthy foes: the mysterious and powerful Raphah and two innocents named Kate and Thomas. Shadowmancer takes readers into the ultimate battle between good and evil.

Originally self-published, the author was himself a vicar.

Paper, 288 pages. 8.25"x5.5"x.75". Ages 12+.

#3415 $7.99 $6.99


Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Set in the hills of rural West Virginia, this is the story of 11-year-old Marty Preston and the dog he sets out to rescue from its abusive owner. Although Marty knows better than to do battle with the foul-tempered Judd Travers, he is unable to stop himself when he discovers that the gentle but frightened beagle he found roaming in the woods has run away from Judd.

Although Marty initially returns the dog, he is unable to do so when the dog escapes from him a second time and returns to Marty's gentle care. Knowing that his parents will send the dog right back, Marty builds a pen for his new pet, whom he names Shiloh, and secretly cares for him--hoping, in the meantime, to raise enough money to buy the dog from Judd. However, caring for Shiloh means lying to his friends and family, a situation that causes Marty great pain.

A study of human nature, sacrifice, ethics, and the eternal bond between boy and dog, Shiloh won the 1992 Newbery Medal.

Paper, 144 pages.
7.4"x5.1"x0.5". Ages 8-12.

#7524 $4.99
(One copy available)


Skellig by David Almond - For Michael and his family, things seem to have gone from bad to worse - they've just moved into a new house, but it needs a lot of work, and Michael's little sister is very, very ill. As he tries to cope with his family's problems, Michael begins exploring the neighborhood in an effort to take his mind off of things. One day, he decides to check out the creepy and crumbling garage in the backyard, and discovers something truly amazing and out-of-this-world--a creature who calls himself Skellig. Michael can't figure out what the creature is - man, animal, or alien - but soon the two begin to rely on one another.

Michael eventually tells his best friend, Mina, about Skellig's presence, relieving him of the giant secret he's been trying to keep to himself. Michael's family problems worsen, but something magical happens - could it be Skellig?

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 1999.

Paper, 192 pages. Spine has a crease, and the page edge are just starting to yellow.

#6027X $4.99 $3.99
(One copy available)

The Silent Spillbills
by Tor Seidler - Katerina has always stuttered. To speak up in order to save some endangered birds, Katerina must conquer her own problems. And just when she doubts her courage to do so, she gets some unexpected help.

Paper, 224 pages. 7.6"x5.1"x0.4"

#1066 $5.99 $4.75

Spellfall by Katherine Roberts - Someone knows Natalie is special--and now he wants her power. But when the evil villain kidnaps Natalie, she escapes and is guided to the Thrallstone by a mysterious hound, where she slips through the gateway between worlds to Earthaven.

Paper, 256 pages. 7.5"x5.25"x.7"

#2202 $5.99 $4.99 (Out of print, one copy available).

Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil by Princess Leia Organa
by Jude Watson - Princess Leia makes regular entries into her data pad, a palm-sized computer hidden in her belt. In each entry she recalls all the details of her intergalactic capture and rescue--and how she really feels about Han Solo and Luke.

Paper, 95 pages. Ages 8-12.

#900X $3.99 Out of print, one copy available.

Star Wars, Book Two: Mission from Mount Yoda, Queen of the Empire, Prophets of the Dark Side by Paul Davids and Hollace Davids - Mission from Mount Yoda: The battle against the evil Empire rages on as heroic men, women, and aliens of Rebel Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. But now a mysterious visitor comes to the Rebel fortress located atop Mount Yoda, bringing ominous news. Queen of the Empire: The Imperial grand moffs are in revolt against the Prophets of the Dark Side. As the Alliance struggles with its latest weapon, Project Decoy, Princess Leia is kidnapped by an old enemy, then menaced by the surprise appearance of another evil foe--one obsessed with turning Leia to the Dark Side and making her the Queen of the Empire. Prophets of the Dark Side: The battle against the evil empire rages on as members of the Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. By rescuing an imperial prisoner, they face possibly disastrous consequences.

Hardcover, 294 pages. Book has a little bit of scuffing.

#4473 $5.00
(Out of print, one copy available).

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Junior Novelization AUDIO (unabridged cassettes) by Patricia C. Wrede, read by Jonathan Davis - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....A galaxy is undermined. An army emerges. A love is forbidden. A dark turn approaches. The saga continues. This is a audio version of the novelization of the 2002 film.

3 hours, 16 minutes, 3 cassettes.

#8264 $25.00 (Out of print, one copy available).

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn is set in an imagined country very much like medieval Japan, where a village ruled by a diabolical warlord rebels by performing acts of kindness. When the ruler takes his revenge by destroying the village, one boy, teenaged Takeo, happens to be safely up in the hills overlooking the town. He is recruited by a rival clan to help strike down the evil lord, and he also encounters young Kaede, who may grow up to become the woman he loves. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.

These are the first two books in a triology. Young adult.

Across the Nightingale Floor -

 Episode One: The Sword of the Warrior. Paper, 196 pages.
 Episode Two: Journey to Inuyama
Paper, 228 pages.

#FUN86 $13.00 $11.99

Tiger's Apprentice, Book 1
by Laurence Yep - When Tom Lee meets a talking tiger named Mr. Hu, the Guardian of an ancient talisman that must be kept out of evil hands, he reluctantly joins Mr. Hu's ragtag band of creatures to keep the talisman safe and learns the truth about his own magical destiny.

Hardcover, 192 pages. Ages 9-12. 8.6"x5.7"x0.7".

#0133 $15.99 $11.99
One copy available.

Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood by Meredith Ann Pierce - From Publishers Weekly: This original and atmospheric fantasy by the author of the Darkangel and Firebringer trilogies introduces Hannah, who lives by the fearsome Tanglewood with a few talkative companion animals. Hannah doesn't age, and she has no memory of anything but this life of isolation. Once a month she plucks the flowers that grow from her head "Each yank made her whole scalp ache" and brews them into a tea for the wizard who lives deep in the woods. Hannah is an unusually compelling character: lost but self-assured, brave but deeply na‹ve. When she falls in love with one of the many knights who search for the treasure of the title, she begins to question the wizard's motives, eventually escaping his manipulative power and undertaking a quest to heal the knight, whom the wizard has transformed into a fox. The book loses momentum somewhat as Hannah begins her travels, largely because readers will be quicker than Hannah at piecing together the story elements. As the flowers in her hair grow unplucked, spring descends upon the land (which has been lost in an epic winter) yet she never guesses that, among other identities, she is the legendary Spring Maid of whom townspeople talk, the treasure all those knights were seeking. But this concern will trouble few readers: the prose is heady, the setting textured and the premise certain to captivate fans of the genre.

Paper, 256 pages. 7.25"x4.5"x.75". Ages 12-up.

#0135 $6.99 One copy available.

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, drawings by David Diaz - The ocean has always flowed through Sophie's life. It promises journeys of adventure and discovery, and she is drawn to it. When she gets the chance to cross the Atlantic on board her uncle's boat, The Wanderer, she can't wait to set sail. But troubled Sophie has a secret, and deep down she's terrified of where, The Wanderer will take her. For this storm-tossed voyage will also be a journey into the mysterious past of her forgotten childhood. And she, and the rest of the crew aboard, may not survive it.

Includes book discussion questions at the end of the book and activity ideas. Reading Level: ages 8-12.

Paper, 320 pages.

#6294 $6.99 $3.99
One copy available.

Weirdo by Theodore Taylor - They call Chip Clewt, who tracks bears, The Weirdo. But no one knoews much about him. Only that he lives in the eerie swamp where Samantha Sanders found a body and where she saw another body get dumped.

Finally, she meets The Weirdo, sees his scarred face, looks into his tortured soul, and becomes his friend. Together, they begin the nightmare search for the killer who has stalked innocent victims through the murky waters and dangerous marshes of the swamp.

Paper, 240 pages. 6.7"x4"x.6". Young adult.

#0175 $4.95 $4.45 Out of print, one copy available.

Wolf Rider by Avi - The phone rang three times before Andy picked it up. "Hello?" he said. A voice replied, "I just killed someone." The caller, Zeke, confesses to the murder of a young woman named Nina.

Only Andy Zadinski is convinced that the caller is serious. But no one else will listen; not the police, not his friends, not even his father. They all say he's crying wolf.

When Andy decides to investigate he discovers Nina is alive. He warns her that her life may be in danger, but she takes his warnings as harassment. His attempts to ferret out Zeke and protect Nina, while compromising his own safety, make for an exciting tale of the terror lurking beneath everyday surroundings and behind ordinary events.

Paper, 220 pages. Young adult.

#5133 $4.99

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