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Tales from Shakespeare

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This work gives a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb bring vividly alive all the power of "Hamlet" and "Othello", the fun of "As You Like It", and the drama of "Pericles". Conveying all of Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic literature in their own right.

Tales from Shakespeare

Dinosaurs! Strange and Wonderful

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THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE DINOSAURS CURRICULUM KIT

Describes different kinds of dinosaurs, and how paleontologists study them.

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710L
Dinosaurs! Strange and Wonderful

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

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THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE DINOSAURS CURRICULUM KIT

A group of rollicking dinosaurs counts down from ten to one as it introduces subtraction to the reader.

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

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THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE DINOSAURS CURRICULUM KIT

Although they disappeared long ago, dinosaurs live on in children's imaginations. A young boy playfully imagines the "dinosaur who hatched in the backyard and grew to the size of the family car. . . . An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".

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AD520L
The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

James and the Giant Peach

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Were the green, glowing crystals the little man gave James really magic? Maybe, but it was magic lost to James when he tripped and spilled the crystals by the old peach tree. Now it looked like he'd never escape his hideous aunts. But what was happening to that peach at the tip of the tree? It was growing bigger and bigger... it was as big as a house! And when James crawled inside, he met a houseful of friends: giant Grasshopper, Ladybug, Centipede, and more. Then with one snip of the stem, the peach was rolling away—and marvelous things started happening...

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James and the Giant Peach

I'm Still Scared, Book 6

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Since the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, second grade has been hard on Tomie. Normal, everyday activities such as Tomie's first music lesson and Miss Leah's dance classes go on as usual. But now his class has to go to the spooky furnace room for air raid drills. And at home his family hangs thick black curtains on the windows so that the enemy won't see the house's light. Tomie's mother is there to comfort and explain the confusion, and Tomie feels better. He even goes Christmas shopping with Dad as usual. But the day-to-day effects of the war are always there.

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I'm Still Scared, Book 6

Things Will NEVER Be the Same, Book 5

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Tomie has his own diary - it's his best Christmas present ever! All through the year exciting things happen and Tomie writes about them in his diary - sledding down the steep hill on his new Junior Flexible Flyer, being a pirate in the dance recital, and starting second grade with real art lessons at last! Then one Sunday morning Tomie's family hears news on the radio that changes everything. Master storyteller Tomie dePaola takes us back to 1941 and lets us experience what life was like growing up in the dePaola household.

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Things Will NEVER Be the Same, Book 5

What a Year, Book 4

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The year 1940 is a very big year for Tomie-it's the start of first grade, and it's his first birthday in the new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue. It's also the first year that Tomie gets to go trick-or-treating with his older brother, Buddy. Then the holidays arrive, and Tomie has a part in the Christmas play. This Christmas is going to be great! But disaster strikes when Tomie gets the chicken pox. Will he be cured in time for the Christmas pageant? Join Tomie dePaola once again as he takes us back to his childhood and allows us to share the holiday season with his family and friends.

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What a Year, Book 4

On My Way, Book 3

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Tomie is overjoyed because his baby sister, Maureen, is finally strong enough to come home from the hospital. Over the next months, he is in a dance recital and he gets to go to the World's Fair. Soon, the school year is at an end. Summer is full of fun things to do, like going to the beach and celebrating the Fourth of July-but Tomie can't wait for school to start again. He hopes he'll get Miss Kiniry, the first-grade teacher he likes the best. In first grade he will finally-finally-learn to read. And maybe even get a library card of his own!

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On My Way, Book 3

Here We All Are, Book 2

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Tomie can't believe that anything could be more exciting than moving to a new house. Then he finds out that a new baby is coming. Will it be a sister? That's what Tomie hopes. While he's waiting for her to arrive, there is plenty to keep him busy, including tap dancing lessons and tryouts for a play about Peter Rabbit. Once again, Tomie dePaola takes us back to his childhood and shares the funny personal memories that make us all wish we could grow up at 26 Fairmount Avenue too.

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Here We All Are, Book 2

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