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The Twits

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits is a humorous children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It was written in 1979, and first published in 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two ugly, smelly, nasty, stupid people who spend their lives playing nasty trick

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The Prince and The Pauper

The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is an English language novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the United States. The book represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 15

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The Art and Industry Of Sandcastles

The Art and Industry Of Sandcastles by Jan Adkins

Not just HOW to build sandcastles, but the history of castles throughout time!

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Labyrinths by Philippe Mignon

These aren't your basic puzzles from the Highlights magazine - solve these amazing labyrinths and enjoy the art!

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The Heavenly Zoo

The Heavenly Zoo by Alison Lurie

World mythology will help to build a global cultural understanding.

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Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales

Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales by Jane B Mason

American folktales - the mythology of the young country is securely rooted in the working class.

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The Mad Scientist Handbook

The Mad Scientist Handbook by Joey Green

Who doesn't want to learn how make edible glass and rubber eggs?!?

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The Young Landlords

The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers

Think you are ready for real responsibility? Forget getting a puppy - try running an apartment complex, Little Timmy!

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A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

This book contains physics that I still don't quite grasp... but it doesn't make the story slow down at all!

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Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature and Survival For Children

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature and Survival For Children by Tom Brown

Teach your smart kid to be sneakier, and how to survive in the wild!

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Bridge To Terabithia

Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Forget the movie - this book has the power. It's sad, and real, and raw.

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm is a dystopian novella by George Orwell. Published in England on 17 August 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a member of the Independent Labour Party

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl does it again with his tale of little Matilda . Matilda is a genius. She knows that, and so does her teacher Miss Honey, but every other adult in her life is short-sighted and mean.  Can this odd, lovable little girl manage to find a be

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Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy is a children's book by Louise Fitzhugh published in 1964. It won the Sequoyah Book Award.

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Aha! Gotcha

Aha! Gotcha by Martin Gardner

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight (Tools for Transformation) is another great book by Martin Gardener. A paradox is a situation where a supposedly valid chain of reasoning is performed and yet you end up with a conclusion that cannot

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Falling Up

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein's amazing poetry never gets old... Falling Up is his third collection of children's poetry.  Over 100 poems and drawings delight all ages! Includes: "Allison Beals and Her 25 Eels," "Reachin' Richard," "The clothes-dryin' Moose

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