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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hear It Read It Classics)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hear It Read It Classics)
by Mark Twain
Hardcover from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 1402211678

Hear It Read It With Audio CD

Tom Sawyer would rather not go to school. Instead, he spends his time playing pirates and searching for buried treasure. When Tom and his friend Huck witness a murder, only they can save their friends and the treasure from the evil Injun Joe. But are they brave enough to catch him?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is read by Garrick Hagon, who also appeared in Star Wars and Tim Burton's Batman.

With the included CD you can HEAR the entire book, word for word, READ ALONG with the CD, or READ the story on your own.

Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included CD contains a dramatic reading--with music and sound effects--that match the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along.

The Wind in the Willows (Great Illustrated Classics)
by Kenneth Graham
Library Binding from Abdo Pub Co
ISBN: 0866119906

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

"[Mole] thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the Life Adventurous. Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society- hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Michael Hague's exquisitely detailed, breathtaking color illustrations on almost every generous spread--along with Kenneth Grahame's elegant, delightfully old-fashioned characterizations of the animals--make this book a wonderful read-aloud. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12)

This reviews refers to ISBN 0805002138.

The Mouse and the Christmas Cake (ILLUSTRATED)
The Mouse and the Christmas Cake (ILLUSTRATED)
by Unknown
Kindle Edition from Uplifting Publications
Media Published: 2010-10-01



Japanese Fairy Tales (Tuttle Classics)
Japanese Fairy Tales (Tuttle Classics)

Paperback from Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 4805308818
The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales, a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls, goblins and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses hide within these pages.
Included are such favorites as "Momotaro, or the Story of the Son of a Peach", "The Jellyfish and the Monkey", "The Mirror of Matsuyama" and "The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child", along with several lesser-known stories like "The Stones of Five Colors and the Empress Jokwa."

Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Hardcover from HarperCollins
Media Published: 2005-09-06
ISBN: 0060775858

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to themittens and the kittens, toeverything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight.

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.

Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two. (Picture book)

Popular Tales from the Norse
by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe
Hardcover from Bodley Head Children's Books
ISBN: 0370011171

So he put the quern on the table, and bade it first of all grind lights, then a table-cloth, then meat, then ale, and so on till they had got everything that was nice for Christmas fare. He had only to speak the word, and the quern ground out what he wanted. The old dame stood by blessing her stars, and kept on asking where he had got this wonderful quern, but he wouldn't tell her.

The Blue Fairy Book (Dover Storybooks for Children)
The Blue Fairy Book (Dover Storybooks for Children)

Paperback from Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486214370
Finest stories from around the world -- most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," 33 more. Includes original 138 black-and-white illustrations.

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Paperback from Washington Square Press
ISBN: 0671471880
 Set mainly in the Scottish Highlands in the years following the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, this story follows the fortunes of the young David Balfour as he endeavours to claim the inheritance of which he has been cheated by his scheming Uncle Ebenezer.
by Louis Sachar
"If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy." Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there are no happy campers. In place of what used to be "the largest lake in Texas" is now a dry, flat, sunburned wasteland, pocked with countless identical holes dug by boys improving their character. Stanley Yelnats, of palindromic name and ill-fated pedigree, has landed at Camp Green Lake because it seemed a better option than jail. No matter that his conviction was all a case of mistaken identity, the Yelnats family has become accustomed to a long history of bad luck, thanks to their "no-good- dirty-rotten- pig-stealing- great-great-grandfather!" Despite his innocence, Stanley is quickly enmeshed in the Camp Green Lake routine: rising before dawn to dig a hole five feet deep and five feet in diameter; learning how to get along with the Lord of the Flies-styled pack of boys in Group D; and fearing the warden, who paints her fingernails with rattlesnake venom. But when Stanley realizes that the boys may not just be digging to build character--that in fact the warden is seeking something specific--the plot gets as thick as the irony. 

It's a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too. Louis Sachar uses poker-faced understatement to create a bizarre but believable landscape--a place where Major Major Major of Catch-22 would feel right at home. But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship and a searing compassion for society's underdogs. As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny--the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store--we can't help but cheer for the good guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere. (Ages 10 and older) --Brangien Davis -
(Paperback -- May 9, )

The Catholic Youth Bible: New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition
by Brian Singer-Towns et al.
Listed under Religion for Children

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life
by Julie Morgenstern, et al
Paperback: 238 pages
Owl Books; ISBN: 0805064702; 1st Owl edition (September )

The Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier
oes Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn't think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his school's fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it's as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To some, Jerry is a hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat--a target for their pent-up hatred. And Jerry? He's just trying to stand up for what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of control; students are pitted against other students, fighting for honor--or are they fighting for their lives? In 1974, author Robert Cormier dared to disturb our universe when this book was first published. And now, with a new introduction by the celebrated author, The Chocolate War stands ready to shock a new group of teen readers.
Mass Market Paperback: 191 pages
Laureleaf; ISBN: 0440944597; Reissue edition

The Voyage of the Frog
by Gary Paulsen
(Paperback -- November 1990)

The American Heritage Student Thesaurus
by Paul Hellweg (Editor), et al
(Hardcover -- July 1, )

A First Thesaurus
by Harriet Wittels, Joan Greisman
(Library Binding -- October )

Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
Listed under Little House Books

On That Day
by Andrea Patel
(Hardcover -- September )

The Pigman
by Paul Zindel
(Paperback -- March 1, 1983)

America: A Patriotic Primer
by Lynne V. Cheney, et al
Listed under History


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