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Books published by publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers

  • Baby Beluga

    Raffi, Ashley Wolff

    Board book (Knopf Books for Young Readers, Aug. 12, 1997)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Raffi's most popular and beloved song about the "little white whale on the go" is available in a sturdy board book edition--just the right size for babies and toddlers!Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child's speech and listening skills, which makes Baby Beluga perfect for early learning. Join this adorable baby whale in a busy day at sea, culminating in a warm mother-child bedtime ending. With its delightful illustrations, this is the ideal sing-along for a whole new generation of readers.
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  • Bud, Not Buddy

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    eBook (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Nov. 13, 2001)
    Hit the road with Bud in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy on a journey to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. “[A] powerfully felt novel.” —The New York Times
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  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Classic Gift Edition

    A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

    Hardcover (Dutton Books for Young Readers, Sept. 19, 2017)
    The perfect gift for both new readers and passionate collectors!A gorgeous new collectible edition of the beloved classic, Winnie-the-Pooh, crafted as a replica of the first American edition from 1926. This elegant book features a textured case, gold foil stamping, and illustrated endpapers. For over ninety years, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A.A. Milne, who wrote this book for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave Pooh and his companions shape through his illustrations. Now fans can celebrate the legacy of Pooh with a beautiful new gift edition of the original stories as they were first published in the United States.
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  • Sleep Like a Tiger

    Mary Logue, Pamela Zagarenski

    Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct. 23, 2012)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.A 2013 Caldecott Honor Book In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny – like cadence: “Does everything in the world go to sleep?” the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski’s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
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  • How to Babysit a Grandpa

    Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish

    Hardcover (Knopf Books for Young Readers, April 10, 2012)
    Celebrate the special bond between grandpas and grandchildren in this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge! A New York Times bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO... series--about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play). Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!Praise for the HOW TO . . . series: “A silly take on role reversal.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandma)“Laugh-out-loud funny. . .” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Raise a Mom)“. . . laugh-out-loud scenes and funny hidden details.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandpa)“Touches of humor in each of the digitally rendered illustrations.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Surprise a Dad)The fun doesn't stop! Check out more HOW TO... picture books:How to babysit a GrandmaHow to Catch a SantaHow to Get Your Teacher ReadyHow to Raise a MomHow to Surprise a Dad
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  • Nothing to Fear

    Jackie French Koller

    eBook (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 27, 1993)
    Thirteen-year-old Danny and his family are struggling to make ends meet in New York during the Great Depression. His father leaves to search for work, and Danny and his mother do what they can to survive. With his mother pregnant and unable to help, Danny is forced to beg for food. Through it all, they retain their good humor and family pride, and in the end help arrives in a most unexpected guise. “Rich, rewarding historical fiction.”--Kirkus Reviews
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  • Trombone Shorty

    Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier

    eBook (Abrams Books for Young Readers, April 14, 2015)
    Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. Here, follow Andrews as he fulfills his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, and becomes an international star. Based on the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King (Illustration) Medal, Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.
  • Just Grace Boxed Set

    Charise Mericle Harper

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct. 21, 2014)
    Triple the fun! The first three paperbacks in the popular series starring the lovable Grace Stewart and her third grade friends, together for the first time in a colorful boxed set. The collection includes: Just Grace, Still Just Grace, and Just Grace Walks the Dog. A great gift for girls just settling into chapter books!
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  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

    Hardcover (Viking Books for Young Readers, Oct. 1, 1992)
    The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as The Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! -Horn Book
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  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book

    Mem Fox, Helen Oxenbury

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 23, 2010)
    As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world! This is a gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all you’ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again! The luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and true to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.
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  • I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

    Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds

    Hardcover (Abrams Books for Young Readers, Sept. 26, 2017)
    Discover the power of mindfulness in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love! Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world. From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga, I Am Human, I Am Love, and I Am One comes a gentle expression of the tenets of mindfulness, encouraging children to breathe, taste, smell, and be present in the here and now. Includes a guided meditation. Also available: I Am. . . A Box of Goodness! Get I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, and a bonus two-sided poster in a giftable box set.
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  • The Alchemyst

    Michael Scott

    eBook (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, May 22, 2007)
    Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book one of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The truth: Nicholas Flamel's tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries? The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series!The AlchemystThe MagicianThe SorceressThe NecromancerThe Warlock The Enchantress
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