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  • A Well Timed Enchantment Pa

    Vivian Vande Velde

    Paperback (Sandpiper, June 1, 2006)
    It's bad enough that Deanna has to waste her summer in France and her only friend is a mangy black cat, but now she's staring hopelessly into a well, trying to figure out what in the world to wish for. Before she can make a wish, the cat scratches her, her watch falls into the well, and then . . . so has she! Except that now she's in medieval France, the cat is a handsome young man, and her watch has the power to completely change history. Maybe a quiet summer would have been nice?
  • The Bells of Christmas

    Virginia Hamilton, Lambert Davis

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 15, 1997)
    Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”--School Library Journal
  • Morgy Makes His Move Pa

    Maggie Lewis

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 29, 2002)
    Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff hates being the new kid in a new school in a new town in a new state. Each day brings more things to get used to, from weird Boston accents to surviving the blizzard of the century to facing Ferguson, bully extraordinaire. Gradually, though, Morgy begins to figure out life in Puckett Corner, Massachusetts, and learns that he just might fit in after all.
  • Capyboppy

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 29, 1985)
    The true story and adventures of Capyboppy, the Peet family's pet capybara.
  • Curious Adventures of Jimmy McGee Pa

    Eleanor Estes

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 1, 2005)
    Jimmy McGee is a tiny, leprechaun-like man whose peaceful life is disrupted when he rescues Amy's doll Little Lydia from a monstrous wave that sweeps her off the beach. Can Jimmy find a way to restore Little Lydia to her original state as a "do-nothing doll" before he returns her to her rightful owner? From the bestselling author of Ginger Pye comes the quirky story of a little man who saves the day in a big way.
  • Mighty Tree

    Dick Gackenbach

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 1, 1996)
    Three very important trees grow from tiny seeds borne by the wind to the forest floor. Dick Gackenbach’s lively, colorful illustrations and simple story convey a timely message about the use and protection of our natural resources. “This pleasant nature story should be welcomed by teachers.”--School Library Journal
  • Trupp: A Fuzzhead Tale

    Janell Cannon

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 15, 1998)
    Trupp, a young Fuzzhead, decides to venture into the world. With a cheeky raven for a companion, Trupp rambles through the city, going virtually unnoticed by humans-that is, until they are confronted by a homeless woman who sees Trupp for who he really is. Before Trupp can decide whether to stay or run away, this unusual woman realizes that he could use a little help. “Fans of Stellaluna, Cannon’s exceptional debut book, will approach her second with high expectations--and those will be met.”--Publishers Weekly
  • Helga's Dowry: A Troll Love Story

    Tomie dePaola

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 1, 1977)
    Helga, a troll, must somehow acquire a dowry with which to marry or, by the god Odin’s command, be doomed to wander the earth forever. “Richly colored pictures capture the droll humor of [Helga’s] clever, determined fight to garner impressive riches.”--Booklist
  • Old Devil Wind

    Bill Martin Jr, Barry Root

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 15, 1996)
    In this cumulative tale that begins on “one dark and stormy night,” Ghost begins to wail. Then Candle flickers. Floor creaks. Owl hoots. And Wind begins to blow . . . and blow . . . and BLOW. . . . “The mounting cadence will be splendid aloud; kids will begin to chime in on the first reading. Root’s dark, swirling paintings of the thoroughly haunted house, lit with a ghostly glow, are right in the proper spirit.”--Kirkus Reviews
  • Number the Stars

    Lois Lowry

    Paperback (Sandpiper, May 2, 2011)
    A new paperback edition of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award–winning classic. As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. With a new introduction by the author.
  • The Mysterious Giant of Barletta

    Tomie dePaola

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 1, 1988)
    An eleventh-century legend about a mysterious giant. “The illustrations are among dePaola’s best: rigorous line and expressive movement against an atmospheric background of rich golds, blues, and reds.”--The Bulletin
  • Triple Play

    John R. Tunis

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 1, 2007)
    These action-packed, heart-pounding tales--The Kid from Tomkinsville, World Series, and Rookie of the Year--take place during the heyday of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Full of fast-paced entertainment, this boxed set makes a great gift for baseball fans of all ages. Each book includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.