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  • National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!

    J. Patrick Lewis

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Oct. 13, 2015)
    When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens! Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover majestic photography perfectly paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works.
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  • National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!

    J. Patrick Lewis

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Sept. 11, 2012)
    Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews!Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library!"Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." —School Library Journal starred review"Out of a windless August night/A luna moth in ghostly lightBeat softly on my window screen/Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.She whispered secrets in my ear--/I am but a stranger here.The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.You will not see me here tonight--/I have a thousand stars to write."What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Designed for family sharing but targeted to ages 4-8, this dynamic, fresh, yet still classic collection of animal poems is a must-have for the family bookshelf.Featured poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Dorothy Aldis, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more.Divided into chapters that group the poems by theme for extra resonance, the collection is a mix of old and new, classics, and never-before-published. A foreword from Lewis, sets the scene for helping children appreciate this gift of language and this visual feast for the eyes. Chapters include: Welcome to the World (birth of animal young) Big Ones (large animals--elephants, hippos, rhinos, bears) Little Ones (small animals--worms, insects) Winged Ones (birds and other flying creatures) Water Ones (aquatic animals--fish, dolphins, crabs) Strange Ones (curious creatures--armadillos, centipedes) Noisy Ones (loud animals--lions, hyenas) Quiet Ones (silent or still animals--hens, rabbits, snakes) Last Thought (a reflection on the world we share with animals)Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1054-6 , $28.90/$33.00 CanNational Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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  • Poppy

    Avi, Brian Floca

    Hardcover (Perfection Learnings, Aug. 15, 2006)
    King of the NightAt the very edge of Dimwood Forest stood an old charred oak where, silhouetted by the moon, a great horned owl sat waiting. The owls name was Mr. Ocax, and he looked like death himself. With his piercing gaze, he surveyed the lands he called his own, watching for the creatures he considered his subjects. Not one of them ever dared to cross his path. . .until the terrible night when two little mice went dancing in the moonlight. . .
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  • Tales From the Arabian Nights: Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal

    Donna Jo Napoli, Christina Balit

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Oct. 25, 2016)
    Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tals and ignites children's imaginations.
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  • Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship With Kitties

    Aline Alexander Newman, Mieshelle Nagelschneider

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, April 11, 2017)
    We humans love our cats and these surprising true stories will prove our cats love us back! This collection of tales of playfulness, friendship, heroism, and inspiration is sure to touch the soul, tickle the funny bone, and inspire animal lovers everywhere to be the best kitty caretakers and companions they can be. There's Bambi, whose owners taught her to respond to commands in American Sign Language; Millie, who loves exploring the outdoors and goes rock climbing with her owner; Leo, a rescued lion who changed the life of one South African family forever, and more.
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  • Don't Read This Book Before Bed: Thrills, Chills, and Hauntingly True Stories

    Anna Claybourne

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Love to tell scary stories around the camp fire? Like to solve mysteries? Brave enough to hear the truth about some pretty freaky phenomena? Then cuddle up with this spooky spine-tingler, filled with delightfully frightful true stories of real-life monsters, doomed domains, menacing mysteries, strange disappearances, and so much more. Meet ghosts, ghouls, and zombies. Go inside haunted houses, hidden graveyards, and deadly secret passages. The Fright-o-meter rates each story for its level of scariness. Full of thrills and chills, this book will have you sleeping with a nightlight for sure. Read if you dare, but don't say we didn't warn you!
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  • Ereth's Birthday

    Avi, Brian Floca

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Aug. 15, 2006)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Feeling neglected on his birthday, Ereth, the cantankerous old porcupine, sets out looking for his favorite treat and instead finds himself acting as ""mother"" to three young fox kits.
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  • Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs that Protect and Serve

    Nancy Furstinger, Ronald L. Aiello

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, April 12, 2016)
    Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. Their touching stories are sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere.
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  • Tales from Dimwood Forest Box Set

    Avi, Brian Floca

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Oct. 1, 2001)
    All the Tales From Dimwood Forest -- Ragweed, Poppy, Poppy and Rye, and Ereth's Birthday -- in one stunning boxed set!
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  • Poppy and Rye

    Avi, Brian Floca

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Aug. 15, 2006)
    Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Ragweed, Poppy, a deer mouse, is determined to make the journey west to bring the sad news to his family. Traveling along is her best friend Ereth, the prickly porcupine who is forever spouting inventive - and hilarious - insults.
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  • Puppy Love: True Stories of Doggie Devotion

    Lisa M. Gerry

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Jan. 6, 2015)
    Bite-size, true-life tales of doggy devotion mix with enchanting photos to create a treasure for all dog lovers and pet owners. Readers will howl with delight over this heartwarming gift book featuring a collection of adorable stories of true puppy love. Stylish photos and inspiring tales of playfulness, friendship, heroism, and devotion will touch the soul, tickle the funny bone, and inspire animal lovers everywhere to be the best pooch caretakers and companions they can be.
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  • Children's Songs from Afghanistan

    Louise M. Pascale

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, May 8, 2012)
    Presents a collection of children's songs from Afghanistan.
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