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  • Ruby In Her Own Time

    Jonathan Emmett

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Feb. 1, 2007)
    To coincide with our HC publication of THIS WAY, RUBY!, here's the sweet little duckling's picture book debut--now in paperback.Mother Duck and Father Duck are worried about Ruby. As the littlest duckling of the family, she learns to eat and swim long after her four sisters and brothers. Father Duck frets that Ruby will never catch up, but Mother Duck calmly reassures him that Ruby will flourish -- "in her own time."Readers of all ages who have ever felt like the biggest or the littlest, the slowest or the fastest, or somewhere in between, will root for Ruby as she takes wing toward independence, at last. Once you've met Ruby, you'll never forget her!
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog

    Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Feb. 1, 2006)
    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences: laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Sixteen bestselling titles available now!Category: NatureIn a tropical rain forest in Central America, a red-eyed tree frog spends the night looking for food while avoiding potential predators. Award-winning photographer Nic Bishop's larger-than-life, gorgeous images document the hunt, which ends happily with the frog settling down in the leaves to spend his daylight hours sleeping! Joy Cowley's simple, readable text makes the frog's story fun, interesting, and accessible to young readers. This is a nature tale like you've never seen before!
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jean Marzollo, J. Pinkney, J. Brian Pinkney

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 2006)
    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences: laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Sixteen best-selling titles available now!Category: BiographyThis book is a beautifully-rendered study of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, told in simple, straightforward language for even the youngest of readers to understand. Pinkney's scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations convey both the strength and gentleness of King's character. Both text and art carry his central message of peace and brotherhood among all people.
  • Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation

    Linas Alsenas

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Oct. 1, 2008)
    In this charming picture book debut, Mrs. Claus leaves the snow (and her husband) behind in order to see the world . . . and get back in time for Christmas. Now available in paperback!Mrs. Claus needs to get out of the house. The endless snow at the North Pole is getting her down. And she doesn't see why her husband should get all the travel time in the family. So she hitches up the reindeer and takes a world tour--leaving Santa to take care of himself (and the remaining reindeer) for the first time in a long time. Mrs. Claus loves traveling the globe . . . but she also misses Santa as much as Santa misses her. Will she be home in time for Christmas?
  • Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

    Rachel Vail, Yumi Heo

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2008-05-09, May 9, 2008)
    A warm book about losing your temper, and how to feel like yourself again. With its bright illustrations and sweet story, this title is the perfect read aloud for librarians, teachers, and parents.Five-year-old Katie is a good kid -- most of the time. But sometimes...well, sometimes, say when her little brother knocks down her beautiful castle after she told him not to touch it and she knows she'll never be able to make it look that good again...sometimes Katie gets so mad she's Bombaloo, she's just not herself.Being Bombaloo is scary. But a little time out and a lot of understanding from Mom help Bombaloo calm down. And cleaning up the mess that Bombaloo made, then sharing hugs and sorries with her family, help Katie feel like Katie again.
  • A Bad Case of Stripes

    David Shannon

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, June 1, 2004)
    Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in a bad case of stripes. Full color.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story

    Marilyn Burns

    Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Jan. 1, 2008)
    In this fun look at area and perimeter, dinnertime becomes a real mess as guests rearrange the carefully placed tables and chairs.
  • The Ant Bully

    John Nickle

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., July 1, 2006)
    Lucas wishes he could squash that big bully Sid like a bug. But Lucas is too little, and so he bullies the ants instead. Feature film coming Summer 2006!Lucas is picked on by the neighborhood bully, and in turn terrorizes the ant colony. The ants create a potion that shrinks Lucas to the size of an ant. They put him on trial, and find him guilty of crimes against the colony -- his sentence? To live and work as an ant! Lucas learns about teamwork and the importance of friendship--and in the end, he saves the colony and is returned to his normal size.
  • Just the Two of Us

    Will Smith, Kadir Nelson

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Feb. 1, 2005)
    Superstar Will Smith's touching ode to fatherhood.Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Category: Fathers and Sons"Just the two of usBuilding castles in the skyJust the two of us, You and I."Will Smith--- musician, actor, and father--brings us a moving celebration of fatherhood. Smith's heartfelt lyrics and Kadir Nelson's vibrant paintings capture the beauty and intensity of a father's love as his child grows from a boy into a man. This poignant portrait will resonate with fathers and sons everywhere.
  • Ruby The Copycat

    Peggy Rathmann

    Library Binding (Turtleback, Aug. 1, 2006)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Ruby insists on copying Angela, until her teacher helps her discover her own creative resources.
  • The Bunyans

    Audrey Wood, David Shannon

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 1, 2006)
    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience -- laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!You may know that Paul Bunyan was taller than a redwood tree and stronger than fifty grizzly bears--but you may NOT know that he also had a wife and two kids who helped him create some of the most striking natural wonders of North America! With warmth, humor, and dazzling landscapes, award-winning writer Audrey Wood and acclaimed illustrator David Shannon team up to present the tall-tale beginnings of Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains, Old Faithful, and more. The Bunyans are a family you will never forget!
  • How Are You Peeling? Foods With Moods

    Saxton Freymann

    Library Binding (Turtleback, June 1, 2004)
    Brief text and photographs of carvings, made from vegetables, introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as "Are you feeling angry?" Turtleback binding is a highly durable alternative to a hardcover or paperback book. The comprehensive cover reinforcement process will drastically combat wear and tear, keeping your favorite books in great condition for years to come! Turtleback books are ideal for any reader, or for use in schools or libraries.