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A is for Activist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609806934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - November 10th, 2016

Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike. "Occupy Wall Street"

"A is for Activist"is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. 
The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

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The Fever Code: Book Five; Prequel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553513097
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 27th, 2016

Once there was a world s end. 
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. 
Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. 
Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. 
The boy s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. 
Now there are secrets. 
There are lies. 
And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. 
This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down. 
All will be revealed. 
A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming. Before there was the Maze, there was The Fever Code

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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399559181
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

In Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after Wonder ends. Mr. Browne's essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each dayof the year drawn from popular songs to children s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate the goodness of human beings, the strength of people s hearts, and the power of people s wills. 
There s something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho and over 100 readers ofWonderwho sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts.

Richard Scarry's the Animals' Merry Christmas Cover Image
By Kathryn Jackson, Richard Scarry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781101938423
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Published: Golden Books - October 18th, 2016

Today s kids will love this holiday story collection, brought to life by Richard Scarry, of animals in cute winter clothing having merry, mischievous fun! Out of print since the 1950s, this Little Golden Book reissue is adapted from an oversized edition of the same title. Now this charming book is just the right size, and price, to give everyone on your list.