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Scholastic Year In Sports 2012
By James Buckley Jr. $9.99
     This must-have sports almanac will tell kids everything they want and need to know about the previous year in sports. Relive the year's most thrilling moments and championships and meet the top athletes and legends, along with predictions for the coming year. Includes fabulous full-color photographs throughout from major sports like basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, to golf, tennis, cycling, auto racing, action sports, and more!

 

39 Clues: Cahills Vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom
By Jude Watson $12.99
     When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they'd stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century.

Hugo Movie Companion
By Brian Selznick $19.99
     Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs from the movie, and filled with fun, informative interviews of the cast and crew, comparisons of artwork from the book alongside people, props, costumes, and sets from the movie, plus fascinating information about automatons, filmmaking pioneer Georges Méliès, and an essay on the birth of movies written by Martin Scorsese, The Hugo Movie Companion beautifully extends the experience of the book and the movie, and is a must-have for fans of all ages.

 

Scholastic Book Of World Records 2012 
By Jenifer Corr Morse $10.99
     Whether kids want to know what the world's fastest shark is, which country eats the most fast food, who has the most career hits in the MLB, or which state has the largest teddy bear, the Scholastic Book of World Records 2012 has all of the answers and much, much more! Over the past ten years, kids, parents, and teachers have come to love this kid-friendly book.

 

 

Icefall
By Matthew Kirby $17.99
     Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors, anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. A malevolent air begins to seep through the fortress walls, and a smothering claustrophobia slowly turns these prisoners of winter against one another.

 

 

Wonderstruck
By Brian Selznick $29.99     Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

Pie
By Sarah Weeks $16.99
     When Alice's Aunt Polly passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat Lardo... and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.
     Suddenly Alice is thrust into the center of a pie storm, with everyone in town trying to be the next pie-contest winner ... including Alice's mother and some of Alice's friends. The whole community is going pie-crazy . . . and it's up to Alice to discover the ingredients that really matter. Like family. And friendship. And enjoying what you do.

 

 

Flyaway
By Lucy Christopher $16.99
     If they saved the swan together, could she then save her friend? In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla's father falls. They're racing across the fields, following the swans flying in to winter at the lake like they do every year, when something goes wrong. And before she can even catch her breath, they're in the back of an ambulance, she's holding his hand.

13 Gifts
By Wendy Mass $16.99
     When Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, steals the school mascot, a goat, in order to make some friends with the popular crowd and gets caught, she gets herself in a heap of trouble. In addition, her parents decide that instead of taking her on their summer trip to Madagascar to study the courtship rituals of the Bamboo Lemur, she must go stay with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls. Tara thinks it's a good time to start over; she'll be turning 13 after all, so she might as well make the best of it and perhaps even attempt to break out of her shell (in a non-criminal manner). What Tara doesn't know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. It's not a typical birthday. But then again, nothing is Willow Falls is exactly typical!

Ripley's Special Edition 2012
By Ripley’s Inc $16.99
     The best-selling annual edition is back! The fascinating files of Robert Ripley prove there's nothing stranger than the truth. Turn the pages, if you dare. But watch out! There are more creepy facts and crazy feats than ever before.