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21 ADLER, DAVID A.; NATTI, SUSANNA (ILLUSTRATED). Cam Jansen And The Mystery Of The Babe Ruth Baseball.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: . 0440410207 / 9780440410201 First Yearling Book Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Fifth-grader Cam Jensen has the perfect chance to show off her amazing mental camera at the community hobby show - especially at the Babe Ruth exhibit of baseball cards and other collectibles. But when the prized baseball, autographed by Babe Ruth, is stolen, Cam's memory is put to the test! Can Cam and her friend Eric cover all the bases to catch the thief? "An uncluttered plot, a clever heroine, clear language, and a dash of humor make for a zestful mystery." - Sschool Library Journal 
Price: 3.75 USD
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22 ALBEE, SARAH. I Can Do It!.
Random House, New York: 1997. 0679886877 / 9780679886877 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 7.60 USD
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23 ALCOTT, LOUISA M. Little Men: Life At Plumfield With Jo's Boys.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York. Complete Autorized Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
This is the book in which the children of Jo and Meg pursue their adventures under the hospitable roof of Mother and Father Bhaer's school. It is one of the most amusing and delightful of children's books ever written. 
Price: 8.98 USD
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24 ALDERSON, BRIAN & OYENS, FELIX DE MAREZ . Be Merry And Wise: Origins Of Children's Book Publishing In England, 1650-1850.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / Co-published with The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, The Bibliographical Society of America and The British Library, London: 2006. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be seen as a readership for whom special provision should be made? The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realize that this audience might prove to constitute a profitable market. In conducting their survey, which is centered upon the books themselves, mostly drawn from the holdings of the Morgan Library, the authors not only plot the chronological development of children's book publishing from almost random beginnings to the diversity of the early Victorian period, they also show how publishers adapted their trade methods to exploit this new market. Sweetness and light did not prevail everywhere, but, even in some of the most forbidding examples presented here, there was a commercial optimism that both merriment and wisdom might be happily combined, within the pages of children's literature. 
Price: 99.04 USD
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25 ALDERSON, BRIAN & OYENS, FELIX DE MAREZ . Be Merry And Wise: Origins Of Children's Book Publishing In England, 1650-1850.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / Co-published with The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, The Bibliographical Society of America and The British Library, London: 2006. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be seen as a readership for whom special provision should be made? The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realize that this audience might prove to constitute a profitable market. In conducting their survey, which is centered upon the books themselves, mostly drawn from the holdings of the Morgan Library, the authors not only plot the chronological development of children's book publishing from almost random beginnings to the diversity of the early Victorian period, they also show how publishers adapted their trade methods to exploit this new market. Sweetness and light did not prevail everywhere, but, even in some of the most forbidding examples presented here, there was a commercial optimism that both merriment and wisdom might be happily combined, within the pages of children's literature. 
Price: 99.04 USD
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26 ALDERSON, BRIAN (RETOLD BY); FOREMAN, MICHAEL (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Arabian Nights: Or Tales Told By Sheherezade During A Thousand Nights And One Night.
Morrow Junior Books, New York: 1992. 0688142192 / 9780688142193 Books of Wonder Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This classic collection of timelesss stories from Arabia, India, and Persia recreates a fabulous world of sorcerers and sages, as well as ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Michael Foreman's one hundred and twenty stunning illustrations and decorations - highlighted with gold ink - capture all the excitement and magic of the original tales in a sumptuous book you will return to again and again. 
Price: 16.34 USD
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27 ALEXANDER, JASON; SPEARS, RON (ILLUSTRATIONS). Dad, Are You The Tooth Fairy?
Orchard Books, New York: 2005. 0439667453 / 9780439667456 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
When Gaby overhears some older children saying that the tooth fairy is just make-believe, he goes straight to his father to find out the truth. Gaby's dad tells him of a time long ago when magical creatures llived on earth - dragons, unicorns, mermaids, and, of course, fairies. But how does he answer this very important this very important about the tooth fairy? 
Price: 16.06 USD
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28 ALEXANDER, LISA. The Monsters' Picnic.
A Sesame Street/ Golden Press Book., New York: 1991. 0307001091 / 9780307001092 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 1.00 USD
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29 ALEXANDER, LIZA. Scared Of The Dark.
Western Publishing Company, New York: 1986. 0307120201 / 9780307120205 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 1.66 USD
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30 ALEXANDER, LIZA; COOKE, TOM (ILLUSTRATED BY). Ernie Gets Lost
Golden Press, New York: 1985. 0307120155 / 9780307120151 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 5.46 USD
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31 ALEXANDER, LLOYD. The Book Of Three.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1990. 0440407028 / 9780440407027 Thirty-third Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Taran, the assistant pigkeeper, longs to be a hero. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil. "An enchanting fantasy . . . completely convincing . . ." -- Booklist 
Price: 3.42 USD
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32 ALLARD, HARRY G.; MARSHALL, JAMES. Miss Nelson Is Missing!.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1977. 0395401461 / 9780395401460 s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Stains on the bottom edge. 

Price: 4.51 USD
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33 ALLARD, HARRY; MARSHALL, JAMES. Miss Nelson Is Back.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1982. 0395329566 / 9780395329566 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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34 ALLSING, PENELOPE; NEN, OPAL (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Kinetics And The Bullheaded Bully.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2008. Advance Reading Copy. s Softcover. Brand new book. Advance Reading Copy. 
Meet Tap Mambo and Polka- 3 young dancers who seem like regular kids, until the Slipper Phone rings. Then these superheroes in training zoom off into the neighborhood to conquer injustices great and small. In this first book in the series, our heroes face a neighborhood bully. 
Price: 5.42 USD
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35 ALLSING, PENELOPE; NEN, OPAL (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Kinetics And The Scary Stick Lady.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2008. Advance Reading Copy. s Softcover. Brand new book. Advance Reading Copy. 
Meet Tap Mambo and Polka- 3 young dancers who seem like regular kids, until the Slipper Phone rings. Then these superheroes in training zoom off into the neighborhood to conquer injustices great and small. In this second book in the series, a scary neighbor seems to confirm everyone's fears. The Kinetics encourage their readers to jump...but not to conclusions. 
Price: 5.18 USD
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36 ALLSING, PENELOPE; NEN, OPAL (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Kinetics And The Stinky Skunk Party.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2008. Advance Reading Copy. s Softcover. Brand new book. Advance Reading Copy. 
Meet Tap Mambo and Polka - 3 young dancers who seem like regular kids, until the Slipper Phone rings. Then these superheroes in training zoom off into the neighborhood to conquer injustices great and small. In this third book in the series, a skunk wanders into a birthday party and wreaks havov. 
Price: 5.18 USD
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37 ANAYA, RUDOLFO WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY AMY CîRDOVA & TRANSLATED BY ENRIQUE R. LAMADRID. The Santero's Miracle: A Bilingual Story.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this bilingual story of faith, Don Jacobo has a dream that, in the end, is a reminder that miracles do happen. Jacobo is teaching his visiting grandson Andrs how to become a santero. Christmas is coming, snow is falling in the village, and the two are working on a carving of San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers. ; The half-finished carving stands in the living room beside the two oxen and the angel that don Jacobo carved earlier in the month. The snow-covered mountains are beautiful, but the road to the village is impassable. Andrs's parents will not be able to get to the house for the holiday, and Jacobo's neighbor Leopoldo is desperately ill but cannot get to the hospital. ; Then comes Jacobo's dream; San Isidro is plowing with the two oxen and the angel is helping. "But we don't plow 'til April," don Jacobo muses upon awakening. "What does it mean?" The night had been bitterly cold and don Jacobo must bundle up to go to the barn to feed his cows and chickens. As he steps outside, he can hardly believe his eyes. The snow-packed road is clear. ; Rudolfo Anaya's story of the power of faith, hope, and love will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. 10 x 8.5 in. 32 pages 20 color illustrations. Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is best known for the classic Bless Me, Ultima. Amy Cordova is an artist, author, educator and two-time ALA Pura Belpr Honors Award winner for children's book illustration. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, within the glorious view of the Jemez Mountains. Enrique R. Lamadrid is a literary folklorist and cultural historian in the University of New Mexico's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. "The creative Don Jacobo is a wonderful character and his relationship with Andrs is strong and warm, a good match to the gorgeous paintings in blue, turquoise, and red clay colors of the Southwest." --School Library Journal ". . . a simple story of wintertime in Northern New Mexico, of an extended family with a tradition of craftmanship, and of a miracle that saves a life and brings that extended family together. . . The Santero's Miracle is rooted deeply in the land and culture of our state." -- Santa Fe New Mexican "New Mexico's most-respected wordsmith spins a tale of Christmas and the power of tradition, faith and miracles. . . The resolution of this warm, magical tale is sure to be a favorite for children of all ages, and with the story presented in both English and Spanish, side-by-side, it's an oppotunity to stretch one's knowledge of another language. The illustrations are colorful, simple and sure to be pleasing to young readers." --Crosswinds Weekly "A warm relationship between a boy and his abuelo and a Christmas season of miracles are the focus of a touching holiday tale by New Mexico's world-renowned and much-honored author Rudolfo Anaya. . . This sweet tale about the power of faith and love could well become a Borderland classic." -- Las Cruces Sun-News "The bright color illustrations practically leap off the page in this joyful and uplifting story meant to be shared." --The Midwest Book Review "Anaya's gift as a masterful storyteller is evident. Readers are drawn to his characters and their emotions during this special time of the year. The illustrator, Amy Cordova, has skillfully portayed the spirit of both the old and new, and her artwork captures a sense of compassion for the characters." --Multicultural Review 
Price: 27.74 USD
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38 ANAYA, RUDOLFO. Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos Of Christmas With " Season Of Renewal" And " A Child's Christmas In New Mexico, 1944"
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This keepsake volume of Rudolfo Anaya's Christmas writings opens with the classic New Mexico Christmas story "The Farolitos of Christmas," newly illustrated by the award-winning artist Amy Cordova. Farolitos is Anaya's heartwarming tale of a beloved holiday tradition, of a promise, and of homecoming on Christmas Eve. This Christmas story by one of New Mexico's best-known authors (Bless Me, Ultima) has delighted children and adults since it was first published in 1987. "Season of Renewal," Anaya's narrative of Christmastime in his native state, first appeared thirty years ago in the Los Angeles Times and recounts Hispanic and Native traditions that continue in New Mexico to this day including reenactments of the revered nativity plays Los Pastores and Las Posadas. Finally, in "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944," Anaya presents us with a storied poem in stunning verse. It is Christmas morning, he is a seven-year-old boy, and is running through the icy dawn to his neighbor's door to seek "mis Crismes," special treats. That night he and his family walk to midnight Mass where the church choir memorably sings "Las Ma–anitas," a birthday song, to baby Jesus. But there is a bittersweet aspect to looking back on childhood's magic from an older man's vantage; the world has changed, the ways of elders are nearly lost, innocence has transitioned to experience. Rudolfo Anaya's Christmas collection is like a snow globeŃshake it, then watch as the scene emerges through the orb revealing tradition, family, community, love. This gift from a master storyteller and New Mexico treasure is sure to be loved by children of all ages for decades to come. "The 1987 story of the title returns in a newly illustrated edition, accompanied by a 1981 article Anaya wrote about New Mexican Christmas traditions, as well as a previously unpublished poem recounting his holiday memories during WWII. Luz's abuelo is too sick to stack logs and light the traditional holiday luminarias (a term that refers to bonfires in this story), which serve as invitations to villagers dressed as shepherds to come sing on Christmas Eve. Luz finds a solution: placing candles into bags filled with sand to create farolitos (which are, somewhat confusingly, commonly called luminarias, as Anaya notes). Cordova uses traces of cobalt blue to subtly outline the figures and objects in her stately, thickly painted images, which have a gentle luminescence that, fittingly, calls to mind lantern light. Ages 9-13." --Publishers Weekly Rudolfo Anaya, considered the father of Chicano literature, is the author of the beloved classic Bless Me, Ultima, which was adapted into a major feature film in 2013. In 2016, Anaya received the National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama. His children's books include Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas, The First Tortilla, Roadrunner's Dance, The Santero's Miracle, and Serafina's Stories. Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico where he taught for thirty years. He lives in Albuquerque. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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39 ANAYA, RUDOLFO; CORDOVA, AMY (LLUSTRATOR). La Llorona: The Crying Woman.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2012. . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
La Llorona, the Crying Woman, is the legendary creature who haunts rivers, lakes, and lonely roads. Said to seek out children who disobey their parents, she has become a "boogeyman," terrorizing the imaginations of New Mexican children and inspiring them to behave. But there are other lessons her tragic history can demonstrate for children. In Rudolfo Anaya's version Maya, a young woman in ancient Mexico, loses her children to Father Time's cunning. This tragic and informative story serves as an accessible message of mortality for children. La Llorona, deftly translated by Enrique Lamadrid, is familiar and newly informative, while Amy Cordova's rich illustrations illuminate the story. The legend as retold by Anaya, a man as integral to southwest tradition as La Llorona herself, is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones. 8.5 x 10 inches. 40 pages 43 color illustrations. Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is best known for the classic Bless Me, Ultima. Amy Cordova is an artist, author, educator and two-time ALA Pura Belpr Honors Award winner for children's book illustration. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, within the glorious view of the Jemez Mountains. Enrique R. Lamadrid is a literary folklorist and cultural historian in the University of New Mexico's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He also collaborated with Anaya and Cordova on the children's books Santero's Miracle and The First Tortilla. "This child-friendly story is an excellent addition to the folklore that already exists concerning La Llorona and will no doubt create many new believers."-- School Library Journal 
Price: 18.95 USD
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40 ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN (ADAPTED FROM); HADER, BERTA & ELMER (ILLUSTRATED BY). The Ugly Duckling.
Book Club of America, Fort Salonga, NY: 1992. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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