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Annotation:This picture biography tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ages 4-8.
Annotation:Annabelle has been an 8-year-old doll in the same house for 100 years when a new family of plastic dolls arrives, bringing an end to her boredom and the chance to solve an old mystery. Ages 8-12
Annotation:Comfort Snowberger, whose family runs the town funeral home, has attended many funerals and believes she is familiar with loss until the sudden death of Great-uncle Edisto begins a series of events for which she is unprepared. Ages 9-12
Annotation:As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. Ages 10-14
Annotation:Meggie lives a quiet life with her father Mo, a bookbinder, until the night he reads aloud and the villain Capricorn comes out of the book into the real world and tries to use Mo’s talents for his own evil purposes. Ages 10-14
Annotation:Marvin the beetle is a talented artist who makes a miniature drawing as a birthday gift for James, the boy whose apartment he shares, not realizing that this will involve them both in the search for an art thief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 8-12
Annotation:When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters, and therefore the crocodile shouldn't eat her. Ages 3-7
Annotation:After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821. Ages 7-10.
Annotation:Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television or tasted pizza, but when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. Ages 10-14
Annotation:The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older. Ages 8-12
Annotation:Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. Ages 8-12
Annotation:The world of Pooh is a world of enchantment. It is a world where Winnie-the-Pooh (a very humble bear) and his friends Piglet, Eeyor, Tigger, Kanga and the others share unforgettable adventures with Christopher Robin. Ages 4-99