I Can Build Confidence

I Can Build Confidence by Dagmar Geisler

Author: Dagmar Geisler, Elisabeth Zöller

Category: Children & Middle Grade

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Deal starts: June 22, 2021

Deal ends: June 22, 2021

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An important story for young readers about standing up to bullies and developing courage and self-confidence.

Kim is in kindergarten, and she loves going to school! She has a new backpack she can’t wait to use and show to her friends.

On the way to school, she spots Grit and Fritz on the playground. They approach her, they call her names, they threaten to hurt her if she doesn’t give them her new backpack. Scared, Kim can’t find her voice to yell for help and shrinks inside herself as the bigger kids taunt her. When they are scared away by an older kid, Kim continues on to class but doesn’t want to tell Ms. Blume why she’s upset.

In class that day, Ms. Blume sings a song about being strong and asks her students to create treasure boxes that will hold their talents and strengths. As Kim works, frequently bothered by Frtiz and Grit, she decides that her treasure box should hold everything she needs to be big and strong—confidence, courage, her voice.

When Frtiz and Grit return to stomp all over her box, Kim has a decision to make: she can either run to the cozy corner and hide, or she can plant her feet, take a deep breath, and tell her bullies to leave her alone. Which will she choose?

A Kid’s Guide to Chess

A Kid’s Guide to Chess by Ellisiv Reppen

Author: Ellisiv Reppen, Flu Hartberg

Category: Children & Middle Grade

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Deal starts: June 21, 2021

Deal ends: June 21, 2021

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A fun illustrated guide for beginners who want to learn about more chess! Perfect for fans of the hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit!
 
Chess is played on every continent and by several hundred million people. It’s the most popular board game in the world, and people of all ages love to play!
 
In A Kid's Guide to Chess, you’ll start learn all of the basics like how the pieces move and then progress to the more complicated ideas behind the best moves for the different phases of the game. This book offers something for beginners who have never picked up a chess piece as well as more advanced instruction for experienced learners who are looking to become expert players!
 
With this comprehensive guide, learn:
 
• The rules of the game
• Tactical moves
• Openings
• Vulnerable routes
• The history of chess
• And much more!
 
Additionally, inside you’ll find exclusive tips from some of the world’s best chess players. These clever suggestions will help you to become a real master of chess. Imagine how much fun it will be to win a game against a classmate or—if you’re really good—maybe even your grandpa! If you’re up for a real challenge, you can also test yourself with puzzles taken from world championship games. Put on your thinking cap—your brain’s got some work to do!
 

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $8.99

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Deal starts: June 20, 2021

Deal ends: June 20, 2021

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A movie tie-in edition to the upcoming major motion picture, now including an introduction by director Ava DuVernay.

In 1962, Madeleine L'Engle debuted her novel A Wrinkle in Time, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children's literature and is beloved around the world. Now Disney is taking it to the silver screen! With an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture bring the world of Wrinkle to life for a new generation of fans.

This movie tie-in edition of the timeless novel features the complete, unabridged original text; an introduction by the film's director, Ava DuVernay (Selma); and eight pages of photos from the movie. This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:

"One of America's most beloved stories." -- Andrew Liptak in Kirkus

"A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of family ties as key to overcoming them." -- Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post

"An exhilarating experience." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future." -- Children's Literature

"A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT." -- Meg Cabot

"A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place." -- Cory Doctorow

"[L'Engle's] work is one of the things that made me a writer, a science fiction and fantasy fan, an avid reader. Hers were the first books I read that mixed math and magic, the quest and the quantum." -- Scott Westerfeld

"A Wrinkle in Time taught me that you can tackle even the deepest and most slippery concepts of physics and philosophy in fiction for young readers. It's a great lesson for all writers, and a tough tesseract to follow." -- David Lubar

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, Margaret Atwood

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: June 20, 2021

Deal ends: June 20, 2021

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Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place -- he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings -- such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association's "Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book," a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. Don't miss this modern classic -- whether shared as a read-aloud or read independently, it's sure to appeal to readers ages 8 and up.

Pigeon in the Pinewoods

Pigeon in the Pinewoods by Kevin George

Author: Kevin George

Category: Children & Middle Grade

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Deal starts: June 19, 2021

Deal ends: June 19, 2021

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From Kevin George, the author of the Flea's Five Christmases series, comes THE HINTERLAND CHRONICLES, an epic paranormal shifter series for middle-grade readers!

On a dark and stormy night, an unusual baby is born in St. Edward's Hospital. When the nurse tries to question the baby's mother, she finds that the mother has disappeared.

Twelve years later, Nikolas Edwards has bounced from one foster family to another in the city of Mimosa Ridge. He's rejected by them all. When he's finally moved out of the city and to the forest town of Pinewoods, he feels a deep connection with every part of nature. But an attack on one of his teachers shakes the community and rumors spread that mysterious animals are roaming the woods near Nikolas's new home.

Nikolas senses that the attack has something to do with his presence in Pinewoods, as well as the presence of a strange city bird that's been watching him for his entire life. Danger follows him and threatens not just his life, but the lives of the first foster family that's treated him kindly.

Pigeon in the Pinewoods is the first book of The Hinterland Chronicles trilogy and starts Niko on a journey to discover what happened to his real family and why his newfound powers can be so important. . . and so dangerous!

Code of Rainbow

Author: Weiqi Wang, Bonnie Karrin

Category: Children & Middle Grade

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Deal starts: June 18, 2021

Deal ends: June 18, 2021

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This is the first book of a teen fantasy book series that nurtures the bloom of MAGIC in the soil of SCIENCE. The magic in this world is different from the "traditional" concept, because it's backed up by realistic, physical scientific theories. As the story goes on, you'll enjoy the unique charm of science and magic merging into each other - something that has rarely been attempted before. The transition from magic to science will be bit by bit, so the early books do read like a "mainstream" magic fantasy.

Soarame has a pair of special eyes. He can see magic elements in this world, which are supposed to be invisible. This enviable gift of his could reveal the truth of the world, but it also puts him in danger.

Many animals in this world possess magic power, so they are called "magimals" - dragons as examples. Soarame fortunately got a baby magimal as his best friend, but they got into troubles together - troubles that were a lot bigger than dragons.

Could they survive?