Teenagers' Den

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, Audrey Wood, Child's Play.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, Audrey Wood, Child's Play.
The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear... How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce, Atheneum Books for Young Reader.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce, Atheneum Books for Young Reader.
The story, in a nutshell, concerns the titular book-loving Mr. Morris Lessmore, whose personal library is blown away in a terrible wind but who finds meaning caring for the books he finds in a marvelous library. It will inspire your children to have their very own library !

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The Dream Factory, Nurit Karlin, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

The Dream Factory, Nurit Karlin, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
This is the story of a little sheep who doesn't like to go to bed at night and changes her mind after a visit to the Dream Factory.

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Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson, Shadow Mountain.

Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson, Shadow Mountain.
Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she'll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved...

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The Jolly Postman, Allan Ahlberg, LB Kids.

The Jolly Postman, Allan Ahlberg, LB Kids.
This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email by depicting amusing correspondence between fairy tale and Mother Goose characters. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales...

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Tuesday, David Wiesner, Clarion Books.

Tuesday, David Wiesner, Clarion Books.
Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy.

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Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, HarperCollins.

Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, HarperCollins.
The author's snappy prose is filled with subtle puns and jokes to keep astute readers chuckling.

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Rain Makes Applesauce, Julian Scheer, Pages Very Worn.

Rain Makes Applesauce, Julian Scheer, Pages Very Worn.
This is a book of silly talk. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. The author and artist speak to children in a special way. The fanciful nonsense and marvelously intricate pictures are full of sly subtleties and happy surprises for both eye and ear. It is a book of absurd delights, of...

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The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen, Speak.

The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen, Speak.
This is the first book I've read by this author. Admittedly, it started a little slow. Though the two main characters are teenagers, their friendship is based on truth and trust, and their feelings are human on all levels, regardless of age. The book addresses the struggle with grief, sadness,...

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The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff, Farrar Straus Giroux.

The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff, Farrar Straus Giroux.
In A.D. 119 the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the unit's commander, embarks on a quest to recovers the lost eagle standard on the Ninth, symbol of a legion's-...

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