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Happy Holidays!

Below are some great gift ideas for kids and teens. All of these titles are 20% off during the entire month of December, and are just a handful of the nearly 100 titles on our Holiday Picks list.

Don't forget we also have a wide selection of modern and classic games, science kits, puzzles, and more. We also have smaller items that make great stocking-stuffers!

The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Books and Stories to Read Aloud The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Books and Stories to Read Aloud
edited by Janet Schulman and Simon Boughton

From Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish and H.A. Rey's Curious George to The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, this wonderful collection features more than 40 of the 20th century's most memorable children's books by 57 celebrated authors and illustrators.

The Farmer and the Clown The Farmer and the Clown
by Marla Frazee

In this superb wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee, a baby clown accidentally bounces off the circus train and lands in a lonely farmer's empty field. The farmer rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves - and about life.

The Giver Quartet Boxed Set The Giver Quartet Boxed Set
by Lois Lowry

The complete Newbery Medal-winning Giver Quartet, with newly designed jackets, is now available as a boxed set - a great gift for teens and young adults. The set includes The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son, as well as a new and exclusive map of The Giver world.

Hermelin the Detective Mouse Hermelin the Detective Mouse
by Mini Grey

Hermelin is a charming little mouse who solves mysteries in a quaint British community. He lives in an attic at 33 Offley Street, and can read books and type notes on his typewriter. The residents on Offley Street have a number of items that have gone missing, and Hermelin knows where to find them.

"Grey's wit sparkles in her concise storytelling and detail-rich comic images of a no-nonsense mouse." - Publishers Weekly

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse
by Patricia MacLachlan (illust. by Hadley Hooper)

Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper have created an original and luminous look at the childhood of influential French artist Henri Matisse, who grew up in a cold, gray city in northern France and was warmed by the colors of the paints, fabrics, and birds that surrounded him.

The Map to Everywhere (Pirate Stream #1) The Map to Everywhere (Pirate Stream #1)
by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis

In this new series by Carrie Ryan (the Forest of Hands and Teeth series) and her husband, short fiction author John Parke Davis, two displaced young adventurers are on a quest for a mysterious map. Twelve-year-old Fin, a master thief from the pirate world of Khaznot Quay, and Marrill, also 12, of Arizona, cross paths in the magical world of the Pirate Stream.

"Wholly original....This is an ambitious undertaking, and strong readers who enjoy adventure fiction and fantasy will inhale the first book in what has the potential to be an extraordinary series." - School Library Journal, starred review

Once Upon an Alphabet Once Upon an Alphabet
by Oliver Jeffers

From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit, comes a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny and gorgeously illustrated, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will raise the bar forever.

Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms #2) Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms #2)
by Brandon Mull

Magic and danger abound in the second book in a series of "fanciful, action-packed adventure" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister Honor, but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kind of magic to protect themselves.

Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles #5) Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles #5)
By John A. Flanagan

From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice, comes the fifth book in the Brotherband Chronicles series. Hal, his Brotherband crew, and the Ranger Gilan have freed the 12 Araluens sold into slavery. Returning to Araluen, Gilan is given a new mission by King Duncan: protect his daughter's life. Princess Cassandra has already survived one attempt on her life, and now rumors of a second attempt have reached the kingdom. A deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult may be behind the assassination threat.

Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
by Laura Hillenbrand

Adapted from the bestselling adult book of the same name, this riveting account tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a wild boy and thief turned track star, Olympian, airman, castaway, and prisoner of war. Includes an appended interview with Zamperini.

"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work." - School Library Journal

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