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Looking for a lasting and memorable gift for those younger folks on your list? Here is a selection from more than 100 hand-picked titles that make great gifts this holiday season - ALL AT 20% OFF through the month of December!

The Abominables The Abominables
by Eva Ibbotson (illustrated by Fiona Robinson)

A family of yetis are forced - by tourism - to leave their home in the Himalayas, and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. This is a previously unpublished work from the favorite author of One Dog and His Boy.

Big Bear's Big Boat Big Bear's Big Boat
by Eve Bunting (illustrated by Nancy Carpenter)

In this young, simple sequel to Little Bear's Little Boat, Big Bear is building himself a big boat, but when he follows his friends' advice, it all goes wrong. Big Bear learns that it's important to be true to one's dreams, and to one's friends.

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Emma Thompson (illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)

The Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter, in her second Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, returns Peter to his home in the Lake District, where he and Benjamin help their friend William, a Turkey in danger of becoming Mr. and Mrs. McGregor's Christmas dinner. Inspired by a real turkey named William that Thompson met on Beatrix Potter's farm in the Lake District.

Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World
By Jack Fawcett

It's 1907 and Raleigh Rimes is on an expedition to South America with explorer Percy Fawcett. There he discovers the unimaginable: Living dinosaurs roaming the rain forest! This journal details their extraordinary encounters with the amazing beasts, and is filled with flaps and booklets on dinosaur lore.

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey
by Emily Winfield Martin

The author and illustrator of The Black Apple Etsy shop convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their dream animal might be - and what dream it might take them to - in this enchanting and beautifully illustrated bedtime book.

"The minimalist ink-sketched bedrooms of each dreamer give way to luxuriant fairy-tale images rendered in dense, subtly radiant colors, which are reminiscent of classic European illustration." - Publishers Weekly

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
by Elizabeth Rusch (illustrated by Oliver Dominguez)

Nikola Tesla's inventions led to remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, and even the radio. Award-winning author and biographer Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary scientist, while fine artist Dominguez brings his life and inventions to vivid color.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein

A cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Night at the Museum, this tale by Agatha Award winner Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor and features quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will enjoy the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo (illustrated by K G Campbell)

This laugh-out-loud story from Newbery Medalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author DiCamillo is filled with eccentric, endearing characters and features an exciting new format: A novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page black-and-white illustrations.

Ghost Hawk Ghost Hawk
by Susan Cooper

This story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler offers an eye-opening look at the history of the nation, from Newbery Medalist Cooper. Includes a timeline and an Author's Note that discusses the historical context of this moving novel.

The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)
by Rick Riordan

In this fourth installment of the bestselling series, the Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophesy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death, and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process.

Journey Journey
by Aaron Becker

In the tradition of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Becker has created a wordless, wondrously illustrated picture book on self-determination and unexpected friendship, as readers follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy. Artist Becker, who uses watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations, has worked on films for Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar.

Lego Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life Lego Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life
by Daniel Lipkowitz and Gregory Farshtey

This fun guide, featuring more than 200 LEGO builds, encourages readers to use their imaginations and play in new ways, creating amazing LEGO models of their very own. Get the most out of your blocks with valuable LEGO builders tips and tricks!

Lego Star Wars: Battle for the Stolen Crystals Brickmaster Lego Star Wars: Battle for the Stolen Crystals Brickmaster
D.K. Publishing

Star Wars and LEGO fans alike can join forces with Commander Gree to defeat the deadly commando droid. Play out the thrilling four-part adventure story by building the models and taking them apart to build the next one. Including 180 bricks and two minifigures, this all-new LEGO Star Wars brickmaster includes clear step-by-step building instructions.

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
by Lola M. Schaefer (illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal)

Did you know that, in one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, and a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies? Young readers can count each one and many more while learning about the wondrous things that can happen in just one lifetime.

Little Santa Little Santa
by Jon Agee

A fictional biography of Santa Claus from the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Terrific.

"Agee's polished prose has the ring of authenticity, and it's a satisfying story that adults won't mind reading again and again." - Kirkus Reviews

Michael Hague's Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales Michael Hague's Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales
by Allison Grace MacDonald and Michael Hague

The fairy tales everyone knows and loves, selected and illustrated by master artist Hague, and compiled especially for reading aloud with the whole family.

My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs and Concepts My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs and Concepts
by David McPhail

The celebrated author/illustrator presents a collection of nursery rhymes and songs, interspersed with concept pages on opposites, colors and early vocabulary. McPhail has created a loveable cast of zoo and farm animals. A gift children will treasure for years to come!

The Song of the Quarkbeast (Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2) The Song of the Quarkbeast (Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2)
by Jasper Fforde

In Fforde's fabulous follow-up to The Last Dragonslayer, magic has been in a sad state in the United Kingdom for years, but now it's finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies - but there's no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight.

The Tortoise & the Hare The Tortoise & the Hare
by Jerry Pinkney

This companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse is Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race!

Will in Scarlet Will in Scarlet
by Matthew Cody

In this reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, 13-year-old Will, the future Lord of Shackley, is exiled to Sherwood Forest, where he meets Robin Hood and the Merry Men and bands with them to try to retake Shackley Castle. How Will helps a drunkard named Rob become one of the most feared and revered criminals in history is a swashbuckling ride perfect for anyone who loves heroes, villains, and adventure.

Shake Shake
by Carli Davidson

A heartwarming and amusing collection of 61 beguiling dogs caught in the most candid of moments: mid-shake. Dog lovers will be amazed by these images of man's best friend caught in contortion: hair and eyes wild, ears and jowls flopping every which way - a one-of-a-kind book by photographer Davidson that is simultaneously startling and endearing.

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