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Divergent / Insurgent Veronica Roth 0062024043 9780062024046 “With brisk pacing and lavish flights of imagination . . . Divergent clearly has thrills, but it also movingly explores a more common adolescent anxiety-the painful realization t Divergent / Insurgent

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Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richards Almanack (Dover Thrift Editions) Benjamin Franklin 0486408914 9780486408910 Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklins popular 18th-century publication: Early to bed and early Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richards Almanack (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowiecki 0385721706 9780385721707 In this fascinating book,New Yorkerbusiness columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people aresmarterthan an elite few, no matter how brilliantbette The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Canterbury Tales (Puffin Classics) Geoffrey Chaucer 0140380531 9780140380538 A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling - thus begins English literatures greatest collection of The Canterbury Tales (Puffin Classics)

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel) Jussi Adler-Olsen 0452297907 9780452297906 The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel)   The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel)

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The Chocolate Touch Patrick Skene Catling 0688161332 9780688161330 John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that hell eat it any hour of any day. He doesnt care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But o The Chocolate Touch

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Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Bill Bryson 076790382X 9780767903820 After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (h Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Bill Bryson (Edition: First Edition) Paperback

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Michael Lewis 0393330478 9780393330472 Lewis has such a gift for storytelling...he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons.--Janet Maslin, New York Times One day Michael Oher w The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis (Edition: First Edition) Paperback

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Medea (Dover Thrift Editions) Euripides 0486275485 9780486275482 One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, masterfully portraying the fierce motives driving Medeas pursuit of vengeance for her husbands insult and betrayal. Authoritati Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)

Euripides  Paperback

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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time Jeffrey Sachs 0143036580 9780143036586 A landmark exploration of the way out of extreme poverty for the worlds poorest citizens Among the most eagerly anticipated books of any year, this landmar The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

Jeffrey Sachs (Edition: 1ST) Paperback

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Ethan Frome (Dover Thrift Editions) Edith Wharton 0486266907 9780486266909 Tragic story of wasted lives, set against a bleak New England background. A poverty-stricken New England farmer, his ailing wife and a youthful housekeeper are drawn relentles Ethan Frome (Dover Thrift Editions)

Edith Wharton  Paperback

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Silverlicious (Pinkalicious) Victoria Kann 0061781231 9780061781230 When Pinkalicious loses a tooth, its not just any tooth - its her sweet tooth! Suddenly candy no longer tastes sweet! Complete with fairy-tale characters and colourful images, this b Silverlicious (Pinkalicious)

Victoria Kann  Hardcover

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Whats Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose) Tad Hills 0375847383 9780375847387 Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this board book for preschool Whats Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose)

Tad Hills  Board book

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Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him Luis Carlos Montalvan 1401324290 9781401324292 Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him   Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Luis Carlos Montalvan  Hardcover

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My Life in Dog Years Gary Paulsen 0440414717 9780440414711 Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells the story of one special dog, among them Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ik My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen  Paperback

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A Dolls House (Dover Thrift Editions) Henrik Ibsen 0486270629 9780486270623 One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, displaying Ibsens genius for realistic prose drama. A classic expression of womens rights, the play builds t A Dolls House (Dover Thrift Editions)

Henrik Ibsen  Paperback

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The Bro Code Barney Stinson, Matt Kuhn 143911000X 9781439110003 Everyones life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail the Bro Code. Historically a spoken t The Bro Code

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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the Worlds 14 Highest Peaks Ed Viesturs, David Roberts 0767924711 9780767924719 This gripping and triumphant memoir follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-mete No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the Worlds 14 Highest Peaks

Ed Viesturs, David Roberts  Paperback

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Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale Gerald McDermott 0140502114 9780140502114 Gerald McDermotts version of the Pueblo Native American tale is strikingly illustrated with bold, warm colors and unique geometric figures in the style of Southwestern N Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale

Gerald McDermott  Paperback

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Pinkalicious Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann 0060776390 9780060776398 Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns Pinkalicious

Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann  Hardcover

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Max Brooks 1400049628 9781400049622 The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustive The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Max Brooks (Edition: 1) Paperback

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Fever Pitch Nick Hornby 1573226882 9781573226882 From the author of High Fidelity comes a sophisticated study of obsession, masculinity, class, identity and loyalty, in a bittersweet book that vividly recounts Hornbys youthful obsession with English Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby (Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed) Paperback

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Janice VanCleaves Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work Janice VanCleave 0471620858 9780471620853 Modern color photography and period sales literature recalls Mustangs most collectible model years. Examines Lee Iaccocas role, Janice VanCleaves Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work

Janice VanCleave (Edition: 1) Paperback

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers 0375725784 9780375725784 The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving m A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave Eggers (Edition: First Paperback Edition) Paperback

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir Augusten Burroughs 031242227X 9780312422271 RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a stri Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs (Edition: 1ST) Paperback

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The Cay Theodore Taylor 0440416639 9780440416630 Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaao. War has always been a game to him, and hes eager to glimpse it firsthanduntil the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the The Cay

Theodore Taylor  Paperback

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Theres a Wocket in my Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R)) Dr. Seuss 0394829204 9780394829203 Illus. in full color. A host of inventive creatures help beginning readers recognize many common household words.   Theres a Wocket in my Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R))

Dr. Seuss  Hardcover

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Where Is Babys Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book Karen Katz 0689835604 9780689835605 Where are Babys hands?Under the bubbles!Where are babys eyes?Under her hat!Karen Katzs adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy Where Is Babys Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book

Karen Katz (Edition: 1) Board book

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The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program Stanley D. Frank 1566194024 9781566194020 A system that works; a book that keeps selling. Since 1959, the Evelyn Wood Program of Dynamic Learning has been successfully employed by hundreds The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

Stanley D. Frank  Hardcover

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Her First Bible Melody Carlson 0310701295 9780310701293 Hold your little one close. Begin to hide Gods word in her heart. Enjoy the treasured times as you share these Bible stories with her again and again.   Her First Bible

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms Merriam-Webster 0877799067 9780877799061 A convenient guide to choosing words precisely. Clear explanations of the distinctions between synonyms. Example phrases included. Antonyms listed at mos The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

Merriam-Webster (Edition: 1) Mass Market Paperback

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Gods Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31 Elizabeth George 0736904271 9780736904278 In her first childrens book, bestselling author Elizabeth George draws from the wisdom of the book of Proverbs to encourage young girls to apply Gods Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31

Elizabeth George  Hardcover

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Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) Margaret Peterson Haddix 0689824750 9780689824753 Luke has never been to school. Hes never had a birthday party, or gone to a friends house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.Luke is one of th Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Margaret Peterson Haddix (Edition: 1) Paperback

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CHASING DAYLIGHT Erwin McManus 0785281134 9780785281139 In this inspiring book (formerly Seizing Your Divine Moment), Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israels war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jona CHASING DAYLIGHT

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The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) Jeanne DuPrau 0375822747 9780375822742 The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina find The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1)

Jeanne DuPrau (Edition: 1st) Paperback

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The Bears Picnic Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain 0394800419 9780394800417 With the forces of nature conspiring against them, Papa Bear perseveres and finds the perfect spot for the Bear family picnic.   The Bears Picnic

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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Christmas in Camelot Mary Pope Osborne 0375858121 9780375858123 The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary Christmas in Camelot

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Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell 074326004X 9780743260046 Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip li Assassination Vacation

Sarah Vowell  Paperback

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ 0448455854 9780448455853 Who Was Dr. Seuss?   Who Was Dr. Seuss?

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The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day Mindy Weiss, Lisbeth Levine 0761139605 9780761139607 Announcing the wedding bible: the most complete, lively, handholding, step-by-step guide to help every couple have a perfect wedding--no matter their The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day

Mindy Weiss, Lisbeth Levine (Edition: First) Paperback

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