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#1
I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451846.  Daedalus Item Code: 54519
 
Remember those handy rhymes and phrases from grade school—"i before e except after c," (vowels); "every good boy does fine," (lines on the music staff); and "thirty days hath September," (the lengths ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Jack Prelutsky, ed. Meilo So, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679893141.  Daedalus Item Code: 54680
 
In this superb treasury the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book The Beauty of the Beast team up again to offer a lively and gorgeously illustrated selection of poetry for all ages. ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Who is Mark Twain?
Mark Twain.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061735011.  Daedalus Item Code: 51345
 
"You had better shove this in the stove," Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, "for I don't want any absurd 'literary remains' and 'unpublished letters of Mark Twain' ... (Read More)
 
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#4
First Poems
Brenda Meredith Seymour, illus.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718815264.  Daedalus Item Code: 53417
 
From the make-believe of Shakespeare's "Where the Bee Sucks" and Robert Graves's "I'd Love to Be a Fairy Child" to the everyday world of William Wordsworth's kitten at play and Kenneth Grahame's ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Wait Till Next Year
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684847955.  Daedalus Item Code: 54702
 
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, this is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up loving both her family and baseball. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of No Ordinary ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White and the Birth of a Children's Classic
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408823057.  Daedalus Item Code: 54090
 
While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E.B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats—White ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture
John Hunwick & Alida Jay Boye. Joseph Hunwick, photos.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514214.  Daedalus Item Code: 54658
 
For centuries, caravans journeyed across the Sahara to the markets of Timbuktu, at the edge of the desert in Mali, where traders exchanged salt, gold, slaves, textiles—and books. By the mid-15th ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty
Tom Lowenstein with Victoria James.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785829799.  Daedalus Item Code: 54158
 
Haiku emerged within a great flowering of Japanese arts 1,000 years ago, including calligraphy and ink painting, and blended with them as a poetry of visual language, whose form was as significant as ... (Read More)
 
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#9
A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
Jane Austen. Retold by Alex Goodwin. Tess Gammell, photog.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781632862426.  Daedalus Item Code: 59372
 
What better way to re-live one of the greatest love stories in literature than to see it dramatized by the finest guinea pig actors working today? Here in 25 superbly costumed and photographed scenes ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
David Laskin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143125891.  Daedalus Item Code: 54281
 
The author of the The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home here delivers a riveting epic of 20th-century history. In tracing the roots of his extraordinary family, David Laskin ... (Read More)
 
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