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("Behind each cover lies a book of knowledge")

Selections for Children

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns
JACKSON JONES AND THE PUDDLE OF THORNS

Author:Mary Quattlebaum

Nothing but a big mess of trouble and weeds..
That's what Jackson Jones thinks of the garden plot his mother gives him for his tenth birthday. What happened to the basketball he's hoped and prayed for all year?
When Jackson comes up with a moneymaking scheme for the garden, it doesn't seem so...

Retails:$4.99
C&B Price:$3.00
Paperback 128 pages

Seth and Samona
SETH AND SAMONA

Author:Joanne Hyppolite

Seth and Samona are an unlikely pair--he's a quiet boy from a proper Haitian-American family, and Samona's the wildest girl in the fifth grade. But he's her accomplice in every adventure. When Samona decides to enter the Little Miss Dorchester pageant, Seth decides he's got to stop her --she'll never win!

Retails:$12.00
C&B Price:$8.00
Paperback 128 Pages

The People Could Fly
THE PEOPLE COULD FLY

Author:Virginia Hamilton-Leo Dillion,Diane Dillion (Illustrator)

From the Inside Flap
"THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.
Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamilton's most beloved tale. The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.

Reveiws:
Awards for The People Could Fly collection: A Coretta Scott King Award, A Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, A Horn Book Fanfare, An ALA Notable Book, An NCTE Teachers' Choice

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 0375824057

Bobo World
BOBO WORLD

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Author:A.A. Roberts

Fearing he's being chased by a supernatural storm, Bobo tries to reach the only place that can help him survive, a strange planet he's only seen in his dreams called Bobo World. There is only one problem-Girls! A mysterious light has warned Bobo that a broken heart will bring the brutal winds of the deadly storm. To make matters worse, the most beautiful, most captivating, most incredible girl he's ever seen has just appeared in his classroom.

Can Bobo avoid her and reach Bobo World before the deadly storm arrives?

Retails:$14.95

Grandfather and I
GRANDFATHER AND I

Author:Helen Buckley

A classic picture book, newly and colorfully reillustrated by an acclaimed artist, offers a charming look at the love shared between a grandfather and his grandchild.

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C&B Price:$5.95
ISBN: 0688175260

Grandmother and I
GRANDMOTHER AND I

Author:Helen Buckley

A classic picture book, newly and colorfully reillustrated by an acclaimed artist, offers a charming look at the love shared between a grandmother and her grandchild.

Retails:$
C&B Price:$5.95
ISBN: 0688175252

Inkheart
INKHEART

Author:Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator)

Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic. Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time

Retails:$19.95
C&B Price:$16.00 ISBN: 0439531640

Eragon
ERAGON
(Inheritance,
Book 1)

Author:Christopher Paolini

One boy, One dragon, A world of adventure ...

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

Retails:$18.95
C&B Price:$11.37

Little Island Live Volcano
LITTLE ISLAND LIVE VOLCANO

Author:Carol Tuitt

Foreword: It is with great pride and pleasure that we introduce to you, "Little Island. Live Volcano: The Story, The Songs, The Sights and Sounds. This project is aimed at developing and producing a multi-media programme for children aged six to twelve years old.
This is based on the realities of the Soufriere Hills volcano which has been active here on the Caribbean island of Montserrat since July 18,1995. It relates the story of the experience of living with a live volcano. It also highlights the impact which these events have had on the lives of persons still living there, as well as the thousands forced to flee to islands and countries around the world, not knowing if, or when they can retum home.
The entire package will serve to document the activities and experiences in the lives of Montserratians, but will also teach the lessons of this crisis in a manner which is simple and pleasing to the senses.
Little Island... Live Volcano: The Songs is a collection of fifteen (15) songs specially written and arranged for children, presented on cassettes and compact discs.
Little Island ...Live Volcano: The Story is a narrative (booklet) in simple prose and poetry, which tells the story of each song.
Little Island ...Live Volcano: Sights and Sounds is a visual documentary-styled presentation of significant events during the volcanic crisis. This includes a video series, as well as an interactive DVD/CD-ROM which would allow children to navigate through text, audio, and visuals and thus directtheir own learning. During times of crisis, adults try to provide protection and maintain a sense of normalcy fortheir children. Ideally, they would wish to prevent them from enduring pain related to the situation. The effects of natural disasters cannot be hid however and one way of helping children cope with life-changing situations, is to ensure that they have a clear understanding of what is happening around them. Thank You.

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C&B Price:$15.00

Tales from the Briar Patch
TALES FROM THE BRIAR PATCH

Author:Julius Lester

The four award-winning Uncle Remus books--now in one volume with a new introduction by Julius Lester Brer Rabbit is causing trouble again for his fellow creatures Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and the rest--this time in an omnibus edition that brings together all the stories from Tales of Uncle Remus, More Tales of Uncle Remus, Further Tales of Uncle Remus, and Last Tales of Uncle Remus.
The Uncle Remus tales, originally written down by Joel Chandler Harris, were first published over a hundred years ago, and serve as the largest collection of African-American folklore. In this four-book series, Julius Lester masterfully retains the flavor of the tales, while dropping the heavy dialect of the Harris originals and adding contemporary language and references-- ensuring that the stories will be understood and enjoyed by new generations of readers. And, of course, the stories are beautifully illuminated by the slyly humorous full-color and black-and-white art of Jerry Pinkney. The result is a treasure of a volume that will delight all ages and belongs on every shelf.

Retails:$30.00
C&B Price:$24.00

Afro-Bets Quotes for Kids
AFRO-BETS QUOTES FOR KIDS

Author:Katura Hudson

The AFRO-BETS kids - Langston, Nandi, Turi, Robo, Stef, and Glo - share memorable quotes from the African-American experience in this educational and fun book. Gleaned from leaders such as Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as from traditional African wisdom and the Bible, the quotes assembled here teach children the values of respect, friendship, responsibility, and caring for each other and the world.

Retails:$5.95
C&B Price:$4.76

Hugs and Hearts
HUGS AND HEARTS

Author:Toni Trent Parkee, Earl Anderson

Toni Trent Parker, co-founder of Black Books Galore, the prestigious African-American Book Fair Company, teams up with commercial photographer Earl Anderson to create a photographic series of holiday-themed picture books with young African-American children. With snappy, rhyming text and colorful photographs, their debut book is a warm, loving look at little ones celebrating Valentine's Day in their own inimitable way.

Retails:$6.95
C&B Price:$6.26
ISBN: 0439338700

One-Hundred and One African American Read Aloud Stories
101 AFRICAN AMERICAN READ ALOUD STORIES

Editor:Susan Kantor

This book includes folktales; excerpts from longer novels, biographies, and history books; and songs (without musical notation), poetry, and chants.

Retails:$12.98
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 1579120393

Tell The Time with Miffy
TELL THE TIME WITH MIFFY

Author:Dick Bruna

The moveable hands on the clock will teach and entertain young readers as they spend the day with Miffy. Miffy wakes up at 7 o'clock and goes to school at 9, but children can use the clock and the brightly colored art to talk about their own day.

Retails:$11.99
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 1592260357

Top-Secret Personal Beeswax
TOP-SECRET PERSONAL BEESWAX

A Journal by Junie B. (And Me!) Author:Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus(Illustrator)

This hilarious "top-secret personal" journal reveals the innermost thoughts of that irrepressible moppet, Junie B. Jones -- and provides a place for her enthusiastic fans to write about their own "personal beeswax."Divided into lots of kid-friendly themes, the journal juxtaposes Junie B.ís entries with blank pages that junior journalers can fill out for themselves. So, as Junie reveals her nickname, hair color, and birthday in the section called "All About Me," readers are invited to do the same. Another section called "Feeling My Feelings!" provides space for readers to write about their emotional experiences -- from their most embarrassing or scary moments to things that make them sad or happy. In between, plenty of other topics are addressed, including school days, family life, favorite foods, and best knock-knock jokes. There are even spots for drawing or pasting pictures, plus two pages of fun stickers for decoration.

Retails:$11.95
C&B Price:$8.00
ISBN: 0375823751

I Think I Can
I THINK I CAN

Author:Craig Dorfman, Christina Ong (Illustrator)Watty Piper

The determined Little Blue Engine is back, bringing inspiring and enlightening words of wisdom to graduates of all ages as they make the transition from one phase of life to the next. I Think I Can! provides familiar comfort in changing times and serves as a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Readers will revisit the story again and again as they move forward along life's path. From "I think I can" to "I knew I could," The Little Engine That Could helps kids of all ages realize that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it!

Retails:$9.99
C&B Price:$9.00
ISBN: 0448431483

Nappily Ever After
NAPPILY EVER AFTER

Author:Trisha R. Thomas

Venus Johnston has a great job, a beautiful home, and a loving live-in boyfriend named Clint, who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She has a weekly beauty-parlor date with Tina, who keeps Venus's long, processed hair slick and straight. Ever since childhood, the tedious hours in the salon and the harsh, burning chemicals have grated on Venus, and increasingly she dreams of cutting off her beautiful "good" hair. When her boyfriend keeps balking at commitment, and the thought of another hour at the salon is just too much, Venus decides to give it up - all of it. She trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends Clint packing. It's a bold declaration of independence - and one that has effects she never could have imagined. Reactions from friends and coworkers range from concern to contempt to outright condemnation. When Clint moves on and starts dating a voluptuous, long-haired beauty, Venus is forced to question what she really wants out of life. With wit, resilience, and a lot of determination, she finally learns what true happiness is...on her own terms.

Retails:$12.00
C&B Price:$10.80
ISBN: 0609605836

Danitra Brown Leaves Town
DANITRA BROWN LEAVES TOWN

Author:Nikki Grimes-Floyd Cooper (Illstrator)

This warm sequel to the Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Meet Danitra Brown, shows two friends that their friendship can endure separation for the summer when Danitra goes to visit her extended family in the country while Zuri stays home in the city.

Retails:$15.95
C&B Price:$12.00

Say A Little Prayer for You
SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU

Author:Burt Bacharach- Hal David- Karen Littlewood(Illustrator)

Karin Littlewood gives those cherished words new meaning so that you and your chold can hum along! She's added her own beautifully rendered images of a mother and daughter to the lyrics:As mom prepares to celebrate her daughter's birthday, she tells her little girl just how she means to her and how she will always "say a little prayer" for her.

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$13.00

Jamela's Dress
JAMELA'S DRESS

Author:Niki Daly

Mama is pleased with the dress material she has brought for a friend's wedding. So is Jamela, who can't resist letting it wrap around her and parading through the township. "Kwela Jamela African Queen!" the children sing as she passes by. Unfortunately, Mama's prized fabric is ruined during the escapade, but in the end Jamela earns an unexpected reward for her antics and the day is saved. Full Color.

Retails:$16.00
C&B Price:$12.00

Beautiful Me
BEAUTIFUL ME

Author:Wanda L. Thomas

Among such sorely needed books are Handsome Me, and Beautiful Me, two companion books whose main characters are a pre-teen boy, in the first, and a girl of comparable age in the second. Written by Wanda Thomas, a native of Harlem, New York City, and beautifully illustrated by John Higgins, these two books help prepare children to deal effectively with the negative perceptions that others project upon them.
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Retails:$8.99
C&B Price:$7.00

Handsome Me
HANDSOME ME

Author:Wanda L. Thomas

Among such sorely needed books are Handsome Me, and Beautiful Me, two companion books whose main characters are a pre-teen boy, in the first, and a girl of comparable age in the second. Written by Wanda Thomas, a native of Harlem, New York City, and beautifully illustrated by John Higgins, these two books help prepare children to deal effectively with the negative perceptions that others project upon them.
More Information on Book and Author

Retails:$8.99
C&B Price:$7.00

Beautiful Me & Handsome Me

Beautiful MeBuy Both Books and Save !!!Handome Me

C&B Price:$12.00


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