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"Max is a supervillain growing up in a supervillain family : his mom controls fire and his dad is like a tornado. Max has the power of invisibility, which he uses to wreak havoc and go unseen, or so he thinks. But Max goes to school with Ronnie, the son of superheroes and a champion of justice who can see in others what no one else can see- -even good hearts in misbehaving boys. What happens when these two super-forces square off?"--Publisher
The prince is looking for a real princess to marry. A pea will reveal if the woman who mysteriously appears at his door is a real princess.
Beautiful but vain Ivy locks away her infant daughter, Snow, because she is born with a skin disorder, and later forces her to write children's books until Snow escapes and finds shelter in the forest, in this story based on the Grimm fairy tale.
"A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world"--
Eric and his best friend Tommy decide to play a trick on his little sister Julieta, who believes she is going to see a dragon during the school trip to the museum.
When his friend Joseph finds money in the schoolyard and intends to keep it, Devon thinks he should turn it in, and when they discover that their friend Lin lost the money, they both face a tough choice.
In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale in rhyme, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship mechanic.
"Sometimes when children are sad, it can be difficult for them to imagine ever feeling happy again. Playing at the water table is fun. But Erik thinks getting splashed is not fun. When his sleeve gets wet, Erik gets sad, and he can't imagine ever being happy again. Then, with a classmate by his side, Erik becomes absorbed by a new idea : to make the water disappear. As it vanishes, Erik discovers his happiness has reappeared, like magic. Airdah -taroo! This story provides a helpful reminder to children that sadness is a temporary feeling. The book contains a page of information to help you connect the story to children's experiences, which makes it a great teaching tool for your classroom or child care setting."--
"In this retelling of the classic ballet story, bring Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty to life by pressing the musical notes on each page. Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the whole kingdom will have to come together to defeat it ... Read the story and then turn to the back of the book to read about the music clips."--Publisher description
Get ready for a fantastic search-and-find puzzle adventure through 13 magical worlds! In an old toyshop, Sophie and Jack find a dusty book with a glowing key. They turn the key and WHOOSH! They're inside the book, at the start of a wonderful adventure. But how will they ever get out again? Follow them on their journey, from fairytale forests to pirate islands. Complete the puzzles on every page to help them escape the book ... but watch out for the wicked witch!