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My Little Pony The Dragons on Dazzle Island

Rarity’s entire order of rare island gemstones has been canceled because the Great Dragon Migration has brought dragons to Dazzle Island! But all hope is not lost as Fluttershy and Spike travel to the island and explain to the dragons why they need to move. When our heroes reach Dazzle Island, they discover that it’ll take more than a few words to resolve Rarity’s problem!

Ready your hooves as you travel with Fluttershy and Spike to confront new dangers, help a fellow pony gain her cutie mark, and learn the true power in hugs!
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MLP CoverMy Little Pony Under the Sparkling Sea
This gorgeous illustrated picture book features a brand-new My Little Pony underwater adventure, and includes an exclusive art poster!

When Twilight Sparkle receives an invitation to visit the underwater city of Aquastria, she invites all her pony friends and Spike to travel with her. The ponies are welcomed by the ruler of Aquastria, King Leo, who sits on the Cosmic Council alongside his cousin, Princess Celestia.

There is a long-held rivalry between the seaponies and the mermares. The two groups compete each year in a race for the grand prize, which is a beautiful pearl. Join the ponies and Spike as they confront danger, make new friends and race to the finish in this shimmering new world!
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Willow Buds Toad and BadgerWillow Buds, the Tale of Toad and Badger
Discover the world before The Wind in the Willows, the beloved classic by Kenneth Grahame–when the childhood adventures of best buds Ratty, Toady, Badger and Mole were just beginning! In this first tale, Archibald Toad the Third is used to having everything he wants to himself. So he’s in for an unpleasant surprise when the new nanny brings her gentle son, Badger, to share in all that Toad Hall has to offer. Though Toady and Badger get off to a rocky start, they soon learn that having a true friend is worth a whole lot more than having all the toys in the world. Look Inside!

Willow Buds When Toady Met RattyWillow Buds, When Toady Met Ratty
Inspired by the perennial classic The Wind and the Willows, this picture book series features Toady, Badger, Ratty, and Mole as young buds discovering the true meaning of friendship.

In this story about the challenges of sharing a friend, Badger introduces Toady to his other friend, Ratty. Pampered Toady and nature-lover Ratty don’t exactly hit it off, and both are jealous of the other’s friendship with Badger. But after a trip to the carnival where Badger needs help from both pals, they can see that three doesn’t always have to be a crowd! Look Inside!

Rhode Island RedR is for Rhode Island Red
Our alphabet journey takes us next to the charming state of Rhode Island in R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet. It may be our smallest state but its presence is unmistakable — rich in history, breathtaking beauty, and famous for its neighborhoods filled with character. With every turned page readers will be treated to Rhode Island’s incredible scenery and have their many questions answered about our thirteenth state. Rhode Island has how many miles of coastline? The breathtaking beauty of Block Island is one of the state’s how many islands? Readers will also learn how Rhode Island native Samuel Slater started the American Industrial Revolution, and what the quahog is.
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COVERThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
From its origins in ancient Greece to its more recent incarnation in Disney+s Fantasia, The Sorcerer+s Apprentice has captivated readers+ imaginations for generations. Now, Mary Jane Begin+s elegant prose and lavish illustrations give new meaning to the classic tale about a young girl who can+t help but wonder why she must spend her days cleaning and sweeping instead of practicing magic. Will she ever learn how to cast a spell? The sorcerer had taught her that there are some things we must do for ourselves. And so the apprentice, taking matters into her own hands, beckons a broom to come to life and do her chores-until the broom+s power is more than the girl can bear. Ultimately, she finds that passion and hard work, tempered by patience and discipline, can help make dreams come true. Look Inside!

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Mouse told his motherA Mouse Told His Mother
At bedtime, a mouse announces to his mother that he is going on a journey, and with the help of his imagination, taking a bath, brushing his teeth, and putting on pajamas are transformed into a treasure dive, a mountain climb, and a round-the-world flight. Look Inside!

Little Mouse's PaintingLittle Mouse’s Painting
Little Mouse creates a painting which looks like three different things to her three friends, all of whom find themselves in it. Look Inside!

Cover WWThe Wind in the Willows
For nearly a century, steadfast friends Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad have enchanted and entertained readers around the world with their adventures-rowing on the river, delving into the sinister Wild Wood, and exploring the open road. Now Kenneth Grahame’s time-honored work comes to life as never before in 30 of Mary Jane Begin’s inspired full-color paintings. From the friends’ first picnic on River Bank to their final rousing defense of Toad Hall, Begin’s cheerful, sparkling art captures all the magic and merriment of this enduring classic. Here is a 208-page deluxe edition that belongs on every child’s bookshelf. Look Inside!

Cover- Before I Go To Sleep websiteBefore I Go to Sleep
On a summer evening, when it’s just too hot to sleep, a child amuses himself by imagining all the delightfully funny animals he would like to be. There’s a tap-dancing giraffe, a musical chimpanzee, a mountain goat in silly socks … the fun goes on and on until the boy – and young listeners – are finally ready for sleep. But before they drift off, children will enjoy looking for a special character who appears in each of the illustrations.

Maryjane Begin’s lustrous, brilliantly detailed illustrations illuminate the imaginative night-dreams in Thomas Hood’s classic nineteenth-century poem. Warm and playful, this reissue of a modern classic is just the book for bedtime snuggling. Look Inside!

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Cover- The Porcupine Mouse websiteThe Porcupine Mouse
When Louie and Dan leave home, each wants to handle things his own way. Can these two little mice figure out how to get along-and survive the dangers of the forest? First published in 1988, a new generation of readers will fall in love with this delightfully lighthearted mouse adventure, featuring Mary Jane Begin’s irresistible illustrations.

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