Pete the Cat, coolest kitty ever, is ready for another adventure! Reading aloud to a child could be the initial step to helping a kid turn into a great reader. In Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach, Pete is spending the day in the seashore. Will that be enough to help Pete get more than his fear using the water? Pete at the Beach can be a My First I Can Read book. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in, however it looks scary. Pete's brother, Bob, gives to teach Pete to surf. He has fun collecting shells and establishing a sand castle. It is created to excite and engage beginning readers. But the beach is incredibly hot.

]]>Look + Learn Numbers is portion of a new series of board books from the editors of Parenting magazine. Parents will appreciate that Parenting magazine worked with educational experts to design the books for optimal learning. Look + Learn Numbers is a book that parents and young kids will reach for again and once more. Cheerful photographs of animals and nature supply an engaging illustration from the numbers from a single to ten. Children will just delight in the vivid colors and photographs. Parenting magazine's Look + Learn series also contains Sounds, Patterns, and Colors.

]]>There's a poem to celebrate each moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has selected more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry and devoted fans. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is complete of surprises. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Each section is preceded by Caroline's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry. These poems explore deep emotions, also as ordinary experiences. A poem may be a gift with the heart that could inspire, reassure, or challenge us.

]]>Explore the numbers 1 through 10 with your kid in this exciting rhyming story featuring Pup the Puppy, Drago the Dragon and Blossom the Fairy. Pick up your copy today!) Extract from the story:The number THREE was next in line,Up through the soil flimsy and fine. 3 tiny sprouts from 2 magic seeds,Already expanding at incredible speed! Your older children will especially like the rhyming story format. Your younger children will enjoy the fun and shenanigans of Pup, Drago and Blossom. Join them on their quest to explore quantity world as they plant two magic seeds which finish up growing into four magnificent trees. Your child will take delight in the entertaining and adorable antics of Pup, Drago and Blossom throughout their journey on every page as they discover a new quantity on every page- Beautiful, color illustrations that can captivate your young youngster. (These aren't ordinary seeds! - Rhyming lines support engage your youngster and sustain interest- Your child will have such fun they won't even be aware that they are learning their numbers.

]]>Greg Heffley is not willing to be the odd man out. A dance at Greg's middle school has everyone scrambling to find a partner, and Greg is determined not to grow to be left by the wayside. Who will arrive at the dance triumphantly, and who will finish up being the third wheel? But Greg's schemes go hilariously awry, and his only option is to attend the dance with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, at the identical time as a female classmate as a"group of friends."But the night is long, and anything can happen along the way. So he concocts a desperate plan to find someone any person! to go with on the big night.

]]>It's all aboard for interactive finding out fun with everyone's favorite little engine. Ages 3-6. Young ones will love developing their visual literacy and numeracy skills with Thomas and his buddies. These innovative flash cards feature clear colorful images, with every single card sliding open to reveal the answer. Every box consists of a parent guide on enhancing the learning experience.

]]>Learning is fun with Thomas and his friends. Children can fill within the blanks on the write-and-slide pages with the enclosed erasable pen and slide the tab to check their answers, then total the fun activities that will assist advance their abilities. Your child will support Thomas and his buddies find missing numbers, solve puzzles, and total activities that may encourage development of essential mathematical skills. They will learn counting, number words, numerals, difficulty solving, and a lot more. Ages 5 and up.

]]>The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues! But one thing deadly is stalking the peaceful kingdom, along using the dragonets soon discover that Rain Wings have been mysteriously disappearing from the forest. The dragonets of destiny aren't sure what to expect in the Rain Wing kingdom - Glory hopes to discover considerably far more about her family, and simply because the Rain Wings aren't fighting inside the war, all five dragonets think they could be inside a position to hide safely for a while. When the Rain Wing queen won't do something to find her missing tribe members, Glory and her friends set off on their really personal rescue mission - which leads them right back into enemy territory. Deep in the rainforest, danger awaits.

]]>Slide and Learn Flash Cards are a fun way for your youngster to create visual literacy and counting skills inside the early childhood years. The box consists of 15 interactive cards developed with early childhood specialists and teachers, and tested with young children. Develop writing and spelling skills. Build word recognition and vocabulary. Learn common sounds of the alphabet. Extend vocabulary, sentence building, and spelling. Includes a parent guide with fun skill-building activities.

]]>The Star Wars Character Encyclopedia will be the definitive illustrated guide to Luke Skywalker, Jabba the Hut, and all of your favorite characters of the Star Wars galaxy! Feel the force as you flip through pages of profiles of all your favorite characters from the Star Wars galaxy. With stat boxes, expert text, incredible movie stills, and over 200 profiles, this is book is a need to have for Star Wars fans of all ages.

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]]>"The Seriously Silly 1-2-3 Book"became an international bestseller within days of its publication. The Seriously Silly 1-2-3 Book is destined to turn out to develop to be a favorite of children, parents and grandparents everywhere for generations to come. After reading the brief rhyme on each page, you'll point out the featured number in the top inside the page and encourage your youngster to locate the other instance of that same quantity on that page. Next, you'll challenge your kid to locate the numbers they've learned on previous pages and count them out beginning with a single and operating up towards the featured number, making this book a fun interactive knowledge for both you and your kid each time you share the book together. The illustrations and rhymes will delight your child's eye, ear and funny bone although the studying experience will engage his or her mind. In it, children are introduced for the numbers one through twenty making use of colorful drawings and fun rhymes. Many of Steve Hodge's rhyming picture books have achieved #1 Bestseller status and numerous were chosen #1 Hot New Release in their children's book categories inside days of their publication. Every child will enjoy"The Seriously Silly 1-2-3 Book"whether they're learning their numbers or aren't quite there but.

]]>In this super-interactive book about numbers, preschoolers can learn to recognize numbers, name them, and put them in sequence from 1 to 10. There are numerals for little fingers to feel, lots of things to count, and plenty of surprises in flips, flaps, pull tabs, and pop-ups.

]]>These flashcard books are designed with large, engaging pictures to help your little a single learn Spanish - one fun, easy lesson at a time. This section functions just like normal flash cards. Plus at the finish of each book is a convenient reference list. This collection includes:- Spanish Lesson 1: Numbers 1 to 20- Spanish Lesson 2: Colors and Shapes- Spanish Lesson 3: Animals- Spanish Lesson 4: Foods and Table Setting Each lesson has everything you need to teach your youngster these 4 Spanish lessons including:- The English word- A big color picture- The Spanish word (including the post) Then, to test how much your child has learned, switch to the"Practice"section. The first page shows the object and turning the"page"shows the really same photo, this time with the Spanish word!

]]>Kids appropriate now are notorious for putting things off it's easy for homework and chores to take a backseat to playing video games, hanging out with friends, watching television, or surfing online. offers kids lots of ways to kick the procrastination habit and feel far more in charge of their lives. Kids learn 12 reasons why people procrastinate and 12 Procrastination Busters that can help; 20 methods to kiss procrastination good-bye; tips for avoiding setbacks like the dreaded Domino Effect; and Mighty Motivators and Fun Rewards to help keep them on track. See You Later, Procrastinator! Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach kids the way to acquire motivated, stay motivated, and get things done.

]]>LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks with the LEGO Group. 2012 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

]]>The complete home-study program to help children practice the essential math skills they learn in school. Includes Times Tables practice. Fourth Grade: Provides practice at all the major subjects for Grade 4 with emphasis on multiplication and division of larger numbers. The profitable way to improve your child's math. Matches the math curriculum so your children will reach their full potential in school -- and on important standardized tests! Includes a review of Grade 3 subjects and a preview of topics in Grade 5. These workbooks happen to be compiled and tested by a team of math experts to improve your child's confidence, enjoyment, and very good outcomes at school.

]]>Get ready for a globe of adventure using the first 4 titles inside the beloved Magic Tree House series! Then they discover a mysterious tree residence packed with all sorts of books. Whether it's watching baby dinosaurs hatch, locating a secret passage in a castle, helping a ghost queen in an Egyptian pyramid, or finding pirate treasure, readers won't need to miss a single story! Soon they are traveling by signifies of time and space inside the magic tree residence and getting amazing adventures. and their lives are never precisely the same! Jack and his small sister Annie are just two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania.

]]>This book builds on the expertise developed by My Book of Number Games 1-70. In addition to reinforcing number recognition and number sequencing skills, My Book of Number Games 1 - 150 will help youngsters recognize the notion of a"digit,"which will prepare them for higher-level multi-digit calculations. Mastering the concepts introduced in Kumon's two Number Games books will help children succeed when they progress to arithmetic and more advanced math.

]]>This book consists of two types of educational games. Every single kinds of exercises will create the basis skills necessary for addition, subtraction and other advanced level math. First are color-by-number exercises, which help young children recognize numbers up to 70. Next are connect-the-dots exercises, which teach young children ordinal numbers and also the sequence of numbers between 1 and 70.

]]>Help your youngster do nicely in school. This discovery book is specially created to provide kids the guidance they have to understand how to write. Greatest of all, each page wipes clean to provide hours of learning fun!

]]>For ages 3 and up. Three colored wipe-clean pens and cloth. High-quality, durable, wipe-clean cards. Stickers.

]]>The top strategy to encourage youngsters to discover would be to make it fun. The illustrations had been produced by Amy Sayersby's children. The number is represented in figure form, word form, and in a beautifully illustrated form. Children learn extremely quickly, specially when it is fun, and this book is certainly designed to encourage fun interaction. Learning Numbers is a fun rhyming counting book, which utilizes a range of methods to teach a child the numbers from a single to ten. As you read the rhymes, your child will learn to count the a lot of colorful animals, and it's so much fun that they'll ask to complete it again and once again.

]]>Spectrum Let's Learn Numbers builds fine motor expertise while teaching numbers and counting, 1 25. Its 64 full-color pages will captivate children while enhancing their fine motor expertise and learn important skills needed for preschool and kindergarten. This hands-on workbook offers step-by-step directions for parents operating with children ages 2 and up. Includes engaging activities to delight the youngest learners.

]]>Kumon workbooks are according to the"Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning prospective of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing youngsters to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their very personal.

]]>My First ABC and 123 (2nd Edition) with Listening Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers introduces the alphabet and counting from 1 to 10 inside a superb way. The book contains two supplementary books: Noah's Ark Activity Book and Fun Day on the Farm Activity Book. The book contains 26 listening games for youngsters from 6 months to 5 years of age. The book may be utilised by parents, teachers and therapists to lay an early foundation for good listening expertise. FORMAT:This book has been formatted to display nicely on e Readers and devices for example Kindle, Kindle Fire and Kindle apps for smartphones, tablets (including i Pads) and computer systems. The number section consists of a sequential memory game for preschool youngsters to assist them practice their memorizing expertise while learning to count from 1 to 10. Colorful, high quality illustrations are combined with silly rhymes to reinforce learning the alphabet. Good listeners make good students and very good friends who can understand and comply with the rules in a classroom or during games.

]]>Consider the abundance of fun your child will have singing and reading about numbers and counting with this entertaining book and CD set. Your little one will enjoy this book and CD for countless hours at home or on the go. The audio CD includes 4 songs that sing in addition to the stories word for word. You'll appreciate the independent learning they can give! Over 55 minutes of lively and amusing songs will assist your early learner develop recognition of numerals, quantity words, quantity order, and significantly far more! Plus, an additional 21 songs reinforce early reading and math skills such as numbers 1 to 20, counting forward and backward, and significantly more.

The special Sing and Learn Padded Board Book With CD series attributes charming illustrations, fun stories, and/or rhyming texts. The CDs may possibly possibly be utilised alone, or in addition to the books to promote independent studying and play. Children will develop early literacy, listening, and vital thinking skills while having fun at exactly exactly the same time!

]]>These travel-friendly, handled-boxes of slide-and-learn flash cards will help your youngster learn their numbers anywhere! Join Diego as he finds out all about counting! It's a fun way to generate numeracy skills inside the early childhood years! Each easy-to-carry handled box includes parent guide with fun activities and 15 double-sided interactive flash cards designed by early childhood experts and teachers and tested by children.

]]>Kids never get tired of counting and neither does National Geographic Little Kids. Using gorgeous animal photography, children will learn number recognition by means of observational finding out in isolation and in context an crucial early learning notion. Introducing National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Count! Each and every animal appears isolated on the page and related getting a number, and on the following page, the same quantity of animals seem in their natural environment. Parents will love watching their kids develop and learn with this fun new companion that might be the perfect size for tiny hands to take everywhere. This first installment inside the series of Look and Learn will keep kids engaged for hours.

]]>This beautiful book could be the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. Chapters include: Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun. The final chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station, and so on. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1015-7, $23. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe. 95 Can Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, for instance dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts. Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system. These colorful pages will introduce young young children towards the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and basic text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. 90/$26. Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on ideas such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes.

]]>2005 Finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers' Distinguished Achievement Award, this workbook provides kids the opportunity to practice using scissors accurately. Children will eventually be comfortable cutting straight lines, curves, and circles, along utilizing the practice will help develop their manual dexterity. Many children have difficulty cutting exactly on the lines, so this workbook has children start cutting on thick lines before moving gradually to thinner ones.

]]>This may be the initial Kumon Workbook in our series. Within, children have the opportunity to practice basic pencil-control skills. Children start by tracing straight vertical lines, and gradually move to drawing more challenging curved, zigzag, and diagonal lines. All the exercises contain colorful, pleasing pictures that children will enjoy drawing. Through these exercises children will acquire the capability to carry out with a pencil effortlessly.

]]>Kumon workbooks are depending on the"Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the complete learning prospective of each individual child. As a result, children obtain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to discover on their very personal. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, permitting children to master new abilities easily and without anxiety or frustration.

]]>Ladybugs, cherries, roses, and strawberries are just a few with the things which can be red in this first idea book that introduces the wonderful world of colors. A choice of first concepts, such as colors, numbers, letters, and much more are introduced inside a fun, informative method to assist children create the vocabulary and basic language skills that form the foundation of learning. DK proudly reintroduces 10 favorite board books from the beloved My First series, all with beautifully redesigned covers for a fresh new look. Filled with full-color photographs and large, easy-to-read text, My First Board Books provide kids with an excellent platform for early learning.

]]>This revised edition of this maths book for the younger reader has new photographs and clearer text. The book also contains notes for teachers and parents. It is element of the"Knowabout"series of books. It aims to promote discussion in regards to the illustrations and encourage further investigation.

]]>Teachers will love these instant practice pages that teach young children how to write and recognize the numbers 1-30! A great strategy to help young young children lay the foundation for math success! For use with Grades Pre K-1. Independent reproducibles include cut-and-paste counters, tracing and writing activities, and more.

]]>I won't describe what I look like. These perspectives converge inside a portrait of a single community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to incorporate his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder Whatever you're thinking, it's most likely worse. In a globe exactly where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative complete of heart and hope. August Pullman was born using a facial deformity that, up till now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. R. J. Palacio has known as her debut novel a meditation on kindness indeed, every reader will come away utilizing a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship."Wonder could possibly be the best kids' book with each of the year,"mentioned Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate. com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond inside the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you had been born to stand out. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants absolutely nothing more than to become treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face.

]]>Spectrum Algebra helps students apply essential math expertise to everyday life! The Spectrum series has been designed to prepare students with these skills and to improve student achievement. The lessons strengthen math expertise by focusing on elements and fractions, equalities and inequalities, functions, graphing, proportion, interest, and far more! The alternative of activities also helps extend problem-solving and analytical abilities. --Today, a lot more than ever, college students have to turn into equipped utilizing the vital expertise they need for school achievement and for success on proficiency tests. Spectrum Algebra features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state standards, and also consists of a total answer key. Perfect for use at property or in school, plus a favorite of parents, homeschoolers, and teachers worldwide, Spectrum will likely be the understanding partner students need for complete achievement. Developed by experts in the field of education, each title in the Spectrum workbook series offers grade-appropriate instruction and reinforcement in an effective sequence for learning achievement.

]]>Become a mental-math master and astound your friends, family, and teachers with. Most of all, you'll have plenty of fun along the way!"A fascinating and valuable book. I recommend it. You won't need a calculator, or inside a whole lot of cases even a pencil, to come up with the appropriate answers. Just a couple of simple shortcuts will have you solving simple problems in record time. A resource 'must' for all math programs."--Howard Wang, Founding Director of Sierra Canyon College Preparatory School"The tips and tricks had been really cool."--Jaime Escalante (of Stand and Deliver fame) Hiram W. Johnson High School will fascinate college students of all ages. will not merely amaze you, it will also assist you at school and in your daily life."--Liz Matthews, age 12, Anacapa Middle School Packed with 50 tricks and tips that let you add, subtract, multiply, and divide inside a flash, makes math easier and a lot more fun than you've ever imagined.

]]>Kids will have fun playing with all of the Sesame Street gang while developing their numeracy abilities. The set consists of a parent guide with fun skill-building activities. These cards are created to build numeracy and promote numerical activities, and let children to discover varied number patterns. Every box consists of 30 interactive slide panels written and produced with teachers.

]]>Watch confidence soar as children master 100 sight words the words most generally encountered in any text. For use with Grades K-2. Features words from the Dolch Word List, a commonly recognized core of sight words. Children study more fluently, write with better ease, and spell more accurately when they know these high-frequency words! Also includes games and extension activities. These fun, ready-to-go practice pages let kids trace, copy, manipulate, cut and paste, and write each sight word on their really personal.

]]>ABC-123 Learn My Letter and Numbers is a child s introduction to the Alphabet and numbers. This title is rapidly becoming a favorite in day care centers, preschools and early childhood education centers. An approved Teaching and Learning Tool this books is employed in day care centers, preschools and early childhood education centers. Really Huge Coloring Books produces this book with technical information and understanding coming from school teachers that have taught pre-k to grade two for more than 30 years. 1-800-244-2665 The ABC book is created for youngsters pre-k to grades 2 and excites young children and parents alike as a result from the giant formatted pages and vivid colorful cover. With a single letter on each page it describes the alphabet characters in detail with six photographs and sentence follow up. The perforated pages make it a fantastic teaching tool to support introduce children towards the globe of letters and numbers. The number pages are simple to clarify and describe with all of the number and an animal picture correlating to each number. This book is amust have"for children and parents to understand and teach the alphabet. Educational staff reviewing each page to assure the book is formatted for kids to find out quickly and it s easy to understand.

]]>Stick figures to the dark side only lead!" Publishers Weekly"The presentation's offbeat attitude, ingenuity, and wit, several libraries will want to stock this high interest book. With this companion towards the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger employing the assist of the kids from Mc Quarrie Middle School presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. 'Art2' and also the other 'Origami Yoda' books are the ultimate instance with all the by-a-fan/for-the-fans format, which succeeds if executed properly. May the doodles be with you! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! Other Force-mastering activities include: Kellen's Guide to Cool Letters, Mike's Complete Rules and Tips for Pencil Pod-Racing, Rhondella's Tips for Photographing Origami, and a lot much more!" Booklist"Fans (and nonfans, if there are any) of the Origami Yoda series (Abrams) and website will find new opportunities aplenty for foolery in this spinoff compendium of progressively challenging hands-on directions for drawing, folding, and goofing around with (primarily) Star Wars characters. Includes 16-page color insert with 10 pages of colored pull-out origami paper; directions to make Yoda, Darth, C-3PO, Admiral Ackbar, and R2-D2; a section on photographing your origami creations, and two Star Wars backdrops to photograph them against. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and also develop a totally functioning Chap Stick rocket! Praise for Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling"Once again, Angleberger's humor, which presents itself within the text by way of characters from the series, in each human and origami form, connects with middle-grade readers. With Tom Angleberger's goofy sense of humor and accessible art style, Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling is sure to satisfy and inspire the millions of Origami Yoda and Star Wars fans. This did he." School Library Journal Florida Times-Union"Excellent activity-book offshoot of Angleberger's bestselling Origami Yoda series The banter and tongue-and-cheek humor utilizing the previous books is present, along with encouragement.

]]>Help youngsters master the numbers 1 to 30 with this systematic set of engaging send-home pages! For use with Grades Pre K K. These write-and-learn activities reinforce number recognition, quantity formation, counting, sequencing, and more. A great way to help children get used to homework routines.

]]>School stops for summer studying never ought to! The award-winning Summer Bridge Activities (R) workbook series is aligned to Common Core State Standards and was created to assist parents support their youngsters academically year-round. Whilst you can find numerous other summer workbooks available, Summer Bridge Activities (R) remains the #1 choice recommended by teachers. In only 15 minutes a day, the activities in the Summer Bridge Activities (R) workbook help your fourth grade child preserve skills sharp and feel confident for fifth grade. Sections begin utilizing a goal-setting activity, a word list, and information for parents about the fitness and character development activities situated all through the section. --Each workbook is divided into three sections which correspond to the 3 months of traditional summer vacation. Extension activities also encourage outdoor learning, science experiments, and social studies exercises. With bonus flash cards together with a colorful award certificate, Summer Bridge Activities (R) is all you need for learning fun all summer long!

]]>One friendly frog, two chirping birds, 3 fuzzy bunnies in this book children can enjoy learning to count with delightful creatures as guides. Bright colors and rhythmic text make this an excellent book for both understanding and parent-child bonding. Along with each of the large, easy-to-read English number-words, Gymboree Counting teachers the ins and outs of one through ten in Spanish, Italian, French, and German, with pronunciation guides for each and every number.

]]>The Dursleys had been so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to acquire back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter himself? And strike it does. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the genuine trouble begins, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts college students to stone. Or could it be the a single everyone at Hogwarts most suspects. Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Could it be Draco Malfoy, a much more poisonous rival than ever? For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, which includes an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, along with the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

]]>Harry Potter has no thought how famous he is. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. That's since he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's genuinely a wizard, just as his parents had been. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the distinctive curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his personal noble destiny.

Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping beneath the stairs of a family who loathes you. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, piglike cousin Dudley. But inside the planet of wizards, small, skinny Harry is popular as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. In the nonmagic human world--the world of"Muggles"--Harry is truly a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents had been killed by the evil Voldemort. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in each and every flavor, like strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J. K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and also the Sorcerer's Stone.

A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence:"We are pleased to inform you that you happen to be accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig."Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly,"I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS! and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins. This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave kids clamoring for Harry Potter as nicely because the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Ages 8 to 13) --Karin Snelson So far it has won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, the U. K. version of the Newbery Medal. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, initial published in England as Harry Potter together with the Philosopher's Stone, continues to win major awards in England.

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