French Ducks in Venice

French Ducks in Venice

Georges and Cécile are not French and they are not ducks. They are black birds that swim on the canal, but they like to think they are French. They live in Venice . . . Venice, California, that is. Georges and Cécile have a friend, a lovely woman named Polina, who makes beautiful dresses made from thread, silk, cotton, and velvet as well as grass, flowers, pieces of the night sky, and strawberry jam.

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Odd or Even in a Monstrous Season

Odd or Even in a Monstrous Season

Elsie the Even and Onslow the Odd are monsters who are constantly sorting numbers. These monsters help young readers learn how to determine if a number is even or odd: if a number ends with zero, two, four, six, or eight, it’s even; if a number ends in one, three, five, seven, or nine, it’s odd...

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Sarabella's Thinking Cap

Sarabella's Thinking Cap

Sarabella is creative and imaginative, but she has trouble focusing in school! Her wandering thoughts are beautiful, happy, and ethereal. All bits of information that she finds fuel her fantasies, but how can she stay earth-bound long enough to do her homework?...

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A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me

A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me

Jason grew up in a difficult environment: his mother was physically and emotionally absent and his father was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Compared to the other people that lived around him, Jason's life was very challenging and painful. In this honest and explicit memoir, author Jason Schmidt relates various events in his life...

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Scholastic Discover More: Emergency Vehicles

Scholastic Discover More: Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles are always ready to respond to emergencies on land, in the air, and on the sea. Emergency vehicles may look different in other countries, but they are always easy to spot! Helicopters guide police cars to criminals and have gadgets like cameras, searchlights, and loudspeakers...

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