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Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Dinosaur Tracks
George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for his photo collection. While looking for the fawn his friend Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks. George thinks he has discovered dinosaur footprints; which would make the perfect addition to his collection! In hopes of getting a photo, he attempts to lure the dinosaur with food, but quickly remembers that some dinosaurs are not friendly. Eventually George discovers the real culprit behind the tracks and it's not what he expects!
Curious George The Perfect Carrot
With the help of the man with the yellow hat, Curious George plants and grows carrots in a little garden plot of his own. When his carrots are finally ready to be pulled from the ground, George decides that his prize carrot is too perfect to eat. But when George stumbles upon his friend Bill's pet bunnies lost and hungry, he doesn't hesitate to share his carrot to help save the day.
Curious George Snowy Day
Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow! With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer's pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Curious George Time for School
Learn to tell time with Curious George! The fun and engaging text chronicles George's visit to kindergarten and the variety of activities he encounters throughout the day, such as storytime, playtime, and of course lunchtime!
Reader's guides to the most popular classic literature, featuring study guides that showcase plot, characters, and settings to promote understanding
Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
In CliffsNotes on The Picture of Dorian Gray, you explore Oscar Wilde’s great works about narcissism, rife with symbolism and classic themes. Here, you meet Dorian Gray and discover his secret pact with the devil to stay young and handsome, and the subsequent destruction of his soul. This study guide carefully walks you through Dorian’s story by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Oscar Wilde, and gain insight into how he came to write this novel. Other features that help you study include: a list of characters, glossaries to define new and unfamiliar terms, critical essays about Oscar Wilde’s views and life, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a list of online resources for more study. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo
CliffsNotes on The Count of Monte Cristo takes you into a rollicking yarn of adventure, wit, and revenge. Following the story of a man imprisoned for 14 years who escapes by outsmarting his captors, this study guide shows through its expert commentaries just how the Count works justice with a vengeance on his enemies. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: life and background of the author, Alexandre Dumas, character sketches on the novel's vast array of personalities, plot synopsis and summaries for each chapter, and suggested essay topics and a select bibliography. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles
In CliffsNotes on Tess of the d'Urbervilles, you explore Thomas Hardy's literary classic as the author challenges many of the Victorian sensibilities of the 19th century by writing about such topics as immoral sex, murder, illegitimate children, and the unmarried living together. In the novel, you follow the journey of Tess as early events in her life lead her down the road to tragic ruin. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tess's journey, and critical essays give you insight into Hardy's view on religion, as well as his use of setting and comparisons. Other features that help you study include: character analyses of the main characters, a character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters, a section on the life and background of Thomas Hardy, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Stevenson's Treasure Island & Kidnapped
These novels of pirates on the high seas and intrigue in the Scottish highlands were written on a challenge by Stevenson's teenage stepson to "write something really interesting." The results are these fast-moving and adventurous books, simple and entertaining.
Get your Swagger on at the Dairy Queen and shoot some Night Hoops. Or just read these books by some great authors Carl Deuker, Roland Smith, Catherine Murdock, Gary Paulsen.
It's the last inning of a high school baseball game between arch-rivals Oak Grove and Compton. Center fielder Luke "Wizard" Wallace steps up to the plate--and is hit by a beanball, a wild pitch that shatters his skull, destroys the vision in his left eye, and changes his life forever.
Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.
After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life.
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers
An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen celebrates his lead dog and longtime companion, Cookie, in this intimate essay. Paulsen takes readers inside the kennel as Cookie's last litter of pups grow and learn to pull sleds across the snowy frontier.
In this gripping story, wrestling dominates the lives of two young men. Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane come from very different backgrounds--yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment of a champion. And both are determined to have successful wrestling seasons despite having to grapple with their own demons.
Packed with Newbery Winner and Honor books. Reaching Out won the Pura Belpre Honor Award.
The Black Pearl
From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon's warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon's courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
A Single Shard
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated - until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
The Bronze Bow
In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Israel. He joins an outlaw band and leads a dangerous life of spying, plotting, and impatiently waiting to seek revenge. Headstrong Daniel is devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, heading down a destructive path toward disaster until he hears the lessons taught by Jesus of Nazareth.
From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring.
Sports stories of determination and hard work, adventures of a pig explorer, a future catalog of bird parts and instructions, and a raven. Lots of great reading!
More Than a Horse
As Leanne adjusts to life in Arizona, she discovers that she enjoys helping children with special needs, develops a special relationship with a horse, and has her first romance with a boy.
Yes, She Can!
Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports. Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick sure didn't. Trudy Ederle swam the English Channel, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett made it into the Olympics running track, Julie Krone became a jockey, and Danica Patrick decided to drive Indie cars. Yes, She Can! tells the inspiring stories of these pioneers in sports.
Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder. Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh Steelers running back. Carlos May, Chicago White Sox outfielder. Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals defensive back who turned down a multi-million dollar contract to join the military after 9/11 and was later killed in Afghanistan.
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
Flora the pig was born for adventure. "If it's unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I'm your pig," she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she's on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating -and dangerous - adventure of her life.
Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Good Night Book
There is so much to do at bedtime: cleaning up, taking a bath, telling stories, playing peek-a-boo, and more. Will George ever get sleepy?
Curious George Color Fun
Curious George explores the amazing world of colors in this bright book with a rainbow surprise at the end!
Curious George Lost and Found
Curious George sets out to feed the ducks and accidentally heads downriver on a small raft. George and Jumpy Squirrel must find their way back home again using landmarks they recognize and by creating a simple map. Not only do they use navigational skills to find their way, but they also help a group of lost chicks get back home again, too!
Curious George Takes a Trip
Curious George and his friend are going on vacation on an airplane. At check-in, the ticket clerk gives George a toy airplane to play with, but he soon loses it and has a few adventures trying to find it again. What an exciting start to his vacation!
Curious George Home Run
George is excited to go to his first baseball game to watch his friend Marco play. While Marco concentrates on hitting his first home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. But George doesn't know in which order he should hang the numbers. With help from Marco and the girl at the snack stand, George learns about number sequence and a handy trick for putting double digits in order. During the last inning, George agrees to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Will he be able to add another number to the scoreboard?