Dragon Dreams

This lively chapter book combines the classic fun of a princess story with a modern sensibility and humor Princess Emma is not your typical princess. She doesn't like pink, can't dance, and just can't seem to fit into the Royal Princess Academy mold. Other princesses are excited about the upcoming All-School Princess Contest, but secretly all Emma dreams of is being a dragon rider. When news breaks that dragons in the kingdom are falling ill, Emma resolves to solve the mystery, despite her family's urging to leave such problems to the Royal Council. With her best friend Rapunzel and some unexpected help, not to mention some very un-princess-like maneuvers, Emma just might manage to save her beloved dragons, and possibly even the whole kingdom.
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Roar to the Rescue!

Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they have other ideas. He looked after them when he was little and now they're determined to stick by him . . . for life. And Harry is not the only one who's got a lot bigger! When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry soon finds that he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. It only takes a rub with his finger to call up some MONSTER-sized muscle!When Harry hears that Mr Oakley has been robbed by a nasty crook, he hopes that he and his friends -- Jack, Charlie and Siri -- can solve the crime. And after a night-time visit from a grateful Spinosaurus, Harry discovers that he now has a whole pocketful of back-up . . .
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the Snow-Smashers!

Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they have other ideas. He looked after them when he was little and now they're determined to stick by him . . . for life. And Harry is not the only one who's got a lot bigger! When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry soon finds that he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. It only takes a rub with his finger to call up some MONSTER-sized muscle!When a big snow storm blocks the roads, the residents of Huntingdon village are trapped. Harry and his friends -- Jack, Charlie and Siri -- want to deliver emergency supplies. But it would take the strength of a triceratops or the enormous bulk of an apatosaurus to help them . . .
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South of Hannah

Cole Howland has it good. He has Suzette, his girlfriend of six years; he has his career as a jazz musician and occasional academic; and he has Lily, Suzette's piano prodigy daughter and Cole's musical lifeline. But when he returns from touring to find that Suzette is leaving him for another man, his world disintegrates.Hooked on a vicious cocktail of heartache, jealousy, and jazz, Cole's grip on his life is faltering. Kicked out of his band and with his drinking spiralling out of control, Cole is struggling to hold it together.Things can only get better when Hannah, a scholar and jazz aficionado, comes onto the scene. But Suzette's fiancé is set on Cole's destruction, and Lily is slipping through his fingers. Cole will discover those things he could never live without, and he'll have to fight for them.
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Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex

Here is an epistolary picture book with a T. rex in a role similar to that of the mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.A little girl is turning six in two weeks, and she's decided to invite a Tyrannosaurus rex to her birthday party! Her invitation entices the huge carnivore with promises of fun games to play, the extra-large cake her mother will bake, the goody bag he will get to take home, and, most important of all, how she will be the happiest girl in the world if he comes. But will he?Lisa McClatchy's sweet, persuasive text is perfectly complemented by John Manders's endearing Tyrannosaurus rex, who can't quite fit under the birthday-party tent or blow out the candles without making a huge mess but is sure to make this birthday party-and this book-unforgettable!
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