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If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1950

Animals abound in Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book If I Ran the Zoo. Gerald McGrew imagines the myriad of animals he’d have in his very own zoo, and the adventures he’ll have to go on in order to gather them all. Featuring everything from a lion with ten feet to a Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill, this is a classic Seussian crowd-pleaser. In fact, one of Gerald’s creatures has even become a part of the language: the Nerd!
  
  











  



  
Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make
Karen Tack, Alan Richardson

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008

Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: • raise a big-top circus cupcake tier ...
  
  











  



  
Geek Love: A Novel
Katherine Dunn

Vintage, 2002

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make ...
  
  











  



  
The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy. The Boundless , the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life! When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from ...
  
  











  



  
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

Anchor Books, 2012

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves , and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood ...
  
  











  



  
The Farmer and the Clown
Marla Frazee

Beach Lane Books, 2014

Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee. A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer’s vast, empty field. The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them ...
  
  











  



  
Elsie de Wolfe's Paris
Charlie Scheips

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858–1950) was the international set’s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties—her Circus Balls—that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous ...
  
  











  



  
The Far Side Gallery
Gary Larson

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1984

1984 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
  
  











  



  
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen

Candlewick, 2009

With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection full of humor and heart. When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner ...
  
  











  



  
Pegasus: A Novel
Danielle Steel

Delacorte Press, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a rich historical novel of family and World War II, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel unfurls a powerful saga that spans generations and continents. This is a story of courage, friendship, and fate as two families face the challenges of war . . . and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.   PEGASUS   Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German ...
  
  











  



  
Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack ...
L. A. Meyer

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014

Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus.      But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good. Through her many ...
  
  











  



  
Magic: 1400s-1950s
Mike Caveney, Jim Steinmeyer, ...

Taschen, 2013

Illusion, enchantment, and wonder: The world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages through the 1950s   Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility —whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand. Long before ...
  
  











  



  
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1986

Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and ...
  
  











  



  
Dumbo (Little Golden Book)
RH Disney

Golden/Disney, 2004

Everyone's favorite big-eared little elephant finds his way to the skies in this uplifting Little Golden Book. With artwork from the 1940s, allof the original charm and beauty of the Disney classic can be found in this vintage book.
  
  











  



  
Fodor's London 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's

Fodor's, 2014

Title: Fodor's London 2015 <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Fodor's <>Publisher: Fodor'sTravelPublications
  
  











  



  
Put Me in the Zoo (I can read it all by myself' Beginner Books)
Robert Lopshire

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1960

Spot believes he deserves to be in the zoo with the other amazing animals. In this Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss, Spot shows two young friends all the exciting things he can do with his spots. From changing their color and juggling them to moving them onto everything around him, you won’t believe what Spot can do. Beginning readers will be delighted by Robert Lopshire’s lively tale that proves there is a special spot for everyone. ...
  
  











  



  
Guys Read: True Stories
Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, ...

Walden Pond Press, 2014

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories . The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and ...
  
  











  



  
Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole
Judy Schachner

Dial, 2012

The #1 New York Times bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus! In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner's vivacious art and riotous text make for mucho read-aloud fun. Come one, ...
  
  











  



  
Water for Elephants: A Novel
Sara Gruen

Algonquin Books, 2007

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The ...
  
  











  



  
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 2013

Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back —a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to a vintage full-color cover. Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all! First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from ...
  
  











  








   



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