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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle
Christopher Healy

Walden Pond Press, 2013

Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected as one of its best books of the year. Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don't you? They're the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their ...
  
  











  



  
Dogs, Donkeys & Circus Performers: Hilarous stories of animal adventures on a path to making the world a ...
Janine Jacques

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Hilarous stories of animal adventures on a path to making the world a better place for all creatures; big, small, four legged and two legged. However, the book is not just about animals, its about thinking outside the box, checking your ego at the gate, living a purposeful life that benefits others, and most importantly laughing through life's challenges.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1986

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! , his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and ...
  
  











  



  
To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2010

In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus Ship Big Book (Candlewick Press Big Book)
Chris Van Dusen

Candlewick, 2011

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.
  
  











  



  
The Catch Trap
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Ballantine Books, 1984

A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion. Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege. As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy share sweet stolen moments of passion, but the real intensity of their relationship ...
  
  











  



  
A Girl and Five Brave Horses
Sonora Carver

Martino Pub, 2009

Reprint of the original 1961 edition. Carver was born and raised in Georgia. At 20, she answered a want ad for a female rider to perform in Buffalo Bill's "Wild West" show. Intrigued by the possibility of fame and travel, Carver applied for the job. In 1924, she became the first woman to fall 40 feet on horseback into a tank of water at Steel Pier in Atlantic City, and inspired the 1991 Disney movie, "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken". Seven years ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Can't-Wait Willow! (Shine bright kids)

Ideals Children’s Books, 2013

Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! But when left to her own devices, she just can’t say “no” to her favorite things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that not only has she has run out of time, but money, and she won’t be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy she’s been dreaming of. Willow is ...
  
  











  



  
Storm Runners #2: The Surge

Scholastic Press, 2011

Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series. Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Although they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm--the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus--the floodwaters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's ...
  
  











  



  
Hugo's Cat Circus

KiteReaders, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and take a seat in the stands for Hugo’s Cat Circus! Once a year, the cats of Marseille, France, creep into the night to make their way to the most spectacular show of the year, Hugo’s Cat Circus. The cats are treated to feline performers of every shape and breed, performing daring deeds to excite, amuse and amaze. Don’t miss the Tabby clowns, the Siamese knife-throwing act, or the Abyssinian cats on ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Greatest Most Traveling Circus

Sweet Candy Press, 2014

The Greatest Most Traveling Circus is an anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, gypsy curses, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural isn’t the hardest ...
  
  











  



  
The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories

Metaphysical Circus Press, 2014

An unhappy housewife flees with her lover as civilization collapses in a tsunami of trash. A bank teller aids invisible thieves. A welder learns she has the power to kill with a kiss. A hive of women transforms tourists with arcane sexual rites. A Korean War sniper stalks his doppelganger: a children’s television host. Amnesiac goddesses-turned-farmers struggle for survival in war-torn, post-apocalyptic Iowa. By turns emotionally resonant ...
  
  











  



  
Enter The Death Circus (Tales From the Longview) (Volume 1)
Holly Lisle

OneMoreWord Books, 2014

MEET THE LONGVIEW - An Ancient Spaceship Resurrected To Transport Conspiracy Inhabited by a crew of misfits fleeing nightmare pasts, with a cargo of Condemned slated to die at the hands of the highest bidders, and with a passenger roster made up exclusively of people NOT who they claim to be, The Longview serves the hidden agenda of an eccentric recluse bent on playing puppetmaster to all of Settled Space. IN EPISODE ONE Condemned to ...
  
  











  



  
Storm Runners #3: Eruption
Roland Smith

Scholastic Press, 2012

The explosive conclusion to Roland Smith's fast-paced action series! Chase Masters and his friends have made it through the longest night of their lives, but their adventures are far from over. Now they're headed south of the border to track down the missing Rossi Brothers' Circus. With a volcano about to erupt after a massive earthquake, Chase has never faced such a serious threat to his survival!
  
  











  



  
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo
Rosetta Stone

Beginner Books / Random House, 1975

Illus. in full color. "A little bug sneezes, causing a chain of calamities. Repetition helps beginning readers and cartoon-like characters add zest."-- School Library Journal.
  
  











  



  
Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"
Jimmy Vee

Atlas Press, 2014

"It is your uniqueness that's really the seed. Embrace it! Exploit it! And you will Succeed." Little Jimmy is a small guy with a BIG mission... help people realize how special they really are. Why is everyone trying so hard to fit in when there is so much uniqueness to celebrate? Jump in and follow the miniature ringmaster through his circus-inspired world of weird, where normal is ordinary, and ordinary is boring. In these fun-filled ...
  
  











  



  
Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages
Lisa Kettell

Quarry Books, 2009

Art Circus! takes the reader on a magical journey into the artistic world where they can discover their creative muse which is waiting to come out and play. It is at heart a technique book for altered artists, but is housed within a wonderful, spectacular fantasy land. The book will bring the reader, the daydreamer, the explorer, the artist, to a place have never been, where they can unleash their artistic dreams and explore hidden worlds ...
  
  











  








   



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