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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803735118
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Published: Dial Books - January 19th, 2012

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a story of a young hero and is worth sharing with all generations. First released as a book for adults, this remarkable true story has now been made into a lovely picture book for children as well. William Kamkwamba's story begins in Malawi, a land where magic reigned and science was mysterious. Kamkwamba read and devoured all the knowledge he can find in the little library in his village.  Ignoring the taunts of being misala -- crazy, -- he experiments with creating inventions from the scraps and pieces of junk. Eventually, he builds a windmill and brings to his village what very few Malawi's have -- electricity and running water. Both books give a real sense of the hard life  in the village: one does so with words and the other with collage and paint illustrations. A dusty sand color  used on the cover of the adult version and on the endpapers of the children's version perfectly matches the landscape as I remember sub-sahara Africa. This story takes me back to a place where I spent some time as part of a volunteer organization creating libraries. As you might imagine, that makes it pretty special for me but this story is inspiration for anyone! - Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423113898
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Hyperion Books - February 1st, 2011

Walter Rothschild, a shy boy who barely spoke, was the son of one of the richest bankers of the mid-19th century. But Walter didn't need words to study the animals he loved in the garden of his parent's large estate. If it crawled, slithered, or flew, Walter was observing it. As an adult, he founded a museum and left a legacy devoted to a wide diversity of species. Magnificent! - Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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How Rocket Learned to Read Cover Image
By Tad Hills, Tad Hills (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375858994
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 27th, 2010

A wise book for back-to-school celebrations of learning. Rocket, the spotted puppy and reluctant learner, would rather laze about under his tree. Patient yellow bird reads to him and gets him hooked on stories before he tries to teach him the glorious and wondrous alphabet. Wide-eyed curiosity follows. Thank the yellow birds in your life. - Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780671679491
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1989

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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An Amelia Bedelia Celebration: Four Stories Tall Cover Image
By Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator), Herman Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780061710308
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 2009

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Little Engine That Could: Loren Long Edition Cover Image
By Watty Piper, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399244674
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Published: Philomel Books - September 27th, 2005

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Blueberries for Sal Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140501698
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1976

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Miss Rumphius Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140505399
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Published: Puffin Books - November 6th, 1985

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780060254926
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140502343
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 1977

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252488
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Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2009

- Bev, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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