Eleven years after she washed ashore in Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Miss Moses LoBeau (or Mo for short) is a rising sixth-grader. She helps out in the town's quirky cafe and is a founding member of the Desparado Detectives. Her summer is looking good . . . that is until Mr. Jesse is murdered, Miss Lana and the Colonel are kidnapped, and Hurricane Amy arrives. It's a good thing Mo has always been lucky!
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A little minnow steals a hat and tries to run, or swim, away in this silly, visual story for kids ages 4 and up. This follow-up to Klassen's I Want My Hat Back that is sure to make everyone laugh again and again.
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A touching story told by Ivan, an artistic gorilla, who tries to save Ruby, a baby elephant, from their lives as animals on display at a mall. Poignant and funny, this book is great for kids ages 8 and up.
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