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Product Description: A little elf named Tom is so curious about Santa’s trip that he climbs aboard Santa’s sleigh and nestles himself in between the presents. Tom soon discovers that he’s not alone—his little puppy came along, too. They’re having such fun until Tom falls out of the sleigh...read more

Hardcover:

9780735840898 | North South Books, October 1, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A little elf named Tom is so curious about Santa’s trip that he climbs aboard Santa’s sleigh and nestles himself in between the presents.

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Product Description: Harry the squirrel has never seen anything as beautiful as the Easter eggs that grandmother is hiding for her grandchildren’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. And, apparently, neither has the jackdaw named Jack. It seems that Jack finds the colorful eggs so irresistible that he’s gathered them all in his nest...read more

Hardcover:

9780735823044 | North South Books, January 1, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Someone is taking a keen interest in the Easter eggs.

Paperback:

9780735840638 | Reprint edition (North South Books, March 1, 2012), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Harry the squirrel has never seen anything as beautiful as the Easter eggs that grandmother is hiding for her grandchildren’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Product Description: When the Chinese emperor is presented with a bejeweled, golden nightingale he rejects his living, singing pet nightingale.  But when he falls ill, only the song of the true nightingale can heal him.
By Pirkko Vainio (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780735840294 | Reprint edition (North South Books, September 1, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When the Chinese emperor is presented with a bejeweled, golden nightingale he rejects his living, singing pet nightingale.

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Product Description: Five-year-old Amy loves to play in the snow around her house, and one cold day she finds an injured mallard in the garden. Amy decides to take care of it, calling it Lucky. They quickly become good friends, and Lucky is even invited as a guest to Christmas dinner...read more
By Pirkko Vainio (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781605370583 | 1 edition (Pgw, September 1, 2009), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Five-year-old Amy loves to play in the snow around her house, and one cold day she finds an injured mallard in the garden.

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Product Description: Featuring soft acrylic brush strokes, this collection of beautiful illustrations and thoughtful text depict an adorable, newly born bird going through life stages. Short and simple but full of profound thoughts, this resource pairs art and advice such as the image of the young bird falling down and breaking open its shell with "Falling down can help us free ourselves from the superfluous" and the portrayal of the baby fowl attempting to use a grown bird's discarded feathers to fly with "Borrowing someone else’s equipment won't improve your own abilities...read more

Hardcover:

9781605370323 | Pgw, May 1, 2009, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Featuring soft acrylic brush strokes, this collection of beautiful illustrations and thoughtful text depict an adorable, newly born bird going through life stages.

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Product Description: Featuring soft acrylic brush strokes within padded covers, this collection of beautiful illustrations and thoughtful text depicts an adorable, newly born bird going through life stages. A baby record book, this keepsake covers a child's first year—from birth to first birthday—giving the opportunity to insert photographs, keep facts and figures, record "first times," describe feelings, and list likes and dislikes...read more

Hardcover:

9781605370330 | Clavis Pub, May 1, 2009, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Featuring soft acrylic brush strokes within padded covers, this collection of beautiful illustrations and thoughtful text depicts an adorable, newly born bird going through life stages.

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Product Description: What is Christmas? Is it sweet as a mother's love? A shining star? Is it peace on earth? Little Bunny sets out with friends to discover what Christmas is really about.Pirkko Vainios luminous watercolors lusciously weave the tale of the animals who made the journey to see the baby Jesus in the manger...read more

Hardcover:

9780735822214 | Ill edition (North South Books, October 1, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What is Christmas?

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All of the other donkeys expressed exactly what they wanted for Christmas, except for Josie, who was the smallest and quietest donkey, but when her secret wishes were granted they were much more magical and life changing then anyone could have imagined.
By Marianne Martens (trans), Pirkko Vainio (illustrator) and Udo Weigelt

Hardcover:

9780735820319 | North South Books, October 1, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Josie, the smallest donkey in the stable, has a special wish at Christmastime, and when the donkeys get a special, pre-holiday visit from Santa, she has a chance to show what she can do.

Library:

9780735820326 | North South Books, October 1, 2005, cover price $16.50 | About this edition: Josie, the smallest donkey in the stable, has a special wish at Christmastime, and when the donkeys get a special, pre-holiday visit from Santa, she has a chance to show what she can do.

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Product Description: Josie Smith is the irrespressible little girl who's been on Granada TV in several series. She's the one who's jealous of her best friend Eileen (who always gets whatever she wants). She's also the one who gets into trouble all the time, but generally seems to come up smelling of roses! In this book Josie Smith goes to a frightening house, starts ballet classes, and has her tonsils out...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Magdalen Nabb and Pirkko Vainio (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780006747208 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Josie Smith is the irrespressible little girl who's been on Granada TV in several series.

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Despite their differences in size, likes, and dislikes, Bear and Hare are friends who share special moments together, in a delightful story about the bonds of friendship. By the creator of The Dream House.

Library:

9780735811515 | North South Books, March 1, 2000, cover price $16.50 | About this edition: Despite their physical differences, best friends Hare and Bear laugh together, play together, and share special moments.

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Searching for decorations in the attic, Maria finds a china music box figurine that looks like a wingless angel, and her grandmother tells her that angels must earn their wings by performing good deeds

Paperback:

9781558587748 | Reprint edition (North South Books, September 1, 1997), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Maria's small act of kindness to a homeless person brings surprising rewards--for the old man, for Maria herself, and for a little wingless Christmas angel.

Prebinding:

9780613047326 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.25 | About this edition: Maria's small act of kindness to a homeless person brings surprising rewards--for the old man, for Maria herself, and for a little wingless Christmas angel.

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The stormy winds and friendly children help Lucas transform his tower-house into the home of his dreams

Hardcover:

9781558587496 | Italian edition edition (North South Books, September 1, 1997), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The stormy winds and friendly children help Lucas transform his tower-house into the home of his dreams

Searching for decorations in the attic, Maria finds a china music box figurine that looks like a wingless angel, and her grandmother tells her that angels must earn their wings by performing good deeds

Hardcover:

9781558584990 | North South Books, October 1, 1995, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Maria's small act of kindness to a homeless person brings surprising rewards--for the old man, for Maria herself, and for a little wingless Christmas angel.

Library:

9781558585003 | North South Books, October 1, 1995, cover price $16.50 | About this edition: Maria's small act of kindness to a homeless person brings surprising rewards--for the old man, for Maria herself, and for a little wingless Christmas angel.

Reinforced:

9780606141789, titled "Christmas Angel" | Demco Media, June 1, 1997, cover price $14.60 | About this edition: Maria's small act of kindness to a homeless person brings surprising rewards--for the old man, for Maria herself, and for a little wingless Christmas angel.

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A scarecrow runs away because he's not scary enough, but he finds out that being scary isn't what he thought

Hardcover:

9781558582750 | North South Books, June 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A scarecrow runs away because he's not scary enough, but he finds out that being scary isn't what he thought

Library:

9781558582767 | North South Books, June 1, 1994, cover price $15.50 | About this edition: A scarecrow runs away because he's not scary enough, but he finds out that being scary isn't what he thought

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After the goose that she built out of snow melts, Anna's grandfather discovers an injured goose, and the girl is sure that this ailing animal is her snow goose, who has returned.

Hardcover:

9781558581944 | North South Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Although there are lots of animals on Grandfather's farm, Anna wants a snow goose

Library:

9781558581951 | North South Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $14.88 | About this edition: Although there are lots of animals on Grandfather's farm, Anna wants a snow goose

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Product Description: Josie Smith is the irrepressible little girl who's been on Granada TV in several series. She's the one who's jealous of her best friend Eileen (who always gets whatever she wants). She's also the one who gets into trouble all the time, but generally seems to come up smelling of roses! In this book Josie Smith saves up for a birthday present, runs away from home and steals a ginger cat...read more
By Magdalen Nabb and Pirkko Vainio (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780745116730 | Large print edition (Chivers, January 1, 1993), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Josie Smith is the irrepressible little girl who's been on Granada TV in several series.

Six-year-old Josie's day at the beach with Mom and Gran is highlighted by a donkey ride, making a dog friend, and getting lost
By Magdalen Nabb and Pirkko Vainio (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689504921 | Margaret K McElderry, September 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Six-year-old Josie's day at the beach with Mom and Gran is highlighted by a donkey ride, making a dog friend, and getting lost

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