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The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn’t mean sewing buttonholes! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl’s invitation to adventure.

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Utterly charming, always entertaining.  The collected works of Esther Averill never fail to delight as we follow Jenny Linsky, the shy little black cat with the red scarf on her adventures in Greenwich Village with her feline friends.

“There is a realness about Jenny, as well as a demure charm, that gives these annals of her doings a distinction lacking in many a more pretentious effort.” —The New Yorker


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A classic not to be missed!  Fearless, irrepressible, irreverent–the original wild child, Pippi is as endearing as ever.  She will have you beside yourself in laughter and lining up to be her new best friend.

We read the version illustrated by Lauren Child (pictured above, yellow cover), whose whimsical style will be familiar to Charlie and Lola fans.


A young boy will stop at nothing to chase pigeons. Even if the chase takes him clear across Manhattan. Will his parents find him in time?


Danny is thrilled to see dinosaurs at the museum, he loves them!  He’s downright stunned when the dino takes him up on his offer to play with him.  They set off to have a hundred millions years worth of fun, all rolled up in a day.


Louise the chicken was not the least bit chicken. She longed for adventure and plenty of it! When she’s had her fill of pirates, the circus, and faraway lands, it’s always nice to know her friends are waiting for her back at the hen house.



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