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Every Autumn Comes the Bear Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780698114050
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - September 9th, 1996

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Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250175052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - March 6th, 2018

This is the first of former M-1 operative Max Tudor who lost his way and thought he found it again as parson in the village of Nether Monkslip. Enjoy the village and environs as his congregation, et al., flock, graze, gossip and find themselves not so far removed from the realities of intrigue, murder and betrayal as they had thought.


American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385521697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 15th, 2009

The Witches Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410110
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

Little Blue Truck's Halloween Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780544772533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536200607
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Entertainment - July 10th, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780785814535
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Castle Books - November 29th, 2009

The Day of the Dead / El Dia De Los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823423811
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2011

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307278241
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - July 24th, 2012

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781595589859
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Press - August 12th, 2014