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Emmett and the Bright Blue Cape

Meet Emmett, Katy Duck’s little brother! In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read, Emmett puts on his bright blue cape and becomes Super Emmett!

Emmett loves his bright blue cape. He wears it to the park, he wears it to the store, and he even tries to wear it to bed. With his cape on, he isn’t just Emmett, he’s Super Emmett! So what happens when Emmett’s bright blue cape goes missing? How will he be super now?
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Marion  Dane Bauer
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Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

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Alyssa Satin Capucilli
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Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Kathryn O. Galbraith
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Kathryn O. Galbraith

Kathryn O. Galbraith is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including Where Is Baby?, Boo Bunny, and Planting the Wild Garden, which was the winner of a 2011 Parents’ Choice Gold Award. She lives in Washington State with her husband, Steve, and her own little dog, Duffy.

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Joan Holub

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.

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Deborah Hopkinson
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Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.

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Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.

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Jane Kurtz

Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old, her parents decided to move to Ethiopia, where she spent most of her childhood. Jane speaks about being an author at schools and conferences—in all but eleven of the United States, so far, and such places as Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, France, Germany, Romania, England, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Japan. She helped start Ethiopia Reads (EthiopiaReads.org), a nonprofit that is planting the first libraries for children in Ethiopia. She is the author of many books for children.

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Anne Rockwell

Anne Rockwell has written numerous books for children, including At the Beach and The First Snowfall, both illustrated by Harlow Rockwell. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Ellen Weiss
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Ellen Weiss

Ellen Weiss is the author of many books for children, including Whatever You Do, I Love You, for Little Simon. She has also written extensively for children's television, and she lives in New York.

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Tomie dePaola
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Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the recipient of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyCharlie Needs a CloakMichael Bird-Boy, and Andy, That’s My Name. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.

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