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Pajama Press publishes relevant, enduring children’s books that uplift readers—and never talk down to them.

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Bad Pirate

Her pirate-captain father reminds her to be bold and saucy and selfish, but Augusta can’t help being shy, polite, and helpful; in short, a bad pirate. But when a terrible storm puts the crew in danger, Augusta is bold enough to be true to herself and show that a good pirate can be selfless, too.

By Kari-Lynn Winters & Dean Griffiths

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Broom for Two

When a little witch’s broom is ruined, help from an unlikely new friend, a persevering attitude, and a bit of magic, may be exactly what she needs to get back in the air. From celebrated author Jennifer Maruno and award-winning illustrator Scot Ritchie.

By Jennifer Maruno & Scot Ritchie

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Out of the Valley of Horses

From the award-winning author of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song, a gripping novel about a family’s will to endure, mystical horses, and the beauty of self-sufficiency and restoration.

By Wendy Orr

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The Light from My Menorah

The dazzling light from a menorah takes a young boy on a journey around the world, introducing him to the holidays of many cultures that celebrate light.

By Robin Heald & Andrea Blinick

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Two Times a Traitor

Reluctantly touring Halifax with his family, twelve-year-old Laz Berenger accidentally stumbles through a time tunnel to a 1745 war zone. Caught by English sailors from the American colonies, his only hope for freedom is to spy for them in the French fortification at Louisbourg, where his loyalties ...

By Karen Bass

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