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Cynthia Compton 4 Kids Books & Toys Zionsville and Fishers, Indiana 1. Nerds by Michael Buckley. Amulet Books (Abrams). $14.95. 978-0-81094324-7. 2. Pingo by Brandon Mull. Shadow Mountain. $17.95. 978-160641-109-4. 3. Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy. Simon and Schuster. $17.99. 978-1416984481. 4. The House by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Roberto Innocenti. Creative Company. $19.95. 978-1-56846-201-1. 5. The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen, illus. by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. Running Press Kids. $16.95. 978-0-7624-2048-3. 6. Fire by Kristen Cashore. Dial. $17.99. 978-0803734616. 7. 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, and Thomas Gonzalez. Peachtree Publishers. $17.95. 978-1561454907. 8. Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman (photographer). Chronicle Books. $19.99. 9780811869782. 9. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost. FSG. $16.99. 978-03743-1653-2. 10. The Bored Book by David Michael Slater, illus by Dou Keith (wordless book). Simply Read Books (PGW). $16.95. 978-1-897476-19-2.

Cynthia Compton is the mother of 4 and founder of the aptly named 4 Kids Books & Toys, with 1 ½ stores in the Indianapolis area. She founded her first store 7 years ago, and operates two locations currently, along with an active school and event book sales business. Her hobbies include being a high school football mom, a dance team mom, a soccer mom, and a horse barn mom - all activities designed to avoid her mountainous, ever-unfinished laundry.