Owen is doing the same creative writing project for homeschooling that Eleanor is doing in public school! They have to write an interesting story about their lives. The problem is: their lives aren't that interesting. So Eleanor decides to fix the problem by doing exciting things--with not-so-great results. When they join a community martial arts class, Owen sees a different way to make an interesting story happen ... by making something up that sounds true even though it isn't. When they both end up in trouble--again--they learn that making up fake stories to fool people isn't a good way to live.
Harper and her friends try to help the Wild Conductor win back his place in the Circus of Dreams, but when Harper is chosen, instead, she encounters a mystery.
The famous Prince Nogouda pays a visit to New Mouse City and ace reporter Geronimo Stilton has an exclusive interview. Meanwhile, at the Mouse Museum, the rare breed of Shufongfong lizards have been kidnapped! Could like Prince and his kingdom in the Bandel jungle have anything to do with this? Geronimo, Thea, Trap, and Benjamin are on the case!
In the second book of The Adventurers Guild, Zed and Brock must save the elven city--
In Annapolis, Maryland, seventh-grader Wes is a good teammate but this basketball season has been challenging because of his ball hog teammate Dinero, who is determined to steal the spotlight, and Wes's army veteran father who is suffering from PTSD.
After the death of her parents, Angel has a lot to get used to: a new home, a new family, a new school. The last thing she's interested in is making new friends. Until she meets Bavar--a strange boy who slips through the shadows, a boy who might understand her nightmares. But Bavar doesn't want to let anyone in. Everyone--and everything--in his enchanted house is already urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift and the fearsome monsters traveling through it, a responsibility he wishes he could ignore. Then Bavar discovers that the monsters are the same ones that killed Angel's parents. Determined to stop the creatures and close the rift for good, he and Angel must find the courage to stand up for each other and themselves...before it's too late. --
Silke has an unexpected opportunity to learn what happened to her parents years before when Princess Katrin asks her to stay at the palace as a spy during a visit from the rulers of Elfenwald.--
Helping her parents with the new twins, JoJo must figure out a way to tell the identical babies apart.
After discovering that the lighthouse his family tends is a portal to strange and dangerous worlds, eleven-year-old Griffin must travel through it to save his father from a threat to all humanity.
Twelve-year-old Lizzy Sherman believes there are signs everywhere that can help her keep her family safe, so when she begins helping a runaway girl her own age--a stranger to their small town in Maine--Lizzy hopes that she, too, can protect Lizzy's family.
Aislin of Eliasind must rely on more than the magical gifts she has as a half-fairy, half-pedrasi when she becomes entangled in a sinister plot and saddled with difficult human princesses.--
When Ellie and her friends help elderly Mrs. Curran around the house, Ellie cannot resist using her engineering prowess but it is no fun for the girls when Toby gets the credit.
In The Peculiar Possum, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox, encounter strange sounds and smells in the valley. When an unfamiliar animal appears, Bismark is not pleased! But soon Bismark and the Brigade learn that being peculiar is also reason to be proud. Bonus Content includes Fun Facts about The Nocturnals and a glossary of Peculiar Words from different languages.--Page  of cover.
Morrigan Crow is now a proud scholar in the elite Wundrous Society, but must prove that she belongs in the Society, while battling a new evil--
When ten-year-old Margaríta Sandoval's family moves to Wyoming during the Great Depression, she faces racism, homesickness, and the possibility that her grandmother's land in New Mexico may be lost.--
While on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, twelve-year-old Devlin Quick discovers a genuine pirate doubloon and investigates its origins.
Henry's and Eva's lives are forever changed when their parents die in a mysterious boating accident. That was a very bad day, but things are going to get worse. Their uncle Claude the Clod and his awful girlfriend, Terri the Terrible, have moved into the children's house on the cliff to take care of them, but Eva has her doubts about their intentions. And when some spooky visitors appear with a message, Henry and Eva realize that their parents' deaths might not have been as cut-and-dried as everyone thinks. Can this brother and sister team (and their group of ghastly, ghostly graveyard friends) uncover the truth before it's too late?--
While his father fights in the war for water, eleven-year-old Auden and his mother move to Cambridge, where Auden and his new friend Vivi discover his dead uncle's last, unfinished scientific achievement--a poetry-spouting robot seeking his purpose.
In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's pampered cat Ra and his scarab-beetle sidekick question the royal palace's animal inhabitants, solve a crime, and exonerate a servant girl falsely accused of theft.
In this illustrated novel for middle-grade readers, Billy Stuart and his loyal Scout group get lost on a hike and inadvertently travel through time.--
Moving to New Jersey from Philadelphia was stressful, but at least Jada has found Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance, where she can continue to dance ballet--but she is not sure that the other girls at the Academy welcome her, and when she sprains her ankle in practice she is sure that the whole universe is against her.
Collects two stories of teamwork and creativity from the childhood years of Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde--two characters from the animated film--especially for younger readers! Judy is excited to tour the fun at the Bunnyburrow County Fair with her Pop Pop, but Dinah has to sneak out of the house to join her! Then, when Pop Pop says no to a hot air balloon ride, Judy still gets her chance in the air when Dinah stumbles into trouble and needs rescuing! It will take both their talents, rabbit and sloth, to ensure that everyone makes it safely home at the end of the day. Meanwhile, Nick learns it's the thought that counts when he saves the day at his friend Hedy's birthday party. While he might not have enough money to buy a gift, Nick has other talents that he puts to good use for a truly unforgettable celebration.
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. Ishmael and his shipmates search the ocean far and wide. Will they ever find the white whale that sailors call, Moby Dick?--Provided by Publisher.
When an inkblot, who can write, listen, learn, and draw, jumps out of Mr. Rylance's sketchbook, Ethan believes he may be the answer to their problems and names him Inkling.
Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed--bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money came from nowhere to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond--
The reader picks their own path in a story where they find out what it's like to attend Alolan Academy.
The reader picks their own path in a story where they participate in an island challenge to earn the ability to use z-moves.
Fluttershy and Rarity travel to Manehattan where Rarity is shocked to find old fashions are back in style. When Princess Celestia spends a day disguised, living among the ponies, she's surprised by what she leanrs about her subjects and herself. And when asked to direct a film based on their friendship adventures, will the friends' memories turn out to be less than accurate?
After her twin brother is attacked, Stella Clay senses there is something different about him, but a talking mouse tells her that her brother has been kidnapped and taken prisoner in the Dreamway and it is up to her to rescue him.
Rox does not want to clean up her room, so she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control.
Odo and Eleanor are excited to be knights. Only, nobody's asking them to go on a quest. So they're stuck at home, using their trusty and talkative swords to defend their village when there's cause for defence. But mostly it's just waiting for something bigger to come along. That 'something bigger' comes to them in the form of an old man named Edga, a warrior named Hundred, and an ancient chant: Dragon, dragon, heed our call. Come to aid us, one and all. Odo, Eleanor, and their swords, Biter and Runnel, are plunged into a quest that will take them (as all good quests must) to unfamiliar lands, where they will fight unseen enemies and unlock unbelievable secrets in order to prevent an unbearable impostor from taking the crown. Also, they will need to keep an eye out for dragons.
A young child explores Miss Turie's exotic pet store which guarantees to have the perfect pet for everyone.
Shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world. Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In Jo's day, medical schools were closed to women, but times were changing, and Jo was at the forefront. When she graduated in 1898, Dr. Jo still faced prejudice against women in her field. Not many people were willing to be seen by a female doctor, and Dr. Jo's waiting room remained mostly empty. She accepted a job in public health and was sent to Hell's Kitchen, one of New York's poorest neighborhoods where many immigrants lived. There, she was able to treat the most vulnerable patients: babies and children. She realized that the best treatment was to help babies get a stronger start in life. Babies need fresh air, clean and safe environments, and proper food. Dr. Jo's successes, fueled by her determination, compassion and ingenuity, made her famous across the nation for saving the lives of 90,000 inner city infants and children.
Twelve-year old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother's obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her mom's a cryptozoologist doesn't seem wonderful. It's embarrassing and irresponsible, and it cost them everything. So Miranda agrees to go one last creature hunt, determined to use all her scientific know-how to prove to her mother, once and for all, that Bigfoot isn't real. Then her mom will have no choice but to grow up and get a real job - one that will pay the mortgage and allow Miranda to attend the leadership camp of her dreams. But when the trip goes horribly awry, will it be Miranda who's forced to question she believes? --
Bronte is ten years old when she receives a letter saying that her long-absent parents have been killed by pirates, and the lawyers tell her that their will (reinforced with serious magic) requires her to deliver gifts to her ten other aunts (not Aunt Isabelle, whom she lives with), and to start the trip immediately and alone--but as she travels the kingdoms, she begins to suspect that there is more to this journey than delivering treasures, and that her parents had more secrets than she ever realized.
Mia, her family, and friends gather in the San Juan Islands for Orca Sing, hoping that 105-year-old Granny, the oldest orca, will return with the pods she watches over. Includes facts about Granny and orcas.
After his father is killed, Paulie is sent to live with his Aunt Bee in Houston, a city fighting desegregation, but as Paulie gets into fights with an African American boy, he is forced to accept that his father died defending his African American best friend.
After their perilous encounter with the sea-witches, the pirate crew of the Jacklight find refuge on a deserted island, but shadowy creatures have been spotted in the jungle, and when Walker, Shiv, and Genoa discover mysterious ruins, the dark history of the archipelago begins to unravel. Legend tells of a mad king, a fallen civilization, and a powerful royal family in search of their lost sister. And for reasons Walker can't understand, Genoa seems to be at the center of it all.
Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond! -- Book flap.
A friendship is born when soft-spoken Wyatt is paired with outgoing Noreen on a class field trip.
A trunk filled with amazing hats shows Henri that his grandfather is not just a quiet old man, but someone who once had the sort of grand adventures Henri imagines.
On the last day of middle school, five kids who couldn't be more different commit separate pranks, each sure they won't be caught and they can't get in trouble. They're wrong. As punishment, they each have to volunteer one beautiful summer day-the last one before school-at Northbrook Retirement and Assisted Living Home, where they'll push creamed carrots into toothless mouths, perform the world's most pathetic skit in front of residents who won't remember it anyway, hold gnarled hands of peach fuzzed old ladies who relentlessly push hard candies, and somehow forge a bond with each other that has nothing to do with what they've done and everything to do with who they're becoming. All the action takes place in the course of this one day, with each chapter one hour of that day, as the five kids reveal what they've done, why they did it, and what they're going to do now.
Explores the anticipation, excitement, and pride of a young boy who helps to welcome a new baby into the family.
Various animals take turns shaking a tree in search of a tasty meal. It starts with Mouse who wants a nut so she shakes the tree a little to the right, and a little to the left. But it isn't the nut that falls from the tree, it's Fox who thinks that Mouse looks pretty tasty! Soon a warthog and then a bear come along with similar ideas. Little readers will enjoy the just-made-it escapes and the fun shaking-action that readers can do along with this interactive picture book.
Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper--unexpected heroes who together become epic warriors as well as the closest of friends--are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect the realm!--
Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he's had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they're all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder. As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City's monster community a secret, when it's teetering in the brink of war? In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.
Twelve-year-old Esme and her best friend, Finch, discover dinosaur bones on her family's peach farm and are suddenly surrounded by people with nefarious motives--
When orphan Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she's determined to make a new start, but can she stay out of trouble?
After the Neverseen prove how vulnerable she is, Sophie decides to learn how to fight, but battle training won't help her friend facing a different kind of danger. --
As StarClan warns of an oncoming storm, the five warrior Clans by the lake must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to make a permanent home among them for SkyClan--
Nine celebrated children's picture book illustrators, including Rebecca Bender, Wallace Edwards, and Suzanne Del Rizzo, unite to illustrate an empowering text that celebrates, in a series of questions, the ways young children can show kindness. All royalties will be donated to the World Kindness Movement.--
In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear's den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.
When Horse and Dog meet, Dog thinks he has met a very big canine, Horse thinks he has come across a tiny little baby horse, and humorous confusion ensues.
Abby tries to use the magic mirror to get to her friend's house, but she ends up with her brother in the tale of Little Red Riding Hood; where, having accidently knocked out the Huntsman, they set out to save Red (named Lali) and her rather unpleasant grandmother themselves--but end up having to save the wolf (who actually seems a lot nicer then Lali's grandmother), and discovering a surprising secret about their own Nana.
Guess what?! Yotsuba's...a princess! Too bad Daddy doesn't know how pretty long hair is! It's okay, 'cos Yotsuba can show it to Asagi. She knows aaall about being a pretty princess! But wait! Yotsuba's going to Tokyo! Tokyo is where you go to be stylish and fancy, just like a real princess. The only problem is, there are aliens who are after Earth! It's okay, it's okay. Yotsuba has a secret move or two and will save everyone!--
Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings--
Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note.
Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows--
Told in rhyme, a child is cautioned about the problems his dragon is likely to cause at school recess, even if it does not mean to.
A young fairy is enlightened on what to expect on the first day of school.
A quiet village is terrorized by a mysterious vandal who destroys see-saws, canes, musical instruments, traffic lights, and more.
An illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace based on the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes: Jean Henry Dunant, Fridtjof Nansen, Jane Addams, John Boyd Orr of Brechin, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nelson Mandela, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai.
Rory starts the Reptile Club at school, and is astonished to see that it's not his schoolmates who attend the first meeting.
This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world--
Fern's Nanna has not been herself of late. When Mom remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to go on a joy hunt. With her catching-kit at the ready, Fern sets off and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places. But how will she bring it back to Nanna? Emotional, funny, and uplifting, this beautiful picture book is a pure delight. With its strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents, it is guaranteed to bring joy into every reader's life.--Dust jacket flap.
Nipper hates being left alone all day while his best friend Richard is at work. But when he realizes one morning that Richard has left his lunchbox behind, Nipper sets off on a difficult journey to deliver it.--
Tomorrow is the annual boat race and Monty needs as much energy as possible to make sure he crosses the finish line first. He tried closing his eyes, counting sheep, and reading a book, but nothing will help him fall asleep. In this interactive follow-up to Can I Tell You a Secret?, Monty the frog asks for your help once again. This time he is struggling to go to sleep before a very big day. Both relatable and fun for children and parents, this adorable picture book is perfect for naptime, bedtime, or anytime!--Amazon.com.
Twins with opposite personalities work together to convince a dragon to stop blocking their village bridge--
Anytime Josie Shilling's large family gets too chaotic, volunteering at the local animal clinic is the one place she can escape--and she loves working with the animals. But when a box mysteriously appears on the clinic's front steps, Josie suddenly becomes responsible for seven adorable puppies! Taking care of her pig, Hamlet, last fall was a bit harder than she thought. So how is she ever going to handle a whole litter of mischievous pups and find the right homes for them all? This summer will bring big changes for Josie as she learns about growing up, letting go, and loving your pack no matter what.--
Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He's just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself--until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery note-writer. But when the quest turns out to be harder than expected, Finch risks losing two things that he really wants --his best friend Noah, and a field trip to Dinosaur State Park.
As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.
Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother, Charlie, are on a very special trip. They're traveling 421 miles, all the way from Preston in northern England to the very tip of Cornwall in the southwest. By train, bus, and taxi, they're determined to get to the spot where they'll be able to catch a glimpse of the dophin that regularly visits the harbor and made last year's family vacation so special. But there's more to it than that. Their family isn't happy like it used to be. Mom stays in bed all day and Dad is always at work. Martin adores his little brother, but Charlie's not like other kids. Wild, eccentric, and completely fearless, he always keeps Martin on his toes. Martin is doing his best to be a good brother, but he'll have to come to terms with the real reasons behind their journey before he can ultimately find peace. Charlie and Me is an unforgettable novel that is funny, adventurous, and heartbreaking. back.
When Mitra and her two besties find a phone with the latest and greatest technology and apps, they think they are dreaming. But when push (notifications) come to shove, they might be living a nightmare! With the phone turning them against each other, can Mitra do a hard reset before it's too late?--Back cover.
In order to defeat the Nightmare Knight, legend dictates that the DreamSword must be autographed by seven princesses, but things get a bit complicated when our heroes discover that the flower kingdom has no royalty! Luckily, the king of fashion, Mr. R, is on the hunt for the new face of his style empire, and whoever catches his eye will be named 'Princess R'--
I am really looking forward to the school activity trip (if I can find my form). Delia wants me to go too. There'll be loads of excellent things to do. Like: making rafts, midnight feasts, watching out for some very weird creatures. --
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens come to the farm.
The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom.--
In this poetic tour of the universe, children learn about the Big Bang and the origins of life on Earth.--
Using bold panels of art, this book tells the story of Allan Pinkerton's Detective Agency and its pursuit of the truth.
Every night it's the same old story. A boy wants to stay up late, and his parents won't let him. But sometimes in the morning, he notices things look a little off--like when he sees a disco ball in the kitchen ... with his toy duck on it. So one night he decides to stay up. And that's when the fun really begins.--
Orville is a little penguin who lives in a zoo and dreams of big adventures, like going to the Moon; the other animals are skeptical, but Orville is determined, so he builds a spaceship and sets out all by himself--and discovers that real adventures are best when they are shared with friends.
A prince's love for a swan queen overcomes an evil sorcerer's spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the classic ballet.
A little boy and his teddy bear share many imagined adventures until the bear becomes so worn out that he needs to find a place to rest after all their exciting escapades.
Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God's chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, all bets are off as the Prophet exercises his control. Born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico, Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God's chosen, apart from the outside world and its evils. On her thirteenth birthday, Gentry receives a new violin from her father and, more than anything, she wants to play at the Santa Fe Music Festival with her brother, Tanner. But then the Prophet calls from prison and announces he has outlawed music in their community and now forbids women to leave. Determined to play, Gentry and Tanner sneak out. But once they return, the Prophet exercises control from prison, and it has devastating consequences for Gentry and her family. Soon, everything Gentry has known is turned upside down. She begins to question the Prophet's teachings and his revelations, especially when his latest orders put Gentry's family in danger. Can Gentry find a way to protect herself and her family from the Prophet and escape the only life she's ever known? This realistic, powerful story of family, bravery, and following your dreams is a can't-miss debut novel from Melanie Sumrow. -- Dust jacket.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the seasons of the year and the joy each one brings.
In this illustrated picture book, a young child can hear color and is enamored with his grandmother's beaded necklace, in spite of the reservations of those around him.--
When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country--it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness? Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself.--
In The Missing Donut, we meet Cris, a boy who likes things all in a row, and his cat Crat, who likes to stir up trouble. They are an inseparable pair, but their different personalities lead to all sorts of adventures and mishaps--
Mind your manners! Wondering what to expect on your first day of school? With 44 simple rules on how to behave, and how not to behave, at school, this giggly guidebook shows you exactly what it means to be the perfect student, and what happens when you're not... Giggles are sure to ensue, and kids and their parents will surely want the companion book of how to behave, too!--Amazon.com.
It is bedtime and Mr. Panda carefully reminds his friends of the things that they need to do like brushing their teeth, and taking a bath before settling down for the night--but sometimes Mr. Panda can be absentminded, and Lemur has to remind him which bed is his.
A poetic and lyrical picture book, bursting with color, about our interconnected world, from self to cells and seeds to sky--
In this book without words, a boy opens a door and invites the reader to explore the magical world on the other side.
When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.--Amazon.com.
A school trip to the science museum inspires a curious girl to make a connection with a shy, silent boy in her class.
Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED! Parker is the mayor of this peaceful, predictable island, and he wants to keep it just the way it is. But Kirby, a penguin, thinks the place is paradise, and she wants to stay. Parker says no, but the other polar bears love Kirby --and soon they're begging Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity, this playful and lighthearted story will delight children of all ages.
When Aster's non-magical friend Charlie finds herself the target of a curse, Aster and his unconventional talent for witchery must find the source of the curse before more people get hurt.
You probably know the feeling. You're playing happily by yourself in the park, when you're suddenly told, ̀Go and say hello to that little boy over there!' But what if you don't want to say hello? What if the little boy isn't really a little boy at all? What... what if he's a MONSTER in disguise? Welcome to a weird and wonderful ẁhat if?' story where saying hello can lead to all sorts of surprising adventures...
Told in rhyming text, the story traces the development of three babies from birth to their first birthday celebrations.
From a mouse's simple request for an egg to make an omelet, animal neighbors donate ingredients to make and share a delicious cake.
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.
May all of the animals of the earth And the animals of the sky And the animals of the sea Be at peace. This lyrical picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Daniel Kirk encourages young children to be kind to all the animals of the world. Kirk's loving and hopeful verse blesses and gives warm wishes to farm animals, house pets, wild animals, and other creatures. Sure to warm the hearts of children and parents alike, this book is perfect to curl up with at bedtime. -- ONIX annotation.
When Lucy sees a string, she can't resist giving it a yank. What does she find at the other end? A very big surprise.--Page  of cover.
Can't shake that bad mood? Maybe all you need is a new perspective ... and a pair of Rosie's glasses!
Helps young children find unique ways to make a difference today in the lives of those around them.--Provided by publisher.
Thirteen-year-old Gabe buys a bottle bearing an imp that will grant his every wish, but someone else will pay the price and, if he dies while owning the bottle, he will lose his soul.
Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like K is for Knight a step further with The noble knight's knife nicked the knave's knee. Lively illustrations provide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where A is for Aisle but Y is definitely not for Why.
The children are the only ones who notice a welcome intruder as a lively forest encroaches on a distracted town in this captivating picture book--Provided by publisher.
Before Disney's animated classic, Aladdin, this story follows how the young princess of Agrabah learned to be a responsible owner and friend to her pet tiger, Rajah. Princess Jasmine loves Rajah, her new tiger cub. But living in the palace has rules, and Rajah finds them difficult to follow! He ruins pillows with his claws, knocks over potted plants, chases the palace peacock, and wakes Jasmine in the middle of the night with his yowling. If Jasmine can't teach Rajah to behave better, her father the Sultan will send Rajah away to live with someone else! Jasmine and Rajah have just a week to learn how to follow the rules together. Award-winning writer and illustrator Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina, Misty the Proud Cloud, Everyday Love ) adds humor and depth to this iconic pair of characters. At once sweet and humorous, this story will appeal to fans of all ages. Also included in this volume are a variety of story-related activities and special features!--ONIX annotation.
Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan.
An immersive book with die-cuts and liftable flaps asks readers to identify a series of animals as they're listed in alphabetical order.
Josie is first and best at almost everything; however, losing her first tooth becomes an ordeal. Her best friend Richard provides support.
When Evie finds a book about witches, she is warned not to read the last page aloud. But Evie doesn't listen . . .
Jules and Jim are best friends. They play together. They go to school together. They grow up together. Through it all, Jim is always a little ahead of Jules-a little faster, a little stronger. So, when Canada goes to war against Germany in 1914, Jim is the first to volunteer, but Jules is right behind him. They fight together. They battle the cold and the mud of the trenches together. But in the end, only one of them will see the Armistice begin at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A poignant tale of friendship, The Eleventh Hour is also a story about life, death, and the horrors and futility of war.--
Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling's best-loved characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, first published by Macmillan in 1894, is one of the most enduring books of children's literature, delighting generations of children. Katherine Rundell has taken this as the basis of her new and enchanting tale, sharing the early years of favorite characters and informing the creatures they become in Kipling's classic, with stories about family and friendship, loyalty and jungle law, and a final battle which will decide the future of the forest.
The first time Abuela held Niña, her heart overflowed with tenderness. And as Niña grows up, she and Abuela have a lot of fun doing simple things. Abuela decides that she wants to buy Niña a special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week. But then something terrible happens, and Abuela's dream of a surprise for Niña seems impossible. Luckily, the time they spend together and the love they have for each other are the best gifts of all.--
Step-by-step instructions show how to build detailed LEGO models of neighborhoods - complete with homes, stores, restaurants, barbershops, and more. Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full-color guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighborhoods, and cities. In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, readers learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show readers how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture. With instructions for three buildings and many smaller builds, The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages.
Next stop...The Magic School Bus heads to Antarctica to learn about glaciers! D.A. is more of a researcher than a storyteller, so she's naturally nervous when her parents sign her up to speak in front of a sellout crowd. But thanks to the Friz, D.A. gains inspiration from the greatest storytellers on Earth: glaciers! These mighty, frozen time machines guide the class through the Earth's last 10,000 years, and the incredible tale of the changes it has witnessed--Amazon.
Sam is working on making a clay dinosaur for the school art show and sale when the clay suddenly comes to life and attacks him, a sure sign that once again Orson Eerie, whose spirit inhabits the school, is up to something--and it is up to Sam, Antonio, and Lucy, to discover how a self-portrait of Orson figures into his evil plan. --
A whimsical rhyming picture book reveals the way familiar animals, from elephants and pigs to monkeys and hippos, take baths, and how human children do not take baths by sinking in mud, thrashing about in dust or licking themselves clean.
In 1932, twelve-year-old Cal must stop being a hobo with his father and go to a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, where he begins learning about his history and heritage as a Creek Indian.--
Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow, twelve, lives in a house that seems to attract trouble, so when a satellite is expected to crash she races to learn the truth about her long-lost father before it is too late.--
While investigating suspicious happenings at her friend's parents' Chinese restaurant, Brooklyn's greatest detective, fourth grader Penina Pinky Bloom, solves the mystery of recently stolen artifacts from the Jewish Museum.
Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Find out what worker bees are busy collecting from flowers, how it becomes honey in the hive, and the process that brings it to your table! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs--
When the group dynamic among Jorge's friends starts to shift, he must learn to balance what his friends expect of him and what he really wants.
In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.--
Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, whose keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life.
JoJo wants to perform her song at the neighborhood block party, but Kyra, resident mean girl and head of the party-planning committee, has other ideas.
Eleven-year-old Georgie is still adjusting to leaving Atlanta for a small town, having a stepfather, and being unable to get close to her stepsister when her six-year-old sister, Peaches, suddenly becomes very ill.
When little Frog loses his home, Mouse decides they'll build a new one together. Soon all the forest animals join in to build a home where everyone can be safe and warm--
A wind brings some English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister, introduces the two oldest to her friends, and takes them on many adventures.
At Loon Lake Park, Charles and his Cub Scout friends are told that a dog has been abandoned in the parking lot. Louie, a not-so-small Newfoundland puppy, is quickly taken in and cared for by the group. Can Charles and his friends find Louie a perfect, and roomy, forever home?
Trying to teach your giraffe to ski can be difficult--especially when she only wants to fly down the Big Scary Slope.--
Arlo is sleepy, but his stuffed toys want to put on a play before bedtime, and the cast of characters appears through die-cut holes in this board book.
When Isabel's teacher asks her students who they want to be when they grow up, Isabel doesn't have an answer. Isabel knows it makes her happy to help her friends, neighbors, and family--but can a person really grow up to be a helper? It's time for Isabel to open her eyes and her heart and see all the different jobs people do: the police officers, firefighters, soldiers, teachers, doctors, and clergy who dedicate their lives to helping people every day. With heartwarming words by beloved Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman and stunning pictures by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, this uplifting story is for any parent who wants to inspire strong values in their child: giving back, helping others, and serving your community. -- Publisher's annotation.
It's hard for toddlers to say goodbye sometimes, especially to Mom and Dad! Even if it's for a short amount of time, Mom and Dad reassure them not to worry because they will always come back. Bye-Bye! is a book written for toddlers about separation. Written with simple language and reflective of children's realities, the Terrific Toddlers series is based on understanding of the developmental level of young toddlers. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers about helping toddlers with saying goodbye.
When Luca arrives in a city, the dogs tell him he is a fox and not welcome in their park, so he sets out to discover which he is, dog or fox.
Shows the reader how to make slippery slime.--
Ten-year-old Isaac, now a ghost, continues with his people as they walk the Choctaw Trail of Tears headed to Indian Territory in what will one day become Oklahoma. There have been surprises aplenty on their trek, but now Isaac and his three Choctaw comrades learn they can time travel--making for an unexpected adventure. The foursome heads back in time to Washington, D.C., to bear witness for Choctaw Chief Pushmataha who has come to the nation's capital at the invitation of Andrew Jackson.--