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Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead... who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life'and comes face to face with her own hidden destiny. . . Garth Nix's first young adult novel, Sabriel was recently nominated for the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Science Fiction in Australia. read more
Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl's trip to the hospital is as appealing today as it was in 1940. The com...bination of spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with children of all ages. A Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations. read more
The author/illustrator of Plants That Never Bloom presents a new series of books sure to please small children and simultaneously ...teach them the tricks of camouflage.--Publishers Weekly. This clever game of hide-and-seek features a grasshopper, a bumblebee, an inchworm, and other insects. Full-color throughout. read more
When Sam Johnson inadvertantly discovers how much fun sewing can be, he tries to join the Rosedale Women's Quilting Club. "Don't b...e silly, " the club president says. "We can't have a man here bungling everything!" But Sam Johnson won't take no for an answer. He organizes a rival sewing circle - and no women need apply. read more
There are hidden worlds in nature--places you can visit only with a microscope. Dennis Kunkel has been exploring these worlds for ...more than twenty-five years, and now you can go along with him as he uses his powerful microscopes to reveal the hidden beauty of everyday objects: a crystal of sugar, a grain of pollen, a blade of grass. For Dennis, science has always been an adventure, the chance to make discoveries and explore new frontiers. Follow Dennis and author Stephen Kramer through Hidden Worlds and you'll never see your world the same way again! read more
He's been on the scene in your stores and selling in big numbers for almost twenty-five years: Arthur, the bestselling aardvark. N...ow his Emmy award-winning, number-one rated children's TV show, Arthur, has catapulted his book sales to new heights. Arthur has sold in the past, continues to sell in record numbers in the present, and Now Little, Brown offers a fantastic promotion to make sure Arthur and D.W. will be star performers this fall and always. The promotion features an eye-catching display, extensive print and television advertising, and lots of prizes for booksellers and customers, too.Arthur's been around for almost twenty-five years, and if he's going anywhere, it's up -- in sales and in the ratings! Stay tuned to Little, Brown for more adventures from loveable Arthur, his sister, D.W., and their pals, for now and always. read more
Provides a simple introduction to the use of levers, pulleys, and wheels to move heavy objects.
For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs... that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska. read more
Grank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick named Hoole to end the kingly line. His ...mother comes to visit, in disguise, and departs again. Not even the chick must know his mother's identity. It would give him away as Hrath's heir. Sent by an evil warlord, a hagsfiend attempts to lure young Hoole away when he first learns to fly. Grank realizes that the same evil forces that killed Hrath are after Hoole, and know where he is. To keep him safe, Grank brings him to Beyond the Beyond, a strange land of fiery volcanoes in a barren, icy landscape.(more) read more
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now... share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older. read more
Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina,... you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O'Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what's right when everything else seems wrong. How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. read more
For most kids, aThe Trunchbulla is pure terror, but for Matilda, sheas a sitting duck.
Carolyn Haywood's stories about her irrepressible character Betsy have never been out of print, and now, thanks to dynamic new cov...ers, the Betsy books will find their way onto the bookshelves of modern young readers--and into the hearts of a whole new generation. Betsy is scared about going to first grade, but it turns out school is a great place. She learns about tadpoles and the true meaning of Thanksgiving, makes new friends, and has more fun than she'd ever imagined. read more
Harriet the Spy is back with her friend Beth Ellen and a whole new case to solve.
When the gold-hungry headmaster of Dragon Slayers' Academy realizes that he can make money running a summer camp, Camp Dragononka ...is born, but there is something not quite right about the activities and the setting. read more
Zack's classmate Andrew Clancy is always bragging. Everyone knows he's a big liar. But suddenly, Andrew is having trouble hiding t...he fact that he isn't telling the truth, and every time he tells another whopper, his butt grows bigger -- will it ever stop? read more
The third volume of the My Father's Dragon trilogy, this adventure may be enjoyed on its own. Here, the baby dragon summons Elmer... to help save his family from hunters. "Elmer's plan is ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well-sustained."--(starred) Library Journal. read more
Things are always a little rowdy in a class of twenty-six kindergartners, but there are some days when chaos reigns. Watch what ha...ppens in Miss Bindergarten's rambunctious class when water overflows, ants are on the loose, and oozy paint smudges. How will Miss Bindergarten and the kindergartners get everything back in order? This is one kindergarten adventure not to be missed! read more
(Line list)The Hound of the Baskervilles, Anniversary Ed.0-451-52801-8$4.95
When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal t...rip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them. read more
As Duckling sets off to explore the world, Chick is close behind, mimicking each of his actions with a perky "Me too." But when Du...ckling decides to go for a swim, his friend is in for a surprise. This charming tale, with brightly colored illustrations by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, will delight small children who are also discovering the world around them. read more
Describes some of the unique animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their home in and around Australia and New Zealand.... read more
A dark force is rampaging through the forests of Mossflower. Gulo the Savage, wolverine, flesh-eater and brutal killer, has come a...cross the seas in search of his brother, Askor. Askor stole the famous walking stone that will make one of them king of the lands of ice and snow - and Gulo wants it back. Anybeast who gets in Gulo's way is dead meat. Literally. Rakkety Tam McBurl is a brave border warrior, travelled south in search of adventure. But when his army is attacked by Gulo's flesh-eating band, adventure finds him. Gulo is heading for the ancient Redwall Abbey - and Rakkety Tam is determined not to let the savage Gulo destroy the peaceful ways of Redwall. read more
Watch numbers grow enormous as kids learn to count by powers of ten in this math-concept picture book.
Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of "Wild Things, "where he is made king.
Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and th...e indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time--and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961. read more
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. ...Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragonâs egg. âA funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth.â-Kirkus Reviews read more
Who is Lirael? Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity..., Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight -- the ability to See into the present and possible futures -- that is the very birthright of the Clayr.Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. She must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil -- one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clay; and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.In this sequel to the critically acclaimed "Sabriel," Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger. read more
The first volume of Lloyd Alexander's classic Westmark trilogy finds a printer's apprentice on the road with a traveling show. Per...forming feats that astound and amaze, he and his friends fall into a trap set by Chief Minister Cabbarus, who is determined to wrest power from the grief-stricken king. read more
The Long Patrol -- that fighting unit of perilous hares -- is called out to draw off the murderous Rapscallion army, and fight the...m to the death if need be.And the lead sword of the Long Patrol will be taken up by the young, inexperienced hare Tammo -- in one of the most ferocious battles Redwall has ever faced... read more
Manolo Olivar was the son of his father. Which may not seem like a necessary thing to say. But in Manolo's case it is. For his fat...her had been Juan Olivar, the greatest bullfighter in all Spain. And Manolo was his son in two special ways: one, he looked just like his father; and two, everyone expected that he, Manolo Olivar, would repeat the success of his father, would be just what his father had been - a fighter of bulls and a killer of death. read more
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for ...Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. read more
Swan SongLike the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joy...fully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection -- he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love? read more
Will a magnet pick up a paper clip or a feather? In this book veteran author Franklyn Branley explains the properties and behavior... of magnets. The charming illustrations will entertain readers as they discover for themselves what makes a magnet. Hands-on activities include making a magnet and compass. Full color. read more
Spoiled Princess Penelope cannot get her new parrot to talk, even after threatening it and calling it nasty names. But when Prince... Percival comes courting, the parrot gets revenge on the greedy princess in a hilarious and fitting conclusion. "Munsinger's vibrant, expressive watercolors give both bird and human so much vigor and personality it will be hard to keep from laughing out loud." -- Booklist read more
Sixth grade is just out of this world!Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know... "how" weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien!At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth-grade class from a fate worse than math tests! read more
When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elder...s of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder. read more
A swashbuckling thriller, part one of THE HIGH SEAS ADVENTURES, set on the oceans of the eighteenth century -- drama, horror, adve...nture! It is 1799. John Spencer is fourteen when his father's ship, the ill-fated Isle of Skye, is shipwrecked on the coast of Cornwall as she makes for her home port. John survives the disaster, but soon learns to his horror that the villagers are not rescuers but wreckers -- pirates who lure ships ashore in order to plunder their cargo! When John discovers that his father is alive but being held prisoner, he must try and rescue him -- without knowing who can be trusted to help. read more
- Word Count: 150 to 350- Variable format with photos and text on every page- Nonfiction Features: tables of contents, chapter tit...les, introductions, diagrams, labels, photos, picture glossaries read more
Alien Invasion of Earth!Peter Thompson, a typical seventh-grader, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons ...and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise!Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe.As the clock ticks away the hours before their meeting in space, the tour becomes weirder and weirder. The three friends come face-to-face with a plague of poots and Big Julie -- the weirdest alien yet!Meanwhile Peter discovers a secret that was hidden for decades. Will his discovery save Earth, or isi it already too late to stop the aliens from destroying the planet? read more
Another outstanding title in the acclaimed series described as "a CD-ROM between covers." White Fang was written as the companion ...book to Jack London's classic 1903 runaway bestseller "The Call of the Wild." Seen through the eyes of White Fang--who is half dog, half wolf--the story follows the creature as he is forced to endure a series of harsh environments that turn him from his youthful innocence to mad-dog cruelty. That is, until a young man comes along and offers kindness and friendship. But friendship is something that White Fang doesn't understand...yet. "White Fang" is more than great storytelling. It is a careful study of the effects of our environments in forming who we are. With fascinating details of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, it is also a remarkable snapshot of its time. With striking illustrations and extended captions unique to the "Whole Story" series, this striking edition provides background information modern readers could otherwise access only through a broad range of supplemental research. This distinctive approach places White Fang--first published in 1906--within the context of its era, bringing it vividly to life. read more
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- 16th in the New York Times bestselling Redwall epic- The Redwall animated TV series began airing April 2001- Look for the new Ph...ilomel hardcover, Rakkety Tam, in Fall 2004- Now available: Angel's Command, the sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (3/04) read more
In this all-new adventure, he's hard at work getting the house clean. When Emily Elizabeth airs out some throw rugs, he grabs the ...living room carpet and gives it a good shake--in fact, he shakes it to pieces! What Clifford does best is help clear out the weeds for the vacant lot on Earth Day. read more
The important thing about THE IMPORTANT BOOK--is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and... the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about THE IMPORTANT BOOK is that the book goes on long after it is closed. read more
The true story of how a 14-year-old boy from 19th century-Japan became the first Japanese person to come to the United States and ...the important role he played in opening his country to westerners. A School Library Journal Best Book and ALA Notable Book. Illustrations. read more
Offers young readers a look at six of Poe's tales of horror and the supernatural.
IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER!"I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him aquestion and he's bo...und to give you an honest answer. Which is why, whenhis teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod hasto give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!"Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to askhim why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn tosilence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been draftedto help them! read more
Katie's class is going on a two-day science field trip to Nature School. The Nature School counselor is named Genie--Genie the Mea...nie! Genie is very strict and doesn't want the kids to have any fun. She's ruining the field trip! When Katie turns into Genie and is left leading her class on a hike, she gets them totally lost! Back in her own body, how will Katie get things on track again? read more