Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, mix in some hilarious cooking confusion, and you have a delicious picture-book ...treat for children of all ages! read more
When Sir Cumference turns into a dragon, Lady Di of Ameter helps him hide, while Radius searches for the cure--the magic number th...at is the same for all circles. read more
The story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townsp...eople. One of the distinguished books of our time. . . . The writing has dignity and strength.--School Library Journal. 1960 Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970. read more
Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, dreams of traveling to ancient Egypt with his gang of Chihuahua ami...gos. read more
A collection of humorous poems about such animals as the walrus, anteater, and boa.
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
The adventures of a tiny family who live within the walls of the Bigg's house.
Inch and Miles toot a magic silver whistle to help them find clues to the pyramid of success.
Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will h...e be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can! read more
1971 Caldecott Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1940--1970 (ALA)Best Books of 1970 (SLJ)Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 ...(NYT)Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)Carey-Thomas Award 1971--Honor CitationBrooklyn Art Books for Children 1973, 1975 read more
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come ...to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home. read more
Illus. in full color. In this storybook, Scarry presents three humoroustales about happily resolved misunderstandings in the busy ...world of Lowly Wormand Huckle Cat. read more
"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School."
When Pippi gets a letter from her father telling her to come to his island in the South Seas, she can't wait to climb aboard his s...hip and set sail! But what about her best friends, Tommy and Annika? Are they invited too? Here is the third in the series of Pippi Longstocking's adventures - in which Pippi wrestles with a hungry shark, dazzles island children with gold, and even catches a couple of selfish robbers. Everyone loves Pippi! But Christmas is coming, and Pippi's friends will want to celebrate. Can Pippi have Christmas on the island? Of course! With Pippi around, anything can happen. read more
Five additional stories about the friendship between two hippos: "The Box, " "The High Board, " "The Trick, " "The Job, " "The Boo...k." "Marshall's new collection of stories about the hippo friends sparkles with the warm feeling that bind George and Martha inseparably." -- Publishers Weekly read more
Here begins the tale of Daja, Briar, Tris, and Sandry, four children brought to Winding Circle Temple for training in crafts and m...agic. They are outcasts in their homeland. But in this magical place, they are valued and respected for their special powers. read more
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. Another virtuo...so performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over.--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal. Full color. read more
Fourteen-year-old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep... in the haymeadow. Six thousand sheep. John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep. john doesn't feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father. But John finds that the adage "things just to sheep" is true when the river floods, coyotes attack, and one dog's feet get cut. Through it all he must rely on his own resourcefulness, ingenuity, and talents to survive this summer in the haymeadow. read more
A small boy, not allowed to have a dog because times are tight, finds a starving kitten in a trash can on the same day his father ...loses his job. read more
The Time Warp Trio is staying home for once, and Joe's got a perfect way to keep The Book from getting lost. But when the guys fin...d themselves stuck on top of the half-finished Brooklyn Bridge, they realize that Joe's foolproof Book Tracker wasn't so foolproof after all. Now the guys have to make their way through 1877 Brooklyn and find The Book before they un-invent the lightbulb, the phonograph and&150oh, no!&150baseball! read more
He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail of blood is all that remains. He... is a monster, Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear. Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch? Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury -- "Beowulf." read more
From the window of the small floatplane, fifteen-year-old Gabe Rogers is getting his first look at Canada's magnificent Northwest ...Territories with Raymond Providence, his roommate from boarding school. Below is the spectacular Nahanni River -- wall-to-wall whitewater racing between sheer cliffs and plunging over Virginia Falls. The pilot sets the plane down on the lake-like surface of the upper river for a closer look at the thundering falls. Suddenly the engine quits. The only sound is a dull roar downstream, as the Cessna drifts helplessly toward the falls . . .With the brutal subarctic winter fast approaching, Gabe and Raymond soon find themselves stranded in Deadmen Valley. Trapped in a frozen world of moose, wolves, and bears, two boys from vastly different cultures come to depend on each other for their very survival. read more
Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do... everything together. So what's the problem? Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at eachothers throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept. Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home. read more
Spanish version of this Caldecott medal winner recounting the adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Everyoneas favorite time-travelers are changing their style! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching desi...gn, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszkaas wacky brand of humor. read more
Who do you call when a squirrel is trapped in a mud puddle or a baby opossum is stuck in a drainpipe ?Meet Jeffrey, Beaner, Raymon...d, and Mike--the Animal Resuce club! Adventures wait around every corner as this intrepid band of kids, working with a Wildlife Rehabilitator, helps the wild animals in our neighborhood.John Himmelman's action-packed story and lively art is based on his firsthand experience with wild-animal rescue groups. This inside look at kids saving animals is certain to fascinate young nature lovers. read more
From the author of the Newbery Honor Book 26 Fairmount Avenue comes this sweet fable about young Tomie and all the things he does ...in a year of growing up. Illustrations. read more
Tony can hardly believe it. He's sailing with the wind, maneuvering through the narrow channels between the offshore islands with ...amazing skill. And he'sjust learned to sail! But suddenly Tony is confused. Which way had he come? Which way is he headed? And who are the mysterious couple with the high powered motor boat who are to busy searching beneath the water to answer his call for help?Tony does some searching on his own. What he discovers leads him on a daring hunt for a 200-year-old shipwreck . . . and a dangerous confrontation with treasure hunters who will stop at nothing to keep Tony from learning their secret. read more
When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragi...c food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight. read more
The elephant is the kindest animal in the jungle, rescuing the giraffe, lion, and rhino, but who will return the favor when the el...ephant needs help? "Witty, original, with divine animal characters." -- Publishers Weekly read more
In a futuristic society that allows only two children per family, some Shadow Children, illegal third-borns, take a stand. Luke Ga...rner has been imprisoned by the Population Police, and it's up to fearful Trey to take charge--even though he has no idea what to do. read more
"We wiggle and waggle, squiggle and squirm, Digging in the dirt is the life of a worm.We dig and we sing all day long, Our wiggly,... waggly, gardening song." Follow Wiggle and Waggle, two wormy best friends, through five wormy chapters as they dig in the dirt, work hard, and have fun swimming and singing. Beginning readers will dig the simple science facts included at the end of this charming book. read more
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford the big red dog have a day at the circus that they will always remember.
Offers young readers a look at stories that end with surprising changes from the works of O. Henry.
Bruce Coville--with more than 6 million copies of his books in print--offers a traditional fairy tale filled with very non-traditi...onal characters. It's a funny, heartwarming adventure that will appeal to boys and girls alike--a perfect introduction to Coville's work. read more
Simplified Chinese edition of Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, a 1948 Caldecott Honor Book. In Simplified Chinese. Distrib...uted by Tsai Fong Books, Inc. read more
Pages: 298, Edition: Turtleback Scho, Library Binding, Perfection Learning
The natural world comes alive for young readers with Rookie Read-About RM Science! With striking, full-color photos and just the r...ight amount of text, this series immediately involves young readers as they discover intriguing facts about the fascinating world around them. read more
Neal Moffet had called me "Fat Pat Berry, the Twinkletoes Fairy" one time too many. And when he started going on about what a klut...z I was just because a flying tackle got me stuck under a chain-link fence... well, something snapped. So when he bet me I couldn't get through the summer without getting stitches or breaking any bones, I took him on. Whoever lost had to kiss Kristine Pimpton (otherwise known as "The Blimp") in front of the entire school on the first day of sixth grade. Just the thought of having to pucker up for those pudgy lips is enough to make me want to spend the summer sitting still. But the rules say I have to keep on playing football and basketball and riding bikes-- all that dangerous stuff. And Neal is so desperate to win, I don't trust him for a minute. Boy, is it going to be a long summer. Especially for a klutz like me. read more
Six kids. One fate.They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as a character-building experience.... But now that the adults are gone, the quest for survival has begun. read more
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
It's not just 7 x 9 but multiplication in general that is trouble for third-grader Wilson WIlliams . . . Mills' sympathetic and de...tailed treatment of Wilson's travails makes this both a suspenseful and satisfying beginning chapter book. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books read more
Chato, the coolest cat in East L.A., couldn't be happier when a family of mice move into the barrio. When Chato gets out the pots ...and pans to prepare a feast in honor of their new neighbors, he gets more than he can handle with the surprise guest the mice bring along. An ALA Notable Book. Full color. read more
A family reunion turns into the adventure of a lifetime when Jacob Lansa travels to Kenya in search of his father.
Pages: 23, Edition: Turtleback Scho, Library Binding, Perfection Learning
The one hundredth day of school at Frank N. Stein Elementary School is the best day of the year for all the monsters except Jane B...rain. Readers will learn fun--and sometimes spooky--ways of counting to one hundred in this book. read more
With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanenestablishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, ...actually, thebook opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with thewad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches Sammy watchinghim, the chase is on--but is Sammy on the trail of the thief, or is he on hers?If the police don't believe Sammy's story about a thief with black gloves, black glasses, and a black beard, she isn't too surprised. Vice principal Caandidn't exactly believe her either when she explained that she couldn't possiblyhave broken Heather's nose. Well, Sammy's not putting up with this. Does shelook like a liar? She knows what she saw and how hard she can hit. And somehowshe's going to prove it. read more
Why don't ducks get wet? Ducks dip and dive, but they stay dry because they spread oil over their feathers to make them waterproof.... Learn more inside and get to know different kinda of ducks.Have you ever wondered how ducks spend the whole day in the water and never get wet? Did you know that they can dive 100 feet deep, and still come up dry? Meet ten different kinds of ducks in this classic text featuring stunning new watercolor illustrations and a new "Find Out More" page. read more
Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden i...n his family's farmhouse. Then he joins Jen, another shadow child, for a chance to come out into the light. read more
The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleani...ng, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015. read more