"The richness of coloring; the strength, action and humor in the drawing; and the original rhyme for each letter make this an alph...abet book to treasure."--The Horn Book read more
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel "Fahrenheit 451"is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dys...topian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life. read more
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless traged...ies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals. Under the editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shaprio, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on difficult passages, ample stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical names and geographical references encountered in the dialogue. Sophocles' Oedipus the King paves the way as the first in the series to appear in paperback. In this highly-acclaimed translation of the greatest of all Greek tragedies, Stephen Berg--the well-known poet--and Diskin Clay--the distinguished classicist--combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of Sophoclean drama. No other English translation conveys the same terrifying emotional level, especially in the choral odes, the forceful descriptions of Jokasta's death, the blinding of Oedipus, and the final scene of desolation. Berg and Clay's translation--now available for the first time in paperback--both adheres strictly to the original meaning of the play and breathes new life into its language. read more
Matthew has found a treasure map, and soon the Elm Street Kids' Club is off on a quest. The map guides them into a wonderful, magi...cal world, but it's the real-life math skills of understanding distance, scale, direction, and symbols that will help Matthew, Sheri, Meg, Danny, and Jed -- with some assistance from Petey the parrot -- find a treasure hidden fifty years ago. read more
Start with Science books introduce kids to core science concepts through engaging stories, fresh illustrations, and supplemental a...ctivities. One day Oscar sees a ball in the grass. "Try pushing it!" says Cricket. Oscar learns that the ball rolls slowly in grass and faster on a path, until it bounces off a tree and changes direction. Some things need a push to move, and others use their muscles to move themselves -- and to move plenty of other things, too. read more
Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow to enthusia...stic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way readers will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. Full color. read more
Little Critter can't wait until his little brother gets big so they can do everything together.
Ben and Ned, the boy and dog, find themselves on board a Frenchman's pirate ship, pursued by an English privateer and a Spanish bu...ccaneer. Their adventures eventually take them to the Pyrenees, into the very heart of the mountains. Illustrations. read more
• Gorgeous packaging that features the classic original art stamped and debossed on the case with a transparent acetate jacket. ... • Brief essays from esteemed authors, educators, and artists, including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, and several others. • Photos of the author and illustrator at the time of writing and today on the two-color endpapers. • The complete text of the book. read more
Dandelion overdresses for a come-as-you-are party and is turned away because the hostess does not recognize him.
The Cask of Amontillado - The Black Cat - The Tell-Tale Heart - The Purloined Letter - The Premature Burial - The Pit and the Pend...ulum - and more read more
Join Arthur and celebrate the holidays with three favorite Arthur Adventures! In Arthur's Valentine, Arthur has a mysterious secre...t admirer. For Presidents' Day, Arthur delivers his winning essay to the President with a little help from his sister D.W. in Arthur Meets the President. In Arthur's April Fool, Arthur prepares to perform his magic tricks for the April Fool's Day school assembly while trying to keep the class bully from pulverizing him. Each book now includes a full page of special-edition stickers featuring Arthur, D.W., and all their pals, which Arthur fans can collect, share with friends, or use to create their own Arthur Adventures. read more
A pair of ducks proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.
A pictorial journey through the traditional countryside, farms, and towns of northern Europe takes readers past familiar storybook... characters, visual jokes and puzzles, tricks of perspective, and other surprises. read more
Sundara flees Cambodia for the safety of Oregon, where she struggles to be a good Cambodian girl. Although she is forbidden to spe...ak to any white boys, Sundara falls in love with Jonathan. Is her new life disloyal to her past? read more
Can a creature be born completely evil, incapable of any good? For the mice and other inhabitants of Redwall, this is the question... they ask themselves of Veil, ferret son of the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw. Abondoned as an infant and left for dead by his father, Veil is raised by the kindhearted Bryony. Despite concerns from everyone at Redwall, Bryony is convinced that the goodness in him will prevail. But when Veil commits a crime that is unforgivable, he is banished from the abbey forever. An outcast. When Swartt and his evil hordes of searats and vermin attack the peaceful inhabitants of Redwall, Veil is left with a difficult decision: Should he join Swartt in battle against the only creature who has ever loved him? Or should he turn his back on his true father? Brian Jacques's eighth entry in his beloved Redwall series is full of swirling adventure and dramatic surprises. But most of all, it shows that questions of right and wrong don't always have simple answers. read more
A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening a black neighborhood during the course of one evening.... read more
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is ...as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal. read more
Although the passengers of the D train speak different languages, they work together to rescue a frightened bird.
A line is thin. A line is narrow--curved like a worm, straight as an arrow. Squares, circles, triangles, and many more shapes abou...nd in this lively book. With jaunty, rhyming text, young readers are invited to find different shapes on each busy, vibrant page. Once you start looking, you won't be able to stop! The perfect book for little ones beginning to distinguish shapes. read more
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
A collection of humorous poems about such animals as the walrus, anteater, and boa.
Climb aboard a giant spaceship . . . the Earth! In glorious art, G. Brian Karas illuminates our Earth and its cycles and does a br...illiant job of making the concepts of rotation and revolution understandable. As you travel, watch shadows disappear into night, and feel the sun on your face as winter turns into spring. All these amazing things happen because the Earth is constantly in motion, spinning and circling, gliding and tilting. As passengers of the Earth, our voyage never ends! read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
One minute, the narrator is quietly reading. The next, pigs are descending on his house--and head--in every imaginable getup, by e...very available means, from every possible place. The pages of this ALA Notable book burst with some of McPhail's most mischievous art ever. Full-color illustrations. read more
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.
It has been four seasons since Mariel, the warrior-mouse daughter of Joseph the Bellmaker, and her companion, Dandin, set off from... Redwall to fight evil in Mossflower. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night, in a dream, the legendary Martin the Warrior comes to the Bellmaker with a mysterious message. Clearly, Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger. Joseph and four Redwallers set off at once to aid them. As they push over land and sea, they cannot know the terrible threats they face. Will the Bellmaker and his companions arrive in time to help Mariel and Dandin? read more
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."
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
Arthur meets the biggest rock band in town in this new chapter book. Illustrations.
Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow...'s farm. 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
There they were, fifteen blank valentine cards waiting to be filled with nice valentine poems for classmates. But how can Gilbert ...write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or the girl who made fun of his glasses? 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
If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see? Beginning as the s...un is high in the sky and ending as fireflies blink and the moon rises above, this backyard tour is one no child will want to miss.A "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA "School Library Journal" Best BookAn" American Bookseller" Pick of the ListsA "Booklist" Editors' Choice read more
At Prunella's half-birthday party, her sister unveils a fortune-telling cootie catcher that seems to be able to predict the future.... 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
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
The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets... a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone - from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads - winds up marveling at what numbers can do.Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In "The Number Devil," he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them. 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