In the Egyptian Gallery of the British Museum sits an odd-shaped black rock - the Rosetta Stone. Unimpressive at first glance, it ...is nonetheless one of the greatest treasures of ancient Egypt, for it holds the key to this magnificant civilization. Before the Rosetta Stone was found, Egyptian history was lost to the world. The only clues were the mysterious picture writings that adorned temples and pyramids. For hundreds of years, scholars struggled to decipher these hieroglyphs. Then, in 1799, soldiers in Napolean's army stumbled on the Rosetta Stone. read more
Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared... for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low, conditions are extreme--and one kid is trying to sabotage the others. Reissue. read more
This is the story of the Bear family's move to their now-famous tree housein Bear Country. Would Brother Bear like it? Would he fi...nd new friends? Hewasn't sure until he got there. read more
What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and ...her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplies for Yakutat Lodge, the cousins sneak off in an old pickup. The taste of freedom is soon tainted when Cody's kayak is lost on the rising tide, washing away her life vest and precious supplies. With only each other for support, the cousins face hunger and their fears of the unknown region of Southeast Alaska. As an advancing glacier floods the remote fjord, Cody and Derek find themselves facing menacing waves, immense icebergs, and wild animals. A sense that someone is following them adds to the formidable danger. "From the Hardcover edition." read more
Illus. in black-and-white. When Sister Bear gets beaten up by Tuffy, the newcub in town, Brother huffs off to set this bully strai...ght. But he's in for asurprise--Tuffy's a little girl, and Brother just can't bring himself to fighther. read more
Maya has been part of the group ever since the day Candace asked her if she wanted to "do lunch" in the cafeteria. Yet when Candac...e suddenly deems her unworthy, Maya's so-called friends just blow her off. While Maya just wants the girls back like they used to be, she knows that can never happen-because whatever Candace wants, Candace gets, no matter who gets hurt. Maya isn't sure exactly where things went wrong for her, but she knows she has to find out who her real friends are, and who among the girls she can trust. "[A] suspenseful and realistic portrayal of a popular middle school clique . . . . Readers will identify with and remember these characters." ("Publishers Weekly," starred review) read more
In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive..., and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town? read more
Melia wants to be a writer just like her mother. With a few helpful suggestions and lots of encouragement, she is soon on her way.... Young writers will find (the book) a source of inspiration, written at their level.--Booklist. Full color. read more
If they are, chances are you'll be able to spot the Big Dipper. The Big Dipper is one of the easiest constellations to recognize a...nd this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book will help young stargazers find it, and it's companion, the Little Dipper. And once you've begun to learn about the constellations, well, the sky's the limit! read more
Pages: 72, Paperback, Perfection Learning
Wiglaf's latest assignment for the school paper is to write an in-depth article on headmaster Mordred de Marvelous. Following him ...around for the day, Wiglaf overhears him whispering about twins, kidnapped, and gold, and gets much more than a newspaper story. Illustrations. read more
How to tell the difference between living and nonliving things--an essential first skill in scientific sorting and classifying--is... explored with hands-on activities and colorful diagrams. read more
It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nick...ie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . . As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman's mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town--her great-grandfather's peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes--all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? In this prequel to the acclaimed "The City of Ember "and "The People of Sparks, "Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places. "From the Hardcover edition." read more
The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed ...in the war.It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, "Alia's Mission" celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people. read more
This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree.
Josh is the best collector on the block. And now he has something new to collect - rocks! Soon Josh and his best friend, Amy, have... so many rocks they need to organize their collection. But how?Young collectors will be fascinated by all there is to know about rocks and about classifying - sorting and organizing objects by attributes like color, shape, or size. Grab your rock hammer and join the fun with this entertaining story by Stuart J. Murphy and lively art by Cat Bowman Smith. read more
Illus. in full color. Funny commands such as "Quack like a duck" enliven BigBird's rhyming Sesame Street version of Simon Says.
Third grade isn't looking too good for Herbie Jones since he is in the lowest reading grade and he has to get a birthday present f...or annoying Annabelle. Illustrations. read more
Here are thirty-eight poems about almost everything! Whether you're feeling silly, happy, or thoughtful, you'll find one to fit yo...ur mood and make you smile. read more
A storm is brewing...The air is hot and still. The sky darkens. Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes. A funnel-shaped cloud reach...es towards the ground. TORNADO ALERT! read more
Originally published in hardcover: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
After watching a scary movie, both Brother and Sister Bear are troubled bynightmares until Mama and Papa explain what causes bad d...reams. read more
Joseph the Bellmaker is troubled. It has been four seasons since his warrior-mouse daughter, Mariel, and her companion, Dandin, se...t 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: the impossible Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, his mate Silvamord, and their vicious rat hordes. Can the impetuous sailor-otter Finbarr Galedeep help them cross the sea? What is the mystery of Roaringburn? And most important, will the Bellmaker and his companions arrive in time to help Mariel and Dandin? read more
The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since "The Book of Three" was first published... in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. "The Black Cauldron" was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, "The High King," crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, "The Foundling" is also available in paperback at this time. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. read more
The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupb...oard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen's friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way. read more
Written in accessible language children can understand, the author tells about a South America expedition that found hundreds of f...ossils of dinosaur eggs, some with unthatched baby dinosaurs inside. Full color. read more
Mabel's Tea Room is missing a box of fancy sugar cubes! But who would steal sugar? And why? Thank goodness the High-Rise Private E...yes, Jack Jones and Bunny Brown, are on the case! read more
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure m...ap that leads them to a pirate's fortune read more
Roger, Anne, Eliza, and Jack find a magic way to go back into the time of Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Ivanhoe.
This familiar favorite in Jerry Pallotta's best-selling alphabet book series takes you underwater to explore the coral reef. From ...Angelfish to Zebra Pipefish, an alphabet of amazing tropical creatures leads us through this important ecological system. Vivid, color illustrations enhance a fact-filled, entertaining text which teaches the young and not-so-young reader about the fascinating life on the coral reef. read more
Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her 11th year--Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad s...he was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly's return remain unclear. Where is George Waldenstein? With Mr. and Mrs. Welsch living in France for three months, Sport confiding that he has a crush on a girl at school, and the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor who's going to require a whole lot of spying, Harriet already has her hands full. Then she overhears Ole Golly saying she's innocent--but innocent of "what"? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can. read more
New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good prov...iders. read more
Here are Pooh and Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and of course Christopher Robin, doing what they've done for generations--enchanting... young readers in A. A. Milne's tales from the Hundred Acre Wood. read more