"A real friend is a companion for your heart."Godlike Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, has built a beautiful city, but is also a terrible tyrant. In answer to the prayers of his oppressed citizens, the gods create Enkidu, a wild man whose destiny is to first fight Gilgamesh, and then become his life-long friend. They embark on adventures together, but when they - together - kill the Bull of Heaven, Enkidu must pay the ultimate price. In his grief and fear of his own death, gether - kill the Bull of Heaven, Enkidu must pay the ultimate price. In his grief and fear of his own death, Gilgamesh goes on a journey to discover the secret to immortality ...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."… read more
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The Story of David and Goliath: Reading with Children (Russian) (Russian)
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Delightful classic about the doctor who could speak to animals — with familiar characters including the two-headed pushmi-pullyu a...nd Polynesia, the parrot. read more
It's time for bed in Alphabet Town, but the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they want to do before bi...g-letter moms and dads tuck them in. read more
Now there's a girl who understands things, the crow thought.When two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, die in a vicious battle ove...r the crown of Thebes, the new ruler, King Creon, decides that Eteocles will be buried as a hero, while Polynices will be left outside as a feast for the dogs and crows.But the young Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, will defy the cruel tyrant and attempt to give her brother the burial he deserves. This simple act of love and bravery will set in motion a terrible course of events that will reverberate acrossthe entire kingdom...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"For the first time in his life, Gulliver felt ashamed of himself and his fellow-humans."Gulliver is a travel-hungry and adventuro...us ship's doctor, who has the odd misfortune of being ship-wrecked four times in as many voyages. Through Jonathan Coe's expert retelling of Swift's famous satire about our human hubris and desires, today's young readers are swept along as Gulliver finds himself a giant among tiny humans in Lilliput; a tiny human among giants in Brobdignag; on the flying island of Laputa, with its most impractical intellectuals; and finally in the land of the Houyhnhnms, talking horses who think precious little of human "Yahoos".Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"Sir, now the matter is perfectly clear. You... you are my nose!"The Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov wakes one morning to discover th...at his nose has disappeared. Unbeknownst to him, it has mysteriously found its way into a loaf of bread on the barber Yokovlevich's breakfast table. The barber attempts to dispose of it, but when Kovalyov steps out onto the St Petersburg streets, he finds his nose, now the size of a human, wearing a gold-embroidered uniform and travelling around in a carriage ...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"This marriage is not supposed to happen."Lombardy, 1628, a time of oppressive Spanish occupation of Northern Italy, and of the Th...irty Years' War. The young lovers Lorenzo and Lucia, both from peasant families, are planning their wedding. However, the villainous Don Rodrigo has designs on Lucia, and the lovers are forced to flee their village. Their dangerous journey in exile takes them through one of the most dramatic epochs in Italian history, filled with war, famine and plague - will they ever be able to find happiness together?Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
You should go to a street corner and get down on your knees and tell the whole world: "I have sinned."Raskolnikov is a poor studen...t living in St Petersburg. Desperate to escape his poverty, he murders his pawnbroker and her sister, and flees with a few watches and bits of jewellery. Although at first nobody suspects him, his own conscience plagues him incessantly - and it isn't long before a highly intelligent police detective by the name of Petrovich begins to have his doubts about Raskolnikov's innocence, and is determined to make him confess.Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"The crazy life and courageous death of a man who loved women too much to want only one."Don Juan is a passionate lover of life an...d nearly 1,000 women. One night, the Commendatore of Calatrava catches him kissing his daughter, and challenges him to a duel. Don Juan wins the duel, which of course means that the Commendatore is slain-and so begins the end for the incorrigible seducer.Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"Don't you worry, son. Whatever it is that's been killing the sailors, I will kill it."In this science-fiction classic - reimagine...d by Dave Eggers in modern times, and from the point of view of the fourteen-year-old Consuelo - the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster which has been terrorizing the oceans, wrecking ship after ship and causing countless deaths. But they discover an even stranger truth: the "sea-monster" is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo, who is living in self-imposed exile in international waters. Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting adventures ...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
""This is a nonfiction picture book for young children. It tells the true story of Anna Merz, a wildlife protector in Africa, and ...Samia, a black rhinoceros she saved after it was abandoned by its mother."--" read more
From the award-winning author of the bestselling Library Mouse series comes a biographical picture book about the true story of rh...ino champion Anna Merz and the black rhinoceros Samia. With a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Lewa Downs Conservancy, this engaging story is perfect for animal lovers, animal rights enthusiasts, and fans of Me . . . Jane. When Anna Merz traveled to East Africa, she became appalled at the rampant poaching that took place there, specifically toward the black rhinoceros. Anna devoted her life to protecting the wildlife of the region, founding a reserve in Kenya called Lewa Downs to care for them. Anna kept a watchful eye on the animals, especially the rhinos. One day, Anna found a small black rhino calf, likely abandoned by its mother. So she nurtured the calf, named it Samia, fed it special formula, and even let it sleep in her bed. Everywhere Anna went Samia was never far behind. The two became so close, in fact, that Anna soon learned how rhinos communicate with one another. Anna was able to distinguish the rhino’s many different grunts and what she meant by them: “Snort! Snuff,” cried Samia (“This is fun!”); “Hoo-hoo-hoo!” she called (“I’m coming!”). But with time, Samia got bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger—to the point where she couldn’t fit inside Anna’s house any longer. It was time for Anna to make the tough decision she always knew she would have to make at some point or another: She would need to reintroduce Samia to the wild so she could lead her life with the rest of her kind. Richly illustrated with pen, ink, and watercolors, Daniel Kirk’s first nonfiction picture book brings awareness to wildlife protection and fosters further understanding of animal rescue and welfare, positioned in a sensitive way that’s appropriate for young readers. Kirk traveled to Kenya to see the reserve firsthand and his photographs grace the back matter, which includes an author’s note and bibliography. read more
Saved By The Dolphins is the compelling true survival story of surfer Todd Endris. In August of 2007 after just catching a wave in... Monterey Bay, California, a 3,000 pound Great White Shark attacked him not once but three times! Left for dead, some heroic surfers went straight into the pool of blood to help save Todd, at the same time a pod of fifteen Bottlenose Dolphins formed a barrier around him to protect him from the powerful predator. This is the full account of five eye witnesses and told by Todd himself. It's a truly miraculous story! read more
An approachable way to introduce young children to the story of Passover
An approachable way to introduce young children to the story of Chanukah
A young donkey named Hurry sees the sadness and suffering of the children in occupied Gaza and helps the only way he can--by letti...ng the zookeeper make him a pretend zebra, in a book with facts about the Happy Land Zoo and Gaza. read more
For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers ext...racted the bile from Jasper's body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It's a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears' wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper's wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live? read more
"Move aside, panda ... Photographed here with affection and care, moon bears, also known as Asiatic black bears, rival their Chine...se cousins in childlike appeal." --The New York TimesNamed 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council"In the early spring, when the snow was still deep, in a den inside a big hollow tree, Yasha was born. There, he and his mother lived, warm and snug. But one day, hunters came and Yasha's mother was gone." So begins the true story of Yasha, an orphaned moon bear, and how he was adopted into a brand new family. Left without his mother in the Russian wilderness, Yasha was scared and alone. Would he be an orphan forever? Then, two young scientists named Liya and Sergey take him deep into the forest to teach him how to live in the wild. Yasha meets two more cubs, Shum and Shiksha, and soon the three bears are playing together like real brothers and sisters. The scientists protect their new family, but it is also their mission to raise the cubs to become wild bears with skills to survive on their own. Through heartwarming photographs of this unique rescue story, we watch Yasha learn and grow with his new family until he's finally ready to be on his own. Curious kids will also appreciate looking at the map of Yasha's homeland and places where other moon bears live, as well as learning interesting facts about them.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1076-8 , $25.90/$29.00 CanNational Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more
Mister Hamster was a very happy and fluffy tan-and-white hamster who lived in a big cage in a big house with his young caretaker, ...Ricky. One day, when Ricky was done cleaning Mister Hamster's cage, he forgot to close the door properly. Mister Hamster discovered the door was open, so he snuck out for a walk around the house and an adventure.Mister Hamster was looking at all the new sights when suddenly he fell into a long dark tunnel and became trapped at the bottom. The family was worried when they discovered Mister Hamster was missing. They searched everywhere. Jason, the family dog, alerted the family to the hamster's whereabouts. He was trapped in a floor vent two stories down.The family concocted a unique plan to help rescue the lonely and hungry Mister Hamster. read more
While visiting the library, a purple-haired girl who loves books pretends to be her favorite children's book characters.
Anne lived in the White Mountains of New Hampshire when she was in her twenties. She was surrounded by artists and musicians and a... lot of questions. This book is a result of that time in her life--a carefree time of creativity and magic. The book celebrates her insights into man's quest for understanding and the meaning of the cosmos. read more
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Introduces young children to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
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