Generic Childrens Books
A paleontologist discusses what is known of the physical characteristics and behavior of Deinonychus, a member of the raptor famil...y of dinosaurs. read more
Hugely popular in both hardcover and board book formats, this fun story-that children will want to sing, chant, read, and clap to-...is now available in paperback. Full color. read more
Provides a simple introduction to the work that mechanics do, different types of vehicles that need repairs, and other aspecits of... a mechanic's life. read more
An introduction to counting using the history, rules, and fun facts about soccer, the world's most popular game.
For more than a century, the Statue of Liberty has stood proudly in New York Harbor, welcoming people from near and far. Perfect f...or reading together with a young child, "L Is for Liberty" uses simple language and bold illustrations to celebrate the statue, her history, and the freedom she stands for. read more
On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of... all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family's Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother and sister to take the man in, despite the certain repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such a "traitorous" act. Unfortunately, this is precisely what happens, setting off a horrific chain of events that leaves Haswell's mother dead and the farmhouse burned to the ground. After leading his younger sister to safety with relatives, Haswell sets out on his journey in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War. Skillful storytelling, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced plot distinguish this compelling family story by an award-winning author. read more
Genie on the loose Stanley Lambchop has found a real magic lamp with a genie inside The genie tells Stanley he can wish for anythi...ng in the world: fame, a magical pet, superpowers - you name it. When Stanley's family finds out about the genie, they have some wishes, too. But the more wishes Stanley makes, the stranger his own life becomes. Oh, poor Stanley read more
THERE'S MORE EXCITEMENT ON THIS CRUISE SHIP THAN NANCY BARGAINED FOR Nancy, Bess, and George are going on a cruise around the Grea...t Lakes for a fantastic end-of-summer vacation As soon as the girls set foot on the ship, though, they smell something fishy. Their new friend Amber is upset because her boyfriend, Craig, is neglecting her. After a little investigating on her friend's behalf, Nancy learns that Craig is really a detective. He's been busy hunting for a mastermind diamond thief who may well be on the ship. And it turns out Craig can use some help. Soon Nancy's hunting for clues on land and offshore. Where there's stolen diamonds, though, there's danger - and Nancy and her friends are soon caught in the thick of it. Will Nancy be able to crack this case before her ship is sunk? read more
A big pot, some heat, and lots of popcorn. . When the corn starts popping, the fun gets hopping for a boy, a girl, and their grown...-up pals, who tend the stove. But when will the popping stop? Betsy Everitt's energetic illustrations add bold spice to this lighthearted rhyming recipe for a culinary adventure. read more
Series Description: Son Goku, a super-strong boy with a monkey's tail, has never left his mountain home. until he meets Bulma, a g...irl from the city, who invites him on her quest for the magic Dragon Balls that can grant any wish. Soon Goku's natural inclination for martial arts leads him to seek out the world's greatest trainers and tournaments, fight bad guys, and make friends around the world! The prequel to Dragon Ball Z combines adventure, fantasy, and slapstick comedy in one of the most popular series in anime. When Kuririn is killed by a lizardlike monster, Goku goes in search of the culprit and finds his most terrifying enemy yet: the evil Demon King Piccolo. Freed after centuries of imprisonment, Piccolo sends waves of monsters on a mission to find the Dragon Balls and destroy any who might oppose him. With his flying cloud destroyed, Goku finds himself lost in the jungle, where he meets an unlikely new ally. read more
Each workbook reinforces the100 words that children need to know - and it helps them master comprehension, spelling, writing, and ...usage of each word. Includes: - Fill-in-the-blank stories and sentences- Word riddles, games, and puzzles- Stories that present the words in context- "Guess the Word" activities- Word classifying and sorting activities- Practice using irregular verb forms- Proofreading practice For use with Grade 3. read more
To Ruby, her log-riding lumberjack pa is the most wonderful person in the world. There's nothing she'd rather do than follow in hi...s footprints, but a lumber camp is no place for an eight-year-old girl. So Ruby goes to school. There she discovers another passion - the world that opens up to her in books. When circumstances suddenly change, Ruby fears she has lost the two things she loves most. But through her struggle, she discovers in herself the courage, kindness, and talent that she always admired in her father. read more
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big... world. read more
Gil the ant can't figure out where he is But Gil-and clever readers-will pick up clues so that he won't be lost for long. Daniel M...oreton's pictures add a high-tech twist to this companion to "What Day Is It?" read more
No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even ...the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic lessons-that any problem can be overcome if only you put your mind to it. read more
Ms. Frizzle plans another wild field trip to Hawaii, where Dorothy Ann and the rest of her students see an active volcano first ha...nd. read more
A packrat, carrying fruit from the giant saguaro, is chased by various desert animals and inadvertently helps spread the cactus's ...seed. Includes information on saguaros. read more
Little mama mouse dreams of a hot bath and a long nap. Her babies have grown up and moved away from their snug shoe-home. Mama ima...gines settling into a quiet life, until Tortoise, Hare, and other storybook strangers turn up in search of a home. Soon Mama has a busy life-and lots of new friends-in glorious Shoe Town. Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel's toe-tapping rhymed text in tandem with Janet Stevens's "sole"ful illustrations gives the notion of one mama's "empty nest" a hilarious kick. read more
Photographs and simple text illustrate baby's view of what it is like to have a big sister.
A pretty red rose and a bunny's pink nose. A spinning top and a dripping mop. An inquisitive young boy discovers that there are ma...ny wonderful things-some familiar, some surprising-to see at his house. He discovers, too, that seeing means opening your eyes to the world around you. Holly Keller's simple rhyming text and bold illustrations turn everyday visions into heartwarming reveries. read more
Once upon a time all frogs had beady little eyes. until one frog boasted that he could stare longer than anyone. Joung Un Kim's bo...ld colors and stylized artwork are as spirited and amusing as the hilarious competition between Frog and his friends. read more
Peanut is a small dog with a big interest in the way things smell. When the toddler in his family wanders off in the grocery store... Peanut's sniffing skills pay off and make him a huge hero. Features bright, funny illustrations that bring the charming pup to life. read more
Tumble headlong into the clumsy world of Sam and Nelly. Trouble may follow these two, but they sure know how to have fun.
Meet Sam the mouse. Meet Jack the cat. Uh-oh. can Sam and Jack be friends?
Earth is full of suffering and war until one little girl seeks Old Turtle, who tells her about a "broken truth" and how mending it... will help her community to understand the common bond of all humanity. read more
Three teenagers battle the flames of the Big Burn of 1910, one of the century's biggest wildfires.
IT'S A DIRTY SHAME Misty's younger brother left her brand-new bike in the middle of the street, and a speeding car ran over it. No...t only is the bike totally mangled, it's covered with ugly red dirt. Misty wants to find the driver, but she doesn't have much information to go on - all she noticed was that the car was white. The Third-Grade Detectives agree to help, but there are an awful lot of white cars around town. Can the detectives clean up the case? read more
Dear possible reader of this book, My editor asked me to write a third book in my series, "Tales from the House of Bunnicula." And... did I have trouble getting started I was afraid I used up all my ideas. But faster than a writer can say "What if?" I came up with a story It's about a lovable and smart (not to mention cute) orphan wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie, who has a mysterious pain in his leg and is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers. Together, Howie and his best friend, the very, very, very smart Delilah, who speaks in a British accent in this book for some reason, discover they must fight a sinister foe. The-Evil-Force-Whose-Nam-C'not-Be-Spoke Your friend, Howie read more
Describes the voyage and sinking of the giant transport ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was caught in a raging storm while cros...sing Lake Superior in November, 1975. read more
Based on the true story of a carrier pigeon named G.I. Joe, who braved enemy fire and other hazards to deliver a crucial message t...hat prevented the bombing of an Italian town during World War II. read more
A collection of sixteen stories featuring the animals of Busytown.
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to El...ko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down. When Jack is befriended by the school custodian, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Nevada after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determin read more
All of the attractively illustrated "Hide & Speak" language-learning books use a tried-and-tested method for teaching children voc...abulary in a new language. Kids open the book to any right-hand page, where they will see two vertical lists. The list on the left presents pictures, and the list on the right gives words in the target language that match each picture. First, kids study the entire page, say the words out loud a few times, and try to remember them. Next, they cover the pictures with the left-hand flap that is attached to the book's back cover. They read and recite the words out loud as they try to recall the adjoining picture. Next, they lift the flap covering the pictures, then use the back cover's right-hand flap to cover the words. Using the pictures as a prompt, they must try to repeat the correct words for the pictures they have covered. They can also use a water-based felt-tip pen to write the words on the flaps, which can be erased for future use by rubbing off with a soft cloth or tissue. These charming books turn language learning into a fun game, presenting a series of themes that include On the Farm, In the Classroom, At the Zoo, At the Beach, and many others. (Ages 7 and older) read more
Series Description: Inspired by Gulliver's Travels and set in the legendary days of the first flying machines in the 19th century,... Castle in the Sky features evil pirates, power-mad secret agents, and Sheeta, a young girl wearing a mysterious blue stone around her neck. The stone lets Sheeta defy gravity - and float down into the life of Pazu, a tough young orphan boy inventor. Imaginative settings, exciting air battles, and unusual characters distinguish this adventure in the classic Miyazaki mode. read more
Slip, slide, leap, and dive with a family of seven lively ducklings as they get ready to fly for the very first time. It's an adve...nture little ones will want to recount again and again read more
There are six eggs in Mother Hen's nest, but-"Chip Chip Chip Chip Chip "-only five eggs hatch The sixth egg goes on a high-rolling... adventure across the barnyard, past the pig and the tomato patch, and, finally, into Mother Hen's waiting wings. What a wild ride Lisa Campbell Ernst's bold, energetic illustrations transform a short trip across the barnyard into a rollicking good time. read more
Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade-and a little nervous, too. But Amber Brown decides she's ready for whatever hap...pens, and second grade had better be ready for Amber Brown read more
Turquoise Draka, a mercenary trained to fight vampires, witches, and shape-shifters, infiltrates a vampire stronghold, but ghosts ...from her past and new possibilities for her future threaten to distract her from her task. read more
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings
Katie finds what she thinks is the perfect pumpkin on a class field trip to a pumpkin patch, but after her classmates tease her ab...out how small it is, it is up to Katie's father to show her how perfect her pumpkin can be. read more
One morning in April 1952, Danish workmen digging in a peat bog near the town of Grauballe made an astonishing discovery: the body... of a man preserved in the bog, his face Xattened by the weight of the peat and his skin as brown as the earth in which he lay. Who was this man, and how had he come to be there? With striking photographs and engaging text, James M. Deem tells the story of Grauballe Man and other bog bodies discovered in European peat bogs. He explains who they were, how they lived and died, and how their peat graves acted to preserve their bodies so well. read more
George, Harold, Captain Underpants, and Sulu the bionic hamster battle the three ridiculous Robo-Boogers in an attempt to turn the... Bionic Booger Boy back into Melvin Sneedly. read more