Shadowshaper (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.… read more
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From beloved author-illustrator Eric Carle comes this brand-new peek-a-boo book that features an animal guessing game and lift-the...-flaps throughout—sure to endlessly entertain little ones!I have a long trunk and big floppy ears I roam in the grass where I’ll live for many years Peek-a-boo! There’s an elephant hiding under that flap! With all sorts of animals, lift-the-flaps, lively rhyming text, and Eric Carle’s bright, colorful artwork this charming new board book is sure to keep little ones busy. It’s a must-have for every Eric Carle collection! read more
For Animal Lovers Everywhere: Follow one Lab's journey from Louisiana to New Jersey to be adopted through www.labs4rescue.com. Rea...d his first year's account of living with his new rescue family; consisting of two cats, a mom and ten-year old girl. read more
The third book in Malky Weinstock's Lite Boy Series!In this third book of the LITE Boy series, Dovy gets a new train that he simpl...y loves playing with, and -- not surprisingly -- finds it so hard to share with his friend Mendy!Sharing is something young children often struggle with. With this charming book, your little ones can grow along with Dovy as he learns how to share!The Lite Boy Series -- learn ... inspire ... teach ... encourage read more
This book contains an impressive collection of colorful models from both tropical and temperate waters. Some are commonly seen in ...tropical marine aquariums, others are camouflaged to survive in seas where it is murkier and colder. Included is the dramatic Scorpion Fish and and of course a pair of clown fish shown at left. Many different paper techniques are employed to make single fish and attractive groupings. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and sh...ow him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating head...mistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick fr...iend get better. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Animalia is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layer...s of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering ...mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William S...teig's C D B!, book cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is perfect 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward se...quence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the frog prince, Cinderella, and the gingerbread man. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown of...f the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A violent event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman y...ear in high school. Unable to discuss her trauma with anyone, Melinda sinks further into depression and becomes selectively mute. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Meggie's father, Mo, reads aloud from Inkheart and an evil ruler,Capricorn, escapes the bou...ndaries of fiction and lands in the middle of their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Living in a town where fairy tales are real and a monster is rumored to be hiding, young Tw...ig witnesses astounding changes in her efforts to break a witch's curse on her family. A first middle-grade novel by the award-winning author of Here on Earth. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, ...but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that-until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisone...d in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Raccoon and his young friends of Buttercup Meadow go to great lengths to make sure they wil...l always have a library from which to borrow books after Miss Goose announces that the library is going to close forever. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Introduces the Chinese zodiac and relates how each of its twelve signs is named for an anim...al selected by the Jade Emperor. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Poppleton the pig goes to the beach, solves a lint mystery, and learns that friends are the... secret to a long life. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Colorful illustrations and useful tips help kids find and identify 30 different birds, nest...s, and eggs in this fun Take-Along Guide. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal ma...sterminds in history for a sociological experiment. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father ...move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids--Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent--and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items--his last inventions--in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril--in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demi...god to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . . ) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painf read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Illustrated biographies featuring a range of fascinating figures from history (and current ...figures, too!) provide great information and entertainment through short chapters and illustrations that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as middle readers in general. read more