Our April picture book roundup includes IT’S AN ORANGE AARDVARK written and illustrated by Michael Hall, a book full of bright colors and die-cut holes that follows a group of five ants as they try to uncover the source of a mysterious noise; DUCK AND GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH by Tad Hills, the follow-up to DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE that follows the two winged friends as they explore the ocean; and LONDON FOR CHILDREN by Matteo Pericoli, an adaptation of his gorgeous LONDON UNFURLED that takes kids on a trivia-filled, architectural tour of England’s capital city.
Our April roundup includes FILE UNDER: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket, where readers are invited to accompany the sleuthful young Lemony as he investigates strange incidents occurring in Stain’d-By-The-Sea; The second Life of Ty book by Lauren Myracle --- THE LIFE OF TY: Non-Random Acts of Kindness --- where the second-grader has to contend with his baby sister, crazy classmates and upcoming public speaking assignment; and THERE WILL BE BEARS by Ryan Gebhart, where 13-year-old Tyson sneaks his grandfather out of a nursing home so they can go on a hunting trip together.
Among the paperback titles released this month we have HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel by Cressida Cowell, where Hiccup must find a prized jewel in order to save his people; HORRIBLE HARRIET’S INHERITANCE by Leigh Hobbs, where the most endearingly evil girl in picture books bursts into chapter books for the first time to tell the story of her family tree; and THE MARK OF ATHENA, the third book in Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus series, where Greek and Roman demigods must defeat giants and find the Doors of Death.
When his dad’s book turns out to contain deadly secrets, twelve-year-old Furious Jones is thrust into a web of mystery and danger in this gripping page-turner.
Furious Jones, the twelve-year-old son of a famous thriller writer, lives with his grandfather after his mother was mysteriously gunned down right in front of him a year ago. Curious to know more about his estranged dad, he goes to see him speak about his upcoming novel to a packed audience—and to his shock and horror, he witnesses his father get shot as well.
When Furious discovers that his dad’s upcoming novel contains dangerous and fiercely protected secrets, he sets out to discover who killed his father, and what exactly they were trying to cover up.
Swimming in the tidal pool, Kate and Luke peers through her mask at the undersea world below. Kate finds a structure of rocks adorned with seaweed, shells, and starfish --- it looks like an underwater fairy castle! Exploring the Isles of Shoals, the two friends discover the magic along these rocky shores; while out at sea, a secret new world of adventure awaits, where pirates, ghosts, and a feisty seal are just the beginning.
This riveting account of the murder of three civil rights crusaders in Mississippi offers new interviews with volunteers from that fateful summer and many never-before-seen photographs.
One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world’s superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania play in the war? Who were Kaiser Wilhelm, the Red Baron, and Edith Cavell? Young history buffs will learn the answers these questions and many others, including why the western front bogged down into a long stalemate; how the war ushered in an era of rapid military, technological, and societal advances; and how the United States’ entry helped end the war. Far from a dry catalog of names, dates, and battles, this richly illustrated book goes in depth into such fascinating topics as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and the important roles animals played in the war, and explains connections among events and how the war changed the course of history.
When Booker T. Washington, the famed African American educator, asked Julius Rosenwald, the wealthy president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and noted philanthropist, to help him build well-designed and fully equipped schools for black children, the face of education in the South changed for the better. It was the early 1900s, a time of discrimination, racial segregation, and inadequate education for African Americans. Rosenwald created a special fund that in just twenty years built more than 5,300 schools attended by 600,000 black students.
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it.
Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the war, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins.