On the eve of World War II, African-American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling with more at stake than the world heavyweight title. For much of America, their fight came to represent America’s war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers on this historic fight in which the American people came together to celebrate our nation’s founding ideals.
Robert (or Bert)'s Grandma Reagan is in anagram danger! His sisters, Ann and Nan, and almost every other thing in his world, have become anagrams. Can Robert (or Bert) figure out the answer to his word dilemma? Mark Shulman and Adam McCauley have crafted a wonderfully wild ride that will have kids laughing and learning wherever they read it.
It’s time for bugs to hunker down and hide out for the winter. But Ant isn’t ready to be without her best friend Honey Bee for months on end. Can Ant brave the cold for one last visit before the snow flies? The author of the Judy Moody series teams up again with award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas to show that true friends can weather whatever comes their way.
Ivy-covered walls --- they're the most famous part of the Chicago Cubs' historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. Mike and Kate can't wait to get down on the field to see the ivy for themselves. But when they do, they're horrified to discover patches of the ivy have been ripped away! Who would want to sabotage the stadium? Is the rumor of a treasure hidden under the ivy tempting greedy fans?
Alex has been given a sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn’t interested --- until he decides to make the book something he’d actually like to read. So he takes out his pencil, and Birthday Bunny becomes Battle Bunny! The rabbit’s innocent journey through the forest morphs into a supersecret mission to unleash an evil plan --- a plan that only Alex can stop.
Under the bed, deep in the closet, behind the radiator...the bedtime monsters are stirring, and poor Arnold is too scared to fall asleep. He’s powerless to get rid of them --- and they don't seem to be more scared of him than he is of them, no matter what his mother says. But even the most terrible, horrible monster has to be afraid of something.
Benny Breakiron is a smart, nice, normal little boy….with one exception: He's incredibly strong. So strong that he regularly breaks things. This is a bit troublesome for him, but he makes do the best he can.
With bold and beautiful art, mega-selling author and artist Felicia Bond crafts a picture book filled with animals hugging across the globe that celebrates the universality of love. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, bedtime, naptime, or any time that parent and child simply want to snuggle together.
In the tenth book of the Calendar Mysteries, there's a haunted house in Green Lawn! It's Halloween, and the Shangri-la Hotel has transformed into a haunted house, complete with an ogre out front. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are ready for some scary fun, but when they notice that none of the kids who have gone in the hotel have come back out, they have to find out what's happening.
She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....
Cinderella to go to the ball, but she doesn’t have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale of a modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia. Young readers will delight in the beautiful illustrations, and fashion enthusiasts will enjoy the references to well-known haute couture designs, including a Vivienne Westwood–inspired ball gown.
When Johnny joins the Confederate Army as a drummer boy, he enters a world full of patriotism and adventure, breathtaking hot-air balloons, cannons and campfires --- where his job is to drum rhythms that tell soldiers what to do. But the dangers of war are all around him and when he returns to the magnolia trees and cotton blossoms of his home, Johnny and the country are forever changed.
The moon is full and bright in the sky. So full, and so bright, that Bear can’t sleep! So he steals the moon from the sky and hides it away. But the other animals miss the beautiful, glowing moon…and they set out to get it back in this tender story with luminous watercolor illustrations from a two-time Caldecott Medalist.
A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a tree and delicious huckleberries from a bush. Fill up your belly and prepare for the long winter ahead, when you'll snuggle into your warm den and snore like a bear once again.
The day Gracie loses her favorite book, Elephant finds it. He sniffs the words ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS up his trunk. When Elephant tries to put them back together, he can't figure out how to make the right words. Lucky for elephant, Gracie comes looking for her book. She makes the letters into the right words and then adds some of her own: a girl went to the zoo and made a new friend.
Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog. The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and even more surprised when it begins to snow.
Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn’t be more excited about their dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids --- and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?
It has been far too long since we've had any hobbits, wizards or dwarves in our lives! Starting December 13, you can travel back to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy. This time, Bilbo, Gandalf and a host of other creatures journey across the continent to restore surly leader Thorin Oakenshield to his throne, and Legolas joins the group to help fight an epic battle.