When Violet visits her mom’s office on Take Your Child to Work Day (or snow days, or school holidays, or babysitter-is-sick days), she is very helpful. With a little mayhem --- and a lot of joy --- Violet makes her mark on the office!
While Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as the city offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. As the children explore their new home, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's --- and Penelope's --- mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways.
Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!
In 33 minutes, Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked. He knows this because his former best friend, Morgan Sturtz told him she was going to kick his butt at recess. How did their friendship turn into this? Is Sam really going to get his butt kicked?
School's out,a nd Lucy is off to her favorite place: Pierson Point, Maine. Pierson Point is where she feels most like herself, and where memories of her mother, who died when Lucy was six, are strong and sacred. But this summer, nothing is the same. Ian, a boy from home in Boston, comes to Pierson Point with his family. Ian is loud, popular, and mean. He and Lucy can't stand each other. To top it off, Dad wants his girlfriend to become a bigger part of Lucy's life.
Umpire Solomon Johnson is squeezing the strike zone and throws out both the Pine City Porcupines starting pitcher and manager "Grumps" Humphrey for arguing the call. Chad tries to make peace by giving Solomon a rarely issued "umpire card" --- but the ump blows his top. He thinks Chad is making fun of his weight. It's going to be a long nine innings!
Diego Prado has spent most of his time on the Pines’ bench. But when Danny O’Brien goes on the disabled list, Diego gets a chance to play --- and he’s on a winning streak! Danny wants one of Chad’s “magic” baseball cards to get back in the game. Diego wants to keep playing. What’s a batboy to do?
There’s so much to see at the bottom of the world! Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale --- and have all kinds of fun.
When Amelia Bedelia runs into the principal (literally, of course), she gets him to agree that her class can vote on improvements in the school. Will they decide on ice cream sandwiches for lunch? A fish tank in every room? Stoplights in the halls? Can you hear freedom ringing?
Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old. But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot, graduated from Radcliffe, and revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius --- and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit.
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police, but this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies --- not humans --- and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.
When his efforts to broker a deal for the Cube with a powerful businessman go terribly wrong, Artemis Fowl's loyal bodyguard and friend Butler is mortally injured. The only thing that will save him is fairy magic, so once again he must contact his old rival, Holly Short.
Someone else has unlocked the secrets of the fairy world…and she is only twelve years old. Now, in a race against time, a newly-reformed Artemis Fowl will have to dip into his bag of dirty tricks if he is to save his fairy friends from his latest nemesis, not to mention a power hungry demon warlord who is poised to invade our dimension with his savage army.
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding --- only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.
When Artemis Fowl’s mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down and the only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.
Now children ages 7 to 12 can enjoy the Bible’s most important passages in a fun and engaging format. Each two-page spread features a few verses set in an appealing “Bible” graphic, a brief explanation and application, and open-ended questions adults can use to help kids talk about their faith.
Did you enjoy The Rise of the Guardians? On May 24th, another movie based on a book by William Joyce will hit theaters. Epic follows a teenage girl as she finds herself magically transported into a microscopic universe. How would YOU feel if you were shrunked to be bug-sized?