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.
In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions.
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?
When the flowers begin to bloom and the world starts turning green, animals everywhere are born... including the noisy ducklings! From the creator of A BOOK OF SLEEP and SNOW RABBIT, SPRING RABBIT comes a beautiful book of baby animals. Travel with the curious duck and visit babies around the world on their very first day of life.
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.
Serafina's life takes a turn as she becomes the new Baba Yaga. But leaving behind home and the boy she loves isn't easy, and as Serafina grows into her role of answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth, she also learns who she's meant to be and that telling the future doesn't always mean knowing the right answers.
In 9th century China, a little girl sends a small jade pebble to travel with her father along the Silk Road. The pebble passes from his hand all the way to the Republic of Venice, the end of the Silk Road, where a boy cherishes it and sees the value of this gift from a girl at the end of the road.
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 a drought hits in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold by her father. But an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in an airless hold; a landing where she is sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny; a trial that is argued by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in first-person, this fictionalized book of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child.
Amelia Bedelia, America's favorite housekeeper, had a childhood full of surprises, mischief, and hilarious misunderstandings. In this illustrated chapter book adventure, young Amelia Bedelia piles into the family car and takes a road trip with her family.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the temperature beginning to drop as winter approaches, you may be feeling cold...but are you frozen? Coming at the end of the month is Frozen, Disney's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's THE SNOW QUEEN.