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!
After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison . . . or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's next.
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.
When fairies stole her brother, Red vowed to get him back. Now trapped in the fairy realm, she strikes a bargain with the fairy court: her brother in exchange for all 13 charms from her friend Tanya's bracelet. But as Red sets out on her quest to retrieve the charms, she soon learns that the fairies have done more than hide them.
Happy with life at Elvesden Manor, Rowan is doing her best to put the past behind her. But it's tough to do so when fairy messengers won't leave her be, no matter how many magical boundaries are put in place to keep them away. When Tanya arrives to spend the summer at the manor, she notices that Rowan is acting strangely and becomes determined to find out what she's hiding.
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.
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long, but the odds are pitted against the boy and the bear and their boat.
When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. Cally stops talking --- what's the point if no one is listening? --- how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she's pretty certain she's his, too. But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, dangers and changes fill up their lives. Will they ever find their way home to each other?
Before the end of THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA, Eva Nine had never seen another human, but after a human boy named Hailey rescues her along with her companions, she couldn’t be happier. But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva soon realizes that something sinister is going on --- and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona.
Nell isn't happy about spending her vacation on a farm, but when she meets a half-wild and mysterious girl named Angel, the two girls are tied in an adventure that may help Nell discover something special about herself—and the most special of a hundred horses.
When Michael’s aunt passes away, she leaves behind a letter that will change everything. Michael’s grandfather Leroy, a black officer in WWI charged into a battle zone not once but three times to save wounded men. His fellow soldiers insisted he deserved special commendations for his bravery but because of the racial barriers, he would go unacknowledged. Now it’s up to Michael to change that.
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.
It has been far too long since we've had any hobbits, wizards or dwarfs 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.