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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Baby Bear is lost. He wanders through the forest, meeting other animals who offer advice: Trust yourself. Listen to your heart. Sing a song. Retrace your steps. As Baby Bear farther along on his journey, he gains courage and the comforting feeling that he is loved and never alone. With poetic text and stunning illustrations, BABY BEAR is a powerful addition to the canon of timeless picture-book classics.
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do. But her parents are staying there as they fix up the house after Grandma Winnie died. The tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase...
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.
Young readers, teachers and librarians will be excited to follow Daisy the dog on her next adventure. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers and parents.
Katie Sutton may just look like your average thirteen-year-old girl but in reality, she's the world's leading expert in Grown Up behavior. And you're in luck because she’s written a one-of-a-kind guide to training your parent and becoming highly skilled at: understanding their insane behavior, predicting their next moves, and operating them to your best advantage.
Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time of dinosaurs where they encounter all sorts of dinos from the terrifying T-Rex to the crowd-pleasing Triceratops, and start on a life-time of adventures with new readers.
Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal—and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming picture book gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that good values play in success.
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.