Thirteen books have been published in Lemony Snicket's darkly hilarious collection. Explore our feature and find out more about these unusual books and their mysterious author, Lemony Snicket. You won't want to miss this unique and very funny reading experience!
Alex Rider is not a "typical" teenager. Following the untimely death of his beloved uncle, Alex is recruited by Britain's top-secret intelligence agency to investigate some of the most high profile and dangerous men in the world. Alex is quite reluctant to take on such a huge responsibility, and who can blame him? He's only 14 years old and he has his entire life ahead of him; more importantly, he needs time to mourn his tragic loss. Ultimately though, Alex chooses to accept his mission and help rid the world of evil.
Attention boys and girls, it's time for a vocabulary quiz! (But don't worry, there are only two questions and we'll give you the answers). First question: What is an idiom? An idiom is a word or phrase that says one thing but means another. You may have heard people say "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." Well, they don't really want to eat a horse --- they're just very hungry. Second question: What is a homonym?
American History sound like a boring topic? It sure doesn't have to be, not with cool books like the American Girls Collection from Pleasant Company. Read on as Kidsreads brings you all the info about these feisty all-American heroines!
One of the most charming series for young girls stars a little white mouse wearing pink slippers and a pink tutu. Her name is Angelina, and she just loves to dance. She wants to become a famous ballerina someday, but in the meantime, she shares some great adventures with her cousin Henry, her best friend Alice, and all the other mouselings from the village where they live.
Set in two sharply contrasting realms --- the aboveground world that humans inhabit and the imaginative underground netherworld where "the People" (otherwise known as fairies, gnomes, goblins and trolls) reside --- the Artemis Fowl series is an interspecies fantasy thrill ride that will keep readers alternately holding their breath in suspense and laughing out loud during many comic moments.
Arthur the aardvark is everywhere these days. Many of you know him from his top-rated TV show on PBS. And some of you may know him from the pre-PBS era, as star of the Arthur Adventure picture books that Marc Brown first introduced 20 years ago. But no matter how you met, to know Arthur is to love him.
Books On Screen
This January, look out for the American release of Paddington, the fun and charming story about a bear who journeys from his home in Peru to find a famous explorer in London. While there, he warms the hearts of the Brown family and avoids being captured by a museum taxidermist. Based on Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington series, Paddington is the perfect family-friendly adventure story filled with lots of laughs --- and a cuddly bear!