In Olympians, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless.
Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves all of his farm friends. Celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable character that will be celebrated for years to come.
The tales told in the Our Canadian Girls series tell the stories of four extraordinary girls living in extraordinary times. Through the eyes of Rachel, Marie-Claire, Penelope and Emily you can learn a few things about Canada's history. The girls themselves may be fictional, but the events that they live through are not.
Books On Screen
As Halloween is coming up, you're probably brainstorming costumes --- should you go for a classic character or something spooky? Well, whatever your preference, there are some great movies coming out that are sure to match your mood. For those of you who love dressing up as a favorite fictional character, whether a Disney princess or a Hogwarts student, we know you'll be all about Pan, which tells the backstory of the boy who never grows up.