When Tom’s brother gets sick, Tom’s shipped off to spend what he’s sure will be a boring summer with his aunt and uncle in the country. But then Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hall chime 13 times, and he’s transported back to an old garden where he meets a mysterious girl named Hatty. Tom returns to the garden every night to have adventures with Hatty, who grows a little older with each visit. As the summer comes to an end, Tom realizes he wants to stay in the midnight garden with Hatty forever.
Thirteen-year-old Sully Stringfellow has always admired the great plumber heroes of Nitro City. These wrench-wielding warriors guarded the sewers until they were discredited by the powerful Ironwater Corporation, which has a scheme to take over the city. Without the plumbers, Nitro is being overrun by mutant creatures and things are about to go totally nuclear thanks to the potentially explosive 50th Anniversary Burrito Festival! It's up to Sully and a league of long-forgotten plumber heroes to save the day, making it safe for all to flush again. It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!
Girls can rule the world --- all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of THE CONFIDENCE CODE gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave and fearless.
Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual --- kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity's escape from her own reality. One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.
Twelve-year-old Charlotte and 11-year-old Ben are separated by more than a thousand miles. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted, they’re both experiencing family turmoil and they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben, online friends connected only by a Scrabble game, will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.
Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help --- but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?
Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. COCO CHANEL focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry.
Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to the baby. She introduces herself and their moms. She brags about their home city, Oakland, California, and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader. Penny asks little questions about her sibling’s development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married “for real").
At the start of 1991, 11-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with 34 nations led by the United States. Over the next 43 days, Ali and his family survived bombings, food shortages and constant fear. Ali and his brothers played soccer on the abandoned streets of their Basra neighborhood, wondering when or if their medic father would return from the war front. Cinematic, accessible and timely, this is the story of one ordinary kid’s view of life during war.