Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the transfer of energy as it flows from the sun to an apple to baby. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!Series Overview: The Baby Loves Science series features little books about big ideas, introducing complex scientific concepts to the littlest learners.
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger’s famous feline. Can cat be awake and asleep at the same time? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!Series Overview: The Baby Loves Science series features little books about big ideas, introducing complex scientifi... + Read More
In this extended retelling of the classic “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” readers will be charmed with the usual moo! moo! here and there and delighted by the appearance of a kangaroo, elephant, and zebra joining the fun. The old farmer eventually figures out what’s happened, rounds the newcomers up, and brings them back where they belong—the nearby zoo.
Series: Melvin the MouthHardcoverKatherine Blanc9781580897143$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 19, 2017
Melvin is an imaginative and noisy little boy who grows up to be Mel Blanc, Looney Tunes cartoon character pioneer and the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, the Tasmanian Devil, and so many more familiar personalities. Readers are treated to a typical day for young Melvin, when ordinary tasks like getting ready for school, riding the bus, and completing his chores are charged with sound effects and accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. His knack for making funny noises and using the versatility of his voice was like n... + Read More
Series: NinaJazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina SimoneHardcoverAlice Brière-Haquet9781580898270$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Dec 05, 2017
A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone’s career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure a... + Read More
Series: Bertha Takes a DriveHow the Benz Automobile Changed the WorldHardcoverJan Adkins9781580896962$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Oct 03, 2017
It’s 1888 and Bertha Benz’s husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil’s work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha’s mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma’s house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.Story Locale: Germany
Macabre, ironic, and witty epitaphs share how prehistoric creatures like the terror bird, the woolly mammoth, and the T-rex met their demise. The ever-entertaining J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen offer a collection organized by era, with posthumous poems paired with short secondary text providing additional, factual information about each creature.
Series: A Black Hole Is Not a HolePaperbackCarolyn Cinami DeCristofano9781570917844$11.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Oct 17, 2017
Get ready to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your mind!What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole.In lively and often humorous text, the book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled with real telescopic images, help readers visualize the fac... + Read More
Series: Saturdays with HitchcockHardcoverEllen Wittlinger9781580897754$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10Oct 10, 2017
Twelve-year-old movie-loving Maisie is in need of a distraction from her current romantic dilemma when her Uncle Walt comes to stay with her family after being hurt on the set of the movie he’s filming in Hollywood.Maisie’s best friend, Cyrus, has been hanging out a lot with Gary Hackett, whose last-name sounds to Maisie like a cat barfing up a hairball. When it seems as if Hackett might like Maisie romantically, she’s none too pleased, and Cyrus is even less impressed. Uncle Walt has a way of pointing Maisie in the right direction, and Maisie’... + Read More
Series: Falcon WildHardcoverTerry Lynn Johnson9781580897884$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10Sep 19, 2017
An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness.Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad’s bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner—in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma’s dad trapped, and it’s up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. W... + Read More
Series: The Importance of WingsPaperbackRobin Friedman9781580893312$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10Sep 05, 2017
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli immigrant girl looking to fit in. An evangelist for TV reruns like Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch, and Little House on the Prairie. Roxanne is desperate to emulate all-American TV girls.But things change when Liat moves in nearby, and Liat’s self-confidence enables Roxanne to embrace her own unique identity.Story Locale: Staten Island, NY
Series: Running Full TiltHardcoverMichael Currinder9781580898027$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12Sep 05, 2017
Praised by Jack Gantos, author of Dead in Norvelt, as “a quick read with a kick at the finish,” this debut novel sensitively and memorably captures a teen runner’s relationship with his autistic older brother.Like most siblings, Leo and Caleb have a complicated relationship. But Caleb’s violent outbursts literally send Leo running. When the family is forced to relocate due to Caleb’s uncontrollable behavior, Leo tries to settle into a new school, joining the cross-country team and discovering his talent for racing and endurance for distance. Th... + Read More
Series: Blood and InkHardcoverStephen Davies9781580897907$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12Sep 19, 2017
Part thriller, part love story, this contemporary YA novel is based on true-to-life events in Mali in 2012 and centers around the power of individuals to take a stand against terrorism.Kadi is the 15-year-old daughter of a librarian in modern-day Timbuktu. Ali is the son of shepherds and has been conscripted by the Defenders of Faith, an arm of Al Qaeda. When these two teens meet, it’s hate at first sight.Forced together by a series of tumultous events, their feelings slowly but persistently turn into something more, causing Kadi to let her gua... + Read More
Series: The SelectSelectHardcoverMarit Weisenberg9781580898065$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14Oct 03, 2017
Coming from a race of highly-evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. But there’s something rotten beneath the surface—dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of people determined to keep their talents hidden and who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity, she’s banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. Julia’s goal is to lay low a... + Read More