Series: From Father to FatherBoard bookÉmilie Vast9781580898140$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3Mar 20, 2018
From generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a father traces his child’s ancestry.Looking back at Baby’s lineage, Father describes how long, long, long, long ago, the father of the father of the father of his dad welcomed to the family the father of the father of his dad. And so it goes, tracing Baby’s ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items.
Series: From Mother to MotherBoard bookÉmilie Vast9781580898133$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3Mar 20, 2018
From generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a mother traces her child’s ancestry.Looking back at Baby’s lineage, Mother describes how long, long, long, long ago, the mother of the mother of the mother of her mom welcomed to the family the mother of the mother of her mom. And so it goes, tracing Baby’s ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items.
Series: So Far UpBoard bookSusanne Strasser9781580898485$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3Jan 09, 2018
Bear can’t reach the cake he’s after—it’s so far up, and he’s so far down! Will his friends be able to help?Toddlers will be drawn in by repetition, opposites, humor, and an unexpected twist in this board book story about Bear’s quest to reach a cake on a windowsill that is so far up! A cast of friendly animals—who are all so far down—try to help bear reach the desired cake. But what happens when a child swoops in with other plans? Short, simple, and memorable, this board book offers a satisfying story arc.
Series: So Light, So HeavyBoard bookSusanne Strasser9781580898492$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3Jan 09, 2018
Elephant is so heavy, and all the other animals are so light. How will the seesaw ever go up and down?Toddlers will be drawn in by repetition, opposites, humor, and an unexpected twist in this board book story about Elephant’s quest to get the seesaw to teeter. A cast of friendly animals—who are all so light—try to help move the seesaw, but Elephant’s side won’t budge. He’s so heavy. Then what happens when a child swoops in with other plans? Short, simple, and memorable, this board book offers a satisfying story arc.“Such a heavyweight for such... + Read More
Series: Alphabet BoatsHardcoverSamantha R. Vamos9781580897310$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Apr 17, 2018
Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter!Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common—canoe and motorboat—to the unusual—umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations. The text features familiar as well as unusual boats from around the world, packing in tons of instant kid appeal, and upper and lowercase letters are integrated into the action of the art rather than solely in the... + Read More
Series: The Boo-Boos That Changed the WorldA True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)HardcoverBarry Wittenstein9781580897457$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 13, 2018
Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren’t mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval?1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle’s bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren’t convinced, and it wasn’t until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle’s prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available ... + Read More
Series: BREAKING NEWSBreaking News: Alien AlertHardcoverDavid Biedrzycki9781580898041$21.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Apr 03, 2018
Bears in space! The bears from Breaking News: Bear Alert and Bears to the Rescue are back, and this time they’re extraterrestrial.When a UFO beams up Baby Bear and abducts the family, the human world goes crazy. Hilarity and chaos ensue as scouts, scientists, street vendors, and the mayor try to put their own spin on the story. Intrepid but bumbling reporter Chad Newsworthy covers it all, searching for the truth: Why did aliens snatch up these animals? (Hint: It’s someone special’s birthday!)Story Locale: Small Town, USASeries Overview: Stories... + Read More
Series: Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!A Space-Age Version of "The Farmer in the Dell"HardcoverSusan Lendroth9781580897440$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 06, 2018
This musical mission to Mars will have young astronauts talking—and singing—about the science of space travel.Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell,” this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip. Even the design of the book defies gravity, as text and art float free on the page, encouraging readers to turn the book sidewa... + Read More
Series: Write to MeLetters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left BehindHardcoverCynthia Grady9781580896887$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 09, 2018
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children’s librarian Clara Breed’s young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providin... + Read More
Series: BREAKING NEWSBreaking News: Bear AlertPaperbackDavid Biedrzycki9781580896641$10.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 23, 2018
This just in: Breaking News: Bear Alert, told as a breaking TV news report is now in paperback!Two bears awaken from hibernation and go to town—literally. During their visit, they eat at a diner, dress up at a department store, and stop a couple of bank robbers, all the while mistaking the townspeople’s terror for friendliness. The news-reporting-style of storytelling puts readers in the action and on the edge of their seats. Illustrations jam-packed with puns, clues, and jokes will have the whole family or classroom laughing out loud and eager... + Read More
Dung is a precious pile of food and drink for these beetles.Simple science text and dramatic illustrations give a close-up view of the fascinating world of the dung beetle. When an animal lightens its load, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is food, drink, and fuel for new life—as crucial to these beetles as the beetles are to many habitats, including our own.Back matter includes instructions for finding dung beetles, fun facts, glossary, and a selected bibliography.
Series: A Place to Start a FamilyPoems About Creatures That BuildHardcoverDavid L. Harrison9781580897488$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 9Jan 16, 2018
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies.Many animals build something—a nest, tunnel, or web—in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live—underground, in the water, on land, or in the air—twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.“A fine synthesis of poetry and science” — Kirkus Reviews“An inviting i... + Read More
Series: Mario and the Hole in the SkyHow a Chemist Saved Our PlanetHardcoverElizabeth Rusch9781580897006$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9Apr 03, 2018
The true story of how a contemporary scientist saved the ozone and the planet from environmental disaster.Mexican American scientist Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth’s protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned—and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobe... + Read More
Series: Mario y el agujero en el cieloCómo un químico salvó nuestro planetaHardcoverElizabeth Rusch9781580897327$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9Apr 03, 2018
Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente.Spanish translation of the true story of how a contemporary scientist saved the ozone and the planet from environmental disaster.Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un microscopio. De joven, ya ... + Read More
Series: Plant, Cook, Eat!A Children's CookbookHardcoverJoe Archer9781580898171$22.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10Mar 06, 2018
For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.With vibrant photo-illustrations and clearly organized sections, discover how to plant seeds in patio containers, window boxes, or on an allotment; harvest fruits and vegetables; determine which plant parts are edible; spot pests in the garden; and use home-grown crops to cook everything from bean and bacon spaghetti to polenta chips to tomato, feta, and basi... + Read More
Series: Will's WordsHow William Shakespeare Changed the Way You TalkPaperbackJane Sutcliffe9781580896399$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10Feb 13, 2018
A celebration of the words, phrases, and idioms that Shakespeare invented and the contributions he made to the modern-day English lexicon.The Bard of Avon is responsible for such familiar phrases as “what’s done is done” and “too much of a good thing.” He even helped turn “household words” into household words. As readers will discover, “the long and the short of it” is this: Will changed the English language forever. Will’s words pop up all over the place!
Series: A Long Pitch HomePaperbackNatalie Dias Lorenzi9781580898263$10.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Feb 20, 2018
Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. He was a star on his cricket team. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Maybe if Bilal can prove himself on the pitcher’s mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relation-ships with the guys, and with ... + Read More
Series: Like VanessaHardcoverTami Charles9781580897778$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10Mar 13, 2018
Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America.In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin’s real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces... + Read More
Series: Meet Me at the WellThe Girls and Women of the BibleHardcoverJane Yolen9781580893749$22.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10Jan 16, 2018
Old Testament stories center around men. Leaders, prophets, kings, and priests are all male. But hidden in the background are strong-willed, daring females.Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin’s masterful retellings pairs eloquent profiles with stunning art, answering one question: What makes these women heroes? From first woman, Eve, to Deborah the judge, to Queen Esther, savior of her people, females in the Hebrew bible are resourceful and courageous.Each chapter is devoted to a single story with text complemented by sidebars, known in Jewis... + Read More
Series: Freefall SummerHardcoverTracy Barrett9781580898010$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12Apr 03, 2018
WHUFFO: Someone who hasn’t made a skydive (yet), especially a spectator. Supposedly derived from “What for do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?”Sixteen-year-old Clancy is no stranger to extreme sports. Her father runs a skydiving dropzone, but after her mother dies in a freak accident, her father grounds her—permanently. Clancy is resigned to being a whuffo and packing parachutes for her dad’s latest girlfriend until cute college freshman Denny starts taking classes at the drop zone. Denny assumes Clancy is eighteen, an innocent mistak... + Read More
Series: Samurai RisingThe Epic Life of Minamoto YoshitsunePaperbackPamela S. Turner9781580895859$11.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12Mar 13, 2018
A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones.Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story—with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.Story Locale: Twelfth-cen... + Read More
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