Series: Bear for BreakfastPaperbackRobert Munsch9781443170550$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Feb 11, 2019
Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . BEAR!It's breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast! So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog - but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes b... + Read More
Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . Makwa!It's breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog - but they are not bears, so he shoos them away! When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes b... + Read More
Louie and Hector are best friends -- but when some funny secrets get revealed, their friendship is put to the test.Louie and Hector are the best friends in the universe. Get ready to laugh out loud as the two boys fall in and out and eventually back into their best friendship ever through a series of funny secrets that neither one was supposed to reveal. Each episode is told in a journal format in four parts: "Best Friends in the Universe," "Best Friends in the Universe Forever and Ever," "Worst Friends in the Universe," and finally "Worst Secr... + Read More
Series: BlackfliesPaperbackRobert Munsch9781443157919$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Mar 31, 2017
Helen loves springtime - except for the gazillions of blackflies and mosquitoes. But she has a plan . . .One day Helen wakes up and it's SPRING! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. But Helen knows that the blackflies will be coming out soon. So she does what any smart kid would do: she sends her little sister outdoors to check! When the blackflies and mosquitoes carry her away, Helen tells her dad, who rushes outside and is carried away himself. Now Helen needs to rescue BOTH of them, along with a wolf and a very clever bear . . .
Series: Braids!PaperbackRobert Munsch9781443157391$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Dec 27, 2016
It's Saturday morning and Ashley just wants to go outside and play. Who cares if her hair is messy? Mom does!Ashley hates it when her mom puts braids in her hair. It looks nice when it's done, but she has to sit still for hours while her mom brushes and pulls and braids: back and forth, up and down, round and round. It takes ALLLL day, and Ashley never has time to do anything fun. That is, until Grandma comes for a visit, and they decide that it's time to braid MOM'S hair!Robert Munsch is the father of two girls who did NOT like it when he put ... + Read More
Ever hear of Charlie Parker? The great jazz saxophone player? If you have or if you haven't, it's okay. Look at this board book and you'll hear Charlie Parker; you'll hear music in your mind. "Be bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba." Look. That's Charlie swinging and spinning all over the pages. And that's Charlie's cat, waiting, waiting for him to come home...
Series: Robert MunschClass ClownPaperbackRobert Munsch9780439935944$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Jun 28, 2016
Leonardo has been making people laugh since he was a baby - when the teacher asks him to stop being the class clown, can he do it? Leonardo has been funny since he was born: he was a funny baby, he was a funny toddler, he was a funny first-grader. But now, his teacher Mrs. Gomez asks him to stop being funny so that the class can learn. He tries his best, but he just has to make a funny face, then tell a funny joke, and then show a funny drawing - with predictable results. And when he finally seriously promises faithfully never to be funny agai... + Read More
Series: Eight DaysHardcoverEdwidge Danticat9780545278492$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 6Sep 01, 2010
In Edwidge's story, Junior is trapped under his pancaked house for eight whole days. After he is saved, people ask him repeatedly: "What did you do all this time? Were you scared? Did you cry?" "I played," he answers/ And so with each page, we see how he played his mind every day he was trapped-how he played marbles with his friends, won the beset solo part in the choir, biked through St. Marc with his little sister, and ate the sweetest mango. Hope, love, and warmth dance across each page, reminding us that sometimes it is the simplest beautie... + Read More
Series: Scholastic Press Picture BooksElephant in the DarkHardcoverMina Javaherbin9780545636704$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Aug 25, 2015
A bold, humorous rendition of "The Three Blind Men and the Elephant" illustrated by an award-winning artist! A mysterious creature has been moved into the merchant's barn-and the villagers are dying of curiosity. What does it look like? What could it be? The impatient villagers can't wait until morning to find out. One by one, each takes turns stealing into the dark barn. And each is only able to feel one small part of the beast. "It's like a hose!" says one. "It's like a fan," says another. "No, it's like a tree trunk!" says a third. I... + Read More
Series: Scholastic Press Picture BooksEmma and Julia Love BalletHardcoverBarbara McClintock9780439894012$21.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 23, 2016
An enchanting picture book story that will charm every child with ballet dreams! Emma is little. Julia is big. They both love ballet. Emma takes ballet lessons. So does Julia. Emma is learning to be a ballerina. Julia is a professional ballerina. They are both excited about the big performance in the theater tonight. Emma will be watching from the audience. J ulia will be dancing onstage! And afterward, Emma will go backstage to meet her ballet hero! Barbara McClintock's richly illustrated, heartwarming story is sure to become a per... + Read More
Series: FridaHardcoverJonah Winter9780590203203$25.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 01, 2002
Frida's tragic life is turned into something beautiful when she paints pictures about her pain.
Series: Give Me Back My Dad!PaperbackRobert Munsch9781443107648$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8May 01, 2011
After almost 170,000 votes tallied, the winning story of our Pick-A-Munsch contest is here! In Fall 2010, Scholastic Canada launched a promotion that allowed young readers to help select the story by Robert Munsch to be published as his 30th book with Scholastic Canada. After close to 170,000 votes tallied, the fans have spoken - here are the details of the winning story: Cheryl and her dad go ice fishing, but it turns out that the fish are pretty smart. They are trying to catch the people right back! In the end, Cheryl and her father bring h... + Read More
Series: Good Morning, CanadaBoard bookAndrea Lynn Beck9781443148344$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3Feb 01, 2016
Send out a good morning to young Canadians from Coast to coast! Award-winning author and illustrator Andrea Lynn Beck's tribute to Canada is now available for the very young in a new, chunky board-book edition! As the pages turn on bright scenes and changing seasons across the country, rhyming text cheerily greets the sights and sounds of a Canadian morning. Adorable children and animals fill the pages, with scenes to pore over again and again. Each spread includes a dog, a stuffed teddy bear, and a Canadian flag for readers to find. A perf... + Read More
Series: Good Morning, CanadaHardcoverAndrea Lynn Beck9781443133234$16.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Sep 01, 2014
Send out a good morning to young Canadians from coast to coast in this companion to Goodnight, Canada! As the pages turn on bright scenes and changing seasons across the country, rhyming text cheerily greets the sights and sounds of a Canadian morning. From a pair of moose spied through an open tent flap at sunrise to a gaggle of Canada geese at a school bus stop, a morning game of shinny on an outdoor rink, and checking the sap buckets at a maple syrup farm, these inviting pages capture a familiar Canada that will delight young readers. Ado... + Read More
Series: Goodnight, CanadaHardcoverAndrea Lynn Beck9781443107822$16.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3Sep 01, 2012
A bedtime book that opens children's minds to the wonders of the world around them. Award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Andrea Beck has created a unique gift for parents as they wind their little ones down for bedtime. Goodnight, Canada inspires a sense of community, as a child who lives in Newfoundland lies in bed wondering about other children in his country and the world at large. He quietly bids a goodnight to them all, and to Canada itself, province by province, territory by territory. The colourful art decorating each page cel... + Read More
Series: Goodnight, CanadaBoard bookAndrea Lynn Beck9781443133463$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3Jan 01, 2015
A bedtime book that opens children's minds to the wonders of the world around them. Award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Andrea Beck has created a unique gift for parents as they wind their little ones down for bedtime. Goodnight, Canada inspires a sense of community as a child who lives in Newfoundland lies in bed wondering about other children across the country. He quietly bids a goodnight to them all, and to Canada itself, province by province, territory by territory. From the quiet wheat fields of Saskatchewan to a fisherman's w... + Read More
Series: Orchard HC Picture BooksHappy DreamerHardcoverPeter H Reynolds9780545865012$21.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Mar 28, 2017
Bestselling creator of The Dot inspires readers of every age to find their own unique path to happiness.In his Scholastic debut, picture book and creativity guru Peter Reynolds brings us a universally poignant celebration of the colorful spectrum of what it means to dream and the many ways to find happy!While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter's sig... + Read More
Series: Henry's Freedom BoxHardcoverEllen Levine9780439777339$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 01, 2007
Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. When Henry grows up and marries, he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday - his first day of freedom.
In an endearing lullaby, a mother asks a lizard, a monkey, and a water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb her sleeping baby.
Series: I Am CanadaA CelebrationHardcoverHeather Patterson9781443163040$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7May 30, 2017
A beautiful picture book featuring artwork by Canada's finest illustrators - a true-north tribute to our nation and its children, from coast to coast to coast!Simple text describes the ample space available to our children in this country, and the freedom they have to grow and dream and share. With artwork from 13 of Canada's finest illustrators, each page is a celebration and a reminder of the infinite variety of our home and native land.Heather Patterson's free verse poem I Am Canada, originally published in 1996, gets new life in this beauti... + Read More
Series: I Can Be Anything!Don't Tell Me I Can'tHardcoverDiane Dillon9781338166903$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 27, 2018
Like most girls and boys, Zoe enthusiastically embraces the wonders of our world and its infinite possibilities. "I can be anything I want to be!" she tells us, presenting herself in a range of careers. "But what if you fail?" asks a voice of doubt that attempts to undermine her confidence.Bold and sassy, Zoe swats the voice away at every turn, declaring her certainty with a charisma that will encourage us all to silence the fears projected onto us by our world. Why can't a girl grow up to be President? Zoe can! When the voice of doubt continue... + Read More
Series: If Kids Ran the WorldHardcoverLeo Dillon9780545441964$20.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 99Aug 26, 2014
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children creating a more generous, peaceful world. In a colourful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and the following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all; and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they underst... + Read More
Series: Makeup MessPaperbackRobert Munsch9780439988964$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Jun 01, 2014
This favourite Munsch tale gets a fresh new cover treatment!Julie wants to be BEEEEEEAUTIFUL! She’s saved up all her money and robbed her little brother’s piggy bank to buy some MMMMMAKEUP. Julie buys all kinds of makeup: red and purple stuff for her hair, green stuff for her cheeks, black stuff for her lips and yellow stuff for her eyes. When she looks in the mirror she thinks, "Oh! I am as pretty as a movie star." What she can’t understand is why her parents don’t seem to agree. Her mother screams, her father faints, and it isn’t until Julie ... + Read More
Learn English and Mandarin words with panda cousins Gordon and Li Li in this charming and colorful bilingual first words book! Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from Beijing, China, and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York, and speaks English. When Li Li visits Gordon for the first time, the cousins must learn to communicate using simple, everyday words. Children and caregivers can read along with Gordon and Li Li as they learn basic English and Mandarin words and their correct pronunciation. Each spread of this sturdy book... + Read More
Series: Nibi's Water SongHardcoverSunshine Tenasco9781443107891$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jul 30, 2019
Determination, teamwork and perseverance together bring clean water for Nibi and all her friends.Nibi is the Anishinaabemowin word for water. In Nibi's Water Song , an Indigenous girl on the search for clean water to drink. Though she is faced with repeated obstacles, Nibi's joyful and determined energy becomes a catalyst for change and action as her community, and then in widening circles the country and government, rally around her to make clean drinking water available for all. In a story perfectly levelled for young readers, there is a stro... + Read More
Series: OutHardcoverAngela May George9781443157308$14.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Dec 27, 2016
A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey to find a new place to call home. We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again. A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land. On the difficult sea voyage there is little to eat, but there is abundant love and caring. Her adopted country offers a safe place to live, a new school, and supportive friends. There are also hurtful labels, flashbacks, and the ever-present ache of a missi... + Read More
Series: Picture the SkyHardcoverBarbara Reid9781443163026$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 8Aug 29, 2017
In this companion to the bestselling Picture a Tree, Barbara Reid has us look up . . . way upWherever we may be, we share the same sky. But every hour, every day, every season, whether in the city or the forest, it is different. The sky tells many stories: in the weather, in the clouds, in the stars, in the imagination. Renowned artist Barbara Reid brings her unique vision to a new topic - the sky around us. In brilliant Plasticine illustrations, she envisions the sky above and around us in all its moods.Picture the sky. How do you feel?
Dream big with Princess Truly, an adorable new diverse character who knows she can be anything she wants to be!Princess Truly is strong and confident, beautiful and brave, bright and brilliant. She can do anything she sets her mind to... I can fly to the moonAnd dance on the stars.I can tame wild lions...And race fast cars.Brimming with warmth and color, Princess Truly's rhythmic rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, and diversity. Her heartfelt story is a reminder to young girls everywhere that they can achieve any... + Read More
Series: Rap A Tap TapHardcoverLeo Dillon9780590478830$20.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 01, 2002
With a simple, rhyming text and bold, graceful illustrations, Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon celebrate the spirit and exuberance of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the groundbreaking African American tap dancer who was one of the most popular entertainers of the early 20th century. "This fancy-free introduction captures the ebullience of [Robinson's] dancing as well as the way he touched audiences. The spreads feature a bouncy text and eye-catching art." - Booklist, starred review
Series: Arthur A Levine Picture BooksSaffron Ice CreamHardcoverRashin Kheiriyeh9781338150520$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8May 29, 2018
Rashin is excited about her first visit to the beach in her family's new home. On the way there, she remembers what beach trips were like in Iran, the beautiful Caspian Sea, the Persian music, and most of all the saffron ice cream she shared with her best friend, Azadeh. But there are wonderful things in this new place as well -- a subway train, exciting music... and maybe even a new friend...!
Series: Talkin' 'Bout BessieThe Story of Aviator Elizabeth ColemanHardcoverNikki Grimes9780439352437$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Nov 01, 2002
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman lived during an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, but she didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African-American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination.
Series: The Case for LovingThe Fight for Interracial MarriageHardcoverSelina Alko9780545478533$20.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 27, 2015
"I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about." -Mildred Loving, June 12, 2007 For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington, D... + Read More
Series: The Favorite DaughterHardcoverAllen Say9780545176620$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8May 28, 2013
A father helps his daughter find pride and inspiration in this masterful picture book. Yuriko hates her name when the children make fun of it and call her "Eureka!" Though she is half Japanese, the teasing makes her want to hide, to retreat even from the art projects she used to love. Fortunately she has a patient, kind father who finds gentle ways of drawing her out and reminding Yuriko of the traditions they share that have always brought her joy: walks in lovely Golden Gate Park, lunch at their favorite sushi restaurant, watching the fog bl... + Read More
Series: The Greatest AdventureHardcoverTony Piedra9781338134193$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 11, 2018
Where does true adventure come from? A young Latino boy and his grandfather find the true answer together.Eliot imagines sailing wild rivers and discovering giant beasts, right there on his block! But he wishes his adventures were real. Eliot's grandpa, El Capitán, once steered his own ship through dangerous seas, to far-off lands. But he can't do that anymore. Can Eliot and El Capitán discover a real adventure... together? Come find out! All aboard The Greatest Adventure!
Series: The Little Red FortHardcoverBrenda Maier9780545859196$22.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Mar 27, 2018
Ruby's mind is always full of ideas.One day, she finds some old boards and decides to build something.She invites her brothers to help, but they just laugh and tell her she doesn't know how to build. "Then I'll learn," she says.And she does!When she creates a dazzling fort that they all want to play in, it is Ruby who has the last laugh.With sprightly text and winsome pictures, this modern spin on a timeless favorite celebrates the pluck and ingenuity of young creators everywhere!
Series: Scholastic Press Picture BooksThe Story of Ruby Bridges50th Anniversary EditionPaperbackRobert Coles9780439472265$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 01, 2010
The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles's powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition.
Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans. Some people had rights, while others had none. Why shouldn't they have them, too? Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea. The text by ... + Read More
Series: Under the Same SunHardcoverSharon Robinson9780545166720$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 07, 2014
The daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson shares an inspirational story about her family. Auntie Sharon and Grandmother Bibi have come to visit the family in Tanzania - all the way from America! They tell stories and fill gaps from the years spent apart, enjoy a breathtaking safari in Serengeti National Park, and learn about their ancestors at the ruins of an old slave port. Sharon Robinson eloquently portrays the joys and pains of a family living on two continents. And she gives African-American history a powerful new perspective when s... + Read More
Children of all ages are invited to a bright and colorful multicultural celebration with We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands!Award-winning illustrator Rafael López brings new life with his adaptation of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," saluting the lives of all young people. The rhythmic verse and repetitive emphasis on "we" and "our" encourages inclusive communities and the celebration of unity and diverse friendships all around the world. We've got you and you got me in our hands. We have the whole world in our hands. Come and re... + Read More
Series: Why Am I Me?HardcoverPaige Britt9781338053142$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Aug 29, 2017
Have you ever wondered why you are you? Or who you would be if you were someone else? Someone taller, faster, smaller, smarter? Someone lighter, older, darker, bolder? Presented as a poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we. If the first step toward healing the world is to build bridges of empathy and to celebrate rather than di... + Read More
Series: WingsHardcoverChristopher Myers9780590033770$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 01, 2000
Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings, but his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him.
Series: Scholastic BookshelfYo! Yes?PaperbackChris Raschka9780439921855$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Jan 01, 2007
This book captures the street poetry between two boys-one black, one white, one shy, one outgoing, one nerdy, one street-smart. At first the boys are shy and awkward but in the end their friendship explodes off the page.
Series: Zen ShortsHardcoverJon J Muth9780439339117$19.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Mar 01, 2005
Three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who tells amazing tales about the importance of generosity, the boundaries of good and bad, and what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon J Muth presents three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord.
Series: 8th Grade SuperstarPaperbackOlugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich9780545097253$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Jun 01, 2011
Ever since a deeply unfortunate incident earlier this year, Reggie's been known as "Pukey" McKnight at his Brooklyn middle school. He wants to turn his image around, and the elections for school president are coming up; but with his notorious nickname and "nothing" social status, he wouldn't stand a chance, if he even had the courage to run. Then Reggie gets involved with a local homeless shelter. Inspired by two of the clients there, he begins to think about making a difference, both in the world and at school. Pukey for President? It can happ... + Read More
Series: A Handful of StarsPaperbackCynthia Lord9780545700283$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12May 09, 2017
Whimsical middle-grade reads -now in paperback!This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of Rules explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season.After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting be... + Read More
The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Misty Copeland became the first African American Female Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, but how did she get there? A Girl Named Misty describes the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence with full-color illustrations throughout. In addition to stories and facts about Misty's upbringing and accomplishments, the book includes a timeline and a glossary, plus a profile of a noteworthy and contem... + Read More
The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave? A Girl Named Rosa describes the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence with full-color illustrations throughout. In addition to stories and facts about Rosa's upbringing and accomplishments, the book includes a timeline and a glossary, plus a profile of a noteworthy and contemporary American girl foll... + Read More
Series: A Corner of the UniversePaperbackAnn M Martin9780439388818$9.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Jan 01, 2004
Ann Martin's phenomenal Newbery Honor book, now in paperback. The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism. Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of see... + Read More
Series: Allie, First at LastA WISH NovelPaperbackAngela Cervantes9780545812689$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Jun 27, 2017
Great friendships and first crushes-WISH books are for the tweens who love stories with heart!Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.A trendsetter.A winner.No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner's podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that's what Allie thinks . . . she's never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way - her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.Wit... + Read More
The Real Stories From My Time chapter book series pairs nonfiction content with beloved American Girl BeForever characters, offering readers a unique entry point into important events in American history. Perfect for book reports with full-page illustrations throughout, plus historical photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary, and bibliography at the back. The Underground Railroad includes miles of real stories of passengers, conductors, and abolitionists, well-known and unknown, that made their mark on history. Throughout, BeForever character Addy... + Read More
Series: BluishPaperbackVirginia Hamilton9780439367868$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Jun 01, 2002
Dreenie Douglass keeps a day-to-day journal that seems to revolve around Bluish, a girl in her fifth-grade class. The other girls call her Bluish because she looks like moonlight? ³So pale you can see the blue veins on her face and the back of her hands?² Dreenie¹s fascination with Bluish becomes all consuming, causing even her moods to be based on her interactions with the bluish girl. This obsession is a way of escape for Dreenie, who takes care of her sister Winnie and her friend Tuli.
Bobby Ellis-Chan has a really big secret: His bestfriend is a girl. Holly Harper has always liked to do all the same fun things he does-like roll down Skeleton Hill in a tire, or hide frogs in her bushy hair-and she gave him his beloved goldfish, Rover, who can do amazing tricks. But now that they're in fourth grade, things are changing. Holly made friends with a nasty Jillian Zarr and her wolf pack of other girls, and she's wearing new clothes, straightening her hair, and laughing at Bobby-even telling some of his secrets. He has to get reven... + Read More
Series: Chasing FreedomThe Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical FactsHardcoverNikki Grimes9780439793384$20.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10Jan 06, 2015
Nikki Grimes offers a glimpse into the inspiring lives of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman. What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories? These questions led Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes to create Chasing Freedom, an engaging work of historical fiction about ... + Read More
Series: Christopher Changes His NameA Scholastic Canada ReaderPaperbackItah Sadu9781443124812$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Jul 01, 2013
This Scholastic classic is now available in a bright, levelled reader format! What’s in a name? Plenty, according to Christopher. He is tired of his ordinary name — millions of people are called Christopher, including three in his class alone! Christopher wants to be special, so he decides to change his name. Inventing names for himself that are inspired by various heroes and celebrities, Christopher manages to convince everyone to call him by a different name. Of course the plan backfires when grandma sends a cheque and only his real name wi... + Read More
Series: Crossing to FreedomPaperbackVirginia Frances Schwartz9780545989787$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Sep 01, 2010
An inspiring tale of fugitive slave who finds freedom in Canada, but still struggles to find a real home. Eleven-year-old Solomon is a fugitive slave on a dangerous journey north to Canada, and to freedom. His young life has seen many losses: his mother was sold in a slave auction when he was a baby; his father escaped from the plantation and hasn't been seen in five years; and now his grandfather, who has been injured during the last leg of their journey to freedom, and is forced to stay behind.Solomon continues with their group leader, but hi... + Read More
Series: Scholastic Press NovelsThe Crystal RibbonHardcoverCeleste Lim9780545767033$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Jan 31, 2017
Wonder, mysticism, heartache, and joy are the stones that set the path to one girl's journey as her destiny unfolds.In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasingbut maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing's life isn't easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing... + Read More
Series: Dactyl Hill SquadHardcoverDaniel Jose Older9781338268812$21.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Sep 11, 2018
From New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older, the astounding first book in a new series that blends history and fantasy like never before.It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighbo... + Read More
More compelling historical reads to add to your Scholastic Focus collection!In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new... + Read More
Series: Dear CanadaDear Canada: A Desperate Road to FreedomThe Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson, Virginia to Canada West, 1863-1864HardcoverKarleen Bradford9780545996198$16.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Sep 01, 2009
A riveting tale of a brave family's last bid for freedom, and the price they pay to find it. Julia May and her family have done the unthinkable. They have fled from their life of slavery on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, and are making their way north, on foot, where they have heard that slaves can live free. Their story, told through Julia May's journal entries, is gruelling. Their journey takes them through swamps, travelling by night and hiding by day. It is a harrowing, terrifying experience, but determination to find a new life in Cana... + Read More
Series: Dear CanadaDear Canada: An Ocean ApartThe Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1922HardcoverGillian Chan9780779113538$14.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Feb 01, 2004
With over 400,000 books already in print, the Dear Canada series has fast become the book series for children. Each fictional diary invites readers into the world of a girl living through a particular period in Canada's past. Gillian Chan's latest addition illustrates the effect the Chinese Head Tax has on one young girl and her family. Mei-ling and her father are struggling to pay the head tax that will allow her mother and brother, who are still living in China, to come to Canada. They must have that money before the impending Exclusion Act ... + Read More