CHILDREN'S (All AGES)
Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all! The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size—it all depends on who's standing next to you.
Admiring the ancient steel in the castle armory, Prince Martin longs for a sword of his own. But the King decrees his son must first prove he's brave, loyal, and true—the virtues of a knight. The boy gets his chance when the caw of a crow alerts him to big trouble in the forest. Armed only with his wood staff and a rock sling, Martin faces the first in a series of hard choices.... Will he help or go home?
Do black cats deserve the bad rap that they get? These black cats get a chance to express themselves and tell their side of the story! Clever rhymes and beautiful cat illustrations will captivate children, and young readers will look forward to every page-turn. The black cats tell their stories in a way that is fun and funny, and by the end of the book, readers both young and old will delight in saying, “I’m a black cat who got a bad rap.” The short poetic verses are gorgeously illustrated by internationally known artist Linda Apple. Her illustrations are rich with color and cat-personality. Read the book, and decide for yourself: are black cats as bad as all that?
Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings, and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.
A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
After the Petersons leave for vacation, their house decides it wants to take a holiday, too! But the different parts of the house can’t agree on where to go. Finally, the sunporch suggests the house go to the beach. The basement refuses "to rise to the occasion," but the rest of the house follows the front door as it leads the way—and the house has a vacation that it will never forget! Adding to the appeal are Lee White’s oil and colored pencil illustrations, which bring this "home away from home" tale to a safe and sound conclusion.
They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that. Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. They are going to break two hundred dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr. Snake please stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?!
Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.
Silly Jokes for Silly Kids is a children's joke book containing hundreds of funny kids' jokes with illustrations. The illustrations provide a visual aid to children who may become quickly tired of simply reading line after line. Kids will be laughing and sharing silly jokes with everyone in no time! Great for early readers! Be warned, some of these jokes are really, really, really silly. So silly, in fact, it is hard not to laugh!
When his two strange aunts arrive at Dredmoore Hollow, eleven-year-old Elijah finds his life turned upside down. His parents suddenly leave town, and he’s whisked away to stay with Serena and Agnes on Moaning Marsh, where they run the world’s most mysterious beauty salon. Not to mention their creepy hired man, his beastly pet, and the three unusual girls who are their only customers. Elijah discovers that secrets and magic are part of the Dredmoore family legacy, and there’s no hiding from your roots no matter how deep, dark, and tangled they may be.
Meet Nia, an African-American girl who has gorgeous braids just like her mom. One day, Nia’s cousin makes fun of her braids and this makes her sad. In “Pretty Like Me 1,” Nia’s mom teaches Nia her to appreciate her beautiful natural hair. Have fun learning an important lesson about pride and self-esteem.
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans! Out just in time for Nancy's 80th anniversary, we're releasing a limited number of copies of The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the series. It's the exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for 80 years, with a terrific new look and bonus material! Collectors won't want to miss this.
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.
One morning a little music note decides to go on an adventure and find his own special sound. He meets different animals and characters along the way and with each meeting gets a little closer to finding his special sound. In a chance encounter with a new friend he shares his discoveries and experiences an unexpected twist in his search for his special sound.
The enchanting tale of a little boy who woke up in a very bad mood indeed! From the minute he gets out of bed, he is determined to be a monster and put everyone else in a bad mood with his bad behavior. From his weary parents and upset sister, through to angering his friends and neighbors, the boy-turned-monster stops at nothing in his quest to show just what a bad little monster can do when he’s in the wrong mood. From a ruined breakfast all the way through making his best friend cry, the little monster won’t stop at anything! But when the night comes through, his eyes grow heavy from a day’s monstering about and the sweet little boy that everyone knows and loves comes back. His sudden transformation from a monster into a little boy is aided simply by the soothing and loving touch of a Mommy who knows that we all have bad days – but it is how we handle those we love having one that really counts.
My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja. It's my first day at a different school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for, which is why I kept this diary (or "chronicle" as my dad would call it) - to warn other kids about the dangers of becoming a ninja. They say history is destined to repeat itself...well, not if I can help it.
In a world that doesn’t need saving, a young man ignorant of social norms is the unlikeliest of heroes. And despite his extreme dislike of confrontation, Hatta knows his destiny is to mend a rift that doesn’t exist. On the other end of the spectrum is Chism, a young Elite soldier who thrives on conflict. How will this rash, obsessive soldier aid the child-like Hatta in his journey?
Long ago in a zoo, not too far away,
An elephant was born, all chubby and gray,
Such celebration the day that he came,
A jumbo-sized baby, to cheers and to fame.
When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa's Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar-dusted tracks will have major consequences. As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of whom have no time for a non-Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgive.
Princess the cat rules over her domain with a firm paw. But everything changes when her humans commit the worst insult imaginable: they bring home a kitten. The clueless, untrained housemate comes at exactly the wrong time. Snarl the coyote is hungry, and he's making a move on Princess' territory. Princess must not only protect her turf, but she also needs to show the new kid the ropes. It's the only way she can prevent her subjects from becoming Snarl's snacks. Can she train the kitten, control her kingdom, and save the neighborhood all at the same time?
When young brothers Derek and Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As they explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure.
Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening.
In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. And soon, Lucía's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States—on their own. Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!