Discover the sensational world we live in. Take a look at the 70-foot sandstorm that hit central China, the bright pink salt lake in Senegal, and the tiny 6-foot-wide house in Wales.
Features extraordinary exploits, including a man who surfed for 26 hours straight, a man who walked across a 1000-foot highline, and the men who scaled a 650-foot ice skyscraper.
Open up to find some incredible creatures. Meet the dog that can ride a scooter, the horse with a mustache, and the largest crocodile ever!
Take a look at these clever creations. Read about the explosive firework artist, the guitar with 12 necks, and the necklace made of human hair!
The rookie bookie Wertheim, L. Jon.
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Villainous Cody, Matthew, author.
"Fourteen-year-old Daniel and his friends battle the Nobles of the new Noble Academy and attempt to defeat the Shroud once and for all"--
Nanny Piggins and the runaway lion Spratt, R. A.
"When Mr. Green tries to send Derrick, Samantha, and Michael away to school, Nanny Piggins must thwart his plan"--
The fairy doll & other tales from The dolls' house Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998, author.
Ellie's log : exploring the forest where the great tree fell Li, Judy L.
With help from her parents, a forest manager and a wildlife biologist, and in the company of new friend Ricky, eleven-year-old Ellie Homesly fills a field notebook with sketches and notes about nature in the woods near her home. Includes suggestions on how to keep a field notebook. A teacher's guide is available online.
A simple case of angels Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.
Nicola's adorable little dog June Bug keeps getting into trouble. She steals the neighbor's turkey, yanks down the Christmas tree, and destroys Mom's almost-finished giant crossword. Everyone is mad, and it looks as though June Bug's days are numbered. Will doing a good deed make up for June Bug's bad behavior? Nicola certainly hopes so. And when she and June Bug come across a new nursing home in the neighborhood, it feels like a sign. They volunteer to become regular visitors at Shady Oaks, certain that June Bug's cute tricks will cheer up the elderly residents. But something unusual is going on at the home, where it seems that a few of the more remarkable patients are being kept against their will. Freeing them will bring out the very best in Nicola, and especially in June Bug.
The princess and the pea Gresham, Xanthe.
A particularly tender-hearted prince, after failing to find a suitable princess to be his bride, returns home and soon meets a girl in rags who, through the efforts of the Queen, proves that she is just as sensitive.
The twelve dancing princesses Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.
To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.
The Snow Queen Lowes, Sarah.
The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.
Alphabetabum Raschka, Christopher, author.
"What happens to the pictures of us? Nowadays they go straight to the Internet where anyone anywhere in the world can see them. And they're nothing terribly special. It wasn't that way a hundred years ago, when getting your picture taken was a very important event. You dressed your best and you looked thoughtfully and for a long time into the awesome, magical lens of the camera. But even these important pictures sometimes were lost, sold by the photographer or even thrown away by families. After many decades some of them found their way to flea-market tables in New York City, Rome, and Paris, where the artist Vladimir Radunsky couldn't take his eyes off of them. He bought them, took them home, and looked at them over and over. Now he has chosen his favorites for this book and his friend Chris Raschka has written a poem for each one in an imagined alphabet of names and personalities. "--
"Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!"--back cover.
"Open up to find some truly staggering stories. Read about the world beneath Europe's largest glacier, the ugly face contest, and the man who was stuck inside a frozen car for two months!"--back cover.
"Look inside and be amazed by some extraordinary animals. Meet the one-eyed goat, the incredible shark whisperer, and the snowboarding opossum!"--back cover.
The Rainbow Serpent Pryce, Trevor.
The frog warriors search for their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber, who insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent, an ancient god who brought life to the Australian outback.
The unkindness of ravens Torres, J., 1969- author.
Another weekend at Grammy's, another weekend of Rufus using his magic totem to transform himself into Bigfoot Boy! But when you're big, hairy and loud, it's hard to keep your powers a secret, especially when there are trickster ravens that want the magic for themselves. You won't want to miss this second awesome adventure of Bigfoot Boy and his friends!
Who put that hair in my toothbrush? Spinelli, Jerry.
The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond.
Pinkbeard's revenge Trine, Greg.
Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo and her sidekick Raymond face Dr. Dastardly and Numbskull, who break out of jail and join forces with Pinkbeard's band of time-traveling pirates in an evil revenge plot.
Rhyme schemer Holt, K. A., author.
A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.
Pink & green is the new black Greenwald, Lisa, author.
"Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade and she's determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talent for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test, as she starts to make decisions about the type of person--and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister--that she wants to be"--
Boston Jane : wilderness days Holm, Jennifer L.
Far from her native Philadelphia, Miss Jane Peck continues to prove that she is more than an etiquette-schooled graduate of Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy as she braves the untamed wilderness of Washington Territory in the mid 1850s.
The orphan and the mouse Freeman, Martha, 1956-
In 1949 Philadelphia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.
Sleuth on skates Beauvais, Clémentine.
Precocious eleven-year-old self-made-supersleuth Sophie "Sesame" Seade investigates the disappearance of Jenna Jenkins, a student at Cambridge University, where Sophie's father is chaplain and her mother is Head of Christ's College.
"Find out about the 1,185-foot-long hair extension, the dog that looks like a lion, and the lake that is filled with over 20 million jellyfish! "--back cover.
Hard to believe
"You really won't believe the remarkable stories inside this book. Be amazed by the mucky mud run, the skateboarding cat, and the incredible museum for ventriloquist dummies!"--back cover.
"Be amazed at spectacular sculptures and mind-boggling creations. Check out the hobbit hole made entirely of balloons, the creepy cakes, and the artist who paints with his own blood!"--back cover.
The Pain and The Great One Blume, Judy.
A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.
Rory's promise MacColl, Michaela, author.
Rory and Violet are orphaned sisters living in the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York, but when the nuns decide to send Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined to follow her and keep their family together.
New Year's Eve thieves Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.
The serpent's curse Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
As Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca continue their search for an ancient relic, Wade's mother is kidnapped by Galina Krause, leader of the present-day Teutonic Knights.
Nightmares! Segel, Jason, 1979- author.
"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--
Read about the most terrific tales. Discover the man who pulls snakes through his nose, the boy who fell from the eighth floor of a building and survived, and unbelievable facts about the Titanic.
Enter into a world of strange stories. Read about the house that doubles up as a hangar, the very messy World Custard Pie Throwing Championships, and the dress made of cheese!
Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!
Jake and the giant hand : weird stories gone wrong Dowding, Philippa, 1963- author.
"Jake spends every summer on his grandpa's farm. But this year, things are a little weird. First, there are huge flies everywhere. Second, Grandpa is acting kind of funny. And third, Jake's friend Kate keeps trying to scare him with creepy stories."--Publisher.
Beezus and Ramona Cleary, Beverly.
Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Claude on the slopes Smith, Alex T., author.
Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, go to the Snowy Mountains where they throw snowballs, learn to ski, and more until Claude's loud voice starts an avalanche, trapping Sir Bobblysock and the only Mountain Rescue person under a huge pile of snow.
Endurance & cardio training Hill, Z. B.
Flexibility & agility James, Sara.
"Find out about the amazing human body. Meet the woman with 5-inch-long toenails, the man who had grass implanted into his back, and the woman who is tattooed to look like a vampire!"--back cover.
"Learn about the incredible human body. Discover the man with a 21-foot 9-inch-long beard, the champion gurner from China, and the shoes made from teeth!"--back cover.
Read about the amazing human body. Meet the incredible 6-foot 9-inch teenager, the woman with hair longer than a pickup truck, and the boy who had eight toes on each foot.
Step inside the world of the unexpected. Check out the eye-popping brothers, the bike made from lobsters, and the phone booth filled with fish!
Discover a planet that is beyond belief. Be amazed by the man with 94 children, the bizarre Goat Jump Festival in Spain, and the incredible three-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina.
Open up your eyes to a world of fantastic feats, amazing tales, and sensational stories. Read about the portraits made from meat, the man with elastic skin, and the lickable wallpaper!
Presents an illustrated collection of extraordinary art and sensational sculptures, including the artist that can make himself appear invisible, portraits made from cassette tapes, and bizarre versions of the Mona Lisa using coffee cups and toast.
The ice dragon Martin, George R. R., author.
Leaving in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, the legendary ice dragon has never been tamed until it meets Adara, a winter child who looks to the creature to help save her world from destruction.
Journey's end Holt, Christopher, 1980-
"Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo journey deep into the desert, intent on reaching the silver wall that separates them from their families, helped along the way by a ragtag group of friendly animals, and coming snout-to-snout with wolf pack leader Dolph for a final showdown"--
Jake & the giant Foley, E. G.
Aristocratic ex-pickpocket Jake Everton travels to Norway, where his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world at an Invention Convention. When famous Victorian scientists start mysteriously disappearing and Archie vanishes, too, Jake tracks the kidnapper to his lair and comes face-to-face with an angry Norse giant.
Eat your science homework : recipes for inquiring minds McCallum, Ann, 1965- author.
Introduces recipes and fun science facts, including black hole swallow-ups, munch on molecules with atomic popcorn balls, and invisible ink snack pockets.
The Expeditioners and the secret of King Triton's lair Taylor, Sarah Stewart, author.
Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous--and presumed dead--explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.
Backwards moon Losure, Mary, author.
When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached, and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.
Jelly Bean Lord, Cynthia, author.
No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.
Ben Franklin's big splash : the mostly true story of his first invention Rosenstock, Barb, author.
Retells the story of the famous thinker's first invention as a young Ben Franklin, troubled by the fact that fish swim better than he does, tries to invent a way to swim more fluidly.
The fabled fifth graders of Aesop Elementary School Fleming, Candace.
Throughout their fifth-grade year, a group of rambunctious students learns fable-like lessons from extraordinary activities, singing guinea pigs, and eccentric teachers, led by the inimitable Mr. Jupiter.
The cat at the wall Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.
A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? She was once a regular North American girl, but that was before she died and came back to life as a cat. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. As the soldiers begin to panic and disaster seems certain, the cat knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?
The closer : my story Rivera, Mariano, 1969-
"Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--
Stand there! she shouted : the invincible photographer Julia Margaret Cameron Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.
The story of British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and her exotic bohemian life.
Ali : an American champion Denenberg, Barry, author.
Puts the famous boxer in to historical context through the use of newspaper articles, interviews, opinion pieces, and photographs.
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Discusses the world's first nuclear disaster when nuclear bomb testing sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands causing burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies.
Dinosaur! : dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before Woodward, John, 1954-
Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.
Jackal Stone, Jeff, author.
When a Jake is offered a chance to race in China for a world class BMX team he is not sure that he wants to go--but when one of his friends asks him to smuggle a mysterious drug called Dragonbone that can prolong life to her dying mother in China he feels he has to take the trip, whatever the danger.
Full speed ahead : my journey with Kit Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself in 1930s Cincinnati, Ohio, and as she and Kit experience life during the Great Depression, the reader is invited to choose how Kit might help her family and others who are less fortunate.
The lilac tunnel : my journey with Samantha Falligant, Erin, author.
What if you, as a girl trying to adjust to her new stepfamily, suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? Join Samantha on adventures and take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multi-ending story.
The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star Cote, Jenny L., 1964-
Max, Liz, and their Order of the Seven team of animal friends are given their most important mission to date: they must protect the prophet Isaiah as he writes the crucial prophecies about the coming Messiah.
Night of the nindroids Farshtey, Greg, author.
When Zane, the non-human member of the Spinjitzu team, is asked to join the nindroid ranks, he must decide if he will betray his friends.
Sleepovers, solos, and sheet music Schusterman, Michelle.
As the band trip to New Orleans approaches, Holly and Natasha notice that Julia seems more interested in her boyfriend, Seth, than in them.
A bird on water street Dulemba, Elizabeth O., author.
Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.
Enchanted palace Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.
When Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine find a magic box, they are whisked away to a fantastical land called the Secret Kingdom. The girls soon lend help to Trixi the pixie, and in order to save King Merry's birthday party, they will need to defeat the evil Queen Malice and her nasty thunderbolts.
Catch the wind : my journey with Caroline Ernst, Kathleen, 1959- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself on the shore of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, and as she and Caroline Abbott experience life in this turbulent time. The reader is invited to choose how they might help the Americans defeat the British.
Ultimate attack Spradlin, Michael P., author.
Dr. Catalyst has had enough of Emmet Doyle's meddling. Time after time, Emmet and his friend Calvin Geaux have stepped in to ruin his plans, just when he'd released one of his genetically engineered killer species into the Florida environment. This time, Dr. Catalyst is releasing his most deadly creation yet. It's a terrifying lone hunter, bred to stalk and destroy one specific target--Emmet Doyle.
Ava the sunset fairy Meadows, Daisy.
"During Rachel and Kirsty's first night at Camp Stargaze, they notice that the sunset is ... green! Can they help Ava the Sunset Fairy set things right?"--Cover verso.
Emma and the blue genie Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog Tristan take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.
The broken blade Durbin, William.
When Pierre LaPage's father has an accident, thirteen-year-old Pierre must quit school and paddle a canoe 2400 miles as a voyageur for the North West Company in order to earn money for his family.
Weightlifting & strength building Scott, Celicia, 1957- author.
Yoga & Pilates James, Sara, author.
Eating right & additional supplements for fitness Hill, Z. B.
Cross-training Hill, Z. B., author.
Sports & fitness Scott, Celicia, 1957-
Core workouts Hill, Z. B.
Step aerobics & aerobic dance James, Sara.
Exercise for physical & mental health Hill, Z. B.
Centaur rising Yolen, Jane, author.
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.
Beowulf Morpurgo, Michael.
A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.
National Geographic Angry Birds Space : a furious flight into the final frontier Briggs, Amy.
Follow the Angry Birds as they fly through four levels, traveling farther and farther into space to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe in order to rescue their precious eggs from the evil space piggies. Does not include information about how to play the game.
Urban outlaws Black, Peter Jay.
Deep beneath London, five extraordinary youths, orphans who bonded over their shared sense of justice, have formed the Urban Outlaws and dedicated themselves to outsmarting criminals and performing Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s), but they are in serious trouble when they face a genius super-computer, Proteus.
Let's rock! Berk, Sheryl.
When the girls in the Dance Divas dance team fight over the lead in a new music video, Miss Toni decides to teach the girls a lesson about teamwork.
The girls of Gettysburg Miller, Bobbi.
"Pickett's Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in the Confederate Army"--
How to eat fried worms Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Hunter Moran digs deep Giff, Patricia Reilly.
Twin siblings Hunter and Zack, along with neighborhood pest Sarah Yulefsky, dig for treasure--the hidden hoard of town founder Lester Dinwitty.
Dappled Annie and the tigrish McCallum, Mary, 1961- author.
Annie enjoys spending time in the hedge at the end of the garden where she can keep cool and talk to the creatures that live there.
Dory Fantasmagory Hanlon, Abby, author.
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
December dog Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
After finding an unusual present-- a lost puppy-- on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.
The magician's fire Nicholson, Simon (Simon Bennett), 1971-
Young Harry Houdini's efforts to perfect his magic tricks are put on hold when his mentor, Herbie, disappears, prodding Harry and his two best friends, Arthur and Billie, to embark on a dangerous investigation that pushes their skill and their friendship to the limits.
Compass of dreams Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.
Life in the small town of Applecross has gotten stranger since the Lily family took over the magical Enchanted Emporium--but when animals start to vanish from the area, fourteen-year-old Finley McPhee finds himself caught up in the mystery of the missing Sherwood Compass and the legend of the Green Man.
Jasmine skies Brahmachari, Sita, 1966- author.
"Fourteen-year-old Mira Levenson travels from London to Kolkata to meet her aunt and her cousin and to find out why the families haven't spoken in years."--Provided by publisher"--
5 elephants Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.
The book of secrets Voigt, Cynthia.
Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.
Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo Berrow, G. M.
"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints as she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"--
Totally washi! : more than 45 super cute washi tape crafts for kids Laz, Ashley Ann.
National Geographic kids cookbook : a year-round fun food adventure Seaver, Barton.
For each month of the year discover recipes for fun, new dishes and twists on old favorites, weird-but-true food facts, profiles on "foodie " people, plus activities and challenges you can do by yourself or with friends.
Just a drop of water Cerra, Kerry O'Malley, author.
"Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September 11, their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American"--
The badger knight Erskine, Kathryn, author.
In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.
Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities"--
Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback"--
Hope for winter : the true story of a remarkable dolphin friendship Yates, David, author.
Details the experiences of a dolphin who was rescued five years after the tailless dolphin, Winter, was rehabilitated by the same group, describing the efforts made by the Clearwater Marine team to save the injured animal they named Hope.
Let's play! : poems about sports and games from around the world
Collects thirty-seven poems celebrating such sports and games as football, baseball, judo, table tennis, netball, cycling, chess, and scrabble.
Lend a hand : poems about giving Frank, John, author
"A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes"--
The demon notebook McGann, Erika, author.
Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie, and Una, are failed spell casters, but the first time they use a Ouija board they stumble upon real magical powers and watch helplessly as their notebook of useless spells takes on a diabolical life of its own.
The carnival Luciani, Brigitte.
After a long, cold winter, the foxes and badgers decide to put on a carnival to chase away their grumpiness.
The Angel Tree Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.
Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.
The bully bug : a monsterrific tale Lubar, David, author.
After Lud Mellon is bitten by a bevy of bizarre bugs, he has fun crawling up walls, drooling on his food, and rolling around in garbage but when his father calls in the exterminators, Lud must figure out how to stop his transformation before it is too late.
The history of money : from bartering to banking Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
Rainbows never end : and other fun facts DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.
"This book is filled with tons of cool facts about weather and the environment, plus colorful, humorous illustrations!"--
The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew's making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.
Boa constrictors Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes boa constrictors including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Pythons Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes pythons including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--
Are UFOs real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous UFO sightings and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are haunted houses real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous haunted houses such as the Borley Rectory, the White House, and the Amityville horror, and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no scientific explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are ghosts real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous ghost stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of ghosts"--
Branching out : how trees are part of our world Galat, Joan Marie, 1963- author.
This book is a short social history of trees around the world and reveals the bond between trees and ourselves.
Are aliens real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous alien stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of aliens"--
Cobras Raum, Elizabeth.
"Explains cobras, especially the king cobra, including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Is bigfoot real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack thereof) and stories of both reported sightings and hoaxes of the large, hairy, man-like creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch"--
Pack of dorks Vrabel, Beth.
Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.
Dangerous deception Kehret, Peg.
Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family's neighbor.
On track for treasure McClure, Wendy, author.
"When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of 'Wanderville,' the orphans who live there--Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends--must flee their home in the woods"--
Velociraptor Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur"--
U.S. special forces Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US special forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia"--
Tyrannosaurus rex Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur"--
Is ESP real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack therof) of reports and studies of extra-sensory perception, including hoaxes and fake psychics"--Provided by publisher.
Anacondas Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes anacondas including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Triceratops Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur"--
Pterodactyl Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Pterodactyl and other pterosaurs were discovered, how paleontologists study their bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about these ancient flying lizards"--
So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.
"In the spirited fourth installment of the popular BE WHAT YOU WANT series, veteran children's author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one's skill-- math, art, performance--the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a huge list of resources-- kids will find everything they need to get up and running in a career in sports! LEARN ABOUT EXCITING CAREERS, SUCH AS : - Coach - Sports writer - Agent - Pro athlete - Sports medicine - Photographer - Talent scout - And more!"--
Be a perfect person in just three days! Manes, Stephen, 1949-
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.
Katfish Skye, Obert, author.
Principal Smelt has created the Fun-ger Games for Softrock Middle School's students, and Rob Burnside, his life in ruins, hopes that Katfish, a cross between Katniss and the Little Mermaid created in Rob's closet, will help with game tips, advice about girls, and how to get people to stop hating him.
Doggone it! Krulik, Nancy E.
When strict Mrs. Derkman moves next door to third-grader Katie Carew, scares her friends away, and insists she keep her dog, Pepper, on a leash, Katie finds a non-magical solution to the problem. Includes steps for teaching a dog to sit and stay.
Chi's sweet home. 11 Konami, Kanata, 1958- author.
"Nothing is more heartbreaking to a mother than losing a child. There is nothing that can replace family and when one is lost at such a tender age it is even more distressing as uncertainty over the child's survival weighs heavily. So if fate offers an opportunity to be reunited with that lost child it is a mother's duty to seize the moment and hope for a happy family reunion"--Cover.
Jessie. Livin' the life Ryals, Lexi.
"While Jessie is helping Zuri take care of Lucy, the classroom bunny, Lucy goes missing! Will Jessie track down the runaway rabbit before Zuri realizes Lucy escaped? Then, in an attempt to help Zuri succeed in school, Jessie shows her the importance of winning over her teacher, Mrs. Falkenberg. But instead of impressing her, Jessie ends up with her name of the Naughty Board! Will Jessie go right from teacher's pet? Or will the Naughty Board prevail?"--Page  cover.
Phantom of the auditorium Stine, R. L.
Thinking her friend Zeke is getting too much into his phantom role in the school play, Brooke becomes alarmed when scary things start happening backstage and wonders if a real phantom is out to stop the show.
Pokémon black and white. Vol. 18 Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Pokémon trainer Black fights his young friend Iris in his next Pokémon League battle, then he discovers that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans and his own Pokémon.
Vampire breath Stine, R. L.
Exploring his basement, Freddy and his friend Cara discover a mysterious bottle labeled "vampire breath" and accidentally break it open, unleashing a very thirsty Count Nightwing on the town.
The glow of the spotlight : my journey with Rebecca Greene, Jacqueline Dembar, author.
"What if you, as a girl battling stage fright before a dance recital, suddenly found yourself in Rebecca's world in 1914? Join Rebecca on adventures where the two of you can try out for a vaudeville show, put on a musical, or even sneak into a factory to deliver an important message. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--
Sparkers Glewwe, Eleanor.
"Marah, an underclass 'sparker' in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims' eyes black"--
Ultimate body-pedia : an amazing inside-out tour of the human body Wilsdon, Christina, author.
This fun, smart guide answers kids' questions as it takes them on a journey through the human body and all its systems. The book is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top-10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Full color.
The best part of me : children talk about their bodies in pictures and words
Photographer Ewald worked with 15 ethnically diverse North Carolina school-children and their teachers to investigate how kids feel about their bodies. Each child selected a favorite body part and contributed a signed, handwritten paragraph or poem about it.
101 great gifts kids can make Mueller, Stephanie R.
Projects for children ages 3 to 8 to make with a little help. Includes greeting cards, gifts and gift wrap.
The fairy-tale matchmaker Baker, E. D., author.
Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.
Pathfinder Sage, Angie, author.
"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"--
Mrs. Lane is a pain! Gutman, Dan, author.
"It's time for the annual Ella Mentry School talent show, and this year Principal Klutz has hired a wacky professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents"--
Big Nate : the crowd goes wild! Peirce, Lincoln.
"Whether he's fast-talking his way out of trouble or unleashing the contents of his lock on unsuspecting classmates, Nate does it with gusto. And every time he swings into action, the crowd goes wild"-- Page 4 of cover.
Arcady's goal Yelchin, Eugene, author, illustrator.
When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself.
Old Testament days : an activity guide Sanders, Nancy I.
Uses more than eighty activities and projects to provide insight into life in the Middle East during the period covered by the Old Testament.
Knights and castles Osborne, Will.
Jack and Annie look at knights, armor, and life in a castle.
Jane of Lantern Hill Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.
When Jane Stuart, who lives with her mother and grandmother in Toronto, accidentally discovers that the father she believed was dead is living on Prince Edward Island, she yearns to reunite her long-divided family.
Simon Bloom, the gravity keeper Reisman, Michael.
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.
Jessie. New nanny Ryals, Lexi, author.
Jessie, a starry-eyed girl from rural Texas, moves to New York City to explore life outside her small town and search for her own dreams. She soon finds herself living in a multi-million dollar penthouse as the nanny to a high-profile couple's four children and Mr. Kipling, a seven-foot pet lizard. With Jessie's help, this incredibly loving family stays connected and close.
Jessie. Crush crazy Ryals, Lexi, author.
When Jessie invites Luke's secret admirer, Connie, to become his new study buddy, they soon realize that Connie is more than an admirer-she's a full-blown creeper! Will Jessie and Luke be able to shake her off, or will Connie refuse to take no for an answer? Then, when Tony asks Jessie to a special dinner, she is terrified he will propose! Will Jessie end their relationship? Or will Jessie and Tony live unhappily ever after?
Zombiekins Bolger, Kevin.
The boring town of Dementedyville is livened up by a mysterious stuffed animal called Zombiekins that turns things upside down when exposed to moonlight.
The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and six more Dahl, Roald.
Presents seven short stories by Roald Dahl.
Hittite warrior Williamson, Joanne S.
In ca. 1200 B.C., Uriah the Hittite leaves his conquered homeland and, following his father's instruction, seeks refuge with an old family friend, eventually finding himself in a great battle between the Canaanite forces of Sisera and the Hebrew forces of Barak.
Julie's wolf pack George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Continues the story of Julie and her wolves in which Kapu must protect his pack from famine and disease while uniting it under his new leadership.
The tattooed potato and other clues Raskin, Ellen.
A Greenwich Village detective posing as an artist hires a student to act as his apprentice, spy, and eyewitness to murder.
The five masks of Dr. Screem Stine, R. L.
"Monica Anderson thinks her biggest problem is taking her karate-chopping younger brother, Peter, trick-or-treating on Halloween. But she is wrong. After knocking on the door of an old, creepy house the kids are met by a strange woman pleading for their help. The evil Dr. Screem is after five horribly ugly ancient masks. These artifacts have the power to manipulate the world around them. Monica and Peter don't want to help, but they must retrieve the masks and defeat Screem. Unfortunately, nothing on Halloween is what it appears to be...." -- p.  of cover.
Night of the giant everything Stine, R. L.
Steven, a practical joker, is tricked by his friends into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals that causes him to shrink, and he must make it through his house and the dangers inside to reach his normal size.
Quincy and Buck Matthews, Camille.
In his new adventure, Quincy wants to try trail riding in the desert but he is worried because he knows there are "Surprises waiting for horses out on the trail." Then when Quincy has a chance to go on his first trail ride, the real challenge comes from the horse he chooses for a trail buddy. Buck, an experienced horse Quincy hopes will guide him, turns out to be a bully.
Quincy moves to the desert Matthews, Camille.
Quincy and his best friend Beau leave the comforts of home and go on a big trip across the country on a huge horse van.
Bible stories for growing kids Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Simple text and illustrations retell Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, each of which is followed by a "growing time" section that includes interesting facts, the moral of the story, and discussion questions.
Rattlesnakes Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes rattlesnakes including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--
Garter snakes Raum, Elizabeth.
"Explains garter snakes including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Air Force Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Air Force is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue soldiers in Afghanistan and battle wildfires in Colorado"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Army Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Army is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save the Baghdad Zoo and give aid to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico oil spill"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Coast Guard Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Coast Guard is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue a sailor in a storm and directing boat traffic after the 9/11 attacks on New York City"--
U.S. Marines Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Marine Corps is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to do recon in Afghanistan and to save Americans trapped in unrest in the Middle East"--
The lizard returns Pemberton, Bonnie, author.
Eight years have passed since The Cat Master became spiritual leader of all felines, and garden lizard Orie fears that his legendary part in the cat's ascension has faded from animal lore. But he's wrong. When The Boy, now in college, disappears, Orie vows to find him. With the help of old friends and new, mysterious clues lead to a foreboding carnival, the illegal animal trade... and murder. But the Orie's path proves perilous. A rare and valuable species needs his help, the River Cats plot his death, and a traitor walks amongst them. With time running out, The Boy's future as well as Orie's awaits at the carnival, in the form of an ancient creature, that's not exactly what it seems.
Anybody shining Dowell, Frances O'Roark, author.
In a series of letters to her cousin, twelve-year-old Arie Mae relates her life in a mountain valley of North Carolina in the 1920s.
The troubles of Johnny Cannon Campbell, Isaiah, author.
In 1961 Alabama, twelve-year-old Johnny tries to keep his promise to look after his disabled Pa when his older brother leaves for military service, but secrets from the past, Cuban politics, and racial tensions would make the task challenging even for his hero, Superman.
The three vests. III, Heroes Bowman, Robert.
The princess in Black Hale, Shannon.
"Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!"--
Apatosaurus Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Apatosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about dinosaur behavior"--
U.S. Navy Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Navy is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save a fishing crew from pirates and to keep the oil shipping lane open"--Provided by publisher.
The Sugar Cup Perelman, Helen, author.
Dash the Mint Fairy wants to try something new, but still compete for the Sugar Cup, so she decides to switch places with Cocoa and enter the painting event for herself, while Cocoa enters the sled race, usually Dash's forte.
Gabriel's clock Pashley, Hilton.
"Twelve-year-old Jonathan is half-angel, half-demon, and the only one of his kind. But he has no idea of his true identity, and now a rogue archdemon wants him for his own sinister purpose"--
The junkyard bot Richards, C. J., author.
When George Gearing's personal robot Jackbot gets hit by a car, George rebuilds him into something amazing, only to have him disappear just as darkness threatens the town, leaving George and his new friend Anne Droid to find out what happened.
Stegosaurus Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Stegosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about this plant-eating dinosaur with plates"--
Maddy Kettle : the adventure of the Thimblewitch Orchard, Eric, author, illustrator.
Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore, especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats! Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more. Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.
The doll people set sail Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
"Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families journey far from home"--
Build your own website : a comic guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress Cooper, Nate, 1980- author.
Leroy Ninker saddles up DiCamillo, Kate.
Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.
Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights Brimner, Larry Dane.
A history of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement.
The story of the Oakland Raiders Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Oakland Raiders, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Philadelphia Eagles Frisch, Nate.
The history of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1924 to today.
The story of the Houston Texans Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Houston Texans, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 2002 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Yellowstone National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful"--Provided by publisher.
Rapunzel cuts loose Holub, Joan, author.
Rapunzel refuses to let her magical, fast-growing hair get in the way of helping her friends Snow, Red, and Cinda save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society.
Pennyroyal Academy Larson, M. A., author.
"A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons"--
The story of the Kansas City Chiefs Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Jacksonville Jaguars Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Miami Dolphins Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Indianapolis Colts Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1953 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Atlanta Falcons Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The book of bad things Poblocki, Dan, author.
Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them--but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.
The swap Shull, Megan.
When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex.
The trouble with weasels Harrell, Rob, author.
As a troll, Zarf Belford is at the bottom of the social ladder at Cotswin Middle School, but when the king goes missing and his insufferable son takes control, Zarf leads his friends Kevin and Chester on a rescue mission.
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue presents : Macbeth Lendler, Ian, author.
"The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails" --
Northwood Falkner, Brian, author.
Cecilia Undergarment is a remarkable girl who can understand what animals are saying--but her plan to rescue a sad and neglected dog lands her in the dark, enchanted forest of Northwood, where the ferocious black lions roam and the mystery of Castle Storm awaits.
Annoying orange. 3, Pulped fiction Shaw, Scott, 1951- author, artist.
"Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious murders, and the all-night parties that ended up as--fruit salads! Its all revealed here for the first time anywhere!"--Amazon.com.
In the rainforest Duke, Kate, author.
A lively introduction to the rainforest combines illustrations and diagrams with explanations about the abundant plant and animal life that can be found there.
P is for pirate : a pirate alphabet Bunting, Eve, 1928-
An illustrated alphabetical examination of the history of piracy uses poetry and expository text to cover topics including legendary ships, fabled hideouts, notorious villains like Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, and much more.
Mr. Ferris and his wheel Davis, Kathryn Gibbs.
Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
The magician of Auschwitz Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.
The story of the Arizona Cardinals Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1898 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Baltimore Ravens Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1996 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the San Francisco 49ers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Everglades National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Everglades National Park, including how its wetlands-rich landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the bus route called Tram Road"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New Orleans Saints Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1967 to today"--Provided by publisher.
A summer to die Lowry, Lois.
Thirteen-year-old Meg's envy of her sister's beauty and popularity makes it difficult to cope with Molly's strange illness and eventual death.
Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands Roy, Katherine., author.
"An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"--
Trumpet Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the trumpet, including what the brass instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
The story of the New York Giants Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New York Giants, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1925 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New York Jets Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New York Jets, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Green Bay Packers Gilbert, Sara.
This book traces the history of the Green Bay Packers, describing the team's records, players, and coaches.
The story of the Detroit Lions Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Detroit Lions, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1929 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy Meadows, Daisy, author.
"Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year, he's decided that nobody else will, either! He's stolen Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, Natalie can't make sure that kids all over the world get their special presents! Can Kirsty and Rachel help their newest fairy friend? Or is the Christmas magic about to fizzle and fade?"--
The Super Chef contest Stilton, Geronimo, author.
"My cousin Trap was entering the Super Chef Contest, which determines the best cook on Mouse Island--and he was bringing me along as an assistant. Slimy Swiss cheese, I don't know the first thing about cooking fancy dishes--and I didn't think Trap did, either"--Page 4 of cover.
The 12 screams of Christmas Stine, R. L., author.
When "frenemies" Kate and Courtney need a quiet place to rehearse for their school's Christmas play, their teacher suggests an old house that might just be haunted.
Amy's very merry Christmas Barkley, Callie.
As Christmas nears, Amy and her friends in the Critter Club try to find a home for two adorable guinea pigs.
Tales from a not-so-happily ever after Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.
The story of the St. Louis Rams Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's St. Louis Rams, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1936 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Pittsburgh Steelers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1933 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the San Diego Chargers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's San Diego Chargers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frisch, Nate.
The history of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1976 to today.
The story of the Tennessee Titans Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Tennessee Titans, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The Emerald Shore Mariconda, Barbara, author.
"Lucy travels to Ireland in her magical house-turned-ship to find the pirate treasure that will end the magical curse haunting her family once and for all"--
Drums Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to drums, including what the percussion instruments look and sound like, basic instructions on how to play them, and the kinds of music that feature them -- Provided by publisher.
Grand Canyon National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, including how its enormous canyon was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the overlook called Mather Point"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Cincinnati Bengals Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1968 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Chicago Bears Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Chicago Bears, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1919 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Buffalo Bills Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Denver Broncos Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Denver Broncos, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Dallas Cowboys Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Cleveland Browns Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Washington Redskins Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Washington Redskins, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1932 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Carolina Panthers Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Lives of the explorers : discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought) Krull, Kathleen.
"You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating adventurers as both world-changers and real people. The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of. series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world"--
Portraits of Hispanic American heroes Herrera, Juan Felipe.
"An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodriguez Trias, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera"--
The Mayflower Greenwood, Mark, 1958-
"The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded, the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World."--Amazon.com.
Secrets underground : North America's buried past MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.
In Secrets Underground, history buff Elizabeth MacLeod introduces readers to a fascinating world. Learn about the Civil War secrets carefully concealed in Organ Cave, West Virginia, the top-secret equipment that lies deep below Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the network of tunnels in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, that once hid victims of persecution, and much more. MacLeod explains how these lost and hidden subterranean passages, spaces, and caves answer decades-old puzzles, help us understand our own past, and lead us to discover what life was really like in eras gone by.
How to save a species Baillie, Marilyn, author.
The warrior sheep go Jurassic Russell, Christine, author.
This is the fourth hilarious adventure in the brilliant Warrior Sheep series. The whole world is in danger ...because of an egg! Sal thinks it's a dragon's egg. Wills thinks it's a dinosaur egg. Whatever it is, the Warrior Sheep know one thing for certain ...it must never hatch! The Warriors are rampaging through the Isle of Wight, on their most dangerous quest yet. They must be brave. They must be bold. But above all, they must be absolutely baaarmy! Ages 6+
Better homes & gardens Thompson, Colin, 1942-
"After years on the run, the Floods are finally coming home. Since Mordonna and Nerlin fled Transylvania Waters, things there have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry, though it is still very, very damp. He has even sold everyones shoelaces, and his subjects are way past ready for a change. The Hearse Whisperer has grown old and tired chasing the Floods around the world and is ready to retire and open a flower shop. A New Age is about to dawn, a new age with a lot less damp and a lot more chocolate. But first they have to get rid of the old King.--Provided by publisher.
Piano Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the piano, including what the keyboard instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
The story of the Minnesota Vikings Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1961 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New England Patriots Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New England Patriots, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--
Guitar Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the guitar, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
Flute Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the flute, including what the woodwind instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
Rain reign Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Fall of heroes Kraatz, Jeramey, author.
Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City--and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.
All-of-a-kind family downtown Taylor, Sydney, 1904-1978.
The further adventures of five sisters and their brother growing up on New York's East Side in the early twentieth century.
Minecraft construction handbook Needler, Matthew, author.
An official guide to Minecraft construction shares essential tips and tricks for building creative structures and innovations ranging from theme parks and waterslides to pirate coves and animal cannons.
Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza : delivery of doom Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator.
When Luno's dad FINALLY gives him the responsibility of delivering pizza orders all over the galaxy, Luno is excited, mostly. He knows that delivering pizza is no walk on the moon. There are hostile customers, and there's always the threat of his deliveries being intercepted by Quantum Pizza, the fast growing chain restaurant that will do anything to put indies like Zorgoochi Intergalactic out of business. Luno is joined by his best friend Clive, a super smart, talking clove of garlic, and Chooch, a not so smart, talking pizza oven. Their deliveries are often dangerous (try landing on a fire planet) and sometimes frustrating. All Luno wants to do is help his dad keep the family business afloat. He realizes that the owner of Quantum Pizza wants the Zorgoochi family recipe, and only Luno can protect it.
Against the tide Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
"The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why. One of them is a traitor"--Page 4 of cover.
Lunch will never be the same! Hiranandani, Veera, author.
When Camille, a tall French girl, arrives at school with unusual lunches, third-grader Phoebe neglects her best friend Sage to get invited to Camille's house for dinner to see what other mysterious food Camille eats.
Buried sunlight : how fossil fuels have changed the Earth Bang, Molly, author.
"It's time to learn about the role of carbon and fossil fuels on planet Earth! As much as our news is packed with articles about the importance of fossil fuels to the world economy and the global warming caused by increased carbon emissions, few people understand what is happening. Now Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Here is a stunning, simple book that will educate readers about how fossil fuels are really buried sunlight--energy caught from the sun by plants that were later trapped deep underground for millions of years. Now that this plant matter has been transformed into fuel, humans have been digging it up, changing the fragile dynamic that fulfills the global needs of all living things. In this fourth book of the award-winning "Sunlight Series," Bang and Chisholm share yet another example of the intricate connection between the sun and life itself. Using a narrative approach and gorgeous paintings, this very important story will engage readers and provide educators with a highly effective teaching tool. A wonderful addition to any library!"--
Photos framed : a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs Thomson, Ruth, 1949- author.
Explores some of the most famous photographs in history, including Stephen Dalton's "Ladybird Take-off," Charles C. Ebbets' "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper," and Neil Leifer's "Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston."
If-- : a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944- author.
Author has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls).
The circus goes to sea Klise, Kate, author.
Many surprises are in store when Miss Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta invites Sir Sidney's Circus to travel and perform aboard her elegant ship, the SS Spaghetti.
The story of the Seattle Seahawks Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1976 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Death Valley National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Death Valley National Park, including how its desert landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic mansion called Scotty's Castle"--Provided by publisher.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic settlement called Cades Cove"--Provided by publisher.
Violin Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the violin, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
Yosemite National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Yosemite National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the granite monolith called El Capitan"--Provided by publisher.
NIrV Holy Bible : New International Reader's Version.
Presents a translation of the Bible in simplified English with colorful illustrations, explanatory book introductions, and a dictionary of commonly used terms.
The madman of Piney Woods Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.
Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.
Ramona the pest Cleary, Beverly.
Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten class, like Davy whom she keeps trying to kiss and Susan whose springy curls seem to ask to be pulled.
Lego legends of Chima. , The right decision Grotholt, Yannick, author.
The bats invade the world of China, forcing Laval to make a dramatic decision, in these four all-new stories.
The experience of war
Disengagement and defeat, 1969-1975
Causes and outbreak
The war and U.S. society
"Vietnam not only caused deep divisions in society. It also destroyed trust between many Americans and the government. This volume explains why the war was so unpopular, and how the country coped with its legacy"--Page 4 of cover.
The international war
"The conflict had an impact far beyond Vietnam. Thanks to the global nature of the Cold War, the conflict drew in other countries around the world, who sent troops or supplies to support one side or the other"--Page 4 of cover.
The Johnson years, 1965-1968
Describes the battles and events of the Vietnam War from the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in March 1965 to the 1968 Tet Offensive and its aftermath.
Ancient Egypt Hart, George, 1945- author.
Presents a photo essay on ancient Egypt and the people who lived there, documented through the mummies, pottery, weapons, and other objects they left behind.
The phantom of Nantucket Keene, Carolyn, author.
Embarking on a dream vacation in Nantucket, Nancy, Bess, and George attend the opening of an exhibit at a local museum where a vandal has left a threatening message, prompting the girls to investigate numerous suspects.
Jingle Bells Hapka, Cathy.
In 1915 Wisconsin, a farm horse named Jingle Bells worries that his family will replace him when the older son brings home a brand new Model-T Ford car. Includes facts about Clydesdale horses.
Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle Hagen, George, 1958- author.
Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.
The little mermaid and other fishy tales Ray, Jane, 1960- author, illustrator.
An illustrated collection of deep-sea adventures features an international selection of stories and poems including "The Fisherman and His Wife," "Whalesong," and "The Ballad of John Silver."
Kids who are changing the world Jankeliowitch, Anne.
Profiles forty-five children around the world who are taking steps to help the environment through fund-raising, public demonstrations, and creating activist art, and includes suggestions on how readers can get involved.
The zero degree zombie zone Bass, Patrik Henry, author.
Fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a really bad day--class bullies Tariq and Keisha are mad at him, his best friend Wardell has nominated him for hall monitor, a pack of ice zombies from a frozen world are demanding he return the magic ring that Keisha has, and somehow he has to find a way to save the school.
World War I Adams, Simon, 1955-
Provides an eyewitness account of the war that devastated Europe, from the assassination of an archduke to the killing fields of France. New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, the best way to use a tank, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day. Discover how it felt to go over the top, what happened to all the bodies, how people dealt with shell shock, why war led to revolution, and much, much more.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Adler, David A.
A portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into a passionate conservationist, skilled outdoorsman, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning mediator, as well as one of the U.S.'s most colorful and energetic presidents.
A listen to jazz Hord, Colleen.
My little pony. , The return of Harmony Larson, Mitch, author.
"Friendship is magic...except when it's not! An old foe returns to Equestria bringing chocolate milk rain, cotton candy clouds...and chaos! But if the Ponies want order restored in Ponyville, every pony will need to work together."--Back cover.
The fires of Calderon Cummings, Lindsay, author.
"Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is trained to restore balance to the hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world"--
A look at cubism Collard, Sneed B.
A look at Renaissance art Robertson, J. Jean, author.
A listen to rock and roll Greve, Tom.
Rock 'n' Roll, one of the most loved genres in the history of music, began in the 1950s. Combining a variety of musical styles, rock music developed into a cultural phenomenon first in the United States, and later across the globe. Students will learn all about the Rock 'n' Roll greats, who mixed different styles of music to form the phenomenal sounds that people continue to enjoy today. This title will allow students to analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
A listen to world music Reed, Jennifer. author.
Brief chapters introduce information about music and instruments basic to a variety of cultures in the world.
Entombed Krovatin, Christopher, author.
"In this final installment of the series, Ian, Kendra, and PJ face their most dangerous zombie-fighting mission of all, deep in the caves of Indonesia"--
World War II Adams, Simon, 1955- author.
Provides a concise history of World War II including information about the Holocaust, the code-breaking Enigma, and the deadly V2 rocket.
The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Berry, Julie, 1974-
"Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school"--
Thursdays with the crown George, Jessica Day, 1976-
"Castle Glower's towers have transported Princess Celie, her siblings, and her pet griffin, Rufus, to an unknown land. As they set out on a dangerous adventure to discover their whereabouts, they find an entire lost people, divided by the wishes of two wizards in a centuries-old quarrel over their beloved home--Castle Glower"--
My heart is laughing Lagercrantz, Rose, 1947-
Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events ... It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life.
Unstoppable Octobia May Flake, Sharon, author.
In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.
The Yeti files. Meet the Bigfeet Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.
Blizz Richards is a great guy, a caring boss, and a loyal friend. Oh, yeah...he's also a yeti! He's made it his life's mission to study cryptids like him, hidden animals who have taken a powerful oath to never be seen by the outside world. So when a photo of Cousin Brian becomes a media sensation, Brian can't handle the guilt and disappears. But it's time for the annual Bigfoot family reunion, and it won't be the same without him. Luckily, Blizz and his devoted team are on the case. Can they find their furry friend before their secret gets out for good?
Return to Planet Tad Carvell, Tim, author.
Tad offers commentary on his eighth-grade year via illustrated blog entries.
A look at impressionist art Robertson, J. Jean, author.
Vamplets Middleton, Gayle, author.
Teenage Destiny Harper is back, trapped in the dark, backwards world of Gloomvania. Her only hope of returning to her mundane existence on Earth lies with serving her term as the Governess of the Nightmare Nursery, caring for the adorably monstrous Vamplets!
Medieval life Langley, Andrew, 1949-
An illustrated look at various aspects of life in medieval Europe, covering everyday life, religion, royalty, and more.
The kid's guide to exploring nature
A listen to patriotic music Collard, Sneed B.
A look at the history behind our most famous national and patriotic songs.
A look at pop art Sipperley, Keli.
A look at urban art Greve, Tom, author.
Presents information about street painting, including history, types, styles, and its destructive aspect.
A listen to classical music Hord, Colleen, author.
Phoebe and her unicorn : a heavenly nostrils chronicle Simpson, Dana, 1977- author, illustrator.
"Do you believe in unicorns? Phoebe does. She has no choice. One day she skipped a rock across a pond, and hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this resulted in a lasting friendship between Phoebe and the unicorn, one Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Come along for the unicorn ride with Phoebe, as she deals with the usual burdens of childhood (cruel classmates, gym class, piano lessons) and also some unusual ones (magic hair, candy-breathing dragons, and the legendary Shield of Boringness). Can a precocious little girl and a self-absorbed mythical forest creature find common ground? Indeed they can, and that's how Phoebe and her unicorn unfolds" -- page  of cover.
Oliver and the seawigs Reeve, Philip.
"When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on the rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends"--
Five little Peppers and how they grew Sidney, Margaret, 1844-1924.
In New England in the late nineteenth-century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.
The tribe. Book 2, Camp Cannibal Chapman, Clay McLeod, author.
Spencer Pendleton wants to make a fresh start when his father sends him to Camp New Leaf but the Tribe is there, planning to put down roots, and Spencer must stop them before someone is seriously hurt--or worse.
Voices from the March on Washington Lewis, J. Patrick, author.
Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.
100 things to do before you grow up Gerry, Lisa, author.
This is THE to do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, heres an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, nows the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, make a new friend of a different race or religion, or start your own business! Complete with expert tips from real life adventurers, weird but true facts, and profiles of some of the coolest kid jobs on the planet, this book is just the start of your amazing, exciting, wonderful life!
Aw yeah comics! and... action! Baltazar, Art, author, artist.
Adventure time. Candy capers Panagariya, Ananth.
The baby Smurf Peyo.
On a quiet night in their village, a stork visits the Smurfs and leaves a Baby Smurf on one of their doorsteps. But the next day, the stork returns-- the Baby Smurf was delivered by accident and must be returned! As soon as they go to fetch the baby for the stork, they find its gone! Where did the Baby Smurf go? And will the Smurfs really have to return it?
Top Gear Thompson, Colin, 1942-
While the Floods were on holiday with their human friends the Hulberts, the Hearse Whisperer totally destroyed their home back in Acacia Avenue. So now they're on the run again ... To avoid detection they are, like, totally heavily disguised, man. Yeah man, it's far out, the Floods have become hippies! Will they end up living a life of love and peace and singing folk songs about rainbows and sunsets? Will they wear flowers in their hair and wear soya-bean sandals? Yeah right.
New girl in town DeVillers, Julia.
Nine-year-old Liberty Porter, daughter of the President of the United States, starts at a new school and tries to be an exemplary First Daughter.
Cleared for takeoff DeVillers, Julia.
Liberty Porter has become accustomed to living at the White House since her dad was elected president two months earlier, and she wants to be the best representative she can be for the kids of America, but she starts to worry on her first trip overseas that a mistake on her part could cause a diplomatic disaster.
Tic talk : living with Tourette Syndrome : a 9-year-old boy's story in his own words Peters, Dylan, 1997-
Big book of why : crazy, cool, & outrageous Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.
Packed with hundreds of new brain busting questions with easy to understand answers that made the first Big Book of Why a best seller. The book is divided by subject area, humans, animals, environment/nature, technology and space, and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why.
Big book of why Perritano, John.
Answers such questions about animals, the Earth, space, the human body, geography, history, science, technology, the arts, and sports as "Why do camels have humps?" "Why do leaves change color?" and "What was the first rock 'n' roll song?"
The inventor's secret Morris, Chad, author.
When twins Abby and Derick start junior high at the prestigious academy their grandfather founded, Cragbridge Hall, they discover firsthand the dangers of time travel and must find a way to save their parents, who have been sent to the Titanic the night it sank.
The Fox. 1, Freak magnet Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
"Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable--and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.Supports the Common Core State Standards"--
Knot too shabby! Taylor, Chloe, author.
Zoey is excited about her summer plans that include a chance to meet her favorite designer and her first time at camp.
Magic in the mix Barrows, Annie, author.
Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.
Nancy Clancy : secret of the silver key O'Connor, Jane.
"When Nancy finds an old desk at a tag sale, she soon finds out that someone left behind a key. Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way."-- Page  of cover.
Little author in the big woods : a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author.
"Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It's a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer"--
Sea monster! Quinn, Jordan.
When a legendary sea monster starts making waves in the Sea of Wrenly, Prince Lucas and his friend Clara travel to the Island of Primlox seeking information that might help them calm the beast.
A wonderlandiful world Hale, Shannon.
"When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with a strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. Lizzie Hearts, Wonderland's future queen, Cedar Wood, daughter of Pinocchio, and Madeline Hatter, heir to the Mad Hatter's Haberdashery & Tea Shoppe, seem to be the only ones who haven't completely lost their heads. It's up to them to save their best friends forever after from a curse that threatens to give their school--and their lives--a very unhappy ending"--
Sunny Sweet is so dead meat Mann, Jennifer Ann, author.
When Sunny Sweet, age six, devises a science experiment that requires her big sister Masha to look weird all day, Masha will try almost anything to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene.
The strange awakening of Lazy Smurf Peyo.
"Lazy Smurf loves to nap, but this is ridiculous! When he wakes up one day after an especially refreshing rest, Lazy discovers that 100 years have gone by and the whole Village has changed--and not for the better. With all these elderly Smurfs hobbling around, no one is young enough to do the chores except Lazy himself, and work is not his strong suit. But something isn't quite right, and once Lazy discovers the truth behind this caper, disaster--and Gargamel--isn't far behind!"--Publisher's web site.
Home Prineas, Sarah, author.
"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"--
Kinda like brothers Booth, Coe, author.
When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.
Desmond Pucket and the mountain full of monsters Tatulli, Mark.
"Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the awesomely fantastic Mountain Full of Monsters ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend, Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and the nefarious bully Scott Selzer, along with anyone---or anything---else in the way. And when Desmond discovers that the Mountain Full of Monsters ride is slated for destruction at the end of the summer, the race is on to save it--and just maybe win the girl of his dreams . . . Can Desmond do it?"--Page  of cover.
Best kept secret : the third generation Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
In 1977 in Princeton, Dana's daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.
Hook's revenge Schulz, Heidi, author.
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.
Thicker than water Hale, Bruce.
"Max Segrado and the S.P.I.E.S. are on a mission to steal a powerful mind control device and to keep the Merry Sunshine Orphanage from closing"--
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza Gantos, Jack, author.
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--
The forbidden flats Eddleman, Peggy, author.
When an earthquake causes the deadly band of air that covers the post World War III Earth to begin to sink over the town of White Rock, twelve-year-old Hope must lead a team through the Bomb's Breath and across the Forbidden Flats to obtain the mineral which will save the town.
Shadows of the silver screen Edge, Christopher, author.
At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.
Lucy at sea Mariconda, Barbara.
"Lucy travels to Australia in her magical house-turned-ship to find her long-lost Aunt Pru and solve the mystery of the curse on her family"--
Copper magic Gibson, Julia Mary.
"The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman -- a copper hand -- beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic--and if anyone is in need of its powers, it's Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can't seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers -- and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor." --
Super Schnoz and the invasion of the snore snatchers Urey, Gary, author.
"When Super Schnoz and his friends find out that aliens are after his snores to take over Earth, they seek help from an exiled seismologist"--
Mythology Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.
Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.
The sound of thunder Torres, J., 1969- author.
"Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day -- and the trees!"--Publisher.
Poop fountain! Angleberger, Tom.
Three friends spend Christmas day breaking into the town of Crickenburg's antiquated sewage treatment plant in order to witness with their own eyes the soon-to-be-replaced "poop fountain."
Tut : the story of my immortal life Hoover, P. J. (Patricia J.), 1970-
Granted the gift of immortality by the gods, King Tut, living as an eighth-grader in Washington, D.C., has been stuck in middle school for ages and to make things worse, evil General Horemheb, in league with the Cult of Set, is seeking revenge for his 3,000-year imprisonment at Tut's hands.
He laughed with his other mouths Anderson, M. T.
"In this sixth Pals in Peril adventure, Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long lost father!"--
Manhunt Messner, Kate, author.
Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa--but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.
Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.
"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"--
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky Dallas, Sandra.
"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--
Wade and the scorpion's claw Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
"In this first in a series of ... [companion] novellas [to] the Copernicus legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"--
Bramble and Maggie : spooky season Haas, Jessie, author.
Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarecrow. When Maggie takes a fall, will she want to get back in the saddle? And when Halloween comes, can Maggie trust Bramble to brave the tricks and lead them both safely to the treats?
The classroom : trick out my school! Mellom, Robin, author.
When a second documentary crew arrives at Westside Middle School to film a renowned Hollywood designer's renovations, seventh-grader Trevor Jones is chosen to join the design team and faces a makeover of his own.
King Karl Fry, Michael, 1959-
"Nick and the rest of the Safety Patrol investigate a secret organization in order to save Karl from embarrassment"--
Guinea dog 3 Jennings, Patrick.
"When Pedro admits that he has a paralyzing fear of water, his friends try to cheer him up with a pet. Only this one won't leave the water! The third installment of the Guinea Dog series"--
Nightmareland Preller, James, author.
Sucked into a strange video game where he finds himself caught in a snowstorm, young Aaron ventures into the nearby woods only to hear scary howls and discover that he is trapped.
When the worst happens : extraordinary stories of survival Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.
Blends stories of survival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.
The scavengers Perry, Michael, 1964-
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.
The secret of the key Malone, Marianne, author.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.
Patient zero : solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics Peters, Marilee, 1968- author.
The fog of forgetting Morgan, Genevieve, author.
"There's no turning back for the five children in "The Fog of Forgetting," when they are engulfed in a mysterious and impenetrable fog and washed ashore on an island in the North Atlantic. Their struggle to survive is the epic beginning of a new adventure-fantasy trilogy that will take you on a memorable journey from coastal Maine to worlds unknown, where friend and foe may be the same. "The Fog of Forgetting," the first volume in The Five Stones Trilogy, begins at the best of all possible times: the start of summer vacation. For the three Thompson brothers, Chase (13), Knox (11), and Teddy (6), this means a long drive to Summerledge, their beloved house in Maine, near the village of Fells Harbor. All is as it should be until the sudden appearance of two adopted neighbor girls from Haiti, Evelyn (13) and Frankie (9), a hasty departure of their parents, and a sunny day lead to an unexpected voyage. Before long, the children find themselves in unfamiliar waters and engulfed by a curtain of dense fog, beyond which lies a land forgotten and besieged, an island of ancient secrets and terrible history: Ayda. As the children explore their surroundings and meet strange new friends, it becomes clear that they have landed somewhere far from home and beyond rescue. Crackling with action and suspense, "The Fog of Forgetting" plumbs the rich territory between realism and fantasy, in an imaginative world that is also natural and recognizable, and loosely based in real history. Funny, gripping and above all compelling, "The Fog of Forgetting" brings together captivating characters, integrated narrative, myth, romance, and mystery for the delight of all, be they a sophisticated ten-year-old boy or a fifty-year-old reader who still remembers what it's like to be young with the long days of summer ahead."--Publisher's description.
The witch's boy Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.
Body bones Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.
Sammy Keyes and the kiss goodbye Van Draanen, Wendelin.
"Sammy Keyes has spent the last few years solving other people's mysteries, now her friends (and some foes) come together to unmask the fiend who has put Sammy in a coma"--
Howl's moving castle. 4 Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
When a witch's curse turns young Sophie into an old woman, she leaves home and finds work as a cleaning woman in the moving castle of the mysterious wizard Howl. She makes a deal with Calcifer, a fire demon, to free him from his magical contract with Howl in return for which he will remove Sophie's curse.
Liberty Porter, first daughter DeVillers, Julia.
On her first day at the White House, nine-year-old Liberty exuberantly explores her new home while making new friends and giving unique tours of her own.
One for the Murphys Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.
"After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"--
The aerosmurf Peyo, author, illustrator.
In "The Aerosmurf," the Flying Smurf must use his new flying machine to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel. In "The Masked Smurf," when Smurfs start getting hit in the face with cream pies, every Smurf wants to solve the mystery of the masked Smurf. In "The Firesmurfs," there's a heat wave and a fire breaks out in Smurf Village--call in the Firesmurfs! In "Gluttony and the Smurfs," has Gargamel finally found the one thing Smurfs cannot resist? In "The Smurf and His Dragon," when lonely Timid Smurf befriends Grumpf the Dragon, has he unknownly placed all the Smurfs in danger? Finally in "Jokey Smurf's Pranks," how long can the Smurfs put up with Jokey's pranks, and what happens when Jokey discovers he can't quit pranking?
Attack of the ninja frogs Vernon, Ursula.
When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.
The Smurflings Peyo.
The Smurflings come up with a plan to find Smurfette a female friend, while the Smurfs open a medallion on Puppy's collar, help the Little Ghosts, and deal with a pesky bird.
Jellaby. , The lost monster Soo, Kean, author, illustrator.
Portia is bright beyond her years, which makes it difficult to make friends in her new school, and her single mother is preoccupied, so when Portia sneaks into the woods after midnight and discovers a shy and sweet purple monster, she is delighted by her new friend--but Jellaby has secrets of his own.
Take two Mercer, Sienna, author.
Hollywood has come to Franklin Grove! While Olivia is getting to know the hot teen movie star Jackson Caulfield, Ivy is doing some snooping about. It looks like someone on the set has a grave secret. Could her twin be falling for a vampire?
Star style Mercer, Sienna.
City secrets Burkhart, Jessica.
"Sasha is in New York City for break, just like she'd planned. What she hadn't planned was that she'd be staying with Heather Fox in her Park Avenue penthouse, and spending her time shopping, riding, and (could it be?) having a blast. Is Sasha caught in a web that only the Queen of Canterwood could weave?"--P.  of cover.
Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--
The Terror of the Southlands Carlson, Caroline.
Hilary Westfield is now sailing the seas as the Terror of the Southlands, but when Miss Pimm is discovered missing, Hilary decides to find the Enchantress with the help of first mate Charlie, finishing school friend Claire, and the always intrepid gargoyle.
The red pencil Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--
Big book of how Slepian, Curtis.
Provides answers to a diverse collection of over five hundred commonly asked questions, covering such areas as animals, buildings, transportation, food, the human body, and going green.
Fantasy league Lupica, Mike, author.
In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.
The 8th continent London, Matt, author.
Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.
Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon Stout, Shawn K., author.
"Penelope Crumb makes a new friend when she is forced to learn how to square dance at school"--
The iron trial Black, Holly, author.
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher Meacham, Jon.
"In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers"--
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 4, [Picture perfect]
Bad magic Bosch, Pseudonymous, author.
"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"--
Stick Dog chases a pizza Watson, Tom, 1962-
"Is it a flying saucer? Is it a Frisbee? Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted? Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds."--
The map trap Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Sixth-grader Alton Barnes loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.
Hopes and screams : an original graphic novel Nuhfer, Heather.
When Frankie Stein takes over as editor of the Gory Gazette, she asks all her best ghoulfriends to contribute articles, but Cleo's relationship with Deuce, Draculaura's issues in home ick, and Clawdeen's fashion designs leave them distracted.
Dragons, riders of Berk. Volume one, Dragon down Furman, Simon.
Sally Ride : life on a mission Macy, Sue, author.
"Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom"--
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 3, [Pure power].
Nanny X Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966- author.
Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.