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|The Lost Treasure #4 by Ellis Byrd : INR462 ISBN: 9780451534507|
The fourth novel in a fiction series based on Animal Jam, the popular online game enjoyed by over 65 million users! The adventures continue as the Alphas, brave animal leaders, head out on an exciting and dangerous voyage to find a hidden treasure.When an ancient treasure map is discovered deep in the Chamber of Knowledge, the Alphas set sail to uncover the mystery!But this adventure has its dangers for these animal heroes. Faced with ocean storms, mysterious islands, and pitfalls around every turn, they will have to use all of their smarts and teamwork to complete their search. And it appears that the Alphas aren''t the only ones who have taken to the sea... Based on the popular online game Animal Jam, both longtime players and newcomers are sure to love this fast-paced adventure story.Fans of the popular Animal Jam game (as well as newcomers) are sure to love this book that expands the online world. And readers will be given exclusive access to new online adventures through a special code in the text!
|Dr. Seventh by Adam Hargreaves : INR387 ISBN: 9780515158519|
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace—reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Seventh and his trusty companion Ace are on the prowl as they stumble upon a pack of fiendish feline foes. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humor and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Seventh continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks—each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
|Dr. Eighth by Adam Hargreaves : INR388 ISBN: 9780515158526|
An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Eighth Doctor and reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. Two warring races. One Time Lord. Dr. Eighth finds himself stuck in middle of an ancient feud and must rely on his wits to save the day. These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humor and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. Dr. Eighth continues this series of witty and tongue-in-cheek storybooks—each featuring one of the twelve Doctors.
|Where Is Easter Island? by Megan Stine : INR1117 ISBN: 9780515159509|
Unearth the secrets of the mysterious giant stone statues on this tiny remote Pacific island.Easter Island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere, has intrigued visitors since Europeans first arrived in the 1700s. How did people first come to live there? How did they build the enormous statues and why? How were they placed around the island without carts or even wheels? Scientists have learned many of the answers, although some things still remain a mystery. Megan Stine reveals it all in a gripping narrative.This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations.
|The Quest For Z by Greg Pizzoli : INR1215 ISBN: 9780670016532|
From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids!British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn’t even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man’s thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.
|Spindle's End by Robin Mckinley : INR470 ISBN: 9780698119505|
The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley''s masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat.
|Loopy Coop Hens by Janet Morgan Stoeke : INR906 ISBN: 9780803739529|
This fourth book in the Loopy Coop Hens series is full of laughs for little ones!Midge, Pip and Dot are hens. They live on Loopy Coop Farm. One night, a fox finds their coop. Oh no!The hens need help. Who will help? What about Rooster Sam? No help. What about the dog? No help. It’s up to Dot. That fox will have a silly surprise, and so will you!This easy to read picture book from the author of Minerva Louise is a perfect pick for parents reading to their young ones for the first time.
|A Song For Snow by Lita Judge : INR895 ISBN: 9781101994511|
A young owl experiences the magic of a first snowfall—the quiet wintery wonder, the pristine beauty, and snowballs!—in this follow-up to the adorable Hoot and PeepIt’s Peep’s first winter, and it’s going to snow very, very soon. Peep has so many questions for her older brother Hoot: Does snow drop, polppety splop, like the rain''s song? Does it scrinkle scrattle like falling leaves? But Hoot can''t remember snow very well. The one thing he knows for sure is that it is worth waiting for.But Peep doesn''t have his patience, and as she flies around the gorgeous Paris skies, she tries her best to make up her own snow song. But once those first snowflakes start to fall, Peep realizes just how wise her older brother really is for waiting...and just who she wants to cuddle up to when the snow starts to really sing.With all the wonder and the joy of a first snow day, and perfect for fans of The Quiet Book and Little Owl''s Night, this tender follow-up to Hoot and Peep is certainly worth waiting for, too.
|Who Is The Dalai Lama? by Dana Meachen Rau : INR393 ISBN: 9781101995549|
Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet''s spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today.Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he would be anything other than an ordinary child, but after undergoing a series of tests, he was proclaimed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. By age 15, he found himself the undisputed leader of six million people who were facing the threat of a full-scale war from the Chinese. After the defeat of the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet and went into exile in India. For nearly 50 years, he has aimed to establish Tibet as a self-governing, democratic state. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent efforts for the liberation of Tibet and his concern for global environmental problems. As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama continues to spend his life working to benefit humanity and preserving Tibetan culture.
|Who Is Bono? by Pam Pollack : INR1117 ISBN: 9781524788513|
How did an Irish schoolboy become the lead singer of a world-famous rock band and the founder of several humanitarian groups? Track Bono''s rise to fame in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series. By age 16, Paul David Hewson was such a good singer that he had earned the nickname Bono Vox, a Latin phrase that translates to good voice. When he became the frontman of the newly formed rock band U2 in 1976, he adopted part of the nickname and Bono was introduced to the world. Today, U2 have sold over 157 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys. In addition to having stellar vocals and a compelling stage presence, Bono is also recognized for his commitment to social justice. This book shares the story of this charitable rock star who has been named a Person of the Year by TIME magazine and who is recognized as a global icon of goodwill.
|Island Boy by Barbara Cooney : INR562 ISBN: 9780140507560|
The acclaimed author of Miss Rumphius recounts the lives of four generations living on a New England coastal island and the importance of family ties.The youngest and quietest of 12 children, Matthias grew closest to Tibbets Island, learning its secrets through the years. And though in later years he sailed to faraway places, he always returned to the island he loved.Island Boy is certain to be a favorite for family sharing, as well as a must for school and public libraries. Teachers will love it; buy extra copies.—School Library JournalAs encompassing as the portrait of a life depicted in the award-winning Miss Rumphius , Cooney''s latest work is an ode to simple acts of daily living.—Publishers Weekly
|United Tweets Of America by Hudson Talbott : INR508 ISBN: 9780147515575|
Part geography lesson, part introduction ornithology, United Tweets is all fun . . . a feathered pageant matching the 50 state birds--USA Today*INCLUDES* Fun facts, a full map of the United States, all the state capitals, and hilarious illustrations of each state bird!Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. From Alabama''s Yellowhammer to Wyoming''s Western Meadowlark, each bird is a winner, and each bird loves to show off the state it calls home. Hudson Talbott has created an inspired introduction to states and their birds. His vibrant, detailed illustrations infuse the birds'' interactions with energy and humor, making this a great way to spark kids'' interest in United States history, geography, and, of course, wildlife!
|Tomie Depaola's Mother Goose by Tomie Depaola : INR1283 ISBN: 9780399212581|
Since its original publication in 1985, Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose has become a staple on children’s bookshelves everywhere, and features over two hundred Mother Goose rhymes charmingly illustrated by one of today’s most beloved artists. This special anniversary edition includes a framable print with brand-new art and an author’s note from Tomie, and is sure to continue as a family favorite for generations to come.
|No Messin' With My Lesson #11 by Nancy Krulik : INR356 ISBN: 9780448433578|
Katie''s teacher Mrs. Derkman is a finalist in the Teacher of the Year contest, and a contest official is coming to observe her teach class 3A. But when Katie suddenly turns into Mrs.Derkman, the teacher''s chances don''t look so good. How can Katie control a class full of out-of-control third-graders when she''s just a third-grader herself?
|I Love You, Bingo by Jacky Davis : INR243 ISBN: 9780448487564|
Lulu loves her dog, Bingo. They do everything together: draw, run in the woods, and play with the Bug Squad. Join in the fun as Ladybug Girl and Bingo have the best day playing together!
|This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack : INR1137 ISBN: 9780448493589|
A Seventeen Magazine Best Book of the Year!BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack hits you in the guts, the feels, and the funny bone all at once with this collection of personal essays that reads like Sloane Crosley for the Snapchat generation. In turns hysterically funny and heartbreakingly poignant, Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company. She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it''s her first kiss (Sean’s tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.) or her struggles with anxiety (When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan). Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer—including learning of her mother''s own cancer diagnosis within the same year and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid un-normaling everything. Honest, hilarious, and totally unfiltered, this sharply observed memoir introduces Erin Chack as a strikingly original new voice.
|Selected Tales From Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter : INR716 ISBN: 9780723258599|
A wonderful collection of four of the most popular classic Beatrix Potter tales presented in a luxurious padded format. Selected tales include The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan, and The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse and features original stunning artwork throughout.
|Doggone Dogs by Karen Beaumont : INR946 ISBN: 9780803731578|
No sooner are these ten doggone dogs out the front door than they?re into a hilarious antic misadventure: disrupting the prim pups at the Perfect Pooch Obedience School, raining chaos on the playground, and?oops!?making one, two, three, four, ten stinky doggie poops. But when our loveable pups get nabbed by the Super Duper Pooper Scooper Pet Patrol? Well, you?ll just have to read it to find out what happens next. Karen Beaumont?s swift, bouncy counting text and David Catrow?s singular knack for creating mischievous, loveable, and delightfully ungainly dogs make this an exuberant and satisfying read-aloud. Kids of all ages are sure to have it on heavy rotation.
|I'm The Best Artist In The Ocean! by Kevin Sherry : INR889 ISBN: 9780803732551|
The squid that charmed a nation is back . . . and he?s making a big mess! Not only is this irrepressible squid the biggest thing ever, he?s also the best artist in the entire ocean. He squirts ink, for goodness? sakes, and there aren?t many animals in the ocean who can do that! This squid is making a masterpiece that is sure to wow his fellow fish. But perhaps they aren?t as pleased as he would think? The giant squid that garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus for his larger-than-life performance in I?m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean is sure to delight fans with this lively and fresh follow-up that includes a double gatefold spread featuring the squid?s impressive artwork!
|Panda And Polar Bear by Matthew Baek : INR991 ISBN: 9780803733596|
A little polar bear wonders what?s beyond his wintry world?and when he falls over the edge of an ice cliff, he finds out! He?s soon befriended by a panda who mistakes the mud-covered polar bear for one of his own. The two become quick pals. But what happens when the polar bear?s muddy splotches wash off? Will the two bears stay friends? From the much lauded author of Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear! comes a clever take on a timeless theme. With plenty of heart and humor?plus a gratifying surprise ending?kids are sure to flip back to the beginning for more.
|Betty Bunny Wants A Goal by Michael Kaplan : INR1132 ISBN: 9780803738591|
For fans of Ladybug Girl and Charlie & Lola, check out the loveable handful nobunny can resist! Betty Bunny puts her own funny preschool spin on soccer (and practice). From the creator of Disney’s T.V. series Dog with a Blog.Soccer is the first sport most kids play, and Betty Bunny is taking the field. She proudly announces that she will score ten goals in her first game. But like most preschoolers, Betty Bunny''s ideas are not exactly in line with reality. When she fails to score a single goal, she decides that soccer is yucky and stuffs her uniform in the trash. Now it''s up to her family to help Betty Bunny see the value of not giving up when things get hard. In a story about hard work and achieving your goals, Betty Bunny learns that with practice, she can do anything. But in Betty Bunny''s world, this lesson has surprising results.
|Wee Sing And Move by Pamela Conn Beall : INR625 ISBN: 9780843189599|
A new title to get you on your feet and moving!With a book and CD, this brand-new title from the Wee Sing library guarantees to get you on your feet and moving along with the songs! From Ring Around the Rosy, to The Hokey Pokey to The Animal Parade, adults and kids alike will love dancing and singing to these special and classic songs.
|Who Are The Rolling Stones? by Dana Meachen Rau : INR393 ISBN: 9781101995587|
Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world.Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. Who Are the Rolling Stones? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.
|Nelly, The Monster Sitter by Kes Gray : INR477 ISBN: 9781595142597|
When Petronella Morton puts an ad in the local newspaper saying, “MONSTER SITTING AFTER SCHOOL AND WEEKENDS. CALL NELLY,” she never expects that her phone will actually ring. AND RING AND RING AND RING. Nelly soon discovers that there are families of monsters living secretly all over the Montelimar Estate. Join her at three addresses for three monstrously different babysitting adventures. Funny, exciting, and irreverent, Nelly the Monster Sitter stories will have huge appeal for boys and girls of eight and above.
|Marcel The Shell by Jenny Slate : INR1091 ISBN: 9781595144560|
One thing about a new day--you really never know where it will go, even if you know where it starts.Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is walking on the blanket when he is unexpectedly launched high into the air. Tumbling through space, the bird''s-eye view offers our small friend not only a glimpse of the important things in life--his beloved Nana who sleeps in a fancy French bread, a stinky shoe, and a monstrous baby--but also a much bigger picture. Sometimes the most wonderful discoveries are the ones we least expect.
|Hardy Boys 57 by Franklin W. Dixon : INR572 ISBN: 9780448089577|
The launching of the Firebird Rocket is endangered when a famous rocket scientist disappears without a trace on his way to the Woomera Monitoring Station in Australia. Assigned to the case, Fenton Hardy tells his sons he needs their help. And Frank and Joe must turn down a request that they find the missing son of a prominent senator. With courage, wit, and clever detective work, the young detectives begin to close in on the enemy, only to discover that the tables have been turned. Captured by their cunning adversaries, the Hardys face certain death! Will they escape? Will the Firebird Rocket ever be launched?
|The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing : INR807 ISBN: 9780448482552|
It''s the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all—saying good-bye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won''t be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.
|Emma-jean Lazarus Fell Out Of A Tree by Lauren Tarshis : INR518 ISBN: 9780142411506|
A heartwarming story from the author of the I SURVIVED series.Emma-Jean Lazarus is the smartest and strangest girl at William Gladstone Middle School. Her classmates don''t understand her, but that''s okay because Emma-Jean doesn''t quite get them either. But one afternoon, all that changes when she sees Colleen Pomerantz crying in the girl''s room. It is through Colleen that Emma-Jean gets a glimpse into what it is really like to be a seventh grader. And what she finds will send her tumbling out of a tree and questioning why she ever got involved in the first place.
|Spotlight On Coding Club! #4 by Michelle Schusterman : INR849 ISBN: 9780399542541|
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!It''s almost time for the talent show at school, and Erin couldn''t be more excited. It''s her time to take center stage! Plus, she and her friends from coding club are putting together an awesome coding program for the show. But Erin has a big secret: she has anxiety. And when things start piling up at home and school, she starts having trouble handling everything. Her friends from coding club have always been there for her, but will they be as understanding when the going gets tough? Sometimes in coding--like in friendship--things don''t go exactly as planned, but the outcome can be even better than you''d imagined.
|Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn : INR508 ISBN: 9780142426548|
The perfect mystery for fans of Ally Carter''s Heist Society When sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she''s walking into. Her father''s newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone''s lives are in danger--including Violet''s and her father''s. Violet''s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery thickens, Violet''s not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to solve the mystery--before it''s too late.
|Jack by Tomie Depaola : INR954 ISBN: 9780399161544|
Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola’s take on traditional “Jack tales”—in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck—is perfect for preschoolers. His hero’s reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number—and volume—as the story progresses. When Jack sets out to see the world and find a place of his own, he’s surprised to attract a following of enthusiastic animal friends eager to join him on his quest. Jack and his entourage all have high hopes that they will find just what they are looking for as they travel on their merry way. Children will delight in the cumulative chorus of animal sounds as the pages get more and more crowded with the residents of this delightful kingdom.
|Baby Code! Music by Sandra Horning : INR525 ISBN: 9780399542589|
It''s never too early to get little ones interested in computer coding with this unique series of board books!How do you explain coding in music to a baby? By showing how it''s all around them, and how they can take part in it, of course! By using experiences common in a baby''s world, like hearing a melody from a mobile or tapping on an electronic xylophone, this charming board book full of bright, colorful illustrations is the perfect introduction to coding in music for babies and their caregivers--and is sure to leave them wanting to learn more!
|La Madre Goose by Susan Middleton Elya : INR1097 ISBN: 9780399251573|
Classic favorites get a modern Latino twistThe itsy arañita climbed up the water spout. Down came la lluvia and washed la araña out. Classic Mother Goose rhymes get a Latino twist in this cozy collection. From young Juan Ramón sitting in el rincón to three little gatitos who lost their mitoncitos, readers will be delighted to see familiar characters in vibrant, luminous scenes brimming with fanciful details. La Madre Goose will make a playful multicultural addition to every modern bookshelf.A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
|Where Bear? by Sophy Henn : INR265 ISBN: 9780399171581|
Nothing short of magnificent.--Library Media Connection[A] winsome debut.--New York TimesThis beautifully illustrated, fun read-aloud picture book will have kids everywhere asking the same question: Where, bear?Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. But over time the bear cub grew . . . and grew . . . and GREW! And did things that bears do . . . and do . . . and DO! One day the boy looked at the bear and realized he was just too big and bearish to be living in a house. I think it''s time we found you a new place to live where you can be bearish and big, said the boy. But where, bear?From the only two-time World Book Illustrator Sophy Henn, here is a delightful journey that reminds us that even when best friends are apart, they always stay together. Praise for WHERE BEAR? * [N]othing short of magnificent. Each page is absolutely charming and begs to be looked at again and again.–Library Media Connection, starred review [A] winsome debut . . . The catchy refrain, ''Then where, bear?,''and Henn’s sophisticated matte-toned illustrations make for a zippy take on the ''finding your place'' genre.–New York Times Book Review This gentle tale about friendship and home will give early readers and their grown-ups plenty of food for discussion.–Kirkus Reviews Simple illustrations in bold colors allow the bear’s repertoire of expressions — chagrin, boredom, and terror — to take center stage.–Boston Globe[C]hildren will gravitate to the rhythmic repetition and the graphic design. A notable debut.–Booklist
|Where Is Mount Rushmore? by True Kelley : INR393 ISBN: 9780448483566|
It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum''s dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so. Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn; the blasting and carving carried out through the years of the Great Depression when funding for anything was hard to come by. Yet Mount Rushmore now draws almost three million visitors to the Black Hills every year. This is an entertaining chronicle of one man''s magnificent obsession, which even today sparks controversy.
|Horrible Harry And The Hallway Bully by Suzy Kline : INR847 ISBN: 9780670015511|
Nearly every kid in Room 3B is trying to get picked for the South School Safety Patrol Squad—especially Harry. Harry wants a star badge just like his grandpa''s, so he works extra hard to be the perfect student: hanging up his jacket neatly, organizing the crayons in rainbow order, and—his favorite part—cleaning up sticky noodles off the floor after lunch. But Doug thinks someone is taking the power of Safety Patrol too far, maybe even using it to cheat at the Spring Book Fair Raffle! This is Harry’s chance to stop the horrible bully and prove that he deserves a special star. Can he do it?
|We Are Twins by Laura Driscoll : INR239 ISBN: 9780448461571|
With twins, a lot is the same--but a lot is not! These little twin girls have the same hair and the same nose, but their eyes are different colors and they have different hobbies, too. This rhyming Level 1 reader celebrates twins but also individuality.
|Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos : INR1145 ISBN: 9780399175534|
From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos--a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back. Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together. But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.Praise for Crazy Messy Beautiful:This satisfying and unconventional love story explores the various meanings of the word. --Kirkus ReviewsArcos has written a classic story of a budding artist finding out the reality behind the artifice, and does sowhile keeping a wonderful sense of humor. --Booklist Arcos capably probes the mysterious without attempting to solve it as Neruda discovers the difference between crushing on someone he doesn’t know and loving someone he does, learning that friendship, too, is a kind of love. --Publishers Weekly With readily relatable characters who, nonetheless, surprise readers as they tackle life’s many challenges and gifts, Crazy Messy Beautiful . . . explores the complexities of human emotions, aspirations, creativity, and relationships. This eminently readable book will appeal to male and female readers alike. --VOYAThe thematic thread of love as work between flawed people is woven through both language and situations, its subtlety affording different readings; romantics like Neruda will empathize with his frustration and failures, while more pragmatic readers may feel wryly superior and even slightly amused at the ways his heightened expectations butt up against modern high school life and characters.--BCCB
|The Prince Of The Pond by Donna Jo Napoli : INR453 ISBN: 9780140371512|
From the author of The Magic Circle, Zel, and Stones in Water.Who is that handsome green stranger? None of the pond dwellers has ever seen the peculiar new frog before. They found him sitting in a pile of human clothes outside the hag’s house. What a strange frog he is! He gets his feet tangled when he tries to jump, he refuses to eat bugs, and he can’t tell a toad from a frog. He calls himself “De Fawg Pin,” and he’s about to turn pond life topsy-turvy! “The frog prince motif has inspired many books, but few as original as this novel.”—Booklist “An animal fantasy that fairy tale readers will relish.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
|Lionboy by Zizou Corder : INR508 ISBN: 9780142404546|
Charlie and his lion friends have made it safely to Venice, but it turns out that their journey has only just begun. King Boris''s palace was meant to be a haven, but it''s starting to feel more like a prison. When word arrives from the cat grapevine that his parents are not being held in Italy after all, Charlie knows he must take fast action. Luckily a new ally has come on the scene-and just in the knick of time: Rafi is in hot pursuit. This second book in the Lionboy trilogy is even more action-packed than the first, offering clever escapes, shipwreck, a prehistoric beast named Primo who will prove himself a great hero, and surprises that will shock and delight. It''s an exhilarating, suspenseful whirlwind of a story, and readers will be clamoring for more.A zinger of a story, told with a J.K. Rowling-like blend of humor, drama and headlong plotting. --The Washington Post on Lionboy
|Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano : INR716 ISBN: 9780142424520|
The thrilling sequel to the highly praised Nearly Gone--a YA urban mystery that''s perfect for fans of Bones, Numbers, and The Body FinderAfter Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. Nearly worries the corpse might be her father, but when she finds out it''s the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the corpse is connected to her father''s disappearance 5 years ago. Nearly, Reece, and Nearly''s classmates start a dangerous investigation into their fathers'' pasts that threatens Nearly''s fragile romance with Reece, and puts all of them in the killer''s path.Cosimano delivers another shocking, dark, and brilliant tale that will make readers want to lock their doors.—VOYASwiftly plotted, with plenty of romantic thrills and suspenseful action.—Booklist
|Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer : INR525 ISBN: 9780140303582|
A Newbery Medal Winner!Growing up in a well-to-do family with strict rules and routines can be tough for a ten-year-old girl who only wants to roller skate. But when Lucinda Wyman''s parents go overseas on a trip to Italy and leave her behind in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie in New York City, she suddenly gets all the freedom she wants! Lucinda zips around New York on her roller skates, meeting tons of new friends and having new adventures every day. But Lucinda has no idea what new experiences the city will show her.... Some of which will change her life forever.“A refreshingly lively and genuine story.”—The New York Times
|Horrible Harry And The Dead Letters by Suzy Kline : INR356 ISBN: 9780142414576|
When the post office has donated a real mailbox to room 3B, everyone gets jobs as sorters, stackers, and carriers. ZuZu is in charge of the misaddressed, or dead, letters. But Harry discovers that a thief is using the mailbox for something other than letters. Will he sort out what?s going on? Or will Harry deliver some horribly wrong conclusions?
|Back Of The Bus by Aaron Reynolds : INR508 ISBN: 9780147510587|
It’s December 1, 1955.A boy and his mother are riding the bus in Montgomery, Alabama like any other day—way in the back of the bus. The boy passes time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus…Until a big commotion breaks out from way up front.With simple words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount the pivotal arrest of Rosa Parks at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement.
|Who Was Chuck Jones? by Gigliotti : INR393 ISBN: 9780448488578|
What''s Up, Doc? Find out in this lively biography of the most celebrated director in animation history!Charles Martin Chuck Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of many classic animated cartoon shorts. They starred Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner Brothers characters. When he moved on to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his work includes a series of Tom and Jerry shorts as well as the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss''s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jones was nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three, and received an honorary Oscar for his work in the animation industry. His career spanned almost seventy years, during which he made over 250 animated films, including What''s Opera, Doc?, a classic Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd short that is considered to be one of the greatest cartoons of all time.
|Armadillo Va Al Rodeo by Jan Brett : INR572 ISBN: 9780425287514|
Now in español! Bestseller Jan Brett tells the story of a bronco-bucking adventure set in the Texas countryside in this Spanish edition of Armadillo Rodeo.When Bo spots what he thinks is a rip-roarin'', rootin''-tootin'', shiny red armadillo, he knows what he has to do. Follow that armadillo! Bo leaves his mother and three brothers behind and takes off for a two-stepping, bronco-bucking adventure. Jan Brett turns her considerable talents toward the Texas countryside in this amusing, Spanish language edition story of an armadillo on his own.
|The Power Of Four by Brandon T. Snider : INR268 ISBN: 9780448483504|
Four come together to make one unbeatable teamAs the four boys learn more about Quarton, they realize they can be much more powerful if they combine their Tenkai Knights! But back on Earth, someone has stolen a key, and they probably won’t use it for good. Can the boys work together to overcome the villain and get the key back?
|The Secret Of The Old Mill #3 by Franklin W. Dixon : INR574 ISBN: 9780448489544|
The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won''t want to miss! In The Secret of the Old Mill, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case to bust a counterfeit money ring. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who''s new to the series.
|The Appearance Of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe : INR716 ISBN: 9780147511560|
A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion--now in paperback! It’s July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.
|Bone Jack by Sara Crowe : INR1084 ISBN: 9780399176517|
A haunting story of magic and myth, of one boy caught between worlds, and of the lengths he will travel to save those he loves.Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away. —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye StrangerTimes have been tough for Ash lately, and all he wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be. Back before drought ruined the land and disease killed off the livestock. Before Ash’s father went off to war and returned carrying psychological scars. Before his best friend, Mark, started acting strangely. As Ash trains for his town’s annual Stag Chase—a race rooted in violent, ancient lore—he’s certain that if he can win and make his father proud, life will return to normal. But the line between reality and illusion is rapidly blurring, and the past has a way of threatening the present. When a run in the mountains brings Ash face-to-face with Bone Jack—a figure that guards the boundary between the living world and the dead—everything changes once more. As dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended, it’s up to Ash to restore things to their proper order and literally run for his life.Praise for Bone Jack:A 2015 Carnegie Medal nomineeA 2015 Branford Boase Award nomineeThough this might seem like justanother ghost story, there’s subtle depth here, too, and teen fans of both horror and literary fiction will findlots to like. —BooklistCrowe is a masterly storyteller whose lyrical prose will enthrall young readers. A page-turning and atmospheric offering for middle graders who crave dark fantasy. —School Library JournalCrowe is particularly effective in evoking the sensory elements of the natural world...eminiscent of David Almond’s work in its sensuality and mysticism. —Horn BookBritish author Crowe crafts a tense, atmospheric tale steeped in folklore, where the setting itself comes alive. It’s a quick but memorable read, and a fascinating take on the power of belief and healing. —Publishers WeeklyThe action scenes around the chase itself are gripping, with lots of high drama and no guaranteed happy outcome. What’s even more memorable, however, is the lingering feeling of loss that shapes so many lives in this British import; plenty of real-life monsters like war, depression, and isolation haunt people as much as ghostly hound boys. —BCCB[P]owerful and beguiling. —TelegraphA lovely, eerie adventure, balancing the ancient magic with Ash''s very real character growth. —Kirkus Reviews
|Lily Quench And The Lighthouse Of Skellig Mor by Natalie Prior : INR382 ISBN: 9780142400593|
At the end of the earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy enchanted island that is inhabited by mysterious people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms, and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons—and Ariane, the rebellious keeper of the lonely lighthouse of Skellig Mor. In the depths of an undersea cavern, Lily struggles to communicate with the sea dragons and escape the skeleton-filled tunnels beneath the lighthouse. Only then can she complete her quest: to enter the fantastical library that has existed since the beginning of the world.
|Sweep by Cate Tiernan : INR660 ISBN: 9780142419557|
Perfect for fans of The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, and The Witches of East End series.Morgan Rowlands holds profound magickal power . . . a power that some will stop at nothing to obtain. Though she knows she has much still to learn, magick has brought her more than she could ever have imagined: the love of her soul mate. Yet her dreams uncover something else--a dark force threatening her entire world. As the darkness closes in, Morgan realizes that she must make a choice between light or dark; hatred or love. Is she strong enough to make the sacrifice and discover her true nature, or will the darkness consume all she holds dear?
|A Semi-definitive List Of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland : INR1132 ISBN: 9780399546594|
From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love—one debilitating phobia at a time. Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther’s father is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the basement in six years, her twin brother can’t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck. The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she’d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.
|The Pudgy Where Is Your Nose? Book by Grosset & Dunlap : INR356 ISBN: 9780448022581|
Where is your nose… your eyes… your ears? Young children can play along with the simple, interactive text, pointing to different parts of their bodies as they turn the pages of this fun and sturdy book.
|The Moon Is Going To Addy's House by Ida Pearle : INR954 ISBN: 9780803740549|
This gentle, poetic bedtime story about a little girl and the friendly moon is perfect for fans of Ezra Jack Keats and Kevin HenkesAfter a play date in the city, Addy heads home to the country with her family. And through the long drive, the moon seems to be following them closely—Addy’s faithful guardian and friend.The comforting sense that the moon is your own personal companion is universal to childhood, and Ida Pearle has depicted it beautifully through her lyrical text and soft, sleepy cut-paper collage illustrations. This is a book that children will ask to hear every night at bedtime.
|The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff : INR906 ISBN: 9780525514503|
Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff.Winnie''s last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced and decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself. By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join. It’s kids vs. grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, things get pretty complicated! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids turn the tables on their parents, and all the rules are tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy?This story, with a pitch-perfect middle grade voice and a zany yet poignant situation, is perfect for fans of Sharon Creech, Louis Sachar, and Jack Gantos.Praise for Lisa Graff''s novels:The Great Treehouse WarIt’s kids vs. parents in epic fashion...Graff’s whimsical, original work is a breath of fresh air.—School Library JournalCombining over-the-top storytelling with down-home wisdom, this [is] fun.—Booklist[Graff creates] a vibrant patchwork of personalities that gives voice to the power of friendship.—Publishers WeeklyA good-natured satire of helicopter parenting and a celebration of child ingenuity.—Horn BookLost in the Sun* Graff writes with stunning insight...consistently demonstrat[ing] why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review* Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace.—School Library Journal, starred reviewThis [novel] speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and...redemption. This book will change you.—Gary Schmidt, The Wednesday WarsGraff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy....And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning.—Richard Peck, A Year Down YonderAbsolutely Almost* A perfect book to share with struggling readers.—Booklist, starred review* Achingly superb.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review* Graff’s...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward.—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewThe patrons of my school library have been asking, ''Do you have any books like Wonder by R.J. Palacio?'' and now I have the perfect offering.—BookPageA Tangle of Knots“A beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories.”—Entertainment Weekly, A-* “Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review* “Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, [this] should satisfy readers for years to come.”—Booklist, starred revie
|Clueless Mcgee And The Inflatable Pants by Jeff Mack : INR906 ISBN: 9780399257506|
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure!What do you mean they don''t give trophies for playing video games? It’s only fair, isn’t it? Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he’d like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one. . . . Yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems like an obvious winner. So okay, he’s in. Until someone steals the trophy—and then he’s on the case! Clueless will have to call on his finest ninja skills —not to mention some luck and a lot of help from people more competent than he is—in order to solve the mystery. . . .Jeff Mack continues to hit every note just right in this hilarious series that young middle-graders will be reading, rereading, and exchanging with their friends until (and even after) the next installment lands on the shelves. With comic-style art throughout, this book is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diaries and for any kid who likes mysteries, likes to laugh, and is a video game master!
|Anyone But Me #1 by Nancy Krulik : INR356 ISBN: 9780448426532|
Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It''s a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enough to find a solution for every problem . . . no matter how much of a disaster she causes!Katie can''t stand George, the class bully. He constantly picks on everyone, but he really torments Katie. One day, she can''t stand it anymore, and she wishes she could be anyone but herself. What she doesn''t see is the shooting star that flashes through the sky at that moment . . . catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting the next day when she turns into the class hamster! Will she be trapped in a glass cage forever? Will she ever be a girl again?
|Freaky Tuesday #17 by Melissa J. Morgan : INR262 ISBN: 9780448446516|
Brynn’s just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace—yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace—is the reigning queen bee. Brynn’s not sure how she’ll ever fit in to this parallel universe, until one day she notices Candace crumbling under the weight of some serious self-imposed stress. So Brynn takes Candace under her wing and teaches her the fine art of chilling out before she turns into a complete basket case at the tender age of thirteen.
|What Was The Great Chicago Fire? by Janet B. Pascal : INR393 ISBN: 9780399541582|
Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series.On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze jump the Chicago River twice. The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire. Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting.
|Daughter Of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan : INR265 ISBN: 9780525426509|
I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge. In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process. Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
|Ashes by Kathryn Lasky : INR265 ISBN: 9780670011575|
Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm?s favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort while the world around her changes dramatically: The streets become filled with soldiers, Gaby?s sister?s boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and the Schramms? family friend Albert Einstein flees the country. When Gaby?s beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the fiction?and the life?she has always cherished.
|No Bones About It #12 by Nancy Krulik : INR239 ISBN: 9780448433585|
The class 3A trip to the Natural History Museum is turning out to be a disaster: Many of Katie''s excited classmates are acting up, and they turn on Katie and call her a goodie-goodie when she won''t join in! Even worse, their tour guide, Mr. Weir, is a big meanie! Still, when Katie turns into Mr. Weir and causes a big disaster of her own, it''s up to her to make things right-and save Mr. Weir''s job!
|Misfits Mad Libs by Laura Macchiarola : INR334 ISBN: 9780399541513|
Fans of the horror-punk band The Misfits will love filling in the blanks of the 21 stories inside this book!
|The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel : INR572 ISBN: 9780425288573|
Written and illustrated by prolific author Vin Vogel, this cozy picture book about a lovable yeti is now available in paperback!Everyone knows yetis love winter. They love snowball fights and hot chocolate and sledding and building snow castles. But even yetis get the shivers, and even yetis get crabby from all the cold. So here’s a secret about yetis: sometimes they miss summer. Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days. Those yetis, they''re just full of surprises.Perfect for fans of Love Monster and the Cat books by Deborah Underwood, this endearing new character will warm your heart.
|The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall : INR212 ISBN: 9780399166501|
A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance--perfect for fans of Ally CarterAvery West''s newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family--but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she''s falling in love with.
|Keeping Safe The Stars by Sheila O'connor : INR212 ISBN: 9780399254598|
When crisis hits, a young girl becomes the only one left to take care of her family Pride, Nightingale and Baby are the Stars. Orphaned and living with their grandfather, Old Finn, in rural Minnesota, the children, like their grandfather, are wary of outsiders. They believe, as Old Finn taught them, in self-reliance. But then Old Finn falls seriously ill and is taken to the hospital all the way in Duluth, leaving the children to fend for themselves. Pride, as oldest, assumes the lead. Though she makes mistakes, she keeps them afloat; they even earn money for the bus trip to Duluth. But when they finally see Old Finn, he can''t walk or even say his own name, and Pride knows her days of keeping safe the Stars are drawing to a close. Self-reliance can''t make Old Finn well again. But maybe, just maybe, a secret from Old Finn''s past might make a way for them to stay together after all. A poignant story about family and love, Sheila O''Connor has delivered another extraordinary and mesmerizing tale.
|Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan : INR212 ISBN: 9780803738553|
In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.“Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I’ve never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I’ll never forget.”—John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come BackWillow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book.—Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of Walk Two MoonsIn achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that’s a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph.—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette
|The Wrong Side Of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne : INR212 ISBN: 9780803740570|
Fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Jenny Han, and Meg Cabot will adore this smart debut young adult novel, equal parts My Life Next Door and The Princess Diaries—plus a dash of The West WingKate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.
|Baby Penguins Love Their Mama by Melissa Guion : INR265 ISBN: 9780399175527|
This Amazon Best Book of the Year is the perfect holiday, Valentine''s Day—or any day—board book for little hands and flippers! Learn the days of the week and share a hug with a mom you love! When you''re a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much? As it turns out, they do--because they love her just as much! And to show it, they surprise her with a thoughtful gesture of their own on Sunday. In her companion to Baby Penguins Everywhere! Melissa Guion offers another adorable book, perfect for teaching the days of the week and for sharing between moms and their little ones. Praise for Baby Penguins Love Their Mama: Guion''s . . . illustrations perfectly accompany the text. The babies are full of personality, while the expression on Mama''s face ranges from good-natured patience to a look during Saturday squawking that will be familiar to parents and teachers everywhere. Elementary schools and public libraries should add this lovely confection to their collections.—School Library Journal [C]ute and heartfelt, it will be much appreciated on Mother’s Day. A sweet book with broad appeal.—Booklist
|The Last Wild by Piers Torday : INR318 ISBN: 9780670015542|
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he''s told there''s something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he''s finally gone crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester''s help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an overenthusiastic wolf cub, a military-trained cockroach, a mouse with a ritual for everything, and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?
|Minders by Michele Jaffe : INR318 ISBN: 9781595146588|
A dark, dangerous and twisty near-future mystery from the incomparable Michelle Jaffe. Don''t miss this book!--Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Blue BloodsQ: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She''s been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she''ll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There''s just one problem: Sadie''s fallen in love with him.Q: What if the crime is murder?Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford''s life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching who?
|Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche : INR716 ISBN: 9780147517524|
For fans of Sarah Dessen''s Saint Anything and Huntley Fitzpatrick''s The Boy Most Likely To, comes a romantic debut novel about two broken teens finding a way to free themselves from their self-destructive paths. With her impossible-to-please grandmother on her back about college and her disapproving step-dad watching her every move, Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So she finds a shot of much-needed power and confidence by hooking up with boys, even though it means cheating on her boyfriend. But when she''s finally caught red-handed, she’ll do anything she can to cover up what she''s done.Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets—each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill, and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn’t make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he''s powerless in the face of her fragile mental health. So he copes in his own way, by defacing public property and pulling elaborate pranks, though he knows in the end this’ll only screw up his life even more. As they both try not to let their self-destructive patterns get the best of them, Tessa and Jack gravitate toward one another, discovering the best parts of themselves in the process. An honest portrayal of the urges that drive us and finding the strength to overcome them, Ripple is a stunning debut from a powerful new voice.
|Unlocking The Truth by Unlocking The Unlocking The Truth : INR730 ISBN: 9780399174537|
A rock band on the cusp of massive stardom, Unlocking the Truth is made up of three thirteen-year-old African American boys: Malcolm, Jarad, and Alec. When not in school they spend their time as rock stars opening for the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, and Guns N'' Roses, and crowd surfing at Coachella. They are currently working on their soon to be released debut EP. The key to their success: hard work, dedication, passion, and focus on their art.Part memoir and part guide book, the boys share the essential truths and principles, such as faith, determination and friendship, that led to their success and continue to drive them. The book will inspire and be a resource for kids looking to realize their own dreams, as well as parents who want to support their children''s aspirations.
|Dreamwood by Heather Mackey : INR477 ISBN: 9780147515513|
“Wildly inventive. Like this novel, Lucy is brave, smart, and destined for greatness.”—Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7sLucy Darrington has to run away from boarding school. Her father has been away too long doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. Upon arriving there, she learns her father is missing. Rumor has it he’s gone in search of dreamwood, a rare tree species with magical properties that could hold the cure for the blight that’s ravaging the forest. Determined to find her father, Lucy and her friend Pete follow his trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb. A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Gorgeous and lush, a fantastic setting for a fantastic tale.” —Booklist
|Night Of The Pumpkinheads by Michael J. Rosen : INR938 ISBN: 9780803734524|
A group of restless pumpkinheads are tired of spending every Halloween sitting on the porch while all the kids get to dress up and go trick-or-treating. This year, the pumpkins magnificently transform into fearsome Frankenstein, the Loch Ness monster, a woolly mammoth, and even a grand slime beast . . . and then hit the town! Kids and parents will love ogling the astounding photographs of Hugh McMahon''s real carved pumpkins and laughing along with the storys surprise ending. And with step-by-step carving instructions and photos included in the book, they can also create their own masterpieces.
|The Tomb Robber And King Tut by Sarah Gauch : INR954 ISBN: 9780670784523|
For years Mr. Howard has come to the valley near my village where the great pharaohs, the kings of Egypt, are buried in underground tombs. And for months I’ve pleaded with Baba, my father, to let me work with Mr. Howard, as he searches for a certain king’s tomb—King Tut’s tomb. Young Hassan wants nothing more than to help with the search. But Hassan’s father is concerned. Their family is descended from ‘tomb robbers’. Despite being honest farmers now, they’re not fully trusted. Hassan could get into serious trouble. But Hassan is determined. Soon, he is working long, hard days filling baskets with sand, and baring the brunt of others who are suspicious of him. Just when Hassan is most discouraged, he spots something glittering where he’s been working. And no one else has seen it yet. What should he do? The Tomb Robber and King Tut is an exciting imagining of the actual discovery of the boy king’s tomb in the 1920s. Gorgeously illustrated by Allen Garns, this book is for anyone intrigued by Egyptian history and the beginnings of King Tut’s incredible fame.
|No Pain, No Gain Mad Libs by Laura Marchesani : INR286 ISBN: 9780843180510|
No Pain No Gain Mad Libs features 21 hilarious and original stories all about getting fit. Topics include meeting someone at the gym, fitness fads, locker room etiquette, and much more! Pick one up for all your gym buddies.
|Doggy Day Care by Aj Stern : INR763 ISBN: 9780448453514|
When Frannie notices her aunt''s dog limping, she sees it as her big break to be a vet, so it''s off to the veterinarian''s office, where she can showcase her doggy-diagnostic skills. But in true Frannie form, all she can pull off is a doggy disaster . . .
|Children Of The Earth by Anna Schumacher : INR668 ISBN: 9781595147530|
The second book in the doomsday series Kirkus Reviews calls a fascinating reimagining of the Rapture. Seven signs warned them. Now it’s time for Carbon County to fight back. In End Times, Daphne lost herself in love with Owen, only to discover the dark secret that puts Carbon County at ground zero for the end of days. . . . All thirteen of the Children of Earth have arrived and taken root in town. Together at last, they can perform the series of rituals necessary to awaken their father, a wrathful entity known as the God of the Earth. Daphne protects their identities from Pastor Ted and the God-fearing locals out of love and allegiance to Owen. But when people start disappearing from town and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, her allegiance—and even her love—is brought into question in this astonishing companion novel to End Times.
|Embers & Ash by T.m. Goeglein : INR572 ISBN: 9780147515537|
Sara Jane Rispoli is willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey—even if the price is her own life.The very cold fury that has seen her through the worst of her troubles is now killing her; she knows the cure, but she can''t sacrifice the deadly electricity until she''s rescued her family. But when she finally does rescue them, it''s not the happy reunion she pictured. And the torment doesn''t stop there, not even when she finally discovers Ultimate Power. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare. Old enemies return to seek vengeance, double-crosses abound, and even more mysteries are uncovered as we rocket toward an end no one saw coming.“Goeglein keeps up his uncanny ability to channel a strong, smart, teen heroine; weave Chicago’s Capone era into the twenty-first century; and create a rich supporting cast.”—Booklist
|Fine Life For A Country Mouse by Susan Detwiler : INR429 ISBN: 9780448481548|
Fine Life for a Country Mouse covers the concepts Appreciating Differences and Family.Based on Aesop’s beloved fable, City Mouse, Country Mouse, this book is a must have for classroom and at-home reading. Shy Tillie Mouse has invited her city-slicker cousin, Oliver, to visit her home in the country. But Oliver is bored by the country. So, Tillie decides to visit Oliver in the city. Everything is so luxurious. Until . . . there’s a cat! Stomping feet! A vacuum cleaner! The woes of city life are too much for Tillie’s nerves, and she returns home, happy and content to be back in her simple cottage in the country.
|Children Of The Earth by Anna Schumacher : INR1002 ISBN: 9781595147523|
Plenty of crowd-pleasing death and destruction...Schumacher wraps up her story with a literal bang.--BooklistSeven signs warned them. Now it’s time for Carbon County to fight back. In End Times, Daphne lost herself in love with Owen, only to discover the dark secret that puts Carbon County at ground zero for the end of days. . . . All thirteen of the Children of Earth have arrived and taken root in town. Together at last, they can perform the series of rituals necessary to awaken their father, a wrathful entity known as the God of the Earth. Daphne protects their identities from Pastor Ted and the God-fearing locals out of love and allegiance to Owen. But when people start disappearing from town and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, her allegiance—and even her love—is brought into question in this astonishing companion novel to End Times.
|Roller Coaster Kid by Mary Ann Rodman : INR859 ISBN: 9780670011506|
A grandfather and grandson share a special love Zach and his grandpa love all of the same things . . . except the roller coaster. His grandpa once rode it one hundred times! But Zach doesn''t like the roller coaster. So when Grandpa goes on it every summer, Zach goes on the Big wheel with Grandma. She understands. But one summer, Grandma is gone and Grandpa is not the same. He misses her terribly. So does Zach. But he also wants his grandpa to be happy again. What will it take? Maybe a ride on the roller coaster? Heart-warming and uplifting, here is a story for every family that loves and cares for one another.
|School Fever by Brod Bagert : INR477 ISBN: 9780147514509|
A kid''s-eye view of school, crammed with enough funny to fill a big yellow bus!Snappy and hilarious in true Brod Bagert style, these goofy poems are united by their kid authenticity and quirky school themes. From a computer virus that one kid claims is sure to keep him homesick until summer vacation, to the librarian who tames the savage beast (a mouse run amok in the library), to a superhero recruited to scare off the school bully, this is most definitely not your typical poetry collection. Robert Neubecker''s bright, dynamic artwork propels each poem into another stratosphere of funny. By the end, kids will have contracted a different strain of school fever altogether.Kids will appreciate the humor and will see themselves in the high-energy narrator—Booklist
|Benson's Big Book Of Freak-outs by Max Brallier : INR477 ISBN: 9780843180534|
GET FIRED UP about Benson’s Big Book of Freak-Outs! See the trouble Mordecai and Rigby have been getting into in this compilation of Benson’s funniest freak-out moments. Shaped like Benson’s head, this novelty book will have you laughing your own head off for hours.
|Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle : INR525 ISBN: 9780448457567|
Spread a positive message with Operation Beautiful! You''re beautiful just the way you are. Smile! Let your inner beauty shine. Imagine walking into a dressing room and finding notes like these stuck to the mirror. How would it make you feel? Operation Beautiful is a movement that promotes positivity and self-esteem by encouraging people to post notes with uplifting messages in public places, all in the hopes of changing the way people see themselves. The movement started out with a website and became a book for adults that published in August 2010. Our new book features notes written by real girls from all over the world alongside stories of how writing and finding these notes has changed their lives. Author and Operation Beautiful creator Caitlin Boyle also shares tips meant especially for girls on issues such as body image, bullying, and healthy eating. This book is an essential read for all growing girls, and is organized and written in a way that is meant for girls to share with their moms or their best friends!
|The Masquerade Ball by Grosset & Dunlap : INR382 ISBN: 9780448481517|
Angelina Ballerina is back in the classic look! This brand new Sticker Stories includes 4 pages of Angelina themed stickers to place throughout the book for only $6.99.
|The Gingerbread Man Loose In The School by Laura Murray : INR212 ISBN: 9780399250521|
When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he''s a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He''ll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: I can catch them! I''m their Gingerbread Man! With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man does find his class, and he''s assured they''ll never leave him behind again. Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!
|An Off Year by Claire Zulkey : INR1056 ISBN: 9780525421597|
Cecily has always done everything as she was supposed to: taken the right classes, gotten the right grades, applied to the right colleges. But after a lifetime of following the rules, she surprises everyone by arriving for her freshman year of college . . . and turning around. There are infinite possibilities for Cecily''s unexpected gap year. She could volunteer, or travel around the world - but, for now, Cecily is content to do absolutely nothing. What follows is a year of snarkily observed self-doubt and selfdiscovery during which Cecily must ask herself, for the first time, what does she really want to do with her life?
|Superhero Me! by Karen Katz : INR510 ISBN: 9780448452517|
Attention all superheroes! Here?s a new touch-and-feel book from Karen Katz! The toddler boys in this touch-and-feel board book include a superhero in a sleek cape, an astronaut in a shiny spacesuit, a brave knight with a shimmery shield, and more. Readers will love looking at the eye-catching playful pictures, touching the shiny cloth embedded into every spread, and acting like superheroes themselves! It?s the perfect companion book to Twinkle Toes, Karen Katz?s popular novelty book for little girls.
|Staying In Tune #4 by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel : INR408 ISBN: 9780448455518|
They wanted to give every girl a voice. They had no idea they''d make so much noise. 4 Girls is created from the very best thoughts, ideas and dreams of four girls. But when Miko has to take a step back from the magazine again, Paulina, Tally and Ivy decide to run a contest for one lucky student to have his or her work featured on the cover. Miko will help them judge the entries, along with a new faculty advisor who seems to want to steer the girls in a new direction. Can these four girls keep their one vision in sight, or is it time to strike out on their own?
|Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor H. Porter : INR356 ISBN: 9780140367584|
Her crippled legs cured, Pollyanna takes her glad heart to cheer new friends in Boston before travelling to Europe with Aunt Polly and Dr chilton. But growing up brings sorrows as well as joys, and when she returns after six years, with Dr Chilton dead and Aunt Polly fallen on hard times, even Pollyanna has trouble maintaining her usual cheerful outlook.
|The Heroes Of Raw Sticker Activity Book by Unknown : INR429 ISBN: 9780448455563|
With four pages of reusable stickers, full-color photos, and activities such as tic-tac-toe, word searches, and puzzle pictures, this sticker activity book is perfect for fans who want to relive the action that goes down in the ring. Fans will love the pages filled with the most popular superstars of Raw, including John Cena, Randy Orton, The Miz, and more!
|?quién Fue Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith : INR483 ISBN: 9780448458564|
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison''s inventions, illuminated in John O''Brien''s wonderful black-and-white illustrations.
|Snowball Fight! by Jimmy Fallon : INR914 ISBN: 9780525474562|
Snow day! School’s closed! And somewhere out there, a snowball fight is waiting to happen! Comedian and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon brings the high action and high comedy of winter’s most riotous kid rite of passage to life in brisk, uproarious verse. Snow bunnies and Fallon fans of all ages will recognize the runny noses, snowball assaults, toboggan shields, and hand-me-down snowsuits that are essential ingredients of cold-weather fun.
|Peter Rabbit Book And Toy by Beatrix Potter : INR914 ISBN: 9780723253563|
Introduce children to one of the most popular children''s characters ever with this lovely new Peter Rabbit gift package. A beautiful high quality plush Peter Rabbit is packaged with the original and authorized edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to create a classic gift perfect for the newest fan.
|Love And Other Foreign Words by Erin Mccahan : INR159 ISBN: 9780803740518|
Perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell, Love and Other Foreign Words is equal parts comedy and coming of age--a whip-smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud love story about sisters, friends, and what it means to love at all.Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that''s not her own?Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn''t always like, and the best friend who hasn''t said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.
|Angelina's Best Friend Dance by Grosset And Grosset & Dunlap : INR344 ISBN: 9780448484556|
In a brand new 8x8 featuring the gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations that fans know and love, Angelina Ballerina and her best friend Alice both win the same role in their school''s spring dance. Who will dance the lead and who will be the understudy? This book also comes with a sheet of themed stickers for only $4.99.
|Princess Party by Joy Allen : INR265 ISBN: 9780399252594|
Celebrate the playful princess inside every little girl! Princesses are incredible girls?they love to dress up, use their imaginations and play with gusto! These little princesses have fun all day as they put on tiaras and cowboy boots, dance together at the ball, defend the backyard castle, and plan a magnificent tea party. Joy Allen?s bouncing rhymes and adorable illustrations are full of charming details that are sure to delight. Princess Party celebrates inventive fun and feeling special?the best parts of every little girl?s princess phase.
|Frozen by La Cruz Melissa De : INR159 ISBN: 9780399257544|
“As fearless as a futuristic Game of Thrones.”— MARGARET STOHL, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures trilogyFrom Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Blue Bloods and Witches of East End series.Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows. At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she''s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
|Atlantis Rising by T. A. Barron : INR159 ISBN: 9780399257575|
From T.A. Barron, the New York Times bestselling author of the Merlin Saga, comes a new fantasy world about the origins of Atlantis, perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Eragon, The Beyonders and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In a magical land called Ellegandia, a young boy named Promi scrapes by, stealing pies, cakes and sweets to survive. But little does he know that his country is a pawn in an ages-old war between good and evil, battled both in the spirit realm and in the human world. Harboring secrets of his own, Promi teams up with a courageous girl named Atlanta and the two vow to save theirland—and each other—no matter the cost. But their vow has greater repercussions than they ever could imagine—in fact, it may just bring about the creation of Atlantis, an island cut off from the rest of the world, where magic reigns supreme.With his trademark action, adventure, and poignancy,master of fantasy, T.A. Barron explores a new mythology—the origin of the legendary isle of Atlantis. This book is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brandon Mull, Christopher Paolini and, of course, T. A. Barron’s Merlin Saga.Praise for T. A. Barron’s novels: “Brilliant, significant, and illuminating . . . an intense and profoundly spiritual adventure.”—Lloyd Alexander “A crescendo of miracles.”—Madeleine L’Engle “Interesting and august . . . compelling.”—The New York Times “In the best tradition . . . classic.”—Parents Magazine
|The Sound Of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe : INR106 ISBN: 9780670015535|
For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave. But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How do you know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go? “The Sound of Letting Go is deeply moving, fiercely honest, and always surprising. Stasia Ward Kehoe’s characters are so real and complex, you won’t want to let them go at the end. I loved this book!”—Barbara Dee, author of Solving Zoe, This is Me From Now On, Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life, and Trauma Queen “Achingly beautiful, The Sound of Letting Go takes readers down a dangerous path while touching the heart and encouraging hope.”—Elana Johnson, author of Possession, Surrender, and Abandon “Told in verse that is at once delicate and strong, lyrical and honest, Stasia Kehoe’s The Sound of Letting Go is a moving contemporary story of the intense push and pull between the responsibility of family and the freedom of dreams.”—Jessi Kirby, author of Moonglass, In Honor, and Golden “With captivating verse and a lyrical love story to match, The Sound of Letting Go will keep you hanging on, breathless and enchanted, until the very last page.”—Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess, Ten and the forthcoming 3:59 and the “Don’t Get Mad” series“Soulful and stunning, this book has captured my heart. It’s one of those tragic melodies you never want to end, a tribute to the damning and redemptive power of music.”—Jessica Martinez, author of Virtuosity and The Space Between Us “The Sound of Letting Go draws you honestly into the turbulent ambivalence of life with a severely challenged sibling, while never short-shrifting Daisy''s individual coming-of-age journey. The music of Stasia Kehoe''s beautifully flawed characters will resonate in your mind long after you finish reading her book.”—Elise Allen, author of Populazzi, co-author of the Elixir series with Hilary Duff
|Adam Of The Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray : INR508 ISBN: 9780140324648|
A Newbery Medal WinnerAwarded the John Newbery Medal as the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the year of its publication. A road''s a kind of holy thing, said Roger the Minstrel to his son, Adam. That''s why it''s a good work to keep a road in repair, like giving alms to the poor or tending the sick. It''s open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds of people and all parts of England together. And it''s home to a minstrel, even though he may happen to be sleeping in a castle. And Adam, though only eleven, was to remember his father''s words when his beloved dog, Nick, was stolen and Roger had disappeared and he found himself traveling alone along these same great roads, searching the fairs and market towns for his father and his dog.Here is a story of thirteenth-century England, so absorbing and lively that for all its authenticity it scarcely seems historical. Although crammed with odd facts and lore about that time when longen folke to goon on pilgrimages, its scraps of song and hymn and jongleur''s tale of the period seem as newminted and fresh as the day they were devised, and Adam is a real boy inside his gay striped surcoat.Engaging and beautifully written.—Children''s Literature
|Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling : INR393 ISBN: 9780141321622|
The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation. With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
|Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi : INR405 ISBN: 9780141331645|
The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart''s desire.
|Get Up And Go! by Nancy Carlson : INR393 ISBN: 9780142410646|
We all come in different shapes and sizes, and it doesn’t matter if you are tall, short, skinny, or round. Your body is your own, and you need to take care of it. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or simply time for a change, this book is the perfect catalyst to get readers moving. Vibrant, fun-filled illustrations and an encouraging text explain the many great reasons to exercise, from making new friends to going new places, or just because it’s good for your body. Nancy Carlson’s gleeful, kid-friendly story is sure to make readers young and old get up and exercise!
|No Fooling by Dori Chaconas : INR317 ISBN: 9780142422625|
Cork is a muskrat who likes small, safe adventures. Fuzz is a possum who likes big, exciting adventures. Fuzz convinces Cork to go with him on a snowy exploration, but Cork is scared of the big animals they might encounter. When Fuzz pretends he has seen a dangerous animal, he only makes Cork more scared. Then, like the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Fuzz really does run into a big animal—a puppy! Both friends discover how brave they really are, and learn when it is and isn’t okay to fool someone you care about.
|Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys : INR728 ISBN: 9780142423622|
#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! A superlative novel . . . masterfully crafted.--The Wall Street JournalBased on the forgotten tragedy that was six times deadlier than the Titanic.--TimeWinter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept . . .This paperback edition includes book club questions and exclusive interviews with Wilhelm Gustloff survivors and experts.
|Daughter Of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan : INR707 ISBN: 9780147511607|
Available in paperback in a new look!I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge. In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process. Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
|The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh : INR973 ISBN: 9780399171611|
#1 New York Times BestsellerA sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.*The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*
|Meditate With Me by Mariam Gates : INR1142 ISBN: 9780399186615|
This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their body, and on the sounds around them to help them relax, settle their busy minds, and understand their emotions. Illustrated with cheerful drawings of five animal friends, the book offers step-by-step directions and a repeating refrain: Breathe in, and fill your whole body. Breathe out, and relax your whole body. It''s an invigorating first experience of mindfulness that can be shared by parents and children at home, or by teachers and students in the classroom.
|The Hat by Jan Brett : INR623 ISBN: 9780399234613|
A Publishers Weekly #1 bestseller, Jan Brett''s heartwarming story of Hedgie the hedgehog''s misadventures in the snow has become a family favorite. When Lisa''s woolen stocking flies off the closeline, Hedgie can''t resist poking his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking is stuck on his prickles. At first the other animals laugh at the sight of him, but when they realize they might like something to keep their heads dry and ears warm, too, even more silliness ensues.Like its companion The Mitten, The Hat is now available as a wonderful board book to share with young children. Brett''s signature art introduces animal characters as endearing and expressive as those who congregated in her earlier book''s expandable white mitten. —Publishers WeeklyA clever and appealing picture book. . . . The pictures, story, and subject matter make this a natural for sharing aloud. —School Library Journal
|Given To The Sea by Mindy Mcginnis : INR584 ISBN: 9780399544620|
Star-crossed love is at the heart of this darkly vivid tale, woven with hypnotic prose and captivatingly intense characters.—Romantic TimesKings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped. Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy—she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match. Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra—fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before—are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille. Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land—and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people. The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.A riveting story about destiny . . . There’s plenty of gore, romance, plot twists, and cliff-hangers, but readers will also find thoughtful challenges to racism, misogyny, and cruelty—plus a strong feminist element too.—Booklist
|The Red Bandanna (young Readers Adaptation) by Tom Rinaldi : INR850 ISBN: 9780425287620|
Winner of the Christopher Award An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book Welles Crowther did not see himself as hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice, and in doing so, saved many lives. The survivors didn’t know his name, but one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles''s inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book. This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man. “Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day (9/11), a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive.”—VOYA
|Rockets by Books : INR422 ISBN: 9780448424613|
This is Mission Control. 3...2...1...Blast Off! Get ready to explore rockets, satellites, and outer space. You''ll travel with the astronauts on their journeys beyond, and then return to earth--home sweet home.
|What Light by Jay Asher : INR722 ISBN: 9780448493640|
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a holiday romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing in love again. . . . A beautiful story of love and forgiveness. —Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower Sierra''s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it''s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb''s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.What Light is a love story that''s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
|Look At Baby's House by Books : INR518 ISBN: 9780525420613|
Look! The sun is rising at baby?s house.In this delightful follow-up to Look, Look! and Look at the Animals!, a baby?s day unfolds. Bold, blackand- white illustrations and a warm, simple text are perfect for sharing with little ones just beginning to look and learn. An ideal shower gift!
|The Last Kids On Earth by Max Brallier : INR909 ISBN: 9780670016617|
Soon to be a Netfflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over two million copies in print!Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he''s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack''s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack''s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it? Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who''s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And then grab the rest of the series, now a New York Times bestseller!
|The Last Kids On Earth And The Zombie Parade by Max Brallier : INR923 ISBN: 9780670016624|
Soon to be a Netflix Original series!The New York Times and USA Today bestelling series, with over two million copies in print!Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose? Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?
|Switch by Ingrid Law : INR812 ISBN: 9780803738621|
Ingrid Law delivers another heartwarming story about the magic of friendship and the power of family in this companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday approaches, she hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But when Momma and Poppa announce that her very un-magical, downright mean Grandma Pat has Alzheimer’s and is going to move in with them, Gypsy’s savvy—along with her family’s—suddenly becomes its opposite. Now it’s savvy mayhem as Gypsy starts freezing time, and no one could have predicted what would happen on their trip to bring Grandma Pat home . . . not even Gypsy. With her trademark style and whimsical, beautiful language, Ingrid Law has written another wonderfully moving companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy.
|Betty Bunny Loves Easter by Michael Kaplan : INR896 ISBN: 9780803740617|
Nobunny does an Easter egg hunt quite like Betty Bunny! For fans of Ladybug Girl and Fancy Nancy, check out the loveable handful from the creator of Disney’s T.V. series Dog with a Blog.Yes, Betty Bunny loves Easter. She loves it so much that she just knows when she grows up, she will be the Easter Bunny. So it comes as quite a shock when she learns that her brothers and sister have been helping her in the egg hunt every year. Determined to find eggs on her own, this time, Betty Bunny also finds out a thing or two about the satisfaction of accomplishment. Going it alone, Betty Bunny strikes again in the latest in her series, a funny Easter tale of independence.
|Alex And Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz : INR1126 ISBN: 9781524739621|
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
|Gudetama's Guide To Life by Brian Elling : INR582 ISBN: 9781524784645|
From Sanrio, who brought you Hello Kitty, Gudetama the Lazy Egg returns with a guidebook to living life to the almost fullest.In Japanese, when you''re lazy, you are referred to as gude gude. Gudetama (tama from tamago, egg in Japanese) is the lazy egg. Gudetama likes soy sauce and being left alone. Sometimes, Gudetama wonders if we are born only to suffer.Each page of this book is kind of packed with helpful lessons, inspiring quotes and mind-blowing advice that will have you laying around like an egg in no time! And all of it comes straight from the yolk of a Gudetama!
|Dr. Thirteenth by Adam Hargreaves : INR387 ISBN: 9781524788605|
The much-anticipated Dr. Thirteenth is here! A fabulous mashup of the fantastical storytelling of Doctor Who and the whimsical humor of Roger Hargreaves, the book will to appeal to fans of both iconic brands!An all new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth - and first female! - Doctor reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is . . .
|Goldilocks And The Three Bears by James Marshall : INR533 ISBN: 9780140563665|
?What a sweet child,? says a newcomer in town about Goldilocks. ?That?s what you think,? a neighbor replies. For Goldilocks is one of those naughty little girls who does exactly as she pleases?even if that means sampling the three bears? porridge, breaking Baby Bear?s chair, and sleeping in his bed. James Marshall?s offbeat and inventive telling of this familiar tale will enchant readers, young and old.?A delightfully irreverent retelling of an old favorite is illustrated with delicious humor and contemporary touches.? ? Booklist, starred review
|Winnie-the-pooh (puffin Modern Classics) by A. A. Milne : INR387 ISBN: 9780142404676|
Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world''s most beloved icons of children''s literature, Winnie-the-Pooh! Since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A.A. Milne, who wrote this book for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave Pooh and his companions shape. These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling.
|Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco : INR508 ISBN: 9780142411650|
When a leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. Luckily he and his father find a beautiful tapestry, perfect for covering the damaged wall and giving the church a festive look! But then, an old Jewish woman recognizes the beautiful cloth. Her discovery leads to a real miracle on Christmas Eve.
|Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin : INR431 ISBN: 9780142411698|
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!A Newbery Honor bookThe Amazing Dancing Figgs!While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he''s going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it''s too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?
|Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs : INR470 ISBN: 9780142416655|
Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has recently learned that she''s a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe). Now, in order to learn to control her newfound - and very strong - powers, she''s being forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp. The only problem is, none of the other campers is over the age of ten! It''s not going to be easy to survive camp, train for the Pythian Games, and keep her romance with Griffin going strong, but goddess help her, Phoebe is determined to make it work!
|Dragonbreath #2 by Ursula Vernon : INR473 ISBN: 9780142420669|
Danny Dragonbreath knows girls are nothing but trouble. And the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is the worst: she''s reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole. But when a group of ninja frogs attempt to kidnap her, Danny knows he must step in. Danny and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs. Or, um, so he hopes . . .
|The Young Elites by Marie Lu : INR678 ISBN: 9780147511683|
An explosive new series from New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, Marie Lu Darth Vader, Voldemort, Maleficent. Witness the rise of a new villain. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.Books in the series: The Young Elites (The First Book of The Young Elites) The Rose Society (The Second Book of The Young Elites)
|Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold : INR729 ISBN: 9780147513663|
Funny, sweet, utterly heart-wrenching. —Entertainment WeeklyThe New York Times bestseller from the critically acclaimed author of MosquitolandVictor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. This is a story about: 1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love.
|Legend Trilogy Boxed Set by Marie Lu : INR2647 ISBN: 9780399166679|
The complete collection of Marie Lu''s bestselling Legend trilogy: Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. Additional bonus material also included: Marie Lu’s Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at the lives of Day and June before they met.
|One Of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal : INR1076 ISBN: 9780399243653|
Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. Have you ever had a day when . . .your favorite pants shrunk in the wash?your best friend was being a beast?you were too short to go on the best ride?no one would listen to you?Well, take heart—you’re not alone. Everyone has one of those days sometimes. And even if you bowled gutter balls or your nice sweater made you itchy, at least there’s a bright side—a brand-new day is waiting for you tomorrow, and you can laugh at those days when they’re over.
|The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper : INR875 ISBN: 9780399244674|
THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC, RE-ILLUSTRATED BY THE CREATOR OF OTIS!Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.Now the great Loren Long (Otis; Of Thee I Sing) has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today’s child. Get on board for the publishing event of the year.
|My Very First Library by Eric Carle : INR1450 ISBN: 9780399246661|
Here is the perfect gift for young children learning their colors, shapes, and numbers. All four of Eric Carle''s popular new split-page board books are now packaged together in a slipcased library. A game as well as a learning experience, these early concept books are both fun and smart. Children can turn the top pages independently from the bottom pages, creating a matching game that offers all the charm of Eric Carle''s bright collage illustrations. Collected here are My Very First Book of Colors, My Very First Book of Shapes, My Very First Book of Numbers, and My Very First Book of Words. Irresistible fun for young hands and minds!
|Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed : INR1034 ISBN: 9780399544682|
Saeed''s timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice.--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThe compelling story of a girl''s fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal''s Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she''s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn''t lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village''s corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family''s servant to pay off her own family''s debt. Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal''s growing awareness of the Khans'' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.
|Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde : INR812 ISBN: 9780399545672|
When a BIG, lovable, does-it-her-way dog wiggles her way into the heart of a loudmouth pipsqueak of a boy, wonderful things happen that help him become a bigger, better person. With its diverse cast, authentic narrator, and perfect blend of spot-on middle-grade humor, drama, and wisdom, this powerful debut is relatable, funny, bittersweet, and full of heart. Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi—a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi—after all, his parents didn''t return him because he was a runt. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, who spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers at school, Maxi ends up being the one to help him—along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn’t let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy’s “poor-me” attitude. It turns out there’s more to everyone than what’s on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi, or even Timminy himself.
|Peanut Butter's Yummy Numbers by Terry Border : INR431 ISBN: 9780399546655|
Peanuts you can count on (literally). From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake!Terry Border uses his funny food characters to create a a counting story perfect for his youngest fans. His Peanut People will dazzle kids with their group stunts as they go from 1 to 10. Readers young, old, and everywhere in between will fall head over heels for this hilarious board book starring Terry Border''s beloved punny characters.
|Plenty Of Love To Go Around by Emma Chichester Clark : INR850 ISBN: 9780399546662|
There’s a new pet in town! Based on the adventures of Emma Chichester Clark’s real-life dog, Plum, this delightful romp gently tackles feelings of jealousy and the difficulties of sharing, in endearing, dynamic illustrations that readers will love. Plum the dog loves being her family’s Special One. So when Binky the cat moves in next door and everyone showers him with attention, Plum feels left out. Cats are not her favorite thing! Binky follows Plum everywhere, even to the park, which everyone knows is not for cats. And on top of that, Binky is so annoyingly clever. Is he the new Special One? Or is there enough love for both of them?
|The Triumphant by Lesley Livingston : INR1202 ISBN: 9780451480682|
The final book in the Valiant series takes Fallon and her warrior sisters on an epic journey from the corrupt Roman Republic to the wonder of the ancient world: Alexandria, Egypt.In the wake of their victorious fight to win back the Ludus Achillea, Fallon and her gladiatrix sisters have become the toast of the Republic. However, as a consequence of his actions during the Ludus uprising, Fallon''s love Cai has been stripped of his Decurion rank and cast down to serve as one of Caesar''s gladiators. Amid fighting for Cai''s freedom, Fallon soon learns that Caesar''s enemies are plotting against him and planning to get revenge on his fearsome gladiatrices. When Caesar is murdered by these conspirators, Fallon and the girls lose any sort of protection they once had. Fallon also realizes that the foreign queen Cleopatra is now in grave danger. Fallon rallies her war band and Cai''s friends to get Cleopatra out of the city, and the group heads to the safety of Cleo''s homeland, Alexandria, Egypt. Once there, the gladiatrices are promised a place of honor in the queen''s elite guard, but is that what any of them really want?
|Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon : INR736 ISBN: 9780525428664|
Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love this new story about the spunky little rascal with big ideas. The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home—or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! But on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she’s not making it all up! Filled with plenty of funny pictures, this book bursts with charm and impudence, making this a must-read for the chapter book set.
|Fanny In France by Alice Waters : INR926 ISBN: 9780670016662|
From famed chef Alice Waters, a treat for anyone who loves France, food, adventure—or all three!Fanny is a girl who knows a lot about food and cooking since she’s grown up in and around the famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. When Fanny’s mother, Alice Waters, the chef and owner of Chez Panisse, starts to watch her favorite old French movies, Fanny knows soon they’ll be packing their bags and traveling to France for a visit. In this sparkling book of whimsical stories, Fanny recounts some of her most fun-filled adventures with French friends and food. Join Fanny as she helps cook a huge bouillabaisse in Provence; learns how to make fresh cheese from a shepherd high up in the Pyrenees mountains; hunts for wild oysters off the coast of Bordeaux, and discovers how one chicken can feed nine people, if served a certain way. Fanny in France is also a beginner’s cookbook with forty simple, French-inspired recipes that encourage children and adults anywhere to cook and share delicious snacks and meals with family and friends using basic methods and the most sustainable ingredients.
|The Uncorker Of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas : INR1161 ISBN: 9780803738683|
A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation—but there’s no name attached. As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.
|The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman : INR938 ISBN: 9781101997666|
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets The Apothecary in this time-bending mystery from bestselling author Carol Goodman!The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum''s collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil. When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love...and betrayal. Are they playing out a legend that''s already been lived, over and over, across the ages? Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story?
|How To Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson : INR504 ISBN: 9780140558623|
With exuberant pictures and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the author of I Like Me! takes a light-hearted look at bratty behavior that will have children laughing in recognition while learning exactly how not to behave. Colored-pencil illustrations throughout.
|The Railway Children by E. Nesbit : INR366 ISBN: 9780141321608|
The Railway Children is the classic children''s story by E. Nesbit. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father''s disappearance. One of the best-loved classics of all time, with a wonderful introduction by Jacqueline Wilson. Edith Nesbit was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children''s writing. Her first children''s book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including Five Children and It also became very popular. The Railway Children was first published monthly in the London Magazine in 1905, and published as a book in 1906, which has been in print ever since. Other children''s books by E Nesbit: The Story of the Treasure Seekers; The Wouldbegoods; The New Treasure Seekers; Complete History of the Bastable Family; Five Children and It; The Phoenix and the Carpet; The Story of the Amulet; The House of Arden; Harding''s Luck; The Railway Children; The Enchanted Castle; The Magic City; The Wonderful Garden; Wet Magic; Five of Us and Madeline
|The Sable Quean by Brian Jacques : INR494 ISBN: 9780142420607|
Another Redwall adventure you won''t forget! The devious ruler Vilaya the Sable Quean and her hordes of vermin have a plan to conquer Redwall. And when the Dibbuns go missing, the plan is revealed. Will the Redwallers risk their Abbey and all of Mossflower Wood to save their precious young ones? Perhaps Buckler, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, can save the day. He has a score of his own to settle. And fear not, the Dibbuns are not as innocent as they appear. After all, they''re from Redwall!
|This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One) by Mariam Gates : INR934 ISBN: 9780399186622|
This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens.Don''t just do something, be here.The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness: paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity.This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book''s mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life.With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill.
|Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco : INR807 ISBN: 9780399257629|
The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.Patricia Polacco is now one of America''s most loved children''s book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha''s dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.This inspiring story is available in a deluxe slipcased edition, complete with a personal letter to readers from Patricia Polacco herself. Thank You, Mr. Falker will make a beautiful gift for the special child who needs encouragement&150or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child''s life.
|Who Was Charles Darwin? by Deborah Hopkinson : INR388 ISBN: 9780448437644|
As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people''s understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young reader.
|I Completely Must Do Drawing Now And Painting And Coloring by Lauren Child : INR243 ISBN: 9780448445601|
Even the rainiest of days is no match for the wonderful imaginations of Charlie and Lola! It may be dull outside, but Charlie and Lola?s world is full of colorful adventure, and with this unique coloring book, kids can join in on the fun. With simple text on the page, activities, and tons of space to draw, the possibilities are endless! It?s the perfect way to bring imagination to life?rainy day or any day!
|Flower Fairies Postcard Book by Cicely Mary Barker : INR527 ISBN: 9780723247623|
Who wouldn''t want to receive a fairy in the mail? Send a Flower Fairy to a friend with a postcard from the new edition of the Flower Fairies Postcard Book. Thirty full-color postcards, printed on sturdy card stock, with Cicely Mary Barker''s most popular fairies are included. Each full-size card is labeled with the name of its fairy and the book it first appeared in.
|The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes : INR727 ISBN: 9781595147622|
In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes''s highly acclaimed Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, danger looms and the mystery deepens as two warring evils vie for possession of one elusive, powerful book.Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca''s spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for. Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down. Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession. New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with volume two of the Book of Spirits and Thieves series, an epic contemporary saga perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.
|That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton : INR680 ISBN: 9780140389661|
Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The OutsidersContinue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton''s moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart. A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader . . . Hard to forget.—The New York Times
|A Tale Dark And Grimm by Adam Gidwitz : INR483 ISBN: 9780142419670|
From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author—with cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat!Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.For more twisted tales look for In a Glass Grimmly and The Grimm Conclusion.Unlike any children''s book I''ve ever read. [It] holds up to multiple rereadings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be. - New York Times Book ReviewAn audacious debut that''s wicked smart and wicked funny. - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAddictively compelling. - School Library Journal, starred reviewCharming and inventive . . . the perfect haunted book. - The Pittsburgh Post-GazetteOne of the year''s best children''s books. - The Virginian-Pilot
|Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle : INR1038 ISBN: 9780399242694|
When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse''s belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies: Mr. Tilapia, who carries his babies in his mouth; Mr. Kurtus, who keeps his on his head; and Mr. Catfish, who is baby-sitting his young hatchlings. Eric Carle has done it again, with astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the very young to the wonders of aquatic life . . . and some very special daddies. A hide and seek feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise.
|Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl : INR1156 ISBN: 9780425287668|
This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including plum-colored interior text and illustrations!From the bestselling author of The BFG and Matilda comes the story of Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, and his infamous chocolate factory.Willy Wonka''s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormous boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
|The Twelve Days Of Christmas by Jan Brett : INR537 ISBN: 9780698115699|
A centuries-old favorite holiday carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas was one of the first to celebrate the secular tradition of gift-giving. This sumptuously illustrated version features not only the gifts of a suitor to his true love but a loving family''s Christmas preparations, how to say Merry Christmas in 12 different language, and a vast array of charming woodland animals.
|Love & War by Melissa De La Cruz : INR1208 ISBN: 9781524739652|
A New York Times Bestseller!The thrilling romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler continues in the sizzling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story1781. Albany, New York.As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza''s doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage.Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza''s happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex''s burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex''s star on the rise, Eliza can''t help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza''s epic love survive life in the big city?The battles are just beginning in the sumptuous sequel to Melissa de la Cruz''s New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story.
|Girling Up by Mayim Bialik : INR1130 ISBN: 9780399548604|
Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information. Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test? Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically. And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read. Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book. Praise for Girling Up:Bialik is encouraging without being preachy . . . many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book. --BooklistUltimately, the author stresses that ''Girling Up'' does not end with adulthood—it is a lifelong journey. Thanks to Bialik, readers have a road map to make this trip memorable. --School Library JournalWritten in conversational style . . . the tone remains understanding, supportive, and respectful of the reader’s individuality throughout the text. --VOYA
|Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards : INR388 ISBN: 9780448443607|
Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
|James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl : INR1050 ISBN: 9780425287651|
This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including peach-colored interior text and illustrations! From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG comes the story of a young boy on a magical adventure. After James Henry Trotter''s parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it''s as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!
|Mad Libs After Dark by Mad Libs : INR678 ISBN: 9781524788681|
A Mad Libs collection that includes two romance-themed Adult Mad Libs titles in a sexy hardcover package that''s perfect for Valentine''s Day!Not sure how to say I love you (or simply, I need to VERB you!) this Valentine''s Day? Mad Libs After Dark has you covered! This sexy collection includes two previously published relationship-themed Adult Mad Libs titles, bound together in a sleek hardcover package that features an eye-catching faux-leather cover design and interior pages edged in red. Forget Netflix and chill. This Valentine''s Day, it''s all about Mad Libs and VERB!
|Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh : INR1162 ISBN: 9780399171635|
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass. The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor''s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family''s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she''s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she''s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she''s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.
|What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan Demuth : INR393 ISBN: 9780448464626|
A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.
|The Law Of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage : INR1036 ISBN: 9780803739628|
The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet!Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard''s lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little''s mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on! But that''s not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life. Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard''s curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine''s Day? Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good.Readers can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don''t miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even
|The Secret Of The Old Clock #1 by Carolyn Keene : INR437 ISBN: 9780448479699|
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who''s new to the series! We''re releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It''s the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years—Nancy Drew has to help Mr. Crowly''s friends find his missing will, before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won''t want to miss!
|The Ruins Of Gorlan by John Flanagan : INR581 ISBN: 9780142406632|
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger''s apprentice. What he doesn''t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . . Here is the fantasy adventure that launched the Ranger''s Apprentice series, an epic story of heroes and villains that has become an international phenomenon. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series.
|Hero by Mike Lupica : INR460 ISBN: 9780142419601|
From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw.Zach Harriman knew that his dad was something of a hero, a man trusted by the president to solve international crises at a moment''s notice. Suddenly people are telling him he has powers - people who know much more about his father than Zach ever did. But there are the Bads, who appear out of nowhere and attack him and his best friend. One thing is clear: he can do things ordinary people cannot. Like fend off grown men as though he possesses the strength of a hundred. Like sense when evil is about to strike. And evil is about to strike in a very big way. Zach Harriman is his father''s son. And he, too, is a hero.Every kid wants to be a superhero. Well, be careful what you wish for - you might get it. This is the amazing story of Zach Harriman and nothing Mike Lupica has written will thrill you like this. - William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride
|Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer : INR511 ISBN: 9780147508607|
The next thrilling novel in the bestselling NIGHTSHADE series, perfect for fans of Lauren Kate, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Ally Condie, and Richelle Mead. Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy. In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All. Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? In a novel filled with magic, romance and breakneck action, master storyteller Andrea Cremer''s newest installment will not disappoint! What people are saying about the first three Nightshade novels: A book for well-read hopeless romantics who like their heroines conflicted, their love interests smoldering, and thier passions triangulated and torrrid. --The Los Angeles Times Sexy and intoxicating, filled with action, suspense and definitely romance. --Romantic Times Book Reviews Will keep you reading intently. --Entertainment Weekly Intensely romantic. --Justine Magazine
|Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine : INR389 ISBN: 9780448478630|
Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed Mom in Chief. This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O''Brien.
|Who Was Napoleon? by Gigliotti : INR388 ISBN: 9780448488608|
Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte, the decorated French military leader who conquered much of Europe in the early nineteenth century.Born in the Mediterranean island of Corsica, Napoleon Bonaparte felt like an outsider once his family moved to France. But he found his life''s calling after graduating from military school. Napoleon went on to become a brilliant military strategist and the emperor of France. In addition to greatly expanding the French empire, Napoleon also created many laws, which are still encoded in legal systems around the world.
|Who Was Leif Erikson? by Nico Medina : INR388 ISBN: 9780448488615|
Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series!Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn''t yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! Leif the Lucky and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next. This book gives readers a detailed account of what life was like during the time of the Vikings.
|Matched by Ally Condie : INR1001 ISBN: 9780525423645|
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander''s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham''s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it''s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she''s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can''t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society''s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she''s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011!Watch a Video
|Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor : INR1098 ISBN: 9780670785612|
The newest novel by the author of Akata Witch and the forthcoming Marvel comic book series about Shuri, Black Panther''s sister!“The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of SpeakA year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity.Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.
|Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.k. Johnston : INR727 ISBN: 9781101994603|
From #1 New York Times bestselling author E.K. Johnston comes a brave and unforgettable story that will inspire readers to rethink how we treat survivors. Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don''t cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride and joy of a small town. The team''s summer training camp is Hermione''s last and marks the beginning of the end of…she’s not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black. In every class, there''s a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They''re never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she''s always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The rape wasn''t the beginning of Hermione Winter''s story and she''s not going to let it be the end. She won’t be anyone’s cautionary tale.This story of a cheerleader rising up after a traumatic event will give you Veronica Mars-level feels that will stay with you long after you finish.—Seventeen Magazine
|One Of A Kind by Chris Gorman : INR1160 ISBN: 9781524740627|
Bold, graphic art by indie rocker Chris Gorman of Belly captures the thrill and challenges of marching to your own beat.Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set him apart. Not everyone understands him, but he likes being one of a kind--even though it''s lonely sometimes. Fortunately, it''s a wide world out there, and if he looks around a kid is sure to find other one-of-a-kinds with common interests.
|Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells : INR535 ISBN: 9780140566673|
It''s Grandma''s birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing. Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?
|Mysteries According To Humphrey by Betty G. Birney : INR340 ISBN: 9780142426692|
EEK-EEK-EEK! Mrs. Brisbane is missing! Humphrey has always investigated things, like why Speak-Up-Sayeh was so quiet and Tall-Paul and Small-Paul didn''t get along, but this is a true mystery--Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn''t show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he''s no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way). Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.
|The Rose Society by Marie Lu : INR728 ISBN: 9780147511690|
Bestselling author and New York Times proclaimed hit factory Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites. Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
|Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough : INR404 ISBN: 9780448433684|
If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs? Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong?s own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.
|My Side Of The Mountain Trilogy by Jean Craighead George : INR1458 ISBN: 9780525462699|
In 1959, Jean Craighead George published My Side of the Mountain. This coming-of-age story about a boy and his falcon went on to win a Newbery Honor, and for the past forty years has enthralled and entertained generations of would-be Sam Gribleys. The two books that followed--On the Far Side of the Mountain and Frightful''s Mountain--were equally extraordinary. Now all three books are available in one deluxe yet affordable volume for veteran devotees and brand-new fans alike.
|The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst : INR942 ISBN: 9780525476672|
The lonely old woman and the lonely old man decide to bake a girl this time, but when they open the oven, she runs off like her brother did. Never fear, this smart cookie has a plan to outfox the fox. Will it work? Let?s just say that the ending is sweet for everyone. ?Ernst?s familiar art, here placed against gingham-check backgrounds, utilizes the oversize format to best advantage, with large characters leaping out of their frames. On the cover, the candy-studded Gingerbread Girl with licorice-whip hair stares boldly out at readers. Kids won?t be able to resist following her inside.??Booklist
|Squid And Octopus by Tao Nyeu : INR1004 ISBN: 9780803735651|
An award-winning author presents a delightful picture book about friendship under the sea. For fans of Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat and Oliver Jeffers’ This Moose Belongs to Me. The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again). They are a very lucky pair. And as the fortune cookie in the last story says, true friends are friends for always. “This positive, upbeat, and comforting bundle is sure to bring smiles. A good choice for goofy, interactive read-alouds.”—Booklist (starred review) “Readers may find themselves turning the pages as if carried along by a gentle but unstoppable wave.”—Publishers Weekly “Inventive, quirky, gentle, and sweet.”—School Library Journal
|Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead : INR732 ISBN: 9781595143662|
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri''s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir''s - and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls can''t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy''s iron gates to begin. But Rose''s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he''s out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won''t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.
|Kalahari by Jessica Khoury : INR551 ISBN: 9781595147660|
Survivor meets James Bond in this page-turning mix of realism and science fiction. —Voice of Youth AdvocatesDeep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret…But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate. But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion’s silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area—and eliminate life as they know it. In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, Sarah and the others must not only outrun the virus, but its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe every trace of it.
|The Hunters by John Flanagan : INR484 ISBN: 9780142426647|
From the author of the global phenomenon and New York Times bestselling Ranger''s Apprentice!Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac and they have one thing only on their minds: Stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Of course, they also know Zavac has the Andomal, the priceless Skandian artifact stolen when the brotherband let down their guard. The chase leads down mighty rivers, terrifying rapids, to the lawless fortress of Ragusa. If Hal is to succeed, he will need to go beyond his brotherband training. He will need to challenge the pirate one-on-one, knowing only one of them will survive.The epic series from Ranger''s Apprentice author John Flanagan continues, delivering pulse-pounding adventure and fun.Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/ A Song of Ice and Fire series.
|The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh : INR933 ISBN: 9780399171628|
Instant New York Times BestsellerThe much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid''s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn''t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
|Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko : INR1320 ISBN: 9780399238611|
Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she''s denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose''s family has used for dealing with her disorder.When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she''s trouble. But she''s also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents'' expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families. Choldenko''s second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the good boy stance he''s taken his whole life.
|Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips : INR946 ISBN: 9780425291634|
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist meets Cinderella in this thoroughly modern romance. —HelloGigglesLate one night in a dingy Los Angeles club, Nate and Cameron meet and discover they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a soul-sucking record label—the very one that destroyed his father’s life—he runs away as fast as he can. The only evidence of their brief but intense connection is the blurry photo Cameron snaps of Nate’s Sharpied Chuck Taylors. When Cameron’s sister Tess—a famous model and socialite—posts the photo on Instagram for her legions of fans, the internet just about breaks with the news of this modern fairy tale. “Anyone know the owner of these shoes?” she writes. “My Prince Charming brother is looking for his Cinderfella!” But while the viral sensation begins to bring the pair back together, their own demons and pasts might get in the way of any happily ever afters . . .
|The Odds Of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage : INR906 ISBN: 9780803739611|
Humor and action abound in this second follow-up to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times LuckyThe trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dale''s daddy--confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dale''s nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesn''t mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction--if everything goes as expected.Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macon''s on the run, Tupelo Landing''s in lockdown, and Dale''s brother''s life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client--one they''d never want in a million years.For everyone who''s already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who''s new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.
|Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael Kaplan : INR623 ISBN: 9781101998632|
Meet Betty Bunny, a loveable handful nobunny can resist. From author Michael B. Kaplan, creator of Disney’s T.V. show Dog with a Blog, comes the debut picture book of the Betty Bunny series. It''s a story about patience—seen through the eyes of a precocious preschooler. Betty Bunny is the youngest in her family of rabbits and she’s just discovering the important things in life, like chocolate cake. She declares, “I am going to marry chocolate cake” and takes a piece to school with her in her pocket. Mom values healthy eating and tells Betty Bunny she needs patience when it comes to dessert. But Betty Bunny doesn’t want patience, she wants chocolate cake! In this funny tribute to chocolate lovers (and picky eaters), Betty Bunny’s charming perspective on patience will be recognizable to anyone with a preschooler in their life.
|Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie : INR437 ISBN: 9780147508652|
One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles...
|Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon : INR534 ISBN: 9780147510686|
Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love this new story about the spunky little rascal with big ideas. The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home—or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! Dory is determined to behave like a “regular old girl who never gets in trouble,” but on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she’s not making it all up! Filled with plenty of funny pictures, this book bursts with charm and impudence, making this a must-read for the chapter book set.Dory is as likable a kid heroine as I’ve encountered in a decade. –The Boston Globe * Once again, Hanlon’s hilarious narration and cartooning reveal an uncanny talent for getting into the mile-a-minute mind of a one-of-a-kind girl. –Publishers Weekly, starred review
|The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle : INR1249 ISBN: 9780399211669|
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry CaterpillarEarly one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.Praise for The Very Busy Spider:* A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity.--The Horn Book, starred review* Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner.--Booklist, starred review
|Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith : INR388 ISBN: 9780448437651|
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.
|The Invaders by John Flanagan : INR564 ISBN: 9780142426630|
From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger''s Apprentice!Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians'' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen--and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief Zavac and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates willing to protect their prize at all costs. Even Brotherband training and the help of Skandia''s greatest warrior may not be enough to ensure that Hal and his friends return home with the Andomal--or their lives.Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
|The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan : INR973 ISBN: 9780399163609|
From #1 New York Times bestselling author John Flanagan comes the story that brings the Ranger''s Apprentice series full-circle and ushers in a brand new arc starring Maddie, the Royal Ranger!Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend—the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it’s the last person he ever would have expected: Princess Madelyn, the daughter of Princess Cassandra. Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion—a task that at times seems almost impossible.John Flanagan returns to conclude the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, ushers in the next, starting the series anew starring Maddie, the Royal Ranger.For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, Ranger''s Apprentice delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details.Praise for John Flanagan: “The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story.” —Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan “Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans.” —School Library Journal “Flanagan''s deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume.” —Booklist, on The Icebound Land
|Ordinary People Change The World Sticker Activity Book by Brad Meltzer : INR678 ISBN: 9780515159646|
Fans of the New York Times best-selling series can find out what makes a hero with puzzles, mazes, quizzes, and brain-busting challenges.Based on Brad Meltzer''s series about historical figures from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sacagawea, this activity book features favorites from the Ordinary People Change the World series. Learn new facts, test your knowledge, and go head-to-head with history''s greatest minds—all with the beautiful and fun art of Christopher Eliopoulos alongside the interactive and challenging activities.
|2030 by Amy Zuckerman : INR856 ISBN: 9780525478607|
Winner of the 2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award for a Non-fiction bookGlobal events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid?s daily life might be like in the year 2030. Inspired and informed by trends and scientifi c and technological research, 2030 is not only a peek at some cool future gadgets (talking dog collars, cars that drive themselves), but also a thoughtful examination of how our lives might be impacted as we adjust to environmental change.
|The Little Misses' Fabulous Book Of Nail Art by Lexi Ryals : INR265 ISBN: 9780843180640|
Get ready for marvelous manis! Whatever your style, this fabulous nail art book provides inspiration to give your nails Little Miss personality. So grab your favorite nail polish and the cool nail stickers in this book and get ready for spectacular manis. Whether you’re feeling sassy, sophisticated, or silly, the Little Misses can help with nail art designs, step-by-step instructions, and tips for the most salon-perfect manis you’ve ever had!
|Mosquitoland by David Arnold : INR633 ISBN: 9780147513656|
“Top-notch” —USA Today “Illuminating” —Washington Post “A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly “Memorable” —People After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.*Includes a discussion guide, exclusive author interview, and music lyrics written by David Arnold
|Rising Above by Gregory Zuckerman : INR650 ISBN: 9780147515681|
Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more! Packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic TeacherTeam USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues.Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages.A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selectionA Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection
|Still Here by Rowan Blanchard : INR1057 ISBN: 9780448494661|
Hollywood rising star and passionate humanitarian Rowan Blanchard shares her beloved personal scrapbook with the world.Featuring art and writing from her favorite photographers, poets, and friends alongside her own journal entries and snapshots, STILL HERE is an unedited look at Rowan Blanchard''s inner life--and a poignant representation of teen life in general. Alongside Rowan''s own raw diary entries, poems, and personal photos are taped in letters, photos, and poems from her friends who inspire her, like the poet rupi kaur, photographer Gia Coppola, and writer Jenny Zhang, among others. The result is an intimate portrayal of modern girlhood and a thoughtful reflection on what it means to be a teenager in today''s world.
|Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson : INR1138 ISBN: 9780525429678|
The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier''s Smile! For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid''s life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl. In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverance, and girl power!
|Addison Cooke And The Treasure Of The Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes : INR582 ISBN: 9780147515636|
This funny, action-filled series is perfect for adventure-loving fans of Indiana Jones and James Patterson''s Treasure Hunters! Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke just wishes something exciting would happen to him. His aunt and uncle, both world-famous researchers, travel to the ends of the earth searching for hidden treasure, dodging dangerous robbers along the way, while Addison is stuck in school all day. Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped by members of a shadowy organization intent on stealing the riches. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure . . . unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first! Full of laugh-out-loud moments, danger, excitement, and nonstop action, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas is sure to strike gold with kid readers.What to give the kid who''s read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books? Try Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas. —Parents Magazine An exciting Indiana Jones-style tale of a seventh-grade boy trying to save his kidnapped aunt and uncle—museum curators who are linked to an ancient key that unlocks riches.” —Good HousekeepingAn exciting, adventurous new read…the first book in a new series that promises laugh-out-loud moments and nonstop action. —Boys’ Life
|Ziggy, Stardust And Me by James Brandon : INR1132 ISBN: 9780525517641|
In this tender-hearted debut, set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still considered a mental illness, two boys defy all the odds and fall in love.When he''s not being bullied or in therapy for anxiety, sixteen-year-old Jonathan lives with his alcoholic dad in the suburbs of St. Louis. Still coping with the death of his mother, his elaborate imagination keeps him afloat and is a balm against vicious school bullies. But everything changes when a Native American boy named Web joins his English class three weeks before the school year ends. After being partnered for an English project, Jonathan realizes Web is different from his classmates: he''s confident, stands up to Jonathan''s bullies, and calms Jonathan''s severe anxiety. Then one day Web kisses him, and throws Jonathan into a tailspin. It''s 1973 and being gay is considered a mental illness. Eventually he tells Web they can''t be together. But when things get bad at home Jonathan must decide if he wants to stand up to his dad, and his therapist, and be true to himself.
|Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney : INR1017 ISBN: 9780670011612|
Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there''s one thing Llama Llama doesn''t like, it''s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can''t wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that Gifts are nice, but there''s another: The true gift is, we have each other.
|Otis And The Puppy by Loren Long : INR896 ISBN: 9780399254697|
The bestselling Otis the tractor series created by Loren Long, the illustrator of Matt de la Pena''s Love and Watty Piper''s classic The Little Engine that Could! Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be It, finding his friends as they hide. Yet when the newest addition to the farm—a bounding puppy who can''t sit still and has a habit of licking faces—tries to hide, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. There''s just one problem: Otis is also afraid of the dark. His friend is alone and in need, though, so Otis takes a deep breath, counts to ten, and sets off on a different game of hide-and-seek. From the critically-acclaimed illustrator of The Little Engine that Could, Of Thee I Sing, and Otis.
|Max And Marla Are Flying Together by Alexandra Boiger : INR1132 ISBN: 9780525515661|
From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a book about friendship, flying, and facing your fears together.Max and Marla do everything together. So when Max makes a kite and wants to go fly it, he can''t understand why Marla doesn''t want to join! And when an autumn wind makes a mess in their yard, Marla finds a perfect pile of leaves to hide away in. Little does she know that she can''t avoid the kite forever! All she needs is the courage to believe in herself.In this heartwarming tale of flying and fun, Max and Marla learn that the best way to face your fears is to have a best friend at your side.
|Who Is Bono? by Pam Pollack : INR393 ISBN: 9780448488684|
How did an Irish schoolboy become the lead singer of a world-famous rock band and the founder of several humanitarian groups? Track Bono''s rise to fame in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series. By age 16, Paul David Hewson was such a good singer that he had earned the nickname Bono Vox, a Latin phrase that translates to good voice. When he became the frontman of the newly formed rock band U2 in 1976, he adopted part of the nickname and Bono was introduced to the world. Today, U2 have sold over 157 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys. In addition to having stellar vocals and a compelling stage presence, Bono is also recognized for his commitment to social justice. This book shares the story of this charitable rock star who has been named a Person of the Year by TIME magazine and who is recognized as a global icon of goodwill.
|Game Over! Mad Libs by Brandon T. Snider : INR358 ISBN: 9780843183696|
Game Over! Mad Libs features 21 hilarious and over-the-top stories all about gaming. Whether you’re an Xbox junkie, a Wii Sports expert, or a Minecraft addict, there’s something for every kid (and adult!) gamer inside this book. Grab a bag of chips and your favorite bean bag chair—it’s time to jump into the world of video games, Mad Libs style!
|The Teen Vogue Handbook by Teen Teen Vogue : INR1365 ISBN: 9781595142610|
Amy Astley, former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, says: “The Teen Vogue Handbook is a dream book, a truly creative book filled with tips on the stylish life from the top people in the industry.”The key to this book is the mix of beautiful pictures, career advice and profiles of everyone and every aspect of the fashion industry. There are hugely famous people interviewed (Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber, Patrick DeMarchelier) alongside assistants and others who are just getting started. The book includes 6 sections: Designers, Editors, Stylists, Beauty, Photographers and Models. And in every section, the people in the profile share simple tips on how to live the Teen Vogue lifestyle, now.
|The Importance Of Being 3 by Lindsay Ward : INR1037 ISBN: 9780525428695|
The perfect present for three-year-olds, this picture book is a celebration of all things three! All the best things come in threes, not one, not two, but three, like the three-year-olds in this sweet picture book. As all parents know, three is a big year. Follow along as three friends learn new things in threes—from tricycles to triangles—take a dip in the pool, and play in the park with their friends! Of course, it’s not all fun and games. There’s a tantrum and then hugs all around as the three kids head to bed. This adorable picture book celebrating important life events is the perfect gift for third birthdays. Kids will love pointing out all the activities they can do now that they are three years old.
|The Soggy, Foggy Campout #8 by Henry Winkler : INR943 ISBN: 9780448486611|
Here''s Hank, the bestselling series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, is the perfect series for the transitional reader—easy-to-read font, simple and funny stories, and characters every kid would want to be friends with.We Love Nature Day is fast approaching, and everyone in Hank''s class gets to write and perform a poem. One problem: Hank has no idea where to start. Luckily his mom has a great idea—the family will go camping. Out in nature, Hank will be able to find plenty of inspiration. But when a rainstorm threatens to ruin their night, it''s up to Hank to make sure the night doesn''t turn into a soggy, foggy failure. Can he find the words for his nature poem—and the courage to help his family survive the night?
|Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque : INR1117 ISBN: 9780451533647|
Learn how Lady Diana Spencer became the People''s Princess as she takes her place in the ranks of the Who Was? series.A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real life fairytale princess. Although the storybook marriage didn''t have a happy ending, Diana learned to use her fame as a way to champion charitable causes near to her heart. She became the People''s Princess by humanizing the image of the royal family and showing care and concern for all people, including the homeless, the sick, and others in need.
|Today Is Monday by Eric Carle : INR412 ISBN: 9780698115637|
Learn the days of the week with bestselling author/illustrator Eric Carle through song!String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children''s song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world''s children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join in the procession and sing along.
|Best Friends by Roberta Edwards : INR356 ISBN: 9780448445670|
After the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, a little hippo named Owen was discovered orphaned and alone, far from home. Come read the true and heartwarming story of the animal sanctuary that provided a new home for Owen, where he found an unlikely best friend in a 130- year-old tortoise named Mzee.
|Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland by Deborah Hautzig : INR269 ISBN: 9780448452692|
Written by Lewis Carroll in 1865, this story remains a well-known classic to this day. It is the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and meets extraordinary creatures.
|What Was The Age Of The Dinosaurs? by Megan Stine : INR1117 ISBN: 9780451532664|
Travel back to the time when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the earth.The Age of Dinosaurs began about 250 million years ago. In the beginning they were quite small but over time they evolved into the varied and fascinating creatures that captivate our imaginations today. What we know about dinosaurs is evolving, too! We''ve learned that some dinosaurs were good parents, that dinosaurs could grow new teeth when old ones fell out, and that most dinosaurs walked on two legs. We''ve even discovered that birds are modern relatives of dinosaurs!
|Dragonbreath #3 by Ursula Vernon : INR708 ISBN: 9780803734692|
Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend Wendell thought the hot dog from the school cafeteria looked a little . . . off. Then things got weird when the hot dog bit Wendell, and weirder still when Wendell started to sprout back hair. Could Wendell be morphing into a . . . (cue ominous music) were-wiener? All evidence points to yes. And unless he and Danny can get past the lunch ladies and slay the alpha-wurst, the whole school could be infected.Written in Ursula Vernon''s trademark hybrid style of comic-book panels and text, this is the thrilling third book in the series. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews said Dragonbreath will leave readers in stiches- and on tenterhooks waiting for the next one. Curse of the Were-Wiener will make kids everywhere laugh, shriek, and take a closer look at their lunches. Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Bad Kitty.
|The Liberation Of Gabriel King by K. L. Going : INR464 ISBN: 9780142407660|
Gabriel King was a born chicken. Hes afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabes best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave shes the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan. Together Gabe and Frita are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing down the fears on Gabes list. But it turns out that Frita has her own list, and while shes helping Gabe confront his fears, shes avoiding the thing that scares her the most.
|The Legend Of The Poinsettia by Tomie Depaola : INR550 ISBN: 9780698115675|
In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl''s unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Beloved Newbery honor-winning author and Caldecott honor-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas. His glorious paintings capture not only the brilliant colors of Mexico and its art, but also the excitement of the children preparing for Christmas and the hope of Lucida, who comes to see what makes a gift truly beautiful.
|The Human Fly And Other Stories by T.c. Boyle : INR518 ISBN: 9780142403631|
New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle speaks to a brand-new audience in this anthology of his classic, richly imagined short fiction about teenagers. His many, varied novels are part of the American literary landscape—but one of the best ways to appreciate T. C. Boyle is through his richly imagined short fiction. Boyle''s kaleidoscopic humor and wit, his keen, unforgiving take on American life, and his all-too-human protagonists all combine to make his a singular voice. Here is a collection of classic Boyle stories about teenagers (including the O. Henry Award-winning The Love of My Life) that will speak directly to them, as well as to anyone who was once a teenager. Includes the previously uncollected story, Almost Shooting an Elephant.Boyle repeatedly demonstrates his masterful grasp of human nature, exposing his characters'' foibles and eccentricities.—Publishers Weekly
|So You Want To Be An Inventor? by Judith St. George : INR470 ISBN: 9780142404607|
St. George and Small, the Caldecott Medal-winning team who created So You Want to Be President?, are back with another spirited and witty look at history-this time focusing on the inventors and inventions who have given us lightbulbs, automobiles, and all the other things that keep the world humming.So You Want to Be an Inventor? features some of the world''s best-known inventors-Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney-as well as lesser-known geniuses like Georges de Mestral (inventor of Velcro), Wilhelm Roentgen (inventor of X rays), and Hedy Lamarr (inventor of a system that became the basis for satellite communication-who knew?). Whether you''re a dreamer or a loner, a copycat or a daredevil, this book might just inspire readers to invent something that could change the world!
|Zack Files 02 by Dan Greenburg : INR358 ISBN: 9780448412627|
One minute I was looking for my retainer in the bathroom. The next, I was staring at a boy who looked just like me. And I don''t mean my reflection! What''s going on here?
|The Thrifty Guide To Ancient Rome by Jonathan W. Stokes : INR944 ISBN: 9780451479600|
From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny!The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome contains information vital to the sensible time traveler: • Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? • What do I do if I’m attacked by barbarians? • What are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar’s assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need!
|The Twelve Days Of Christmas by Books : INR833 ISBN: 9780515157635|
With art so stunning it glistens like freshly fallen snow, this cozy Christmas tale is an essential treasure for anyone celebrating the holiday season!Bursting with gorgeous illustrations that accompany the lyrics to this classic carol, the festive artwork and jolly characters capture all the merriment of the popular Yuletide tune. Randall''s style feels charmingly classic while also strikingly contemporary, making this particular partidge in a pear tree the perfect one for the modern reader. The joyful pictures and beloved song are sure to make this a recurring holiday favorite.
|Where Is Machu Picchu? by Megan Stine : INR389 ISBN: 9780515159615|
What''s left of Machu Picchu stands as the most significant link to the marvelous Inca civilization of Peru. Now readers can explore these ruins in this compelling Where Is? title.Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after the Spaniards conquered the Incan empire in the sixteenth century. It remained hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered the marvelous complex and shared his discovery with the world. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.
|Stinkbomb And Ketchup-face And The Pizza Of Peril by John Dougherty : INR1097 ISBN: 9780525515630|
There is something cheesy going on in the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle! The rascally BADgers have escaped from jail again and they made an amazing discovery--a pizza mine! They love eating it, of course, and selling it to make money to fund their villainous plots. But there''s a big problem: the Loose Pebbles library is tipping over without all that pizza to hold it up. And if it tips any farther, the entire island of Great Kerfuffle will flip over into the ocean! So it''s up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save the day. But even with a shopping cart disguised as a horse, secret agent sunglasses, and an elephant who walks by at just the right moment, a surprise that''s bigger and badder than ever throws them for a loop.Will the island of Great Kerfuffle be no more? We can''t tell you, because that would spoil the story!
|Mightier Than The Sword by Drew Callander : INR660 ISBN: 9780593093641|
Hilarious, fun, and wonderfully insane! It''s more than just a book--it''s a book you can play!--Kristen SchaalWildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You''re a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story!Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers--a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon--you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure that is unique to every reader! And most importantly, you must prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword.
|Just One More by Jennifer Hansen Rolli : INR909 ISBN: 9780670015634|
Sometimes Ruby needsjust one more minute of sleep,one more thingy for her hair,one more push on the swing,and one more scoop on her cone,(and one more, and one more, and one more . . .)until one more is justtoo much.Maybe it’s time for just one?If you know a someone like Ruby,Just One More will be just right!
|The Original Peter Rabbit Presentation Box 1-23 R/i by Beatrix Potter : INR10425 ISBN: 9780723257639|
All 23 original Tales by Beatrix Potter are available in a beautifully redesigned presentation box. This luxurious box features the new branded design, spot lamination and full-color original Beatrix Potter art, including a pop-up of Peter Rabbit and friends inside the lid. Titles include: #1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit#2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin#3 The Tailor of Gloucester#4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny#5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice#6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle#7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher#8 The Tale of Tim Kitten#9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck#10 The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies#11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse#12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes#13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse#14 The Tale of Mr. Tod#15 The Tale of Pigling Bland#16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers#17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan#18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles#19 Little Pig Robinson#20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit#21 The Story og Miss Moppet#22 Appley Dapply''s Nursery Rhymes# 23 Cecily Parsley''s Nursery Rhymes
|The Girl In Between by Sarah Carroll : INR985 ISBN: 9780735228603|
A deeply moving story of family, homelessness, and the ghosts that won''t let us go. Haunting and unforgettable.—Megan Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Horses of Briar HillTold in the naïve voice of a homeless girl sheltered by her mother from the world, this is a moving debut perfect for fans of David Almond, A Monster Calls, and Room.I''m invisible. Ma says I''m supposed to be so the Authorities don''t get me. She goes out into the streets almost every day but I''m not allowed. I''ve got to stay inside the mill so they don''t see me. In an old, abandoned mill, a girl and her ma take shelter from their memories of life on the streets, and watch the busy world go by. The girl calls it the Castle because it''s the biggest place they''ve ever stayed, a home of her own like no other. The windows are boarded up and the floorboards are falling in, but for her neither of those things matter. Then developers show up, and it''s clear that their lives are about to change forever. Desperate to save their refuge from the Authorities and her mother from her own personal demons, the girl seeks out the ghosts of the mill. And with only Caretaker—the old man who''s slept outside the mill for decades—around to answer her questions, she begins to wonder what kind of ghosts are haunting both the mill and her mother.The Girl in Between is a compelling, witty, and at times heartbreaking novel that explores themes of loneliness and grief with effortless warmth and an unforgettable voice that will stick with you long after you''ve finished.
|Stinkbomb And Ketchup-face And The Badness Of Badgers by John Dougherty : INR534 ISBN: 9781101996638|
A hilarious send-up of fantasy quest novels, perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz and Jon Scieszka. Welcome to the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle! Great Kerfuffle is really great. And there''s usually a kerfuffle (the clue''s in the name really). This particular kerfuffle started the day Stinkbomb''s twenty dollar bill went missing. Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly who took it: the badgers. After all, they''re called badgers because they do bad things; otherwise they''d just be gers. They bring news of the badgers'' treachery to King Toothbrush Weasel (don''t get us started on the story behind his name…), who sends them on a quest to rid the land of badgers. What follows is a full on kerfuffle-fest, containing: one deep dark forest, a grocery cart in distress, a song about jam--and, of course, a band of very tricky badgers. Be prepared to laugh your socks off, and maybe your ears, too.
|A Book Of Spirits And Thieves by Morgan Rhodes : INR726 ISBN: 9781595147608|
“A modern day Outlander. . . . filled with adventure and danger. . . . a breathless tale that only Morgan Rhodes could tell.”—Hypable New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES, an epic contemporary saga perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. The lives of Toronto teens Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve around helping their mother out at the family''s used bookstore, the Speckled Muse. It''s a relatively uneventful after-school job, until a package arrives addressed to their mother, Julia. Thinking it''s nothing more than run-of-the-mill inventory, Becca opens it and removes the book inside, unwittingly triggering an ancient magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that flow from the mysterious leather-bound book. Two parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic state after her spirit is snatched from modern-day Toronto back to the ancient world of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the entire event, and vows to do whatever is necessary to save her.Written in alternating perspectives that shift between modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes delivers a rich and suspenseful series opener that will leave readers breathless.
|Soundless by Richelle Mead : INR707 ISBN: 9781595147646|
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERFrom Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir. Fans of characters like Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage will flock to this impressive stand-alone novel.--Booklist For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon. Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever....
|Ham-ham-hamsters by Bonnie Bader : INR943 ISBN: 9780399541667|
Learn all about hamsters in this fact-and-photo-filled book for young readers!Their tiny feet scamper across cages and sprint on exercise wheels. Their little noses sniff the air and their whiskers twitch as they stuff their cheeks with food. As some of the most adorable members of the rodent family, hamsters make very popular pets. Especially in the classroom! In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about how to care for these cute critters.
|The Forgetful Knight by Michelle Robinson : INR1084 ISBN: 9780803740679|
This hilarious, Monty Python–style sendup of the classic knight-and-dragon story comes with jaunty rhymes and a fabulous twist ending Mischief! Mishaps! Dragons! Here''s the story of an intrepid knight, only our narrator can''t quite remember the details. Did that knight carry a sandwich, or a sword? Was he supposed to fight a cat, or a dragon? A hilarious and unpredictable adventure ensues, building through laugh-out-loud rhymes until, at last, the narrator remembers his own role at the center of all the marvelous madness. Fans of Jon Scieszka''s The Stinky Cheese Man, David Ezra Stein''s Interrupting Chicken, all of Patrick McDonnell''s and Mac Barnett''s picture books will love this zany read-aloud adventure.
|The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman : INR631 ISBN: 9781101997680|
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets The Apothecary in this time-bending mystery from bestselling author Carol Goodman!The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum''s collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil. When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love...and betrayal. Are they playing out a legend that''s already been lived, over and over, across the ages? Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story?
|Hope Nation by Books : INR1015 ISBN: 9781524741679|
★ This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible. --Booklist, starred reviewA 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionHope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it''s difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today''s most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don''t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.Praise for Hope Nation:A salve when days are bleak.--Kirkus ReviewsAn important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens.--School Library Journal
|The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury : INR678 ISBN: 9781595147684|
Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . a rare, glittering jewel of a novel.—Sarah J. Maas, author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass seriesThis is Aladdin like you''ve never imagined.—Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world. . . . When Aladdin discovers Zahra''s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn''t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra''s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.
|Playtime? by Jeff Mack : INR566 ISBN: 9781984836687|
This funny picture book ode to the struggles of bedtime is perfect for fans of Mo Willems''s Don''t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Bedtime can be a challenge for the best of us. But when you''re a fun-loving, overactive pet gorilla, bedtime is downright hard. Who would want to go to sleep when Playtime is so much more fun? But the gorilla''s responsible friend thinks enough is enough; no more fun and games. It''s not Playtime--It''s Bedtime! So the boy turns off the lights and the gorilla goes . . .Well, definitely NOT to sleep! Using only two words--Playtime and Bedtime--and an abundance of clever, giggle-inducing artwork, Playtime! is simple yet richly creative and bursting with childlike humor. Your own little gorilla will find it irresistible.Praise for Playtime?* Young readers will enjoy watching a child take on the role of a parent, and sharing this book will be a delight for all. Multiple readings are sure to be demanded before bedtime finally comes.--Booklist, starred reviewThe gorilla’s naughty, sneaky smile is a thing of beauty. Just try saving this book for evening! Both younger and older readers will be looking and laughing throughout the day.--School Library Journal A pleasant and action-filled going-to-sleep book, this selection may prove the perfect antidote for a sleepless night. A simple, fun-filled goodnight book.--Kirkus Reviews
|Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett : INR916 ISBN: 9780399251610|
That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he''ll never forget.Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares and doesn?t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him--gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold-out page.Irresistible images inside the confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.
|Wee Sing Sing-alongs by Pamela Conn Beall : INR609 ISBN: 9780843113617|
The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!
|The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander : INR470 ISBN: 9780141310695|
The second book of Lloyd Alexander''s Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everything.Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy''s graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war—a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger . . . The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling.—Children''s Literature
|The Crimson Skew by S. E. Grove : INR581 ISBN: 9780142423684|
The thrilling conclusion to S. E. Grove''s New York Times–bestselling Mapmakers Trilogy—a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman!It is late August 1892, and Sophia Tims is coming home from a foreign Age, having risked her life in search of her missing parents. Now she is aboard ship, with a hard-earned, cryptic map that may help her find them at long last.But her homecoming is anything but peaceful. Threatening clouds hang over New Orleans harbor. Sinkholes have been opening in Boston, swallowing parts of the city whole. Rogue weirwinds tear up the Baldlands. Worst of all, New Occident is at war, led by a prime minister who will do anything to expand the country westward. He has blackmailed Sophia’s beloved uncle Shadrack into drawing the battle maps that will lead countless men and boys—including Sophia’s best friend, Theo—to their deaths.As Sophia puzzles out her next move, Shadrack is peeling back layers of government intrigue, and Theo is bracing himself to fight. A red fog of war is rising, and New Occident’s future hangs in the balance . . .* A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review* A sharply creative, engrossing trilogy . . . Grove''s imaginative world building continues to dazzle in this third entry . . . An enormously satisfying wrap-up.--BCCB, starred review
|Princess Posey And The First Grade Play by Stephanie Greene : INR987 ISBN: 9780399175688|
Everyone''s favorite first grader, Princess Posey, has to fess up to her biggest mistake yet in this eleventh book in the series!Posey''s class has been learning all about bees, and when they plan to put on a play to demonstrate everything they''ve learned, Posey is thrilled. Posey loves a stage, and she''s already got her heart set on the perfect role: the Queen Bee. But when Caitlyn is picked for the Queen Bee, Posey is crushed. Taking matters into her own hands, Posey swipes Caitlyn''s special bee eraser when nobody''s looking. But after she takes it, she feels worse. Maybe stealing wasn''t the right thing to do--but how can she ever make things right? It takes a talk with her mom and a whole lot of courage, but Posey makes an important discovery: owning up to your mistakes is always the right thing to do.Praise for Posey:Greene doesn''t miss a step. Posey is the perfect fictional friend for any first-grade girl.—Kirkus ReviewsGreene''s simple writing style and straightforward plot is ideal for advanced first graders or beginning second-grade readers.—School Library Journal
|Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields : INR887 ISBN: 9780525478652|
Early one morning when the sun came out, Six woolly wombats went walkabout.This whimsical counting poem follows six brave little wombats on walkabout in the Australian outback. But the wilderness is bound to bring more excitement than an innocent counting game. Soon enough, the curious wombats learn to beware the hungry dingo! Caldecott Medal-winner Sophie Blackall''s delicious illustrations set the adorable wombats in a lush world of golden wattles, billabongs, kookaburras, and gum nuts. With marvelous wordplay and irresistible read-aloud phrases, this ingenious text from Carol Diggory Shields is sure to become a well-worn favorite. Accompanied by a short, simple glossary of Australian terms and wildlife.
|Across The Universe by Beth Revis : INR533 ISBN: 9781595144676|
Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES?Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed''s scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.Someone tried to murder her.Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed''s 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest''s rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship''s cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed''s hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
|Humphrey's Mixed-up Magic Trick by Betty G. Birney : INR393 ISBN: 9780147514615|
Humphrey might be the first classroom hamster ever to be part of a magic act! The kids in Room 26 are talking about jobs they want to have when they grow up. Golden-Miranda wants to be a magician and, even more exciting, she wants Humphrey to be her assistant when she shows the class some tricks. But when one of her tricks is in trouble, can Humphrey’s quick thinking (and scampering) fix it in time? With sweet illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales are great-great-great for emerging readers.
|Little Miss Magic by Roger Hargreaves : INR343 ISBN: 9780843175653|
Mr. Tickle''s tickling is out of control! Can Little Miss Magic conjure up a solution?
|Cam Jansen And The Joke House Mystery by David A. Adler : INR847 ISBN: 9780670012626|
What’s a contest without a prize?Aunt Molly has entered a joke-telling contest at a local comedy club and Cam, her best friend Eric, and Mr. Jansen are in the audience to watch her perform. The prizes are exciting, but the competition is stiff —there’s a prop comic, a knock-knock joker, and more! As the show starts, Cam notices that one of the prizes, an engraved silver plate, has disappeared. Suddenly, everyone in the club becomes a suspect. Can Cam solve the mystery of the missing prize or will she be laughed out of the Joke House?
|Alien Encounters In Angel Grove by Gabriel P. Cooper : INR1518 ISBN: 9781524788612|
Celebrate the Power Rangers'' 25th anniversary with this eye-witness account of Angel Grove''s earliest invaders.Take a trip across the cosmos with this comprehensive guide to the original alien invasions in Angel Grove. From notoriously nefarious villains like Rita Repulsa to goofball goons like Pumpkin Rapper, discover a world of monsters, mutants, beasts, and baddies in this collectible book for fans of all ages.
|Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison : INR1160 ISBN: 9780399186653|
A touching and timeless story about finding friendship in unlikely places from the award-winning creator of Extraordinary JaneRupert is a rhinoceros of refined sensibilities. Levi, the new tickbird in class, is not. He burps the alphabet, tells corny jokes, and does really embarrassing air guitar solos. Worse, he lands right on Rupert and is determined to be Rupert''s symbiotic best pal! Rupert wants him gone. But when Levi finally does bug off, Rupert finds the peace and quiet a little boring. It turns out, Rupert could really use a friend like Levi.This sweet and moving friendship story shares an important message of acceptance for every reader--whether they''re a Rupert or a Levi.
|Who Was Charles Dickens? by Pam Pollack : INR420 ISBN: 9780448479675|
As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Dickens’s literary masterpieces continue to amuse and inspire writers and readers alike.
|Dream Country by Shannon Gibney : INR1145 ISBN: 9780735231672|
The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom.Gut wrenching and incredible.”— Sabaa Tahir #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the AshesThis novel is a remarkable achievement.—Kelly Barnhill, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery medalistBeautifully epic.—Ibi Zoboi, author American Street and National Book Award finalistDream Country begins in suburban Minneapolis at the moment when seventeen-year-old Kollie Flomo begins to crack under the strain of his life as a Liberian refugee. He''s exhausted by being at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community. When his frustration finally spills into violence and his parents send him back to Monrovia to reform school, the story shifts. Like Kollie, readers travel back to Liberia, but also back in time, to the early twentieth century and the point of view of Togar Somah, an eighteen-year-old indigenous Liberian on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. When Togar''s section draws to a shocking close, the novel jumps again, back to America in 1827, to the children of Yasmine Wright, who leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, where they''re promised freedom and a chance at self-determination by the American Colonization Society. The Wrights begin their section by fleeing the whip and by its close, they are then the ones who wield it. With each new section, the novel uncovers fresh hope and resonating heartbreak, all based on historical fact. In Dream Country, Shannon Gibney spins a riveting tale of the nightmarish spiral of death and exile connecting America and Africa, and of how one determined young dreamer tries to break free and gain control of her destiny.
|Who Is Pele? by James Buckley : INR393 ISBN: 9780399542619|
The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century!His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen. He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country''s national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships. Although he''s hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in soccer, Pelé has been an influential person both on and off the pitch. His work with organizations like UNICEF has helped improve conditions for children around the world. Young readers can learn more about the man who connected soccer with the phrase The Beautiful Game.
|A Poem For Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney : INR1179 ISBN: 9780425287682|
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats’s obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra’s dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats’s greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats’s hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his — and Keats’s — neighborhood. Andrea Davis Pinkney’s lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers.
|Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret : INR518 ISBN: 9780142419649|
Each day, sixth-grader Rusty feeds a dog that''s left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter, food, or water. When he realizes the dog has been injured, he tries to have Animal Control help - but when that fails, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it. With the dog in their hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including Andrew''s snoopy sister and the escalating threats of the dog''s abusive owner. Even more challenging? The appearance of a ghost dog that appears in Rusty''s room, and is trying to lead him to an even deeper secret. . . .Peg Kehret delivers another fast-paced story with lots of heart, which will leave young readers cheering for Rusty and the dogs.Heartwarming, suspenseful, and adventurous, Ghost Dog Secrets is another winner for Kehret. - VOYAThis tale is both heart-wrenching and heart-racing. - The News Tribune
|Given To The Earth by Mindy Mcginnis : INR1103 ISBN: 9780399544644|
Duty, fate, desire, and destiny collide in this intricately wrought tale, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa''s marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she''s untouchable. But being Queen hasn''t stopped her heart from longing for the King''s stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn''t stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her. While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. Now, spurned by King Vincent, Dara has embarked on a mission to spill the blood of Pietra''s leader, Witt, and will stop at nothing to show his people the wrath of the last Indiri. As the waves crash ever closer to Stille, secrets are revealed, hearts are won and lost, and allegiances change like the shifting sand.
|I, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger : INR281 ISBN: 9780142419656|
Amber Brown loves the holidays. But this year, the season is bringing big changes. Amber''s dad has moved back to New Jersey, which means shared custody. Soon Amber feels as if half of her belongs to her mom and half of her belongs to her dad. Amber decides that she needs to claim something for herself, and when the topic of ear-piercing comes up, she knows just what she''s going to do! After all, don''t her ears belong to her? Full of all the fun, humor, and realistic dialogue that Paula Danziger''s famous for, this is a winning entry in the ever-popular series.Upbeat, authentic, and humorous. - School Library Journal, starred reviewFresh and fast-paced. - Entertainment Weekly
|William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bruce Coville : INR470 ISBN: 9780142501689|
One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love making mischief. When Oberon, the Fairy King, and his loyal hobgoblin servant, Puck, intervene in human affairs, the fate of these young couples is magically and hilariously transformed. Like a classic fairy tale, this retelling of William Shakespeare''s most beloved comedy is perfect for older readers who will find much to treasure and for younger readers who will love hearing the story read aloud.
|Who Was Lewis Carroll? by Pam Pollack : INR393 ISBN: 9780448488677|
Meet the man who created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician and church deacon, who taught at Oxford University. He was inspired to write his best known works, Alice''s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by one of the Dean''s daughters, Alice Liddell. The books were hugely successful and brought Carroll wide acclaim, especially for the nonsense poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark.Children and adults continue to be delighted by the fantasy of the Alice stories, which have been the basis of plays and movies since their publication in Victorian England during the 1860s and 1870s.
|Max's Valentine by Rosemary Wells : INR368 ISBN: 9780670036684|
Everybody''s favorite bunnies celebrate Christmas and Valentine''s Day in two adorable shaped board books just right for toddlers. When Santa mixes up their stockings, Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise on Christmas morning! And when Ruby uses all the candy to make her Valentine cards, Grandma makes sure Max gets a very special treat. Sturdy pages, simple stories, and colorful illustrations make these two books a perfect introduction to the world of Max and Ruby.
|The Diamond Mystery #1 by Martin Widmark : INR334 ISBN: 9780448480664|
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like the culprit is someone on his staff, but who? Is it Luke Smith, the recently hired fitness fanatic with a taste for the finer things in life? It surely can’t be Vivian Leander, the loyal shop assistant who is now short of money . . . The police in the little town of Valleby are stuck, so they contact young detectives Jerry and Maya, classmates who run their own detective agency. Will Jerry and Maya be able to use their detective skills to find the thief? As they well know, even a tiny clue is worth its weight in gold.
|Homesick by Jean Fritz : INR574 ISBN: 9780142407615|
A Newbery Honor book!Jean Fritz’s award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying their childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult time.* A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling. —Booklist, starred review* An insightful memory''s-eye-view of her childhood . . . Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal. —School Library Journal, starred reviewTold with an abundance of humor—sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent—the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place. —The Horn BookEvery now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book . . . Pungent and delicious. —Katherine Paterson, The Washington Post
|When The Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza : INR382 ISBN: 9780399242618|
A charming circular story where the tiniest animal just might be the most powerful.When the Elephant walks, he scares the Bear. When the Bear runs away, he scares the Crocodile. When the Crocodile swims for his life, he scares the Wild Hog . . . and so on, down to the Mouse. And who could be scared of the little Mouse? The last spread answers this question in a way that will delight small children-and the endearing animals, rhythmic text, and hilarious illustrations will make this book a favorite.
|The Red Bandanna (young Readers Adaptation) by Tom Rinaldi : INR582 ISBN: 9780425287644|
Winner of the Christopher Award An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book Welles Crowther did not see himself as hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice and in doing so, saved many lives. The survivors didn’t know his name, but one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles''s inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book. This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man. “Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day (9/11), a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive.”—VOYA
|Out Of Left Field by Ellen Klages : INR570 ISBN: 9780425288603|
A story about the fight for equal rights in America''s favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she''s a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it''s a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It is a boy''s game and always has been. It''s not fair, and Katy''s going to fight back. Inspired by what she''s learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she''s not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players. Why does no one know about them? Where are they now? And how can one ten-year-old change people’s minds about what girls can do? Set in 1957—the world of Sputnik and Leave It to Beaver, saddle shoes and Heartbreak Hotel—Out of Left Field is both a detailed picture of a fascinating historic period and a timelessly inspiring story about standing up for equality at any age.
|Gertie Milk And The Great Keeper Rescue by Simon Van Booy : INR1143 ISBN: 9780448494616|
In award-winning author Simon Van Booy''s fantastical sequel to Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things, Gertie, Kolt, and Robot Rabbit Boy continue their adventures returning missing objects throughout history while trying to find out what happened to the imprisoned Keepers of Lost Things.Ever since Gertie Milk arrived on Skuldark, the mysterious island home of all lost objects, she''s felt like something was missing. According to Kolt, her mentor and fellow Keeper of Lost Things, the island used to be filled with Keepers tasked with returning missing items throughout history. But now the only three left are Gertie, Kolt, and, Robot Rabbit Boy--a bumbling but lovable Series 7 Artificial Intelligence Forever Friend. So when Gertie learns that the missing Keepers have been imprisoned by the Losers, their unsavory adversaries, she decides to make it her mission to rescue the kidnapped Keepers and return them to Skuldark.But that proves more difficult than she''d imagined since her missions to return lost items don''t seem to be taking them anywhere near the missing Keepers. Plus, it doesn''t help that the Losers have an evil master plan much worse than their last one. This time, the entire future of the universe is at stake. Fueled by delicious cakes, jars of lemon curd, and plenty of Skuldarkian seawater, Gertie, Kolt, and Robot Rabbit Boy must travel through time (and outer space) to save their island home and rescue the Keepers--before the Losers manage to capture them all.
|Horrible Harry Says Goodbye by Suzy Kline : INR958 ISBN: 9780451479631|
Horrible Harry says goodbye in the 30th anniversary finale of a beloved series!The last day of third grade is approaching fast, but a farewell to Room 3B isn''t the only goodbye Doug has to say this year. Song Lee and Mary are busy preparing an end-of-year present for their favorite teacher, Mrs. Flaubert, but their excitement can''t distract Doug from Harry''s suspicious silence. When Harry finally admits that his family is moving to a whole other town, Doug can''t believe his ears. How will he survive fourth grade without his best friend?! But Harry has a more pressing question: who''s that moving in to the empty house across the street from him? And what could these new neighbors mean for their friendship?
|At The Mountain's Base by Traci Sorell : INR1132 ISBN: 9780735230606|
A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.At the mountain''s base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family - loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their daughter/sister/grand-daughter/niece, a pilot, to return from war. With an author''s note that pays homage to the true history of Native American U.S. service members like WWII pilot Ola Mildred Millie Rexroat, this is a story that reveals the roots that ground us, the dreams that help us soar, and the people and traditions that hold us up.
|Corduroy Makes A Cake by Alison Inches : INR262 ISBN: 9781524788636|
When Corduroy finds out that Lisa is having a birthday party, he decides to make her a very special cake. But instead of a cake, he makes a great big mess! Corduroy doesn''t know what to do. Will he find another way to give Lisa a birthday surprise?
|Snappsy The Alligator And His Best Friend Forever (probably) by Julie Falatko : INR1031 ISBN: 9780425288658|
Snappsy (begrudgingly!) returns in this clever and hilarious follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book). Snappsy the alligator wants nothing more than a quiet evening to himself, but a pesky chicken who insists he''s Snappsy''s best friend won''t leave him alone. Friendship bracelets? Matching shirts? The sleepover of the century? Snappsy did not ask for any of the activities the chicken—his best friend forever?—is planning. This pitch-perfect sequel to Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) explores all the ways we get friendship wrong (and why it feels so magical when we get it right!).
|Who Was Johnny Appleseed? by Joan Holub : INR415 ISBN: 9780448439686|
The perfect biography to bite into at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward. Traveling alone— in bare feet and sporting a pot on his head!—Johnny left his own special mark planting orchards that helped nourish new communities. His journeys and adventures are illustrated in a hundred black-and-white illustrations.
|Froggy's Lemonade Stand by Jonathan London : INR819 ISBN: 9781101999677|
Froggy has a lemonade stand, but he''s done it his way!Froggy has great plans for all the money he''s going to make from his lemonade stand. But there''s a problem: he was so thirsty that he drank all the lemonade. Luckily lovable Froggy has lots of good friends to help him find a solution. Even if they don''t get rich, they all have a very good time!
|Mr. Worry by Roger Hargreaves : INR359 ISBN: 9780843199611|
Mr. Worry worries about everything. He even worries about worrying! The helpful wizard of Mr. Men Land wants to relieve him of his worries, but is there any way to make sure Mr. Worry won''t worry?
|The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine : INR991 ISBN: 9780525420682|
When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they''ll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family''s house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man''s home with a feast in tow! With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.
|The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove : INR582 ISBN: 9780142423660|
For fans of The Golden Compass, this New York Times bestseller will take you on a fantastic journey across worlds and time. Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, Sophia''s parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned.Then Shadrack is kidnapped. Sophia must search for him with the help of Theo, a refugee from the West. Together they travel over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounter pirates and traders, and rely on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and Sophia''s unusual powers of observation. Little do they know that their lives are in as much danger as Shadrack''s.A New York Times Bestseller!“I am in no doubt about the energy of S.E. Grove as a full-fledged, pathfinding fantasist. I look forward to the next installment to place upon the pile. Intensely.”—Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review* “Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
|Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney : INR943 ISBN: 9780451480637|
Llama, Llama red pajamawaiting, waiting for his mama.Mama isn''t coming yet.Baby Llama starts to fret.Anna Dewdney''s classic tale of nighttime drama has been charming readers for over a decade. Now everyone''s favorite Llama Llama who wants his Mama is available in a lap board book format. These infectious rhymes and oversized board book pages are perfect for bedtime reading anywhere, anytime!
|Burn by Sarah Fine : INR1050 ISBN: 9780399160684|
Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome.—Kirkus Reviews on ScanAt the cliffhanger ending of Scan, Tate loses the very thing he was fighting to protect, what his father had called the key to human survival. Tate doesn''t have much time to worry about it because he needs to get away, to ensure he and Christina are safe. His father left him one last thing that can do just that—a safe house, which turns out to be a clue to what''s really threatening the planet. As Tate follows the clues his father left behind, he starts to uncover the truth, realizing he''s up against an enemy he''s only beginning to understand.A riveting, fast-paced we are not alone adventure, Burn thrills to the very end.
|The Early Adventures by Kate Mcmullan : INR896 ISBN: 9781524790653|
A bind-up of the first four bestselling Dragon Slayers'' Academy books, chronicling the zany adventures of Wiglaf and company as they attend the not-quite prestigious school for dragon-hunting and slaying.At long last, the first four beloved Dragon Slayers'' Academy books are packaged together in this hardcover bind-up. Join Wiglaf in his hilarious adventures from the days of yore when dragons were aplenty and dragon-slayers were ready, willing, but not always able.
|Given To The Sea by Mindy Mcginnis : INR1008 ISBN: 9780399544613|
Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped. Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy—she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match. Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra—fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before—are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille. Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land—and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people. The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.Praise for Given to the Sea:Star-crossed love is at the heart of this darkly vivid tale, woven with hypnotic prose and captivatingly intense characters [. . .] Readers will be hypnotized by their relationships as well as the allure of the created world in this first book of the Given duet.—Romantic Times[T]his book isn''t just about love triangles (or squares): themes of duty and fate are thickly woven into the fabric of this tale as each character grapples with balancing moral obligation against desire.—Kirkus ReviewsFour neatly interlocking narratives build a riveting story about destiny [. . .] There’s plenty of gore, romance, plot twists, and cliff-hangers, but readers will also find thoughtful challenges to racism, misogyny, and cruelty—plus a strong feminist element too.—BooklistReaders willing to look at the larger ensemble cast, the characters’ connections, and the subsequent political machinations may appreciate the world building and the disturbing but satisfying ending.—Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books
|Isla And The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins : INR943 ISBN: 9780525425632|
“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” —Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and FangirlA New York Times Bestseller Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
|Nadya Skylung And The Cloudship Rescue by Jeff Seymour : INR930 ISBN: 9781524738655|
From debut author Jeff Seymour and bestselling illustrator Brett Helquist (Lemony Snicket''s A Series of Unfortunate Events) comes this breathtaking fantasy adventure, starring an extraordinary new heroine and set in an unforgettable world where ships can fly.It takes a very special crew to keep the cloudship Orion running, and no one knows that better than Nadya Skylung, who tends the cloud garden that keeps the ship afloat. When the unthinkable happens and pirates attack, Nadya and the other children aboard--all orphans taken in by the kindhearted Captain Nic--narrowly escape, but the rest of the crew is captured. Alone and far from help, only Nadya and her four brave and loyal friends can take back the Orion and rescue the crew. And she''ll risk life and limb to save the only family she''s ever known. But . . . this attack was no accident. What exactly are the pirates looking for? Could it be Nadya they''ve been after all along?Nadya Skylung is one smart, sassy, spitfire heroine with gills. I love her! --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of RumpA stunningly imaginative world unlike anything I''ve seen before. It is thrilling, it is emotional, and it is wholly original. --M. A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal AcademyA stunning debut filled with derring-do, surprises, and truly original world building. --J. A. White, author of The Thickety
|War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi : INR1132 ISBN: 9780451481672|
Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.The year is 2167 and the place is a futuristic, war-torn Nigeria. High-speed, souped up maglevs fly across the country, and battles are fought with deadly, flying robots. Sixteen-year-old Onyii has created a technologically advanced camp that serves as a refuge for former child soldiers and girls orphaned by the fighting and political unrest.Onyii is protective of all the girls, but she will do anything to keep her little sister, Ify, safe. Ify is brilliant and dreams of becoming a pilot and escaping to the Space Colonies, far from the war. Onyii worries that Ify''s ambition will one day get her into trouble.When one of Ify''s tech projects inadvertently sends a signal to enemy soldiers, Onyii''s concerns tragically come true. A bomb is dropped. The camp is decimated. And Onyii and Ify are ripped apart, forced onto opposite sides of the civil war.Now, their battle begins. The girls make it their mission to fight their way back to each other against all odds.
|I Got A D In Salami #2 by Henry Winkler : INR339 ISBN: 9780448431635|
Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. It''s science project time in Ms. Adolf''s class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what''s on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl. Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn''t counting on was his sister''s pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.
|Addison Cooke And The Tomb Of The Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes : INR581 ISBN: 9780147515643|
Addison Cooke is Indiana Jones and James Bond rolled into one for the middle-grades set.--BooklistAddison Cooke''s second laugh-out-loud adventure--a journey through Asia in pursuit of the legendary tomb of Genghis Khan!Fresh off of a victorious treasure hunt and rescue mission in South America, Addison Cooke just can''t seem to steer clear of rogue bandits, pesky booby traps, and secret treasure troves. But it sure beats sitting around in school all day.Addison''s aunt and uncle, on the other hand, are none too happy about their habit of attracting kidnappers. When they become pawns in a dangerous gang''s plan to steal the most prized possession of the notorious Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, Addison and his friends find themselves once again caught in the middle of a multi-million-dollar international heist. Armed with nothing but their wits and thirst for adventure, they travel across Asia in an attempt to rescue Addison''s family and stop the treasure from falling into the wrong hands.Brimming with round-the-clock action and tons of laughter, Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan is perfect for fans of Indiana Jones, ancient history, and James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters series.Praise for Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan:Humorous and thrilling...a clever and well-done fast-paced adventure for intrepid readers. --HuffpostPraise for Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas:Combines the derring-do of Indiana Jones with a genuine archaeological mystery. Stokes brings a cinematic scope to the story. This lively debut promises more seat-of-the-pants thrillsfor readers who love adventure.--BooklistCinematic pacing and action drive the story, but it’s Addison and his friends who will keep readers engaged. Humor is never in short supply . . . and Addison’s endless optimism and irrepressible confidence in his own abilities are endearing.--School Library JournalAddison is often one step ahead of the adults, but his lead is constantly threatened, building steady tension throughout the novel, screenwriter Stokes’s debut.--Publishers Weekly “What to give the kid who''s read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books? Try Addison Cooke...this fast-paced adventure will enthrall middle-grade readers and leave them wanting more.--Parents
|The Bill The Cat Story by Berkeley Breathed : INR929 ISBN: 9780399546624|
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the hilarious Bloom County comic strip is back! To help celebrate, here is the first ever Bloom County picture book, featuring fan-favorite Bill the Cat in an origin story. (Ack ack!) The perfect gift for Bloomers old and new.An Amazon Best Book of the Year and NY Times bestseller!Almost thirty-five years ago Berkeley Breathed launched a little-known yet laugh-inducing comic strip called Bloom County that was full of characters who instantly entered the public consciousness--none more so than Opus (the penguin) and Bill the Cat. Bloom County''s popularity soared, it was soon syndicated nationally, had millions of daily readers, and before long its creator was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Then, nine years later, Bloom County sadly came to a close. It had simply ceased being fun for Berkeley Breathed.Now, more than twenty-five years after it ended, Bloom County has returned in full force and humor online, with an ever-growing fanbase every bit as zealous as it was in the strip''s heyday. For the comic''s youngest fans, and for those who never stopped wishing for its return, here is an all-new, kid-friendly story for anyone who ever wanted to know the origin story of Bill the Cat. Bloom County has never been more fun!Praise for The Bill the Cat StoryThe illustrations, a mixture of cartoons, eye-popping virtual paintings, and pencil sketches, will pull inquisitive audiences of all ages into the story.--Booklist[E]xtravagantly rendered artwork in luscious color.--Publishers Weekly
|Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford : INR431 ISBN: 9780142416679|
When Newt Newman''s football-star brother, Chris, is knocked into a coma during the biggest game of the season, Newt''s two best friends keep his mind off of the accident by helping him create the ultimate Halloween costume: Captain Nobody. Newt feels strong and confident in his new getup, so he keeps wearing it after Halloween is over. Soon Newt assumes the role of a hero in a string of exploits that include foiling a robbery and saving a planeload of passengers. But will Captain Nobody be able to save the one person he cares about most?
|Mapping The Bones by Jane Yolen : INR718 ISBN: 9780399546679|
From the best-selling and award-winning author of The Devil''s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele''s sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.It''s 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that''s how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim''s poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust.Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil''s Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.Praise for Mapping the Bones:Jane Yolen''s Mapping the Bones is a swift and deadly drama with overtones of dark fable we all wish we could forget. But this book, a shining star held in a trembling palm, requires us to remember. --Gregory Maguire, internationally bestselling author of WickedMapping the Bones is spare and beautiful and haunting. Jane Yolen has created a masterpiece. --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of The War That Saved My LifeMaster storyteller Jane Yolen has outdone herself. This is a compelling, important, necessary, and timely book that deserves the widest audience possible. --Lesléa Newman, award-winning author of Still Life with BuddyIn the hands of the superb Jane Yolen, folklore and fact connect in a harrowing testimony to horror and to love. Brutal, relentless, prophetic, and full of truth. --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name VerityA compassionate, unflinching, unforgettable Nazi labor camp Hansel & Gretel tale woven by America''s finest spinner of Holocaust stories for young readers. --Julie Berry, author of the Printz Honor Book The Passion of Dolssa[An] expansive, eloquent novel. --Publishers WeeklyYolen does a superb job of dramatizing the horrors of WWII and the Holocaust, bringing vivid fear and suspense to her captivating story. It makes for altogether memorable and essential reading. --Booklist[A] breath-taking and heartbreaking look at the horrors of war and the lengths people go to overcome. --Voice of Youth AdvocatesFans of Yolen''s The Devil''s Arithmetic will be engrossed in this story until the last page. --School Library Journal[A] well-rounded story of a very difficult time that shows the resiliency of these young people. --School Library Connection
|Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham : INR1135 ISBN: 9780399546686|
A charming and significant story set prior to the Civil Rights Movement about a boy who finds a way to challenge segregation laws.Frank has always been obsessed with elephants. He loves their hosepipe trunks, tree stump feet, and swish-swish tails. So when Miss Fancy, the elephant, retires from the circus and moves two blocks from his house to Avondale Park, he''s over the moon! Frank really wants to pet her. But Avondale Park is just for white people, so Frank is not allowed to see Miss Fancy. Frank is heartbroken but he doesn''t give up: instead he makes a plan!Frank writes to the City Council so his church can host a picnic in the park, and he can finally meet Miss Fancy. All of his neighbors sign the letter, but when some protest, the picnic is cancelled and Frank is heartbroken all over again. Then Miss Fancy escapes the zoo, and it''s up to Frank to find her before she gets hurt.
|Sandy's Circus by Tanya Lee Stone : INR887 ISBN: 9780670062683|
As a boy, Alexander ?Sandy? Calder was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older and became an artist, his fiddling led him to create wire sculptures. One day, Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences. This is the story of Sandy?s Circus, as told by Tanya Lee Stone with Boris Kulikov?s spectacular and innovative illustrations. Calder?s original circus is on permanent display at the Whitney Museum in New York City.
|Stinkbomb And Ketchup-face And The Quest For The Magic Porcupine by John Dougherty : INR523 ISBN: 9781101996669|
The BADgers are back in Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face''s second adventure, perfect for fans of The Stinky Cheese Man and Pseudonymous Bosch.The villainous badgers have escaped from prison, and it''s up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to find them and put them back! Only someone who knows about stories can point them in the right direction, so they consult Miss Butterworth, the Ninja Librarian. After referring to a copy of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine, Miss Butterworth sends them on their quest. Along the way they encounter raccoons who are definitely NOT badgers in disguise, a really REALLY long traffic light, a rabbit in a prickly coat, and a banana-eating hammerhead shark, all leading to a showdown with the badgers. Can the kids think fast enough to save the king from being shot out of the biggest water rocket in the world? We don''t know. But we''re going to read it and find out!
|Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs by Mad Libs : INR523 ISBN: 9781524790677|
An oversize edition of the best-selling Easter-themed Mad Libs that will have everyone hopping with laughter!Get ready, the Easter NOUN is coming to town! These 21 Easter-themed stories are now available in a large, gifty version perfect for baskets. The larger size also makes writing, playing, and sharing with friends a real (Easter) treat! It even includes a sheet of themed stickers.
|Moja Means One by Muriel Feelings : INR520 ISBN: 9780140546620|
A Caldecott Honor BookMoja Means One introduces children to counting in Swahili with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations. “Magnificient, full-page drawings throb with the feeling of East African life.”—Child Study AssociationLook for the Caldecott Honor Book and companion title: Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
|The Letters Are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst : INR434 ISBN: 9780140556636|
Once upon a time, all the letters of the alphabet were together. But now they''re lost! One showed up in the Bath. There was one under a Hat, another one on a Quilt, and even one in the Sandbox. Where are the rest? Readers will delight in finding out in this vibrant, charming introduction to the alphabet.