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By Mason Dickerson. 2023
Your favorite housecat is back and braver than ever! But when a lost kitten turns up, can Buster and his…friends help it find its way home? This funny chapter-book graphic-novel series returns with more hijinks and even more cats!Buster has been around the block--literally!After an adventure outside his home to help his owner, Buster now finds himself in the position of helping a lost little cat. Buster, Nova, and Chauncey take to the streets to find the cat's owner. But this strange stray turns out to be a ghost, and a reunion with its owner is going to be a lot harder than they thought! Will Buster and his friends have what it takes to reunite this lost cat and its owner?
By Karen Obuhanych. 2023
With a bold, graphic style and a bouncy, rhyming text, this picture book catches rascally kittens being their adorable (and mischievous!)…selves from morning to nap to night.This little kitty starts the day and meows, &“Wake up! It&’s time to play! All the little kitties get out of bed. Their bellies grumble—it&’s time to be fed." Read along as these frisky felines pounce and play, claw and climb, and snack and sleep—until daylight fades and these little kitties are ready to receive some love and affection. Filled with bright and playful illustrations, here is an adorable picture book by debut author-illustrator Karen Obuhanych, featuring many delightful cats—all brimming with purrsonality—that will charm cat lovers and kids alike.
By Paul Gilligan. 2023
Meet Pluto Rocket, a friendly alien, and Joe Pidge, a wise-cracking pigeon, in the first book of this hilarious new…early graphic novel series, for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Pizza and Taco!Joe Pidge, not just a pigeon but also the stylish king of the neighborhood, is bobbing his way down the street one day when, all of a sudden, Pluto Rocket enters the scene. It turns out, Pluto is from another planet, and is disguising herself for her secret mission — to find out what life in the neighborhood is really like.Lucky for Pluto, Joe Pidge has seen it all before, eaten it all before, and pooped on it all before, so he takes her under his wing and the two become fast friends. But Joe is the one who actually learns a thing or two and whose mind is blown by the out-of-this-world Pluto in this hilarious graphic novel series from Paul Gilligan, creator of the syndicated comic strip Pooch Cafe!
By Julie Fogliano. 2023
The cyclical nature of day and night frames a heartfelt exploration of the shared experiences that bring us all together.At…the start of a day brimming with possibilities, a gentle narrator whimsically explores everything the day might bring, from work to play, and all the sweet moments in between, like watching clouds and seeing something grow. In the moment when day inevitably turns to night, we are reminded that &“we are all just hearts beating in the darkness.&” This quiet space serves as a reminder of our shared existence, the very core of what brings us together. As a new dawn continues the cycle, that truth is a strong and steady pulse beneath the rhythm of another busy morning.In a story that is at once playful and poignant, Julie Fogliano masterfully combines simple, lyrical text and nuanced themes to create an inspirational exploration of perseverance, solidarity, kindness, and strength. Luscious illustrations by Cátia Chien accompany the soulful text. Cleverly emulating the cyclical nature of day and night, it emphasizes an even deeper message: through all of life&’s ups and downs, there will always be light after darkness, and most importantly, we have each other—these other beating hearts.
By Marcus Stroman. 2023
In this first book in the semi-autobiographical middle grade series from MLB pitcher Marcus Stroman, a young baseball player learns…that perfect games only come with a lot of practice—and some strikeouts.Young Marcus Stroman is determined to make it to the highest playing level he can, despite every coach telling him he&’s not tall enough to become a &“real&” pitcher. He&’ll show them…with some struggling and a whole lot of learning. It&’s easy to forget that for every professional sports player there was a kid just learning that sport, dealing with nerves during try-outs, dropping the ball when all their teammates are counting on them, and learning how to stay friends with someone who doesn&’t make the team. These hard lessons are universal whether in the majors or on a school playing field, and so are teamwork, competition, and believing in yourself.
By Philip Bunting. 2021
Let trees teach you everything from how to branch out to how to stay rooted in this delightful blend of…nonfiction and inspirational humor by author-illustrator Philip Bunting!What could we clever humans ever learn from trees? Find out when you take a stroll through the woods and learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends in this truly special book filled with graphic illustrations. With humor and heart, readers will encounter a small forest of facts. They'll explore the brilliance of trees in creating one interconnected wood-wide web that enables their community to collaborate with each other, share resources, warn of threats, and survive and thrive together.
By Dianne K. Salerni. 2023
The Addams Family meets The Westing Game in this exhilarating mystery about a modern magical dynasty trapped in the ruins…of their once-grand, now-crumbling ancestral home.Twelve-year-old Garnet regrets that she doesn&’t know her family. Her mother has done her best to keep it that way, living far from the rest of the magical Carrefour clan and their dark, dangerous mansion known as Crossroad House.But when Garnet finally gets summoned to the estate, it isn&’t quite what she hoped for. Her relatives are strange and quarrelsome, each room in Crossroad House is more dilapidated than the last, and she can&’t keep straight which dusty hallways and cobwebbed corners are forbidden. Then Garnet learns the family secret: their dying patriarch fights to retain his life by stealing power from others. Every accident that isn&’t an accident, every unexpected illness and unexplained disappearance grants Jasper Carrefour a little more time. While the Carrefours squabbles over who will inherit his role when (if) he dies, Garnet encounters evidence of an even deeper curse. Was she brought to Crossroad House as part of the curse . . . or is she meant to break it?Written with loads of creepy atmosphere and an edge-of-your-seat magical mystery, this thrilling story reads like The Haunting of Hill House for preteens. Perfect for late-night reading under the covers.A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
By Darrin Lunde. 2023
A nonfiction guessing game that explores the connections between an animal, its eggs, and its habitat.Written by a mammalogist at…the Smithsonian, this clever preschool page-turner pairs seven eggs with information about the animals' survival mechanisms, asking kids to guess which animal laid which egg. Whose Egg Is That? reveals the animals--ranging from penguins to platypuses--in their own habitats.
By Ronald L. Smith. 2022
A gripping, richly imagined fantasy set in an alternate ancient African world in which a Black girl finds her power and saves…her people from evil, by the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning author of Black Panther: The Young Prince. In the land of Alkebulan, twelve-year-old Asha is an orphan, raised by Madame S, the proprietor of a traveling carnival. When Madame S is attacked by ghoulish creatures, she manages to tell Asha before she dies, “Seek the Underground Kingdom, where the black flowers bloom.”Asha doesn’t understand the mysterious words, but they launch her onto a page-turning quest to protect her people and stop an ancient evil. Along the way, she uncovers shocking secrets about the family she never knew and begins to find her place in the world as she discovers her own untapped powers.
By Dori Hillestad Butler. 2023
In this latest book in the Geisel Honor award-winning series, our intrepid human-and-dog detective duo have another mystery to solve:…how did Raj&’s cat escape from a locked house?King and Kayla have a new case and a new friend. King LOVES new friends. They&’re his favorite! Raj needs our beloved detectives to help him find his cat. Blue was in the house when Raj left for school but now he&’s gone. Blue didn&’t come for dinner or breakfast. (King can&’t imagine missing a meal.) Blue never goes outside and he never had the chance to escape. Where did he go? When Raj describes Blue, he sounds very familiar. Could Blue be Cat with No Name?
By Melody Mews. 2023
Itty has a mystery on her paws! She must figure out why the mermaids of Lollyland have stopped singing in…this twelfth Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book.The mermaids of Lollyland, who usually sing all the time, have fallen silent. And Itty Bitty Princess Kitty is on the case. Working with mermaids can be tricky, though—they mostly keep to themselves and don&’t like to be disturbed. But Itty manages to befriend a mermaid named Aria, who confesses that someone new has been singing and it&’s making the mermaids too confused to carry on their own songs! Can Itty help the mermaids uncover the mystery musician? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on every page, the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
By Amanda Foody. 2023
Barclay and his friends find new dangers and fresh adventure when they encounter mysterious sandstorms in the Desert in this…thrilling third book of the New York Times bestselling Wilderlore series.After saving the Sea, Barclay and his fellow apprentices are eager to take part in a new kind of adventure—the Symposium, a set of courses that all apprentices of the Lore Keeper Guild need to pass before they can take their licensing exam. Barclay is excited to travel to the Desert to study at the University of Al Faradh, the most respected school in all the Wilderlands, and to reunite with the new friends he made at the Sea. He&’s slightly less excited about the Tourney, the traditional, good-natured prank war between the various apprentice tracks. As an Elsie, he&’s pretty sure he&’ll have enough on his hands keeping up with the Symposium without having to worry about stink bombs and slime warfare. But as mysterious, unnatural sandstorms start to appear around the Desert, there are more than just exams and bragging rights at stake. And the appearance of an exclusive, magical library might just be the key to everything…
Let’s recap the last twelve months of Dungeons & Dragons! Delve into all there is to know about the latest campaigns,…fantastical realms, and monstrous foes within Dungeons & Dragons.Featuring interviews with popular podcasters & streamers, awesome activities, and more, this official annual guide to one of the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying games is a treasure hoard of all the best tips and tricks to keep you up-to-date and bring your table to the next level!
By Alec Fisher, Richard Kennett, John Clare. 2014
Deliver engaging, enquiry-driven lessons and help pupils gain a coherent chronological understanding of and across periods studied with this complete…offering for Key Stage 3 History. Designed for the 2014 National Curriculum this supportive learning package makes history fun and inspiring to learn. Making Sense of History consists of four Pupil's Books with accompanying Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning resources. Structured around big picture overviews and in-depth enquiries on different topics, the course develops pupils understanding of history and their ability to ask and explore valid historical questions about the past.- Help pupils come to a sound chronological understanding of the past and identify the most significant events, connections and patterns of change and continuity with specifically tailored big pictures of the period and of the topics within it.- Develop pupils' enquiry skills and help them become motivated and curious to learn about the past with purposeful and engaging enquiries and a focus on individuals' lives.- Ensure pupils' progress in their historical thinking through clear and balanced targeted coverage of the main second order concepts in history.- Support and stretch your pupils with differentiated material, including writing frames to support literacy and ideas for more challenge provided in the Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning Resources.- Make assessment become a meaningful and manageable process through bespoke mark schemes for individual pieces of work.
By Aaron Blabey. 2021
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain…Underpants and Dog ManThey may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling illustrated series.POP QUIZ! You are on the roof of a skyscraper. Every floor of that building has nasty things that just don't like you. And you REALLY need to get to the basement. Whaddaya do?! (And no, you can’t just join the B-Team and fly away in their glamorous new spaceship.) Think quick, chico, because the multiverse is getting worse!
By Rebecca Elliott. 2022
Eva Wingdale has a hurt wing, in this New York Times bestselling early chapter book series just-right for newly independent…readers.Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Oh no! Eva has hurt her wing in a game of wingball. She visits the hospital and needs to wear a sling for a week. But the problem is, now she can't write in her diary! Luckily her friends and family are ready to step in and lend a helping wing. With speech bubbles, easy-to-read text, and adorable characters, this New York Times bestselling series is perfect for newly independent readers!
By Robert Snedden. 2012
Why do tigers have stripes? Do they choose to have them, or is that just how they are? Adaptation and…Survival explains what is meant by the fitness of an organism and shows how adaptations improve a plant or animal's chances of survival to have offspring. It tackles common confusions about the science and shows how topics are relevant to the reader.
By Mark Twain. 1963
A mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi river town impresses his friends and horrifies adults as a result of…his adventures. Companion to "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." First published in 1876. Grades 4-7. 1963.
By Paul Fleischman, Sid Fleischman, Eric Von Schmidt. 1978
Three humorous tales about Jim Bridger, a mighty tall man who discovers the Great Salt Lake, the Petrified Forest, and…a flat-topped mountain that becomes his alarm clock. For grades 3-6. 1978
By Bill Gutman. 1977
Biography of the innovative pianist, composer, and band leader who helped popularize jazz. Incorporates personal interviews with many people who…knew and loved the Duke. For junior and senior high and adult readers