With spare text, Bodden focusses on the science of playing the game, including experiments for kids to do at home. A great primer for kids interested in playing football or just learning more about how the game works from a biomechanical point of view. Action photographs illustrate the text.
Learn about Plesiosaur and other dinosaurs they shared the ocean with in this easy to read book with well-drawn images. Perfect for kids who love dinosaurs and want a more realistic perspective.
Astronomer and artist David Aguilar picks the 7 most awesome places to go in the solar system. Gorgeous illustrations bring us up close to the places, and there is just the right amount of information to keep the most ardent space fan happy. Very cool!
This magical and musical adventure is one you don't want to miss out on! Join Harper on her mission to find her cat Midnight, and the rest of the cats from the city of clouds, when they suddenly vanish!
How did your first day of school go? Marvin the beetle's was great ... until he gets separated from James! His big adventure just got bigger!
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This is the kind of series where you need to read Every. Single. One. Harriet is still hilarious, she still uses her wits to save the day, and, she still needs Wilbur sometimes. But it’s all done in fresh new ways. Perfect for graphic novel fans whose parents want paragraphs in their children’s books.
Reluctant readers and reluctant campers alike will love this entertaining companion to Gone Fishing!
Based on a concept by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, Poptropica is a graphic novel adventure series! The Secret Society is the third in a series Lincoln Pierce (Big Nate) is raving about. Start at the beginning with Mystery of the Map!
Have you even dreamed of tending to your own garden? Anna Cheng certainly has. And when given a few packets of seeds and a copy of The Secret Garden, she begins to make that dream a reality in her new home’s big backyard. With her new friend, Laura, whose family also just moved in, Anna clears the land, tills the soil and scatters some seeds into the ground.
But when poison ivy, and a rainy autumn make a mudpile out of both the garden and the girls’ friendship, Anna must learn to wait, and watch how things can grow despite strain.
This prequel to The Year of the Book is a beautiful story about sharing passion, maintaining friendships, and the payoff of hard work.
While away on a camping trip with her family, Olivia stumbles across Forest in the woods. But Forest isn’t just another child from the campground-- he’s a wild child. Olivia is thrilled when she convinces her dad to let Forest come home, and stay with them--even with his one condition. And that one condition sure is a tall order, even for Olivia. She must teach Forest how to behave properly by the end of the week, when her grandmother is scheduled to visit. Will she be able to do it? Packed with silly situations, and lovable characters, this hilarious start to a new series is a great summer read for avid and reluctant young readers, alike.
A sweet and funny story about a young boy and a rescued baby skunk. Can he really convince his Mom to let him keep the kit? This is perfect for kids ready for a slightly longer story.
This book is perfect for readers of early chapter books, eager to learn more about space travel. With the right amount of text, illustrations and, of course, humor, kids learn what it takes to become an astronaut. I mean really, who wouldn’t want to ride on the “vomit comet,” eat freeze-dried ice cream or fly to the stars?
What a cool, fun book! Enter the game along with Super Rabbit Boy as he tries to save Singing Dog and Animal Town from King Viking! Video game lovers will know what it feels like to run out of lives and have to start the level over- and the satisfaction of finally getting past a tricky spot! A great story about learning and persevering.
This story begins simply... with a homeless dog in search of a treat from a sweet little girl. As the story continues, you meet the girl’s juggler father, who happens to have a very serious case of stage fright. Beautifully written and illustrated, the daily lives of the characters will charm you to no end.
This second in the "Deckawoo Drive" series introduces us to Francine Poulet, the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. That is, until she encounters a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost! Can Francine face her fears and get back in the animal control game? The whimsical cast of characters on Deckawoo Drive sure hope so! Another wonderful tale from Kate DiCamillo.-- Barbara
This very fractured fairytale is absolutely hilarious. There is nothing Princess-y about fraction-loving, adventure-seeking Princess Harriet, and the deadpan humor found in the Dragon breath series works perfectly. I can't wait to own the whole series! - Jamie