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Arrancada de su hogar en Kansas por un tornado, la pequeña Dorothy aterriza en un lugar desconocido junto a su perro Toto. La única persona capaz de devolverla a casa es el Mago de Oz, que vive en la Ciudad Esmeralda. Así empieza la travesía de Dorothy por un país maravilloso, una aventura plagada de obstáculos y peligros en la que contará con inestimables aliados: un espantapájaros sin cerebro, un león sin coraje y un hombre de hojalata sin corazón. Ciento once años después de su publicación original, y al medio siglo de su primera edición de bolsillo, restauramos el esplendor de El Mago de Oz con un prólogo iluminador y las ilustraciones que la han acompañado desde sus inicios.«L. Frank Baum ha llenado nuestro siglo, de principio a fin, de ingenuos gozos e insospechados deleites.»Ray Bradbury
Dark secrets at the maharajah's palace . . . Lost treasure and a bear attack in the Himalayas . . .And a naughty Indian monkey, filled with an ancient evil . . .When world-famous Explorer Gustav Champlon disappears just before a trip to India to find lost treasure, Kit Salter is determined to discover why. Tiny footprints in Gustav's room put her on the trail of a naughty Indian monkey. Before long she and her friends are aboard a steamer to India, on a quest to find the monkey and save Champlon. Welcomed into the palace of the boy Maharajah, a fabulous adventure ensues: Tiger hunts, court intrigue and a mountain expedition to find the lost paradise of Shambala . . .
Combining the heart of her Newbery Honor-winning fiction and the spirit of her legendary Baby-Sitters Club series, Ann M. Martin introduces a timeless new series for girls. Flora and Ruby do not want to move to Camden Falls. But they don't really have a choice -- their parents are dead and their grandmother, Min, is taking them in. It's strange to be in a new place. But luckily, it's a very welcoming place. Min runs a sewing store, Needle & Thread, at the heart of Main Street in Camden Falls. There, Flora and Ruby become friends with Olivia, who likes to organize things, and Nikki, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Even if Flora and Ruby never expected it to, Camden Falls becomes their home . . . and its stories become a part of their stories.
After a big fight, sisters Flora and Ruby must come together in this stirring installment of Main Street Flora and Ruby have always gotten along as sisters, but now they're coming apart. They're starting to fight all the time and nobody -- not their friends, not their grandmother -- knows what to do. It's all a part of growing up, but it's not an easy part. And Flora and Ruby are going to have to learn how to stay together... with a little help from their friends.
Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki start their own summer book club when well-loved books start appearing on their doorsteps in the fifth of Ann Martin's wonderful Main Street books. Flora and Ruby are about to start their second summer in Camden Falls. An element of mystery is instantly added when someone -- the girls don't know who -- leaves copies of a very special book on their doorstop, with instructions to read and discuss it. Olivia and Nikki also get books, and soon the girls are starting their own book club -- with some very interesting ties between the books they're reading and the things they're facing over the summer. But who's their literary benefactor? The girls don't need to read Nancy Drew to track down the answer....
A funny, sweet trilogy about three girls and the friendships and romance they find working summer jobs at a water park! Whitney's Summer Goals: 1. Throw the best parties ever at the water park -- and avoid backstabbing nemesis Marci. 2. Stop eating so much ice cream from Jake's ice cream cart. Who cares that he's really cute and sweet? 3. Figure out Caitlin and Robyn...will they still be my friends if they find out my secret? 4. Work on tan. 5. Quit looking at Jake!!
All kinds of people are coming to America. If you're European, you come in search of freedom or riches. If you're African, you come in chains. And what about the Indians, what is happening to them? Soon with the influx of so many people, thirteen unique colonies are born, each with its own story. Meet Pocahontas and John Smith in Jamestown. Join William Penn and the Quakers in Pennsylvania. Sit with the judges at the Salem witch trials. Hike over the mountains with Daniel Boone. And let Ben Franklin give you some salty advice in his Poor Richard's Almanac in this remarkable journey through the dynamic creation of what one day becomes the United States. This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Nancy pulled her purple notebook and matching purple pencil from her back pocket. She was glad she'd brought them along. Opening the notebook to a blank page, Nancy wrote down Missing Money Mystery. Under that, she wrote two columns. One said Clues and a second said Suspects. The girls then rushed over to Rodger."We want to help," said Nancy, holding her notebook firmly in her hand.
Middle-grade readers will be able to experience the thrills of the major motion picture Man of Steel in this junior novel that follows young Clark Kent as he learns to control his awesome powers and finds out who he really is. Eight pages of full-color movie stills featuring Superman(TM) add to the action. Featuring characters from the action-packed new movie, the Junior Novel tells the story of Clark Kent as he learns he is not the biological son of a Kansas couple from a town called Smallville. Clark is actually from the planet Krypton. As Clark slowly learns about his amazing powers and uncovers truth of where he came from, he begins to accept that it is his destiny to be Superman.
A young baseball player loses his confidence after being hit in the chest by a fast moving ball.
Thirteen-year-old Delrita, whose unhappy life has caused her to hide from the world, loves her uncle Punky but sometimes feels ashamed of his behavior because he has Down's syndrome.
From the Book jacket: These large, herbivorous marine mammals have calm, inquisitive natures that have endeared them to many. Curious legends are associated with manatees and dugongs, and they are central to many cultural traditions around the world. These remarkable animals are at risk throughout most of their range, from hunting, collisions with water craft, entanglement in fishing gear, habitat alteration, and disease. This up-to-date study examines their origins, life cycles, and present distribution, and discusses the problems facing conservationists in their efforts to protect these gentle giants. Discover the world's animals and the physical world in the World Life Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals and of our fascinating natural world.
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Anthony Monday is delighted when his friend Miss Fells and her brother Emerson invite him to spend summer vacation at an old house on a desolate island. But fun soon turns to terror when Anthony finds a trunk that can transport the three of them to another world-a horrifying place where a maniacal group is plotting the destruction of the people of Earth. Can Anthony and his friends save mankind, or will their desperate struggle be the end of them?
How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks influence the satellite technologies we use today? The history of mapmaking is full of remarkable characters who charted the unknown with an ever-changing set of tools. In Mapping and Navigation: The History and Science of Finding Your Way, kids ages 9-12 will learn the history and science behind the evolution of mapmaking, and how much is still out there for discovery.Readers will explore ideas through hands-on experiments while learning new terminology and interesting facts. Projects include using triangulation to measure distances, creating contour lines on a mini-mountain to understand elevation changes on a map, and inventing a sundial and compass to understand the basics of navigation. Whether mapping the solar system or mapping their own backyard, all readers will be able to understand mapping technologies and see the world in new and exciting ways.
Libro tercero de la serie Los héroes del Olimpo Una lucha milenaria. Siete adolescentes en apuros. Y el fin del mundo a la vuelta de la esquina. El destino de la humanidad pende de un hilo: Gea, la madre Tierra, ha abierto de par en par las Puertas de la Muerte para liberar a sus despiadados monstruos. Los únicos que pueden cerrarlas son Percy, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Leo y Annabeth, el equipo de semidioses griegos y romanos elegidos por una antigua profecía. Pero su misión es todavía más difícil de lo que parece: sospechan que para encontrar las puertas deberán cruzar el océano, tienen solo seis días para conseguirlo y, por si fuera poco, acaba de estallar la guerra entre sus dos campamentos y ahora ellos son un objetivo.... ¿Lograrán ganar esta carrera de obstáculos contrarreloj?
March 7, 1965 The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women, and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote. They'd been threatened. Been arrested. Jailed. This march was likely to end in violence, yet they went anyway. But when state troopers attacked with billy clubs and tear gas, the brute force was a shock. Many were injured, including children. But not even Bloody Sunday, as March 7 came to be known, was enough to deter the marchers. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they were committed to the voting rights movement despite the risks. Not even the youngest protestors gave up, and their defiance and courage were inspiring. Without them the struggle in Selma--which culminated in a five-day march to Montgomery--might have failed. Marching for Freedom tells the story of how ordinary kids helped change history. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge explores the events at Selma from their point of view, drawing on vivid recollections of some of those who marched as children. Dramatic photographs capture the danger and spirit in Selma during the turbulent spring of 1965 and offer a stunning visual narrative to the text. Ages 10 up
When Nancy and her friends travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Nancy is confronted by a baffling art theft--and exposes a terrible secret.
[from the back cover] "Their story began in 1606, when the people known as the Pilgrims embarked on their dangerous journey to find a place where they could worship as they wished. Over 100 people, including 30 children, were on the Mayflower when it landed in Plymouth, New England, in November of 1620. Here are stories of the ship's crossing and the first heroic year that the Pilgrims stayed alone in the New World. Stories of... --a young boy who almost blew up the Mayflower playing with gunpowder --how a mutiny was narrowly avoided on the Mayflower --the men, women, and children who braved that first year and lived to share their joy with their friends the Indians" Following the main text there is a list of books young readers may enjoy. Most of them are already in the Bookshare collection and the rest are on the way. Some of these books Bookshare has are: Ghosts Beneath Our Feet, Afternoon of the Elves, Boys Are Yucko, and Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library.
Girls ages 8-12 will love reading the whole story of Barbie's latest film. This Junior Novelization features eight pages of full-color images taken directly from the movie!
Natalie's quick thinking helps Vicki, Darion, and Charlie escape the Global Community's grasp. But will the GC satellite tracking help hunt them down? A teenager with problems in New Babylon contacts the kids and Lionel believes it might be a trick. Will Judd take the chance of a secret rendezvous? As the world prepares to take the mark of Nicolae Carpathia, the kids try to convince people of the consequences. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they discover a clever way to spread their message via computer and struggle to free their friends.
Chet Morton's very first day on the job - driving a Freddy Frost ice cream truck-sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! When Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists - the mark of the Starz, a local street gang. But what did the gang want with an ice cream truck? For the Hardys, the search for answers could have chilling consequences. Because while they're out to bust the gang, the gang is out to bust them. A major new threat is coming to town, and it's up to Frank and Joe to fight for what's right-and save the streets of Bayport!
Fans of The City of Ember will love The Mark of the Dragonfly, an adventure story set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous. Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields. The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home. The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible. Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.[STAR] "This magnetic middle-grade debut...[is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal."-Publishers Weekly, starred[STAR] "Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum."-Kirkus Reviews, starred[STAR] "A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic...Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot."-School Library Journal, starredFrom the Hardcover edition.
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