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The familiars Aldwyn the cat, Skyler the blue jay, and Gilbert the tree frog are off on an all-new adventure in the series that Michael Buckley, bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, says "combines the magic of Harry Potter and the adventure of Warriors." With inventive magic, laugh-out-loud humor, and a mysterious conspiracy that will take all the familiars' wits to unravel, Palace of Dreams is the familiars' most extraordinary adventure yet.Peace has returned to the queendom of Vastia. Paksahara has been defeated, and the three familiars Aldwyn, Skyler, and Gilbert are the heroes to thank. But when a birthday celebration at the palace goes dreadfully wrong, and Queen Loranella falls victim to a curse, it seems the familiars are the prime suspects. After narrowly escaping the palace dungeons, they'll have to embark on a quest to clear their names--a quest that will lead them across Vastia and even into the magical land of dreams.
Leavitt's extraordinary novel is the story of orphan Nick Austen's lifelong search for love and family with the three women in his life: his first love, his wife, and his teenaged daughter.
While trying to construct her family tree for a school assignment, eleven-year-old Tyler discovers her Amish heritage and other secrets about her family's past.
Four girls. Four generations. One family. The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin. Dana is Abby's daughter -- but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is on his side in any argument, regardless of whether he's wrong. And then her father dies. After years of moving, often with her mother and three siblings, Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to leave her family and get back to New York City. She moves in with her young, bohemian aunt Adele, determined to study art, attend school, achieve independence, and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family and Maine behind?
This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them.<P><P> But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself a ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.<P> Armand and the children's adventures around Paris--complete with gypsies and a Santa Claus--make a story which children will treasure.<P> Newbery Medal Honor book
Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages-and the light isn't flattering. (We're looking at you, George "I must not tell a lie" Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!Famous "Phonies":Confucius George Washington Pythagoras Hiawatha Gilgamesh Major William Martin William Shakespeare Pope Joan Homer Prester John Huangdi The Turkle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. It's perfect for the history buff, the reluctant reader, or that kid who loves the strange and unusual. And who doesn't? Famous "Fakes":The Yellow Emperor * Gilgamesh * Homer * Pythagoras * Confucius * Mary Magdalene * Hiawatha * Prester John * William Shakespeare * George Washington * The Turk * Major William Martin
Kidnappers in Italy have their hands full when the captive American children advise them on running a better kidnapping and on proper nutrition.
Grace wants to learn horse riding like her brother Owen and is paired with Fancy, a small Welsh Pony, for her lessons. Will Grace be able to tack, ride and win the coveted blue ribbon before finishing her lessons?
Ages 4-8. With the 100th day of school just around the corner, Nancy finds herself utterly stumped. She can't think of anything exciting, special, or imaginative enough to bring in to class to commemorate the day. Just as Nancy begins to lose hope, she finds inspiration from an unexpected source--and learns that even sad events can bring with them a glimmer of beauty.
Join Nancy Clancy in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's fourth Nancy Clancy chapter book about the past, present, and future! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, must go back in time to solve their latest mystery. While Nancy's class learns about time capsules in school, another relic from the past pops up in the present. Nancy buys an old desk at a tag sale and soon finds out that someone left behind a key. In the perfect follow-up to Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth; Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer; and Nancy Clancy Sees the Future, Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way. But unlocking the mystery soon proves to be more difficult than they had thought, and when the answer isn't what they had expected, Nancy and Bree learn there are some things that remain timeless forever. Fans of Fancy Nancy will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking and the will to never give up.
Nancy Clancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's third Fancy Nancy chapter book, Nancy Clancy Sees the Future! Nancy thinks she may be able to read the future . . . and all signs point to her being a true clairvoyant--that's fancy for fortune-teller. In this perfect follow-up to Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth and Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer, Nancy tries her hand at fortune-telling but quickly learns it's a bit more complicated than she thought. Does Nancy really have special powers, or is it all just a coincidence? Fancy Nancy fans will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking.
Nancy Clancy takes the field in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's sixth Nancy Clancy chapter book. Normally Nancy doesn't like dressing like everyone else. But wearing a soccer team uniform--well, that's different. Nancy adores being on the Green Goblins--she loves cheering for her teammates, sharing refreshments, and painting her fingernails bright green before every game. If only she wasn't cursed with slow legs! All Nancy wants is to be mediocre--or maybe even a little better than average. Will she reach her goal? Here's a brand-new chapter book with plenty of humor and sports action, written expressly for kids like Nancy who aren't the star of their team.Fans of Fancy Nancy will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series!
Nancy Clancy is ready for her close-up in the fifth chapter book in the Nancy Clancy chapter book series by the New York Times bestselling team of Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.It's Nancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year--she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy's humiliation get the best of her, or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?Fans of Nancy Clancy will enjoy watching Nancy sparkle in the spotlight in her latest chapter book. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking.
Nancy absolutely adores stars. She loves how they sparkle in the sky, and she can even name the constellations. Nancy can hardly wait for her class visit to the planetarium! Young readers will delight in this newest addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read series, sharing in Nancy's anticipation and disappointment when the trip doesn't go as planned. But with her trademark panache, Nancy manages to make even this frustrating situation fun-and, of course, fancy. Picture descriptions present.
Ages 4-7 Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars -and their constellations (that's 'a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what's a stellar stargazer to do? Picture descriptions present.
Eastwood Elementary's new student is nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?
[from the back cover] "Or better yet, FANGS!! That's what Matt wants to know. Ever since he and his little sister arrived at their grandmother's house for Thanksgiving, pretty crazy stuff has been going on. Like the strange guy who's supposed to be their grandmother's handyman. The one who wears dark glasses--even at night. And the creepy feeling Matt always has around the house--like somebody's watching him. Matt's not sure what's going on, and the nightmares about a giant vampire turkey aren't helping things. But he's determined to get to the end of the weirdness, and soon. Because he and his family aren't the only ones hungry for Thanksgiving dinner. Before they know it, they could end up as turkey stuffing!!"
Fanny, the cat, has only three legs on which she manages just fine. She is normal as normal can be. Sadly, the other animals on the Serendipity Farm won't befriend her because they are afraid she will feel uncomfortable since after all she has but three legs. A little dog named Ruby learns that handicap is just a state of mind. Ages 5-9.
For every child who's ever dreamed of being in the Guinness Book of World Records comes the story of eleven-year-old Arthur Whipple and his fantastic family of world record breakers . . . - Most Crème Brulée Eaten in One Minute - Highest Number of Matching Outfits Worn by a Stuffed Toy and Its Owner - Youngest Person to Summit the Third-Highest Mountain in the World These are just three of the 49,521 records won by Arthur's twelve brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, unlike his siblings, Arthur hasn't broken a single, solitary world record! But when the Whipples suffer a spate of catastrophes and a curious amount of attention from a pair of irregularly sized and unusually menacing clowns, Arthur might be the only one who can save his family from losing their collective crown . . . or worse. A 2013 BOOK EXPO AMERICA (BEA) BUZZ PANEL SELECTION!
The book that inspired the Academy Award-winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. <P><P> Everything in Morris Lessmore's life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children's literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today's world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it's story that we truly celebrate-and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.
Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.<P> Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!<P><P> Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief -- it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox -- Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.
After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley N Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.
While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.
It was an average day at Harry Buttz Elementary until . . . KABLAM! The five-bean burritos churning in Darren Stonkadopolis's stomach exploded in a fart so volcanic it melted his desk seat, knocked out his whole class, and got him sent to the nurse--and he's not alone.Something fishy is going on in Buttzville. And it's up to Darren and his three farting friends to combine their potty powers to get to the bottom of this evil plot--before it's too late. With their scent-sei, Janitor Stan, at their side, the Fart Squad has to learn to harness the powers between their butt cheeks. And then let it RIIIP."A flagrant romp. Not to be passed!"--The New York Toots"A cut above the rest."--StinkyCheese.com"If you haven't caught wind of Fart Squad yet, don't let this one go!" --Rude News"We've been dealt a winner!"--SmeltIt.blog.com
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