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Scholastic Newbery Collection

by Cynthia Lord Karen Hesse Ann M. Martin Cynthia Rylant

These critically acclaimed, bestselling Newbery Winner and Honor books that highlight inner strength and perseverance are now available in this convenient eBook collection! The young protagonists in each of these stories are confronted by varying conflicts, which can only be overcome by their inner will and tenacity. These are stories of family, friendship, and hope. In RULES, all Catherine wants is a "normal" life, and having a brother with autism makes that seem nearly impossible. Summer is sad when her aunt May dies in MISSING MAY. But when a boy from school tells Summer that it's possible to reconnect with her aunt, they go on an adventure. OUT OF THE DUST is written in verse and tells the story of Billie Jo's struggle to survive in the Oklahoma dust bowl years during the Great Depression. Hattie's world is turned upside down in A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE when her uncle returns after being institutionalized for schizopphrenia and autism.

Breaking Butterflies

by M. Anjelais

The closest he will ever come to happiness is when he's hurting her. Will she let him? A beautiful and twisted story of first love and innocence lost -- written when the author was just eighteen. Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were kids, he scarred her with a knife. Now, as his illness progresses, he becomes increasingly demanding. She wants to be loyal -- but fears for her life. Only the ultimate sacrifice will give this love an ending.

Infinity Ring Book 8: Eternity

by Matt De Peña

The New York Times bestselling series returns . . . and so does Matt de la Peña! Dak, Sera, and Riq have fixed the Great Breaks in history . . . but the SQ isn't beaten yet, and the biggest, boldest Infinity Ring adventure of all time has just begun!

The Game of Love and Death

by Martha Brockenbrough

Not since THE BOOK THIEF has the character of Death played such an original and affecting part in a book for young people.<P><P> Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don't know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history? In the rainy Seattle of the 1920's, romance blooms among the jazz clubs, the mansions of the wealthy, and the shanty towns of the poor. But what is more powerful: love? Or death?

REM World

by Rodman Philbrick

It all begins when Arthur Woodbury (a.k.a. Biscuit Butt) decides he's tired of being out of shape. Hoping to slim down quickly, he purchases a miracle weight-loss product, the REM Sleep Device, which promises to help him lose weight while he sleeps. But when Arthur fails to read all the directions, he's in for a lot more than he expected.

Jackie's 9

by Sharon Robinson

This inspiring collection pays tribute to baseball legend and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson. Jackie¹s daughter, Sharon, acts as a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father achieve his goals. Jackie¹s values are brought to life through the powerful words of other heroes and pioneers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Christopher Reeve.

Confectionately Yours Collection

by Lisa Papademetriou

Confectionately Yours Collection: Books 1-4.

Shokunin (Flash Relatos)

by David B. Gil

Shokunin es un spin-off de El guerrero a la sombra del cerezo, la novela de ficción histórica mejor valorada en las librerías on-line. Maese Ekei Inafune, médico de cámara del clan Shimizu, es reclamado para diagnosticar la causa de la muerte de los cadáveres que, sin señal alguna de violencia, aparecen cada noche en el barrio del placer de Sabae. Las autoridades locales temen la propagación de una nueva enfermedad, pero lo que comienza como un caso médico termina por revelar un secreto mucho más truculento. Este cuento autoconclusivo se ubica antes de los acontecimientos narrados en la novela El guerrero a la sombra del cerezo, y deleitará tanto a los lectores que reclamaban más aventuras de este peculiar médico, como a aquellos que desean descubrir a uno de los protagonistas de la novela histórica más leída y mejor valorada por los lectores de

I Survived Collection #2

by Lauren Tarshis


The Sassy Collection

by Sharon M. Draper

All four Sassy books: <P> Little Sister Is NOT My Name!: It's not easy being nine, especially when everyone calls you Little Sister instead of your proper name. But nothing stops Sassy Simone Sanford! When the going gets tough, she reaches into her shimmery Sassy Sack to find what's needed - a camera, shoestring, flashlight, or superglue - to solve life's problems. When she and her family are trapped in a scary situation, Sassy learns that courage comes in all sizes - and being called Little Sister might not be so bad after all.<P> The Birthday Storm: It's summer vacation, and Sassy and her family are headed to Florida to visit Grammy for her birthday. A huge celebration is planned at Grammy's beach house. Sassy can't wait! But the weather reports say a hurricane is swirling in the Atlantic, and could be coming right toward Grammy's town. So much for family fun-everyone's too busy boarding up their houses and stocking up on food. To make matters worse, the local sea turtles' lives are threatened, there's no electricity, stores are closed, and there's no birthday cake.<P> The Silver Secret: Sassy’s school is doing a musical performance that is going to be televised, and Sassy wants to sing with the choir. However, it's no secret that Sassy can't sing. But she has also been hiding a big secret . . . for the past year she has been taking pizcolo lessons, and she’s quite good at it. Instead of tuneless croaks, she produces lovely, lyrical tones from her silver instrument. But she has to prove to the music teacher not only that she’s needed in the show, but also that she can make a difference in the performance.<P> The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party: Sassy wants to cook a fancy meal and it turns out to be a disaster. The recipe goes wrong. The cooking is a mess. And -- the dog eats the cake. Thank goodness for friends and for all of the wonderful items Sassy stashes in her sack. Who knew stuff in a sack could save a dinner party?! Well, when you’re Sassy Simone Sanford, a little ingenuity goes a long way. Backmatter provides simple and safe recipes that kids can do with the help of an adult.

Sassy #4: The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party

by Sharon M. Draper

Sassy and her sparkle sack are back -- this time in a kitchen caper! Sassy wants to cook a fancy meal and it turns out to be a disaster. The recipe goes wrong. The cooking is a mess. And -- the dog eats the cake. Thank goodness for friends and for all of the wonderful items Sassy stashes in her sack. Who knew stuff in a sack could save a dinner party?! Well, when you're Sassy Simone Sanford, a little ingenuity goes a long way. Backmatter provides simple and safe recipes that kids can do with the help of an adult.

La fábrica de canciones: Cómo se hacen los hits

by John Seabrook

Un ensayo fascinante y revelador que explica cómo se hacen los grandes éxitos que suenan en las radios de todo el mundo: La fábrica de canciones cambiará el modo en que escuchas música. En las dos últimas décadas ha nacido un nuevo tipo de canción. Los hits actuales están repletos de hooks, anzuelos musicales diseñados para engancharse a tu oreja cada siete segundos. Sus compositores han dedicado centenares de horas en inventarlos, en lograr que la melodía, el ritmo y la repetición se incrusten en el cerebro humano. Y los han pensado para que la experiencia de escucharlos funcione tanto en la radio o la tele como en centros comerciales o el gimnasio. En un viaje que lo lleva de Nueva York a Los Ángeles y de Estocolmo a Corea, John Seabrook nos cuenta la historia de una industria que de repente, tras un cataclismo, se vio forzada a transformarse; sus productos debían ser, más que nunca, innovadores, competitivos, ambiciosos y sexys. Explorando el terreno que comparten la ciencia y la creatividad, La fábrica de canciones es un libro que cambiará la manera en que escuchas música. Reseñas:«Una historia fascinante que lo abarca todo, desde el Brill Building y Phil Spector hasta Afrika Bambaataa o American Idol. Bajo todas estas tramas resuena, como una línea de bajo, el inexorable cabal de la tecnología.»The Boston Globe «Un libro tan adictivo como el tema que trata.»The Sunday Times «Un volumen vivo, entretenido e inspirador, que puede interesar a los locos del pop y también a la gente que no se imagina perdiendo la cabeza por el último hit de Rihanna.»The Wall Street Journal «Un relato absorbente sobre un fenómeno descomunal.»Walter Isaacson, autor de las aclamadas biografías Steve Jobs y Einstein «Un claro ejemplo de la tradición del New Yorker de contar historias con el máximo detalle sobre asuntos de la cultura popular de los que de otro modo no te enterarías.»Charles R. Cross, autor de Heavier Than Heaven, la biografía de Kurt Cobain «Seabrook no solamente examina el interior de una canción, sino también cómo una canción logra meterse en nuestro interior.»The Observer

My New Team (Little Rhino #1)

by Krystle Howard Ryan Howard Erwin Madrid

A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard! Every day when Little Rhino comes home from school, he finishes his homework, grabs his bat, his glove, and runs outside to meet Grandpa James. They always practice catching and hitting in the backyard. Playing baseball with grandfather is Little Rhino's favorite thing to do, especially when he pretends to be a real Major League homerun hitter. One afternoon, after a long day of second grade, Little Rhino comes home to find out that Grandpa James has signed him up for a baseball league! Little Rhino will finally be a part of a team! But Little Rhino will quickly learn that is not always so easy to a good teammate, especially when there's a bully wearing the same uniform as you. From Major League Baseball superstar Ryan Howard and his wife, Krystle Howard, a former elementary school teacher, this exciting new series is a fun read for sports and book fans alike!

Little Rhino #2: The Best Bat

by Ryan Howard Erwin Madrid Krystle Howard

A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard! Little Rhino is so excited for his team, The Mustangs, to play their first baseball game. They've been having some good practices. The team is starting to come together. Grandpa James even bought Little Rhino a new bat to use. In the last practice, Little Rhino's bat goes missing. He's convinced that Dylan, the bully on his team, is the one who took it. But Little Rhino learns quickly that he can't blame someone without any proof. Will Little Rhino find out who took his bat before the first game? From Major League Baseball superstar Ryan Howard and his wife, Krystle Howard, a former elementary school teacher, this exciting new series is a fun read for sports and book fans alike!

Little Rhino #3: Dugout Hero

by Krystle Howard Ryan Howard Erwin Madrid

"A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard! The Mustangs were on a hot winning streak and every victory was important. Little Rhino's whole team was cheering for him. Even Dylan was standing on the bench rooting for Little Rhino, the home run hitter. It all came down to the next pitch. When the pitcher threw the ball, Little Rhino swung as hard as his arms could handle, felt a pop in his ankle, and dropped to the ground. That was yesterday. Today, Little Rhino is propped up on the couch with a sprained ankle. The doctor said Little Rhino is not going to be able to play baseball for the next two weeks. Rhino's friends keep dropping by to bring him his homework but Rhino just wants to be back on the field. Can he find a way to help his team without playing?"

Me crece la barba: Poemas para mayores y menores

by Gloria Fuertes

Una amplia antología de la poesía de Gloria Fuertes para adultos y para niños, en el año de la conmemoración del centenario de su nacimiento. «Mi poesía está aquí, como nació -sin ningún ropaje de retórica-, descalza, desnuda, rebelde, sin disfraz. Mi poesía recuerda y se parece a mí.»Gloria Fuertes Cuando el mundo retrocede, la rima asoma. Cuando la vida aprieta, los versos repuntan. Así podría definirse el legado de Gloria Fuertes, poeta necesaria del amor, la injusticia, el anhelo y la soledad. Al cumplirse el centenario de su nacimiento, en pleno auge de la poesía en las redes, reivindicamos a una mujer única. En esta antología libre se reúne una amplia muestra de su producción poética para adultos, tan perenne como injustamente olvidada, y para niños, que le valió en las últimas décadas el clamor popular pero quizá no el crítico. Dispuestos y asociados en una suerte de itinerario vital (que no cronológico) de la autora, los poemas de Me crece la barba dan viva fe de que no había dos Glorias, sino una sola y para todos los públicos. Para absolutamente todos. Reseñas:«Pocas veces unos poemas tan particularmente despojados de preocupaciones de estilo me han producido una más penetrante sensación de originalidad estilística.»J.M. Caballero Bonald «La gran Gloria Fuertes, la poeta de la difícil facilidad, que tuvo lo más raro de tener para un escritor: nítida voz propia.»Luis Antonio de Villena «Sus versos son desconsolados y atroces, saludables y humanos, mortales de necesidad y amargamente sobrios y juguetones como el diablillo de la guardia, al que esta mujer quiere peinar los cuernos.»Camilo José Cela «Se sale de sus libros con una sorda alegría en el cuerpo, una sensación de contenida felicidad, de sonrisa amable, no sé, de compañía.»Juan Bonilla

Más allá de la verdad (Hanne Wilhelmsen 7)

by Anne Holt

AVISO A LOS LECTORES:Cuando leas un libro de la serie de la inspectora Hanne Wilhelmsen no vas a poder parar. «¡Cuatro cadáveres, Hanne! La madre, el padre, el hijo mayor y otro del que no sabemos nada.» Poco antes de Navidad, un grotesco asesinato múltiple en uno de los barrios más acomodados de Oslo tiene a la opinión pública en vilo. ¿Ha sido una tragedia familiar? La inspectora Hanne Wilhelmsen no lo cree. Hay demasiados cabos sueltos. ¿Quién es la cuarta víctima? ¿Y qué hacía con los Stahlberg, la famosa estirpe de armadores? Las luchas de poder en el seno de la familia Stahlberg y el extraño comportamiento del nuevo presidente de la empresa naviera tampoco le facilitan precisamente la búsqueda del asesino a Hanne. Y aún más complicada es su relación con sus viejos colegas, sobre todo con su compañero de investigaciones, Billy T. Tanto más cuando ella insiste en que quizá la clave de todo esté en otro asesinato múltiple cometido tiempo atrás. Nada ha sido fácil para Hanne desde la muerte de su amada Cecile... La crítica ha dicho...«Una novela policíaca perfecta, de gran calibre.»Aftenposten (Noruega)

The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

by Patrik Henry Bass Jerry Craft

In the spirit of Tony Abbott's UNDERWORLD books, comes the new kid on the block - Barkari Katari Johnson! Shy fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a bad day. He's always coming up against Tariq Thomas, the most popular kid in their class, and today is no different. On top of that, Bakari has found a strange ring that appears to have magical powers--and the people from the ring's fantastical other world want it back! Can Bakari and his best friend Wardell stave off the intruders' attempts, keep the ring safe, and stand up to Tariq and his pal Keisha, all before the school bell rings? Media celebrity and Essence Magazine entertainment producer, Patrik Henry Bass delivers adventure, fun, fantasy and friendship in this illustrated action-packed adventure starring an African American boy hero and his classmates.

The Spider Ring

by Andrew Harwell

A powerful ring. A dangerous web. When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power -- the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room . . . or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class. But the power comes with a price. Maria has attracted the attention of the Black Widow -- who is trying to collect all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way -- especially not Maria. The story of the ring is being woven like a web -- and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it.

Making a Splash #1: Robyn

by Jade Parker

A funny, sweet trilogy about three girls and the friendship and romance they find working summer jobs at a water park! Caitlin and Robyn, long time best friends, get summer jobs together working at The Splash, the local water park. While Caitlin gets to be a lifeguard, Robyn is stuck pushing little kids in inner tubes down a slide. And to complicate matters, Robyn's long-standing crush on Shane is turning into something more. There's just one problem....he's Caitlin's brother!

Caitlin (Making a Splash #2)

by Jade Parker

Now that Robyn is dating her older brother (ew!), Caitlin is feeling distinctly boyfriend-less in her lifeguard chair. But that's where she meets Jason, the water park's resident hottie. It's just too bad he's such a jerk. But is he?

El ejecutor

by Geir Tangen

Un debut literario escrito con la pasión de un aficionado y la entereza de un maestro. Un fenómeno que ha sacudido Europa. Un original homenaje a la novela negra escandinava. Traducido a 15 idiomas. En Haugesund, una ventosa ciudad noruega a orillas del fiordo, un asesino en serie está dispuesto a escribir su obra maestra. El periodista Viljar Ravn Gudmundsson ha perdido su ángel. En pocos años ha pasado de estrella mediática, tras destapar un sórdido escándalo político, a apestado en una redacción de provincias. Sus colegas desconfían de este hipocondriaco de origen islandés. Cuando recibe un extraño e-mail en el que se profetiza un crimen, casi reza para que se trate solo de una broma de mal gusto. Al día siguiente encuentran a una mujer asesinada y Viljar se da cuenta de que su viejo instinto sigue intacto. Mientras los agentes le interrogan, el periodista recibe otro mensaje en el que se anuncia una nueva muerte. Así comienza la caza de un criminal astuto y cruel que parece ir siempre un paso por delante de la policía, dejando un rastro de sangre. Lotte Skeisvoll, una investigadora excéntrica y obsesiva, necesita dar con la pista que por fin les dé ventaja en su carrera contra el reloj. Cuando se descubra que los crímenes imitan escenas de novelas negras famosas todo dará un vuelco. Pero la tensión aún será mayor cuando aparezcan pruebas que relacionan a Viljar con las víctimas. ¿Por qué el asesino lo ha elegido como socio? Críticas:«Bien pensada y mejor escrita, esta novela es tan divertida como brutal. En resumen: un thriller genial, con más de un giro audaz e inesperado en el cierre.»BOK «Un clásico en potencia.»Stavanger Aftenblad

Whitney (Making a Splash #3)

by Jade Parker

Whitney just wants to fit in at her summer job at The Splash water park -- and to be friends with girls like Caitlin and Robyn. Trouble is, her dad owns the water park and is making Whitney work there to "teach her the value of a dollar". She also can't help but notice that one of her co-workers, Michael, is very cute. But is he keeping something from her?

To Catch a Pirate

by Jade Parker

When sixteen-year-old Annalisa Townsend's ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father's treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. A fair trade, m'lady, he tells her afterward, before disappearing. A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the pirates and reclaiming the treasure they stole. But when she finally catches up with the wretched James Sterling and the young pirate becomes her captive, she discovers she's in danger of him stealing something far more valuable this time: her heart.

Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising

by Tui T. Sutherland

The New York Times-bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny! Peace has come to Pyrrhia . . . for now. The war between the tribes is finally over, and now the dragonets of the prophecy have a plan for lasting peace: Jade Mountain Academy, a school that will gather dragonets from all the tribes and teach them to live together, perhaps even as friends. Moonwatcher isn't sure how she feels about school, however. Hidden in the rainforest for most of her life, the young NightWing has an awful secret. She can read minds, and even see the future. Living in a cave with dozens of other dragons is noisy, exhausting--and dangerous. In just a few days, Moon finds herself overwhelmed by her secret powers and bombarded by strange thoughts, including those of a mysterious dragon who might be a terrible enemy. And when someone starts attacking dragons within the academy, Moon has a choice to make: Stay hidden and safe? Or risk everything to save her new friends?

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