"Perfect for toddlers - wonderfully illustrated in pencil and watercolor with big bold images and no real words, just the sounds of woodland animals that have fun with a kid's red sled . It's strikingly original and totally inspired." (San Francisco Chronicle)
In a 19th-century Welsh town, fledgling witch Morgana must defend her love, her home, and her life. Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader. (Kirkus)
Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math
Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 3, 2014
"A engrossing blend of autobiography, mathematical theory, and 'what if' speculations, Daniel Tammet's essays allow us to see the world through the lens of numbers. The result is fascinating, even dizzying series of fresh perspectives on things we thought we knew." (Billy Collins)
A mouse stowaway on NASA's first human mission to Mars becomes a hero when one of the landing craft's engines fails. Pint-size ace Meteor is back, secretly training for America's first human mission to Mars. When he doesn't make the crew list, he stows away and carefully stays hidden as he observes onboard life during the six-month journey to the red planet. Once in orbit, a failed engine means the landing will be scrubbed-the one remaining engine isn't strong enough to carry a human. That's when Meteor offers his small self as mission savior and becomes the first mouse on Mars.
The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life-and then his own.
With tremendous pace, humor, and verve, Michael Rosen has retold a favorite tractional story. The pictures by Helen Oxenbury, one of the most widely loved contemporary artists, are full of masterly characterizations, delightful comedy, and high drama, set in lovely sweeping landscapes. This is a book not to be missed, one to be chanted aloud and acted out, to be enjoyed over and over again.
With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of Looking for Alaska returns with a novel about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she has left behind just for him.
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. "Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing." (School Library Journal)
Drawing on myriad sources from the Tudor era, bestselling author Alison Weir provides the first book ever to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping story of Anne Boleyn's final days. The Lady in the Tower explores the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen's fate, unraveling the tragic tale of Anne's fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the final, dramatic scene on the scaffold
Bonhoeffer : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a righteous gentile vs. the Third Reich
Dec 25, 2013 - Dec 28, 2013
A groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century, a man who stood up to Hitler and the monstrous evil that was Nazism. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp.
This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm.
Down-to-earth, real, and inspiring, this volume of distilled wisdom from Angelou contains essays that invite one along on an inspirational journey that explores ideas garnered from a life well lived. "Sound advice, vivid memory and strong opinion . . . What is clear is that [Maya] Angelou is, all these years later, still a charmer, still speaking her mind." (Washington Post Book World)
"This oversize volume combines elements of a visual extravaganza with fascinating trivia in pages as spacious and luxurious as a classic road atlas. It's an invitation to travel around the world one page at a time." (Shelf Awareness) and "as likely to engross adults as it is 7- to 10-year-olds.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story." (John Green)
"Antiques dealer Weezie Foley and her best friend BeBe Loudermilk are feeling a little overwhelmed as the December holidays approach in Savannah. Weezie is trying to prepare for her Christmas wedding to Daniel Stipanek while he's off in New York City working as a guest chef for the beautiful Carlotta Carlucci. The very pregnant BeBe is set to deliver at any minute, although she refuses to marry the baby's father." (Library Journal)" Readers can expect a delightful diversion that's fast paced, character-driven and extremely fun. Andrews delivers a blissfully divine holiday gift." (Kirkus)