Struggling to adapt within her newly blended family in 1964 Mississippi, young Sunny witnesses increasingly scary community agitation when activists from the North arrive in town to help register African-Americans to vote.
In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
What could go wrong as the Bone cousins try to return to Boneville after visiting the village of Barrenville? Plenty. Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the annual Great Cow Race, but when his plans go disastrously awry, Boneville seems farther away than ever. Ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy.
The surprise return of the Turbo Toilet 2000 prompts Captain Underpants and his trusty sidekick to prepare for an epic showdown to prevent the carnivorous commode from devouring everything in its path. 350,000 first printing.
Unseen for nearly six decades, a follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories is comprised of four rare Dr. Seuss tales that feature such characters as Horton the elephant, Marco and a grinch.
This is the fourth book for young adult readers from Lucy Hawking and Professor Stephen Hawking. In this installment, it looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it.
In this book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand adventure that explains information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos.
Reared by ghosts, werewolves and other residents of the hillside cemetery he calls home, an orphan named Nobody Owens wonders how he will manage to survive among the living having learned all his lessons from the dead. And the man Jack — who killed the rest of Nobody's family — is itching to finish the job. Illustrations by Dave McKean.
Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain. Illustrated by Loren Long.
Separated from her parents in 1891 America, a century after a mysterious force throws the continents into different time periods, 13-year-old Sophia Tims and her refugee friend, Theo, embark on a search for her kidnapped uncle in a range of fantastical cities. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making new friends and generally learning a good deal about themselves.
Sumi's grandmother tells the story of her family's escape from Seoul during the Korean War, while they watch the trains which will eventually bring her mother back from army service. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara encounters a little prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny planet and relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. The poetic French novella was translated by Richard Howard.
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. A Caldecott Medal Winner. Reprint.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, an innkeeper and her son find a treasure map that leads them across the Spanish Main to a notorious pirate's treasure. This classic novel introduced the world to the dreaded Long John Silver.