In a celebration of letters, imaginative creatures are introduced for each letter of the alphabet, but before long, a group of numbers crash the story and try to carry out their plans to turn the text into a counting book. 200,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.
After losing his grandfather's pocket watch, Alex journeys to the Blue Moon, a place where earthlings search for lost items, where he meets a vast array of eccentric characters, some good and some bad, and gains a new perspective on the concept of time.
Although his father is a minister, Hong Kil Dong cannot work for the government because his mother is a commoner, and he decides instead to use his training and magic powers to help the oppressed peasants.
Presents an ancient Sumerian tale about the youngest and weakest of eight brothers who, caught up in an ill-advised war, uses his wits and courage and eventually becomes king. 10,000 first printing. Jr Lib Guild.
The creators of Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs present information about prehistoric sharks and other sea creatures, including the pterygotus, megalodon, and hybodus, in a book with more than thirty-five pop-ups. 300,000 first printing.
In graphic format, the author shares her story of how, after being diagnosed with flat feet, she decided to take ballet classes at the age of six and was accepted to the School of American Ballet when she was eleven.
When Leo Caraway, president of the Young Republicans Club, gets his scholarship to Harvard taken away, he turns to his real father, a lead singer in a punk rock band whom Leo has just recently learned is his father, in hopes that dad will pay for his tuition, but Leo's summer job as the band's roadie teaches him a lot about his dad, his friends, and himself.
When she is tricked by her stepfather and sold into prostitution, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi becomes submerged in a nightmare where her only comfort is the friendship she forms with the other girls, which helps her survive—and eventually escape. Reader's Guide available.
When Maud is chosen by the seemingly sweet Miss Hyacinth and her sister, she, excited to leave the orphanage, finds her new home a place of corruption and cruelty when she is forced to help stage elaborate seances to swindle wealthy patrons out of their money.
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's funny and sensitive drawings weave together the stories of Jin Wang, a Chinese-American kid who just wants to fit in at his new school; basketball player Danny, whose life is bedeviled by his stereotypical cousin Chin-Kee; and the mythical Monkey King, whose desire to become a god gets him in rather a lot of trouble.
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Told in free verse and set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem, this powerful novel follows seventeen-year-old African American Damien as he takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love, Junice, will be together—forever.
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
When the Robie House is marked for demolition, Petra, Calder, and Tommy take action to save the historic landmark, yet ghostly sounds and moving shadows from within make the three friends think that there may be something strange about the special house and so begin to gather additional evidence with their sleuthing skills. 175,000 first printing.
Having moved to his aunt's home in Massachusetts after being acquitted for murder in his hometown, David thinks that he'll be able to get his life back in order, yet with everyone in the community staring at him, David knows there is no escaping the events of the past. Reprint.
A stern but magical English governess is blown into the Banks' lives by the east wind. She slides up the banisters, can produce enormous objects from her carpet bag, and takes the children to a tea party on the ceiling in this beloved children's classic.
While visiting the estate of Arundel during their summer holiday, the Penderwick girls bask in the lush and beautiful environment where they explore a treasure-filled attic, play in a wondrous garden, dine on tasty homemade cookies, and make a new friend with the handsome owner's son.
When his Chihuahua friends hide out from Bad Bobble-ito who has taken over their dog house and left them out in the cold, El Skippito is determined to set things right and so puts a plan in motion to teach Bobble-ito a lesson he won't soon forget.
This thirteenth—and final—installment quite possibly reveals to readers if Count Olaf prevails, if the Baudelaires survive, and if the series actually ends happily - or unfortunately.
More determined than ever to find her brother, Kate sets out on the arduous journey to the Wretchedly Awful City and along the way comes across the fierce and terrible Mr. Gloom, who traps her and her companions on the outskirts of Miss Stringer's puppet village.