William Pène du Bois' classic novel documents the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives a volcanic eruption, discovers a fantastical diamond-filled island, and is eventually picked up floating in the Atlantic.
While his father strives to make him a doctor, shy and frail young Neftalí leads a solitary life immersed in books and collecting small treasures while witnessing painful injustices taking place in his native Chile. Illustrated by the Caldecott Honor-winning artist of Tibet through the Red Box.
Relocating with their parents to a small coastal village when war threatens their capital, Max and Alicia are astonished to encounter the ghost of the previous owner's son, whose drowning death is tied to a diabolical shadow being. By the best-selling author of Shadow of the Wind.
Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.
From the creators of the New York Times best-sellers Poetry Speaks and Poetry Speaks to Children comes a collection filled with more than 100 remarkable selections from a wide variety of poets in an anthology featuring both classic and contemporary works. Also includes an audio CD showcasing poets reading their own work.
In the 1980s, as her mother prepares to be a contestant on a television game show, Miranda tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
In an attempt to find a cure after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old boy, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital.
Having lied to so many throughout the years, Micah is justifiably known by all as a compulsive liar, but when her boyfriend suddenly dies, truth and fiction are blurred in entirely new ways and Micah must come to terms with the damage she has done through the complex web of deceit she has woven.
Ordered by his father to work in the mailroom of his law firm to get exposure to the real world, Marcelo knows that he must find a way to cope with his form of Asperger's Syndrome in order to prove himself, but when a series of events involving his father's partner and a matter of injustice comes to light, Marcelo finds himself in the midst of a dangerous situation.
On an island of green jungles and slumbering volcanoes, ancient tensions collide with new calamities, as two young sisters—Arilou, the beautiful prophet, and Hathin, her nearly invisible attendant—are caught in a deadly web of deceit in this mesmerizing, magical literary fantasy by an award-winning author.