Although considered a troublesome child, Buddy Walker sees talent in Althea Gibson and decides to take her under his wing to build her tennis skills—challenging her to become a great player who eventually earns the title of the first African-American to ever play at and win the celebrated Wimbledon Cup.
Provides information and advice on camping gear, setting up camp, food, useful wilderness skills, weather, exploring nature, crafts, games, and other topics for a safe, environmentally sound, and entertaining camping experience.
I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Si;s learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities - creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed.Annotated illustrations, maps, and dreamscapes explore how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, in a powerful graphic memoir.
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.The beginning reader may watch a hungey caterpillar eat his way to the cocoon stage, when he hibernates for two weeks to emerge as a beautiful butterfly
Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger finds herself unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved Great-uncle Edisto.
In the future, most people will have a Feed chip implanted in their heads that connects everyone to an evolved version of the Internet — at the cost of even basic privacy. During spring break on the moon, Titus and Violet meet and build a relationship when their Feeds are hacked.
In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.
Set in a rural farm town in 1904, Russell is hopeful that they will close the school down now that their teacher has died, but when a replacement is named and it is Russell's sister, the two know that they are going to have quite an eventful year together as Russell tries to sabotage her plans at every turn. An ALA Notable Book & Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
Finding herself in the midst of a series of strange time warps at her home, Tanglewreck, eleven-year-old Silver comes to discover that the Timekeeper, an ancient tool for controlling time, is hidden somewhere within the house and so now she must locate it in order to keep it safe and out of the hands of those that would wish to do the world great harm. Reprint.
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school. By the creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. 250,000 first printing. BOMC Main.