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.
The president of Kprshtskan is plotting to infiltrate the science fair at Hubble Middle School in Maryland in order to take over the United States government, but when Toby Harbinger, an ordinary student, makes up his mind finally to win the fair, the terrorists' plans go awry. 250,000 first printing.
Discusses how factors such as growing up as one of six brothers, a Catholic education, comic books, summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner all contributed toward making the author a comic writer.
Provides madcap versions of children's favorite tales including "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," and "Cinderumpelstiltskin"
When Joe Spooner brings an old buddy back home with him from the battlefields of World War II, Evie finds herself in a complicated situation that becomes even more dangerous when their family's guest suddenly drowns as dark family secrets are revealed.
Tintin, a young reporter, and his dog Snowy journey around the world, and even to the Moon, seeking adventure and solving mysteries
Billy and Sheena go with their Uncle, Dr. Deep, to search for treasure and are pursued by pirates who have been dead for two hundred years, and when Billy and Sheena return to land and visit Horrorland they encounter their worse fears.
When Pickles, a runaway circus elephant, stumbles into the life of a predictable pig named Pete, an unlikely friendship blooms as Pickles encourages Pete to go on wild adventures with her that take the daring duo to amazing places all around the world, including Niagara Falls for swan diving and the Matterhorn for a sleigh ride!
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart. That fateful five minutes leads to an all-night quest to find their favorite band's secret show.
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new—white—student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.If Drew Lawson is going to play college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new white student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.
The television actress and mathematics guru author of Math Doesn't Suck presents a pre-algebra primer for seventh- to ninth-graders, in an accessible reference that shares time-saving tricks, real-world examples, and detailed practice problems. 100,000 first printing.
The mathematically advanced actress best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing demystifies middle-school math concepts that are most challenging to today's student, sharing step-by-step instructions for developing real-world math skills. Reprint.