In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1880, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances; one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket.
Keeping a list in her notebook of the important things that remain the same after her parents' divorce, Bea is thrilled when her father announces that he is remarrying and that she will have a new sister. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me. Simultaneous eBook.
The two-time Newbery Medal-winning author explores the human stories behind World War II's Pearl Harbor attack and Hiroshima bombing to contemplate what victims share in common and the importance of bridging cultural divides.
A latest entry in the best-selling picture book biography series blends conversational text and friendly artwork in an introduction to the life of Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci that explores how hard work and new ways of thinking inspired his remarkable achievements.
Accompanying his parents to their night-shift jobs as office cleaners, young Daniel reluctantly joins in as they use their imaginations to transform the deserted building into a magnificent paper kingdom where he might one day rule.
Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It's better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.
A companion to the best-selling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History shares the true stories of history-shaping black men, including civil rights leader John Lewis, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and tennis champion Arthur Ashe.