Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?
In this coming-of-age true story, Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached — on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.
Norton Juster's classic fantasy — with wry illustrations by Jules Feiffer — follows bored young boy Milo after he receives a mysterious gift: a tollbooth that allows him entrance to the magical "Lands Beyond." Milo and his traveling companion, Tock the watchdog, restore the princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom — and in the process Milo discovers the real world has its own charms.
Provides madcap versions of children's favorite tales including "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," and "Cinderumpelstiltskin"
A nearly wordless graphic story follows a singing little girl's courageous search for a friend among the trees, pond and other unresponsive things in her world, until one wondrous night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands.
The award-winning husband-and-wife team present a sumptuously illustrated tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to non-violent protest in support of civil rights, in a metaphorical and spiritually symbolic poetic requiem that covers King's final months and assassination.
The award-winning creator of the Dear Dumb Diary books presents a debut entry in a new series featuring a grouchy kitty, who in a collection of short, laugh-out-loud comics shares offbeat observations on everything from pizza and computers to toothbrushing and his dim-witted best friend.
A lavishly detailed graphic novel partly inspired by the exile of Elizabeth I follows the banishment of a queen to a convent on a tiny coastal island, where her growing friendship with a mysterious young orphan leads to discoveries about the island's sinister true purpose.
When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place in a hilarious picture book that perfectly captures a pre-schooler's temper tantrum.
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
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
A charmingly simple story of a child whose playground is a gritty urban cityscape. With no parent in sight, the boy wanders the sidewalks to find a yellow construction hat that quickly becomes his favorite belonging, earning him many compliments from strangers on nearby stoops. Eventually the boy meets the owner of the hat and must return it, leading him to make his own yellow hat.
Greg Heffley's best friend and biographer shares first-person insights into their middle-school experiences while making a decided mess of Greg's life story. By the award-winning creator of Rodrick Rules and Getaway