there are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care. But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/26/2007Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives for some time in New England, and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider. With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the shogun to ease open the boundaries around Japan; he may even achieve his unlikely dream of becoming a samurai.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2010Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Join the Vampire Academy and Experience Augmented Reality. Click here and put your face on the cover of a best seller book. Are you tempted? Watch the book come to life with your likeness! St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . . Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever. Watch a Video Is your school a Vampire Academy? Take the quiz and find out! Get the Spirit Bound Countdown widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/16/2007Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste . . . Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/3/2009Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames….Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 323Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Winner of the 2008 NAUTILUS GOLD AWARD in the category of Young Adult Fiction/FantasyWinner of the 2008 MOM'S CHOICE GOLD AWARD in the category of juvenile fiction (ages 9-12)Miho's backyard had always been the sea. The creatures within it were an endless source of fascination. But when the sea steals away her small family, she finds herself the ward of an uncle she has never met and submerged in a world she has never known: Japan. From the city of Nagoya to the seaside town of Goza, Miho struggles to fit in and navigate the language, the culture and her own grief. It is in Goza that she discovers her surprising family history and finds new teachers. She is befriended by an old man who becomes her Sensei and teaches her Sho-do, The Way of the Brush. And it is there she meets Gaia, the living entity of the Earth. Gaia grants her amazing powers to connect with the "minds in the water" and Miho is given access and understanding to all the world's oceans. Will she be able to use her powers to help balance the traditions of the past with the demands of the present? Can she overcome her outsider status to help others understand The Way of Water?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/13/2007Pages: 336
Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle Opens quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Briar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a street girl, Evvy, using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant, and resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city's gangs as well as he understands Evvy. When gang warfare breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is seeking a stone mage to lead them to hidden gems. Only Briar and his magic can offer Evvy protection. Swept up in a bloody conflict, Briar must decide if he's ready to make the final step away from his former life as a "street rat".Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2002Pages: 264Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
If the gods wanted Akash to have an education, he is told, they would give him one. But Akash has spent his entire twelve years poor and hungry. So he decides to take control of his own life and try for a scholarship to the city school where he can pursue his beloved math. But will challenging destiny prove to be more than he has bargained for? In this raw and powerful novel, fate and self-determination come together in unexpected ways, offering an unsentimental look at the realities of India. Saraswati's Way is a 2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/5/2014Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
If the gods wanted Akash to have an education, he is told, they would give him one. But Akash has spent his entire twelve years poor and hungry. So he decides to take control of his own life and try for a scholarship to the city school where he can pursue his beloved math. But will challenging destiny prove to be more than he has bargained for? In this raw and powerful novel, fate and self-determination come together in unexpected ways, offering an unsentimental look at the realities of India. Saraswati's Way is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/9/2010Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are. Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high-school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn't know whose side he's on or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he's joined by hisfriends in a desperate attempt to discoverthe truth about a murder he can't remember'and the love he can never forget.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/2/2010Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Early one Easter morning, little bunnies begin turning up in the strangest (and funniest) places all over Sesame Street. Where did they come from? Here's a hilarious tale told in rollicking rhyme-a great way to celebrate Easter and spring!Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 1/27/2004 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
The suspense continues in this highly anticipated sequel to No Safety in Numbers.It's Day 7 in the quarantined mall. The riot is over and the senator trapped inside is determined to end the chaos. Even with new rules, assigned jobs, and heightened security, she still needs to get the teen population under control.But the teens may not be the biggest threat. Someone close to the senator is working behind her back, retaliating violently against the teens, and putting the entire mall in even more danger.Lexi sees things she knows are suspicious, but can't get her mother to listen.Marco finds his tolerance for bullies quickly reaching the boiling point.Ryan hates being in hiding when he's falling hard for Shay.Shay's depression may jeopardize her safety more than the virus.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/25/2014Pages: 496Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Four girls. Four generations. One family.The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin.Dana is Abby's daughter -- but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is on his side in any argument, regardless of whether he's wrong. And then her father dies.After years of moving, often with her mother and three siblings, Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to leave her family and get back to New York City. She moves in with her young, bohemian aunt Adele, determined to study art, attend school, achieve independence, and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family and Maine behind?
Children can learn their ABC's and 1, 2, 3's with their favorite Sesame Street characters in this colorful, fun, and educational hardcover. What better way to acquire these important early concepts than with their Muppet friends? The ABC Book of Words allows children to learn the alphabet and new vocabulary on every beautiful spread. The Counting Book has number examples on Sesame Street from "one broom swooshing" to "100 Twiddlebugs at the Twiddlebug Fair!" Together, these books make for a terrific over-size hardcover packed with value!Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 11/17/1998 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Delta Children's Products Sesame Street 2 Pc Room Solution This 2 piece room Solution is perfect for keeping your little munchkin organized in style. The set contains a table and 2 storage ottomans featuring bright cheerful colors and an ultra cool Sesame Street inspired design. The table and ottoman set is the perfect place for your little one to get creative. The hard surface makes clean up a snap after snack time and the ottoman seats provide ample storage space for art supplies, toys, coloring books and more. The multi-bin organizer is a great way to store things away in style. The pull out toy box is perfect for larger items like's costumes, shoes and books while the middle compartments feature smaller bins that hold accessories, smaller toys, art supplies and more. Each bin features a super cool Cars design theme adding an element of fun to cleaning up. Makes a great gift - everything comes in one box! Some assembly is required. Matches other Sesame Street items sold separately online from Delta Children's Products. Item weight: 60 lbs
Preschoolers will love visiting all of Elmo’s favorite places—the farm, aquarium, school, park, and home—while learning five different concepts (colors, shapes, counting, alphabet, matching) along the way. Packed with flaps from cover to cover, Elmo’s Favorite Places is sure to become a treasured book for young Sesame Street fans. Kids learn over 100 vocabulary words! - 70 flaps to lift!- Turn playtime into learning time with lovable Sesame Street characters and the newest and biggest flap book ever! - Important concepts included: colors, shapes, counting, alphabet, matching.- Bold object labels on every spread teach over 100 vocabulary words, making this book a learning adventure.- Children will adore the bright, bold illustrations of Jim Henson's familiar Muppet characters and beg to return to this book again and again. Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 9/11/2007Pages: 10Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote.Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Elizabeth Leads the Way is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/16/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
My best friend, Preacher, is being just that. His sermon today is on fathers and I am his congregation.“Dads are light. They have no roots.One strong wind, and they’re gone.Out of here. History.”With a click, a bang, a whisper—or no noise at all. There are so many ways that a door can close, but it’s not just the closing; it’s the knowing. And thirteen-year-old CJ knows too much—about losing his father, about his family’s pain, and especially about what it means to hold things together when times are the toughest. In this beautifully written and powerfully moving novel in poems, Hope Anita Smith tells the story of a young man’s struggle to accept a father who has walked out on his family. Here, in CJ’s words, is a portrait of hurt and healing, and finding the strength to open the door again. The Way a Door Closes is the winner of the 2004 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award and the 2004 Bank Street - Claudia Lewis Award and is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/15/2011Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Ready for another adventure in the Land of Ooo? Choose where the characters go as you guide them through this multi-path story!There are so many things to do in the Land of Ooo that sometimes the characters need a little help. This 128-page book features a multi-path story with riddles, puzzles, and codes that allow the reader to alter the characters' paths and lead them on many different adventures.
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