Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/13/2011Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. Rick. Ezekiel. Gregory. Negan. Each man holds the fate of their community in their hands... and WAR is on the horizon! This volume collects THE WALKING DEAD #109-114, the prelude to ALL OUT WAR-the epic battle that will change the world of THE WALKING DEAD for years to comeBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/19/2013Pages: 136Reading Level: Age 17 and Up
Eleven-year-old Violet has one goal in mind when she runs away from home: to find her sister, Chloe, in New York City. But Chloe is no longer there. She's moved on to Tennesee where she's fighting for the right of women to vote. As Violet's journey grows longer, her single-minded pursuit of reuniting with her sister changes. Before long she is standing side-by-side with her new friends—suffragists, socialists, and colored people—the type of people whom her parents would not approve. This stirring depiction of the very end of the women's suffrage battle in America is sure to please readers who like their historical fiction fast-paced and action-packed. American Girls fans will fall hard for Violet and her less-than-proper friends.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/28/2010Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In the desert town of Richland, Washington, there stands a giant sycamore tree. Horribly mutated by nuclear waste, it feeds on the life energy of boys that it snags with its living roots. And when Teddy Matthews moves to town, the tree trains its sights on its next victim. From the start, Teddy knows something is very wrong with Richland-every kid he meets disappears before his eyes. A trip to the cemetery confirms that these boys are actually dead and trying to lure him to the tree. But that knowledge is no help when Teddy is swept into the tree's world, a dark version of Richland from which there is no escape . . .Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Superman: Man of Steel Hero Buddies Plush Figure This plush figure gives Superman fans of all ages the chance to fight alongside their favorite Super hero. The soft body figure is tough enough to take roughhousing, soft enough to squeeze, big enough to take on any super villain and bold enough to declare it. Boys can activate a variety of Superman phrases, as well as battle sounds, to amp up the Superhero action; they simply make contact with the Superman logo on the figure's chest. It's extraordinary fun with an extraordinary Super hero. Product FeaturesSoft enough to squeeze but tough enough to conquer16" figures feature the Superhero's signature styleKids can create action-packed storylines with their favorite superheroFigures say their signature phrase and deliver battling soundsCollect all of your favorite Hero Buddies plush figuresProduct Measures: 10" x 4" x 15"Recommended Ages: 4-8 years
Melissa & Doug Pirate Chest Let kids treasure hunt in style. Melissa & Doug Pirate Chest has brass handles, an eye patch, a pirate bandana and even a secret compartment. Age: 6 years and up Features Robust wooden pirate chest Hand-stained chest Great for pretend play Recommended Ages:6 and up
Playmobil Pirate Treasure Chest Playmobil Pirate Treasure Chest: Make way to treasure island where riches await with the Pirate Treasure Chest. This take-along case with handle opens to reveal a pirate island complete with two pirate figures, functioning cannon, rowboat with oars, treasure chest with treasure, palm tree, parrot, skull, and other accessories. When finished playing, simply fold up the island, store the pieces inside, and latch the case shut for easy clean up and on-the-go fun. Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible. Product FeaturesRiches await with the Playmobil Pirate Treasure ChestTake-along case opens to reveal a pirate island complete with fuctioning cannon and treasure chestPlaymobil is the largest toy manufacturer in GermanyFigures can bend, sit, stand and turn their headsIncludes 2 pirate figures, cannon, rowboat with oars, treasure chest with treasure, palm tree, parrot, skull, and other accessoriesProduct Measures: 19.685" x 3.937" x 15.748"Recommended Ages: 4-8 yearsABOUT PLAYMOBIL Once upon a time in 1876, there was a locksmith named Andreas Brandstatter. Mr. Brandstatter planted a magical seed that would eventually blossom into PLAYMOBIL by founding an eponymous lock and metal fitting company in Furth, Germany. In 1921, the headquarters were moved to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. PLAYMOBIL was formally introduced at the 1974 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
Everything you''ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead! The Survivor''s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far - alive or dead!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/2011Pages: 112
Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities. Finally, after singing and dancing, it's time for bed. Bob Barner's luscious collages incorporate the traditional symbols of Day of the Dead. His poetic text is both English and Spanish. An author's note provides additional information on the holiday.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends. Collects The Walking Dead #49-60.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/18/2010Pages: 304
A family celebrates Da de Muertos, a holiday for remembering those who have passed. When the monarch butterflies return to her Mexican countryside, Lupita knows that Da de Muertos, "the Day of the Dead," is near. She and her favorite uncle watch the butterflies flutter in the trees. When a butterfly lands on Lupita's hand, her uncle reminds her that she should never hurt a monarch because they are believed to be the souls of the departed. Lupita and her family get ready for the holiday. When the first of November arrives, the family will go to the cemetery to honor the memories of their loved ones. But this year is different - Lupita's uncle cannot join them. Now, Lupita learns the true meaning of the celebration.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Volume 4 of the highly acclaimed Olympians series! Hades: Lord of the Dead tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades’ abduction of Persephone and her mother’s revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons. In Olympians, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/31/2012Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2006Pages: 304
This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the cover art - all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/20/2010Pages: 304
The hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/2/2008Pages: 304
Nobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report of Old Shep, My Pal. But Wallace won`t tell a lie-he hated every minute of the book! Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end? After refusing to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play Old Shep, My Pal, forces him go to the rehearsals as punishment. Although Wallace doesn`t change his mind, he does end up changing the play into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/19/2002Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary War -- now with special After Words bonus features!All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father. With the war soon raging, Tim know he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2005Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!Casey Slater can’t believe her bad luck. It’s the summer before seventh grade, and instead of the perfect vacation she’d planned with her best friend, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, everyone else in town thinks the old house is haunted. And soon Casey thinks so, too -- a vase explodes, a heavy china cabinet falls over on its own -- and it seems like the ghost doesn’t want them there. Casey thought she’d be dying of boredom, but now she’s scared to death!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2010Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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