The girl in the mirror wasnt who I wanted to be, and her life wasnt the one I wanted to have. Despite how much Louise insists, no one will call her Weetzie. Its her dads nickname for her, but it wont stay put. Neither will her dad. Charlie left Louise and her mom and he took everything with him: her family, her homeand her understanding of who shes meant to be. But Los Angeles is a city full of strange angels, and Louise embarks on a journey to sift through the smog of her heartbreak, to grow her own wings, to become Weetzie. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/24/2012Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days-he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats, who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way. Here in The Bat-Poet are the bat's own poems and the bat's own world: the owl who almost eats him; the mockingbird whose irritable genius almost overpowers him; the chipmunk who loves his poems, and the bats who can't make beads or tails of them; the cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and sparrows who fly in and out of Randall Jarrell's funny, lovable, truthful fable. Best Illustrated Children's Books 1964 (NYT)Year's Best Juveniles 1964 (NYT)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/25/1996Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
The Bat Jamboree was held early this year, at the old drive-in movie not too far from here. It was standing room only as the houselights went down. The spotlight came up -- there wasn't a sound! Then: 1 bat sang.2 bats flapped. 3 bats cha-cha-ed4 bats tapped.Every year a troupe of 55 buoyant bats comes up with 10 fabulous acts to entertain and instruct an enthusiatic audience. And every year the bats top themselves when they perform the grandest finale of all . . . With its exuberant text and enchanting illustrations, Bat Jamboree is both a counting book and a thrilling theatrical event.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/24/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the 1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball team . . . with three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way could stop them. Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividly brought to life by Audrey Vernick's expert storytelling and Steven Salerno's stunning vintage-style art.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Told in 21 voices, this narrative uses a sixth-grade girls' baseball game in 1949 Oregon as a vehicle for examining prejudice and the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Ages 10-14.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2000Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Diggin Big Boom Bat Diggin Big Boom Bat is made for beginners in baseball. The oversized bat and tee offered in this set can add to the convenience of hitting the ball in one go. The bat has a big and broad hitting surface. Why You'll Love It: The soft and elastic texture makes it comfortable for kids. Age: 3 years and up Features Easy to catch Easy to hit Broad hitting surface Oversized bat, ball and tee Lightweight Good gripping handle Includes Inflatable tee Inflatable ball Inflatable bat
A charming and informative story about a pipistrelle bat. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of the animal's flight, its navigational skills, andthe hunt for food." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALNight has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/19/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International aren't scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by them, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies in nearly every part of the world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists are in the trenches—and caves—on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/6/2010Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Bat and Rat are two best friends living in the big city. Together these nocturnal pals enjoy their favorite things, like riding the subway, dumpster diving in Chinatown, writing songs, and playing in a band. One hot summer night, while tasting their favorite flavors of ice cream, like mosquito ripple, they find the inspiration for the perfect new tune—for they realize their favorite favorite is each other.Written in a gentle, sweet style reminiscent of Arnold Lobel and Patrick McDonnell and with charming illustrations, Bat and Rat captures the tenderness of classic picture books with a hip, modern twist.Praise for Bat and Rat“Cordell’s starry cityscapes combine with Jennings’ gentle text for an agreeable read-aloud—with a cherry on top.—Kirkus Reviews"The clever artwork perfectly complements Jennings's sharp, funny wordplay. Children will delight in this charming story."—School Library Journal"Cordell’s images of jazzy patrons at the Twelve O’Clock Room add interest, while his consistent use of spotlights, streetlights, circular images, and stage lights accentuate and complement Jennings’ focused attention on a unique and caring relationship."—Library Media ConnectionBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The mighty Casey is getting what any failed sports hero most desires: a second chance. He's got to prove himself after his last, disastrous game. All eyes are on Casey as he steps up to the plate. Will he finally bring joy to Mudville? It's a hilarious sequel to Ernest Lawrence Thayer's famous poem "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic." Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/24/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Reginald loves to create beautiful music on his violin. But Papa, manager of the Dukes, the worst team in the Negro National League, needs a bat boy, not a "fiddler," and traveling with the Dukes doesn't leave Reginald much time for practicing. Soon the Dukes' dugout is filled with Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach -- and the bleachers are filled with the sound of the Dukes' bats. Has Reginald's violin changed the Dukes' luck -- and can his music pull off a miracle victory against the powerful Monarchs? Gavin Curtis's beautifully told story of family ties and team spirit and E. B. Lewis's lush watercolor paintings capture a very special period in history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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