The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. . . .Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision. . . .Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and—of course—true love. Inspired by "The Twelve Dancing Princesses,"this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also publishing this season.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
A small creature offers his big voice for aspiring authors everywhereEvery child can be a writer-and Library Mouse shows them how! Beloved children's books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam's home was in a little hole in the wall in the children's reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself! Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do? The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tedd Arnold's previous books about Chip, Parts and More Parts, are raucous, creative knee-slappers that have become true kid favorites-- perhaps because they so humorously express the worries all kids have as they get to know their bodies: worries about belly button fuzz and earwax and loose teeth. Now here's the funniest Parts book yet--one that reintroduces our ner-vous hero while also depicting more than 100 body-part idioms. I lost my head, my nose is running, I sang my heart out . . . You won't be able to keep a straight face as you enjoy this clever, wacky, boldly illustrated book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The arrival of Cousin Odd Todd greatly upsets Even Steven who likes everything to come in even numbers, his pets, his library books, and even his pancakes. Includes an activities and games section.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1996Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Even Monsters Need Haircuts Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal--after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.Perfect for any season, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.
Clang! Clang! Clang! The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? To the potty! Even firefighters go to the potty! Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes they are too busy to bother. In this hilarious gate-fold story, each person--from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears--stops what they are doing to go to the potty. With humor and no pedantics, toddlers learn that everybody uses the potty.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/14/2008Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Even Steven's Odd The wicked fast dice-rolling game!The first player to win 6 dice-rolling math challenges wins this fast-paced, dice-rolling race!Ages 7 to AdultThe nitty-gritty:- Includes 24 dice, 40 leveled math challenge cards, and 4 dice holders- Develops addition and subtraction skills; fosters quick thinking- All players play all the time- For 2 to 4 playersRecommended Ages:7 – 15
In the follow up to his breakout picture book, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, Matthew McElligott brings back the young barber in a new tale where his culinary concoctions bring him galaxy-wide fame. Creating snacks that make most humans queasy, this chef has found a new clientele-aliens. Readers will delight in McElligott's gently offbeat humor and unique artistry as spaceships full of hilarious creatures line up for a taste of the intergalactic cuisine. For space fans, foodies, and budding entrepreneurs alike, this book has something for everyone.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/7/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving’s “Guests from Gibbet Island” and Charles Dickens’s “Chips.” Or make the acquaintance of “The Skull That Spoke” and “The Monster of Baylock”–but beware of spectral visitors like “The Blood-Drawing Ghost.” This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/12/2003Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A little boy and his sister pretend to be all kinds of heroes--but they won't take a break to give their mom a hug.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Everyone loves these visual wordplay puzzles where a common phrase or expression is represented by illustrated pictures and words.Features include: -some are immediately obvious-Others might have you stumped for a while-Over 300 puzzles per book-Solutions included-Solve them in a wink or weekRecommended Ages:10 – 14
From the snug sleeping bags made out of leaves constructed by Honduran white bats to the thirty-feet-high towers filled with passageways and rooms that termites build, animals have impressive abodes. Nature lovers will be fascinated by how animals solve the problem of locating safe places in which to live and raise families.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 8/29/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same. So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/11/2014Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who's pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it's like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon G. Flake's talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/16/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
In DK Star Wars Readers, stunning photographs combine with engaging age-appropriate stories, creating a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills!DK Readers: Pre-Level 1: Star Wars: Even Droids Need FriendsWith this Pre-Level 1 Reader, kids will be introduced to the worlds of R2-D2 and C-3PO, two of Star Wars' most famous droids. With high-frequency words, picture word strips, a picture glossary, and a simple index, this guide is perfect for parents and beginning readers who want to explore a galaxy far, far away together! Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/21/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Even Superheroes Get Diabetes focuses on the gift within the illness. It is the story of a boy named Kelvin who loves Superheroes. His childhood days are spent in imaginative play--saving the day. One day, his fantasies are marred by the reality of getting diabetes...the incessant finger pricks, shots, and the constant doctor's appointments. When a mysterious doctor uncovers that Kelvin has superpowers, the story reveals itself as the genesis of a new kind of superhero. Kelvin is monikered 'Super K' and uses his superpowers to help other kids with diabetes. The discovery of Super K's superpowers is akin to the discovery of one's inner strength in the face of adversity--in the face of illness.The comic book style illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg beautifully connect children and parents to the world of diabetes. The book includes a kid friendly diagram that explains type 1 diabetes, and definitions that discuss both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2007Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Every year, just before Rosh Hashanah, the rabbi of Nemirov disappears. The villagers are certain their rabbi flies up to heaven to speak with God before the fate of every soul is decided for the coming year. But a skeptical Litvak scoffs at the villagers, claiming miracles cannot happen, and secretly follows the rabbi early one morning. What he witnesses--an enormous act of human compassion--changes his heart. Readers will be taken to a higher place in this celebration of the power of miracles.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/10/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Bird lovers of all ages will feel right at home with Irene Kelly's latest nature title. How does a bird make its nest? Very carefully! Many birds build intricate nests out of twigs, leaves, feathers, mud--even dollar bills and clothespins. Some nests are gigantic, housing hundreds of birds or weighing as much as a car, while others are just large enough to keep one egg safe and warm. Whether simple or fancy, every species finds a unique way and clever place to raise its young.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 1/15/2009Pages: 20Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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