Mike Wolfe's love for pickingbegan early in life. He started with old bikes, cigar boxes, and other items people called junk.Now, he knows exactly how much fun hunting for these potential treasures can be. In Kid Pickers, Mike shares his picking passion with his (huge) kid audience by offering tips on collecting, sorting through flea markets, asking about family heirlooms, and more. To Mike, picking is a way of learning about yourself, your family, your community, and the history surrounding us all. It's also a great way to recycle!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/16/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he's the one experiencing the drama. But Lennie's daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life?and suddenly he's in trouble more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's ever seen on TV. Byars infuses the story with her special magic. Lennie is a likable, funny, moving, and always entertaining character.Publishers Weekly Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1998Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard trunks. He found other types of Chesapeake boats there too, including the old "log" boats. Years later, Will built scaled-down skipjacks, wrote about them, and eventually went to work at Mystic Seaport as a ships' carpenter and boatbuilder. Will now lives in Georgetown, Maine, in an old house built at the water's edge, with a small shop and dock. The inventory of boats and kayaks is currently seven. Besides keeping up, using, and adding to these, he does some writing and painting, and work around a cabin in the woods.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Whether traveling by car, train, or plane, kids will be sure to delight in this jam-packed activity book that will keep them smiling and learning wherever their journey takes them. Sections on participating in the planning of the family’s trip and designing maps allow children to be more than just backseat passengers. Kids are also given pages to draw and write what they see and experience, and they can take part in simple but entertaining activities and games like the amazing jumping frog game, ten penny puzzle, moon rockets, charades, and paper airplanes. Containing new activities and updated artwork, this new edition is a compact and complete source of amusement that doesn’t require batteriesmaybe just paper, pencil, string, and a little imagination.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Greg Heffley and his family and friends are back in?Diary of a Wimpy Kid?Book 8, the latest installment in the #1 bestselling series by Jeff Kinney and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. A global phenomenon, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has more than 85 million books in print around the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/5/2013Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The Ghoulunatics – The Vault-Keeper, the Old Witch, and everyone’s favorite, The Crypt-Keeper are back to offer their twisted takes on “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” the “Twilight”series, and Guitar Hero! The cover-featured Stinky Dead Kid stars in two tales - - one that explains exactly how he became a Stinky Dead Kid, and another in which he battles “Guitar Demon,” a popular musical toy that’s become possessed by an evil entity. There’s also the trenchant tale of teen love involving a girl and a vampire, “Dielite,” and the riotous return of the ever-doomed Thomas Donnelly in his most bizarre tale yet!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/10/2009Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Now you can write your own bestseller!With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Boys don’t keep diariesor do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, Just don’t expect me to be all Dear Diary’ this and Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: TBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
"Delightful full-page spot-art cartoons and playful language in large type bring the child's adventures to life. ‘Things are definitely looking up, up, UP' with this bright addition to beginning chapter-book collections." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALShrink, shrank, shrunk! Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink, and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Then, one day, the ruler reads - can it be? - three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking? In Stink's first solo adventure, his style comes through loud and strong - enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. These very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life - including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/11/2006Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children often have mixed feelings about the arrival of a new baby. This book takes the expectant older sibling from the announcement of the new baby through the first months of sharing family time. Activities are preplannedgiving parents more time with the child that is making the transition from younger child to older sibling. The book is designed to involve the child in the preparation process for the new baby, stimulate the child’s interest in the newcomer, and teach about the baby’s capabilities.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/12/2003Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Military families face stressful times that are unique to the military lifestyle. One of the most challenging situations, both for children and parents, is when a father, mother, or sibling is deployed for military service and must be away from the home. Children often experience sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and loneliness, and they do not understand their own feelings or know how to express them. This book is designed to help children especially, but also their parents, during such difficult times. Based on many years of experience as a social worker, who has assisted military families experiencing stress, author Beth Andrews has created an excellent tool for allowing children and their loved ones to deal with the many emotions caused by deployment. The text and illustrations encourage children to discuss their feelings and to draw their own pictures to express themselves. The accompanying parents' guide is designed to validate parents' feelings and give them ways to help their children cope.Guided by this approach, a parent or caregiver can help their children understand why one of their parents or a sibling had to leave home, identify their reactions, cope with their feelings in a positive way, be assured that they are not alone, and try new activities to help themselves adjust. At a time when military families are asked to make many sacrifices in the service of their country, this reassuring book will be a welcome resource.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/3/2007Pages: 56
Every morning, Judy measures Stink, and it's always the same: 3 feet, 8 inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then one day, the ruler reads--3 feet, 7 and three-quarter inches! Can it be? Is Stink shrinking? Stink tries everything to look like he's growing, but wearing up-and-down stripes and spiking his hair don't seem to be fooling anybody into thinking he's taller. What would James Madison, Stink's hero (and the shortest person to ever serve as President of the United States) do?Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 4/12/2005Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Using a journal format, 12-year-old Maya chronicles her emotional ups and downs and describes the process of psychotherapy. She begins by describing a change in her feelings and functioning: a lack of interest in things she used to love, difficulties in school, and problems getting along with her friends and family none of the problems extreme but serious enough to merit attention and intervention. The problems are portrayed as quite general, in order to reach the widest possible audience. The focus is not about resolving Maya's particular problems but about informing the reader about the process of psychotherapy and its potential usefulness. By the end of the book, Maya is feeling better. She has discovered that changes in her family affected her more than she realized, has become aware of the suppressed feelings that have gnawed away at her, and has learned to deal with them more openly, with the result that she is back to being her old (true) self.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2005Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerkNand a lot about the law. He dreams of a life in the courtroom. But he finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so muchNmaybe too muchNhe is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/3/2011 Pages: 272 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Kid Cookbook Prepare nutritious and simple dishes for your child with the Beaba Kid Cook Book. Written by Virginie Michelin, a full-time mother of three, the Kid Cook Book contains 25 recipes that creatively encourage your child to eat fruits and vegetables. This 64 page, full-color cook book is designed specifically for use with the Babycook and is a great recipe resource for those who like to cook.
A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION), ISBN 978-1419706424. INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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