The Three Little Pigs with a twist! In the tradition of her bestseller The Three Snow Bears, Jan Brett finds inspiration for her version of a familiar story in Namibia, where red rock mountains and vivid blue skies are home to appealing little dassies and hungry eagles. Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi hope to find "a place cooler, a place less crowded, a place safe from eagles!" to build their new homes. The handsomely dressed Agama Man watches from the borders as the eagle flies down to flap and clap until he blows a house down. But in a deliciously funny twist, that pesky eagle gets a fine comeuppance! Bold African patterns and prints fill the stunning borders, but it is the dassies in their bright, colorful dresses and hats that steal the show in this irresistible tale, perfect for reading aloud.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/21/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/2/2008Pages: 106Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favourite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles... Ages 0-5Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/11/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
An electrifying action-romance that grips hearts and provokes questionsPia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home-and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin-a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves' increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves' housing crisis. Eugene Trivizas's hilarious text and Helen Oxenbury's enchanting watercolors have made this delightfully skewed version of the traditional tale a contemporary classic.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction. The fantastical tale contains some of Sleator's most inventive characters. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/1995Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
This picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effectscinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday’s frogs and Sector 7’s clouds will be captivated by old friendsthe Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companionsin a new guise.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/23/2001Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Marvel's best-kept mutant mystery revealed! Before the X-Men, before Weapon X, Wolverine's struggle with his subconscious savagery first flourished in family tragedy. Some of Marvel's most acclaimed creators unite to tell the tale that shaped mutantdom's mightiest misfit. Collects ORIGIN #1-6.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/18/2009Pages: 200
Before he became the Green Lantern...before he unwittingly brought about the downfall of the Green Lantern Corps...before his rebirth as the universe's most powerful protector...Hal Jordan of Earth was just a washed-up test pilot with no way to fly...until the dying alien Abin Sur granted him his power ring, the most powerful weapon in the universe--and his entry into a reality he could never have imagined.Hal Jordan's metamorphosis from cocky test pilot to the role of the intergalactic guardian Green Lantern makes its way to the big screen in June 2011 from Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Martin Campbell(CASINO ROYALE) and starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. In preparation for his roll as Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern", Ryan Reynolds, who also contributes the introduction to this new edition, has pointed to Geoff Johns' GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN as "his bible" for shaping his portrayal of Hal Jordan: "Green Lantern encompasses a seemingly limitless supply of adventure." This new edition includes several preview pages from Green Lantern: Rebirth and Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War.From the Hardcover edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/12/2011Pages: 192
The Hobgoblin lives! Rising from the legacy of the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's most enduring foe, comes the deadly Hobgoblin! His true identity is one of the most complex mysteries Spidey has ever faced. Featuring the Black Cat, the Kingpin, Madame Web, Mary Jane, the Prowler and more! See Spider-Man's earliest battles with one of his deadliest foes! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #238-239, #244-245 and #249-251; and PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #43, #47-48 and #85.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/7/2011Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
What happens when the three little pigs are so horrid they even drive their own mother crazy? She sends them away to make their own homes. The first little pig steals straw from the cows to build his house and the second little pig takes the twigs from the birds to build his house. The third little pig is so lazy he just moves into a chicken coop and now the hens have nowhere to go. When each of the little pigs finds themselves without sturdy homes of their own along comes the big, friendly wolf (who just happens to be a builder) to help the three horrid little pigs see the error of their ways!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/16/2006Pages: 190Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tell their own origin stories in this 128-page novelization that's actually two awesome books in one! Boys ages 8-12 will thrill to the first adventure, as Leonardo reveals how he became the leader of the Turtles. Then they can flip the book over and let Donatello narrate the Turtles first epic battle with the Kraang.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/7/2012Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tell their own origin stories in this 128-page novelization that's actually two awesome books in one! Boys ages 8-12 can find out from Michelangelo how he and his brothers first mutated. Then they can flip the book over and let Raphael narrate the Turtles' first adventure out of the sewer!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/7/2012Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time. Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion. In Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book’s initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin’s seminal and still polarizing work. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/27/2009Pages: 192
When Mordred announces a three-day weekend for DSA, Wiglaf and his friends (including his Pig Latin-speaking pig, Daisy) are off to Erica’s castle. But when they arrive, they discover that Erica’s father, King Ken, has come down with a horrible case of liver pox. The wizard Zelnoc manages to cure the king’s pox, but as with all the wizard’s spells, there’s a magical mishap. Now, King Ken can only speak in Pig Latin! Can Zelnoc fix his mistake, or is there a better chance that pigs will fly? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/16/2005Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
As a part of the monumental DC Comics? The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League! In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess and an undersea monarch. Will this combination of Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first? In one of the most game-changing titles in comic industry history, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe for the 21st century. This volume collects issues #1-6 of Justice League, part of the DC Comics? The New 52 event.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/5/2013Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?Together, they can face anything. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/27/2013Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/21/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
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