In Trinidad, children are taught to fear the woods so they don't upset the Jumbies - evil, ghost-like creatures that Corinne knows aren't real...or are they? In this terrifying story, Corinne accidentally sets a horror on her village and all those who live there. Can she and her friends stop the terror before it's too late?
It's the end of the world. Do you a) Submit to the zombies, monsters, and other horrors; b) Wait for an adult to rescue you (spoiler alert: not going to happen); OR c) Take matters into your own hands, start kicking monster/zombie butt, and try to rescue the girl of your dreams? If you chose C, this book is for you! Join three friends (an average geek, a science nerd, and the school bully) as they form an alliance and try to save what's left of humanity.
The only home P.T. Wilkie has ever known is the Wonderland, a vintage motel, complete with free ice cream, a pool, and his grandfather’s collection of wacky memorabilia. Not surprisingly, he and his best friend Gloria, a budding financial genius, are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to save it from financial ruin. Hijinks, humor, mystery, and P.T.’s nonstop wisecracking will have you looking forward to the next entry in this fast-paced series.
Fox is a flop as a predator. At the farm, chickens laugh at him, and other animals give him vegetables out of pity—not what this would-be terror of the barnyard has in mind. Taking advice from the big bad wolf, Fox steals some eggs, planning to eat the resulting chicks. Hilarity ensues when the chicks hatch and declare Fox “Mommy.” Fox’s efforts to protect his brood from the wolf and themselves make for a laugh-out-loud graphic novel.
In this world, boys shapeshift; girls are witches; and anyone crossing these gender lines is considered a freak or worse. This is really too bad for Astrid, a boy with no shapeshifting abilities and a desire to practice witchcraft that’s so strong he’s studying it in secret, even though he knows he could be cast out of his village if he’s caught. But what if defying society’s gender norms is the only way Astrid can save his friends and family from a terrible demon?
It’s 1942. Anjali’s life is about to be turned upside down. A child of privilege, Anjali is horrified when her mother answers Gandhi’s call to become a freedom fighter in India’s struggle to gain independence from England—the first task being burning the family’s English-manufactured clothing. Anjali comes to see the importance of the independence movement, even taking over the fight when her mother is jailed, but this transformation isn’t easy.
Eleven-year-old Alex has a plan: He and his dog are going to travel from his home in Colorado to a rocket festival in Albuquerque, recording a journal on his iPod to send into space along the way. Since his mother is incapacitated and his father is dead, he will travel solo. This doesn’t exactly work out the way Alex has in mind, but fortunately he meets a crew of delightfully offbeat adults to help him out.
Joseph is at the bottom of his school’s food chain. He has no friends, his ADD and anxiety make him a target for bullies, his schoolwork is uninspiring, and his only haven is the resource room. All that changes when his favorite teacher forces him to join the cross-country team, and athletic new-girl Heather takes him under her wing. Joseph will never be a track star, but you’ll cheer for this likeable underdog all the same.
What do you do when your parents are divorced and start dating someone new? What about when it starts to get serious? What about when you meet that person's kids...and one of them shares both your age and your name? These two girls might have the same name, but that doesn't mean they have anything in common at all. Or do they? This is the story of two girls with the same name who learn that change might be hard, but it doesn't always have to be bad.
A very special robot wakes up to find herself on an island in the middle of the ocean. What will she do? How will she survive? But most importantly - who is she? Roz the robot spends her time learning survival skills, making friends, and answering life's big questions in this beautiful and sad story.
We all know that February is Black History Month, and this book will make it come alive like you've never seen before. February has 28 days, and this book has paired each of those days with an important day in Black history. Learn about groundbreaking open heart surgeries, sports champions, pioneers in flight, billionaire TV stars, and lifechanging laws - all through poetry and amazing illustrations.
What do Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, and José Martí all have in common? They are among the figures featured in Newbery Honor and Pura Belpré prize-winning author Margarita Engle’s collection of poems about Latinos, both famous and obscure, who have made significant contributions to the United States. Vibrant, stunning illustrations round out this elegant collection.
What if I told you that the best way to hide a huge ship was to paint it in bright zigzags and other wild patterns? Believe it or not, that’s exactly what the British and Americans did in World War I in an attempt to hide cargo and passenger ships from the dreaded German U-boats. These wacky patterns made it almost impossible to figure out which direction the ships were moving. Talk about hidden in plain sight!
Do you like having nightmares? Do you enjoy freaking out over unexplained noises in the night? Is your idea of a good time contacting the dead? This might be the book for you. Read it, and you'll learn about deadly spiders, cryptids, monsters, ghosts, and everything in between. If it has the potential to terrify you, poison you, kill you, or keep you awake at night, it's in this book.
Skeletons having parties? Skeletons proposing marriage? Skeleton politicians? When you think of skeletons dressed up and acting like regular people, you might think it's funny - but to Jose Guadalupe Posada, it was serious business! Learn about the fascinating life and calveras artwork of the Mexican artist, and find the deeper meaning behind the skeletons.
Ever wonder where the expression "computer bug" came from? Meet Grace Hopper, the computer-programming pioneer who coined the expression in the 1950s when she fixed a computer by removing a moth. This little-known heroine is worth getting to know better: In addition to inventing modern programming, she had a keen sense of humor, a talent for doodling, and an inspiring sense of curiosity. As a topper, she retired from the Navy a full admiral at age 80.
Have you ever been curious about the science of the human body? Do you like funny books? This book can take care of both of these things at the same time! Learn basic and not-so-basic facts about the human body, Einstein (and Einstein's body!), and more in this useful and hilarious book.
Musicians are up all night, sleep all day, play-by-their-own-rules types of people. How did one guy manage to get 57 of the best jazz musicians in the world together in one photograph at 10:00 in the morning? This book of poetry will show you the story behind the picture, the photographer, the musicians, and the Harlem kids who crashed the party. For best results, read with some classic jazz music playing in the background.
How can a species go from having hundreds of thousands of members to 0 in less than 400 years? The short answer: Nothing in this world is certain, and small changes can cause a catastrophe. This book will tell you about the life, habits, survival, and ultimate death of the extinct bird known as the Great Auk.
When Jane Goodall was 5 years old, she stood still and silent for 5 hours to watch a chicken lay an egg. When she grew up, she turned her observation skills into a career and became one of the most famous scientists of our time! Learn about her life, her accomplishments, and her animals from the words and the photographs in this fantastic biography.
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