In a story inspired by the young author's viral photo of her awestruck response to First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait, a young girl visits Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery and finds her life transformed by the historical examples of its subjects.
Meet Wick. He's the son of the Dark Lord, heir to the throne of black and broken glass, and next in line to be the leader of the Grim World. Too bad he's stuck in Remedial Spell Casting (he can barely even cast the fart-revealer spell), he's allergic to fire and brimstone, and the bullies at school insist on calling him Dork Lord.
Complemented by light-charcoal illustrations, a collaborative tale by two former Irish Children's Laureates follows the experiences of a lonely boy and a voiceless dog who find companionship and healing together. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.
The boundary-breaking Supreme Court Justice and the award-winning author of Book Fiesta present a celebration of the world's diversity that explains why different people make the world more vibrant and wonderful, just the way a variety of plants and flowers enhance a garden.
Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?
In this coming-of-age true story, Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached — on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.
Norton Juster's classic fantasy — with wry illustrations by Jules Feiffer — follows bored young boy Milo after he receives a mysterious gift: a tollbooth that allows him entrance to the magical "Lands Beyond." Milo and his traveling companion, Tock the watchdog, restore the princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom — and in the process Milo discovers the real world has its own charms.
Provides madcap versions of children's favorite tales including "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," and "Cinderumpelstiltskin"
A nearly wordless graphic story follows a singing little girl's courageous search for a friend among the trees, pond and other unresponsive things in her world, until one wondrous night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands.