Living in a community center for people with disabilities, Sally teams up with a pair of detectives when a series of tragic events suspiciously ends the lives of fellow residents. A first novel by the host of NPR's Weekend Edition With Scott Simon. 40,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
When transfer student Jane is forced to move from the big city to suburbia, she thinks that her life is over until she meets three other girls named Jane who decide to form a secret art gang and turn the town and high school upside down.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of The Grey King and the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Du Iz Tak? present an illustrated rendering of Susan Cooper's beloved winter solstice poem celebrating the year's shortest day and the traditions it has inspired.
A re-illustrated edition of Margaret Wise Brown's classic story features artwork by the award-winning illustrator of Rain! and Josephine and follows the experiences of a group of children who organize a heartfelt memorial after finding a dead bird.
Left on their own to swim the chilly waters after their ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, a group of circus animals stagger onto a nearby island, quickly winning over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways, and when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart him.
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.