Tag Archives: Architecture

Architecture Shapes (Preservation Press)

Author: Michael J. Crosbie Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Product Description Double-page spreads feature a geometric shape on one side and a related architectural element on the other.

Castle

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: David Macaulay Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, […]

Walt Disney’s Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Jeff Kurtti Publisher: Disney Editions Product Description Fifty years ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed the concept of outdoor entertainment venues from tawdry carnivals and seedy amusement piers called “amusement parks,” to an entirely new destination that would come into common vernacular as the “theme park.” Although Disneyland was the inspiration of […]

The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, Book 6)

Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Product Description Artemis’s mother has contracted a deadly disease–and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in […]

Dear Mr. Henshaw (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Although her books have been enjoyed by generations of kids, Beverly Cleary herself didn’t enjoy reading as a child at least not at first. In first grade she was grouped with the slowest readers in her class. Amazon.com When, in second grade, Leigh writes to […]

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to […]

The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays

Rating: (46 reviews) Author: Albert Camus Publisher: Vintage

Warriors: The Rise of Scourge (Warriors)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Erin Hunter, Dan Jolley Publisher: TokyoPop Product Description When kittypet Tiny crosses paths with some wild forest cats defending their territory, he is left with scars—and a bitter, deep-seated grudge. As his reputation grows among the strays and loners that live in the dirty brick alleyways of Twolegplace, he changes his […]

Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Enter the world of Septimus Heap With heart-stopping action, humor, and endearing characters, Septimus Heap is an internationally bestselling fantasy sesries

Clementine

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Sara Pennypacker Publisher: Hyperion

The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad Books)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description It’s the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise […]

Chrysanthemum (rpkg)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That […]

New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)

Rating: (709 reviews) Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won’t be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The “star-crossed” lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find […]

A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Ralph Fletcher Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Ages 8-12. Fans of Harriet the Spy who want to try keeping their own writer’s notebook will appreciate this inspiring handbook. Written in a direct, non-condescending style, writer-to-writer, it offers realistic, experienced advice on how to keep notes and use them to create stories and poems. […]

Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: DK Publishing Publisher: DK CHILDREN Book Description Since his debut in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, fans have followed the adventures of learned scholar and hunky professor Indiana Jones. He is the unlikely action-hero who undertakes perilous adventures involving snakes, rats, spiders, and villains, in order to stop powerful, mystical […]

Ivy + Bean – Book 3: Break the Fossil Record (Ivy & Bean)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Annie Barrows Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals (Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book)

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: L,B Kids

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Kyle Olmon Publisher: Orchard Books Book Description Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Sabuda and Reinhart’s fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is […]

Night Before Christmas, The

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: William Wegman Publisher: Hyperion Amazon.com Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem about Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children’s books have selected a variety of these charming pictures from Arthur Rackham, Jessie Willcox Smith, Thomas Nast, […]

Painting with Picasso

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description New board books in the best-selling Mini Masters series feature beautiful paintings from Cassatt and Picasso and rhyming text introducing budding artists to these famous masters.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Rating: (294 reviews) Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They’re standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the […]