Tag Archives: Atheneum

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Product Description CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY’S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She’s a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers […]

A Wreath of Christmas Legends

Author: Phyllis McGinley Publisher: Atheneum

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Atheneum Product Description HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to […]


Author: Ian Falconer Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Have fun with Olivia… dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last. Amazon.com Review Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is […]

Old Sadie and the Christmas Bear (Old Sadie & Christmas Bear Nrf CL.)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Near-sighted old Sadie welcomes a visitor who is experiencing the joy of Christmas for the first time.

Henry Bear’s Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: David McPhail Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Henry Bear loves everything about Christmas, but most of all he loves having a fine tree, beautifully decorated, with presents underneath and good friends all around. However, when Henry Bear and his best friend, Stanley, head off to town to find the perfect tree, nothing […]

Monarch and Milkweed

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Helen Frost Publisher: Atheneum Product Description One of nature’s most perfect relationships Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the […]

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Publisher: Atheneum Product Description All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip — walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be […]

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Nic Sheff Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit […]

Edwardian Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: John S. Goodall Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Illustrations without text depict the celebration of Christmas in an English country home at the turn of the century.

A Very Ninja Christmas (Amelia Rules)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jimmy Gownley Publisher: Atheneum Product Description In A Very Ninja Christmas, join Amelia and the gang for holiday-themed fun. With Amelia, of course, even Christmas is anything but typical!

The Underneath

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Kathi Appelt Publisher: Atheneum Product Description There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of […]

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Atheneum Product Description There are many things you should never, ever, ever do. Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch!). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch!). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch!). Bestselling author JUDI BARRETT and imaginative illustrator JOHN […]

Duck for President

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Doreen Cronin Publisher: Atheneum Book Description Our fellow Americans, It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for president in 2008. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond, who worked his way up to farmer, to governor, and now perhaps the […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Rating: (160 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Atheneum Book Description The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It […]

Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Kathleen Duey Publisher: Atheneum Book Description Sadima lives in a world where magic has been banned, leaving poor villagers prey to fakes and charlatans. A “magician” stole her family’s few valuables and left Sadima’s mother to die on the day Sadima was born. But vestiges of magic are hidden in old […]

Olivia Counts (Olivia)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Publisher: Atheneum Amazon.com Learning to count to 10 is no chore when accompanied by Olivia, piglet superstar of Ian Falconer’s Caldecott Honor Book, Olivia, and Olivia Saves the Circus. Preschoolers will giggle to see reminders of Olivia’s mischief in this simple counting book: “one ball, two bows, three pots of paint”… […]


Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Alison McGhee Publisher: Atheneum Book Description A mother’s love leads to a mother’s dream — every mother’s dream — for her child to live life to its fullest. A deceptively simple, powerful ode to the potential of love and the potential in life, Someday is the book you’ll want to share […]

Imagine a Night

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Publisher: Atheneum Book Description Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure. […]

Olivia’s Opposites

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Publisher: Atheneum Amazon.com Olivia knows all about opposites. Sometimes this porcine heroine of Ian Falconer’s Caldecott Honor Book, Olivia, is “plain,” attired only in red briefs. Other times she is “fancy,” with high-heeled dress-up shoes, lipstick, pearls, and a big red bow. Sometimes—-when Olivia is running the circus, for example (Olivia […]

Olivia Helps with Christmas (Olivia Series)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Publisher: Atheneum Amazon.com Everyone’s favorite Caldecott honor-winning porcine and #1 Kris Cringle enthusiast is helping to make the season brighter than ever. Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas […]

Dooby Dooby Moo

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Doreen Cronin Publisher: Atheneum Book Description Duck and his friends are at it again. This time they’re pooling their considerable resources to win a local talent show, because first prize is a TRAMPOLINE. The cows want to sing. The sheep want to sing. The pigs want to…dance. Dance? And Duck? Duck […]