Tag Archives: Biographies & Memoirs

America’s Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Publisher: Collins Product Description Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don’t Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation’s destiny and character. Davis’s dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and […]

Artemis Fowl: Lost Colony, The (Artemis Fowl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Miramax Product Description Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All […]

Saving the World (Maximum Ride, Book 3)

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Vision Product Description There’s one last chance to save the world in the third book in the Maximum Ride series, SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. The time has arrived for Max and her winged “flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to […]

Tracks

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

All the Places to Love

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Patricia Maclachlan Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, “learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: ‘All the places to love are here […]

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Harry Allard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Where is Miss Nelson, and Who is Miss Viola Swamp. This delightful story answers the questions.

Simon’s Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Karen Gedig Burnett Publisher: GR Publishing Book Description Simon is having a bad day; a bad hair day. First his sister gives him a strange hair cut, then his friends tease him. Simon doesn’t know what to do. Lucky for him he runs into Grandma Rose. After listening to his sorrowful […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

Mouse Paint

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Ellen Stoll Walsh Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description Ellen Stoll Walsh. The humor and beautifully simple design of this educational book will appeal to children who know the joy of splashing about in paint–and to their parents, who will appreciate the lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. Paperback.

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 Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “Don’t jump on your bed!” “Don’t bite your nails!” Parents sure seem to have a lot of rules. To make matters worse, the reasons behind the rules often don’t seem to make any sense. Could there be other, secret purposes behind these perpetual parental pleadings? Such is the […]

Motherbridge of Love

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Xinran Publisher: Barefoot Books Product Description This beautiful poem celebrates the bond between parent and child in a special way. Through the exchanges between a little Chinese girl and her mother, Motherbridge of Love offers a poignant and inspiring message to parents and children all over the world.

How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Brian P. Cleary Publisher: First Avenue Editions Book Description This accessible, lighthearted look at language introduces homonyms and homophones. Playful rhymes and comical cartoons make both concepts memorable. Each corresponding pair of homonyms and homophones is printed in color for easy identification. At the end, readers are challenged to apply what […]

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Tomie dePaola Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . […]

Expresate: Level 1

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

A Lion to Guard Us

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Clyde Robert Bulla Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description `A favorite author uses an actual incident from 1609 to base a story of three impoverished children left alone in London who make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. . . . Fine engrossing historical fiction.’ —TE. Notable 1981 […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: board book & CD

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Product Description Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available for the first time in a new, oversized board book format, perfect for storytime or for playtime. Plus, as an added bonus, it includes a CD of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production makes […]

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Expresate: Level 2 – Cuaderno de vocabulario y gramatica

Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Birchbark House, The

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Amazon.com Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the […]

The Old Testament: Our Call To Faith and Justice

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher Publisher: Ave Maria Press

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)

Rating: (234 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Characters based on James Patterson’s international bestsellers When the Wind Blows and The Lake House are re-invented in Maximum Ride and are launched on the ultimate action-packed adventure full of humor and suspense. Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what […]

My Mouth Is a Volcano (Children’s/Life Skills)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Julia Cook Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues Product Description All of Louis’ thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all […]

Big Box of Boynton: Barnyard Dance! Pajama Time! Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Sandra Boynton Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description What a perfect gift. Perfect for baby showers. Irresistible for a newborn, or for a one-, two-, even a three-year-old’s birthday. Ideal as a set that grandparents, aunts and uncles, in-laws, and close personal friends of the baby (babies have close personal friends?) […]

Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: Danica McKellar Publisher: Plume Product Description The runaway national bestseller, now in paperback

Modern Biology

Author: Postlethwait and Hopson Publisher: Holt Rinehart and Winston

Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword Premiere HC (Hedge Knight II)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller Publisher: Marvel Comics Product Description Adapting New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin’s The Sworn Sword The long-awaited sequel to The Hedge Knight tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial […]

Eragon (Inheritance)

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of […]

Masquerade (A Blue Bloods Novel) (Blue Blood Novels)

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Melissa De La Cruz Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Book Description Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help–her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are […]

CliffsAP English Language and Composition (Cliffs AP)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Barbara V. Swovelin Publisher: Cliffs Notes Product Description Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP English Language and Composition exam Why CliffsAP Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! Written by test prep specialists About the contents: Part I: Introduction * […]

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Joseph Slate Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color–a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her […]

En Espanol: Level 2 Mas Practica Cuaderno with Lesson Review Bookmarks

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carlin Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

CliffsAP Biology (Cliffs Ap Biology)

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Phillip E., Ph.D. Pack Publisher: Cliffs Notes Product Description Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP Biology exam About the contents: Introduction * A review of the AP exam format and scoring * Proven strategies for answering multiple-choice questions * Hints for tackling the essay questions * A […]

The Church Through History

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Joseph Stoutzenberger, Maurice O’Connell Publisher: Harcourt Religion Pub

Vocabulary Workshop: Level G (Vocabulary Workshop)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Jerome Shostak Publisher: William H Sadlier

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Rating: (397 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon, Andy Owens Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Product Description Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers – newly legion – have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything’s fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, […]

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Rating: (82 reviews) Author: Nic Sheff Publisher: Ginee Seo Books 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 […]

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4: Unstoppable

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon Publisher: Marvel Comics Product Description Strap yourselves in, folks! It’s Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it’s […]

Roxie and the Hooligans

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Do not panic. Lord Thistlebottom’s Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie’s ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught in a dust storm, she knows […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Preschool (Comprehensive Curriculumà)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: School Specialty Publishing Publisher: American Education Publishing Product Description Offering an entire Preschool curriculum, this best-selling Comprehensive Curriculum workbook features educational activities and instruction. Containing 544 pages organized by subject area with lessons in reading, writing, spelling, math, citizenship, and science. Perfect as a home schooling resource or as a supplement […]

Waggit’s Tale

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Peter Howe Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description He is nameless. He is homeless. He is friendless. He is lost. Until he is found . . . by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park. And so he becomes Waggit, the […]

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Jeremy Fink has been obsessed with the meaning of life ever since a box from his father arrived at his house five years after his father was killed in a car accident. Jeremy is determined to find the missing keys that will […]

Grapes Of Math (bkshelf) (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Greg Tang Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com How is it possible to count a complicated pattern of strawberry seeds or grapes on a vine or camel humps–in a blink of an eye? If children can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, anything is possible! Greg Tang shows readers creative […]

Sharing Nature With Children (20th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Expanded)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Joseph Bharat Cornell Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA) Book Description As Joseph Cornell’s classic book reached its 20th anniversary, Cornell drew upon a wealth of experience in nature education to significantly revise and expand his book. New nature games—favorites from the field – and Cornell’s typically insightful commentary makes the second edition […]

Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times Audiobook CD: From the Earliest Nomads to the Late Roman Empire, Revised Edition (7 CDs)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Wise Bauer Publisher: Peace Hill Press Product Description The Story of the World CD audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is “liquid gold” (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). These spirited readings of the first volume […]

Heat

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Puffin Product Description Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If […]

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 […]