Tag Archives: City Life

The Clique #14: A Tale of Two Pretties

Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Product Description Massie Block has long led the Pretty Committee–through boy drama, clique mutinies, and jealous wannabe attacks–while always in ah-dorable outfits. Over the past thirteen novels, avid fans of Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristin, and Claire, have made The Clique one of the premier bestselling series in the world. After […]

City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders […]

The Finest Christmas Tree

Author: Ann Hassett Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description Every year Farmer Tuttle loads his truck with Christmas trees fresh from his farm and drives down to the city to sell them. Then he picks out a special Christmas hat to bring home to Mrs. Tuttle. But one year, people stopped buying real […]

City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the […]

Eloise’s Summer Vacation (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

Eloise Decorates for Christmas (Ready-to-Read Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description It is holiday time. Eloise hopes she will be the one to place the star atop the Christmas tree!

Magic Tree House Research Guide #22: Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description If you liked A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, you’ll love finding out the facts behind the fiction in the next fascinating nonfiction companion to the bestselling Magic Tree House series. How did Charles Dickens get the idea to write A Christmas […]

When You Reach Me

Rating: (55 reviews) Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, […]

It Girl #9: Devious

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description The ninth engrossing novel in the #1 bestselling It Girl series. Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey never goes looking for trouble; but trouble always seems to find her. What Waverly Academy mischief will Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie stir up now? It’s January, and […]

The It Girl #7: Infamous

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn’t commit- starting the rampant fire that burned down Miller Farm-she thought her life at elite Waverly Academy was over. But her last minute escape from expulsion made Jenny the most talked-about girl in school. What nobody knows is […]

The Clique Ah-mazing Collector’s Gift Set

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description The Pretty Committee is spending the summer apart, but they’re never far from drama. . . . Five girls. Five stories. One Ah-mazing Gift Set. This one-of-a-kind deluxe gift set includes: All five bestselling Clique Summer Collection novellas: Massie, Dylan, Alicia, Kristen, and Claire. A special edition […]

In the Town All Year ‘Round

Author: Rotraut Susanne Berner Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Big colorful illustrations and minimal text set the stage for a delightful cast of characters as they go about their day-to-day adventures in one little town throughout the year. Playing chasing pets running errands going to work: following what happens and looking for the many small […]

The Clique Summer Collection #2: Dylan (Clique Series)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Game, Set, Match… Dylan? Dylan and her TV-host mom are off to Hawaii’s Aloha Tennis Open. While Merri-Lee interviews tennis’s wild child Svetlana “Tennis the Menace” Slootskyia, Dylan lets the tropical sun melt away the memory of getting dumped by two guys at the end of seventh […]

The It Girl #6: Tempted (It Girl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn’t commit-starting the rampant fire that burned down Miller Farm-she thought her life at elite Waverly Academy was over. But her last-minute escape from expulsion made her the most talked-about girl in school. What nobody knows […]

The Clique Summer Collection #3: Alicia (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Alicia takes on Mission Spalfa: Spanish Alpha! Back in Spain to visit her relatives, Alicia discovers that Spain’s newest pop sensation ¡Ignacio! is searching for a true Spanish beauty to star in his new hit-single video. She can’t believe her luck! If Alicia is cast as a true Spanish beauty, […]

The Wheels on the Bus

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Amazon.com “The wheels on the bus go round and round…. All over town.” This traditional song, a favorite of children everywhere, is adapted and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, winner of the Caldecott Medal for his lush version of Rapunzel, and Caldecott honors for Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, […]

Clique Summer Collection #4:Kristen (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat… With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

The Snowy Day

Rating: (73 reviews) Author: Ezra Jack Keats Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. Keats’s illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition. The tranquil story […]

I Stink!

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Kate Mcmullan Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “I stink!” How can you not love such swagger and candor? And Kate and Jim McMullan’s big-eyed, loudmouthed garbage truck really must stink–by its own admission, and given all those smelly bags it’s been cramming into its huge back hopper. Most kids already love garbage trucks […]

Fisher Price Busy Town Lift the Flap (Little People Books)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Elenor Fremont, Si International Publisher: Reader’s Digest Book Description This special lift-the-flap book transforms the Little People® town into a wonderful place to explore early learning concepts. Children can learn about colors, food, vehicles, counting, matching, and what people do by opening dozens of surprise-filled flaps.

Gossip Girl: The Third Collection (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar Publisher: Little Brown and Company Book Description A third Gossip Girl boxed set of three books (Gossip Girl #7: Nobody Does It Better, Gossip Girl #8: Nothing Can Keep Us Together, Gossip Girl #9: Only In Your Dreams) in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Gossip Girl #11: Don’t You Forget About Me: A Gossip Girl Novel (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Don’t You Forget About Me continues the #1 New York Times bestselling series about the provocative lives of New York City’s most prestigious private school young adults. Sharp wit, intriguing characters, and high stakes melodrama drive the action of this addictive series that have […]

Gossip Girl: It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Taking place over their sophomore year, It Had to Be You unveils the secrets behind the hot and sultry summer that Blair, Serena, and Nate’s love triangle begins–and there’s a lot more to this story than anyone realizes. Find out how Blair first snagged […]

Busy, Busy Town (Giant Little Golden Book)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Book Description Welcome to Busytown where everyone is on their way to work. The Busytown grocers stock and sell fresh food; the bankers keep the money safe; the doctors and nurses make sure everyone is healthy; the postal workers collect and deliver letters; the sanitation workers collect trash […]

Clique #9, The: Bratfest at Tiffany’s (Clique Series)

Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Book Description The Clique tells the story of an elite group of thirteen-year-old girls from the wealthy suburbs north of New York City, the likes of whom the world has never before seen. Through the coolly observant eyes of their leader, Massie Block, we enter a sophisticated suburban world of […]

The Pretty Committee Strikes Back (The Clique, No. 5)

Rating: (114 reviews) Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Book Description A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, Claire’s got everything she wants — new camo converse high-tops, […]

Would I Lie to You (Gossip Girl, No. 10)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side where my friends and I live, and go to school, and play, and sleep – sometimes with each other.We all live in huge apartments with our own bedrooms and bathrooms and phone lines.We’re smart, we’ve inherited […]

Clique, The: Invasion of the Boy Snatchers – Book #4 (Clique Series)

Rating: (89 reviews) Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Book Description The holidays are over and Massies room is chock full of new things from Santa: jeans, sweater, and a new . . . roommate? Once Claire unpacks, Massies room feels more crowded than a Zac Posen sample sale. But whats worse, Claire isnt the only […]

The Little House

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Amazon.com “Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built.” So begins Virginia Lee Burton’s classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1943. […]

Seedfolks (Joanna Colter Books)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Paul Fleischman Publisher: HarperTeen Amazon.com Sometimes, even in the middle of ugliness and neglect, a little bit of beauty will bloom. Award-winning writer Paul Fleischman dazzles us with this truth in Seedfolks–a slim novel that bursts with hope. Wasting not a single word, Fleischman unfolds a story of a blighted neighborhood […]