Tag Archives: Multicultural

The Story of the Easter Bunny

Author: Katherine Tegen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description On a snow-cold day in a snug little house . . . Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story? At last, the famous bunny’s secrets are revealed […]

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

Author: Demi Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl. Amazon.com Review Exotic, beautiful, and instructive, this “mathematical folktale” by author-illustrator Demi emerged from her love of India. The narrative […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Switched – the first book in the Trylle Trilogy… When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn […]

Torn (Trylle Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Torn – the second book of the Trylle Trilogy… Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. She’s caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is […]

One Christmas in Lunenburg

Author: Amy Bennet Publisher: Lorimer Product Description Do the animals know it’s Christmas Eve? It’s Christmas Eve on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and nine-year-old Rachel and her younger brother, Nathan, are caught up in the excitement of the season. This year, Rachel is less interested in coloured lights and gifts than finding out whether the […]

The Wicked Woods

Author: Kailin Gow Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com Product Description Briony had to move to Wicked, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn are filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who […]

Gingerbread Baby

Author: Jan Brett Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale. It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Baby. He leads Matti’s mother and […]

Behemoth (Leviathan)

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon

Author: Jonathan Stroud Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with […]

Pendragon (Boxed Set): The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Bobby Pendragon was a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He had a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. Then one day his uncle Press showed up telling Bobby that some people needed his help, and nothing has been the same since. Now Bobby knows that he […]

The Lost Years of Merlin

Author: T. A. Barron Publisher: Philomel Product Description There has never been a magic like Merlin’s, and T. A. Barron reveals how the legend was born in his adventure-loving five-book epic featuring the heroic young wizard and his unforgettable band. To celebrate the epic, which has sold over a million copies, Philomel has created a […]

Sailor’s Night Before Christmas (The Night Before Christmas Series)

Author: Kimbra Cutlip Publisher: Pelican Publishing Product Description In this parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, Santa Claus is a salty sailor who pays a visit to those on board a ship in Fisherman’s Bay on Christmas Eve.

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Iza Trapani Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Product Description Longing to buy a special puppy, a boy tries to earn the money he needs but ends up spending it on family members, who ultimately surprise him with a special gift. Includes music on the last page.

Ride Wit’ Me

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Deja King Publisher: A King Production/Young Diamond Book Product Description Check out Mercedes and Dalvin, two beautiful young lovers in a modern day story that is destined to be a classic. Mercedes is truly a daddy s girl. She is his crown jewel and nothing in the world is more precious […]

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 […]

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. […]

Algebra 2

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Lee Stiff, Timothy D. Kanold Publisher: McDougal Littell

The Story of Little Black Sambo

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The jolly and exciting tale of the little boy who lost his red coat and his blue trousers and his purple shoes but who was saved from the tigers to eat 169 pancakes for his supper, has been universally loved by generations of children. First written in […]

Night in the Country

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Product Description There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls — pump! — from the tree. Listen. Go […]

The Neverending Story

Rating: (256 reviews) Author: Michael Ende Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2)

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com In the Spiderwick Chronicles’ second book, things get even more exciting–and kind of scary–for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them. After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled […]

Words Are Not for Hurting

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description The older children get, the more words they know and can use-including hurtful words. This book teaches children to think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. They learn that there is a connection between hurtful words […]

Swimmy (Knopf Children’s Paperbacks)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description Illus. in color. “An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions.”–(starred) School Library Journal.  

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated “field guide” features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white […]

How to Prepare for the SAT: 2007-2008 (Barron’s How to Prepare for the Sat I (Book Only))

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Sharon Weiner Green, Ph.D., Ira K. Wolf Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Book Description The 2007 edition of Barron’s SAT test preparation manual presents one diagnostic test and six full-length practice SATs, all of which reflect the new SAT in length, question types, and degree of difficulty. This manual offers an overview […]

Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby)

Rating: (66 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com The engaging tale of young Ramona Quimby’s first days in kindergarten, Ramona the Pest takes a pint-sized perspective on the trials and delights of beginning school. Ramona can’t wait to learn all the important things. But she’s disappointed when her teacher can’t fill in missing parts […]

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Betty G. Birney Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister’s pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben’s been craving […]

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Arlene Mosel Publisher: Square Fish Amazon.com If you haven’t already read Tikki Tikki Tembo, you’ve probably heard at least someone recite the deliriously long name of its protagonist: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, by now a famous refrain in most nursery schools. In this beautiful edition–complete with […]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Rating: (144 reviews) Author: Judith Viorst Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Judith Viorst. Poor Alexander! He woke up with gum in his hair; his mom forgot to put dessert in his lunch bag; there were lima beans for dinner, and kissing on TV even the cat refuses to sleep in his bed. Some days are just […]

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Avon Camelot Books)

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com From the first day of third grade, when Ramona Quimby meets her eventual nemesis Yard Ape, life moves on at its usual wild pace–usual for the boisterous Ramona, that is. Soon she is accidentally squashing a raw egg into her hair at the school cafeteria, being […]