Tag Archives: People & Places

Fish is Fish

Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, […]

A Bear for Christmas

Author: Holly Keller Publisher: William Morrow & Co Product Description Joey sneaks his Christmas present, a toy bear, out of its box before Christmas and is upset when he accidentally rips it.

School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Adventure, fighting, backstabbing and love abound” (VOYA) in this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids–led by fourteen-year-old Max–to find their parents and investigate the […]

The Attic Christmas

Author: B.G. Hennessy Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description When Angel, Mr. Macaroni, Silver Bell, Skier, Special Delivery, Santa, and Camel find themselves stuck in the attic one year, they realize something is wrong. Lily always hangs them on the tree for her grandchildren, but now her house seems empty. The ornaments try to cobble together […]

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, […]

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Author: J R R Tolkien Publisher: Harpercollins Product Description This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in […]

It’s Sharing Day! (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Kirsten Larsen Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description It’s Sharing Day! Join Dora and Boots on their way to Abuela’s house for a special Sharing Day lunch. First they have to pick up ingredients for their special dessert. Along the way, they learn how important and rewarding it is to share.

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Shadowhunters—touched by angels and charged with protecting innocents—battle demons and other evil in the bestselling Mortal Instruments series. City of Bones When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder […]

The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six

Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are […]

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 […]

Little Luv Angel (Ideals Christmas Storybooks)

Author: Toby Bluth Publisher: Childrens Pr Product Description Follows the adventures of three angels, Faith, Hope, and Luv, as they play and sing all over Heaven until Faith and Hope are sent to earth to be born and Luv leaves Heaven to search for them.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)

Author: Kerry Lee Maclean Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Product Description Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying–so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way–it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!

Adventures in the Big Thicket

Author: Ken Gire Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub Product Description Follows the adventures of a group of small animals living in a bayou in East Texas. Each adventure concludes with a Bible verse.

The Statue of Liberty (Ready-to-Read Level 1: Wonders of America)

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor.

A Sesame Street Christmas

Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

Days of Christmas SFT Pzls (Frame-Tray Puzzle)

Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books

Baby’s Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and Me

Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Little Simon Product Description BABY’S FAVORITE LIFT-THE-FLAP FUN IN ONE BOX! Everybody in Baby’s family loves Baby! Four lift-the-flap books about babies and their very special family members. THIS BOX SET CONTAINS: Where Is Baby’s Mommy? Daddy and Me Grandpa and Me Grandma and Me

Great Lakes (Rookie Read-About Geography)

Author: Kimberly Valzania Publisher: Children’s Press(CT) Product Description The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons – to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the worldÂ…and right in their own backyards.

Christmas in America (Holiday Book)

Author: Lillie Patterson Publisher: Garrard Pub Co Product Description Traces the history of Christmas customs and celebrations in the United States from the simple ceremonies of the Pilgrims to the elaborate festivities of the present day.

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

Author: Muriel Harris Weinstein Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written in prose and scat with wild and wonderful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, this joyful tribute is downright contagious. CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHOP, CRACKITY SNAPPITY POPPITY POP!

Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul. His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than […]

Awakened

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description “My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal. “What would you have me say?”  He didn’t meet her eyes.   “Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless. […]

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Super Editions: Malibu Summer/Perfect Summer/Special Christmas/Spring Break/Boxed Set

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Bantam Books

Mommy Loves

Author: Anne Gutman Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

Good Night, Mr. Night

Author: Dan Yaccarino Publisher: HMH Books Product Description Each evening as gentle Mr. Night walks the earth closing the flowers, soothing the animals, and calming the sea, he brings a special magic to the world. When he arrives at your window, you’ll know it’s time for bed at last. . . .

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Author: Julia Rawlinson Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .

I Love You So…

Author: Marianne Richmond Publisher: Marianne Richmond Studios Product Description “I Love You So…” puts into words the indescribable quality of boundless, steady and unconditional love. Using conversational, question-and-answer” prose and expressive acrylic paintings, this comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug gently reassures a child that love is for always – despite grouchy […]

FUZZY RABBIT SAVES CHRISTMAS (Picturebacks)

Author: Vanessa Julian-Ottie Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Ellen and Robert leave Fuzzy Rabbit under the tree on Christmas Eve and he is thus on hand to save the holiday when Santa falls asleep in their sitting room.

Coco-Chan’s Kimono

Author: Kumiko Sudo Publisher: Breckling Press Product Description Inspired by the author’s childhood memories of the Japanese countryside, this entrancing picture book, illustrated with beautiful watercolor drawings, tells the story of Coco-Chan, who must wait patiently for her mother to finish sewing her new kimono. As Mama stitches away, Coco-Chan’s attention skips to a dragonfly […]

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Author: Mo Willems Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad […]

The Cat That Climbed the Christmas Tree (Little Golden Book)

Author: Susanne Santoro Whayne Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Benny the cat and his adventures climbing the christmas tree…seen from a cat’s perspective! Little Golden Book #458-03

Christmas Story: Told Through Paintings

Author: Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Where Is Boots?: A Lift-the-Flap Story (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Kiki Thorpe Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Dora is playing hide-and-go-seek with Boots. And Dora thinks she can find Boots by looking for things that are red, just like his red boots. Readers can help Dora by lifting the flaps to find her friend — and other things that are red!

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 […]

What Are You So Grumpy About?

Author: Tom Lichtenheld Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster’s bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of […]

Tari’s First Christmas

Author: Mary Diestel-Fedd Publisher: Era Publications

Little Quack (Classic Board Books)

Author: Lauren Thompson Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Little Quack’s brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama. Will he join his family? Count along and find out in the new Classic Board Book edition of this popular story.

Grumpy Cat

Author: Britta Teckentrup Publisher: Boxer Books Product Description Britta Teckentrup, the talented author and artist of Big Smelly Bear, once again creates an unforgettable, heartwarming animal that kids will love. Poor Cat! All the other kitties in the neighborhood don’t ask him to come play. He just seems so…grumpy. But really, he wants to join […]

The First Christmas Presents (Fold-Out Board Books)

Author: D’Reen Neeves Publisher: Chariot Victor Pub

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from Mickey and His Friends

Author: Walt Disney Publisher: Golden Books – Western Publishing Product Description Introduces kitchen equipment and basic cooking rules and includes simple recipes for cakes, cookies, sandwiches, soups, salads, beverages, and other dishes.

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Author: Kadir Nelson Publisher: Dial Product Description What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, […]

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Twin to Twin

Author: Margaret O’Hair Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Double born. Twice the blessing. Double kids. Twice the messing. Twins mean double the kisses and double the fun. It’s double the joy for everyone!

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 […]

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Amazon.com Review Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out […]

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

Strictly Strings: A Comprehensive String Method Book 1 : Violin

Author: Jacquelyn Dillon Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company Product Description An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method from three renowned pedagogues. A unique letter-note style of music notation is utilized which ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing and play a wide variety of fun-to play melodies, keys […]