Tag Archives: Social Science


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. […]


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 […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]


Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]


Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister’s gorgeous […]

Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls. Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made […]

Arousing Love

Author: M. H. Strom Publisher: Marstro Press Product Description Zach knows Joanna is too young for him, but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s so sweet and passionate and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as […]

A Plantation Christmas (Christmas Classic)

Author: Julia Mood Peterkin Publisher: Larlin Corporation

Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Janice, D.S.W. Cohn Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media Product Description THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Describes how people in Billings, Montana joined together to fight a series of hate crimes against a Jewish family.

It’s Time to Sleep in Your Own Bed (Transition Times)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Product Description In this book, children learn that sleeping in their own bed makes them feel more grown-up and more independent. This book includes helpful advice and tips for parents to deal with this problematic situation. Growing up is hard, but when children have […]

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Martine Agassi Ph.D. Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Product Description It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important […]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Mary-Jane Knight Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description It’s the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, “manual-size” POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.  

Magic Tree House Research Guide #21: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Leprechaun in Late Winter (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Do the folk stories about leprechauns match our ideas about them today? Are there other fairies in Irish tradition? What are the origins of these stories? Why do people believe in leprecahuns and fairies? Find out the answers to […]

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, […]

If You Lived In Colonial Times (If You.)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Ann Mcgovern Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Ann McGovern’s gay and informative book gives young readers a vivid picture of life in colonial New England from 1659 to 1730. The drawings help children imagine what it was really like to be a boy or girl in colonial days. The author answers […]

America : A Patriotic Primer

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Lynne Cheney Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Review Written by Lynne Cheney, author and wife of Vice President Richard Cheney, to honor this “beautiful land made more beautiful still by our commitment to freedom,” America: A Patriotic Primer is a proud celebration of the individuals, milestones, and principles of […]

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Payne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs […]

What’s Happening to Me?: Boys Edition (What’s Happening to Me?)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Alex Firth Publisher: Usborne Books

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Dawn Huebner Publisher: Magination Press Book Description Did you know that anger is like fire? It starts with a spark, igniting us with energy and purpose. But it can also blaze out of control, causing lots of problems. If you’re a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets […]

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Kyle Olmon Publisher: Orchard Books Book Description Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Sabuda and Reinhart’s fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is […]

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies)

Rating: (129 reviews) Author: Ernest Drake, Dugald Steer Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Dragonology is presented as a faux-scholarly book with everything you ever wanted to know about dragons. Purporting to be the actual writings of English Dragonologist, Dr. Ernest Drake, this book is filled with exquisite illustrations, fascinating faux-facts, a dragon alphabet, runes to decipher, […]

Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai!

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Demi Publisher: Dragonfly Books Amazon.com “Happy Chinese New Year!” this lovely book exuberantly proclaims. Full of extraordinary, richly colorful illustrations resembling lacquered boxes, this book is as visually delicious as Demi’s previous books The Stonecutter and The Empty Pot. Children will love closely examining the flurry of activity associated with this […]

Christmas in Britain (Christmas Around the World) (Christmas Around the World Series)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Corinne Ross Publisher: World Book Book Description Each 80-page Christmas Around the World book includes full narratives explaining the customs of the region covered, photography and illustrations, special sections of native songs, recipes, and fun-to-do crafts.

Christmas in Germany (Christmas Around the World)

Author: Kristin Thoennes Keller, Kristin Thoennes Publisher: Capstone Press

A Smart Girl’s Guide To Sticky Situations: How To Tackle Tricky, Icky Problems And Tough Times. (American Girl (Paperback Unnumbered))

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Publisher: American Girl

Christmas Is

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Gail Gibbons Publisher: Holiday House Book Description Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols, presents, and prayers. Christmas is . . . peace, love, and joy.

Christmas Around the World

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Mary D. Lankford Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Ethiopian fringed umbrellas; star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns;candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns-Mary Lankford bringstogether Christmas traditions from twelve different lands,like decorations on a splendid tree.

Ho Ho Ho!: The Complete Book of Christmas Words

Author: Linda Graham-Barber Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Juv)

Kaleidoscopic Design Coloring Book (Coloring Books)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Lester Kubistal Publisher: Dover Publications Book Description Charming coloring book includes 30 black-and-white designs based on patterns made by a kaleidoscope — a Greek word meaning “beautiful form.” Optically enchanting, these images will appeal to colorists of all ages. Artists and craftworkers will also find them an exciting source of inspiration […]

Houses and Homes (Around the World Series)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Ann Morris Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The world is full of houses. Big houses and little houses. Houses that stay in one place and houses that move from place to place. Some houses are made of wood or stone; others are made from mud or straw. But all of them are […]

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Kyle Olmon Publisher: Orchard Books

Real Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Great About You (American Girl Library)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Therese Kauchak Publisher: American Girl

Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter’s Companion (Ologies)

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: William Captain Lubber Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere. The eagerly awaited new title in the best-selling ’Ology series — more than 5 million sold worldwide! Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers! Mysterious […]

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Aureen Pinto Wagner, Paul A. Jutton Publisher: Lighthouse Press, Inc. Book Description Over one million children and adolescents in the US suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a baffling illness that can be debilitating for the child in school, with friends, and family. In this uniquely creative and heart-warming book, Dr. Wagne

Peter and the Shadow Thieves

Rating: (55 reviews) Author: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson Publisher: Disney Editions Book Description In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island — along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell — for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, […]

The Story of the World: Activity Book 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Third Edition

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Susan Wise Bauer Publisher: Peace Hill Press Book Description This comprehensive activity book and curriculum guide contains all you need to make history come alive for your child! Don’t just read about history—experience it! Color a picture of a Minoan bull-jumper, make a model of the Nile River, create Roman armor […]

Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Kate Waters Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks