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by Kenneth LamugFrom an award-winning children's book author and illustrator comes a graphic novel full of whimsy, tradition, and fun for all ages. Petro the lazy boy, goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minions. The characters which are based on traditional Filipino folk stories are imaginatively recreated and given a unique spin by the author. This wordless picture book is perfect for that reluctant reader as each beautifully rend... more
by Aaron ShepardQuackling was proud when the King came to him to borrow money. But years passed, and the King never paid him back! So, he takes his sack and starts for the castle. But a very small duck will need very good friends when he gets there! Will Quackling get what he wants, or something even better? Find out in this lively, rhythmic retelling of a favorite European folk tale.
by David HeaneyIn this charming spiritual adventure, author and former pastor David L. Heaney uses the adventurous journey of a dog, a rat, and a parrot to impart important truths about the nature of life and the inevitability of death. Niles, an aging Yorkie, has led a pampered life with his two loving owners and knows nothing of death. When his new friend Nathaniel, an inquisitive fruit rat, shares the puzzling tale of a family burying a “sleeping” cat, Niles’s life begins to change. Another neighborhood c... more
by Rose CorcoranMad bombers, matchmaking, magic spells—what's a butler to do? Meet Bostwick von Dogsbody, a sardonic door-to-door magician, and his white rabbit, Emmaline, who just happens to be a cursed human princess. The two are traveling through the goblin-run continent of Ataxia in search of the legendary Domino of Nonpareil—a mask that allows the wearer to become anything he desires—in order to return Emmaline to normal. Their journey has finally led them to Styx Castle, where they meet Millicent, a huma... more
by Angela DaltonThere are times when a full moon will guide you, a storm will excite you, and a big, blue sky will inspire you to believe anything is possible. These are a few of the many gifts we receive from the sky and universe when life feels scary and confusing. Told by a grandmother to her grandchild, If You Look Up to the Sky is about the power of everlasting love and the ways the sky connects us through good times and bad. It offers a child comfort in knowing that you never need to be afraid... if you ... more
by Walter OstlieOffice zombies! Space pirates! Savage aliens! Galactic squid! Two less-than-average office workers are on a roller coaster ride across the universe. Will they make it back home? Can they save their company? Will there be any coffee left? Part epic sci-fi saga, part silly humor. All action packed thrills.
by Laurie P. MendozaKids keep saying things that make George mad. No matter how loudly he yells, they just won't stop. Worst of all, George is the one who keeps getting in trouble! His teacher says he's letting other people steal his power. Can Grandma and George's favorite superhero, Silent Knight, help him learn to stay in control and out of the Cool-Down Corner?
by Karl Beckstrand(Arctic Humor, sports) “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga). Cement vocabulary by describing the action. Snow story by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual ser... more
by H.N. KlettHailey Heartstone’s life is swept into a storm of peril after she stumbles upon an ancient talking book, the book of the legendary Pirate Queen. Once unlocked, its dangerous power thrusts her into a world full of deadly mists and phantom pirates intent on recovering what once was theirs. Kidnapped from her family, Hailey must face true fear as she is forced into a journey to protect the power that she found and seek out those willing to help her save all that she loves before it is too late.
by Cynthia Dreeman MeyerJoin Gregory, a sweet, silly, impish spider, as he journeys through the year and celebrates each Season's special days. Parents and kids alike will relish Gregory's exploits in this lively read-aloud, sing-along book full of vivid, luminous illustrations. Young children will love Gregory's silly antics and the book's sing-song language; rather than reading the words, try singing them to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider." Older children will enjoy the I-Spy adventure, searching for hidden i... more
by Denise Deegan
'Make a difference in the world,' are the last words Maggie Gilligan's father ever says to her. They form a legacy that she carries in her heart, years later when, at the age of fifteen, she tries to better the lives of Dublin's largely forgotten poor. 'Don't go getting distracted, now,' is what Daniel Healy's father says to him after seeing him talking to the same Maggie Gilligan. Daniel is more than distracted. He is intrigued. Never has he met anyone as dismissive, argumentative... as down... more
by Erin Nelsen Parekh“Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon…” This beautiful book weaves a story of nighttime adventure and frolic using Puck’s lines from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 5.2. Fairies and animals caper through the moonlit countryside through park and pale, over hill and over dale, before they all settle in for a long, peaceful sleep. The perfect bedtime story for small Shakespeare fans and their parents.
by Brian Meehl
Clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky’s friend, Matt, the school’s star quarterback, disappears.
Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle “Redmen” revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt’s struggle to “play his way home” is complicated when he falls in l... more
by Susan Pogorzelski
Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter: A Novel is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.
Write one last letter. That's what fifteen-year-old Amelia's psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule--a My Little Pony lunchbox she's buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the cor... more
by Christopher C. HallWhen a killer strikes from the shadows young prince Colmeron is torn from the comfort of his father’s castle and sent into hiding with the man he's sure is the traitor. Secluded in a distant refuge, Col comes to know the power of his ancestors, the Earthkings: men with the power to shape and control the land. But will that be enough to save the kingdom when an ancient enemy returns to free their long captive master?
by Jane Alvey HarrisSeventeen year-old Emily’s dad is in prison for securities fraud and her mom's strung-out on pain meds, leaving Emily to parent herself and her younger brothers and sister. She’s got things mostly under control until a couple weeks before Dad’s release, when voices start whispering in her head, and Gabe, the hot lifeguard at the pool, notices the strange brands engraved on her arm...the ones she's trying desperately to hide. Emily doesn't know how the symbols got there or what they mean. They ap... more