Beaty, Andrea, author
"When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"-- Provided by publisher.
Brown, Tami Lewis.
Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those with the money or inclination to visit museums. When Keith moved to New York City in 1978, he rode the subway and noticed that the crowds were bored and brusque, and the subways were decayed and dreary.
Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator
Galligan, Gale, author, artist
This compelling, mind-blowing book of lists about the wonderful world of animals is un-put-down-able! Filled with details on topics from the most shudder-inducing bugs and the most popular breeds of cat to which animals can't fart and how to escape from dangerous forest animals, this will be a must-have book in every child's collection!
Kinney, Jeff, author
Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation--or if they're already in too deep.
Simon, Seymour, author
Join science writer Seymour Simon as he separates fact from fiction in a brilliant exploration of some of the most fascinating creatures to ever roam the planet: dinosaurs!
Rowling, J. K., author
Harry, Ron and Hermoine have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. But when horrible things start happening, nothing can prepare the three friends for what happens next!
Rowling, J. K., author
For twelve years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends.
Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- author, illustrator
Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now... This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
Dragoon, Leigh, 1976- author, artist
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, four sisters in nineteenth-century New England, secretly learn the family trade of witchcraft from their mother as Mr. Laurence, a witchfinder, moves next door with his grandson Laurie.
Hale, Shannon, author
Tibballs, Geoff, author
"A Believe It or Not! is something incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true-something that totally blows your mind! Mind Blown!, the 17th book in the bestselling series from Ripley's Believe It or Not!, is filled with unbelievable stories and images that will do just that. You'll be blown away by this all-true, all-new collection of incredible facts, unexpected stories, and stunning photography. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Mind Blown! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one woman can crush apples with her biceps and read about the spider that lives underwater-yes, it's all weird and it's all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every curious mind"-- Provided by publisher.
"With this highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids aged 9-14 will delve into the science behind what they see"-- Provided by publisher.
Beaty, Andrea, author.
Miss Lila Greer announces it's time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing which one. After all, they will all have to share the responsibility of caring for it. The class narrows it down to two options: Team Turtle and Team Bird. Sofia is named Election Commissioner, in charge of overseeing a fair and honest election between the two teams. There's a class-wide campaign, complete with posters, articles, and speeches. Then it's time for the election! But when the votes are counted, there's a tie, and one vote is missing. How will the class break the tie? And what happened to the vanishing vote? It's up to Sofia Valdez and the Questioneers to restore democracy!
Aguilar, David A., author, illustrator.
The updated and expanded edition of the hit Space Encyclopedia presents the most up-to-date findings on space exploration and research and breathtaking views of the universe, as captured by the latest and greatest technology, including the recent first ever image of a black hole. This complete reference contains everything kids need to know about our sun and planets including the new dwarf planets, the formation of the universe, space travel, the possibility of life beyond Earth, and more. Authored by David A. Aguilar, an internationally recognized astronomer and former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, it is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated must-have for every family, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our planet.
Jack is having a hard time at school because he can't read as well as the other children. One day, he visits an animal shelter with his sister and notices a nervous puppy named Daisy. Jack sits next to Daisy while he practices reading out loud. An uplifting chapter book from the Pet Rescue Adventures series featuring black and white illustrations throughout.