"When Spike finds himself adrift at sea he is rescued by a crew of surly pirates, who spend their days hunting for treasure. Spike knows that he was meant to sniff out treasure, but his sense of smell leads him to some unusual treasure."
Kyrie Irving was a National Basketball Association (NBA) star before he played a game in the league. Kyrie was the first pick in the 2011 NBA draft, and Cleveland Cavaliers fans were anxious to see what the high-flying guard could do. Kyrie was ready for all the attention. He scored almost twenty points per game for the Cavs and was named NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2014, Kyrie won the Most Valuable Player award at the NBA All-Star Game. Read more about one of the NBA's best players
Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants wide receivershocks National Football League (NFL) fans with his incredible catches. In a 2014 game versus the Dallas Cowboys, Odell made a one-handed touchdown reception that earned his game jersey a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he is more than just a showman on the field. Odell was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014, and his performance only improved in 2015. Learn more about Odell's journey to stardom
Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey is known for her incredible record of twelve wins and one loss and has been ranked the world's top fighter in her weight class. With nine of her twelve wins taking place in under a minute, Ronda is considered one of MMA's biggest superstars. Her journey to success started at the 2008 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in judo. Learn more about how this impressive fighter became known as one of the most dominant athletes of our time
Tennis superstar Serena Williams won the Wimbledon singles title in 2015. It was her fourth Grand Slam tournament victory in a row, a feat she had also reached earlier in her career. Fans called it the Serena Slam. She had begun her tennis career in the shadow of her older sister Venus. But after completing the Serena Slam for the second time, Serena no longer stood in anyone's shadow. Learn all about one of the greatest tennis players of all time
The Shawnee have lived for many centuries in North America. Their nomadic lifestyles brought them from the East Coast to the Midwest, and eventually to the South. Over time, their way of life changed. Today, the Shawnee continue their traditions and customs. This book explores the history of the Shawnee people and discusses what the various tribes of the Shawnee are like today. Bibliography, Biographies, Black-and-White Photographs, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Illustrations, Recipes
Ahlan! My name is Amira, and I'm a kid just like you living in Egypt. Egypt is a country filled with big cities, beautiful deserts, and some of the coolest ancient monuments in the world! Have you ever wondered what Egypt is like? Come along with me to find out
Mallory is excited to start fifth grade. She just got a cell phone, and Mary Ann's in her class. What could go wrong? For one thing, she gets off on the wrong foot with her new teacher. For another, Mary Ann seems to be avoiding her and spending all her time with their classmate Zoe. And then there's Mallory's book report assignment. Instead of Mary Ann, her partner is the new kid, Devon. Is fifth grade going to be a disaster, a fun adventure, or a little of both
Curious George can't wait to join the Uptown Bluegrass Band for a good old-fashioned country hoedown. When George accidentally ruins the man's guitar while trying to clean it, George and Allie decide to make a new guitar! With a shoestring, rubber band, fishing wire, and yoyo, George and Allie's creation has a truly unique sound! Bonus activities help reinforce the concepts in the story, including instructions for building your very own homemade string instrument
The enchanted Winged Ring which Queen Blossom gave to Geronimo is missing, apparently stolen by the dark fairy Wither and her dark crow allies, and whoever possesses it gains enormous power and can travel between the Kingdom of Fantasy and the real world--now nightmares are starting to affect Mouse Island, the entire Kingdom is furious with Geronimo, and it is up to one mouse to set things straight and recover the ring
"Princess Jasmine is nine years old. She has private tutors, fancy clothes, and even a pet tiger, but what she really wants is a friend her own age. Will Princess Jasmine finally find a true friend?"
"Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! Walk on the moon, fly with a satellite, gaze at comets, and discover why Pluto isnt a planet anymore." --Page 2 of cover
The PBS television host and his team of young scientists investigate how the water cycle works by shrinking themselves down to the size of a raindrop to explore such elements as ice, steam, estuaries, snowflakes, and puddles
"Kids will burst with excitement as they learn all about the science and wonder of volcanoes in this new National Geographic Kids Reader. The Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. Plus, the book includes 100 fun facts for quick and quirky information on all kinds of volcanoes, all around the world— and even some that are out of this world! The Facts Readers series bridges the gap between short, digestible knowledge nuggets and informative sustained reading."
Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine's unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA's Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time
"Penguin lovers and young nonfiction fans will enjoy following one penguin couple through their efforts to raise a family of chicks in this engaging Step into Reading Science Reader. Did you know that penguins have feathers but don't fly? Or that their eggs are guarded by the daddy penguin? Or that they dive in the ocean for their food? Discover these facts and more, along with brilliant photographs of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica, in this captivating nonfiction leveled reader. These unusual birds will waddle into children's hearts while they decode the simple text. Great for confident or reluctant readers. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help."
"Meet the man who created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician and church deacon, who taught at Oxford University. He was inspired to write his best known works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by one of the Dean's daughters, Alice Liddell. The books were hugely successful and brought Carroll wide acclaim, especially for the nonsense poems "Jabberwocky" and The Hunting of the Snark. Children and adults continue to be delighted by the fantasy of the Alice stories, which have been the basis of plays and movies since their publication in Victorian England during the 1860s and 1870s"-- Provided by publisher
Gramps takes Brother, Sister, and Honey around town with Big Jake to learn all about construction vehicles. They see different types of machines workers use at construction sites, farms, and even in the woods. These are certainly no ordinary machines--they are big machines
Zeus and his friends discover another Olympian who might be able to help in their quest to defeat King Cronus in this Heroes in Training adventure. With a clue from their trusty oracle, Pythia, Zeus and his Olympian friends are off to the "Land of Grapes," where they discover a festival. The headline act is Dion and the Goat Guys, and Zeus has a funny feeling this Dion guy might be one of them. Athena points out that this Dion guy is the right age, and he's definitely not acting like a regular kid. Finally, Dion and the Goat Guys take a break, and Zeus and the other Olympians approach him. Zeus informs him that he and the others are Olympians, and they think Dion might be one too. Dion (short for Dionysus, he tells them) starts to brag that he wouldn't be surprised, because he has awesome talents and magic powers. Before the Olympians can ask him about his powers, some of the crowd members start to throng the Olympians. Are they really Olympians? Are they really going to defeat King Cronus? Dion looks kind of peeved about this, and the next thing the Olympians know, they are in a field somewhere, puzzled and not sure what happened. What kind of magical powers does this Dion kid actually have? And will he be more of a help--or a pain--in their ultimate quest to defeat King Cronus once and for all
If you're going to orbit the Earth, moonwalk, or float in space, you need the right outfit. From helmet to space boots, every part of an astronaut's spacesuit is designed for survival. This reader, developed with Smithsonian's popular Air and Space Museum, provides a close look at the suits, boots, helmets, gloves, and other gear astronauts have worn into space, from the early days of space exploration to the present-day. --Publisher
"The Thea Sisters are headed to Venice, Italy! They'll be there for the Carnival, an annual festival that's famouse for its elaborate masks. The mouselets love exploring the city's bridges and canals, and seeing the beautiful costumes mice wear to Carnival celebrations. But a mysterious thief strikes while they are there! Can they unmask him before the festival ends?"--Page 4 of cover
"Fans of Disneyland, Disney World, and all things Disney are sure to enjoy learning all about the fascinating founder, Walt Disney. This new biographic reader reveals the interesting, enchanting life of one of the world's most beloved storytellers and entrepreneurs. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers"
"The polo player with the raised mallet— everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Now readers can learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon. Born in the Bronx, even as a teenager Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense, having a taste for both classic preppy clothes and vintage looks like beat-up leather jackets. He got his start in the fashion business by selling ties that he designed. From ties he went on to create a global fashion empire. In this easy-to-read biography, best-selling author and Who Was? creator Jane O'Connor explains exactly how a fashion line is created— from first drawings to models strutting on the runway."
Twelve-year-old Mari⁺ѓa Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu⁺ѓ) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos
Looking forward to joining the new coding club at school so that she can develop her app idea, Lucy is disappointed by the lukewarm reception she receives from the club's other members, who work with her to decipher mysterious coding notes
"From Jedi to Sith to droids to stormtroopers, this collection of seven Star Wars Little Golden Books will introduce young readers to all the heroes and villains from the epic space saga!" -- P.4 of cover
Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble--a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog
While his human Elliot adjusts to his new home and stepfamily, Gizmo, an evil genius guinea pig, searches for a new evil lair where he can plot to take over the world, but Gizmo is constantly thwarted by Elliot's little stepsister Jasmine (who likes to play dress-up), Abuela (who may or may not like to eat cavies), and Wedgie (a Corgi superhero and Gizmo's nemesis
"Avani is the new kid in town, and she's not happy about it. Everyone in school thinks she's weird, especially the girls in her Flower Scouts troop. Is it so weird to think scouting should be about fun and adventure, not about makeovers and boys, boys, boys? But everything changes when Avani is 'accidentally' abducted by a spunky alien named Mabel. Mabel is a scout too--a Star Scout. Collecting alien specimens (like Avani) goes with the territory, along with teleportation and jetpack racing. Avani might be weird, but in the Star Scouts she fits right in. If she can just survive Camp Andromeda, and keep her dad from discovering that she's left planet Earth, she's in for the adventure of a lifetime"--From publisher's web site
"Its one of the most famous sports images of all time. Former heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston is sprawled on his back in the boxing rim. Muhammad Ali stands over Liston, holding his right hand as if ready to throw another punch. The reigning world champion had just thrown a short, right-handed punch to the side of Listons head. In a flash, Liston had gone down. The photo of the angry Ali standing over the fallen challenger was taken in an instant by photojournalist John Rooney, but the controversy over the 1965 fight lingers to this day."
"All About Backyard Birds brings you the best information from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website, AllAboutBirds.org, used by more than 14 million people each year. To create a dynamic pocket guide for everyone interested in the backyard birds, we've selected some of our most popular content from AllAboutBirds.org-- fascinating information about the birds around you, bird ID tips, and bird-watching information to help you learn about and enjoy birds even more. Delve into fascinating facts on 120 bird species commonly seen in Eastern and Central North American backyards, accompanied by custom illustrations, beautiful photographs, range maps, and other features that make All About Backyard Birds so easy to use and share with others."--Page  of cover
"Two American athletes made history at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but not on the track. They staged a silent protest against racial injustice. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter sprint, stood with heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised as the national anthem played during the medal ceremony. The Australian silver medalist wore a human rights badge in support. All three would pay a heavy price for their activism. A Life magazine photograph seen by millions would ensure that the silent protest was remembered, and eventually admired, as a symbol of the battle for equality and civil rights."
"A turtle slowly paddles along the Amazon River. Suddenly, something from beneath the water bumps the turtle. The little reptile tries to swim faster. Then another bump--and, suddenly, the huge jaws of a bull shark close around the turtle. What is this ferocious ocean predator doing in the murky waters of a jungle river? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of these underwater hunters. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the shark's physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting abilities."
"Get up close and personal with all kinds of sharks-from bullhead to cow to carpet sharks-and learn how to identify different types, which is strongest, and so much more with this exciting book full of amazing images, fun quizzes, and incredible information"
Its early evening in the Amazon rain forest. A large rodent called a capybara is drinking from a river. The animal doesn't know it's being watched. Suddenly, the jaws of a green anaconda burst from the murky water. As the giant snake wraps its body around the struggling capybara, the animal has no chance to escape from the powerful predator
"It's early morning in the Amazon rain forest. A caiman glides through the waters of a muddy river. Suddenly, with a huge splash, a jaguar leaps from its hiding place on the riverbank. In an instant, the jaguar sinks its sharp teeth into the caiman's thick, scaly skin. The caiman struggles and tries to fight back, but it's no match for the powerful jungle cat. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about jaguars and their Amazon rain forest home, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in investigations, such as figuring out how the jaguar's fur pattern helps it to hunt, and measuring the predator's sharp canine teeth, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures."
"Jesse Owens gold-medal winning feats at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin struck a mighty propaganda blow against Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader had planned to use the German games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority. Instead, there was American black athlete Owens on the podium being photographed by Hitlers personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. In addition, Owens would figure prominently in the groundbreaking film Olympia by Hitlers favorite director Leni Riefenstahl. Photo and film captured Owens stunning success and revealed how wrong Hitler was in his beliefs."
"The final match of the 2001 U.S. Open featuring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was groundbreaking. It was first time siblings had squared off in the final match for more than 100 years. And it was the first time both players were black. The photo of the smiling Williams sisters holding their trophies after the tennis match appeared in newspapers around the globe. It captured two athletes who fought, and would continue to fight, for a place for women and African-Americans in tennis and the world beyond."
Five imperiled worlds will be rendered extinct unless five ancient and mysterious beacons can be lit in the wake of erupting wars during which three unlikely heroes make surprising discoveries about their homes and themselves
"We walk in dreams," the Head had said. "It was only a matter of time before a nightmare followed us back." "Kingstone Keep. Falleaf House. Stillwater House. Spellshadow Manor. Seek these places, and do not leave them. Cower within their walls..." Alex doesn't have all the answers yet, but he and his friends are running out of time. With Aamir's new position as a professor, they hoped he might be able to help them make a breakthrough in uncovering the Manor and its Head's secret, but it soon becomes terrifyingly clear that Aamir's situation is anything but advantageous ... As rules begin tightening around Alex like a noose to his neck, he is forced to rely on his own strengths more and more -- and when events at Spellshadow take a truly shocking turn, it will take all that he has not to break
"Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? There's a lot to know and we bet you'll have fun learning these fun, far-out facts in the next super series from National Geographic Kids! Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of cool categories, from astronomy and dinosaurs to revolutions and breakfast. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, Wacky World, and more."
"A biracial Indian/Caucasian girl is nervous to begin middle school, especially since her mother is now the breadwinner of the family, her best friend may no longer be a bestie, and the appearance of the seventeen hairs over her lip that form a very unwanted mustache."
Chased into the woods by neighborhood bullies who are after his Halloween candy, fifth grader Charlie Cooper quickly gets lost and finds his way into Vampyreishtat--or Monsterland, an uncharted land where werewolves, mummies, and vampires live freely--and with the help of the Monster of all Monsters, Charlie hopes he will find his cousin Billy who disappeared a year ago
Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame ALexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park
Eli the dog has been with Astrid since she was a baby, and now that Eli is getting older and slowing down, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him, but knows what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid
"A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society3"
Tells the story of Gertrude Ederle's 1926 swim across the English Channel, describing how she overcame difficult environmental, physical, and cultural challenges to become the first woman to establish her historic record
In order for Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery to fix their ancestors' mistakes and banish the bad luck that has followed them around for all of their lives, they must face Munch, the mysterious golden alligator who cast the curse centuries ago
"Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, Daniel Will Pack a Snack was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading! And what better way to get kids excited than with a fun story featuring words they can actually read and starring their favorite tiger star?"
The fairy ball is tonight, but someone has taken the magic shell which powers the glow globes, and nobody wants to dance in the dark--Luna, Ruby and May find that chipmunk took it to light his house, and Luna earns her big wings by making him a magic lamp in exchange for returning the shell
Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn't thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat--who has kittens! Alfie immediately falls in love with a little gray kitten and wants to give it a home. But one of the Jakes' house rules is 'no pets' because Alfie is supposedly allergic. Alfie is sure she's outgrown that allergy, but how can she convince her parents? Wouldn't it be better to sneak the kitten home and PROVE that she's not allergic? But keeping a kitten a secret is lot harder than she ever thought
Adrian Lazarus, who became a zombie just before starting middle school, and new friends Gia, Zander, and Talal, navigate a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers
While trying to cheer up her depressed mother, twelve-year-old Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon, as part of a school project on risk-taking, and discovers she can see people's thoughts in bubbles above their heads
"Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Bronte⁺ have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens: the train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own."--Book jacket flap
A cuddly class hamster GW endeavors to make a gift for his new human friend to show support for her participation in a school art show before learning about a dastardly mouse plot to sabotage the event
Hector begins collecting acorns of different sizes and shapes and is teased about it when his classmates find out, until their teacher explains about collections and asks who else has one. Includes author's note about various kinds of collections
"Mommy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy playing in her own imaginary world. Grandpa decides to join Lila--because using your imagination is even more fun when you play together!"
"Giraffe and Bird are not friends. After all, they fight all the time. But when they go their separate ways and a scary storm strikes, they both realize they might be better off together--even if they are still NOT friends. Not at all."
All the sensible hogfolk in Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they'd have been born with wings--but there's no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father's flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn't: an aircraft that actually works. Lily's secret project takes on a new sense of urgency when a mysterious enemy emerges from beyond the mountains. The Warthogs are coming, and they're piloting flying machines powered by dangerous magic spells. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft--and there's no time for a test run
Princess Pistachio is worried about Dog. He has such a boring life. She thinks he needs more adventure and excitement. Pistachio brings him to school with disastrous results. Then she takes Dog to a theater audition and transforms him into Maurice the Magnificant, star of the stage. Maurice is an overnight success. That's when things start to go really wrong
"Three-year-old Casey wants what his older sister, Jessie, has--a shimmery skirt, glittery painted nails, and a sparkly bracelet--but Jessie does not approve. After two boys tease Casey about his appearance, Jessie evolves to a place of acceptance and celebration of her gender creative younger brother."
"Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Girls' League, while her parents and neighbors are struggling through World War II, working for India's independence, and trying to stay on their farmland."
Hearing fascinating sounds while getting ready for school, two little mouse siblings embark on an imaginative day of crunching, stomping, swishing, nibbling, and smooching before settling down to the soothing sounds of a bedtime story
"Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. "I'm waiting for Goliath," he tells everyone. "Goliath is coming! He's my best friend." At last the bus pulls up. But no one gets out. Yet bear is sure: "He'll definitely show up. You'll see!"'
"Wakem the rooster sings beautifully. He can't, however, stop crowing, including late into the night. When Wakem's days and nights become mixed up, the raucous rooster is awake long past bedtime--waking everybody up! While cat and dog offer great tips for improved sleep, it's owl's clever twist on counting sheep that saves the day for Wakem and his barnyard friends."
After witnessing a troupe of pickpockets pull off an incredible robbery in a busy Marseille square, Charlie Fisher agrees to protect one of the thieves if they teach him their ways, leading him into a world of adventure with global stakes
"Drawing can be such a fun and healthy activity to do with your children. As a parent, have you ever looked into your 5 years old eyes and say: 'I am sorry sweetheart, but I have no idea how to draw a dragon or a dinosaur?' This is the exact reason why our book exists. Don't ever feel again like you are failing your kids. Simply let them know although you are a super parent, you don't know everything. However, you know just the guide to pull out of your bookshelf to help them learn along with you. Make this drawing adventure a family affair. Come on kids and parents start this journey with us and let's draw some very special images and create one in a lifetime memories."
"Pets and farm animals are fun, familiar subjects for beginner drawing projects. Young readers follow clear text instructions and corresponding pictures as they create their own cute and colorful artwork. These step-by-step instructions allow readers of all skill levels to feel like real artists. Readers can even compare their works of art to the charming illustrations used as examples. With each turn of the page, they learn to draw a variety of petsfrom dogs and cats to spiders and snakes. They also learn to draw a barnyard full of farm animals and a farmer to take care of them!"
When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand, a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik's cube, they know it is up to them to defeat the game's diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed
With some convinced the Greencloaks are to blame for recent destruction, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan find themselves on trial and later on the run when a Greencloak attacks the council of world leaders from within its ranks
For his new assignment Connor's been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It's a watertight operation, more a vacation than a dangerous duty--until the unthinkable happens. Far out at sea, heavily-armed pirates hired by enemies of the twins' father launch a high-powered attack against the yacht in an act fueled by greed and a desire for vengeance. It's up to Connor to push back the pirates and stop them from reaping destruction
Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement
Since Steffy was little, she and her older sister, Nina, have lived with beloved Auntie Gina. But when Steffy and Nina's dad comes home to live with them, everything changes. So Steffy does what she does best: she cooks her way through the hardest year of her life. But sometimes her life feels like a kitchen-sink meal--too many ingredients that don't quite work. All Steffy wants is for her family to be whole again. Can her recipes help bring them back together
On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them -- and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again. Today's Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny's best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now -- to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they've always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back -- and take her away forever from the only home she's known
Returning each summer to small town Ridge Creek, Virginia, where her father sells concessions after the minor league baseball games, eleven-year-old Derby Christmas Clark longs for a permanent home as she reconnects with grandmotherly June and uncovers hidden secrets
"In the middle of the ocean somewhere off the coast of Somalia, Connor Reeves and the the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul he is tasked to protect are under attack--and the odds are far from even."
As the son of a British bodyguard who sacrificed his life in the line of duty, teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves is proud to join the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad, but his first assignment, to guard the First Daughter, may test his limits
Follow Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold, as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting--their one of a kind friendship
Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances