Discover the sensational world we live in. Take a look at the 70-foot sandstorm that hit central China, the bright pink salt lake in Senegal, and the tiny 6-foot-wide house in Wales.
Features extraordinary exploits, including a man who surfed for 26 hours straight, a man who walked across a 1000-foot highline, and the men who scaled a 650-foot ice skyscraper.
Open up to find some incredible creatures. Meet the dog that can ride a scooter, the horse with a mustache, and the largest crocodile ever!
Take a look at these clever creations. Read about the explosive firework artist, the guitar with 12 necks, and the necklace made of human hair!
The rookie bookie Wertheim, L. Jon.
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Villainous Cody, Matthew, author.
"Fourteen-year-old Daniel and his friends battle the Nobles of the new Noble Academy and attempt to defeat the Shroud once and for all"--
Nanny Piggins and the runaway lion Spratt, R. A.
"When Mr. Green tries to send Derrick, Samantha, and Michael away to school, Nanny Piggins must thwart his plan"--
The fairy doll & other tales from The dolls' house Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998, author.
Ellie's log : exploring the forest where the great tree fell Li, Judy L.
With help from her parents, a forest manager and a wildlife biologist, and in the company of new friend Ricky, eleven-year-old Ellie Homesly fills a field notebook with sketches and notes about nature in the woods near her home. Includes suggestions on how to keep a field notebook. A teacher's guide is available online.
A simple case of angels Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.
Nicola's adorable little dog June Bug keeps getting into trouble. She steals the neighbor's turkey, yanks down the Christmas tree, and destroys Mom's almost-finished giant crossword. Everyone is mad, and it looks as though June Bug's days are numbered. Will doing a good deed make up for June Bug's bad behavior? Nicola certainly hopes so. And when she and June Bug come across a new nursing home in the neighborhood, it feels like a sign. They volunteer to become regular visitors at Shady Oaks, certain that June Bug's cute tricks will cheer up the elderly residents. But something unusual is going on at the home, where it seems that a few of the more remarkable patients are being kept against their will. Freeing them will bring out the very best in Nicola, and especially in June Bug.
The princess and the pea Gresham, Xanthe.
A particularly tender-hearted prince, after failing to find a suitable princess to be his bride, returns home and soon meets a girl in rags who, through the efforts of the Queen, proves that she is just as sensitive.
The twelve dancing princesses Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.
To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.
The Snow Queen Lowes, Sarah.
The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.
Alphabetabum Raschka, Christopher, author.
"What happens to the pictures of us? Nowadays they go straight to the Internet where anyone anywhere in the world can see them. And they're nothing terribly special. It wasn't that way a hundred years ago, when getting your picture taken was a very important event. You dressed your best and you looked thoughtfully and for a long time into the awesome, magical lens of the camera. But even these important pictures sometimes were lost, sold by the photographer or even thrown away by families. After many decades some of them found their way to flea-market tables in New York City, Rome, and Paris, where the artist Vladimir Radunsky couldn't take his eyes off of them. He bought them, took them home, and looked at them over and over. Now he has chosen his favorites for this book and his friend Chris Raschka has written a poem for each one in an imagined alphabet of names and personalities. "--
"Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!"--back cover.
"Open up to find some truly staggering stories. Read about the world beneath Europe's largest glacier, the ugly face contest, and the man who was stuck inside a frozen car for two months!"--back cover.
"Look inside and be amazed by some extraordinary animals. Meet the one-eyed goat, the incredible shark whisperer, and the snowboarding opossum!"--back cover.
The Rainbow Serpent Pryce, Trevor.
The frog warriors search for their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber, who insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent, an ancient god who brought life to the Australian outback.
The unkindness of ravens Torres, J., 1969- author.
Another weekend at Grammy's, another weekend of Rufus using his magic totem to transform himself into Bigfoot Boy! But when you're big, hairy and loud, it's hard to keep your powers a secret, especially when there are trickster ravens that want the magic for themselves. You won't want to miss this second awesome adventure of Bigfoot Boy and his friends!
Who put that hair in my toothbrush? Spinelli, Jerry.
The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond.
Pinkbeard's revenge Trine, Greg.
Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo and her sidekick Raymond face Dr. Dastardly and Numbskull, who break out of jail and join forces with Pinkbeard's band of time-traveling pirates in an evil revenge plot.
Rhyme schemer Holt, K. A., author.
A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.
Pink & green is the new black Greenwald, Lisa, author.
"Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade and she's determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talent for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test, as she starts to make decisions about the type of person--and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister--that she wants to be"--
Boston Jane : wilderness days Holm, Jennifer L.
Far from her native Philadelphia, Miss Jane Peck continues to prove that she is more than an etiquette-schooled graduate of Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy as she braves the untamed wilderness of Washington Territory in the mid 1850s.
The orphan and the mouse Freeman, Martha, 1956-
In 1949 Philadelphia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.
Sleuth on skates Beauvais, Clémentine.
Precocious eleven-year-old self-made-supersleuth Sophie "Sesame" Seade investigates the disappearance of Jenna Jenkins, a student at Cambridge University, where Sophie's father is chaplain and her mother is Head of Christ's College.
"Find out about the 1,185-foot-long hair extension, the dog that looks like a lion, and the lake that is filled with over 20 million jellyfish! "--back cover.
Hard to believe
"You really won't believe the remarkable stories inside this book. Be amazed by the mucky mud run, the skateboarding cat, and the incredible museum for ventriloquist dummies!"--back cover.
"Be amazed at spectacular sculptures and mind-boggling creations. Check out the hobbit hole made entirely of balloons, the creepy cakes, and the artist who paints with his own blood!"--back cover.
The Pain and The Great One Blume, Judy.
A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.
Rory's promise MacColl, Michaela, author.
Rory and Violet are orphaned sisters living in the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York, but when the nuns decide to send Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined to follow her and keep their family together.
New Year's Eve thieves Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.
The serpent's curse Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
As Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca continue their search for an ancient relic, Wade's mother is kidnapped by Galina Krause, leader of the present-day Teutonic Knights.
Nightmares! Segel, Jason, 1979- author.
"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--
Read about the most terrific tales. Discover the man who pulls snakes through his nose, the boy who fell from the eighth floor of a building and survived, and unbelievable facts about the Titanic.
Enter into a world of strange stories. Read about the house that doubles up as a hangar, the very messy World Custard Pie Throwing Championships, and the dress made of cheese!
Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!
Jake and the giant hand : weird stories gone wrong Dowding, Philippa, 1963- author.
"Jake spends every summer on his grandpa's farm. But this year, things are a little weird. First, there are huge flies everywhere. Second, Grandpa is acting kind of funny. And third, Jake's friend Kate keeps trying to scare him with creepy stories."--Publisher.
Beezus and Ramona Cleary, Beverly.
Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Claude on the slopes Smith, Alex T., author.
Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, go to the Snowy Mountains where they throw snowballs, learn to ski, and more until Claude's loud voice starts an avalanche, trapping Sir Bobblysock and the only Mountain Rescue person under a huge pile of snow.
Endurance & cardio training Hill, Z. B.
Flexibility & agility James, Sara.
"Find out about the amazing human body. Meet the woman with 5-inch-long toenails, the man who had grass implanted into his back, and the woman who is tattooed to look like a vampire!"--back cover.
"Learn about the incredible human body. Discover the man with a 21-foot 9-inch-long beard, the champion gurner from China, and the shoes made from teeth!"--back cover.
Read about the amazing human body. Meet the incredible 6-foot 9-inch teenager, the woman with hair longer than a pickup truck, and the boy who had eight toes on each foot.
Step inside the world of the unexpected. Check out the eye-popping brothers, the bike made from lobsters, and the phone booth filled with fish!
Discover a planet that is beyond belief. Be amazed by the man with 94 children, the bizarre Goat Jump Festival in Spain, and the incredible three-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina.
Open up your eyes to a world of fantastic feats, amazing tales, and sensational stories. Read about the portraits made from meat, the man with elastic skin, and the lickable wallpaper!
Presents an illustrated collection of extraordinary art and sensational sculptures, including the artist that can make himself appear invisible, portraits made from cassette tapes, and bizarre versions of the Mona Lisa using coffee cups and toast.
The ice dragon Martin, George R. R., author.
Leaving in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, the legendary ice dragon has never been tamed until it meets Adara, a winter child who looks to the creature to help save her world from destruction.
Journey's end Holt, Christopher, 1980-
"Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo journey deep into the desert, intent on reaching the silver wall that separates them from their families, helped along the way by a ragtag group of friendly animals, and coming snout-to-snout with wolf pack leader Dolph for a final showdown"--
Jake & the giant Foley, E. G.
Aristocratic ex-pickpocket Jake Everton travels to Norway, where his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world at an Invention Convention. When famous Victorian scientists start mysteriously disappearing and Archie vanishes, too, Jake tracks the kidnapper to his lair and comes face-to-face with an angry Norse giant.
Eat your science homework : recipes for inquiring minds McCallum, Ann, 1965- author.
Introduces recipes and fun science facts, including black hole swallow-ups, munch on molecules with atomic popcorn balls, and invisible ink snack pockets.
The Expeditioners and the secret of King Triton's lair Taylor, Sarah Stewart, author.
Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous--and presumed dead--explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.
Backwards moon Losure, Mary, author.
When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached, and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.
Jelly Bean Lord, Cynthia, author.
No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.
Ben Franklin's big splash : the mostly true story of his first invention Rosenstock, Barb, author.
Retells the story of the famous thinker's first invention as a young Ben Franklin, troubled by the fact that fish swim better than he does, tries to invent a way to swim more fluidly.
The fabled fifth graders of Aesop Elementary School Fleming, Candace.
Throughout their fifth-grade year, a group of rambunctious students learns fable-like lessons from extraordinary activities, singing guinea pigs, and eccentric teachers, led by the inimitable Mr. Jupiter.
The cat at the wall Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.
A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? She was once a regular North American girl, but that was before she died and came back to life as a cat. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. As the soldiers begin to panic and disaster seems certain, the cat knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?
The closer : my story Rivera, Mariano, 1969-
"Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--
Stand there! she shouted : the invincible photographer Julia Margaret Cameron Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.
The story of British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and her exotic bohemian life.
Ali : an American champion Denenberg, Barry, author.
Puts the famous boxer in to historical context through the use of newspaper articles, interviews, opinion pieces, and photographs.
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Discusses the world's first nuclear disaster when nuclear bomb testing sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands causing burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies.
Dinosaur! : dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before Woodward, John, 1954-
Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.
Jackal Stone, Jeff, author.
When a Jake is offered a chance to race in China for a world class BMX team he is not sure that he wants to go--but when one of his friends asks him to smuggle a mysterious drug called Dragonbone that can prolong life to her dying mother in China he feels he has to take the trip, whatever the danger.
Full speed ahead : my journey with Kit Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself in 1930s Cincinnati, Ohio, and as she and Kit experience life during the Great Depression, the reader is invited to choose how Kit might help her family and others who are less fortunate.
The lilac tunnel : my journey with Samantha Falligant, Erin, author.
What if you, as a girl trying to adjust to her new stepfamily, suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? Join Samantha on adventures and take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multi-ending story.
The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star Cote, Jenny L., 1964-
Max, Liz, and their Order of the Seven team of animal friends are given their most important mission to date: they must protect the prophet Isaiah as he writes the crucial prophecies about the coming Messiah.
Night of the nindroids Farshtey, Greg, author.
When Zane, the non-human member of the Spinjitzu team, is asked to join the nindroid ranks, he must decide if he will betray his friends.
Sleepovers, solos, and sheet music Schusterman, Michelle.
As the band trip to New Orleans approaches, Holly and Natasha notice that Julia seems more interested in her boyfriend, Seth, than in them.
A bird on water street Dulemba, Elizabeth O., author.
Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.
Enchanted palace Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.
When Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine find a magic box, they are whisked away to a fantastical land called the Secret Kingdom. The girls soon lend help to Trixi the pixie, and in order to save King Merry's birthday party, they will need to defeat the evil Queen Malice and her nasty thunderbolts.
Catch the wind : my journey with Caroline Ernst, Kathleen, 1959- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself on the shore of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, and as she and Caroline Abbott experience life in this turbulent time. The reader is invited to choose how they might help the Americans defeat the British.
Ultimate attack Spradlin, Michael P., author.
Dr. Catalyst has had enough of Emmet Doyle's meddling. Time after time, Emmet and his friend Calvin Geaux have stepped in to ruin his plans, just when he'd released one of his genetically engineered killer species into the Florida environment. This time, Dr. Catalyst is releasing his most deadly creation yet. It's a terrifying lone hunter, bred to stalk and destroy one specific target--Emmet Doyle.
Ava the sunset fairy Meadows, Daisy.
"During Rachel and Kirsty's first night at Camp Stargaze, they notice that the sunset is ... green! Can they help Ava the Sunset Fairy set things right?"--Cover verso.
Emma and the blue genie Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog Tristan take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.
The broken blade Durbin, William.
When Pierre LaPage's father has an accident, thirteen-year-old Pierre must quit school and paddle a canoe 2400 miles as a voyageur for the North West Company in order to earn money for his family.
Weightlifting & strength building Scott, Celicia, 1957- author.
Yoga & Pilates James, Sara, author.
Eating right & additional supplements for fitness Hill, Z. B.
Cross-training Hill, Z. B., author.
Sports & fitness Scott, Celicia, 1957-
Core workouts Hill, Z. B.
Step aerobics & aerobic dance James, Sara.
Exercise for physical & mental health Hill, Z. B.
Centaur rising Yolen, Jane, author.
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.
Beowulf Morpurgo, Michael.
A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.
National Geographic Angry Birds Space : a furious flight into the final frontier Briggs, Amy.
Follow the Angry Birds as they fly through four levels, traveling farther and farther into space to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe in order to rescue their precious eggs from the evil space piggies. Does not include information about how to play the game.
Urban outlaws Black, Peter Jay.
Deep beneath London, five extraordinary youths, orphans who bonded over their shared sense of justice, have formed the Urban Outlaws and dedicated themselves to outsmarting criminals and performing Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s), but they are in serious trouble when they face a genius super-computer, Proteus.
Let's rock! Berk, Sheryl.
When the girls in the Dance Divas dance team fight over the lead in a new music video, Miss Toni decides to teach the girls a lesson about teamwork.
The girls of Gettysburg Miller, Bobbi.
"Pickett's Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in the Confederate Army"--
How to eat fried worms Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Hunter Moran digs deep Giff, Patricia Reilly.
Twin siblings Hunter and Zack, along with neighborhood pest Sarah Yulefsky, dig for treasure--the hidden hoard of town founder Lester Dinwitty.
Dappled Annie and the tigrish McCallum, Mary, 1961- author.
Annie enjoys spending time in the hedge at the end of the garden where she can keep cool and talk to the creatures that live there.
Dory Fantasmagory Hanlon, Abby, author.
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
December dog Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
After finding an unusual present-- a lost puppy-- on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.
The magician's fire Nicholson, Simon (Simon Bennett), 1971-
Young Harry Houdini's efforts to perfect his magic tricks are put on hold when his mentor, Herbie, disappears, prodding Harry and his two best friends, Arthur and Billie, to embark on a dangerous investigation that pushes their skill and their friendship to the limits.
Compass of dreams Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.
Life in the small town of Applecross has gotten stranger since the Lily family took over the magical Enchanted Emporium--but when animals start to vanish from the area, fourteen-year-old Finley McPhee finds himself caught up in the mystery of the missing Sherwood Compass and the legend of the Green Man.
Jasmine skies Brahmachari, Sita, 1966- author.
"Fourteen-year-old Mira Levenson travels from London to Kolkata to meet her aunt and her cousin and to find out why the families haven't spoken in years."--Provided by publisher"--
5 elephants Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.
The book of secrets Voigt, Cynthia.
Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.
Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo Berrow, G. M.
"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints as she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"--
Totally washi! : more than 45 super cute washi tape crafts for kids Laz, Ashley Ann.
National Geographic kids cookbook : a year-round fun food adventure Seaver, Barton.
For each month of the year discover recipes for fun, new dishes and twists on old favorites, weird-but-true food facts, profiles on "foodie " people, plus activities and challenges you can do by yourself or with friends.
Just a drop of water Cerra, Kerry O'Malley, author.
"Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September 11, their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American"--
The badger knight Erskine, Kathryn, author.
In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.
Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities"--
Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback"--
Hope for winter : the true story of a remarkable dolphin friendship Yates, David, author.
Details the experiences of a dolphin who was rescued five years after the tailless dolphin, Winter, was rehabilitated by the same group, describing the efforts made by the Clearwater Marine team to save the injured animal they named Hope.
Let's play! : poems about sports and games from around the world
Collects thirty-seven poems celebrating such sports and games as football, baseball, judo, table tennis, netball, cycling, chess, and scrabble.
Lend a hand : poems about giving Frank, John, author
"A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes"--
The demon notebook McGann, Erika, author.
Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie, and Una, are failed spell casters, but the first time they use a Ouija board they stumble upon real magical powers and watch helplessly as their notebook of useless spells takes on a diabolical life of its own.
The carnival Luciani, Brigitte.
After a long, cold winter, the foxes and badgers decide to put on a carnival to chase away their grumpiness.
The Angel Tree Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.
Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.
The bully bug : a monsterrific tale Lubar, David, author.
After Lud Mellon is bitten by a bevy of bizarre bugs, he has fun crawling up walls, drooling on his food, and rolling around in garbage but when his father calls in the exterminators, Lud must figure out how to stop his transformation before it is too late.
The history of money : from bartering to banking Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
Rainbows never end : and other fun facts DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.
"This book is filled with tons of cool facts about weather and the environment, plus colorful, humorous illustrations!"--
The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew's making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.
Boa constrictors Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes boa constrictors including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Pythons Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes pythons including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--
Are UFOs real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous UFO sightings and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are haunted houses real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous haunted houses such as the Borley Rectory, the White House, and the Amityville horror, and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no scientific explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are ghosts real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous ghost stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of ghosts"--
Branching out : how trees are part of our world Galat, Joan Marie, 1963- author.
This book is a short social history of trees around the world and reveals the bond between trees and ourselves.
Are aliens real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous alien stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of aliens"--
Cobras Raum, Elizabeth.
"Explains cobras, especially the king cobra, including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Is bigfoot real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack thereof) and stories of both reported sightings and hoaxes of the large, hairy, man-like creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch"--
Pack of dorks Vrabel, Beth.
Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.
Dangerous deception Kehret, Peg.
Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family's neighbor.
On track for treasure McClure, Wendy, author.
"When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of 'Wanderville,' the orphans who live there--Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends--must flee their home in the woods"--
Velociraptor Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur"--
U.S. special forces Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US special forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia"--
Tyrannosaurus rex Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur"--
Is ESP real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack therof) of reports and studies of extra-sensory perception, including hoaxes and fake psychics"--Provided by publisher.
Anacondas Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes anacondas including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Triceratops Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur"--
Pterodactyl Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Pterodactyl and other pterosaurs were discovered, how paleontologists study their bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about these ancient flying lizards"--
So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.
"In the spirited fourth installment of the popular BE WHAT YOU WANT series, veteran children's author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one's skill-- math, art, performance--the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a huge list of resources-- kids will find everything they need to get up and running in a career in sports! LEARN ABOUT EXCITING CAREERS, SUCH AS : - Coach - Sports writer - Agent - Pro athlete - Sports medicine - Photographer - Talent scout - And more!"--
Be a perfect person in just three days! Manes, Stephen, 1949-
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.
Katfish Skye, Obert, author.
Principal Smelt has created the Fun-ger Games for Softrock Middle School's students, and Rob Burnside, his life in ruins, hopes that Katfish, a cross between Katniss and the Little Mermaid created in Rob's closet, will help with game tips, advice about girls, and how to get people to stop hating him.
Doggone it! Krulik, Nancy E.
When strict Mrs. Derkman moves next door to third-grader Katie Carew, scares her friends away, and insists she keep her dog, Pepper, on a leash, Katie finds a non-magical solution to the problem. Includes steps for teaching a dog to sit and stay.
Chi's sweet home. 11 Konami, Kanata, 1958- author.
"Nothing is more heartbreaking to a mother than losing a child. There is nothing that can replace family and when one is lost at such a tender age it is even more distressing as uncertainty over the child's survival weighs heavily. So if fate offers an opportunity to be reunited with that lost child it is a mother's duty to seize the moment and hope for a happy family reunion"--Cover.
Jessie. Livin' the life Ryals, Lexi.
"While Jessie is helping Zuri take care of Lucy, the classroom bunny, Lucy goes missing! Will Jessie track down the runaway rabbit before Zuri realizes Lucy escaped? Then, in an attempt to help Zuri succeed in school, Jessie shows her the importance of winning over her teacher, Mrs. Falkenberg. But instead of impressing her, Jessie ends up with her name of the Naughty Board! Will Jessie go right from teacher's pet? Or will the Naughty Board prevail?"--Page  cover.
Phantom of the auditorium Stine, R. L.
Thinking her friend Zeke is getting too much into his phantom role in the school play, Brooke becomes alarmed when scary things start happening backstage and wonders if a real phantom is out to stop the show.
Pokémon black and white. Vol. 18 Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Pokémon trainer Black fights his young friend Iris in his next Pokémon League battle, then he discovers that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans and his own Pokémon.
Vampire breath Stine, R. L.
Exploring his basement, Freddy and his friend Cara discover a mysterious bottle labeled "vampire breath" and accidentally break it open, unleashing a very thirsty Count Nightwing on the town.
The glow of the spotlight : my journey with Rebecca Greene, Jacqueline Dembar, author.
"What if you, as a girl battling stage fright before a dance recital, suddenly found yourself in Rebecca's world in 1914? Join Rebecca on adventures where the two of you can try out for a vaudeville show, put on a musical, or even sneak into a factory to deliver an important message. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--
Sparkers Glewwe, Eleanor.
"Marah, an underclass 'sparker' in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims' eyes black"--
Ultimate body-pedia : an amazing inside-out tour of the human body Wilsdon, Christina, author.
This fun, smart guide answers kids' questions as it takes them on a journey through the human body and all its systems. The book is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top-10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Full color.
The best part of me : children talk about their bodies in pictures and words
Photographer Ewald worked with 15 ethnically diverse North Carolina school-children and their teachers to investigate how kids feel about their bodies. Each child selected a favorite body part and contributed a signed, handwritten paragraph or poem about it.
101 great gifts kids can make Mueller, Stephanie R.
Projects for children ages 3 to 8 to make with a little help. Includes greeting cards, gifts and gift wrap.
The fairy-tale matchmaker Baker, E. D., author.
Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.
Pathfinder Sage, Angie, author.
"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"--
Mrs. Lane is a pain! Gutman, Dan, author.
"It's time for the annual Ella Mentry School talent show, and this year Principal Klutz has hired a wacky professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents"--
Big Nate : the crowd goes wild! Peirce, Lincoln.
"Whether he's fast-talking his way out of trouble or unleashing the contents of his lock on unsuspecting classmates, Nate does it with gusto. And every time he swings into action, the crowd goes wild"-- Page 4 of cover.
Arcady's goal Yelchin, Eugene, author, illustrator.
When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself.
Old Testament days : an activity guide Sanders, Nancy I.
Uses more than eighty activities and projects to provide insight into life in the Middle East during the period covered by the Old Testament.
Knights and castles Osborne, Will.
Jack and Annie look at knights, armor, and life in a castle.
Jane of Lantern Hill Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.
When Jane Stuart, who lives with her mother and grandmother in Toronto, accidentally discovers that the father she believed was dead is living on Prince Edward Island, she yearns to reunite her long-divided family.
Simon Bloom, the gravity keeper Reisman, Michael.
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.
Jessie. New nanny Ryals, Lexi, author.
Jessie, a starry-eyed girl from rural Texas, moves to New York City to explore life outside her small town and search for her own dreams. She soon finds herself living in a multi-million dollar penthouse as the nanny to a high-profile couple's four children and Mr. Kipling, a seven-foot pet lizard. With Jessie's help, this incredibly loving family stays connected and close.
Jessie. Crush crazy Ryals, Lexi, author.
When Jessie invites Luke's secret admirer, Connie, to become his new study buddy, they soon realize that Connie is more than an admirer-she's a full-blown creeper! Will Jessie and Luke be able to shake her off, or will Connie refuse to take no for an answer? Then, when Tony asks Jessie to a special dinner, she is terrified he will propose! Will Jessie end their relationship? Or will Jessie and Tony live unhappily ever after?
Zombiekins Bolger, Kevin.
The boring town of Dementedyville is livened up by a mysterious stuffed animal called Zombiekins that turns things upside down when exposed to moonlight.
The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and six more Dahl, Roald.
Presents seven short stories by Roald Dahl.
Hittite warrior Williamson, Joanne S.
In ca. 1200 B.C., Uriah the Hittite leaves his conquered homeland and, following his father's instruction, seeks refuge with an old family friend, eventually finding himself in a great battle between the Canaanite forces of Sisera and the Hebrew forces of Barak.
Julie's wolf pack George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Continues the story of Julie and her wolves in which Kapu must protect his pack from famine and disease while uniting it under his new leadership.
The tattooed potato and other clues Raskin, Ellen.
A Greenwich Village detective posing as an artist hires a student to act as his apprentice, spy, and eyewitness to murder.
The five masks of Dr. Screem Stine, R. L.
"Monica Anderson thinks her biggest problem is taking her karate-chopping younger brother, Peter, trick-or-treating on Halloween. But she is wrong. After knocking on the door of an old, creepy house the kids are met by a strange woman pleading for their help. The evil Dr. Screem is after five horribly ugly ancient masks. These artifacts have the power to manipulate the world around them. Monica and Peter don't want to help, but they must retrieve the masks and defeat Screem. Unfortunately, nothing on Halloween is what it appears to be...." -- p.  of cover.
Night of the giant everything Stine, R. L.
Steven, a practical joker, is tricked by his friends into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals that causes him to shrink, and he must make it through his house and the dangers inside to reach his normal size.
Quincy and Buck Matthews, Camille.
In his new adventure, Quincy wants to try trail riding in the desert but he is worried because he knows there are "Surprises waiting for horses out on the trail." Then when Quincy has a chance to go on his first trail ride, the real challenge comes from the horse he chooses for a trail buddy. Buck, an experienced horse Quincy hopes will guide him, turns out to be a bully.
Quincy moves to the desert Matthews, Camille.
Quincy and his best friend Beau leave the comforts of home and go on a big trip across the country on a huge horse van.
Bible stories for growing kids Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Simple text and illustrations retell Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, each of which is followed by a "growing time" section that includes interesting facts, the moral of the story, and discussion questions.
Rattlesnakes Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes rattlesnakes including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--
Garter snakes Raum, Elizabeth.
"Explains garter snakes including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Air Force Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Air Force is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue soldiers in Afghanistan and battle wildfires in Colorado"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Army Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Army is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save the Baghdad Zoo and give aid to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico oil spill"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Coast Guard Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Coast Guard is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue a sailor in a storm and directing boat traffic after the 9/11 attacks on New York City"--
U.S. Marines Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Marine Corps is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to do recon in Afghanistan and to save Americans trapped in unrest in the Middle East"--
The lizard returns Pemberton, Bonnie, author.
Eight years have passed since The Cat Master became spiritual leader of all felines, and garden lizard Orie fears that his legendary part in the cat's ascension has faded from animal lore. But he's wrong. When The Boy, now in college, disappears, Orie vows to find him. With the help of old friends and new, mysterious clues lead to a foreboding carnival, the illegal animal trade... and murder. But the Orie's path proves perilous. A rare and valuable species needs his help, the River Cats plot his death, and a traitor walks amongst them. With time running out, The Boy's future as well as Orie's awaits at the carnival, in the form of an ancient creature, that's not exactly what it seems.
Anybody shining Dowell, Frances O'Roark, author.
In a series of letters to her cousin, twelve-year-old Arie Mae relates her life in a mountain valley of North Carolina in the 1920s.
The troubles of Johnny Cannon Campbell, Isaiah, author.
In 1961 Alabama, twelve-year-old Johnny tries to keep his promise to look after his disabled Pa when his older brother leaves for military service, but secrets from the past, Cuban politics, and racial tensions would make the task challenging even for his hero, Superman.
The three vests. III, Heroes Bowman, Robert.
The princess in Black Hale, Shannon.
"Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!"--
Apatosaurus Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Apatosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about dinosaur behavior"--
U.S. Navy Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US Navy is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save a fishing crew from pirates and to keep the oil shipping lane open"--Provided by publisher.
The Sugar Cup Perelman, Helen, author.
Dash the Mint Fairy wants to try something new, but still compete for the Sugar Cup, so she decides to switch places with Cocoa and enter the painting event for herself, while Cocoa enters the sled race, usually Dash's forte.
Gabriel's clock Pashley, Hilton.
"Twelve-year-old Jonathan is half-angel, half-demon, and the only one of his kind. But he has no idea of his true identity, and now a rogue archdemon wants him for his own sinister purpose"--
The junkyard bot Richards, C. J., author.
When George Gearing's personal robot Jackbot gets hit by a car, George rebuilds him into something amazing, only to have him disappear just as darkness threatens the town, leaving George and his new friend Anne Droid to find out what happened.
Stegosaurus Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Stegosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about this plant-eating dinosaur with plates"--
Maddy Kettle : the adventure of the Thimblewitch Orchard, Eric, author, illustrator.
Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore, especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats! Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more. Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.
The doll people set sail Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
"Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families journey far from home"--
Build your own website : a comic guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress Cooper, Nate, 1980- author.
Leroy Ninker saddles up DiCamillo, Kate.
Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.
Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights Brimner, Larry Dane.
A history of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement.