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Pink, daughter of the fierce pirate, Captain Red Beard, wants to go to sea to find out what the life of a pirate is really like. Pink imagines great adventures, strange new lands, and interesting people with stories to tell. Once aboard the ship, she finds that being a pirate is not what she thought. Hardcover.
Roberto, a poor young artist, aspires to success and recognition. He refuses to paint young village children playing or Old Stefano and his donkey and insists on creating picturesque scenes only. But when Roberto has his shoes mended, a cobbler lends him a pair of sandals and whispers: “There are some who say that if you wear another man’s shoes, you will see the world with his eyes and feel with his heart.”
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly . . . Young readers will love hearing about the fly and all the other creepy-crawly bugs the old lady gulps down in this fanciful feast. With a taste for slugs, the old lady enjoys a poached roach, a squirmy worm, a wiggly spider, and more during the course of the tale. And a surprise ending reveals that this isn’t just any old lady.
Story time in the library had just come to an end when Max spies something amazing on one of the bookcases. It’s a large, speckled egg that with a loud CRACK breaks to reveal a small dragon. But the dragon doesn’t stay small for very long because he has a real appetite for books. Max tells his mom, the librarian, and even a policeman, but will anyone believe him before the dragon gobbles up the library?
Something wicked this way comes; in this case it’s high schooler Jack Barrett’s father, whose inherent drive for perfection has spiraled into a raging obsession ever since he began working for the mysterious Eden Corporation. When his father forcibly relocates the family to Paradise, a village that is literally owned by Eden’s enigmatic CEO, Jack uncovers a sinister plot that threatens the lives of everyone he loves. Hardcover.
Something wicked this way comes; in this case it’s high schooler Jack Barrett’s father, whose inherent drive for perfection has spiraled into a raging obsession ever since he began working for the mysterious Eden Corporation. When his father forcibly relocates the family to Paradise, a village that is literally owned by Eden’s enigmatic CEO, Jack uncovers a sinister plot that threatens the lives of everyone he loves. Paperback.
Three of the coolest dinosaurs this side of the La Brea tar pits outsmart a carnivorous T-Rex in this wry adaptation of The Three Little Pigs that not only entertains children, but also teaches them that sometimes a bully will get his comeuppance. Hardcover.
This story of Tiny’s life follows the history of aviation from the early novelty of flight through the tremendous developments in air travel during World War II, all the way to the Apollo 13 launch in 1970. Tiny was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside such aviation pioneers as Charles Lindbergh and the Wright brothers in 1976. Paperback.
Welcome to the Belfer house, the only Jewish home in a small South Louisiana town. The celebration of Passover is coming and Toby Belfer’s best friend, Donna, is coming over to share in the festivities of the Seder supper. Donna does not know much about the celebration of the Seder because at her church they celebrate Easter. During one magical night she will experience the traditions and learn the history of the Jewish feast of deliverance. Hardcover.
Welcome to the Belfer house, the only Jewish home in a small South Louisiana town. The celebration of Passover is coming and Toby Belfer’s best friend, Donna, is coming over to share in the festivities of the Seder supper. Donna does not know much about the celebration of the Seder because at her church they celebrate Easter. During one magical night she will experience the traditions and learn the history of the Jewish feast of deliverance.
Texas Jack, the jackrabbit, sez that after the Civil War, millions of Longhorn cattle roamed the plains of Texas, and that cowboys would herd the cattle and bring them to markets 1,000 miles to the North. This is what they called a Trail Drive.
A week in the life of a lonely, nameless miner proves to be filled with nothing but heartache. Throughout the week, a friendly pack rat scurries about collecting his loot and watching his human neighbor. As the miner copes with his incredible hunger, robbers take what few valuables he has left. He does not surrender to despair, however. Hardcover.
While playing at their grandparents’ house one day, Joshua and Krista discover a World War II uniform, helmet, and medals. Their grandfather shares with them the story of his proud days as a member of America’s first all-black flying squadron. Hardcover.
Booker T. Washington believed that every man and woman deserved a chance, regardless of their skin color. This classic work of literature relays the story of a man born into slavery who, once freed, pursued education and racial equality. Originally published in 1901, the new edition of Booker T. Washington’s autobiography features a foreword from media personality and advocate for the advancement of African Americans, Mychal Massie.
Vaqueros were cowboys who roamed across the plains of South America for many years before American cowboys began to appear. A chihuahua named Chi Chi helps tell the story of these proud men, who herded cattle first brought by the explorers in the 1500s. This cute little chihuahua is along for the entire story, from the time the cattle strayed away from their owners to the time the rich Charros claimed them as their own and hired Indians to herd them. Hardcover.
The Battle of Gettysburg left more than 57,000 soldiers dead, wounded, or missing. In this emotionally charged collection of personal accounts, the author pieces together experiences of Yankee, Rebel, soldier, and civilian. The battle is told solely through their eyes in a series of chronologically dated entries.
Japan’s surprise attack on December 7, 1941, devastated the American Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and forced America into World War II. These moving accounts of the lives affected by the assault capture the scope of the day’s emotions and its influence on generations.
The story of the Alamo encompasses far more than a thirteen-day siege that ended in a battle on March 6, 1836. In Voices of the Alamo, that story begins in the 1500s with the Native Americans who inhabited the area we now call Texas. Page by page, different voices—among them Spanish, Tejano, Texian, Mexican, and American—are heard, as they describe history from their individual viewpoints. Hardcover.
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