When a magician makes a surprise appearance at the library's Family Fun Day, local kids are amazed by his invitation to reach into his hat and pull out amazing books that convey wonderful adventures and inspire them to live their dreams. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of The Dancing Pancake.
Told in rhyming text young dinosaurs learn to read, but only after many mishaps, like chewing their books and throwing them at the cat--but eventually they learn to respect their books, and treat them properly
Unable to experience her classmates' enthusiasm for reading favorite library books, Missy challenges her determined librarian to find just the right story among the ones that are otherwise too flowery, furry or otherwise unsatisfying.
A celebration of how readers bring books to life follows the experiences of a book that tires of an unchanging existence on the shelf and yearns for the excitement of sharing its story with a child. By the award-winning author of Inkheart. 10,000 first printing.
A first visit to the bookstore finds Maisy perusing innumerable options, from a big brown book about bears and a long blue book about fish to a noisy book about trucks and a book about things to draw and paint, an effort that is enhanced by her friends' own literary searches.
Spencer loves books and reads one every night, sometimes aloud, then puts the book back in its place, but one morning his favorite book is missing, and the next day another, with each being replaced by a different object. Simultaneous eBook.
Loving to read favorite books over and over again, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, sign up for a read-aloud event at the local library and worry about what will happen when Mrs. Teaberry and her mischievous dog, Zeke, also volunteer. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of the Henry and Mudge series. 15,000 first printing.
Discovering a wonderful hollow tree in the forest where she keeps a favorite book to share with others, Red Knit Cap Girl learns that her animal friends are also storing treasured objects in the tree, which is declared a special sharing library for everyone to enjoy. 30,000 first printing.
An exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes introduces little ones to the magical world that can be found within books and features endearing toddlers discovering the first wonders of the books in their world. Simultaneous eBook.
Made an example of by a strict principal who forbids reading in classes that require attentive participation, Alec starts a club of one, intending to devote whatever time he can to his favorite books, before he is unexpectedly joined by a crush and an ex-best friend turned bully. By the award-winning author of Frindle. Simultaneous eBook.
A book-loving boy who has impossible ideas about starting his very own book company relies on the support of friends and inspiration from his favorite stories to make his dream come true. By the award-winning authors of House of Robots. Simultaneous eBook. 400,000 first printing.
Spending a summer at a lakeside cabin belonging to the mysterious Dr. Libris, Billy is astonished when he hears sounds of adventures in progress whenever he opens one of Dr. Libris' books. By the best-selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Simultaneous eBook.
Delightedly moving to San Francisco, 12-year-old Emily longs to meet a favorite author who lives nearby and who is savagely attacked just before the release of his latest online puzzle series. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
Offers a collection of ten original stories from celebrated authors--such as Kathleen Karr, Gregory Maguire, and Ellen Wittlinger--that display a wide range of genres and emotions, yet all celebrate the power of books.
Receiving an out-of-print cult classic from a beloved teacher, Nanette, a dutiful student and star athlete, discovers her inner rebel and pursues new relationships before discovering the downside of a rebellious life. By the best-selling author of The Silver Linings Playbook. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.
A first entry in a new series co-written by the acclaimed director and screenwriter for such films as The Goonies follows the experiences of once-wealthy children Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia, who relocate to a creepy Victorian house before finding themselves banished to a primeval world under the shadow of supernatural pirates and a power-hungry queen. 250,000 first printing.
While visiting her mother's childhood home in Scotland, Amy discovers that she is able to jump into books and experience their stories firsthand, but peril arises when she is confronted by a dangerous adversary who is stealing from the books she visits and threatening her life, in a first U.S. translation by an award-winning writer from Germany. Simultaneous eBook.
A thorough, fascinating compendium of hundreds of lists, facts, and obscure trivia relating to literature includes information about genres, terms, historical periods, authors, characters, themes, literary awards, and more.
Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop in the wake of her beloved father's death and circling property developers, Emilia finds support from family-like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss and unrequited romance.
When the man who demanded that they give him an antique typewriter winds up dead, Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter, Clare, who repair old typewriters and restore old books, must discover which of the dusty, old typewriter's secrets are worth killing for. By the New York Times best-selling author of If Onions Could Spring Leeks. Original.
A lively and entertaining introduction to the art of reading literature demonstrates how to make everyday reading more rewarding by helping readers understand the symbols, themes, narrative devices and forms, and contexts of literary works. Original.
In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven and finds unexpected assistance from Great Expectation's Miss Havisham.
Over the course of a year, five women of different ages, backgrounds, and problems find new meaning in their lives through their growing bonds of friendship. A first novel. Reader's Guide available. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. First serial, The New Yorker. 70,000 first printing.
Three very different sisters--Michelle, Maggie, and Anita--united by a strange power run the Paper Sisters Detective Company, solving any and all cases involving books, in a follow up to the hit series R.O.D.: Read or Die.
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