n this newest in Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy series, Buzz introduces Fly Guy to one of the coolest vehicles around – monster trucks! Fly Guy learns all about truck technology, tricks, events, and safety. With vibrant illustrations and photographs, this “monster tale” is nothing to be scared of!
The Wild Robot Escapes
In this sequel to The Wild Robot, Roz has been brought back from the island, refurbished, and sent to Hilltop Farm to help on this family dairy farm. Typical of Roz, she befriends all of the animals on the farm and the farmer’s children with her sweet and outgoing personality. However, she desperately misses her life on the island, especially her goose son, Brightbill. Even with the help of several sympathizers who aid in her escape, Roz is captured by the robot police and returned to a factory where she is to be reprogrammed to rid her of her personality which is seen as a malfunction. Can Roz manage to avoid the reprogramming and find a way to return to her island home or is she destined to serve humans for the rest of her days? The short chapters and enticing narrative of this story deal with the themes of friendship, the benefits and risks of technology, and the search for one’s identity. A sequel that young readers love as much as the first!
Amazing female athletes are winning World Cups, Olympic medals, and Grand Slam titles just to name a few. With facts, lists and trivia about some of the world’s most inspiring women, this book includes the stories of sports celebrities like Simone Biles, Alex Morgan, and Serena Williams just to name a few. A perfect choice for aspiring stars of the future!
You may know that Legos are fun, stackable blocks that are one of the world’s most popular toys, but do you know how and when they were created and where the name LEGO originated? This nonfiction treasure tells how they were the invention of a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden toys for children in the 1930’s. Calling these blocks “LEGO” from the Danish phrase meaning “play well”, Ole Kirk Christiansen and his family turned a small family business into one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. With information about the design process, the Legoland theme parks, and the business venture that almost put the company out of business, this book is perfect for generations of Lego-lovers who want to know everything about their favorite pastime!
Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle’s little New Jersey town. He has three new friends and they love cooling off in the creek on hot summer days. The townsfolk are terrified by the shocking and unexpected news of a massive shark which has been attacking swimmers in the ocean along the Jersey shore not far from where Chet is staying. When Chet spies a gray fin in the creek, he wonders if it is a figment of his imagination or if he is about to come face-to-face with a killer shark. Based on the real-life events of the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, this graphic novel brings the I Survived title of the same name to life. Combining historical facts with fast-paced action, this illustrated title also includes a nonfiction section at the back with photos and facts about the real-life shark attacks!
The Supa Buddies bamboozled the bad guys but all is still not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he’s going to need his entire pack to help him. Can they come out ahead once again or is Dog Man barking up the wrong tree? The ninth volume in this favorite graphic novel series will keep lovers of this mischievous canine laughing all the way to the end!
When Sal Vidon, a 13 year-old Type 1 diabetic, amateur magician, and new student at Miami’s Culeco Academy of the Arts, meets Gabi Real, the clever and sassy student body president, for the first time, it isn’t under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal’s office for the third time in the first week of school and Gabi is there to support her friend, Yasmany, in whose locker Sal supposedly left a raw chicken! When Gabi discovers that Sal’s magic is powerful enough to poke holes in parallel universes and manipulate time and space, she is determined to join forces with him to right the wrongs of the universe. Can Sal, who sometimes goes into another dimension to connect with his deceased mother, find a way to use his powers to help Gabi’s very sick little brother or will this amazing duo put the entire universe at risk? This 2020 Pure Belpre Author Award winner is peppered with Spanish dialogue and slang, as well as generous helpings of Cuban cuisine. This upbeat fiction featuring Spanish language and characters will entice fans of A Wrinkle in Time and Rick Riordan’s fantasy tales.