When eleven year-old Carter and twelve year-old Anna find themselves lost in the rainforest of Costa Rica, they must avoid the temptation to panic and must pool their knowledge in order to survive. Challenged not only by the dangers of this wild environment, the two must control their tendencies toward anxiety and over-confidence to stay calm, stay smart and make it out alive! A great choice for elementary grade readers who love fast-paced adventure stories with shorter chapters and accompanying illustrations.
Marvel Black Panther Wakanda Forever!
Exciting images, simple vocabulary and a fun quiz will engage young super hero fans as they explore Black Panther’s mighty kingdom of Wakanda and meet his friends and allies. His brainy sister Shuri and his brave bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, join this popular super hero as they protect Wakanda and the world. A perfect choice for young readers who love adventure stories.
When a fatal Great White shark attack rocks Cape Cod, a popular tourist destination, the beaches are closed and the locals grow increasingly angry as their businesses suffer from the loss of customers. When a group of local teens are determined to continue surfing in spite of the danger, newly arrived Barn Whimbill is intent on investigating the attack to provide some answers about what happened and how likely another attack is. Can he help the community get back to normal or will he become the latest victim of the ocean’s most feared predator? A second title in this series guaranteed to appeal to fans of shark attack adventures.
It’s been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen’s home country of Poland. All of the Jewish people, including Max’s family, have been forced to live in a ghetto. At least Max and his sister, Zena, had their Papa with them until two months ago when the Nazis took him away. Now the two are on their own. One day, without barely enough food to survive, Max and Zena make a daring escape out of the ghetto into the nearby forest. They are found by Jewish resistance fighters, but soon grenades begin to fall around them. Have they left the horrors of the ghetto only to die from the fallout of the Nazi Invasion? With text adapted from the same story in the I Survived series as well as nonfiction back matter and photographs about WWII and the Holocaust, this explosive graphic novel edition will inform and appeal even the most reluctant reader.
Inspired by the true story of a wolf named OR-7 and his incredible journey to find a safe place to call home, this animal adventure is perfect for fans of Pax and The One and Only Ivan. Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains, learning to hunt, wrestling with his brothers and sisters, and watching over a new litter of cubs. When a rival pack attacks, Swift and his family scatter and he finds himself alone and scared. As he tries to find a new home, his journey is a remarkable one that covers a thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, the danger of highways, and hunger as he stands up to the challenge to not only survive, but to thrive. A must-read tale for animal and nature adventure fans.
It’s a great spring day at the farm and Biscuit is excited to meet all of the animals that live there. Cats, dogs, goats, lambs, and chickens all want to be friends with this favorite puppy, but there is a new animal that Biscuit discovers there too! A new title all young readers are sure to love!
April Boxler is observant and helpful, but she doesn’t consider herself to be very social. When she has a falling-out with her only friend on the first day of sixth grade at Marshallville Elementary School, April decides to be a bench buddy volunteer, primarily to avoid having to deal with her classmates. On her second day as a fourth grade recess volunteer, April spots Joey Byrd, a boy who alternates between lying motionless on the ground and wandering in circles, always by himself. When April and her bench buddy co-volunteer, a fifth grader named Veena, become concerned about Joey and his behavior, they reach out to April’s mother and the school counselor, neither of whom take their worries seriously. Not willing to give up, the girls, with the help of the school custodian, begin to see that Joey’s seemingly random playground doodling, when “seen from above”, may reveal hidden secrets about this lonely boy. A wonderful story about looking at life and people from a different perspective to see truths hidden at first sight.