CHARLIE BUMPERS VS THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Charlie Bumpers’s worst fear is confirmed: he has Mrs. Burke for fourth grade. How will he survive a year with the strictest teacher in the whole school?
Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will be in Mrs. Burke’s class. It doesn’t matter that she’s been named Teacher of the Year. He’s still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker (don’t ask). The exasperated teacher declared that if anything like that ever happened again, Charlie would be banned from recess forever. How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake?
This fun series for young readers from Grammy award-winning author, Bill Harley uses humor to illuminate important values such as tolerance, helpfulness, kindness, and making the best of a bad situation.
HIDDEN KINGDOM - (GRAPHIC)
Glory knows that the dragon world is wrong about her being “a lazy RainWing.” Maybe she wasn’t meant to be one of the dragonets of destiny, but Glory is sharp and her venom is deadly…even if that’s still a secret.
So when the dragonets seek shelter in the rain forest, Glory is devastated to find that the treetops are full of RainWings that nap all day and know nothing of the rest of Pyrrhia. Worst of all, they don’t realize — or care — that RainWings are going missing from their beautiful forest. But Glory and the dragonets are determined to find the missing dragons, even if it drags the peaceful RainWing kingdom where they never wanted to be — into the middle of the war.
The #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to new heights in this third graphic novel adaptation, with art by Mike Holmes.
I'VE GOT AN ELEPHANT
Owning an elephant is terrific, but what happens when he gets lonely and invites a friend over?
Every time a busy little girl goes out—to school or to the movies or to the mall—her elephant friends get lonely. He invites more elephant over and they all join her in fun activities, from swimming in the local pool to dancing in her ballet class! As the number of elephants increases, so do their antics. Finally, the resourceful heroine finds her companions a new home where she can visit them…and make a few new friends too.
Young readers will be highly amused by the exuberant characters and mounting silliness in Anne Ginkel’s unique counting tale. Illustrator Janie Bynum’s brightly colored illustrations and affectionately drawn, expressive characters capture the story’s good-natured fun.
MICHAEL VEY: THE PRISONER OF CELL 25
The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.
To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans introduces a character whose risk-filled exploration marks the beginning of a riveting new series. With only his powers, his wits, and his friends to protect him, Michael will need all his strength to survive….
Michael Vey is the first title in Glenn Beck’s Mercury Ink publishing program.
Can street ball and technical play mix it up on the court and score wins for the team?
Ben and Logan are looking forward to playing basketball for Roosevelt High School. Ben will play shooting guard, and Logan will be the team’s center. But they still need a point guard. The two boys discover Antonio “Hud” Hudson at the local rec center, where fast-paced pickup games are the rule. Hud is just what the team needs. Even better, he is coming to Roosevelt! But Roosevelt’s coach has one rule for the boys: no pickup basketball. So when Ben finds Hud playing pickup, he has to make a decision. As captain, can Ben help Hud balance his passion for the game and his dedication to the team?
Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with full court, play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! An afterword proves the real story of pickup basketball and Holcombe Rucker Park, one of the most famous basketball playgrounds.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ON WEDNESDAY
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!
It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands!
Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
WHITE BIRD: A WONDER STORY
Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable, Sydney Taylor Book Award-winning story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.
“I was captivated by White Bird. It tells the hardest truths with honesty and calm (so that young readers can hear them). R.J. Palacio brings to life the nature of heroism and the real risks we face today.” –Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of Mercy Suarez Changes Gears
In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.
Sara’s harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, “It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything.” With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara’s story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.
Praise for Wonder:
#1 New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Time Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time
“In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Rich and memorable.” —The New York Times
“A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” —The Wall Street Journal