World War Ii
Discover the war that shaped the modern world in Eyewitness: World War II. From the pre-war rise of Nazi Germany to the start of the war with the invasion of Poland in 1939 to Japan singing the surrender agreement in 1945, all aspects of the deadliest conflict in human history are covered in great detail with content that is accessible and appropriate for young readers.
For over 25 years, DK’s Eyewitness books for children have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories.
Worse Than Weird
Readers who love Leslie Connor and Ann M. Martin will adore this story of a citywide scavenger hunt and a girl who learns that family—and weirdness—is relative.
Summer Coding Camp
Incoming 7th graders only
Eight-week session begins June 28
This is it, my summer plan.
Hoping to ditch two months of chicken coops, kale, and her parents’ antiscreen rules, Mac MacLeod sets out to win a citywide food cart scavenger hunt and the money she needs for the summer coding camp of her dreams.
But Mac discovers more than just clues during her cross-city sprint—like how her weird parents might not be the worst thing compared to the circumstances of those around her.
With the same humor and hope of her debut novel, Mostly the Honest Truth, Jody J. Little gives readers another spunky, unforgettable character to root for.
Worse, Worser, Wurst
Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won’t let that stop her from saving the day!
There’s trouble in the kingdom of Salamistonia! Ever since an evil wizard kidnapped Lester the jester, laughter and smiles have disappeared. Now Princess Pulverizer has the perfect opportunity to complete the next good deed on her Quest of Kindness: a rescue mission! With her friends Lucas and Dribble by her side, can Princess Pulverizer defeat the wizard, free Lester, and bring fun back to Salamistonia?
Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook Extreme
The best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series returns with this “extreme” follow-up to the Junior Edition. Packed with funny, kid friendly instructions for the most extreme situations such as how to handle an encounter with a tarantula, how to navigate by the stars, how to build a snow cave, and more!
Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird
Vampires, zombies, aliens, mummies, dragons. Yes, even the weird, unexplained, and other-worldly need to be survived! The authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series are back with a hilarious (and helpful!) handbook that’s a blast through space, time, history, and the imagination. Find out how to survive a Mars landing, fight a werewolf, deal with a Bigfoot sighting, outwit a leprechaun, prepare for time travel, and more. Peppered with historical and scientific facts, this book will amaze, amuse, and delight. Kids will get the scoop on how to handle the weirdest situations Worst-Case Scenario-style!
Wow! Look What Birds Can Do
Which bird can fly backward? How do penguins keep warm? Does an ostrich really bury it’s head in the sand? Find out the answers to these questions, and lots more, in this book featuring dancing, hooting, running and pecking birds.
Wow! is a fantastic series not only filled with the best and most amazing facts about popular science topics, but each book also includes beautiful illustrations with fun and interactive artwork clues that lead readers through the book and stimulate discussion. This appealing series is certain to make readers say “Wow!”over and over again.
Wrath of the Storm
Wreck of the Ethie
In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie sets sail for St. John’s Harbor, but a violent winter storm casts the steamship onto the rocky cliffs of northwest Newfoundland, threatening the passengers’ survival
Ninety-two passengers and crew, all eager to be reunited with family for the holidays, are now at the mercy of the stormy sea. Seeing the wrecked ship off the coast, a fishing family sends their dog Skipper, a hardworking and courageous Newfoundland, to brave the icy and dangerous waters to carry a lifeline from the sinking ship to shore.
In this minute-by-minute fictionalized account of the S.S. Ethie’s dramatic voyage, Hillary Hyland vividly brings the adventure to life, showing the spirit of survival amongst the passengers and crew, as well as the strength and determination of a poor fishing family and their courageous dog to save those ninety-two souls.
Count your way through the fir-covered mountains of western North Carolina, past rolling foothills, to the giant sand dunes of the eastern coast in Wright Numbers. Young reader’s imagination will take flight as they discover North Carolina through numbers — everything from what makes the strawberry unique to what in the world is a Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle. That’s worth a couple hundred smiles alone!Carol Crane is the author of T is for Tar Heel: A North Carolina Alphabet among many other titles. She lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Gary Palmer lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the illustrator of T is for Tar Heel: A North Carolina Alphabet.