YORK: CLOCKWORK GHOST
National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby returns with the middle chapter in her epic alternate-history adventure—a journey that will test Tess, Theo, and Jaime and change their lives forever.
It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs’ cipher further than anyone had in its century-and a-half history—and destroyed their beloved home in the process.
But the Old York Cipher still isn’t solved. The demolition of 354 W. 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world, and if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant, enigmatic architects, they will need to press on.
But doing so could prove even more dangerous than they know. It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher, and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it.
It’s also clear that Tess, Theo, and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure. As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them, they will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable—and whether the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay.
WWE RULE THE RING
So YOU want to know what it takes to battle the fiercest WWE Superstars?
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How does The New Day harness the power of positivity? Where do competitors train to become WWE Superstars? Can you escape the Elimination Chamber?
Discover what it takes to be a true sports entertainment STAR.
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WOULD YOU, COULD YOU SAVE THE SEA
The Lorax–Dr. Seuss’s beloved icon of Environmentalism–stars in an early reader about helping to save the ocean!
In this simple, rhymed Step 2 Step into Reading Book (printed on recycled paper) the Lorax address a concern shared by people of all ages–how to preserve and protect the ocean by reducing our use of plastic and recycling cans and bottles. With simple, kid-friendly tips (such as using a refillable water bottle and reusable grocery bags, and saying no thanks to plastic straws), this is the perfect way to empower young children with a “Go Green” message–and to excite them about reading!
Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
WOULD YOU RATHER? MADE YOU THINK!
Enjoy hours of laughter with hilarious questions for kids that get harder as the book goes on. Who will win the competition for the best answers? Who will outsmart everyone?
Laugh and learn with 160+ questions designed to make kids giggle, think, and figure out who’s the wittiest (and silliest) of all! Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition provides endless hours of fun for eight- to twelve-year-olds who love a challenge–and a good laugh.
Would You Rather? Made You Think! features:
• Learning through play. Kids will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.
• Family time away from screens. 160+ age-appropriate questions, ranging from the mind-boggling to the totally gross.
• An exciting game for competitive kids. Try to outsmart family and friends with the most creative answer.
• Levels organized by difficulty. As kids complete the levels, the next questions get harder.
• Lots of laughs! The questions are funny; kids can make the answers even funnier!
• Perfect for road trips, camping trips, restaurants, sleepovers, and dinner conversations.
• Classroom fun. These questions can be used to increase student engagement, practice reading and writing comprehension, promote critical thinking skills, and create a fun classroom environment!
WORLD WAR II
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and this photo-filled book is perfect for teaching kids ages 6–9 about the conflict and its lasting impact. Entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits, it’s the ultimate guide for any kid who is hungry to learn more about military history.
When did World War II begin? How were people protected during an air raid? How did the Allies crack the enemy’s secret code? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! World War II, which features photographs and illustrations of war machines, battlefields, and world leaders from throughout the span of this widespread conflict. Readers will learn about the rise of Nazi Germany, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and life during the war. From the horrors of the Holocaust to the Allies’ victory against the Germans on D-Day, DKfindout! World War II will provide kids with plenty of important details to pore over.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
Roger Priddy’s Bright Baby Bilingual Touch & Feel: Words is a fun way to introduce your baby to their first words—in two languages—with this wonderful touch and feel book.
This book will increase your child’s vocabulary in English and Spanish by associating words with beautiful pictures and touch and feel elements to engage their senses.
WISH IN THE DARK
A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.
All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free.
Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.
From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.
The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . .
Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores creatures of all kinds, but her favorites are the most unlovable beasts in the land: strange beasts known as “screechers.” The villagers of Perchance call them pests, even monsters, but Willodeen believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature.
Lately, though, nature has seemed angry indeed. Perchance has been cursed with fires and mudslides, droughts and fevers, and even the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, has dwindled. For as long as anyone can remember, the tiny animals have overwintered in shimmering bubble nests perched atop blue willow trees, drawing tourists from far and wide. This year, however, not a single hummingbear has returned to Perchance, and no one knows why.
When a handmade birthday gift brings unexpected magic to Willodeen and her new friend, Connor, she’s determined to speak up for the animals she loves, and perhaps even uncover the answer to the mystery of the missing hummingbears.
A timely and timeless tale about our fragile earth, and one girl’s fierce determination to make a difference.