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Action and adventure books are a smart way to inspire young readers to love books, stories, and reading. Shop for action and adventure stories for toddlers, preschoolers, middle schoolers, young readers, and early readers, with comic book characters, the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Where the Wild Things Are, Mockingjay, Catching Fire, and more for boys and girls.
Greenwillow Books

For nearly half a century, Amelia Bedelia has been turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary fun.Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes w...ith a pencil and sketchpad. She makes sponge cake with a real sponge. She recruits a train conductor to lead an orchestra. And when she's driving toward a fork in the road, she's also on the lookout for a spoon.You can count on the well-meaning Amelia Bedelia to take things to hilariously literal extremes. But you can also count on her putting her heart and friendship into everything she does—and always having a scrumptious cake or pie ready to share at the end of a long day.This book includes four of Amelia Bedelia's most beloved adventures; a CD to listen to while you read; and recipes, games, and more. read more

Random House Books for Young Readers

Animals abound in Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book If I Ran the Zoo. Gerald McGrew imagines the myriad of animals ...he’d have in his very own zoo, and the adventures he’ll have to go on in order to gather them all. Featuring everything from a lion with ten feet to a Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill, this is a classic Seussian crowd-pleaser. In fact, one of Gerald’s creatures has even become a part of the language: the Nerd! read more

Glass, Calliope/ Disney Storybook Artists (ILT)

It's just another ordinary day for Tiana--until a flamingo lands in her kitchen! Soon Tiana is off on an adventure through the bay...ou and all over New Orleans in search of a magic pearl stolen from Mama Odie. With full-color spot art and full-page illustrations throughout, older Princess fans are sure to love this jewel-themed chapter book. read more

Torday, Piers

"A hugely inventive adventure."—Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series In a world where an...imals are slowly fading into extinction, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes feels as if he hardly exists either. He’s been locked away in a home for troubled children and is unable to speak a word. Then one night, a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach come to help him escape, and he discovers that he can speak—to them. And the animals need him. Only Kester, with the aid of a stubborn, curious girl named Polly, can help them survive. The animals saved Kester. But can he save them? "When ninety-nine pigeons smash through the windows of Kester's prison and carry him North to the last of the animals…. it's a moment as thrilling as when James flies off in the Giant Peach. Highly recommended"—The Times (UK) “Combines a great fondness for animals with an appreciation of the freakish…. The reserved narrative tone and tender yet peculiar view of animals give this piece its own offbeat flavor.”—Kirkus Reviews “Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.”—Publishers Weekly read more

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

The classic coming of age story of four sisters, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition.The original novel Little Women based loosely on the experiences of author Louisa May Alcott. Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo are four sisters growing up in America during the Civil War. Each girl struggles with a personality trait - Meg is vain; Jo, short-tempered; Beth, shy; and Amy, self-centered. As the girls try to make the best of life while their father is away at war, through their creativity and love for one another, they are able to enjoy the good moments and endure the hard times.Join the girls on their heartfelt journey to becoming better sisters and better friends. Little Women is read by BBC voice actor Liza Ross, with music and effects to set the mood. With the included audio you can HEAR the entire book, word for word, READ ALONG with the audio, or READ the story on your own. Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included audio contains a dramatic reading-with music and sound effects-that match the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along. Perfect for high-level young readers experiencing the classics for the first time and also ideally accessible for "reluctant readers," HEAR IT READ IT classics give young readers the best possible introduction to the world's timeless tales. It's a terrific way for adults to re-experience the thrills of a classic tale, too!Add other Hear It Read It classics to your library, including:--King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table--The Adventures of Tom Sawyer--The Secret Garden--And more... read more

Viking Juvenile

Everybody loves Max and Ruby-and what toddler could resist these adorable shaped board books? Cut in the shape of Rosemary Well's ...beloved bunny siblings and filled with simple text and colorful illustrations on every page, these two books are guaranteed to delight the very youngest Max and Ruby fans, who can now follow the bunnies' adventures on daily television. read more

Byrne Publishing, LLC

Age Level: 6-10 | Grade Level: 1-4 | Lexile measure: 620L This edition has BLACK & WHITE illustrations. A more expensive editi...on with FULL COLOR illustrations is available at: In this story, the Subject Scouts go on an adventure to track down endangered sea turtles, creatures that are particularly interesting to one alien on their spaceship named Volsprey. Volsprey is a Lavork from the planet Moltrun, a world that is covered with volcanoes. Lavorks look terrifying, and they drink lava instead of water. Can the Subject Scouts find enough information to both help the endangered sea turtles and keep Volsprey happy while he’s stuck on the ship? Bibs, Puzz, Softy, and Zap aren't exactly ordinary kids; they’re from the future. They used to live on a giant spaceship that helped aliens from all over the galaxy learn about Earth. Then one day, they were mysteriously sent back in time. Now, their spaceship is hidden beneath a giant lake, and the aliens are stuck on board until the crew can figure out how to get back to the future. In the meantime, the ship’s captain made Bibs, Puzz, Softy, and Zap Subject Scouts and gave each of them a special super power to help them investigate all sorts of different subjects to teach the aliens trapped on the ship. You can read the Subject Scouts books in any order you want. If you want to learn about Sea Turtles, read this book. If you want to learn about some other subject, then you can jump straight to that book. read more

Scholastic Press

A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic.Bored with life at the zoo, an adv...enturous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Will a yellow hardhat point to a new life as a construction worker? Or will a red swimming cap reveal his true talents? Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book. read more

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin/ Mitchell, Susan (ILT)

Follow fathers and their children on playful adventures. When it's only my ba and me.... We pick shell from the sand, And jump hand in hand. We go sailing away “IT’S SUMMER! HOORAY!” When it’s only my ba and me. When it's only my bapa and me... We celebrate every day, And also each night . . . My kiss says, “I love you.” When it's only my bapa and me. The double flaps in this book reveal fathers and children of different cultures as they share special moments through every season. This book is perfect for Father's Day or any day of the year. read more

Harper Collins

Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And ...I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks.Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.Supports the Common Core Learning Standards read more

Rowlands, Caroline/ Ceulemans, Eglantine (ILT)

Hidden artistic talent will take flight with these sophisticated new doodle books. Each includes more than 100 drawings for kids t...o complete. From a deep sea adventure to an assembly line in a shoe factory, these exciting and unusual scenes will spark laughter and imagination. Kids can choose to finish the illustration by copying the artwork's style or they can develop their own unique drawings. Splashes of color throughout and a special section of die-cut pages that let doodles appear in different scenes add to the inspiration and fun. In Dare You to Doodle, adventure-loving doodlers can add flames to a fire-breathing dragon and more! (Ages 6 and up) read more

Gia Publications

The Adventures with Music series gives kids great stories and role models where the heroes are musicians Set in Indiana as World ...War II comes to an end, this fourth book in the Adventures with Music series sees hero Dale face his own challenges—including bullying from the first-chair trumpet player.  "Just as quickly as the storm had arrived, it moved away from the fort, and as the sky cleared, so did Dale's mind. He opened the door to the fort, and saw that lightning split his dog Scout's favorite tree down the middle, the two halves forming the letter Y. This is the fork in the road. He had a choice of which fork to take: either face his issues with the first-chair trumpet player or continue to be manipulated and bullied for the rest of his life." read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Do your child loves ancient china? This coloring book for kids is a perfect way to introduce ancient china in his or her life. Fil...l over 40 pages with bright colors and give them a great activity that sparks their creativity and keeps them busy and entertained for hours. You children will not wait to color different ancient china pictures. As a parent, you will feel great giving them a fun, wholesome, and educational activity that sparks their creative spirit. Each page contains one or more high quality images for little ones to color. Order this coloring book for kids now and start your children's adventure with ancient china now! read more

Time Home Entertainment Inc. (COR)

Disney Junior's favorite characters come to life in Disney Junior: Let's Play! Poster-A-Page book. With every page a poster, plus ...9 supersize fold-out posters inside, young fans can pull apart the book and decorate with posters featuring the whole Disney Junior team! Share love and kindness with Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins. Solve pirate problems with Jake and his merry band from Never Land. And get ready for adventure with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. The Poster-A-Page book series delivers children's most popular characters, stories, and memorable moments to them in a unique visual format and offers kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to bring their favorite friends and stories into their homes, onto their walls, and become part of their world. Don't miss Sofia's buddy Doc McStuffins in Disney Junior Doc McStuffins: It's Checkup Time! Poster-A-Page book for more friendship, magic and adventure! read more

Player, Micah (ILT)

Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere, as always! In this travel-themed doodle book, kids join Lily on her lively outings, the details and learning about the joys of travel. Kids will love filling in elements of Lily's world, all while drawing scenes of their real (and imagined) adventures. An entertaining ticket to hours of fun! read more

Cypress Productions,LLC

This unique book that offers ten handy how-to-explore nature activities that children will love to do. All of the activities empha...size concern for children’s safety with helpful tips that are clear and concise guides to a safe time outdoors. A wide range of activities includes: invigorating games, natural crafts to help stimulate creativity and imagination, and lively adventures created for involvement. Additionally, these two unique activities will spark the children’s interest: • Integration of iPads and iPhone nature apps in some activities • Instructions to show children how they can analyze their personality from their own tree drawing read more

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Kids love to doodle the days away. And this sixth title in our Doodle series offers hours of entertainment for eager imaginations.... On each of the generous-sized pages Catlow has made a start—a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like “disguise me” above a picture of a boy, or “whose footprints?” above various animal tracks. With over 200 pages to complete and create, this book invites overtaxed adults as well as kids to play and enjoy in the spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Do your child loves ballerina and ballet? This coloring book for kids is a perfect way to introduce ballerina and ballet in his or... her life. Fill over 30 pages with bright colors and give them a great activity that sparks their creativity and keeps them busy and entertained for hours. You children will not wait to color different ballerina and ballet pictures. As a parent, you will feel great giving them a fun, wholesome, and educational activity that sparks their creative spirit. Each page contains one or more high quality images for little ones to color. Order this coloring book for kids now and start your children's adventure with ballerina and ballet now! read more

Garbot, Dave

Fairy Tale Fun teaches young artists to draw a range of favorite, fun, and quirky fabled figures in true cartooning style. Childre...n will love learning how to reinterpret popular fairy tale characters in cartoon form, as well as design their own fantasy characters, all with a colorful, silly touch. Featured sections cover characteristics, expressions, and gestures that make a whimsical, magical cartoon character come to life on the page, as well as creative ideas and techniques for rendering mythical characters in unexpected costumes, disguises, or locations. Projects include widely recognized fairy tale figures and characters from classic stories, fables, and legend, including princesses, fairies, knights, dragons, giants, and more, reinterpreted in a fun, kid-friendly style! Each lesson begins with a simple shape and progresses to a colorful final piece of art, making it easy for budding artists of all skill levels to follow along. Fairy Tale Fun teaches young artists-in-training how to take their drawing skills from enthusiastic doodler to ace cartoonist through a series of engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step cartooning projects. Along the way, tips and tricks from a professional cartoonist are included to guide their efforts, making this book an experience that is sure to create a new favorite pastime. read more


You have what it takes! Did you ever wonder what you can do with all of those LEGO® bricks after you have created the project they... came with? Now with The LEGO Ideas Book, you can take what you already have and make something new! The book is divided into six themed chapters — transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes — each with basic templates of key models and spreads to inspire you to create your own. Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle! Don't be concerned if you haven't got all the bricks you need: this book also shows how to simplify details, making this a great user-friendly guide for any building ability. Featuring all-new LEGO® building projects, tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders, The LEGO Ideas Book will keep kids of all ages creating for hours. read more

Woodberry International Publishing

The kids will love this fiction (Sci- Fi) Zombie Adventure series . The book starts off with a short adventure story, Mystery_of_S...ellers_Lake After the story there is coloring book pages with lots of colorful Zombie images ,for the kids to Create their own zombie horde with these fun coloring pages inspired from the story! ages 7-12 read more


A new trade release of the hugely popular book club series by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee. These fun-filled chapter books mix school..., monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results.The kids have to perform in the talent show just because mean Mrs. Green says so! Everyone will have to show a talent for exactly one minute -- in front of the whole school and their parents! Starring in the talent show from the Black Lagoon would give any kid stage fright - but with a little luck this performance might just turn out to be fun! read more

Running Press Kids

With all the pressure for kids to achieve at whatever they try, here is the perfect antidote-a book that simply invites them to en...ter and play. Nikalas Catlow has made a start on each of the generous-sized pages-a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like a boy looking into a bowl and asking what’s in there. Doodlers go off from there on a liberating flight of mindless fancy. There are over 200 pages to complete and create. A book that will be as irresistible to overtaxed adults as it is to kids eager to enjoy its spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity. read more


Great new adventures in the bestselling series from Aladdin M X Just in time for summer reading, Aladdin M X offers two brand-new ...Beacon Street Girls books. In "The Great Scavenger Hunt, "the BSG and their classmates discover some exciting surprises... read more

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Presents the adventures of a young boy raised by the animals in an Indian jungle


Alex must use his math skills to determine whether he'll have enough birthday money left to purchase an action hero figurine from ...the toy store after a day full of treats and unexpected detours. read more

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Math rocks At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting... adventure in problem-solving. These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires ("How many... read more

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Based on the hit Disney film, a board book lets even the youngest child dive into Princess Ariel's underwater adventures and her s...earch for a handsome prince. read more

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Collects stories featuring each incarnation of the Doctor in all new adventures by such authors as Marcus Sedgwick, Alex Scarrow, ...and Holly Black. read more

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Bestselling writer Audrey Wood and her artist son Bruce Wood team up to present an alphabet book in this popular series. Now the l...ittle letters build a fire truck and save the day Engaging alphabet books are perennial bestsellers with unlimited demand,... read more

Random House (COR)/ Ostrom, Bob (ILT)

Oh, no! The toy factory is broken on the night before Christmas, and Santa needs Team Umizoomi's help to fix it. Boys and girls 3–7 can join Nickelodeon's tiniest superheroes on their merry adventure featuring glow-in-the-dark pages and stickers. read more

Pumpernickel Art

No one came to eleven-year-old Michael Pumpernickel's birthday party, not even his invisible friend. The clown was a no-show, and ...his brother's dog tried to escape and got caught in the act. Maybe it's because he's awkward and carries a fanny pack. Or maybe it's because he really likes school. But nothing was going right in Michael's life, until one day, everything did. After receiving a mysterious letter, he finds himself in the middle of an unlikely adventure, the center of an age old prophecy about an enchanted magical forest and a power-hungry fox obsessed with revenge. Awesome, right? Now people will have to notice him! But being a hero isn't everything he thought it would be. Sure, he'd do almost anything to win the affection of his piano teacher, but if it means missing dessert more than two days in a row he's not sure he can make it. He might not have that long. The launch of the evil fox's line of trendy necklaces is only days away and he has to figure out the mysteries of an ancient book and identify a double agent before he's caught. Apparently, adventures aren’t as easy as they look. At least he gets to wear his favorite shirt. That should help... read more


Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced ad...venture with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.Who Is Geronimo Stilton?That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!__RED PIZZAS FOR A BLUE COUNTWhen Trap got mouse-napped in Transratania, it was up to Thea and me to rescue him. Little did I know that Transratania is the land of vampire mice! Oh, would I ever make it back to my nice, safe mousehole alive? read more

Sweetles Press

The story of Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow opens with a new cow, Mary Elizabeth, arriving at the farm and takes us on the journe...y that Mary Elizabeth must travel to figure out how to get the other cows to like and accept her. Mary Elizabeth longs for friendship and acceptance but instead, finds out what it means to be different from everyone else. By using her ingenuity and sense of humor she is able to overcome obstacles such as discrimination and subtle bullying in order to achieve her ultimate goal of friendship. This inspiring tale is about perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime to build friendships. Parents, guardians, teachers and especially children will enjoy reading this fairy tale. It has vibrant, colorful pictures, humor for children and adults, and a fast paced story that will keep you interested in Mary Elizabeth's adventure from start to finish. In addition, your purchase of this book will help to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses. When you buy this book, 50% of net profits up to $10,000 will go to Phoenix Children's Hospital for children in critical care units. read more


The Adventures of Han Solo follows Han on his exciting journeys throughout the Star Wars galaxy! Beginning readers will see the am...azing characters and places Han Solo encounters! © 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. ® & ™. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization. read more

Pochocki, Ethel/ Owens, Mary Beth (ILT)

Red Flannel is a pair of woolen long johns, and Rosebud is a lacy, delicate nightgown. On wash days they hang side by side on the ...clothesline. Red Flannel is in love with Rosebud, but he's too clumsy and shy to speak to her. For her part, Rosebud feels it beneath her dignity to converse with such a coarse fellow.One day, when a sudden snowstorm threatens to freeze them on the line, Rosebud and Red Flannel take off on a harrowing adventure. Will they survive howling wind and bitter wind only to be eaten by cows?In this Lupine Award-winning book, Ethel Pochocki has created a hero and heroine of timeless appeal, and Mary Beth Owens's energetic watercolor illustrations infuse them with radiance. What Rosebud and Red Flannel find within themselves—and in each other— will warm every heart. read more

Books You Can Trust Publishing

Say Yoho! Set sail for adventure in the exciting first book of The Andrew Chronicles! Andrew is a seven year old in the second Suddenly and without explanation, he finds himself in a two story flat in 17th century London. Join Andrew, his new animal companions, the bumbling pirate Red Eye, and a mysterious and magical book, as they seek to find the hidden treasure of Blackbeard in a race against the villainous buccaneer, Jack Frost. Based on the classic computer game Pirate Cove written in 1978 by legendary game designer and storyteller Scott Adams, this is a riveting adventure for readers of all ages! read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Imagine . . . A grumpy loner leaves the comfort of his muddy hut and embarks on a magical adventure with a talking donkey. No, not... that ogre of a tale you might be thinking of! Balaam is a reimagining of a lesser-known but by no means lesser Old Testament character. Mysterious Balaam lived in exile on the banks of the Jordan river. Rumors of his magic made him a sought after practitioner by those in need, including King Balak of Moab. When the King feared an encroaching threat marching upon his throne, he sent his ministers to fetch Balaam. The offer was simple: a lifetime of riches in exchange for one powerful curse that would destroy an entire civilization. The price for failure would be a swift sword to the neck. Balaam soon discovered no matter how far down you’ve sunk, it’s never too late to pull yourself back up to your feet. But can he get out of the dark deed he’s agreed to and still keep his head? Balaam is a fun, fast-paced read geared for younger readers but entertaining to readers of more advanced years as well. Come on this adventure and see for yourself! For more on the author visit or his blog read more

Stilton, Geronimo

Each Geronimo Stilton book is fast-paced, with lively full-color art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.My cousin Trap was en...tering the Super Chef Contest, which determines the best cook on Mouse Island -- and he was bringing me along as an assistant! Slimy Swiss cheese, I don't know the first thing about cooking fancy dishes . . . and I didn't think Trap did, either. What an appetizing adventure! read more

John, Antony

In this sequel to the dystopian fantasy-adventure ELEMENTAL, which James Dashner called "fantastic," the stakes are life-or-death ...and nothing is as it appears to be. Thomas and his friends have rescued the Guardians and commandeered the pirates' ship, but the pirates still hold fast to Roanoke Island. Using his newly discovered element, Thomas hears a radio message calling for refugees to head to Fort Sumter. They sail south, but quickly discover that their elements wane as they leave Roanoke behind. There is something sinister going on in the refugee colony too. From the perilous food-gathering squads, to the constant threat of rat infestation, to dangerous secrets, Thomas and his colonists begin to realize that this promising new world may be even more terrifying than the one they left behind.Fans of The Maze Runner and Ship Breaker will love the fast pace, high stakes, and touches of romance in this thrilling novel by an award-winning author. read more

Schiffer Publishing

A groundbreaking story that collects, commemorates, and illuminates traditional, sacred Pagan practices and beliefs in a fresh, co...ntemporary, and whimsical style. Join Rupert the rabbit on his adventures as he sets out to discover how and why people leave their homes to celebrate seasonal holidays in the forest where he lives. As Rupert's journey unfolds throughout the seasons, he meets owls, fairies, and old friends who teach him about the Wheel of the Year. Beautifully illustrated, this book is an excellent starting point for young children being raised within the loose structure of the various Pagan traditions. You don't have to be Pagan to be enchanted by Rupert and the magick found in his tales. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Wandering the Wacky Wilderness: Tongue Twisters A-Z takes readers on a silly adventure in a world where daring ducks drive darling... dalmatians, elephants entertain egrets and yellow yaks yodel. This book offers a fun foundation to practice proper annunciation and speech communication. It also serves as an interactive platform for parents/teachers and children to enjoy many other activities, like identifying colors, shapes, states of the United States of America, days of the week, months and so much more. The artistic illustrations are hand-drawn and hand-colored and serve as inspiration for budding artists. read more

Bruchac, Joseph

Wabi was born an owl—a great horned owl who grew to become such a strong, confident creature that he was afraid of nothing. But no...w he is afraid. He fears that he might never win the heart of the girl he loves. Somehow, despite his own intentions, he has fallen in love with a girl—a beautiful, headstrong human girl. And so he begins the adventure of his life. He shape-shifts into human form in order to be with her. But before he can win her love, he must face an even greater challenge in a land he comes to think of as the Valley of Monsters.A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* "Wabi's inquisitive and endearing personality will charm readers." —School Library Journal, starred review  read more

Fialco Productions, Inc.

STARABELLA IN THE COMMUNITY!Introducing... Starabella, a courageous little girl with learning differences who expresses her though...ts and emotions through beautiful music. When she’s happy, her eyes shine like stars! In Book Two of this three-book series, Starabella ventures into the community with her parents. She has a wonderful time but runs into difficulty meeting expectations for appropriate behaviors, conformity, and following the rules: Like Starry, imagine you are a trapeze artist soaring above a cheering crowd to her musical interpretation of the exciting circus. Laugh aloud with her as she makes up funny music, complete with outrageous sound effects, while watching the silly antics of the clowns. Yes, our heroine Starabella has a terrific time at her first circus, but when she faces sensory overload there, it causes her feelings to get all jumbled up inside her. To make sense of her emotions, she turns to her beloved piano and composes music that expresses her feelings one at a time from happy ... to dreamy ... to scared ... to sad ... then back to happy again. Can you hear them all as you listen? Our determined heroine is not to be discouraged for long. Just look at her in acrobatics class! Inspired by the determination and abilities she observed in the circus performers, Starry strives to turn one of her own DREAMS into REALITY. Will she do it? As confused as the Oclaif family could sometimes be, Mr. and Mrs. Oclaif come to understand that Starabella must reach for her own personal goals in her own unique way, since NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FOR STARABELLA TO BELIEVE IN HERSELF. As children experiencing this story root for Starabella, she will inspire them to reach for their own dreams. SPECIAL FEATURES: Accompanying CD captivatingly and fully narrated by the author’s daughter Dana. Six original musical numbers in a wide range of styles, five of which were written by the author’s daughter Tara when she was a child ... and they’re now inspiring other children. Beautiful illustrations with captions to help listeners follow along with the story. Audio/visual presentation, which aids comprehension. Narration underscored with music. Action punctuated by sound effects. Thoughts and ideas highlighted with song. These stories were inspired by the childhood music and experiences of Tara Fialco. Dealing with autism, Tara composed music to create a magical, musical world of empathy, acceptance of others, and acceptance of self. The Starabella stories speak to the good voice in all children that allows them to feel empathy and make positive social choices, rather than turning to bullying, discrimination, and following the loudest voice in the crowd. Children will want to sing, dance, dream, and imagine along with Starabella’s music! read more

Stephanie Scott

Based on the author's pet Labradoodle, this laughter-filled, rhyming children's book is about a very large, hairy and orange pooch... named Gizmo. Gizmo lives with his parents Nate and Steph having fun and causing trouble. Gizmo's adventures range from swimming in his parents' pond to helping them paint their house. See what kind of trouble Gizmo gets into in Gizmo Doodle. read more

Hamilton, S. L.

Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-color, action-packed photos to in...troduce young adventurers to the sport of polar exploration. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in exploring the North and South Poles, as well as dangers and safety tips. They are introduced to transportation methods and conditions at each pole, including animal life and ice formations. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving future explorers excited for an extreme adventure! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. read more

Abrams Books for Young Readers

City I Love sparkles like the lights in Times Square! Featuring eighteen poems that guide the reader on an international tour—from... New York to San Francisco, London to Tokyo, and beyond—this exuberant collection is the perfect read-aloud for city kids, aspiring world travelers, and adventurous spirits everywhere. Beloved children’s poet Lee Bennett Hopkins and New Yorker artist Marcellus Hall, an exciting children’s book newcomer, have crafted an extraordinary urban-themed collection that celebrates the beauty, diversity, energy, architecture, and excitement of city life. read more

Rainbow Star Books

Can't Catch a Butterfly, the first in a series, follows the journey of a young boy as he tries to catch butterflies with his net. ...His colorful adventure takes him many places including over a hill, under a bush, high in the sky, and low in the grass. But what happens when his butterfly net becomes full? He soon finds out that you really... Can't Catch a Butterfly! This playful tale by debut author Michelle Zimmerman is loaded with catchy rhymes that youngsters will enjoy hearing and saying aloud. Her bright, bold illustrations help children spot every detailed surprise. The book highlights many educational concepts. Visit the Rainbow Star Books website for free printable learning and coloring sheets for this story. COME ALONG! CAPTURE THE FUN! read more


FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the c...ommunity in which he finds himself if he is to escape. read more


Dino-Mike is at the Museum of Natural History in this chapter book adventure! Young Michael Evens and his dino-huntin' dad are unv...eiling their latest find: dinosaur eggs! The T. rex eggs are on display for millions to see, but only Mike notices that these eggs are ready to . . . HATCH! Soon, baby dinos are running wild all over the museum! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page, Dino-Mike chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. Written and illustrated by the Eisner-Award winning creator of Tiny Titans, Franco! read more

Rostoker-Gruber, Karen/ De Tagyos, Paul Ratz (ILT)

Fudge and Einstein are a ferret duo. They're going on a vacation adventure out west, to Arizona. Fudge doesn’t want to go. He like...s to relax. Einstein likes action and can’t wait for their trip. But when they get to the ranch, Fudge experiences the biggest adventure of his life. Maybe trying new things isn’t so bad after all...Fun, comic-style art panels and witty dialogue combine for a silly vacation adventure story that will have kids laughing right along. read more

Bellwether Media

Ever wondered what it takes to ride a wave? Young readers will find out in this introduction to surfing. They will read about the ...history of surfing, the equipment used to ride waves, and the ways surfers compete against each other. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

"Delightful."— (Spike Jonze’s blog) "…spontaneous and full of vitality."—Rich Kreiner, "Katherine Roy is a ...gifted illustrator reminiscent of Jeff Smith (Bone)."—Rob Clough, Have you ever tried to draw something but it just doesn't look right? Caterpillar, a charming and adventurous bug, is desperately trying to draw the perfect snowman and it never seems to come out right. But when she learns of a truly perfect snowman in the snow-covered mountains far far away, Caterpillar and her loyal robot dog set off on an amazing adventure across valleys, deserts, and treacherous mountain peaks, where they'll meet new furry friends, try new bizarre foods, see the world, and learn once and for all what it takes to draw the perfect snowman. The Perfect Snowman is the first book in the "charming" and "delightful" Caterpillar Tales comics series for readers of all ages. BONUS STORY INCLUDED: Watch Caterpillar as she battles against the legendary deep sea monster, the Kraken! How will she get out of this daring adventure? Find out in 25 Cents. read more

Sakai, Stan

The adventures of Stan Sakai's beloved Miyamoto Usagi hit an early peak in this new deluxe compilation! Volume Two features the ra...bbit ronin's first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and is highlighted by the Eisner Award-winning Grasscutter, a grand tale assembling nearly all the series' characters in a struggle over the grasscutting sword of Japanese legend, with the fate of the nation in the balance! This omnibus collects Usagi Yojimbo Book 11: Seasons, Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter, and Usagi Yojimbo Book 13: Grey Shadows. read more

Blackstone Audio Inc.

This is an *ABRIDGED* reading of Little Women. It is read by Jamie Lee Curtis and it is part of the 'Classics Read by Celebrities'... audiobook series. The March family lives in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women. read more

Studio 2 Publishing

It s lonely in the Wastes...take a Companion! The Hell on Earth Companion gives your scav what she needs to become an honest-to-Op...penheimer cyborg and adds two new Arcane Backgrounds: Librarian and Witch. For those looking for less weird in their Wasted West there s plenty of guns and gear, details on the dangers of the irradiated future, vehicle combat, and how to contact a lonely AI in the sky. The Marshal will enjoy twisted takes on the Adventure Generator and Survivor Settlements to help put some flesh on that husk of a campaign, not to mention a few new things to go bump in the night. The Hell on Earth Companion requires Hell on Earth for Savage Worlds and the Savage Worlds core book to play. read more

Kirby, Stan/ O'Connor, George (ILT)

Eugene is eager to track down an Easter egg thief in the thirteenth adventure of Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad...!To celebrate Easter, Eugene and his classmates decorate some eggs at school. Eugene’s is the most MI-TEE of all! But when he enters the classroom the next day—GASP!—they’re gone! This is a case for Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad. They sniff out the trail and round up the usual suspects, but the evil Easter egg bandit escapes them. Will Captain Awesome and his team of superheroes track down the villain before Easter is ruined? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers! read more

Mongoose Publishing

This book is, in many ways, a continuation of Supplement 13: Starport Encounters. Whereas that book provided a ready toolkit for r...eferee s to flesh out starports with ships, crews and passengers, Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities does the same with the forces and organisations that control the planets players land upon the corporations, governments and religions. Not all participating democracies will be identical. Each will have its own eccentricities and nuances. The same applies to the corporations players will take jobs for or purchase from. Not all agricultural companies are run the same way, after all. By using the provided corporations, governments and religions in this book, referees will be able to populate their universes with the minimum of effort, ensuring now that not only every starport is different, but the world beyond its gates remains vivid and alive in the minds of the players. The goal is to make every planet in your campaign unique and interesting, and Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities will do just that with no extra work on the part of the referee. To this end, this book covers three key areas where referees can always use a little help. Corporations This part of the book provides a broad range of public and private companies with which to populate your Traveller universe. No longer will your players need to buy equipment from, work for, or invest in, faceless, nameless businesses you need only pick an appropriate corporation from this supplement. Governments Probably one of the most important features of a given world (beyond whether one can breathe the atmosphere) is the ruling government. The rulers of a world dictate the laws by which one must abide, the attitude of the natives to visitors, and frequently the basic philosophies by which everyday life operates. Governments provide players with a wide variety of challenges and adventure opportunities, in addition to being valuable background colour. Religions Religion is almost universally intended to answer The Great Questions; Who are we? Why are we here? Life is incredibly common (in the Traveller universe). Most people now take this for granted, but philosophers, scientists, theologians and mystics still debate why such an unlikely event has happened on so many worlds. There are many popular explanations for why life is so widespread. Some credit the Ancients, a semi-mythical species that died out millennia ago. Others invoke deities and supernatural intervention. Some raise Life itself to godhood, believing that Life called itself into existence out of the very fabric of the universe. Others go farther, believing that our universe is but one of many such living (or even dead) universes. Most sophont species develop religions during their climb to civilisation. read more

HMH Books

George's adventures with bunnies, fishing poles, and a powerful kite are told in a simplified text suitable for first-graders to r...ead themselves. read more

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