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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.
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

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

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

Greenwillow Books

For nearly half a century, Amelia Bedelia has been turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary fun. Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes... with 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. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/22/2009Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 4 and Up read more

Horvath, Polly/ Blackall, Sophie (ILT)

"National Book Award-winner Polly Horvath's latest, a rabbity romp complete with whimsical illustrations and a quirky cast of char...acters, has both the look and feel of a classic children's book," raves The Washington Post.In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. Translated from the Rabbit by Newbery Honor-winning author Polly Horvath, and beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall, here is a book that kids will both laugh over and love.From the Hardcover edition. 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

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

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

NOTE: Item is a Audio CD.Stage Fright on a Summer NightThe show must go on! That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree H...ouse whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare who’s having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare?Good Morning, GorillasGentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening gorillas. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?Thanksgiving on ThursdayIt’s a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But Jack and Annie don't know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?"High Tide in HawaiiCatch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time - until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time? 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

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

Gutman, Dan/ Paillot, Jim (ILT)

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!For A.J. and the gang at Ella Mentr...y School, weirdness and fun are all part of the routine. In this twelfth book in the outrageously funny My Weirder School series, Principal Klutz hires a talent coach, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids prepare for the Ella Mentry School talent show. But what will A.J.'s talent be? And what happens when Mrs. Lane tries to steal the show?Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang. read more

Faithful Life Publishers

Join Andy the Ant as he treks through an exciting adventure inside a beehive with his new friend, Beatrice the Bee. The author wea...ves a fun and educational story about beekeeping. Although this charming story is designed for elementary children, adult readers may learn a thing or two as well! The book is loaded with fun-filled information about the duties of a beekeeper, the various jobs bees have, how bees make honey, why bees dance, and more. Andy the Ant Learns the Buzz on Bees provides highlighted vocabulary words throughout the story. Activities in the back of the book include some tasty honey recipes for kids to try at home. Parents, children, and teachers will be "abuzz" with all the un"bee"lievable facts of this charming and informative story. It is an excellent science resource for the little scientists in your life. read more


Here's a brand-new fun-filled book for kids who love to doodle. More than 100 different cartoon-style illustrations with humorous ...captions are presented--but the pictures are only half completed. All pictures need kids to finish them by drawing in imaginative details--and the funnier, the better! There are absolutely no rules. It's up to each boy or girl to add any details that strike their fancy in order to make every picture complete. For example, kids will find a picture of a snoozing cat who is being watched by a curious mouse, and the caption reads, "What adventure is the cat dreaming about?" Young doodle artists are free to sketch in any details that they think might describe the cat's dream. All they need as a pencil and an idea. Here's a delightful new book guaranteed to provide hours of pure fun. 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


The third book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, a classic hero mythology, chronicles Soren's quest for his missing mentor, Ezy...lryb, and battle against his evil brother, Kludd.Now that Soren has been reunited with his sister, Eglantine, he must face his next challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save the beloved teacher. In this process, Soren must fight a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle. It's not until the confrontation is over that Soren discovers the true identity of his opponent. The metal beaked warrior is Soren's evil brother, Kludd. read more


From Carolyn Haywood, author of the beloved Betsy series, here are four more classics for young readers. These adorable stories of... childhood adventures are as fresh today as when they were written more than a half century ago. And now, thanks to dynamic new covers, they're ready to charm a whole new generation of readers. Penny's name is really William, but when he was adopted as a baby, he had hair the color of a new copper penny. Adopted or not, Penny decides to prove his friend Patsy wrong when she says he doesn't truly have a family! read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

This book is the first part of a two-part story, the conclusion of which will occupy the next volume. As the story begins, Teddy a strong sense that an adventure is coming his way, and the adventure will be a road trip in a car. He shares this idea with his friends, PJ and Charlie Dog who remind Teddy that he does not own a car. Mr. Bear and Mr. Lion help him to identify a car that is owned by Mr. Bunny Rabbit who bought the car from Mr. Lion but has never driven it. To earn the money to buy the car Teddy gets a job working on Mr. Billy Goat’s farm; Mr. Lion teaches him to drive the car and he passes the license examination with flying colors read more

Brand: iUniverse

The Ethan Sparks Adventure books are fun, engaging stories for young readers. They are wild rides to some of the greatest sites of... archaeology! -Dr. Gary Stickel, "The real-life Indiana Jones" (London Times) On assignment for The Young Explorer magazine, Ethan Sparks is in Mexico to cover his dad's Mayan fact-finding mission. Dr. Sparks and Dr. Castillo, two highly respected archaeologists, are going to unlock the secret of the Mayan Calendar. Is it a myth, or the truth? The world may never find out because the powerful Hastanista crime cartel has another plan. It's a sinister plot that Ethan and his new spy partners, Anya and Jack, must risk their lives to uncover. Before they can reach Chichén Itza in the Yucatán, the mission takes the young spies from Mexico City to Palenque and then to a remote camp surrounded by howler monkeys in the Lancandón jungle. With no sophisticated spy equipment, the teens plan an operation using blowguns. Will a mysterious discovery deep in the rainforest hold the answer to the world's fate? Is our time on Earth really scheduled to end? read more

Brand: New Line Books

Children can watch the Patchwork Mice adventures come to life with their very own Patchwork finger puppet. They can simply pop the... puppet out through the flap inside the front cover and act out the story, slipping the puppet from scene to scene through the peepholes cut in each page. Charming illustrations and lively animal characters offer an introduction to the creatures of the natural world. read more

Balzer + Bray

From author Adam Rex comes the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga—a hilarious, clever, and action-packed adventure series with an ...educational hook.Scottish Play Doe—aka Scott—is used to being a little different. Sometimes he hallucinates things no one else can see. But then one of these hallucinations tries to steal Scott's backpack, and he comes face-to-face with an honest-to-goodness leprechaun named Mick who's on the run from, of all things, the Goodco Cereal Company. With the help of his friends Erno and Emily, Scott and Mick uncover Goodco's sinister plans—and take the first steps in saving the world from the evil cereal company.Like the Artemis Fowl Series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, the Cold Cereal Saga takes elements of familiar mythology—in this case, Arthurian legend and Irish folklore—and reimagines it in the modern world with a cast of relatable characters and myriad magical beings. The story is told from multiple points of view, and there are dozens of illustrations—including "commercial breaks"—and stories within the story.Supports the Common Core State Standards read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Winner of the 2014 International Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest. Alinka Rutkowska and Konrad Checinski did it again in “Maya... & Filippo Separate in Skagway.” Rating: 5.0 stars from Readers’ Favorite Reviews. Embark on an exciting adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the Fun Princess, a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, join them in activities at sea and explore the remarkable world they create for themselves through their thoughts and feelings. The children explore Skagway. Maya takes a ride on a train. Filippo goes to the playground but the day does not go his way. Finally the kids’ paths cross and the family goes together for a hike in the forest but they are not the only ones on the trail. Maya and Filippo observe how things change depending on what they focus on. read more

Brand: Penfield Press

BONUS: Ten new pages about Selma Lagerlöf and Sweden added. Three landscape photos included. Selma Lagerlöf is best known in and worldwide for her masterpiece children's' stories: NILS: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils and The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson. Originally commissioned by the Swedish National Teachers' Society to teach introductory geography to young Swedish schoolchildren, these adventures, first published in 1906–1907, take flight when Nils, a Swedish imp, is magically reduced to elfin size, gets astride a gander who joins a flock of wild geese that fly a route covering the significant geographical and historical sites of all of Sweden. Along the way, they encounter the consequential elements of survival, both socially and environmentally: predator and victim, friend and foe, the land and its users. Told in a series of narratives, these adventures demonstrate this Nobel-prize-winning author's skill at defining the sublime in simple, everyday existence. Much of Selma Lagerlöf's work is rooted in her childhood experiences at the ancestral home, "Mårbacka." In her Memories of Mårbacka, she recounts the flight of one of Mårbacka's ganders who joins a flock of wild geese and returns during the next seasonal migration, proudly bringing new family and friends to share the domestic trough, only to come to a horrific end at the hands of the wicked housekeeper. The emergence of these childhood impressions coupled with adult wisdom suggests the appeal of the adventures of Nils to both children and adults. Family and household staff were a source of entertainment and amusement; the imaginative enchantment of storytelling was a main diversion. Of the many concerns in these adventures still appropriate today is that of the environment expressed by the wild goose: "If you have learned anything at all from us, Thumbietot, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves," . . . "Remember you have a large country and you can easily afford to leave a few bare rocks, a few shallow lakes and swamps, a few desolate cliffs and remote forests to us poor, dumb creatures, where we can be allowed to live in peace." This combined edition, from 1917 translations of the two adventures, is sixth in a series of reprints from Penfield Books of the works of Selma Lagerlöf. Others include: Invisible Links, Girl from the Marsh Croft, Memories of Mårbacka, Scandinavian Kings and Queens (revised version soon to be released), and Gösta Berling's Saga. Forthcoming is Words of Love and Wisdom by Selma Lagerlöf, a book of selected excerpts from her major works. read more


“Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” jowal bian a lien an flehes, a veu dyllys rag an kensa prës in 1865. Trailyansow dhe lies tava...s re apperyas dhia an vledhen-na. I’n vledhen 1994 Kesva an Tavas Kernowek a dhyllas versyon a’n whedhel, trailys dhe Gernowek Kebmyn gans Ray Edwards in dadn an tîtel “Alys y’n Vro a Varthusyon”. Darn in mes a’n versyon-na a vëdh gwelys i’n present trailyans (gwelyr folednow 26-27). Remant an lyver-ma yw screfys i’n spellys gelwys Kerowek Standard (KS) pò in Sowsnek Standard Cornish. Yma an spellyans-na ow clena yn stroth orth spellyans tradycyonal an tavas hag yth ywa fonetyk yn tien kefrës. Y fëdh gwelys awoles fatell usy KS owth ûsya sînys diacrîtek a-ugh lytherednow dhe verkya dyffransow in geryow spellys i’n kerth fordh pò dhe dhysqwedhes an sonyow a vogalednow a’s teves moy ès udn leveryans. Abàn yw KS heb dowt vëth an gwella spellyans bythqweth a veu darbarys rag an tavas dasvewys, yma va comendys obma rag oll descoryon hag oll cowsoryon a Gernowek. Y fëdh gwelys i’n lyver-ma an delînyansow a brîs gwrës gans Syr John Tenniel rag an kensa dyllans in Sowsnek. ---- “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, a jewel of children’s literature, was first published in 1865. In that same year translations into numerous languages appeared. Ray Edwards’ version in Common Cornish, “Alys y’n Vro a Varthusyon”, was issued by the Cornish Language Board in 1994. A passage from that translation is incorporated into the present version (see pages 26–27). The rest of this book is in the spelling known as Kernowek Standard, or Standard Cornish (KS), which adheres as closely as possible to the traditional orthography of Cornish but which is also completely phonetic. It will be noted that KS uses diacritics to indicate phonetic differences in words spelt the same way, or to distinguish the pronunciation of vowels which can have more than one pronunciation. Since KS is without doubt the best orthography ever developed for revived Cornish, it is used here and is recommended to all learners and speakers of Cornish speakers. This book contains the famous illustrations of Sir John Tenniel, which first appeared in the original English edition. read more

Errico, Daniel/ Turrill, Tiffany (ILT)

When a buldabeast steals a marmabill's home, she is forced to venture out to find a new nest. On her journey, the marmabill meets ...gentle wugs and a helpful tankadiggy, but she also encounters less friendly creatures, like nasty key-keys and cranky fluthers. Follow her through the forest, from the wugs' warm kitchen to the fluthers' dangerous glowing cave. Will the earnest marmabill ever find a place to call home, or will she stumble upon something even more special than a simple nest?Tiffany Turrill's brilliant, vivid illustrations bring magic to Daniel Errico's charming tale of a diligent marmabill searching for a place to call her own. Both kids and adults with love Errico's silly nonsense rhymes—a great book for parents and children to read together! Join the marmabill's adventure through the rainy forest and meet all sorts of wacky creatures along the way! read more

Peck, Richard/ Bain, Russ (NRT)

Newbery Award-winning author Richard Peck is at his very best in this fast-paced mystery adventure. Fans of The Tale of Desperaux,... A Little Princess, and Stuart Little will all be captivated by this memorable story of a lovable orphan mouse on an amazing quest.The smallest mouse in London’s Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn't even a name. And who were his parents? His Aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a uniform and sends him off to be educated at the Royal Mews Mouse Academy. There he's called "Mouse Minor" (though it's not quite a name), and he doesn't make a success of school. Soon he's running for his life, looking high and low through the grand precincts of Buckingham Palace to find out who he is and who he might become.Queen Victoria ought to be able to help him, if she can communicate with mice. She is all-seeing, after all, and her powers are unexplainable. But from her, Mouse Minor learns only that you do not get all your answers from the first asking. And so his voyage of self-discovery takes him onward, to strange and wonderful places. read more

Stay Toon'd Publishing

"Sidney the Bear" is a sweet whimsical tale of finding a best friend and learning to be happy just being yourself. Sidney and his friend Simon will capture the heart and imagination of kids ages 3 to 8 as they meet other forest creatures during their adventure. Colorful Illustrations and adorable characters are created by artist/author Janet Tlachac-Toonen. read more

Gallopade International

Four real kids visit the Alamo and become ensnarled in a mystery where clues take them along the River Walk and through old San An...tonio on a mission to save the Alamo... and they learn a little history all along the way! Renaissance Learning, Inc now has Accelerated Reader quizzes for all of the Carole Marsh Mysteries! To visit their website, click here. Want a sneak preview of this great mystery? Click HERE to download the first three chapters (approximately 668 KB)! The Mystery of the Alamo Ghost is recommended by Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure reading program. Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages. read more


He lives in a bookstore behind a large WALL OF WORDS. He eats DELICIOUS WORDS from recipes. He throws SHARP WORDS and POINTED REMA...RKS at his enemy. And one day he slips through the words into a story that is the greatest adventure of his life. He is THE BOOKSTORE MOUSE. A clever and wise fable, this tale is for every book lover, every story lover, and every lover of words. read more

Random House Books for Young Readers

Tamora Pierce brings readers another Tortall adventure! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight... in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. This is the first of two books featuring Alianne.From the Hardcover edition. read more

Random House Books for Young Readers

ANDREW, JUDY, AND Thudd are still the size of insects. Andrew has invented special bug suits to protect them. But the suits won’t much when they get lost in a pond full of frogs that love to eat bugs! They come face-to-face with fierce larvae, giant waterbugs, diving beetles, and socalled moss animals that look like floating brains. Will Andrew, Judy, and Thudd find their way out of the pond . . . before they croak? Another exciting and fact-filled adventure sure to please kids, parents, teachers, and librarians alike! read more


Children's picture book appropriate for ages 2 - 6. When Alivia comes face to face with the monster in her closet, it sparks an ad...venture. She helps others and makes new friends. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Written by the fascinating author of The Wizard of Oz, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus tells the captivating story of, a child found and raised in the magical Forest of Burzee by a wood-nymph. Among the imortals, Neclaus grows an innocent youth, until the day when he discovers the misery that rules the human world and hovers, like a shadow, above the heads of the children. Now, in the attempt of easing human suffering, he, with the help of his imortal friends, will have to face the forces of evil and of resignation, in order to bring joy to the children and teach them, for the sake of humanity, the importance of sharing and caring for each other. read more

Bompas, Sam/ Parr, Harry

An adventurous journey through the wonderful world of cocktails, aiming to demystify the concoctions and help make their own drinks from whatever they have on hand Already featured in the New York Times and on the Martha Stewart Show for giving jelly a 21st-century makeover, the boys at Bompas & Parr now focus their attention on the perennially popular cocktail—but of course with an extra-special twist. Sam and Harry take readers on a roller coaster journey through the wonderful world of fizzes, smashes, juleps, shrubs, and fixes. Classics, new kids on the block, and crazy concoctions are all to be expected, but the boys also provide advice on the all-important presentation, the ingredients, getting the ice just right, and of course how to host a show-stopping event. Veterans of successful alcoholic adventures such as Alcoholic Architecture (a walk-in cloud of breathable gin and tonic) and the Architectural Punchbowl (a Robert Adam building flooded with four tons of Courvoisier Punch—enough for 25,000 people), Bompas and Parr are perfectly placed to teach readers how to create a cocktail night to remember. The book includes historical facts surrounding cocktails, the universal cocktail principle, bar snacks, and advice on basic equipment. read more

Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Is your child fascinated with the way the human body works? Do you have a budding junior biologist or doctor who's eager to learn ...more? DK Adventures: A Trip through the Body is a wonderful way to teach children about the human body through pictures and story. Through a combination of interesting storytelling and pictures, DK Adventures: A Trip through the Body is a great way for both avid readers and visual learners to learn more about the human body. In this story, Dan and Mya win a science competition and are given the opportunity to experience a tour of the human body. Using exciting new technology that allows them to travel through the body as if they're shrunk, they explore the systems of the human body, get propelled around by the blood stream, and are hurtled through windpipes and through the digestive system. They must navigate around the liver and escape from white blood cells in the bone marrow and into muscles. They're even propelled up the spinal cord in this story that will captivate children while teaching them more about the human body. DK Adventures is a book series that reluctant readers can enjoy as much as bookworms do! This series combines captivating, fictional stories with nonfiction facts to encourage learning and engagement in your child. The stories keep children interested, and the facts teach critical skills and knowledge — the fiction and nonfiction elements work together to keep each child's interest high, to build knowledge, and to enrich the narrative reading experience with fascinating background information. These books are filled with information, but the stories make them incredibly readable. DK Adventures are available in a range of kid-friendly topics, including dinosaurs, cars, and the human body, and each book supports Common Core State Standards and literacy skills. read more

Reagent Press

The journey begins! The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches is a refreshingly unique fantastic adventure where its only limits the limits of your imagination. Inside you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that few could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond. The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples. This powerful fantasy novel will delight the young and the young at heart. Inside, you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound, and you'll fall in love with three heroes: a boy who would become a mage, a princess who is fleeing a dying kingdom, and a warrior elf who undertakes an epic journey. Three heroes set out on an epic journey of discovery only to find that at the end of their journey nothing is what they thought it was and that their world and themselves are undergoing a transformation that will change everything. Survival in a changing world depends on their ability to adapt and if they fail, their world and everything they believe in will perish. read more


Jenny and Penny will lead the reader on a financial scavenger hunt introducing children to the value of a penny, nickel, dime and ...quarter. This interactive book uses words and illustrations to artfully tell an adventurous story that makes learning about money fun. Furthermore, Penny will help children develop basic math skills that can be applied to everyday life. This is a golden opportunity to lay the foundation for your child's math and money skills. Your child will be sure to thank you in the years to come! read more

Barr, Brady/ Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

Join National Geographic expert and TV personality Brady Barr on some wild adventures with snakes! Readers won't believe their eye...s as they read Barr's hilarious—and completely true!—accounts of his interactions with some of the biggest, weirdest, and craziest snakes on Earth. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down. read more

Bethlehem Books

Here's another one of those 'They could make it into a movie!' books that keeps you always wanting to read just one more chapter. ...Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty from Queen Elizabeth's constricting reign in the late 1580's and beyond. Hugh's capture, imprisonment, and escape from the Dublin Castle; his triumph over a blizzard and frostbite; his dramatic rescue of his family's castle; his conflict with the evil Captain Leeds; and his inexhaustible love for Ireland make this a wonderful read-aloud book for the entire family. You learn an astonishing amount of Irish geography and culture while relishing this true adventure, as well. read more

Dashner, James/ Davies, Erik (NRT)

Reality just became a virtual nightmare in The Rule of Thoughts from MAZE RUNNER author James Dashner, the sequel to The Eye of Mi...nds and the second book in the edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series.     Michael thought he understood the VirtNet, but the truth he discovered is more terrifying than anyone at VirtNet Security could have anticipated.   The cyber terrorist Kaine isn’t human. It’s a Tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael just completed the first step in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality. The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring Tangent minds. The VNS would like to pretend the world is perfectly safe, but Michael and his friends know that the takeover has already begun. And if they don’t stop Kaine soon, it will be game over for humanity.   From the author who brought you the #1 New York Times bestselling MAZE RUNNER series and two #1 movies—The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials—comes an electrifying adventure that takes you into a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyber terrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.   Praise for the Mortality Doctrine Series:   “Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” —   “Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” —   “A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” —Christian Science MonitorFrom the Hardcover edition. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Get creative with the, "Charlie Bubbles 2 Smartsville!" COLORING BOOK. Match colors from the original storybook or let your imagin...ation run wild to create your own colorful world of Bubble adventures. read more

Brand: Lantern Books

Winner of the 2008 Gold Moonbeam Award for juvenile fiction!Claude and Medea aren't expecting an odd substitute teacher to change ...their lives. Nor are they anticipating the dangerous adventure in store for them. They seem like normal kids. But are they? Claude has famous parents and sticks to the rules. Medea's got a scholarship to a fancy private school and can't get in trouble. How is it that they are thrown together, trying to outsmart Manhattan criminals? And why do they care so much about the weird Ms. Rattlebee? Find out what makes this unlikely pair begin to view the world differently, and to risk everything. Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs is a riveting story that will make kids eager for more while offering them true heroes for today's world. This is a book that gives kids not only what they most want but also what they most need―protagonists who embody courage, compassion, and care. read more

Kusaka, Hidenori/ Yamamoto, Satoshi (ILT)

Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games!All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into ...the pages of this action-packed manga!On an accidental seafaring adventure in a submarine, Ruby discovers something mysterious deep beneath the waves. Then fishing nets him another Pokémon. But is his growing team bringing him closer to—or farther from—his dream? Next, Ruby must face his scariest opponent yet...his father! Meanwhile, Sapphire is having trouble getting in her quota of Gym battles. One Gym Leader wants to just hand her a badge without a proper fight! And another has been...kidnapped?! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for all ages. read more

Stockton, Dede

Have you ever needed a new friend? Sammi Jo desperately needs a new friend as she heads to the shore with her parents for the She is an only child and plans to spend a very lonely summer at their cottage while her parents work on their latest books. Much to her surprise, she meets a new friend in a most unusual place! Sammi Jo gets to explore the sea with her new friend, Screech, as her guide. Dive into adventure with Sammi Jo as you learn about her life and how she meets her unique new friend. read more

Margaret K. McElderry Books

The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan! In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Childre...n's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do! read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The first installment in a series from Vivienne Mathews, this anthropomorphic tale is sure to strike a chord with fans of “Redwall...,” “Watership Down,” and “Warriors.” Centered on a rivalry between two otter captains and the ancient threat that brings them together, it is an adventure-fantasy on the open sea, described by the author as “’Wind in the Willows’ with pirates.” ******************** A haunting mist sits on the harbor beneath Secora Tor. It hides a secret that only Captain Marshall, son of the greatest explorer in the kingdom’s history, can unlock. When he receives a cryptic message from a shocking source, the stoic otter sets out on a dangerous journey to save his queen from the evil wolf Baron Von Ulric, never suspecting that McKinley the Marauder, notorious pirate and general miscreant, might have ambitions that could put his mission at risk. Now – accompanied by a gypsy mercenary, a dishonored knight, and a family of thieves – the Captain finds their paths converging in an uneasy alliance, becoming a race against time as they travel through mythical tales to the legendary island of Mosque Hill, each of them hoping to reach an ancient artifact before it is too late. Each of them desperate to stay ahead of the secrets that they keep. What will they lose along the way? And where will they turn when they realize that nothing is as it seems? read more

Graf, Mike/ Leggitt, Marjorie (ILT)

In this latest installment of FalconGuides’ Adventures with the Parkers series, the Parkers, an intrepid family of four,&nbsp...;journey to southeast Utah to see the “Land of Standing Rocks” and such prominent features as Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Park Avenue Skyline, the Needles, and much more. They encounter mountain lions, a dive-bombing blue jay, and wicked desert weather along the way, but it’s not until James makes a surprising discovery that they really connect with the region’s colorful history. Each book in the exciting Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8–13 explores a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as engaging and educational facts about nature, outdoor safety, and much more. Vacation has never been this fun! Books in the Adventures with the Parkers Series:Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the NarrowsGlacier National Park: Going to the SunGrand Canyon National Park: Tail of the ScorpionGreat Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner RescueMount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going UndergroundOlympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the GlacierRocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs PeakYellowstone National Park: Eye of the GrizzlyYosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome read more


What would Clockle and Stanley do about helping a new addition to their home on a mission of discovery and adventure? Find Bill, o...f course! And that's exactly what Clockle and Stanley try to do. But sometimes, when on a mission of discovery, especially when distracted by the constant chattering of Paul and Patty Pan, who have so much to say about everybody and everything, and not to mention Gary's negative attitude and words that he just has to express. Singing and dancing Rhonda, so cheerful and always with a song in her heart, lovingly cheers the friends on. No help from the Dust Bunnies, who will sweep you away! You readers will enjoy this delightful story of discovery as their imaginations carry them along with Clockle, Stanley, and their new friend Happy off to a far-off land of discovery and adventure that all take place right there in their home! In a story paired with silliness, suspense, joy, love, and friendship with anthropomorphic house items, Curtis Carter (producer, writer, and artist) makes a triumphant entrance into the children's book world. This is sure to be a favorite family read-aloud and laugh-aloud. Great adventure to Clockle and Stanley. read more

Mariconda, Barbara/ Rogers, Sherry (ILT)

Two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Written in rhyme, award-winning au...thor Barbara Mariconda takes you along as the narrator, Rose, and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. How many in all? Let s add them again! shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining, while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular education. 4 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 44 pgs of cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book s homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio Aligned to State Standards / Lexile, Guided Reading, AR, Reading Counts, and Fountas & Pinnell read more

Chronicle Books

In this new series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along ...the way. While Robert Scott and his crew weren't the first to reach the South Pole, they were the first to see an emperor penguin breeding ground. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light! read more

Children's Press

The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons - to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world…and right in their own backyards. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The happy underground kingdom of Meridiam was always the most unassuming of the Seven Kingdoms. People were never truly aware of t...he powers of its inhabitants, so no one was particularly concerned when the witches and wizards from Meridiam started to mix with ordinary humans and marry. The children of these mixed marriages were contemptuously known as "Mixties", and their existence was practically ignored. However, it wouldn't be long until the whole world would be hearing about them. Although nobody really pays too much attention to Mixty children, Van Dita, Gorin, and the triplets are almost seven years old, the age at which FATUM, the Great Book of Destiny, will grant their powers. Nobody can imagine that the children are to receive some very special powers. Nobody knows that a young Mixty girl will be chosen to reign over the Seven Kingdoms. Nobody even imagines that the forces of evil will come together to try and prevent them from using their magic powers... But what can go wrong? They have Margarita - a reckless magic wand that only grants whatever she pleases, and Buccaneer - a fat, one-eyed cat that isn't even black, but is nonetheless determined to become Meridiam's official cat. They also have the invaluable help of Zas who is always making untimely blunders, and Van Dita who insists on rescuing strange animals - like a small bat that was trapped in an enchanted castle, or a Nosey that was always getting into trouble for being so nosey, or the three Scrungrels, who were created in a laboratory and have some very unusual power - all of whom are eternally grateful to Van Dita... well, some more than others. Is there anything more risky than becoming Queen when nobody wants you to reign? Well, yes, there is... and it won't take the Mixty children long to find out...  Fun-filled --and sometimes dangerous-- adventures. read more

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Southwest Book Award! Beneath the streets of the U.S.-Mexico border, children are coming of age. They have come from... all over Mexico to find shelter and adventure in the drainage tunnels that connect the twin cities of Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona. This book opens up the world of the tunnel kids and tells how in this murky underworld of struggling immigrants, drug dealers, and thieves, these kids have carved out a place of their own. Two parallel tunnels— each fourteen feet wide and several miles long— drain the summer rains from Mexico to the United States. Here and in the crumbling colonias you'll meet the tunnel kids: streetwise El Boston, a six-year veteran of the tunnels; his little pal Jesús; Jesús' girlfriend, La Flor, and her six-month-old baby; wild Negra; poetic Guanatos; moody Romel and his beautiful girlfriend, La Fanta. They form an extended family of some two dozen young people who live hard-edged lives and answer to no one in El Barrio Libre— the free barrio. Lawrence Taylor and Maeve Hickey met these kids at Mi Nueva Casa, the safe house built to draw the youths out of the tunnels and into a more normal life. The authors spent two summers with tunnel kids as they roamed all over Nogales and beyond in their struggle to survive. In the course of their adventures the kids described their lives, talking about what might tempt them to leave the tunnels— and what kept them there. Hickey's stunning portraits provide a heart-stopping counterpoint to Taylor's incisive prose. Story and photos together open a window into the life of the tunnel kids—a world like that of many homeless children, precarious and adaptive, albeit unique to the border. Where most people might see just another gang of doped-up, violent children, Taylor and Hickey discover displaced and sometimes heroic young people whose stories add a human dimension to the world of the U.S.-Mexico border. A guide to classroom use Comments from a program that's used this title read more


Although Wanda looks like an ordinary little girl, just as all witches do, she knows that the magic is inside of her, just as it i...s inside of you. The magical world of Wanda the Witch is a wonderfully written and illustrated children's bedtime story filled with adventure. It opens up the possibilities of magic in each and every child. It has a positive and magical theme that allows children to discover their true abilities by believing in themselves. This book allows parents to enhance their child's imagination and open up to the adventures of being creative. Through positive thoughts and acknowledgements, your child becomes a part of the magical world that is in us all. A true addition to any child's personal development. read more

Brand: Mbedzi Publishing

High school is tough. Hormones running wild, teachers out to get you, and girls-well, they're impossible to understand and even ha...rder to pull your eyes away from. For Trayvian James, it's worse than normal. His parents are non-existent, he doesn't have a single person he can call a friend, and the only girl who will talk to him is pretty enough, but naked-neighbor crazy. Luckily for Tray, his real life isn't the only one he lives. Tray isn't normal. Not by a long stretch. Every night when he falls asleep, Tray is transported into Havehn-a world created in his own mind-to a life filled with magic and adventure. In Havehn, Tray attends The Academy, the premier school in the entire realm, and is about to take the Test to become a Warrior Mage (the most beast of all the three Orders of Magic). No one has ever taken the Test at Trayvian's age, but there's no time to waste because there are signs that an ancient prophecy is about to come true. For over a thousand years, The Darkness has been imprisoned. Now prophecies say the Dreamer must find a way to stop The Darkness from escaping or face the unfathomable evil in the Last Great War. While Tray gets more than his fill of excitement and adventure in his dreams, his boring real existence is altered when an amazing girl moves to his school. Tray falls hopelessly in love the first day Claire sways into history class, and she makes him question which life he holds most dear-falling for Claire could mean losing his dream world forever. Tray, along with his best friends Damon and Trill, must fight the unspeakable power of The Darkness in his dreams. When evil slithers its way into Tray's real life, threatening the only person he's ever loved, Tray finds nothing is as it seems. He must unlock the secrets of his own past to save the girl he loves. read more

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