Character Builders, Set 1: Doing Right and Trying Hard
Character Builders, Set 1: Doing Right and Trying
This set of six stories that encourages responsibility strengthens young readers' reading skills. Repetitive, easy-to-read text is just right for beginning readers, and the included CD invites children to read and sing along. The set includes six 16-page readers, a CD, and a parent guide.
- ASIN: 1574719904
- UPC: 030554030987
Character Builders, Set 2: Sharing and Caring
Character Builders, Set 2: Sharing and
This set of six stories that encourages compassion strengthens young readers' reading skills. Repetitive, easy-to-read text is just right for beginning readers, and the included CD invites children to read and sing along. The set includes six 16-page readers, a CD, and a parent guide.
- ASIN: 1574719912
- UPC: 030554030994
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Scholastic Press
- ASIN: 059035342X
- UPC: 000590353425
A Man Called Ove: A Novel
A Man Called Ove: A
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! In this “charming debut” (People) from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profou...
- Brand: Washington Square Press
- ASIN: 1476738025
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Walk Two Moons
In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: HarperCollins
- ASIN: 0064405176
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
Play Smart Early Learning 2+
Play Smart Early Learning
What's the Play Smart secret? Learning should be fun!Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.
- ASIN: 4056300127
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves?You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill.Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’...
- Color: Grey
- Brand: Signet
- ASIN: 0451191145
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past)
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's
This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead.The Remembrance of Earth's Past TrilogyThe Three-Body ProblemThe Dark ForestDeath's EndOther BooksBall Lightning (forthcoming)
- Brand: Liu Cixin
- ASIN: 0765386690
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book
Boys don’t keep diaries―or do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things. Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. ...
- Brand: Hachette Book
- ASIN: 0810993139
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians,
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared-a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.Please note: While the cover of the book may vary the content is the same.
- Brand: Hyperion
- ASIN: 1423101480
5-Minute Princess Stories (5-Minute Stories)
5-Minute Princess Stories (5-Minute
Princesses are often royally busy, but they always have time to help a lost puppy, invite a new friend to tea, or even cheer up a little dragon! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making them perfect for jam-packed days. This treasury stars all the Disney princesses-including Tiana and Rapunzel-and features a padded cover, and beautiful full-page and spot illustrations. Now the princesses' adventures are the royal choice before bed, on the go, or any moment!
- Brand: Disney Press
- ASIN: 1423146573
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1)
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . . Here is the fantasy adventure that launched the Ranger's Apprentice series, an epic story of heroes and villains that has become an international phenomenon. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series.
- Brand: Puffin
- ASIN: 0142406635
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet. Please note: While the cover of the book may vary the content is the same. Please note: While the cover of the book may vary the content is the same.
- Brand: Hyperion
- ASIN: 1423101499