New Arrivals - eBooks
Ten-year-old Ben Fox has good friends, a great dog, and a lightning-fast little sister who drives him a bit batty. The only thing in the fifth grader''s life that''s truly annoying--well, besides having to wear braces on his feet every day--is the family''s wily Siamese cat, Percy. Ben has always suspected something was off about Percy, who has never shown him or his beloved dog, Captain Sparkles, much affection. But now he''s sure something is off--Percy has raised an army of squirrel zombies in the backyard and they''re ready to take on the dog. It''ll be up to Ben to figure out how to stop.
For all kids who have ever dreaded the moment when the lights turn off and the bedroom door closes . . . By day, George is a brave boy. He'll climb the tallest tree, leap over fences, and stand up for his friends, without fear. But when the sun goes down, it's only a matter of time before his parents say good night, leaving him in the dark. In the dark, George's room fills with terrifying sights. The only thing to do is to hide under the covers with his bear. But wait! On this night, Bear is not in his bed. Where is it' It's across the room, in the darkest, scariest corner... Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark, this heartwarming tale gives extra reassurance to little ones who are bravely facing their own bedtime fears.
Offers insight into the historical events that prompted Columbus' efforts to establish new trade routes to the Indies, his struggles to obtain financial support for his voyages, and the important discoveries that caused him to become known as the "Great Admiral of the Seas."
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.
"A biography of the Beatles, the world's most famous rock band"--Provided by publisher.
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.
"While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles. He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters. He has directed four of the most successful films of all time and has won two Academy Awards for Best Director. From Jaws to Lincoln, young readers and aspiring filmmakers will be fascinated by the life of this famous director"-- Provided by publisher.
With bright pictures and bold prints, kindergarten children will be delighted from this familiar guessing game to discover which of their favorite pets are waiting to be discovered.
A biography of the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence.
Discusses the importance and causes of various kinds of weather, how it can change and be predicted, and how weather is different in different places.
Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus. But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good. Through her many adventures, Jacky has always found the ingenuity to escape dire situations, but this time it looks like Puss in Boots has run out of lives . . . and her happily-ever-after will be cut short at the foot of the gallows.
Dinosaur! is the perfect book for children who love dinosaurs, with spectacular pictures and fun facts on every dinosaur from T. rex to Triceratops. Packed with the most realistic dinosaur images ever published in a children's book, this lavishly illustrated, fact-filled dinosaur encyclopedia brings the lost world of Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, and other prehistoric monsters back to life as never seen before.
Explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and stories of mummy curses.
At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg was gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However, only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard survived. The exact cause of the disaster is still unknown and remains a fascinating historical mystery perfect for this series.
The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was...?
"Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to 'remember the ladies' and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and girls. She was also the first First Lady to live in the White House! This biography tells the story of Abigail Adams and her role in America's Revolutionary War period"-- Provided by publisher.
Just thinking about dinosaurs is enough to make your imagination run wild. Join us for a journey of 100 million years--a journey from the Triassic to the Jurassic--where you'll encounter dinosaurs from all around the world. Complete with fun facts and designed with young children in mind, this book is filled with bright, colorful illustrations and clearly written text. The Wonderful World Discoveries Series teaches children about our natural world. Books in the series are designed to meet specific early learning and school curriculum objectives.
A look at the life and accomplishments of the famous pioneer.
Introduces readers to a number of different species of snakes, their appearances, and behavior patterns.
Looks at the life and career of the physician and NASA astronaut who became the first American woman in space in 1983.
Teaches important dates and facts about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Photographs and easy-to-follow text introduces young readers to different monkeys.
From master of suspense Jo Gibson comes three novels of year-round terror--where the holidays are more than a little nerve-wracking.
As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.