Winston Churchill led an extraordinary life. In her newest book, award-winning author Candice Millard writes about Churchill’s time in South Africa and in prison, as well as his subsequent escape. As a young man, Churchill decided he wanted to “be where the action is” so he'd be recognized for his courage and patriotism. Using every opportunity to become well-known, he worked to advance his career when England fought the Dutch in Africa, in what became known as the Boer War, by “pulling some strings” to be assigned as a reporter on the Boer War. While aboard a train surrounded by the Boers, he was recognized and deemed an enemy soldier. From the moment of his capture and imprisonment, Churchill vowed to escape. This harrowing story is excellent and one of those rare non-fiction books that reads like an adventure novel.
Nick Pearson, a teen in the Witness Protection Program, moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead.
A torn piece of paper can turn into a crocodile's smile. A paint spill can be turned into an elephant. You can turn any oops into an unlimited number of beautiful possibilities. Imaginative fun for ages 3 and up.
If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like. This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.
Minutes after eighteen-year-old Bennett Bardo of Gordo, New Mexico, asks Sophie Gilkey, his dream girl, to prom and she says yes, she is abducted by aliens. Bennett catches a ride across the galaxy with a band of misfit musicians to find her.
Have a Happy New Year now because, in a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte will turn into a terrorist. Lee, the son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, than Charlotte. However, when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.
Mystery, magic, and fairies meet in Wings & Co. When Emily, an orphaned foundling, inherits a mysterious shop, she is dropped into a world of talking cats, multiplying bunnies, missing fairy wings, living keys, and magic! It is up to her and her new friends to solve the many mysteries that surround them. (Recommended ages: 3rd-5th)
After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together. Ages 0-8.
After three years in juvenile detention, Angela is just months shy of release. When ten-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in segregation, creepy things begin to happen and it becomes clear that Jessica and her possible supernatural powers are more dangerous than anyone expected.
Farmer's markets and harvest festivals will be going strong through harvest season. Learn where and how we get our food, whether from animal, land or sea. Full of vibrant and up-to-date photography, Grow! Raise! Catch! is perfect for discovering the source of our food and how we humans participate in the process of food making.