Koko's Kitten


Author: Francine Patterson

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812453539


Page: 26

View: 5969

The real life experience of Koko, a gorilla in California who uses sign language, with a young kitten whom she loved and grieved over when it died.

How to Eat Fried Worms


Author: Thomas Rockwell

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338132822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1336

People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan's bet that Billy can't eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so he's ready to dig in. He sets up mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, and sugar and lemon to disguise the disgusting taste. Good news for Billy—once he gets going, he finds himself actually getting hooked on those juicy worms. Bad news for Billy—Alan is busy cooking up schemes to make Billy worm out of the bet. Will Billy keep up his wormy work for fifteen days? No cheating! Keep eating! Worm by worm by worm...

Amazing Gorillas!


Author: Sarah L. Thomson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060544619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8867

Amazing Gorillas! is the third paperback title in an exciting series of non–fiction I Can Read Books that features kids' favorite animals and spectacular photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The exceptional writing and design of the I Can Read Books–paired with WCS's global research and conservation efforts, educational programs, and stunning photographs–make this a standout series for children, caretakers, and teachers!

Owen & Mzee

The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship


Author: Isabella Hatkoff,Craig Hatkoff,Paula Kahumbu

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439829731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3119

Details through text and photographs the special bond shared by Owen, an orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.

Silent Partners

The Legacy of the Ape Language Experiments


Author: Eugene Linden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345342348

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 1312

Reports on the fates of the apes who took part in the celebrated ape language experiments, recounts the scientific methods, aims, and competition that marked the experiments, and explores ethical questions central to animal research

Loudmouth George and the Sixth-Grade Bully (Revised Edition)


Author: Nancy Carlson

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1575056267

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2663

The first day of school can be scary enough as it is without a bully stealing your lunch! And that's just what happens to poor George when he runs into Big Mike, the sixth-grade bully, on the walk to school. Every day George is tormented--not to mention hungry--and too afraid to tell anyone, until his good friend Harriet steps in and helps George give Big Mike a taste of his own medicine.

Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet


Author: Nick Bruel

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626726442

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7533

When Kitty is happy and healthy, everything is perfect. She jumps around, eats everything in sight, and has the energy to keep slobbering puppies in their place. But when she's sick, all she can do is lie in her bed. Looks like it's time for this sick kitty to go...to the vet. When Kitty's family finally manages to get their clawing, angry pet into the doctor's office, it's a wild adventure for Kitty, who has to get the most dreaded thing of all...a shot. Once the shot is administered, Kitty is cast into an ingenious dream within a dream sequence in which she has to make right by Puppy or risk being shut out of PussyCat heaven forever. This ninth installment of the popular Bad Kitty series from Nick Bruel is chock-full of brilliant supporting characters and, of course, the crankiest bad kitty you've ever seen.

Once Upon A Time: Regina Rising

Regina Rising


Author: Wendy Toliver

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368002005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 359

View: 477

Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.

Dead Girls Don't Lie


Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802737536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1782

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. Before that terrible night at the old house...A dark, romantic story of murder and secrets.

Proust's Library


Author: Anka Muhlstein

Publisher: Other PressLlc

ISBN: 1590515668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

View: 2739

The author of Balzac's Omelette examines how virtually all characters in Marcel Proust's body of work are diligent readers in spite of age, class or profession, tracing how many of his more sophisticated characters speak in quotations and how Proust used literature to define personality.

The Girl Who Could Fly


Author: Victoria Forester

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429986366

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6550

You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Red Pencil


Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316247812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 848

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Thank You and Good Night


Author: Patrick McDonnell

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031638822X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 651

An homage to classic bedtime stories and their creators, from a Caldecott Honor recipient and bestselling artist! Patrick McDonnell's first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life's simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.


Conversations with a Signing Gorilla


Author: Francine Patterson

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

ISBN: 9780525463191

Category: Gorilla

Page: 32

View: 7156

Describes how Koko, the first gorilla to learn a modified form of American Sign Language and to use a computer, and her friends, Michael and Ndume, communicate and interact with each other and with humans.

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase


Author: Wendy Mass

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316390011

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7324

The highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Candymakers by beloved author Wendy Mass It has been a few months since the nationwide New Candy Contest, and Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when the winning candy bar comes down the conveyor belt at the Life is Sweet candy factory, Logan realizes something's very wrong.... When the Candymaker announces that they will be going on tour to introduce the new candy bar, the four friends see this as an opportunity to make things right. But with a fifty-year-old secret revealed and stakes higher for each of them than they ever imagined, they will have to trust one another--and themselves--in order to face what lies ahead. In this action-packed sequel to the bestselling novel The Candymakers, prepare to embark on a journey full of hidden treasures, secret worlds, and candy. LOTS and LOTS of candy.

How the Sun Got to Coco's House


Author: Bob Graham

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763681091

Category: FICTION

Page: 40

View: 652

The sun makes its journey across the world to Coco's house to wake her up and follow her through another day.

Under the Udala Trees


Author: Chinelo Okparanta

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544003446

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7313

Inspired by her mother s stories of war and Nigeria s folktale traditions, "Under the Udala Trees "is Chinelo Okparanta sdeeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly"



Author: Beth Choat

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761457244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

View: 399

Two years after her mother's death of cancer, fourteen-year-old Flora leaves the family's Maine farm for Colorado's International Sports Academy, where fierce competition could end their dream of Flora playing for U.S. Soccer.

Hilda and the Midnight Giant


Author: Luke Pearson

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781909263796


Page: 48

View: 6786

Hilda sets out to learn the secrets of the Midnight Giant in this brand new edition of the bestselling classic!