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It changed the course of WWII. In 1945, it was stolen. Now a ten-year-old boy has found it, and the government will kill him to get it. When ten-year-old Hollis Whittaker picks up a strange medallion he stumbled upon at the edge of a stream, he suddenly begins exhibiting signs of brilliance, even discovering the solar system's Planet X and astounding the astronomical community. The awkward, overweight fifth grader with heart problems is an instant media sensation, but all is not well. The genius-making medallion bonds to only one person for life and the U.S. government has been searching for it since World War II, which means they're prepared to kill Hollis to acquire it so they can exploit the medallion's immense power. After a thwarted hit job by two military agents, Hollis treks cross-country with the aid of his best friend Kirby and a Navajo woman, Cha'Risa, whose family possessed the medallion-the Nílch'i-more than seventy years ago. They are hoping Cha'Risa's aged grandfather will be able to help them. Unfortunately, the whole country believes she has kidnapped the boys, and the agents who are trying to kill Hollis have the system on their side.Show more
Journey into Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enchanting and charming tales in this collection of her beloved classics: Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Cedric Errol is a child living in poverty with his mother in New York City, when all of a sudden, his life is turned upside down. He learns that after the untimely deaths of several distant relatives, he is heir to an enormous estate in England, and has inherited the title of Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, asks that Cedric come to England and begin managing his estate, but requires that he leave his mother behind. This is a classic rags-to-riches story and has inspired countless television and film adaptations. A Little Princess – Young Sara Crewe has lived a happy life with her father in India, but he decides to send her to a boarding school in London to get her away from the harsh environment. He pays for her to have special treatment, which makes the people around her jealous, and they give her the sarcastic title “Princess.” When Sara’s father passes away, her special treatment is taken away and she is turned into a slave by the headmistress and other students, who harbored resentment for her wealth. Meanwhile, her father’s friend searches for her to rescue her from her mistreatment. Burnett’s signature tragedy and hopefulness shines in this classic children’s novel. The Secret Garden - Mary Lennox is a sad and sickly girl. When she moves to a dark, gloomy manor to live with her uncle, she has no interest in exploring her new home – until she learns that there is a secret, locked garden somewhere on the grounds. When Mary finally finds and unlocks the secret garden, she finds that it is like her: sickly, sad, and in need of love. The Secret Garden is the beautiful story of a young girl learning to care for herself by caring for the world around her.Show more
The dabbawallas of Mumbai deliver box lunches - called tiffins - to white collar workers all over the vast city. They are legendary for their near-perfect service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever. When a note placed in a tiffin is lost, a newborn-Kunal-is separated from his mother. Twelve years later, Kunal lives as a virtual slave under the thumb of his foster father, Seth. With danger and oppression making it impossible to stay where he is, Kunal asks his friend Vinayak, an aging dabbawalla, to help him find his birth mother. Vinayak introduces Kunal to the tiffin carriers, and a plan is hatched. Along the way, Kunal learns what it means to be part of a family. Praise for The Tiffin: 'Melding the fantastically factual with fiction, Narsimhan sheds light on a relatively unknown part of Mumbai life while simultaneously creating a compelling quest that reads like a classic folk tale. Forgive the groan-inducing wordplay, but a novel this original is one in six million.' `~ Quill & QuireShow more
Cedric Errol is a child living in poverty with his mother in New York City, when all of a sudden, his life is turned upside down. He learns that after the untimely deaths of several distant relatives, he is heir to an enormous estate in England, and has inherited the title of Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, asks that Cedric come to England and begin managing his estate, but requires that he leave his mother behind. Cedric, now going by Lord Fauntleroy, impresses his grandfather with natural charm and intelligence, and his grandfather begins to listen to the wisdom of his grandson. His grandson's kindness and deliberate wish to help those in need is a good influence on the estate. But before long, someone new shows up and claims to be the true heir to the inheritance. It is up to Lord Fauntleroy, his grandfather, and his mother to verify his true identity and ensure that his inheritance is not taken by an imposter. Little Lord Fauntleroy is a classic rags to riches story, and was one of the most popular stories for children when it was published. It has inspired countless film and television adaptations and remains an endearing story for readers of all ages.Show more
Sir Lanka does not want to be born. It just seems like so much stress. Go to school. Get good grades. Find a job. Too much stress. So he decides to stay in the womb. And stays in there for 32 years. Until his mom eventually has enough of him. She gets an abortion. But he survives. Or not, I don't want to spoil too much. But he wakes up in the dumpster behind the clinic and has no idea what to do.Show more
From the parents who brought us the web sensation 'Dinovember,' comes proof of what mischief toy dinosaurs can get up to at school. Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys--specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. But in the follow-up to the hit What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, these scampish dinosaurs make the trip to school, hidden in a kid's backpack. Each scene is told in meticulous detail, letting listeners joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves--just what did these diminutive dinos do at school!Show more
From the creative parents who brought the world the web sensation 'Dinovember' comes proof of what toys get up to when the rest of the house is asleep. You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs! Told from the point of view of an older, wiser sibling, Refe and Susan Tuma's audiobook documents a very messy adventure that shows just what the dinosaurs did last night.Show more
In this companion to Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad, Rory brings the Christmas spirit to his friends and family! When Rory the Dinosaur starts to get excited for Christmas, he notices that his island home doesn't exactly have the best trees for a traditionally festive holiday. So he and his dad set out to decorate their home the best way they can--but without the perfect tree Rory is worried that Christmas won't be the same! Can Rory and his friends save the spirit of the season? Liz Climo looks at the true meaning of the holidays--spending time with friends and having the love and support of your family--in a place without any snow or evergreens. Don't Miss!:Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My DadRory the Dinosaur Wants a PetShow more
In this companion to Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad, Rory learns that sometimes the things you're looking for are actually looking for you! When Rory meets his friend Sheldon's pet crab, he realizes he wants a pet of his own. He searches high and low--from tree tops to sand pits--for a creature to love. At the end of the day, when Rory least expects it, he meets George. Liz Climo celebrates the bond between child and pet with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations in this timeless story of a child's quest for companionship. Don't Miss!:Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My DadRory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas TreeShow more
From beloved author-illustrator Liz Climo comes an adorable story about a young dinosaur who wants to go on an adventure without his caring father for the first time! Meet Rory the Dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he wants to go on an adventure all on his own. Rory can't wait to tell his dad about all the things he's doing by himself, like crossing rivers and finding shelter from the rain. But little does Rory know, his father is never far behind. There's nothing Rory's dad won't do for his intrepid son. Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations in this timeless story of a child's quest for independence. Don't Miss!:Rory the Dinosaur Wants a PetRory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas TreeShow more
A boy and his stuffed animals start a journey around their apartment. They find out that the apartment is a kingdom that has mountains, rivers, and cities, that everything in it has its purpose, and that the most important place in it is near the parent bedroom. They will also learn what a real geographer needs to leave the house, and finally, after looking into the laws of geography, our characters will venture to explore the world around them. Do you have any maps, atlases, or geography books? Have you already travelled, and how did you prepare for those trips? Did you take your stuffed friends with you? Let’s study geography together! Use #myfirstgeographybook to share your stuffed toys geographic explorations with other book readers. Translated and illustrated by Katya Kolmakov.Show more
From very different worlds, sixteen-year-old Cedric of Flanders and twenty-two-year-old Pierce of England have no reason to cross paths—until one fateful day, a powerful countess commands Cedric to escort her to England in search of Pierce. Unbeknownst to the boy, the countess is a scheming vampire and Pierce is prophesied to be the next master of her clan. She stands to gain untold influence and power were she to make Pierce a vampire and control him. But turning him may prove easier than controlling him. Embroiled in the countess's wake of death and destruction, Pierce and Cedric form an unlikely alliance and embark on a perilous quest to end her wickedness.Show more
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