Third-grader Owen and his nosy friend Viola have two problems during their hot Georgia summer: what to do with a sick giant bullfrog and how to move the amazing submersible that fell off a passing train to nearby Graham Pond for launching.
Dave, a nineteenth-century slave, made beautiful clay pots, on which he often inscribed poems. The simple prose and earth-toned watercolor and collage illustrations lovingly evoke his strong hands, his care, his craft, and some hidden secrets for readers to discover.
The flightless kakapo, which weighs up to nine pounds, faces extinction on its remote New Zealand island. Stunning photographs and an informal narrative introduce the world’s rarest and heaviest parrot as well as the scientists who are trying to save it.
Astonishing photographs from around the world and text on two levels capture the secret lives of lizards. Bishop’s lively afterword describing his methods will surely ignite curiosity and sharpen the eyes of young scientists.
Bright watercolors punctuated with jaunty black lines and quotations from Dr. Martin Luther King depict the growth and success of the movement to end racial segregation in public places that four African-American college students in Greensboro, NC, sparked by staging the first restaurant sit-in.
Historical photographs and vignettes of German and Allied soldiers with excerpts from their letters and diaries unflinchingly and elegantly portray the senseless waste and horror of war in the first global conflict to use modern weapons.
Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.
Gemma’s letter to her handsome kidnapper, Ty, relates her feelings after being abducted from the Bangkok airport, her surprise that he has stalked her since childhood, and her growing acceptance of him and the harsh Australian outback where he has imprisoned her.