Third-grader Oliver has overprotective parents, a loudmouth science partner, and a big idea that just might change his life. It's his time to shine in this stellar chapter book, but first he has to finish his diorama of the solar system!
Armed with old tales told by her father, courageous Minli leaves her village near Fruitless Mountain to find Old Man of the Moon and the true secret of good fortune. Jewel-toned illustrations and folklore creatures add to the magic of this fantasy steeped in Chinese tradition.
Close-up photographs and a clear, simple text that is appropriate for newly independent readers chronicles one season in the life of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds and their five babies. Back matter includes information about attracting and supporting Bluebirds.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings (“Never bother a blue-ringed octopus”) introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Readers plunge the ocean’s surface to reach the darkness of nearly 36,000 feet and meet 50 sea creatures along the way. Cut-paper collages and surprising information offer a fascinating glimpse of this little-known part of the natural world.
Mixing literal and metaphoric illustrations, moving from golden light to utter darkness, Lewis illuminates the historical and spiritual connections between African-American history and the rivers of the world in an eloquent interpretation of the poem.
Exquisitely detailed and stunningly realistic illustrations combine with a lyrical text to capture the complexity of life within this unique, yet diminishing, ecosystem, whose resources are threatened by ever encroaching human development.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.
Fiendish Miss Breakbone-a deliciously evil teacher who delights in tormenting her students- is no match for genius hero Einstein, who rallies his classmates in a battle of wits that ends, using deadpan humor and quirky illustrations, in perfect retaliation.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.