In an alternate Victorian world where the English empire includes much of the solar system, spiders attack Art Mumby and his tiresome older sister Myrtle. Then pirates capture them before they help foil dotty Dr. Ptarmigan’s dastardly attempt to take over the universe.
A winning father-son duo team rhythmic language and vibrant paintings to present the history of jazz, to offer a peek into its form, and to emphasize its emotional power in this stunning large-format book.
In an effort to promote conservation of the tree kangaroo, scientist Lisa Dabek climbed high into the mountains of New Guinea to find, capture, and collar this elusive and endangered species. Striking color photographs document her expedition.
Rich language, homespun wisdom, humor, and a cast of memorable characters make these original tales, reminiscent of traditional African American tales, ideal to read either aloud or independently again and again. Jazzy illustrations add to the fun.
Fourteen-year-old David, an aspiring journalist, interviews his elderly neighbor in hope of uncovering stories about rumrunners in Narragansett Bay. Recollections about Black Duck, a famous boat, create a riveting, multilayered mystery filled with gripping action and historical detail.
This graceful history focuses on diverse players, covering the sport from Doubleday and the founding of the National League to Sosa’s and McGuire’s “Summer of Swat.” Period photographs and quotations accent the text.
In this graphic novel based on the cartoonist’s own life, a Malaysian boy recalls his free-spirited childhood in a remote village where he attended Arabic school, cared for his younger siblings, and ran wild with his friends.
After the death of his reclusive father, ten-year-old Moon Blake survives alone in the Alabama wilderness. When he fails to escape government officials, he ends up in reform school where he discovers the power of healing friendship.