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Sadri Returns to Bali: A Tale of the Balinese Galungan Festival

by Elisabeth Waldmeier & Susan Tuttle_Laube

The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order) over adharma

(disorder). It is celebrated by the Balinese Hindus, who believe that during

these ten days of prayers, offerings, and feasting, their...


Raising the Griffin

by Melissa Wyatt

What’s it really like to be a prince? To his horror, British schoolboy Alex Varenhoff finds out when the monarchy is restored in the tiny country of Rovenia.

“To see, to do, to prevail.” The motto of Rovenia...


Bog Child

Carnegie Medal 2009

by Siobhan Dowd

DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike...


Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

by Sunny Seki

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient Japan and the story behind the famous Daruma Doll.

Yuko-chan, an adventurous blind orphan,...


Instructions for a Broken Heart

by Kim Culbertson

Top 20 Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard

Jessa: To help you get over your train wreck EX, I've enclosed 20 envelopes. Each one has a reason why Sean is a jerk and not worth the dirt on your shoes. And each one...


Kizzy Ann Stamps

by Jeri Watts

Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann, but with her border collie, Shag, stalwart at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread. In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first...


Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale

by Karen Henry Clark & Patrice Barton

This is the story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China, who dream of a better life for their daughter, to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world, who dream of the life they can...


The Backyard Animal Show

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson

THE BLACK DINOSAURS TO THE RESCUE!

Ziggy, Rashawn, Jerome, and Rico are excited about watching the heavy machinery at the construction site for a new apartment complex -- until a doe is killed by a dump truck,...


Professor Tuesday's Awesome Adventures in History: Book One: Chief Pontiac's War

by Jeffery L L Schatzer

Miss Pepper’s class is going on a field trip to the local university. Once there, they meet the curious Professor Tuesday, the inventor of the Tuesday Teleporter and an expert on the famous Native American...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Theodora Ozaki

The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales, a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls, goblins and ogres;...


By the Skin of His Teeth: A Barkerville Mystery

by Ann Walsh

In 1870 British Columbia, racial tensions run high when a Chinese man is found stabbed to death. Ted MacIntosh must fight to reveal the truth.


Hurricane

by Terry Trueman

outside, the wind is howling.

it is a monster shrieking to get inside.

outside, the rain is a solid wall of water.

everything is dark.

everything is destroyed.

everything is gone....

Everything except for the desperate...


Austin & Charlie Adventures: Washington DC

by Linda Parker, Katie Langdon & Ariane Elsammak

Synopsis:

Austin the Sheltie and Charlie the Basset Hound are best friends who travel from one Tail Wagging Doggie Adventure to another in their Pawmobile, accompanied by their favorite toy, Mr. Stretchie....


Back to Me

by Earl Sewell

This is not how Maya Rogers hoped to get famous. First her boyfriend, Misalo, dumps her, and then the revealing photos that she sent to him go viral. Maya's reputation is in shreds, and now she's getting all...


Enemy Territory

by Sharon McKay

Trained to hate, two boys in a Jerusalem hospital discover friendship instead.


Skimmin' Stones

by Nicholas P. Murray

From the mind and mouth of thirteen-year-old D'arcy Finnigan, "Skimmin' Stones" recounts life in Ireland in turbulent times. It is 1979 and young D'arcy struggles to understand the adult world into which he...


The Scorpions of Zahir

by Christine Brodien-Jones & Kelly Murphy

Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through the deserts...


What's in a Name

by Ellen Wittlinger

There's something brewing in the town of Scrub Harbor and it's not just about changing the name from Scrub Harbor to Folly Bay.

O'Neill has a secret. Adam is starting over. Christine has a crush. Gretchen has...


Circus Day in Japan: Bilingual English and Japanese Text

by Eleanor Coerr & Yumi Matsunari

Circus Day in Japan is the warmly-illustrated story of an exciting day spent by two Japanese children, Joji-chan and Koko-chan, at a circus. Joji-chan and Koko-chan delight at the new sights of their first circus,...


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

by Frank Cottrell Boyce & Joe Berger

Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story. When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure...