Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It's better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.
A companion to the best-selling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History shares the true stories of history-shaping black men, including civil rights leader John Lewis, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and tennis champion Arthur Ashe.
Living in a community center for people with disabilities, Sally teams up with a pair of detectives when a series of tragic events suspiciously ends the lives of fellow residents. A first novel by the host of NPR's Weekend Edition With Scott Simon. 40,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
When transfer student Jane is forced to move from the big city to suburbia, she thinks that her life is over until she meets three other girls named Jane who decide to form a secret art gang and turn the town and high school upside down.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of The Grey King and the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Du Iz Tak? present an illustrated rendering of Susan Cooper's beloved winter solstice poem celebrating the year's shortest day and the traditions it has inspired.
A re-illustrated edition of Margaret Wise Brown's classic story features artwork by the award-winning illustrator of Rain! and Josephine and follows the experiences of a group of children who organize a heartfelt memorial after finding a dead bird.
Left on their own to swim the chilly waters after their ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, a group of circus animals stagger onto a nearby island, quickly winning over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways, and when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart him.
In a story inspired by the young author's viral photo of her awestruck response to First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait, a young girl visits Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery and finds her life transformed by the historical examples of its subjects.
Meet Wick. He's the son of the Dark Lord, heir to the throne of black and broken glass, and next in line to be the leader of the Grim World. Too bad he's stuck in Remedial Spell Casting (he can barely even cast the fart-revealer spell), he's allergic to fire and brimstone, and the bullies at school insist on calling him Dork Lord.