Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
A charmingly simple story of a child whose playground is a gritty urban cityscape. With no parent in sight, the boy wanders the sidewalks to find a yellow construction hat that quickly becomes his favorite belonging, earning him many compliments from strangers on nearby stoops. Eventually the boy meets the owner of the hat and must return it, leading him to make his own yellow hat.
Greg Heffley's best friend and biographer shares first-person insights into their middle-school experiences while making a decided mess of Greg's life story. By the award-winning creator of Rodrick Rules and Getaway
A modern tale of early adolescence finds Celi navigating questions about her changing body, first attraction and a best friend's genderfluid explorations while resisting her mother's embarrassing plans for an ancestral Mexica moon ceremony to celebrate her first period.
A conclusion to the best-selling series finds Hank serving as a guide for a favorite visiting author and hiding his secret about how his reading struggles have prevented him from finishing the author's books by making up his own endings. Simultaneous and eBook.
When a magical fairy emerges from an heirloom ornament that young Jack accidentally breaks in his enthusiasm for staging the best Christmas ever, she is able to conjure all the trappings of Christmas on a grand scale — but she can't fix the broken ornament that's so precious to Jack's mother.
Awakened in the middle of the night by her fanatically paranoid grandmother, who declares they must leave and never return because the day of reckoning has arrived, a young girl bonds with people in a new community and wonders how long she will be allowed to remain. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux.
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Harper Raine doesn't trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family's new house is haunted. Harper isn't sure she believes those rumors ... until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely.
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Illustrated by Edward Gorey, a master of macabre, this sinister novel follows Lewis, an orphan who goes to live with his magician uncle in a house that holds a clock counting off the time until the end of the world. When Lewis accidentally raises the dead, he must stop the clock before it strikes for the last time.
Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.