Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain. Illustrated by Loren Long.
Separated from her parents in 1891 America, a century after a mysterious force throws the continents into different time periods, 13-year-old Sophia Tims and her refugee friend, Theo, embark on a search for her kidnapped uncle in a range of fantastical cities. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
Passenger pigeon hatchlings, thought to be extinct, are discovered in Grandmother's room after she departs on a voyage to Greenland. Illustrated by Jim LaMarche.
Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! Virena's Papa is a dedicated inventor — but none of his creations ever work quite like they should. But with a lot of persistence and a little help, he creates a submarine that can carry his family. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
James' parents are trampled by a rhinoceros, and he is sent to live with his abusive aunts in this fantastic tale, illustrated by Quentin Blake. When James accidentally spills magical crocodile tongues on a peach tree, it grows the largest, juiciest, ripest peach imaginable — the perfect vehicle in which to escape his horrid aunts.
The eldest of three sisters in a land where being the eldest is considered a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice — until a witch turns her into an old woman, and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
When Chu-mong, an ancient archer, lands in his bedroom due to a time-traveling debacle, Kevin is in shock at his arrival and grand tales, yet after looking into his incredible story regarding a fight to win a throne and save his people in ancient Korea, Kevin realizes he is telling the truth and so must find a way to return him to his land so he can complete his important tasks. Reprint.
A ballooning mishap sends Freddy the pig and some animal friends on a cross-country chase, on the trail of a blackmailing scheme, and into the prizefight ring.
Two stories about a family of tiny people called the Borrowers, in which the family is kidnapped, and the youngest boy is discovered missing.
William Pène du Bois' classic novel documents the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives a volcanic eruption, discovers a fantastical diamond-filled island, and is eventually picked up floating in the Atlantic.
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle — residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories — uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.
When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place in a hilarious picture book that perfectly captures a pre-schooler's temper tantrum.
When Claudia decides to run away from home, she knows any old place won't do, and so settles on the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She and her little brother, Jamie, move into the museum, sleeping in a 16th century bed and bathing in the fountain. While there, they uncover a tremendous secret.
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. A Caldecott Medal Winner. Reprint.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, an innkeeper and her son find a treasure map that leads them across the Spanish Main to a notorious pirate's treasure. This classic novel introduced the world to the dreaded Long John Silver.
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara encounters a little prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny planet and relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. The poetic French novella was translated by Richard Howard.
When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making new friends and generally learning a good deal about themselves.
Sumi's grandmother tells the story of her family's escape from Seoul during the Korean War, while they watch the trains which will eventually bring her mother back from army service. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
Renowned illustrator Peter Sís illustrates the life of another star of children's literature: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The delicate, pointillist watercolors are full of detailed information and sly references to the pop culture of Saint-Exupéry's time, and young readers will be swept up in his passion for flying.
The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.