As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can’t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school’s motto Memento Mori or “Remember you will die.” Weeks were put on a lifeboat—and Mr. Hartley and his band bravely continued to play to calm the crew and passengers. Welcome to Old Children's Books, selling children's literature and picture books online since 1994. A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel. Rediscover Anne Shirley and her adventures in this beautiful edition of L.M. But you can’t play ice hockey in Kenya, can you? Marin is positive that all the wrongs in her life will be made right if only she can find her birth mother and convince her that they belong together. A New York Times bestseller Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Rome has wonderful sights to see and delicious things to eat, but Madeline also finds an unexpected adventure, involving a thief, a chase, and many, many cats. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Begging. Creel isn't worried. One day, when he wins against some schoolboys fair and square, the boys are infuriated. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. But instead of a reward, the Lady gives Mara a new challenge: to sneak into the island fortress, the Winter Blade. Want to see books about mythical creatures? Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. Bubble is the touching story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustration, and looks—with superhero-style bravery, curiosity, and hope—to a future without limits. She had always wanted a child, but after her husband passed away, Nora never thought she would have one, but her flowerpot child was a miracle and she decided to name her Mabel. Anne’s children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. SIGNED and BRIEFLY INSCRIBED by the author. Stubborn, self-reliant eleven-year-old Zoe, recently orphaned, is forced to move to the country to live with her strange and bad-tempered uncle. .
This sequel to Anne of Green Gables
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This addition to the renowned Anne of Green Gables series makes a wonderful gift and keepsake. Beloved Madeline returns, as brave and irrepressible as ever! As Penelope fights her way back to her beloved pupils, the three brave Incorrigibles endure their gloomy new tutor and worriedly prepare for the arrival of Lady Constance’s baby. Stephanie Clarkson authored Pride and Prejudice BabyLit(R) Storybook. And his teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. What we do know is contained in the following brief list: In Great Expectations: A BabyLit Storybook, preschoolers follow Pip’s story, learning about the value of family and friends, fortune and loss, and love. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana’s and Granny’s heads. BabyLit(R) Storybooks give classics new life for the next generation of early readers. The Meredith clan is two boys and two girls, with minister father but no mother – and a runaway girl named Mary Vance. A dark and riveting middle grade fantasy from the critically acclaimed Kali Wallace about an archipelago of magical islands and one girl’s dangerous discovery on the ocean floor. When he woke up, he realized he was on the Titanic on its maiden voyage, and it was there that he met Wallace Hartley and Mrs. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. Her task? They try to mend the rift that started when Alli was dropped off at the orphanage while Ronan became a lawyer in Ruhia. For as long as she can remember, Plum has lived at the Mary Fitzgerald Orphanage, wishing and hoping for a family. Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel explores themes of loss, family, and love, and gets at the heart of what it means to find a place to call home. We have a collection of more than 10,000 scarce and out-of-print books, for readers, ... Four orphans are summoned by the King to travel to his kingdom Beyond the Blue Mountains to rejoin their parents. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him. And his teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. After putting her dream of attending Redmond College on hold so she can help Marilla with the farm, Anne doubts she has many adventures ahead of her. Anne’s own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. As if she is made of hollow bones and too much air, her feet never quite touch the ground. Hey, you! Mystery, adventure, and a winning friendship combine in this much anticipated sequel. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. When he woke up, he realized he was on the Titanic on its maiden voyage, and it was there that he met Wallace Hartley and Mrs. Can she learn to let go?An extraordinary story about identity and family perfect for fans of Holly Goldberg Sloan and Lynda Mullaly Hunt. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Puffin in Bloom is a charming assortment of classic novels with coming-of-age themes, aimed at the young reader. The job is dangerous and thankless, but with her wits and will, Nan has managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. The first book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place--the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart--has a brand-new look. After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.
The group goes on many adventures together, but always has the best time in their favorite spot: Rainbow Valley. Endless adventures ensue, the brother trying to care for his sister, and the sister always thinking up a new exciting plan (unlike the self-consciously "spunky" heroines of recent YA fiction, Phoebe is the real thing) Though they begin with the idea of grand adventure, their gradual understanding of the complexity of the situation and the suffering of the refugees, as well as the limits of their ability to care for themselves are handled truthfully, always from a child's point of view. But many of the fey despise humans. Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives - #1 - Despite everything, Hattie’s determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home. Raise Kids ... 13 Children’s and YA Books to Help Remember the Holocaust by Liz Lesnick. Propser and Bo relish their new “family” and life of petty crime. In this lively sequel to Anna All Year Round, award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn again draws on her own mother’s childhood experiences just before World War I. When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie’s mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of “rooftoppers.”. This enchanting tale by noted British author Robert Graves is masterfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, seven-time Caldecott Honor recipient, National Book Award winner, and the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Where the Wild Things Are. Pictures of Hollis Woods - When Emily has her poems published andwrites for the town newspaper, success seems to be onits way – and with it the first whispers ofromance. Beholding Bee - Batman: Batman was created the moment Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents’ murder. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. "Tender and illuminating. Rilla, nearly fifteen, can’t think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford.
This sequel to Anne of Green Gables
follows Anne’s endeavors to become a successful teacher, help raise a pair of rambunctious twins, and improve her beloved hometown–with the help of her former enemy, Gilbert Blythe, who’s giving her an awful lot of attention…
This addition to the renowned Anne of Green Gables series makes a wonderful gift and keepsake. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling. But Stella’s father has never been one to play by the rules. (Psst. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. Her daring scheme to escape sends her on a wildly unexpected journey. But this time, things are different. An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan, reducing waterborne illness. Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. A girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents in this fantastical novel from the author of The House of Months and Years. Gathering Blue - From Will & Grace star Sean Hayes and composer Scott Icenogle comes a modern classic inspired by The Nutcracker about how the Sugar Plum Fairy got her wings. The snowflake fairies tell their stories in verse: of a poor Swiss mountain boy whose old dog is sold to an English lady traveller, of a foundling raised by an old fishing couple, who turns out to be a prince, of a very ill child who worries about the birds she can no longer feed, of Don Jose, who lost all his wealth but treasured his mule Jacintha,of a poor young seamstress in London who saves to buy a lark and then frees it. Weeks, a kind man and woman who took him in. A Single Shard - ? Stella dreams of adventuring on the Amazon—or anyplace, really, as long as it isn’t this dreary town where nothing ever happens. As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can’t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school’s motto Memento Mori or “Remember you will die.”. As Ram and Nek hesitantly become friends, Ram learns the true nature of this hidden village in the jungle, as well as the stories of Shiva and Lord Rama, stories of gods and goddesses that in strange ways seem to parallel Ram’s…and Nek’s. The wicked kind. Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time - The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. Then Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, and she must decide if she wants to change herlife forever.”. As Scarlet struggles to cope with the sudden changes in her life and her complex feelings towards her mom, the one thing she won’t give up on is finding Red. Inspire Lifelong Reading With Age-appropriate Books Every Month, Best Baby Shower Books to Gift for Storytime Snuggles, 14 Daisy Buchanan Quotes from The Great Gatsby. For fans of The Land of Stories comes an adventure that reveals the secret warnings hidden inside all classic tales -- beware fairyland at all costs. Ram follows the man into the jungle, where he finds something unlike anything he’s seen—statues, hundreds of statues…no, thousands of them! “A compassionate story of homelessness and friendship, recycled art and community.” —Kirkus Reviews A twelve-year-old boy living on the streets of Chandigarh, India, stumbles across a secret garden full of sculptures and sees the possibility of another way of life as he bonds with the man who is creating the garden in this searingly beautiful novel—based on a true story. ★ ”This simple story of discovery, sport, and friendship is filled with likable characters and innocently joyful moments…Delightful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, spend their days studying, playing soccer, helping their elders with chores around the orphanage and reading from the limited selection of books in their library. Lonnie’s musings are bittersweet; he’s happy that he and Lili have new families, but though his new family brings him joy, it also brings new worries. Together, they decide to bring some color and life to the motel by planting a flower garden, against Stevie’s grandfather’s wishes. But because he’s living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it’s his job to be the “rememberer”—and write down everything that happens while they’re growing up. Adapted from Gertrude Chandler Warner’s story of the same name, this early reader allows children to start reading with a Boxcar Children classic. Eight weeks later, Max finds that the sand has magically transformed into a whole desert kingdom–filled with millions of tiny people! The first in Alex Bell’s imaginative new series, The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club is a fun and daring adventure filled with magic, outlaws, and fantastic faraway lands. Angry. Based on the true story of one of India’s most beloved artists and modern day folk heroes, Nek Chand was a real man—a man displaced from his home in the midst of war and conflict; a man who missed his home so terribly he illegally reconstructed his entire village in miniature out of found objects and rock, recreating mosaic statues and sculptures spanning acres of jungle. The timelessness of Bridge to Terabithia meets the wonder of Big Fish in this bittersweet, magical story, perfect for fans of Barbara O'Connor, Lisa Graff, and Dan Gemeinhart. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. Jack makes the most of his new magic powers, and his poor old aunt and uncle are quite bewildered. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim near Vida, Montana. Emily knows she’s going to be a great writer. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. The Polar Bear Explorers' Club - Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. It seems that the rock collecting man, Nek, has built them all! But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. A gang leader called Silvermask is kidnapping skylung and cloudling children in Far Agondy. Allons, enfants, vite, ... Childrens > Picture Books. For a kid bouncing from foster home to foster home, The Book of Changes is the perfect companion. He and Mrs. Childrens. Hardcover. Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. The first in Alex Bell’s imaginative new series, The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club is a fun and daring adventure filled with magic, outlaws, and fantastic faraway lands. Bunny Slopes: (Winter Books for Kids, Snow Children's Books, Skiing Books for Kids) Claudia Rueda. In the second installment, In the Deep Blue Sea, Jack, his genius siblings Ava and Matt, and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 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