Shadow Weaver

Frightened, Emmeline and Dar flee. Emmeline agrees, and the next morning, the man is found in a coma. An amazon best book of the month! ― the shadow weaver seriesfans of serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour MarcyKate Connolly's Shadow Weaver, magic, danger, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that's filled with shadows, and has the feel of a new classic.

Fantasy and magic for young readers: Emmeline's gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world. But she's content to live tucked away in her mansion home with her only friend and companion, her own shadow, Dar. Disaster strikes when a noble and his family visit and offer to cure Emmeline of magic.

Like the main character in her shadow weaver duology, she once had an imaginary friend who did very naughty things like eating directly from the sugar bowl and playing hide-and-seek with her parents―without telling them―whenever they went to department stores. You will also want to read the thrilling conclusion to MarcyKate Connolly's Shadow Weaver duology, Comet Rising.

Dar promises to change the noble's mind if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. But emmeline's not entirely sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it's hard to keep secrets from someone tethered to your feet. Marcykate connolly, also author of ravenous and Monstrous, is a New York Times bestselling children's book author who lives in New England with her family and posse of pugs.

With the noble's guards on her trail, Emmeline's only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free.

Comet Rising Shadow Weaver

The return of the comet can only mean one thing: Lady Aisling has a Sky Shaker under her control and is hoping for a new batch of talented children to add to her collection. Then one night the Cerelia Comet, the reason for their magical abilities, returns. But when dar escapes, and the two friends realize many of the children they seek have already been taken, they know they are in for the fight of their lives.

The thrilling conclusion to maryKate Connolly's Shadow Weaver duology follows Emmeline and Lucas as they face the darkness once and for all. Emmeline and lucas are safe from the evil Lady Aisling and her soldiers for the time being. The only thing that mars their peaceful life is Emmeline's imprisoned former shadow, Dar.

But it's twelve years too early. Emmeline and lucas decide to journey to find other magical children to help in the fight against Lady Aisling.

Mr. Gedrick and Me

Gedrick help stanley, amelia, his brother, his sister, Fergus, and his mom find their way back to each other? And what secrets of his own is Mr. Gedrick’s help: their lives—and their house—have been a mess since Stanley’s dad died. The strange new nanny quickly helps them transform their cluttered home into a sparkling and spotless version of its former self, but it’s going to take more than a clean house to help the Darrow family learn to live and love again.

Can Mr. He is certain, however, that his family could use Mr. Gedrick appears on his doorstep. New york times bestselling author patrick carman delivers a modern reimagining of the classic Mary Poppins tale in this story about family, grief, and healing—with a dash of magic! Stanley Darrow isn’t sure what to expect when the mysterious Mr.

Gedrick hiding behind his crooked grin? .

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle

Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems. A junior library Guild selection! Instead, a famous cyclist, and on her journey discovers much about herself and, most unexpectedly, Bicycle takes off on a cross-country quest to meet her idol, friendship.

Seira wilson, amazon editorselected for the 2019-2020 texas bluebonnet Award Master ListA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel. Introverted bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.

C. Monastery, bicycle is an unusual girl who absolutely does not want to go to camp and learn how to make friends. When her guardian, a famous cyclist, announces that bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, Sister Wanda, certain he will be her first true friend.

Raised in a Washington D. C. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, bike-crushing pigs, a bike-loving horse, and a mysterious lady dressed in black.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Do they really want to return the ring, or are they after something else entirely? What better way to honor her father than returning a priceless piece of jewelry that once belonged to his favorite artist! But the brother and sister have a secret. A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo.

Paloma marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in mexico, paloma meets lizzie and gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Finding the ring means a big reward -- and the thanks of all Mexico.

Captain Superlative

. The answer pulls invisible Janey into the spotlight and leads her to an unexpected friendship with a superhero like no other. When janey unearths what's truly at stake, she's forced to face her own dark secrets and discover what it truly means to be a hero. And a friend. Debut author J. S. Fearless even in the face of school bully extraordinaire, Dagmar Hagen, no good deed is too small for the incomparable Captain Superlative and her new sidekick, Janey.

But superheroes hold secrets and Captain Superlative is no exception. Puller delivers an inspirational story full of heart, humor, and breathtaking revelations. A cape? who would run through the halls of deerwood Park Middle School dressed like this? And why? Janey-quick to stay in the shadows-can't resist the urge to uncover the truth behind the mask.

Have no fear, silver swimsuit, blue wig, rubber gloves, citizens! Captain Superlative is here to make all troubles disappear!"Red mask, torn tights, high top sneakers and .

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School: Book 1

And they discover a whole other way to help out Stewart! Well, everyone except Stewart. Sassy and Waldo decide to save Stewart. Sassy and waldo love school! Everything smells like meat and dirty socks. Has a squirrel ever gotten inside? No! But every day their boy, Stewart, comes home from this terrible place called school smelling like anxiety and looseleaf paper.

So sassy and Waldo decide to get creative. A new york public library Best Book for 2018Sassy and Waldo are good dogs. But they don't let dogs into school. They put on an old trench coat, and now everyone at Bea Arthur Elementary thinks they are a new student named Salty from Liver, Ohio. They spend the day keeping their house safe.


Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

They were unstoppable. It wasn’t easy. Some tennis fans cheered for these two fresh faces, while those who were unhappy to see two black girls competing in a nearly all-white sport booed and taunted them. At age fourteen, Venus played her first professional match. Three years later, it was Serena’s turn. Some say they’re two of the greatest athletes of all time.

But they didn’t let it stop them. Six days a week they awoke before the sun came up to practice their serves and returns, to learn to run faster and hit harder. An ala notable book “this lovingly crafted picture book biography centers on the incredible bond between Venus and Serena Williams…An important selection for biography and sports collections.

School library journal starred review “Will appeal to children and sports fans of all ages. Booklist starred review “wife-and-husband team Cline-Ransome and Ransome celebrate tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, focusing on their formative childhoods and the way their preparation and talent fundamentally changed the game.

The horn book starred review “every page is splashed with vibrant color and eye-catching patterns, and the figures of the women themselves are full of energy, speed, and tension. Shelf awareness starred review “a beautifully composed biography of the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus…This is one biography that will struggle to stay on the shelf.

School library connection Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Ransome share the inspirational story of two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all.


Vick and tara are determined to stop the mob from tearing their little family apart. Because daisy is more than just any robot—she’s their constant protector, and together the three make a great team. With her mechanical skills, stronger, and a lot more intimidating!a junior library Guild SelectionA 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection"Engaging, she could make Daisy bigger, suspenseful, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories.

Kirkus reviews"this compelling drama with cool tech themes and bad guys getting their comeuppance is a winner. Slj. And they might just succeed! Sure, the evil Ms. Plus, if things get too dangerous, Tara could always upgrade their pet. Thirteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara have built an incredible machine—a loyal robotic watchdog named Daisy.

But, when local crime boss Ms. Alba schemes to add daisy to her robot army, Vick and Tara must go to great lengths to protect their prized pet. Alba has more robot watchdogs, but none are as smart—or as faithful—as their Daisy.

El Chupacabras

This mirroring technique allows the languages to intermingle equally. Each sentence is half-Spanish/half-English followed by a repetition of the same line translated the other way around. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. With so many people trumpeting divisiveness right now, it's more important than ever to teach kids that there is more than one way to understand the world.

". From the bestselling author of dragons love tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and SpanishA long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. A fun and unique way to introduce either Spanish or English to new readers.

Only one creature could do that--el chupacabras, the goatsucker! Legend has it that El Chupacabras is a fearsome beast, but you can't believe everything you hear. And sometimes the truth is even more interesting. Told in equal parts english and spanish by bestselling author Adam Rubin, and cinematically illustrated by acclaimed Hollywood creature creator Crash McCreery, this lighthearted take on a modern legend is not told in the traditional bilingual style.

A note from author adam rubin:"I decided to tell this story in an unusual way to explore the beauty of harmony. It's easy to dismiss the unfamiliar, but compassion takes a little more effort.

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention Really!

Band-aids were born, but earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon band-aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story" — Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Did you know band-aids were invented by accident?! and that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval?1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself.