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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2014; US$ 7.99
1. Tucker is an observer. He loves to watch the people go by as they rush about the streets of New York City. Tucker is also a listener. George Selden tells us that he "heard almost all the sounds that can be heard." How well do your students listen? Have them sit still and listen intently. Then they should make a list of all of the different sounds... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 10.99
A boy and a girl are stripped and marooned on a small island for the night. They are the "goats." The kids at camp think it's a great joke, just a harmless old tradition. But the goats don't see it that way. Instead of trying to get back to camp, they decide to call home. But no one can come and get them. So they're on their own, wandering through... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2014; US$ 8.99
Discussion Questions 1. Compare and contrast Moominpappa and Moominmamma as parents. 2. The Moomin books feature several different female characters. Pick one and discuss what makes her particularly strong and memorable. 3. The Moomins have been compared to A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh and Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . Can... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 10.99
Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, "new fish" Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99
Joyce Wan is the author and illustrator of many popular board books, including You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together . She is also the illustrator of Sandra J. Howett's Sleepyheads . Joyce lives in New York City. Through all her work, she hopes to inspire people to embrace the spirit of childhood and to follow their dreams. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 8.99
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including Wild Life , The Ghost of Cutler Creek , Signal , The Missing Manatee , and Weasel . Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 8.99
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen , Wild Life , Signal , and Weasel . Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 17.99
When Lace's older sister, Marni, falls victim to a summer swimming accident, it paralyzes Lace in time. For Lace, there is only a before--can there be an after? But as the summer surges on, she learns that she must return to the water, the very thing that tore her family apart. This beautifully crafted novel explores the boundaries of family and friendship,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 18.99
Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is changing in ever more frightening ways. Eva's family, full of eccentric and opinionated adults, will do absolutely anything to keep her safe--even if it means hiding her identity from her. With... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 13.99
Alexandra Day is the pseudonym for Sandra Louise Woodward Darling. She is the author of Good Dog, Carl and the rest of the beloved Carl books, including Carl Goes Shopping , Carl's Christmas , and Carl's Birthday . Darling was born in 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a large and close-knit family. Painting was a popular family recreation, and almost... more...