J. K. Rowling is the author of the beloved, bestselling, record-breaking Harry Potter series. She started writing the series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998, and the series concluded nearly ten years later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published in 2007. J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Land#233;gion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Amulet series and Copper, a collection of his popular webcomic. He is also the founder and editor of the acclaimed Flight anthologies. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, his first graphic novel, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, and Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. Kazu lives and works in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their two children. Visit Kazu online at www.boltcity.com.
Mary GrandPrand#233; has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPrand#233; lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.
The Scholastic Children's Dictionary is the only children's dictionary to include a thesaurus, grammar guide, punctuation guide, idiom guide, and geography section.
Scholastic Children's Thesaurus: The Revised Scholastic Children's Thesaurus contains over 500 headwords and 2,500 synonyms specifically chosen for young writers, and an all-new design makes this book more user-friendly than ever. For this revised thesaurus, more than 500 alphabetical headword entries and 2,500 synonyms have been specifically designed to best help beginning writers. Each headword has been carefully selected and includes the part of speech, definition, and example sentence. Synonyms following each headword are also defined and followed by a sample sentence. These sentences help the reader see how the word is normally used, and also illustrate the grammatical constructions that they are often used in.
The very first draft of Divergent began with the hair-cutting scene, but it was told from Tobias's point of view. When Veronica Roth went back to the manuscript some time later, she realized that in order for the Divergent story to be exceptionally compelling, it needed to be told from Tris's perspective. But over the course of the first two books, Tobias's voice still clamored to be heard, eventually becoming an integral part of Allegiant. Now, Veronica Roth has written four stories about Tobias Eaton's life told from Tobias's point of view. The first three stories chronicle crucial points in Tobias's life leading up to Divergent. The fourth story runs parallel to the events in Divergent. Each story is a long piece, with a fully developed narrative arc. When read together, these four pieces illuminate the defining moments of Tobias Eaton's life.
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and several stories set in the world of Divergent. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online on Twitter (@VeronicaRoth), Tumblr (The Art of Not Writing), and her website (www.veronicarothbooks.com).
When they are in the tree house, Jack and Annie only have to say those simple words and the tree house starts to spin, faster and faster...And then, poof! - the kids find themselves flying on the backs of dinosaurs, exploring the surface of the moon, and slipping down the deck of the Titanic.
Jack and Annie's first 28 adventures are now together in a collectible box that looks like the magic tree house itself!
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author the DIVERGENT series. A full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband call the Chicago area home. You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com and on Twitter (@veronicaroth).