FORMAT: Paperback Book & CD
When Ike Larue is "imprisoned" at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy, he tries everything to get sent home - weepy letters to his owner, even illness. In reality, Brotweiler is more like camp than prison, but still, Ike's not cut out for life without Mrs. LaRue & his creature comforts. Finally, he runs away only to find himself back in Snort City - just in time to save Mrs. LaRue's life.
Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator whose books include the How Do Dinosaurs series, his Dear Mrs. LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, and recently his first novel, THE DOOM MACHINE, which received excellent reviews. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.
Audio CD & Paperback: $6.99
Adults, including parents, teachers, and librarians, love this book as much as young readers do because the read-aloud verses are fun, invite group participation, and are just so catchy some people have even set them to music! Most parents and teachers say it's one of the few books they never tire of reading aloud, again and again. Enhancing the story are the beautifully rendered illustrations by the legendary Steven Kellogg, which captivate readers of all ages. An essential picture book for every preschool and early-reader library!
Audio CD: $6.97
Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way.
With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!
Kids already love the Magic School Bus, and the love to do what's right by the planet. At last, a way to teach the curriculum and make an impact!
Marty McGuire's third-grade class has received a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty's pretty sure her classmates' ideas won't stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer - with a little help from the earthworms in her Grandma's garden.
But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class - including Marty's supposed teammate and best friend, Annie - starts grumbling. In the end, Marty's dirt takes the prize, and she learns no one can save the earth without two very important things: teamwork and patience.
Kate Messner grew up in a small town in western New York. After studying journalism and working as a television reporter, she became a middle-school English teacher. Her first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, was published to great acclaim in 2009. Kate lives in Plattsburgh, NY, and you can find her online at www.katemessner.com
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of MOONSHOT: THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11 and LIGHTSHIP, both Sibert Honor Books. He has illustrated Avi's award-winning Poppy series and, most recently, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's BALLET FOR MARTHA: MAKING APPALACHIAN SPRING. Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find him online at www.brianfloca.com.
Audio CD: $13.96
Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.
Format: 4 CDs, Unabridged
Mike Lupica is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of several books for young readers. His NEW YORK DAILY NEWS column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at www.mikelupicasbooks.com.
Hoover Porterhouse is a ghost with all the answers.
When a trick of fate makes them roommates, Billy discovers that having a ghost around might not be so bad after all. The Hoove is funny and cool, a great baseball player, and is a real people person (even if Billy is the only one who can see him). And with obnoxious school bullies out to demolish him, Billy can use all of the advice he can get. With Hoover by his side, Billy just might get in style, get even, and conquer the school.