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  • For fans of the Royal Diaries series and of Gail Carson Levine, here is the second adventure in a middle grade time travel series from Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky!In book 2, newly orphaned Rose finds herself time-traveling between present da...


  • “Kathryn Lasky’s latest is a sleight-of-hand that will have you clapping your hands. With the brio and big-heart that characterizes all of Lasky’s work, this opening salvo of a new series can be heralded with trumpet fanfares and clouds of rose...


  • Against all odds, cubs Stellan, Jytte, Third, and Froya have found the key hidden inside the legendary Den of Forever Frost. Now, they have everything they need to destroy the dangerous ice clock. Everything . . . except an army. The power-hungry ...


  • For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl who finds herself time-travelling betw...


  • Cubs Stellan and Jytte survived their treacherous trek across the Nunquivik, but their quest to rescue their mother has only begun. Svenna is imprisoned at the sinister Ice Clock -- the headquarters of the Grand Patek whose dangerous influence is spr...


  • For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow. Cubs First and Second don't kn...


  • 16-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crum...


  • Girls who enjoy spunky heroines such as Merida from Brave (Disney/Pixar) and Ella from Ella Enchanted will want to join Rory and Ryder in their adventures in our world -- and the world beyond the TV. An exciting new middle-grade fantasy from Kathryn ...


  • After adopting an orphan human boy, the First Herd is finally ready to make the treacherous journey across the mountains to find the Sweet Grass that promises survival. But when their leader, Estrella, is captured by cruel men, it delivers a blow to ...






  • Three sisters bound by something more powerful than blood---a secret as deep as the ocean.Once a maid, Hannah is now engaged to a talented painter. But although both were born mer, Stannish has severed ties to the sea and insists that Hannah do the s...


  • For the filly Estrella, nothing is more precious than freedom. She was born at sea, chattel to men sailing to the New World in search of gold. But Estrella and her herd escaped the conquerors and embarked on a journey across thousands of miles -- bra...


  • Get ready for a wild run in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's brand-new middle grade animal fantasy series. The horses are in danger. They were rounded up by the two-legs and forced onto a boat to cross the wide ocean. The journey went badly and ...


  • Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? One ordinary afternoon, fifeen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police...


  • An owlet hatches out onto Stormfast Island and into a world torn by war. For one hundred years, his people have fought off enemy owls from the Ice Talons, but the tide has turned. An invasion is coming, one the Kielian League won't have the strength ...


  • A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet grass and the great caribou migrations are distant memories. Now the wolves know only ice, dark, snow and endless cold. The order that kept the wolf clans strong for thousan...


  • Faolan, a wolf once doomed to die, struggles to fufill his destiny as the leader of the wolves of beyond. No one ever saw Faolan as a leader. Banished as a pup, he survived and returned as a gnaw wolf-the lowest member of the wolf pack. But Faolan...


  • A choice between love and survival . . . Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to f...


  • Faolan has always been an outsider. Exiled as a pup, then shunned by his fellow wolves for his unusual connection to the bears, Faolan has struggled to earn a place in the pack. But a terrible danger is looming on the horizon, and Faolan is the only ...


  • Can Jo Bell spin a web big enough to catch . . . a criminal? The world's friendliest spiders take center stage in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's latest book about The Deadlies! They're sweet and friendly . . . but they just happen to be super ...


  • A wolf's eye view of the legends of Ga'Hoole in this stirring third installment of the Wolves of Beyond series by bestselling author Kathryn Lasky. Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he su...


  • May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. She yearns for independence, but a persistent suitor, Rudd, wants to tame her sp...


  • The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived. Now he's made it back to his clan an...


  • When a beautiful teen with polio enters their lives, a girl and her older brother find themselves drawn into a web of lies in this compelling novel by a best-selling author. Eleven-year-old Georgie loves science-fiction movies, but she won’t be ...


  • Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky takes readers into the world of the Deadlies--a family of friendly spiders on a search to find a new home. The Deadlies are like any other family with a loving mother and bright, rambunctious children. Except they'...


  • Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty. . . . Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty's mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty's life ...


  • The second companion book to the New York Times bestselling series, the LOST TALES reveals never-before-told stories of the Great Tree! Guided by the Knower, Otulissa has studied long in the libraries of the Others; she has probed the ancient lore...


  • Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm's favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort. When Gaby's beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the ...


  • Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's Wolves of the Beyond, the stunning new spinoff from the legendary Guardians of Ga'hoole, is now in paperback! A wolf mother has given birth, but the warm bundle snuffling next to her brings only anguish. The pup,...


  • Daughters of the Sea tells the story of 3 mermaid sisters who are separated at birth by a storm and go on to lead three very different lives. Book 1 is about Hannah, who spent her early days in an orphanage and is now a scullery maid in the house of ...






  • Everybody knows about the Pilgrims?pious, sober voyagers who sought new lives in the New World. But two very bad Pilgrims have been largely forgotten by history, and they?re ready to tell their story! Real-life boys Francis and Johnny Billington near...


  • Opposites attract.Acclaimed author Kathryn Lasky explores the nature of friendship in three delightful stories for beginning readers.Creative, impulsive Poodle and loyal, dependable Hound are an unexpected pair. Together they star gaze, plant a garde...


  • Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s own descriptive letters, awardwinning author Kathryn Lasky imagines a day in the life of this legendary artist at her Abiquiu, New Mexico, home. Before the first shades of lavender color the morning sky, Georgia ris...


  • The final book in Lasky's best-selling animal series.The strange, maniacal blue owl known as the Striga has been rousted from the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Nyra, leader of the vicious Pure Ones, is either dead or laying low in some distant land,leaving th...


  • Sometimes the enemy comes from within.... Slowly, inexorably, the Striga, a mysterious blue owl from the Middle Kingdom, gains control over young Coryn's mind. And then the unthinkable happens. The Band is banished from the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The ...


  • Yo Ho! Bob is a pirate. Bob's friend, Yellow Jack, is also a pirate. In spare, compelling prose, Kathryn Lasky crafts a story of their unusual friendship; their hopes, dreams, and fears; and their search for happiness in the cutthroat world of pirate...


  • Coryn, Soren, and the chaw of chaws ride a river of wind to discover a realm of perpetual winter where dwells a society of mysterious owls, the likes of which has never before been seen. Meanwhile, journeying in the known kingdoms, Primrose and Eg...


  • In Pompeii, in the summer of A.D. 79, Julia and Sura appear to lead opposite lives. Julia is the daughter of a wealthy ship-builder; Sura is an orphan. Julia bears the Curse of Venus—a withered arm; Sura’s beauty turns heads. Julia is free; Sura ...


  • When rumors of wild unicorns come to Camp Princess, there's a frenzy of excitement as the royal maidens prepare for the Unicorn Round-Up. But Princess Gundersnap has more important things to worry about. Her war-inclined mother has taken her beloved ...


  • Soren and the Band are back. Coryn has retrieved the ember and it seems a golden age is dawning at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. But all that is golden is not necessarily good. Soren, Twilight, Gyfie, and Digger face their biggest challenge yet as the you...


  • THE LEGENDS Nachtmagen rages through the N'yrthghar as hag-fiends and traitorous lords conspire to defeat the new king. With Grank and Theo at his side, Hoole must forge an army of free owls strong enough to defeat the forces of darkness massing on ...


  • The latest soaring installment of Kathryn Lasky's NYT bestselling Ga'Hoole seriesGrank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick named Hoole to end the kingly line. His mother comes to visit, in disguise, and...


  • Attention, all Princesses Are you growing tired of royal balls and boring banquets with visiting kings and princes? Do you long to escape the confines of the palace and find yourself in a completely new place, surrounded by other princesses your own...


  • An ancient malevolence that will threaten the very existence of the great tree has been loosed from the past. With his dying breath, Ezylryb tells Soren and Coryn to read the legends of Ga'Hoole hidden in his private library. There, they find a world...


  • Step inside one of the world's most dazzling paintings to meet a character you will never forget.... Welcome to nineteenth-century Paris and the world of Degas's dancers. Small but spirited Sylvie is a pupil at the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet, wh...


  • Haunted by his past, hunted by the Pure Ones, Nyroc flies alone. He yearns to go to the great tree, where good and learned owls do noble deeds, but he cannot. He is son of Kludd and Nyra, sworn enemies of all Ga'Hoole stands for, feared and despised ...


  • BENEATH A SHADOWED MOON in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born: It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his fath...


  • Every child who has ever worried about organized sports will cheer Clyde's innovative solution in a lighthearted story that underscores the true meaning of sportsmanship.The Sports Spectacular is only a week away, and Clyde is worried. He's sure he w...


  • The year is 1897, and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old. Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard. First Reuven’s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar’s army, and then his parents and older sister are murdered. Reuven’s...


  • A GREAT BATTLE is on the horizon and drawing near. In preparation, Soren and his band must fly to the mysterious Northern Kingdoms to find allies and study the grim art of war. Meanwhile, St. Aggie's has fallen to the Pure Ones. If they are not st...






  • Intrigue and danger increase as Princess Kazunomiya's once-sheltered life in nineteenth-century Japan changes, in Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's latest addition to THE ROYAL DIARIES series.Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to ...


  • What will she find in her family's hidden history? Jerry hasn't spoken a word in the six years since her mother disappeared. Sometimes she wants to talk, but she just . . . can't. Sent to live with her great-great-aunt, Constanza, Jerry disco...


  • Humphrey and Albert think Princess Briar Rose's party is bo-o-oring--after all, everyone falls asleep! But when the brothers are the first to awake nearly one hundred years later, they realize the royal court has been enchanted--and only a kiss can w...


  • Soren’s sister, Eglantine, is falling under the spell of a strange nightly dream. Then, just as Soren notices her trancelike state, Eglantine disappears, and the dreams become a deadly waking nightmare that puts the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole in terrib...


  • In her third and final diary, by Kathryn Lasky, Sofia continues to face the hardship of her new life in America with her cheerful and courageous spirit.Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Mau...


  • TENSIONS ERUPT in the owl kingdom when the forces of evil wage war against the protectors of good. Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by an all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga...


  • Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the St. Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine, again. Now Eglantine is back in Soren's life, but she's been through an ordeal too terrible for words. And Ezylryb, Sor...


  • The perfect gift for any child with a new baby in his life - whether he welcomes the baby with frowns and sighs or open arms.When a new baby arrives, it might look like all she does is sleep and eat. But babies are fascinating - as this lovingly crea...


  • Kathryn Lasky brings readers the second installment of Sofia's Ellis Island Diary, depicting Sofia's move to the North End of Boston and her first steps as a new American.After her dramatic release from quarantine and reunion with her family, Sofia m...


  • Ellis Island, 1903 Sofia's story begins... Sofia and her family arrive at Ellis Island after a difficult journey from Italy. Only Sofia is separated from her parents and sent into "quarantine." Now she must overcome her fears, while she maintains th...


  • IT BEGAN AS A DREAM. A quest for the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kin...


  • SOREN IS BORN IN THE FOREST OF TYTO, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to shatter Tyto's peace and change the course of Soren's life forever. Soren is captured and taken to a dark an...


  • Lucille’s older brother and sister are heading off on a camping trip with their dad, but Lucille’s too young to go. No fair! Lucille is mad about being left behind, and nothing her mom does can cheer her up. Then Lucille gets an idea of her very ...


  • To Katie, it seems as if her mother has always been her mother, with her grocery lists, her purse full of bills to pay, and her boring, sensible shoes. But when her mother reveals that she once was a girl who bossed her little brother, wore firefight...


  • When the influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven's parents send their son far away from the danger of the disease. But a logging camp in the great north woods? A true story of a small Jewish boy and a bearish French-Canadian lu...


  • Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth-century India through Newbery Honor- author Kathryn Lasky's diary of Princess Jahanara.In the 1600s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the grea...


  • Newbery writer Kathryn Lasky presents a wildly funny Frankenstein / Halloween tale in the vein of Dav Pilkey's bestseller THE HALLO-WIENER, with hilarious illustrations by new artist David Jarvis.Dr. Smart Pig is a famous inventor, but he doesn't hav...



  • JULY 12, 1554 I think hawking is one of the things that Francis and I do so well together. Our instincts combined with those of the birds seem to fit perfectly when we are in the field. We speak very little to one another but silently give the calls...


  • To a small child, a mother's hands are almost magical. Mommy's hands can draw and bake, comfort and cuddle, point out the stars in the night sky and plant a beautiful garden. This charming book, told from the point of view of three different young ch...


  • January 18, 1917 The picket line has been going on for more than a week! And people said they would not last a day and the weather still has not broken. What's more, news of the pickets is spreading and more and more women are coming from other part...


  • November 25, 1932 This is going to be an odd Christmas, no doubt about it. Instead of sugar plums and stockings stuffed with goodies and stacks of presents under the tree, a Time of Bounty, I am thinking of this as The Time of The Dwindling. Every...


  • Lucille the Pig, introduced in Lucille’s Snowsuit, is back and it’s her birthday. She gets to open one present early: a tutu, crown, and ballet shoes from her grandparents. Lucille spends all the days before her birthday rehearsing for a performa...


  • Fourteen-year-old Augustus, half French, half Omaha Indian, sets out to proof himself worthy of Lewis and Clark on their great adventure of discovery. He follows the explorers for two hundred miles before making his presence known to the commanding c...


  • Yippee! It's a snow day. Lucille is jealous when her big brother and sister head outside to play in their sleek snow pants and jackets while she's stuck inside putting on her snowsuit. Literally stuck--her zipper won't zip and she can't get her snows...


  • When Clyde's bean plants suddenly wilt and die, he begins to panic over not having a project for the fair, but when his tooth suddenly falls out of his mouth, a terrific idea for an entirely new project comes to mind. Reprint....


  • June 13, 1769 It has come at last -- the marriage proposal! King Louis XV's personal envoys arrived this morning. I was called immediately to Mama's summer house, The Gloriette, where she works on the hottest days. I did not know what I was being ca...


  • In 3038, thirteen-year-old Darci Murlowe uncovers an underground movement to save the human race from genetic enhancement technology, in a provocative novel which explores the ethics of cloning and genetic engineering. Reprint....


  • November 10, 1544 I have been living with this constant fear of exile now for two days. So far I have heard nothing. Plans seem to proceed as normal for our move to Ashridge. This palace, too, is becoming quite filthy, what with all the banqueting a...


  • "The book has energy, movement, and a solid, comforting understanding of the emotional trials of a first grader." —School Library JournalClyde is worried. Show and Tell is just a couple of days away, and he doesn't know what to bring. Then by pure ...


  • Morning and evening, rain and shine, winter and summer, Sophie and her doll Rosie are always together--when the seam on Rosie'a arm is torn, Sophie nurses her back to health, and when Sophie gets chocolate on Rose, the sweet smell becomes a part of R...



  • March 11, 1904 I forgot to tell you that yesterday Boris said to me, "Well, Zippy, maybe some play that is coming up will need children and you can audition." I said, "From your mouth to God's ears, Boris!" Now I can think of nothing else. I told Mi...



  • The legendary ancient Greek hero narrates the story of his life and adventures, from his birth as the son of Zeus, his trials with his sworn enemy Hera, his twelve labors, and his heroic ascent to Mount Olympus....


  • Harriet and her cousin Minna are proper Boston ladies that find the latest in hat fashions for women--dead birds on top--appalling. So they gather the most prominent people in town to form a club to protect the birds--the Audubon Society. Full-color ...


  • Journey along with Dr. Meg Lowman, a scientist who, with the help of slings, suspended walkways, and mountain-climbing equipment, has managed to ascend into one of our planet’s least accessible and most fascinating ecosystems--the rain-forest canop...


  • When young Betty Parris contracts a mysterious ailment that spreads to other girls in her Puritan village of Salem, Betty and her family must confront the deadly superstitions that will change their lives. Reprint....




  • When Lucy Bradford's grandfather passes away, the fourteen-year-old girl unexpectedly inherits his secret work as an abolitionist, and she soon takes on the task of helping a young slave girl escape. By the author of Beyond the Burning Time. Reprint....


  • A fictional account of Harriet Hemenway and her cousin Minna Hall, the founders of the Audubon Society, recounts how the latest in 1896 Boston fashion led the two women to form a club to protect birds....


  • Tired of the peace and quiet of her valley home, Gamma Lee decides to pack up all her belongings and head for the mountains to find the Gates of the Wind, but when she finally reaches her destination, she is confronted with a fierce and ornery wind t...


  • A shallow, mucky pond becomes the site of intrigue and wonder for two best friends as they discover floating frogs' eggs in springtime, wild lady's slippers in summer, thick algae and damselflies in the autumn, and skate-ready ice in winter....



  • Cloud Eyes, a young dreamer, is the tribe’s only hope for bringing honey back to the lodges of his people. So begins this Native American boy’s quest. Kathryn Lasky’s original story is a joy to read and hear aloud, and Barry Moser’s pencil dr...


  • A perfect introduction to mathematical concepts for young readers, written by a Newbery honor-winning author! This colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurat...



  • Harper Jessup is an avid reader, and when her parents become “migrants for God” she must keep her books secret. As Harper grows older and realizes how valuable reading is to her, she comes to understand that her parentsÂ’ radical efforts i...





  • Phoebe enjoys her special visits to her aunt--her namesake who lives on Marlborough Street in historic Boston--and all the good times she has riding in swan boats on the Charles River, planting a garden, building kites, and savoring the winter snow....



  • All four Starbuck twins can teleflash -- talk to each other without saying a word aloud. Yet simple teleflashing takes a frightening and ghostly turn when a mysterious voice begins to speak to the older twins, Liberty and July. Who is trying to conta...




  • In the mid-1870s, young teenage scout Thad Longsworth, blood brother to the Sioux visionary Black Elk, finds his destiny linked with that of three rival teams of paleontologists searching for dinosaur bones, as the Great Plains Indians prepare to go ...


  • Sarah Benjamin, a Jewish teenager on the brink of Kennedy's New Frontier, wonders if she can endure four more years of Stuart Hall, Indianapolis's most exclusive, very Christian, and impossibly stuffy school for girls...


  • Fifteen-year-old Sam Brooks wants to move back to his home town in Indiana from Massachusetts, until he joins an old wildlife photographer in a fight to save the Quabbin Reservoir, a bald eagle refuge from developers...




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    A photographic essay records the short geological and ecological history of Surtsey Island (created by an eruption of a submarine volcano near Iceland in 1963), which offered scientists an opportunity to see what the world was like when life first be...