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After the deaths of her father and sister, Lou Harrison hopes that moving to Somerville with her mother will be the fresh start they need—but the secrets that hide in the small town threaten to shatter the order of Lou’s life all over again. Somerville is still scarred by the unsolved mystery of Amanda Wrenn, a girl who disappeared when she was thirteen and who bears a startling resemblance to Lou’s dead sister. Even more concerning are the sinister visions suddenly torturing Lou’s mind both day and night, visions that show her tragedies she had no part in.
Discover the fascinating story behind one of the most important changes to nautical navigation in this nonfiction book for young readers. More than 300 years ago, explorers wandered the seas at the mercy of starless nights and stormy weather. They followed the shoreline, navigating by recognizable landmarks and the stars, but often became lost or wrecked on the rocky coast. What they needed to know in order to navigate safely was the longitude of their location, but for that they needed accurate timekeeping. Unfortunately, no accurate source of time measurement at sea existed.
D.J. and the Debutante Ball is a great book for all those little boys who love being boys and think that manners are just for girls. Sometimes, even little boys have to be gentlemen, as D.J. discovers, and this book makes learning etiquette fun. Hardcover.
Where in the world can children hear jazz, gospel, blues, and Cajun music? Where can they eat foods like shrimp po’ boys and strawberry snowballs? Where can they buy handmade crafts and see performances of all kinds by people of all ages? They can do all of this and more only at Jazz Fest in New Orleans! Hardcover.
Every child loves the fun and excitement of wearing costumes and pretending. Now imagine if you got the chance to dress up and ride in a Mardi Gras parade. That is exactly what happens to the main character in D.J. and the Zulu Parade. Hardcover.
Stuck inside their small stable one very rainy afternoon, two little donkeys listen to a story their grandfather tells them, a story that they will always carry in their hearts. Years ago, when the grandfather was still a young donkey, he was called to serve a man named Jesus.
On the night of the Holy Nativity, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger, surrounded by lowly animals and humble shepherds. One such animal, the donkey, was present at the birth and had the honor and blessing to witness the beginning of what she called the Great Miracle—the life of Jesus Christ.
This rhyming picture book offers children a tour of the Louisiana bayous, marshes, and wetlands and the creatures that inhabit them. Based on a traditional song adapted by the award-winning Louisiana singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, the book invites children to count the families of pelicans, armadillos, black bears, alligators, Catahoulas, nutria, possums, crawfish, and mosquitoes.
Join Maurice as he travels through an enchanted bayou land! While fishing with his brother one morning, Maurice sees a little blue crawfish examining his watch, yelling, “I’m late! I’m late!” The crawfish then jumps into a large hole, and Maurice, seeing that the watch was left behind, decides to follow him down the crawfish hole. Little does he know of the fantastic adventure he is about to have or the unusual characters he will encounter. Hardcover.
Presenting the lives of more than twenty aviation luminaries from throughout history, this middle reader is a captivating celebration of man’s aspirations for the skies. From the story of the Wright brothers to that of Alan Shepard, Jr., the author, himself an experienced pilot, introduces young readers to the history of modern flight and the inspiring figures who followed their dreams to navigate over vast oceans, set altitude and speed records, pioneer stunt techniques, and eventually rocket into the great abyss of space.
This vibrantly illustrated story by first-time children’s-book author Margaret E. Hyde explores the ultrasticky nature of banana-slug slime and the incredible strength of the ant in a whimsical re-creation of the classic children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Hardcover.
Easter Day Alphabet is a simple way for children to learn more about the origins of popular holiday happenings while mastering their ABCs. Did you know that people believed playing games with eggs would help their plants grow? That white Easter lilies were brought to America from Bermuda more than 100 years ago? Or that boiling eggs with onion skin dyes them yellow? Paperback.
Deep in the heart of the rainforest of Belize, the MacGregor family becomes embroiled in an international caper involving Mayan treasure, villainous looters, secret ruins, and human sacrifice. This seventh book in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series takes Chris MacGregor and his siblings into a frightening world of ancient Mayan history and legend as they pursue a madman through the dense jungle.
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In this second novel in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series, zoologist Dr. Jack MacGregor again strives to protect the earth’s dwindling resources and endangered animals, this time by pursuing an international cartel that is exploiting elephants in East Africa. Paperback.
This breakthrough children’s book by Sydelle Pearl will quickly find a place in Jewish holiday traditions. In five original tales, each relating to an important Jewish holiday, Elijah aids those in need, while challenging those who have lost their faith. The young prophet is summoned by God to wander the earth for a three-month period in order to observe the Jewish people’s handling of the Torah. Hardcover.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is held annually in remembrance of the first cherry tree planting on March 27, 1912. Now an international symbol of peace and friendship, the trees first came to the nation’s capital from Tokyo, Japan, at the insistence of Eliza Scidmore.
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