Chicago, Illinois sits at the southernmost end of Lake Michigan. In the early days of the United States, it was a great place to build a city. The lake supplied the fresh water they needed to live. Trees were everywhere, providing wood for buildings. The lake supplied the settlers with food. The farm land was good. People moved in. Too many people. Find out why and how they raised the city. RL:6.5
In a spaceship equipped with a powerful secret weapon, eleven-year-old Jill and her father must try to change the course of a space war. After piloting the ship in a wildly risky raid on the enemy’s largest space station, Jill will attempt to rescue a young alien sister and brother. Wherever she goes she is under the threat of capture by the enemy, for she knows the plans of the secret weapon.
A new girl in school is terrorizing fifth grader Sophie and her friends. They don't want to tell because they are afraid their classmates will call them tattletales. Then someone gets seriously injured and Sophie has to make a decision, stand up to the bully, or snitch? The Snitch is a First Place Purple Dragonfly Book Award winner and the second book in the Sophie Washington series. Ages 8-12
As a TV crew prepares to film the story of the lost prince's tomb, 12-year-old Jools Bone and his new friends Ned, Helen and Billy face a life and death rush to prevent history repeating itself. A dark and wickedly funny story by "the king of children's horror" (Sunday Express).
The remote planet Narlash 4 is the site of a secret, underground City of Robots. Pre-teen Jill Titan is thrilled to be going there with her father, a famed physicist. Before long she will find that there are mysterious goings-on in the city. Furthermore, she will have to deal with a spy called the Hawk and with an enemy spaceship ready for battle!
Jill Titan has lived all her eleven years in outer space of a far future century. When a ‘life shell’ she occupies is damaged and hurtles out beyond the edge of the galaxy, she must try to survive all alone. It’s a good thing she’s smart and courageous, because she’s about to meet dangers such as an out-of-control robot and space pirates.
Often called "the puppy dog of lizards", the Bearded Dragon is the most popular, charming and frisky of lizard pets. In this book readers learn how to care for and where to get this friendly little lizard. They also learn responsible of pet ownership. Includes 29 colour photos and lively writing for kids.
Leopard Geckos are one of the most popular small pets. This book tells young readers just what it's like to have a colorful little Leo as a pet. The book also tells how to keep them safe, healthy and happy in your home or classroom. Leos make great first pets for kids age 8 to 12. This lively and informative chapter book has 27 color photos.
Mystery: Longing for Home spans generations of wolves as survival teeters on a fresh understanding of their niche in the balance of nature. As a rescued wolf, she serves as a bridge between people and an ever-surprising wilderness. Vivid illustrations bring to life the beauty of the wolf’s world and struggle to fulfill their role in the opera of Nature’s Garden.
Max goes on the hunt for the Amethyst Guardian and Merrihaven is more vulnerable than its ever been before. Isolde sees the perfect opportunity to attack and sends in her army to capture everyone. To save them, Max must sacrifice himself or risk losing them forever.