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Barry O’Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage. He’s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage who have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful young adult adventure story is based on the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank. “A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story-and makes it nearly impossible to put down.”—Publishers Weekly
Colin unlaced the right sneaker. He pulled it off and wafted it under Webster’s nose.
Webster closed his eyes and sighed happily. “Ferocious!” he said. “There’s no other guy in the world going to beat that.”
Colin has spent weeks perfecting his sneaker odor for The Stinkiest Sneakers in the World contest. If he wins, he’ll get three brand-new pairs of Slam Dunkers sneakers: one for himself, one for his little sister, Amy, and one for his best pal, Webster. But now after weeks of working toward stinky perfection-not washing his feet, wearing no socks, jogging to get his feet juicy, and sleeping with his sneakers on-the nasty, stinky sneakers are missing! And Colin smells a rat!
Market Day…is the best day of the month, if you ask Tess. There are pigs, chickens, and sheep to see, gob stoppers and cherry lips to eat, a lace-stealing goat to watch, and more. Baba-Ali is swallowing the swords, Nuts, the organ grinder’s monkey, is up to mischief, and Madame Savanna will predict the future—for only half a penny! Market Day is wonderful, but is it long enough?
Inspired by memories of her childhood, Eve Bunting’s text conveys all the charm of a very big day in a small Irish village. Holly Berry’s joyous illustrations are the perfect complement.Thursday is market day in Tess’ small village, and the excitement begins when Father gives her a Market day penny to spend.
Together with her best friend Wee Boy, Tess explores the wondrous rollicking grounds. Eve Bunting and Holly Berry have created a boisterous, exuberant tribute to an Irish marketplace: a blaze of colors and sights that will awaken all five senses.
In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. “Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms…. Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.”—The Bulletin
When Lily Larson walks through the door of the Coffin and Pate Detective Agency, twelve-year-old Henry Coffin’s heart skips a beat Is this gorgeous girl who keeps crying “I’ve lost … I’ve lost …” going to be his father’s next client? It’s like a dream come true—until Henry learns that what Lily thinks she has lost is her mother … and for the fourth time! But Lilys mother really has disappeared, and while Mr. Coffin is away on business, Henry suddenly finds himself riding around L.A. in Lilys big red car, tracking down clues they hope will lead them to Lily’s mother. Unfortunately, only Lily’s mother knows that following those clues may also lead them to their deaths.
Unable to adjust to foster homes and the Residential Center, an emotionally disturbed boy runs away and is befriended by a man who cares for wounded birds.
Simon and his mom don’t have much — the cardboard house they built for themselves, a tiny Christmas tree, and a picture of an angel from a calendar pinned to one wall. The angel’s name is December. Simon’s mom says she sings to them when they’re asleep. On Christmas Eve, Simon and his mom take in an old woman who needs a place to keep warm, and the next morning, Simon wakes early to find that the old woman has vanished. Instead, he sees December, their Christmas angel, with her wings fanned out over their cardboard house. Could she be real?
Jessie and her best friends in boarding school have always loved their teacher, Miss Müller. Half-German and half-Irish, she’s as beautiful as a movie star. But ever since their country, Ireland, went to war with Germany, they don’t feel the same way. In fact, the girls now think there’s something very strange about Miss Müller.
One night Jessie sees Miss Müller walking by herself in a part of the dorm that is off limits. When she tells her friends, they get really suspicious. But they will soon find out that appearances can be deceiving—and that judging someone can be downright dangerous….