The Hole Story of the Doughnut

In 1843, maine, fourteen-year-old hanson gregory left his family home in Rockport, and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high-stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boatload of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world’s most prized and beloved pastries.

Lively and inventive cut-paper illustrations add a taste of whimsy to this sweet, fact-filled story that includes an extensive bibliography, author's note, and timeline.    .


My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog Crimebiters! #1

Could she possibly be. A vampire? jimmy's best friend irwin thinks jimmy's being ridiculous, but then when Abby uncovers a real crime in progress and helps him become friends with an actual, human girl, even Irwin has to admit that perhaps Abby might have some super powers after all. Scholastic. His self-involved older sister and workaholic mom think he needs to stop obsessing already! But when his Dad finally allows Jimmy to get a puppy before school starts, everything changes and Jimmy has something new to focus on: his amazing dog, Abby who seems to have some very unusual habits.

There's just something different about Abby. Cragg. From the author of charlie joe jackson's Guide to Not Reading comes a humorous and illustrated new series about a boy whose new dog may or may not be a crimefighting vampire. Jimmy bishop loves doing 3 things:1 laughing at funny dog videos online, 2 watching his favorite show Stop! Police! on TV, 3 and reading his favorite vampire book Fang Goodness over and over.

She sleeps all day but is wired at night, and she runs from the garlic kelp biscuit made by Jimmy's strange new babysitter Mrs.


A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

The family were struggling polish immigrants, and despite Keats’s obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra’s dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Viking books for Young Readers. Scholastic. Andrea davis pinkney’s lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers.

In keats’s hands, winner of the caldecott medal, a boy in a red snowsuit, the boy morphed into Peter, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child.

. A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. The story of the snowy day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. Later, jobs followed with the WPA and Marvel comics. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his — and Keats’s — neighborhood.

But it was many years before Keats’s greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book.


The Great Shelby Holmes

Scholastic. Viking books for Young Readers. The easy-going john isn't sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted read: only partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack. Sherlock holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.

Shelby holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen--always using logic and a bit of pluck which yes, some might call “bossiness” to solve the toughest crimes. When eleven-year-old john Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up till now: a friend.

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A Long Pitch Home

But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Scholastic. But playing baseball means navigating relation-ships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the team—the player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with.

He was a star on his cricket team. Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. Maybe if bilal can prove himself on the pitcher’s mound, his father will make it to see him play. A sensitive and endearing contemporary novel about family, friends, and assimilation. Viking books for Young Readers.


Full of Beans

He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs that means “locals” in all of Key West. In fact, he has plans. Children will love Beans. Shelf awareness, starred"A novel as entertaining as the motion pictures Beans loves to see. The horn book magazine,  starred“Inspired by actual events, Holm’s talent for writing historical fiction is on full display.

Not that beans really minds; it’s 1934, the middle of the Great Depression. Interesting family and small-town dynamics further enrich this fascinating account of a young boy’s life in Florida’s ‘Recovery Key. Booklist,  starred"Filled with humor, heart, and warmth. Kirkus review, Starred"Entertaining and illuminating historical fiction.

Publishers Weekly, Starred Scholastic. Viking books for Young Readers. With no jobs on the island, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, and no money anywhere, Beans isn’t anyone’s fool. That’s one truth Beans knows for sure. Winner of the scott o'dell award five starred Reviews!A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016Grown-ups lie.




Just My Luck

But when his dad ends up in the hospital again, Benny doesn't know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way. Just my luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.

Palacio's wonder, holly sloan's Counting by 7s, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree. And worst of all, he worries his dad's recent accident might be all his fault. Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern's powerful and heartwarming middle grade novel will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Scholastic.

He's still not a great bike rider—even though his brother George, who's autistic, can do tricks. Benny tries to take his mom's advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time. He hasn't found a new best friend at school. This brave story, told with wry humor, is inspirational, " raved Ann M.

Viking books for Young Readers. Martin, new york Times bestselling author of Rain Reign.


Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum

But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. Gum. Viking books for Young Readers.

Bubble-blowing kids everywhere will be delighted with Megan McCarthy’s entertaining pictures and engaging fun facts as they learn the history behind the pink perfection of Dubble Bubble. Harpercollins. Scholastic.


A Boy Called Bat

Today, though, is a good-surprise day. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet. This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat’s experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents. Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story" from the review by Brightly.

Com, which named a boy Called Bat a best book of 2017. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso.

For bixby alexander tam nicknamed Bat, life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Scholastic. Viking books for Young Readers. The first book in a funny, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, heartfelt, from acclaimed author Elana K.

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The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation

But it wasn’t just any old trinket—it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history. Scholastic. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With magnificent dioramic illustrations, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky!One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, creativity, an engineer and a dreamer.

With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. Viking books for Young Readers. Its coils took a walk…and so did Richard’s imagination. Harpercollins.


The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons

Celebrating the inventor of the crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway. Purple mountains’ majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz… What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands?  But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons.

Before edwin binney set out to change things, children couldn't really even draw in color. Here’s the true story of an inventor who so loved nature’s vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children – in a bright green box for only a nickel! With experimentation, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world’s most enduring, and a special knack for listening, best-loved childhood toys – empowering children to dream in COLOR!   Scholastic.

Harpercollins. Viking books for Young Readers.