Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and if you want to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. But now she’s discovered something truly strange: an old man who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint in all sorts of colors. What is he up to? Why does he look so sad when he comes back? In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.
Whose eyes are these? Each spread in this magnificently illustrated book starts with a pair of mysterious eyes and a fun response to the question, and then children are off to discover just who is hiding—in its natural setting. Children can plunge into the colorful ocean and find the jellyfish, fly among beautiful flowers to catch the dizzy hummingbird, and delve into the woods after a prickly hedgehog.
In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime.
Beware of this school?! Henry is taking his new classmate on a whirlwind tour of their school. Mysterious inventions lurk, the cafeteria requires ninja skills, and some teachers may be monsters! Is this fantastical school to be believed? Or is there an even more outrageous surprise in store? Celebrated international author-illustrator team Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud—the duo behind Junior Library Guild selections I Didn’t Do My Homework Because . . . and The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer . . . —are back with yet another rollicking tale about truth, lies, and . . . school!
A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children until one day he makes a friend.
Maria Salomea Sklodowask was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned two degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements, radium and polonium. She also invented a new word along the way: radioactive. Celebrated author and artist Demi beautifully portrays the story of Marie Curie, the revolutionary scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes.
When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts are foiled by apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbor.
On a lively street in the lovely city of Paris, a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship. Oh, how she wished she could soar through the sky like that! The inventor of the airship, Alberto, invited Aída to ride with him, but she didn’t want to be a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot. Aída was just a teenager, and no woman or girl had ever flown before. She didn’t let that stop her, though. All she needed was courage and a chance to try.
This masterful picture book about a rabbit and a wolf who want to be best friends has sold over a million copies worldwide and is now available in the U.S. Once upon a time there was a rabbit who had never seen a wolf, and a young wolf who had never seen a rabbit. The pair meet and become firm friends. Tom the rabbit teaches Wolfy to play marbles, read, count, and fish. Wolfy teaches Tom to run very, very fast. But eventually their friendship is tested by the classic game.
Presents the life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman, accidentally blinded as a child, who originated the raised dot system of reading and writing used throughout the world by the blind.