“Let me carry you,” said the Robot. “I’ll carry you in my heart, and shelter you from the cold and storms.” High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter’s day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in […]
Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young “Cherry” the position of Assistant Zoologist aboard the Terra Nova, Cherry considers himself the luckiest man alive. Cherry’s luck, however, will soon change. Far off in the icy unknown of Antarctica, […]
A controversial new teacher at Bayside Preparatory School introduces the exciting world of art to aspiring artist Bettina Valentino and her fifth-grade classmates, encouraging them to see everyday life in a different way.
In Restoration London, sixteen-year-old Meg Moore issomething of an anomaly. Unlike other girls her age, Meg poresover books. She spends long hours conversing with the famousauthors and poets who visit her father’s bookstore, and evenwrites her own stories, laboring over every word until her handis black with ink. Without warning, however, Meg comes tolearn exactly […]
A biography of Socrates, a philosopher and teacher in ancient Greece who held that wisdom comes from questioning ideas and values rather than simply accepting what is passed on by parents and teachers.
A fantastic encounter on the Day of the Dead. Today is Beto’s favorite holiday — the Day of the Dead. First, he and his father craft an altar at home in honor of Beto’s recently departed grandmother, filled with the things she loved in life. Later, it’s off to the cemetery, where at midnight all […]
A surprising journey of self-discoveryIn early fall, the blackbirds creak like rusty wheels behind our apartment . . . “One day I will return like you,” my mother tells the birds. “But for now, you go. Que les vaya bien. Safe journey.”Ana doesn’t understand the pull of this faraway place until one night she puts […]
Grandpa Jack has seen flying fish, giant octopuses, and mermaids. He’s sailed all the oceans of the world, and he has a host of stories to tell about his adventures – and a tattoo for each of them. So when a customer at Grandpa Jack’s diner asks about one of his tattoos, Chloe’s grandpa delivers […]
Why does everyone seem so scared? That’s what the new boy in town, Rex Norton-Norton, aka Rex Zero, wonders as he rides his bike through Ottawa’s streets. Is it spies? Kidnappers? Or is it because of the shadowy creature some say is stalking Adams Park? One thing is certain in this summer of 1962 as […]
From a Geisel Honor author/illustrator, the story of conservationist Anna Merz and the baby rhino she adopted and raised.