A biography of Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso. Alicia Alonso’s artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. From childhood, she exhibited a passion for dancing, studying first in Cuba and later in New York City, where she became an overnight sensation in Giselle and was […]
The life of a major figure in Frances history who is now one of its patron saints.
Rain has a secret one that risks her whole world if it comes out. She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. But the law is clear: it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmakers’ guild. To keep her secret hidden, Rain leaves home and travels to a strange […]
A wise old rabbi devises a plan to rid the village of the mean, scary, ugly witches that terrorize the town every night the moon is full.
While three little tamales cool off on a windowsill, a tortilla rollsby. “You’ll be eaten. You’d better run,” he tells them. And so thetamales jump out the window. The first runs to the prairie andbuilds a house of sagebrush. The second runs to a cornfield and builds ahouse of cornstalks. The third runs to the […]
It s the day of Lolo’s big sister’s quinceaÃ±era party, and suddenly everyone is too busy to play with Lolo. But when she lets her dog Gobi runfree, everyone notices. Vivid illustrations in acrylics and watercolor by Martha Aviles skillfully portray Lolo using her fast feet and wits to outsmart Gobi and save her big […]
Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal in order to unite their lands. And he’s not too pleased, either. They hate each other on sight. So, when Tashi and Ramil are kidnapped, they fear there’s no escape – from their kidnappers or from […]
It all seemed so simple. To stop the local library from being closed down, Ms. Wiz sprinkles her special powder over a few books to bring them to life. But soon the greediest man in the world, some Flopsy Bunnies, and a very royal couple are on the loose. Jack and Podge are worried–this time, […]
Danny can feel something sinister about his new home, Blackbriar, an old, abandoned cottage in the English countryside. The residents of a nearby town refuse to speak of the house and can barely look Danny in the eyes. Then Danny begins to have strange dreams of fires and witches, and awakes to shrieks of laughter […]
Three little dinosaurs try several different ways to wake their sleeping mother.