The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be…

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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading AssociationCapitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens2012 Notable Children’s Books—ALSCThe new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses…

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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers ... I CAN'T WAIT!

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When it comes to sorting out a Real Princess from a Fake Princess, the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried-and-true. But for those of you who may have wondered how anyone could feel a tiny garden-variety pea under the weight of twenty mattresses, this book will put that question to rest once and for all. This witty spoof was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. It was Mini Grey’s first book and a worthy predecessor to such favorites as Traction Man is Here!

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What kid hasn’t wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here’s a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum–then you won’t have to brush your teeth) to how to survive (don’t think about your cozy bed). Ultimately, though, readers will see that there really is no place like home. Like Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, here’s a spot-on portrait of a kid who’s had it. And like…

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Three friends, Dog, Cat, and Mouse, live happily—or so they think—in their beach hut by the sea until one night a mysterious Stranger, bearing gifts from the Winds of Change Trading Company, blows into their little world and turns it upside down. Soon Dog, Cat, and Mouse are fighting with each other. Is the foxy Stranger a troublemaker or does he mean well? And will Dog, Cat, and Mouse ever be happy again? Children will find this thought-provoking picture book of true friendship from…

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For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child’s dreams don’t come true … As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of London, where they will learn how Dickens got the inspiration for many of his characters. The 200th anniversary of Dickens’s birth was February 7…

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A Step 2 Step into Reading Science Reader based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Join the Cat in the Hat as he takes Sally and Nick on an adventure into space to learn the names of the eight planets in our solar system! Written in rhyme for children who can read with help, this Step 2 book is a great way to introduce beginning readers to basic concepts about space and to support the Common Core State Standards. Step 2 Readers use basic…

Sir Scallywag strikes again in this hilarious new picture book from award-winning author, Giles Andreae and the brilliant Korky Paul.

Sir Scallywag is back and mightier than ever! King Colin is in need of our 6-year-old-hero Sir Scallywag’s help again. This time he has set his sights on a Golden Sausage that will make him live for ever. Unfortunately it is guarded by hundreds of angry trolls. There’s only one boy for the job - enter Sir Scallywag! As hilarious as ever, this will have children and parents roaring with laughter!

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