New Books for Kids
Clarice the Brave
New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds brings us an epic animal adventure story perfect for fans of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander.
The only good cat is a fed cat. Clarice, a young ship mouse, knows this to be true.
She and her brother, Charles Sebastian, were taught to be careful--as all mice are--but caution is no match for the sea, which took their mother, and it is certainly no match for Special Lady, the horrid cat who ate their sister. Now the siblings hide in their pantry crate, knowing every move they make could be their last.
When a shocking mutiny forces Clarice onto a small, leaky boat with Special Lady and a dozen hungry sailors with deadly boots, Charles Sebastian is left on the ship to fend off mutineers, a flock of irate chickens, and an inquisitive human prisoner--a mouse's worst enemy.
Being careful may have saved them in the past, but now Clarice and Charles Sebastian will need to grow bold if they are to survive . . . and keep their promise to find one other again.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds comes an unforgettable adventure filled with perseverance, kindness, and hope.
The Christmas Pig
A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world's greatest storytellers.
One boy and his toy are about to change everything...
Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens -- DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And Jack's newest toy -- the Christmas Pig (DP's replacement) -- has a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known...
Long Road to the Circus
The story of a girl who rides an ostrich straight to her dreams from the award-winning writer and librarian Betsy Bird, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small.
"Beautifully told by one of our best librarians." --Jon Scieszka, First National Ambassador of Young People's Literature
Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowles is tired of summers filled with chores on her family farm in Burr Oak, Michigan, and desperate to see the world. When her wayward uncle moves back home to the farm, only to skip his chores every morning for mysterious reasons, Suzy decides to find out what he's up to once and for all. And that's when she meets legendary former circus queen Madame Marantette and her ostriches. Before long, Suzy finds herself caught-up in the fast-paced, hilarious world of ostrich riding, a rollicking adventure that just might be her ticket out of Burr Oak.
Behind the Scenes at the Zoo
Step inside the weird and wonderful world of zoos, where all four corners of our planet come together.
We're opening the gates, just for you! Join us on an epic behind-the-scenes adventure of zoos and aquariums. From tigers and tortoises to giraffes and jellyfish, you'll learn about hundreds of different animals and how they are looked after by their keepers.
Inside the pages of this animal book for kids, you'll discover the secret delights of the world's most interesting zoos and more! It includes:
* Descriptions of the conservation and ethical treatment of animals
* An explanation of the vital research done by zoos.
* Beautiful photos of animals and their innovative habitats in zoos around the world.
* Breakdowns of the tasks of zoo staff, using language that's fun and accessible.
All the fun of the zoo in just one book!
Featuring only the best zoos from around the world, this conservation-themed children's book takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip through zoo life. It gives you a peek inside the hidden lives of the experts who care for the animals in the zoos and work passionately to conserve them in the wild, too. Learn how they create the perfect habitats, nutritious meals and fun enrichment activities to keep their animals healthy and happy. This wonderful children's educational book is ideal for teaching little ones about endangered animals.
Behind the Scenes at the Zoo is packed with stunning images that encapsulate the essence of zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks, plus step-by-step explanations and job profiles of key roles like a zookeeper, veterinarian and wildlife biologist! It's the perfect gift for kids ages 9-12 who love all things animals. It's time to uncover the secrets of the incredible animals and army of staff that make up these extraordinary attractions and vital conservation centers! Are you ready?
Take little ones on even more STEM-based journeys!
If you loved this book about zoology for kids, look out for more Behind the Scenes titles from DK! Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures that aren't normally on public display with Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
The Leather Apron Club
A powerful celebration of libraries from master storyteller Jane Yolen. Benjamin Franklin introduces his son Billy to the Leather Apron Club, where it's love at first page.
When Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a tutor, Billy is initially dismayed. But his tutor awakens him to the power of story and books, and when Billy accompanies his father to the Leather Apron Club (which Franklin started in 1727), he decides to do more with his education and life.
Best-selling author Jane Yolen introduces readers to the Leather Apron Club. Not only was the Club the first successful lending library in the United States--it also exists to this day as the Library Company of Philadelphia! Careful readers will notice that the story cleverly incorporates famous sayings from Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack, underscoring the lasting impact of words.
eResources for Kids
Biography Reference Center
Pre K-2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.
Nonfiction geared for K-12 students. Includes articles, images, eBooks, novels, and essays.
Britannica School - Elementary
Grades 3-4. Information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.
Britannica School - Middle
Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places.