Absurd fairy tales, very sensibly told There once was a good little devil - did you read that right? Yes you did: not a wicked little devil but a good one, and boy, was he in a fix! Instead of doing bad things like forgetting his homework and playing tricks on his teachers, this little devil kept trying to be good. He did all his homework - and sometimes enjoyed it! He was never rude and he even encouraged sinners to say sorry. His parents were at their wits' end. So the little devil struck out on his own. On his quest to learn to be good, our little devil meets all kinds of people, from priests to police and from the Pope in Rome to Little Jesus himself. But will the angels let a little red devil with black horns into Heaven? In these thirteen tales, clever young people find nifty ways to overcome greedy kings, wicked witches, unlucky spells and even silly names. And there's a big dash of magic to help them on the way! In these tales, the giants, witches and mermaids of traditional fairy tales leap from the page, animated by a very modern spirit. Blessed with a healthy disrespect for authority, the author took great pleasure in upsetting the natural order of the fantastic.
I Want a Sister!
Author: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press USA
Upon learning that her family is expecting a new baby, a little princess insists that a boy would be unacceptable--she wants a sister.
The original 'Bug Muldoon' book, about a beetle detective told in a Raymond Chandler-type narrative. There's weird stuff going on in the garden and Bug has to get to the bottom of it. It started off as a run-of-the-mill missing insect case, but now the ants are acting strange and the Wasp Queen is threatening to kill him. Just what is going on...
Revolution from Within
Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Open Road Media
“Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters.” —Gloria Steinem When trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart,” Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would. None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming herself as well as others. The result of her external plus internal reflection is this bestselling and truly transforming book: part collection of personal stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration. Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. Revolution from Within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second.
Author: Stian Hole
Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
Garmann makes friends with Johanna, the twin sister of the girl who torments him at school, when they discover that they both love adventures and talking about outer space.
Listen to Your Heart
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible. But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend . . . until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder. Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.
Count to 100
Author: Felicity Brooks
Charmingly illustrated by Sophia Touliatou, this picture book takes readers on a colourful tour through the world of numbers, from one full moon to a hundred twinkling stars. There are number patterns, picture puzzles and lots of extra things to spot along the way. Things to count are grouped together so that children can begin counting, adding and multiplying in concrete terms before moving onto abstract calculations.
Discovering a book that allows him to time-travel, Wolf visits the dinosaur era, Caesar's ancient world and even the moon while making amazing historical discoveries. Original.