Cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton's magically intricate illustrations illuminate a generous collection of lullabies and goodnight poems. Recalling traditional favorites from childhood and embracing a wide range of sources and cultures, this timeless collection makes a lovely addition to any e-bookshelf or bedtime read-aloud ritual. Sure to enchant both children and their parents, Dalton's exquisite detail and sophisticated aesthetic—always informed by warmth and a deep humanity—will speak to anyone looking for the perfect book for a newborn.
In the third and final book in the middle grade trilogy that Newbery Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia raved is “brimming with hilarity and sisterly hijinks,” Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver return to Cape Cod for another unforgettable summer. This summer, the town of Pruet is turning 300, and a huge celebration is planned. On their first night back east, the girls make a promise not to fight with each other, ensuring that this will be the best summer yet. It shouldn’t be too hard. Each sister, after all, has her own focus during the visit. Marigold makes it her mission to befriend Chloe, the famous director Philip Rathbone’s niece, who is working on the set of her uncle’s upcoming television series. Zinnie is busy creating an attention-grabbing blog to help her chances of becoming editor-in-chief of her school’s literary journal. And Lily has become quite the explorer with her science day camp group. All seems to be going smoothly until Zinnie’s growing friendship with Chloe leaves Marigold feeling hurt. Her little sister is stealing her new best friend—why can’t Zinnie just stop intruding on Marigold’s life? With the divide between the girls growing deeper, Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily worry it’s impossible for them to go a summer without a big fight. The same silver moon may hang in the night sky each year, but the sisters below it are changing in ways they have yet to understand. If they grow apart, more than a promise could be at risk. But if they grow together…the sky’s the limit.
Release on 2007-06-05 | by MaryJanice Davidson,Anthony Alongi
A Jennifer Scales Novel
Author: MaryJanice Davidson,Anthony Alongi
New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi present an out of this world novel featuring paranormal powerhouse Jennifer Scales. Jennifer was just starting to get easy in her own skin—scaly as it may be. As half weredragon and half beaststalker, the place she feels closest to comfortable is in Crescent Valley with her own dragon kind. But the arrival of Xavier Longtail, a powerful elder dragon who doesn’t believe peaceful coexistence is possible, is stirring up trouble, not only in the valley, but among Jennifer’s family. Somehow they will have to learn to trust each other—especially if they are the last two of a dying breed…
This early work by Robert W. Chambers was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Eggs of the Silver Moon' is a short story about some hatching bugs and a quarrel over the eggs. Robert William Chambers was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1865. His mother was a direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, Rhode Island, and his brother, Walter Boughton Chambers, was one of the world's most famous architects. Chambers was a hugely prolific author, producing more than seventy novels and short story collections between 1894 and 1933. As a result, he had one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.
Each of us has a place to return to in our minds, a place of clarity and peace, a place to think, to create, to dream. For Bryce Courtenay this place was a waterhole in Africa where he used to escape to as a boy, in search of solitude. One evening, while lingering there, he witnessed the tallest of the great beasts drinking from the waterhole in the moonlight, and was spellbound. Ever since, he drew inspiration from this moment. The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he lived life to the fullest. From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.
Revenge plunges Lucy, a Quaker girl living in the 1840s, into the strange world of the Shawnee Indians where she discovers that simple faith in God's word can build a bridge between two cultures. Taken captive by a group of Shawnee and forced to travel from Kansas territory to Indian Territory, Lucy struggles across a raging river at flood stage, faces a killer tornado, and endures threats from Black Crow, who wants to kill and scalp her to satisfy his vengeance or make her his woman. In the end, she must choose between a routine life with Jacob or opportunities among the Shawnee with Soaring Eagle. But with Black Crow's threats, will she live long enough to make that choice?
Sadie Wheaton and her three friends have always been close, but theyve bonded even more strongly during their experiences together in Wizard School. Now in their third year, young Sadie discovers that she has a rare gift ?Ǫ she can cast a very special spell. Sadies talent is noticed by someone who does not have her best interests at heart ?Ǫ someone who wants to control Sadie and use her gifts for selfish gain. The Silver Moon is a funny, suspenseful, enchanting story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.