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Spread a positive message with Operation Beautiful!You’re beautiful just the way you are. Smile! Let your inner beauty shine. Imagine walking into a dressing room and finding notes like these stuck to the mirror. How would it make you feel? Operation Beautiful is a movement that promotes positivity and self-esteem by encouraging people to post notes with uplifting messages in public places, all in the hopes of changing the way people see themselves. The movement started out with a website and became a book for adults that published in August 2010. Our new book features notes written by real girlsRead more »
Now in Spanish: the story of Pablo Picasso’s brilliant life!Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating them into art. Young readers now have a Spanish translation of this entertaining, highly readable biography, with more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations.Read more »
The story of Marco Polo’s famous adventures now in Spanish!More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Quien fue . . . ? biography. Over one hundred black-and-white illustrations bring Marco Polo’s story to life.Read more »
A life in the wild!Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall’s up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.Read more »
A truly unique debut about a precocious cat with BIG dreamsDressed in his signature top hat and black cape, Hamweenie is poised to earn his place among the most famous celebrities and daredevils of all time. From the stage to the red carpet, the skies to the sea, Hamweenie believes, without a doubt, that he will be the greatest star the world has ever seen.The horrors of reality, alas, befall him: a beautiful apartment, a loving little girl, his every need fulfilled to excess. His treats are simply too delicious. His pillows? Beyond luxurious. Such torture! Hamweenie must escape! But with his wretchedlyRead more »
The perfect holiday gift for every young ballet fanGo backstage at the ballet with real-life thirteen-year-old dancer Fiona. Dozens of gorgeous, full-color photographs welcome readers into Fiona’s world, as she goes from auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night playing Clara, the lead child’s role in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Experience the nerves, the hard work, and ultimately the thrill of performing on the big stage with a professional company. This is a beautiful holiday gift that young dancers will cherish all year round.Read more »
So You Want to Be President meets The Far Side!Just in time for the 2012 election, Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn’t!) about the President of the United States. It’s full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation’s MVP.Read more »
A dazzling picture-book biography of a fascinating Founding FatherA true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin’s numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd’s lively style and vibrant art. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.Read more »
It’s Twistmas time in Monstro City and all the Moshi Monsters and Moshlings are tucked up in bed waiting for Father Twistmas to visit. But something else is stirring out there in the dark . . . could it be that Dr. Strangeglove is so mean he wants to ruin Twistmas?
The perfect Christmas gift for any Moshi Monsters fan.
Want more Moshi? Adopt your own monster now at www.moshimonsters.com!Read more »
All your favourite residents of LEGO CITY come together for a mighty, brick-tacular adventure in this fun-packed comic storybook which also comes with super stickers!Read more »