Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller
This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making.
In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events.
Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!
Lots of noise!
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.
A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner
The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
In the first book in My Weirder School—the laugh-out-loud third arc of the My Weird School series—A.J. and the rest of the third graders at Ella Mentry School go on a field trip to the zoo. There they meet, Miss Child, the weirdest zookeeper in the history of the universe! She believes animals are smarter than humans! She thinks elephants can paint pictures! She keeps snakes in her pockets for fun! Guess who's going to wind up in a cage with a lion?
Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.
Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?
"So funny and so original that it promises to be one of the most successful books in this best-selling series." (Publishers Weekly)
Sammy the Seal is another hilarious, original story by Syd Hoff, the celebrated author of Danny and the Dinosaur. This classic Level One I Can Read is perfect for shared reading with a child.
On Halloween night, Noah and his friends must battle terrifying sasquatches that have attacked their own elementary school. Little do they know the sasquatches are a trap! When DeGraff captures three of Noah's friends, can the kids ally with their rivals in order to save every person and animal in the zoo—all while dodging the town's police? An entertaining and fast-moving series that's perfect for reluctant readers and will appeal to fans of Dan Gutman, Michael Buckley, and Andrew Clements. School Library Journal said, "Fans of fantasy, animal fiction, and adventure will enjoy this fast-moving story."
With Little Critter and a charming world of sea creatures big and small, there’s a boatload of fun for everyone!
Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.
From the much lauded author of Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear! comes a clever take on a timeless theme. With plenty of heart and humor?plus a gratifying surprise ending?kids are sure to flip back to the beginning for more.
"With easy-to-digest lessons about animals and ecosystems,Justin Time holds preschoolers' interest while imparting knowledge. . . . The smooth, bouncy computer animation is easy on the eyes, with a color palette that's cool."--Common Sense Media
Justin wants a big pet! Justin wishes he could make the rules, just like a prince does! So Squidgy crowns Justin, and together they meet Olive in India. Now a royal pet keeper, Olive refers to her "Very Large Book of Pets" and helps Raja Justin take care of his new elephant, Tiny!
Together with his friends, Justin learns how to play with, feed, and clean up after Tiny by following the instructions in Olive's book. But Justin discovers the daily cycle has just begun. Maybe having a pet isn't so easy after all!
This series is based upon the popular animated TV show, which airs in the United States weekdays on PBS Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturdays, and on Disney Junior's Family Channel in Canada.
Each story in the Justin Time series highlights the importance of creativity, as Justin travels around the world and into different eras to learn about history, social interaction, and life lessons.
Brandon James Scott is the co-creator ofJustin Time in Toronto, Ontario.
Only weeks after their return from the Secret Zoo, Noah and his friends must go back—and face their biggest challenge yet. With monstrous sasquatches freely attacking the denizens of the zoo and the evil Shadowist at large, the fate of the world is at stake. As Crossers, Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella would help protect the zoo from these dangers. But do they have what it takes to complete their training? And what other secrets are hiding in the shadows?
But will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town? There’s only one way to find out if the four friends training as Crossers can help save the Secret Zoo.
The zoo’s paucity of pandas doesn’t impede Xander’s party planning for long. He decides to invite all the bears. But Koala protests. She’s not a bear—she's a marsupial! Does that mean she can’t come? Xander rethinks his decision to invite only bears, and “Calling all bears” evolves into “Calling all creatures.” The Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal taxonomy in a wonderfully engaging way, and the celebrated artist Matt Phelan’s charming ink and watercolor paintings are the icing on the cake. A read-aloud whoop-de-do!
Full of charming little critters, like baby elephants spraying water, lion cubs at play and tiny giraffes learning to stand, the "awwww!" factor in Zoo Babies is off the charts. Think of it as your very own itty bitty zoo, neatly packed and ready to take wherever you go. You'll have a roaring good time.
Ian Lendler's hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks) in this side-splitting companion to their graphic novel The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.
Excerpt from the tale:
Basil, Rosemary and the Pansy sisters lived together in a bright orange flowerpot. The pot sat on a windowsill outside the zoo's cafe.
Basilikum, Rosmarin und die Stiefmütterchen Schwestern lebten in einem hellen, orangefarbenen Blumentopf. Der Topf stand draußen auf einem Fenstersims vom Zoo Café.
In front of the plants was a black road painted with white stripes. Visitors who came to the zoo walked over the white stripes when they crossed the road.
Vor den Pflanzen war eine schwarze Straße, auf der weiße Streifen gemalt waren. Besucher, die zum Zoo kamen, gingen über diese weißen Streifen, wenn sie die Straße überquerten.
The Secret Zoo: Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Once inside, will they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?
The Secret Zoo: Secrets and Shadows: Noah and his must train to become Crossers, members of a secret society who freely travel to the Secret Zoo and back, helping to defend its borders. But now that the monstrous sasquatches are on the loose and the evil Shadowist is plotting destruction, will Noah, Megan, Ella, and Richie have what it takes to survive?
The Secret Zoo: Riddles and Danger: Will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town?
The Secret Zoo: Traps and Specters: On Halloween night, Noah and his friends must battle terrifying sasquatches that have attacked their own elementary school. Little do they know the sasquatches are a trap! When DeGraff captures three of Noah's friends, can the kids ally with their rivals in order to save every person and animal in the zoo—all while dodging the town's police?
The Secret Zoo: Raids and Rescues: Even in the Secret Zoo, there are dangers . . . and forbidden places. When the scouts' friends are held in the off-limits sector—a never-ending maze of aquariums—Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella must be at their most courageous.
Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals and taking note of their various behaviors. Though the zoo makes for a unique home, it's a hard place for Lizzie to make lasting friends. But all this changes one afternoon when she finds Tyler Briggs, a runaway who has secretly made the zoo his makeshift home. The two become friends and, just as quickly, stumble into a covert investigation involving the zoo wolves who are suddenly dying. Little do they know, this mystery will draw them into a high-stakes historical adventure involving the legend of John Muir as they try to navigate safely while lost in Yosemite National Park.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Told in Alan's inimitable dead-pan voice this is another very charming and extremely funny story brought to life by Ben Cort's hugely imaginative illustrations.
Did you know:That the flamingo's pink color comes from the food that it eats?That the hummingbird's heart beats 1,000 times per minute?That the polar bear has a third eyelid that acts as "sunglasses" to protect it from snow blindness?
The Complete Zoo Adventure sets the stage for learning with "Before the Zoo" preparations, gives you the tools you need for an awesome "At the Zoo" experience, and then continues to deepen the understanding of God's Creation with fabulous "After the Zoo" activities. Truly a complete guide like no other!
PLUS:7 Devotionals27 Encounters with God's Creatures"Looking Ahead" - 7 Creation Foundation LessonsDetailed Professional Educator Guide27 Scripture Memory Aids12 Name Badges