Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!
The Iron Trial
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come. Ages 9 to 13.
Louise Loves Art
Meet Louise! Louise loves art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside and she is determined to create a masterpiece! Louise also loves Art, her little brother. After drawing a picture of her cat, Louise heads to the kitchen to prepare the perfect place to hang her creation - the refrigerator. With Louise distracted, Art uses her pièce de résistance to make his own masterpiece. What's an older sister to do when the two things she loves collide? Louise Loves Art is a celebration of the brilliant artist who resides in all of us. Ages 3 to 6.
Charlie Laird has several problems - his dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch, he had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark, and he can't remember the last time sleeping wasn't a nightmarish prospect. What Charlie doesn't know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night's sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world - that's a line that should never be crossed. And when your worst nightmares start to come true...well, that's something only Charlie can face. And he's going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird...for good. Ages 8 to 12.
Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead!
Sydney and Simon are twin mice on a mission to save the wilting flowers in their window box. During a humid heat wave, their window got stuck, and now they can't open it to water their blossoms before the neighborhood flower show. The young chapter book underscores how the characters use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to learn about the water cycle on earth and in the home and, ultimately, to rescue their flowers. Curious readers can learn more in a glossary and author's note. Ages 7 to 10.
Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States. Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher is an illustrated adaptation of the best-selling book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Ages 10 to 16.
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