A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives. Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. A nap and a gown that didn't itch. But not just any pouch. But not just any family. Spoiled. And in possession of a stolen pouch. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.
The Castle Corona #ad - And in this castle lived a family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and.
The Boy on the PorchHarperCollins #ad - Unable to speak, the boy, Jacob, can't explain his history. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience. Kirkus starred reviewfans of newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love this tween novel about opening your heart and finding family when you least expect it.
When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. This quiet novel sings. All john and marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. And as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents.
The Mad Wolf's DaughterKathy Dawson Books #ad - Her father, the mad wolf of the north, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. A new york times editors’ choice***a scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.
One dark night, drest's sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage. Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family's past, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, and haunted towns.
The Mad Wolf's Daughter #ad - If she frees them, they'll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who's become her friend. Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father's daughter or is it time to become her own legend? But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land.
Knight's Castle Magic series Book 2HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - And that would never have happened if he and his sister, Ann, hadn’t been sent to stay with their bossy cousins for the summer. If the old toy soldier hadn’t come to life, Roger would never have discovered the magic. In this knightly realm they can make a difference—and perhaps even save the person they most need to save—if only they are smart and brave enough, if only they are true to their hearts.
But all of that did happen, and now roger, and their cousins find themselves in a bygone world of chivalry and knighthood, his sister, of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. And that wouldn’t have happened at all if their father hadn’t gotten sick and gone into the hospital.
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, PageCandlewick Press #ad - Complete with glossary, and detailed endnotes, index, this is a rich look at medieval life that informs as much as it entertains. Not many, if any, children’s books on the Middle Ages and castles contain the wealth of information found in this fresh, appealing offering. School library journal starred reviewwhat was it really like to live in a castle? step back to the Middle Ages with CASTLE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF TOBIAS BURGESS.
. Eleven-year-old toby’s vivid diary entries offer an insider’s view of day-to-day castle life, jousting, including tips on etiquette where do you spit at a feast? and exciting descriptions of hunting, and harvesting.
Medieval TalesAugust House #ad - Just who was robin hood? what did william tell do that was so special? Why is Joan of Arc so famous? Author Lorna Czarnota presents medieval tales that answer these questions and many more in a highly entertaining format. Czarnota offers solid historical background for each story so that young readers have a framework to enhance the significance of each story.
Young readers will be able to imagine themselves pulling Excalibur from the lake, untying the Gordian Knot, or fighting with Roland and the Frankish army.
The Shakespeare StealerPuffin Books #ad - Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, colorful characters, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, villainy, and drama.
A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity. School library journal, starred review"readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" --Kirkus Reviews "Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life.
The Shakespeare Stealer #ad - Publishers weeklyAn ALA Notable Book. A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England!Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand.
The Great UnexpectedHarperCollins #ad - Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a crooked bridge, a pair of rooks, and that boy—and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever. As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.
But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. She knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. From newbery medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, friendship, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, and forgiveness.
The Great Unexpected #ad - Just like that. With a starred review from kirkus Reviews calling it an "enchanting tale to treasure, " The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the imagination. Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs—of young naomi and Lizzie, USA, and of Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, Ireland, who have become estranged.
Young naomi deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. And then the dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. A strangely charming Finn boy. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens.
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt Scientists in the Field SeriesHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - New horizons is the first spacecraft mission to Pluto and revealed its five moons as never before seen. Pluto is geologically alive and changing! This addition to the Scientists in the Field series goes where no person or spacecraft has ever gone before. Images from the mission show a reddish surface covered in ice-water mountains, moving glaciers, and hints of possible ice volcanoes and an underground ocean.
. In july of 2015 a robotic spacecraft reached Pluto after a nine-and-half-year journey. Follow along with the team of scientists as they build New Horizons, fly it across the solar system, and make new discoveries about a world three billion miles away.
The Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your WorldJossey-Bass #ad - You'll find out how todetermine location on the Earth, how different landforms were created, how maps can provide us with awide range of information, how water has helped shape the Earth, and much more. So get ready for a fascinating trip around theglobe. Get to know the earth's many forms with dozens of fun and easyProjects From finding directions by the stars, to making an earthquake in a box, to mapping your neighborhood, you'll have a great time learningabout the world with The Geography Book.
Using simple materials you'll be able to find around the house orin your neighborhood, a contour potato, a balloon globe, a map puzzle, you'll be able to create things like a giantcompass rose, anda tornado in a jar.
Chasing RedbirdHarperCollins #ad - But the minute thirteen-year-old zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family’s house, she realized that things were about to change. It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions.
And that the only way to understand her family, and herself, her Aunt Jessie’s death, was to find out where it went. From newbery medal-winning author sharon creech comes a story of love, and understanding, loss, an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world—and discovers it in her own backyard.
Chasing Redbird #ad - An ala best book for Young Adults. Intriguing, delightful, and touching. School library journal starred review“Creech’s best yet. Publishers weekly starred reviewIt started out as an ordinary summer.