Thursday, June 03, 2010

Timmy the Tug - Timmy was a paddle-boat, sound as a gong, Not a worm in his timbers, fresh paint all over. He was hale as a whale and twice as strong, And he sailed on the peaceful river. So begins the tale of Timmy the Tug and his subsequent adventures as he escapes his moorings and explores the high seas. Timmy struggles to be helpful but does'nt always succeed despite his best efforts. However, by trying and trying and trying again, he at last saves a beautiful ship in distress and so rediscovers his sense of pride. Originally written in the mid-1950s and only recently rediscovered, this lyrical poem by Ted Hughes, created to accompany a story that was conceived and delightfully illustrated in watercolor by his friend Jim Downer, is presented here as a facsimile of the original manuscript.

The Wyrm King - Nick and Laurie face their final challenge as a hydra threatens to destroy Florida, in the last installment of the bestselling Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series.

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary -Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie! If you've ever wondered how a movie gets made, you're not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn't know either, but when his bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was turned into a live-action movie by 20th Century Fox, he learned how a book gets adapted into a major motion picture. Complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and original art by Jeff Kinney.

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies - Eighth-grader Molly's ability to throw a knuckleball earns her a spot on the baseball team, which not only helps her feel connected to her recently deceased father, who loved baseball, it helps in other aspects of her life, as well.

All About Astronauts - Discusses the history of the early astronauts, and explores the training, background, and activities of modern astronauts.

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt - During a weekend trip to Ocracoke Island, siblings Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game, in which various clues lead them to silver coins, or "pieces of eight," hidden across the island.

Leprechaun in Late Winter -Jack and Annie travel back to nineteenth-century Ireland to inspire a young Augusta Gregory to share her love of Irish legends and folktales with the world.

A Good Night for Ghosts - Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Webster's First Phonics - For Early readers.

Drip, Drop - Pip Squeak the mouse is kept awake all night by the drips from his leaky roof.

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