Becoming Babe Ruth- Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth
is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble.
But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint
Mary's Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At
Saint Mary's, he's expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But
there is one good thing about Saint Mary's: almost every day, George
gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias,
George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the
wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother
Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and
clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who
learned early that life is what you make of it and sends home a
message about honoring the place from which you came.
Clementine and the Spring Trip- Third-grader Clementine's school field trip to
Plimoth Plantation leads to all kind of discoveries, from fourth grade
eating rules to the source of the stink on the bus.
Big Nate Flips Out- In this latest misadventure, Nate, the all-time
record-holder for detentions, gets to see how the other half lives as he
follows his best friend Francis's example and becomes a total neat
freak; has Nate totally flipped out?
The Water Castle- When Ephraim Appledore-Smith moves into Water
Castle with his mother and stroke-afflicted father, he makes two new
friends whose family history is tied to the castle. The three of them
set out to discover the castle's magic in the hopes of helping Ephraim's
Rotten- When troubled sixteen-year-old Jimmer "JD" Dobbs
returns from a mysterious summer "upstate" he finds that his mother has
adopted an abused Rottweiler that JD names Johnny Rotten, but soon his
tenuous relationship with the dog is threatened.
A Tangle of Knots- Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter
factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a
Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.