Children's Fiction / Classics
Hardcover ISBN: 0147514010
Puffin in Bloom A new line of classics with gorgeously illustrated covers by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.'s lead artist, Anna Bond. Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
The Polar Express
30th Anniversary Edition
School & Library ISBN: 0544580141
A 30th anniversary edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning classic incorporates a new jacket design, an expanded interior layout, an author's note, a downloadable audio reading by Liam Neeson and a golden "All Aboard" ornament. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Jumanji. 300,000 first printing.
The Complete Bostock and Harris
Hardcover ISBN: 1590177835
Two stories published separately in the 1970s, in the first of which Harris offers Bostock the affections of his sister in exchange for the brass telescope of Bostock's father and starts a string of misunderstandings about who is courting whom, and in the second, the boys experiment to see if a wolf will adopt Harris's infant sister, Adelaide.
The Pushcart War
Hardcover ISBN: 159017819x
The pushcarts have declared war! New York City’s streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. But the trucks are just as determined to get rid of the pushcarts, and the result is chaos. The pushcarts have come up with a brilliant strategy that will surely let the hot air out of their enemies. The secret weapon: a peashooter armed with a pin. The target: the vulnerable truck tires. Once the source of the flat tires is discovered, the children of the city joyfully join in with their own pin peashooters. The pushcarts have won one battle, but can they win the war against a corrupt mayor who taxes the pins and prohibits the sale of dried peas?
Mistress Masham's Repose
Paperback ISBN: 1681370069
"She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door...she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it." So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate: on a deserted island at its far corner, in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, live an entire community of people—"The People," as they call themselves—all only inches tall. With the help of her only friend—the absurdly erudite Professor—Maria soon learns that this settlement is no less than the kingdom of Lilliput (first seen in Gulliver's Travels) in exile. Safely hidden for centuries, the Lilliputians are at first endangered by Maria's well-meaning but clumsy attempts to make their lives easier, but their situation grows truly ominous when they are discovered by Maria's greedy guardians, who look at The People and see only a bundle of money.