The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN 10: 0375890807
ISBN 13: 9780375890802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

The City of Ember Complete Series

The City of Ember Complete Series
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1524719285
ISBN 13: 9781524719289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Complete Series Book Review:

With more than 3.5 million copies sold, the City of Ember books are modern-day classics. Lina and Doon's heart-pounding journey to save their people has captivated readers around the world, and the four adventures are bound together here for the very first time! Escape the Dark. Discover the Adventure. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. But now with terrifying blackouts sweeping through the streets, Lina and Doon know it’s only a matter of time before the lights go out and never come back on again. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she and Doon explore long-forgotten parts of their dying city as they race to solve the mystery. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger and an exciting new world. But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. The series begins with the groundbreaking dystopian novel The City of Ember, the story of a girl, a boy, and their beleaguered city. Through the sequel, The People of Sparks, the satisfying conclusion, The Diamond of Darkhold, and the prequel,The Prophet of Yonwood, author Jeanne DuPrau offers a vision of hope that, while sometimes flickering against the darkness, ultimately shines through, like the bright dawning of a new world.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau,Dallas Middaugh
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 0307979105
ISBN 13: 9780307979100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau's story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau's vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.

The People of Sparks

The People of Sparks
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0375828257
ISBN 13: 9780375828256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People of Sparks Book Review:

Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.

The Diamond of Darkhold

The Diamond of Darkhold
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0375855726
ISBN 13: 9780375855726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond of Darkhold Book Review:

When a roamer trades them an ancient book with only a few pages remaining, Lina and Doon return to Ember to seek the machine the book seems to describe in hopes that it will get their new community, Sparks, through the winter.

The Prophet of Yonwood

The Prophet of Yonwood
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0440421241
ISBN 13: 9780440421245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophet of Yonwood Book Review:

While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors.

The Books of Ember

The Books of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 921
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780375851162
ISBN 13: 037585116X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books of Ember Book Review:

In these first three books of Ember, young people in a future world face the fear of impending war, seek escape from a decaying underground city, and work to help immigrants make a home in a city stretched to its limits in the wake of "the Disaster."

Escape the Vortex

Escape the Vortex
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0385386702
ISBN 13: 9780385386708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape the Vortex Book Review:

"The Alpha and Omega teams are in a race for the six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy, but the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy, and the teams are running out of time."--

The Books of Ember Omnibus

The Books of Ember Omnibus
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 044981033X
ISBN 13: 9780449810330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books of Ember Omnibus Book Review:

With more than 3.5 million copies sold, the City of Ember books are modern-day classics. Lina and Doon's heart-pounding journey to save their people has captivated readers around the world, and the four adventures are bound together here for the very first time! Escape the Dark. Discover the Adventure. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. But now with terrifying blackouts sweeping through the streets, Lina and Doon know it’s only a matter of time before the lights go out and never come back on again. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she and Doon explore long-forgotten parts of their dying city as they race to solve the mystery. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger and an exciting new world. But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. The series begins with the groundbreaking dystopian novel The City of Ember, the story of a girl, a boy, and their beleaguered city. Through the sequel, The People of Sparks, the satisfying conclusion, The Diamond of Darkhold, and the prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood, author Jeanne DuPrau offers a vision of hope that, while sometimes flickering against the darkness, ultimately shines through, like the bright dawning of a new world.

Tenth of December

Tenth of December
Author: George Saunders
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 1408837358
ISBN 13: 9781408837351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tenth of December Book Review:

WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.

All the Way Home

All the Way Home
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 0307809838
ISBN 13: 9780307809834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Way Home Book Review:

It’s August 1941, and Brick and Mariel both love the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brick listens to their games on the radio in Windy Hill, in upstate New York, where his family has an apple orchard; Mariel, once a polio patient in the hospital in Windy Hill, lives in Brooklyn near the Dodgers’ home, Ebbets Field. She was adopted by Loretta, a nurse at the hospital, and has never known what happened to her own mother. Someday, somehow, she plans to return to Windy Hill and find out. When a fire destroys their orchard, Brick’s parents must leave the farm to find work. They send him to live in Brooklyn with their friend Loretta, even though Brick knows that their elderly neighbors need his help to pick what’s left of the apples. The only good thing about Brooklyn is seeing the Dodgers play–that, and his friendship with Mariel. Maybe, together, they’ll find a way to return to Windy Hill, save the harvest, and learn the truth about Mariel’s past.

The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set

The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set
Author: Jeanne Duprau
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 9780399551642
ISBN 13: 0399551646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set Book Review:

With more than 3.5 million copies sold, the City of Ember books are modern-day classics. Lina and Doon's heart-pounding journey to save their people has captivated readers around the world, and the four adventures are boxed together here for the very first time! Escape the Dark. Discover the Adventure. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. But now with terrifying blackouts sweeping through the streets, Lina and Doon know it's only a matter of time before the lights go out and never come back on again. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save Ember. Together, she and Doon explore long-forgotten parts of their dying city as they race to solve the mystery. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger and an exciting new world. But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. This complete boxed set includes: The City of Ember The People of Sparks The Diamond of Darkhold The Prophet of Yonwood

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 0547572484
ISBN 13: 9780547572482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in the High Castle Book Review:

In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

The Island at the End of Everything

The Island at the End of Everything
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 055353534X
ISBN 13: 9780553535341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island at the End of Everything Book Review:

A poignant story filled with heart-warming courage as a young girl takes on a harrowing journey to be reunited with her mother. Ami lives on Culion, an island in the Philippines for people who have leprosy. Her mother is among the infected. Ami loves her home: with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion contains all she knows and loves. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr. Zamora changes her world forever. Islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave for a neighboring island, where the children are placed in an orphanage. Banished across the sea, Ami is desperate to return to Culion before her mother's death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late? Heartrending yet hopeful, celebrated newcomer Kiran Hargrave's novel is a story about loss, perseverence, and faith. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots
Author: Keith Calabrese
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1338354051
ISBN 13: 9781338354058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connect the Dots Book Review:

Liar & Spy meets The Parker Inheritance in this whimsically complex story about human connection and the power we all have to determine our own fate. Is there anything more random than middle school? Sixth graders Oliver and Frankie don't think so. Their first few weeks have been full of weirdness -- lunchtime thievery, free beef jerky, and Matilda, the mysterious new girl who knows everything about them, but has a lot to learn about making friends.But what if none of it is random at all? What if a reclusive genius is keeping an eye on them and making sure the tiny pieces of his puzzle fall into place, one by one, until strange, seemingly unconnected incidents snowball totally out of control? Imagine the odds! First a cardamom shortage takes down the school bully. Then a giant dog leads to some extracurricular spying. Soon Oliver is being followed and Matilda is hacking the FBI. And by the time they discover a gang of angry clowns and the world's largest game of Mousetrap, an insanely brilliant plan has been set in motion that will change their lives forever.Connect the Dots is an intricately plotted story about the power of human connection and a chain of "coincidences" so serendipitous they must be destiny at work.

The Royal Bee

The Royal Bee
Author: Frances Park
Publsiher: Astra Publishing House
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1635924405
ISBN 13: 9781635924404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Royal Bee Book Review:

Based on a true story, The Royal Bee is an elegantly written tale that pays tribute to a young boy's courage and strength of character. Song-ho is a young Korean boy destined by birth to a life of poverty. Barred from going to school--only the sons of wealthy families could attend--he dreams of learning to read and write. Then one day he hears the sound of a school bell and follows it deep into the valley. There, the school master turns him away, but Song-ho's boldness and determination earn him a chance at gaining an education nevertheless. Dramatically illustrated with richly textured oil paintings, the story offers glimpses of daily life in Korea a century ago--for both the rich and the poor.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0375822747
ISBN 13: 9780375822742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear
Author: Janelle Brown
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0593160282
ISBN 13: 9780593160282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watch Me Disappear Book Review:

"A Berkeley mom with a radical past vanishes while hiking, leaving her family to piece together her secrets"--

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0375868216
ISBN 13: 9780375868214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Achilles in Vietnam

Achilles in Vietnam
Author: Jonathan Shay
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1439124922
ISBN 13: 9781439124925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achilles in Vietnam Book Review:

An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In this moving, dazzlingly creative book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. A classic of war literature that has as much relevance as ever in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is a “transcendent literary adventure” (The New York Times) and “clearly one of the most original and most important scholarly works to have emerged from the Vietnam War” (Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried).