The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0062991337
ISBN 13: 9780062991331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Bob Book Review:

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 0062101986
ISBN 13: 9780062101983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan Book Review:

Soon to be a major motion picture! Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!

Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Ivan  The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 0544465571
ISBN 13: 9780544465572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Review:

In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

The Sea Ringed World

The Sea Ringed World
Author: María García Esperón
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1646140168
ISBN 13: 9781646140169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Ringed World Book Review:

Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories. Author María García Esperón, illustrator Amanda Mijangos, and translator David Bowles have gifted us a treasure. Their talents have woven this collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents—the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the edge of Argentina all the way up to Alaska. The Em Querido list seeks to introduce the finest books in translation from around the world to an American audience. We feel lucky to be bringing you this book on our inaugural list, which we hope will be a true window and mirror

How to Catch a Queen

How to Catch a Queen
Author: Alyssa Cole
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0062933973
ISBN 13: 9780062933973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Catch a Queen Book Review:

An arranged marriage leads to unexpected desire, in the first book of Alyssa Cole’s Runaway Royals series… When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong. A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren’t. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn’t expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country’s problems—except no one will listen to her. By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen.

Endling 1 The Last

Endling  1  The Last
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1443434280
ISBN 13: 9781443434287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endling 1 The Last Book Review:

Endling 2 The First

Endling  2  The First
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0062335588
ISBN 13: 9780062335586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endling 2 The First Book Review:

Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world—the endling—Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book—which received four starred reviews—Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Endling 3 The Only

Endling  3  The Only
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0062335626
ISBN 13: 9780062335623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endling 3 The Only Book Review:

The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate, the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan (now a major motion picture!), The One and Only Bob, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! In the beginning, Byx’s original quest was to discover if there were more of her kind, or if she was destined to become an endling—the last dairne alive. She did indeed find more dairnes, and along the way she also created allies among other creatures in her world, including humans, felivets, raptidons, and wobbyks. But Byx and her new friends soon learned that it wasn’t just dairnes in jeopardy of extinction, but that everyone was at risk. With the world in unprecedented danger, Byx must rally creatures of all kinds to lead a revolution. Katherine Applegate’s Endling series has so far earned a collective five starred reviews, and each of the prior books has debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. She once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Unrigged How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy

Unrigged  How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
Author: David Daley
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1631495763
ISBN 13: 9781631495762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrigged How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy Book Review:

A revelatory account by the best- selling author of Ratf**ked that will give you hope that America’s fragile democracy can still be saved. Following Ratf**ked, his “extraordinary timely and undeniably important” (New York Times Book Review) exposé of how a small cadre of Republican operatives rigged American elections, David Daley emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on gerrymandering. In Unrigged, he charts a vibrant political movement that is rising in the wake of his and other reporters’ revelations. With his trademark journalistic rigor and narrative flair, Daley reports on Pennsylvania’s dramatic defeat of a gerrymander using the research of ingenious mathematicians and the Michigan millennial who launched a statewide redistricting revolution with a Facebook post. He tells the stories of activist groups that paved the way for 2018’s historic blue wave and won crucial battles for voting rights in Florida, Maine, Utah, and nationwide. In an age of polarization, Unrigged offers a vivid portrait of a nation transformed by a new civic awakening, and provides a blueprint for what must be done to keep American democracy afloat.

Sprouting Wings

Sprouting Wings
Author: Louisa Jaggar,Shari Becker
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1984847643
ISBN 13: 9781984847645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprouting Wings Book Review:

The inspirational and true story of James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the country, comes to life in this picture book biography perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Little Leaders. Includes art from a Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator. James Herman Banning always dreamed of touching the sky. But how could a farm boy from Oklahoma find a plane? And how would he learn to fly it? None of the other pilots looked like him. In a journey that would span 3,300 miles, take twenty-one days, and inspire a nation, James Herman Banning proved that you can't put barriers on dreams. Louisa Jaggar incorporates over seven years of research, including Banning's own writings and an interview with the aviator's great-nephew. She teams up with cowriter Share Becker and award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper to capture Banning's historic flight across the United States.

The One and Only Ivan It s Showtime

The One and Only Ivan  It s Showtime
Author: Colin Hosten
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0063017083
ISBN 13: 9780063017085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan It s Showtime Book Review:

Meet Ivan the gorilla, Stella the elderly elephant, Bob the stray dog, Ruby the baby elephant, and more, discovering just what makes them so special. Featuring simple text and live-action stills taken directly from the upcoming Disney film, this 32-page I Can Read book is sure to be a hit with young readers! The One and Only Ivan: Cinematic I Can Read is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.

The Ultimatum

The Ultimatum
Author: Karen Robards
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1488022909
ISBN 13: 9781488022906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimatum Book Review:

"Enthralling… Readers won't want this adrenaline-rich story to end. "—Booklist (starred review) Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will—Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business. Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master. She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole—and she's damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup—if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened…and set it right, before it's too late.

The Buffalo Storm

The Buffalo Storm
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780544339217
ISBN 13: 0544339215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buffalo Storm Book Review:

When Hallie and her parents join a wagon train to Oregon and leave her grandmother behind, Hallie must learn to face the storms that frighten her so, as well as other, newer fears, with just her grandmother's quilt to comfort her.

The Dog Who Saved the World

The Dog Who Saved the World
Author: Ross Welford
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 0008256985
ISBN 13: 9780008256982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dog Who Saved the World Book Review:

The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.

Wish

Wish
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0374302758
ISBN 13: 9780374302757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wish Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.

The One and Only Ivan Bob ebook collection

The One and Only Ivan   Bob ebook collection
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN 10: 0008404755
ISBN 13: 9780008404758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan Bob ebook collection Book Review:

Discover the inspiration for a major 2020 motion picture. Inspired by a true story, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. We return to the unforgettable and prize-winning world with the incredible sequel, THE ONE AND ONLY BOB starring Ivan’s canine friend.

Crenshaw

Crenshaw
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1250080223
ISBN 13: 9781250080226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crenshaw Book Review:

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.

Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN 10: 1466887834
ISBN 13: 9781466887831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home of the Brave Book Review:

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Good Dog

Good Dog
Author: Dan Gemeinhart
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 1338053906
ISBN 13: 9781338053906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Dog Book Review:

Brodie was a good dog. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can't move on. Not just yet. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return. The boy who's still in danger. So Brodie breaks the rules of heaven. He returns to Earth as a spirit. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him. Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it's what a good dog would do.

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs
Author: Leslie Connor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0062796801
ISBN 13: 9780062796806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Review:

A unique masterpiece about loss, love, and the world’s best bad dog, from award winner Leslie Connor, author of the National Book Award finalist The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. This novel sings about loss and love and finding joy in new friendships and a loving family, along with the world’s best bad dog. An uplifting middle grade novel about recovery featuring strong female characters, an adorable dog, and the girl who comes to love him. It’s a life-altering New Year for thirteen-year-old Lydia when she uproots to a Connecticut farm to live with her aunt following her mother’s death. Aunt Brat and her jovial wife, Eileen, and their ancient live-in landlord, Elloroy, are welcoming—and a little quirky. Lydia’s struggle for a sense of belonging in her new family is highlighted when the women adopt a big yellow dog just days after the girl’s arrival. Wasn’t one rescue enough? Lydia is not a dog person—and this one is trouble! He is mistrustful and slinky. He pees in the house, escapes into the woods, and barks at things unseen. His new owners begin to guess about his unknown past. Meanwhile, Lydia doesn’t want to be difficult—and she does not mean to keep secrets—but there are things she’s not telling... Like why the box of “paper stuff” she keeps under her bed is so important... And why that hole in the wall behind a poster in her room is getting bigger... And why something she took from the big yellow dog just might be the key to unraveling his mysterious past—but at what cost? * Junior Library Guild Selection *