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!

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 & 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.

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0063032694
ISBN 13: 9780063032699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection Book Review:

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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.

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.

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.

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: 400
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! 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.

Beyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 110199486X
ISBN 13: 9781101994863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Bright Sea Book Review:

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year. An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Parents’ Magazine Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace.” –The Wall Street Journal ★ “Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine.” —Publishers Weekly ★ “Beautiful, evocative.” —Kirkus The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar. Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.

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.

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.

Big Nate Stays Classy

Big Nate Stays Classy
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1524865508
ISBN 13: 9781524865504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Nate Stays Classy Book Review:

A deluxe edition of the bestselling middle-grade series featuring over 400 pages of mischief, hilarity, and good times with Big Nate and friends. Includes all of the comics from Big Nate: From the Top and Big Nate Out Loud. Big Nate is in a class by himself. Middle-grade kids everywhere can relate to Nate as he survives the terrors of sixth grade, facing off against overzealous teachers, under-cooked cafeteria food, and grade-grubbing classmates. Nate may be a troublemaker and the all-time record holder for most detentions in school history, but he gets there in style—taking on everything from glory on the sports field to becoming the lead singer in his friends’ band, with hilariously unexpected results along the way. Grab your backpack and join Big Nate in this extra-amusing collection, as he blazes through the halls of P.S. 38, leaving a trail of destruction, detention slips, and many, many laughs in his wake.

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.

Sometimes You Fly

Sometimes You Fly
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0544640403
ISBN 13: 9780544640405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes You Fly Book Review:

From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation. This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.”

Among the Beasts & Briars

Among the Beasts & Briars
Author: Ashley Poston
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0062847384
ISBN 13: 9780062847386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Beasts & Briars Book Review:

Ashley Poston, acclaimed author of Heart of Iron, returns with a dark, lush fairy tale–inspired fantasy for fans of Sara Raasch and Susan Dennard. Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: When she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions a small and irritating fox from the royal garden and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair?
Author: Irene Latham,Charles Waters
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 151240442X
ISBN 13: 9781512404425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can I Touch Your Hair? Book Review:

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.

Escape Goat

Escape Goat
Author: Ann Patchett
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0063084813
ISBN 13: 9780063084810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape Goat Book Review:

From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about a goat who keeps getting all the blame, but ultimately teaches one family about the importance of honesty and owning up to your mistakes. The Farmer family has a big problem! Every day their goat escapes, and every day, Mr. Farmer brings him back. So when things start to go awry on the farm, it must be the goat’s fault. Who’s to blame when Mrs. Farmer’s petunias are trampled? Or when all the cupcakes for Archie’s party disappear? And when the whole bucket of paint is spilled? Of course, everyone blames the goat! But is it really his fault? Find out in this epic collaboration between Ann Patchett and Robin Preiss Glasser, who create this perfect picture book about telling the truth.

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0316391948
ISBN 13: 9780316391948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit Book Review:

The Misfits must work together to fend off mysterious attacks in this magical finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris! Ridley Larsen is everything you want in a friend. She's tough as nails, she's fiercely loyal, and she's smart as a whip. But she can be a harsh critic, which has put her position with the Magic Misfits on the rocks, even as the threat of the group's longtime enemy Kalagan looms large. Ever since his recent appearance in Mineral Wells, the kids know that a showdown with the vicious magician is imminent. They must first deal with a series of odd instances and random attacks, though, all of which they use to bring themselves closer to discovering where Kalagan may be hiding, and the nature of his true identity. But can Ridley finally master her temper and put her essential magical skills to good use? She'll do anything to protect her friends, and when the time comes, she'll find that the Magic Misfits are strongest when they all work together. Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this finale of the unique and always surprising series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold on to your top hat!

Wishtree (Special Edition)

Wishtree (Special Edition)
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250246067
ISBN 13: 9781250246066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wishtree (Special Edition) Book Review:

A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review