Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day 9/11, a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive. Voya. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning espn reporter tom rinaldi brings Welles's inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book.
The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation #ad - He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On september 11, 2001, welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked.
This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man.
Wolf HollowPuffin Books #ad - Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, things quickly escalate, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. But wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty. The new york times book review“when reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy.
Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Comparisons to harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. It has the feel of an instant classic.
Wolf Hollow #ad - Linda sue park, newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author. The honesty of wolf hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters. Sara pennypacker, memorable characters, new york Times bestselling author of Pax“An evocative setting, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book.
The Red Bandanna: A Life. A Choice. A Legacy.Penguin Books #ad - Fresh from college, he took a wall street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the twin towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. A new york times bestsellerwhat would you do in the last hour of your life? the story of Welles Crowther, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket.
The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. Tom rinaldi’s the red bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it.
The Red Bandanna: A Life. A Choice. A Legacy. #ad - Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role.
But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, Welles’s mother read a news account from several survivors, carrying a woman on his back, however, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, down nearly twenty flights of stairs.
PaxBalzer + Bray #ad - Plus, sarah pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, don't miss Here in the Real World, coming in 2020! . But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax.
. National book award longlist * new york times bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the YearFinally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps. From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.
Pax #ad - He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, loyalty, and grief, spurred by love, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit.
Bud, Not BuddyYearling #ad - He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. This highly recommended title is at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.
Voice of youth Advocates, Starred Yearling Books. An ala best book for young adults an ala notable children's bookan ira children's book award winner named to 14 state award lists “the book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed. The christian science monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.
Bud, Not Buddy #ad - Publishers weekly, starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. Calloway and his famous band, the dusky devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father.
3. The newbery medal and coretta scott king award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
Fish in a TreePuffin Books #ad - Puffin. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions.
She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Fans of R. J. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike. The author of the beloved one for the murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.
Fish in a Tree #ad - . Palacio’s wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. Kirkus reviewsally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. With his help, ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This paperback edition includes The Sketchbook of Impossible Things and discussion questions.
A new york times bestseller! * “Unforgettable and uplifting. School library connection, starred review* "Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine.
WishtreeFeiwel & Friends #ad - Funny, warm, this is katherine applegate at her very best_writing from the heart, and nuanced, deep, and from a completely unexpected point of view. Until a new family moves in. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.
An amazon top 20 children's books of 2017The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.
Wishtree #ad - Funny, this is katherine applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, warm, deep, and nuanced, and from a completely unexpected point of view. This book has Common Core connections. Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Along with a crow named bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.
You might say Red has seen it all. Yearling Books.
The Acorn PeopleLaurel Leaf #ad - You will read this book with a lump in your throat. Lincoln journal from ron jones, a teacher who started the classroom program that inspired the movie The Wave, comes a memoir about a life-changing summer. But everything changes once ron gets to know his group—kids who call themselves “the Acorn People” because of the acorn necklaces they wear around their necks.
. Ron expected that his time as a counselor at Camp Wiggin would be filled with sunny days spent hiking, swimming, and boating. Puffin. This true story of a boy who must overcome prejudice and weakness to treat a group of special needs children with the respect—and love—they deserve “will give your innards a bear hug.
The Acorn People #ad - Succinct and tender, it will haunt the reader long after the brief passages have been read. Houston chronicle"ron jones' true story of a group of handicapped children at summer camp is one of the most poignant, beautiful and eloquent tales to come this way in a long time. Flint journal Yearling Books. The campers teach him that, and friendship, determination, inside, and with encouragement, they are the same as any average kid, nothing is impossible.
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!Walden Pond Press #ad - Funny, warm, deep, and nuanced, this is katherine applegate at her very best_writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view. Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts!Acclaimed authors Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson have teamed up to create a series of sneaky stories about the natural world designed to amaze, disgust, and occasionally bamboozle you.
Can you guess which? It’s not going to be easy. Considering the fresh attention being paid to teaching a skeptical approach to information evaluation, this series opener couldn’t be better timed. Yearling Books. A brief but savvy guide to responsible research methods adds further luster to this crowd pleaser.
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! #ad - Ala booklist starred reviewtwo truths and a lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from fakes! Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower—a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest?Every story in this book is strange and astounding.
And they’re all accompanied by dozens of photos, maps, and illustrations. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable. Puffin.
BracedScholastic Inc. #ad - The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. But as rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself. Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.
She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her -- even her friends and Tate. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. Her best friends make everything fun. Rachel brooks is excited for the new school year.
Braced #ad - Puffin. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet. Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace 23 hours a day. Funny, warm, this is katherine applegate at her very best_writing from the heart, deep, and nuanced, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
WatchdogYearling #ad - Puffin. Funny, and nuanced, this is katherine applegate at her very best_writing from the heart, deep, warm, and from a completely unexpected point of view. And they might just succeed! Sure, the evil Ms. Vick and tara are determined to stop the mob from tearing their little family apart. Plus, if things get too dangerous, Tara could always upgrade their pet.
Alba has more robot watchdogs, but none are as smart—or as faithful—as their Daisy. Thirteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara have built an incredible machine—a loyal robotic watchdog named Daisy. But, when local crime boss Ms. Alba schemes to add daisy to her robot army, Vick and Tara must go to great lengths to protect their prized pet.
Watchdog #ad - With her mechanical skills, and a lot more intimidating!a junior library guild selectionA 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection"Engaging, she could make Daisy bigger, stronger, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, suspenseful, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories.
Kirkus reviews"this compelling drama with cool tech themes and bad guys getting their comeuppance is a winner. Slj yearling Books. Because daisy is more than just any robot—she’s their constant protector, and together the three make a great team.