Lord Banjo has always looked, felt, and acted like royalty, but now he has proof. For his human father’s birthday he gets a DNA test and finds that he is a descendant of France’s royal dogs. But he is not getting the treatment he deserves! Miss Beverly, his favorite dog-sitter, has declared that he is too fat.
The monstrous Baba Yaga, a trickster witch of disastrous proportions, has been working alone for years, terrorizing the town she frequents. She kidnaps children and then threatens to eat those who behave badly. Now, however, she has a problem: she has too much work. She needs an assistant. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, she puts an ad in the local newspaper. And, to her great surprise, a young girl named Masha stumbles upon her walking house. This is the story of how they learn to work together, and how appearances aren’t always as they seem.
In Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw by Todd Calgi Gallicano, Sam London is a twelve-year-old-boy from Benicia, California, who lives with his single mom. For fourteen nights in a row, he starts having vivid dreams about a mythical world. As he starts wondering if he's ever going to be able to sleep again,he’s surprised to find a book in the school library called The Great and Powerful Gryphon by Dr. Henry Knox, which has a picture on the front cover that matches what has been appearing in his dreams.
Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala, and El Chavo Flapjack only want to get better jobs and do what they love in life: work on the most awesome cars in the galaxy. When a car competition comes to town, they have a chance to change their lives for the better. Can they beat the odds and win the car competition? Join them on this whirlwind adventure to find out!
There were well over half a dozen main characters, but probably the two most closely followed by the author were Carrie—a ten year old girl who has to move to Nevada from New Jersey because of a divorce, and Milla—mother-less daughter of Devon, who takes care of wild horses after they are rounded up. Carrie and Milla become friends as the story takes a magical turn involving the Calico Mountains, quilts, meditation, Calico Horses, and these random squares of calico that seemingly fall from the sky.
What makes a “bad girl” a bad girl? Is it the shoes? The acts of murder? The self-defensive stances taken? Is it the way she ruled a kingdom, or the way she sacrificed all that she cared about for the cause of her choice? Are all “bad girls” really bad, or are some just misunderstood?
These are the questions this book finds answers to.
Sirius Soum de Gaia was a purebred Pyrenees Patou. Bred for beauty and show-winning, he told the story of his life, starting with his earliest memories in the womb, jostling alongside his brothers and sisters, and following his life to adulthood, showing how he dealt with adversity, trials, and tribulation. Ultimately, he searched for one thing in life: someone he could look up to.
Joel Levy’s Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions is chock full of information. Short articles that begin with one sentence summaries answer more than 50 different questions about “Nature and the Earth,” “The Human Body and Mind,” and “Physics and Space.” If you have ever asked yourself questions like “Why are there 365 days in a year?” “Why is blood red?” or “Why does the sea appear blue?” then you’ll find clearly written answers in this book.