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A cool idea with a big splash
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving -- a trip to Colorado.
Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars.
In this third and final Mouse novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, Ralph heads to school to see what humans do all day . . . and to discover what the "S" in Ralph S. Mouse stands for!
Gregor the Overlander joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
$5.94ISBN: 9780060560157Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012
From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it.
Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages.$7.64ISBN: 9780440413288Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - January 8th, 2002
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.
$6.79ISBN: 9780142410318Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007
From the author of The BFG and Matilda!$5.94ISBN: 9780062224088Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014
An absolute delight of a madcap story for the young (and young-at-heart) by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with equal parts pirates and piranhas, adventure and aliens, oddity and love.$7.64ISBN: 9781416954217Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2009
One night a plane appeared out of nowhere, the only passengers aboard: thirty-six babies. As soon as they were taken off the plane, it vanished. Now, thirteen years later, two of those children are receiving sinister messages, and they begin to investigate their past.$6.79ISBN: 9780553510386Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - April 10th, 2018
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award
Five Starred Reviews!
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016$5.09ISBN: 9781423100843Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hyperion Books for Children - September 2006$6.79ISBN: 9780316403498Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016
Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first female detective, Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure is full of feats of daring and danger, bold action, and newfound courage.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780060730260Availability: BackorderedPublished: Greenwillow Books - March 29th, 2011
Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.
That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.$5.94ISBN: 9780380793471Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - March 9th, 1999
The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc.
...We need a new drinking fountain.$5.94ISBN: 9781338053807Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018Chase's memory just went out the window.
Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.$7.64ISBN: 9781416916246Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2006
Before the accident Nathaniel's life seemed pretty good. His help around the farm made his father proud. But now, with a busted leg, Nathaniel can't do farmwork anymore, so his father adopts another son through the Orphan Train. Feeling replaced and useless, Nathaniel attends school for the first time. Meanwhile, sturdy and strong John is able to do the work that earns Pa's attention.$7.64ISBN: 9780142414330Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - March 23rd, 2010
A Newbery Honor Book
$10.19ISBN: 9780316038638Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times BestsellerThis stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to SilverPotentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780064430463Availability: BackorderedPublished: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983
Winner of the Caldecott Medal
A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator behind beloved Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel, comes a collection of humorous, silly fables that will delight readers young and old.$6.79ISBN: 9780142402245Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - October 5th, 2006
In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds.$6.79ISBN: 9780547328614Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2010
Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.
Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story.$6.79ISBN: 9780440415800Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - December 29th, 1998
From the author of the beloved classic Where the Red Fern Grows comes a timeless adventure about a boy who discovers a tree full of monkeys.
$15.29ISBN: 9780803737105Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - January 19th, 2012
Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.$9.34ISBN: 9780590353427Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1999
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully.$6.79ISBN: 9780064401760Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2003
Storm Chasers meets Stranger Things! An action-packed coming-of-age story of both natural disaster and the bravery it takes to face it.$6.79ISBN: 9780152056575Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 2006Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that's not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks.$6.79ISBN: 9780544541221Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015Meet Princess Cimorene--a princess who refustes to be proper. She is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomobyish smart...And bored.So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon. And not just any dragon, but Kazul--one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons arounds.