Did you ever wonder: What is my brain? How does it work? Neuron Galaxy, a picture book with non-fiction content by the Morphonix team (Jay Leibold, writer; Karen Littman, creative director; and Max Weinberg, primary illustrator) is a new resource to help children begin to understand their amazing brains.
A “haunted” old mansion, a lonely girl, a magical 100-year-old talking doll...These elements come together to make "The Secret of Goldenrod," by Jane O'Reilly, a mysterious and heartwarming book. The main character, Trina, and her father have been moving around the U.S., renovating old houses, since her mother abandoned them when Trina was three.
Mateo loves his family and home in Mexico more than anything else in the world. But his peaceful life is interrupted when Julian, his older brother, illegally crosses the northern border to find work in the U.S, and soon after, Julian goes missing. Despite his fears of a new, unfamiliar land, Mateo feels he is the only one who can find his brother, so he sets off on an adventure of his own, not knowing the language or what challenges he will face but willing to risk anything to find Julian.
A lone girl hurries through the dark and dreary streets of Victorian London. The wind whips her blond ringlets and grabs at her new red cloak. Despite her fear of this rough, unfamiliar part of the city, she forces a proper smile as she approaches Miss E & H Vine's Magic Shop.
Have you ever dreamed of traveling halfway around the world for summer vacation? In the unusually named book Brother XII's Treasure, seven English boarding school friends have such an adventure. One spring day in 1936, Ian, Sophie, Mark, Harriet, Molly, Leticia and Posy receive a mysterious letter. Their Uncle Bert, aka Captain Gunn, wants them to spend the summer sailing the waters off British Colombia in his yacht. Their top secret mission is to find Brother XXI's treasure, eight mason jars filled with gold.
In the first chapter of The Peddler's Road, a work of fantasy by Matthew Cody, I was already rooting for the two main characters: 13 year old Max and her 10 year old little brother, Carter. The siblings' adventure starts with an old story. It is said that in the 13th century, in the same town of Hamelin where Max and Carter currently live, a piper lured all but one of the children away with his magic flute to a strange and magical land called Summer Isle.