In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination. With tongue firmly in cheek, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein outlines the steps needed in glorious comic book-style panels and a deadpan voice, leaving nothing out: the food you'll eat, how to deal with loneliness in space, how to water thosesunflower seeds once they're planted—even how to deal with the media attention back home after a successful trip. An inspired work of whimsy,How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers is a spacefaring adventure for daydreamers and a starter kit for the imagination. AKirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
New York Times Bestseller. A 2015 Newbery Honor Book. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for. PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO STARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier's Smile (2011) and Liz Prince's Tomboy." --Booklist
The world is changing for two girls in 1970s China. When Chairman Mao dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. the girls soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced.
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a ?wolfish? mood --- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing ?so that what was down could climb up.' Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.
In the deepest depths of space, there is only one crew brave enough to take on the universe's most dangerous villains...Unfortunately, they weren't available for this book, so you'll have to make do with the crew of the...STAR CAT! Join Captain Spaceington and his team as they blunder across the universe, stumbling onto strange planets, sticking their noses into spatial anomalies, and poking funny-looking aliens with sticks.
Η Αντιγόνη συχνά αισθάνεται µόνη. Βλέπετε, δεν έχει αδελφάκι και όσο κι αν παρακαλάει να της πάρουν τουλάχιστον ένα ζωάκι οι γονείς της αρνούνται γιατί έχουν αλλεργία (Αψιού! Φτάρνισµα της µαµάς και της συγγραφέως που έχει κι αυτή αλλεργία!). Τι λέγαµε; Α, ναι. Η Αντιγόνη δεν είχε ελπίδα να αποκτήσει ζωάκι, µέχρι που βρέθηκε στον δρόµο της ένα γατάκι. Μόνο κι αυτό και, το χειρότερο, άρρωστο. Η Αντιγόνη και η µαµά αναλαµβάνουν άµεσα δράση. Στόχος; Μα τι άλλο; Ένα σπίτι για τον Όµηρο...