King Jack and the Dragon
Night is falling … playtime is nearly over … but brave King Jack and his band of faithful knights are still protecting the castle from fierce dragons and terrible beasts! This captivating, joyful tale of make-believe is just perfect for brave children everywhere.
The Really Awful Musicians
Awful! Screechy! Terrible! That's how the music sounds when the king's musicians play, so the king is going to feed them to the royal crocodiles … but then brave little piper Piffaro, and a wise horse named Charlemagne, try to teach the really awful musicians to play harmoniously. And everyone is happy … except the crocodiles.
Soccer: the Ultimate Guide
Discover amazing facts and figures that will deepen your appreciation for the world's most popular game. A great companion to the soccer season!
Part of the Country Explorers series, this provides an illustrated introduction to the life and culture of Germany where Punch Buggies, Gummi Bears, Black Forest Cake, and much, much more originated. And soccer is their favourite sport!
Eighth grader Adam is being questioned by the FBI. Told through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Adam reveals how he and his friends became entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world's most dangerous hacker. At least, that's who they thought they were tracking …
A little way in the future, Time is distorting. Time Tornados are causing havoc. People are whirled out of their own time, never to return, and a woolly mammoth has been seen on the banks of the River Thames.
Between the Lines
Delilah spends her time in the school library reading one peculiar book. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. It turns out that the Prince is more than just a one dimensional character. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence. Delilah and Prince Oliver work together to get him out of his book, a task that forces them to examine their perceptions of the world and their places in it.
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seem to be tearing the world, as they know it – apart.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
For American Independence Day, a memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from B.C. through the U.S. to Mexico. At the end of her rope emotionally, "like a crackling Fourth of July sparkler," Strayed resolves to hike the 4,300 km trail in hopes of bringing some stability to her life. An Oprah pick.
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Pulitzer Prize-winning Hedges and American Book Award-winning cartoonist Sacco take a clear-eyed look at the problems of America today. They focus on Camden, New Jersey, a place the size of St. Albert, but per capita the poorest city in the U.S. An angry clarion call for a new American revolution – against corporate greed.