Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alborough are now brought together in one volume! Watch out! Duck is about - and that usually spells trouble! Whether he is trying to fix a dripping tap, joining in with a game of baseball or flying a kite, there is certainly never a dull moment for Duck's long-suffering friends, Goat, Sheep and Frog! Contains: Fix-it Duck Hit the Ball Duck Super Duck
Because no one likes to feel left out. Friends are like sprinkles on a birthday cake—you can never have too many! So when a new girl named Margot joins the class, Veronica and her BFF, Cora, welcome her with open arms. Everything about Margot is super exciting— from her fashion designer mom to the perfect French she speaks—and everyone loves her. Especially Cora. Before long, Cora and Margot have matching outfits and rhyming nicknames. Veronica feels left out, big time, but she won’t give up on her best friend without a fight. Trouble is, the harder she tries to hold on to Cora, the more she pushes her away—until the two besties end up in a showdown that hurts more than just feelings. It’s a job for the Fix-It Friends, to be sure. But can the president of the problem-solvers accept help herself? Three’s a Crowd is the sixth installment in this laugh-out-loud chapter book series starring a precocious and loveable heroine. It includes the Fix-It Friends Toolbox, filled with advice to handle changes in friendships. Don’t miss the other Fix-It Friends adventures: The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear! The Fix-It Friends: Sticks and Stones The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize An Imprint Book Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!: "Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help —and humor too.”—Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series “Full of heart and more than a little spunk” —Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing An empowering resource for kids — and they're just plain fun to read.” —Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center “Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more.” —Kirkus Reviews
When a flock of wild ducks move into the swampy area near Animal Haven, everyone is excited. But among them is one pure white duck. The mysterious white duck seems quite out of place amongst the wild flock and Eddy the cheeky, sulphur-crested cockatoo decides that the Green family should adopt it. But Elsie the emu is feeling quite miffed and has other ideas! DUCK FOR LUCK is the fourteenth instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.
They say family is where you find solace, a safe haven, but what if the same people who are supposed to protect you, are the ones who abuse you? Chained: The Lives of Six Children tells the sad but bitter reality of pain and suffering that starts at home. Abuse can forever mark the abused, but some are remarkably strong. Witness the essence of survival and true strength amidst the darkest of sufferings
It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler…Tai-Pan! From the Trade Paperback edition.
The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them
Author: Donovan Hohn
Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.