Refine Results

All Ages

Shanghai, November 1937. Yaya, the eight-year-old daughter of a diamond merchant, lives a life of luxury in the French Concession in Shanghai. Her one great passion is the piano. While she is preparing for an important audition, her father decides that the family must leave town in the face of the imminent Japanese invasion. The evening before all the family is to leave, stubborn Yaya, unaware of the danger, runs away in an attempt to make it to her audition come what may. On the way, in the midst of the crowd fleeing the Japanese offensive, She is caught in a bombardment. She owes her life to Tuduo, a street urchin who discovers her unconscious in the ruins of a house. With his help, Yaya learns that her family fled for Hong Kong without her, and she determines to go join them there right away. Tuduo begins to dream about what his life would be like if Yaya's parents welcomed him and his little brother into their beautiful home. He decides to go along with Yaya on her long and perilous journey. But before he can do anything, he must escape from the clutches of Zhu, who runs a gang of homeless boys. When Zhu learns that Tuduo's little protégée is from a very wealthy family, he comes up with a Machiavellian plot to kidnap her and collect a ransom. Tuduo and Yaya barely manage to get away and head off for the south. But Zhu, a heartless outlaw, doesn't give up so easily and comes after them, driven by his high hopes of cashing in on the ransom scheme. This nine-volume series chronicles their long journey fraught with perils. The children meet all sorts of people, both friendly and wicked, as they travel toward Hong Kong. Yaya and Tuduo are different in every way: social background, character, dreams, and desires. These children learn many growing lessons along the way, not the least of which is to judge a person on their character, not their social or financial status. The gloom of war, its absurd tragedy, gives way to the incredible capacity of youth to overwhelm grim reality. Imagination is the only thing these children have to defend themselves against adults who are like the ogres, evil fairies, or good witches of bedtime tales. Their imagination gives the story a touch of poetry, while humor brings a lighter touch to a story that is steeped in genuine historical tragedy.
→ more
Despite the bombings that ravage the streets of Shanghai, young Yaya and Tuduo find themselves in the clutches of the infamous gangster Zhu. Tuduo is already quite familiar with Zhu's criminal business intentions, having run the streets for quite some time before the war began, but now he's held prisoner and forced to loot the many deserted homes in the city's upscale neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Yaya is forced to do housework around the criminal's lair, including cleaning a room filled with captive snakes! As scary as that may be, however, her uncanny ability to talk to animals helps turn things around. But when Yaya's former nanny finds them, Zhu realizes this little rich girl could be his ticket to the fortune of a lifetime. Even as Yaya, Tuduo, and the nanny escape Zhu's clutches, their adventure is only just beginning . . .  This second book in the adventures of Yaya continues the exciting formula launched by the first volume: two adorable kids chased by a wicked villain, a small animal with extraordinary capabilities, and a desperate war raging in the background. Artist Golo Zhao is particularly at home in this landscape format of large, beautifully colored panels in which Yaya and Tuduo's innocence contrasts with the chaos of the setting.  The story may be simple and intended primarily for young readers, but it has a vivacity and energy that will thrill audiences of all ages.
→ more
Zoe is a shy girl, struggling to fit in at her new school, when she finds a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother. All of a sudden, darkness-spewing dragons are chasing her down in the schoolyard, and a squad of crystal-wielding girls is there to save her! What does this mean for Zoe? Find out in the all-new Crystal Cadets #1.
→ more
Evil forces have found Zoe at home--and her parents have been taken over by The Darkness! Luckily, the mysterious "exchange students" from school come to save Zoe, and they each sport crystals a lot like Zoe's diamond! What does this all mean, and who are these arrow-shooting, fireball-throwing girls? Team up with Zoe in the next issue of Crystal Cadets!
→ more
The Crystal Cadets are on the search for the Pearl Cadet. They've got to get to her before The Darkness converts her! Their search takes them to a skateboarding competition, where the evil Emmy has been convincing all the athletes to cheat--powering the Darkness to attack the Cadets! Will they find the Pearl Cadet in time, or will she save them?
→ more
There's a huge storm headed for Puerto Rico, just as the Crystal Cadets arrive to look for the Sapphire Cadet! The Darkness is whipping the storm up and the Cadets are in real trouble when a shipwreck seems imminent . . . But do the Cadets have enough power to fight off hurricane-force winds at the same time as the biggest Darkness monster they've ever faced?!
→ more
After the massive magical explosion that ended the hurricane, Zoe, Liz, and Jasmine are lost at sea! The other cadets scramble to find them, but they've drifted into a strange cave full of Darkness Beasts. Zoe's diamond is having a strange reaction to some of the murals in the cave--could they finally be learning the secrets of the Crystal Cadets?
→ more
The Darkness has created a riot in an amusement park--and half the Cadets halfway across the globe on a wild goose chase! The evil Emmy has set up traps everywhere, and Liz and Milena are still figuring out their powers. The traps are springing closed and time is running out! What does The Darkness want anyway? What does Emmy want from the Crystal Cadets?
→ more
Nahla has been kidnapped by The Darkness--but why? What is Emmy's goal in interfering with the Cadet's battles? The Crystal Cadets begin a daring rescue plan on The Darkness' headquarters, and Milena's devastating Leviathan magic helps them score a big victory! The last Cadet is supposed to be in The Darkness' base--but where? Who could she be?
→ more
The Crystal Cadets are in a decisive final battle with The Darkness. They'll need to combine all their powers to defeat Emmy, but if Emmy holds the power of the Topaz Cadet, how can they use it against her? Zoe steps right into the line of fire! The Crystal Cadets have to save the world!
→ more
Zoe is a shy girl, struggling to fit in at her new school, when she finds a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother. All of a sudden, darkness-spewing dragons are chasing her down in the schoolyard, and a squad of crystal-wielding girls is there to save her! Welcome to the Crystal Cadets, Zoe, you're now the Diamond Cadets! Join Ruby Cadet Jasmine, Emerald Cadet Gwen, Garnet Cadet Olivia, Pearl Cadet Liz, and Sapphire Cadet Milena as a member of the toughest, smartest, and best-dressed team of evil-fighting girls in the world!
→ more
Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of swashbuckling adventure comes to life in this adaptation that stars Mickey, Goofy, and Pegleg Pete! For as long as he can remember, Jim Mousekins has dreamed of a life of adventure. His dream is suddenly realized when a mysterious man known only as "The Captain" takes up residence at Jim's family's inn, has the boy on the lookout for "the cat with one hind paw," and tells frightening stories of wild places, disappearances, and the wicked sea-faring pirate, Blot! After finding a treasure map in the captain's wooden chest, Jim, friends, and a hired crew set out on an ocean voyage looking for the island that hides the fortune. But trouble strikes as they reach land: a gang of scheming pirates, hidden among the crew, forces Jim and his friends to flee for their lives! The race is on, as they rush to find the location of the treasure, make it back to the ship, and out to sea--before the pirates capture them and force them all to walk the plank!
→ more
Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry was destined to become a steel-driving legend. As a young man, he makes his mark on the American railroads, whistling while he works. But one day, a shady salesman comes to the railroad camp, claiming that his hammering machine is superior to any railroad worker. John Henry steps up to challenge the man's machine, hoping to save the jobs of thousands of railroad workers. But will John Henry be able to prove that a machine can't do what a man can?
→ more
Let the adventure begin! Three distinctly different best friends answer the call of the Kuroba--cube-like creatures that are the secret force behind all of nature--to become the first Kuroba Keepers of their generation. Follow Mari, Tara, and Reina along with Kurobas Emberfox, Pegaplant and Octoboss on their journey to balance humankind and nature. Join the battle to become a Master Kuroba Keeper!
→ more
Every summer, Eric and his Dad go camping in northern Minnesota. This year, Eric brings his friend, and the boys explore the wilderness on their own. When Cris is injured, Eric heads back to camp, but soon realizes he is lost!
→ more
Life in the primordial swamps of prehistoric Earth was a daily trial of survival, especially for the smaller dinosaurs just trying to get by without being trampled, attacked, or eaten. Not even the biggest beasts were safe, as there always seemed to be an even bigger threat looming on the horizon. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, powerful tale of survival in the animal kingdom that explores the all-too-identifiable, universal concepts of Life, Courage, Aging, and ultimately Love.The fourth volume in the lavishly illustrated series of wildlife graphic novels, each following a single central animal through an adventurous day in their natural environment. Each tale depicts genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.
→ more
"Visually lavish and unforgettable."--Kirkus"While the plot, such as it is, is engaging, the real star here is the luminous artwork, which features vivid, realistic animals in alarming peril. The astonishing destruction is both chaotic and gorgeous."--BooklistSecond in the celebrated series of wildlife graphic novels, author Frederic Brremaud and illustrator Federico Bertolucci turn their lens on a northeastern woodland setting to follow a single fox through its daily journey through the trees and along the seafront. Only this is not just another day--a spectacular volcanic eruption throws the area into chaos, sending creatures of all kinds scurrying for safety. But the intrepid little fox surprising decides to run into the danger instead of away! What could send this tiny hunter towards the danger?This all-ages title will appeal to children and adults for its breathtaking illustration and gripping adventure drama.
→ more
The third volume in the lavishly illustrated series of wildlife graphic novels, each following a single central animal through an adventurous day in their natural environment. Each tale depicts genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this volume focuses on a solitary Lion as it wanders the plains of Africa, handling the daily hunt, and vicious rivalry, without a Pride of its own. The circle of Life takes center stage in a world where predator and prey trade places on a regular basis, and Family is something worth fighting--and dying--for. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.A beautiful, powerful tale of survival in the animal kingdom that explores the all-too-identifiable, universal concepts of Life, Courage, Aging, and ultimately Love.
→ more
"Visually, the book is a marvel, with panel after panel of Bertolucci's gorgeous palette of jungle greens disrupted by the tiger's distinctive orange blaze. The other animals are beautifully rendered, and the storytelling has the feeling of an animated film."--Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)"Visually eloquent story . . . "--School Library JournalA day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure of survival as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their territory. This exciting tale is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.A beautiful, all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. Like a nature documentary in illustration.
→ more
The first Graphic Novel in the world of Gaming Phenomenon Minecraft! Tyler is your everyday kid whose life is changed when his family has to move from the town he's always known. Thankfully, Tyler has a strong group of friends forever linked in the world of Minecraft! Tyler, along with his friends Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace have been going on countless adventures together across the expanses of the Overworld and are in need of a new challenge. They decide to go on the Ultimate Quest--to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon!
→ more