Author: Elvira Lindo
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
A Manolito Gafotas le encantaría tener un pueblo al que ir de vacaciones en verano con su familia. Mientras sus amigos le escriben postales desde destinos exóticos como Carcagente o Miranda de Ebro, el barrio de Carabanchel (Alto) parece un planeta abandonado. Pero Manolito no tardará en darse cuenta de que las apariencias engañan. Entre la aventura en la piscina con el abuelo Nicolás, las guerras de pies con el Imbécil en casa de la Luisa, la tía vikinga que llega desde Noruega y su nuevo amigo «de toda la vida», al final el verano en casa mola mucho más de lo que parecía a simple vista. «Un clásico de la literatura infantil... ha atrapado a sus coetáneos del mundo real a través de la risa y la ternura, y por ese camino ha llegado también a muchos adultos», Marta Caballero, El Cultural. «Un chaval de barrio con una imaginativa inteligencia verbal», Ángeles López, La Razón. «Uno de los niños más queridos de la literatura española», Vanity Fair.
Author: Elvira Lindo, Emilio Urberuaga
Publisher: Two Lions
Recounts the exploits of the irrepressible Manolito as he navigates the world of his small Madrid neighborhood, along with his grandpa, his little brother, and his school friends.
Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
A gripping YA thriller from award-winning writer Juno Dawson, with a dash of romance and intriguing paranormal elements, set in Hollow Pike - a small town with a big history of witchcraft. Something wicked this way comes... She thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after all, who would want to murder her? She doesn't believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn't believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you're alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.
Author: Maria Susanna Cummins
Abandoned and mistreated, little Gerty is an angry and sometimes violent child, but is taken in by the gentle, virtuous lamplighter. From his gentle behavior Gerty learns how to curb her anger and let her virtue shine forth.
Author: Charles Dickens
Describes what life was like for the African American woman famous for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus, which lead to her arrest and the eventual overturning of the "Jim Crow" laws in the South by order of the Supreme Court.
Prophecy is prologue England, 1775. An ambitious American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle of Wight isn't just superstition. It's a secret with the power to save the world—or destroy it. In less than four hundred days, most of the world's population will be dead. Nobody knows why, only when: February 9, 2027. Retired FBI Special Agent Will Piper is one of the few who will live "Beyond the Horizon." Fifteen years ago, he revealed the prophecy to the world after the hunt for a madman led him to the mystical Library of Vectis, now housed at Area 51, in an unmarked location in the Nevada desert. Will is determined to live out his days in the Florida sun . . . even as the world sinks into hedonism and despair . . . even as the Doomsday Killer's ominous calling cards resurface . . . until the apocalypse threatens the one thing Will won't compromise on: his own flesh and blood.
The London Scene
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harper Collins
First serialized in Good Housekeeping in 1931 and 1932, a collection of essays by the renowned author of Mrs. Dalloway follows the writer on six walks through her hometown of London, England, painting an evocative portrait of the city, its landmarks, its political and cultural milieu, and its colorful inhabitants. 30,000 first printing.
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award. This title has Common Core connections.
Author: Christine Nöstlinger
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this zany story tells how a factory-made boy is delivered to an unsuspecting Mrs Bartolotti in a large tin can. The perfect child and far-from-conventional mother discover a lot about growing up, and how children and adults are supposed to behave.
Offers a pair of original stories featuring Freddy Krueger haunting the nightmares of Springwood teenagers.
Rebelde the snail can't stop asking his fellow molluscs awkward questions, starting with: why are we so slow? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to travel the world alone. As he explores in his slow snail-like way, Rebelde makes new friends and goes on plenty of adventures, gaining wisdom from every new encounter. But when he finds out his friends are in danger, he decides to rush home to warn them. Will he get there in time to save them? Luis Sepúlveda's bestselling The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow is a wonderful ode to diversity and unity, celebrating the importance of being slow in a world obsessed with speed.