Don't Touch My Hair!
By Sharee Miller
It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens... until, finally, Aria has had enough!This humorous picture book speaks to a national conversation on strangers touching black hair (from Solange's song "Don't Touch My Hair", to Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair), and sparks an important conversation on personal boundaries for children as Aria explains that her hair should not be touched without asking for permission first. Commercial, imaginative, and fun, Don't Touch My Hair! can be used to teach young readers about personal boundaries and asking for permission--and that it's all right to be told "no" as well.Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a fresh, commercial level, as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful--she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.
Dad By My Side
Whether they're playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.When Soosh first posted her initial series of images of a larger-than-life father and his adorable daughter on Instagram, fans from across the world immediately took notice with over 2 million views on a popular viral content website in a single week.These illustrations now come together in a universally relatable story of familial love for parents and children to share.
By Shanda McCloskey
A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer.Charlotte's world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she's always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She's got a knack for anything technological--especially gadgets that her parents don't know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What's she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll's hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting...while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he'll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.
Dinotrux Dig the Beach
By Chris Gall
Fed up with steamy summertime Jurassic jungles, the mighty monsters are getting hot and grumpy, and they need a vacation.... Time to roll on down to the beach! Tyrannosaurus Trux might be able to "hang ten" on his surfboard, but not all of the trux feel so at home near the water. Can they organize their skills to dig up the beach and build the best sandcastle ever? Dive into the silliest, splashiest Dinotrux adventure yet to find out!
Daddy Said A Word I Never Heard
By Scott M. Cohn
Daddies know all kinds of fun words, but how can a kid know which words are good and which ones are BAD? In this refreshingly authentic story that will resonate with every modern family, one little girl takes Daddy's accidental language lessons to school...and learns a very different lesson from her teacher!
Daddy Sat On A Duck
By Scott M. Cohn
Do you ever hear strange noises in your house? (The bathroom in particular.) Are hairy creatures raiding the fridge at midnight? Does some animal keep leaving the toilet seat up? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Join one little girl on her quest to catch the wild beasts in her home that HONK and ROAR and BELCH at all hours. Or... could it just be Daddy? This hilarious (and yet heartwarming) salute to real daddies everywhere is crafted with contemporary parents in mind and will have readers laughing out loud as they recognize and relish many familiar family moments that most books for children leave out!
Dinotrux go to School
By Chris Gall
Today is the first day of school. The Dinotrux are nervous! What will they eat for lunch? Will their teacher be nice? But the Dinotrux don't need to worry. They can help each other. And school isn't scary. It's fun, especially when you are part dinosaur and part truck!
Dead Girl Sing
By Tony Cavanaugh
Retired homicide cop Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun.One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of school leavers and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why.Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can't walk away. He will find out why.The second book in the Darian Richards series
The Darian Richards Crime Files
By Tony Cavanaugh, Tony Cavanaugh
A unique crime collection that brings together Tony Cavanaugh's powerful debut novel PROMISE and its critically acclaimed follow-up DEAD GIRL SING in one must-read volume. Top homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. He has promised one too many victim's families he will find the answers they need and it's taken its toll. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head he calls it quits and retires to the Sunshine Coast in an attempt to leave the demons behind. But he should have realised, there are demons everywhere and no place is safe. In these two gripping stand-alone novels, Darian Richards shows that when he makes up his mind to hunt out a killer, he'll stop at nothing to find them and deal with them ... his way!
Death of a Scholar
By Susanna Gregory
In the summer of 1358 the physician Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to learn that his beloved sister is in mourning after the unexpected death of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. Aware that his son has no interest in the cloth trade that made his fortune and reputation, Oswald has left the business to his widow, but a spate of burglaries in the town distracts Matthew from supporting Edith in her grief and attempting to keep the peace between her and her wayward son.As well as the theft of irreplaceable items from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a new foundation, Winwick Hall, is causing consternation amongst Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient man determined that his name will grace the University's most prestigious college. He has used his wealth to rush the construction of the hall, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild founded by Stanmore, in order to gain the support of Cambridge's most influential citizens on Winwick's behalf.A perfect storm between the older establishments and the brash newcomers is brewing when the murder of a leading member of the Guild is soon followed by the death of one of Winwick's senior Fellows. Assisting Brother Michael in investigating these fatalities leads Matthew into a web of suspicion, where conspiracy theories are rife but facts are scarce and where the pressure from the problems of his college and his family sets him on a path that could endanger his own future ...
The Death Collector
By Neil White
Joe Parker is Manchester's top criminal defence lawyer and Sam Parker - his brother - is a brilliant detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Together they must solve a puzzling case that is chilling Manchester to the bone...Danger sometimes comes in the most unexpected guises. The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go.Joe is drawn into the Death Collector's world when he becomes involved in a supposed miscarriage of justice, and when the case becomes dangerous, Sam is the first person he turns to. In this gripping thriller, danger lurks for not only the Parker brothers, but also those closest to them.
Dog vs. Cat
By Chris Gall
Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stop sniffing. Cat won't stop primping. Dog won't stop howling. Cat won't stop scratching. And when it comes to the litter-box...sharing is not an option! What will it take to bring Dog and Cat together? Find out in Chris Gall's comic clash that brings out the best (and worst) in two very different pets.
Despicable Me 2: Meet the Minions
By Lucy Rosen
Gru and the minions are back in an all-new hilarious story featuring full color illustrations throughout!The Minions have one job, and one job only - they work for Gru! Join Dave, Kevin, Tom, Stuart, Jerry, and the rest of the gang as they do everyting from stealing the moon to testing jelly recipes.
The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter
By Matt Christopher, Steve Bjorkman
This revised edition is now part of our Passport to Reading program! Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to send him secret signals about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's weak pitching arm requires them to find another plan to save the game.
The Devotion Of Suspect X
By Keigo Higashino
The Day Leo Said I Hate You!
By Robie H. Harris, Molly Bang
NO MORE NO! I HATE NO! I HATE YOU!Uh-oh...those three words just popped out-before Leo could stop them!What's Mummy going to do now?Has Leo said words he shouldn't have said?How can those words make someone else feel?Will Mummy still love him?In a reassuring manner, Robie H. Harris and Molly Bang portray what happens when a little boy feels SO frustrated and SO mad at a parent who has said NO all day long. Together, Harris and Bang delicately navigate not only the momentary angry feelings and outbursts of young children, but also the most profound bonds between a parent and a child.
Despicable Me: The Junior Novel
By Annie Auerbach
A smart, funny junior novelization of Despicable Me, the animated movie coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010. Will include an 8 page colour insert!In the movie, Despicable Me, Gru (Steve Carell) wants to be the greatest supervillain in the world: so he plans steal the moon! But Gru's nemesis tries to steal his glory and his plan, until Gru adopts three orphaned girls who can get inside his opponent's fortress by selling cookies. The world's greatest villain has finally met his greatest challenge-three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. These girls see something else in Gru-a potential dad!Animation film talent Chris Meledandri is the man behind huge hits like Ice Age, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Horton Hears a Who! In a new deal with Universal, he will be producing 1-2 family films per year. His first film will be the animated tale Despicable Me!
Despicable Me: The World's Greatest Villain
Every villain needs an underground lair, lots of gadgets and a mad scientist. Gru has all of the above, plus a plan to become the world's greatest villain - Gru's going to steal the moon! Little does he know, another villain named Vector is about to become his nemesis. Vector's big idea is to steal Gru's shrink ray, his thunder and the moon out from under him! Who will claim the title of 'Top Villain' in this showdown? This simple yet vibrant 8 x 8 is perfect for the youngest film fans!Animation film talent Chris Meledandri is the man behind huge hits like Ice Age, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Horton Hears a Who! In a new deal with Universal, he will be producing 1-2 family films per year. His first film will be the animated tale Despicable Me!
Despicable Me: My Dad The Super Villain
By Lucy Rosen
Aspiring 'world's greatest villain' Gru has hit a snag in his plan to steal the moon - until he gets the big idea to adopt three girls named Margot, Edith, and Agnes to help him out. But between roller coaster rides, ballet practice, and reading bedtime stories, there's just no time for world domination! Could Gru become the world's greatest dad?Lively illustrations and simple, engaging text provide an exciting learning experience in this story about the power of family. This engaging, exciting, full-colour early reader is perfect for the youngest film fans!Animation film talent Chris Meledandri is the man behind huge hits like Ice Age, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Horton Hears a Who! In a new deal with Universal, he will be producing 1-2 family films per year. His first film will be the animated tale Despicable Me!
The Daddy Book
By Todd Parr
The Daddy Book celebrates all different kinds of dads and highlights the many reasons they are so special. Whether your dad walks you to school or walks you to the bus, whether he wears suits or two different socks, whether he has a lot of hair or a little, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of daddy you have, every father is special in his own unique way. With his trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes, kids will learn that while no two dads are exactly alike, 'all daddies love to hug and kiss you', and that is what is so special about them! Perfect for young children just beginning to read