Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.
"Very nice story"
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent, and not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Kek, a young Sudanese refugee, is haunted by guilt that he survived: he saw his father and brother killed, and he left his mother behind when he joined his aunt's family in Minnesota. This debut novel by nonfiction writer Applegate examines an immigrant child's dislocation and loss as he steps off the plane in the snow.
"A beautiful and touching story"
In the beginning, there was an apple - And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die - not from her injuries, but from boredom - her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?
Popular children's author Katherine Applegate launches an entertaining new series featuring Roscoe Riley, a good-natured first grader whose own rules can't keep him out of mischief. In his first adventure, Roscoe shares a simple rule: Never glue your friends to chairs. But when he finds a bottle of Super-Mega-Gonzo glue in the junk drawer at home, he can't resist tossing it in his backpack and taking it to school.
Best-selling author Katherine Applegate returns for another hilarious life lesson with the antics of well-meaning Roscoe Riley. It seems everyone is winning trophies lately - except Roscoe. A dog trick contest could turn things around, but Roscoe's goofy dog can't learn any neat tricks. So he decides to trade the sweater his grandmother knitted him to borrow his neighbor's genius dog. Roscoe didn't much like the sweater before, but now that it's gone, he's starting to wonder if he made the right decision.
Winner of a Golden Kite Award, prolific author Katherine Applegate captivates readers with the antics of young Roscoe Riley. When his friend Emma gets a pair of tap shoes, Roscoe thinks they make the coolest sound ever. So he gets his own tap shoes and joins Emma for lessons. But there’s one problem. Roscoe is the only boy in the dance class.
Popular children's author Katherine Applegate presents this fun sequel to her instant hit, Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs. Though first grader Roscoe Riley always means well, he still has a lot to learn. So when his beloved stuffed pig Hamilton goes missing from school, he "jumps to a conclusion" and assumes that Wyatt, the meanest kid in the class, took Ham. And since Wyatt must be the pig-napper, it's only fair that Roscoe swipe the bully's teddy bear to get even, right?
Popular author Katherine Applegate has won a devoted following for her Roscoe Riley Rules series, which features a loveable youngster who has his own guidelines for getting by in life. Roscoe has already learned not to glue his friends to chairs, not to steal from bullies, and not to swap his sweaters for dogs. But when his class plans a field trip to an apple orchard, he gets himself into his stickiest situation yet—and learns a new rule in the process.
A new fad has broken out in Roscoe’s class—sneakers with built-in walkie-talkies. Roscoe is lucky enough to own a pair, but his buddy Gus isn’t so fortunate. Gus’ mom won’t buy him new shoes until his old ones are worn out. Good thing for Gus, Roscoe is an expert at destroying old shoes.
"Fun book for all ages!"
Author Katherine Applegate’s stories about Roscoe Riley are popular with young readers who know what it’s like to get into trouble—accidentally. When the local bookstore holds a contest to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin, the prize is a bunch of books for the winner’s school library and a ton of candy. Roscoe likes books and candy, so he decides to make a guess. But a bad-luck black kitten at the bookstore keeps getting in his way.
The heartwarming new story about family and friendships from Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate. Life is tough for 10-year-old Jackson. The landlord is often at the door, there's not much food in the fridge and he's worried that any day now the family will have to move out of their home. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken and he's imaginary. He's come back into Jackson's life to help him, but is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Der zehnjährige Jackson ist nicht der Typ für einen unsichtbaren Freund, denn Jackson sammelt Fakten. Ein Fakt ist zum Beispiel, dass eine Kakerlake ohne Kopf zwei Wochen lang überleben kann. Ein weiterer, dass seine Eltern zurzeit mal wieder nicht mit dem Geld klar kommen. Erst verschwindet der Fernseher, dann gibt es zum Abendbrot nur noch Cornflakes. Aber plötzlich taucht ein sprechender Kater namens Crenshaw auf, der so groß ist, dass man sich bei ihm anlehnen kann.