Cakes in Space

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780385387934
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Cakes in Space

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385387941
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Get ready for killer cupcakes! Deadly donuts! And an outer space adventure with illustrations on almost every page. Astra’s family is moving—to a whole new planet. And what does any kid need on moving day? Snacks! But when Astra asks her spaceship’s computer to whip up the ultimate dessert, it makes cakes so amazing that they come to life. Now these cake-monsters are destroying the ship! Can Astra and her robot friend stop them in time? Or are these terrible treats a recipe for disaster? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun. “An out-of-this-world choice to read alone or read aloud.” —School Library Journal “Will appeal to reluctant and strong chapter-book readers alike.” —Booklist "Goofy fun from the first page, and Astra, a perfect mix of ingenious, precocious, and excitable, will grab readers right away." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books From the Hardcover edition.

Cakes in Space

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 9780192734914
Release Date: 2014-04-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoonage (they just LOVE collecting spoons)! But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen. Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet. Another splendiferous adventure from dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, bursting with brilliant two-colour illustrations.

Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385387903
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Get ready for moving islands! Mischievous monkeys! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page. When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun. “[A] sly and dashing tale. . . Readers’ ribs aren’t the only ones that get a vigorous tickle.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed—this is my kind of book!” —Chris Riddell, award-winning co-creator of the Edge Chronicles From the Hardcover edition.

Pugs of the Frozen North

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385387989
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With a little luck and a pack of pugs, anything is paws-ible! When True Winter comes, it’s time for the Great Northern Race! The best sled teams in the world must reach a mysterious man called the Snowfather. He will grant one wish to the winners. Young racers Sika and Shen want to win more than anything. But they don’t have big sled dogs—all they have is sixty-six yappy, yippy puppy pugs. Can this unlikely team make their dreams come true? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with humor, action, and color illustrations on almost every page. A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 "A madcap, magical blend of fluff and other good stuff."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Ms Cupcake

Author: Mellissa Morgan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448155118
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Cooking

‘I believe that, regardless of what we can or can’t eat, we all deserve a delicious, decadent treat every now and then. Let me show you how to bake vegan cakes the easy way with simple, dairy-free recipes that taste just like the real thing!’ Here are some of Ms Cupcake’s most indulgent recipes to make at home using ingredients readily available at the supermarket or local shop. What’s more, most of the recipes can be made gluten-free with simple substitutions. Whether vegetarian, vegan, or suffering from allergies or intolerances, everyone can treat themselves to cupcakes piled high with dairy-free ‘buttercream’, fruity muffins, super-easy tray-bakes and no-bakes, gooey cookies, crunchy biscuits and – naughtiest of them all – delicious dipped and fried desserts using store-cupboard basics for something really special at the end of the day. Because everybody deserves great cake!

United Cakes of America

Author: Warren Brown
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781613127957
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Cooking

This tour of classic and curious cakes from all fifty states is “a sweet home-baked slice of Americana” (Publishers Weekly). In order to form a more perfect union of flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, CakeLove author Warren Brown offers his unique take on dessert recipes from all fifty states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Starting his tour with the classic Baked Alaska, Brown explores America’s rich culinary history while updating regional treats like Louisiana King Cake, South Carolina’s Lady Baltimore Cake, and Florida’s Key Lime Pie. There are official state desserts, like Maryland’s Smith Island Cake and Massachusetts’ Boston Cream Pie, as well as unofficial favorites, like New York–style Cheesecake and St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Brown also includes more adventurous confections like Michigan’s Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, and brand-new treats he’s created in honor of specific states, such as his California-inspired Avocado Cupcakes. With mouth-watering photos, informative sidebars, and an entire section devoted to the magic of buttercream frosting, United Cakes of America “is a shoe-in [sic] for that coveted guest-of-honor space on your baking shelf” (LA Weekly).

Jinks and O Hare Funfair Repair

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher:
ISBN: 0192734946
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Genre:

Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon?

Railhead

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781630790486
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Author: Emily Schuman
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613123225
Release Date: 2012-07-20
Genre: Design

Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life. Praise for Cupcakes and Cashmere: “Inspiration for anyone looking to update her wardrobe, decorate her home, or throw a fab party.” —Shape magazine

Rabbit Cake

Author: Annie Hartnett
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 9781941040577
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Fiction

People Magazine Book of the Week An Indies Introduce and Indie Next Pick Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Kevin Wilson's The Family Fang will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother. Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know—like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.

How to Cake It

Author: Yolanda Gampp
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9781443453905
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Cooking

From Yolanda Gampp, host of the massively popular, award-winning YouTube sensation “How to Cake It,” comes an inspiring “cakebook” with irresistible new recipes and visual instructions for creating spectacular novelty cakes for all skill levels. On her entertaining YouTube Channel, “How to Cake It,” Yolanda Gampp creates mind-blowing cakes in every shape imaginable. From a watermelon to a human heart to food-shaped cakes such as burgers and pizzas—Yolanda’s creations are fun and realistic. Now, Yolanda brings her friendly, offbeat charm and caking expertise to this colorful cakebook filled with imaginative cakes to make at home. How to Cake It: A Cakebook includes directions for making twenty-one jaw-dropping cakes that are gorgeous and delicious, including a few fan favorites with a fresh twist, and mind-blowing new creations. Yolanda shares her coveted recipes and pro tips, taking you step-by-step from easy, kid-friendly cakes (no carving necessary and simple fondant work) to more difficult designs (minimal carving and fondant detail) to aspirational cakes (carving, painting and gum-paste work). Whatever the celebration, Yolanda has the perfect creation, including her never before seen Candy Apple Cake, Party Hat, Rainbow Grilled Cheese Cake, Toy Bulldozer Cake and even a Golden Pyramid Cake, which features a secret treasure chamber! Written in her inspiring, encouraging voice and filled with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and vibrant photos, How to Cake It: A Cakebook will turn beginners into confident cake creators, and confident bakers into caking superstars!

Oliver and the Sea Monkeys

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524719272
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Get ready for mischievous monkeys! Moving islands! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page. When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun. This book was previously published in hardcover as Oliver and the Seawigs. “[A] sly and dashing tale. . . Readers’ ribs aren’t the only ones that get a vigorous tickle.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed—this is my kind of book!” —Chris Riddell, award-winning co-creator of the Edge Chronicles

Tea Cakes for Tosh

Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399252136
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Tosh has spent many days in the kitchen with his grandmother, Honey, watching her bake cookies and listening to tales of their slave ancestors, so when Honey's memory starts to fail, Tosh is able to help with the cookies and more. Includes a recipe for tea cakes.

Space Case

Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442494886
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.” Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep...