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.

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.

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

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.

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?

Nuts in Space

Author: Elys Dolan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763676094
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An elite crew has finally found the Lost Nuts of Legend. But will they get home before something happens to the nuts? An elite crew has finally found the Lost Nuts of Legend. Now all they have to do is go home. But?—?oh, dear?—?if only it were that simple. Everyone is starving, the Star Nav is broken, the neighbors are distinctly unfriendly, and it was a really bad idea to stop at the Death Banana and ask for directions. Will the crew find their way home? And, most importantly, will they get home before something happens to the nuts?

Hash Cakes

Author: Dane Noon
Publisher: Spruce
ISBN: 9781846014413
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Cooking

Give yourself the munchies (in every sense) with this ultimate guide to snacks for stoners. Packed with truly delicious recipes for easy-to-make cannabis creations, this is a fun, easy way to whip up a truly relaxing snack or those perfect house-party hash cakes. Cooking with cannabis is the easiest way to enjoy the herb without the hassle of all that paraphernalia and the health risks of smoking. Studies have shown that tar from joints can contain up to 50% more carcinogens and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes, making this the perfect gift for anyone who wants to avoid the respiratory problems and stigma of smoking, or plain can't roll a spliff. Plus, with a section on the different forms that cannabis comes in, and how you can adapt your recipes to suit them, you can be sure to never overdo the dope. This no-nonsense, no-fuss cookbook ensures that even a half-baked chef can turn out perfect results every time.

Carnival in a Fix

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385388023
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Journey to an amusement park on a moon! Funfair Moon, the outer space amusement park where Emily lives, has the highest roller coasters, the most dizzying Tilt-A-Whirls, and the scariest ghost train in the galaxy. Normally, Emily’s heroes Jinks and O’Hare keep it in tip-top shape. But the day the funfair inspector comes, everything goes wrong. Peeploid’s Merry-Go-Round and Fudge Shoppe is spinning out of control, gravity has reversed on the biggest slide, and there are strange little spiny black balls all over the place! Can Emily help fix the carnival before the inspector closes it for good? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with humor, action, and illustrations on almost every page.

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.

Tea and Cake London

Author: Zena Alkayat
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN: 1907317481
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Travel

Tea & Cake London is a comprehensive guide to the best places to enjoy tea and cake across London. Charming, knowledgeable and often surprising, this lovely book seeks out more than 70 cafés, bakeries and tearooms worth discovering, from iconic establishments to modern classics and undiscovered gems. Celebrating the history and ritual of taking tea, while embracing London’s currently thriving independent café scene, it brings together an eclectic collection of venues, all beautifully illustrated with evocative photography. Whether you’re looking for a traditional afternoon tea, a casual café in which to gossip over a brew, a bakery selling elite buttery treats, innocent vegan delights or an oddball tearoom with a twist, Tea & Cake London has the answer. The book has 6 chapters, each focusing on a different face of London’s tea and cake scene, from formal afternoon teas, patisseries and bakeries, right down to market stalls selling cake. Each entry highlights a special destination, and tempts you to indulge in a much-loved and very British pastime. And why resist? After all, there’s fewer pleasures as simple or appealing as settling somewhere cosy, tucking into a slice of something nice, and sipping on a well-brewed cup of tea.