Charlotte s Web

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008139414
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The much-loved children’s classic by E.B. White, available in eBook for the very first time!

The Story of Charlotte s Web

Author: Michael Sims
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408823064
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, Charlotte's Web, E. B. White was obeying that oft-repeated maxim: 'Write what you know.' Helpless pigs, silly geese,clever spiders, greedy rats - White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favourite hours as child and adult. Painfully shy, White once wrote of himself 'this boy felt for animals a kinship he never felt for people'. Nonetheless, that tens of millions have been so moved by Charlotte's Web, and by White's other classics, testifies to his deep understanding of the human condition. Bringing readers into intimate contact with E. B. White's world, Michael Sims chronicles his animal-rich youth and dreams of being a writer; the vibrant early years of the New Yorker,where urban nature was White's ever-present theme; the discovery of the farm in Maine where he and his wife would live; his fascinating scientific research into how spiders spin webs, lay eggs, and live in the world; his friendship with his legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom; and the luminous creative process that led to publication of his masterpiece. By refining the raw ore of his childhood in Mount Vernon, New York, in the first decade of the twentieth century, White translated his own passions and contradictions, delights and fears, into a book that would be read the world over. The Story of Charlotte's Web illuminates the life of a literary icon, and will add richness and appreciation for anyone who has loved, or has yet to read, a cherished classic.

Stuart Little

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062408211
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure Now available as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure. Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

Charlotte s Web

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0808537725
Release Date: 2012-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away

The Newbery Companion

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088134
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Charlotte s Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060006986
Release Date: 2002-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children’s books.This special cloth-bound anniversary edition features Garth Williams’s original drawings lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells. Also included is a retrospective essay written in honor of this anniversary by scholar Peter Neumeyer, about the development and publication of this landmark book. The Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Edition is a keepsake book that readers of all ages will cherish.

The Trumpet of the Swan

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062406804
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer. Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along. E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Mr Popper s Penguins

Author: Richard Tupper Atwater
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453227862
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

Ralph S Mouse

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0061972304
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Look, Ryan," he said. "I'm in trouble and I don't have time to tell you about it. Just take me and my motorcycle with you, and don't ask questions."Ralph's pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain View Inn. So Ralph persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school. Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan's classmates. But he doesn't like being forced to run through a maze or the threat of an exterminator coming to the school. Worst of all, Ryan gets into a fight with a classmate, and Ralph's precious motorcycle is broken. Is Ralph S. Mouse smart enough to steer this sad situation to a happy ending?

The Wish Giver

Author: Bill Brittain
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061958496
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.

An Island of Our Own

Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Scholastic Fiction
ISBN: 9781407145310
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From one of the brightest talents in teen fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Author: Avi
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545922470
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition! Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder! After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure

Author: Eleanor Coerr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101077054
Release Date: 2003-04-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she can't paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.

100 Best Books for Children

Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618618775
Release Date: 2005-07-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.

Little House 5 Book Collection

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062565990
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series chronicles her life growing up on the Western frontier. Now, for the first time, these books are available as ebooks! This digital collection of the first five books features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This collection includes Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and By the Shores of Silver Lake. The Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts