Chasing the Skip

Chasing the Skip

Ricki's mom still hasn't returned from California even though it's been three weeks. Her grandmother doesn't want her to live with her anymore, so Ricki is now on the road with her dad. Her dad is a bounty hunter and travels all over the country looking for "skips" or people that missed a court date. This seems like the perfect opportunity for Ricki to practice being a journalist and to give her things to write about in her blog. As Ricki and her dad travel around, Ricki gets nervous about her mom being gone for so long and not hearing from her. Every time they stop off in a city, Ricki goes to a library to update her blog about bounty hunting and find out what happened to her mom. Her dad picks up a dangerous skip named Ian who is about the same age as Ricki. As they are traveling back to turn Ian in, Ricki gets to know him better...

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Blown Away

Blown Away

This picture book follows Penguin Blue as he takes a surprise and accidental flight on the end of a kite string. As he is blown away across familiar landscapes he picks up some other cold weather friends along the way. After flying across the ocean, the five friends decide to finally let go of the kite when the see the soft green tree-tops of a tropical island. The group takes time to wonder at the warm temperature and beautiful green landscape, but soon realize they miss home. Penguin Blue finds a creative solution to get them home--with an extra stow-away! Once safe and sound...

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Eris, the goddess of chaos, makes a deal with Sinbad: bring her the Book of Peace and she’ll make him rich. Sinbad agrees and follows Proteus, Sinbad’s boyhood friend, to Syracuse, intent on stealing the book. But Eris disguises herself as Sinbad and steals the book herself, framing Sinbad who is then sentenced to death. Proteus takes his place and Sinbad is granted ten days to find the book and return it or else Proteus will be executed in Sinbad’s stead. Sinbad and his crew set out for Tartarus to find Eris. Their journey is fraught with obstacles—a swarm of sirens, an island-sized fish, and a giant ice bird. At the edge of the world they find the gates of Tartarus...

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Penguin's Big Adventure

Penguin's Big Adventure

Inspired by the idea of being the first penguin to set foot on the north pole, Penguin decides it's time for an adventure. He meticulously plans and then sets forth. He left behind all his friends who were busy working on their own world records in search of something new and undiscovered. Upon reaching his destination he celebrates, alone. Penguin soon feels very lonely and afraid but it isn't long before he finds a new friendly face. When Penguin finally arrives home again, he discovers the beauty in the idea that the very best part of an adventure is coming home...

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The Geography of Me and You

The Geography of Me and You

Lucy and Owen might never have talked if the city hadn’t experienced a long blackout, leaving them stuck together between the tenth and eleventh floors of their apartment building. After they are rescued, they wander the dark streets together until the power comes back on. Shortly after the blackout, Lucy moves to Edinburgh with her parents and Owen moves to the west. They both find other people they are interested in, but they still miss each other. They keep in touch with postcards and emails as they travel to different places around the world, waiting for the day...

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