Juvenile Fiction

How to Catch a Star

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8355

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars. Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Waiting for them to grow tired from being up in the sky all night doesn't work. Climbing to the top of the tallest tree? No, not tall enough. The boy has a rocket ship . . . but it is made of paper and doesn't fly well at all. Finally, just when the boy is ready to give up, he learns that sometimes things aren't where, or what, we expect them to be. Oliver Jeffers offers a simple, childlike tale of reaching for the stars, and emerging with a friend.
Adventure stories

How to Catch a Star

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780007228072

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 32

View: 3645

There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-seek together. One day he decides to set about catching a star of his very own.
Children

How to Catch a Star

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007150334

Category: Children

Page: 32

View: 2720

There once was a boy... and the boy loved stars very much...
Juvenile Fiction

Once There Was a Boy... Boxed Set

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 9780399171093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2707

Jeffers' first picture book, "How to Catch a Star, " featured an unnamed boy in a red-and-white striped shirt. That same boy went on to star in "Lost and Found" and "The Way Back Home." Now these three quirky picture books are available together for the first time, as mini, unjacketed hardcover editions, enclosed within a die-cut slipcase. Full color.
Biography & Autobiography

Catch a Star

Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion

Author: Tamika Catchings,Ken Petersen

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441219633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9267

When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings never imagined one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. Catchings faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separation from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injuries. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine. Catch a Star tells Tamika's story of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named to the WNBA's All Decade Team, earning four Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.
Juvenile Fiction

Catch a Falling Star

Author: Kim Culbertson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545627052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 571

A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself. Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
Juvenile Fiction

The Way Back Home

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148800

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7623

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same. When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there’s no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness! (Plus, it’s dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he’s just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling—it’s all the same when you’re in need of a friend.
Juvenile Fiction

How to Catch a Bogle

Author: Catherine Jinks

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544087089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 313

View: 3578

In 1870s London, a young orphan girl becomes the apprentice to a man who traps monsters for a living.
Juvenile Fiction

The Hueys in The New Sweater

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642319

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5599

The New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book, now in an oversized trim for added value and fun! The Hueys are small and mischievous, unique compared to the world's other creatures--but hardly unique to one another. You see, each Huey looks the same, thinks the same, and does the same exact things. So you can imagine the chaos when one of them has the idea of knitting a sweater! It seems like a good idea at the time--he is quite proud of it, in fact--but it does make him different from the others. So the rest of the Hueys, in turn, decide that they want to be different too! How? By knitting the exact same sweater, of course! The first in a series of child-friendly concept books by the #1 bestselling artist of The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a Star, Stuck, and This Moose Belongs to Me, The New Sweater proves that standing apart can be accomplished even when standing together.
Juvenile Fiction

A Child of Books

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763690775

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1271

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.
Juvenile Fiction

Up and Down

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9080

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a humorous, resonant tale about the value of shared experiences. A penguin has wings for a reason . . . doesn't he? Having a best friend with his own airplane is one thing, but actually experiencing what it feels like to fly by himself? Here is one penguin who believes this is precisely what he needs to feel complete. Only . . . if flying by himself is so wonderful, then why does he feel so empty? Because some experiences are better shared. (And penguins are much happier on the ground.) Oliver Jeffers delivers the perfect companion to his much-loved Lost and Found. Penguins everywhere will take flight in delight.
Juvenile Fiction

Stuck

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101650656

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8176

From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite! When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that's only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers' most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.
Juvenile Fiction

How to Catch a Mouse

Author: Philippa Leathers

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763669121

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2789

A confident but inexperienced cat believes that because she has never seen a mouse she has scared them all away, while unaware that an intrepid little mouse is hiding on every page. By the creator of The Black Rabbit.
Juvenile Fiction

The Hueys in What's The Opposite?

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698174399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3535

Explore the humorous world of opposites with the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and his band of Hueys! "What's the opposite of the beginning?" A sensible question to ask when opening a book that teaches the reader about opposites. But maybe we should start with something a little easier? For example, it's quite unlucky when a Huey finds himself stranded on a hot, deserted island—but how lucky it is when a fan arrives to provide some cool air! Oh, wait . . . nowhere to plug it in? Unlucky, once again. Now for a harder one: What’s the difference between half full and half empty? Stumped? Don’t worry, that one will make a Huey’s head hurt too. In this funny concept book from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit, Oliver Jeffers takes us on a delightful ride through the world of contraries. Praise for The Hueys in What's the Opposite? * "Even readers who know the basics of opposites will get their minds blown here, as a glass is considered half full on one page but also half empty on the next. It’s not easy to be so very simple and so very clever, but Jeffers manages in this laugh-aloud offering that will get groups giggling."—Booklist, starred review * "An amusing twist on the traditional concept book by a beloved master of shape and line."—School Library Journal, starred review "A clever concept book from beginning to end."—Kirkus Reviews
Juvenile Fiction

Welcome to Alien School

Author: Caryl Hart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857077031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3128

When, one morning, Mum calls Albie for school, he really doesn't want to go, He's too busy playing space rescues with his toys. But, when Albie steps into the playground, he quickly realizes that this isn't any old school. It's Alien School and there's a big, shaggy alien heading in his direction! Join Albie as he makes intergalactic friends, enjoys space-ghetti at the school canteen and rides on space scooters - school has never been so much fun!
Children's stories

Lost and Found

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007260474

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 9356

There once was a boy... and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all...Ages: 3 -5
Juvenile Fiction

The Hueys in None The Number

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165543

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8588

Learn to count with the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of The Day the Crayons Quit and his hilarious cast of Hueys! "Is none a number?" you might ask. I'm glad you did. The answer is Yes! For example, how many lumps of cheese do you see next to you? The answer, depending on where you are, is likely "none." Counting with the reader all the way up to ten, the Hueys explain numbers as only they can. Such as: The number 4 is the number of tantrums thrown by Dave every day. 7 is the number of oranges balanced on things. And 9 is the number of seagulls who attacked Frank's French fries. Together they make quite a spectacle. But when you take away all of these fun illustrations in the book? You're left with none! This funny and accessible counting book from #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit; This Moose Belongs to Me) gives the Hueys one more reason to be every young child's best friends. Praise for NONE THE NUMBER "Delightfully droll and enlightening . . . . The illustrations, 'made with pencils and a bit of color' on large white pages, are deceptively simple and ridiculously funny."--School Library Journal
Juvenile Fiction

This Moose Belongs to Me

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1152

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes the age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone. A moose can be obstinate in such ways. Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples. Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.
Juvenile Fiction

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3111

#1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! "Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. Praise for Here We Are: -"A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves"--School Library Journal