Author: Shiela Leon, Elisa Davoglio
Together with Leonardo, their tour guide, your kids will have so much fun discovering Italy-its history and geography, flags and symbols, food and culture, and even some useful words in Italian! Leonardo makes it interesting with "juicy information," challenging quizzes, special tasks, and colorful activities.
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Little, Brown
J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force. Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.
Author: Leo Lionni
Little Pezzettino's worry that he may be only a small piece of somebody else precipitates a journey of discovery.
Author: Klay Lamprell, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Presents information about some of the places, trends, notable events, entertainment venues, foods, individuals, sports, and tourist attractions associated with the city.
Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Italy is a foreign country and their culture and traditions might be different than yours. But if you are aware of these differences, you will be better guided on what to expect when you actually go for a visit. Geography is a fun topic to study, if you take one region at a time. So go ahead and grab a copy of this book today!
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - New York. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about towering skyscrapers and deep subways, a naked cowboy, and the Yankees loudest fans. Check out cool stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street. You'll find superheroes, famous battles, cops, cooks, and millions of rats. Which lady moved to New York from Paris in 350 pieces? Did Martians really invade New York in 1938? Which skyscraper was meant to double as an airship dock? Would you like to spend a night inside an elephant? This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents: New York City opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities. Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome and London, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the word.
Author: Gianni Rodari
Publisher: Melville House
A fable for children and adults: a story of life, death, and terrorism—in the grand tradition of Exupéry’s The Little Prince When we first meet 93-year-old millionaire Baron Lamberto, he has been diagnosed with 24 life-threatening ailments—one for each of the 24 banks he owns. But when he takes the advice of an Egyptian mystic and hires servants to chant his name over and over again, he seems to not only get better, but younger. Except then a terrorist group lays siege to his island villa, his team of bank managers has to be bussed in to help with the ransom negotiations, and a media spectacle breaks out . . . A hilarious and strangely moving tale that seems ripped from the headlines—although actually written during the time the Red Brigades were terrorizing Italy—Gianni Rodari’s Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto has become one of Italy’s most beloved fables. Never before translated into English, the novel is a reminder, as Rodari writes, that “there are things that only happen in fairytales.” From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.’
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Journey back in time with Geronimo in this fabumouse hardcover special edition! I, Geronimo Stilton, never expected to set paw inside a time machine. But when Professor Paws von Volt invited me to travel with him, I had to accept! My family came along to help us discover how the dinosaurs became extinct, how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built, and what life was like at King Arthur's court. Along the way I was chased by a Tyrannosaurus rex, almost eaten by a crocodile in the Nile, and asked to save a maiden from an evil knight's castle. Holey cheese! It was an adventure through history!