This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Tim Wynne-Jones. This fanciful nautical adventure stars a winsome cat named Zoom, who stays indoors paddling in the sink or sailing in the bathtub all night when other self-respecting cats are out mousing and howling at the moon. One day Zoom finds in his Uncle Roy's diary a map of the sea and how to get there, which leads him to the huge house of the beautiful Maria. When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom's adventures begins.
- Auteur:Wynne-Jones, Tim, Beddows, Eric, Wynne-Jones, TimSommaire:
- Auteur:Korman, GordonSommaire:
After a class trip to a floating zoo where animals are mistreated and Savannah's missing pet monkey is found in a cage, Long Island sixth-grader Griffin Bing and his band of misfits plan a rescue.
- Auteur:Murguia, Bethanie DeeneySommaire:
As their mother counts down the time, Zoe and her sister Addie hurry to complete their game of chase in an imaginary jungle.
- Auteur:Minaki, ChristinaSommaire:
Zoe mostly has it good. Her parents are nice, her brother isn?t half bad, and her dog Ella is amazing. But Zoe thinks her life is boring ? nothing ever changes. She?s stuck in her wheelchair and her parents never let her do anything fun. And it really bugs her that some of the kids think she?s not smart just because her body doesn?t always do what she wants. Then in the midst of the holiday season, Zoe learns about the diverse cultures of her friends at school, and realizes she?s not the only different one in class. While celebrating the traditions of Christmas, Hanukkanh, Kwanzaa, Divali and Eid, she realizes that excitement can arrive in weird and challenging ways. Will Zoe succeed when she needs to take charge for the first time? Or, is having adventures really not as great as she thought?
- Auteur:Williams, Suzanne, Holub, JoanSommaire:
After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series!The terrible Titans-merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans-have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe... Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up. Zeus gets his wish-and a lot more than he bargained for-when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he sees-an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime-and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.
- Auteur:Holub, JoanSommaire:
Zero believes that he is a hero, but the counting numbers think he is worthless until they get into trouble with some Roman numerals, and only Zero can help.
- Auteur:Light, SteveSommaire:
A little girl who loves planes is sent to her bedroom for doing a loop-de-loop off the couch and finds a secret door leading to a room with real flying machines, seting her off on an adventure.
- Auteur:Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeSommaire:
In three short stories, two fox sisters run away from home, bury a time capsule, and take advantage of some creative juice.
- Auteur:Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeSommaire:
In three brief stories, two fox sisters meet the boy next door, play pirates, and camp out in the yard in sleeping bags.
- Auteur:Kvasnosky, Laura McGeeSommaire:
In three brief stories, Ivy, the younger of two fox sisters, goes along with her older sister's schemes, even when they seem a bit daring.
- Auteur:Palatini, MargieSommaire:
Yuck. A cheese and ham sandwich for lunch is way too boring. As young Zak stares at his plate, he grumbles. If only he had his own restaurant, he could eat anything he wanted. But wishes can come true in astonishing ways. In a flash, Zak is at a shining lunch counter. Under bright lights, a frizzy-haired waitress named Lou waits to take his order. With a grin as big as his appetite, Zak doesn't waste any time: double cheeseburgers, french fries, pizzas, pies . Join the adventurous Zak as he feasts his way through a meal that gets bigger with every bite. Margie Palatini is the author of several popular picture books, and in Zak's Lunch she captures every child's food fantasy. Narrator Jeff Woodman adds just the right flavor to her rib-tickling tale.
- Auteur:Davis, Darren G., Misuraca, TomSommaire:
Zak Raven, once the superhero Kid Ranger, is now just a typical 15-year-old boy living in Bluffside. But when most of his friends are playing video games or studying for their final exams, Zak is fighting real-life robots and defeating his arch enemy, Professor Bimtri Raine. On a school ski trip, Zak gets more than he bargained for. All the dogs have gone missing. It’s up to him to solve this mystery, without the help of his superpowers. Can he save the canines and get home in time to finish his algebra homework? What do you do when your super powers are gone?
- Auteur:King, ZachSommaire:
Award-winning digital media star Zach King brings his unique brand of magic to the second installment of a lively, fun-filled trilogy about Zach, a middle schooler trying to figure out what his magical powers are while navigating the crazy, confusing world of middle school. Zach's back for another adventure at Horace Greely Middle School. Long homeschooled, Zach's finally comfortable at public school. Even though he's missing his magical powers, he's got a best friend, a super-popular YouTube channel, and a crush on Rachel, the prettiest girl in school. Zach is confident enough to muster up the courage to ask Rachel to the big school dance. Just as he's just about to do it, Hogan, the new kid from Australia, shows up and steals his thunder. But when Zach learns that Hogan is just using the dance as a way to embarrass Rachel and ruin her chances of becoming class president, Zach knows he has to stop him somehow. Now Zach's on a mission to recover his magical powers in order to stop Hogan before he can sabotage Rachel's chances. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and anyone who's ever wondered where they belong, this is the perfect book for you.
- Auteur:H I LarrySommaire:
A spy for the Government Investigation Bureau, twelve-year-old Zac is sent to Great Icy Pole to learn why planes are suddenly making frequent flights over a remote research station.
- Auteur:O'Brien, Robert C.Sommaire:
Seemingly the only person left alive after the holocaust of a war, a young girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.
- Auteur:Iwasa, MegumiSommaire:
Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal-Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. Where is a penguin's neck' Can a penguin fly' Penguin answers as best he can. But no one expects what happens when the pen pals come face to face at last. An enduring bestseller in its native Japan, Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is a funny tale of mistaken assumptions and friendship.
- Auteur:Walsh, AnnSommaire:
Moving with her mother from Vancouver to Wells, British Columbia, Elizabeth Connell longs for the excitement of the city and her father, brother, and friends left behind. While she is in the peaceful graveyard of nearby Barkerville she finds a small gold ring that has very special powers. By twisting the ring on her finger, Elizabeth is transported to the nineteenth century during the heyday of the gold rush. Caught between her present life with family and friends and a love in the past, Elizabeth learns more than history.
- Auteur:Jones, JudithSommaire:
Experience what it was like to grow up in a different time and country. In this book, Judith tells her grandchildren the tale of her youth in Botswana, and shares how education and entertainment were different then.
- Auteur:Watt, MélanieSommaire:
You, the reader, are on the spot. You're late! At first, this little bunny is deliriously excited by your arrival, but now that you're finally here, he wants to know: where were you? He's been waiting long enough to learn an accordion solo, among other time-consuming pursuits. After he's shown you how it feels to be kept waiting and just when he's finally satisfied that you're a good steady page-turner who's here to stay, something happens to turn the tables.
- Auteur:Gutman, DanSommaire:
Just when they think they are safe, twins Coke and Pepsi are chased by an evil Elvis impersonator, trapped in a pool of flesh-eating soda, nearly pulverized in a giant shredder, and crushed in a turbo-charged carnival ride--but no one believes them! Will they survive?