J. K. Rowling is the author of the beloved, bestselling, record-breaking Harry Potter series. She started writing the series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998, and the series concluded nearly ten years later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published in 2007. J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Land#233;gion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Amulet series and Copper, a collection of his popular webcomic. He is also the founder and editor of the acclaimed Flight anthologies. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, his first graphic novel, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, and Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. Kazu lives and works in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their two children. Visit Kazu online at www.boltcity.com.
Mary GrandPrand#233; has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPrand#233; lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.
With publishing rights sold in 34 territories worldwide and news about the DIVERGENT movie-coming March 21, 2014 from Summit/Lionsgate-constantly in the news and being discussed among book lovers, thousands of new fans are coming to the series weekly, and all of them are eagerly counting down to this, the final book in the trilogy.
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author the DIVERGENT series. A full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband call the Chicago area home. You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com and on Twitter (@veronicaroth).
The very first draft of Divergent began with the hair-cutting scene, but it was told from Tobias's point of view. When Veronica Roth went back to the manuscript some time later, she realized that in order for the Divergent story to be exceptionally compelling, it needed to be told from Tris's perspective. But over the course of the first two books, Tobias's voice still clamored to be heard, eventually becoming an integral part of Allegiant. Now, Veronica Roth has written four stories about Tobias Eaton's life told from Tobias's point of view. The first three stories chronicle crucial points in Tobias's life leading up to Divergent. The fourth story runs parallel to the events in Divergent. Each story is a long piece, with a fully developed narrative arc. When read together, these four pieces illuminate the defining moments of Tobias Eaton's life.
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and several stories set in the world of Divergent. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online on Twitter (@VeronicaRoth), Tumblr (The Art of Not Writing), and her website (www.veronicarothbooks.com).
The Scholastic Children?s Dictionary is the only children?s dictionary to include a thesaurus, grammar guide, punctuation guide, idiom guide, and geography section.
There?s a new guy in town, and Pete can?t wait to meet him. After all, more friends means more fun. But who can he be? When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they?re very different from each other. But that?s what makes him cool. Gus is special in his own way, just like Pete and just like you, and there is something everyone can do!
In 2004, Kimberly and James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children?s book together. Their dream finally became a reality with the release of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios in Savannah, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.
Despite the intrinsic challenges of the Depression-era setting, author Curtis shows that hope can save the day.