Because of Winn-Dixie

b Kate DiCamillo s beloved best selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition b br br Kate DiCamillo s first published novel like Winn Dixie himself immediately proved to be a keeper a New York Times bestseller a Newbery Honor winner the inspiration for a popular film and most especially a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages It s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale s magic to an even wider circle of fans br br The summer Opal and her father the preacher move to Naomi Florida Opal goes into the Winn Dixie supermarket and comes out with a dog A big ugly suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor A dog she dubs Winn Dixie Because of Winn Dixie the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother one for each year Opal has been alive Winn Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known and together they meet the local librarian Miss Franny Block who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE They meet Gloria Dump who is nearly blind but sees with her heart and Otis an ex con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours then lulls them with his guitar Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother But because of Winn Dixie or perhaps because she has grown Opal learns to let go just a little and that friendship and forgiveness can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm


The Tale of Despereaux

b A brave mouse a covetous rat a wishful serving girl and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo s Newbery Medal winning tale b br br Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling a mouse who is in love with music stories and a princess named Pea It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light And it is the story of Miggery Sow a slow witted serving girl who harbors a simple impossible wish These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon up into a glittering castle and ultimately into each other s lives What happens then As Kate DiCamillo would say Reader it is your destiny to find out


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

b A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo complete with stunning full color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline honors the enduring power of love b br br Someone will come for you but first you must open your heart br br Once in a house on Egypt Street there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane The rabbit was very pleased with himself and for good reason he was owned by a girl named Abilene who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely br br And then one day he was lost br br Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes camp from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis And along the way we are shown a true miracle that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love to lose and to love again


Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

It begins as the best superhero stories do with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming but self described cynic Flora Belle Buckman who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You is the just the right person to step in and save him What neither can predict is that Ulysses the squirrel has been born anew with powers of strength flight and misspelled poetry and that Flora will be changed too as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart br br From i New York Times i best selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh out loud story filled with eccentric endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format a novel interspersed with comic style graphic sequences and full page illustrations all rendered in black and white by up and coming artist K G Campbell


The Tiger Rising

b The National Book Award finalist from the best selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE now in paperback b br br Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning twelve year old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger a real life very large tiger pacing back and forth in a cage What s more on the same extraordinary day he meets Sistine Bailey a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his As they learn to trust each other and ultimately to be friends Rob and Sistine prove that some things like memories and heartaches and tigers can t be locked up forever


The Magician's Elephant

b In a highly awaited new novel Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected and making the extraordinary come true b br br What if Why not Could it be br br When a fortuneteller s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask Does his sister still live And if so how can he find her The fortuneteller s mysterious answer an elephant An elephant will lead him there sets off a chain of events so remarkable so impossible that you will hardly dare to believe it s true With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo In this timeless fable she evokes the largest of themes hope and belonging desire and compassion with the lightness of a magician s touch


Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything absolutely everything depends on her And she has a plan If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition then her father who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist will see Raymie s picture in the paper and maybe come home To win not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton she also has to contend with the wispy frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante who has a show business background and the fiery stubborn Beverly Tapinski who s determined to sabotage the contest But as the competition approaches loneliness loss and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways


Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)

To Mr and Mrs Watson Mercy is not just a pig she s a porcine wonder And to the portly and good natured Mercy the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast not to mention that buttery toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them This is not however so good for the Watsons bed BOOM CRACK As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor Mercy escapes in a flash to alert the fire department her owners assure themselves But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind like a sudden craving for their neighbors sugar cookies


Bink & Gollie (Bink & Gollie, #1)

b Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award br br In a brilliant collaboration best selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee along with acclaimed illustrator Tony Fucile introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends br br b Meet Bink and Gollie two precocious little girls one tiny one tall and both utterly irrepressible Setting out from their super deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter for Bink and pancakes for Gollie they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks an impromptu trek to the Andes and a most unlikely marvelous companion No matter where their roller skates take them at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends Full of quick witted repartee this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie imagination and adventure brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile


Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Mercy Watson #2)

Mr and Mrs Watson s porcine wonder Mercy loves nothing more than a ride in the car It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a You are such a good sport darling to get the portly pig out of the driver s seat but once the convertible is on the road Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout One day the Watsons motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn however when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some folly and adventure and in the chaos that ensues an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel Soon there s a policeman on her tail a struggle for the brake and a blissfully airborne Mercy Of course it s nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can t fix