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Samuel quickly discovers how difficult the harvest can be. The story is set in the year Told in the first person, Sarah takes young readers on a historic field trip back in time. Photographs in the book were taken at the Plymouth Museum, which is a replica of the settlement. The historic backdrop and the words of 9-year-old Sarah invite children of all ages to experience the Pilgrim way of life.
Brooks , illustrated by: Kurt Wiese - Alfred A. Knopf, pages. Originally published in , Freddy the Detective is an overlooked classic. Freddy is a pig who finds his true calling when he finds a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the barn one day. The witty and still very fresh vocabulary in which Freddy expresses himself is just delightful! Find Freddy the Detective at your local library.
Eleven-year-old Victor is up way past bedtime when he sees something very unusual on television: a band of giant lizards performing wild music! Find Lizard Music at your local library. When the kids receive an assignment to create a newspaper expose, Nolan thinks that this is the perfect chance to truly expose Bubba. After gathering some very compromising information, Nolan creates shredderman. Find Shredderman: Secret Identity at your local library. Nancy Drew continues to march into the 21st century with its ubiquitously pen-named writer, Carolyn Keene. Find The Case of the Sneaky Snowman at your local library.
This beautiful Jan Brett collection features some of her best winter and Christmas stories. When magic words are spoken, the pan fills with delicious latkes. Unfortunately, trouble occurs when Sadie leaves the pan in the hands of her younger brothers. The team is equipped with only two things to help them: a mysterious rhyme from the Ice Wizard and a magical rope.
Will they find Merlin and Morgan Le Fay? Are you brave enough to travel along? Find Winter of the Ice Wizard at your local library. The hook: The sixth installment of the Babymouse series finds our heroine at summer camp. The illustrations are as fun and humorous as ever, in the familiar black, white and pink.
Graphic novels are incredibly popular with tweens and teens, so it follows that younger kids want them as well. And those for the very young — especially for young girls — are few and far between, but gaining a foothold. Here is a well-established series that fills that void with a spirited, likable, adventurous character.
Danny is a boy who has a great life with his father. Find Danny: The Champion of the World at your local library. The climax comes when a dapperly dressed but hungry fox comes for a new gold tooth, and the quick-witted dentist saves himself from ingestion by means of his professional skills. Find Doctor De Soto at your local library. Nonsensical word play will entice readers to try reading this poetry aloud. A simple switch in the beginning letters of certain words makes language fun and the resulting sounds smile-crackingly funny.
Surely, Wayside School was already strange enough. The builders built a story school sideways with the rooms piled one on top of another — except for the 19th floor where Miss Zarves teaches class. There is no 19th floor, and there is no Miss Zarves. Nevertheless, there is a 13th floor, where nice Mrs. Jewls presides over her eccentric pupils. Jewls, however, takes a maternity leave. Before she returns with her little stranger, Wayside School gets a little stranger. While reading this ridiculously funny book, children will not only be laughing, they will be learning. Alien fantasies come and go, but this one has focus.
Base has created a universe where music, or the lack thereof, separates the planets and gives them their distinct personalities. This is a gift of cosmic proportions and hours of fun. Find The Worst Band in the Universe at your local library. Mike owes his success in baseball to his advisor, his dog Harry. It turns out that Harry is a great base coach. A chronology of the highlights of women in baseball concludes the book. Yingtao is the only one in his family with no musical talent. His father, however, insists that he continues to play the violin. How will he survive daily music lessons and recitals when all he really wants to do is play baseball, his true, natural talent?
Alison Lester, an Australian-born author and illustrator, has written a lovely introduction to Australia for young readers. Through the eyes of 8-year-old Grace, we tag along for a six-month journey around Australia with her family. Find Are We There Yet? Opal is forced to deal with the absence of her mother and a father who is absorbed in his work. Opal adopts the dog and he helps her make friends with people that the town-folks have labeled as strange and different.
This is a beautiful story about friendship, forgiveness, and tolerance. Find Because of Winn-Dixie at your local library. Imagine an army that is treated so well by the country it invades that it loses its will to conquer. It is the kind of well told story that parents can refer back to during difficult conversations for years.
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The artwork is warm and subtle and the message is timeless: Love is always more fun than war. Find The Conquerors at your local library. By listening to stories told by his father and grandparents, a young boy learns how choices can lead to overcoming adversity. Find Dare to Dream! Children are whisked away on a vibrant journey of hopes and dreams. Many deaths occur by a variety of weapons and methods, and a major character is beaten unconscious.
Do people really do that? Do you expect to one day? Is there a modern equivalent that, perhaps, involves less violence? This Japanese story of a dog whose devotion inspired a nation is an ideal bridge from picture books to chapter books. Find Hachiko Waits at your local library. Yes, Judy is a third-grade girl but she is very much the tomboy and boys love this series as much as girls.
The series does a great job of captivating unmotivated readers who are making the transition into chapter books. Taylor, loves a challenge. When Jason gives Mr. Perfect for: Inventive kids with creative ideas to cure boredom and update old rules. Find Ramona the Pest at your local library. This is a bittersweet and uplifting story of a young girl coping with the fact that her father is hospitalized for clinical depression.
She writes to this post office box, hoping that the person her father was writing to will help her understand what is happening. Told through her letters, this novel is poignant and emotionally raw. Her humor, courage and intelligence will resonate with the reader. Find Letters from Rapunzel at your local library. There is so much to discuss here that a family, or a class, could spend days talking it over, which is why it is already a favorite with discussion groups.
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Two of the biggest topics are what it means to be human and what it means to grow up. Try combining it with a movie about growing up, such as Wide Awake , or one about not growing up, such as Peter Pan. Find Loser at your local library. Uniquely told by weaving together the adventures of year-old Maya with those of Artemisia, a wild horse in the remote Wyoming wilderness, this is a beautiful coming-of-age story about relationships and making tough decisions. With the death of her grandmother, Maya is thrust into a totally foreign lifestyle.
Accustomed to a rigid and formal urban household, Maya suddenly finds herself on a rural ranch surrounded by loving and caring people. Discovering one another, the two develop a bond that will be tested under severe conditions. The addition of a glossary and a list of websites dealing with the subject of wild horses in America make this a must-read for any horse lover. Find Paint the Wind at your local library. Conversations, pictures, charts and stories find their way into it. Find Please Write in This Book at your local library.
This beautifully written and illustrated book will appeal to a wide range of ages. Its story of materialism verses charity addresses the value of giving and encourages children to reach out to help others. The story of a greedy king and the lesson he learns helps children get perspective on what is important. The vivid, intricately designed watercolor illustrations add drama and life to the story of a young wealthy child who, one night, steps out of a walled city to find the world beyond.
She becomes a quiltmaker after her elders reject her idea of helping the needy. Another poignant message for children of all ages. This is a heartwarming story of how a community comes together to help Minna, a little girl who so badly wants to attend school, but has no coat. The story deals with death and poverty in a real and positive way with a loving solution. Find The Rag Coat at your local library. Nolen and Nelson give us a spunky cowgirl heroine of the West who names herself Thunder Rose. Rose is resourceful and fearless, and no challenge defeats her, not stampeding cattle, drought, tornadoes, hooligans nor desperadoes.
Find Thunder Rose at your local library. The author creates an alphabet book using the first names of the 26 women who have made impressive contributions to the world. The women came from different ethnic groups and countries. Author Helen Lester writes a humorous tale about her life from age three to adulthood.
She describes how she became a writer, citing her achievements and challenges, including overcoming dyslexia, along the way. This cheerful book will inspire the writer within your child. Find Author: A True Story at your local library.
Bill Peet, a former Disney illustrator, shares his life story in this book. Find Bill Peet: An Autobiography at your local library. Rachel Carson has long been considered the original environmentalist. Her publication of Silent Spring in the s was the impetus for President Kennedy to call for a scientific study of the questions she raised about the environment. Here now we have an accessible, empowering biography of this unsung heroine for boys and girls that care about the environment.
Included are several lesson plans, as well as recommended reading on steps to save the environment. In this picture book biography of the magician Harry Houdini born Erik Weiss , the author emphasizes the qualities of perseverance, dedication and a commitment to self-improvement that made Houdini so successful. This would be the perfect book for kids fascinated by all things magical. The picture-book format and outstanding illustrations make it highly appealing for children.
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The text is friendly and loaded with interesting details about the subject. Find Leonardo da Vinci at your local library. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, writes this autobiographical work as page-long vignettes of highlights from his life. He writes about how he got his unusual nickname from his sister , his favorite movie hero the Lone Ranger , how he almost drowned one summer, his military life, and his training and missions as an astronaut.
Find Reaching for the Moon at your local library. George , illustrated by: David Small - Philomel, 56 pages. George and David Small take us on a fun romp through the excellent discoveries and great mishaps of the great and infamous explorers of the world. Some of the exquisitely drawn illustrations are small and subtle in meaning, and the typeface used in the illustrations could be challenging for young readers as well.
The subject matter of the biography will be of interest to adult as well as child readers, and this book might best be enjoyed in a joint first reading. This is an excellent series of biographies and includes books on Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman and Leonardo da Vinci. Written in a fun, conversational style that grabs even the most reluctant reader!
Find Who Was Harry Houdini? Levine Books, 32 pages. But there were over fifty ice cream sellers and dozens of waffle makers, so who put the two together? Five men and one woman claim they were the first to combine tasty waffles, shaped into a cone, with yummy ice cream. But the frozen delight honor goes to Italo Marchiony, an Italian immigrant who was selling ice cream cones from a push cart on the streets of New York in Find Ice-Cream Cones for Sale at your local library.
George , illustrated by: David Small - Philomel Books, 56 pages. Books about the presidents are usually boring, but not this one. George outlines the positive points about being president big house with its own swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater and negative points having to dress up, never get to go anywhere alone and lots of homework.
The book concludes with the oath of office, and there is an appended list of brief biographical sketches of each of the presidents. Furthermore, rats and lice and the threat of a bath were greater enemies than the British Navy. What can kids do to protect the environment? A lot! Easy to Be Green is filled with simple eco-friendly tips and activities children can try at home. A perfect way to make the concept of green living accessible and fun. This book examines how the amazing range of colors in the animal world works to help animals survive in their natural habitats.
Animals use color to attract a mate, lure prey, camouflage themselves or startle enemies. Additional information about animal coloration and the particular species pictured is found at the end of the book. This book is a visual treat, as well as fascinating reading for young naturalists.
Find Living Color at your local library. The familiar twosome cover a lot of ground — landscape, animals, the lives and cultures of native people, and the effects of global warming. Brilliant full-color photographs of thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes accompany the factual text of this beautiful informational book. Simon carefully explains how storms form and describes the havoc they wreak on humans who are still fascinated with the power of weather.
Find Storms at your local library. As more parents realize the importance of teaching their children about green living, the need for everyday, eco-friendly lessons grows. With activities for home and school and during playtime, Ways shows how easy and fun it is to prepare your kids for a better future. Washington , illustrated by: Stephen Taylor - HarperTrophy, 40 pages. Learn about the origins of Kwanzaa. The seven principles or beliefs of the holiday are explained in detail and accompanied by lovely illustrations.
Recipes and crafts ideas are also included. Find The Story of Kwanzaa at your local library. McElderry Books, 48 pages. Who can resist the title of this book? Certainly not young baseball fans who will delight in this comical history of the great American pastime. Readers learn tantalizing tidbits about the history of the game, like the facts that in the early days teams had no specific uniforms and that base running was once a contact sport. The amusing illustrations add to the fun, and colorful baseball slang is defined in page margins.
Find Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball at your local library. Finally all the lessons are put to use in the playing of two complete games. The first is a move game with comments on the reasons for certain moves; next is the analysis of an actual turn game played by two grand masters. Find Ultimate Chess at your local library. Four of the visiting children are nasty brats who will get exactly what they deserve.
Only Charlie is worthy. Kids may be more drawn to the chaotic, colorful adaptation starring Johnny Depp, but the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , which was written by Dahl himself, is a gentler take that still stands up today. Large labeled ovals with the animals superimposed on them act as guides, so children can scan the scenes to find where the sea stars are hiding in the coral reef or the sidewinder in the desert. Children will be enchanted by the lush illustrations.
All in all, it would be hard to go wrong with this book. In Time Cat , a young boy discovers that his cat, instead of having nine lives, has the ability to travel through time nine times. Thus begins their adventures. Instead they get food falling from the sky three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It might be mashed potatoes, soup, pancakes, or hamburgers!
Secret passages? Lab experiments that might make you lose your eyebrows and other body parts? Classmates who are the smartest, strongest, most intimidating girls in the world? Double check. Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures.
From author Jack Gantos comes a brand-new story in the award-winning Joey Pigza series, exclusively on Audible. Joey Pigza wants to be a winner - at everything! And yet, it seems he cannot win. But why? This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These 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.
Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest. Those shining, yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn't belong to a jumbie.
Or could they? Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest.
They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend, Yishan.
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain.
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He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.
Since its publication in , Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself. Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door.
He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back.
It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight - and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun - and abuses his dogs.
The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations. Now, on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, Random House is proud to bring the three timeless tales together in one commemorative edition. Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. It is Ralph's lucky day when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special - and made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle When her best friend and neighbor Margaret comes to her with a problem, Clementine goes to many lengths to help her friend.
This sets off a rollicking adventure-filled week that finds Clementine getting into and out of further trouble, while learning valuable life lessons. Here is the timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family.
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Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.
Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.
At his grandfather's house miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own The year-old Doll family, beautifully crafted china dolls passed down through four generations of girls in one American family, meet their new neighbors, the Funcrafts, a doll family made completely of plastic and delivered straight from the factory shelves.
Brings to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time in a full dramatisation with specially composed music. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.
Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home.
But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all. Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash.
But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team - a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. The classic tells the story of Mr. Popper, the small-town housepainter who dreamed of exploring Antarctic regions, and Captain Cook, the redoubtable penguin who turned Mr. Popper's world upside down. Alice Mayfair, 12 years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed.
Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one. But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people - NoFurs, as they call them - are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the NoFur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not. Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts.
Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's and year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone.
Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids. Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers.
But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment. When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants.
When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her First published in , Pippi Longstocking has given generations of kids a vision of days free from chores, bedtime hours, and homework. It's Maddy's turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees.
August Auggie Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power. One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over years.
By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel.
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