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Par Colby Rodowsky. 1994
Twelve-year-old Hannah's world is precomfordictable--her word for predictable and comfortable--and that's the way she likes it. She looks forward to…spending Friday nights eating pizza with her parents and summers "moonbathing" with her friends. But lately Hannah's life isn't precomfordictable at all, because she's keeping a secret. It has to do with her mother's shaking hands and morning headaches--Hannah is afraid her mother is an alcoholic. In this moving story Colby Rodowsky describes one girl's determination to face the truth despite her family's denial of her mother's condition. Look for more books by Colby Rodowsky, who writes about the everyday lives of and the biggest problems of preteens and teenagers, in the Bookshare collection including: Not Quite A Stranger, The Fernhill Summer, What About Me and The Next Door Dogs.
Par Jane Yolen. 2013
Those little monsters are back — and on the move! Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by…Kelly Murphy’s exuberant illustrations. Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain (Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now!). In this high-octane sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action.
Par Joseph Slate. 1996
This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.…It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! "Multifaceted and appealing, this book can be enjoyed in many ways, at home and at school." --The New York Times Book Review
Par Emma Adams. 2016
In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline above their city's cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of…London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city's history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London illustrator, James Weston Lewis, bring the events of November 1666 to life in this stunning gift book. Lewis's drawings take readers on a journey, from the single smouldering coal that falls out of the baker's oven to the swirling clouds of ash that engulf the city and then in to the very heart of the fire itself. As the pages turn, you can witness London burning to the ground and then rebuilding again. Children will love examining the rich detail of each spread, from the detailed city map to the drawings of London before, during and after the fire took hold. This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages.
Par Jim Aylesworth. 1992
Par M. P. Robertson. 2000
Par Doreen Cronin. 2019
There’s more trouble on the farm, but Duck has nothing to do with it, for once. This time the trouble…is a four-ounce puff of fluff who just won’t go to sleep, and whose play-with-me “peeps” are keeping the whole barnyard awake with him. Peep! Peep! Peep! How do you get a baby duck to hit the hay? Poor Farmer Brown will find out—and Duck might just find himself in trouble after all…
Par John Peterson. 1991
in Trash City... Major Nick Little and a band of soldiers from Trash City come across a scary scene in…the town dump--a tiny person's camp has been attacked! And inside the tent are two tiny babies Major Nick has never seen before. Where did the babies come from? What happened to their parents? Did the big black bird seen outside the tent have anything to do with this mystery? This is an exciting adventure about people who are no more than six inches tall! Pictures are described You'll find sixteen more books you won't be able to put down about the Littles and their adventures in the world of big people in the Bookshare library. Look for: The Littles, The Littles Go Exploring, The Littles to the Rescue, The Littles Give a Party, The Littles Take A Trip, The Littles Go To School, The Littles Have A Wedding, The Littles Get Trapped, The Littles and the Terrible Tiny Kid, The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare, The Littles and the Trash Tinies, The Littles and the Big Storm, The Littles and the Amazing New Friend, The Littles and the Surprise Thanksgiving, The Littles Have A Merry Christmas and The Littles have a Happy Valentine's Day. RL 3, Ages 7-10
Par E. B. White, Rosemary Wells, Garth Williams. 1999
Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a…full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that features a very small mouse on a very big adventure. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his family. But when Stuart's best friend goes missing, he's determined to leave home and take an epic journey to find his friend.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of friendship, family, and adventure that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Par E. B. White, Fred Marcellino. 2000
Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a…full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer.Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Par Todd Parr. 2020
Reading makes you feel good because... You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur, You can make someone feel better…when they are sick, And you can do it anywhere! Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road. Targeted to those first beginning to read, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, labels, and messages hidden in the pictures
Par David A. Adler, Susanna Natti. 2015
Cam, her best friend Eric, and Eric's mom are spending the day with Eric's grandparents. But Grandpa and Grandma seem…too tired to visit. Every so often, a knock at the door wakes them up. But when they go to answer, no one is there. Is a Knock, Knock Ghost on the loose? It's up to Cam to solve the mystery! <P><P> Garden State Children's Book Award 2017 Nominee.
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Par Barbara Kerley, Edwin Fotheringham. 2008
A witty and stylish biography of a maverick American heroine -- the outspoken, irresistible daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt…had a small problem. Her name was Alice. Alice Lee Roosevelt was hungry to go places, meet people, do things! Father called it running riot. Alice called it eating up the world. Whether she was entertaining important White House visitors with her pet snake or traveling the globe, Alice bucked convention and turned every new experience into an adventure! Brimming with affection and wit, this spirited biography gives readers a peek at family life inside the White House. Prose and pictures spring, gambol, and two-step across the pages to celebrate a maverick American heroine.
Par Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Sarah Massini. 2014
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beloved author of the bestselling Biscuit books, has written another charming story about a little girl and…her dog. With illustrator Sarah Massini's whimsical artwork, Tulip Loves Rex is perfect for fans of Ladybug Girl by David Soman and Jacky Davis and A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid. <p><p> Tulip Loves Rex is a sweet story about Tulip, who loves to dance, and her new friend Rex, a fluffy dog who also loves to dance. The lyrical text touches on themes of friendship, acceptance, and, most important, finding out what makes you who you are—and sharing that with someone you love. <p><p> This lively but gentle story is perfect for bedtime and for any child who dances through life or dreams of having a pet as a best friend.
Par Philippa Pearce, Jaime Zollars. 2008
From beloved author Philippa Pearce, this sixtieth-anniversary edition is the perfect way to share this transcendent story of friendship with…a new generation of readers. Philip Pullman, bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, called Tom’s Midnight Garden “A perfect book.” <P><P> When Tom’s brother gets sick, he’s shipped off to spend what he’s sure will be a boring summer with his aunt and uncle in the country. But then Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hall chime thirteen times, and he’s transported back to an old garden where he meets a young, lonely girl named Hatty. <P><P> Tom returns to the garden every night to have adventures with Hatty, who mysteriously grows a little older with each visit. As the summer comes to an end, Tom realizes he wants to stay in the garden with Hatty forever. <P><P> Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Tom’s Midnight Garden is a classic of children’s literature and a deeply satisfying time-travel mystery. This newly repackaged sixtieth-anniversary paperback is the perfect entrée for readers of all ages to the vivid world that The Guardian called “A modern classic.” Features new interior spot art by Jaime Zollars.
Par Kristin L. Nelson. 2004
Par Joseph Anthony, Cris Arbo. 1997
By roadside or mountainside, the humble dandelion flowers every month of the year throughout the world, a fitting symbol of…life. Its journey is our journey, filled with challenge, wonder, and beauty. Joseph Anthony's story of mystery and truth, and illustrator Cris Arbo's stunningly detailed illustrations make this book a joy for all.
Par Keiko Kasza. 2005
Moka is a good dog. But when Michelle, his little girl, reads him a book about wolves, being a good…dog suddenly seems awfully boring. Wolves get to run around doing whatever they want. No one ever makes a wolf dress up for a tea party. So Moka decides to run away to the wild. But what will happen when the real wolves show up? For any kid who's tired of being good, Moka's antics will be a vicarious treat.
Par Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben. 2000
Par Anne Rockwell. 1974
John can't do anything well. Then he meets a snail who says that because he is kind and good, the…snail will teach him one hundred stories. Now John knows how to do something well! But when he runs out of stories, everyone makes fun of him, and John starts on a journey to see what he really knows. With the help of a pleasant rabbit and a fire-breathing dragon, John learns that stories come from within. A classic folktale from Sicily updated with paintings in rich, sun-warmed colors.