A bird can fly. So can I. A cow can moo. I can, too. So begins the simple, delightful rhyme by Ruth Krauss that both celebrates and encourages a child’s imagination. Mary Blair’s vibrant artwork, found in the Golden Books archives and newly scanned, looks as fresh as it did 50 years ago.
"The Life of Mary Coloring Book" from Aquinas Kids tells Mary's story from a Catholic perspective. With 32 pages of coloring and activities, this book will bring hours of joy to kids everywhere.
Sometimes all it takes is a little faith ... Most days, Mary loves her new home in America. But now it's Thanksgiving time, and her family has little food. Mary begins to wish she could go back to Ireland. So Father tells Mary the story of how the Pilgrims struggled when they first came to America. There were times when they had barely enough food, just like their family. But five kernels of corn helped the Pilgrims survive and helped make their faith stronger. Will the legend of the five kernels help grow a new faith in Mary too?
MARY LIVED IN A BIG HOUSE with a very little mouse. The mouse lived in a little house inside of a very big house, with Mary. Even though Mary has been warned to stay away from mice—and Mouse has been warned to steer clear of people—the two can't help but peek at one another. Side by side, they grow up, go to college, get married, and have children of their own—Maria and MouseMouse. And then one day, Maria and MouseMouse do something surprising . . . something their parents never did. They actually come nose-to-nose and speak to one another!
In 1923, there were no doctors or hospitals in the isolated mountains of Appalachia. Then Mary Breckinridge came. Trained as a nurse, she made the Appalachians her life's work-fording icy streams and climbing untracked mountains to bring medical help to those in need. These three stories, told in simple, luminous prose, bring to life the birth of the Frontier Nursing Service, which still operates in Kentucky. Mary On Horseback shows yet another side of Rosemary Wells-one of today's most versatile authors."These beautifully written stories will remain with the reader long after the book is closed." - Booklist, starred review"A compelling little book that might well cause some children of this overabundant age to consider their blessings...." -The Horn Book, starred reviewAwards:( Winner of the Christopher Award( A Horn Book Fanfare Book( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year( A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children
Tomorrow you will be King, But tonight you are my baby.The miracle of Christmas began with a mother holding her child, filled with boundless love. Now the warmth and spirit of the first Christmas come alive in this Nativity retelling, perfect for mothers to share with their own little ones.
The summer is over, but the fun is just beginning! To do this: •Help Penny and Brian stage free concert at school. •Get new students to audition for fall musical! •Make plan to get DJ Wild Will to talk about concert on his radio show. •Make new plan to get DJ Wild Will to talk about concert. •Help Danielle get role in school musical. •Cancel Brian's and Penny's concert??? Ages 8–12
YALSA 2007 Teens’ Top Ten"A breezy read." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books“Fresh, fun and fabulous! Guaranteed NOT to ruin your summer vacation!” —Mari Mancusi, author of Boys that Bite How To Ruin a Summer Vacation Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go to a mall with Ron (my biological father), but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home. Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci. Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone… Goodbye pride—hello Israel.
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.From the Hardcover edition.
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
Marie-Grace is worried. Yellow fever is raging through New Orleans. The orphanage where she and Cécile have been volunteering is becoming crowded with children who have lost their parents to the dreadful disease. And now someone Marie-Grace cares about is terribly ill. When the chance comes to help, Marie-Grace takes it. She knows she can make a difference. But will this horrible fever cause Marie-Grace to lose the home and family she loves?
Fanny has wanted a dog all her life. For a brief moment her dream came true, but then her father decided the puppy brought too much chaos to his neat, ordered home. Fanny has never been able to forgive him for it. So when Fanny's father brings home a new, older dog, she's not sure she can trust him. She reasons that perhaps she shouldn't get too attached, in case this one is taken from her as well. But how can she help falling in love with the perfect dog?
Just as your kids finally got it about not drawing in books, here comes Ann Marie! For ages 5 and up, Ann Marie, The Noisiest Kid in the Class is a Tell and Show™ book, designed to foster imagination, creativity, and just plain fun. This book has the text on the left-hand pages, along with color photos of “wonders” in the woods. On the right-hand pages are captions and colorful borders to frame the drawings to be added to the book.Drawings can be simple or elaborate. Pencils, colored pencils, and crayons work well, or pens that don’t smear or soak through the pages.Ann Marie has a hard time sitting still and being quiet in school, but she shines when her class takes a walk in the woods. At home in a natural environment, she shows her classmates some of the everyday wonders of the forest. And when they begin to wonder if there’s a bear around, Ann Marie knows just what to do.Illustrating a story can help a young child understand and remember what the story is about. An older child — or a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle — may enjoy illustrating the book for a younger child creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake. At the end of the book, following the story, a professional illustrator offers kids a fascinating tip about working with color.Want a story about a noisy, nature-savvy boy instead of a girl? Jack David, The Noisiest Kid in the Class (ISBN 978-0-9893290-0-2) is the same story as Ann Marie, but with a boy as the hero.
“Fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan . . . digs his way to a surprising and happy ending.” —The New Yorker Children will dig up hours of fun with Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne. This boxed travel activity kit includes the following: • A paperback edition of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel • A 24-page activity book • Three double-sided crayons (six colors total) • Four postcards • A CD with audio recordings of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Katy and the Big Snow, and Maybelle the Cable Car (more than an hour of listening time!) • Two sheets of Mike Mulligan mini-stickers You’ll arrive before you know it!
Making the best valentine box ever for her favorite holiday is Ann Estelle's newest school project.It will have glitter, lace, feathers, and even wheels! There's just one thing that Ann Estelle has forgotten -- what could that be?Valentine's Day will be your favorite holiday, too, when you enjoy this delightful tale with Ann Estelle and her friends as lovingly imagined by best-selling artist Mary Engelbreit.
For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Marías in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?" But María Isabel has been named for her Papá's mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can she find a way to make her teacher see that if she loses her name, she's lost the most important part of herself?
A beloved Little Golden Book is now available in our recently launched Golden Baby board book line. Little ones will enjoy following the baby's activities at home in this sweet book, brought to life by master illustrator and Disney Legend Mary Blair.
Build phonemic awareness and early reading skills with the classics kids love! INCLUDES THESE 12 TITLES: 1. Hey, Diddle, Diddle 2. Hickory, Dickory, Dock 3. Humpty Dumpty 4. It's Raining, It's Pouring 5. Jack an Jill 6. Little Boy Blue 7. Little Jack Horner 8. Little Miss Muffet 9. Mary Had a Little Lamb 10. The Itsy Bitsy Spider 11. There Was a Old Woman 12. This Little Piggy
The BSC returns in this fantastic prequel from Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin.Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...
"It is a treat to have [these stories] pulled together here, reflecting as they do the dignity of individuals and the strength of family bonds across different cultures."—School Library Journal Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers: Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Cormier, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Francisco Jiménez, Mary K. Mazotti, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Leslie Namioka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Grace Paley, Gary Soto, and Michele Wallace.