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.
This delightful set of nursery rhyme felt pieces is a perfect interactive teaching tool. Includes colorful felt pieces from 5 classic rhymes: Humpty Dumpty Mary Had a Little Lamb Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? Baa Baa Black Sheep and Mulberry Bush
Little ones will love the adorable portraits from these four fairy tales: Goldilocks, The Owl and the Pussycat, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary and Hansel and Gretel. Each puzzle has 12 giant pieces, perfect for little hands.
"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.
The weirdness never stops!Something weird is going on! Mr. Granite has been assigned a student teacher, and A.J. and the gang think she might be a vampire. Miss Mary lives in a cave and sleeps hanging upside down from the ceiling. Her boyfriend, Zack, looks like a zombie and plays in a heavy metal band. And worse than all that, they're British! Eeeeek!
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?
Marie-Grace Gardner has just arrived in New Orleans, and she hopes she never has to move again. The lively city is unlike any other place Marie-Grace has lived. When she meets Mademoiselle Océane, a talented opera singer, Marie-Grace longs to take lessons. She loves to sing, and she would like to get to know Cécile Rey, the confident girl who is Mademoiselle's student. But Marie-Grace is shy, and starting school reminds her how hard it is to make friends and fit in. Can an unexpected adventure help her feel as if she belongs in New Orleans?
Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the little boy stay with them. But when a slave-catcher comes looking for him, Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a way to keep the child safe. Just when Marie-Grace thinks their plan will work, rumors of a deadly fever begin to swirl through New Orleans. Soon Marie-Grace wonders if anyone will be safe.
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.
Birthday girl and queen of all things spooky, Kelly Garcia is all set to have the perfect night. First her parents are going out of town. And although they hired a babysitter, Kelly is excited to basically be on her own. And then there's the sleepover she's having¿a virtual, webcam sleepover where she and her friends can scare each other silly by telling ghost stories and summoning the spirit of Miss Mary, a woman from their small town who died tragically a long time ago. But when her friends start disappearing one by one and the babysitter is nowhere to be found, Kelly starts getting scared . . . for real. Is Miss Mary's ghost kidnapping everyone? Will Kelly be next?
¿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!