Sit! Stay! Be quiet! Why won't this naughty dog behave? This boisterous new picture book introduces a rambunctious pooch and the young owner who is determined to keep him in line. But when your crazy canine just won't listen, what's a kid to do? Find out as these two learn the power of compromise and the importance of being yourself, with a sweet and funny resolution that will leave everybody happy.
Lisa asks her friend Bernie to come to ballet class. She is afraid to go alone. Bootsie Barker might be there! Bernie figures ballet can't be that bad--it might even help him improve his jump shot. Besides, Lisa is his friend. Sure enough--Bootsie Barker turns up at ballet class, yelling, "I hate ballet. I hate boys even more." And she means it! Will she make Lisa and Bernie wish they knew how to outsmart her? You bet, you bet, you double bet! Ballet class will never be the same after Bootsie Barker, ballerina.
It's the worst when Bootsie Barker comes to my house. Bootsie's the one who pulls my hair and tears my books. She hates Charlene, my pet salamander. She says that I'm a turtle and she's a turtle-eating dinosaur. Uh-oh, I think I hear a car pulling up. That's her, now! Eeek!
When everyone is watching, Charlene is quiet. She prefers to listen and watch. Charlene has a lot to say, but always with words. But Charlene has a secret: she plays the drums! Shy Charlene loves to make noise! Charlene may be quiet, but she is also smart, observant, funny, thoughtful and musical. Shy readers everywhere will cheer for Charlene.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) comes a gentle bedtime book that includes a proven relaxation technique parents can use to help their little ones go to sleep after an exciting day. The sun has set and dinner is done, but Fiona is still excited about the day and is not at all ready for bed. So her mom helps her settle down with their nightly ritual of sending each part of her--from her toes to her nose--off to sleep. As Fiona relaxes her body, she recalls a marvelous day at the beach where feet were for stomping in the waves, legs were for running after cousins, tummy was for holding strawberries, and arms were for catching beach balls. And bit by bit, memory by memory, Fiona slips from a great day into a good night. Barbara Bottner and Maggie Smith create an action-packed day to remember and provide parents with a wonderful technique for helping their own busy little ones drift peacefully off to sleep.
Will Lulu get her birthday wish, or will she spend it having everyone love her baby sister, and the lions, and the seals, and everyone but her?
It's the day of the big dance recital. Lulu has the solo, and Marsha is "only a flower." Will Marsha steal the show from her big sister?
In this hilarious tale of sibling rivalry, Lulu, the "poor" neglected older child, tries to get her mom's attention, as the latter tries to attend to Lulu's sick younger sister, Marsha.
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy's classmates all find books they love in the library--books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all--"Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity."Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig's Shrek!--the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride--of course!Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child's hands.From the Hardcover edition.
A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) about the power of stories and storytelling. Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks' before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey's house--and she does not love Billy Toomey. Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, "I'm going to get you!" It's vexing. Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales. And that's when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully. In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.
Pish and Posh are very best friends. They live in the same house, share their chores, and usually get along. One day, a Fairy Handbook mysteriously lands at their door. An awfully curious Posh can't resist the book's magic, despite Pish's warnings. When Posh learns that being a beginner fairy is tough work -- and possibly big trouble -- will Posh turn to her wise friend Pish for help? Young readers are sure to fall in love with this adorable and riotously original new pair of characters!
With their new book of Fairy Magic, best friends Pish and Posh are ready to be fairies. Fairies need wings, and in order to get their wings they must make a wise wish. Wishing wisely is not so easy, especially when two friends sometimes have trouble seeing eye to eye. Thankfully, with a little help from the Monster Under the Bed, Pish and Posh are reminded that cooperation can bring rewards. The second book about this funny pair is filled with more magic!
Raymond and Nelda are the best of friends. They laugh together, make up funny songs, and eat a lot of chocolate-covered strawberries--even though they are both quite plump. The two friends understand each other so well that sometimes they don't need to speak. But one day, Nelda twirls for Raymond and then falls down. Raymond laughs at her. "Some friend!" says Nelda. "You threw my ball in the lake!" says Raymond. Now the two aren't speaking. Soon they find that life isn't nearly as much fun without a best friend to share it with. Now it's up to Florence the mail lady to deliver some important letters that just might help Nelda and Raymond make up and be best friends once again.
Rosa's Room ROSA AND HER MOTHER have moved to a new house. Rosa knows what she needs to feel at home in her new room: clothes in the closet, crayons in a drawer, a poster on the wall, and her beloved doll, Maria, lying on her bed. But still, somehow, her room seems empty. What makes a house feel like home? This sensitive, simple story proves that even a change as profound as moving to a new house can present exciting opportunities and possibilities for new friends and new experiences.
Ages 4-8 Mama and Papa Scaredy Cat are not your ordinary felines. They're terrified of everything and so they do nothing. They don't get dressed. They don't open mail. They don't even watch sunsets. Thankfully, Baby Scaredy Cat sees that not being brave at all is just plain silly . . . But can she help her scared parents find the courage to look at the brighter side of things?
Ages 4-7. Wallace, a mouse, could do almost anything. Anything, that is, as long as he had a list. 1. Wallace is a shy mouse. 2. He writes lists. Lists of recipes, funny words, and frightening experiences. 3. Wallace meets his lively neighbor named Albert. 4. His world is swiftly opened to new delights, such as painting and music. 5. Wallace and Albert experience the excitement of an adventure, and Wallace discovers a new joy ... 6. Friendship.
THE RULE IS: you have to be nice to someone on their birthday. But then why did Rosemary's mom invite the horrible out-of-town cousins to come visit? And why did she forget the special birthday breakfast? Worst of all, why would Rosemary's teacher send her to the principal's office? Rosemary is having the most dreadful birthday ever, and only when she learns something surprising does her birthday start to look up.
Gertrude, Herman and Fabio are neighbors. Gertrude the hippo loves to sing. Herman the lion plays the violin. Fabio the bear dances. They can't stand each other's noises and try to drown each other out. The zoo is an uproar until the three neighbors discover a delightful solution to their ear-shattering problem and learn to make beautiful music together. In this warm and humorous story, author Barbara Bottner and artist Lynn Munsinger have achieved a harmony that rivals that of the zoo neighbors.
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