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Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called "the Beasties," Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!
Molly hates rainy days. The gray sky, the soggy wait for the school bus, they seem to make everyone grumpy. Everyone except her friend Sophie, who shows Molly the magic she has been missing.The simple, poetic language in this lovely book takes readers on a journey from the girls' first tentative steps into the drizzle to a rain-drenched romp in a puddle. The lyrical text is perfectly matched by the joyful watercolor paintings, which capture not only the color and beauty of a rainy day, but the warm interactions of the girls' blossoming friendship. An exuberant homage to finding pleasure where it's unexpected, the power of imagination, and the joys of friendship, I Love the Rain will have readers singing, "Sun, sun, go away!"
Iris and Walter can't wait for their class field trip to the aquarium. They'll get to sit together on the bus and visit scary sharks, shimmery angelfish, and, best of all, penguins. The aquarium is everything they had hoped for--until suddenly Walter gets lost! It's a good thing his best friend, Iris, knows what to do! Here are four chapters of easy reading pleasure in this new Level 3 Green Light Readers edition featuring sweet and sensitive illustrations by Christine Davenier.
Walter loves his grandmother's harmonica. But when he lets Iris borrow it the night before his grandmother comes to visit, something awful happens--it disappears! How will Iris break the news to Walter?
Iris and Walter can't wait for opening day of their first school play. Walter helps Iris make her costume. Iris helps Walter practice his lines. But when Iris wakes up sick on the morning of their debut, it looks like the curtain is going up on a big disappointment. . . .
In the latest installment of this funny foodie series, eight-year-old Dessert and her friends are exposed to a highly contagious disease--the Annoying Sibling Disease. It's up to her to come up with a plan to stop this deadly disease, and when her class embarks on a study of the American Revolution, Mrs. Howdy Doody inspires Dessert to form a club and fight back. But as president of the Annoying Siblings Club, Dessert bites off a little more than she can chew, and in the end, she learns that to have a good friend or sibling, she has to be one.
With virtually no warning, it seems like Dessert's life story is being written in invisible ink. Nobody in the Schneider house seems to remember she exists. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered. The promise of burritos? Forgotten. And her baby brother doesn't even know her name. (He calls her "dirt.") Dessert wants to get back on her family's radar...but how? Let there be lightbulbs! All Dessert has to do is win the Thomas Edison Contest at her school, which will be a piece o' cake. Dessert knows that when she comes home with the winner's trophy, her family is sure to take notice--and remember how spectacular she really is. Big ideas come easy for Dessert...but disappointments can hit hard. Will there be a Lightbulb Lemon Fondue at the end of the tunnel?
Touche L'Engle-Franklin is confused: Her mistress goes away for several days and then returns with another dog. But this dog doesn't have a tail. She doesn't have much hair. And she never has to go outside when it's raining. What on earth could the family want with that inferior breed known as Baby? Based on the true tale of her own poodle's experience coping with a new baby in the house, Newbery-winning author Madeleine L'Engle gives this familiar domestic drama an utterly charming new twist. Tongue-in-cheek wit, endearing illustrations, and a revealing author's note make this a publishing event to celebrate.
While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day! This new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection features the joyful illustrations of Christine Davenier, and is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of readers young and old.
It's almost Christmas, and for Geraldine that means it's time for snowflakes, presents, and decorations galore. When her mom suggests that their family exchange homemade gifts this year, Gerry gets to work in her Very Fairy Princess Workshop crafting perfect presents that will show everyone how much she thinks they sparkle. With full-color illustrations throughout, this leveled reader is perfect for Very Fairy Princess fans who are ready to take the next step beyond picture books.
From the mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes the sixth delightful picture book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Very Fairy Princess series. Includes Read Aloud/Read to Me feature where available. The end of the school year is here, and Very Fairy Princess Gerry is getting ready to graduate! She always loves a celebration, but can't help but feel a little sad as she empties her cubby, takes down her art projects, and says goodbye to her class pet, Houdini the hamster. She's also a little nervous about leaving Miss Pym... what if her new teacher doesn't let Gerry wear her wings and crown? Change can be hard, even for a fairy princess! Thankfully, she realizes that new things can bring their own sparkle.
Gerry is asked to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue's wedding, and she couldn't be more excited. Her imagination runs wild with thoughts of extravagant decorations, a billowy white gown, and hundreds of guests. When she finds out the bride prefers a small celebration, Gerry can't help but be disappointed... but she soon realizes that having the wedding in her own backyard will let her put her creative stamp on everything. Even when disaster strikes in the form of rain on the big day, Gerry finds a way to bring sunshine to the party, reminding everyone that the most important thing at a wedding is the most special sparkle of all - happiness and love. Christine Davenier's whimsically elegant illustrations include lush garden scenes and plenty of wedding flowers in this spirited follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess and The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage from the renowned mother-daughter team.
The Winter Wonderland Festival is just around the corner, and Gerry knows this is her moment to SHINE. She's the most enthusiastic singer around, so she's certain her music teacher will choose her to perform the solo. She takes every opportunity to show him her VERY best voice-during rehearsal, during lunchtime, and even during recess. When a professional singer is given the solo instead, Gerry is crushed...but as the snow begins to fall, she finds a way to get her SPARKLE back! The mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton adds a sparkly seasonal story to their #1 New York Times bestselling series.
In Very Fairy Princess: Teacher's Pet, bestselling authors Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton take on the theme of responsibility in another fun, sparkly adventure. This Level 1 Passport to Reading title is perfect for beginning readers!Features:Read Aloud Functionality [where available]Book Description:Gerry has a week off from school for Spring Break, and she's given a very special job - watching over the class pet, Houdini the hamster! Gerry wants to make sure Houdini feels right at home, so she learns his favorite snacks, reads him stories, and even paints him a picture of her classroom. But then, the hamster darts right out of his cage and goes missing! It's time for Gerry to put on her thinking crown to figure out how to get him back.With full-color illustrations throughout, this Level 1 early reader is perfect for Very Fairy Princess fans who are ready to take the next step beyond picture books.
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