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Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman's experiences in a hardscrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family, and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them. Would she tell you that six children were too many, that some disappointed, that others surprised,but that, all in all, six were too many and one would have been just fine. Would she tell you that she married that boy at fifteen, not only because he was tall and kind but also because she needed a way out.
When May dies suddenly while gardening, Summer assumes she'll never see her beloved aunt again. But then Summer's Uncle Ob claims that May is on her way back--she has sent a sign from the spirit world.<P><P> Summer isn't sure she believes in the spirit world, but her quirky classmate Cletus Underwood--who befriends Ob during his time of mourning--does. So at Cletus' suggestion, Ob and Summer (with Cletus in tow) set off in search of Miriam B. Young, Small Medium at Large, whom they hope will explain May's departure and confirm her possible return.<P> Newbery Medal Winner
Mr. Putter is feeling a bit--Achoo!--under the weather. And as everyone knows, it's no fun to be old with a cold. Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know just what to do to help Mr. Putter feel better. Snuggle up with these beloved characters as they enjoy the comfort of friendship--and a good book--in this cozy addition to the Mr. Putter & Tabby series.
It's Mr. Putter's birthday. But is he too old for a party? Not if his fine cat, Tabby, and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, have anything to do with it! Filled with the all the usual Putter and Tabby humor and emotion--plus a whole lot of candles, balloons, and cake--this fourteenth book in the acclaimed series is a grand birthday celebration indeed.
Mr. Putter and Tabby love homemade soup. But when at last they have all the right ingredients to make some, they find that their treasured stove, Bessie, is on the blink. Luckily, their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, is happy to share hers. But watch out--her good dog, Zeke, would much ratherrunthan cook. . . .
Low tide around the lighthouse means it's time to go exploring. With a packed breakfast and a passion for discovery, the lighthouse children venture out through recently uncovered parts of the ocean and encounter an octopus named Cleo who can change color as quickly as his mood. Cleo has spent his life living in the nooks and crannies of an abandoned ship at the bottom of the ocean. However, during this special day when the tide is low, Cleo is ready to do some exploring on his own and the lighthouse family is there as his guide. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Preston McDaniels bring the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast into the imagination and hearts of readers.
In the Little House books, Laura Engals Wilder did not write about 2 years of her life. In this book, Cynthia Rylant writes about this period in Laura's life, using Ms. Wilder's memoirs.
Three charming stories of Poppleton and his wonderful friends who spend a day with him at the beach and give him sound advice when he needs it most.
Three delightful new tales about Poppleton for beginning readers in which Poppleton gets sick while stargazing, goes in search of a new bed, and finds sailing anything but relaxing.
In three adorable new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his tree begins to wilt, when he catches a cold, and later when he decides to wallpaper his house.
The Poppleton books are an excellent way to help children learn to read. Using simple language and humorous, everyday experiences, Poppleton's fun adventures can be enjoyed by a beginning reader or read aloud to a younger child.
The first is a bit of nonsense involving geese flying south; Poppleton invites them in for cookies, but chatting and serving so many geese exhausts him so that he can only utter gibberish when he drops by Cherry Sue's, and succumbs to a nap. When Poppleton seeks a new winter coat, Zacko the ferret haberdasher insults the pig for his rotundity. Cherry Sue, reminding Poppleton that Zacko is a ferret, after all, with a radically different perspective on big and small, gives her friend a catalog for big and tall pigs. Lastly, Cherry Sue saves Poppleton's bacon at the Lion's Club pancake breakfast.
Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures, whimsical ideas, and engaging community of friends! In these three fun springtime stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding a bicycle, and staying up all night in his new tent.
In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows an icicle garden and ends up with an icicle fence instead. He sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue without explaining his constant visits just to look at her face. And he wonders why he can't find a friend to go on a sleigh ride with. No one can go, because they're all preparing Poppleton's birthday party! [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Meet Poppleton, the new pig in town, who lives in a charming house and goes to the library every Monday to read good books.
Join a sneaky puppy for a joyous barnyard jaunt, and meet the many adorable babies spring has brought to a farm. There are ponies and puppies, piggies and duckies. And whether it's munching or snoozing, hiding or playing, they're all busy doing the things they love best.
Mudge is Henry's puppy, a puppy who loves his blanket. Mudge brings his blanket everywhere. But when the blanket gets lost, it's up to Henry to find it...or Mudge might never go to sleep!
In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars. When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.
These critically acclaimed, bestselling Newbery Winner and Honor books that highlight inner strength and perseverance are now available in this convenient eBook collection! The young protagonists in each of these stories are confronted by varying conflicts, which can only be overcome by their inner will and tenacity. These are stories of family, friendship, and hope. In RULES, all Catherine wants is a "normal" life, and having a brother with autism makes that seem nearly impossible. Summer is sad when her aunt May dies in MISSING MAY. But when a boy from school tells Summer that it's possible to reconnect with her aunt, they go on an adventure. OUT OF THE DUST is written in verse and tells the story of Billie Jo's struggle to survive in the Oklahoma dust bowl years during the Great Depression. Hattie's world is turned upside down in A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE when her uncle returns after being institutionalized for schizopphrenia and autism.
Nine-year-old cousins Rosie, Lily, and Tess make a neighborhood newspaper celebrating all their friends on Cobble Street.
The cousins spend their winter vacation learning to sew with their neighbor Mrs. White and making gifts for a special celebration with Aunt Lucy and her boyfriend Michael.
Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea--Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat--and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were. But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family."
Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Nine-year-old cousins Lily, Rosie, and Tess are sad when it is time to leave Aunt Lucy, so they plan a party and get a special surprise to look forward to in the near future.
Four stories about Nigel the Chipmunk and his friends, who live on Thimbleberry Lane.
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