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Baby Bird and Little Frog have adventures outside of Baby Bird's nest. Little Frog helps Baby Bird escape from a raccoon, return to Mother's nest, and build a new home.
It's late at night and Big Gray, the monster cat, is on the prowl. Brother and sister mice, Molly and Jake, are safe inside the walls of P. S. 42, building their nests. Jake should have listened to Molly's advice and stayed inside.<P> But he wants nothing to do with school, class pets, or even kids. While Molly is learning the secret art of X-ray vision from Gino, Jake is getting into trouble on the playground in another tangle with Big Gray. The only place he can find to hide is inside a ketchup bottle... and that's when the battle begins!
When Bear tried to catch a fish, his shadow scared the fish away. And so Bear decided to get rid of his shadow.
Joey and Marvin (two brother mice) stay up all night reading a collection of funny letters that they found in the attic, which were written by their great-great-granduncles about living in the city, and the country.
In Alex Archer's previous journal, Star Jumper, he revealed how his amazing cardboard spacecraft was tragically destroyed during a pillow fight with his little brother Jonathan. Alex knows that all geniuses encounter a setback now and then, yet this setback has only spurred him on to even greater achievements. Alex's new spaceship is twice the size of the old one and is equipped with many astonishing features, such as a telescope that can see around the universe and an electromagnetic shield stronger than Superman's cape! But will Zoe Breen want to be Alex's co-pilot when he leaves Earth and goes galaxy-hopping? And what about Alex's rotten little brother? Does Jonathan really want to drive Alex stark-raving mad? Or is he just looking for some big brother attention? Find out the answers to all these questions and more as the cardboard genius unleashes his brainchild - the Gravity Buster - and defies the laws of physics! But who will bring him back down to Earth?
Amy, a shy sixth grader, is frequently caught up in the escapades of her mercurial best friend, so when Lindsay decides to form a Save the Earth Club at school, Amy goes along with the plan. They enlist the participation of the '60s-obsessed twins, Ruth and Heather, and find a teacher to be their advisor. They meet moderate success with a project to hold classroom discussions on Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and ultimately triumph when their skit, a mock TV-talk show demonstrating the negative effects of war toys and violent video games, wins the school talent contest. Things begin to unravel when Lindsay is suspended for supposedly spray painting the school's front door; she quits the club and disappears. All is resolved as the students join hands around the school to celebrate Earth Day. While there is a lot happening here to both interest and involve readers, some of the situations and dialogue do not ring true. Ms. Peterson's insistence that the club limit its membership to the four girls, and TV coverage of the school's Earth Day event when a student has ostensibly disappeared the previous day are hard to believe. Amy's brother, who calls himself The Avenger, is truly a mean-spirited child, and Lindsay's serious emotional problems are glossed over. Readers will, however, recognize the power of peer pressure, the need to belong, the beginnings of romance, and the importance of Amy's ability to overcome her shyness and defend her rights.
When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.
The wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. In this magical story, a young girl goes soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure.
The MacGoose family own a grocery store. Every day they sit in it waiting for customers. Then one day while they're out for a walk, some playful weasels come to their store. ile they are out for a walk, some
Bear has a wish. He wants to dance with the moon. But he doubts she'll want to dance with him. Perhaps with some help from his friend, Little Bird, Bear's wish can come true. But not until he's seen fog for the first time and danced with the rain. In this Bear and Little Bird adventure Bear once again attempts the impossible and in spite of his naiveté (or perhaps because of it) achieves delightful results.
Little Bird teaches Bear how to play hide and seek, but at night, Bear asks the Moon to play. Then he can't find the moon. Can his friends in the woods help him?
Bear, Puffin, Moose, and all the other inhabitants of the North know its songs. It sings of clean icy waters for fishing, craggy cliffs for nesting, and smooth ponds for teaching babies to swim. The North embraces a community of creatures living together and sharing its resources.
Self-proclaimed genius inventor Alex is convinced that his little brother Jonathan is evil. The kid never shuts up. He's a klutz, and he drools on his pillow when he sleeps. Jonathan's specialty, though, is sticking to Alex like glue -- and sticking his nose into his big brother's business. That's why Alex has to leave Earth and fly so far away that no one will ever be able to find him. Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex builds Star Jumper, a spaceship that will deliver him from his rotten little brother forever! It's a plan only a cardboard genius could ever hope to pull off. But Jonathan has other ideas -- and a secret that ultimately brings forth Alex's most brilliant creation ever!
Brother and sister mice, Molly and Jake, live inside the walls of Miss Clark's classroom in P. S. 42. One day, they watch in excitement as Miss Clark brings in Dexter the hamster, a new class pet who soon turns the classroom upside down.
Alex is a scientific genius and creator of the world's first cardboard-box spaceship. When hit by a developmental snag, his partner Zoe advises that based on the theory of relativity, any interplanetary space travel will return them to Earth 50 years older than their friends and relatives. Alex has to give up the time machine has created when he accidentally transforms his younger brother into a baby.
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