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The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein

by Johanna Hurwitz

Eight-year-old David Bernstein discovers life is much more exciting when he calls himself Ali Baba Bernstein.

Aldo Applesauce

by Johanna Hurwitz

When he and his family move to the suburbs, Aldo has difficulty finding new friends.

Aldo Ice Cream

by Johanna Hurwitz

[From the back cover:] "A grubby sneaker contest, traveling cats, and a hurricane... . It's not quite the summer that Aldo had planned. When Aldo's mother asks him to help her deliver Meals On Wheels to the elderly and housebound, Aldo's summer vacation soon becomes very busy. How can he get Mr. Puccini to talk? Would a visit from his cat help cheer up Mrs. Nardi? And how can he earn enough money to buy an ice-cream freezer for his sister's birthday? Aldo is determined to solve these questions (and several others)... even if it takes him all summer to do it." Pictures are described. You'll find more books about Aldo, a curious, thoughtful boy with lots of energy in the Bookshare collection. Look for Aldo Applesauce, Aldo Peanut Butter, and Much Ado About Aldo

Aldo Peanut Butter

by Johanna Hurwitz Diane Degroat

[From the front dust jacket flap] Aldo was hoping to get a puppy for his birthday. He got five! And even though he has to give three of them away, the stage is set for one howl of a summer--especially when Mom and Dad have to leave Aldo and his sisters in charge of the house for two weeks in July. Aldo is desperately trying to housebreak the two remaining puppies--Peanut and Butter--before they break everything in the house. It doesn't help that his crabby neighbor, Mrs. Crosby, is accusing the pups of digging up her front yard. And Aldo's sisters also have their hands full when Elaine's hair turns as green as the live lobsters that Karen has brought home for dinner. What will Mom and Dad say if they return to find that everything's gone to the dogs? Welcome back Aldo and his family and friends in Johanna Hurwitz's latest and funniest look at growing up. Bookshare has over twenty more enjoyable books by Johanna Hurwitz in the Bookshare collection including Aldo Ice Cream.

Amazing Monty: More First-grade Adventures (Monty, Book 3)

by Johanna Hurwitz

First-grader Montgomery Gerald Morris, known to everyone as Monty, is an amazing reader. And it's because he's such a great reader that he finds out about the pair of parakeets in need of a new home. But even though things don't turn out exactly as Monty expects with the birds, exciting things are happening at school and at home. First there's the surprising new pets in his classroom, then there's the amazing news that Monty will have a new brother or sister. In fact, first grade is turning out to be an amazing year! In this third book about Monty, Johanna Hurwitz once again portrays the unpredictable, everyday turns of a first-grader's life with humor and charm.

Anne Frank: Life in Hiding

by Johanna Hurwitz

In this sensitive introduction to the Holocaust and to the life of the little girl who hid out and kept a diary during World War II, this acclaimed author deftly evokes the background of the war while capturing the girl's unforgettable spirit.

Astrid Lindgren: Storyteller to the World

by Johanna Hurwitz

Examines the life of the Swedish storyteller who created the well-known Pippi Longstocking for her sick daughter and saw the story go on to be published in fifty languages.

Baseball Fever

by Johanna Hurwitz

Ezra Feldman, almost ten, likes baseball more than anything else in the world. But his father cannot understand why his son would rather rot his brains watching men swinging big wooden sticks than read a book or play chess.

Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap

by Johanna Hurwitz

Why would a beautifully wrapped birthday present hold nothing but an empty box? Ten leading authors give us ten deliciously different answers to the same question. Kids are invited to savor these original birthday surprises, then try their own solutions to the mystery of the empty box. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Bunk Mates

by Johanna Hurwitz

Happy to spend his summer vacation at home in the city, eight-year-old Jay is horrified by his parent's plan to spend two weeks in the Vermont woods sharing a house with another family.

Busybody Nora

by Johanna Hurwitz

Relates the adventures of an inquisitive little girl who lives in a large apartment building in New York with her parents and little brother Teddy.

Class Clown

by Johanna Hurwitz

Lucas Cott desires to be a good student while his classmates want him to be funny as the class clown!

Class President

by Johanna Hurwitz

A fifth-grade class election is full of surprises when Julio nominates his best friend but ends up becoming much more involved!

Faraway Summer

by Johanna Hurwitz

In the summer of 1910, Dossi, a poor Russian immigrant from the tenements of New York, spends two weeks with the Meade family on their Vermont farm, and all their lives are enriched by the experience.

Fourth-Grade Fuss

by Johanna Hurwitz

A yard sale, ice skating, class pictures, and a surprise party are a few of the things that make fourth grade fun for Julio and his friends, but they must get serious about studying as the statewide end-of-year test approaches.

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark

by Johanna Hurwitz

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.

The Hot and Cold Summer

by Johanna Hurwitz

Rory and Derek were best friends but with Bolivia visiting next door, would their friendship last?

The Just Desserts Club

by Johanna Hurwitz

Straight A student Cricket Kaufman hates to admit it--summer bores her. But when her family has zucchini as the vegetable three nights in a row because they have more zucchini than they can fit in the refrigerator, Cricket decides to find ways to use zucchini to make desserts. It's not long before her sixth grade friends get involved in the food-inspired fun and games. What is the strange secret ingredient in Cricket's "apple" crisp? How many cookies do the girls have to sell to earn more money than the boys collect by recycling cans? And who will triumph with the most original edible treat at the class's April Food's Day party? Fans of Johanna Hurwitz's popular Class Clown series will gobble up these satisfying stories, plus sixteen bonus recipes that are as sweet and simple as Cricket's No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls. You don't have to be hungry to dig into this hearty helping of laughs, surprises, and--best of all-- just desserts! The full page pictures are described and you can depend on the recipes to be accurate because all of the measurements have been double-checked, so get reading and cooking!

Lexi's Tale

by Johanna Hurwitz Patience Brewster

Lexi the squirrel doesn't trust humans. After all, it was a human who abandoned PeeWee the guinea pig in Central Park. So Lexi is outraged when a strange-looking man swipes the apple that the friends were about to eat. But when the stranger rescues PeeWee from the jaws of a dog, Lexi has a change of heart. Can two rodents make a difference in the life of a man living hungry and friendless in Central Park? Welcome back the street-smart squirrel and the well-read guinea pig in this stand-alone companion to PeeWee's Tale, which Publishers Weekly called "humorous and insightful."

A Llama in the Family

by Johanna Hurwitz

Because Adam hopes that the "big surprise" awaiting him at home has two wheels and pedals, he is unprepared for the unusual addition to his Vermont family.

Llama in the Library

by Johanna Hurwitz

Sex education is one of the first subjects taught in fifth grade, so Adam Fine is sure he's learned all he needs to know about it. But when his mom announces that she's expecting her third child and the cool new girl, Alana Brown, catches his attention at school, he begins to realize some facts of life that aren't covered in class. A wacky ghost-hunting episode at the White House, the grand old local hotel, brings Adam and Alana together-and it isn't long before the adventures that they share, whether they're exploring a haunted house or cooking up big plans for Adam's pet llamas, give Adam new notions about the value of a true friend.

Mighty Monty (Monty, Book 2)

by Johanna Hurwitz

Montgomery Gerald Morris sounds like the name of a mighty and important person, but it's actually the name of a quiet first grader known to his family and classmates as Monty. Monty may be small and shy, but he's also a mighty smart kid who, despite his asthma, always finds his own way of doing things, In this warm and funny follow-up to Mostly Monty, Monty plays the part of a tree in a comically miscued school play, goes to his friend Joey's birthday party and introduces a new party game, and even signs up for karate lessons. He's Mighty Monty indeed! Once again, Johanna Hurwitz finds the humor in everyday situations and offers a charming portrayal of a mighty likable character young readers are sure to love.

Mostly Monty (Monty, Book 1)

by Johanna Hurwitz

Because he suffers from asthma, six-year-old Monty is nervous about starting first grade but he soon learns to cope with his illness and use his special talents to make friends.

New Neighbors for Nora

by Johanna Hurwitz

The further adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old who lives in a New York City apartment building.

New Shoes for Silvia

by Johanna Hurwitz

One day a large package arrives for Silvia's family. It is packed with gifts sent by her Tia Rosita from far away. For Silvia there's the most wonderful present of all: a pair of beautiful red shoes. And even though the shoes are too big for Silvia, she finds that they are just the right size for her imagination.

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