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Of all Mr. Timothy's horses on the old merry-go-round in the park, Arab was the most exciting. He seemed to go more swiftly and he easily jumped twice as high as the other carousel horses. But Arab was not happy, and the only one who knew his secret was an old coach horse whose master, Mr. Bill, stopped each morning to chat with Mr. Timothy. Arab had had an adventurous life and now, though he loved the children, life was monotonous. He wanted to see new things. So, well, the coach horse made a bargain with him and one day he slipped out of his harness and took the coach horse's place. What happened after that makes one of the jolliest and most unusual of stories. The author's many illustrations in color add to the spontaneous gaiety of Arab's marvelous adventures.
When the fretful Princess Pauline chose the little mountain town of Grasse as the place for a good, quiet rest, she demanded Absolute Silence throughout the village. The good Mayor saw to it that bundles of hay were tied around the iron shoes of horses and donkeys, that all the window and door hinges were oiled, that cowbells were removed from cows, and that everything else he could think of was silenced. His little daughter Colette made woolen slippers to wear over her wooden shoes, and knitted a tiny woolen muzzle of pink wool for her kitten Chou Chou. And all the people tried to maintain Absolute Silence too. They either said nothing at all, or spoke in whispers. Well, as you can imagine, this ridiculous situation just couldn't go on very long. You will of course want to find out for yourself what happens to rescue the good-mannered people of Grasse from Princess Pauline's silly demands, but if you have already suspected that Colette and her little kitten Chou Chou have something to do with it - you're right. A delightfully amusing new book by a gifted creator of picture books for children.
Learning manners takes practice and Willie gets lots of practice in this book. Willie learns to say "Excuse me!" when things go wrong and to respond with "Certainly!" when accepting another's "excuse me." Told in rhyme it is easy to be engaged in the lesson of adopting good manners. Limited picture descriptions added.
Every child wants to get away at one time or another. Susan can't seem to hide from anyone. Each time someone suggests a hiding place, the next person easily finds her. Follow Susan until she finds the perfect hiding place. Limited picture descriptions added.
At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it's too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda's classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."<P><P> Newbery Honor book
Luigi takes the bus every Saturday for his violin lesson. As he crosses the border from Italy to Switzerland, the soldiers inspect everyone's packages This is about the funny things that happen when one soldier goes a little too far. Limited picture descriptions present.
Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery ... the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks.<P><P> In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury...so he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. And it falls to Jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs.<P> Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she barely has time to be plain old Jane. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all....<P> Newbery Honor Book
Delightful verses of our relationships to the friendly animals children are most familiar with. For instance, it tells about after a party where Some eat a lot And some eat less, And some drink water, Others drink dew, Some drink milk Just like you. A good book for quiet time.
What to do with a young goat? Take a journey as a young boy finds a special niche for the goat he loves... Picture descriptions on picture only pages included. The boy does not want his father to sell his young goat he has become attached to. His father wants to sell it for meat. But the boy discovers his little goat will dance when he plays his flute. He then lived with his uncle in the big city and makes lots of money with his dancing goat.
You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.<P><P> Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.<P> A Newbery Honor book
[From the back cover:] "What travels faster than light, but looks like a peanut roaster? Marty's new Bamboozerlergical Metal Martinean Interspacial Superphotic Astral Rocket Disk, of course! The twelve year old from space is back for another summer of adventure with his pal Eddie. This time, the boys want to tour the United States, but there is one small problem-they only have four days to do it and Marty hasn't quite learned to fly his new ship . . . Louis Slobodkin wrote and illustrated over fifty books, many for children, in his award-winning career." Find out what happened the first summer Eddie found a space ship under his grandmother's apple tree. Check the Bookshare collection for: The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree and look for the next books in this series.
[From the back cover:] "Who is three feet tall, and wears a bright green suit from outer space? Marty the Junior scientist from the planet Martinea, of course! On Grandmother's farm, Eddie's summer vacation shifts into high gear. Marty is stranded on earth when his precious spool of Zurianomatichrome Wire, which contains the mysterious Secret Power Z is ruined in the brook. The two eleven-and-a-half-year-olds become friends as they search for a way for Marty to get back home again." Some kids go to camp for the summer. Some kids meet new kids during the summer. Eddie meets an Alien and spends the summer together with a little man from another world visiting his space ship, fishing, going to the Boy Scout Jamboree, hiking, eating his grandmother's good cooking and helping the alien find his lost coil of energy wire. It's a summer any kid would love.
Manners are so important and Jimmy learns how important the words thank you and you're welcome are. Jimmy gets lots of opportunities to learn the value mad finds how happy it makes him feel in this rhyming story with limited picture descriptions.
Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble. Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure. Eleanor Estes's beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers.
Marty always tried to behave and look like a regular American boy during his visits to the Planet Earth. During his previous trips he had read Eddie's Boy Scout Manual along with Eddie's old school books, and he carefully obeyed all the laws of the land ... but sometimes even though he tried hard he made a few mistakes. In this highflying, whirl-away sequel he takes Eddie and Eddie's grandmother on a record-breaking tour of London where ... ... he trips up a whole band of marching British Grenadiers when he lands his invisible space ship in Buckingham Palace Yard. ... he climbs inside the historic armor of King Henry VIII and has the Beefeater guards chasing after him. Louis Slobodkin's unique sense of humor and lively imagination are at their best in this delightfully different, wildly funny story.
There's a big surprise in store for the little children on Willow Street who ring the doorbell of a haunted house on Halloween. So I guess you'll just have to read this book if you want to know what happened, but... This big black cat knows what it is, but he won't tell.
Sometimes it can be very hard to fall asleep, but it is nice to have a little help from your friends. Olga the owl cannot sleep, but after trying many things her friends suggest, she finally finds the best way for her to fall asleep -- even if you are an owl. Limited picture descriptions added.
Wilbur the Warrior Protected his entire kingdom from all invaders until there was peace in the land. Then Wilbur ran into a little problem when there was no longer anything to do. Wilbur had to come up with a solution. Wilbur and the Queen began playing games and eating a lot. When is kingdom has slowly become taken away from him, he was too fat to go to war. See what Wilbur does to save his land.
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