A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C.. in an airplane.
Examines the different types of homes animals make, including those of river otters, peregrine falcons, and three-toed sloths.
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.<P><P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
A tale about a girl adjusting to a new home. When Annie's family moves to the beach, Annie misses her friends and is worried that she won't be able to make new ones. Luckily, Grandma knows just what to do. She shows Annie a box filled with mementos--a feather, a white stone, and a bouquet of roses-- and explains how each of these things reminds her of a special day with one of her friends. Together, she and Annie decorate a box for Annie and fill it with things that will remind Annie of the friends she misses so much.
Come along with Carmen for a tour of California -- the golden state!
Doug is sure his summer is completely doomed when he has to go on a week-long camping trip with his entire family. To top it all off, he has to miss Beebe's annual swim party.
From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice. Even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself, Neftalí knows he cannot ignore the call. Under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, he listens and he follows ... Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and sensorial, transporting illustrations, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sís take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.<P><P> Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal
Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from storytelling maestro Pam Muñoz Ryan. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre and form, and shows us what is possible in how we tell stories. The result is an impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.<P><P> Winner of Newbery Honor
Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.<P><P> Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal<P> Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
The Old Glory, symbol of our country, the United States, has a glorious and interesting past. Come and explore some very interesting facts about the flag, why it is the colors it is, and who made the first one. Filled with interesting facts about our national flag. Great for the fourth of July. Great for all ages.
Spend a day at the beach, and take in the ocean through the senses of sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell in this romp through sand and waves.
"People have been gobbling up this yummy nutritious treat for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans awarded raisins at sporting events. Astronauts have been taking raisins into space. Take a peek inside this tasty book-you'll find out how grapes become raisins, who introduced the seedless grapes, and the many uses for raisins besides snacks!" In between the facts about raisins, children will delight in the silly poems about raisins. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Rosa Maria is preparing a birthday celebration for her granddaughter, Catalina. But each day she discovers that her mousetrap has disappeared along with something else, like her spoon or one of her candles.
A brother and sister find that when they use their imagination mud can become cake and they themselves can become almost anything.
A very rare pitacohi bird falls in love with a swallow and plucks his colorful feathers to transform dry, barren San Juan Capistrano into a haven of flowers and flowing water, which the swallows can easily find when returning from their annual migration.
Groups making up many different kinds of "families" introduce the numbers from one to ten and then by tens to one hundred.
"Our California" is a lively tour of author Pam Munoz Ryan's home state. Spirited poems celebrate California's major cities and regions. Backmatter includes state symbols and additional information about each place.
A book telling what different baby animals are called.
Based on the true-life story of Charlotte Parkhurst, a tomboy in the 1800s who became a horse rider, stagecoach driver, and first woman to vote. Historical fiction.
Tony Baloney is a macaroni penguin. As the only boy sandwiched between too many sisters, he seems doomed to a life of trouble. Whether you are a mischievous middle, a bossy biggest, or a bothersome baby, you are sure to root for Tony Baloney and find yourself, or someone you live, in the Baloney family.
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and the first African American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.<P><P> Winner of the Sibert Honor
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