Annie and her pet bunny, Snowball, love living next door to Annie's favorite cousin, Henry and his dog, Mudge. Whether it's playing Frisbee or watching old movies, there's no shortage of fun to be had when these four are together. Annie's birthday is coming up, and she can't wait to invite Henry and Mudge over for a dress-up party. But when the guests arrive, it's Annie who gets the big surprise! Picture descriptions present.
Annie loves teacups. She loves their pretty shapes. She loves their painted flowers. She loves their dainty little saucers. Her cousin and best friend, Henry, doesn't love teacups. Henry isn't interested in dainty things. Henry's dog, Mudge, weighs almost two hundred pounds, which is definitely not dainty!Can Henry help Annie find friends who love teacups as much as she does?
In Annie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends, Annie loves fall and she especially loves Thanksgiving. There is a big table at Annie's house, and she wants lots of people around it for a yummy dinner. But Annie lives with just her dad and her bunny, Snowball. She doesn't have a big family of her own. Who can she invite to share Thanksgiving? In Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze, Annie loves winter. She loves her earmuffs, her hand muff, and her polka-dot boots--all pink, of course. But most of all Annie loves playing in the snow with her cousin Henry and his big dog, Mudge. So when Annie's dad wakes her up with news of a snow day, Annie is excited. She can't wait to go on a wintry adventure with Henry and Mudge!
From the book: IN A CERTAIN PART of the country called Appalachia you will find dogs named Prince or King living in little towns with names like Coal City and Sally's Backbone. These dogs run free, being country dogs, and their legs are full of muscles from running rabbits up mountains or from following boys who push old bikes against the hill roads they call hollows. These are mostly good dogs and can be trusted. The owners of these dogs who live in Appalachia have names like Mamie and Boyd and Oley, and they probably have lived in Appalachia all of their lives. Many of them were born in coal camps in tiny houses which stood on poles and on the sides of which you could draw a face with your finger because coal dust had settled on their walls like snow.
Baby lovely, Baby sweet, Baby so divine. I love your pretty baby face. Tell me you are mine. From the early morning of a new day to afternoon nap time to the evening bath and bedtime, a baby's life is sometimes quiet, sometimes busy, and always filled with baby love. Newbery Medal recipient Cynthia Rylant and beloved artist Diane Goode joyfully celebrate all of the treasured moments in a baby's life in six read-aloud verses for babies and toddlers to share -- especially with those they love.
Ellie Farley's father, Okey, drinks too much, mostly because he hasn't been able to work since he was injured in a mining accident. He hasn't been able to hunt, either, so it's strange when he brings home a hunting dog, a beagle named Bullet. But Bullet is only the first odd thing that happens to Ellie the year she's eleven. She sees a favorite uncle go off to war; a boy in her class has a fit in the middle of geography and another is accidentally killed while target shooting; and Okey drives his Chevy pickup off the mountain, with near-tragic consequences. But still Ellie manages the ordinary pleasures of making a best friend and getting kissed for the first time -- it's no wonder she confides to Bullet on her twelfth birthday, "Some year."
Four stories about the celebration of life's adventures-the big ones and the little ones-and about something we hold dear:family.
Boris is a big gray cat who loves sleeping and playing and exploring and hunting. And his owner loves him for all of his simple cat ways.But Boris, typical as he may be, is part of a much larger story in this moving exploration of love, longing, compassion, and most of all, the continuous give-and-take of companionship.Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant's powerful collection of poems is sure to find its place in the hearts of readers of all ages, especially those who have been lucky enough to experience the many joys and hardships that come with true friendship.
Boris is a big gray cat who loves sleeping and playing and exploring and hunting. And his owner loves him for all of his simple cat ways. But Boris, typical as he may be, is part of a much larger story in this moving exploration of love, longing, compassion, and most of all, the continuous give-and-take of true friendship. Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant's powerful collection of poems will resonate in the hearts of readers of all ages.
Bunny and Jack, animal detectives, take a break from playing cards to look for Bernard Bear's missing messenger whistle.
The High-Rise Private Eyes, animal detectives, try to find the cat who stole their neighbor's binoculars.
In their latest case, animal detectives Bunny and Jack help Mabel the duck find out who stole the sugar cubes from her tea room.
When the fluffy dice of Melvin the bus driver turn up missing, Bunny and Jack, two animal detectives, investigate the case.
While having breakfast at their favorite diner, two detectives, Bunny and Jack, solve a mystery that is not what it seems.
Bunny and Jack investigate the disappearance of a trombone from Mr. Riley's music store.
While having a picnic on the docks, animal detectives Bunny and Jack meet a dog whose one and only lawn chair is missing, and they set out to solve the case.
Bunny and Jack, animal detectives, investigate the disappearance of the balloons from the neighborhood toy store.
This is a book about how Christmas feels to different kinds of people. What kind of man lives alone in a house in the middle of hundreds of Christmas trees? Where does a sick lady with her three dogs, who can't read, go on Christmas eve? Will a lost cat have any luck finding a home with the four people inside a diner on the night before Christmas? There's a story about how a little boy gives a family to his Grandfather, about a boy who hopes every year the Christmas train will bring him a toy doctor kit and about how a girl walking dangerously in New York traffic gathers in a whole Christmas dream from a handful of kind words. These are short stories that get to the heart of Christmas in very American ways. Reading about how Christmas feels to others may inspire you to think about how you'd like to make Christmas meaningful and happy for yourself, and about how Christmas touches you and people you don't even know. This is a book of short stories for middle grade children to read for themselves or for friends and family to read and talk about together.
In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.
A mysterious forest stands near the lighthouse where Lila and her brother Whistler live. When these mouse children become curious about the forest and ask permission to go exploring, they discover enchantment, adventure and, best of all, a new friend. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Preston McDaniels bring us the beauty of both the forest and the sea in this new story about a wonderful family: The Lighthouse Family.
Twelve stories in which animals change people's lives for the better.
Here are twelve deeply moving short stories from the perceptive pen of Cynthia Rylant. Each captures the moment when someone's life changes -- when an animal causes a human being to see things in a different way, and, perhaps, changes his life.
How much do you have to give up to find yourself? <P><P> When Pete first sets eyes the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer. But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers that the Man is actually a savior of souls, and Pete has been waiting all his life to be saved. <P> It's not something Pete's parents can understand. Certainly his best friend, Rufus, an avowed atheist, doesn't understand. But Pete knows he can't imagine life without the Man. So when the Man invites Pete to join him on his mission, how can Pete say no -- even if it means leaving behind everything he's ever loved?<P> Newbery Honor book
A deeply compelling collection of poems about God and our everyday world from a Newbery medalist. Cynthia Rylant takes teens on an invigorating spiritual journey as she explores what God's life on Earth might be like. Rylant's reflective and often humorous verse follows God as he tries out human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti. God Went to Beauty School combines the awesome with the everyday in an accessible, thought-provoking, and intelligent manner.
When a storm separates Stumpy the squirrel from her newborn babies, her animal friends come to the rescue.
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