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The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!
Cowgirl. Kate and her cowhorse, Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.With its spirited text and bright, humorous illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin, this first book in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series is bound to be a hit with young wranglers everywhere. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)
From the Bookjacket: Duck and Gander are having a contest. But Duck swims faster, and Gander flies higher. So which one is the champion? Then Duck gets an idea: "Don't move," she says. "Don't talk. Don't fidget a feather! And the winner will be the one and only, true and forever champion of champions." But as Duck and Gander stand stock still, along come a host of visitors- including Fox. Will Duck run? Will Gander? Which is the real champion? Gentle, funny, and true to life, Erica Silverman's story was inspired by the children next door. S. D. Schindler's rendering of Duck and Gander, which captures perfectly their spirit of rivalry-and of friendship-was simply inspired. The result is another irresistible book by the creators of Big Pumpkin.
When Lisa learns that her mother will return from a business trip "at the crack of dawn," she's determined to fix the crack-so the sun can come up, so the day can begin, so Mama can come home. Surrounded by the desert animals that live near her house, Lisa searches for the crack of dawn and is rewarded by the wonder of the desert and company of animals at daybreak. The pictures are described.
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