Any child who has taken piano lessons will get a kick out of this book. Josefina finds unique ways to "practice," and even baby Antonio gets into the act of encouraging her to practice more. Humor, warmth, and lots of repetition lead Josefina to become a player of songs. Other books about Josefina are also available from Bookshare. In order for this file to make an excellent embossed braille copy, attention must be paid to the words written in Spanish.
Emily Bennett, a young English girl, has come to stay with Molly's family to escape the bombing of London. Molly tries hard to make sweet, shy Emily feel at home, and Emily is grateful for Molly's friendship. Emily is delighted that she can help Molly with math and pleased and proud when she impresses Molly. But, it is mot until Emily makes a BIG mistake and has to rely on Molly for help that Emily shows how truly brave she is-and both girls learn what friendship really means.
For Felicity Merriman, 1776 starts off with good news. Grandfather tells her that her beloved horse Penny is going to have a foal. Felicity has one worry-Jiggy Nye. He has been cruel to Penny in the past. Will he be cruel to her again when he gets out of jail? Soon Felicity has other worries, too. The Merrimans believe in independence for the colonies. But the family of Elizabeth, Felicity's best friend, believes in loyalty to the king. Suddenly, Elizabeth's father is jailed for being a Loyalist. Will the friendship between Felicity and Elizabeth survive the many changes-both happy and sad-that both girls face?
From the book: "Dad is coming home! Molly can hardly wait to see him. She's especially excited because he'll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show. Molly isn't worried about her tap dancing because she's the best in Miss LaVonda's dance class. But she wants to look sophisticated so Dad will know how much she's grown up while he's been away at war. Unfortunately, Molly's hair is all wrong. When Jill finally finds a way to give Molly glorious curls, everything seems to be perfect. Then Molly gets sick. Things couldn't be worse-until the doctor comes just in time."
When Samantha finds out that her friend Nellie is living in an orphanage, she must think of a way to help her escape.
In Felicity Discovers a Secret, Felicity's hoop gets her into trouble. Now Felicity must spend a day with Mrs. Burnie, the crabbiest woman in town. Felicity can't seem to do anything right under Mrs. Burnie's watchful eye. But then she discovers Mrs. Burnie's secret...
Felicity Merriman is a young girl who has many adventures while living in the colonies of America, just before the American Revolution, in 1774.
Summer on Grandfather's plantation next to the York River is heaven for Felicity. She can be out of doors all day long-riding horses with Grandfather, playing with Nan and William, and exploring the woods, the fields, and the river's shore. One day Felicity finds a secret note. It is from Ben, her father's apprentice, and it is a cry for help. Ben has broken his apprenticeship agreement with Mr. Merriman and has run away to join George Washington's army. Felicity plunges into a dangerous adventure when she goes to help Ben. She must use all the strength, courage, and wisdom she has to try to save the day.
All winter Felicity has waited to go to the Williamsburg town fair, but her fool hardly actions in trying to feed the racehorses spoil the fun and teach her a lesson
In colonial Williamsburg, nine-year-old Felicity's dancing skills improve when she changes from wearing clumsy shoes to dainty slippers but ultimately she learns that "Gracefulness is in the foot, not the shoe." Includes information on the education of girls in colonial America, focusing on dance, and presents square dance instructions.
Although she is tired of being the oldest sister, Felicity realizes how much her family means to her when a carriage accident puts her pregnant mother in danger
All Felicity wants for Christmas is to go to the dancing lesson at the governor's Palace with her friend Elizabeth. Mother works every minute she can spare from Christmas preparations and celebrations to make Felicity a blue gown for this special occasion, Then she becomes very ill. All thoughts of the gown are forgotten as Felicity nurses her mother and helps care for her brother and sister. Now all Felicity wants for Christmas is for her mother to get well. She's given up on the ball, but Christmas is a time for dreams to come true.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FELICITY! A Springtime Story. Felicity overhears a message that means danger to the colonists, and she must warn them herself.
Josefina is pleased and proud when her godmother, Tia Magdalena, asks for her help with springtime chores. Ti a Magdalena is a respected healer in the village, and Josefina hopes very much to become a healer just like her someday. Then one afternoon at Tia Magdalena's house, while helping her god-mother, Josefina makes an awful mistake that shatters her hopes. She's sure Tia Magdalena will never teach her now! But when Josefina visits her Pueblo Indian friend Mariana, a terrifying adventure shows her just how much she's already learned-and teaches her something important about herself. Josefina's birthday becomes a celebration of bravery, hope-and second chances
From the book: An English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires', and just in time for Molly's birthday! Molly and her friends are very excited, until Emily Bennett turns out to be quite different from the glamorous girl they pictured. Emily is shy, and she seems unfriendly. Then Molly discovers that Emily is worried about her family in war-torn London, just as Molly is worried about her father, and the girls become good friends. They even plan to turn Molly's tenth birthday celebration into a real English tea party. But the friendship starts to fall apart when they can't agree about what's important, and it takes a special birthday surprise to help them patch up their hurt feelings.
Samantha's 10th birthday is almost runied by a mean trick, but Agnes and Agatha, Cornelia's twin sisters, invite her to visit New York City.
Josefina and her three sisters, along with their Aunt, help their father run the family household and ranch after the death of their mother. Her aunt teaches many lessons that will help the girls grow up to be young woman and always remember their mother. A great story in the New Mexico territory back in the early 1800s.
Josefina's six-book series is bound in one beautiful hardcover volume. Set in 1824, each story reveals more of this caring girl growing up on her family's "rancho" in New Mexico. The cover features rich illustrations, foil detail, and die-cut windows that offer a peek at the full-color illustrations inside.
When Josefina and her father visit their shepherd, Santiago, they learn that Santiago is blind. He and his grandson, Angelito, care for the sheep. Even though Papa is very fond of Santiago, he is hesitant to have a blind man and a nine-year-old boy in charge of his sheep. It takes an accident to change his mind. Other books about Josefina are also available from Bookshare. Because of the words written in Spanish, this file will need some extra attention in order for it to make an excellent embossed braille copy.
The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mamá alive. Can the Montoya girls overcome their loss and move on together to honor their Mamá's memory?
In 1824 New Mexico, nine-year-old Josefina is happy when her grandparents and aunt come to visit, but she thinks she must choose between meeting her grandmother's expectations and being true to herself. Includes historical notes on women's rights in New Mexico in 1824 as well as a recipe for empanaditas. In order for this file to make an excellent embossed braille copy, attention must be paid to the Spanish symbols used throughout.
Kit Kittridge loves Baseball just about as much as anything else in the world! But with the Great deprssion she has to settle for playing it rather than watching it. One day after playing a game with some of her friends she learns something about one of the borders in her home that she never knew before.
This book contains: Meet Kit Kit Learns a Lesson Kit's Surprise Happy Birthday Kit! Kit Saves the Day Changes for Kit All of the books in this volume teach a different type of lesson while telling a fictional story based in a real time period. Also available from Bookshare: "Kit's Home Run."
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