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Thomas is taking the judge to the train show! He speeds up a hill, across a ridge, through a tunnel, and over a bridge. But as soon as Thomas starts to go fast--screech!--he has to slow down. A goat is in the way, the wind is pushing him back, the tunnel is very dark, and logs are on the track! As soon as Thomas gets past each delay, he gets to go fast--at last! But will they reach the show on time? Go, Thomas, go!
As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder... "Who invented Christmas?" Mama's answer only leads to more questions like "Is God more important than Santa?" So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama's gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that... Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.From the Hardcover edition.
When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about, too: "Where did I come from?"As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because--God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series:God Gave Us TwoGod Gave Us ChristmasGod Gave Us HeavenGod Gave Us LoveGod Gave Us So MuchFrom the Hardcover edition.
THE PAIN AND the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the go--the Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide; and a beach outing includes a boogie board. Lots more action and adventure for the dynamic duo who never stay still. From the Hardcover edition.
This unique Passover board book shows a brother and sister on a "hametz hunt," looking for breadcrumbs before the start of the Passover holiday.
What's a farmer to do when he sees hundreds of miners heading west to get rich? Join them! Jasper is off to California with dreams of the gold that will fill his pans to overflowing. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Gold Rush, and the punchy, rhythmic verse and fun, detailed illustrations of this book combine to bring this vibrant period in American history to life.
The wise man Pundabi tries to help the king see the poverty and suffering in his kingdom by solving the mystery of the Golden Serpent.
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur... and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go... someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.
In this heart-stealing picture book, fine artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch gives us 16 masterful, soulful, impossibly expressive portraits of dogs, and Maya Gottfried wonderfully captures their voices and inner personalities in 16 enchanting poems. It's a doggie delight! These dogs beg to be patted, tickled, scratched, and ruffled. Which one will be your best friend?
It is Amelia Bedelia's birthday, and she has the day off. Mr. Rogers will lend her the car, but he does want to check up on her driving. Of course, her license if good--just look at the picture! If only their hadn't been forks in the road... or the search for a crossroad... Other books about Amelia Bedelia are available in this library.
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. <P> In this book, you will learn <P> - all about the nutrient groups--carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals <P> - each nutrient's function <P> - which foods contain which nutrients <P> - how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day <P> - how the body digests food <P> - all about calories <P> Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids!
Ting-a-ling-a-ling! Here comes the Good Humor® Man! He brings walnut whizzes and dairy dizzies, chocolate chips and strawberry splits-all while bringing friends together and finding a lost puppy! This bestselling Little Golden Book Classic is now available as a Big Little Golden Book.
And what a morning it is! Tap-tap and crack! and Chick comes out of his egg. No sooner does he learn to eat worms and seeds and crumbs, than his adventures begin. Text adapted from the Russian Tsyplenok by Korney Chukovsky. Picture descriptions present.
Who's that eating a banana? Swinging from the shower curtain? Making faces in the mirror? Why, it looks like a monkey!But not to Mommy. Mommy knows it's her own monkey boy, and even monkey boys need their sleep. But first, they need to clean up their room and take a bath. Then she'll read a story. "Good night, Monkey Boy . . . and no more bananas!"
Join Ming-Ming, Linny, and Tuck as they help get baby animals ready for bed and tuck them in for the night! With a sweet, rhyming story, this board book is the perfect bedtime companion for little ones. Picture descriptions added.
In this charming, rhyming, picture book, a baby gecko discovers the delights of the night world.
When the spooky Graves family moves to town and tries to fit in with the "normal" residents of Union City, everyone is in for a few surprises.
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