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In this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book, Blue shares the four letters that spell out her name, and other words that begin with those same great letters. Join Blue in a backyard adventure filled with everything from butterflies to easels. Picture descriptions added.
From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections--Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult--Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren't deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life's dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You've Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn't end until high-school graduation. What's good, what's trash, what's going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America's favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.
The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing. Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem? Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder, and it sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.
A beloved bestselling level 1 reader! A bee sits on Duck, and when duck QUACKS at it to scat, it doesn't listen! So Duck sits on Hen. Hilarity ensues as each animal sits on another. Beginning readers will love the accumulating progression and gain confidence in their skills!
Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads. Ruth Wright Paulsen's sunlit paintings and Gary Paulsen's poetic text capture all the peace and pleasure of a day when water and sky are one.
Who is raiding Granny's garden? Baby Bugs, Baby Daffy, Baby Tweety and Baby Sylvester set out to find who is stealing the vegetables from Granny's garden. Limited picture descriptions present.
All tigers and tabbies, calicos and strays, kittens and cats, need love. And trust. They want things just so. And, sometimes, they do not want to come inside. But a little patience and a little attention can make all the difference . . .Here's a loving tribute to feline companionship, sure to warm human and kitty hearts-because cat company is worth waiting for!
Surrounded by other kids with extremely commercial ideas about Christmas, Charlie Brown struggles to understand the true spirit of the holiday.
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun.
With her usual gentleness and warmth, Margaret Wise Brown tells little ones about the night Jesus was born: "O come, country shepherds O follow the light And welcome the baby This blessed night..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
For the littlest readers - a Christmas board book with a twinkly cover. CHRISTMAS ANGEL may be little, but she glistens brightly. Look closely - she's there by the star on the Christmas tree, above each branch and golden light, watching over sleeping children on Christmas Eve. Picture descriptions present.
The pond at Stony Creek is perfect for ice skating, and a blanket of snow is on the ground. It's almost Christmas. Pipsqueak wishes she could spend the days at the pond, then curl up in front of a glowing fire with her family. But Papa has gone away to search for food. He promised to be home soon, so by Christmas Eve, Pip is worried. What will they eat for Christmas dinner? How can they celebrate without Papa? Pip knows she must do something. There are mountains of food in the huge house on the hill. The one filled with cats and traps. The most dangerous place in Stony Creek. Mama has forbidden everyone from even mentioning the house. Pip's not sure she has the courage to go there, but she has to try. She has to do it for Mama, Kit, Will, Nibs, Nan, and baby Finny. For Christmas. And for Papa. Braveness starts with a single step.
The most popular big, red, lovable dog that ever was! Clifford books have sold millions of copies in nearly half a century - and his series airing on PBS Kids TV has been enormously popular. In this book, When a hurricane strikes while Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are having fun visiting her grandmother at the beach, Clifford the big red dog knows just what to do to keep everyone safe.
Happy Easter, Clifford! Children will enjoy this story about Clifford and Emily Elizabeth's Easter preparations. It's Eastertime, and Emily Elizabeth and Clifford are making Easter baskets for Clifford's friends. There's even a surprise for Clifford-- an Easter basket filled with extra large treats just for Clifford! Picture descriptions present on picture only pages.
There's so much to do in school, and Clifford the Small Red Puppy wants to try it all. From finger-painting, to making cookies, Clifford has many hilarious misadventures that make him even more loveable than ever!
Little Cow thinks life will be better on the "other mountain," and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier . . . but when they get there, they find that the grass isn't really greener on the other side. This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
This charming fabric book invites baby to hug, squeeze, and nuzzle. A prelude to sleep, this delightfully written book will relax and calm Baby, sending him off to the sweetest of dreams. Picture descriptions present.
A very simple story relating the experience of a young child who enjoys playing with all the things in the kitchen cupboard.
[from inside front cover] "Poor Daniel O'Rourke! His trouble begins when he goes to a grand party at the great mansion on the hill. He stuffs himself with green cheese and goose liver and dances till he can dance no more. On the way home, Dan pauses to rest by the pooka's spirit's wall--little does he realize his peril! The fine summer night suddenly turns into a nightmare, as a rushing river sweeps Dan off into a series of bizarre adventures." This is a merry retelling of an old Irish folktale. It's enjoyable reading for St. Patrick's Day or for any time of the year.
One Mama Duck paddles and quacks. One, two, three ducklings swim behind, but the fourth little duckling dawdles and dreams, preens and plays, splashes and spins . . . A cheerful reassuring tale of youthful rebellion and parental protection--with an exciting surprise ending!
One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to. Picture descriptions added.
Buddy and his Pteranodon siblings from the hit PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train are featured in this Little Golden Book hardcover treasury. Boys and girls ages 2-5 will love reading three stories--Triceratops for Lunch; Hooting, Tooting Dinosaurs; and The Spiky Stegosaurus.
What should and shouldn't you do? Do give the dog a bath but don't take one with him. Do try to change your socks every day but please don't make other people smell them.
Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day! Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!
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