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"From the day we moved into our new home, we were fascinated by a nearby farmhouse. Most of the homes in our neighborhood were new, freshly painted, with neatly mowed lawns, but the old farmhouse on the corner of Lucy Little Road was different from the others. That house's paint was peeling, its doors hung crookedly from their hinges, and the yard was full of white goats. We liked to watch the frisky baby goats. They pranced up the porch steps, hopped onto rusty barrels, and even jumped onto their mothers' backs! ..."
While cruising through the woods in a ?borrowed? police car, PJ and Sam accidentally hit what looks like a mutant gorilla with a bad attitude. But this is no ape?it?s a goblin, escaped from the city of Argh in UnderEarth, a place beneath the world?s surface. When Sam is captured by a gang of goblins, PJ must go after him. But can PJ save Sam before he becomes dinner for a bunch of hungry goblins? .
Written by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the new 2009 edition of Christ Our Life, grades 1-8, continues to provide the thorough foundation of our Catholic faith that the series has been known for. In this new edition we've paid special attention to helping children turn their learned faith into a lived faith. Program features Original spiral curriculum ensures consistent progress and development Faith content is developed throughout with Scripture integrated into each lesson Four pillars of the Church-Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, and Prayer-are integrated Abundant prayer opportunities invite personal and communal prayer Catholic Social Teaching connects with real-life faith A copy of the Catholic Prayer for Catholic Families is included with each Student Book allowing parents the convenience of having traditional prayers and suggestions for everyday prayer in one handy book. Christ Our Life is found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
"God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That's why God knew he'd need to give us Easter." As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God's plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
This is the story of the mightiest of the gods and goddesses who lived in a golden palace on Olympus.
Parker has always wanted a pet, but when he gets a guinea pig, it causes him more trouble than he anticipated.
When Katie sees toy bats hanging from the ceiling of class 4A, she thinks they?re Halloween decorations until Mr. G shows up and explains the class is going to study nocturnal animals. A visit to the zoo starts out way cool but quickly goes downhill: Suzanne and Becky won?t stop fighting and then Katie finds herself hanging upside down inside the Bat Cave. Katie has really gone batty this time! .
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.
In this sequel to Felita, Felita's going to Puerto Rico! It's like a dream to her, although she'll miss her friends. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. Her uncle's small village is boring, and none of the girls wants to be friends with an outsider. Felita desperately wants to go home. But she gradually finds a way to fit in, and by summer's end, Felita knows she will miss her new friends and her homeland. .
People go on journeys by themselves for many reasons. Often they want to prove that they can do it, or they travel for the excitement of the journey. Going Solo explores the journeys of four people, each of whom had an adventure in a different part of the world.
Discusses the school life of children in pioneer times, including lessons, books, teachers, examinations, and special days. Includes activities.
A little boy asks, How does a cow go to sleep--tell me how? And his father replies, A cow lies down in the soft sweet hay, In a cozy barn at the end of the day. In this tender bedtime story each of the animals in the barnyard prepares for the night: The duck tucks his head right under his wing, the pig curls up with family and friends, the horse stands up while he's fast asleep, and the hen fluffs her feathers and sits on her nest. Enchanting illustrations by Juan Wijngaard capture the warm and loving answers a father gives to his young son as they too prepare for the night.
Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin. A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism. --The New York Times
Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, people in San Francisco took a ferry across the water to get to Marin County. Now they drive across. How long is the bridge? and how did workers build it?
Friendliness and a willingness to learn make the golden retriever an outstanding dog breed. Learn about this popular breed's history, its ability to learn, and the care involved when you make one of these beautiful dogs your pet.
After mother tells Hector the story of the golden snowflake, he sets out to find it. All of the animals in the forest help, but they do not find it. They do have a good lunch and a lot of fun. ... A story guaranteed to warm your heart.
Winter break is off to an exciting start with Oz and D. B. jetting off to London for Oz¹s mom¹s opera premiere. And Glory Goldenleaf, private eye, comes along for a pleasure trip. But this jolly holiday winds up being anything but when Goldwhiskers, the richest rat in the entire world, is discovered enslaving the orphan mice of Great Britain to do his thievery. And when the Crown Jewels are stolen, Oz, D. B., and Glory are in store for a James-Bond-meets-Scotland-Yard kind of mission, the likes of which the spy world has never seen!
Ladies and gentlemen!Boys and girls!Welcome to the biggest, bravest, boldest competition the world has ever seen!The Gollywhopper Games! Are you ready? Gil Goodson sure hopes he's ready. His future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised the family can move out of Orchard Heights-away from all the gossip, the false friends, and bad press that have plagued the Goodsons ever since The Incident. Gil's been studying for months. He thinks he knows everything about Golly's history and merchandise. But does he know enough to answer the trivia? Solve the puzzles? Complete the stunts? Will it be more than all the other kids know? Gil's formidable opponents have their own special talents. He must be quicker and smarter than all of them. The ride of Gil's life is about to begin. Win! win! win!
The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion will appeal to fans of The Amazing Race, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Chasing Vermeer. Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this fast-paced companion to the acclaimed and kid-tested The Gollywhopper Games is bigger, bolder, and braver! The Golly Toy and Game Company's Gollywhopper Games was such a big success the first time, the company's executives have decided to host the competition again. Cameron and Spencer Schein have scored two highly sought-after slots in the regional round--will one of the Schein brothers make it all the way to the finals? Favorite characters from the first book make guest appearances, and a new cast of competitors, both boys and girls, get set to compete against (and with) Cameron and Spencer. There are twists and turns and complications in this page-turner of a race to the finish line!
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he's none too pleased: "Where's my stringer? / Something's wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!" All ends well in this winsome book of poems--each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found--and most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poet's Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
A heartbreaking story of loss and love. As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a café, Marianne's only comfort is her beloved mother. Things are bad, but could they get even worse? Based on true events, this fictional account of hatred and racism speaks volumes about both history and human nature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs there must be three hundred dogs. Jack's malamute, McKinley, is the leader of them all. But Jack, being human, has no way of knowing that. For him, his family's dog is just a great pal. And protector. Jack cannot know that Redburn, a "leash-licking" Irish setter, is McKinley's rival for the job of head dog. The boy cannot know, with the sudden hillside appearance of a she-wolf, Lupin, that not only McKinley's job -- but his life -- is in danger. Lupin's message: Dogs free yourselves from mankind. Come join us, we who need you to replenish our diminishing wolf pack in the wild. But imagine how a good dog, loyal to his human pup, would hear Lupin's call! McKinley's thrilling story tells itself, as first he and the boy together encounter Lupin in a canyon perfect for an old-time ambush, and later as they try to save her from both Redburn and a neighbor, a vicious man armed with a gun and a grudge. No one -- not even McKinley -- can foresee the end.
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?
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!