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Whether They're Jumping barrels, zipping along the highway on a road trip, or tearing up the motocross track, motorcycles are the coolest things on two wheels! Choppers! authors Susan Goodman and Michael Doolittle show readers the many types of motorcycles there are, how they work, and some of the exciting jobs, competitions, and events that feature them.
"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall - right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle ... almost anything can happen!
A mouse is born as a pet but becomes lost and has many challenges out in the wild. This tale is full of vivid descriptions about the lives of real animals.
From the book: The mousewife goes about her duties just like all the other mice. Life is simple; survival is a matter of finding flannel scraps and tart crumbs, and contentment is there for the asking. Why, then, does the mousewife yearn for more? Creeping into a cage one day to gather some peas, the mousewife is frightened by the fluttering of wings. Thus begins the first of many encounters she has with the wild turtledove, the creature who longs for freedom. Based on a story in Dorothy Wordsworth's diary: "The Mouse and the Dove." Includes picture descriptions. Other books by Rumer Godden are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille file.
The hilarious sequel to HOTEL FOR DOGS (made into the hit movie!) and NEWS FOR DOGS! Andi and her canine friends are back for their biggest adventure yet -- Hollywood! When Andi's brother Bruce wants to enter a dog-themed film-making contest, Andi jumps at the opportunity to become a screenwriter. But neither of them expects what happens next -- a producer wants their movie! Can Andi and Bruce's show (and dogs) go Hollywood?
Moxy's back, and ready (kind of, sort of) for her big piano recital!In this hilarious third installment about everyone's favorite 'tween procrastinator, Moxy Maxwell is set to make her Piano Debut, playing a duet of "Heart and Soul" with her little sister, Pansy. It's too bad she has no time to practice. Between costume fittings, trying on her crown, warming up her voice, and putting on her stage makeup, Moxy can't possibly worry about the actual performance. But soon it's upon her, and Moxy feels something she's only felt once before in her entire life: nervous! She's not sure she can go on. Of course, Moxy is Moxy and she rises to the occasion brilliantly.From the Hardcover edition.
Mr. Peabody is the world's smartest person who just so happens to be a dog. When his "pet" boy, Sherman, uses their time-traveling WABAC machine without permission, the events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results! It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to put things back on track. Children ages 5 to 9 will love this hardcover Big Golden Book that retells the entire story of the new film. From the Hardcover edition.
DreamWorks Animation brings Jay Ward's classic cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman to the big screen in an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family. Mr. Peabody is the world's smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his "pet" boy, Sherman, uses their time-traveling WABAC machine without permission, the events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results! It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to put things back on track. Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story for boys and girls 7-10 and features eight pages of full-color images from the movie!
Relates how the unexpected delivery of a large crate containing a live penguin changes the life of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the polar region. A classic children's book originally published in 1930. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
It's Mr. Putter's birthday. But is he too old for a party? Not if his fine cat, Tabby, and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, have anything to do with it! Filled with the all the usual Putter and Tabby humor and emotion--plus a whole lot of candles, balloons, and cake--this fourteenth book in the acclaimed series is a grand birthday celebration indeed.
Paul Revere didn't make his famous midnight ride alone. Meet a patriot unlike any other: Scheherazade, the mare who doesn't mind mentioning she was once the fastest and most admired horse in the King's army. But on arrival in America, "Sherry" is quickly let down by her British rider and recruited by Sam Adams to join the Sons of Liberty. Before long, she finds herself teamed with Paul Revere to play a key-if unnoticed-role in the American Revolution. Full of wit and wisdom, this beloved classic presents an unforgettable view to the birth of a nation-straight from the horse's mouth!
The Mud Pony is one of a number of ancient boy-hero stories told among the Skidi band of the Pawnee Indians of the American Plains.
In the history of legendary boxers, there was Joe Louis and Sonny Liston . . . and then, "the heavens opened up, and there appeared a great man descending on a cloud, jump-roping into the Kingdom of Boxing. And he was called Cassius Clay." Clay let everyone know that he was the greatest boxer in the world. He converted to the Nation of Islam, refused to be drafted into a war in which he didn't believe, and boxed his way back to the top after being stripped of his title. The man that came to be known as Muhammad Ali was heard in a voice no one will ever forget.
This children's book provides insights into the lives of the people in ancient Egypt including the pharaoh.
A topsy-turvy fairy tale about a small giant on a big adventure! Let's get ready to grumble! Mount Grumble is where the giants live. But (contrary to what you might think, maybe because of their name) not every "giant" (see?) is, um...big. In fact, Muncle Trogg is so SMALL that all the other giants make fun of him for being (uh-oh) people-sized. And toss him around like a football! Fed up, Muncle Trogg climbs down Mount Grumble to take a look at the Smallings (that would be humans) he supposedly looks like. What he discovers is... ...a sulky green dragon and a terribly sensible girl? But when Mount Grumble is put in harm's way, it's up to little Muncle to be the bigger smallest giant, prove that size doesn't matter, and somehow save his home! "Sparkling. A cracking tale." -- The Times of London
The tantalizing prequel to Avi's bestselling MIDNIGHT MAGIC is now in paperback! A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Scholarly Mangus the magician-along with his street--smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio--have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight...or face death! Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful page-turner that stands alone or sets the stage for MIDNIGHT MAGIC!
Jan Mark takes readers through museums' multifaceted history. Numerous questions answer in the books are: What is a museum? Why would anyone amass shells, words, clocks, teeth, trains, dinosaurs, mummies...or two-headed sheep? Find out where the word "museum" comes from and what unusual items (unicorn horns? mermaids?) some early museums placed on view. [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.]
Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed. The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.
Welcome to the Puppy Place--where every puppy finds a home! Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters dogs that are in need of a permanent home. At first, Muttley the mutt seems wild and untrainable but he quickly becomes a hero when he smells smoke in the Peterson's house and rescues the family.
In Kate McMullan's first My America book, the drama and adventure of the American prairie come to life when Meg must leave her family and move to Kansas to avoid the St. Louis cholera epidemic. Margaret Cora Wells is a resilient young girl living in St. Louis where cholera has become an epidemic. When her mother and sister get sick, Meg wants only to tend to them. But, in an effort to protect his children, her father sends Meg and her brother, Preston, to their relatives on the Kansas prairie for the summer. After an adventurous journey, Meg and Preston arrive in Kansas where they learn about life in another part of the country, and even more about the politics of the time. Meg is sweet and strong with a deep moral sense and a real sense of humor.
Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He's good at so many things--swimming, playing the piano, running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals, especially their dog, Harriett. But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet. His words get locked inside him, and he seems far away. Then, when Callie and Charlie start to play, Charlie is back to laughing, holding hands, having fun. Charlie is like any other boy--and he has autism. In this story, told from a sister's point of view, we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love.
"My name is Jenny. This is my dog. My dog has four legs, two in the front and two in the back. She has white curly hair with lots of black spots. And she is really very smart. My dog solves mysteries. I couldn't think of a good name for my dog so I just call her My Dog." Other books by this author are available in this library.
The story of a small boy's trip to rescue an overworked dragon from a jungle island bristling with wild beasts. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
James brings his new stuffed elephant, Harry, everywhere--to play in the fields, to swim at the seashore, and to cuddle quietly in bed each night. Soon Harry's ears begin to flop and his trunk sags and he isn't new anymore. And soon James is older too and must go to his first day of school, while Harry must wait alone at home. Perhaps, thinks James that night, Harry should come to school for a visit. After all, Harry isn't used to being on his own. Kim Lewis, creator of Floss, First Snow, and The Last Train, tells a gentle story with grace and understanding. With lovely dales and cozy rural towns as a backdrop, her soft pencil drawings evoke a world as comforting as a well-worn, well-loved stuffed toy.
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