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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

by Jenny Offill

I had an idea to staple my brother's hair to his pillow. I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore. Here's a kid full of ideas, all day long. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to use glue anymore. And what about when she shows Joey Whipple her underpants--they're only underpants, right? Turns out she's not allowed to do that again, either. And isn't broccoli the perfect gift for any brother? It's just too bad her parents don't think so. But she has the last laugh in this humerous first picture book by an acclaimed novelist of books for adults. From the Hardcover edition.

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho is back, and this time he's facing his biggest fear: The Great Outdoors. Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true:he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he's got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he's got his dad, too. Lenore Look's touching, drop-dead-funny chapter book about an Asian-American second grader--with illustrations byNew York Timesbestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham--is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal. From the Hardcover edition.

Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

by Lenore Look

ALVIN HO IS an Asian American second grader who is afraid ofeverything--elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He's so afraid of school that, while he's there, he never,ever,says a word. But at home he's a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From the author of the ALA Notable Ruby Lu series comes a funny and touching chapter book--perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers-- that introduces a truly unforgettable character. From the Hardcover edition.

The Best Birthday Party Ever

by Jennifer Larue Huget

My birthday is 5 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, and 8 hours away. Today I'm starting to plan my party. So what if the Big Day's not exactly around the corner? This little girl is planning her party now. She has to, if she wants to have the best birthday party ever. She'll have the tallest birthday cake in the world, plus camels, elephants, a ferris wheel (of course), and a castle . . . with a moat. Kids will laugh out loud at the girl's wild plans, and love the oh-so-sweet ending, which involves a modest but fun party. Jennifer LaRue Huget and LeUyen Pham brilliantly capture what it feels like to be the Birthday Girl-a feeling many children will relate to. From the Hardcover edition.

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

by Paula Young Shelton

Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not.With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.

Duck, Duck, Goose

by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose, Goose & Duck. Feathered friends forever . . . or are they? That's what we discover in this charming and hilarious follow-up to the bestsellingDuck & Goose. You see, there's a challenge to their friendship: a little whippersnapper of a duck named Thistle. Thistle's good ateverything(or so she thinks), from math to holding her breath to standing on her head. Duck thinks she's fantastic. But Goose doesnot! And so Goose is faced with a problem close to the hearts of children everywhere:...

Duck & Goose

by Tad Hills

"That egg is mine! I saw it first," says Goose. "I touched it first. It's mine," declares Duck. Like James Marshall's George and Martha, and Rosemary Wells's Benjamin and Tulip, Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn't much care for Goose at first - and Goose isn't fond of Duck but both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another's strengths. And when a bluebird points out that i...

Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3

by Tad Hills

PRESCHOOLERS WILL CHEER the return of Duck and Goose in their second board book appearance! All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return this time to introduce basic counting concepts. One goose. Two ducks. Three friends. As the characters illustrate from numbers 1 to 10, children will love to follow along with the simple text and all-new original art. A small trim size and Easter egg-colored art makes this the perfect Easter basket stuffer for young children everywhere!

Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?

by Tad Hills

The bestselling duo of Duck and Goose are back in their third board book appearance. Favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return--this time to help toddlers identify familiar feelings like happy, sad, scared, and proud. Full color.

Dust Devil

by Anne Isaacs

Having moved to Montana from Tennessee in the 1830s, fearless Angelica Longrider--also known as Swamp Angel--changes the state's landscape, tames a wild horse, and captures some desperadoes.

The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

by Candace Fleming

Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wishyouwent to Aesop Elementary. Welcome back to Mr. Jupiter's inimitable class at Aesop Elementary. His rambunctious,specialstudents are fifth graders now . . . and they rule the school! Bernadette Braggadoccio stirs things up when her probing investigative reporting for the school's TV station reveals some scan...

How Rocket Learned to Read

by Tad Hills

This sweet picture book starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird, is perfect for back-to-school! Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own. With a story that makes reading fun-and will even help listeners learn to read-this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader. Fresh, charming art by Tad Hills, theNew York Timesbestselling author/illu...

I'm Not

by Pam Smallcomb

Ages 4-8. Evelyn is lots of things: Circus performer. Antarctic explorer. Snappy dresser. I'm not. Celebrate two very different friends, who love each other for everything they are . . . and everything they're not.

My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits

by Hanoch Piven

Here's the perfect back-to-school gift for budding artists. Like the creator's previous picture book,My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks,this picture book encourages children to be creative and make their own object portraits. It's a fun activity for home or for the classroom. You can even check out portraits made by other readers in the "kids' gallery" of author Hanoch Piven's Web site, www. pivenworld. com-and while you're at it, send in your own! Learn how to create a funny librarian, a colorful art teacher, or your best friend by seeing how one girl does it in this simple, playful picture book that's comprised of portraits made of objects. Once the girl has talked about-and drawn-the key figures in her school, she ends with the piegrave;ce de reacute;sistance-a class portrait!

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

by Patricia C. Mckissack

Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology is filled with bad characters who know exactly how to charm. From the author's note, that takes us back to McKissack's own childhood when she would listen to stories told on her front porch... to the captivating introductions to each tale, in which the storyteller introduces himself and sets the stage for what follows... to the ten entertaining tales themselves here is a worthy successor to McKissack's THE DARK THIRTY. In The Best Lie Ever Told, meet Dooley Hunter, a trickster who spins an enormous whopper at the State Liar's contest. In Aunt Gran and the Outlaws, watch a little old lady slickster outsmart Frank and Jesse James. And in Cake Norris Lives On, come face to face with a man some folks believe may have died up to twenty-seven different times!

Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride

by Barbara Ensor

HERE'S A CONTEMPORARY retelling of Andersen's tale, revamped and fleshed out for today's hip tweens. As she did inCinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Tale),Ensor re-imagines this classic, adding her own inimitable humor, flair, and stylish black-and-white silhouette spot illustrations. Thumbelina is that story most of us can't quite remember. Okay, sure, it's about a tiny girl just the size of your thumb. But did you know that her troubles (or adventures, if you prefer) begin when she begs her mother to let her sleep outside on the porch? And that in no time she is engaged to a frog, and then a mole, and even receives a proposal from a miniature king? From the Hardcover edition.

Toys Go Out

by Emily Jenkins

Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic. . . well, Plastic isn't quite surewhatshe is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. A very nice person to belong to. But outside of the Little Girl's room things can be confusing. Like when Lumphy gets sticky with peanut butter on a picnic, why is he called "dirty"? Or when StingRay jumps into the bathtub, what will happen to her fur? And where in the house can they find the Little Girl a birthday present that she will love the most? Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine. With all the appeal of a classic, here are six linked stories form Emily Jenkins, and illustrated by Caldecott winning Paul O. Zelinsky that showcase the unforgettable adventures--and misadventures-- of three extraordinary friends.

Waking up Wendell

by April Stevens Tad Hills

EARLY IN THE MORNING, a little bird at #1 Fish Street hops out of her nest, takes a deep breath, and begins to sing a very loud and whistley song, TWEEEEEET-TWEEEEEET-TA-TA-TA-TWEEEEEET-TWEEEEET! So starts the story of how a chain of events results in everyone on one street waking up. The bird's song awakens Mr. Krudwig at #2 Fish Street, whose grumbling wakes up Leopold, his dog, who barks "RAPPITYRAPPITY-RAP RAPPITY-RAPPITY-RAP" . . . and wakes up Mrs. Musky, at #3 Fish Street. The antics go on...

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