Join Little Critter and his grandpa in this big-city adventure! Family fun and love are in abundance when Little Critter and his grandfather head to the big city! Little Critter After a young boy finds a rocking horse in the attic, the horse becomes part of his dreams every night--each time more terrifying--as their fight against a fiery storm becomes the analogy for the boy's serious illness Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit, but mom is sick and does not feel well.
How can Little Critter help his mom get r Little Critter goes to visit his grandparents on their farm. Little Critter and his sister learn all of the important chores that need done to take care of the farm. My Trip to When Little Critter brings home a toy from the store that turns out to be broken, he throws a tantrum and asks to go back to pick another one, yet once there, he simply cannot decide what to get. An eggs-tra special, egg-citing tale featuring the beloved Little Critter! Join Little Critter and his classmates as they compete in different races, and see who wins!
Field Day is an original Little Critter Fir What can Little Critter find to do when his friends are all busy and can not play with him? Little Critter goes to play outside and finds all kinds of trash and litter on the ground. Can Little Critter help clean up? Little Critter has a part in the school play. He diligently practices his lines at home for each member of the family.
Everyone comes to school to see the play, even his baby brother, who Little Critter worries might make noise during the perform Now in one volume!! Six of Mercer Mayer's beloved storybooks featuring Little Critter and his family. When a vicious bully targets Little Sister, Little Critter sets out to defend her, making him the focus of the bully's nasty pranks, until Little Sister and Little Critter join forces to stand up for themselves.
A perfec Little Critter is having a spooky Halloween party and everyone is invited! Get ready for some witch's brew, pumpkin cookies, and a really good ghost story in this charming Halloween storybook. Full color Whether the brothers go trick-or-treating, build a snowman, or ride bikes together, both pa A classic Little Critter book perfect for Mother's Day! Whether he wants to push the cart, pick the best apples, or ge Mercer Mayer's very popular Little Critter stars in a picture book about feeling angry.
With minimal text and funny illustrations to spell out every new situation, the book shows the Critter family saying no to everything Little Critter wants to do. A family experiences a thunderstorm, from bringing in the laundry before the storm hits, through a power outage and trying to sleep through the thunder and lightning, to playing in mud puddles the next day Can the and his find their new friend?
Mercer Mayer's classic wordless tales of a boy and his animal pals are now available in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. These delightfully funny books foll Super Critter can be heard saving the day in seven sound effects including the flight of his hurling slingshot, the acceleration of a speeding spaceship, the dialing of a push-button phone, and the flying of the super hero himself Throughout, a cute but cowardly mouse accompanies Red Riding Hood on her journey, forseeing her peril--but The nightmare's gone, but what about that alligator?
You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick. In this funny and beloved follow-up, Mercer Mayer faces another nighttime Apparently there were even T When Liverwurst the baby rhinosterwurst disappears, Wackatoo Indians, survivors of the 49th Cavalry, and children from the Koala Scouts join the circus company in rescuing him from a burger tycoon interested in creating Rhino-burgers The pesky nightmare in the closet won't stay in there at night, even with the door closed all the way.
Just a Teacher's Pet. Just Fishing with Grandma. Just a Special Day. Being Thankful. We All Need Forgiveness. Just My Lost Treasure. Little Critter 8x8. Just a Kite. Just a Little Love. It's True. You Go First. Just Big Enough. Just One More Pet. Little Critter I Am Hiding. Little Critter I Am Playing. Staying Well. Big Little Critter Little Critter.
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Just a Big Storm. On The Go. My Family. Fair Play. Helping Out. Little Critter I Am Helping. Little Critter I Am Sharing. We Are Moving. Just a Storybook Collection. What a Good Kitty. Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook. Just a Little Too Little. Little Critter Colors. Little Critter Shapes. Too Many Dinosaurs. Little Critter a Busy Day. Just Helping My Dad. Little Critter Numbers. Octopus Soup. A Green, Green Garden. Just a Little Luck. Little Critter Sleeps Over. Little Critter Little Critter Readers. Little Critter's the Night Before Christmas.
Just Critters Who Care. The Best Yard Sale. Just Saving My Money. Where Is My Frog? Where Is My Sneaker? Just a Little Sick. Just A Little Music. Going to the Sea Park. The Fall Festival. My First I Can Read. Country Fair. First Day of School. New Kid in Town. Tiger's Birthday. Happy Mother's Day! This Is My Town. To the Rescue! Going to the Firehouse. Just a Day at the Pond. What Do You Do with a Kangaroo? The Best Teacher Ever. It's Earth Day. Lost Dinosaur Bone.
Snowball Soup. The Bravest Knight. Grandma, Grandpa, and Me. Happy Father's Day. It's Easter, Little Critter! Just a Snowy Day. Just So Thankful. Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter! My Trip to the Hospital. There's Something There! It's My Birthday! Just a Little Critter Collection. Little Critter Storybook Collection.
There Are Monsters Everywhere. Good for Me and You. Just a Snowman. Merry Christmas, Little Critter! Happy Halloween, Little Critter! Bye-Bye, Mom and Dad. Just a School Project. Just a Little Homework. We Love You Little Critter! Frog Goes to Dinner. Frog on His Own. One Frog Too Many. Play It Safe.
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It had no flowers or vegetables. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones:? Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part. Afterward, the two of them sit on a bench and enjoy the results of their efforts in happy silence. But then one summer, everything changes. Ojiichan has grown too old to care for his home and the garden. He has to move. Will Mayumi find a way to keep the memory of the garden alive for both of them?
Ages 16 and up. Manuelito by Elisa Amado Thirteen-year-old Manuelito is a gentle boy who lives with his family in a tiny village in the Guatemalan countryside. Things deteriorate further when government-backed drug gangs arrive and take control of the village. Boy oh Boy: From boys to men, be inspired by 30 coming-of-age stories of sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists by Cliff Leek Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history.
These men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern day masculinity can be cool — and defined freely. Role models hand-picked to inspire a modern generation of boys. Horton Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. But when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now? A powerful meditation on home and identity at a time when our country sorely needs it. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again.
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This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Rhythmic free verse imbues his story with musicality and gets readers in the groove. Planet Fashion: Years of Fashion History by Natasha Slee Your journey begins over one hundred years ago, twirling around the ballroom in gowns and tailcoats.
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Kids will delight in seeing the sun rise over the mountain pose, boats float beneath the bridge pose, and branches magnificently blossom when a child makes the tree pose. A perfect tool for instructing and inspiring little yogis of all ages. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country—ending violence and unfair treatment. The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus The Usual Suspects, pitched as Encyclopedia Brown meets The Wire, follows Thelonius, king of the pranksters at his middle school, who must solve the mystery of who brought a gun to campus before he and his friends are expelled at the end of the week.
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Where Are You From? Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. She gets an even better one. Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School by Robin Mellom, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Enthusiastic Hannah Sparkles is overjoyed to start first grade, and learns along the way that sometimes being a good listener is the best way to be a good friend. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him.
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Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. In New Mexico, everything is different. She has everything she could need: a trusty broomstick, a powerful spell book, and a magical pet mouse. She also has a new brother named Baby Phu, and she does not like him one bit. He crashes her broomstick, eats pages out of her spell book, and keeps her up all night. As a teenager he took up martial arts and never looked back. He went on to star in smash blockbuster hits, featuring his skill as a martial artist, and he even wrote film scripts himself.
Bruce came to create his own style of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do, which also embodied his thoughtful philosophies for life. When Daniel refuses to pass to Carson during a drill and then makes fun of him, coach Tony and coach Lauren remind Daniel to have a better attitude. But the team, including Carson, is still upset with Daniel.
If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States.
Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too—the Civil War. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams? But all that seemed unimportant when his country came under the grip of a brutal dictator and entered World War II on the side of Nazi Germany.
Putting his own life at risk, Bartali used his speed and endurance on a bike to deliver documents Jewish people needed to escape harm. From that moment on, the song has provided inspiration and solace for generations of Black families.
In my birthday-party planning experience as a mom, I have so far held three all-out, bubble-machine, tiered cupcake-tray, crepe-paper-and-glue type parties. You know the kind. The ones that leave you frazzled and irritated and with half-dried hair by the time the entire neighborhood arrives. And to top it off, the amount of gifts at these things can be almost embarrassing and feels overindulgent for kids. But, I think I may have found the best of both worlds in this fun fete with a twist. Here are some variations that are sure to please every type of host or crowd:.
Book Swap: Guests can bring a new, wrapped book they think another child would like. At the end of the party, each child picks a book from the pile and takes it home. This would really cut down on excess gifts for the birthday child and take care of party favors! Character-Driven: For the truly ambitious.
The red-and-white Cat in the Hat parties have been done, but what about a French-style Madeline birthday complete with simple blue capes and yellow hats made out of paper bowls glued onto paper plates?