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A cultural spin on the classic Chicken Little tale, this story follows Chachalaca Chiquita, a colorful southwestern bird, through her journey after a pebble falls from the sky and hits her right on the head. On a mission to tell the jefe (boss) that the sky is falling, Chachalaca Chiquita joins the feathered flock of Lina Gallina, the prairie hen, and her chicks and heads to the mountain.
Charles Marion Russell was the first artist to live most of his life in the West, sketching and painting not only from live subjects, but from actual experience. Becoming a frontiersman at a young age in 1880, he rode and worked with horses on a daily basis, something that no other Western artist had done before. This biography for children is the first of its kind about Russell, and the subject’s own vibrant paintings illustrate his life story. It follows Russell from his school days through adulthood and reveals how he held on to his dreams, living out a child’s cowboy fantasy.
The Charm of the Bear Claw Necklace takes young readers back seven thousand years to what is now the southeastern United States. Young Redwolf and Windyway must face incredible hardship and danger each day. Like other Stone Age children, Redwolf and Windyway must help their family survive in this hostile environment. Paperback.
Award-winning singer and songwriter Johnette Downing teams up with Deborah Ousley Kadair for another perfect storybook, which celebrates life in Louisiana and introduces young readers to the spice of Southern culture and food.
“Stay there until the war is won,” Pres. Franklin Roosevelt said to Chester Nimitz after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Nimitz rose to the challenge, eventually becoming commander in chief for US forces in the Pacific theater. The remarkable life of Chester Nimitz is presented for young readers.
A classic tale meets Southern spice!
The folk tales of the Vietnamese culture are extremely important, as they depict the creation of their people and their traditions. Here, some of the favorite tales of the Children of the Dragon are researched and retold for a modern audience with grace and a touch of humor.
Can you imagine a food fight at the North Pole? Well, that is exactly what takes place in Christmas All Over. After a very long night’s work, Santa is ready to enjoy his Christmas Day dinner, but four of his elves—Tyrone, Antoinette, Soo Lee, and Jose—begin to argue about whose hometown celebrates Christmas the best. Before Santa can put a stop to the commotion, a food fight breaks out! Hardcover.
At the J-Bar Nothing Ranch on Christmas Eve, Patricia, Jason and their mother are waiting alone for their father to return from his drive. With an approaching Blizzard, they decide to go ahead and find a tree themselves, a scraggly mesquite branch that is not nearly as pretty as the cedar tree their father usually brings them. Hardcover.
With imaginative illustrations and a shortened text, this all new version of the well-known Christmas story is sure to be a cherished addition to any Christmas collection. Adapting from Dickens’ own condensed version of A Christmas Carol, James Rice uses his unique style to create a beautiful new interpretation of the old favorite—a version which will undoubtedly become a classic in itself. Hardcover.
Sisters Elizabeth Ann and Miss Mollie make the final preparations for their annual Christmas tea. With an assortment of treats baked and the table set for the guests to arrive, everything is just about ready, but they have a problem. What will they do with their eight rambunctious cats?
Do you know what relationship Zillertal has with Christmas? Or how American children came up with the name Santa Claus? What is the original name of the poem The Night Before Christmas? If you want to know the answers to these questions, no matter how old you are, you should read A Christmas Dictionary! Hardcover.
For hours of fun this Christmas season, Pup is definitely the top dog! The irrepressible star of the Copley News Service Kids’ Home Newspaper is back with a brand new collection of Yuletide fun and games. With all of the cool activities and Christmas cheer inside, Christmas Fun with Pup! Activity Book is the perfect inexpensive gift or stocking stuffer. Paperback.
Christopher Newport made history when he founded the first British colony in America. Discover how the young lad from Harwich, England, came to command three ships destined to reach the New World. This biography takes readers on Newport’s adventures of the high seas, full of sword fights, exotic foods, and shipwrecks. Join him on the journey to America, the quest for the elusive Northwest Passage to China, and beyond.
With her trademark wit and humor, storyteller Dianne de Las Casas transports readers to an animal kingdom far, far away, where the pretty pachyderm, Ellaphant, lives with her odious step-mother and two ugly step-hippos. Aided by her fairy godmouse, Cinderellaphant is whisked away in a peanut carriage to foxtrot, bunny hop, and tango hoof to hoof with the charming zebra prince. Elephants may have a long memory, but it’s the prince who can’t get Cinderellaphant out of his head as he uses her gargantuan glass slipper to track her down. A true lesson in looking beyond the surface, this punny story will delight and entertain with its whimsical illustrations and charmingly told tale.
The charming tale begins in Claddagh, Ireland, with the love of Richard and Nuala, who wish to be married but cannot afford to do so. Richard, in turn, leaves Claddagh in search of his fortune, and along the way, his ship is taken over by pirates. Richard is sold as a slave, and many years pass before he is able to return to Claddagh. Much to his surprise, he finds Nuala still waiting for him.
The little boy Clarence Thomas grew up in segregated Pinpoint, Georgia. Though children at school teased him for his appearance, he soon learned that hard work, a good education, and faith would take him into a world where true fighters never raise a fist.
Poo-yi! There is nothing more foul than the smell of a skunk, except for the harsh words of teasing children. They need to learn that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too. In the twelfth book in the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to emphasize this point to youngsters on and off the bayou.
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