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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.
Parlez-vous français, Clovis Crawfish? Mais oui!
Echo Gecko is the shy new lizard in the Louisiana swamp. She has a habit of repeating everything she hears, that’s how she got her nickname. All little Echo really wants is to learn how to speak French. Hardcover.
Clovis must: save his friend, Fédora Field Mouse and her children; deal with Madame Rat Musque, who likes to eat crawfish; and build a new house for himself. And children complain when they have math and spelling homework on the same night! Hardcover.
At last! It’s time for the annual Texas State Fair, and young Jake knows exactly what he wants to do first. He passes up all the other booths to buy his favorite treat—a cone of sweet and puffy cotton candy. Young readers will enjoy Jake’s comic misadventure, set among landmarks like the Cotton Bowl and the Texas Star, America’s tallest Ferris wheel. Hardcover.
After surviving a hurricane in the Caribbean, ivory poachers in East Africa, and a Cairo crime syndicate racing up the Nile, zoologist Jack MacGregor, his paleontologist wife, Mavis, and children, Chris, Ryan, and Heather, head to the wilderness of Alaska and encounter an unusual new threat from ecoterrorists. As in all MacGregor Family Adventure Series novels, the MacGregors are once again caught in a web of intriguing characters full of danger, deception, and plenty of techno-thrilling surprises.
Daniel Boone is a familiar name to most Americans, but few know the myriad trails he blazed that led to his fame. Beginning with his birth in the Pennsylvania backwoods and culminating in his final days in Missouri, Daniel Boone: Trailblazer demonstrates the American legend’s pioneer spirit and his constant need for more “elbow room.”
From the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776, this comprehensive alphabet book follows the citizens of the Thirteen Colonies as they fight for representation. During the 1700s, greed ruled King George III of England, and he thought he could tax the Colonists on anything. As a result, they rebelled by forming their own government. Featuring C for Continental Congress, I for Independence, and R for Revolution, this historical children’s book infuses readers with patriotism and awe.
When marine biologist Dr. Randy Heath contacts his old friend Jack MacGregor to investigate dangerous pollution in a pearl bed, the adventurous MacGregor family travels to the South Pacific to solve the mystery. With his younger siblings, Heather and R. O., and his girlfriend, Natalie, eighteen-year-old Chris MacGregor discovers a dangerous link between a toxic underwater leak and an illegal gold-mining operation.
Where in the world can children hear jazz, gospel, blues, and Cajun music? Where can they eat foods like shrimp po’ boys and strawberry snowballs? Where can they buy handmade crafts and see performances of all kinds by people of all ages? They can do all of this and more only at Jazz Fest in New Orleans! Hardcover.
Every child loves the fun and excitement of wearing costumes and pretending. Now imagine if you got the chance to dress up and ride in a Mardi Gras parade. That is exactly what happens to the main character in D.J. and the Zulu Parade. Hardcover.
Deep in the heart of the rainforest of Belize, the MacGregor family becomes embroiled in an international caper involving Mayan treasure, villainous looters, secret ruins, and human sacrifice. This seventh book in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series takes Chris MacGregor and his siblings into a frightening world of ancient Mayan history and legend as they pursue a madman through the dense jungle.
In this second novel in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series, zoologist Dr. Jack MacGregor again strives to protect the earth’s dwindling resources and endangered animals, this time by pursuing an international cartel that is exploiting elephants in East Africa. Paperback.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is held annually in remembrance of the first cherry tree planting on March 27, 1912. Now an international symbol of peace and friendship, the trees first came to the nation’s capital from Tokyo, Japan, at the insistence of Eliza Scidmore.
When the first emperor of China falls under the influence of an evil prime minister out to abolish education, a wise scholar and his son flee for the mountains. During their time hiding in a secluded cave, the young boy discovers a site that contains a complete militia made of clay. Archers kneel with bows, and soldiers stand with attention. Cloaked with the finest garb and weaponry, the warriors resemble real-life soldiers. After making the startling discovery, the boy conjectures the reason for the clay army’s creation.
Robert Tallant’s sympathetic pen brings to life the Acadians’ painful search for a land of freedom, hope, and love. When the unwelcome British came to Nova Scotia and took over this land the French colonists called “Acadia,” faith and loyalty were continually tested. Paperback.
Each entry includes a few sentences describing procedure and providing fun facts about this exhilarating profession. Here is everything about firefighting, from bucket brigades to mobile command vehicles. Examples are J is for Jaws of Life®, M is for Mobile Command Vehicle, and T is for Thermal Imaging Camera. Vehicles and high-tech equipment are described in a manner that is action packed and informative. Find out why firehouses use dogs as mascots, how fire trucks can override traffic signals, why fire hydrants are color coded, and which vehicle carries scuba gear.
A quaint shop in the heart of old Cairo, a lost subterranean chamber, or even Seti’s exquisite temple may give up the clue that will solve the mystery of the Falcon of Abydos, the sky god. Just when Egyptologists believe that the last of the great discoveries have been made, the MacGregor family unveils a secret that could lead to a major war and forever change the history of Egypt.
It is pandemonium during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Stadium where Jake carelessly creates folly and mayhem! Author Dotti Enderle and illustrator Chuck Galey take us on a wild Texas adventure.
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