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Life in the beehive might seem like it’s all honey and games, but things can get a little sticky for ordinary bees. In this charming story, a young bee faces familiar childhood insecurities: not fitting in, feeling lost, and not knowing who (or how) bees should be. Should he be a green bee, a pink bee, a pig with wings, or a fish that sings? With all these possibilities, it’s no wonder he’s got his wings in a knot!
It’s been said that librarians take their love of books to the extreme. In this story, Miss Devine, a bun-wearing bibliophile, has a passion for literacy that reaches new heights. She has actually chewed on a word, claims one small witness to this outrageous event. What is that word?
In this anti-bullying tale, Kole and the green reptile stand up to the bully and learn that a little kindness can go a long way.
From the alligators that live in the Louisiana lowlands and the blooming magnolia flower, to the fleur-de-lis that appears on that state flag, Deborah Ousley Kadair celebrates Louisiana state symbols in this colorful picture book. She uses the blue sky as a backdrop to recreate symbols in the shape of clouds and then invites children to guess the symbol by offering clues, in the traditional I Spy game format.
From the state flower to the state flying mammal, author and illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair celebrates her love of the Lone Star State in this colorful tribute to Texas’s most famous state symbols. With clever rhymes and her trademark collage illustrations, this what-am-I guessing game teaches young children about seven important state symbols and instills in them Kadair’s passion about Texas heritage.
With a sentiment more adults would do well to follow, author Mark Burrows uses humorous experiences sometimes resulting in embarrassing disasters to encourage youngsters to take a chance in life. From science experiments that go horribly wrong to bike mishaps, sour notes, and timid questions, every day is filled with opportunities for failure—and ultimate growth—that shape a child’s worldview and character.
Ikwa is a young Indian girl living in the Southeastern United States before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies two crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village—a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say.
Impressionism was one of the most important artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Developed primarily in France, impressionism encouraged painters to capture the “impression” of light and shadow, generally by using feathery dabs of color, rather than outlining shapes on the canvas. Famous artists associated with this school include Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. Hardcover.
The Indians of Lousiana represent one of the state’s most fascinating stories. Proud, industrious, and resourceful, the various tribes have left their imprint in a variety of ways. One finds links to these old cultures simply by taking notice of some of Louisiana’s place names—Houma, Caddo, Atakapas, Natchitoches, Tangipahao, Bayougoula, and Uochita are but a few examples. But the story of Louisiana’s Indians isn’t limited to names. Hardcover.
Iris Wall was anything but an average girl. While most girls in 1939 were learning how to quilt and crochet, Iris was a “twistin’, turnin’, buckin’ bundle of blue twisted steel.” She grew up breaking horses, and riding rodeos in Florida. Although her family didn’t have a radio or television, there was never any shortage of entertainment. There were weekend bonfires and riding everywhere on her very own horse, but the thing Iris loved most in the world was cow hunting.
Beginning in ancient times, symbols of luck (four-leaf clover) and faith (Celtic Cross) established themselves in the Irish culture and have survived for centuries. The country’s rich history extends from the Rock of Dunamase and Kilkenny Castle to the legends of St. Patrick and Finn MacCool.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
Two stories for the Irish, or the Irish at heart! ’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas.
And Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
Sarah Kirwan Blazek, narrator and author, was born in County Wexford, Ireland, and retains dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States. Her delightful brogue perfectly complements the stories on this CD. A former teacher at the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls/Hardey Preparatory for Boys, Blazek lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Written in an Irish brogue, this delightful children’s story tells the classic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” tale with a Celtic twist. Complete with James Rice’s illustrations, this fun and festive coloring book inspires kids to use their imaginations.
Irish Poems will both enchant and delight the reader with expressive lilting verses that capture the essence of Ireland over the past few centuries. It is beautifully illustrated with charming depictions of wee leprechauns and Irish folk.
From the bayou, the wildlife, and the food, to the institutions, the crafts, and the unique celebration of Mardi Gras, this coloring experience is a fun and educational activity for everyone, young or old, local or tourist.
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