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Now children and beginning tennis players can hone their skills and mind their manners on the court with the help of Bouncy and Fuzzy. Bouncy and Fuzzy love to play tennis and know that proper ground strokes are important to a beginner’s tennis game. Together they illustrate the correct form for forehand, backhand, and volley shots. They detail the right way to serve and maintain control of the game. Paperback.
In Steven L. Layne’s Preacher’s Night Before Christmas, the Christmas Eve service is about to be performed at Spring Lane Creek Church, yet the last-minute rehearsal reveals several glitches. Poor Pastor McDougall finds himself in the middle of arguments, tears, and temper tantrums from his congregation. Between disagreements over the perfect child to play baby Jesus, the choir’s dislike of their robes, and the copy machine’s breakdown, even the most faithful have become frustrated.
Once every thousand years, dinosaurs from around the world fight tooth and claw for the most prized title on this side of extinction—Prehistoric Games Champion. At the games, the brightest and strongest dinosaurs try their luck at conquering weight-lifting challenges and wrestling matches and dodging hits in the boxing ring. These dinos will do whatever it takes to get to the top, and they’ll use their claws, tails, wings, and teeth to become Jurassic heroes in this uproarious picture book.
Though everybody else has settled down for a long winter’s nap, poor Principal Swell has his hands full. With state-mandated paperwork, computers to fix, bus routes to unknot, not to mention discipline and field trips and all the concerned parents, it seems he’ll never get back home to his own family! Hardcover.
It’s Christmas Eve morning on the Daytona track, and the fans are filling the stands to watch a special holiday race. Everything is going according to plan, but as the drivers begin to enter the track, a new car pulls up, ready to join the Christmas competition.
It’s Randolph, the loud-mouthed coon dog! Who knew that a pup so small could howl so big? He is so loud he might even scare Santa away!
A mesmerizing twist on an enchanting fairytale, this story shows children that there’s a book for everyone!
Artist Johnny Gruelle patented a doll in 1915 that he called Raggedy Ann. This charming illustrated story for children tells how that doll was created. Along with the beloved doll, Marcella, the artist’s daughter, is star of the tale. This is the story of how Raggedy Ann came to be, from scraps in a sewing basket to a cherished doll that has delighted people across the world for over eighty-five years. Hardcover.
The Red Wings of Christmas is a holiday story that is sure to warm the hearts and inspire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Set mostly inside of Santa’s magical red sack, the action takes place in a land that most of us would call make-believe. However, for one orphaned boy named Albert, this place becomes very real.
Red, White, and Blue celebrates the American flag by describing what it means to one small child. Using innovative textile artwork, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton illustrates the poetic text as she explains what the flag’s three colors represent, “sacrifice, loyalty, pride.” As the young heroine pedals her bike under a rippling flag, she declares, “Our people may be of every color, but we are united by the Red, White, and Blue.” This visual treat will introduce the meaning of our flag to even the youngest patriot. Paperback.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
Renoir for Kids contains 8 reproductions of his favorite paintings, including Young Girls at the Piano and Girl with a Hoop, in a toddler-friendly board book format. Hardcover.
Rock ’n’ Roll Dogs, a companion book to Jazz Cats, guarantees the reader a howl of a good time! In the Fireplug doggie disco, kids are welcome to visit but not fleas, cats, vets, squares, or ticks. As stray dogs strut outside wearing leather jackets, pink toy poodles groom in the flea-powder room, the bulldog doorman checks doggie tags, and Duke, a springer spaniel, waits the tables. All dogs dance to the sounds of the Rock ’n’ Roll Memphis Blues Dogs but are very careful to not step on any blue suede shoes.
Here is the classic Night Before Christmas tale with new Christmas magic and a Rocky Mountain twist. With unforgettable names like Old Jed and Big Jim, this is the story of Old Saint Nick’s wild Western ride as he journeys across the night sky with a hoot and a holler and his eight flying cattle.
When you’re in New Orleans, there’s no better way to take in all the brilliance of the city than to hop on board the streetcar! As you make your way down the tracks with this cheerful storybook, look out the window and see the colorful sprawl of gardens and trees in the park, then roll with the rhymes past historic homes and business. From Carrollton to St. Charles Avenue, you won’t want to miss any of the famous sights—and you’ll probably want to stop for a delicious snoball!
In this innovative and enchanting fable, Joe Kulka pokes gentle fun at the trio of charming characters who find themselves caught up in the fantasy of getting something for nothing when really, they already have everything they need. Complemented by Kulka’s signature lively illustrations, the lighthearted story rendered playful language is certain to delight readers of all ages in its celebration of family, modesty, and gratitude.
Teddy bear artist Chester D. Freeman and basketry craftsman John E. McGuire have combined their creative talents in writing a new children’s book that reaffirms solid family values and good manners to today’s children. Runaway Bear is the story of a father, who in his jeweler’s shop, has crafted two beautiful bears—one gold and one brown—for his twin daughters’ birthday. Two nights before the big day, the bears have come to life and the gold bear has run away! Hardcover.
In the heart of New Orleans lived an old baker named Marcel who made the most delicious beignets in the entire city. While his heart is filled with kindness, his home is cold and lonely. To repay some gratitude, a mysterious stranger grants Marcel a wish with his magic bag of sugar in this Louisiana-flavored retelling of a classic tale. Out of the sugared pastry pops the beignet boy with a penchant for trouble, who zips from Canal Street through Jackson Square and the French Market.
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