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Bar Mitzvah (son of the commandment) and Bat Mitzvah (daughter of the commandment) mark the age when adult reason and responsibility begin. In this third book about her, Toby Belfer, a Jewish girl growing up in rural Louisiana, learns about the Bar Mitzvah ceremony through her older cousin Paul. Beginning with Toby’s invitation to Paul’s Bar Mitzvah and ending with the cutting of the challah and the traditional dance called the horah, the reader is led through the experience of this ancient ceremony.
This coming-of-age story shows how two boys work hard to fix a practical joke gone bad. Brandon and Wayne really enjoy going to the Houston Mounted Police’s stables after school to do odd jobs and help out with the horses. That is until they get into trouble with Chris Parker, a rookie cop.
Being the new bird in town is tough, and when the Bad Bird Bunch give Bill the brush-off, Bill learns that the best of friends don’t have to look or act just like him. Bill discovers that real friends are those who stick by your side—even when you have to face up to mean bullies or a big, hungry alligator.
Gavin is determined to grow a giant pumpkin and win first prize at the fair! Before he can enter his gourd in the contest, Gavin must first learn how to plant, fertilize, and pollinate the pumpkin seeds. With the help of his family and his neighbors, Gavin watches the seasons pass and his small pumpkin grow bigger and bigger.
With curiosity as her guide, Bluebonnet, the most traveled armadillo in Texas, leaves her home in the Hill Country for a visit to Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Bluebonnet, everyone’s favorite Texas armadillo, is about to take a trip that will elevate the reputation of armadillos to new heights and altitudes! She’s blasting off on the space shuttle to become the first armadillo to attempt a spacewalk. She and her sister, Normadillo, are touring the Johnson Space Center in Houston when the scientists and astronauts ask her to help them out with their next space-shuttle mission. Paperback.
The escapades of our favorite plucky armadillo continue with this latest book in Mary Brooke Casad’s popular series. Bluebonnet always manages to teach youngsters an important lesson, and this time, it’s all about preserving and sharing history.
In the latest book of the Bluebonnet Series, our favorite armadillo explores the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston, Texas. On the boardwalk at the Galveston harbor, Bluebonnet meets Red, the knowledgeable brown pelican, who persuades her to follow a class on their tour of the museum. Bluebonnet secretly follows the group and learns about the offshore oil system, life on a drilling rig, and offshore oil history.
Bluebonnet, the armadillo, is on her first visit to the Texas state fair. Things get exciting when she is sent on a search through the fair to look for clues to help her find her Aunt Armadilly. Along the way, Bluebonnet is mistaken for a football during a Longhorn versus Sooner Cotton Bowl game and makes friends with Joe Bob, a rabbit who has lost his boy.
After singing the Texas State song, Bluebonnet admires the Goddess of Liberty statue on top of the state capitol dome. Filled with pride, she wishes that she could climb to the top to see the statue up close. To her amazement, someone tells Bluebonnet that he has been to the top, more than three hundred feet above the ground!
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