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In this extraordinary picture book, author Joan Schoettler imparts the life of a remarkable woman, teacher, and artist. Ruth Asawa’s life journey is one filled with injustice, learning, and expression.
When ol’ Cap’n Claus suddenly appears in his tugboat pulled by a team of eight seahorses, he surprises a weary first mate who has just begun his night watch on Christmas Eve. Hardcover.
Andrew’s great-grandfather fought in World War II, something Andrew finds especially extraordinary. When he learns about a special program called the Honor Flight that allows World War II veterans to take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to them, Andrew wants nothing more than for his great-grandfather to participate.
Contributors to this unique memorial include the family of military women and those who preserve their history.
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Santa’s Christmas Surprise is a new Christmas story for children which emphasizes that there are even cultural variations within our own country in the way we celebrate this special time of year. Through a delightful cast of elves representing the different subcultures of our country, children’s author Robert Bernardini shows not only the special gifts and people of each area, but also their appreciation for Santa and his good work.
Santa is fed up. Tired of playing nice with author and illustrator James Rice, he decides to give him a piece of his mind. What was wrong, he wonders, with the classic “The Night Before Christmas” tale? Why must he play sailor, firefighter, teacher, and doctor? Where will it end?
A delightful holiday story, SantaSaurus tells the tale of a Christmas dinosaur who saved the Holiday Spirit. It was Christmas at the North Pole, but Santa Claus was feeling blue. Was he the only one who remembered, “It’s good deeds that make the Holiday Spirit strong?” Hardcover.
The year 1780 is one of much confusion and excitement for eleven-year-old Sarah Boone. Living at Boone Hall in Charles Towne, South Carolina, she finds herself constantly observing the changing world in which she lives. Struggling to please her parents, Sarah is often caught between her desires to act like a rebellious tomboy and a proper young lady. Just when she begins to adjust to the changes around her, plantation life is made more interesting with the arrival of a baby sister and new slave family.
Across the lush, emerald green mountains and through the alphabet, the ABCs of Scotland are explored in beautiful rhyme, imagery, and history. A stands for Saint Andrew’s Day, named for the brother of St. Peter and the patron saint of Scotland. I is for Iona, the ancient burial ground and abbey that holds the remains of early kings of Scotland, such as Macbeth and Donald II.
Brother has been waiting to play with his new sibling since the day Mommy and Daddy brought him home. However, his excitement soon wears off when everyone reminds him that he must share. As Brother tosses jacks and plays safari with his friends, his family says, “Share with brother and someday brother will share with you.” But he doesn’t want to share, and his temper steams until he is sent to his room for his selfish behavior.
In this fast-paced new twist on an old tale, whimsical snake Shawn O’Hisser returns to his native Ireland from a visit to England and Wales to find that all of his snake friends have vanished, as has all the leprechauns’ gold.
In this fifth book in The MacGregor Family Adventure Series, Dr. Mavis MacGregor researches the feathered dinosaur while Dr. Jack MacGregor participates in an environmental conference concerning the world’s largest dam project, the Three Gorges Dam. Their children, Chris, Heather, and R.O., and Chris’s girlfriend, Natalie, explore the Wolong Panda Reserve, where they discover a link between animal exports, the illegal dinosaur bone trade, and corrupt Chinese officials. Kayaking in the Tibetan Highlands on a Class IV river and fighting panda poachers are just some of the dangerous adventures in which the MacGregors find themselves—including a situation that only the British Secret Service can resolve!
A cast of city residents—animals and humans—all join together to take part in the cool cat blues!
One morning, six friends meet on the bayou for some fishing. But their plan is spoiled when three of the men realize that they only have bait, but not poles, and that the other three have poles, but no bait. The fishermen decide to skip the fishing and eat breakfast instead, but they run into the same dilemma after discovering that they are short three pies and three flasks of coffee.
It’s spring in New Orleans, and that means it’s snoball season! Paul is sitting in school when he hears the magical call “Snoballs for all!” He embarks on an adventure through the city, hoping for just a few of those icy treats. But where are the snoballs? On foot and by streetcar, Paul searches high and low. He thinks of all the flavors he could have: grape, strawberry, wedding cake, spearmint, apricot pear . . . but where is that call coming from? If there are snoballs for all, can’t someone spare just one for Paul?
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