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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?
Ruthie needs a day off from school, but the weekend seems too far away. A snow day would be just right. She could wish for a snow day, she could hope for a snow day, or she could make her own snow day. There are people in the desert who dance for rain; why not a dance for snow?
Solomon Northup, a family man and hack driver in upstate New York, was kidnapped, whisked away from his home, and sold into slavery. His remarkable account of the epic journey from free man of color to slave to free man again is even more astonishing because it was written entirely from memory. Paperback.
With gentle humor and a skilled eye, author and photographer Sylvaine Sancton captures birds of South Louisiana at rest and at play in their natural habitat. Featuring funny and fresh photographs of great blue herons, wood ducks, brown pelicans, black swans, and more, this charming book is for the young and the young at heart. An accessible glossary discusses the habits and habitats of each bird species included in the pages.
Told from a child’s perspective, this is a tale for little ones experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia in their family.
The 1770s were a turbulent time for the British Empire. Not only were the North American colonies edging towards revolution, but hostilities in Scotland turned neighbors into enemies when it came to serving the crown. Disputes over land and controlling power over the wealth of the countryside left many a manor on guard. The House of Gour in David B. Weems’ new historical novel is an example of how the dangers of that time affected one Scottish family.
In Rhyne’s account, two young twins named Josh and Matt venture into the dangerous unknowns of the haunted Hell Hole Swamp in search of ghosts, but find themselves facing a much more frightening and real creature. Concealed among the greenery and moss, they spy the man-sized lizard with radiant green scales and an eerie, somewhat human smile. Paperback.
Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming reminiscences as resting under a shady magnolia trees, slurping watermelon, and rocking on an old porch swing.
Mother Goose flies way down south in this Southern take on popular nursery rhymes. The twang in these poems adapted from the verses we all know and love will have readers donning their NASCAR™ caps and listening to the ole’ banjo in no time. Whether reading one or all, this set of forty-six beloved rhymes oozes with Southern charm.
When l’il elf Jed falls out of Santa’s sleigh high above a Southern farm, thumping down upon the soft ground one balmy Christmas Eve, the story of Santa in the South is brought to light. For according to Jed, Santa is a Southerner at heart, and never misses a chance to trade in his warm layers of heavy coats, sweaters, and mittens for comfortable overalls and a well-worn baseball cap. He even eats chicken and dumplings, home fries, and grits to get him through the long night delivering toys!
After school, Jake hurries to his Uncle Rocco’s crazy, mixed-up Italian restaurant to play with food and dig into a new book! Whether juggling ravioli, bowling with mozzarella balls, or playing spaghetti pick-up sticks, Jake and his uncle serve up heaping portions of fun. So when the business next door moves out, Jake sets out on a mission to find a new neighbor for his Uncle’s Italian joint. Jake’s story teaches kids about the joy of learning, the fun of reading with family, and the importance of community.
This colorful journey demonstrates strength and independence while participating in important cultural and family traditions. An eight-year-old boy masks for the first time as Spy Boy in his Mardi Gras Indian tribe.
When summer arrives for fifteen-year-old Tobey Freeman, he looks forward to long days of laser tag and adventures on the bayou. However, an unexpected invitation into the world of espionage interrupts his plans. Soon secrecy and suspense replace his carefree days, and he must make some difficult decisions in order to protect his friends and family.
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St. Patrick settles in for a much-needed nap after driving the evil snakes from Ireland; however, one clever snake escaped the ring of his miraculous bell. Just in time to witness the sneaky snake stealing the bell from St. Patrick’s side, Tulla mouse knows something must be done. She calls upon the help of her brothers, Ryan and Brian, because she realizes she cannot accomplish such an important task on her own.
What does the shamrock represent, and why is it associated with St. Patrick? What great Irish poet featured St. Patrick in one of his most famous poems? What is one of the best known legends about St. Patrick? These questions and many more are answered in this beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary, St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet, while exploring the history, folklore, and traditions of the Emerald Isle. Hardcover.
On the first Christmas Eve, all heaven trembles with excitement. Angels scurry to earth to sing the joyous tidings of Jesus’ birth, and the Star of Bethlehem sparkles high in the heavens. One small angel hurries to catch the rest of the choir; in his haste, he brushes against the Star of Bethlehem and knocks some of its star seeds to earth. The tiny bits of light fall from the heavens to spread magic all over the earth.
A young bunny grows into greater responsibilities when his little sister arrives. Already a big brother, he thinks he knows everything about younger siblings. But Sister seems to be much more trouble than he had imagined. Realizing that not all children are alike, he finds that watching Sister is much harder than it sounds.
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