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Comedian Steve Harvey and crime-stopper Roopster Roux once again team up to bring justice to the town of Woodville. The villain Victor Vain has a potion that will make everyone in the world look exactly like him, and he has already unleashed it on the citizens of Woodville! With the residents distracted by the chaos of looking identical to one another, Vain and his sidekick, Cheesecake, conduct a major robbery. It is up to Steve Harvey and Roopster Roux to return Woodville and its citizens to normal and stop Vain from fulfilling his egomaniacal goal!
This action-packed tale is ideal for reluctant readers, who will enjoy the pun-slinging fun with Steve Harvey, star of the former television series The Steve Harvey Show and current host of the syndicated morning radio show by the same name. As an actor, entertainer, and philanthropist, Mr. Harvey continues his unending commitment to furthering opportunities for children and young adults throughout the country with generous contributions from the Steve Harvey Foundation.
This retelling of the age-old Night Before Christmas poem is sure to become a classic itself with its holly, jolly, sore-throated Santa and little orphan Sugar Lump who saves Christmas for everyone.
Based on the author’s own experience raising a needy young steer, Sugar Lump, the Orphan Calf explores the humorous relationships between humans and animals. Twelve-year-old Marcy learns a lot about responsibility when she takes care of Sugar Lump. After several hilarious episodes around the farm, the duo is involved in an exciting search—with an unexpected ending. Hardcover.
Megani, a fifteen-year-old girl, uses her powers of the Pearl and Wizard Stone to help the people of Trinity keep the peace. Now, for the first time in her life, she must rely upon others to help her: a mysterious historian, a warrior archer, and a strange orphan girl named Lydni. Together they must defeat the Wizard, who has the power to rob people of their free will. In this sequel to Gene Del Vecchio’s acclaimed first young-adult novel, The Pearl of Anton, whoever finds and mends the Sword of Legends will rule.
Texan Tad Lucas traveled the world dazzling rodeo crowds with her daring trick riding, bronc riding, and steer riding.
A holiday whodunit for kids, this story solves the mystery of who stole Tallie’s sparkly, twinkling, candy cane Christmas lights. Tallie first suspects the thief is the mailman, and then infers it could be her slobbery pup, Fuego. She soon learns, however, that neither is the culprit! To find out who swiped her lights, Tallie dons her spy gear—her ski hat, pink sunglasses, magnifying glass, and spy blanket—and sets off to solve the mystery.
In this energetic romp through a school’s last days before the Christmas break, the students are full of energy and are up to all manner of mischief. But the teachers are pulling out their hair trying to keep the students busy, while they despair over their own Christmas preparations. Who should come to the rescue? Santa himself, of course! And he arrives at the helm of a flying school bus, with presents for all the teachers and a promise to take care of their shopping for them.
It’s the day before Halloween, and to every teacher’s dismay, school has been overrun by princesses and monsters, Jedi and ghouls. In every classroom, teachers are struggling to keep order, but students have brought in their costumes to celebrate a day early. A group of girls sneak into the bathroom to exchange tiaras, and grotesquely dressed fifth-graders pretend to eat two younger students in the cafeteria.
Ten turkeys stuffed with personality set off for the lunch party. With each step closer, questions arise—are they to be guests at the table—or on it?
From Moon Pies to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, ten diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble. Children will love counting down, then up again, to the babies’ adventures, while adults will hoot at the hilarious rhymes. David Davis’s rhyming text captures the cadence and humor of the Southern vernacular, just as Sue Marshall Ward’s colorful illustrations conjure the rural sights of that region. Hardcover.
In this adorable counting book, ten Texas babies mosey into town, and each one gets into mischief. Wearing boots and cowboy hats and eating rice and beans, they have themselves a fine time. Children will hoot and holler as they count down and up again with the babies as they swim in the creek, follow an armadillo, find Grandmaw’s bonnet, and chase a longhorn.
In thirty-three parables, master storyteller David Davis retells age-old lessons about life, fairness, and honesty with a Texas twist. From classic stories, such as “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,” to new western legends, like “The Cowpoke Who Fooled His Friends,” this collection teaches children the importance of telling the truth and treating everyone with respect.
Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. Rice’s rhymes run from A to Z, and Texas Jack remarks on each entry from the perspective of a highly perceptive jackrabbit. Hardcover.
On side one, Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. On side one, Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. Audiocassette.
Texas Jack, a long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of the Alamo and the brave men who fought and died at the most famous battle in Texas history. Vibrant illustrations by James Rice bring to life the events of the struggle. In this tale you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel William Travis, and the Mexican general Santa Anna. Hardcover.
This fun Texas romp through over fifty nursery rhymes yields such results as “Mary Had a White-Faced Calf,” “There Was an Old Cowgirl Who Lived in a Boot,” “Cactus Jack Horner,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Texas Star.” With its unforgettable Texan flavor combined with vibrant, colorful illustrations, this book will delight all ages. Lively vocabulary encourages young readers to laugh and learn as Humpty Dumpty turns into a plate of huevos rancheros after his fall and Little Miss Toni eats her biscuit and jerky.
How does Santa bring toys to Texan boys and girls? The answer unfolds in this variation of the Christmas classic.
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