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Bo’s undisciplined mischief has landed him and his owner, Mrs. Barnett, in the vet’s office—twice. Now in a splint and a special funnel-shaped collar, Bo is finally learning obedience. He even helps a new restaurant owner, the famous baseball player Pete Incaviglia, discover who has been breaking in and destroying the kitchen at night.
Jake and his book from the library are placed in one sticky situation after another in this cute cumulative tale, an original adaptation of the classic There Was an Old Lady.
In 1945, Jella Lepman was asked by the United States Army to serve as a cultural and educational advisor for her native country. While being driven around war-ravaged Germany in a U.S. Army jeep, Jella noticed how hungry the German children were for books since their schools and libraries had been destroyed. Jella wrote letters to publishers all over the world and asked for donations. These donations became an exhibition of children’s books that traveled throughout Germany. Books continue to be donated by various countries, forever honoring the spirit of Jella Lepman and her belief that books truly can make the world a better place.
Swept away by a hurricane shortly after his birth, Boudreaux the mosquito has one biting question that needs to be answered: what are mosquitos supposed to eat? Across the swamps of Louisiana he goes, determined to find a breakfast fit for a pest. Unfortunately for Boudreaux, not a single animal is able to help: The alligator tells him to ask the wolf, who tells him to ask the bear, who tells him to ask the wild hog. Before he knows it, Boudreaux has exhausted his wings buzzing from one ear to the next, and he’s still no closer to finding his first meal! He finally receives a very intriguing answer . . . but what will become of Boudreaux when he tests this theory?
In this captivating and hilarious illustrated poem, young readers will learn that a world without words is confusing and downright exhausting! Meet Robbie, who would rather hide under his desk and swing from chandeliers than read. When a sorcerer removes the words from the entire world, mayhem results.
In this second book in Greg Watkins’ Big Bill and Buddies Series, the Bad Bird Bunch is stuck in a tree as a hungry alligator waits below. Brendon Mouse asks his friend Ellie Funt to help get the birds to safety. The Bad Bird Bunch are shocked when Ellie, Brendon Mouse, Bartholomew Worm, Bob Cat, DJ Dog, and Bill, the Big Beaked, Big Bellied Bird, the star of Watkins’ first book, rush to rescue them.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Itty Bitty Betty, the Storytelling Honeybee, collects stories instead of nectar like the other bees. She shares her “beeziness”, taking readers on a narrated journey introducing young and old alike to the real “buzz” on honeybees.
Grab your pot and filé and get ready for a delicious Cajun read with your little one. Cay Gibson has adapted a classic trickster tale to tell the story of young boy who lives with his Mama and Papa along the Atchafalaya Basin. When ’Ti Beau goes for a walk while wearing his fancy new clothes from the Mardi Gras festival, he attracts the attention of the swamp’s alligators, who threaten to sauté him and turn him into sauce piquante!
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