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Written in an Irish brogue, this delightful children’s story tells the classic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” tale with a Celtic twist. Complete with James Rice’s illustrations, this fun and festive coloring book inspires kids to use their imaginations.
Feliz Navidad, amigos! Now for children of Spanish and English-speaking cultures there is a holiday story that tells the traditions of Christmas with a South-of-the-Border perspective. Perfect for classroom readings or family time around the tree, this bilingual tale is an entertaining introduction to life in a Mexican village. And it is the latest twist on C. Clement Moore’s The Night Before Christmas by nationally acclaimed children’s author and illustrator James Rice. Hardcover.
Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
Lyn is just a regular boy. One day, while trying to fight off the boredom of his ho-hum life, Lyn stumbles across a strange pet shop filled with all sorts of unusual creatures. However, all he can afford is a mysterious “fuzzy seed.” The shopkeeper instructs Lyn to “sprinkle lightly with love, add a portion of trust, and wrap it all in a dream, then plant it deep while the sun is high and warm.” From the mind of prolific author and illustrator James Rice comes a touching tale about the fleeting days of a childhood summer and the power of a dream. Hardcover.
Murphy the Mutt was nobody’s dog. Until the day he stole a sip of root beer. Then everybody wanted him. In this humorous tale of rumors and misunderstandings, the small-town stray becomes both a villain and a hero in the course of one unusually eventful afternoon. Paperback.
Only the vivid imagination of James Rice could capture the arrival of Santa on Christmas Eve in such active detail. From the dancing mice who decorate the Christmas tree, to the bumbling reindeer landing on the family’s roof, his colorful illustrations warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Hardcover.
Christmas Eve can be busy, especially for the head nurse at Angel Hope General Hospital. Too many patients, too little help, and a crowded ER all threaten to make this night before Christmas one big headache. It seems that nothing could bring holiday cheer to the patients and staff of this hectic hospital. Hardcover.
It’s a winter night in the Ozarks, and while Maw and Paw are snoring in their beds, their son is waiting up with his dog, Arkansaw, to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick. Hardcover.
Children will enjoy coloring the pictures while reading this retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore. Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards or punishes them based on their behavior. Paperback.
Though everybody else has settled down for a long winter’s nap, poor Principal Swell has his hands full. With state-mandated paperwork, computers to fix, bus routes to unknot, not to mention discipline and field trips and all the concerned parents, it seems he’ll never get back home to his own family! Hardcover.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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