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This bilingual picture book will spark the imagination and creativity in every child—Texan or not! Children will enjoy the educational nature of this book, counting from place to place and picking up a few Spanish words along the way!
Texas Jack, the long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of how rodeos came about in this full-color book by author/illustrator James Rice. In this tale young readers learn about the three R’s: “ropin’, ridin’, and rasslin’.” Hardcover.
Illustrated by whimsical pastel drawings, this book sweeps readers up into Gwendolyn’s journey. Through her story, children will understand the importance of personal development and individual expression.
Set in the summer of 1963, this story follows young Caroline on her trip to visit her grandmother in Fairhope, Alabama, where she witnesses her first jubilee. When this rare meteorological event occurs during the early morning hours, aquatic creatures such as flounder, crabs, and shrimp involuntarily wash up on the Mobile Bay shore. Locals and visitors alike excitedly rush to the waterfront to collect the delicacies.
Based on the actual expulsion of French Acadians from Nova Scotia in the 18th Century, The Loup Garou recounts the adventures of Robert and his two friends, Louis and Little Otter as the English try and force them from their homes. Having been tricked with other boys and their fathers into being taken prisoner in a church, Robert crawls through a small window to find his way back to his mother and home.
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.
It’s a beautiful day to have a parade! At first, just one little mouse struts down the street, but he’s quickly joined by dancing squirrels, a goat with a tuba, crows in fancy hats, raccoons, cats, dogs, foxes, pigeons, and more. Sporting costumes and suits, animals of all shapes and sizes march round and round the square. Together, they make a beat no one can resist. You’ll want to put on your tutu, grab your tambourine, and start your own parade!
This tale takes readers on a romp into the Wild West and reveals how America’s favorite cowboy invented the ten-gallon hat. In an attempt to cover his noggin, Pecos Bill wears a baseball cap, a firefighter’s helmet, and even a tree branch, until he finally comes up with the right solution. Kids will laugh at his hilarious antics and enjoy searching for the armadillo and the salamander, hidden on each page. Vibrant illustrations capture the comedic tone of the story and a glossary offers a list of cowboy terms.
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.
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.
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.
As urban-dwelling families embrace the farm-to-table food movement, more and more people are starting community and rooftop gardens and even raising farm animals, such as chickens. Children growing up in these environments get the best of both worlds—the culture and convenience of a city with the health benefits and natural simplicity of a rural upbringing.
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