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In this stunning collaboration of two exceptional talents, the striking charcoal illustrations and nimble text reveal what happens at night when the gargoyles come to life.
The animals in the clearing were content until the Terrible Things came, capturing all creatures with feathers. Little Rabbit wondered what was wrong with feathers, but his fellow animals silenced him. "Just mind your own business, Little Rabbit. We don't want them to get mad at us." A recommended text in Holocaust education programs across the United States, this unique introduction to the Holocaust encourages young children to stand up for what they think is right, without waiting for others to join them. Ages 6 and up
"An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child's mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy."--School Library Journal
Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening. "Bunting perfectly captures the intergenerational love and respect shared by these two characters and the man's strong sense of honesty and integrity. Himler's softly colored illustrations reflect the feelings of the characters and setting." -- School Library Journal
"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them."
Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning -- adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.
Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his "totally unsurpassed" friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life?
Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.
Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
By moonlight in the quiet forest, a young boy and his family
decorate their favorite tree with popcorn, apples, tangerines, and
sunflower-seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods. "Sure
to become a Christmas favorite, this beautifully illustrated story
of a family's unusual tradition brings to life the true spirit of
After the police come, a family is forced to flee their Caribbean island and set sail for America in a small fishing boat.
In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave
their apartment for the safety of a shelter. "Diaz has not been
afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly
textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and
found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these
pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally
calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a
politically charged event without pretense or preaching."--"The
Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, but Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her.
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.
Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts
the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling
In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
Mr. and Mrs. Bear have never celebrated St. Valentine's Day because they hibernate during the winter.
Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She
listens and nods but doesn't speak. It's hard being the new kid in
school, especially when you're from another country and don't know
the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah
discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did
at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly
laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects
with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs.
For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-Aunt Rose begin their story -- the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, and the strength it took to continue to honor Hanukkah in the only way they could. Their story reaffirms the values of tradition and family, but also shows us that by continuing to honor the tragedies and the triumphs of the past there will always be hope for the future.
In this allegory, the author's reaction to the Holocaust, the animals of the forest are carried away, one type after another, by the Terrible Things, not realizing that if perhaps they would all stick together and not look the other way, such terrible things might not happen.
Little Bear loves his little boat. But Little Bear begins to grow and grow, until one day he doesn't fit in his little boat anymore All children who experience growing pains will appreciate Little Bear's predicament. And they will smile with satisfaction as the solution to his problem unfolds in simple, lyrical words and charming pictures from two award-winning picture-book creators.
This year will be different, as Mrs. Bear plans to wake up early, in the middle of wintry February, to share this special day with Mr. Bear. She makes a Valentine's Day sign, writes romantic poems, unearths a gift of a pot of summer honey she buried in the fall for safekeeping, and freshens up in the icy pond. Finally she's ready to wake Mr. Bear. However, he's not ready to get up! All her preparations won't go to waste, though, because Mr. Bear has his own surprise. Bunting and Brett have crafted a charming story that will capture readers' hearts.
Each button on Laura's memory string represents a piece of her family history. The buttons Laura cherishes the most belonged to her mother - a button from her prom dress, a white one off her wedding dress, and a single small button from the nightgown she was wearing on the day she died. When the string breaks, Laura's new stepmother, Jane, is there to comfort Laura and search for a missing button, just as Laura's mother would have done. But it's not the same - Jane isn't Mom. In Eve Bunting's moving story, beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand, Laura discovers that a memory string is not just for remembering the past: it's also for recording new memories.
A robot can do lots of things, but what is the best thing a robot can do? Two youngsters find out in this reader that includes fun activities for kids to enjoy. Full color.
What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the
rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion's ox, Miss Maude
Murphy's hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can't resist having
a little fun along the way. For, besides burying pots of gold,
mischief is what leprechauns do!
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