Lydia Grace spends the summer at her uncle's bakery in an effort to help her family during the Depression. Despite her uncle's sour outlook on life and Lydia's long hours in the bakery, she still finds time to pursue her ultimate passion in life--gardening. In the end, she brightens both her uncle's gloomy apartment and his dim mood with her colorful blossoms and resilient spirit.
Nicky is reluctant to spend the summer with his grandmother by a river in the woods, thinking there will be nothing to do. However, one afternoon he discovers a raft covered with beautiful animal etchings, and soon his summer takes on a whole new focus. This exquisite picture book will captivate your child as Nicky floats down the river exploring and discovering a whole new world of forest animals and a hidden artistic talent of his own.
This award-winning story about the summer a family spends together when relatives arrive from Virginia will keep your child giggling. Your child will almost feel warm summer air blow from the pages and hear the voices of Rylant's colorful characters. Caldecott Honor Award, 1986
This hilarious chapter book takes readers through young Julian's wild adventures and antics. Children who enjoy this first Julian book will also enjoy More Stories Julian Tells, Julian's Glorious Summer, and Stories Huey Tells by the same author.