In this classic tale, mice spend their summer busily gathering food for the long, bitter winter ahead--all except Frederick, that is. Your child will enjoy finding out what the clever Frederick stores up through the summer to share with his friends during the dreary winter.
This classic features the escapades of Frog and Toad, an adorable amphibious duo who are the best of friends. Your child will love these five stories about friendship that include adventures such as feeling embarrassed when wearing a bathing suit, waiting for mail, finding a lost button, and waking up from hibernation in the spring. Caldecott Honor Book, 1971
Frog and Toad are best friends who will do anything for each other. Your child will enjoy finding out about their escapades in five short chapters as the amphibious duo bake cookies, test their bravery, and plant a garden together. If your child enjoys this chapter book, he may also like Frog and Toad All Year and Days with Frog and Toad. Newbery Honor, 1973
Your child will love reading about metamorphosis with this easy nonfiction book. Simple text supported by clear and distinct illustrations make the life cycle of the butterfly engaging and understandable.
Kondi spends the day gathering materials to make a galimoto, a push-toy made from wires and sticks. He wants to create a toy for him and his friends to play with, but his older brother thinks it is much too difficult a project for a seven-year-old. Your child will want to find out if Kondi's determination pays off.
George and Martha are two hilarious hippo friends who invariably get themselves into sticky situations. Your child will love finding out what happens when George does not like the split pea soup that Martha has made for him in "Split Pea Soup," just one of the five humorous stories in this collection.
Set in the early 1900's, this inspiring picture book tells the tale of one determined and talented female athlete. At age 17, Alta Weiss breaks through gender stereotypes by convincing the coach of the men's semi-professional league to let her play. She proves to herself and those around her that she has what it takes to be a fierce competitor.
Your child will relate to Gloria's everyday problems, from troubles with friends to frustrations with fractions. Gloria's woes are shared in six self-contained, humorous stories that will interest the young reader.
Ezra Jack Keats' most celebrated character, Peter, returns in Goggles! In this award-winner, Peter finds a cool pair of old motorcycle goggles. Unfortunately, the older neighborhood boys also want them. Your child will enjoy finding out how Peter and his dog outsmart the bullies to take home the coveted prize. Caldecott Honor, 1970
Carlos can't understand why his family wants to leave their home and travel back to Mexico for Christmas. Once they reach the village where his parents grew up, he begins to understand their love for their country. Brightly colored illustrations fill the pages, bringing this tender story to life.