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.
This collection of poems celebrates the joys of reading and books. The anthology includes poems by such as authors as Jack Prelutsky and David McCord. The selection of simple poems makes this perfect for introducing children to the world of poetry.
Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition
by Lizzy Rockwell
This book is loaded with information about nutrition and how the digestive system works. Simple explanations and bright illustrations will help your child learn about different types of nutrients. Healthy, kid-friendly recipes are included at the end.
One night a knight hears a dragon's ferocious roar. He rides off into forest with grand intentions of fighting this fearsome creature. What he finds instead are three little dragons who need some help falling asleep. One needs a drink of water and another needs a bedtime story. Your child will enjoy this warm and comical tale.
Your child will laugh out loud at this zany chapter book. Gooney Bird Greene, a spunky second-grader, revels in telling tall tales to her peers. For instance, she tells them that Gooney Bird Greene is her real name and she came to town from China on her flying carpet. This story will surely inspire the storyteller in everyone.
Miguel's father sends him a turkey with simple instructions--fatten him up for the Thanksgiving feast. Instead, he becomes Miguel's beloved pet. How will he save his friend, Gracias the turkey, from becoming the main course at Thanksgiving dinner?