Ellie has always wanted her own dog. Unfortunately, she is not happy when her parents give her a relative's older dog instead of the puppy she dreamed of. Young readers will love this endearing story of a young girl and her pet.
When Officer Buckle tries to give out safety tips to the children of Napville School, the children are so bored that they fall asleep. Gloria, a police dog, arrives on the scene as Officer Buckle's partner and livens things up a bit. Will Officer Buckle and Gloria work out their differences and become a team? Caldecott Medal, 1996
Your child will enjoy this heartwarming story about the unique gifts each baby brings to the world. This book includes eye-catching illustrations that invite children into a world of wonders and is a parent favorite as well.
or the past two years, Sam has lived on his own in the mountains with his peregrine falcon. When younger sister Alice joins him, a devastating turn of events occurs: the local conservation officer takes away his falcon, and Alice vanishes. Sam embarks on the journey of a lifetime to retrieve both his sister and his bird. Readers will be inspired by this captivating tale about family bonds, courage, and survival.
The book is about the adventures of a little girl named Sal on Maine's magical coastal islands. Your child will love learning about Sal's escapades, especially when she loses her very first tooth while clam digging with her dad. The striking black and white illustrations make this book a memorable favorite. Your child may also enjoy Blueberries for Sal and Make Way for Ducklings by the same author.
This simple but touching book about a father and daughter's search for a glimpse of an owl on a snowy winter night will be one of your child's favorites. Vivid illustrations and descriptive language bring this book to life. Caldecott Medal Book, 1988
Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead
by George Ancona
The author describes how families prepare for El Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead in Mexican culture. Bright and colorful photographs show how food is prepared, marigolds are gathered and ancestors are honored and remembered on this special holiday.
Little Marie dreams about being an artist. Whenever she is not doing chores for her family, she uses leftover paints, feathers, and goat hair to create new works of art. This beautifully illustrated story set in Haiti presents details about Haitian art and ways of life.