This is the perfect reference book to help find the answers to your child's questions about the insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians that may live in your backyard. The question and answer format accompanied by accurate and appealing black and white sketches will make this a favorite handbook for your curious child.
In nine entertaining chapters, author Tomie DePaola shares some of his fondest and funniest memories from his childhood. Some of his highlights include surviving the infamous hurricane of 1938 and deciding to skip kindergarten because students aren't taught to read until the first grade. If your child enjoys this book, also try What a Year and Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs. Newbery Honor, 2000
Your child will laugh out loud as a trip to the author's best friend's house is described. Wilbur has a family like no other--complete with Grandpa and his missing false teeth and an aunt with a life-sized train set. Joyce's unique paintings help bring this hilarious story to life.
Mr. Keene, an exuberant principal, loves his school so much that he decides to have school every Saturday and even during holidays and summer vacation. Your child will love finding out about Tillie's creative plan to save her vacations.
In this classic book about friendship, Peter has a falling-out with his friend Amy. Peter fears the worst--that Amy will not come to his birthday party. Children will relate to this story's themes, and Ezra Jack Keats's collage illustrations will intrigue children and parents alike.
Sara Crewe is accustomed to a pampered life, but this all changes when her father dies. However, even during impossible times she reaches out to Becky, the scullery maid. Your child will enjoy finding out how the two girls' luck changes for the better.
This brief biography recounts the incredible and inspirational events of Helen Keller's life. The picture book format makes the historical trials and tribulations of her life, from childhood to college years, accessible to the young reader.
Jamie and his best friend enjoy spending warm summer days playing together in the fields that surround their houses. Unfortunately, a tragic event ends Jamie's life and forces a young boy to figure out how he can experience joy again without his best friend.
Sophie is not happy with Wendell, her houseguest. Wendell has spent the entire weekend bossing her around, ruining their games and making a mess. Your child will be amazed to see how the plucky Sophie turns the tables on Wendell.