Lisa's class is learning how to make maps in school. For a homework assignment, she decides to make a map of her dog Penny's world. She includes the places where Penny likes to hide her toys and the best walking routes. This fun story will also help your child learn about the important features of maps.
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport
Young Martin Luther King vowed to find "big words" that would inspire and lead like his father. Through the use of striking collage work and quotations, Martin Luther King's work comes to life in this award-winning children's book.
Marvin agrees to take care of his teacher's dog while she is away, not knowing that he would have to cope with the unexpected death of the pet. Marvin is left feeling guilty, sad, and nervous about his teacher's return. This is a good book for beginning readers that will help them explore difficult emotions.
With his hallmark wit and humor, Dahl tells the tale of Matilda, a child prodigy who defends her sweet teacher against the terrible school principal, Mrs. Trunchbull. Children will love learning about Matilda and her extraordinary powers.
This non-fiction book, which is part of the Holiday Histories Series, explains the story of how the Memorial Day holiday was founded. Other titles in the series include Labor Day, Presidents' Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
As a child, Miss Rumphius shared her dream of traveling to faraway places with her grandfather. He assured her she could, but also made her promise to do something to make the world a better place. Your child will enjoy finding out how Miss Rumphius kept her promise.
Summer has lived with her Aunt May and her Uncle Orb since she was six years old. When her Aunt passes away, both she and her uncle are overwhelmed with grief and sadness. With help of a neighbor, they set out on a quest to contact her spirit.
Jolene is furious when she finds out that her mother is dating Leroy. She devises a plan to set her family straight, but it backfires. Young readers will enjoy this captivating book about how families grow and change.
For years, brother and sister Paul and Maureen Beebe have longed to own the wild mare named Phantom from Assateague Island. When they learn that Phantom and her colt have been caught, Paul and Maureen must earn enough money to bring them home. Can they do it?
When Mary Louise sees the elderly Miz Berlin walking around the neighborhood, she is frightened. When she listens carefully, however, she discovers that Miz Berlin is telling stories of her life. This is a beautiful tale of an interracial, intergenerational friendship that develops between Mary Louise and Miz Berlin.