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
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.
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
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.
You'll find stories, recipes, crafts, and songs to add to your Passover celebration with this book. As Pearl and her family prepare for the holiday, they share many of their favorite stories and traditions.
Pink and Say, two 15-year-old soldiers in the Union Army, develop a deep friendship during trying times. Although Pink's life ends tragically, Say shared their story with future generations to keep Pink's memory alive. The moving illustrations make this a favorite of children.
This series of short and easy chapter books centers on the adventures of two friends: Pinky, a boy whose favorite color is pink, and Rex, a girl whose passion is dinosaurs. Children will also love reading Pinky and Rex and the Bully and all the other titles in this series.
Young Pippi Longstocking is the envy of all the children. She lives by herself with a menagerie of animals and enjoys a worry-free life. Her nontraditional outlook often gets her into trouble, though. Children will love to see how Pippi gets out of sticky and humorous situations. Other books in the Pippi series include Pippi Goes to the Circus and Pippi Goes to School.
Mr. Ocax, the screech owl, rules over the field mice of Dimwood forest with cruel and unjust intentions. Only one mouse, Poppy, has the courage and will to liberate her community from the tyrannical rule of the owl. Audiences young and old will cheer for Poppy as she embarks on this heroic mission.