Everything in Ramona's life changes when her father loses his job. She tries her best to raise everyone's spirits in true Ramona style, but is met with resistance from her parents and the typical dose of teasing from her little sister. Your child will enjoy this award-winning chapter book as Ramona discovers that love and humor ease the stress of hard times. Newbery Honor, 1978
With dad back in college, and mom working fulltime, Ramona knows she has to do her best to help out at home and stay out of trouble. But that's easier said than done. Children will love following the adventures of Ramona, complete with a trip to the principal's office covered in egg. Caldecott Honor, 1982
Ramona the Pest is one of Cleary's classic stories of the feisty Ramona. Children are sure to love hearing about Ramona's troubles in Miss Binney's kindergarten. Ramona fans will also enjoy Beezus and Ramona and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.
This is another hilarious book starring Ramona, and she is as full of attitude as ever! Fourth grade starts out well, and then the troubles begin. Your child will want to keep listening to meet spunky Ramona's new fourth grade friends. Other great books in this series include Ramona the Pest and Ramona Forever.
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
by Gerald McDermott
This mythical tale about Raven, the Native American trickster, will intrigue your child. Raven decides that the world is too dark and gloomy, so he sets out to capture the sun. Devising a clever plan, he manages to steal the light from the Sky Chief and throw it up into the sky to warm the world forever. Illustrations with contrasting colors bring this award-winning folktale to life. Caldecott Honor, 1994
This story celebrates one of the best childhood pastimes--imaginary play. In it, Marian creates an imaginary town out of boxes and rocks and names it Roxaboxen. Your child will find himself drawn into this magical town where speeding is only allowed if you are riding a horse and there is not just one--but two--ice cream parlors.
Simple text and photographs inform young readers about the safest way to enjoy themselves at the swimming pool. The series on safety issues also includes Safety on the Internet and Safety on Your Bicycle.
In this award-winner, young Elana Rose Rosen describes her life in a new housing complex in New York City. Feeling adventurous and brave, she sets out on her scooter to meet the children of the neighborhood. Your child will love finding out how new friendships evolve and Elana creates special place for herself in the community.