Did you know that sharks have two inner ears that detect sounds as far as 3,000 feet away? If compelling facts about sharks fascinate your child, this is the book for her. The eye-popping photographs of these notorious creatures add to this informative book's appeal. Other stellar non-fiction books by Seymour Simon include Snakes, Big Cats, Wolves and Whales.
Marty Preston finds himself in a world of trouble when he takes in a mistreated beagle puppy. To make matters worse, the puppy belongs to the unfriendly and armed next-door neighbor. If your young reader loves animals and stories about courage and conflict, she will adore the award-winning Shiloh. Newbery Medal, 1992
One boy tells the story of living through the Los Angeles riots with his mother. As he narrates his experience, a subtle yet profound message about prejudice and violence in society is shared. Striking illustrations and collage work will draw the reader into this important story. Caldecott Medal, 1995
Young presidential hopefuls learn about the hobbies and habits of our nation's past 41 presidents in this Caldecott Medal winner. Share this book with your children and learn many funny and unique facts, as well as important historical information about each president's term in office.
A young boy's life dramatically changes when his father, an African-American sharecropper, is jailed for stealing food. To make matters worse, the boy's dog, Sounder, is shot and disappears during his father's arrest. This incredible story will captivate your reader as the young boy relentlessly works to feed his family, free his father, and find his beloved dog. Newbery Medal, 1970
This is a touching story of 10-year-old Willy who lives with his ailing grandfather. In an effort to save the family farm from foreclosure, Willy enters a dogsled race with his beloved dog, Searchlight. Young readers will want to find out if Willy and Searchlight can beat the odds and win the race against the legendary Native American, Stone Fox, and his team of five Samoyeds.
Strega Nona, or "Grandma Witch," has a magic touch that she uses to help people in her village. But, when her helper, Big Anthony, tries to use the magic pasta pot, the trouble begins. Caldecott Honor, 1976
This is E.B. White's classic story of a mouse who is born to a human family. Young readers will delight as Stuart braves the dangers of Snowbell the cat and weathers a storm in a model boat in New York's Central Park.
The Time Warp Trio is back in another hilarious Jon Sciescka tale. This time Joe, Fred and Sam are trapped inside their summer reading list. Your child will roll with laughter as they contend with good and evil characters from their book list, such as a giant Teddy Bear, the Twits, Frog and Toad and the Wild Things.
This Caldecott Honor Book is a story about a clever young fish who learns that sometimes it pays to be different. The wonderful illustrations will stimulate the imagination of any child. Caldecott Honor, 1964