Fourth-grader Peter Hatcher's biggest problem is his little brother, Farley Drexel Hatcher, otherwise known as Fudge. Fudge gets into Peter's belongings and causes all kinds of trouble in the Hatcher home. Children love finding out about Fudge's antics, and those with siblings can likely relate to the relationship between the brothers. Sequels to this book include Superfudge, Fudge-a-Mania, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of one African-American family through the eyes of a young girl named Cassie. As she imagines herself in flight across Manhattan, she describes her dreams and aspirations for her family.
When Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play baseball in the major league, racial discrimination and segregation were rampant. Despite the protests and prejudice, one teammate named Pee Wee Reese stood up for Jackie. This story about a legendary time in history is important to share with children.
Parents and children alike will enjoy this story about the night a little girl is born and brought home by her adoptive parents. A celebration of the love children bring to families, this story may encourage your child to ask you about the day or night she was born.
Theodore, the lumbering elephant, hurts his leg so badly he can't walk to the edge of the forest to meet his cousin. Will his friends' advice help him solve his problem, or does he need something more? The collages of painted paper and repeating text pattern will make this reprint of the 1968 classic one of your child's favorites.
Beth can't believe that as part of her class project she must keep a list of the good qualities of Imogene Herdmanâthe meanest girl in the class. Your child will enjoy discovering if Beth can find anything to add to a compliment list about a rambunctious little girl who steals a baby and tattoos it with a marker.
BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, the creature who steals young Sophie from her bed and takes her to giant land, where she meets the Queen, more giants, and other creatures. Children and their parents will love this humorous, fantastical book.
Mr. Plumbean's house is exactly the same as all his neighbors'--until a seagull spills a can of orange paint on it. This prompts multiple outrageous decorating ideas that surprise everyone on his street. This book sends a subtle, yet powerful message about being yourself.