When four children discover a portal to a magical world inside their wardrobe, they meet fantastic characters and have incredible adventures. The seven Chronicles of Narnia books include The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy.
The Invisible Inc. crew is always looking for a mystery to solve. While making computer greeting cards to raise money, they stumble upon a case involving an author's name. If your child likes this story, she may enjoy other mysteries from the series such as The Schoolyard Mystery and The Mystery of the Missing Dog.
Poor Chester, the country cricket from Connecticut, finds his way to Times Square via a picnic basket. When Chester is befriended by a young boy named Mario, he begins to adjust to city life. Still, he misses his country home. What will he do? Young children will love listening this story read- aloud to find out Chester's decision. Newbery Honor, 1961
Young Ahmed has a wonderful secret to share, but he decides to wait until nighttime to tell his family. Follow this young boy through his day as he works in the crowded streets of Cairo. Children young and old will relate to his secret revealed at the end.
Mike owes his success in baseball to his advisor, his dog Harry. It turns out that Harry is a great base coach. Sports-minded children will love this book as well as The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter and The Dog That Stole Football Plays and more by the same author.
This inviting picture book presents a humorous narrative about the duties of the father Emperor penguin, who takes care of the egg for two months straight during the winter--without even taking a break to eat. If your child enjoys this book, he might also like books by the same author, including Chameleons Are Cool and Fly Traps! Plants That Bite Back.
In this West Indian folktale, Clement and Hippolyte embark on a quest across the island of Martinique to find Clement's true love. In the face of unforeseen trouble, Hippolyte sacrifices all that he has to protect his friend. Pinkney's magical illustrations bring this book to life. Caldecott Honor Book, 1996
The first Thanksgiving comes to life in this beautifully illustrated history of the Pilgrim settlement in Pymouth, MA. The story begins with the formation of Plymouth Rock and takes readers through the kidnapping of Squanto by the English. This book provides a detailed and well-researched account of the many hardships that the Pilgrims faced.
This is a touching fantasy about Georgie, a shy and solitary girl who longs to fly. When she meets a magical Canadian goose, her dream comes true. Children will quickly become part of Georgie's imaginative world as they listen to her adventures with the goose and her struggles with neighbors who are determined to end her flying.