Set in Mississippi in 1933, this story illuminates the power racism and public opinion often had over friendship. Your child will learn about friendship and about this period in history though this powerful story.
Learn how to make a newspaper from start to finish with this informational book. Your child will learn about the different jobs involved in putting together a newspaper such as publishing, editing, and reporting. Charming animal characters will keep your child intrigued.
Lydia Grace spends the summer at her uncle's bakery in an effort to help her family during the Depression. Despite her uncle's sour outlook on life and Lydia's long hours in the bakery, she still finds time to pursue her ultimate passion in life--gardening. In the end, she brightens both her uncle's gloomy apartment and his dim mood with her colorful blossoms and resilient spirit.
It is really hard being the youngest in the family. To make matters worse, John's brother, Tom, also known as The Great Brain, is a cross between a con man and a genius. John is on a mission to get the upper hand over his brothers, and children will love listening to find out how he does it. Kids will also love other books from The Great Brain series, including The Great Brain Reforms and Great Brain Does It Again.
The Great Gilly Hopkins moves from foster family to foster family and is unhappy with each one. She finally meets her match when she goes to live with Mrs. Trotter and William Ernest Teague. Children will love hearing the adventures of this unlikely heroine and her unlikely family.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
by Lynne Cherry
What would happen to the animals in the Amazon rain forest if one great Kapock tree were cut down? One man finds out as each creature pays him a visit to explain how his very existence depends on this one tree. Your child not only learns an important message about caring for nature, but gains information about rain forest animals.
Wanda's classmates taunt and tease her because she is poor, and Polish. She also wears the same faded, blue dress everyday. In effort to silence their cruel jokes, Wanda tells them about the 100 beautiful dresses she has at home. In the end, her classmates learn a valuable lesson.
This book, based on a true story, introduces readers to the culture of the Inupiat people. In 1913, an expedition boat holding a crew of Canadian explorers and an Inupiat family becomes stuck in the Artic ice for many months. This story of survival and courage will amaze your child.