Frances can't imagine being friends with her little sister Gloria until she is excluded from the all-boys baseball game. To her surprise, Gloria makes a good friend, but can she ever be a best friend? If your child enjoys this book, introduce her to other stories in this series including, A Birthday for Frances.
Crews's brilliant illustrations and lively text capture the bonds four children develop during their summer visit to their Grandma's farm in the South. Your child will enjoy this autobiographical story about a very special family reunion.
Many titles in this series of adventures and mysteries involving four siblings who live in a boxcar have delighted young readers for years. Your child will love discovering the creative ways these children work together to make a home for themselves.
It has not rained on Kapiti Plain for some time, and the animals are suffering. Ki-Pat must save them--along with his people--from this horrible drought. Your child will love this rhythmic cumulative tale as Ki-Pat discovers a creative way to bring the rain back to his African plain.
Your child will enjoy the comical and heartwarming adventures of Bud, as he sets out on an incredible quest to find his father. With only a flier of his dad's famous band and his suitcase, ten-year-old Bud leaves his foster home and embarks on an incredible journey meeting many colorful characters along the way. Coretta Scott King Award, 2000; Newbery Medal, 2000
Told from the perspective of Harold the dog, this is the tale of how a baby rabbit turns the life of an ordinary family upside down. When the Monroe family takes home Bunnicula, a cute baby bunny they find at the movie theater, they quickly discover that there is something extraordinary about this bunny.
In this heartwarming story, a young boy named Emilio develops a special bond with his grandfather. Together they discover a flock of red admiral butterflies gathering on the white wall of their garage. When his father paints the garage blue, Emilio worries that the butterflies will not come back. Without them, he might not see his grandfather smile again. Bold and imaginative illustrations bring this tender story to life.
A thief robs Cam's grandparents on their way to a surprise birthday party, stealing the birthday presents. Can Cam use her photographic memory to solve the birthday mystery? If your child likes this book, check out Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones and Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery.
Follow Ibraheem, a fourth-grader, as he celebrates the month-long Islamic holiday of Ramadan in this book. Readers will learn how this important holiday is celebrated and learn about the Islamic religion and way of life.