Al, the janitor, and his dog, Eddie, live in a tiny, cramped apartment in the city. They long for better life together, where Eddie can run free and Al won't have to work so hard. One day a mysterious bird carries them off to an island of paradise to make their wish come true. However, they discover that there is no place like home. Caldecott Medal, 1987
Horrible Harry Series: Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion
by Suzy Kline
Children love reading about Harry, a typical young boy and his friends and the mischief they always manage to get into at school. Titles in this series include Horrible Harry and the Purple People and Horrible Harry and the Green Slime.
Did you ever wonder how the forest grew? This beautifully illustrated narrative presents the 200-year transformation of an old farm field into a dense forest. Your child will learn details about the three stages of forest growth and the different plants and animals that thrive during each time period. This compelling and informative book will give your young naturalist new things to look for in the woods.
Ten-year-old Billy has a problem. He has agreed to eat 15 worms in 15 days in exchange for 50 dollars to buy a new minibike. He and his friends must come up with recipes for making the worms edible. This is a hilarious book full of humorous rhymes and chants.
When Cora is sent to stay with the family next door, she finds an enemy in the young daughter and an ally in the elderly grandmother, Ma Potter. During their time together, Ma Potter teaches her valuable lessons about tolerating life's little challenges.
A young boy describes what happens when he and his younger brother spend the year on his grandparents' farm in Sweden. Even though the farm is located in a quiet, rural town, he finds new adventures around every bend in the road.
In this photographic essay, a young girl describes what life is like living with asthma. She discusses how she copes with medications, doctor visits, and resting when she gets sick. She sends a positive message about how to lead an active, normal life.
Follow Cammy and William through the woods on a beautiful autumn day as they look for wildlife. Along the way they find clues left by various critters--an empty nest, feathers, a cocoon, and some gnawed bark. They wonder, "Who's been here?" In the end they find the biggest surprise of all.
Shirley Temple Wong has just move to the United States from China. She is hard-working, and courageous, and she idolizes Jackie Robinson, just like her classmates. This story skillfully blends humor with the challenge of moving to a new country and having to adapt to a new culture.