The story starts off with Alexander Hamster being picked on in a pet store by the other hamsters because part of his right ear is missing. Then the front door opens and a young boy walks in looking for a new pet. He goes by the hamsters' area, but they all look the same. He wants something special, and then sees Alexander. They go home and the boy, little Johnny, sets up Alexander's new home. They play around, but before long it's time to eat. Johnny puts the ham Johnny, sets up Alexander's new home. They play around, but before long it's time to eat. Johnny puts the hamster back in his new home but doesn't close the lid all the way. Alexander decides to leave and sees the outside world from the kitchen screen door. He is shocked and curious at how big it is and go exploring. He first encounters a cat, Parker, and is terrified, but the cat reasures Alexander that he's not going to eat him. In fact, Parker has a flaw too- a burned front paw. They realize they're not the only ones woh are different and decide to play hide and seek. While looking for Parker, Alexander stumbles upon Sammy the squirrel. After introductions, Alexander notices that he is lost. They both start to back track his steps when they get cornered by another cat. This one looks hungry... Luckily Parker comes down from the tree to the rescue and runs the other cat off. They see a "missing" sign of Alexander on the tree and he realizes Johnny must be worried and is looking for him. He feels bad and it's starting to get dark. Then Sammy's friend Brittany the blue jay flies down and says she saw the boy who hung the sign and will help find him. She flies around the neighborhood tracking the fliers on lamp posts and trees and see a mom and son walk in to their house. Brittany flies back to tell her new friends the good news. Alexander is in awe that these new animals would help him so much find his way back home. It's almost dark now and Alexander doesn't think he'll make it home in time. Parker has an idea. Alexander says good bye to his new friends and they hug each other. Then he hops on Parker's back and the cat races him home. He jumps over the fence to the back yard and up to the door. A tear falls from Alexander's ear as he hugs Parker's burnt paw; the cat purring. Alexander has had a big, fun day and can't believe that he met new friends and got a new home all in the same day. He sneaks back in, goes down the hallway to Johnny's room and back into his enclosure. He starts to run on the wheel which wakes Johnny and he's so excited that Alexander came home. The end... for now.… read more
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Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
This accessible, easy-to-follow book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The straight...forward text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things. The images are clear and perfectly illustrate the text, showing that animals and humans are not all that different. For the reader with a curiosity about nature, this book will be a welcome addition. read more
This book follows Joshua’s gorge walking adventure. Follow Joshua’s journey of facing fears and worries as he overcomes them to ac...hieve the goal of ascending a river gorge on his own. The book is a fun learning resource for children who are reluctant to learning. It includes fun facts and interactive work sheets. read more
Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous ...hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realisation that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarising himself with his new habit: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. After encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion. A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling, which uses Defoe's words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them at certain points. read more
Holly the hamster has been hearing about Katy's adventures in grade-school for a long time. Now, Holly gets the chance to go to sc...hool with her best friend. She can't wait to see the children sing songs, paint pictures, and play music. Randy, the chubby mouse, lives in Holly's backyard next to the berry bushes. They have fun playing together. Jerry is a baby giraffe trying to get his legs underneath him and learn about life. He wants to grow bigger so he can look inside the windows of Giraffe Manor. The Adventures of Holly the Hamster and Her Friends, offers a collection of stories featuring a variety of animals as they face adversity and learn how to give and receive from others. A picture book for children, the tales share the lives of animals as they long for a taste of life outside their safe and comfortable homes. read more
Judith Siegel is "constantly amazed" by all the special needs children and their families who cope with emotional, physical or men...tal issues on a daily basis. "They are my motivation for writing this book," says the author. "My wish is to inspire all children with a story that a special needs child, Charlie, can be the heroine who saves the day." read more
Hannah Alexander is an utterly normal, ordinary, nothing-to-see-here kid. Nothing ever happens to her and she doesn't really get i...nto trouble—at least she doesn't mean to get into trouble. And if she did get into any trouble, it most certainly wouldn't be her fault. Especially if she ended up having to chase her grandmother into a magical world to rescue her. Because it's not her fault all this magic stuff is happening, at least Hannah doesn't think so. read more
Alexander T. Frog is not an ordinary frog. He jumps higher and farther than any other frog. He swims better and faster than other ...frogs. He catches flies better than other frogs. But Alexander T. Frog is not satisfied. He wants to float like a butterfly, fly like a bird, swim under water like a fish, hop like a bunny rabbit, and run fast like a horse. Alexander asks his animal friends to help him accomplish all of the things they are able to do. In the end, he discovers he is perfect the way he is. A picture book for children, The Adventures of Alexander T. Frog communicates the important message of appreciating your talents and loving yourself for who you are. read more
In Green Hamster and the Quest for Fun, rascally Green Hamster is convinced that all the other animals are having more fun than he... is. He sets off on an adventure to make sure he has the best day ever, but meets some unexpected challenges along the way. This award-winning children's book series has been very popular in the Hawaiian Islands. read more
Twins Alexander and Sophia go on an amazing adventure to a magic house that requires a secret way to enter. Once inside, the child...ren discover seven rooms packed full of delightful, fun surprises. This is a tale celebrating surprise, excitement, life, exploration and the golden years of youth. The playful story is brought to life through page after page of captivating illustrations. The Magic House is recommended for ages 3 to 8 years. read more
An adventure as well as a whole new world is created from a preschoolers imagination. Read as Alexander's world grows with every t...urn of the page. read more
Alexander is an adventurous Australian green tree frog who gets swept away from his home by a rainstorm. Join him on his journey a...round the city of Darwin. You may be surprised by the dangerous creatures he meets! read more
Say hello to Peggy Spaghetti, a fun-loving little girl who loves to explore and learn new things. Her hair, name, and favorite foo...d all have one thing in common: spaghetti! Come join her on her many adventures. read more
HARRY THE HAMPSTER LEARNS A LESSON is Harry's adventures when he becomes bored and he goes out to explore the world. Danger lurks ...around every corner. Will he ever get safely home? Read the fully illustrated story and enjoy Harry's adventures. read more
Someone—or something—is making a mess of the classrooms and playing fields of Emerson Hicky Elementary, and it is up to Chet Gecko... and Natalie Attired to catch the culprit ... before it ruins the annual Science Fair. read more
The fifth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Surely a peaceful holiday in the Welsh mountains will keep the ch...ildren out of trouble. But the mystery of a rumbling mountain soon has them thirsty for more adventure. Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are determined to explore the mountain and uncover its secret, but first they must escape from a pack of ravenous wolves and a mad genius who plans to rule the world. read more
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Nothing could be more exciting than a daring night flight on Bil...l's plane. But Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot soon find themselves flying straight into a truly amazing adventure. Who are the two strange pilots, and what is the secret treasure hidden in the lonely and mysterious valley where the children land? read more
The first thrilling installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot, the summ...er holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for, until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom—where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea. read more
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why is everyone so afraid of the castle on the hill, and what da...rk secrets lurk inside its walls? Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are on holiday in the countryside, staying on the side of Castle Hill. When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, they decide to investigate—and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages. read more
The fourth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series A mysterious trip to the desolate Northern Isles soon turns into... a terrifying adventure when Bill is kidnapped. Marooned far from the mainland on a deserted coast, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot find themselves playing a dangerous game with an unknown enemy. Will they escape with Bill and their lives? read more
The sixth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series An amazing voyage around the beautiful Greek islands becomes an e...xciting quest to find the lost treasure of the Andra! Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are plunged into a search for hidden riches—with some ruthless villains hot on their trail! Will they find the treasure before it's too late? read more
Mister Hamster was a very happy and fluffy tan-and-white hamster who lived in a big cage in a big house with his young caretaker, ...Ricky. One day, when Ricky was done cleaning Mister Hamster's cage, he forgot to close the door properly. Mister Hamster discovered the door was open, so he snuck out for a walk around the house and an adventure.Mister Hamster was looking at all the new sights when suddenly he fell into a long dark tunnel and became trapped at the bottom. The family was worried when they discovered Mister Hamster was missing. They searched everywhere. Jason, the family dog, alerted the family to the hamster's whereabouts. He was trapped in a floor vent two stories down.The family concocted a unique plan to help rescue the lonely and hungry Mister Hamster. read more
The seventh exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why did Bill have to bring the babyish Gustavus with them on ho...liday? Jack knows he'll only be trouble. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot bravely set out to rescue them, leading them to a faraway land and the discovery of a plot to kill the King. read more
The final thrilling installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series A river cruise through ancient desert lands becomes a mysterious... adventure when Bill disappears. While Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are desperately searching for Bill, they become trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7,000 years. What dangers lurk within, and will they ever escape? read more
In The Adventures of Puck the Magic Penguin, Puck is abandoned by his first owner and makes a home for himself on the beach. Nefat...henia, Nef for short, finds Puck and, through her first adventure, brings him home. In The Adventure of the Pink Ruby, Puck demonstrates the power of Penguin Magic again. Puck shows he has an instinct when something has gone wrong. When Nef's dad gets into trouble, Puck seems to know before anyone else. Then he shows his ability to help Nef by keeping her out of trouble at school (due to his misadventures, of course). Finally, when Nef and her friends from school go on a field trip, Puck insists on tagging along, making for a much more exciting field trip than anyone ever imagined. Puck only wants happiness for Nef and her friends, but his impulsive acts sometimes cause more trouble than he ever expected. read more
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character is now in graphic novel adaptations! Join Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they u...ncover clues unseen by police inspectors and solve unsolvable cases. With Holmes on the case, you can be sure adventure will follow in the Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes!Holmes must discover how the Countess of Morcar's stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose! The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join the wild goose chase with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the blue carbuncle. An action-packed, thrilling series featuring world-class illustrations to grab young readers' attention! * Age-appropriate Art * Reinforced Library Binding * How to Draw page * Glossary * Further Reading * About the Author * About the Adapters. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8. read more