Previously published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
Ruth Heller's prose and pictures are the perfect means for discovering the variety of oviparous animals and their unique ways of l...aying eggs. read more
Laura Ingalls and her family were always surrounded by wild animals. From bears and deer to badgers and panthers, Laura always man...aged to find herself caught up in some kind of adventure!Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's original Little House books invite beginning chapter-book readers into the magical world of Little House. read more
Illus. in full color. "Kangaroo child Norma Jean loves to jump. The problemis that her jumping gets out of hand, causing accidents... and some ruffledfeelings among her friends, and Norma stops her jumping entirely. But when theschool's field-day games come up, Norma Jean is coaxed back into action longenough to win ribbons. Light, popular fare for beginning readers."-- "Booklist. " read more
When Oscar hears a blackbird singing in the meadow, he has lots of questions about sound. Luckily Bat is just waking up and can su...pply him with all the answers! read more
With dramatic full-color photos throughout, this title by an award-winning author brings to life the inner workings of an animal e...mergency room, profiling the important work ER veterinarians do behind closed doors. Full color. read more
Ethan wakes up one morning with a talking cat on his head. The cat refuses to budge until Ethan wins a game of probability.
The Shadow Club starts simply enough: the kids who are tired of being second-best get together and, for the first time, talk about... how they feel. But soon the members decide to play practical jokes on the first-place winners they envy, and things begin to spin dangerously out of control. "This is a provocative novel . . . The plot is ingeniously simple and the course of events compelling. Brisk enough to snag a popular audience, but forceful in impact, it will leave readers thinking." ("Booklist," starred review) read more
The "lovable muttonheads" are off to the store in search of the perfect birthday gift in this latest in the sheep series of rhymed... read-alouds. "Another shear delight . . . There's nothing sheepish about these lambs; they're energetic, expressive, and completely disarming. A rambunctious romp." -- School Library Journal, starred review read more
Imaging having your own personal cupid to make your dreams come true. But he can help you in only one way.
A contemporary classic, now available in Spanish! At the laundromat with Lisa, Corduroy overhears Lisa's mother remind her to take... everything out of her pockets before washing her clothes. Pockets? Corduroy is dismayed that he doesn't have a pocket, and so begins his adventurous search to find one. Full color. read more
This traditional rhyming tale takes children on a counting journey through Jill McDonald's colourful meadow scenes, meeting a vari...ety of busy animal families along the way. read more
This looks like it's new! Book is in excellent conditon, with no wear marks and tight hardcover binding! The new cub in the neighb...orhood, Lizzy Bruin, is the same age as Sister Bear--and she's also just as bossy. After a fight threatens their budding friendship, both cubs learn that you can't always have your own way if you want to have friends. From the Trade Paperback edition. read more
Now young children can read Bear Country tales all by themselves! In theBerenstain Bears' exciting Step into Reading debut, Brothe...r and Sister can'twait to go swimming. But first, there are many jobs to do in the Bear Family'ssummer house. There are rooms to clean, groceries to put away, closets to airout, suitcases to unpack, and on and on. Will the cubs ever get to dip theirtootsies in the sea? read more
Sister and Brother Bear have activities every day after school, and Mama andPapa have their own interests, too. There isn't much t...ime left over forhomework, household chores, or just plain family fun. As the Bears' lives growmore hectic, pressure builds! Finally, the Bears take a realistic look at theirresponsibilities, talents, and the number of hours in the day and chooseafter-school activities with care. read more
Swing and sway with the creatures of the jungle and teach coordination with an easy-to-learn dance routine! Children's singer Fred... Penner brings his voice to a CD version of the song that accompanies the book. read more
Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching "Trouble at Big Bear High"--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn't eve...n be looking at--in which two teen bears are having an argument. When one of them gets really really angry, he says a certain word. It's a word Sister has never heard before. At dinner that night Sister tries out this brand-new, stronger-sounding word. When Mama Bear recovers her senses, she has to explain to Sister all about a certain kind of word. It's the kind of word that "nobody," not even adults and certainly not cubs, should use at "any" time, no matter how upset or angry they are. read more
"The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue overwho should neaten up instead of working together. Sure... to make toddlers smilewhile they absorb an implied lesson."-- "Publishers Weekly." read more
Illus. in full color. "This brightly illustrated story tells of ayoungster's happy acceptance of a new addition to the family and ...how Mama andPapa Bear assist him with the adjustment."-- "Booklist. " read more
Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.
When careless citizens pose a threat to Bear Country's environment, Brotherand Sister Bear form the Earthsavers Club. Their spirit...ed ecological effortsdeliver a timely message about the urgent need to mend our polluting andwasteful ways. read more
Climb in and hold on tight! Kids will love spending a day at the BearCountry Amusement Park, where they'll experience the stomach-...dropping, heart-stopping thrills of a giant roller coaster right along with theBerenstain Bears. read more
Illustrated in full color. Sister can't believe the gift Brother gets forhis birthday--it's the biggest, shiniest three-speed bike... she's ever seen! Shemay not be big enough to reach the pedals, but "she wants that bike!" Theevils of jealousy become clear in a nightmare in which a green-eyed monsterconvinces Sister to prove that she can ride the bike. But look out! Sister--andthe bike--are headed for trouble. read more
One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called Inkheart, and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and ...lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. read more
In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9-book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of B...arrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race. As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever. Meanwhile, ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy. read more
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it'sher turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth rem...oved. An entertainingstory for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist. read more
The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the racc...oons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap. Come Christmastime, the wise owls were the first to see the rainbow around the moon. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way. read more
In the Egyptian Gallery of the British Museum sits an odd-shaped black rock - the Rosetta Stone. Unimpressive at first glance, it ...is nonetheless one of the greatest treasures of ancient Egypt, for it holds the key to this magnificant civilization. Before the Rosetta Stone was found, Egyptian history was lost to the world. The only clues were the mysterious picture writings that adorned temples and pyramids. For hundreds of years, scholars struggled to decipher these hieroglyphs. Then, in 1799, soldiers in Napolean's army stumbled on the Rosetta Stone. read more
Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared... for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low, conditions are extreme--and one kid is trying to sabotage the others. Reissue. read more
This is the story of the Bear family's move to their now-famous tree housein Bear Country. Would Brother Bear like it? Would he fi...nd new friends? Hewasn't sure until he got there. read more
What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and ...her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplies for Yakutat Lodge, the cousins sneak off in an old pickup. The taste of freedom is soon tainted when Cody's kayak is lost on the rising tide, washing away her life vest and precious supplies. With only each other for support, the cousins face hunger and their fears of the unknown region of Southeast Alaska. As an advancing glacier floods the remote fjord, Cody and Derek find themselves facing menacing waves, immense icebergs, and wild animals. A sense that someone is following them adds to the formidable danger. "From the Hardcover edition." read more
Illus. in black-and-white. When Sister Bear gets beaten up by Tuffy, the newcub in town, Brother huffs off to set this bully strai...ght. But he's in for asurprise--Tuffy's a little girl, and Brother just can't bring himself to fighther. read more
The runaway bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Two generations of readers have fa...llen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. It is here published in a new edition for which the artist has redrawn some of his pictures; they are wholly in keeping with the softy poetic timeless spirit of his famous originals. read more
In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive..., and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town? read more
Melia wants to be a writer just like her mother. With a few helpful suggestions and lots of encouragement, she is soon on her way.... Young writers will find (the book) a source of inspiration, written at their level.--Booklist. Full color. read more
If they are, chances are you'll be able to spot the Big Dipper. The Big Dipper is one of the easiest constellations to recognize a...nd this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book will help young stargazers find it, and it's companion, the Little Dipper. And once you've begun to learn about the constellations, well, the sky's the limit! read more
Pages: 72, Paperback, Perfection Learning
Wiglaf's latest assignment for the school paper is to write an in-depth article on headmaster Mordred de Marvelous. Following him ...around for the day, Wiglaf overhears him whispering about twins, kidnapped, and gold, and gets much more than a newspaper story. Illustrations. read more
How to tell the difference between living and nonliving things--an essential first skill in scientific sorting and classifying--is... explored with hands-on activities and colorful diagrams. read more
It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nick...ie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . . As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman's mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town--her great-grandfather's peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes--all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? In this prequel to the acclaimed "The City of Ember "and "The People of Sparks, "Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places. "From the Hardcover edition." read more
The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed ...in the war.It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, "Alia's Mission" celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people. read more
This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree.
Josh is the best collector on the block. And now he has something new to collect - rocks! Soon Josh and his best friend, Amy, have... so many rocks they need to organize their collection. But how?Young collectors will be fascinated by all there is to know about rocks and about classifying - sorting and organizing objects by attributes like color, shape, or size. Grab your rock hammer and join the fun with this entertaining story by Stuart J. Murphy and lively art by Cat Bowman Smith. read more
Illus. in full color. Funny commands such as "Quack like a duck" enliven BigBird's rhyming Sesame Street version of Simon Says.
Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes to try on Grandfather's hat. He likes Grandmother's cooking,... too. But best of all, he loves the stories his grandparents tell him, of robins and goblins, and of Mother Bear when she was little. read more
Third grade isn't looking too good for Herbie Jones since he is in the lowest reading grade and he has to get a birthday present f...or annoying Annabelle. Illustrations. read more
Here are thirty-eight poems about almost everything! Whether you're feeling silly, happy, or thoughtful, you'll find one to fit yo...ur mood and make you smile. read more
A storm is brewing...The air is hot and still. The sky darkens. Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes. A funnel-shaped cloud reach...es towards the ground. TORNADO ALERT! read more
In this fifth volume of the BONE saga, Fone and Smiley Bone strike out into the wilderness to return a lost rat creature cub to th...e mountains. It doesn't take long before they run smack into Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border, an enormous mountain lion with a none-too-friendly disposition. Life gets even more complicated when they befriend a group of baby animals who are being orphaned by rat creature attacks. Everything comes to a head in an earth-shattering clash between Rock Jaw and Kingdok, the leader of the rat creatures. read more
Originally published in hardcover: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.