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"Set in a Louisiana bayou and told in Cajun dialect-de chirren been nezzle/Good snug on de flo'--the poem has lively illustrations... that perfectly suit the unique text."-Horn Book"Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jack rabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston."-Library JournalIt's the night before Christmas in a tiny shack on the Louisiana bayou, and Santa Claus, with his eight friendly alligators and toy-laden skiff, is on his way. Written in lively Cajun accents, the best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas� is a beloved holiday classic. Now, with this innovative coloring book, children of all ages can put their own colorful spin on the story. These brilliant illustrations are sure to inspire some wide Cajun smiles.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORAuthor/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican's treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Mr. Rice's first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas�, has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers also enjoy Cowboy Night Before Christmas and the accompanying Cowboy Night Before Christmas Coloring Book. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Mr. Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council. read more

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A lullaby from the beautiful bayou. As the crickets chirp, frogs sing, and mosquitoes drone, dusk falls across the bayou. Mama roc...ks her baby to the soft symphony as the animals get ready for bedtime. Illustrated in beautifully detailed cut paper, this soothing chorus introduces children to animal sounds and lures them into peaceful slumber. read more

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Gaston� the Green-nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a colorful tour of Mardi Gras.... From the Jefferson City Buzzards, the oldest marching group in the city, to the Krewes of Rex and Zulu, author and illustrator James Rice captures the magic of the carnival season in a coloring book designed for children of all ages.Full of James Rice's enchanting illustrations for children to color, this activity book is the perfect gift for any child eager to learn about the Mardi Gras tradition. In Cajun country, Gaston joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais-do-do until dawn. In New Orleans, Gaston rides along with the Krewe of Zulu and delivers painted coconuts to the crowds who are yelling, "Throw me something, Mister!" The festivities continue with Mardi Gras balls where Gaston dances the night away.Every page has Rice's signature artistic style for children to enjoy and learn more about the magic of Mardi Gras! read more

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Through the 31 line illustrations and brief historical narrative, children are able to follow the life of Jefferson Davis-from Ros...emont, his boyhood home in Woodville, Mississippi, to his marriage to Virginia Howell. read more

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Lizette Lizard seeks the help of her dear friend, Clovis Crawfish, as she searches for her twin sister. A surprising new developme...nt in the Clovis Crawfish Series occurs when Lizette Lizard seeks Clovis�s help to find her twin sister, Lois, a previously unknown bayou resident. Friends of the bayou are enlisted in this tale of lost and found as some take to the skies while others search the water�s edge to help their friend. read more

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One day, a little old lady decides to bake a Gingerbread Man. But he turns out to be not just any Gingerbread Man--this one has sp...ecial powers, like the ability to fly. He flies to a bakery and helps save the other baked goods from a crazed macaroon, in this hilarious picture book for young readers. read more

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A rip-roaring ride on the high seas with the most lyrical pirates around! Pirates find their literary voices in this rollicking ro...mp on the salty seas. Hilarity ensues as they go about their tasks narrated in poetry and song. The jolly illustrations bring their adventures, above and below decks, to life. See all their silly exploits in this swashbuckling adventure! read more

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Scientific discovery changes the world! Discover the fascinating story behind one of the most important changes to nautical naviga...tion in this nonfiction book for young readers. More than 300 years ago, explorers wandered the seas using unreliable maps. What they needed to know was the longitude of their locations, but for that they needed accurate time keeping. Unfortunately, no accurate source of time measurement at sea existed. In 1714 the British government decided to offer a reward to anyone who could solve the problem. Learned men and great thinkers alike tried unsuccessfully to work out a solution. They declared it unsolvable! Carpenter John Harrison was intrigued; he thought he might have a solution. He worked for years to design a clock that functioned accurately at sea, even though no one believed he could do it. Even after his timepiece was demonstrated effective at sea, he was still not acknowledged for his ingenious solution. It took many years and intervention by the king to grant Harrison the recognition and reward he deserved for solving the problem of how to accurately track longitude and for winning the British government prize. The book offers a detailed map of the world at that time and includes the advancements in the use of longitude since then. read more

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“For all of us who grew up loving Dungeons & Dragons and Tolkien, Monster Goose is an excellent way to introduce our little ones t...o the world of fantasy!”―Drew Daywalt, bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit “Monstrously clever―I’d rather Mary had a hippogriff than a ‘little lamb’ any day!” ―Molly Idle, award-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo “The charm and wit of the poems in this book is matched only by Abigail’s beautiful and timeless illustrations.” ―Brian Kessinger, story artist for Walt Disney animation studios “Young readers will ‘goblin up’ these wickedly humorous re-told favorites.” ―Edith Hope Fine, author of Sleepytime Me read more

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Clovis and his friends help the Cigales twins stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious... M�sieu Blue Jay. read more

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Run, Run, Run, as fast as you can―catch that pie! He’s dessert! A silly Halloween take on the classic Gingerbread Man, this adorab...le tale follows a sassy Pumpkin Pie Man as he rolls through town. A gaggle of witches, a hoard of black cats, Count Dracula, werewolves, trick-or-treaters, and a flock of ghosts all chase after the Pumpkin Pie Man. Everyone tries, but no one can catch this holiday sweet until he slams smack dab into a mini-van! Playful and fun, this fall-themed book is sure to satisfy your Halloween sweet tooth. Adorable illustrations bring the Pumpkin Pie Man to life, complete with whipped cream eyebrows! The humorous details added to the characters will have the reader flying through the pages after a delicious runaway treat! read more

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Bertile Butterfly's baby does not look like a butterfly. It looks like a worm instead! The bayou friends discover the growth stage...s of a caterpillar in this new full-color edition. read more

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Clovis Crawfish and company make a new friend in Paillasse Poule d'Eau. The bayou creatures enjoy learning all about their new fri...end. Two of the first things they find out is that his name, Paillasse, means "clown" in French, while Poule d'Eau means "water chicken." read more

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When shy Corinne Crapud's cousin makes fun of her, instead of crying or arguing, Corinne puffs up and gets bigger and bigger. Only... friendship can save her. read more

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When a big b�tail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland, the bayou critters are at first fearful of his strange accent and bo...oming voice. read more

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Supplies a wealth of information for would-be cowpokes, young and old alike. From A's armadillo to Y's yonder, this primer initiat...es the reader into rodeo lore, desert fauna, cowboy dress, and a Z-is-for-zillion other aspects of cowboy life. read more

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Ride along with Jenny for another fun adventure in the Big Easy! Jenny Giraffe’s second New Orleans adventure begins with an invit...ation to attend her friend T-Boy’s birthday party—on a rolling streetcar on the St. Charles line! Jenny is not sure what a streetcar is. Once her adopted family convinces her to try the new experience even though she is scared, she joins her friends aboard the historic streetcar. Decorated with ribbons and balloons, the party car rolls down the tracks! The streetcar, filled with happy children and one young giraffe, travels along St. Charles Avenue through the American and University sectors of the city and on to the Garden District. Jenny enjoys herself and gains confidence in this charming tale. read more

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Children will enjoy coloring the pictures while reading this retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore, which blends ...Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards or punishes them based on their behavior. read more

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How much can a tall Texan eat? In this humorous retelling of the classic tale, a tall Texan devours a toad, a rattlesnake, a bat, ...a bull, and more to get rid of the flea he accidentally ate. The Texan gets bigger and bigger as he eats more and more-all to get rid of a silly old flea! Whoo-ee! read more

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Fully revised and expanded with full-color pictures. Louisiana�s history is explored in this carefully researched textbook traci...ng the Pelican State�s history from the native Houma and Caddo Indians through the Civil War and Reconstruction to such recent events as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Including such multidisciplinary topics as the state�s geography and the resources of its deltas and expansive forests, the structure of the governing body from the state to the parish level, and the diverse cultural traditions and communities, the textbook enables Louisiana teachers to address all curriculum requirements. read more

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Let your story-writing skills take you out of the henhouse! When the Little "Read" Hen's friends won't help her write an "eggcelle...nt" story, she doesn't let it ruffle her feathers! This literary spin on a beloved folk tale is perfect for aspiring young writers interested in learning how their own fledgling ideas can hatch into a polished story. Holly Stone-Barker's vibrant cut-paper illustrations add riotous fun to each page. read more

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Learn about Cinco de Mayo through song-ol�! This fifth of May, join Pablo as he takes his calf, Rodeo, to school for the Cinco d...e Mayo celebration. When Rodeo wreaks havoc in the building, the students must find the magic charm to calm him down. Vibrant illustrations, along with musical narration, fill this Latino-flavored version of the classic "B-I-N-G-O" round song. This charming book will have you singing and dancing along! read more

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Max loves story time at the library. One day he spots a large speckled egg on a bookshelf. No one believes Max when he says a drag...on has emerged and is now growing up in the library. Young readers will learn about book care as they follow the dragon's antics. read more

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A wacky safari that is sure to strike a chord with kids! For each letter of the alphabet, this clever book of rhymes presents a cr...oss between an animal and a musical instrument. From newtubas and mandolions to drumonkeys and pigolos, kids will have a blast during this musical safari. Zany illustrations accompany each creation. read more

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Friendship is the underlying subject as the beauty and dangers of bayou life are depicted in this, the very first volume in the la...ndmark Clovis Crawfish series, now in full color for the first time. read more

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It is late summer in Louisiana, and the bayou friends are sad because soon Bertile Butterfly will have to fly south for the winter.... To wish Bertile bon voyage, Clovis decides to throw her a going-away party. All of the bayou critters will be there to say good-bye. read more

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There’s more to learn than just M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i! Acclaimed children’s-book author Johnette Downing pays homage to the cultur...al legacy of Mississippi in this charming book that incorporates many of its native flora and fauna. Her delightful text, adapted from a traditional song, presents a lyrical and visual tribute to the many iconic images and symbols to be found in the state. From dolphins splashing in the surf along the coast to adorable ducklings in the wetlands, this commemorative picture book serves to introduce children to the many unique facts about Mississippi. An author’s note gives interesting details about each creature and notes about their habitats and behavior. read more

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In this bayou adventure, Michelle Mantis, an ugly old critter, enters the bayou friends' territory. She is a ravenous praying mant...is and is called the "cheval de diable" (devil's horse) in French. With her insatiable appetite, Michelle wants to consume everything in sight, including Clovis's friends! Clovis defends them, and the hungry insect settles for some ants, eating one after another. Her stomach full, she falls off a log onto the muddy bayou bank, but with mud on her wings, she cannot fly. Josette June Bug, Christophe Cricket, and the rest of Clovis's friends were fearful of Michelle, but now Clovis rallies them to free her and send her on her way. read more

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The MacGregor family heads to the warm waters of Mexico and Central America in this latest installment in the series. When two of ...the kids are kidnapped by a thief, the family must come to the rescue. read more

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"Vivid paintings illustrate this story. The story, . . . the notion of a lifetime of unrequited love, may seem old-fashioned, but ...perhaps romance never truly goes out of style." --Children's LiteratureIn the shadow of enemy British ships, Evangeline and Gabriel invite all the Acadian villagers to come dance and celebrate young love at the couple's engagement party. Instead of wedding toasts, the British shout out a proclamation saying, Because you refused to honor your new ruler, the King of England, His Majesty commands that all of your possessions be taken from you and that you be sent far away to distant lands.Shouting soldiers rip children from their mothers' arms, and Gabriel and Evangeline are pushed onto separate ships. Evangeline spends years searching and praying for a safe reunion with her one true love, Gabriel. She follows Indianguides and smoke trails only to find she has again missed Gabriel by a few days. And while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died. Read Evangeline for Children to see how these Acadian souls are finally united as one. read more

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This is the tale of three knights and a boy who travel east in search of a horrid and hideous beast. Is it the boy who finally suc...ceeds in outwitting this dragon? Young readers will enjoy finding out. read more

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A curious crawfish, Clovis, learns about the beauty and dangers of bayou life in this first story in the series. In his next adven...ture, Clovis must rally his friends to help save Simeon the hummingbird from the unexpectedly cold weather. read more

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Tour the oil rig with our favorite armadillo! The latest in the adventure series finds Bluebonnet exploring the Ocean Star Museum ...in Galveston, Texas. To discover facts about the offshore oil system, she secretly follows a school group touring the museum. She learns about life on a drilling rig, offshore history, and rig safety through the tour guide and the knowledgeable pelican, Red. read more

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Based on a traditional song adapted by Louisiana singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, this counting book tells of pelicans, armadil...los, black bears, alligators, Catahoulas, nutria, possums, crawfish, and mosquitoes and their kin. Set in the Louisiana bayous, marshes, and wetlands, the rhythmic text offers children a tour of the Pelican State's diverse and unique natural environment. read more

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Running time: 15 minRoopster, his teammates, and the librarian are trapped in cyberspace by Tegore, who sends them to the time of ...the dinosaurs. Roopster has stopped Tegore before, but can he defeat Tegore and a Tyrannosaurus Rex? read more

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Only the vivid imagination of James Rice could capture the arrival of Santa on Christmas Eve in such active detail. From the danci...ng mice who decorate the Christmas tree, to the bumbling reindeer landing on the family's roof, his colorful illustrations warm the hearts of children and adults alike.After writing and illustrating several parodies of Clement Moore's classic Christmas tale, author/illustrator James Rice uses his unique style to illustrate the original version of St. Nick's visit. What's more, Rice's talent for portraying emotions is particularly evidenced in The Night Before Christmas as Poppa reacts with surprise, Santa chuckles with glee, and Grandpa's photo, hanging next to the Christmas tree, watches the whole nighttime adventure with a skeptical eye. read more

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In this first of two stories on this audio CD, Clovis and his friends must help Bidon Box Turtle, a Mississippi land turtle, cross... the bayou without getting his hat wet! "Kuk-kuk-kwak-kuk-kwak-kuk!" What could possibly make a sound like that in the Louisiana bayou? Find out in the second story. Whatever it is, it wakes up Clovis Crawfish from a long nap. Whatever it is, it frightens his friends, Christophe Cricket, Lizette Lizard, and Ren� Rainfrog. The two stories are narrated in both English and French. read more

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Clovis rallies the swamp creatures to help Michelle Mantis, an ugly insect who has tumbled into the mud. He then guides Etienne an...d his eggs out of swirling floodwaters. read more

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Kids, get ready to record your exciting trip with this specially designed journal. Filled with fun and educational facts about the... nation's capital, this updated third edition gives you the opportunity to learn as well as write about what you saw and how you felt. This journal will provide a way to preserve the wonderful memories of your visit for many years. read more

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In Kenya, young Ibrahim Ngobe has a rather special problem�his father�s harvest of grapes is suddenly the delicacy of choice f...or the local hippos. read more

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Raised to defend the Jewish faith, Saul of Tarsus persecuted Christians until he heard the call of Jesus and became known as Paul.... Traveling from Damascus to spread God's word, he rode a donkey who witnessed the goodness of God and the miracles Paul performed. That humble donkey recounts his journey with the apostle in this beautifully illustrated biblical adaptation. read more

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Describes how black guide Holt Collier's plea for Teddy Roosevelt to spare the life of a bear led to the creation of the teddy bea...r. read more

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A delicious folktale sure to make you laugh! Oh no, Maw Maw is out of the most important ingredient for her beautiful buttery bisc...uits- sody sallyraytus! She sends her family off, one by one, with a warning about the bear at the bridge. Follow along as they try unsuccessfully to get the sody sallyraytus home. Who knew that a friendly, and very hungry, squirrel would jump in to save the day! Readers can make their own fluffy biscuits with the recipe included at the end. read more

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When a big b�tail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland, the bayou critters are at first fearful of his strange accent and bo...oming voice. read more

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This story teaches children the importance of kindness and good manners in dealing with others.