All Lizzy wants is to be the best figure skater in the whole wide world. When she begins taking lessons, Lizzy discovers that ice-skating is a lot harder than it looks. Even so, she is determined to learn. And when her teacher announces that the class will be performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the winter carnival, Lizzy knows she can skate the lead. But Lizzy's dreams are shattered when she is cast as a lowly tree. She valiantly perseveres, and on the day of the show, Lizzy spontaneously leads the other "trees" in a performance no one will ever forget! Young readers will love this spunky heroine who overcomes her setbacks with imagination and humor and discovers her own special way to shine. Book Details:Format:PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2003Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Joshs game is about to change. So is his life. Josh is still fl ying high from his teams tournament win at Cooperstown when his parents start talking about a divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But does he just want to get Josh out of the way? Two things are sure: His fathers new girlfriend, Diane, is looking to make some changes, and Josh is determined to get her and her terrible son out of his life. With help from Benji and Jaden, Josh races to get the facts that can keep his family together. Suspense builds as Josh fi nds it hard to concentrate on the game and make the winning plays that will lead his team to victory. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/21/2012Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
At least that's how it feels to Billy March. He's been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents' trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster! Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot - and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car. . . . Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He'll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn't belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a "shrink" won't be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor's last name sounds eerily like the word grave. . . .Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/15/2013Pages: 210Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Boys don’t keep diariesor do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, Just don’t expect me to be all Dear Diary’ this and Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: TBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A boastful dog gets a taste of his own medicine in a tale about friendship that features the bold, exuberant art of Lucy Cousins at its best."I win! I’m the best!" Dog boasts. He can run faster than Mole, dig better than Goose, swim faster than Donkey, and he’s much bigger than Ladybug. He wins! Unfortunately, Dog’s nonstop bragging is starting to make his friends feel kind of sad. But what if they mixed things up and looked at them differently? Could they teach Dog a lesson — and remind him of what it means to be a best friend?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/11/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
The modern classic that proves no color is finer, now available as a board book. This timeless tale of one child's stubborn preference for the color red has been marching its way into the hearts of readers around the world for almost 30 years. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book, Red Is Best is sure to continue charming a whole new generation of readers. The text has been adapted for the board book audience. "Red is Best gets it right. This is a true children's classic." -- Ken Setterington, author, storyteller, former Children and Youth Advocate for the Toronto Public Library "Delightful." -- School library JournalBook Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 6/2/2011Pages: 26Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Gemma and Alice have been best friends since they were both born on the same day in the same hospital. It doesn’t matter that Gemma loves soccer while Alice prefers drawing, or that Gemma is always getting into trouble while Alice is a model student and daughter. But when Alice has to move, their friendship is put to the test. They call each other and write letters, but they’re used to seeing each other every day. Can Gemma bear to celebrate her birthday without Alice? Can she stand it when Alice starts making new friends? And with Alice living hundreds of miles away, will they ever see each other again?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard trunks. He found other types of Chesapeake boats there too, including the old "log" boats. Years later, Will built scaled-down skipjacks, wrote about them, and eventually went to work at Mystic Seaport as a ships' carpenter and boatbuilder. Will now lives in Georgetown, Maine, in an old house built at the water's edge, with a small shop and dock. The inventory of boats and kayaks is currently seven. Besides keeping up, using, and adding to these, he does some writing and painting, and work around a cabin in the woods.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The definitive guide to infant and toddler feedingfrom first foods to meals your child will love To ensure that baby gets the best, most wholesome, and natural food possible, go homemade! The newest entry in the acclaimed Great Expectations series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals at homefrom the first finger-foods to more than 130 delicious kid-tested recipes that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.The book teaches parents how to select the right food, set up a pantry (with a guide to key kitchen equipment), establish smart eating routines, and introduce a wide variety of tastes and textures. It also explores today’s most pressing nutrition issues: Should you buy only organic food? Is it healthy to restrict a toddler's calorie intake? Is a vegetarian diet good for a very young child? Additional resources include information on breastfeeding and food allergies, as well as a comprehensive listing of whole foods companies and products that make healthy eating faster and easier.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2010Pages: 384
Kid Cookbook Prepare nutritious and simple dishes for your child with the Beaba Kid Cook Book. Written by Virginie Michelin, a full-time mother of three, the Kid Cook Book contains 25 recipes that creatively encourage your child to eat fruits and vegetables. This 64 page, full-color cook book is designed specifically for use with the Babycook and is a great recipe resource for those who like to cook.
The weatherman has predicted snow, and Lola absolutely cannot wait. She just loves snow. "Why can't it be winter ALL the time?" she asks her brother. But on an adventure to the Arctic, Charlie shows Lola why never-ending snow might not be so perfect for kids. How could Lola go swimming or wear her favorite stripe-y party dress if it were always cold? Once again, Lauren Child brilliantly and hilariously captures every-kid feelings and emotions—this time about the magical first snowfall of the year. To see these lovable siblings in action, be sure to check out the hit animated series Charlie & Lola on Disney Playhouse!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/5/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn: all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals each nutrient's function which foods contain which nutrients how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day how the body digests food all about calories Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2009Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids and for their peers. In this intimate yet practical book, author Daniel Stefanski, a fourteen-year-old boy with autism, helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them. While many "typical" kids know someone with autism, they sometimes misunderstand the behavior of autistic kids, which can seem antisocial or even offensive-even if the person with autism really wants to be friends. The result of this confusion is often painful for those with autism: bullying, teasing, excluding, or ignoring. How to Talk to an Autistic is an antidote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice-all in Daniel's unique and charming voice and accompanied by lively illustrations. Always straightforward and often humorous, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid will give readers-kids and adults alike-the confidence and tools needed to befriend autistic kids. They'll also feel like they've made a friend already-Daniel. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/12/1987Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Hansa Black Kid Sheep 12" Hansa Toys USA: Heirloom Quality Plush HANSA features 12 distinctively realistic Collections: Arctic, Aviary, Bears, Cats & Dogs, Down Under, Farm Animals, Monkeys, Safari, Woodland & Prairie, Fantasy Collection, the new Endangered & Extinct Series and Mechanicals. HANSA is famous for their unique and close-to-nature reproductions of the world's best loved animals. HANSA animals are handcrafted by artists, in "green oriented" studios.The HANSA Story What makes Hansa Toys different from their competitors is the quality and pin point accuracy of specific animal characteristics that are used in each production: Artists create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. Most fabrics are custom designed and exclusively manufactured to HANSA'S exacting specifications. The animal's "coats" are meticulously hand-cut and trimmed, never stamped out by machine. The animals are hand sewn "inside out", resulting in the minimization of seams. This development of an exceptional internal stitching method allows the Hansa artisans create effects like muscle tone and "features" unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) The subtle coloring on the animals is hand painted or airbrushed by specially trained Hansa artisans. Each animal is hand finished with loving detail to give them the life like look yet sweet face and cuddly feel that is unmistakably HANSA."Toys that Teach" HANSA's goal is to help educate children and adults alike about the natural lives of these magnificent creatures; to understnad, respect and appreciate the importance of our co-existance with all animals. Each animal comes with a "Toys that Teach" tag describing in detail the animal's history, habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of their young and eating habits.
Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions. "[An] entertaining volume of trivia." - Kirkus Reviews Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1999Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you shouldn't argue with a shark, eat a dinosaur, or have an alligator for a pet. You'll meet the world's worst singer and the greatest video game player in history. You'll even find an invitation to a dragon's birthday party....Your friends are invited too.Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring the frivolity to a fever pitch."--School Library Journal. Index.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2007Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Friendship is forever in the fourth book of Ann M. Martin's heartwarming new series, Main StreetSpring has arrived in Camden Falls, and with it have come many joys and challenges. As Flora and Ruby near the first anniversary of their arrival in town, Flora prepares for a visit from her old best friend. She's excited . . . but her new best friend, Olivia, isn't. Olivia's afraid she won't measure up, and that Flora will regret ever coming to Camden Falls. It's a very big reunion set for a very big day -- Camden Falls's 350th birthday celebration. Does one best friend truly have to be the best . . . or can they find a way to get along?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2008Pages: 195Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Trains are a topic of endless fascination for young readers, from the powerful engine to the charming caboose and everything in-between. With accessible text, information that goes beyond the basics, and a small format that’s perfect for little hands, The Best Book of Trains covers everything about the history of the rail—a perfect, affordable take along for young train lovers on the go.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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