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Not Your Typical Dragon by
Publication Date: 2013-02-07
Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire. But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out--only whipped cream! Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with Band-Aids marshmallows teddy bears? Crispin wonders if he'll ever find his inner fire. But when a family emergency breaks out, it takes a little dragon with not-so-typical abilities to save the day. With wry humor and whimsical illustrations, Not Your Typical Dragon is the perfect story for any child who can't help feeling a little bit different.
The Perfect Present by
Publication Date: 2012-07-05
The much-anticipated follow-up to the IRA Children's Book Award winner From the moment Spot answered Henry's ad in the newspaper, the two have been inseparable. But then on Henry's birthday, he gets a dog--the pet he's always wanted! Feeling left out, Spot leaves for his old home, and gets caught in a terrible storm. Henry is devastated when he finds Spot missing and is quickly hot on his trail. With the help of his new dog, Henry saves him and Spot finds out that even with a new pet in his life, Henry would never let his best friend go. A delightful story with loads of heart, The Perfect Present showcases the strength of Henry and Spot's friendship. This irresistible duo will win over readers everywhere.
Flight of the Last Dragon by
Publication Date: 2012-10-11
What if dragons were more than just imaginary creatures? What if long ago they soared through our skies? And what if there was only one dragon left? Where might it hide from our machines, from our technology, from us? And where would it go if it spread its wings for one last flight? New York Times bestselling writer Robert Burleigh and Harry Potter artist Mary GrandPre answer these questions by taking us on one last great journey into the starry night. Read this book with a child and wait for the inevitable moment when they look to the sky and wonder.
Grandfather Buffalo by
Publication Date: 2006-02-16
Grandfather Buffalo is the oldest bull in the herd. Whenever the herd moves on, he is always a little behind. But when a female buffalo is ready to give birth, he is there to protect her, and he's there to help nudge the new calf along.The youngster's liveliness puts Grandfather Buffalo to the test, but the calf learns quickly that whether the herd is braving a dust storm or stopping for a rest, there's no better place to be than right by Grandfather Buffalo's side. Jim Arnosky shows the struggles faced in nature by both young and old, and the tender bonds that form across generations.
Strega Nona's Harvest by
Publication Date: 2012-08-16
A charming celebration of autumn's bounty by perennial favorite Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola's beloved Strega Nona is back in a colorful picture book, perfect for fall and the changing seasons. With beautiful illustrations reminiscent of the artwork that won Tomie dePaola the Caldecott Honor for the original Strega Nona, this celebration of harvest and gardening will make the perfect addition to any Strega Nona collection.
Publication Date: 2009-09-22
Meet Otis, everyone's favorite tractor, created by the bestselling illustrator of Love by Matt de la Pena and The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper New York Times bestselling author/artist Loren Long creates an unforgettable children's classic. Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor--and it's not big or yellow--who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day. In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story--and character--celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.
Night House, Bright House by
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
During the night, all the objects in the house wake up and cause an uproar.
Runaway Tomato by
Publication Date: 2014-06-12
Heads Up! Move! Look out Below! A gigantic tomato is about to roll! Every scooter, tractor, and chopper in town tries to wrangle it, but not without making a major, gooey mess. Follow a boy and his dog through pages packed with high-octane action and a squishy surprise ending! Paint the town red with this truck-filled, action-packed, food-frenzy adventure!
Luke Goes to Bat by
Publication Date: 2005-02-17
Whenever the Dodgers play in Brooklyn, Luke goes up to his roof where he can see the lights of Ebbets Field and imagine each play in the game. Someday he wants to hit a homerun like his hero, Jackie Robinson. But the kids on Bedford Avenue won't let him play. "You're just a squirt," they tell him. When he finally does get to play stickball with the others, he does so badly that he thinks they'll never let him play again. But then his grandma takes him to see Jackie in a real game, and Luke discovers that part of being a hero is never giving up, even when there are two strikes against you and the game seems out of reach. Rachel Isadora offers up a touching salute to 1950s Brooklyn, baseball, and one of the most inspiring players ever to take the field.
Extraordinary Jane by
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Ordinary can be extraordinary! Jane isn't astonishing or astounding like her circus performer family. Jane is just . . . Jane. Can one little dog find her place by being herself? This gorgeously illustrated book celebrates the quiet virtues of kindness and loyalty and lets little ones know they don't have to be fancy or famous to feel special and loved.
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