Little Wolf is tired of his mom's cooking! It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. How he wishes his mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish&150Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen when a real boy finally comes along? In this hilarious twisted tale, Little Wolf learns the same timeless lesson that the boy who cried "Wolf!" did so many years ago.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/17/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
In this contemporary retelling of a traditional tale, Willy cries "Wolf!" to get out of ordeals like taking a bath or going to his violin lesson, until the wolf really appears.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/10/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Nothing ever happens here," the shepherd thinks. But the bored boy knows what would be exciting: He cries that a wolf is after his sheep, and the town's people come running. How often can that trick work, though? B.G. Hennessy's retelling of this timeless fable is infused with fanciful whimsy through Boris Kulikov's hilarious and ingenious illustrations. This tale is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/7/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
This is The Boy Who Cried Wolf like you've never seen it before: with tentacles, wigs, and a secret code language that kids can decipher. Larry the Liar must help these friendly extra-terrestrials refuel their ship so they can get back home. But will the townspeople believe his intergalactic tale of glory?This hilarious reimagining uses meticulously composed verse, alternating points of view, and comic book elements to give the story loads of color, humor and visual interest. Veteran children's book author Marilyn Singer teams up with Brian Biggs, the illustrator of Shredder Man, Beastly Rhymes, Brownie and Pearl, and Everything Goes: On Land to create the best interstellar tall tale ever.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/20/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this quirky twist on The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy s excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
He's big. He's funny. He's not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.
Smoke, fire, dragons, wisdom, fear, and bravery...All of these elements are brought to life by award-winning author and artist Demi in a story of valor in the face of overwhelming fear. With splashes of color and dramatic detail, a boy named Ping decorates his home with paintings of dragons. While they seem to be a proclamation of his love for dragons, they are actually an expression of his deepest fear. The Heavenly Dragon visits Ping after being impressed with the boy's outward declaration of love and respect for dragons and presents the boy with three pearls of wisdom. With bold and expansive illustrations that sweep across the pages, Demi's triumphant tale proves that the greatest fear of fear itself is one that can be conquered with truth and bravery. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/11/2007Pages: 52Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Did you know that what you do today can change the world forever? The Boy Who Changed the World opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family's cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy's timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear.The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/31/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations transform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/13/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.Every day after school Melvin goes to the library. Everything has its place in the library and Melvin likes it that way. And his favorite people--Marge, Betty, and Leola--are always in their places, behind the reference desk.When something interests Melvin, his librarian friends help him find lots and lots of books on the subject. When he collects creepy bugs in a jar, they help him identify, classify, and catalog the insects. When he is cast as the Enormous Eggplant in the school play, Betty reads aloud from Organic Gardening to help him find his motivation. As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions--and a lot of fun--in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new books. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever?Readers will enjoy Brad Sneed's delightful illustrations that colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris's story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous! But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban "fabulous" from his vocabulary. Fabulously illustrated by Peter Ferguson, this cheerful tale will have children rejoicing along with Roger at all the fabulous--no, marvelous! no, dazzling!--things that await him when he steps outside.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone’s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/14/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Lobo is a tiny Chihuahua with a big dream—to join a wolf pack. When Lobo's owner takes her pets on vacation to Yellowstone National Park, Lobo thinks he'll finally have the opportunity to find his wolf-brothers. But he doesn't count on a strict park rule that will keep him on a leash! With the help of his endearingly quirky family—a smart Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory and a wisecracking white rat named Heckles—Lobo finally slips his leash and gets a chance to run with the wolves. But is the wild really where a feisty little five-pound pup belongs?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Moka is a good dog. But when Michelle, his little girl, reads him a book about wolves, being a good dog suddenly seems awfully boring. Wolves get to run around doing whatever they want. No one ever makes a wolf dress up for a tea party. So Moka decides to run away to the wild. But what will happen when the real wolves show up?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/19/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and legendary author team up in this Parents' Choice Silver Award Book! Truly a publishing event! Florence Parry Heide, author of such classics as the Shrinking of Treehorn, and Lane Smith, recipient of a slew of awards, have created an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks, and force her to wear a crown encrusted with the heaviest jewels in the kingdom to keep her earthbound. But one day, Hyacinth comes across a balloon man and decides to take off all her princess clothes, grab a balloon, and float free. Hooray! Alas, when the balloon man lets go of the string . . . off she goes. Luckily, there is a kite and a boy named Boy to save her.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/22/2009Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs. His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his audience: “Isn’t that wolf’s nose getting longer? asks Pinocchio. “It’s a cooked-up, half-baked tale, snaps the Gingerbread Boy. And “Tell the truth, B.B. Wolf! squeal the Three Little Pigs. Caught in his own lie, B.B. explains that he is a reformed villain: “Now I’m begging on my knees, Little Pigs, forgive me, please! How B.B. turns his bad old deed into a good new one provides a happy ending to this fun-to-read fractured fairytale.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/24/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Benjy has an unusual problem. He looks just like Abraham Lincoln—right down to the wart and beard. His life isn't easy. He gets gifts of Lincoln Logs and stovepipe hats on every birthday. He gets stuck playing Lincoln in every school play—whether Lincoln's part of the story or not. And the teasing is unrelenting . . . until he spends a summer at Camp What-cha-ma-call-it—The Camp for Kids Who Look Like Things! Here he finally realizes what is special about himself, and it doesn't take long for others to realize it as well. Mike Reiss, a writer for The Simpsons, and David Catrow, honored twice with the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year award, have created a wonderfully hysterical tale that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt a little different.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/28/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack! W is for Wolf... In the twenty-third book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are thrilled to visit Wallis Wallace at her new cabin in the Maine wilderness. On their very first day, they glimpse a white mother wolf and her babies on a cliff nearby. But soon after the kids spy the wolf family, the pups are stolen! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose sniff out the culprits before the white wolf starts suspecting them' Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/23/2004Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Beloved nature writer Helen Hoover tells a delightful children’s fable that will stir a sense of wonder and discovery in anyone who has ever felt the magic of the forest and imagined it a lively village of talking animals. Many years ago Great Wolf, a mighty hunter feared by all the animals in the forest, looked down on a deer, squirrel, and chickadee waiting for the Good Woodsman to provide a feast of cedar, corn, and seeds. The animals discover the Good Woodsman injured inside his house and with no fire in his stove. Worrying that he will freeze, the animals are disheartened that they have no way to help him. Great Wolf knew only he could rescue the Good Woodsman. When Great Wolf’s plan succeeds, the animals and the Good Woodsman invite the once-ostracized wolf to share Christmas dinner, and they realize that everyone has good things to offer if given the opportunity. Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman, charmingly illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts by renowned artist Betsy Bowen, is a classic tale to be passed down and enjoyed by many generations. Helen Hoover (19101984) moved to the wilderness of northern Minnesota in the 1950s. She and her husband Adrian chronicled their observations and experiences of life near their home on Gunflint Lake in a number of well-loved books, including Gift of the Deer, The Years of the Forest, and A Place in the Woods, all published by the University of Minnesota Press. Betsy Bowen operates a fine art print shop and studio at the edge of the wilderness near Lake Superior’s north shore. She is author and illustrator of Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year, Tracks in the Wild, Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book, and illustrator of A Wild Neighborhood (Minnesota, 1997) and Borealis (Minnesota, 2002).Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This funny and inspiring story of a lost and lovable guinea pig is now available in paperback. PeeWee, once a boy's dear pet, has been secretly released into the wilds of Central Park. But instead of relishing his freedom, PeeWee is at first a stranger in a strange land--until he meets Lexi, a city-wise squirrel who gives his new stubby-tailed friend some tips, as well as some confidence. It's not long before a series of perilous and eye-opening adventures turns this timid house pet into an endearing hero.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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