A New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"A Texas Lone Star Reading List BookA Josette Frank Award WinnerA Utah State Book Award WinnerA Utah Speculative Fiction Award WinnerBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/13/2005Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Here is the thrilling, thigh-slapping companion to Swamp Angel, the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in all of Tennessee. But when she grows too big for that state, she moves to Montana, a place so sizeable, even Angel can fit in. It’s there that she wrestles a raging storm to the ground and, at its center, finds herself a sidekick—a horse she names Dust Devil. And when Backward Bart, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known, starts terrorizing the prairie, seems like Angel and Dust Devil may be the only ones strong enough to stop him. Children will be captivated by the beauty and exaggerated humor of Paul Zelinsky’s American primitive-style paintings and the wit and energy of Anne Isaacs’s unparalleled storytelling. Here is an original folktale starring an extraordinary gal who is as feisty as she is funny and as courageous as she is kind.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/14/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Thirteen-year-old Nick Diamond is in prison! Framed for a jewel heist, quick-thinking Nick finds himself sharing a cell with public enemy number one: Johnny Powers. Nick’s only chance of clearing his name is to nail the Fence, the country’s master criminal. But to do that, he needs to break outwhich is where his bumbling older brother, Tim, comes in. Nick’s not so sure he’ll make it to his fourteenth birthday!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/8/2004Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
THE LITTLE BOY who loves to read is back, and this time he and his classmates are visiting a big public library! In their signature catchy, rhyming verse, Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom give readers a taste of the variety of books that can be found at the library. Michael Garland’s bright, graphic illustrations bring to life the array of fantastic and hilarious scenes that can result from finding the best book to read!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/24/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.Although "most of the time Victor Dickens was a really good kid," he manifests all the symptoms of the "I Hate to Read Syndrome." One day, while Victor is pretending to read so that he can move on to his favorite activity--watching TV--an alligator pops out of the pages of the book and bids Victor to jump into his pockets, where other children await story hour. Victor resists the invitation, as well as those issued by a succession of outlandish animals who try to entice him to read. A bizarre dream turns the stubborn boy around, however, and when he awakens he decides that he feels "a little sad" for the animals, for "What would happen to them if their stories were lost?" So Victor opens his book to look for his friends, and, predictably, becomes engrossed. Marshall's text may be didactic but it is liberally sprinkled with clever wordplay, and her book design offers such diversions as folios facing every conceivable direction. Yet most impressive is Delessert's inventive art, which wreaks playful havoc with perspective and scale, and features striking, earth-tone pastels punctuated with splashes of vibrant color. Ages 6-up.-- Publishers WeeklyBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/16/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
This is the story of how the ultimate reluctant reader became a book lover. The little boy in I Will Not Read This Book has a lot of excuses, because if there is one thing he doesn’t want to do, it’s read this book. He won’t read it even if you hang him upside down by one toe, over a cliff, with sharks down below. And you know what? You. Can’t. Make. Him. In this book illustrated with wit and whimsy by Joy Ang, Cece Meng delivers once again with a pitch-perfect reluctant reader who is finally convinced to read the book if—and only if—someone he loves will read it with him.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/6/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The return of Dan Gutman's sharp, funny farce about the youngest candidate to ever run for President of the United States -- updated just in time for the 2012 election!"Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm twelve years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States."That's how I introduced myself to about a zillion people. I must have kissed a zillion babies, said a zillion hellos, shaken a zillion hands . . . Will I get a zillion votes? The answer might surprise you.Can you picture a kid as President? Imagine what we can accomplish -- together -- in a country where parents listen. Where teachers give no homework. Where every lawmaker obeys a single kid -- me! How am I going to pull this off? Who knows! Read the book to find out.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2012Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
An anthology with sure-fire appeal for children who are starting to read on their own but still enjoy being read to. This brilliant collection by the editor of The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury contains 26 selections for parents and children to read aloud. Including works by such illustrious authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Judy Blume, Ursula Le Guin, William Steig, and Roald Dahl, the selections range from the humorous to the magical to the contemporary to the just plain silly. The text of each selection is included in full. You Read to Me & I’ll Read to You is a must-have book for all families who want to inspire their children to develop a lifelong love of reading.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/11/2001Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Henry Hodges has spent the last twelve years either on stage or in front of a camera. From playing Chip in Beauty and the Beast to Jeremy Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Henry literally has lived on Broadway for most of his young life. His other credits include community and regional theaters, touring shows, opera, television commercials, and voice-overs for Snow Buddies and Space Buddies. In How to Act Like a Kid, Henry will use his considerable experience--and wisdom beyond his years--to give young readers advice on open calls, auditions, rehearsals, dance and voice classes, child wranglers, studio teachers, and how to do homework in green rooms! Most of all, he will relate how to live a normal life while devoting your time to performing on stage and screen. The book will cover all the ups and downs of childhood acting, including disappointments: he didn't get the role of Tiny Tim when he first auditioned for The Christmas Carol because he was too small, but returned to win the role for two seasons! For the first time, young aspiring performers will be able to read about and learn from a young actor--through his own words.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/26/2013Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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
Thirty-five imaginative and humorous poems for an adult and a child to read aloud together. . . . The entertaining verses are varied as to length, rhythm, and subject and are illustrated with harmoniously amusing drawings. BL. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/28/1987Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must decide if new student Sally Williams is friend or foe in this third Captain Awesome story. MI-TEE!Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are up to their old tricks...saving the universe through the defeat of one bad guy at a time. From Mr. Drools to Dr. Spinach, evil doesn’t stand a chance in Sunnyview! But when a new student named Sally Williams joins Ms. Beasley’s class, the boys wonder if she is friend or foe. Eugene also contemplates inviting a new feline friend to join the Squad… much to Turbo’s disapproval. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/8/2012Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Mike Wolfe's love for pickingbegan early in life. He started with old bikes, cigar boxes, and other items people called junk.Now, he knows exactly how much fun hunting for these potential treasures can be. In Kid Pickers, Mike shares his picking passion with his (huge) kid audience by offering tips on collecting, sorting through flea markets, asking about family heirlooms, and more. To Mike, picking is a way of learning about yourself, your family, your community, and the history surrounding us all. It's also a great way to recycle!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/16/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Get Your Child Hooked on Books!Reading can become a favorite part of any child's life—even children who think they hate to read. And, with the help of this unique book, it's easy to put your reluctant reader on the path to becoming an enthusiastic reader. Inside are 125 books that are certain to ignite your child's interest in reading. You'll find a variety of titles with real kid appeal—the best of the best for children of all reading levels. These books will captivate your child's interest and create a passion you never thought possible. So, for the love of reading and your child, come inside, explore all 125 books, and discover:·Complete descriptions and synopses ·The appeal of each book to reluctant readers ·Suggested audience and reading levels ·Recommended readings if your child enjoys a particular book ·And much, much more! By developing a love of reading and an emotional connection to books and ideas, your child can develop and maintain a high level of interest in reading—and get a head start on life."An excellent resource for parents and educators interested in promoting literacy among children, with practical tips on how to make reading a fun, educational, and rewarding experience for children of all ages."—Stephen Green, Ph.D., child development specialist, Texas A&M UniversityBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/19/2001Pages: 400
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
Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he's the one experiencing the drama. But Lennie's daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life?and suddenly he's in trouble more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's ever seen on TV. Byars infuses the story with her special magic. Lennie is a likable, funny, moving, and always entertaining character.Publishers Weekly Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1998Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A tale of loyalty and unlikely friendship featuring two of the most recognizable and popular super-heroes on the planet, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES pairs the Man of Steel with the Dark Knight. The iconic super-heroes unite when longtime Superman enemy Lex Luthor, now president of the United States, accuses Superman of a horrible act against mankind, and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in — dead or alive. But after the Dark Knight Detective proves Luthor's accusations to be baseless, the "World's Finest" duo prepares to topple the corrupt president's reign once and for all.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 160
You'll reach for this collection of kid-pleasing read alouds again and again. Each short selection will grab kids' attentions, build vocabulary, as well as comprehension, listening, and high-level thinking skills. They are also a great way to introduce kids to genres such as poetry, short story, speeches, expository writing, and more. All have been carefully selected by noted author and educator Janet Allen. For use with Grades 5 & Up.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Read + Write: Rhyming WordsEach word family offers three separate activities. First, kids trace and fill in missing letters in simple rhyming words. Next, they can color in Kido's kid-tastic illustrations. Then, kids can draw their own version of the rhyming objects. For example, the "ug" family includes the words "hug," "bug," "mug," and "rug." Kids fill in the missing letters from the words, then color in a mug and a rug, then draw their own bugs. Youthful brains will be crackling with creativity and learning connections!
Children can learn to read along with Bunny and friends in this charming picture book ideal for beginning readers. With simple, easy-to-read text and engaging illustrations, this book is sure to become a family favorite for reading aloud or for children to practice on their own. Check out what the Bookworms are saying about Harold Finds a Voice:*Francesca, Age 7 - "My favorite part was when Buster inspired his friends to read. The book inspired me!"*Beatrice, Age 3 - "My favorite part was when Buster got his friends to read books. Books are sweet and I like them!"*Cailyn, Age 4 - "I love to read, so I like Buster a lot. And he's really cute!"*Miles, 4 & Scarlett, 2 - "Our favorite part was when he read books about mimes, pirates, dinosaurs and trains!" Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 32
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