Synopses & Reviews
Here is a terrific book for anyone who wants a puppy. Our hero is desperate for a dog of his own. He has dog T-shirts, posters, books, and even a barking clock! But he has to wait until next year when he's ten before he can have a real dog. That gives him lots of time to meet all kinds of dogs and puppies. Next door is Duke, a German shepherd who brings in the groceries; then there's Patsy, a big Newfie who loves to swim! And a little Jack Russell named Tidbit with boundless energy. With so many breeds, how will he ever decide which one is best for him? After visits to the dog show and the dog park, and to see newborn puppies, our friend really gets a feeling for each breed and so will readers. And if you want to know what kind of dog he ends up with, you'll just have to wait and see. That's a surprise!
All the practice in the world can't turn Nina, a less-than-prima ballerina, into a ballet star, But she's a real standout at her first dance recital when she dances the role of a betterfly--with her arm in a cast!
It's the big dance show!
Nina is a butterfly.
She has pretty wings
and a bug mask.
But she is not the only one!
There are lots of butterflies.
How will her mom know
which one is Nina?
Read this funny story and find out!
#1 New York Times
bestselling author Jane O?Connor?s first novel gets a brand-new look!
Abby is thrilled when her parents agree to let her go to Camp Pinecrest with her best friend, Merle. But her dreams of a fun-filled summer are shattered when Merle breaks her ankle the day before they leave. Now Abby must face a long summer filled with homesickness and nasty bunkmates?all without Merle. Will Merle still be her best friend when she finally returns home? Will Abby ever really fit in at camp? And will the campers ever be able to identify the mystery meat?
Keesia and Henri Matisse have the same birthday—New Year’s Eve! That’s why she picks him for her artist report. She finds out that over his long career Matisse made paintings, sculpture, books, costumes, and her favorite—his cut-outs, or what Matisse called “drawing with scissors.” The report is filled with about 20 of Matisse’s masterpieces as well as artwork that Keesia has created in his “style” (cut-out leaves, drawings through windows, fauvist animals). As she follows Matisse through his life she discovers why he is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Mary Cassatt is most famous for her paintings of mothers and babies, and that's what first attracts "Claire" because she has a new baby sister. But through research for her class report Claire learns many surprising facts about Mary: she was an American who lived in France nearly all her life, she never married or had children herself, and she became a professional artist at a time when respectable ladies simply did not do that! With beautiful reproductions of Mary Cassatt's best-loved paintings as well as lively childlike pictures that illustrate her life, this Smart About Art book gives children a wonderful "portrait" of a great artist and fascinating woman.
Illustrated by Jennifer Kalis.
It's almost Class Picture Day and Robby is the only kid in his class with all his baby teeth. If only the Tooth Fairy could speed things up . . .
Who is in the monster costume? Is there something strange about Sara's new doll? Where did that shaggy dog come from? This Level 3 reader has three spooky stories that will make you laugh--and shriek!
For more than two thousand years, a secret army of life-size terra-cotta soldiers lay buried underground in China. But in 1974, some farmers digging a well discovered the first of what turned out to be an army of more than 7,000. Who made them? And why? In this fascinating reader, kids will learn all about one of the wonders of the ancient world and the fierce first emperor of China.
Oh, when will it snow again?
wonders the little family who lives in the snow globe. They long for a snowstorm? if only someone in the big family would pick up the snow globe and give it a shake. Baby would love to. She notices the little family, but the snow globe is too high for her to reach. But then Baby is alone during a snowstorm. Will the snow globe family get a chance to go sledding, too?
I cant skip.
I wish I could.
Other kids are really good.
This little girl can leap, creep, twirl, skate, burp, slurp, and do all the other things kids love to doexcept skip! But with the help of a clever suggestion from her mom, she soon finds herself skipping all the way to school. Ann Jamess droll illustrations perfectly complement New York Times bestselling author Jane OConnors irresistible rhymes.
Ready, Set, Skip! is an upbeat, lively read-aloud about learning that what you think you cant do may only be a hop, skip, and a jump away!
There is a new Nina in Nina’s dance class. The new Nina is nice. But there is a problem. She is a copycat! What is the original Nina going to do?
Playing the star in the class dance show, Nina finds herself in an awkward situation. All her friends think that she is the star of the show, so she now has to set the record straight and make things right once more.
Frances loves to dance. She dances while getting dressed, eating breakfast, and even when brushing her teeth. But she will not dance out the door. When her teacher announces that the class will be dancing on stage in a few days, Frances is terrified. She does not dance in front of people! It's up to her mom, her dad, and her brother to convince Frances that she can dance even on stage.
About the Author
Mark Iacolina has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 15 years and lives in New Jersey with his wife, two very adorable children, and one very furry cat. He is the author-illustrator of My Pet Giraffe, My Pet Polar Bear, and My Pet Penguins.
Table of Contents
The Emperor's Silent Army Chapter 1
A Strange Discovery
The Quest for Immortality
The Faces of Ancient China
Inside the Emperor's Tomb
The Emperor's Legacy