(Black and White version - color cover) A clever boy brings home different creatures and informs his parents, "it followed me home can I keep it". Each time his parents explain why he can't... More > keep it. But a certain persistent puppy keeps vying for the boys attention.< Less
Visit a day in the life of the Carnnaregio district of northern Venice. Here, everything passes the ancient church with blue doors. Children go to school, dogs ride in boats, men walk to work,... More > mothers, daughters and granddaughters shop. It all happens among the bridges and winding canals of this quiet neighborhood. Along the way you will learn a little Italian.< Less
On Christmas Eve, Maritza is disappointed. Rainy weather has flooded the roads preventing her
from selling her baskets at the market. As a result, she has no money to buy food. A stranger
comes to... More > her house asking to spend the night. If she allows him to spend the night he promises to
make her a meal.
Stone Soup is based upon a Norwegian Folk tale< Less
(Hard Cover Version) A clever boy brings home different creatures and informs his parents, "it followed me home can I keep it". Each time his parents explain why he can't keep it. But a... More > certain persistent puppy keeps vying for the boys attention. 34 pages of colored illustrations< Less
Anne forgoes thoughts of romance and adventure as she embarks upon a well planned life. Her plans change suddenly when a mysterious and heroic boy named Jules Allan whisks Anne and her kitten far,... More > far away. Anne refuses to accept she has landed in the pages of an adventure story, in the land of Homecoming. Here characters, the evil Gray Queen and her allies, the Enuffs, are editing the happily ever after ending. She finds herself being mistaken for Alice, getting unlost, and inciting an uprising. She and Jules Allan battle pirates, giants, trolls, a dragon, and the sinister Ombudsman to save the plot and Homecoming.Three bickering pixies, a beautiful pirate girl, two librarians and a group of little men help Anne learn that the real struggle lies within. She must confront her decision to abandon childhood in order to become a grown-up. Will she allow her heart to believe the adventure is real or will she grow-up to climb twisting stairways? A quest for hope, romance and – “an” author.< Less
An outbreak of Pink and Pale Green Measles among the Toy Elves and the Wrapping Elves jeopardize Christmas. In order to get the toys ready and wrapped in time, Cozmo the Elf, the leader of the GECO... More > (Great Elf Choir Orchestra) and all of the Music Elves are reassigned to complete the toys. Cozmo also needs to write a new Christmas song for the Christmas Eve concert. His assignment to Teddy Bear Finishing&Packaging further complicates the problem of coming up with a new song, but he best beware. Teddy bears are asleep but if you make too much noise the they will awaken with crying and complaining - and you might never get them quiet again.< Less
A pour quoi story in the tradition of southern folk tales that explains why there are white alligators. The White Alligator is a funny adventure story set in 1800 Louisiana. Part I introduces the... More > protagonist, a raccoon named Boudra, and his chance encounter with a naturalist named John. Boudra tells how Pierre, a pesky alligator, is suspected of eating a popular animal (as long as he ate unpopular animals no one seemed to mind). All the animals decide the time had come for something to be done. However no one had a clue on how to deal with a 14 foot alligator. The alligator problem evolves into a never ending series of noisy night time debates where nothing is accomplished except the interruption the raccoon's sleep. After the alligator unsuccessful attempt to eat Boudra's best friend, the brave raccoon with the help of a few reluctant friends wage a night time battle of comedy and deception to rid the area of the alligator menace. In the process they create a few surprise. 80 colorful illustrations.< Less
Letter A, the leader of the Alphabet Blocks, grows tired of always having to be first and so runs away.
Letter B tries to find the missing Letter A, but none of the other letters are concerned until... More > they realize they can't spell very well without a Letter A. So they hold an election to replace the wayward vowel. The book has an educational aspect as it incorporates spelling and math problems. The colorful, 32 page book, uses alphabet and number blocks as characters. Book is intended for Kindergarten and lower elementary grades.< Less
A collection of rhymes that recall traditional values and the joys of by-gone youth. Over forty rhyming stories written for primary students and parents to read to their children. The rhymes are... More > organized into vignettes to include: Cherished, Jobs, When the Fair Came to Town, Animals, Youth, Adventure, Far and Away and Serious Nonsense. Personal favorites are Pretty Things Like me, The Hammer and the Bell, Robert the Frog, Pony Tails, The Dinosaur Tree and the Baseball Pitcher. Contains twenty black and white illustrations< Less