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The Curse of Snake Island
Brian James - 2007
As the ship heads toward Snake Island, Pete has an idea to earn some respect—if the kids can find the hidden treasure before the grown-ups, then they’ll have to be taken seriously! Only one problem: The treasure is guarded by a giant snake that curses anyone who looks in its eyes. Can the pirate kids find the treasure, earn the pirates’ respect, and escape certain death?
Lindsay the Luck Fairy
Daisy Meadows - 2013
Patrick's Day, Lindsay the Luck Fairy brings a dose of magical good luck to readers everywhere!St. Patrick's Day is full of magic, and Lindsay the Luck Fairy is the one who keeps it that way! But when Jack Frost's goblins steal her special lucky charms, Lindsay's luck runs out. Now everyone, everywhere will have a horribly unlucky St. Patrick's Day!Rachel and Kirsty are determined to help Lindsay find her magic. But where do they start? And without luck on their side, do they stand a chance of outsmarting the goblins?Find the lucky charms in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help bring good luck back to St. Patrick's Day!
The Clue Of The Left-Handed Envelope: Ready-for-chapters
George E. Stanley
Merlin. Mr. Merlin used to be a spy, and he knows all about secret codes and the strange and gross ways the police solve mysteries. Now there's a mystery in their very own class -- someone sent Amber Lee Johnson an anonymous letter. Noelle and Todd want to solve the mystery before anyone else. But first they have to figure out Mr. Merlin's clues. How can a bunch of envelopes tell them who sent the letter?
Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land
Johnny Gruelle - 1931
There they meet Little Weakie, Hookie-the-Goblin, and Mr. and Mrs. Cookie and their two cookie children. It's the Cookie family who award bravery medals to the Raggedys after they save them from one of Hookie's sneak attacks. Then Hookie brings along his friend the Snitznoodle to help him capture the Raggedys, but Snitznoodles don't mess with dolls wearing bravery medals, no siree. Don't worry, though, the Raggedys find a way to make everyone friends and as always, it's a Raggedy-good time in Cookie Land. Delight in the scrumptious adventures of the ever-lovable Raggedys in another of Johnny Gruelle's wondrous storybooks. Full of funny, curious, and kookie creatures, this delectable Raggedy Ann classic will have readers chuckling with every turning page. First published in 1931 and restored to its original condition, Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land, now back in print, is a treat for all ages.
John Lawrence Peterson - 1967
Ready to grab the attention of a new generation, fresh cover art brings an updated look to this classic series.The Littles live in the walls of the Biggs' house. But when the Biggs go on vacation a messy family comes to stay, the trouble begins. Mice! Cats! How much can one small family take? Will Tom and Lucy, the littlest Littles of all, be able to save the day
The Tale of Despereaux: A Junior Novelization
Jamie Michalak - 2008
An eight-page full-color insert of stills from the movie is included.Kate DiCamillo's literary classic about Despereaux Tilling has enchanted children and adults around the globe. In this tale of bravery, forgiveness and redemption, one small creature teaches a kingdom that it takes only a little light to show the truth: What you look like doesn't equal what you are. Published in 23 languages, with more than 2 million copies in print, a New York Times #1 bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal, The Tale of Despereaux is now animated adventure from Universal Pictures.THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All Rights Reserved.
Blaze Shows the Way
C.W. Anderson - 1994
This time they're showing their friends Tommy and Dusty how to be as great a team as they are. Tommy and Dusty are eager learners, for they know that Billy and Blaze are the best teachers anybody (or any pony) could ever ask for. Soon, Tommy and Dusty are good enough to enter the pairs jumping class with Billy and Blaze. Now they can show everyone just how much they've learned! Blaze Shows the Way is part of the classic Billy and Blaze series. Thoughtful drawings and easy-to-read text capture the warmth and understanding shared by a boy and his horse.
Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers
William Shakespeare - 2006
Capturing the vital events and using some of the original wording, the stories serve as a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for preteens and as literate refreshers for older folks.Fulfilling a request from her own children, author Edith Nesbit turned twelve of the Bard's most famous plays into delightful tales of kings, queens, ghosts, and witches. Filled with tragedy, humor, and moral lessons, the stories — told with wit and grace — include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, and The Winter's Tale.Wonderfully transformed by the noted author of children's books, these classics are a great way to start a lifelong interest in the works of Shakespeare.
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees: The Story of Anna Lavinia
Palmer Brown - 1954
It is a place to which you will want to return again and again, to read of Anna Lavinia’s adventures and to marvel over author and illustrator Palmer Brown’s intricate, sugar-spun drawings. It all began on a lavender blue day. The kind of day, Anna Lavinia knows, when anything can happen. It was on such a day that Anna Lavinia’s father saw a double rainbow, and went chasing after it. And it is on such a day that she and her cat Strawberry set off on their journey beyond the walled garden where the Pawpaw trees grow, to a place where the buttercups bloom pink and the laws of gravity don’t always apply. Here she will test her mother’s advice, “Never believe what you see,” against her father’s wise words, “Believe only what you see.” And just maybe she will get to finally use her father’s mysterious silver key.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Junior Classics for Young Readers)
Kathryn R. Knight - 2012
Even after his human patients desert him (when one too many sit on one of the doctor's unusual parlor pets), he manages to convert gracefully to animal medicine. Having mastered animal language along the way (with the help of his caustic yet amusing parrot, Polynesia), he has a good head start in his practice. Then, one cold, dark winter night, as the doctor and his pets sit around the fire, a message arrives, via sparrow, from Africa. A terrible epidemic has broken out among the monkeys, and Doctor Dolittle is the only one who can save them. The beneficent physician checks his money box--not a penny left. But the fate of Africa's ailing apes lays squarely on his shoulders. And so begins the delightful, whimsical adventures that are still enthralling readers three quarters of a century after their original 1920 publication. Hugh Lofting, winner of the 1923 Newbery Medal for The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, has more than a knack for storytelling. His ability to imbue in his characters--human and animal--distinct, unique personalities is remarkable, and his respect for the rights of all who share the planet shines throughout. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter