Author: Graham Joyce
Presents a coming-of-age story that follows an ordinary boy named Sam--and the unearthly being only he can see--from childhood to adolescence
Author: Sue Alexander
Deep in the southern timberlands of Arkansas, along a winding country road you will find a cottage on a hill. It's June of 1959 and Sabrina is eleven and a half years old and for the first time she will be spending three weeks instead of her usual two with her grandparents, Frank and Mary, at Sugar Creek cottage. Her cousin Annie, will come almost daily to visit, overnights included. In past summers the most difficult decisions these adventurous girls had to make were, which trails to hike, what gift to make for Mary, what books they would read for their summer reading club, or which day they should visit Papa Laney. This summer their decisions would go far beyond simple daily activities to new discoveries, intrigue, mystery and decades old secrets. Together, these two girls were like magnets; they were bound to be attracted to unusual and complex situations that only their own ingenuity and determination could resolve. Each have complimentary traits that used together give them a significant advantage when solving puzzles. As the girls find themselves in humorous situations that will tickle your imagination, watch as they successfully unravel . . ....
Author: Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Publisher: Chronicle Books
All over America, kids are losing their teeth. And who is there to gather them up, leaving coins in their places? The Tooth Fairy, of course! A self-described "action kind of gal" with plenty of attitude, she reveals her secrets at last. Learn about her amazing Tooth-o-Finder. Marvel at her ingenious flying machine. Watch her in action, dodging dogs and cats and gerbils. You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is the essential guide for every kid about to lose a tooth.
Author: Jeff Whitcher
Can you paint a picture with your hair? Can you draw a fingerprint? Can you knit some wool pajamas out of belly button lint? Jeff Whitcher's third book of poems for kids will delight and tickle the imaginations of children young and old while unlocking a world of marvelous mischief and merriment.
Author: John Bonner, George William Curtis, Henry Mills Alden, Samuel Stillman Conant, Montgomery Schuyler, John Foord, Richard Harding Davis, Carl Schurz, Henry Loomis Nelson, John Kendrick Bangs, George Brinton McClellan Harvey, Norman Hapgood
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Author: Barbara Barstow, Judith Riggle
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
In the mid-1980s, Amy Tan was a successful but unhappy corporate speechwriter. By the end of the decade, she was perched firmly atop the best-seller lists with The Joy Luck Club, with more popular novels to follow. Tan's work--once pigeonholed as ethnic literature--resonates with universal themes that cross cultural and ideological boundaries, and prove wildly successful with readers of all stripes. Tender, sincere, complex, honest and uncompromising in its portrayal of Chinese culture and its affect on women, Amy Tan's work earned her both praise and excoriation from critics, adoration from fans, and a place as one of America's most notable modern writers. This reference work introduces and summarizes Amy Tan's life, her body of literature, and her characters. The main text is comprised of entries covering characters, dates, historical figures and events, allusions, motifs and themes from her works. The entries combine critical insights with generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography. There is also a chronology of Tan's family history and her life. Appendices provide an overlapping timeline of historical and fictional events in Tan's work; a glossary of foreign terms found in her writing; and a list of related writing and research topics. An extensive bibliography and a comprehensive index accompany the text.
Author: Emily J. Parnell, J. Thad Parnell, Janie Rainn, Susan Lustig, Linda L. Brown
A field guide for kids who learn the truth about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. The book provides a series of exercises, taking them through training as they become "Secret Agents for the Society of Seasonal Secretkeepers."