Author of many wonderful books, including the award-winning Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal , Robert McCloskey was truly inspired by his funny bone when he wrote these stories. Find Homer Price at your local library. Barrie - Charles Scribner's Sons, pages. The hook: The original language is rich, and the story, so much a part of our culture, inspires children to dream.
Some of the racial and gender stereotypes, typical for their time, will need explanation. Want to watch the movie? The still-enchanting Disney classic contains some dated stereotypes but may prompt great discussions about how movies have changed since Find Peter Pan at your local library.
Rabbit Hill is a time-honored book about a family of rabbits and the meaning of community. The characters are the same as they are in any neighborhood; you get a little of everything, both funny and frustrating. The inspired vocabulary makes for a welcome challenge and the environmental element of the story inspires discussion. Perfect for a parent-child book club. Find Rabbit Hill at your local library. Set in Holland in a tiny fishing village, this is the story of Lina and her classmates.
After doing some research for a school report, Lina is determined to lure storks back to their village as they are believed to bring good luck. This book won the Newbery Award. Find The Wheel on the School at your local library. This graphic novel weaves together intrigue and humor.
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Find Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm at your local library. This is a clever, fun fairytale with positive messages. There is mild fairytale violence and of course, budding romance. A storyteller tells a story in which parents and siblings die and thieves are killed; the killings are shown as unjust. Families can talk about being grateful and what the characters learned about the responsibilities that come with privilege.
Why was the princess so unhappy? How did the peasants feel about the royals once they met them? Find The Castle Corona at your local library. This version of the familiar story allows girls to connect with Cinderella as they dive deep into the life of a fairy-tale princess. The modern-day twist allows the readers to hear the story in a unique and interesting way. They use their creative problem-solving skills to escape from saber-toothed tigers and make friends with a group of Ice Age people, all while avoiding the clutches of the evil Doctor Kron-Tox.
This book has it all: adventure, humor and a super-smart robot named Thudd who peppers the story with true facts about the Ice Age. This first book in the Time Warp Trio Series is an imaginative and humorous read. The book begins with three boys celebrating a birthday. If you enjoy adventure and fantasy this is a must read!
Find Knights of the Kitchen Table at your local library. This series is a favorite for boys who are reluctant readers. Hip language and vocabulary, cultural references, multi-colored fonts, colorful illustrations and maps are both eye catching and motivating factors for young readers. Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who is editor-in-chief of a popular newspaper, and he has found himself in a particularly interesting situation. Come join Geronimo and his sister as they travel to a faraway island in search of the Emerald Eye.
Will a hurricane stop them or a sinking boat? You must read to find out. McElderry, pages. This anthology for boys serves to remind us of the virtue of strength without force. There are adventures ahead that include enchantments, elixirs, and a few amusing goblins. Find My Curious Uncle Dudley at your local library. The best compliment for a book is that you hope it will never end. That is exactly the sentiment expressed when a child tells me about reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap. Although Emily lives on a boat, her parents are very wary of her being in the water. Find The Tail of Emily Windsnap at your local library.
Cardigan Jones, clumsy new moose in town, finds himself in the middle of the case of a missing apple pie. Find The Trial of Cardigan Jones at your local library. A Caldecott Medal author, Van Allsburg takes us into the world of ants. The story begins when a scout brings his queen a strange new treasure, a crystal that appeals to her sweet tooth. They trek through woods grass and survive a thunderstorm the sound of crickets combined with dropping dew drops and the light of a passing firefly. They climb a mountain the wall of a house and go through a tunnel window to a glassy curved wall sugar bowl.
The artwork lends itself to the sense of mystery, all bold lines and earth tones. Will they make it home? Read the book and find out. Find Two Bad Ants at your local library. The tiny planet is in dire trouble, and the boys are recruited to save it from certain galactic extinction. Bass and the Mushroom People are unforgettable, and the appeal of the adventures is timeless. Many Allsburg fans waited a long time to finally find out what happened after Judy and Peter discarded the Jumanji game in the park.
We were left with the Budwing brothers as they stumbled upon the mysterious box. When they open the box, they see the Jumanji game board and another space-themed board. This board transports the players from earth to a purple planet called Zathura. Before they know it the boys are swept up in a nail-biting, outer-space adventure. Will they survive a black hole, space ships and robots?
The adaptation is loosely based on the book and offers a cautionary lesson about getting along with your siblings. Find Zathura at your local library. Some have historical settings like ancient Egypt, and some explain quirky dog behavior. All are told simply and humorously, as a dog might, so they are easily understood by younger readers. The nonfiction aspect of this text appealed to many students, especially male students, because of the ferocious-looking shark on the cover and the many details on these predators of the deep, including their feasts on other ocean life.
Find Great White Sharks at your local library. Molly, a Russian immigrant, finds herself in an American school. Instead of being welcomed as the new student in the class, she is treated as an outcast. Taunting and bullying are two themes explored in this book. Simple story, beautifully told, appeals to kids who like thoughtful character-based stories.
This lyrical look at pre-Columbian Taino culture stresses the bonds of family, and behavioral changes involved in growing up, and raises the issue of culture differences in a powerful way. Find Morning Girl at your local library. Samuel shares the excitement and the hard work that is involved with his first harvest.
Samuel quickly discovers how difficult the harvest can be. The story is set in the year Told in the first person, Sarah takes young readers on a historic field trip back in time. Photographs in the book were taken at the Plymouth Museum, which is a replica of the settlement. The historic backdrop and the words of 9-year-old Sarah invite children of all ages to experience the Pilgrim way of life. Brooks , illustrated by: Kurt Wiese - Alfred A.
Knopf, pages. Originally published in , Freddy the Detective is an overlooked classic. Freddy is a pig who finds his true calling when he finds a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the barn one day. The witty and still very fresh vocabulary in which Freddy expresses himself is just delightful! Find Freddy the Detective at your local library. Eleven-year-old Victor is up way past bedtime when he sees something very unusual on television: a band of giant lizards performing wild music!
Find Lizard Music at your local library. When the kids receive an assignment to create a newspaper expose, Nolan thinks that this is the perfect chance to truly expose Bubba. After gathering some very compromising information, Nolan creates shredderman. Find Shredderman: Secret Identity at your local library. Nancy Drew continues to march into the 21st century with its ubiquitously pen-named writer, Carolyn Keene. Find The Case of the Sneaky Snowman at your local library. This beautiful Jan Brett collection features some of her best winter and Christmas stories. When magic words are spoken, the pan fills with delicious latkes.
Unfortunately, trouble occurs when Sadie leaves the pan in the hands of her younger brothers. The team is equipped with only two things to help them: a mysterious rhyme from the Ice Wizard and a magical rope. Will they find Merlin and Morgan Le Fay? Are you brave enough to travel along? Find Winter of the Ice Wizard at your local library. The hook: The sixth installment of the Babymouse series finds our heroine at summer camp. The illustrations are as fun and humorous as ever, in the familiar black, white and pink. Graphic novels are incredibly popular with tweens and teens, so it follows that younger kids want them as well.
And those for the very young — especially for young girls — are few and far between, but gaining a foothold. Here is a well-established series that fills that void with a spirited, likable, adventurous character. Danny is a boy who has a great life with his father. Find Danny: The Champion of the World at your local library.
The climax comes when a dapperly dressed but hungry fox comes for a new gold tooth, and the quick-witted dentist saves himself from ingestion by means of his professional skills. Find Doctor De Soto at your local library. Nonsensical word play will entice readers to try reading this poetry aloud. A simple switch in the beginning letters of certain words makes language fun and the resulting sounds smile-crackingly funny. Surely, Wayside School was already strange enough. The builders built a story school sideways with the rooms piled one on top of another — except for the 19th floor where Miss Zarves teaches class.
There is no 19th floor, and there is no Miss Zarves. Nevertheless, there is a 13th floor, where nice Mrs. Jewls presides over her eccentric pupils. Jewls, however, takes a maternity leave. Before she returns with her little stranger, Wayside School gets a little stranger. While reading this ridiculously funny book, children will not only be laughing, they will be learning. Alien fantasies come and go, but this one has focus. She goes over my work and can spot the problems much better than almost anyone I know.
I had forgotten about Rhyme Weaver. Thanks for the reminder. Like Like. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope it helps! I used to do a lot of songwriting, too… Funny how that seems to help! Thank you. How can I get an agent to look at them? Well, Lillian, I wish there were an easy answer to this question. Other people realize that rhyming picture books continue to be published and send submissions directly to publishers who will accept them. Lots of rhymers submit poetry to magazines to build up a resume and have more to say in query letters and submissions. I wish I had better advice.
Getting represented and published is hard enough without having an additional obstacle, but rhyming is just that. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school are in an all-out war.
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And then Whispering Wars break out, and Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen, Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town, and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat. Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers?
And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows? From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics. How to Bee Bren MacDibble Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand.
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All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. What if the beauty of the Pretties utopia really is just skin deep? In the wake of loss and devastation, Alex must cast aside her grief to seek aid from those who banished the Meyarins long ago.
But the proud Tia Aurans care little for the woes of mortals and demand that Alex-and her friends-undergo the Gates of Testing to prove their world is worth saving. With an ancient prophecy looming, Alex must confront the secrets of her past if she is to survive long enough to see the future. For if she returns to Medora without the Tia Aurans by her side, all hope for her world will be lost.
Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated — scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants — and that was only the beginning.
Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. On Thursday, he died. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive.
Until she finds a surprising friend, who turns out to be more helpful than Lottie could ever have imagined…. A delightful story about setting off to see the world… and the joy in coming home again. When Anna sets out to find the doll of her dreams, her two younger sisters are eager to help. This is a time when teachers still write with chalk, cars have no seatbelts, and Mr Whippy sells ice-cream cones for half a penny. They celebrate birthdays and Passover together, cope with friends being mean, and feed peanuts to the bears at the zoo.
Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more? An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends. Everyone says he might never see his family again. But Peter has a courageous plan. Told almost entirely through emails, this is the exuberant, funny story of two girls who try to get their gay fathers back together. With no other choices and on the run from her former employer, Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, and together they race to discover who has killed the queens.
From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about LoveOzYA. We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and—in some cases—even hopeless. But in trying times, words are power.
Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. The cleverly written, simple text invites children to compare one animal to another, and clever hints and peep-through holes within the artwork make this a hugely entertaining guessing game as well as a gorgeous book to treasure.
The perfect gift for boys and girls alike who will love embarking on a journey of discovery through the natural world, from one animal to another. Would you like to meet them and see how they go? There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover.
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From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focusing on the experiences and feelings of five very different children as they begin at school for the first time. Kissed By The Moon Alison Lester May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong. An enchanting new collection of fully illustrated stories from two much-loved Australian creators, and the perfect gift for any young booklover. One day, she bravely takes the leap — only to find a mean little girl with a horrible-looking cat standing in the way of her perfect Parisian apartment!
Can Claris use all her wit, warmth and of course style to make her dreams come true? And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons.
Horse is brown. Horse is plain. Unicorn dances. Tra la la! Horse does not. Blah blah blah. But when robbers kidnap Unicorn for a local circus, what will Horse decide to do? We are sometimes horses. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and their present if they are to have any chance of it surviving. Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it?
Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous — or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Flying Ninja! Ninja Kid 2 Anh Do Nelson is a ninja. Or the bravest. And now he has to stop an animal rampage and machines going crazy all over town!
Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate and Granny and find a way home. But that is a story for another time. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights.
And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day? Kip is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Annie is scared. David is looking. And Grace is gone.