Despite being a "middle-aged" woman, I enjoyed this delightful tale of Anne and her her unfailing optimism.
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, middle-aged brother & sister, live together at Green Gables, their farm on Prince Edward Island. They decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage in Nova Scotia to help out on the farm. Through a series of mishaps, the child that arrives at their door is not a boy, but Anne Shirley, a precocious 11 year old girl!
Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.
"Narrated Picture Book!"
A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.
"A good bedtime story for the very young"
As Harold draws his way in and out of adventure, children become fascinated by the wondrous magic of the purple crayon
A sturdy, well tended little house standing on a hill in the countryside watches the days, nights, and seasons come and go as the town around her grows and develops before her.
Peter wanders around his neighborhood enjoying the snowy city weather.
A young child and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl. Movingly narrated by author Jane Yolen.
"A quiet story."
Fans of the ingenious little monkey will not be disappointed as he embarks on a wild series of adventures in a traveling circus.
The kids in room 207 don't know how lucky they are to have a nice teacher like Miss Nelson - until their misbehavior causes her disappearance, and they get Miss Viola Swamp for a substitute.
"Just as good as I remembered."
Peter, the naughty rabbit, helps himself to the crops from Mr. MacGregor's garden, to the dismay of all.
A charming tale of the peddler whose stolen caps mean all kinds of monkey business.
Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha, takes place in ancient India around the time of the Buddha (6th century BC). Siddhartha and his companion Govinda set out in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal. Siddhartha joins the ascetics, visits Gotama, embraces his earthly desires, and finally communes with nature, all in an attempt to attain Nirvana.
With just one bite, a wakeful flea atop a pile of sleeping creatures causes a commotion.
Three clever soliders devise a plan to get food and lodging from the selfish inhabitants of a French village during the time of Napoleon.
"From strangers to members of the community"
James Marshall retells the familiar tale in which one of three pigs survives a wolf's attacks by using his head.
"My son loves it...can't get enough"
Big diesel machines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business until Mike agrees to tackle a big job.
"Just perfect for my almost 3 year old"
This folktale explains why Chinese people no longer choose long names for their children.
"That moment when you find a childhood favorite!"
Bear decides to give his friend the moon a birthday present. He thinks the echoes of his own voice are the moon's answers to his questions about what the moon would like.
Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.
This is the story of a boy's friendship with a dinosaur and how they spend one happy day together.
Playing games up and down the river, something no self-respecting tugboat would do, makes Little Toot an object of scorn - until he alone rescues an ocean liner in trouble.