Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.
"Too Short for the price!"
It's Mother's Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a short time to get their presents.
Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening.
There's something strange about tonight. What's that "woo" sound outside my window?
Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, but Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her.
Farah is the new girl at school and the dupatta covering her head makes her just a little different from the other students. Because she hasn't learned the English language yet, she knows that some people might not be very friendly. The class takes a field trip to an apple orchard. Farah sees that some of the children want to become friends with her on the hay ride. When it comes time to make the apple cider, however, other classmates protest as she drops the only green apple into a vat full of ripe red ones.
Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.
In early 19th-century Scotland, 16-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil fueled by heartless greed as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge.
"Great Book !!!"
Catherine hopes visiting her beloved grandmother will help ease the pain she feels over the death of her best friend. Instead, an encounter with a young, handsome stranger presents her with a dangerous dilemma. Award-winning author Eve Bunting has also written The Hideout and Jumping the Nail.
Mr. and Mrs. Bear have never celebrated St. Valentine's Day because they hibernate during the winter.
"I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box?" Simple rhymes - including "socks", "box", "fox, " and "ox"! - spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. "I'm trying not to be depressed. / Without my socks I feel undressed." Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue peeking out of duck's lace-up shoes and the mini-mystery is solved! This winsome story shares the familiar experience of not really losing something after all.
It's naptime, but Susie isn't sleepy. Daddy tries everything to tire her out. They boogie, they bongo, and they do the creepy camel, but still Susie says "No nap."
It is washday. "Are you ready for work, Lizzie girl?" Grandma asks. "I am," Lizzie replies. It's hard for her to set aside her plans for a tea party, but she rolls up her sleeves. Together, Lizzie and Grandma haul the steaming washtub to the workbench and shave lye soap into the boiling water. They rub, rub, rub the clothes over the washboard, pull them through the wringer, and hang them out to dry.