Irrespressible Max wants to stay up late on Christmas so he can see Santa Claus.
Morris discovers one last present under the tree - one that makes his fondest Christmas wish come true.
Nora makes herself heard when everyone in her house is too busy to listen.
"Adorable Children's Book!"
Oscar Ogilvie is living with his dad in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, in Cairo, Illinois, when world events change his life forever. The great stock market crash has rippled across the country, and the bank takes over their home - along with all their cherished model trains. Oscar’s dad is forced to head west in search of work, and Oscar must move in with his no-nonsense aunt Carmen. Only a mysterious drifter helps alleviate Oscar’s loneliness.
There is a big school election at the Barkadelphia School. Who will win? Tiffany, one of the popular girls; Charles, an all-star sport; or Otto, a good friend and listener.
Max's overbearing big sister, Ruby, suggests that the chocolate chicken in the birdbath should go to the one who finds the most Easter eggs. But unflappable Max has other ideas.
"Sharing a gift"
Timothy learns about "fitting in" and making friends during the first week of his first year of school.
As the Civil War swirls closer to her home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, 13-year-old India Moody is tutored by a young scholar who sparks her interest in biology, chemistry, and college. But when India's father goes missing, she searches for him on the ghastly Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
"Red Moon at Sharpsburg"
With so much to do on her first day of school, Emily feels like it will take forever to reach 100, when her teacher announces they will have a party after 100 days. As the days and weeks go by, Emily and her new classmates learn new ideas, expand their world, and grow closer together one day at a time.
"A Great Way to Count to 100 by Means of a Story."
Every day many children lose someone close to them - a parent or grandparent, brother or sister. Nothing can take away the pain of loss, but there is a great deal that a caring adult can do to avoid the long-term distress which can be caused by hidden fears and anxieties. This book is for anyone who wants to help a child who is coping with grief – parents, teachers, nurses, doctors and friends. Topics covered include: terminal illness, sudden death, the death of a sibling, when death is a relief, other people’s attitudes
Every time poor Benjamin passes feisty Tulip's house, she beats him up, again and again, until Benjamin finally takes the situation in hand and comes up with an unexpected truce.
In this beloved trilogy of stories by Rosemary Wells -"First Tomato", "Moss Pillows", and "The Island Light" - three bunnies, each experiencing a truly dreadful day, are whisked away to the gentle Bunny Planet, a place that lies "far beyond the moon and stars".
After her best friend, Annie, leaves for a fancy camp in New Hampshire, Ivy can’t imagine how she’s going to endure the long, hot Nevada summer with no one around but that pain-in-the-neck Billy Joe Butterworth next door and all those melancholy visitors to the Red Star Guest Ranch. Happily, an answer comes to Ivy in a flash of honey-colored topaz, and she cleverly hires herself out to take care of people’s farm animals or pets while they’re away. So begins a summer of discovery for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy....