Marion Blumenthal Lazan's unforgettable memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family - father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert - were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps that included Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany.
"A Wonderful/Terrible Story"
On the first day of kindergarten in September, Ms. Bradley says, "Each day of school I will add a jelly bean to this jar. When there are 100 jelly beans we'll have a party to celebrate 100 days of kindergarten." What will Henry and his classmates do until the big day?
Having been turned into a frog by a hag, a frog-prince makes the best of his new life as he mates, raises a family, and instills a new kind of thinking into his frog family.
The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long, Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school!
Some families look alike, and some don't. Some families are formed by birth, and some families are formed by adoption. But being part of a family isn't about who you look like or even where you were born - it's about the special love that binds you together forever.
Virginia Vincent Folsum, better known as Ginger, is a very elegant lady. She's an accomplished pianist, socially active - and what style! "You are what you wear" is her motto. But Ginger's greatest passion is her pet pig, Petunia, whom she pampers endlessly. When Ginger is called out of town for a performance, Petunia is left on her own. Donning Ginger's stunning gowns, Petunia poses as Ginger and conducts business as usual, with no one the wiser.
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures. She eventually escapes from them by becoming the richest woman in Japan.
In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come.
Henry likes most things about first grade - except for reading, that is. Everyone else loves to read; classmate Tony can even read upside down! But when Henry is called on in class, he freezes. His teacher soon discovers that it's not that Henry doesn't like reading, it's that he can't read. Nancy Carlson's bibliotherapeutic story will offer struggling readers some much-needed support.
Whether it's a New Year's resolution or simply time for a change, this audiobook is the perfect catalyst to get listeners moving. Vibrant and fun-filled, it explains the many great reasons to exercise, from making new friends to going to new places, or just because it's good for your body.
Everyone at Lassie Lower School is busy getting ready for Grandparents Day - everyone except Arnie. He doesn't have any grandparents to bring. But he has many other special grownups in his life. There is Mrs. Childs, the school librarian; Coach Ed, who is always ready for a game of catch; and Bill and Dottie, who work at the bakery. Too bad none of them can be his grandparents. Or can they?