The traditional English carol, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' has been sung and enjoyed throughout the holiday season for centuries. In keeping with its courtly tone, most illustrated treatments of the song use a formal art style. Now, a new version is geared specifically to young readers, using playful images of animals romping and cavorting to the song's lyrics. Imagine beret-wearing French hens, four 'calling' birds chatting on the phone, or frolicking...
Acclaimed author Dan Andreasen bases this folksy book on the real people believed to be history's tallest married couple. Nearly eight feet tall, Captain Bates arrives in Seville, Ohio, with his head sticking out the train window. He and his wife-who is just as tall-are tired of being in the circus and are looking for a nice place to live. But is Seville big enough? "The storytelling style and appealing subject matter make this book an excellent choice...
Little Mortimer Mouse, longing to see something green at winter's end, follows the lead of the big people and plants, waters, and weeds his last sunflower seed until, finally, with God's help and a lot of patience, he harvests his crop.
An account of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, detailing how Key was actually behind enemy lines at the time seeking release of a captured friend from the British, who would not allow their departure until the bombardment of Baltimore was completed.
After being orphaned, Nellie and her two younger sisters find hope when Samantha's family in New York City wants to adopt the girls, but when Uncle Mike shows up and threatens to ruin it all, Nellie must find a way to keep her promise to her dying mother without losing her new family.
Shortly before the Revolutionary War, nine-year-old Felicity, who lives in Williamsburg, is torn between supporting the tariff-induced tea boycott and saving her friendship with Elizabeth, a young loyalist from England.
In this tender rhyming picture book, a mother readies her child for bed. Their nighttime ritual includes bathtime, brushing teeth, hugs, and a storybook read aloud. Once tucked under the covers with stuffed animals, the child is lulled to sleep, watched over by her night-light and puppy friend. This is a wonderful bedtime story with sweet text by Deborah Lee Rose, complemented by the warm illustrations of Dan Andreasen.