One autumn day a very patient father and his very curious daughter talk and ask questions as they explore their neighborhood. For all those information seekers ages 4 and up.
This is the first book of the new Scholastic Branches series Olive and Beatrix. Olive and Beatrix are twins sisters but while Olive is “normal” her sister just happens to be a witch! Beatrix loves to use her magic powers to play tricks on her science-loving twin and Olive's best friend Eddie. When one of Beatrix's pranks ruins Olive and Eddie's science project they decide to play a trick on her and rig up a bucket of spiders to fall on her head. Unfortunately their plan goes all wrong when the spiders get into one of Beatrix's potions and become giants spiders on the loose. Now Beatrix and Olive need to work together, along with the help of Eddie, to save their town from the giant creatures. Perfect first chapter book for emerging readers who want a little magic in their stories.
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty and fun in everyday things. You never know what you might see or hear throughout the town! Recommended for ages 5 and up.