ACHOOO! Poor Bear has a terrible cold and is tired and grumpy. Bright-eyed, cheerful mouse has come to help his friend get better. Bear and Mouse will make even someone with a bad cold want to laugh. A fantastic read aloud for all ages.
When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross. This is well researched historical fiction based on the real-life pandemic considered to be the most devastating in recorded world history.
The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. By age 15, he had reached the summits of the world's seven highest mountains.
In this new book by Cynthia Lord we meet Lily, a young girl who lives with her grandparents near the shore and blueberry barrens of Maine. Lily's summer is just starting and she is feeling a little lost since her and her best friend Hannah have started growing apart. While out walking, her blind dog Lucky slips from his leash and runs across the blueberry barrens and it is a girl named Salma who catches him, using her sandwich as bait. Immediately a friendship begins to bloom between Lily and Salma, the daughter of a migrant family living in town for the blueberry-picking season. Salma and Lily spend the summer painting bee houses in Lily's grandparents' store and are growing even closer when Hannah starts coming around again. Hannah is the reigning Blubbery Queen and sparks an interest in Salma to compete in the local annual pageant. Together the girls help to get Salma ready for the pageant and all learn a few things about friendship and belonging along the way. This is a wonderful summer read for realistic fiction fans! (Grades 4-6 School Library Journal)
For fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colastani! A year after losing her boyfriend, Trent, in an unexpected accident, Quinn Sullivan secretly tracks down the recipient of his donated heart in an attempt to heal, but ends up falling for him.
Humor, suspense, and time-travel ensure a good time when you read The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie. It's been four years since 17-year old Mitchell Johnson was hit by a bus and ended up in the Underworld. It's not as bad as you may think though. He's made friends and even has a job as The Devil's intern. But, when he finds a time-travel device, he and his friends decide to use it to revisit the circumstances of their own deaths.
In this delightful picture book, Owl is just settling in for bed when he hears a noise. Until he finds out where the noise is coming from, he'll never be able to fall asleep! Children will have fun joining Owl on his humorous journey around the house to locate the source of the noise. This is the kind of story that makes a great read aloud for parent and child. You won't be disappointed! Recommended for grades Prek-2
This cookbook is packed with tasty, healthy vegetarian recipes and information on which ingredients are good for you and why. Use this tasty guide to colorful food before going to the Farmer's Market. Be sure to eat plenty of greens, reds, yellows, and purples everyday!
Mary had a little glam that grew into a lot. And everywhere that Mary went, she wasn't hard to spot. When Mary discovered how glam-less her classmates were, she felt it her duty to help glam them up. With great vocabulary and rhyming text, this is a great read for ages 4 and up.
A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.