Fancy Nancy shares her favorite tea-party tips: from what to wear, which refreshments to serve, and how to make absolutely everything—even paper plates and plastic spoons—trés elegant! A perfect gentle and friendly etiquette teaching tool, Tea Parties is a great gift for your little hostess!
With a little imagination, they too can create an exquisite tea party that is perfect for friends and family. R.S.V.P. oui, oui, oui!
From the dazzling New York Times bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.
Nancy is all set to wear something special for Pajama Day at school. But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day, a Level One I Can Read adventure, is carefully crafted using short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Contains a glossary of Fancy Nancy’s fancy words.
For young readers who grew up with the bestselling picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!
Love is in the air! Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end?
Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in joining Nancy Clancy as she takes on love in the second chapter book in the series. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year, this story shows the beauty of true friendship.
Fans of Fancy Nancy will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking and the will to never give up.
Told in the first person narrative, Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition. Supports the Common Core State Standards
In this first in a series of delightful chapter books, Fancy Nancy takes on the role of detective. When one of Nancy's classmate's most treasured possessions disappear from school, it's up to detective Nancy to solve the mystery and save the day.
With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source. Fans of Nancy Drew's Clue Crew will be among the readers happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths!
Yummy, cupcakes are scrumptious (that’s fancy for tasty!). Nancy is thrilled to be making cupcakes for the bake sale! But will she remember to follow all of Mom's directions?
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes, a Level One I Can Read adventure, is carefully crafted using short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Contains a glossary of Fancy Nancy’s fancy words.
Everyone is dressed for the occasion. When Ms. Glass can't think of any more backward ideas for the class, Nancy comes up with the perfect way to celebrate the day.
Beginning readers will laugh along as Nancy and her friends do everything backward in this Fancy Nancy Level One I Can Read, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
These are Level One I Can Read books, which means they're perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Following in the footsteps of all Fancy Nancy I Can Reads, Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus will delight beginning readers—and tiny, tutu-wearing fans will agree: There's no such thing as too many tutus!
At first, Nancy Clancy thinks how great it would be to be wealthy—that’s elegant for rich. With the help of her best friend, Bree, she sets out to make a fortune one way or another.
But when things don’t go as planned, Nancy learns something even more valuable—some of the best things in life are free.
It's Nancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year—she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy's humiliation get the best of her, or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?
Fans of Nancy Clancy will enjoy watching Nancy sparkle in the spotlight in her latest chapter book. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking.
Beginning readers will delight as Nancy has fun with her reading buddy in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read!, Best Reading Buddies, from New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser!
Best Reading Buddies is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
For young readers who grew up with the bestselling picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!
Nancy thinks she may be able to read the future...and all signs point to her being a true clairvoyant (thats fancy for a fortune-teller).
Nancy tries her hand at fortune-telling but quickly learns it’s a bit more complicated than she thought. Does Nancy really have special powers, or is it all just a coincidence?
Perfect for growing fans of Fancy Nancy picture books, the chapter book series continues the fun. Other books in the chapter book series include Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth and Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer.
Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette—that’s a fancy word for newspaper. When the latest issue comes out, Nancy and Bree decide the articles just aren’t interesting enough and set out to find some really exciting news to report on. But when Nancy overhears something she shouldn’t and the news gets out, she learns that a good reporter knows when to keep things confidential and may even get some surprising and unexpected news herself.
Readers will love this sixteenth addition to the bestselling Fancy Nancy I Can Read series, as Nancy touches upon a subject near and dear to all.
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids, and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself?
But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step into the spotlight?
Perfect for fans of the Eloise and Olivia books.
Fans of Fancy Nancy and weddings alike will laugh along with Nancy as she discovers how truly special a wedding can be, whether lavish or, as this one turns out to be, nontraditional. Fancy Nancy's wisdom and creativity shine through to spark the joy of imagination in young readers.
Perfect for fans of the Eloise and Olivia books. From the dazzling New York Times bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.
Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves pretty new teacher, Miss Slime, especially her wart. Lulu’s first flying lesson around the cemetery goes great.
There’s only one thing she doesn’t like about witch school—curly-haired Sandy Witch who seems to do everything better than Lulu.
Funny, spooky Lulu Goes to Witch School is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own, but still need a little help.
Baby would love to. She alone notices the little family. She gazes longingly at their snowy little world, but the snow globe is up way too high for her to reach. Then, when a real snowstorm sends the big children outside sledding in the moonlight, Baby finds herself alone in the parlor. . . . Will the snow globe family at last get a chance to go sledding too?
As readers follow the parallel adventures of both families, big and little, they will take special pleasure in the miniature world of the snow globe, where the skating pond is the size of a shiny quarter and a snowman is no bigger than a sugar cube.
One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009.
Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.
What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth: When one of Nancy's classmate's most special possessions disappears from school, it's up to her to save the day. With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source.
Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer: Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end?
Nancy Clancy Sees the Future: Nancy thinks she may be able to read the future . . . and all signs point to her being a true clairvoyant (that's fancy for a fortune-teller). Does Nancy really have special powers, or is it all just a coincidence?
Nancy Clancy, the Secret of the Silver Key: Nancy buys an old desk at a tag sale and soon finds out that someone left behind a key. Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way. But unlocking the mystery soon proves to be more difficult than they had thought, and when the answer isn't what they had expected, Nancy and Bree learn there are some things that remain timeless forever.
Fans of Fancy Nancy will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series!
This book introduces Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy and using fancy words. Fancy Nancy fans and little girls alike are sure to delight in this special edition of a household favorite.
Brought to you by the dazzling New York Times bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, this extra-fancy edition features a link to a free downloadable song from Fancy Nancy the Musical as well as a sheet of lyrics to the song in the back of the book.
Perfect for fans of the Eloise and Olivia books.
Shh! Fancy Nancy and her classmates are planning a surprise party—that means it's top secret! Together Nancy and her friends prepare the treats and decorate the classroom for the party. Everything has to be kept super secret. Even the cupcakes have a surprise inside! Will you be able to guess who the party is for? Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight as they join Nancy in planning a fabulous surprise in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read Super Secret Surprise Party.
This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
What could be more fun for a freelance copyeditor than a juicy exposé about one of Manhattan’s most beloved society doyennes?
But when Rannie arrives at the east side apartment of reclusive author Ret Sullivan, she finds more than the final draft of the manuscript waiting for her: tied to the bed and strangled with an Hermès scarf is Ret’s half-naked body.
Was this merely a case of rough sex that got a little too rough, as the police believe? Or was Ret murdered because someone didn’t want her to meet her deadline?
Once again, the heroine of Jane O’Connor’s Dangerous Admissions proves that her mind is just as sharp as her blue pencils in Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All, a mystery full of sly humor and romance.
Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in this festive fall adventure story about a class trip to the apple orchard. Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Abby is thrilled when her parents agree to let her go to Camp Pinecrest with her best friend, Merle. But her dreams of a fun-filled summer are shattered when Merle breaks her ankle the day before they leave. Now Abby must face a long summer filled with homesickness and nasty bunkmates?all without Merle. Will Merle still be her best friend when she finally returns home? Will Abby ever really fit in at camp? And will the campers ever be able to identify the mystery meat?
Investigating a murder was never in her job description, but with her soon-to-be-college-bound boy Nate a prime suspect, Rannie has little choice. Besides, who better to dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s than a self-proclaimed "language cop"? Her diligence might even lead her to a brand-new love. Or to a killer. Or to another corpse—hopefully not her own.
With plenty of humor and witchy magic, Lulu and the Witch Baby is a level two I Can Read book, perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
When Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind….
Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service.
He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle's family, essentially saving his life. At first Justin has no interest in taking care of his late brother's troubled dog. However, the two learn to trust each other, which helps the four-legged veteran become his heroic self once more.
As the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Kyle, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they might also find an unlikely new best friend in each other.
Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past.
Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows
A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!
“A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased.” —The New York Times Book Review
“One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media
“An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal
“A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star
“It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post
“A brilliant literary work.” —TeenInk.com
“We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation
John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.
Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.
Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.
When his father sets out on a cattle drive toward Kansas for the summer, fourteen-year-old Travis Coates is left to take care of his family and their farm. Living in Texas Hill Country during the 1860s, Travis comes to face new, unanticipated, and often perilous responsibilities in the frontier wilderness.
A particular nuisance is a stray yellow dog that shows up one day and steals food from the family. But the big canine who Travis calls “Old Yeller” proves his worth by defending the family from danger. And Travis ultimately finds help and comfort in the courage and unwavering love of the dog who comes to be his very best friend.
Fred Gipson’s novel is an eloquently simple story that is both exciting and deeply moving. It stands alongside works like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Where The Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh as a beloved and enduring classic of literature. Originally published in 1956 to instant acclaim, Old Yeller later inspired a hit film from Walt Disney. Just as Old Yeller inevitably makes his way into the Coates family’s hearts, this book will find its own special place in readers’ hearts.
When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun—and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his?
The Empty City begins with the Big Growl, a devastating earthquake that changes Lucky's world forever. Lucky has always been a Lone Dog, but now he needs a Pack in order to stay alive, so he teams up with a group of Leashed Dogs who have been separated from their owners.
Lucky's vivid point of view and the pulse-pounding action make for the start of an addictive series. The time has come for dogs to rule the wild!
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts