Santa can’t understand why children are bullied for looking different or why children bully others. He looks for the answer and finds it in the star-filled night that he has become so familiar with on his travels on Christmas Eve. He realizes material gifts may not be the ones most appreciated, or the ones he’d like to deliver.
The author was raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania by a grandmother who was “the world’s best story teller.” Warm memories inspired the author to write Grandma’s Mountain, a work that was previously published. Two great-grandchildren are the inspiration for Santa’s Favorite Gift. It’s an all-inclusive message, one the author hopes will comfort and inspire.
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. These five adventurous tales are perfect for Level 2 beginning readers.
The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate. Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail. But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!
Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.
Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun—all in one day.