Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!
Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.
From the Hardcover edition.
Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks’ before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey’s house—and she does not love Billy Toomey.
Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, “I’m going to get you!” It’s vexing. Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales.
And that’s when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully.
In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.
Silla loves the winter with its snow and cold winds, but most of all, she loves the ice. So when the ice floes of her kingdom and the icicles at her Ice Palace start to melt, she doesn’t believe Zeffa, King of the Warm Winds, when he comes to her in friendship, begging for her help. Instead, she declares war on him and assembles her battalion of penguins: the battle lines have been drawn. But sometimes people aren’t what they seem and loyalty is found in the most unexpected of places. Will Silla and Zeffa be able to overcome their differences to fight global warming and save their kingdoms?
A tale showing how by working together we can overcome the seemingly impossible, vividly depicted by evocative illustrations.
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Includes Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality where available.
Book Description:This book uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, and repetition) to invite young children to read along with peers or an adult. With clear, color-coded typography, and sly, lively illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain while encouraging reading skills and interaction with others. Readers will relish these new twists on familiar folklore characters, including Johnny Appleseed, Annie Oakley, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and many more!
The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla costume 24–7! There are so many things to love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best is how they seem to always get their way.
So when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice is obvious. But dancing around and beating her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course outraged—nobody tells a gorilla what to do!—and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a troublemaker in ape’s clothing?
This book was written expressly for teenagers as a unique roadmap into adulthood. It was designed to stimulate the brain as well as the heart because teenagers who listen to both can eventually negotiate adolescence successfully. It will appeal to teenagers who like to think, wonder, question and challenge, as well as to teenagers who feel that they haven't quite figured out this "life" thing.
The Friels show teens the seven things they need to do in order to overcome common roadblocks they face or will face. These are:Become competent-don't expect to have self-esteem without becoming competent
Master your feelings-don't let your feelings run the show
Break the silence-don't silently scream instead of making yourself known
Get healthy power-don't avoid learning about power
Face the serious stuff-don't hide the really important things you're experiencing
Find an identity-don't avoid the struggle to find yourself
Learn to stake out the extremes-don't live only in the extremes.
Written in clear, straightforward language and including many interesting and colorful story interludes, this book is an easy-to-use, powerful tool for all teens.