Author autobiographies don't have to be a drag and this book will take you on entertaining and off the wall trip down memory lane with funny man Jon Scieszka. Born in 1954, Scieszka is the second of six brothers he includes stories about car trips, hand-me-downs, private school and "watching" his little brothers. A great choice for 3rd-7th graders, especially boys and reluctant readers. Adults will have a hard time holding in the laughs as well.
Dewey is a kitten who is abandoned in a drop box at a library and is adopted by the librarian as the “Library Cat” and is named “Dewey Readmore Books”. At first, he has a hard time settling in with all the noise and strange behaviors of the patrons. Eventually, he decides that it is his job to help the patrons of the library.
Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. Nubs and Brian formed a fast friendship, Brian shared his meals, offered a warm place to sleep, and gave Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before. Nubs became part of Brian’s human "pack" until the Marines had to relocate 70 miles away--without Nubs. So Nubs began an incredible journey that would take him through a freezing desert, filled with danger to find his friend and would lead Brian on a mission that would touch the hearts of people all over the world.
Flory the night fairy encounters a young, disoriented brown bat who accidentally crunches off her new and delicate wings. She is alone and terrified in a garden of frights and strangeness. Flory has to learn to fend for herself, cast spells, get along with other creatures and lives in the daylight. Flory learns some good lessons along her way to discovering that even a teeny-tiny fairy can make a big difference in the lives of others.
Winter is a dolphin that loses her tail. She's a young baby who lost her family when her tail gets entwined in ropes. A fisherman sees her struggling and he works to save her, but her tail isn't so lucky. She's named Winter from the employees at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Kevin Carroll and the experts from Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics worked to design a prosthesis for Winter so she could swim properly and avoid damage to her backbone. Winter is one little dolphin who gives people hope and shows us that anything is possible.
Otis is an old red tractor who loves to work hard and play hard. He loves his farm and especially loves to sit under the apple tree at the end of the day. One night a baby calf comes to live with Otis in the barn. The calf misses her mother terribly but Otis's soft "putt puff" comforts the young calf and the two are fast friends. Soon after the calf arrives on the farm, there is another arrival....a brand new yellow tractor and Otis is moved to the tall weeds behind the barn. The calf tries to get Otis to play but he just sits there, letting the weeds grow over him. Until one day when the calf needs her friend more than ever, Otis proves he is a very special tractor.
A.J. hates school and is not excited for second grade to start. However, on his first day he finds his new teacher to hate school too! She also can't read, add, or spell. Find out how second grade goes for A.J. (Part of a Series)
A Nest for Celeste is a story about friendship, trust, loyalty and adventure. Celeste is a mouse who lives in a small room inside a house who spends her time weaving baskets. She is often bullied by two large rats who take her food. One day Celeste was sent further into the house were she has never gone before. She befriends a young boy named Joseph, who is staying at the house with Mr. Audubon where they are drawing pictures of birds. Celeste meets many new friends along the way and discovers the meaning of home
Beezus has her hands full when she is taking care of her younger sister Ramona. Ramona wants to be a good sister and love Beezus no matter what but it is hard to do when Beezus is constantly getting into everything....including her birthday cake, twice! See what Ramona gets into and how Beezus deals with it.