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On the first Christmas Eve, all heaven trembles with excitement. Angels scurry to earth to sing the joyous tidings of Jesus’ birth, and the Star of Bethlehem sparkles high in the heavens. One small angel hurries to catch the rest of the choir; in his haste, he brushes against the Star of Bethlehem and knocks some of its star seeds to earth. The tiny bits of light fall from the heavens to spread magic all over the earth.
A young bunny grows into greater responsibilities when his little sister arrives. Already a big brother, he thinks he knows everything about younger siblings. But Sister seems to be much more trouble than he had imagined. Realizing that not all children are alike, he finds that watching Sister is much harder than it sounds.
Upon hearing the word “steamboat,” many people conjure up images of Mark Twain riding down the Mighty Mississippi dreaming up adventures for Tom, Huck, and Jim. Such adventures capture the imaginations of children everywhere. Steamboats on the River Coloring Book will appeal to this sense of adventure in children, while also appealing to their artistic side as a coloring book full of detailed illustrations.
John, Wayne, and Duke are Belgian Draft horses that work together to draw a wagon on Mackinac Island, Michigan. They are always hitched in the same order. The horses are so used to being together, they walk around in the same order even when they’re not working: John on the left, Wayne in the middle, and Duke on the right. One day a new stable boy teams them up differently, and things go haywire in this fun picture book for young readers.
Comedian Steve Harvey and crime-stopper Roopster Roux once again team up to bring justice to the town of Woodville. The villain Victor Vain has a potion that will make everyone in the world look exactly like him, and he has already unleashed it on the citizens of Woodville! With the residents distracted by the chaos of looking identical to one another, Vain and his sidekick, Cheesecake, conduct a major robbery. It is up to Steve Harvey and Roopster Roux to return Woodville and its citizens to normal and stop Vain from fulfilling his egomaniacal goal!
This action-packed tale is ideal for reluctant readers, who will enjoy the pun-slinging fun with Steve Harvey, star of the former television series The Steve Harvey Show and current host of the syndicated morning radio show by the same name. As an actor, entertainer, and philanthropist, Mr. Harvey continues his unending commitment to furthering opportunities for children and young adults throughout the country with generous contributions from the Steve Harvey Foundation.
Shedding new light on a legendary war hero, this picture book profiles the religious devotion of Civil War general Thomas J. Jackson. A professor at the Virginia Military Institute, Jackson broke state law by teaching reading and writing to black citizens attending Lexington Presbyterian Church’s Sunday school. He continued his classes even after being threatened with prosecution, because he wanted his students to become better men and women through education.
This retelling of the age-old Night Before Christmas poem is sure to become a classic itself with its holly, jolly, sore-throated Santa and little orphan Sugar Lump who saves Christmas for everyone.
Based on the author’s own experience raising a needy young steer, Sugar Lump, the Orphan Calf explores the humorous relationships between humans and animals. Twelve-year-old Marcy learns a lot about responsibility when she takes care of Sugar Lump. After several hilarious episodes around the farm, the duo is involved in an exciting search—with an unexpected ending. Hardcover.
Megani, a fifteen-year-old girl, uses her powers of the Pearl and Wizard Stone to help the people of Trinity keep the peace. Now, for the first time in her life, she must rely upon others to help her: a mysterious historian, a warrior archer, and a strange orphan girl named Lydni. Together they must defeat the Wizard, who has the power to rob people of their free will. In this sequel to Gene Del Vecchio’s acclaimed first young-adult novel, The Pearl of Anton, whoever finds and mends the Sword of Legends will rule.
Texan Tad Lucas traveled the world dazzling rodeo crowds with her daring trick riding, bronc riding, and steer riding.
A holiday whodunit for kids, this story solves the mystery of who stole Tallie’s sparkly, twinkling, candy cane Christmas lights. Tallie first suspects the thief is the mailman, and then infers it could be her slobbery pup, Fuego. She soon learns, however, that neither is the culprit! To find out who swiped her lights, Tallie dons her spy gear—her ski hat, pink sunglasses, magnifying glass, and spy blanket—and sets off to solve the mystery.
In this energetic romp through a school’s last days before the Christmas break, the students are full of energy and are up to all manner of mischief. But the teachers are pulling out their hair trying to keep the students busy, while they despair over their own Christmas preparations. Who should come to the rescue? Santa himself, of course! And he arrives at the helm of a flying school bus, with presents for all the teachers and a promise to take care of their shopping for them.
It’s the day before Halloween, and to every teacher’s dismay, school has been overrun by princesses and monsters, Jedi and ghouls. In every classroom, teachers are struggling to keep order, but students have brought in their costumes to celebrate a day early. A group of girls sneak into the bathroom to exchange tiaras, and grotesquely dressed fifth-graders pretend to eat two younger students in the cafeteria.
Ten turkeys stuffed with personality set off for the lunch party. With each step closer, questions arise—are they to be guests at the table—or on it?
From Moon Pies to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, ten diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble. Children will love counting down, then up again, to the babies’ adventures, while adults will hoot at the hilarious rhymes. David Davis’s rhyming text captures the cadence and humor of the Southern vernacular, just as Sue Marshall Ward’s colorful illustrations conjure the rural sights of that region. Hardcover.
In this adorable counting book, ten Texas babies mosey into town, and each one gets into mischief. Wearing boots and cowboy hats and eating rice and beans, they have themselves a fine time. Children will hoot and holler as they count down and up again with the babies as they swim in the creek, follow an armadillo, find Grandmaw’s bonnet, and chase a longhorn.
In thirty-three parables, master storyteller David Davis retells age-old lessons about life, fairness, and honesty with a Texas twist. From classic stories, such as “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,” to new western legends, like “The Cowpoke Who Fooled His Friends,” this collection teaches children the importance of telling the truth and treating everyone with respect.
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