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Imagination & Play
Catherine is an only child, but she’s never alone. She has Baby Doll, Lamb, Mr. Elephant, Lady Ladybug, and Bonnie Bunny to keep her giggling all afternoon with their stories and antics. While the tagalongs tease each other about their shortcomings, Catherine the Great, with her insightful, big brown eyes, sees the goodness in them all.
Beware of beasts with epic appetites! As a band of eight knights trek to their castle with Glubbery Gray, the Knight-Eating Beast, in tow, little do they realize that their captive has a taste for gallant gentlemen. It’s not long before the knights begin to disappear, one-by-one, and the countdown begins.
Celebrate your differences and be the best “you” possible!
Pirate Billy Nelson learns the cost of his scallywag ways in this coming-of-age story. When Mom asks Billy to leave his pirate behavior behind and return to her polite son, this pirate protests! Much to Billy’s dismay, Mom then sends him to the brig (his room) without lunch for bringing his ruthless manners to the table. “Arrrrgh!” Billy exclaims before walking the plank to his dungeon.
It’s Halloween! Kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating, families are decorating their yards, and one wrinkly old witch decides she is going to make a pie. But the big pumpkin she plans to use is just too big to move into the house. So she casts a spell on the enormous gourd, magically transporting it into the house, where it then makes itself into a delicious pie. Little does she know how much magic she baked into the pumpkin pie, for when the wrinkly old witch opens the oven, the pie sits up and yells, “I’m outta here!”
Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming reminiscences as resting under a shady magnolia trees, slurping watermelon, and rocking on an old porch swing.
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.
When Carnival rolls around in New Orleans, it’s time for everyone to celebrate—including the beads!
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