Tag Archives: Fun Facts

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Author: J R R Tolkien Publisher: Harpercollins Product Description This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in […]

Baby Bear’s Christmas (Brimax interactive flap books)

Author: Publisher: Brimax

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Ian Beck Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description Ian Beck’s delicate, nostalgic illustrations are known and loved throughout the world. His work evokes a gentle ideal of childhood in the tradition of Kate Greenaway and Edward Ardizzone, and his books for young children are full of humour and fun, while at the same time […]

What Color Is It?/zQue color es este? (Good Beginnings) (Spanish Edition)

Author: Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Product Description This series of full-color board books, with both English and Spanish on each page, will intrigue youngsters while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them. The books feature charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.

Willow at Christmas

Author: Camilla Ashforth Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Product Description An exquisitely cosy water-colour book about the gentlest bear you’ll ever meet. Willow is the gentlest bear you ever will meet. He lives at the foot of the Appleby Downs on Paradise Farm. He loves the crisp, cold days and cosy nights of Christmas and for […]

A Christmas Story

Author: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description An original account of the events of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a small child. Rebecca and her little donkey go in search of the donkey’s mother, which Mary and Joseph have taken with them to Bethlehem. By the author of “Carousel”.

Scholastic Book Of World Records 2010

Author: Jenifer Morse Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description Whether kids want to know what the world’s deadliest snake is, which country eats the most chocolate, who has the most career touchdowns in the NFL, or which state has the largest water park, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2010 has all of the answers and […]

Time for Kids: Almanac 2009 (Time for Kids Almanac)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Editors of Time for Kids magazine Publisher: Time For Kids Product Description The newest edition of the best-selling Time For Kids Almanac is back and better than ever. Full of information on everything from animals to inventions, cutting-edge technology for the environment, this handy, colorful resource is a must-have for 8- […]

A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Ralph Fletcher Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Ages 8-12. Fans of Harriet the Spy who want to try keeping their own writer’s notebook will appreciate this inspiring handbook. Written in a direct, non-condescending style, writer-to-writer, it offers realistic, experienced advice on how to keep notes and use them to create stories and poems. […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards (Eric Carle)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in […]

Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Joy Masoff Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description All the best stuff about some of the worst stuff on earth. From the liquids, solids, and gases – especially the gases! – of the human body to the creepy, crawly, fetid, and foul phenomena of the world at large, OH, YUCK! is […]

Pickles To Pittsburgh

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com In Pickles to Pittsburgh, the Barretts’ sequel to the delightfully funny, bestselling Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, we check back in with Kate and Henry as they eagerly await Grandpa’s return from an unusual vacation. Kate dreams about a postcard Grandpa has sent, and the […]

It’s Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: James Solheim Publisher: Aladdin Book Description How about a nice dish of Colonial Squirrel Pie with a side of milkweed shoots? If that doesn’t grab you, you might think about trying some Garbage Stew, just like they made in medieval England. But if you’re feeling a little tired and need a […]

Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship

Rating: (73 reviews) Author: Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. […]

Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin (Ologies)

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Master Merlin, Dugald Steer Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Aspiring wizards can tune in to the age-old wisdom of Merlin with this dazzling compendium of all things magical — unveiling novelty elements throughout. For any apprentice determined to learn the arcane arts of wizardry, could there be a better teacher than . […]

Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying TRUTH! About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Joshua Gee Publisher: Scholastic Book Description Vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more–ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA invites you to join our quest for the terrifying truth about all things ghoulish and ghastly. But beware! Surprises lurk at the turn of every page. . . . Discover a time line of ALIEN LIFE on earth–beginning 4 […]

And Nobody Got Hurt 2!: The World’s Weirdest, Wackiest Most Amazing True Sports Stories

Author: Len Berman Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description An Olympian who sacrificed a medal to save a competitor, a professional soccer player who was bribed out of retirement with pizza, a runaway pig who disrupted the start of a baseball game — truth is stranger than fiction, especially in sports! In this sequel […]