Tag Archives: Sandpiper

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)

Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. Amazon.com Review Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, […]

B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC

Author: June Sobel Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Get ready for a ride through the alphabet at a busy construction site. There’s a big yellow Bulldozer, a tall shiny Crane, a rusty red Dump truck–and the construction crew is hard at work. But what are they building?

Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Merle Peek Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description On Katy’s birthday, all of her animal friends come to the party dressed in clothes of different colors.

Tuesday

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: David Wiesner Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book. Amazon.com Review “Tuesday evening, around eight”–a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. […]

Roller Coaster

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Marla Frazee Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Clickity, clackity. Clickity, clackity. The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. Wheeeeeeee! Amazon.com Review All sorts of […]

Hurty Feelings

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Helen Lester Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Fragility was a solid piece of work. But despite her sturdy exterior, Fragility was fragile. Anything and everything hurt her feelings. In the most benign compliment, Fragility heard an insult. No one could even say she looked nice without evoking images of big, squishy cupcakes—since […]

Looking Down

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description If you were an astronaut traveling far out in space and you looked at the earth, what would you see? A small ball in the huge black universe. That”s where these pictures begin. Then they move closer and closer to the earth, each view revealing […]

The Bells of Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Virginia Hamilton Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”–School Library Journal

Christmas Mice!

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Bethany Roberts Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description The holiday mice are back! It’s Christmas time and the four cheerful mice merrily hang stockings, string popcorn, wrap presents, and sing carols. The little mice are so caught up in their joyful preparations that they almost forget to look out for their old enemy, […]

Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Rotten Ralph is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor.

Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Edna Barth Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Traces the origins of our favorite holiday customs and symbols, many of which antedate the first Christmas. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine”s Day. But […]

The Bells of Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Virginia Hamilton Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”–School Library Journal

The Day Before Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Eve Bunting Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Four years after the death of her mother, seven-year-old Allie goes to The Nutcracker with her grandfather who shares the memories of the special day he had when he took Allie’s mother to her first performance of the ballet.

Castle

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: David Macaulay Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, […]

The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book)

Rating: (35 reviews) Author: John Vernon Lord, Janet Burroway Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Four million wasps invade Itching Down, so the villagers make a giant jam sandwich to trap them.