P.S. 1000 is probably a lot like your school, but it has a secret weapon. Max, Rhonda, Julius, and Suzu are Classroom pets during the day, but at night they come together to form The Class Pet Squad, defenders of the school. When Max leaves his most prized toy in school, the one he cannot sleep without, the Class Pet Squad springs into action to return Sharkman to his rightful owner before bedtime. The journey into town is risky, but nothing stands in the way of the Class Pet Squad!
Cody is an inquisitive kid and is having a hard time getting all of her Summer vacation plans in order. The good thing is that her best friend Spencer is coming to live with his grandmother in her neighborhood and she’ll have a partner in crime. But when school begins, Spencer finds a new friend and suddenly Cody feels left out. Cody’s kindness is her way of dealing with her feelings of being alone.
Lulu is famous for animals, and Lulu's parents are also famous—for allowing Lulu to have so many. There are just so many pets to rescue! But not everyone is fond of having lots of animals. How can she convince them? Find out what happens when Lulu tries to rescue a dog, a cat, a hamster, and even a hedgehog, each in a different book in this series.
You have surely known someone like EllRay Jakes. He is the shortest kid in the third grade and can be a troublemaker at times, but all in all, he's a good kid. Boys and girls will enjoy reading about how EllRay deals with real-life things like making friends, handling bullies, and trying to deal with his annoying younger sister. Check out what EllRay and his third grade friends are up to in this humorous series.
He looked like an ordinary squirrel; could he have superpowers too? He underwent a transformation after being sucked up by the vacuum cleaner by Flora's mother. Flora knew that impossible things happen from reading the advice column in her favorite comic book, THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING INCOGNITO. Would Ulysses the squirrel now be able to conquer villains of all stripes and help save the day? Holy unanticipated occurrences!
What can you say about a venus fly trap detective that is wheeled around on a skateboard by a goat named Nina? I think it is safe to say that you will be laughing until it hurts. Each book in the Inspector Flytrap series focuses on the investigation of a "big deal" mystery involving zany characters and ridiculous storylines of adventure, mystery and friendship. Prepare to laugh!
If you have ever wanted a pet, you might have a list of things that you want in a pet. Well guess what? Pets have a checklist, too. Things like being fed, having a cuddle, being fed, playing in boxes, and being fed. Do you see a pattern here? Told from the point of view of an independent cat about town, My Pet Human is a funny yet heartwarming story of friendship and the bonds that connect humans and animals.
Ah, the timeless story of friendship.... Making friends can be hard for anybody. Even the hilarious duo of Rabbit and Robot. We've all gotten jealous of our friend's relationships with others at one point or another, and Rabbit is not too happy when Robot befriends Ribbit, a frog. How will he deal with being second choice for games? Will he have to watch Cowboy Jack all alone? Check this book out and see whether three really is a crowd.
The names of the main characters are enough to cause hysterics: Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen. Poo-Poo?! I'm dying already! This series follows these four as they devise new and interesting ways to snag some tasty treats from wherever and whomever they can. The adventures do not stop at their quest for food, however. Follow this troupe of four-legged food seekers and find out what awaits you and them around every corner. And Poo-Poo is not named after #2.
The narrator of this story, Red, has seen it all. Red is, after all, 216 years old. Red is not a person, though. Red is a tree. Red is special for many reasons, but once a year, the residents of the community tie their wishes onto the tree in hopes that they will come true. When a new family moves into the neighborhood and is not welcome by some, Red’s job as a Wishtree becomes more important than ever.
What do you look forward to at the end of a long week? Imagine waiting until Sunday to sing, dance, converse, laugh, and smile? Freedom is the ability to do as one pleases. Freedom was unknown from Monday through Saturday for a New Orleans slave, but Sunday afternoon was when slaves and freed blacks gathered in Congo Square for a glimpse of freedom. The illustrations in Freedom in Congo Square will take you back to the Louisiana in the 1860’s.
Based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, this is a celebration of Frida and all of the animals that she loved. Frida painted many self portraits and many of them included animals because she loved them so much. She was a fiercely independent girl and grew to be a woman that appreciated the beauty of independence.
This is almost a book within a book. This fantastic work of nonfiction is a book about how animals behave in the wild, but it is disguised as a how-to book. How do humpback whales trap schools of fish? How does a tailorbird sew? This book breaks it down step-by-step, preparing you, the reader for a time when you might need to trap fish or sew. It is science. It is humor. It is fantastic reading.
What is insect metamorphosis? What special features do flies have? How are butterflies and flies similar and how are they different? How are flies helpful to the community and to Mother Earth? Told from the comical point of view of a fly, this book seems more like a storybook than a science book. Full of refreshing tidbits of information, I, Fly will help readers collect many interesting facts about flies.
Follow the adventures of Runny Babbit and his friends in this silly, zany, laugh-out-loud book of poetry. This is a collection of Spoonerisms which are made by flipping the first letter or sound of 2 or more words. Bead this Rook is a Spoonerism for Read this Book, and you will definitely want to read it over and over again. If you are a fan of language play and having fun with words, you will absolutely Bove this Look (Love this Book)!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed the world. Born in a time that had little value for recognizing women as equal to men, she is a symbol of perseverance and determination for women. The book shows different ways of being revolutionary and celebrates activism through the quiet and careful ways of RBG. Ginsburg own mother, who died before seeing her daughter go to college, was a constant reminder to Ruth to persist so that she might one day be all that her mother could have been if the world was more fair.
This is the true account of how thousands of people were saved from the shores of New York City on September 11, 2001 and brought to safety by hundreds of boats, called upon by the Coast Guard. The author quotes several boat captains to add to the realism of the event, while the illustrator uses a reduced color palette to show the sadness of the day. The only color is the blue of the sky that acted as the backdrop to the tragedy. Back matter contains an author’s note and a glossary.
"Everybody knows what a toilet is for," writes acclaimed author/illustrator David Macaulay. But what does it do? Macaulay's lucid diagrams present concepts from chemistry, physics, and civil engineering as he traces our waste's path through digestive and sewer systems.
You might know Jackie Robinson as the first black man to play major league baseball, but his heroism and grit were always a part of him. When Jack Robinson entered the Army after the start of World War II, he realized that even the military and his fellow soldiers only saw him as a black man and not a soldier. After being arrested for not moving to the back of the bus, he faced dismissal from the Army and even jail. This is the story of his heroism before he was a New York Dodger.
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