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Winter's Gift

Jane Monroe Donovan (author), Jane Monroe Donovan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531443

It may be Christmastime but on a small, forlorn farm the holiday season is best forgotten, along with painful memories of loved ones lost. Mother Nature has other plans, however, and a chance snowstorm brings together two unlikely hearts, one human and one beast, yet both yearning for comfort, companionship, and that most elusive gift of all, hope. This lustrous jewel of a story, quietly told and perfectly complemented by soft, evocative paintings, reminds even the most cynical of readers that the heart indeed can recover and go on. Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband Bruce and their two sons, Ryan and Joey. Other members of their family include their two dogs, Belle and Grizzly, a Siamese cat named Maylee, and their two horses, Ameera and Cherokee Rose. In addition to Winter's Gift, Jane has also illustrated three other titles for Sleeping Bear Press: My Teacher Likes to Say; My Momma Likes to Say; and Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book.

D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet

Barbara Gowan (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310699

D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet uses the alphabet to explore desert regions around the world, explaining the science behind what determines a desert and showcasing fascinating features and desert inhabitants. Budding scientists will traverse the rocky deserts of Mongolia astride the Bactrian camel, spy on the poisonous Gila monster and other lizards in the Sonoran Desert, discover geological wonders in Bryce Canyon National Park, and learn about desert weather phenomena such as dust storms and flash floods, and much more. A glossary of key desert-science terms and concepts is included.

Goliath: Hero of the Great Balitmore Fire

Claudia Friddell (author), Troy Howell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365746

In 1904 the city of Baltimore was almost destroyed by fire. Hundreds of firemen, policemen, soldiers, and citizens battled the blaze for three days. The disaster brings out the best in man and the bravest of deeds, but one hero stands head and shoulders above all...literally. Goliath is a fire horse assigned to Engine Company 15. He is massive in size and mighty in heart and steadfastness. To the men of Engine Company 15, Goliath is the ultimate fire horse. He is the lead horse for the team assigned to pulling the mammoth Hale Water Tower No. 1. When the fire alarm sounds, calling them to action, Goliath leads his team into the blaze. Soon his lifesaving actions will lead him into the pages of history. Masterful artwork from acclaimed illustrator Troy Howell brings this true story to pulse-pounding life. Educator Claudia Friddell says of her work researching Goliath, "It was a privilege to meet and interview firefighters and fire historians about the Baltimore Fire of 1904." Goliath is her first children's book. Claudia lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator with countless books to his credit, including The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, and Favorite Greek Myths. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.

First Dog's White House Christmas

Beth Zappitello J. Patrick Lewis (author), Tim Bowers (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307545

Once upon a time a dog traveled the globe in search of the perfect home. He visited many countries, learned interesting facts, and made new friends. And he did find that perfect home ...at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, to be precise. A very special address with a very special family. And now at Christmastime, Dog learns that his new home hosts a very special holiday party. With a lot of important visitors on the guest list, it's going to take a lot of preparation to get this "house" ready for the holidays. It's all paws on deck to make sure everything is in order, from the sparkling tree in the Blue Room to the delicious gingerbread house in the State Dining Room. But Dog is curious about how the rest of the world celebrates and he asks his international guests to share their favorite holiday traditions. And when the festivities start there's no stopping these tail-wagging partygoers! J. Patrick (Pat) Lewis lives in Westerville, Ohio, and is the author of 60 books for children. He visits elementary schools and speaks at literature conferences. This is his second book with his daughter, Beth Zappitello. Beth has a marketing company and lives in Portland, Oregon. Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759316

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

How Can a Fly Walk on the Ceiling?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759330

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Does the Giraffe Have a Voice?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759347

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Where Do Insects Go In Winter?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759385

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Why Do Owls Hunt at Night?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759408

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Why Do Pigs Wallow in Mud?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759415

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

How Can Polar Bears Stay Warm in Cold Weather?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759422

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Why Do Snakes Stick Out Their Tongues?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759453

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Is the Bald Eagle Really Bald?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759149

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Why Do Bats Hang Upside Down?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759255

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

How Do Birds Chew Their Food?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759286

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759293

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Animal Jokes

Pam Rosenberg (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609731199

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between a fish and a piano, or what you call a sleeping cow? Young readers will enjoy a clever and creative selection of riddles and jokes related to four-legged, feathered, and finned creatures.

Urban Animals of Washington, D.C.

Isabel Hill (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725127

The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.

The Call of the Wild

Jack London (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911437

Follow the adventures of Buck, a loving family pet, who is stolen from his comfortable home to become a sled dog in the Yukon gold rush territory. As Buck faces freezing temperatures, starvation, and cruelty, he learns that he must be brutal to survive.

I can write a book about Butterflies

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179937

This fun book teaches children concepts, or big ideas, about butterflies, including metamorphosis, migration, symmetry, and pollination. Children are encouraged to draw their own butterflies, take photographs, or find butterfly photos on the Internet. The text styles taught in this book include informational text, using headings and different fonts, boxed info, and creative writing.

Tales of Cats

Pleasant DeSpain (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874837131

This collection of nine short stories features a range of cat "tales" from different countries that are especially worth sharing. You will find stories that explain why cats choose women over men, how cats trick other (in cat's view) "lesser" animals, how cats outwit humans, and how cats wait patiently for their time in the sun.

Urban Animals

Isabel Hill (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723819

Donkeys, boars, geese, and even elephants! These are some of the fascinating animals that decorate the buildings in our cities. Introduced by simple rhyming text, vibrant photographs and playful illustrations, this book invites children (and adults) to look up and around and discover the urban zoo that shares their city.

The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres

Marie LeTourneau (author/illustrator)

Publisher: Tanglewood Press ISBN: 9780974930367

Every day, Chef Marcel and his sons recite the recipe for the famous cheese soup of the Bistrot des Sept Freres--the trendiest mouse cafe in all of Paris. But when a culinary judge is due to arrive and Chef Marcel has run out of his secret ingredient, it is Petite Michelle who saves the day. This adorable story and whimsical illustrations of Marie LeTourneau will delight children, while providing une petite lecon on the language and culture of France.

Aesop Fables

Publisher: MightyBook ISBN:

The Rooster and the Fox; The Wolf and the Kid; The Sheep and the Kid; The Donkey and the Load of Salt; The Peacock.

The Old Gumbie Cat

Publisher: MightyBook ISBN:

This cat goes beyond the call of duty to keep the mice and roaches in order in this cute little poem by T.S. Eliot.