When Mr. Reynolds sells his farm, he discovers that Ethel the Emu doesn't want to move. Will anyone be able to change her mind, or with Ethel convey?
Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.
In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.
A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.
The boys play some basketball
Rabbit guessed the correct number of jellybeans in Mr. Tortoise's ja,r and his friends have many suggestions about what he should choose for a prize.
Skiing is easy; getting off the chair lift is hard.
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."
Three monkeys get into trouble asking others to finish a chore for them.
Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.
Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.
Nicholas hides a pumpkin and gets a surprise the following year.
It's Fox's first sleepover. Why did he and Bear tell those ghost stories?
This girl finds a surprising way to make friends at a new school.
Mrs. Cottontail finds a great use for her gift.
Brad taught his younger sister how plants grow from seeds but what about the pencil stub bits of crayons and the other things she's planted?
Scout finally finds a game that her mother approves of.
Victoria is certain she doesn't like tomatoes until she tries to prove that her younger brother doesn't like them either.
Tyler struggles with a rabbit infestation in his garden.
Two boys use marmalade to lure a skunk safely out of the house.
This girl makes a new friend when she has to ride the bus.
Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.
Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?
Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.