A house cat lives the life of a wild tiger thanks to its vivid imagination.
When a boy loses his best car under his bed, he discovers a magic trap door that will take him to the past. In this first adventure, the trap door opens into the time of the dinosaurs. In Magic Trapdoor Beginning Readers, short and simple sentences tell an exciting story. Call-out text boxes expand the learning experience with nonfiction text designed for a parent, teacher or older sibling to read.
Make sure you don't stop and talk to strangers! The classic story of Little Red Riding Hood has been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers and fairy tale lovers alike.
Someone has been eating my porridge! The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers. Discover Fairy Tales are familiar stories with cute illustrations, perfect for early readers and fairy tale lovers alike.
When the clock strikes 12, the spell will be broken! The classic fairy tale of Cinderella has been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers and fairy tale lovers alike.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of unicorns, the spiral-horned mythological creatures known for their benevolence. Also included is a story from folklore about a unicorn’s generosity.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of leprechauns, the small, humanlike mythological creatures known for their mischievousness. Also included is a story from folklore about how a leprechaun tricked a farmer.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of mermaids, the aquatic mythological creatures known for their singing. Also included is a story from folklore about how a mermaid returned a beggar’s kindness.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of dragons, the scaly mythological creatures known for their ability to fly. Also included is a story from folklore about the defeat of a dragon named Lindwurm.
David and the Tooth Fairy resolve a misunderstanding.
The townspeople have run out of apples but the monster demands an apple pie every day . . . who can help?
The animals host a wedding between a mouse and a bumblebee.
Can the young messenger help a great sculptor create a statue for the king?
Fairy tales! A young fairy becomes selfish and loses her powers. Can she earn them back? Curley needs clean uniforms to deliver mail, but the dry cleaner is closed for the week. His sister supplies him with fairy tale costumes to make his mail deliveries! A lazy man is visited by a lazy fairy godmother, and an ambitious girl finds a job along with a fantastic adventure! Stories by Marjorie R. Sheffer, Linda Kao, Bradford H. Robie, and Maggie Murphy.
What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern "flavor," the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the "For Creative Minds" section.
Paul Carrick recycles The Three Little Pigs into a humorous fractured fairy tale about being yourself. An old mother robot sends her three sons, Rod, Slick, and Dudley, out into the world to seek their fortunes. But Wolfgang the Recycler is after them for their precious parts. How will the three robots protect themselves and their factories from clever Wolfgang?
Enchanting tales! Jonah shows Linda a magical box! A fable tells of a magical tree that creates moonfish. While trying to learn magic tricks, Rabbit accidentally casts a spell on himself. A boy is rewarded for his good deed with a magical paper boat that promises to save them. Learn about visiting a magical place any time you like. Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Joy Cowley, Maggie Murphy, Marilyn Bolchunos, and Marilyn Kratz.
Scaly dragons! A Chinese folktale tells about a grateful dragon who gives a girl an impossible gift. Lily brings Dragon in to school. A little girl follows a treasure map past a dragon! Tex and Indi go to a festival in Chinatown to see a parade and a dancing dragon. What would you do if you met a dragon? Would you try to make friends? Stories by Camille S. Phillips, Lissa Rovetch, Marilyn Kratz, and Eileen Spinelli.
A princess, bored with her princess duties and fancy clothes, longs for freedom and adventure. Actually, she would prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love.
Rapunzel is trapped in a high tower by a wicked troll. The three billy goats want to help her but the troll won't let them cross the bridge! A handsome prince rides by on his horse. Will he be able to help the trapped princess?
The rooster has been kidnapped by the fox. What is the little hen to do? Go to the shed and build a paper wagon, that's what. With two Herculean mice in place of horses, the little hen heads for the fox's house deep in the forest. On the way, she is joined by a cat, a brick, a needle and a hairy spider, all desperate for a ride. Will they be able to complete the rescue? This is a retelling of a Dutch fairy tale.
What happens when Sleeping Beauty really does sleep for a hundred years? She finds the world a very different place when she finally wakes up!
The Three Little Pigs are terrified when they find out who their new neighbor is! They have met his kind before. Will they all get eaten up by the Big Bad Wolf?
A princess is horrified when a cranky, old king arrives at the palace intending to marry her. She must first pass the frozen peas test to prove she is a real princess. But does she want to?
A fabulous retelling of the Ugly Duckling in which a family of ducklings are all born a little bit strange, except for one called Beauty!