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S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet

Cynthia Furlong Reynolds (author), Pam Carroll (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535946

The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger. The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in S is for Star. Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Nol. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl. Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet.

Eggs 1, 2, 3

Janet Halfmann (author), Betsy Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051914

What will peck and poke, and swim, or fly, or wobble out of each egg? Ten spreads with gatefolds and a dramatic fold-out finale lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of ten. Throughout, kids expand their grasp of nature - animals who hatch from eggs, their birthing environments, and what they're like when newly hatched.

How Do You Get a Mouse to Smile?

Bonnie Grubman (author), Cornelius Van Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723079

Lyle goes to outlandish extremes to try to get his pet mouse to smile, but it is his little sister who understands that all that is needed is CHEESE.

Animalogy: Animal Analogies

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181477

Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature.

Sleeping Beauty - 100 Years Later

Laura North (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175564

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 Lovely Duckling

Penny Dolan (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175571

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!

The Princess and the Frozen Peas

Laura North (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175588

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?

The Three Little Pigs and the New Neighbor

Tomislav Zlatic, Andy Blackford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175595

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?

Beauty and the Pea

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192271

The beast of Pea Castle was sad and lonely. He needed a kiss from a princess to turn him back into a handsome prince. One day, Beauty arrived at the castle. The beast put a pea under her mattress, and she could not sleep a wink. Was Beauty the princess that could break the spell?

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192288

Cinderella meets Jack and the Beanstalk in this fun rhyming text. Jack and Cinderella climb the beanstalk and find a giant fairy godmother. Can she help them get to the prince's ball?

Hansel, Gretel, and the Ugly Duckling

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192295

Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for their father, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The Ugly Duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the Ugly Duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel?

Cinderella's Big Foot

Laura North (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175526

Cinderella's fairy godmother grants her wish to go to the ball. She meets the prince, but Cinderella does not behave like a princess at all! The fairy godmother must teach her a lesson.

Jack and the Bean Pie

Laura North (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175533

Jack is very poor but an expert at making bean pies. One day he meets a very hungry giant, who luckily does not like the taste of people.

Little Bad Riding Hood

Julia Jarman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175540

Little Bad Riding Hood is off to see Granny carrying a very tasty basket of cakes. She escapes from the Wolf, but the cakes look very tempting. Can she get to Granny's house without eating them herself?

Por qué el cielo está lejos

Antonio Blane (author), Gerardo Suzan and A Corazon Abierto (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827627

Hace mucho tiempo los seres humanos podían comer bocados del delicioso cielo siempre que querían. Pero pronto el cielo tuvo que hacer algunos cambios.

John Henry (Spanish)

Antonio Blane (author), Michael Kress-Russick and Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827634

Este cuento exagerado afroamericano habla de John Henry, un hombre tan grande como un roble vestido de overol. ¡Lee sobre el más forzudo constructor de ferrocarriles en el este, el oeste, el norte y el sur!

Green Bean! Green Bean!

Patricia Thomas (author), Trina L. Hunner (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695455

Plant it - water it - weed it - protect it - and under the blossoms is the perfect shady nook to read a book! Pretty soon its time to pick all those long, lean beans, and to harvest a full season of garden knowledge and experience.

El da ms feliz de Alicia

Meg Starr (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781932065015

Everyone in the Latino neighborhood where Alicia lives helps to make her birthday special.

Un fiasco de bruja

Lorna Balian (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595720115

What can a little witch do when her witchy spells and potions don't turn out right? She just keeps on trying until it's time for bed. The readers then discover her true identity. A lovely surprise!

The Elves and the Emperor

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191595

All of the Emperor's shoes were worn out! The shoemaker's elves worked all night to make some new slippers for him, and the Emperor was delighted. But, when it came to dressing for the royal feast, he decided to wear something a little more unusual

Humpty Dumpty's Great Fall

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191601

At the bottom of a wall on the top of a hill lies a broken egg. His name is Humpty Dumpty. But how did he get there? Did he fall or was he pushed? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Little Bo-Peep's Missing Sheep

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191618

In a snowy meadow outside her house, Little Bo-Peep is looking for her missing sheep. Where have they gone? Did they escape or were they kidnapped? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Little Miss Muffet's Big Scare

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191625

Little Miss Muffet has disappeared, leaving her curds and whey behind her. How did the townsfolk manage to get rid of cruel Miss Muffet? Did they scare her away? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Old Mother Hubbard's Stolen Bone

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191632

In the kitchen of a little house, a dog's bone has gone missing. Old Mother Hubbard is very cross. But who took it? And where could they have hidden the bone? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Goldilocks and the Wolf

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191564

When Goldilocks met Little Red Riding Hood in Bluebell Wood, they decided to have a picnic. Just as they were enjoying some buns, a wolf sat down between them. He said he wanted to be friends, but was that big bad wolf telling a fib?