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The Magic Box and Other Magical Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374823

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.

The Timbertoes Make Things

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374854

Crafting! The Timbertoes are a handy bunch, especially Pa! Pa makes a whistle for Tommy, and a doggy door for Spot. His plans don't go exactly as he wanted when he makes a snow buggy. Finally, all the Timbertoes join in, and have a fix-it day at their house. Stories by Rich Wallace, and Marileta Robinson.

Rebecca Rides the Trail and Other Real Horse Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374885

Giddy-up! Read about Rebecca who rides her horse, Snickerdoodles, for 98 miles on the Texas Independence Trail each year. Are you ready to learn how horses talk and communicate through body language? Janet trains guide horses, and John tames the wildest horse by making friends with it. Stories by Mary Ann Hellinghausen, Leslie Wyatt, Shannon Teper, and Deborah Kearney.

Going to the Pool and Other Swimming Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374892

Dive in! Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson but worry that they forgot how to swim over the past year. Roy works hard in swimming class. A young girl believes she can swim across an inlet, but gets into trouble when the tide begins to carry her out to sea! A dolphin learns how to swim with a prosthetic tail, and Olympic champion, Janet Evans tells about how she faced her fears and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Arlene Mark, Jillian Sullivan, Sharon Teper, and Janet Evans.

The Save and Other Soccer Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374908

Goal! Casey had never played soccer before, so why did she decide to volunteer as goalie? Conor comes up with a plan to save his soccer team from their season-long losing streak. Jose learns that teamwork is important in soccer, and in family life. Jenny Benson plays soccer with the pros! Stories by Steve Garagiola, James M. Janik, Dorothy K. Mock, and Jen Bryant.

Feeding Fuzzy Tail and Other Winter Survival Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374915

Bundle up! Maria and Grandma watch as a squirrel prepares for winter. Dad and Isabel watch different types of wild animals getting ready for the chilly winter. A fable tells of a little bird that cannot fly south for the winter. Each year before the river freezes, barges bring supplies for the long Alaskan winter. What will the barge bring for Ben? The arctic squirrel hibernates underground to survive the harsh winter. Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Bonnie Highsmith Taylor, Diana C. Conway, and Karen G. Ballen.

The Cake Master and Other Birthday Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374922

Happy birthday! Evan's dad is a cake master, so Evan decides he wants to impress his dad with a cake of his own. Will his dad be able to help turn around his "disasterpiece"? Mr. Sippey bakes one of his famous birthday cakes only to find it has gone missing! Where could it be? Matthew is tasked with figuring out a birthday riddle. Eli's birthday is on April Fool's day and he hopes he won't get fooled again this year. Stories by Carolyn Fay, Jane L. Daubitz, Lana Renetzky, and Kate Wilson.

The View From Camp and Other Camp Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374939

Camp out! Bryan and Syd are totally different, but they were put together as camp roommates and have to learn to get along. Tara and Shelly overcome their fears to become members of the camp's canoe squad. Tex and Indi make a blanket fort to pretend they're camping in the woods! Zach, Miguel, and Dad go camping. When they go to bed, they listen for animal noises, but all they can hear is Dad snoring! Stories by Highlights for Children, Carol A. McClelland, Lissa Rovetch, and Marianne Mitchell.

Puppy's Scary Halloween and Other Spooky Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374946

Halloween! A pirate, skeleton, and witch are coming towards Puppy's house. What can Puppy do? When space monkeys invade on Halloween, the townspeople soon discover the monkeys' love for doughnuts. Toby realizes that the only way to get them to leave is to give them Chuck's famous doughnut recipe. David and his family prepare for Halloween, Fox's costume dilemma is resolved, and a new neighbor provides unusual Halloween treats. Stories by Lois J. Szymanski, Peter McCleery, Highlights for Children, Barbara Owen, and Glenn G. Coats.

Spring Surprise and Other Springtime Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374953

It's springtime! Rabbit is inspired by a daffodil, and throws a party. Discover why there's bubbly foam on plants and evergreen trees in the spring. Mandy and Ben play outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Sarah looks for a new spring coat. A frog sits near the meadow on a busy spring morning. Stories by Highlights for Children, Beverly J. Letchworth, Marianne Mitchell, Clara Gillow Clark, and Marilyn Kratz.

Five Frosty Friends and Other Snowy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374960

Brr! Five snowmen race down a hill, but only one makes it to the finish line. In another kind of "snowstorm," Jem uses her quick thinking to save her new friend, Vianna. Issac is excited to see snow for the first time, and Angela finds a new way to fly. Stories by Kathleen Doherty, Roxanne Werner, Nancy Dearborn, and Wendy Hogarth.

Everella's Wand and Other Fairy Tale Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374977

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.

High in the Mountains of Ecuador and Other Travel Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374984

Travelers! A traveler shares what he learned about life in the Andes. Dad and Sam usually see Mom off when she leaves for a work trip, but this time they get to go with her. Grandpa reads exciting stories to Bert and Beth. A hiker writes about his journey around Lake Superior. A traveler visits an island to see puffins, and learns much more than she expects. Stories by David Meissner, Pamela Love, Valeri Gorbachev, Scott Erickson, and Nancy Marie Brown.

The Timbertoes: Family Teamwork

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374526

Family teamwork! The Timbertoes know that teamwork makes the dream work and that when things go wrong no one has your back like family. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

Little Bunny: A Good Friend

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374533

A good friend! Little Bunny learns that apologies are important when you make a mistake. Little Bunny finds a way to help people. At the library, Little Bunny and his friends learn about poetry. Badger, Squirrel, and Little Bunny have a pool party. Stories by Eileen Spinelli and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Time for a Nap

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374540

Time for a nap! Spot tries to find a peaceful place to nap. On a sunny day, Spot naps in the shade. Playing with a new toy can be exhausting for a puppy like Spot. Spot wants to take a nap but Splinter wants to play. A fly disturbs Spot as he tries to nap. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Puppy Games

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374557

Puppy games! Spot loves chasing and catching baseballs. Spot tries to play with a big branch but it is too heavy. Spot meets a beautiful butterfly. Spot explores the woods. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Enjoy the Seasons

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374588

Seasons! Spot wants to play outside but it is too cold. Spot plays in a pile of leave. Spot is playing outside, then the weather begins to change. Spot says hello to spring. Spot enjoys summer. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

Ask Arizona: Friendship Hurdles

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374618

Challenging friendships! Arizona understands that friendships aren't always easy. Sometimes there are communication barriers, or jealous feelings. It can be difficult when friends argue and you feel like you have to pick a side. Arizona learns how to handle these challenges. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Squashing Boredom

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374625

How boring! Arizona discovers that sometimes it's up to you to make your own fun! Arizona learns how to pass the time when things don't quite go according to plan, and learns about what happens when you daydream too much.

Ask Arizona: Honesty is the Best Policy

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374632

Oh, honestly! Arizona learns the difference between honesty, and tact. Arizona's siblings, Tex and Indi, get into an argument about missing craft supplies. Is someone lying, or are they telling the truth? It's better to not tell a fib, and be honest in the first place. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Strength in Kindness

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374649

Kindness! Arizona realizes that being kind can make huge changes. Instead of gossiping and spreading rumors, she figures out that being kind makes everyone feel good. She invents a way to spread this kindness to her peers using the school newspaper.

Ask Arizona: Discovering the World Around Us

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374656

Stop and smell the roses! Arizona's cousin teaches her that she can experience the world in a whole new way if she just takes a moment to appreciate her surroundings. Arizona has to learn to relax and go with the flow when her vacation doesn't go the way she plans, and she even finds the fun in trying new food. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Helping Hands

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374663

Lend a hand! Arizona helps her sister, Indi, find her missing lost tooth. Indi helps Arizona clean her room. Arizona, her friend Ollie, and Abuela help out at a soup kitchen. Read along as Arizona learns how rewarding helping can be. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Little Bunny: Terrific Teachers

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374670

Teachers come in all shapes and sizes! Baby Bunny learns how to say the word "mine!" Little bunny teaches his cousin how to read. Then, he creates a storybook about Great-Great Grandma from what Mama remembers about her. Grandpa Bunny reads a story about the first Thanksgiving, and Little Bunny and his cousins discuss what they're thankful for. Stories by Eileen Spinelli.