A group of bats fly into the library through an open window and have all kinds of after-hours fun. The little ones play at the water fountain and copy machine before they settle down for a magical story hour that includes the 'batification' of many children's classics.
In this inventive bilingual alphabet story many different animals are going to a surprise birthday party at the zoo for Zelda the zebra. Adding to the fun are the vibrant illustrations drawn by schoolchildren living in Spain. Presented first in English, then in Spanish, then in English and Spanish together, these entertaining stories introduce the alphabet in both languages and show the similarities between them.
Harvard professor Robert Coles recounts the story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans in the 1960s.
Pig Pig returns: The beloved Pig Pig of McPhail's classic series returns in this travel adventure with Aunt Wilma and Uncle Fred ; Little Pig joins the band: When Little Pig discovers he is too small to play any instrument in the family band, he discovers that he's just the right size to be the band's leader.
The runaway pumpkin: The Baxter brothers find a wonderful pumpkin for Halloween, but first they must catch up with it when it rolls down the hill.
Pumpkin heads! Pumpkin heads and jack-o-lanterns of all varieties abound when Halloween comes around.