In 1923, after learning Morse code and setting up his own amateur radio station, a twelve-year-old boy sends a message that leads to the rescue of a family stranded by a hurricane in Florida. Based on experiences of the author's father.
"A day at the beach is no fun if it's raining. In this illustrated story, the main character and her cousin make the most of a rainy day by staying indoors and doing a special craft project together. Readers follow along as the two girls construct and decorate their very own kites. Accessible text is perfect for beginning readers, and close picture-text correlation fosters reading comprehension skills. After reading about this fun craft project, children...
"George loves summer nights in the country--that's where he does his best stargazing. When his friend Bill says that nobody knows how many stars there are, George is determined to count! But how will he keep track? Come along as George learns all about stars, constellations, and the night sky"--Publisher.
Astrid is anxious about her family's camping trip because she is afraid of the dark (and bears), but her twin Apollo is looking forward to the experience; and Astrid is doing okay, despite the bugs and the dark, until she hears the scratching outside the family's tent--but Astrid is determined not to let her father face the threat alone.
"Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. By day, she tracks osprey in the trees, paddles a kayak, and hunts for shells. But she's most in her element when the sun goes down and the stars blink to life. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe ... until the weather turns?"--
Author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling from the past to the present and beyond. From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. I' always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino...
A boy's favorite book is missing, and he describes it to the reader in great detail, including all the changes he made to it (like hedgehogs covering the pictures of the scary monsters) until you realize his missing book is in your hands.--
When Littletown Library is destroyed by a tornado, it seems like book-loving Nia is the only one who cares; so she starts the "new free library" under the tree where she used to read, and writes out familiar stories and rhymes that are just a little bit wrong, and encourages the people who check them out to correct them--until soon the whole of Littletown is filled with people reading and writing books.