Redheaded Robbie s Christmas Story

Author: William Luttrell
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781627535939
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

One student from Mrs. Wallace's second grade class will be chosen to tell a special Christmas story at the school assembly. When Redheaded Robbie's name is pulled from the hat, the class groans. Poor Robbie! Whenever he is excited or nervous, his words come out all twisted and confused. How will he be able to tell his Christmas story at the assembly? Won't everyone laugh? With a little help from some friends, Robbie learns that it is not so much how a person speaks but what is said that matters the most.

Give the Gift of Reading With 4 Award Winning Picture Books

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1585364231
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This charming box set features four holiday titles that present different views of the season. It's a wonderful gift for kids of all ages.Apple Tree Christmas. A holiday classic with a simple heartfelt message reminding us of the strength of family ties and the boundless roots of love. Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story. Robbie speaks with a stutter, but with a little help from some friends, Robbie learns that it is not so much how a person speaks but what is said that matters the most.The Legend of Papa Noel, A Cajun Christmas Story. This colorfully inventive Christmas tale is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that's rich in folklore and legend.A Wish to be a Christmas Tree. Read by Katie Couric on the Today Show, this tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic.

Topsy Turvy Town

Author: Luc Melanson
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780887769207
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A little boy describes his favorite pretend place called Topsy-Turvy Town, where he shares his bath with a robot and it rains broccoli.

Give the Gift of Reading With 4 Award Winning Picture Books

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1585364231
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This charming box set features four holiday titles that present different views of the season. It's a wonderful gift for kids of all ages.Apple Tree Christmas. A holiday classic with a simple heartfelt message reminding us of the strength of family ties and the boundless roots of love. Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story. Robbie speaks with a stutter, but with a little help from some friends, Robbie learns that it is not so much how a person speaks but what is said that matters the most.The Legend of Papa Noel, A Cajun Christmas Story. This colorfully inventive Christmas tale is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that's rich in folklore and legend.A Wish to be a Christmas Tree. Read by Katie Couric on the Today Show, this tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic.

The Bringing Truck

Author: John G. Miller
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512725711
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Fiction

The Bringing Truck is a story of the wonder and happiness of the Christmas season from a child’s point of view. Ordinary delivery trucks become magical providers of Christmas joy in this tale of anticipation. It may bring back memories in all of us who are still children at heart of how really exciting the holiday season was as a child with so many good things and family times together. As the story begins, Halloween is over, and the children are hoping for some kind of fun or excitement. When a big delivery truck comes to their house, Grace bestows on it the name, “The Bringing Truck”. As she and her brother, Evan, look forward to the holidays, they watch for the Bringing Truck to drop off packages promised by their grandmother. They become impatient as the days grow shorter and wonder if their presents have been lost or forgotten. When Christmas Eve arrives, they are very downhearted that no presents have yet come. Later in the day, they finally hear the Bringing Truck pulling into the driveway and bringing with it an even greater surprise than they had hoped. The driver turns out to be perhaps more than just a delivery truck driver and leaves them all with a Christmas present they will never forget.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439156964
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Grease Songbook

Author:
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781458461193
Release Date: 1997-09-01
Genre: Music

(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). 15 easy piano selections, including: Alone at the Drive-In Movie * Beauty School Dropout * Born to Hand Jive * Greased Lightnin' * Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee * Summer Nights * We Go Together * and more.

I Robot

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553900331
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Fiction

The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.

Santa s Eleven Months Off

Author: Mike Reiss
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Limited
ISBN: 1561454214
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rhyming text reveals how Santa Claus spends his time off every year, such as trying his hand at sumo wrestling and taking a class called "Elf Esteem."

The Big Book of Children s Reading Lists

Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583349
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presents one hundred annotated book lists for educators and librarians who work with young readers, covering both fiction and nonfiction books in print as of August 2005.

Red

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603764032
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: History

RED is a brilliantly told, captivating history of red hair throughout the ages. A book that breaks new ground, dispels myths, and reinforces the special nature of being a redhead, with a look at multiple disciplines, including science, religion, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, author Jacky Colliss Harvey (herself a redhead) begins her exploration of red hair in prehistory and traces the redhead gene as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora to its emergence under Northern skies. She goes on to explore red hair in the ancient world; the prejudice manifested against red hair across medieval Europe; red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness during the Inquisition and the height of fashion in Protestant England, under the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I; the modern age of art and literature, and the first positive symbols of red hair in children's characters; modern medicine and science and the genetic and chemical decoding of red hair; and finally, red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising and exploitation to "gingerism"and the new movement against bullying.