Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit

Author: Joan Carris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763671907
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Grampa's menagerie of pets are rubbed the wrong way when a needy little critter arrives in this lighthearted chapter book. Grampa Bender wouldn't be able to run the Bed and Biscuit animal boardinghouse without the help of Ernest the pig, Gabby the mynah bird, and Milly the cat. In fact, the three animals have always thought of themselves as Grampa's family — and they assumed he felt the same way. But when Grampa comes home with a mysterious bundle and stops paying attention to his loyal companions, they start to question his affections. Engaging illustrations by Noah Z. Jones, capturing every endearing trait of this oddball family, complement Joan Carris's humorous, heartwarming book for middle-grade readers.

Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit

Author: Joan Carris
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763646210
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The family animals at the Bed and Biscuit begin to feel slighted when Dr. Bender returns from a fire with something that occupies the time usually reserved for them. Reprint.

Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit

Author: Joan Carris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763674298
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ever since Grampa Bender opened his doors (and veterinary skills) to a despondent Canada goose, a cranky muskrat, and two tiny but rebellious fox kits, his animal boarding house has been turned upside down. Luckily, Ernest the mini-pig is on hand to marshal the other animals into being good hosts Ñ but since wild things are, well, wild by nature, it has been trickier than he imagined. Plus Ernest is trying to train Sir Walter, the Scottish terrier puppy who is the newest addition to the family. But what if Sir Walter doesnÕt want to be told what to do and decides that running wild like a fox sounds like lots of fun?

Magic at the Bed and Biscuit

Author: Joan Carris
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763658499
Release Date: 2012-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The family of animals at the Bed and Biscuit are expected to welcome and help protect Malicia, a mean-spirited city chicken who tours with a magic show, but all are afraid of her temper and powers.

Welcome to Biscuit Land

Author: Jessica Thom
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780285641280
Release Date: 2012-09-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jess Thom has Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological condition that manifests itself through multiple vocal and physical tics. She says 'biscuit' up to 16 times per minute, (about 6 million times a year), she beats her chest regularly, her walking is in her own words 'chaotic' and, in common with only 10% of the 300,000 people in the UK with Tourette's, she swears involuntarily. When she agreed to talk about the condition for Stephen Fry's series, Planet Word, little did she realise the impact it would have. Her humour, courage and complete lack of self-pity touched the audience and led Fry to declare her 'a true hero'. Other media followed, including interviews on the Today programme and This Morning, and now her remarkable story is told in full in WELCOME TO BISCUIT LAND. Based on her entertaining blog, Touretteshero, the book follows a year in Jess's life, and shows that although living with Tourette's is tough, it can also be funny and inspiring. As her alter ego, Jess transforms herself into a superhero to educate children and adults about her condition, and to empower others who have it not to feel downhearted. With wit and considerable frankness, she describes her daily challenges, while celebrating the creativity and humour of her condition. ('Biscuit' may be her most common word but others are more poetic with “The history of iguanas can be written in a tea pot” and “The clouds are chasing Helen Mirren” being two favourites). Jess introduces Leftwing Idiot, Fat Sister, King Russell, Poppy, and others, who provide friendship and support and enable her to go to work and live in her own flat. She talks of the frustrations of coping with everyday tasks when her body won't stay still, such as using a cash machine or washing her hair. She reveals how she deals with the inevitable funny looks and nasty comments, and how the simple kindness and understanding of strangers can make a big difference. Through WELCOME TO BISCUIT LAND, and her blog, Jess aims to alter the perceptions of Tourette's, showing it as the creative, if somewhat surreal, force that it is.

Witch Cat

Author: Joan Davenport Carris
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 039732068X
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Children's stories, American.

A down-to-earth girl is made to see that she is a witch through the efforts of a magical cat.

A Bike Like Sergio s

Author: Maribeth Boelts
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763666491
Release Date: 2016
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

When Ruben, who longs to have a bike like his friend Sergios that his family cannot afford, finds money in a grocery store, he has to make a tough decision about what to do with it.

Biscuit and the Baby

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062029775
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody’s favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Woof, woof! Biscuit sees the baby. Biscuit wants to meet the new baby. But the baby is sleeping, and Biscuit must be patient—and quiet! Join Biscuit as he meets his brand new—itty bitty—friend. Biscuit and the Baby, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

Bite the Biscuit

Author: Linda O. Johnston
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738746296
Release Date: 2015-05-08
Genre: Fiction

Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly has become known for offering healthy dog treats at the clinic where she works. So when the owner of the local bakery moves away, Carrie jumps at the chance to buy the business and convert half of it into the Barkery, a shop where she can make and sell her canine delights. But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the new competition. At the Barkery's opening party, she badmouths Carrie's homemade dog biscuits, insisting she'll find a way to shut the place down. When Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it before she's collared for murder. Includes delicious recipes for pets and people! Praise: "Recipes for both dogs and people add enjoyment in this clever cozy that will taste just right to fans of both foodie and pet mysteries.”—Booklist "Kicking off a cozy new series, prolific Johnston blends mystery and romantic intrigue."—Kirkus Reviews

Biscuit and the Little Pup

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062029782
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Arf! Arf! When Biscuit finds a little pup in the park, he wants the pup to play with him. But the little pup won't come over to look at Biscuit's ball or to chew on a bone. In fact, he won't come out of his cozy hideaway at all! Is the little pup lost? How will Biscuit get the little pup to come out? Can he help his new friend's owner find the little pup too? Biscuit continues to charm the hearts of friends old and new in this, his twelfth adventure for the youngest of readers.

Those Shoes

Author: Maribeth Boelts
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763624993
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

The greatest idea ever

Author: Joan Davenport Carris
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott
ISBN: 0397323786
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fourth grade is a time of turmoil for the irrepressible Gus, whose imaginative ideas constantly get him into trouble as he tries to train his new dog, organizes a school art show, and battles his enemy Nanny Vincent.