2009-10-06

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

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  • Full Title : The Mouse and the Motorcycle
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972274
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts


2016-04-05

The World of Beverly Cleary Collection

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : The World of Beverly Cleary Collection
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062455702
  • Pages : 896
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Newbery Medal–winning Beverly Cleary’s books have delighted children for generations, and beloved characters such as Ramona, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse continue to appeal to young readers today. For a taste of Beverly Cleary’s extensive work, this ebook collection features several of her most cherished titles! Henry Huggins: In Beverly Cleary's first novel, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief. Ramona the Pest: Ramona Quimby is excited to finally start kindergarten. Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she was never trying to be one in the first place? The Mouse and the Motorcycle: In this imaginative adventure, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn. Socks: Ever since the day Mr. and Mrs. Bricker saved Socks the cat from a life spent in a mailbox drop slot, he has been the center of their world. But when a new baby arrives, suddenly the Brickers have less and less time for Socks. Socks feels left out! What will it take to make Socks realize just how much the Brickers care about him?


2009-10-06

Socks

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Socks
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 006197241X
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Socks is one very happy cat. He lives the good life with his nice young owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bricker. They play with him when-ever he wants, feed him special treats, and always pet and scratch him when he curls up in their warm laps.Then a new baby arrives. Suddenly little Charles William is the one get-ting all the love and attention. Socks feels completely left out. To show how he feels about the new addition to the Bricker family, Socks starts getting into all sorts of trouble—with tomcats, phantom dogs, even Nana's best wig. It's not until Socks rescues Charles William from big, big trouble that Socks realizes just how much the Brickers truly want to keep him in the family. Beverly Cleary creates a warm, funny, and relatable story told from a cat's point of view in this purr-fectly delightful book about family and change.


2009-10-06

Henry and the Paper Route

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Henry and the Paper Route
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061972225
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they'll relate to—and root for—in this comical and inspiring novel about Henry Huggins's mission to prove himself worthy of his very own paper route. All the older kids work their own paper route, but because Henry is not eleven yet, Mr. Capper won't let him. Desperate to change his mind, Henry tries everything he can think of to show he's mature and responsible enough for the job. From offering free kittens to new subscribers, to hauling hundreds of pounds of old newspapers for his school's paper drive, there's nothing Henry won't try. But it might just be the irrepressible Ramona Quimby who shows Mr. Capper just how capable Henry is.


2009-10-06

A Girl from Yamhill

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : A Girl from Yamhill
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061756725
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir—now with a beautifully redesigned cover! Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle graders. But in A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a more personal story—her story—of what adolescence was like. In warm but honest detail, Beverly describes life in Oregon during the Great Depression, including her difficulties in learning to read, and offers a slew of anecdotes that were, perhaps, the inspiration for some of her beloved stories. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary’s books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.


2009-10-06

Emily's Runaway Imagination

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Emily's Runaway Imagination
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972177
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come true? Spunky Emily Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork, Oregon'at a time when automobiles are brand-new inventions and libraries are a luxury few small towns can afford. Her runaway imagination leads her to bleach a horse, hold a very scary sleepover, and feed the hogs an unusual treat. But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork? Adventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? "Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life."-BooklistAdventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? "Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life."-Booklist


2009-10-06

Henry Huggins

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Henry Huggins
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972231
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself! In the first novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will be charmed instantly by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief. Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy's original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry's faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?


2009-10-13

Two Times the Fun

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Two Times the Fun
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061757297
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn't mean they are just alike. When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown-up shovel. While he's working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand- new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman. As Beverly Cleary writes about Jimmy and Janet's doings, the unique understanding of children that she brings to all of her beloved books is coupled with a keen awareness of duo dynamics that comes from raising twins herself. Originally published as four separate picture books (The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet, and Janet's Thingamajigs), these are stories that a Jimmy would like because they are so true-to-life, and that a Janet would love because they are so believable.


2008-11-20

The World According to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney
  • Full Title : The World According to Humphrey
  • Author : Betty G. Birney
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 0571248160
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The time had arrived to put my plan into action. I was in grave danger and I had no choice. I only had one weapon: a rubber band. It had taken me a long time to get it hooked around the edge of my food dish. Now I carefully pulled it back as far as I could, aiming directly at those big doggy nostrils.' You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it's definitely true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands and much more. With adventures galore, Humphrey's life would be absolutely perfect if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn't out to get him . . .


2009-10-06

Mitch and Amy

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Mitch and Amy
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972266
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mitch and Amy both think being twins is fun, but that doesn't stop them from squabbling. Amy is good at reading. Mitch is a math whiz. Amy likes to play pretend. Mitch would rather skateboard. They never want to watch the same television show. And they always try to get the better of each other. Then the school bully starts picking on Mitch-and on Amy, too. Now the twins have something rotten in common: Alan Hibbler. This twosome must set aside their squabbles and band together to defeat a bully!


2009-10-06

Muggie Maggie

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Muggie Maggie
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972282
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive. At first, Maggie is just feeling stubborn when she declares she won't learn cursive. What's wrong with print, anyway? And she can easily type on a computer, so why would she need to know how to read those squiggly lines? But soon all her classmates are buzzing about Maggie's decision, especially after her teacher, Mrs. Leeper, says Maggie's cursive is so sloppy that her name looks like "Muggie." With "Muggie Maggie" ringing in her ears, Maggie absolutely, positively won't back down...until she's appointed class mail messenger. All the letters that Mrs. Leeper sends to the office are in cursive, and Maggie thinks they are written about her. But there's only way to know for sure...so what's Maggie going to do? For generations, Beverly Cleary has captivated readers of all ages with beloved characters such as Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse. Muggie Maggie follows suit with what School Library Journal calls "a likable, funny heroine whom readers will want to know."


2012-10-09

Mousetronaut

By Mark Kelly
  • Full Title : Mousetronaut
  • Author : Mark Kelly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1442458321
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A #1 New York Times bestseller “This little mouse may well inspire some big dreams.” —Kirkus Reviews “In this picture book based on the space shuttle Endeavor…Meteor is one of the smallest mice, but the most hardworking…the values of being small, useful, solving problems, and working hard—as opposed to being big and strong—will inspire young readers.” —School Library Journal “Inspired by this real-life mouse, Kelly’s first children’s book tells the story of Meteor, a lightly anthropomorphized rodent who turns his tininess into an advantage when an important key gets stuck in a crack between two monitors…textured images and vivid portraits that make it absolutely clear that space travel is a larger-than-life adventure.” —Publishers Weekly A heartwarming picture book tale of the power of the small, from bestselling author and retired NASA astronaut Commander Mark Kelly. Astronaut Mark Kelly flew with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The little mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission . . . and is chosen for the flight! While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes—and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. With lively illustrations by award-winning artist C. F. Payne, Mousetronaut is a charming tale of perseverance, courage, and the importance of the small!


2009-10-06

Henry and Ribsy

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Henry and Ribsy
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972207
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this humorous and heartfelt novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, the bond between a boy and his dog proves strong, as Henry vows to stick up for Ribsy…even if he is a trouble-maker! From the first moment Henry found Ribsy, the curious mutt was poking his nose into things he shouldn't be. Whether terrorizing the garbage man, chasing cats, or gobbling Ramona Quimby's ice-cream cone, Henry's four-legged pal has walked himself into one problem too many. So when Henry asks his dad if he can go along on the big fishing trip, Mr. Huggins agrees, but on one condition: Ribsy must stay out of mischief for two whole months. Henry is confident in his loyal dog…until Ribsy goes overboard with his appetite for chaos…literally!


2013-07-02

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

By Richard Peck
  • Full Title : The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
  • Author : Richard Peck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101592265
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Set off on an amazing quest with this lovable orphaned mouse. The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a mystery he doesn’t even know his own name! He scampers off on a epic adventure in and around Buckingham Palace with a plan to seek the advice of Queen Victoria. The exhilarating journey takes him to strange and wonderful places, but will it help him discover who he is and where he came from? This delightful follow-up to the acclaimed Secrets at Sea from Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck is full of laughs, surprises and excitement. “This clever yarn should delight fans of animal adventure stories.” —Booklist, starred review “Readers will gleefully suspend disbelief as they trace Mouse Minor’s exciting journey.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


2016-09-06

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow

By Nick Bruel
  • Full Title : Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow
  • Author : Nick Bruel
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN Code : 1626729107
  • Pages : 24
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It's snowing. Kitty has never seen snow. So Kitty looks it up on the computer. Snow is wet. Snow is cold. Snow is slippery. Okay. Bad Kitty can handle this. She'll just put on her snow gear and try. . .in Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow.


2009-03-17

My Own Two Feet

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : My Own Two Feet
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 006175692X
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Told in her own words, My Own Two Feet is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s second heartfelt and relatable memoir. The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill, "a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel." Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascinating story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look at her life and a writing career that spans three generations, continuing to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world. Beverly Cleary's books have sold more than 85 million copies and have been translated into twenty-nine different languages, which speaks to the worldwide reach and love of her stories. She was honored with a Newbery Honor for Ramona and Her Father and a second one for Ramona Quimby, Age 8. She received the John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, which was inspired by letters she’d received from children. Her autobiographies, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet, are a wonderful way to get to know more about this most beloved children's book author.


1977-06-30

The Story of Ferdinand

By Munro Leaf
  • Full Title : The Story of Ferdinand
  • Author : Munro Leaf
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0451479025
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A true classic with a timeless message! All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi—whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—even called it his favorite book. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).


2009-10-06

Henry and Beezus

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Henry and Beezus
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061972195
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Newbery Medal–winner Beverly Cleary tells the story of a boy with a goal—and the girl who helps him achieve it. Well-meaning Henry Huggins would do anything to get the bike of his dreams. But every idea he has keeps falling flat. Selling bubble gum on the playground gets him in trouble with his teacher. There’s the paper route, but Henry’s dog Ribsy nearly ruins that with his nose for mischief. Even pesky little Ramona Quimby manages to get in the way of Henry’s chance at a bike. But it’s with the help of his best friend Beezus that there may be a way. After all—with a friend by your side, anything is possible.


2009-10-06

Henry and the Clubhouse

By Beverly Cleary
  • Full Title : Henry and the Clubhouse
  • Author : Beverly Cleary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061972215
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fiery Ramona Quimby and the well-meaning Henry Huggins may clash, but in this delightful and hilarious novel by Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, it's an unlikely compromise that wins the day. Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. With a private space of their own, and a top-secret password required for entry, the boys are relieved to finally have a hang-out spot they don't have to share. But Henry's about to find out that nothing—not even a sign—will keep gutsy Ramona out of their clubhouse…and her retaliation may just ruin Henry's newspaper career. Don't miss the beloved classic Henry Huggins books from Beverly Cleary. These are truly timeless classics that stand the test of time and still leave readers 7-13 smiling.


2008-09-11

Core Collection for Children and Young Adults

By Rachel E. Schwedt,Janice DeLong
  • Full Title : Core Collection for Children and Young Adults
  • Author : Rachel E. Schwedt,Janice DeLong
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN Code : 0810866498
  • Pages : 218
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With thousands of new volumes lining the shelves of bookstores, abundant advertisements, and innumerable online reviews, it is becoming increasingly difficulty for the concerned adult to recommend literature that is of quality, yet speaks to young audiences. Core Collection for Children and Young Adults presents the best in contemporary and classic literature for children and young adults. Every book listed in this reference has a concisely worded annotation, which is followed by headings designating awards the book has won, related subjects, and character themes. With more than 350 titles reviewed, this resource will prove invaluable for teachers, librarians, parents, collectors of children's books, and college students with an interest in juvenile literature, education, or child growth and development.