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Back to Bed, Ed!
Sebastien Braun

Peachtree Publishers, 2014

Getting ready for bed is lots of fun at Ed's house. Ed plays silly games with Dad. He has a drink and brushes his teeth. He takes a bath and cuddles with Mom for a bedtime story. Then Ed is off to bed with hugs and kisses. But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn't like staying there. Night after night he tiptoes down the hall and climbs into Mom and Dad's big bed. Mom and Dad aren't getting much sleep so they come up with a plan to keep Ed in ...


14 Cows for America
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 2009

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai ...


The Boy Who Cried Ninja
Alex Latimer

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

In this quirky twist on The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy s excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.


Age Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life
Marilyn Moffat, Carole B. Lewis

Peachtree Publishers, 2006

THERE IS NO DOUBT that our bodies change with age, as the baby boomer generation is now learning firsthand. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are in fact not inevitable and are often lifestyle induced and reversible. In this new book, Moffat and Lewis show how to overcome the aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in your muscles and joints. Using their simple, self-administered tests, you will assess your level ...


About Birds: A Guide for Children, 2nd edition
Cathryn Sill

Peachtree Publishers, 2013

This kid-friendly book offers a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds: from eggs to nests, from song to flight. In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to ...


We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))
Cynthia Levinson

Peachtree Publishers, 2012

We ve Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi s and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded where adults had failed in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America. Focusing on four of the original participants who have ...


Quarterback Season (Fred Bowen Sports Stories)
Fred Bowen

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

Matt expects to be the starting quarterback on his middle school team. But after a few practices watching Devro, a talented seventh grader, he s starting to get nervous. To make matters worse, his English teacher is on his case about a new class assignment: he has to keep a journal. Matt is sure he has nothing to write about until he begins to record the crazy ups and downs of his team s season. Devro may be the least of his worries...


Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West With Lewis and Clark (Peachtree Junior Publication)
Gail Langer Karwoski

Peachtree Publishers, 1999

It is 1804 - an historic year in America - and Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery set out on the now-legendary exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Starting from St. Louis, they're hoping to reach the Pacific Ocean and then return. In this fictionalized biography, based upon the journals of Lewis, Clark, and other members of the team, readers meet Seaman, a 150-lb, Newfoundland dog and an unheralded member of the ...


First Grade Stinks!
Mary Ann Rodman

Peachtree Publishers, 2008

IT IS THE FIRST DAY of school and Hayley is excited. Things are different now. She isn't a kindergartener anymore; she is a bigger kid. She is a first grader. Hayley quickly finds out that first grade is different from kindergarten, but in all the wrong ways! The classroom isn't as bright and colorful. Ms. Gray doesn't seem to smile as much as her kindergarten teacher Ms. Lacey did. The work is hard and there isn't enough time to play outside. ...


Three Hens and a Peacock
Lester Laminack

Peachtree Publishers, 2014

The Tuckers' farm is a peaceful place: cows chew their cud, hens lay their eggs, and the old hound rests on the porch. Everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock suddenly falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about, and business is booming. But the hens don't like the newcomer getting attention while they stay cooped up doing ...


When Someone Dies
Sharon Greenlee

Peachtree Publishers, 1992

In this simple book, counselor Sharon Greenlee explains the hurt, fear, and confusion felt by children and adults alike after a death has occurred. Accompanied by delicate watercolors, When Someone Dies offers suggestions for easing the pain, surviving the changes, and remembering the good times. 15 watercolor illustrations.


Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year
Bill Harley

Peachtree Publishers, 2013

Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will have the strictest teacher in the whole school for fourth grade. It doesn t matter that she s been named Teacher of the Year. He s still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker (don t ask). How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake?


Lamb in His Bosom (Modern Southern Classics)
Caroline Miller

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

In 1934, Caroline Miller's novel Lamb in His Bosom won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was the first novel by a Georgia author to win a Pulitzer, soon followed by Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind in 1937. In fact, Lamb was largely responsible for the discovery of Gone With the Wind; after reading Miller's novel, Macmillan editor Harold S. Latham sought other southern novels and authors, and found Margaret Mitchell. Caroline Miller ...


You've Got Dragons
Kathryn Cave

Peachtree Publishers, 2003

A young boy discovers that he has worries and fears that appear to him as dragons and shares what he learns about living with them.


The Three Armadillies Tuff
Jackie Mims Hopkins

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

Three fun-loving armadillo sisters Lilly, Jilly, and Dilly are eager to cross a busy highway to get to the new dance hall on the other side. To avoid being turned into road kill, they decide to scurry through the culvert that runs under the road. But inside the culvert lurks a spindly legged coyote with a big appetite for armadilly chili and a longing for fine armadillo skin boots and a handbag.


The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
Carmen Agra Deedy, Randall Wright

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his hard life dodging fishwives brooms and carriage wheels and trade his damp alley for the warmth of the Cheshire Cheese Inn. When he learns that the innkeeper is looking for a new mouser, Skilley comes up with an audacious scheme to install himself in the famous tavern. Once established in the inn, Skilley strikes a bargain with Pip, the intelligent mouse-resident, and his ...


Saturdays and Teacakes
Lester L. Laminack

Peachtree Publishers, 2004

When I was nine or ten years old I couldn't wait for Saturdays. I got up early, dressed, and rolled my bicycle out of the garage. So begins author Lester Laminack's poetic memory of the adult who made him feel incredibly special-his grandmother. Every Saturday, the narrator, a young boy, rides his bicycle up and down country roads past farms, a graveyard, and a filling station, until he reaches his beloved Mammaw's house. She is waiting for ...


The Library Dragon
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 1994

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon? "She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves.... The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the ...


Hide and Seek
Katy Grant

Peachtree Publishers, 2012

When a teenage boy on a high-tech treasure hunt inadvertently stumbles into the middle of a crime, he finds himself in a dangerous situation that could turn deadly. After a summer cooped up in his family's store selling bait, tackle, and soft drinks to tourists, fourteen-year-old Chase finally gets a chance to go on his first solo geocaching adventure. Using his GPS, he uncovers the geocache-a small metal box-hidden deep in the woods in some ...


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 2014

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn't know coffee beans about love and marriage. That's where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increĆ­ble, some shocking advice. "You want me to do what?" Martina gasps. At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela's unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor ...



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