Every child knows that being just slightly outside of normal is way more interesting than doing things the conventional way. It’s more enjoyable, too, as you’ll see in “Normal Norman.”
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A hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt “made it his mission” to preserve as much natural land as possible, “so thatfuture generations could enjoy” it. So what’s your family interested in seeing this summer? Do you like history or hiking?Swimming or soldiers? Animals or American statues? You’ll find them all in parks — and you’ll find them in this book.
Kids who hold a fascination with caterpillars and bugs will find a kindred spirit in Linda Vander Heyden’s title character. Mr. McGinty is smart and definitely resourceful, but also a little childlike in his need for the butterflies’ well-being and his zeal to save the caterpillars at any cost.
Growing up in a small Wisconsin town in 1918, 11-year-old Sterling North had pets: a dog and a bird, a muskrat and a woodchuck. And that year — not too long after his beloved mother died — Sterling had a baby raccoon.
She wasn’t as fast as Wilma Rudolph, but Alta was close, and that made her dream. What, she wondered, would it be like to have three Olympic gold medals hanging around her neck?
Lately,you’ve been hearing a lot about gay rights and gay marriage, and you want to know more. Read “Gay & Lesbian History for Kids”by Jerome Pohlen, and your questions might be answered.
Out of the mouths of babes? I think so; the questions inside “Dear Pope Francis” are sweet and innocent, but heavy in nature and they may be issues that you wrestle with, too. That means you’ll likely enjoy what you read, just as much as your child will.
Leprechauns, apparently, are full of mischief and this book, with its catchy little rhyme, shows children the many ways they bring mayhem to a home.
You are a superhero. It might not be immediately apparent, but your powers are many. You can leap high, jump far, lift heavy objects and hear things your parents would rather you didn't. And in the new book "Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars" by Cory Putman Oakes, you may be able to singlehandedly stop a terrible interplanetary crisis.
Honesty is the best policy. You've known practically since you were born that lying was not a good thing. Tell the truth, you've been reminded.
Every day, when adults go to work, they expect to be there for certain hours.
Be Mine, Valentine. Surrounded by pink and red hearts, that's what the card said, and it came from your best classroom friend.
In every class, there are always a few kids you try to avoid. The know-it-all kid, for instance: Who has time for that? Or the kid who can't stop yammering or who can't control his temper: Why invite drama?
Two wrongs don't make a right. You've grown up hearing that, and it barely makes sense. Two wrongs actually just make things worse, and there's nothing correct about that.
The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class could own a business in the future. The kid everybody picks on might become president.
Nothing beats recognition when you've finished a project. Good job! Well done!
Mama says it's chilly outside, and you need to cover up.
There'll always be a soft place in your heart for your first kiss, your first I-love-you and for the person who gave them to you.
The neighborhood over a couple blocks is all lit up.
You've been singing songs about it. You've been extra nice around the house because of it, doing your chores without complaint. Maybe you've even helped get ready for it by decorating your classroom.
Mama says you'd better share your toys. But you don't mind; it's Christmas, and as long as other kids are careful, they can play with your new gifts, too.
You didn't even know it was possible, but there it was: Santa visits Grandma's house, too.
Your dad says his team is doing well this year. Mom's happy, too.
Grandma is the best cook ever! She's second only to Mom, who makes your favorite foods every day.
At the beginning of the Civil War, many freedmen and recent-runaway slaves tried to enlist in the Army to fight for the North. There were laws against that kind of thing then, but after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the Union Army was open to former slaves.
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