How many leaves are on the tree outside your window? That's a question you may not be able to answer. How could you even count them all?
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Pick up your toys! How boring is that? It's much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?
Wrapping is for ripping. Ribbons are for untying, and boxes are for dumping out and climbing in. And why not?
On your first day of school, you become a first-grader.
Summer's almost over, and when you go back to school, there's one thing you're going to miss: your dog.
You are a big kid. No, you're not a baby anymore. You can tie your shoes, comb your own hair, and nobody needs to feed you.
For months now, you've been growing out your hair.
Let’s get this out in the open: “Rusty Summer” is OK. A six out of 10, just slightly better than middling. In its favor, I liked the characters in this book; they’re all decent people, the kind you’d want in your corner. I was truly drawn to their good hearts. What I didn’t like was the overabundance of slang here.
His guide, Thelma Rudd, confirmed it. Oliver, known as “Boo” to his classmates because of his pale-pale skin, had been “rebirthed.” He’d “passed” into this place everyone called “Town,” where he’d forever be 13 years old, skinny and non-athletic.
Starting with the fall semester of high school, mother-daughter authors Margo Ewing Woodacre and Steffany Bane Carey walk readers through everything from choosing a college, studying for SATs and packing for the big move, all the way through secondary education and for a year or two beyond in “I’ll Miss You Too.”
In the new book “The Red Bicycle” by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin, one boy’s outgrown bike becomes another child’s treasure.
Even kids who are brimming with self-confidence will understand how Fergus Pig feels when presented with someone who seems to outshine him.
With a starting point of a basic princess story, author Betsy Schow moves with lightning speed through just about every fairy tale and fantasy story you can remember.
“A Sky of Diamonds” explains the basic grieving process through the eyes of a little girl who’s suffered a big loss.
A book leads four youths on an out-of-body adventure in “The Trap.”
In the new book “Lizzie and the Last Day of School” by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, an ending is just a beginning.
What happens when a celebration occurs and a child is absent the “right” parent to laud? Miriam B. Schiffer gives her main characters a nice fix for what could be an upsetting day in “Stella Brings the Family.”
Pick up your toys, please.
Born a few days before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration began, Neil deGrasse Tyson likes to say he’s the same age as NASA. By the time he was 9 years old, he was “in love with the night sky” and at 11, he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist.
Born into a well-to-do Connecticut family, Juliette Magill wanted more from life than most girls got in the early 1800s. Young women then were expected to stay home rather than attend school, but Juliette wanted an education. Her parents agreed and sent her to the Troy Female Seminary, which was one of America’s first schools for girls.
The aquarium withstood the winds and water of Hurricane Katrina but it was dark in there, and there was no electricity to cool things down. All the penguins complained but Patience, the oldest penguin there, kept them all “in line.” It was important to be patient, but where was Tom the Keeper?
You’ll do anything and work hardest to make sure that you’re not finishing last. It’s all or nothing for you, and in the new book “Stealing the Game” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, it’s about more than how you play the game.
Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you might use every day. And in the new book “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford, one woman “sees” with the help of four furry feet.
You can be anyone, anywhere — all you have to do is think it. And in the new book “The Imaginary” by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett, even adults pretend, although that’s not always good.