Gilbert and Lola are excited that their cousin Wally is coming for a visit—just in time for the Easter egg hunt! But soon they learn how competitive Wally has become. He has to be the fastest, be the first in line, and find the most eggs, no matter who gets hurt. How can Gilbert deal with such relentless rivalry? In this humorous and encouraging story by Diane deGroat, Gilbert—everyone’s favorite opossum—teaches Wally who the rotten egg really is!

Author ,
Isbn 0062184237
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Gilbert has trouble coming up with ideas. First he couldn't think of a springtime poem, and now he needs an idea for an Earth Day project! Everyone else in Mrs. Byrd's class is busy working on posters about recycling and saving water and electricity, but Gilbert wants to do something original. A distressing class picnic inspires him, and he comes up with an Earth Day project that even Mrs. Byrd thinks is the best idea yet. With vivid, lively illustrations and a timely story about how kids really can help the world around them, Diane deGroat shows readers of all ages that sometimes the simplest solutions are right in our own backyards!

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 0062183702
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Gilbert, star of a number of perennial bestsellers, enjoys a fun-filled day at the beach.

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 0062038699
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-06-28
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets — Islamic book for kids "A beautiful picture book that simultaneously explores shapes, Islam, and the cultures of the Muslim people." — Kirkus Reviews Toddler book of shapes and Islamic traditions: From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking picture book celebrates the shapes—and traditions—of the Muslim world. Toddler book by author Hena Khan: Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets is equally at home in a classroom reading circle and on a parent's lap being read to a child. If you and your child like books such as Lailah’s Lunchbox, Numbers Colors Shapes, or The Name Jar, you will love Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets.

Author Hena Khan
Isbn 1452175195
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-04-10
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla's lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that "unusual" can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.

Author Debbie Herman
Isbn 1936261812
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America’s first president. George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country’s first president. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.

Author Brad Meltzer
Isbn 0735227594
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Meet Lola, the younger sister of Gilbert, star of Diane deGroat’s popular picture-book series. Lola has a special dress-up box, filled with wonderful things that help her celebrate every holiday in style. Lola’s adventures will entertain and amuse readers again and again. Lola secretly delivers valentines to everyone she loves-even Gilbert. But the biggest surprise of all is addressed to Lola herself!

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 1623342449
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 16
Language English
File format PDF

Meet Lola, the younger sister of Gilbert, star of Diane deGroat’s popular picture-book series. With a hat and sack from her dress-up box, Lola decides to be an elf and help everyone get ready for Christmas - with hilarious results.

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 1623342422
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 16
Language English
File format PDF

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Author Robert A. Heinlein
Isbn 9781101208960
Genre Fiction
Year 1987-05-15
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF

Gilbert is back—no fooling! Diane deGroat's delightful story and fun-filled illustrations will enchant readers, especially when they discover the surprises in many of the illustrations... This sweet and funny April Fools' Day book is a good choice to share at home or in the classroom. It's April Fools' Day, and Gilbert is looking forward to playing tricks on his friends. Unfortunately he's the one getting tricked by everyone else, including Mrs. Byrd! But the worst prankster is Lewis the bully. Can Gilbert finally outwit Lewis with the best trick of all?

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 0062065521
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Who lost a tooth? Gilbert's tooth is wiggly and loose all through spelling and lunch. Then he scores a run in kickball and—BAM!—his tooth is knocked right out of his mouth! Gilbert is so excited that the tooth fairy will be visiting. But Lewis is jealous of Gilbert's lost tooth and comes up with a sneaky plan. Will the tooth fairy fall for Lewis's trick?

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 006211400X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Even boys will fall in love with this valentine! Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. And he's got the perfect valentine. But this valentine has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy. "Love is yucky, kid! Valentine's Day is all about CANDY!" the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting interested kids along the way. Here is a hilarious take on the holiday that boys love to hate, the most complex holiday of them all. Saying "I love you" has never been so yucky or so sweet.

Author Brenda Ferber
Isbn 1101655674
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

A delicious new story about Love Monster, the only monster in Cutesville, from phenomenal, award-winning picture book talent Rachel Bright!

Author Rachel Bright
Isbn 0007540310
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-03-27
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

It's the last day of school! Gilbert is excited about summer vacation. First there's a class party, and Mrs. Byrd will give out the end-of-the-year awards. But will Gilbert even get one? Patty's the best speller. Philip's the best reader. What is Gilbert best at?

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 0062081276
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Annie Pitts puts her artichoke costume to good use once again when she lands the part of the swamp monster in a high school student's low-budget horror movie. Could this finally be her big break? But, as usual, things don't work out as planned for the spunky redheaded heroine when the outtakes end up as a submission for America's Funniest Halloween Bloopers! Bloopers!

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 162334185X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 108
Language English
File format PDF

With her insatiable appetite for amusing antics, the future actress extraordinaire has it her way in the third book in the Annie Pitts series, now available in paperback. Annie wants nothing more than to be chosen as the new Burger Barn poster kid, and she can't wait until the auditions on the day after Thanksgiving. Winning the contest would certainly impress her snooty cousin, Mercedes, and her pesky classmate, Matthew. But first she has to make it through a harrowing Thanksgiving dinner with both Matthew and Mercedes at the table!

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 1623341825
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 116
Language English
File format PDF

During a class trip to the supermarket, Annie Pitts almost puts an end to her acting career before it even gets off the ground when she throws a dead fish at her enemy Matthew. As punishment, she's served up the least appetizing part in the school play on nutrition: the artichoke. But Annie proves that the show must go on, even when the actors forget their lines...or fall flat on their backs!

Author Diane deGroat
Isbn 1623341809
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 82
Language English
File format PDF