Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort. . . . But who is that new masked avenger? Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It’s a monster! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight. But all is not as it seems! Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.
Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort when Princess Magnolia’s glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?
Monster alarms keep interrupting Princess Magnolia's birthday party! Her guests get more suspicious the longer she's gone and want to know where she's running off to. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
Author: John Himmelman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The Greenstalks have the cleverest animals around. When something goes wrong on the farm, someone is always ready to jump in, and this time Ernie the duck is determined to help out. But no matter how hard he tries, nothing goes quite right. It takes the clever trick of a kind little lamb for Ernie to finally get his chance to come to the rescue!
A picture book debut by the illustrator of The Composer Is Dead offers a whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home, depicting homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.
Author: Shannon Hale
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Who says princesses can’t wear black? This instant collection of the first three adventures in the New York Times best-selling series makes a perfect gift. Fans of princesses and superheroes, rejoice! Here comes a handy boxed set offering an irresistible introduction to Princess Magnolia and her monster-fighting alter-ego, the Princess in Black. Humorous and action-packed, these early chapter books written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham are a hit with young readers. Look out for inconvenient monster alarms, royal birthday parties, and a case of monstrous cuteness in a collection that includes The Princess in Black, The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party, and The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde.
The best-selling creator of Press Here presents a not-quite-finished story featuring sketched characters who are surprised by the reader and who attempt to track down their author in the hope of finding a happy ending.
Author: Richard Torrey
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
“[A] delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends.” — Kirkus Ideal for all families who have ever heard (or said!) the words “Why can’t you both JUST GET ALONG?!”, here is the story of two young children with VERY different ideas of what they want to play. What starts with an innocent question (“What do you want to play?”) soon veers hilariously toward chaos, as two children engage in the age-old struggle of princesses, ponies, and ballet vs. dinosaurs, dragons, and race cars. Which child will win? Or will both find a way to play nicely together? In a humorous mock–epic battle staged with crayon illustrations of each child’s increasingly steadfast and elaborate ideas of what they want to play, Richard Torrey taps into the charged and volatile emotions of childhood, which every parent and child will recognize with a smile. It’s a lighthearted and funny way to reflect on the ideas of sharing, cooperation, patience, and generosity. “A clever story of dueling imaginations.” — School Library Journal “A playful and accessible introduction to cooperation.” — Booklist “Friendship, it seems, like make-believe, takes an act of imagination.” — The New York Times From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of...a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born! She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and dissuades vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go...NUTS?
Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release Date: 2009-07-31
"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human relations. . . . Deft and funny." THE HORN BOOK George has a house made from a big cardboard box, and he says that no one else at the playground can come in. Not Lindy, because George's house "isn't for girls," nor Freddie, because it "isn't for small people." Sophie can't come in because, George says, "This house isn't for people with glasses." But when George leaves his house for a moment, everyone piles in, and on his return, George gets a taste of his own medicine. Aided by Bob Graham's striking illustrations of an urban playground, Michael Rosen tells the tale of a little boy who makes a big discovery that letting everyone into his playhouse is a lot more fun than keeping them out.
Tells the story of a hungry fox who meets a plump goose and, ooh , what an innocent looking goose she is. The fox can't believe his luck so he asks the goose to go for a stroll. The goose, with her angelic face, cannot refuse. Suddenly, a little chick pops up warning the protagonist: That is NOT a good idea All too late.