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Jess Aarons, a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia, finds a beloved and unexpected friend in Leslie, the new girl at school, with whom he creates a secret kingdom in the woods and from whom he learns lifelong lessons when tragedy strikes.
Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and has created a monster being by using this terrible power.
Presents the three adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised by the animals in an Indian jungle, as well as other animal stories and songs. Includes discussion questions and explanatory notes.
Max has an active imagination, and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - and runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts,...
In 'Where the wild things are' Max is sent to bed without any dinner. He sails off to a world inhabited by weird creatures. 'The nutshell kids' are the songs Alligators all around, Pierre, One was Johnny & Chicken soup with rice, taken from the film Really Rosie-- dance through the alphabet, good manners, numbers and the months of the year. 'In the night kitchen': Mickey is awakened by noises in the night. Who's in the kitchen?
Charlie and Lola see that playing together is more fun than getting their own way. In these six wonderful stories, Charlie and Lola use their creativity and imaginations to make sense of the world around them.
An octopus falls from the sky one day. It lands on a roof and there it stays. The village's children quickly make friends with it, even though the adults are wary. But the octopus proves very handy indeed, making a perfect slide, helping out with some painting, and even rescuing a cat stuck in a tree. But just when all the neighbors decide they want an octopus of their very own, it disappears. Where has it gone and will it come back?
"While banished to a dusty study one day "to think things over", a boy pulls a book off a shelf and with great reluctance begins to read. As the afternoon passes, the story nabs him and carries him away. Before long, this good little book becomes his loyal companion, accompanying him everywhere ... until, one day, the book is lost. Will this bad little boy get back his good little book? Will the good little book survive on its own without a proper...
David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.
10) Flashlight night
"Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight's beam another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their tree house--braver, closer, and wiser than before--to...
11) Sign says stop!
"Mr. Frog finds out that timing is everything when he keeps missing his chance to cross the street as the crosswalk sign changes from "stop" to "go." Can he stop daydreaming about how he will jump, hop, or flip his way across the street, and how much fun he will have when he gets to the other side, before the sign says "stop" again? Sometimes the journey is just as much fun as the destination!"--
Take a trip with Barney, BJ, Baby Bop and their new friends as they discover anything can happen in The Land of Make Believe! Filled with fairytale characters and both new and familiar friends, it's a story as big as your imagination!
Harold is an inventive and curious toddler with thoughs, desires, and feelings typical of any child his age. In his Crayon World, Harold can muse on questions that all young children naturally wonder about, and he can come up with his own answers. But it is not the crayon that is magic, the crayon is merely the key to unlocking the power of Harold's imagination.
Five high-spirited young friends rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing adventures. So, join the Backyardigans in Ye Old Rottingham and help Pablo clean up this dirty town and free the residents of their filthy lifestyles.
Dressing up is one of Lola's favorite things to do, and now she has this fabulous new alligator costume. She is never going to take it off, not ever! To Charlie's great embarrassment, Lola wears her costume everywhere: to the grocery store, to the park ... she even plans to wear it to school when she gives her presentation entitled "All about me." Charlie doesn't want her to embarrass herself.
A collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood. Illustrated with antique pictures by some well-known children's book illustrators. Includes a short biography of Robert Louis Stevenson (page 121).
Harold wants to take a walk in the moonlight, so he draws a moon with his purple crayon. Next Harold wants a picture for his room, soon he's bigger than a mountain. Then with his crayon, Harold takes a trip through the enchanted garden where he meets a King, a giant witch, and a fairy with one magic wish.
When a Cold War diplomat dies under suspicious circumstances and is promptly declared a mole, the man's wife relocates to a remote Scottish island, where her steadfast youngest child discovers a marooned grizzly bear and uncovers truths about his father's activities.
"A day at the community pool is full of unwater magic--dunking and diving with friends; somersaulting, walking on your hands, and bursting up through the surface like a tortoise. But when a thunderstorm comes and a little brother ventures too close to the pool's edge, will our main character be quick enough and brave enough to save the day?"--
20) Friendly tails
Join Darby and her friends Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too, as they teach children about problem-solving, teamwork, and imagination.
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