Category: Just for Kids!

O, Say Can You See?

America’s Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words Sheila Keenan (illustrations by Ann Boyajian) Who was the first person to pass through Ellis Island? How did the Liberty Bell get cracked? What does the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent? And just who is Uncle Sam?!? With lively prose and sprightly illustrations, O, Say Can You See? can help you with school reports… Read more →

Thanks to the Animals

Allen Sockabasin (illustrations by Rebekah Raye) What happens when baby Zoo Sap falls off the family sled during his family’s yearly trip to their winter home? Alerted by his cries, the woodland creatures begin gathering around. His father soon returns to find the little fellow snuggling warm and safe inside a glorious pile of furred and feathered animals. The Boy… Read more →

Science Verse

Jon Scieszka (illustrations by Lane Smith) Who knew science could be so funny? A young student sits in class, probably wishing he were outside playing. Suddenly his teacher zaps him with the curse of science verse! Now he hears “the poetry of science” everywhere: a new rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star features a nightmarish black hole, ’Twas the Night… Read more →

Cactus Hotel

Brenda Z. Guiberson (illustrations by Megan Lloyd) A Gila woodpecker finds the perfect place to begin a new hotel – a huge saguaro cactus! From daintyowls to buzzing insects, from silent bats to desert songbirds, everyone wants to live in the coolest desert high rise around. This is one of The Boy’s favorite books – and gets a four paws… Read more →