Monique is as beautiful and unobtainable as an Aztec goddess. Or is she? In this novel set in California's San Joaquin Valley, a Mexican American teenage must choose between what he desperately wants and what he knows is best...
Suddenly a hand gripped the back of his neck. "Cutpurse!" Kit is caught! Twelve-year-old orphan Kit Buckles, seeking his fortune in Elizabethan London, has bungled his first job as a pickpocket at the Theatre Playhouse where the Lord Chamberlain s Men are performing. To avoid jail, Kit agrees to wor..
Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles...? Alligators and crocodiles are the world's largest reptiles and the closest living relatives of dinosaurs. In this extremely interesting nonfiction picture book, Gibbons compares the two reptiles by giving facts about both--their physic..
When the other animals laugh at his messy house, Anansi the Spider is embarrassed. He wants to fix the problem . . . as long as he doesn't have to work too hard. Stomping off in a huff, Anansi stumbles into an amazing secret--Hyena has a magic stick that follows his orders. If he steals it, the sp..
A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love. When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansi's scheme, and hatches..
When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he's best at--tricking the other animals around him. When his melon begins talking, Elephant is so impressed he decides to take it to show the king. But Anansi can't resist the opportunity to make jokes at the ..
Anansi the Spider likes to eat fish but is much too lazy to catch one himself--so he decides to trick Turtle into catching one for him. When Anansi asks Turtle to teach him how to catch fish, Anansi thinks tricking Turtle into doing all the work for him will be easy. But Turtle is not as easily fool..