This book is great for kids of ALL ages who believe on the Tooth fairy but is also great for the kids that come from two cultures. Everyone can enjoy the Tooth Fairy in the United States and for kids of Latin America, they can believe in El Raton Perez too. Wait, is that double the money...
Book Genre: Classics
This book may change the way you look at the world around you.
Brave New World is a frequently challenged and ban book. I chose to read it because its content is challenging to the reader. It is considered a Classic written in 1931 because of its staying power to influence. I found...
Rabbit, Run, first published in 1960, chronicles several months in the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a 26-year-old former high school basketball star whose glory days are behind him. As the novel opens, Rabbit is having trouble coping with grown-up life with his pregnant wife and 2-year...
This delightful old fashioned book is full of great useful tidbits. Lessons for a childhood that may no longer be possible but should be! make your own hammock, dolls out of corn husks, crowns of flowers. Charming.
This is a picture book of the Irish myth of the Children of Lir. As the story goes, a King Lir's jealous second wife, Aoife, changes his four children into swans who are destined to perish through her devilish scheming. Unfortunately for her, the children outsmart her and work with...
This is an excellent book for children and parents who are interested in learning the traditions of tea time in order to host their own. The images are beautiful paintings from various time periods, and the importance of tradition and ritual at teatime are emphasized in the text and the...
Like all Ms. Frizzle stories, she and her students go on an amazing adventure--this time, to Imperial China! They learn all about the customs there, the significance of certain events, colors, and objects, and the inventions that continue to influence us today. The story is simple,...
Ms. France has taken some of the beloved Pooh stories and found pieces of wisdom within them. Some are true to life and how one should act, and others are humorous anecdotes of things that Pooh and his friends do around each other. It is just as enjoyable a read for those who grew up...
Before the advent of electricity, winter was a dire time of darkness and deprivation. Some cultures developed elaborate rituals to encourage the return of the sun and arrival of spring. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a relic of those times, a medieval solstice story set...
Matilda. I found this book to be quite charming. The story of a young girl on her mind's journey through the stimulating and escapes of reading, Matilda's sweet nature and wisdom opens the reader's delicate heart to her...
In Sandow Birk’s Dante’s Inferno, Birk’s starkly beautiful drawings show a street kid Dante carrying his skateboard through hell, following after a Virgil who often looks like a street bum in his robes. Together they negotiate a Los Angeles-like hell of tattered alleyways, ATMs,...
In Peaceweaver Barnhouse develops the story of Hild, a minor character in the sixth-century epic poem Beowulf. Teenage Hild is the favored niece of the king. However her life changes rapidly and surprisingly after she saves her cousin, the prince, from an assassination attempt...
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