The Year of Billy Miller

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Greenwillow Books #ad - Newbery honor author and caldecott medalist kevin Henkes delivers a short, a school poetry slam, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, cancelled sleepovers, satisfying, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades.

. The year of billy miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series. The new york times declared: "Henkes's delightful story is restrained and vivid. Forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love.

The Year of Billy Miller #ad - When billy miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, though, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad.

A 2014 newbery honor booka new york times bestselleraward-winning, sibling rivalry, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, and elementary school. Used book in Good Condition.

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Owen Caldecott Honor Book

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Greenwillow Books 9780688114497 #ad - Oversize hard cover book. Fuzzy goes where I go, " said Owen. Tweezers disagreed. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. But Mrs. Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. But when school started, fuzzy, and everyone -- Owen, Owen't mother knew just what to do, and even Mrs.

No matter what Mrs. Tweezers -- was happy.

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The One and Only Ivan

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HarperCollins #ad - HarperTorch. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him.

Oversize hard cover book. In the tradition of timeless stories like charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. But when he meets ruby, he is forced to see their home, and his art, a baby elephant taken from the wild, through new eyes.

The One and Only Ivan #ad - Instead, his friends Stella and Bob, Ivan occupies himself with television, and painting. Winner of the newbery medal and a #1 new york Times bestseller! This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. The one and only ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making.

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Inside Out and Back Again

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HarperCollins #ad - This book was named to multiple state lists, school Library Journal, Kirkus, and was hailed as a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, received four starred reviews, and the Chicago Public Library. HarperTorch. Winner of the national book award, a newbery honor, and a #1 new york times bestseller!Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee—fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama—this coming-of-age debut told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration.

Inside Out and Back Again #ad - This harper classic edition includes an author's note explaining how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into this book, tips on writing poetry, an activity you can do with your family, an interview with the author, and discussion questions. Hà has only ever known saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by.

Oversize hard cover book. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope—toward America. Inside out and back again is the moving story of one girl's year of change, grief, dreams, and healing. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home.

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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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Candlewick Press #ad - The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!,  is the just the right person to step in and save him. HarperTorch. Campbell. Winner of the 2014 newbery medal holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. Oversize hard cover book. From #1 new york times best-selling author kate dicamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by artist K.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures #ad - G. Candlewick Press MA. What neither can predict is that ulysses the squirrel has been born anew, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, flight, with powers of strength, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

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Waiting

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Greenwillow Books #ad - The bear is waiting for the wind. Timeless, and deeply heartfelt, friendship, the seasons, this picture book about imaginative play, beautiful, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s extraordinary career. The short sentences of the text flow with the precision one would expect from a master picture-book creator like Henkes.

And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! what will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?Waiting is a big part of childhood—waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen—but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings.

Waiting #ad - Greenwillow Books. Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what it’s like to dream and wait. Ala booklist Oversize hard cover book. HarperTorch. The puppy is waiting for the snow. A beautiful award-winning picture book from a beloved children's book author/illustrator about the toys that live on a child's windowsill; what they see and do as they spend their days waiting for things to happen.

Seira wilson, amazon editorcaldecott honor and geisel honor bookwhat are you waiting for? An owl, a bear, a puppy, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen.

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Hello, Universe

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Greenwillow Books #ad - Greenwillow. Virgil salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Greenwillow Books. And chet bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.

Through luck, a bully is put in his place, bravery, smarts, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, and friendship blooms. Kaori tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. Valencia somerset, brave, is smart, and secretly lonely, who is deaf, and she loves everything about nature.

Hello, Universe #ad - HarperTorch. This disaster leads kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Candlewick Press MA. The acclaimed and award-winning author of blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia.

Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone—humor, cross-generational relationships, bullying, self-acceptance, and a smartly fateful ending. School library Journal Oversize hard cover book. Winner of the newbery Medal“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.

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Wemberly Worried

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Greenwillow Books #ad - Wemberly Worried #ad - Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start. And wemberly worried even more. If you ever worry or know someone who does, this is the book for you. Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. HarperTorch. Oversize hard cover book. Greenwillow. Greenwillow Books. Candlewick Press MA.

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Chrysanthemum

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Greenwillow Books #ad - You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. Let's smell her, " says Jo. Greenwillow Books. What will it take to make her blossom again?This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. HarperTorch. Chrysanthemum wilts.

Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, owen, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, self-esteem, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, and acceptance to share all year round. Candlewick Press MA. Greenwillow Books.

Chrysanthemum #ad - Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences. The horn booksupports the Common Core State Standards Oversize hard cover book.

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Julius, the Baby of the World

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Greenwillow Books 9780688143886 #ad - HarperTorch. Oversize hard cover book. Greenwillow. But when cousin garland dares to criticize Julius, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world. Julius is the baby of the world, " said his parents. She hoped he would go away. But lilly, his older sister, disagreed. The riotously funny lilly, is disgusting -- if he was a number, thinks her new baby brother, Julius, last seen in Chester's Way Greenwillow, he would be zero.

Julius, the Baby of the World #ad - Candlewick Press MA. But he didn't. Used book in Good Condition. Nothing her parents said or did could change Lilly's mind about Julius. Greenwillow Books. Greenwillow Books. She thought he was disgusting. But when cousin garland had a thing or two to say about the situation, Lilly had a change of heart. He stayed and stayed and stayed.

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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books

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Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - An object to sell. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you’ve seen. Candlewick Press MA. Newbery honor book coretta scott king author honor book coretta scott king Illustrator Honor Book Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. HarperTorch. Greenwillow. You, an object. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his “workers”, Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Used book in Good Condition.

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books #ad - Greenwillow Books. Less than an ox. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person’s life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about—their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess.

Oversize hard cover book. Maybe about the same as…a lantern.

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