Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pebble

Pebble

by Susan Milord There once was a pebble on a rocky shore. It was small and round and nearly smooth. Amid a seascape dotted with endless rocks, one pebble yearns to be special. Can you find the pebble? Susan Milord’s clear prose and exquisite collages offer a timeless message about finding one’s place in the world. By Susan Milord. ... [Read more]

Holly Claus: The Christmas Princess

Holly Claus: The Christmas Princess

by Brittney Ryan When young Christopher writes a letter to Santa Claus, he poses a question no one has ever thought to ask before: Dear Santa Claus, What do you wish for Christmas? Miraculously, Santa’s longtime wish comes true, and a baby girl is born—Princess Holly Claus. But just as the Land of Forever joyously celebrates her arrival, far away an evil is unleashed. A curse is placed on Holly,... [Read more]

The Legend of Holly Claus

The Legend of Holly Claus

by Brittney Ryan Grade 4-7–A letter written in 1878 to Santa Claus by a 10-year-old boy asking not for presents but to know what Santa himself wishes for allows the gent (aka Nicholas, King of Forever) and his wife to realize their greatest dream, the birth of a daughter named Holly. She is, however, cursed by an evil sorcerer, Herrikhan, who surrounds her infant heart with ice and promises to return... [Read more]

The Palace of Laughter: The Wednesday Tales No. 1

The Palace of Laughter: The Wednesday Tales No. 1

by Jon Berkeley Grade 4-7–When the mysterious Circus Oscuro arrives in the dead of night, Miles Wednesday, a runaway orphan living in a barrel, is the only person in the town of Larde to witness the event. Later that same night, he is approached by a tiger who claims he can smell the circus in Miles. Thus begins a chain of events that introduces the boy to a winged waif named Little, a captive of... [Read more]

The Tiger’s Egg: The Wednesday Tales No. 2

The Tiger’s Egg: The Wednesday Tales No. 2

by Jon Berkeley When the Circus Bolsillo lands in Larde, orphan Miles Wednesday and his angel-friend Little join its wondrous and chaotic show. They soon fall in with Doctor Tau-Tau, a mysterious and bumbling fortune-teller who once knew Miles’s parents and claims Miles’s father is very much alive. Miles sets out in secret with Doctor Tau-Tau, but to his surprise the search for his father... [Read more]

Dumpy the Dump Truck

Dumpy the Dump Truck

by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton Even an old dump truck deserves a second chance. It’s a sunny morning on Merryhilll Farm and everyone has a job to do, including Bee-Bee the Backhoe and Trundle the Tractor. But one old truck is no longer working; Dumpy lies rusted and broken in the long grass. Charlie and his grandfather decide to fix him up in time to help with the building... [Read more]

Dumpy at School

Dumpy at School

by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton Charlie, who is nervous about his first day of school, and Dumpy the Dumptruck, who is nervous about his first construction job, gradually adjust to their new settings after making new friends. In addition to those published in The Julie Andrews Collection, Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Hamilton have published the following other titles in the Dumpy... [Read more]

Dumpy Saves Christmas

Dumpy Saves Christmas

by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton It’s Christmas Eve on Merryhill Farm, and Charlie can’t fall asleep. There’s a loud crash on the roof – and who should appear but Santa and a broken-down sleigh. Now how will all of the children in the world receive their presents from Santa? Dumpy comes to the rescue, of course, as Santa and Charlie load up Dumpy’s dumper... [Read more]

Dumpy and His Pals

Dumpy and His Pals

by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton There are so many trucks and tractors in Apple Harbor! Now children can meet them all in a chunky board book that introduces preschoolers to Dumpy’s pals and their special sayings. There’s Bee-Bee the Backhoe, who believes that “two hands are better than one!” and Stinky the Garbage Truck who knows “It’s not what... [Read more]

Dumpy’s Friends on the Farm

Dumpy’s Friends on the Farm

by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton Everyone’s busy at Merryhill Farm, there are so many things to do and so many friends to see! Join Dumpy the Dump Truck as he visits the rooster, the cow, the horse, and all of his farmyard friends! In addition to those published in The Julie Andrews Collection, Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Hamilton have published the following other titles... [Read more]