Resets Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The ugly duckling, in the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska, where a baby moose is raised by a family of ducks who try to teach him to waddle, quack, and fly but cannot see his true beauty.
After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis homeof his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
We will announce the state winner along with the new Bluebonnet reading list in March! Happy reading!! :)
As told from the perspective of the dog, Down Girl, she explains about her days protecting her home from the enemy next door, Here Kitty Kitty, and the many ways she tries to properly train her master, Rruff.
Two dogs, Down Girl and Sit, accompany their masters to a dude ranch, where they encounter scary "squirrels" that live in holes in the ground, stampedes, and enemies even worse than their nemesis--the cat that lives next door.
Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.
**Note: The nifty book summaries on this blog come from the Library of Congress CIP data unless otherwise noted. The pictures come from the Frisco ISD online catalog (June 2017 and earlier) & Prosper ISD Destiny Quest (2017 and beyond) unless otherwise noted.
My name is Erin Mattei and I am the librarian at Cynthia Cockrell Elementary in Prosper ISD! I am so excited to bring the joy of reading and life-long learning the the lives of children. Reading is the key to success. It is my passion to get children excited about reading! :)