| Posted: Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 04:15 pm
A rainy day? Oh no! Now our outdoor summer fun is ruined. Or is it? Grandpa suggests we make Rainbow Stew. First we must head out to the garden to find all the colours we can. Green peas and beans, yellow peppers, and rosy radishes and red tomatoes! So many colours to harvest in the garden, what fun! And tasty too.
Billy Goat is shy, so when he asks to play with some children and they donít hear him, he gets angry and bites them! With some coaxing, Billy Goat promises no more biting, until he gets frustrated with the rules of the game and bites his new friends. With some help Billy Goat can learn to use his teeth for biting food, not friends.
Have a look at the venomous Komodo dragon. Where does it live? Check out its saw-like teeth, its relationships with humans and its threatened status in the world today. An interesting read for anyone who loves dragons!
Summer often lends itself to star gazing. Here is an incredible guide to locating stars and constellations with fantastic see-through pages. Follow the path of a comet and witness the life cycle of a star. Comes with an interactive CD-ROM.
Zelly has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog. Unfortunately, the dog is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Now Zellyís parents wonít let her have a slumber party until they get Ace under control, so she enlists the help of her two best friends, Allison and Jeremy. They need to come up with a plan, fast. But how?
When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a rare zucchini-coloured crayon between the cushions of a mysterious sofa at their bus stop, they quickly find themselves in the middle of an evil plot to conquer the world! With the help of an eccentric neighbour, an artificial intelligence in the form of a domino, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, three kids from the middle of nowhere just might be able to save the planet.
Itís the senior year of high school for nerd-turned-jock Felton Reinstein. Deciding on the next four years of his life and what those choices will mean in the long run seems crazy. Thatís why Felton embarks on The Epic Quest to be Meaningful, even if, sometimes, it sucks to be him.
Nothing can get in the way of their friendship, or so they thought. Only Grace knows what Kya has been through and how much she needs someone to stick with her, and Kya makes life an adventure, giving Grace courage to do things sheíd never consider on her own. In the summer before senior year, completely unexpected challenges arise, and Grace has to decide how far she is willing to go to save their friendship.
For back to school, a fine novel about Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher who gave up on her dream to be an artist and has become the reliable neighbour, the woman upstairs. But her life changes when she becomes involved with the family of one of her students, the exotic Shahids.
An older professor has spent his life researching enchantment narratives. Then he marries a former student and begins living his own tale. They honeymoon on a bleak Scottish island, one of the Orkneys. He intends to work on a book but canít help watching his wife, staring out at the ocean. He can feel her slipping away.