Strong to the Hoop

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Lee & Low Books #ad - When james is finally allowed to play basketball on the main court with the older boys, he has to prove he can hold his own. In the end, there's much more than the game point riding on James's last shot. Marcus is all muscle, but James has skill and determination on his side. John coy's energetic prose captures the intensity and emotion of the competition, while Leslie Jean-Bart's photo collages convey the gritty pace of the game.

It's skins against shirts, and James is guarding Marcus, the biggest Shirt of them all.

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Meanwhile...

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HarperCollins #ad - Not once but five times. Then, at the worst possible moment, Raymond's MEANWHILE. So raymond tries writing it on the wall behind his bed. Raymond, i want you!” just when Raymond is in the middle of a comic book, his mother calls him. Fails him, leaving him in a spot that spells certain doom! Unless. It's not fair!” Raymond thinks.

Then he thinks: “what if I had my own MEANWHILE. Comic books always use MEANWHILE. To his astonishment, Raymond discovers that he can MEANWHILE. From one perilous adventure to another'from pirates on the high seas, to Martians in outer space, to a posse and a mountain lion out West. To change the scene.

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Shortcut

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Greenwillow Books 9780688135768 #ad - But one night they were late, and the tracks were a shortcut, so they started off. The train tracks ran right by Bigmama's house in Cottondale, and the children were warned to stay off the tracks. Used book in Good Condition. And when there was no turning back, they heard the train coming.

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Grandpa's Face

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Puffin Books #ad - Muted realistic paintings complement this story of Tamika, a young girl who grows emotionally through love. But one day, she sees a different face, when Tamika watches Grandpa rehearsing for a play, one she has never seen before. A treasure to set beside Ann Herbert Scott’s Sam. Kirkus reviews Used book in Good Condition.

. The carefully chosen combination of visual details and large abstract areas support the notion that love is not always clearly definable. School library journal “poet Greenfield tells this warm family story with tenderness and grace, and Cooper makes an outstanding debut. The realistic, full-color double spreads are rich in earth tones and vibrant colors.

Grandpa's Face #ad - A heartwarming story of a granddaughter's love for her grandfather—a perfect gift for both Father's and Grandparents Day!Tamika loves everything about her grandpa, especially his expressive face.

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The Memory String

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Clarion Books #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. Each button on laura’s memory string represents a piece of her family history. Used book in Good Condition. In eve bunting’s moving story, beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand, Laura discovers that a memory string is not just for remembering the past: it’s also for recording new memories.

When the string breaks, is there to comfort Laura and search for a missing button, Jane, Laura’s new stepmother, just as Laura’s mother would have done. The buttons laura cherishes the most belonged to her mother—a button from her prom dress, a white one off her wedding dress, and a single small button from the nightgown she was wearing on the day she died.

The Memory String #ad - But it’s not the same—Jane isn’t Mom.

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In November

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HMH Books for Young Readers 9780152063429 #ad - And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Used book in Good Condition. Cynthia rylant's lyrical language and jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month--the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.

Animals seek food and shelter. In november, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Harcourt Brace and Company.

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Saturdays and Teacakes

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Peachtree Publishing Company #ad - Afterwards, he always helps her make teacakes from scratch, breaking the eggs and stirring the batter. Harcourt Brace and Company. While she picks tomatoes, he pushes the lawnmower through the dew-wet grass. Set in a small town in the mid-sixties, the story evokes a gentler and more innocent time and place.

But the best part, is eating the hot, he remembers, sweet cakes fresh from the oven. Lester laminack’s richly detailed prose perfectly portrays the special relationship of a young boy and his grandmother. Used book in Good Condition. When i was nine or ten years old I couldn’t wait for Saturdays. In this poetic memory, a graveyard, and a filling station, a young boy rides his bicycle every Saturday up and down country roads past farms, until he reaches his beloved Mammaw’s house.

Saturdays and Teacakes #ad - . She is waiting for him. Award-winning illustrator Chris Soentpiet’s images beautifully capture the simplicity of an earlier time.

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The Bee Tree

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Puffin Books 9780698116962 #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. Puffin. Like mary ellen, readers will emerge refreshed from this respite, ready to seek out new adventures. Publishers Weekly"Young readers will savor this. The horn book Used book in Good Condition. When mary ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs.

. Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it's not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own: Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for. Polacco has created another charming picture book featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting.

The Bee Tree #ad - Both the writing and artwork are fresh and inviting. School library journal, starred review"The newest gem from Polacco's treasure chest of family stories extols the virtue of reading--and of taking a study break.

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My Mama Had A Dancing Heart Orchard Paperbacks

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Harcourt Brace and Company. Reprint. Puffin. Orchard Books NY. Fine lines etched into vivid illustrations add a sense of motion to the story of Mama, a dancer who shares her joy of movement with her daughter as they dance throughout the seasons.

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Fireflies

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Aladdin Books #ad - Aladdin Books. Harcourt Brace and Company. Used book in Good Condition. Orchard Books NY. Puffin. A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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Kane Miller Book Pub #ad - Orchard Books NY. Aladdin Books. Harcourt Brace and Company. Puffin. A small boy tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore that of an elderly friend Used book in Good Condition.

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