Adults, including parents, teachers, and librarians, love this book as much as young readers do because the read-aloud verses are fun, invite group participation, and are just so catchy some people have even set them to music! Most parents and teachers say it's one of the few books they never tire of reading aloud, again and again. Enhancing the story are the beautifully rendered illustrations by the legendary Steven Kellogg, which captivate readers of all ages. An essential picture book for every preschool and early-reader library!
Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way.
With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!
Kids already love the Magic School Bus, and the love to do what's right by the planet. At last, a way to teach the curriculum and make an impact!
Mike Lupica is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of several books for young readers. His NEW YORK DAILY NEWS column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at www.mikelupicasbooks.com.
Hoover Porterhouse is a ghost with all the answers.
When a trick of fate makes them roommates, Billy discovers that having a ghost around might not be so bad after all. The Hoove is funny and cool, a great baseball player, and is a real people person (even if Billy is the only one who can see him). And with obnoxious school bullies out to demolish him, Billy can use all of the advice he can get. With Hoover by his side, Billy just might get in style, get even, and conquer the school.
Billy Broccoli is on a mission. If he can help Hoover Porterhouse--his very own personal ghost--learn to be responsible, Hoover may finally be able to move on...and Billy may finally get his room to himself! And Billy has come up with the perfect plan. He's going to get the Hoove a pet--a cute, cuddly one Hoover won't be able to resist caring for.
But it turns out Hoover is not exactly an animal enthusiast. Hoover swears that the adorable-but-slightly-superior cat Billy brings home has a serious attitude problem. He thinks dogs are dull, hamsters are cheesy, and parakeets are for the birds. And all because he has his heart set on a goat that would destroy everything! With all of these pets on parade, Billy's room has become.
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It's time for Moorepark Middle School's annual Speak Out Challenge, and Billy Broccoli thinks he's got it made. With his best friend Hoover Porterhouse - the ghost with the most - by his side, Billy's got the competition in the bag. Who wouldn't vote for a demonstration on mind reading?
But when Billy lands a spot on the sixth grade team, he starts spending more time with his new teammates than he does with Hoover. And the Hoove plays second fiddle to no one! If Billy's not careful, his secret weapon might just vanish into thin air, leaving Billy to pick up the pieces of a demonstration day disaster!
Henry Winkler is admired by audiences of all ages for his roles as the Fonz on the long-running series, Happy Days, and in such films as Holes and The Waterboy. He is also an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming, and the author (with Lin Oliver) of the critically-acclaimed Hank Zipzer series. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Lin Oliver is a television producer and writer, and the Executive Director of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She co-authored (with Henry Winkler) the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series, Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever and wrote the series Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Lin resides in Los Angeles, California.
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