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GGall's Summer Reading List - 2013
At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite! And that's only the start of Stanley's adventures. In these four tales, Stanley also becomes invisible and helps nab some bank robbers, journeys to outer space to rescue aliens, and, after being rounded out, turns flat—again!
If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.
Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly as any on the screen of an iPad.
One day, while out exploring his drab, gray city, Liam finds an abandoned railway track with some wildflowers still clinging to life. He decides to help these plants survive, by taking on the role of gardener. A great read-aloud during the blossoming summer months when your child's curiosity about the natural world is at its peak.
Marcus Pfister's award-winning Rainbow Fish is back! This time, Rainbow Fish gets lost in an undersea storm and has to find his way back home. Luckily, with the help of some new friends, it isn't long before Rainbow Fish is reunited with his glittering school of fish.
Though small in stature, the little red hen comes through loud and clear when she asks her friends the goose, the cat, and the pig: "Who will plant this wheat?" When they reply "Not I!" our sturdy heroine, assisted by her brood of chicks, sets about planting the wheat herself.
Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story that celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship.
This is the story of young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. The narrator refers to the protagonist only as "my father", giving the impression that this is a true story that happened long ago.
Bear attempts treats his animal friends to a picnic lunch on the lake. Their lovely afternoon gets suddenly jostled when their raft gets grounded on the sand bank. Luckily a team of frogs is there to help them out by making a giant wave. Quentin Blake, the famed illustrator of the Roald Dahl books, comes back to render this story with his timeless watercolors
Nothing frightens Madeline--not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure. A true classic, Madeline continues to enchant readers more than sixty years after its first publication.