Writing a letter to Santa is fairly
simple; you make your case and list your hoped-for gifts. But if you're a
hard-core fan like Ava, a letter to Santa is something entirely
different. A simple New Year's note to the North Pole about some uneaten
cookies kicks off a year-long correspondence between a young girl and
the jolly guy in the red suit in this joyful epistolary picturebook.
This holiday story is perfect for those who believe and those who
remember the wonder of the season.
How do you like to hear “I love you”? This cozy picture book shows all the ways dads can say it best.
Dads know how to do everything. They
can help with homework and carry you on their shoulders. They can make
pancakes and teach you how to sing songs. These loving actions are just
some of the ways dads show how much they care—and no matter how he says
it, “I love you” is wonderful to hear!
bestselling author Douglas Wood and illustrator Jennifer Bell, a sunny,
cuddly testament to the bond between father and child.
"Meet Stella Batts. She's in third
grade, she wants to be a writer, and her parents own a wonderful candy
shop. Life should be good, right? Well, it would be if only she didn't
have to deal with a pesky five-year-old sister who copies her every move
or Joshua, a mean boy at school, who teases her about her name (he
calls her Smella).
In this early chapter book series, the ups and downs of Stella's life are charmingly chronicled.
★ “A perfect selection for pet lovers new to chapter books and anyone who just enjoys a cheerful dog story.”
—KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
“Told in free verse, this charming novel examines themes of longing and loneliness through three memorable characters.”
"Mark is a boy who needs a dog. But he
can’t get his mom on board with his plan. Buddy is a dog who needs a
boy. Buddy has an owner already, but not one who understands the kind of
love and care—the “something more”—a dog needs. Mr. LaRue is a neighbor
who needs a community. He’s alone all the time in his huge old
house—and everyone needs more than that. Over the course of a summer
thunderstorm and one chaotic town council meeting, these three
characters cross paths and come together in a timeless tale ripe with
emotions and told in verse that resolves with love, understanding, and a
sense of belonging—plus a place to play a game of fetch!"
Visit the author's website to download a teachers discussion guide and a readers theater script.
“I wonder,” he said, as he inched up a tree, “If there’s more to this life than just branches and leaves.” Once in the land of Better-Than-Brown lived Cody the Caterpillar, down on the ground. His life he found boring; he wanted much more; then a message of hope told him he would soon soar. A place called Far Flutterby—it just couldn’t be! He thought, That’s only a dream for a small one like me. But God has a plan filled with wondrous things, and Cody would find that through hard times come wings.
Free Printable Downloads
Here are some of the printable downloads I have created over the years. Most of these were made for my group site www.WeLoveToIllustrate.com.