By Roald Dahl
ROAR! Now I’ve got your attention, can I interest you in a book of poems about dinosaurs?
Though they went extinct 65 million years ago, dinosaurs are still everywhere. They’re on TV in The Land Before Time, in classrooms and museum collections, but it might still be hard to believe that dinosaurs walked here once. The poets in this anthology bring dinosaurs out of their display cases and into your home, and ask them politely to be careful with the carpet.
This book is approximately for children aged 8+.
Bursting with energy and an immense love of nature, Heidi proves to have remarkable, transforming powers over those people closest to her, including Clara, a handicapped young lady from a wealthy German family, Peter, a goatherd, and his blind grandmother. Even Heidi’s pessimistic grandfather eventually accepts and enjoys the healing effects of Heidi’s innocence, sensitivity, and love.
By J.M. Barrie
By Leo Lionni
The beloved fable about loving your home from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.
A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a life of adventure and exploration.
These particular illustrations were originally created to decorate the walls of a children’s hospital wall but a specially commissioned text by long-time collaborate John Yeoman has propelled these colourful characters into a book for all to enjoy.
A simple rhyme introduces each exuberant personality and talks us through their assorted talents and tricks, from Philbert’s egg juggling to Uncle Phoenix’s firebreathing. There is lots to enjoy here, with something suitably silly on every page. The Foskett family circus is fabulous indeed, and Blake’s majestic lines, colours and space steal the show again.
By Fred Gwynne
The story follows a little girl who misunderstood different meanings of words that sound alike, so her imaginations took her to unusual sights as “a king who rained” (as opposed of one who reigned) and “the foot prince in the snow.” Sometimes mistakes make things a lot more interesting!
By Lauren Child
Clarice can’t think of a single thing for her project on the environment, that is until her (usually inert) brother Kurt dashes in and delcares that he is going to become an eco-warrior and mount a protest at the proposed felling of a very old tree.