This Hans Christian Andersen favorite tale is retold using contemporary language that celebrates the modern idea of strong girl as hero. Gerda leaves the comfort of her home on an epic journey to rescue her best friend, Kai. A stray sliver from an evil mirror has put him under the wicked Snow Queen's spell, and only Gerda can recognize and break this enchantment. Gerda's determination sees her through many great trials. Icy puzzle pieces spread out on the floor of the Snow Queen's palace and solve the riddle. This new retelling follows all the fairy tale conventions that make these stories so enduring. When Gerda and Kai are finally reunited they must face the Snow Queen's final task.
Dressed up as a queen, a little girl has some endearing and funny audiences with two most obliging subjects — her mother and father.When Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal, she dons her necklaces, bracelets, and crown. Soon the Queen of France emerges to survey her domain, disapproving of Rose’s mother’s thorny gardening choices and asking Rose’s father where the Royal Physician may be found. The odd thing is, when Rose returns to look for the Queen of France, she’s nowhere to be seen. And when the imperious queen comes back, she’s curious to know what Rose’s parents would think if she traded places with their little girl? With charming illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton and a humorous tale by Tim Wadham, here is a sweet homage to the easy affection between parents and an imaginative child.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/8/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When Noot is finally allowed to paint umbrellas like the other women and girls in her village, she secretly hopes that she might be chosen as this year's Umbrella Queen. Carefully, she creates serene flowers and butterflies exactly as she has seen her mother and grandmother do for years. But soon her imagination takes over, and Noot finds herself straying from the old patterns, to the dismay of her family, who depend on the traditionally painted umbrellas for their livelihood. Her parents tell her she must go back to the old designs and Noot obeys, knowing that the King is coming soon to name the one who has painted the most beautiful umbrella. After all, the King would never choose a queen who breaks from tradition . . . would he? Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/17/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Fifty-two nannies in fifty-two weeks — and Minerva von Vyle is still impossible! Can anyone tame this spoiled, wild child?"But what sort of queen lives with beasts in a cave?""The sort," Nanny answered, "who never behaves."Minerva rules her household with shrieks and commands, demanding candy for dinner and refusing to entertain any discussion of bedtime. Indeed, fifty-two nannies have run screaming from the house. But when the elegant and bespectacled fifty-third nanny, undaunted by Minerva’s tirades, appears on the scene to crown her young charge "the Unruly Queen," tutu-clad Minerva is thrilled — until she hears the details of the position. E. S. Redmond’s brisk, bouncy rhymes and vibrant, delightfully detailed artwork portray Minerva’s unyielding awfulness and Nanny’s unshakable calm with comedic flair, prompting even the most unmanageable youngsters to be careful what they wish for.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/28/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Wearing the perfect fairy queen costume, with her friend Michael by her side, Ann Estelle is ready for a Halloween night on the town. And what a night it is—full of ghosts and mummies and witches and wizards, and lots of candy, of course. But Halloween can also be a little bit scary, as Ann Estelle discovers when she tries trick-or-treating at the spookiest house in town. It's awfully dark up there . . . and the pathway is awfully long. Will Ann Estelle be brave enough to ring the bell? Little trick-or-treaters will enjoy this Halloween outing that sparkles with Mary Engelbreit's signature wit and charm. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Hippity-hoppity—here comes the Easter Parade! Ann Estelle dreams of wearing a hat covered with ribbons and flowers for the neighborhood Easter Parade. But when her mother gives her a plain straw hat instead, she wonders how she can be the Queen of Easter in a hat like that. Ann Estelle rolls up her sleeves and gets to work—with the help of some surprise spring visitors! The magic of spring blossoms anew in this fresh, heartwarming book from bestselling artist Mary Engelbreit. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Making the best valentine box ever for her favorite holiday is Ann Estelle's newest school project. It will have glitter, lace, feathers, and even wheels! There's just one thing that Ann Estelle has forgotten -- what could that be? Valentine's Day will be your favorite holiday, too, when you enjoy this delightful tale with Ann Estelle and her friends as lovingly imagined by best-selling artist Mary Engelbreit. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/25/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Summary:0About the Author:-Chris Van Allsburg has won two Caldecott Medals, forJumanji and The Polar Express, a Caldecott Honor for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, the National Book Award, and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He has never gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Author: Chris Van AllsburgIllustrator:0Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Books for ChildrenPublished Date:04/04/2011Format:HardcoverISBN:0547315813#of pages:#N/A
Lottie Snow Queen Lottie is thrilled to receive a party invitation to the Lottieville Masked Ball. Inspired by one of her favorite stories, Lottie decides to dress as a Snow Queen. Wearing a silver, sparkly mask and a magnificent ice blue and frosty white gown studded with silver snowflakes - will any of her friends recognize her? Detailed clothing that allows for imaginative, dressable fun. High quality Japanese hair that is soft and very strokable. Moveable joints that encourage creative, poseable play. Product Measures: 16.75" x 14.5" x 20.5"Recommended Ages: 3-7 years
Andy and Dolores tangle as they try to negotiate their bumpy friendship. . . .An upbeat volume for confident beginning readers." — THE HORN BOOKThe school Culture Fair is coming up, and Andy Shane has to pick an African country to learn about. Deciding isn’t easy for Andy, so he’s glad when Granny Webb gives him a scarab beetle, which he knows is a symbol of Egypt. But when Andy tries to tell Ms. Janice, Dolores Starbuckle springs up with her gold jewelry and glitter sandals and claims that she is the queen of Egypt. Dolores always gets her way — but this time Andy doesn’t feel like caving in. What will it take for him to share his project with the bossy queen? Fans of the endearing Andy Shane will be happy to see him holding his own in his new early-chapter-book adventure.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/8/2009Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky,I can pedal backwards, I can really fly!Sally Jean was born to ride. And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But one day something terrible – and wonderful – happens. Sally Jean grows. Suddenly she finds herself too bigfor Flash. What’s a Bicycle Queen to do? Finally, by collecting old bicycle parts to make a new bike – and giving Flash to a young friend who longs for a bigger bike of his own – she ridesagain!With exuberant art that’s just the right match for Sally Jean’s new found freedom, this joyous text celebrates growing up, learning new skills, and giving back to the community.Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/18/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee-60 years on the throne-TASCHEN celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom (including the Royal Collection), Continental Europe, and the United States. These images have it all: history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats.Format: Hardcover Pages: 306
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