Everyone can see the Queen's smart coats and dresses, but what does she wear underneath, particularly for a school visit? Through the eyes of a little girl hoping for a school visit by the Queen, the range of royal underwear is revealed, in all its regal glorygarden party and Christmas speech knickers to the VIP (Very Important Pair) for the opening of Parliament. This is a gently humorous book that will delight children, adults, and knicker-wearers everywhere.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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
With exquisite artwork and evocative text, this original fable explores the events of Jesus' life, and demonstrates the role of the Virgin Mary as the benevolent agent of God's people. Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favored village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town. Religious subjects are presented clearly in an allegorical style that proves entertaining, and also serves to provide children with examples of virtue and good behavior. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 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
Fairies chapter books fit for a queen!Queen Clarion is missing! One minute Prilla was flying right behind her, then POOF!—the queen was gone. Meanwhile, someone has taken the precious heart seed from Lily’s rare Fairy Pink rose. Could the queen’s disappearance and the stolen heart seed be connected? With the help of Lily and Beck, Prilla follows clues that Queen Clarion has left behind. The trail leads them all the way to the mysterious High Tree Forest. Prilla knows the queen is somewhere in the vast, dark forest. But how will they ever find her?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/25/2009Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 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
A fun, feel-good, "underdog" story about a little-known female athlete whose derring-do transformed girls' sports.Are you brave enough to make a wave? If you love sports and people who aren't afraid to swim against the tide, Annette Kellerman and her freestyle approach to life will make your heart swell.With strokes of genius, Shana Corey and Edwin Fotheringham pool their talents to create a winning portrait of a little-known athlete, performer, and fashion revolutionary who broke records (and rules!) and dazzled the world with her splashy pluck and courage.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2009Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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