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Wizzil the witch is very, very bored. When her bossy parrot suggests that she find someone to bother, Wizzil turns herself into a fly and buzzes off to do some mischief to the funky Frimp family. But mischief has a way of backfiring, and one spell often leads to another. It's not long before Wizzil has changed so much, she can hardly recognize herself. The zany witch's misadventures, and the sunny conclusion to her story, will quickly have you laughing out loud. Beloved author and cartoonist William Steig, winner of many Newbery and Caldecott awards, has delighted readers of all ages with books like Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and The Mud Flat Mystery. Enhanced by John McDonough's charming narration, Wizzil is sure to be a favorite story, one you will want to share with all your friends.Show more
Have you ever wondered what makes popcorn pop? One second a kernel is sitting there, tiny and hard as a rock. Next thing you know, it bursts into a fluffy and delicious snack. If you're curious about this or any of the other mysteries surrounding us every day, then What Makes Popcorn Pop? is the book for you. For example, if salt isn't hot, then how come we use it to melt ice in the winter? Where exactly does wind come from, and how come we can't see it? Why is the sky blue? And while we're on the subject, why are lakes and oceans blue-is it because they reflect the sky? The answers to these questions and dozens more are explained in this fun book from Jack Myers, longtime science editor of Highlights for Children/ magazine. John McDonough's warm and enthusiastic narration captures the limitless joy and wonder of the world around us.Show more
People come from near and far to buy Walter's delicious bread, cookies, and tarts. Everyone agrees he is the best baker in the whole Duchy. The Duke and Duchess love his sweet rolls for breakfast. Every morning, he carries a basketful of warm rolls to their castle. But one day the cat spills the milk he plans to use for the bread dough. What can Walter do? He grabs a pitcher of water and pours it into the flour. Will the Duke and Duchess notice the difference? Internationally popular children's author and award-winning illustrator Eric Carle fills this fun-loving tale with suspense and humor.Show more
By 6 a.m. at Cloverleaf Hospital, young patient Filbert MacFee is ready to go home. He doesn't need any more bed rest. He doesn't want any more shots or x-rays. And he just can't stand any more medicine. How can Filbert fight off the nurses, technicians and doctors when all he has to help him is a box of animal crackers? And how can the little boy convince these grownups to let him go home? Roberta Karim has created a hilarious animal tale that captures the wishes of every child who has even spent time in a hospital. Filbert MacFee's adventures are sure to have young readers and their parents laughing out loud. When John McDonough's richly comic narration is pared with the lively text, the combination is a dose of pure fun.Show more
Everyone who met him agreed that L. Frank Baum was a born storyteller, but when The Wizard of Oz was published in 1900, its phenomenal success still surprised him. This American fairy tale was a radical departure from the religious and moral tales that were the standard fare of children's literature at the turn of the century. It became so popular that avid readers urged Baum to write thirteen more books in the best-selling Oz series. After Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away from Kansas by a cyclone, they embark on a remarkable odyssey accompanied by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion. As they travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, they find perils and colorful opponents including the wonderfully evil Wicked Witch. The story and characters of The Wizard of Oz are beloved by generations of readers and moviegoers.Show more
Chocolate-loving penguin detective Mr. Pin is relaxing between cases when a client approaches him with a baffling problem-someone is smashing the stone gargoyles in his warehouse. In fact, all over Chicago, gargoyles are falling from the buildings. Hoping to stop the villain before someone gets hurt, Mr. Pin and his young friend Maggie scamper to the latest crime scene to collect clues. But when an empty chocolate box is found near a destroyed statue, and a rock hopper penguin is seen scuttling away, police blame Mr. Pin. The flippered detective must find the culprit-quickly-or lose his reputation and more. As he munches his way through the chocolate clues in two exciting cases, Mary Elise Monsell's loveable penguin from the South Pole teaches that appearances can be misleading. Narrator John McDonough will have young listeners laughing out loud with delight as Mr. Pin finds the statue smasher and solves a second puzzling mystery for the famous Cubs baseball team.Show more
National Book Award Finalist M. T. Anderson is acclaimed for his thought-provoking children's books. This captivating Junior Library Guild Selection is a rhyming dramatization based on 19th-century accounts of a mysterious sea creature swimming the coastal waters of Massachusetts. As startling news sweeps the summer streets, a curious lad races toward the harbor in disbelief. And yet it's true! There, frolicking in the water is an enormous sea serpent. The wide-eyed boy can plainly see it. And so can the crowd gathering on Cape Ann's sandy shores. For weeks, the youth watches the majestic monster-until, suddenly, it disappears.Show more
Twelve-year-old Trevor Frederick Ackerman can't stand another summer with his confusing tangle of stepparents, stepbrothers, and stepsisters. So instead, his mother sends him to a remote area of New England to stay with two elderly aunts. As the plane takes off, Freddie feels everything familiar slip away. Despite his initial fears, he finds that he is comfortable in the eccentric aunts' rambling house. Soon, he has made a new friend in the nearby village and, in a mysterious book, he discovers something surprising and wonderful. Hadley Irwin, also author of Kim/Kimi is really the popular writing team of Lee Hadley and Ann Irwin. Together, they create stories that explore the changes young people face as they move into adulthood. The Original Freddie Ackerman, filled with gentle wit, was chosen by School Library Journal as a Best Book.Show more
Like other rock hopper penguins, Mr. Pin enjoys the icy weather in the South Pole. But he loves eating chocolate and solving mysteries more. When he moves to Chicago to be a detective, his new home is wonderful! Snowflakes swirl in the wind, and Sally from Smiling Sally's diner gives him all the chocolate ice cream he can eat. Soon Maggie, Sally's young niece, becomes his new friend. But Sally and Maggie, are worried. Gangsters are threatening to blow up the diner. Will Mr. Pin be able to help them? In The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin, Chicago's delightful new penguin detective is up to his beak in problems and clues. Mr. Pin will entertain young readers with his tasty solutions to three puzzling cases and provide thoughtful lessons in friendship.Show more
The little squeegy bug doesn't know where he comes from or what he is. He isn't an ant or a cricket, and he definitely isn't a flea. He thinks it might be fun to be a bumblebee, because then he'd have silver wings and a stinger. Buzzer the Bumblebee tells the squeegy bug to climb to the sky and find his own silver wings. When the squeegy bug tries, he doesn't find wings. But he does find two new friends. With help from Creepy the Caterpillar and Haunchy the Spider, the squeegy bug gets more than he ever dreamed of. Originally written in 1945, this charming story of determination and nonviolence was called "an adorable new book" by Eleanor Roosevelt, helping it sell more than a million copies. A whole new generation is sure to be dazzled by John McDonough's charismatic narration.Show more
No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. Ruffled feathers, petty snits, minor tiffs and major huffs, insults, umbrage, squabbles, dust-ups, and imbroglios-the Grudge Keeper received them all, large and small, tucking each one carefully away in his ramshackle cottage. When a fierce wind blows through Bonnyripple, the residents are forced to rescue Cornelius and deal with their various disputes.Show more
When the ferocious beast with the polka-dot hide catches a piglet, he has a tough decision to make: whether to have him on whole wheat or rye bread. But the clever piglet saves his own life when he convinces the beast that the seams on his polka-dot hide are about to burst. To save his hide, the beast agrees to let the piglet fix all of his meals. "You have to eat the foods you like the least," the piglet tells the beast. Soon, prunes and hay and pine needles make the beast too sick to move, and the piglet sees his chance for escape. But can he leave the poor beast lying in agony? Betty Paraskevas' delightful story introduces readers to the popular characters seen on Nickelodeon's Maggie and the Ferocious Beast. John McDonough's crisp narration enhances a tale that young listeners will like better than bacon.Show more
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