An Orange for Frankie

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039924302X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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The day before Christmas Eve Frankie Stowell waits expectantly for his father to return with oranges for the holiday, but heavy snow might prevent Frankie's father from getting through.

Gifts of the Heart

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698135210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9115

Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love. Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don't have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they will never forget. Celebrating the joy of homemade gifts, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a new character who is truly a force of nature in this story reminiscent of Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. This is a magical Christmas story the author swears is true, right down to the sleigh tracks on the farmhouse roof!

The Junkyard Wonders

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399250786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8589

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

The Trees of the Dancing Goats

with audio recording

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442498676

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 432

Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees -- but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season. Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

Welcome Comfort

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442010369

Category:

Page: 40

View: 6875

Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend, the school custodian, that there is a Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve. Reprint.

Uncle Vova's Tree

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142414835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 320

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children gather at a farm house to celebrate Christmas in the Russian tradition.

Babushka's Doll

with audio recording

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442498668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3903

Babushka's doll was special. She had played with it only once, when she was a little girl like her high-spirited granddaughter, Natasha. Now Babushka is going to the store and it's Natasha's turn to take the little doll down from the high shelf. When the naughty doll comes to life -- and is even more rambunctious than the little girl herself -- Natasha finds out why playing once with Babushka's doll is enough! Patricia Polacco's beautiful illustrations capture the warmth, humor, and timeless spirit of her magical tale.

Clara and Davie

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545692970

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1823

From bestselling author Patricia Polacco's family tree -- the true story of young Clara Barton. Animals and flowers were Clara's best friends. She had a special way with critters and found joy in the beauty that sprang from the soil. But whenever Clara talked, her words didn't come out right. As hard as she tried, she could not get over her lisp. Clara's older brother Davie understood that his sister was gifted. When folks made fun of Clara's stilted words, Davie was always at her side reminding her that she had a talent for healing creatures. Davie told his sister, "Some day you are going to be a very great lady." And that's exactly what happened. Clara Barton became one of the most famous medical practitioners of all time, and founded the American Red Cross.

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101646985

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Two kids. One mysterious doorway to the Civil War. Michael and Derek don’t expect the adventure of a lifetime while visiting a Civil War museum with their grandmother. But when the mysterious museum keeper invites them to play a special history game, they suddenly find themselves walking through a door into a very realistic depiction of 1862. It’s only the beginning of their journey as they are whisked away by a carriage to nearby Antietam only days after a violent battle. There, they see for themselves the tragic aftermath of war and come face-to-face with Abraham Lincoln. Suddenly, the boys begin to wonder—is this all real? Patricia Polacco brings history to vibrant life and uses facts and primary sources to open a doorway through time into a pivotal moment of the Civil War.

John Philip Duck

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780399246685

Category: Depression

Page: N.A

View: 3596

During the Depression, a young Memphis boy trains his pet duck to do tricks in the fountain of a grand hotel and ends up becoming the Duck Master of the Peabody Hotel.

Me and My Dragon

Author: David Biedrzycki

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684446775

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 608

A boy lists all the reasons he wants a pet dragon and describes how he would take care of it. Includes tips for selection (why you shouldn't choose a three-headed dragon), discipline (what to do if your dragon misbehaves), and diet (why you should never give a dragon broccoli).

Luba and the Wren

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Philomel

ISBN: 9780399231681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2631

In this variation on the story of "The Fisherman and His Wife", a young Ukrainian girl must repeatedly return to the wren she has rescued to relay her parents' increasingly greedy demands. Full color.

Some Birthday!

with audio recording

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6069

"Anything special happening today, Daddy?" Patricia asked, hoping it would help him remember. "Nope, honey. Today's about the same as any other day, I'd say." Some birthday! Where was the cake with all the candles, the brightly wrapped present, and the family singing "happy birthday" all together? Not only had the festivities apparently been forgotten, but Dad suggests a trip to one of the scariest places on earth -- home of the Clay Pit Bottoms Monster! With a sparkle of mischief, Patricia Polacco's bold, expressive pictures tell how a certain little girl has the spookiest, most exciting, funniest, and best birthday ever.

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

Author: Jan Brett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399549382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5809

Every year, trolls knock down Kyri's door and gobble up her Christmas feast. But this year, the trolls are in for a surprise: a boy and his pet ice bear on their way to Oslo have come in from the cold. And once the ice bear is finished with the trolls, you can bet they won't come knocking next Christmas Eve! Once again, Jan Brett creates an original Christmas story full of warmth and magic. Featuring beautiful borders, intricate illustrations, and a stunning display of the Northern Lights, Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? will rightfully take its place among Jan's Christmas favorites with the whole family.

Frankie

A Novel

Author: Shivaun Plozza

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250143012

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4377

A genre-hopping, darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself, and falling in love. Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances. When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes, a criminal record, and secrets of his own. Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything. “Readers will love Frankie for her courage, passion, and honesty as a narrator. A powerful debut about a girl learning to love despite the dangers.” —ALA Booklist “A gritty, darkly witty debut.” —Kirkus Reviews “Frankie's a great, gutsy character, full of heart.” —Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta, author of The Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca “Original, and often obscenely funny. I frequently laughed aloud while reading Frankie.” —Australian Book Review “This is a great debut novel from a fantastic new Australian author, Shivaun Plozza. It has everything YA fiction needs to be captivating: mystery, tough women, annoyingly cute bad boys, sarcasm, and humor. Highly recommended.” —Readings Monthly

My Secret Bully

Author: Trudy Ludwig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385387067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6062

THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica. She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten. Monica loves being around her when she's nice. But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean. And Monica doesn't understand why. Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying among friends who will use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude. But with a little help from a supportive adult—her mother—Monica learns to cope and thrive by facing her fears and reclaiming power from her bully. Including a foreword by the founder of the The Ophelia Project, as well as helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional resources, My Secret Bully is a vital resource for children, parents, teachers, and counselors. From the Hardcover edition.

Someone for Mr. Sussman

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399250751

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7824

Although she is the best matchmaker in the neighborhood, Jerome's Bubbie has a hard time finding a match for the fussy Mr. Sussman.