Gunpowder is back!
But this time he's in bigger trouble than ever. When he is injured saving his buddy Conrad from being horned by a mean tiger-striped cow, Gunpowder is forced to sit on the sidelines while a new, hotshot horse named Ringo takes his place.
Can Gunpowder heal in time to resume his rightful place on the ranch? Or will Ringo make sure that Gunpowder is permanently put out to pasture?
Rivals on the Ranch is the third book in the Gunpowder series by Texas cowboy, high school teacher and award-winning author, Michael Rountree. Don't miss out on this heartwarming middle-grade children's book.
A family camping trip goes awry in this “playful, delightfully illustrated verse narrative” for young readers by the author and illustrator of Gone Fishing (Kirkus). Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears? Filled with a variety of poetic forms—from aubade to haiku—as well as exuberant art and helpful writing tips about rhyme and rhythm, this entertaining companion to the award-winning Gone Fishing is packed with family humor and adventure. So grab a flashlight and get settled in to experience the joy of campfires, s’mores, and storytelling!
"An engaging, action-packed and memorable techno/thriller for young readers." -- MidwestBook Review "[Makes] important political and environmental statements as well as providing pure entertainment." -- KLIATT "Most young readers would like to follow the MacGregors into these exotic lands and adventures." -- Sunday Oklahoman A quaint shop in the heart of old Cairo, a lost subterranean chamber, or even Seti's exquisite temple may give up the clue that will solve the mystery of the Falcon of Abydos, the sky god. Just when Egyptologists believe that the last of the great discoveries have been made, the MacGregor family unveils a secret that could lead to a major war and forever change the history of Egypt. While Dr. Jack MacGregor is attending classes and speaking about environmental problems at an international summit, wife Mavis, sons Chris, 17, and Ryan, 12, and daughter Heather, 14, set out to discover what secrets the Sahara holds. They encounter old and new enemies, including a man out for revenge, Egyptian mobsters who may have ties to terrorists, and former Russian secret police trying to steal high-tech weapons. In this third book in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series, Richard Trout has once again devised a "techno-thriller" story that will keep young readers reaching for their flashlights as they find themselves caught in the dark among the tombs of ancient pharaohs.
Take a stroll through a magnificent garden and serene forest with Grammy and her grandkids and find out what there is to discover around every turn. Beautiful illustrations and adorable rhymes will guide readers as they learn to identify different kinds of flowers, fruits and berries, trees, birds, insects, and animals.
Join author Sarafina Nance, a real-life astrophysicist and one of Forbes magazine "30 inspirational women," as she guides you through 22 pages of fun facts all about the universe. Get lost in captivating illustrations and text about that big wide-open space above us. Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Astronomy is illustrated by Greg Paprocki.
All the phonemes or phonics made by the letters of the alphabet are covered in It's the Alphabet! Each book begins with an introduction to the letter, what it looks like, and where it fits in the alphabet. In the second section, fun, illustrated sentences
A little girl tries to prove she can do everything in this heartwarming story that reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love.
I Can Do It Too! affirms a little girl’s growing independence as she, too, can begin to do all the things she sees her parents, relatives, and neighbors do: pouring juice at breakfast, strumming a guitar, and even riding a bike! The simple cadence of text and direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message, providing reading pleasure for toddlers, older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them.
“Her enthusiasm is contagious. . . . A winner for perusing alone or reading at storytimes.” —Booklist
“Physical skills are not the only kind in focus here, for a happy contagion of kindness is also afoot. The support of her family and congenial companions has the very finest of effects, and best of all, at the end of it all, is our little heroine’s unspoiled and generous display of encouragement for one even smaller than she.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Young children are continually faced with challenging developmental milestones, and this affirming read-aloud offers lots of encouragement. . . . Colorful, full-page illustrations show her pouring juice like Dad, holding a book like Grandpa, putting on clothes like her big sister, etc. Preschoolers are likely to repeat the catchy title refrain. A good choice for toddler collections.” —School Library Journal
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