Description : When a woman is scared by a bear, the people of the town search for it, in a board-book version of a longtime favorite.
Description : When four orphan mice ask for shelter at the home of Sliver and Slice on a cold winter evening, the bad-tempered older mice finally learn to soften their hearts.
Description : This study reinterprets a crucial period (1870s-1920s) in the history of women's rights, focusing attention on a core contradiction at the heart of early feminist theory. At a time when white elites were concerned with imperialist projects and civilizing missions, progressive white women developed an explicit racial ideology to promote their cause, defending patriarchy for "primitives" while calling for its elimination among the "civilized." By exploring how progressive white women at the turn of the century laid the intellectual groundwork for the feminist social movements that followed, Louise Michele Newman speaks directly to contemporary debates about the effect of race on current feminist scholarship. "White Women's Rights is an important book. It is a fascinating and informative account of the numerous and complex ties which bound feminist thought to the practices and ideas which shaped and gave meaning to America as a racialized society. A compelling read, it moves very gracefully between the general history of the feminist movement and the particular histories of individual women."--Hazel Carby, Yale University
Description : Imagine if food fell from the sky like rain… wouldn't it be great? Or would it? This is what happened in the tiny town of Chewandswallow. In many ways it was much the same as any other small town, except for the weather… which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes it rained soup and juice, or snowed mashed potatoes, once or twice it even blew up a storm of hamburgers. Life was pretty delicious in Chewandswallow…until the weather took a turn for the worse!
Description : A picture book account of the true story that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh classics follows the experiences of a World War I veterinarian and soldier who rescued a baby bear, made her his regiment's mascot and introduced her to Christopher Robin at the London Zoo.
Description : Juan is a hardened thief, and when he discovers that old Dona Josefa has a gold coin, he decides to steal it. First, however, he must find Dona Josefa. "Set in South America, this beautifully designed book features an unusual, rewarding fable and . . . lovely, stylized watercolors".--Publishers Weekly. Full color.
Description : Two animal friends play a game of hide and seek in this third picture book in a charming series from Emily Gravett. Bear and Hare are playing hide and seek! Hare counts to ten. Bear hides, but Hare finds him quickly. Again. And then again! But when Bear counts—1…2…3 all the way to 10—Hare hides. Will Bear find Hare? Will Hare find Bear? Told and illustrated with Emily Gravett’s characteristic flair, this picture book for young readers is the perfect companion for friends of all sorts.
Description : Frog has been asleep all winter and now he is on his way back home. But, when he gets there, what does he see - a huge pond monster with enormous claws Will Frog ever be able to swim in his pond again? And will he and his friends find out who the pond monster really is?
Description : Happy half birthday to Karen! Karen is the youngest in her class. everyone teases her and calls her a baby. But soon Karen is going to turn seven and a half. She decides to throw herself a half birthday party. Karen’s friends think the party is a big pain. They do not like getting half-filled goody bags or playing games halfway. They think Karen is bossy. Now what is Karen going to do?
Description : The day Oscar turns six months old, Mum, Dad and Millie decide to celebrate. They take coat-hanger fairy wings, three tuna sandwiches and a chocolate cake with half a candle, and set off across the city for a picnic on Bellevue Hill. Once there, all the other people in the park join in for a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday" in this warm, gentle story of a family celebration on an urban, autumn day.