When Tinker Bell sneaks over the border into the mysterious Winter Woods and meets a frost fairy named Periwinkle, the two make an amazing discovery. As a tribute to the special bond that forms between them, this friendship bracelet combines elements of summer and winter -- pretty purple flower blossoms and beads as clear as ice.
Lena, Bridget, Tibby, and Carmen have been best friends
since birth. Now, just before they are about to spend their first
summer apart, they discover a pair of jeans that miraculously
fits all of them, despite their differing physiques. And not just
fit -- the Pants make each girl look, and feel, beautiful and
confident. They don't know it yet, but they'll need that
confidence during a summer that will test them, each in different
That's all the magic, if such it is, that comes from the
Pants themselves -- the rest comes from the powerful love these
girls share, which travels with the pants. In a solemn midnight
ceremony, the kind of solemnity of which perhaps only teenage
girls are capable, they make up a compact about the Pants, part
of which is that they will send them back and forth among
themselves throughout the summer. Thus they will be present
during each girl's time of crisis and tie the strands of the
story together engagingly, if somewhat artificially.
When lonely India Opal Buloni takes home a stray dog she
finds at the supermarket, her whole life changes in ways she
couldn't have imagined. This soothing, poignant first novel,
filled with the atmosphere of a dusty Southern town, is one of
the best around.
India Opal Buloni has just moved to the small town of Naomi,
Florida, with her father, a preacher who "reminded me of a turtle
hiding inside its shell." Her mother abandoned them years before,
and Opal feels alone and abandoned in her new town.
At the supermarket she rescues a stray dog who looks "like a
big piece of old brown carpet that had been left out in the
rain," and names him Winn-Dixie, after the market. She soon
discovers that he is great at making friends, and because of
Winn-Dixie, Opal is learning to see beyond people's surfaces.
The ex-con who runs the pet shop plays music that mesmerizes
animals. An woman rumored to be a witch is just an old lady who
is half-blind, but can see with her heart. A pinched-faced girl
harbors a tragic secret. And all are soon her friends.
This classic story will have your kids cheering! Can Mike
and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig the cellar for the
new town hall in just one day? This fun book, filled with
energetic crayon illustrations, teaches kids important lessons
about faith and friendship.
How big can a friendship be? Just imagine the friendship
shared by two hippos! Five stories explore issues such as vanity,
privacy, and honesty. Will Martha make fun of George's gold
tooth? Will there be split-pea soup for lunch again? Lessons in
behavior are included in these solid, simple stories.
Once Frog convinces the sleepy Toad that winter is actually
over, the two amphibian friends "run outside to see how the world
was looking in spring." With each new season comes new
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
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