Dale, Dale, Dale/Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: Una fiesta de números/A Fiesta of Numbers

“In this bilingual counting picture book, a young boy counts to fourteen in anticipation of his birthday party: one piñata filled with candy; two hours until the party; three tables set for all of the guests, etc.”

The Milestones Project

A best friend. A lost tooth. A first day of school. In engaging photos and text, this book highlights the milestones shared by every child on the planet. In addition to original writings from some of today’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators, this paperback edition comes packaged with a growth chart uniquely designed to track a child’s physical growth as well as their development into an ethical human being. Stickers included with the book can be placed on the chart to encourage children toward their goals.”I told the truth.” “I kept a promise.” “I shared my toys.” Includes growth chart to track ethical milestones. Includes essays by J.K. Rowling, Cynthia Rylant, Eric Carle, and more. 2005 CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People.

Girl, Nearly 16 Absolute Torture

Just when things were going so well. Jess had the perfect summer planned: She and Fred, lounging in the park, gazing into one another’s eyes and engaging in witty repartee. It was going to be so romantic. And then her maddening mum stepped in: She suddenly announced a two-week “road trip” to Cornwall to visit Jess’s dad, something Jess might have enjoyed, actually, were it not for the monstrously bad timing. Not only will this force Jess and Fred apart for two whole weeks, it will also leave the darling and handsome Fred in the clutches of Jess’s blindingly beautiful best friend, Flora—who, you might recall, expressed an interest in Fred not too long ago. As if all this weren’t enough, Jess’s mum seems to expect her to weep at the grave of every departed literary hero in Britain’s long history. It’s absolute torture. And little does Jess know, a huge surprise awaits her when she visits her dad at his home for the first time in years.