When his two strange aunts arrive at Dredmoore Hollow, eleven-year-old Elijah finds his life turned upside down. His parents suddenly leave town, and he’s whisked away to stay with Serena and Agnes on Moaning Marsh, where they run the world’s most mysterious beauty salon. Not to mention their creepy hired man, his beastly pet, and the three unusual girls who are their only customers. Elijah discovers that secrets and magic are part of the Dredmoore family legacy, and there’s no hiding from your roots no matter how deep, dark, and tangled they may be.
Today is the day of the big neighborhood parade. Baton twirler Jazmin is ready to lead the way for the dogs and kids, music and fun. But then the clouds crowd in. The sky darkens. Thunder roars. And the rain begins.
SLAP clatter clatter SLAP SLAP!
Is Jazmin’s parade ruined? Or can she use her spirit, her fearless energy, and her mighty baton to save the day?
Award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez’s artwork in oil paint on watercolor paper is a perfect complement to debut author Addie Boswell’s lyrical, rhythmic words.
The snakes in this book are slithery…and maybe a little scary. But they’re also beautiful! Slithery Snakes offers clues about these creepy creatures and gives you an up-close look at their amazing skin patterns.
Do you know which kind of snake is named after an article of clothing men once wore to hold up their socks?
Or which snake has venom twice as lethal as a rattlesnake’s? Or which snake appeared on the first flag of the United States? Guess—and then turn the page to find out! Slither! Hiss!
Down Girl and Sit are two dogs who are “smarter than squirrels.” They know how to protect their masters from all the things that can go wrong in the neighborhood: they bark at paperboys and guard the garbage cans, and keep mischievous squirrels at bay.
But when Here Kitty Kitty moves in next door, their daily routines are turned topsy-turvy.
Filled with humor and adventure, this illustrated chapter book takes a look at life in the backyard from the well-intentioned but misguided viewpoint of man’s best friend.