CELA will be closed for the Civic Holiday on Monday, August 2. We will return to regular hours on Tuesday, August 3.
Showing 1 - 20 of 9299 items
By Kurt Wiese, Walter R. Brooks. 1937
The international sensation for readers young and old, Freddy the Pig, is back! Adoniram lives with his cruel aunt and…uncle until a chance flood leads him to the irrepressible Freddy and Jinx the Cat. The animals convince him to stay at Bean Farm and Mr. Bean's brother even builds him a mechanical twin playmate. When Adoniram's aunt and uncle come looking for him, they mistake the clockwork twin for the real boy. A rollicking comedy of errors ensues, and it is once again up to Freddy and friends to save the day.
By Jessie Haas. 1993
Named to the Sequoyah Award Master List: Experienced rider Lily is ready for a real horse--will Beware the mare bring…her good or bad luck? <P> The bright-eyed bay mare in the truck looks very small. Lily's grandfather brought her home to their Vermont farm as a present for Lily. She's shaggy, her mane is tangled, and she looks as if she hasn't been brushed in a long time. To Lily, she's beautiful. <P> But Lily has to solve the mystery of her name. Why is she called Beware? And why did Gramp get her so cheap? Is something wrong with her? Lily can't imagine what--she's already crazy about the little bay. The test will be when Lily takes her out for her first ride. What will happen then? <P> This charming story of a girl and her pony will capture the hearts of horse-crazy young readers everywhere.
By Jessie Haas. 1996
A Child Study Association of America Book of the Year: Lily's beloved horse Beware is sick--can Lily save her? <P>…Something's wrong with Beware. Lily knows the minute she spies the mare standing under the trees, the way Beware does in summer to get away from the heat. But today there's no shade beneath the bare branches, and it's freezing out. When Lily calls for her, Beware doesn't come trotting over. She doesn't move, even when Lily offers her an apple core. She isn't injured, because Lily can't find any cuts or bruises on her. But when Lily tells her to walk, Beware's back legs buckle and she nearly falls down! <P> Beware is sick, but she has no fever and is still eating a little bit. The vet makes a diagnosis, but the treatments don't help. Surgery may be the only answer. But it's expensive--and dangerous. Will Beware survive? Lily needs more than hopes and prayers--she needs a miracle: Somehow, she has to find a way to save her.
By Jessie Haas. 1998
An untamed horse has run away--can Lily and Beware find him and bring him home? <P> After a storm scatters…all the livestock on her grandparents' farm, Lily discovers that Gramp's wild black Morgan is missing. Stogie's a horse with a mind of his own, and when he runs, no one can ever catch him. <P> Stogie may be boss of the other animals on the farm, but he's afraid of people. And a frightened horse is a dangerous one. Lily's determined to find the black Morgan and bring him home before he ends up getting hurt--or shot. Since no one can catch Stogie, no one can lead him. But Lily brings a rope anyway. As she and Beware set off on their search, she tries to put herself in Stogie's shoes to figure out where he would go. Then she gets an idea . . . <P> Can she and Beware find and catch Stogie before it's too late?
By Nancy Springer. 1994
Gray's life changes forever when she meets a boy as wild as an untamed stallion When Chav walks into Gray's…class at school for the first time dressed all in black, with wild hair and fierce eyes, Gray knows that her life is about to change. What she doesn't yet know is that her mysterious new classmate is as fascinated by her as she is by him. Gray and Chav are drawn to each other by their shared love of horses. But Chav's home life is more complicated than Gray could ever have imagined. Chav is a Gypsy and doesn't trust gadjo, or non-Gypsy people. He and his siblings have run away from a painful past and he will do anything to defend his family. But when his brother and sister suddenly get sick, Chav needs help--Gray's help. And earning Chav's trust turns out to be harder than breaking a wild horse.
By Nancy Springer. 1991
Winner of the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award: The triumphant story of a boy who overcomes his disease with help…from horses If Colt Vittorio had a motto, it would be I Don't Want To! Colt has spina bifida--a condition that makes the bones in his legs weak and confines him to a wheelchair. When Colt is introduced to horseback riding in a program for disabled kids, he is beyond nervous. He wants nothing to do with these terrifying animals. After all, there's no chance he'll ever be able to use his legs anyway. What's the point? Once he gets in the saddle astride a horse named Liverwurst, Colt's whole world changes. With the horse's powerful, muscular body beneath him, Colt no longer feels small and limited. After all, if he can control this huge, strong animal, he can do anything. And with Liverwurst's help, Colt's back and legs start getting stronger. But when his doctor warns that horseback riding is too dangerous and the risks are too great, will Colt's riding lessons be history?
By Jessie Haas. 1995
Named to the West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List: In the first horse show with her new mare, Lily…competes against her best friend for the blue ribbon <P> Today's the big day. Lily and her horse, Beware, are going to compete in the junior horse show. Lily's best friend, Mandy, is also in the competition, riding her horse, Shane. When Lily and her mother and grandfather arrive, Mandy looks so grown up, like a rider in a magazine. And with his shining copper coat, Shane looks just like a show horse. Worried that Beware looks shaggy next to Shane, Lily brushes her until she's sleek and polished. <P> Then it's time for Lily to get ready. She puts on her breeches and boots and tries to remember everything her grandfather taught her about riding. Will Lily and Beware walk away with the blue? And will Lily and Mandy still be best friends when it's over?
By Kurt Wiese, Walter R. Brooks. 1953
The weather, all animals (with special emphasis on the peculiar attributes of pigs), joy and sorrow, the utility of facial…features, and a world of other subjects are poetically worked over by the world's most distinguished pig-of-letters, Freddy--the Bard of Bean Farm. Whether he's happy or sad Freddy is ever the poet, and his verse--both heavy and light--has created an international fuss among the less gifted pigs and poets. And if Freddy's poetry seems a bit hammy in spots, well . . .
By Ashley Wolff, Joseph Slate. 1996
"Who is coming to our house? Someone, someone," says Mouse. As Pig makes room, Lamb cleans up, Goose stacks the…hay, and Duck lines the crib with eiderdown, Mary and Joseph are on their way by donkey. All the animals welcome the baby Jesus to their home.
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Laura Scott. 2021
With her K-9 partner&’s help,can they protect her infant niece? Positive her sister isn&’t involved in a theft ring as…the police believe, State Trooper Helena Maddox and her K-9 partner must find her twin before local cop Everett Brand does. But when the niece Helena didn&’t know existed is left on Everett&’s doorstep, they all become targets. Now, working with Everett is Helena&’s only option to keep the baby safe and prove her sister&’s innocence…ALASKA K-9 UNITFrom Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.Alaska K-9 UnitBook 1: Alaskan Rescue by Terri ReedBook 2: Wilderness Defender by Maggie K. BlackBook 3: Undercover Mission by Sharon DunnBook 4: Tracking Stolen Secrets by Laura ScottBook 5: Deadly Cargo by Jodie BaileyBook 6: Arctic Witness by Heather WoodhavenBook 7: Yukon Justice by Dana Mentink
By Cam Higgins. 2021
In the charming fifth book of the Good Dog series, Bo learns to swim with his family!One hot summer day,…Bo and his family decide to cool off. They take Bo to a swimming hole on their farm. But Bo hasn&’t gone swimming before. Can he learn how in time to join in on the fun? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Good Dog chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
By Julia London. 2020
An accidental dog swap unleashes an unexpected love match in this new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Julia London.…Carly Kennedy's life is in a spiral. She is drowning in work, her divorced parents are going through their midlife crises, and somehow Carly's sister convinces her to foster Baxter--a basset hound rescue with a bad case of the blues. When Carly comes home late from work one day to discover that the dog walker has accidentally switched out Baxter for another perkier, friendlier basset hound, she has reached the end of her leash. When Max Sheffington finds a depressed male basset hound in place of his cheerful Hazel, he is bewildered. But when cute, fiery Carly arrives on his doorstep, he is intrigued. He was expecting the dog walker, not a pretty woman with firm ideas about dog discipline. And Carly was not expecting a handsome, bespectacled man to be feeding her dog mac and cheese. Baxter is besotted with Hazel, and Carly realizes she may have found the key to her puppy&’s happiness. For his sake, she starts to spend more time with Hazel and Max, until she begins to understand the appeal of falling for your polar opposite.
By Ross Burach. 2020
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are…learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!Autumn leaves are falling, and that means it's time for Bumble and Bee to paint pumpkins and help Froggy make a special apple pie. But when the air turns frosty, Froggy decides it's time to find a quiet place to settle in for the winter. Can Bumble and Bee and their zany antics tempt Froggy into one more cozy adventure?
By Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs. 2020
Mack Rhino is a private detective—who just so happens to be a rhinoceros—in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book…that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Mack Rhino is a private eye who has just finished solving his 99th case. With his trusty sidekick, Redd Oxpeck by his side (or on his back) he&’s about to embark on his 100th. There&’s a big race in town, but all the runners are missing the laces to their sneakers! Who&’s run off with the goods, and why?
By Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs. 2020
Mack Rhino—a private detective, who just happens to be a rhinoceros—uncovers sugary secrets in this second mystery of this silly,…fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Mack Rhino is a private eye who has just finished solving his 100th case and is ready to embark on his 101st with his trusty sidekick, Redd Oxpeck. A new candy cart in town is stealing business from other sweets shops, and surrounding establishments have had their alarms go off, only for nothing to appear to be missing. Does Mack have a new case on his hands or just a bunch of false alarms?
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams. 2020
Join little Artemis for a sweet, Wizard of Oz–inspired adventure in this fourth Little Goddess Girls story—part of the Aladdin…QUIX line!All Artemis wants is the gift of courage. There are a lot of scary things out there! With the help of her new friends—Athena, Persephone, and Aphrodite—Artemis hopes she can ask the super-duper-powerful Zeus to help her be a little less afraid. But the mean green girl, Medusa, has other plans. Can Artemis dig deep, be brave, and help her friends find their way to Sparkle City? With the help of some animals who aren&’t what they seem, Artemis just might end up being an unexpected hero!
By Lyla Lee. 2020
Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this third novel in an adorable chapter book series about Mindy…Kim, a young Asian American girl who wants a puppy for her birthday!All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn&’t quite the same thing as a real one! She wants a dog to take on walks, teach tricks, and cuddle with. She knows she has what it takes to be the perfect pet owner, and she thinks a dog would be a perfect gift for her upcoming birthday. But her dad isn&’t so sure she&’s ready for the big responsibility. Can Mindy prove to her dad that she can handle a new addition to the Kim household?
By Lyla Lee. 2020
Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about…Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business! <P><P>Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again <P><P>But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. On her first day of school, Mindy’s school snack of dried seaweed isn’t exactly popular at the lunch table. Luckily, her new friend, Sally, makes the snacks seem totally delicious to Mindy’s new classmates, so they decide to start the Yummy Seaweed Business to try and raise money for that puppy! <P><P>When another student decides to try and sabotage their business, Mindy loses more than she bargained for—and wonders if she’ll ever fit in. Will Mindy be able to overcome her uncertainty and find the courage to be herself?
By Emily Ecton. 2020
Ocean’s Eleven meets The Secret Life of Pets in this hilarious and delightfully illustrated novel following a ragtag group of…pets who will do whatever it takes to avoid being sent to the pound. <p><p> Butterbean knew she wasn’t always a good dog. Still, she’d never considered herself a BAD dog—until the morning that her owner, Mrs. Food, fell in the hallway. Admittedly the tile was slipperier than usual, mostly because Butterbean had just thrown up on it. Now Butterbean and her fellow pets have to come up with a grand plan to support themselves in case Mrs. Food is unable to keep taking care of them. When they discover a mysterious man in their building who seems to have lots of loot, they plan a heist. Oscar the mynah bird is the brains of the operation. Walt the cat has the necessary slyness and slink. Marco and Polo are the reconnaissance rats. And Butterbean...well, no one would ever suspect a cute little wiener dog, right? Can these animal friends can pull off the heist of the century?