“Where are the girls?” When Grace’s teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school’s mock election! Author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought—and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.
“Who’s in charge here?” When Grace learns about the three branches of the United States government, she and the rest of the student council put the lesson into practice as they debate how to spend the money from a school fund-raiser. Should they buy new sports equipment? Books for the library? Instruments for the music room? The arguments continue as they travel to Washington, DC, for a field trip. Exploring government buildings and national monuments, Grace feels closer than ever to her dream of becoming president someday. But she and her classmates have a lot to learn about what it means to serve the needs of the people, especially when the people want such different things! In this follow-up to New York Times best seller Grace for President, Kelly DiPucchio not only introduces how our government makes decisions, but also shares what it takes to be a true public servant.
Get ready for a monster storm! Vampirina and her clan are determined to suck as much fun as they can from a host of wintry activities. From sledding to snow angels, there is quite a lot to do on this hauntingly beautiful night-and it’s not complete until Vampirina tests her ballet skills on the ice! This cozy snow day tale and its enchanting cast of characters will warm your spirits.
Itchy dinosaurs try to follow a very important, very prehistoric rule. A rule so important and so prehistoric, it’s written in stone. DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH!
Triceratops has an itch. . . so does Pterodactyl. . . and Brontosaurus. . . and T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What’s an itchy dinosaur to do? Find out in this hilariously charming beginning reader by author/illustrator LeUyen Pham.
Praise for Vampirina Ballerina
*”Pham (All the Things I Love About You) and Pace are entirely in sync in this sweetly goth ‘how to’ for vampirettes under the spell of something more powerful than anything the dark forces can muster: ballet.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Readers will applaud this elegantly designed, well-told story. Brava, indeed.”
“Pace’s funny, matter-of-fact advice (“always get a good day’s sleep”) works in harmony with Pham’s expressive watercolor pen-and-ink artwork, which depicts the adorable minivampire leaping and pliéing enthusiastically across the pages.”
“The sweet and spooky watercolor and pen-and-ink pictures are filled with motion and portray Vampirina’s ‘road to ballerinadom’ with humor and insight.”
—School Library Journal
“[T]he message that passion, dedication, and patience have beautiful results is inspirational for any reader.”
Praise for Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover
“Pace’s droll advice contrasts delightfully with Pham’s spooky-comical watercolors, . . . and it should prove heartening for readers who feel that their families are a bit different.”
“[F]illed with humorous details.”
—School Library Journal
“Any gathering at Vampirina’s is sure to be a scream.”
Oh, to be a ballerina! It’s a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can’t see yourself in the mirror? And then there’s wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all… STAGE FRIGHT!!!
Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don’t forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever.