Renny is your average teenager. He's tall, lanky, and an easy target for the neighborhood bully. But things quickly change when his parents buy him a not-so-average dog. Entering "Ernie's Pet Shack" was an experience Renny would not soon forget, nor could he guess the adventure that awaited him once he took his dog, Lou home. The two were about to embark on a quest that would change the world as Renny knew it.
Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In A Home for Ted Cat builds Ted, her teddy bear, a new house in her garden, exploring different materials to see what would be best for Ted's home. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In A New Home we meet Meg and follow her journey as she finds a new home with a difference. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
A heartwarming story about a little boy who longs for a dog of his own and an elderly man who is forced to give up his beloved pet. When Johnny's elderly friend suffers a stroke, Johnny takes on the responsibility of caring for Mr. Thornton's dog. In the course of caring for the dog, Johnny finds that the dog is a great hunter. Johnny tells Mr. Thornton about all of the adventures that Johnny and the dog go on, when he visits him at the hospital. Mr. Thornton realizes that the quality of Trouble's life has become greatly enhanced since Johnny has started to care for him. Trouble becomes very fond of Johnny even though he misses his owner. Every time Johnny has to leave Trouble for the night, Trouble whimpers and Johnny feels terrible that he has to leave him all alone, because he knows that the dog is lonely. Mr. Thornton is sent to a care home and realizes that he may never get to return to his own home or Trouble again. Mr. Thornton knows that Johnny is the best person for his beloved dog. But the problem is that Johnny and his mother live in a cabin at the lodge and it is highly unlikely that the owner of the lodge will allow a dog to be kept on the premises. Mr. Thornton devises a plan to make sure that Johnny can have the dog, but he is unsure that it will work.
When you were a child growing up, chances are that you believed in Santa Claus. That merry fat man who brought presents to all the good kids in the world. Then by accident, or because someone told, you discovered this man did not really exist. How did that feel? This is a question was always wanted to know the answer to so we asked people to tell us their stories. Here is a collection of fun and interesting essays about Santa Claus. What we learned is that kids are pretty smart and the Santa Claus story wil endure.
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