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Author : Mary Jane Auch
Publisher :
Release : 2010-06
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780823423071
Description :


Henrietta the chicken loves to read so much that she decides to write a book herself, but first no one will publish a book written by a chicken, and then, when she publishes it herself and it gets a terrible review in "The Corn Book," Henrietta is devastated.


Author : David Ezra Stein
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2018-08-14
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1536207608
Description :


It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors—and offering humorous story-within-a-story views—this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.


Author : Mary Jane Auch
Publisher :
Release : 2004-03
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780823418299
Description :


When Henrietta becomes the first chicken in her coop to learn how to read, she uses her skills to save her aunties from becoming chicken soup.


Author : Jackie Polzin
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2021-03-09
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385546769
Description :


An exquisite new literary voice--wryly funny, nakedly honest, beautifully observational, in the vein of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout--depicts one woman's attempt to keep her four chickens alive while reflecting on a recent loss Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined. Intimate and startlingly original, this slender novel is filled with wisdom, sorrow and joy. As the year unfolds, we come to know the small band of loved ones who comprise the narrator's circumscribed life at this moment. Her mother, a flinty former home-ec teacher who may have to take over the chickens; her best friend, a real estate agent with a burgeoning family of her own; and her husband whose own coping mechanisms for dealing with the miscarriage that haunts his wife are more than a little unfathomable to her. A stunning and brilliantly insightful meditation on life and longing that will stand beside such modern classics as H is for Hawk and Gilead, Brood rewards its readers with the richness of reflection and unrelenting hope.


Author : KJ Dell'Antonia
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-12-01
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593085159
Description :


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster. In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. . . The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, helping the fading Mimi's look good on Food Wars becomes Mae's best chance to reclaim the limelight--even if doing so pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: Will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?


Author : Doreen Cronin
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-03-01
Page : 144
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062069772
Description :


From the bestselling, award-winning author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell comes the first book in a heavily illustrated, hilarious chapter book series about the adventures of a dog detective. Perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine series and Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady series. J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to find their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work—or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that's right in front of him?


Author : Melissa Forney
Publisher : Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2001
Page : 173
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 0929895487
Description :


"Good writing is more than we say; it is how we say it. This book shows how to master fifty key target skills that will improve their writing and raise heir assessment scores."--Editor.


Author : Sophie Anderson
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2018-09-25
Page : 272
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1338209981
Description :


An extraordinary retelling of the Baba Yaga myth, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.


Author : Deb Olin Unferth
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2020-03-03
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781644450154
Description :


An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night—an entire egg farm’s worth of animals. Janey and Cleveland—a spirited former runaway and the officious head of audits—assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on the farm on a dark spring evening. A series of catastrophes ensues. Deb Olin Unferth’s wildly inventive novel is a heist story of a very unusual sort. Swirling with a rich array of voices, Barn 8 takes readers into the minds of these renegades: a farmer’s daughter, a former director of undercover investigations, hundreds of activists, a forest ranger who suddenly comes upon forty thousand hens, and a security guard who is left on an empty farm for years. There are glimpses twenty thousand years into the future to see what chickens might evolve into on our contaminated planet. We hear what hens think happens when they die. In the end the cracked hearts of these indelible characters, their earnest efforts to heal themselves, and their radical actions will lead them to ruin or revelation. Funny, whimsical, philosophical, and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion. Barn 8 is a rare comic-political drama, a tour de force for our time.


Author : John Himmelman
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2016-08-23
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250134056
Description :


Meet the most heroic chickens in town! On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . . On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . . Who will help the poor Greenstalk family? Chickens to the rescue! The amazing chickens on the Greenstalk farm race to help various family members and farm animals every day of the week. Every day until Sunday, that is, when Emily Greenstalk has a little trouble . . . John Himmelman's expressive illustrations are filled with the kind of hilarious details that will delight young readers. "The fun here comes from all the frenzy in the pictures, and it will take kids more than one look to see all the silliness." - Booklist


Author : Heather Smith
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-03-05
Page : 256
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0143198696
Description :


Everybody has a story that will break your heart; a poignant coming-of-age YA for fans of David Arnold, from the author of the acclaimed The Agony of Bun O'Keefe, a Kirkus Best of the Year selection. Poppy used to be an optimist. But after a photo of her dressed as Rosie the Riveter is mocked online, she's having trouble seeing the good in the world. As a result, Poppy trades her beloved vintage clothes for a feathered chicken costume and accepts a job as an anonymous sign waver outside a restaurant. There, Poppy meets six-year-old girl Miracle, who helps Poppy see beyond her own pain, opening her eyes to the people around her: Cam, her twin brother, who is adjusting to life as an openly gay teen; Buck, a charming photographer with a cute British accent and a not-so-cute mean-streak; and Lewis a teen caring for an ailing parent, while struggling to reach the final stages of his gender transition. As the summer unfolds, Poppy stops glorifying the past and starts focusing on the present. But just as she comes to terms with the fact that there is good and bad in everyone, she is tested by a deep betrayal.


Author : Ellen A. Kelley
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780152053062
Description :


After escaping the frying pan, a chicken has an adventure that includes pirates, a typhoon, and a balloon ride before landing happily in a petting zoo.


Author : Tad Hills
Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
Release : 2012-07-24
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0449810380
Description :


Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestseller How Rocket Learned to Read—complete with audio narration—is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. This ebook includes Read & Listen audio narration.


Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : McSweeney's
Release : 2019-11-12
Page :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781944211738
Description :


A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the territory of the Dog Knights, they soon learn what it means to be courageous, merciful, and not seasick quite so much of the time. A whimsical and unexpected adventure tale, Chicken of the Sea originated in the five-year-old mind of Ellison Nguyen, son of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen; father and son committed the story to the page, then enlisted the artistic talents of Caldecott Honor winner Thi Bui and her thirteen-year-old son, Hien Bui-Stafford, to illustrate it. This unique collaboration between two generations of artists and storytellers invites you aboard for adventure, even if you're chicken. Maybe especially if you're chicken.


Author : George Bridge
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-18
Page : 32
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781486710188
Description :


"The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" Chicken Little and his feathered friends got all aflutter when something fell on his head and he assumed it must be the sky falling to bits. Eventually Chicken Little learns there is nothing to be afraid of, and perhaps it's better not to panic before you find out the whole story.


Author : Leslie Helakoski
Publisher : Perfection Learning
Release : 2008-02-01
Page :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780756989132
Description :


Brimming with silliness and the kind of slapstick humor small children love, this hilarious read-aloud tells the story of what happens when four chickens run away from a wolf whos sneaking into their coop. Full color.


Author : Daniel Pinkwater
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-09-25
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 141692809X
Description :


Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 266-pound chicken.


Author : Mary Jane Auch
Herm Auch
Publisher : Holiday House
Release : 2015-01-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780823432011
Description :


Henrietta is a reader and a writer, unusual traits for a chicken, but when her book is published and she is invited to the Children's Book Festival, only the local librarian believes she is the author.


Author : Sam Copeland
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-02-02
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0241346258
Description :


The first book in a hilarious new series for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams! 'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian 'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph 'The best kind of silly' The Observer _______ Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret . . . He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can't decide when - it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about: · His brother (who is in hospital) · His parents (who are panicking about it) · And the school bully (who has Charlie in his sights) And even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn't keen on changing into a chicken in the middle of the school play. So with the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power - and fast! Praise for Charlie Changes into a Chicken: 'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Mail on Sunday 'Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best' Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out? 'Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs 'Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island


Author : David Mackintosh
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-11-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0007491913
Description :


This is a read-along edition with audio synced to the text, performed by Stephen Mangan. Quirky, witty and brilliant, Marshall Armstrong is new to school and he definitely stands out from the crowd; but will he find it easy to make friends? A highly original take on a perennially popular theme from an exciting talent.