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Ann Bonwill - book author

Ann Bonwill is the author of books: I Don't Want to Be a Pea! (Hugo and Bella, #1), When Mermaids Sleep, The Frazzle Family Finds a Way, Bug and Bear, Naughty Toes, I Am Not a Copycat! (Hugo and Bella, #2), Pocket's Christmas Wish, I Totally Don't Want to Play!, We Are Good Citizens, We Have a Government

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If Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird are going to make it to their costume party, they simply must learn to agree! A bright and cheerful picture book about friendship and compromise.Hugo Hippo has a best bird. Bella Bird has a best hippo. They make a perfect pair, and they are going to the Fairy Tale Dress-Up party together, of course: Hugo will be the princess, and Bella will be the pea.

No, wait: Bella will be the princess, and Hugo will be the pea….No, the first way. No, the second way. Wait, now, which way? If these two pals can’t agree on who will be the pea, their party plan will fall to pieces. But when a couple of surprise compromises lead to a new costume solution, Hugo and Bella learn that sometimes it feels better to make someone else happy than to get your own way—and that when it comes to friendship, they’re two peas in a pod.

Hugo and Bella mirror real-life give-and-take: Hippos and birds have symbiotic relationships in nature!

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   In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.
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Every member of the Frazzle family is disastrously forgetful. Mr. Frazzle forgets his trousers, Wags the dog can't find bone, and Annie and Ben bring fishing poles and towels to school instead of their homework. Not even Aunt Rosemary with her organizational tips can help. But one day Annie has an idea that combines rhyme, recall, and song into a melodic way to remember in this warmhearted tribute to compensating for weaknesses.
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Hugo the hippo is annoyed about Bella the bird constantly copying what he does. But then, at the swimming pool, Hugo discovers that when his moves are perfectly copied by Bella, their friends are very impressed indeed.
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Here's a delightful Christmas book with attractive, winter-inspired illustrations--a wonderful gift for a child to find beneath the Christmas tree. It's Christmas morning, and a little rabbit named Pocket is playing in the snow with his brothers and sisters. But when the other rabbits hurry to the skating pond, Pocket stays behind, lost in thought. He is wondering about the meaning of Christmas. When Pocket sees a trail of tiny footprints he decides to follow them through the snowy woods, hoping that they might lead him to discover Christmas's meaning. Pocket follows the footprints all the way to a cozy cottage, and it is there, on the cottage doorstep that his Christmas wish comes true. Beautiful color illustrations on every page perfectly capture the mood of this gentle Christmas story.
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Hugo the hippo has his routine. He always goes skating with Bella the bird. In fact he always does everything with Bella. So when Bella makes a new friend and announces she's going to the playground with Cressida (a crocodile) instead, Hugo feels a bit miffed. Once at the playground, everything seems to be made for two - the swings, the see-saw, even playing leapfrog. And whichever way the friends pair up, there's always someone who feels left out. But there is something that they can all enjoy together and, when they discover it, it proves that three really is better than two! With wonderfully quirky illustrations from new talent Simon Rickerty and a great read-aloud text, this is a made-for-sharing picture book.
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Kids can be good citizens, too!
The Rookie Read about Civics series helps children become productive citizens by presenting core civic knowledge in a fun and engaging way. Each book features include critical-thinking questions; a civics in action feature that encourages kids to put what they've learned into practice; a civics checklist; glossary; and more.

Kids can be good citizens, too. They have freedoms within the groups they belong to and responsibilities to show they care-with their words and their actions. In We Are Citizens readers will explore what being a good citizen means at home, at school, and in the world.
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Kids discover how our government works.
The Rookie Read about Civics series helps children become productive citizens by presenting core civic knowledge in a fun and engaging way. Each book features include critical-thinking questions; a civics in action feature that encourages kids to put what they've learned into practice; a civics checklist; glossary; and more.

What are the branches of government? What makes a good leader? In We Have a Government readers will learn how our government works together to help our country run smoothly.