All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires’ calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!
The importance of teamwork is the subject of this fresh new version of an old folktale. Try as they may, a group of friends can’t pull a giant carrot out of the ground. Only when a tiny mouse joins in do they solve their big problem.
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England…
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
Twelve-year-old Robert Henry Hendershot runs away from home to become a drummer boy for the Union Army. While his company prepares for the Battle of Fredericksburg, he sneaks across the Rappahannock and captures a Rebel soldier.
I loved reading Albert the Fix-it Man by Janet Lord to my kids. Great book for any boy or girl who loves to fix things!
Albert’s neighbors call him the “Fix-It Man” because he can repair anything.
One morning Albert wakes up with a horrible cold, and when Sam the newspaper carrier learns that the Fix-It Man is under the weather, he calls for help. Albert enjoys receiving the care and support of the many neighbors that he has helped and is soon on the mend and looking for things to fix again.