* Along the Nature Trail
What might you see along a nature trail?
* Brave, Brave Mouse
Little Mouse is frightened of dark shadows, bright lights, and even silence. However, he has a little voice inside that reminds him to be courageous whenever he is scared and gives him the confidence to get through new challenges: "You're a brave mouse-as brave as brave can be!" Ultimately, he has to stand up to friends who try to pressure him to do what he doesn't want to do, such as swing too high or slide too fast. He learns that sometimes it is bravest to make up your own mind. The story is told in simple language; the voice's gentle words of encouragement are presented in rhyming verses. The watercolor artwork features delicate-looking cartoon mice drawn with fine black lines. The warm colors match the text's reassuring message. Most children will identify with Little Mouse.
Buzby the kitten goes out to look for his first job and finds work as a busboy but he makes a few mistakes. "His sweetness wins him the support of some VIP customers, who won't let management fire him when Buzby's errors become too public.
* Frog and Toad All Year
For fans of these famous amphibians, the continuation of Frog and Toad's saga gives a glimpse of what those rascals are up to all year long. They frolic together over four seasons, with a story for each celebration, plus one for Christmas. Glide down the snow-covered hill with Toad, hunt for spring with Frog, and discover just who is hiding under all that melted chocolate ice cream.
* Little Bear's Visit
‘Mrs. Minarik is at her superb best in depicting the charming childlikeness of Little Bear’s delight in visiting his grandparents.’ Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.
* Mouse Tales
When Papa's seven little mouse boys ask for a bedtime story, Papa does even better than that—he tells seven stories, one for each boy! Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables
* Sam the minuteman
"Get your gun!" Sam's father said. "The British soldiers are coming this way!" Sam's father was a Minuteman. Sam was ready in a minute
* Bread and Jam for Francis
Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!
Oliver has always wanted to be a dancing elephant, but what will he do when he discovers the circus already has enough elephants?
* Mrs. Brice's Mice
Among Mrs. Brice's 25 mice, all but one do everything together. And this mouse's difference ‘comes in handy when the mice meet a cat, and while twelve run this way and twelve run that, this mouse runs this way and that, wearing out the cat and saving them all.