"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the doughnut!"--
Archie and Zack are inseparable, both in elementary school and outside it, but Archie is having trouble telling Zack about his love, so he writes a letter, from A. to Z.; in fact he writes a lot of letters, but they do not sound right so he hides them--and though his other friends, Zelda, Zinnia, and Zuzella, find the letters, they all understand who the letters are really for.
A portrait of the man who wrote the first U.S. dictionary traces his youth as a bookish Connecticut farm boy and his twenty-year effort to write the all-American dictionary that was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old.
When Freddie the dinosaur and Gingersnap the dragon climb up high hoping to meet a cloud, they find a very curious one, indeed, and while they cannot keep it, it does leave them with something special.
Night after night, Rufus Chandelier watches his family of highly talented giraffes puts on the greatest show in town, longing to be big enough to join them, until he finally gets his chance to perform.