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Buffalo Music
Tracey E. Fern (Author), Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books (May 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN: 0618723412
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches

This is a fiction based on real life. Molly raises 2 orphan buffalo and is able to restore an almost extinct species into a small herd. From this herd she was able to help start other herds across the United States. This great woman did it because she cared and knew what was right, showing what one person can do to make a difference in the world. This story base on the life of Mary Ann Goodnight is beautifully told by Tracey E. Fern and wonderfully illustrated by Lauren Castillo.


Sam Houston
by Barbara Kiely Miller
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing (July 15, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN: 0836883160
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.2 x 0.3 inches Great Americans (Series)

Born on March 2, 1793,Sam Houston was a natural born leader. He left his family farm in Tennessee to live with the Cherokee Indians. He fought in U.S. Army against Great Britain. He served both as a representative and governor of Virginia. He helped write and sign the Texas Declaration of Independence and the constitution for the Republic of Texas. He lead the Texian army and ultimately won the battle which decided the outcome to the fight for independence from Mexico. He served as the first and third president of the Republic of Texas. The city of Houston was named in honor of him. When Texas became a state he was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1846-1859. Sam Houston was truly a Great American.


Texas Mother Goose
by David Davis
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Perfect Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company (October 2006)
Language: English
ISBN: 1589803698
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches

A Texas twist to classic Mother Goose rhymes with such titles as "Mary Had a White-Faced Calf," "There Was and Old Cowgirl Who Lived in a Boot," and Pecos Peter, Taco Eater."
Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose
Children's Poetry

No Texas home should be without this classic. Everyone who loves Mother Goose will love this braggin' Texas version.


Let George Do It!
By: George Foreman and Fran Manushkin
ILL: Whitney Martin

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Language: English
ISBN: 0689878079
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches

If you want something to get done, you can always let George do it. After all, Big George Forman, named his 5 sons George, so there are plenty of Georges to share the work. In this story, they are trying to get ready for Big George's birthday party.

Great fun for all. George Forman is a modern day Texas hero, a 2 time former heavyweight champion of the world, an Olympic gold medalist, a revolutionary in the grilling industry, and an ordained minister, and best selling author. He lives in Houston, Texas, where he founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center.



Cowboy Critter (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Board Books Series)
by Mercer Mayer (Author)
Board book
Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (April 15, 1986)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0671611410
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.7 x 0.3 inches

Cross a deep river, lasso some strays, ride a bronco, camfire and songs a fun day in the life of Cowboy Critter.


Why Do Horses Neigh? (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3)
by Joan Holub (Author), Anna DiVito (Illustrator)
Paper Back 48 pages
Age Range: 6 - 8 years Grade Level: 1 - 3
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers; English Language edition (January 27, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0142301191
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

A Puffin Easy to read Level 3 book on everything you want to know about horses. This includes breads, babies, sizes, age, and markings.

How do horses sleep? Why do they move their ear? Why do they move their tails? It is all there in this wonderful book.


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