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Pecos Bill
By Steven Kellogg
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins (August 15, 1986)
Language: English
ISBN: 068805871X
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches

Pecos Bill is bigger than life and Steven Kellogg does a Texas size job these tales. Raised by coyotes, squeezing rattlesnakes, riding Widow maker, falling in love with Slew foot Sue. A great book to read aloud to a classroom of children or to your favorite little Texan at bedtime. They will be captivated by the tales and illustration.

Armadilli Chilli
by Helen Ketteman
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0807504572
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 11.1 x 0.3 inches

Helen Ketteman tells the traditional "Little Red Hen" in a dramatic "Texas" style. Determined to make a pot of hot armadilly chili, Miss Billie Armadilly will have to do so without the aid of her busy friends. She has no intention of sharing the warmth of the chili on this blistery cold day until she realizes that there is still one ingredient missing. Armadilly Chili just doesn't taste right without friends to share it with. This story is as heartwarming as a bowl of steaming hot chili. It is further enhanced by the illustrations of Will Terry.

L Is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet
by Alan Stacy (Author), Alan Alan Stacey (Illustrator)
Grade level: 1 - 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (September 19, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1585360198
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.3 inches

This is a genuine Texas Alphabet book. You will find things that are specifically Texan with the historical background. My favorite is "D is for Dr. Pepper because it is a "Texas Thang." Another one of my favorite letters is "V for Valley and Vegetables," because we often forget this valuable part of Texas when we go on and on about all the cowboy stuff.

Yo Voy a Tejas: I'm Going to Texas (English and Spanish Edition)
by Mary Dodson Wade (Author), Virginia Marsh Roeder (Illustrator), Guadalupe Quintanilla (Translator)
Paperback Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Colophon House (May 1995)
Language: English, Spanish
ISBN-10: 1882539184
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9.8 x 8.5 inches

A charming story in English and Spanish as a young boy has fun dressing and telling his mother all the cowboy things he is doing . His mother reminds him there is much more to Texas than he can ever dream of. Included in the book are many of the wonderful places interesting things to do in Texas

One Good Horse: A Cowpuncher's Counting Book
by Ann Herbert Scott (Author), Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)
Age Range: 3 and up Paperback Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow; 1st edition (April 1990)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0688091466
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.2 x 8.2 inches

Start counting with one good horse, two buckaroos. 3 cow dogs, and on to one hundred head of cattle. Nicely illustrated.

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