Esperanza thought she’d always live a privileged life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. She’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama’s life, and her own, depend on it.
At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can’t resist helping any animal in need.
What’s a person to do when there is so much to do? Dr. Seuss adds his signature spin to the age-old dilemma of indecisiveness in his rhyming picture-book classic Hunches in Bunches. Go outside, play video games, eat a pizza, do homework? Whether you have a “four-way hunch,” a “nowhere hunch,” or an “up hunch,” Dr. Seuss and his unmistakable one-of-a-kind advice will ensure that readers of all ages won’t get “ga-fluppted.”
Worlds within worlds! Places deserted by time! Beings who have simply vanished! Underwater Kingdoms! Our World of Mysteries reveals some of the earth’s darkest and most amazing secrets!
You’ll read about the ocean abyss, where strange creatures roam in complete darkness: visit Mount Waialeale, the wettest place on earth, so dangerous no one ever goes there.; discover Angkor Wat, an ancient ghost town engulfed by the jungles of war-torn Cambodia. You’ll read of cities striking into the ocean, and the ocean making way for a new island, and you’ll find the lost city of Troy, where Greek gods and heroes battled side by side!
Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess–especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. From King Tut’s ancient autopsy to Albert Einstein’s great brain escape, How They Croaked contains all the gory details of the awful ends of nineteen awfully famous people.
As of November 1, 2020, The Ruth Mini Mobile Library is closed until further notice. We are creating plans for reopening. Dismiss