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Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.


In I Want to Be President, young readers find out what it takes to be President of the United States. 

Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper.

As he makes his rounds, a night watchman hears birds calling, insects buzzing, and vehicles roaring by, while a stray kitten keeps him company.


On Friday night, a boy accompanies his father to his night job as the school custodian.

Alex wants to be a "night worker" like his father who goes to work at a construction site after Alex goes to bed.

A mighty barbarian transforms from a rough-and-tumble warrior to a book lover when he discovers his first story, rendering his fellow barbarians skeptical about his newfound passion for reading.


Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.