Shake off the cold, and get ready for an adventure! Try out our reading suggestions - including a great book from Batesville, Ark., author and illustrator Mark Alan Rorie - to travel around Arkansas and the world from wherever you are.
Arkansas Author Feature - Mark Alan Rorie and "The Polk Bayou Kids"
The Polk Bayou Kids - Luke Davis, Greyson Wyatt, Chase Baker, Kendra Kelley and Emma Langston - must solve a mystery when they find out that West Elementary School is haunted. A widows’ and orphans’ home once stood at the location of the current school grounds. Follow Kristi and the kids on a two-day romp along Polk Bayou that’s full of adventure and mystery.
“How absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he’s bird!” taunt Horton’s friends. Poor Horton is persuaded to sit on lazy Maysie’s egg while she takes a break, but little does he know, she’s set off on a permanent vacation to Palm Springs.
Holy unanticipated occurrences! The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but Flora Belle Buckman is the just the right person to step in and save him. What no one can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry.
It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine and watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!
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