It's Memorial Day and Marco and Mama are going to see the parade. On their way, they pass Marco's grandfather's house. They usually stop to see Grandfather, but today Mama is in a rush because she has promised Marco a surprise. Marco can't imagine what the surprise might be. Could it be the marching band? The fire engines? The candy tossed to the crowd by a woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty? Mama promises that it will be a better surprise than candy. As the parade goes by, Marco wishes his grandfather were with him to enjoy it. Then, marching down the street, come the veterans, wearing uniforms and shiny medals. And who is out front, leading them? Marco is in for a big surprise.
Minerva Louise finds some peculiar very eggs of all colors and patterns on the farm. And they're in the strangest places. Which hen is laying these eggs? Minerva Louise solves the mystery in this goofy Easter comedy.
The second Sunday in May is a time to celebrate mothers and all those who are like mothers. This book discusses the origins of Mother's Day and explains how songs, poems, and food can prove useful in showing our appreciation for mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters.
Shannon has been practicing for the local St. Patrick's Day step dancing competition, but worries about her homemade dress and second-hand shoes until she summons a very unusual leprechaun, hoping that he can help her do well.