Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 science fiction & fantasy books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Little Brute Family (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (My Readers: Level 2)

by: Russell HobanLillian Hoban
Release date: Nov 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Ugly and mean, the Brute family lives up to its name until Baby Brute makes an important discovery.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

2. O’Sullivan Stew

by: Hudson Talbott
Release date: Jan 25, 1999
Number of Pages: 48
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In the grandest of Irish traditions comes a tale full of imagination, wit, courage, and a healthy shot of blarney. Ah, the luck of the Irish! When the village of Crookhaven faces its doom for having upset the local witch, Kate O’Sullivan decides to set things right—and almost gets her family hanged in the process! Now with both a king and a witch angry at them, Kate valiantly fights for her family’s lives the only way she knows how—with a good story. She pulls out all the stops trying to appease His Majesty, recounting tales of ravenous giants, wise-cracking sea serpents, and lovesick leprechauns running amok. But time is running out. Will the king’s patience as well? It’s all up to Kate and her magical way with words. Hudson Talbott, creator of the popular Tales of King Arthur books, was inspired by his visit to Ireland to spin this brand new adventure story and his glorious paintings bring the island and his valiant heroine to life.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

3. Finding Love on Summer Hill (Morgan James Kids)

by: Kelly PedersenKelly Pedersen
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 38
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In Finding Love On Summer Hill discover the special relationship between two shelties and their human family. Candy is rescued from a shelter and comes to live at Summer Hill Farm. After being abandoned she has many fears and goes to Hershey, another sheltie, for advice. Find out how Hershey reveals an important secret that teaches Candy how to love, and be loved, for the first time in her life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

4. The King of Little Things

by: Bil LeppDaniel T. Wenzel
Release date: Sep 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Long ago in a faraway realm, the King of Little Things ruled happily over all things small?from buttons to beetles, from marbles to macaroni. When King Normous thinks he has finally become the ruler of all the world, he is enraged to learn that the King of Little Things still reigns happily in his tiny kingdom. Normous sends his army to defeat this upstart, but he finds he cannot outfight or outwit a king who holds sway over the little things of the world. After all, it is the little things that keep the big things going.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Bullies

5. The Beach Fairy

by: K” StoneMary Lee Dunn
Release date: May 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 30
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Tessie, the Tooth Fairy, retires to the Outer Banks beaches of NC to follow her dreams to do somethng no fairy has ever done. She soon becomes enchanted with her new home in this coastal paradise as well as with an adorable girl named Georgia as she watches her playing on the beach. Tessie holds fast to her dream by using her magical fairy dust to transform herself into the first beach fairy ever. Later, she sprinkles fairy dust on Georgia and her grand mom too so she can manipulate their thoughts and make beach fairy visits a reality for Georgia and all children on beach vacations.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

6. Jessaloup’s Song (The Whales Series) (Volume 2)

by: Hester Velmans
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 218
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A sixty-ton humpback whale lies stranded, gasping for breath, on the sands of Cape Cod… and there’s just one girl in the world who knows who he is. When Jessaloup is transformed into a boy, Isabel has to teach him to walk, talk, and act human, so that together they can raise the alarm about a terrible natural disaster that’s threatening the East Coast. With the calamity’s deadline drawing near, the two teens must overcome skepticism, jealousies, misunderstandings, and even some atrociously bad music, if they are to Save the Humans. A follow-up to the “magical” Isabel of the Whales, Jessaloup’s Song clears up the mystery of Isabel’s origins, while exploring teenage love and celebrating the family ties that bind all species.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

7. Adventures in Flatfrost (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Oct 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

8. A Cold Winter’s Good Knight

by: Shelley Moore ThomasJennifer Plecas
Release date: Nov 13, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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On a cold winter’s night a festive ball is underway. Three little dragons make their way to the cozy castle. They have the best of intentions at the fancy party, but the clumsy trio bumbles about on the dance floor, trips by the punch bowl, and finally crashes into the fireplace. Soon the party is a shambles and the whole castle is in an uproar! But never fear—the Good Knight is ready to set all to right in his funniest outing yet.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Manners

9. It’s Raining Bats & Frogs

by: Rebecca ColbySteven Henry
Release date: Aug 11, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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A little witch named Delia has been looking forward all year to flying in the annual Witch Parade. When the rumors of rain come true and the other witches start complaining, Delia takes action. Using her best magic, Delia changes the rain to cats and dogs. At first this goes over quite well, but she quickly realizes the animals cause a few issues. She must change the rain again! This time to hats and clogs. And finally, she tries bats and frogs. But each new type of rain brings its own set of problems. How will Delia save the day?
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

10. Charlie Bubbles 2 Smartsville!: Charlie Bubbles (The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles) (Volume 2)

by: Paul Carafotes
Release date: Nov 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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TO BE HELPFUL, LOVING AND KIND “Charlie Bubbles 2 Smartsville!” is an an epic adventure as the Smartsville ants joylessly toil for their Queen. The ants are sent to capture Charlie’s pal Caterpillar. Showing humility and kindness Charlie develops new friendships using music as a bridge to communicate which helps transform the hearts and minds of the Queen and her loyal subjects. Proving that we all can change for the better.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

11. The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School (Paula Wiseman Books)

by: Judy SierraStephen Gammell
Release date: Aug 29, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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Students, heed this little rhyme:
When it’s science project time,
Do not make goop,
or glop,
or grime,
And never mess with
mutant slime
.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

12. Heidi Heckelbeck Is Not a Thief!

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Heidi Heckelbeck is a witch, but she is NOT a thief! Can she clear her name and help find her best friend’s missing pen? Maybe…with some magic!

Heidi Heckelbeck’s best friend, Lucy, has a brand-new pen. It’s glittery, looks like a lollipop, smells like strawberries, and even lights up. It’s the coolest pen ever! Heidi wishes she had one just like it. And when it goes missing, Lucy accuses her best friend of taking it! Heidi Heckelbeck might be a witch, but she is NOT a thief! Heidi searches all over for Lucy’s pen, but it’s nowhere to be found. So what’s a witch to do…except turn to her Book of Spells?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

13. Mae and the Moon

by: Jami GigotJami Gigot
Release date: Sep 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 36
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Mae and the moon love to play together. Their favorite game is hide and seek. But when the moon disappears one evening and cannot be found, Mae wonders what happened and begins to worry. Determined to find her glowing friend, Mae takes matters into her own hands and sets off on a wonderful and curious voyage through her imagination.

This charming book, beautifully illustrated in soft moonlit hues, will capture the hearts of moon gazers everywhere. 

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

14. Rex

by: Robert R. GouldRobert E. GouldEugene Epstein
Release date: Aug 31, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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Six young friends become Time Soldiers when they stumble onto a secret time portal, leading them to an ancient world of dinosaurs and danger. The Time Soldiers fight to survive, escape the T. rex’s fury, and make it home alive.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

15. An Escaping Princess and a Runaway Prince

by: Joslin Fitzgerald
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 88
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Come one, come all! And as you listen having a ball, I will tell you a story about Jay and Kay, a wannabe prince and pretending princess escaping the first day of May. No, the twins were not leaving because they were naughty children at play, but rather so they could trail the fairy tale and hear what the laughing breezes, singing fleas, dancing trees, and trapeze-swinging bees would say. In this book we will chase crazy things on make-believe wings, learning running away is never right anytime night or day. We will also discover to stay safe underneath your glowing crown on loan…never roam away from home. But before the kids could figure that out, they first have to go exploring out and about, making itchy mistakes north to south. Yes, investigating where icky cruds are growing huge inside deep, dark, damp, black caves, Jay and Kay will run away where wild winds are howling and blowing. So come into the teacups land and to the trash cans’ last dumpy stand, and you will go on an enchanted shadowed adventure where wary fairies, spying giants, and magical bugs are peeking, seeking, wandering, and prowling.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

16. Here They Come!

by: David Costello
Release date: Aug 26, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Two young monsters learn the joys of a good scare

Here come some warlocks, here come the ghosts,
Here come the witches, greeting the hosts,
Then it’s a scarecrow with corn for the cookout,
Along with an owl who will keep a keen lookout . . .

As seen through the eyes of two excited green youngsters, a steady parade of guests arrives for the annual Halloween party in the woods. Once the festivities are in full swing, and the various creatures are treating one another to some good scary moments, an alarm is called: “Here come the scariest creatures of all!” And in a clever wordless sequence, the monsters scatter to hide from . . . the approaching group of terrifying human children!

In his charming debut as author and illustrator, David Costello captures all the fun of the holiday in his glowing watercolors.

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Children’s Books > Humor

17. Cassie Loves a Parade (Pictureback(R))

by: Random House
Release date: Mar 28, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Cassie, the shy little dragon, isn’t chosen to be in the School in the Sky parade. Upset, she flies away. But a new friend helps her realize that she doesn’t have to be in a parade to be special.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

18. A Haunted Halloween (Galaxy Zack Book 11)

by: Ray O’RyanJason Kraft
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 129
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Zack doesn’t think ghosts exist—but a haunted Halloween might change his mind in the eleventh Galaxy Zack chapter book adventure.

Zack absolutely, one hundred percent does not believe in ghosts—even when his friend Drake tells him that they are real. But as Halloween nears, weird things start to happen, and Zack begins to think that he might be haunted. Can Drake help Zack solve what goes bump in the night?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

19. Nerni Invents Clock: A Nerni and Friends Adventure

by: Todd Edwards
Release date: Dec 03, 2010
Number of Pages: 24
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Nerni the gnome loves to invent things, but when she invents an intelligent clock, things don’t go according to plan! Nerni Invents Clock is a picture book designed to be read to 0-4 year olds.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

20. The Spring Chicken! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Step Into Reading – Level 2)

by: Zachary TroverZachary Trover
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Boys and girls, aged 4 to 6, will love celebrating the spring season with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies, in a Step 2 reader that includes over 30 stickers.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

21. Horus’s Horrible Day (First Graders from Mars)

by: Shana CoreyMark Teague
Release date: Aug 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Horus is exited about starting first grade. That is, until he discovers there are no slime tables, no snooze mats, and no snacks; and he gets put in the Beta reading group instead of the Alpha, and finds himself longing for the good old days of Martiangarten.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > First Day of School

22. The Trek (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Reading Rainbow Books)

by: Ann JonasAnn Jonas
Release date: Apr 01, 1989
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The city streets become a jungle, then a desert, as a child forges her way to school, observing and avoiding all the wild animals posing as trees, chimneys, fences, and even fruit.
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Children’s Books > Animals

23. Charlie Bubbles To Fenway! (The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles) (Volume 3)

by: Paul Carafotes
Release date: Dec 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 30
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The adventures continue in, Charlie Bubbles to Fenway!”. Charlie overcomes adversity by believing in himself, showing courage and dreaming big dreams. Reading for: expectant parents to grade 4 and fun for the whole family.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

24. Fireflies

by: Alice HoffmanWayne McLoughlin
Release date: Oct 15, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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Alice Hoffman reveals the magic in everyday life in her first book for children. Bumbling Jackie Healy becomes an unexpected hero when the fireflies fail to show up on the first of May and his town is frozen in endless winter. Age 5-8.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

25. Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood

by: Timothy KnapmanGwen Millward
Release date: Dec 26, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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In this twist on the “boy finds lost pet” tale, a young dragon discovers a Benjamin in Dragonwood. The dragon takes the boy home, to school and the playground. The Benjamin is a fascinating creature. He doesn’t have claws or scales and can’t even fly. When the Benjamin gets homesick, the dragon decides to help him get home. How will the other Benjamins react to finding a dragon in their world?
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Children’s Books > Animals

26. Jamie’s Dream

by: Susan BergerChristopher CorbinKim Sponaugle
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 28
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Jamie had the best dream last night. Now he wants to buy it for his mom. Jamie is having a great day. He has French toast for breakfast, gets a gold star in spelling, wishes on a puffball, meets a unicorn, finds DreamsRUs and buys his mom a dream.
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Children’s Books > Animals

27. The Monster Book of Creature Features: Wiley & Grampa’s First Three Adventures

by: Kirk Scroggs
Release date: May 07, 2013
Number of Pages: 326
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This utterly absurd, wacky and weird compilation of the first three books in the Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features series is packed with monsters, mayhem, and pictures on every page! In the rip-roaring adventures, Wiley and goofy Grampa get mixed up with everything from vampires to zombies to a legendary sea monster and always manage to land in deep doodoo. Luckly, they have no-nonsense Gramma and a troop of neighborhood friends to swoop in and save the day! At over three hundred pages, this volume includes fan favorites Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular, Grampa’s Zombie BBQ, and Monster Fish Frenzy.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

28. Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods: Classic Edition

by: Johnny GruelleJohnny Gruelle
Release date: May 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 104
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It’s a wonderful day in the deep, deep woods — and full of surprises too! Join Raggedy Ann and Andy as they frolic with their woodland friends and use their magical wishing pebble to make everyone’s dreams come true. The Raggedys grant one wish after another — from a magical lollipop tree to ice-cream parties for one and all. They even help old Doctor Lewellen Stork make a very special delivery of four weeny, teeny baby chipmunks to the chipmunk family. But the excitement isn’t over just yet. When Raggedy Ann and Andy stumble upon a fairy ring, they learn about the most precious wish of all.

Rejoice in the world of the kindhearted Raggedys as they wander through the enchanting land of the deep, deep woods. Full of magical creatures and magical wishes, this whimsical tale has delighted readers for many years. First published in 1930 and restored to its original condition with magnificent full-color artwork, Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods has been one of the all-time Raggedy Ann favorites. Fans will be certain this timeless treasure is a wish come true.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

29. The Snow Dog’s Journey

by: Loretta KrupinskiLoretta Krupinski
Release date: Oct 14, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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One wintry day, two children build a dog out of snow, and they play with him and love him just as if he were real. That night, the icy Frost King spies the dog and decides to make him his own. Together, they travel far and wide, but in his heart Snow Dog knows that no one loves him like the children. So he sets out to find his way home.

In the spirit of such classics as The Velveteen Rabbit, here is a magical, heartwarming story about the transformative power of love.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

30. Uh-oh, Leonardo! : The Adventures of Providence Traveler

by: Robert SabudaRobert Sabuda
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 48
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Meet Providence Traveler. Providence likes to make things. Not just ordinary things like macaroni pictures, but things that have never been made before. So it is not surprising that her hero is Leonardo da Vinci, the great sixteenth-century artist and inventor. One day at the library, when Providence is taking out her favorite book, “Leonardo da Vinci: Boy Was He Busy,” she finds a scrap of paper covered with interesting designs for what looks like a mechanical mouse with a key coming out of its back. Diligently she follows the instructions on the paper and builds the intricate mouse. Just as she is putting on the finishing touches, in barge her brother and the meddlesome McMuzzin twins, who turn the key in the mouse’s back. Suddenly there is a sound like thunder and a flash of light…and the four find themselves transported to Florence, Italy, during the time when Leonardo was alive. Will Providence get to meet her hero? Gifted artist and storyteller Robert Sabuda introduces young readers to an extraordinary new character — Providence Traveler — whose curiosity and excitement will match their own. Providence leads readers on an exciting adventure, full of fun and fascinating information.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

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