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Two small children invite you to one great big party in a miniature yellow house on a tiny green hill. Tumbling turtles and dancing penguins, monsters munching cake and mischievous monkeys make counting a frisky affair of full-sized fun! Little ones can count on this little book, packed with exuberant gouache paintings that nearly jump from the pages. Yippie!
Alicia has four friends, and her friends are great, but when she decides to throw a best friends party, they all want to know which one of them is her best friend. Is it Mitchell, Charlotte, Henry, Lucy, or Alicia's dog, Neptune? They say she has to choose, but Alicia doesn't know whom to pick. How can she, when each one of them is uniquely special to her? With characteristic emotional honesty and a little creativity, Alicia finds her own wonderful way of solving the happy dilemma of being blessed with not one, but many, best friends.
There are all kinds of kisses...Cheep kisses. Moo kisses. Maaa kisses. Coo kisses...But the best kiss of all...Is Mommy's kiss goodnight. Sweet dreams, little one!Mommies and babies aren't the only ones who enjoy sharing kisses. All throughout the farm, animal families snuggle up with their little ones, offering them warmth and love. Following a mama bird on her journey back to the nest to give her own baby some special cuddles, Nancy Tafuri uses beautiful, inviting illustration to share how different creatures, from peeping ducks to mooing cows, show their love and affection in very similar ways. A heartfelt homage to all of the wonderful kinds of kissesveryone satisfied, comforted, and ready for bed." - Horn Book
How big are whales? How do whales breathe? Do they live alone or in groups? Why are so many whales in danger? This exceptional book for beginning readers explores one of the most amazing animals in the sea. Featuring breathtaking photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Amazing Whales! is the latest title in a new I Can Read Book series about the fascinating animals that share our world and how we can help to keep them healthy and safe. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandpa is fixing breakfast for his visiting grandkids. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose! But Grandpa isn't at all upset at this news- he just pours himself a glass of milk! Why is Grandpa so cool? Because he knows the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick! And then Grandma steps in with a trick of her own.
When Baby Bird hatches from his egg, his mother is off looking for food. What's a bird to do? Go find his mother, of course! So begins Baby Bird's hilarious, and at times very touching, hunt for his mother. Children will love this deluxe cloth edition of P. D. Eastman's all-time favorite. Soft and snuggly pages, complete with an adorable plush baby bird, let children interact with each wonderful character our little hero meets as he asks again and again, "Are you my mother?" [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
La literatura latinoamericana se caracteriza por su capacidad para fundir elementos de diversas procedencias, a veces muy alejados entre sí, en formas nuevas y originales. En esta obra, Graciela Montes emplea la fuerza metafórica del realismo mágico para aludir a los hechos más recientes de la historia argentina, y los recursos de la picaresca para contar, no la progresiva degradación moral del pícaro sino la extraordinaria aventura del crecimiento. Este género de tendencia realista, se originó en el siglo XVI y es típico de la literatura en lengua española. El hambre, tal como ocurre en la picaresca, es el tema central que da unidad a la historia. Su protagonista, un perro vagabundo, vive, como el pícaro, varias aventuras que determinan el carácter episódico característico del género. Narra en primera persona y, aunque tiene algunos aspectos humanos, no es el animalito humanizado de ciertos cuentos infantiles ni el estereotipo de las fábulas. Con elementos tomados del estudio del comportamiento animal, la autora lo ha dotado de actitudes y, sobre todo, de un punto de vista que podríamos llamar "perruno". Los primeros meses de su vida transcurren duramente en la búsqueda del alimento. Siendo todavía cachorro, es adoptado como mascota y se convierte en víctima de las picardías de los niños y de las humillaciones de los adultos. La historia tiene un final feliz que no es, sin embargo, el de los cuentos de hadas. Casiperro y sus compañeros de aventuras encuentran la protección de un vagabundo que les asegurará el calor del fuego y compartirá con ellos su sencilla comida. Este personaje marginal, que podría ser el típico protagonista de la picaresca, es, por el contrario, el héroe que salvará a Casiperro y a sus compañeros del hambre y del frío, dándoles nombres que, si bien recuerdan las novelas de caballería, reflejan su identidad y sintetizan su historia.
The Little Beasties are eager to help Baby learn the alphabet. This simple and effective book uses bright designs to link words to letters, as a Little Beastie acts out the meaning of the word on each page, Ages 1-3.
A children's book about Barbie as a mermaid.
A story about Barbie as a mermaid.
Read favorite bedtime stories, poems and lullabies with Barney and his friends. Picture descriptions present.
It's a car. It's a boat. It's a rocket ship. No--it's a cardboard box! But with a little imagination, Barney turns an ordinary box into extraordinary fun. The fun photography book introduces more early learning concepts to little ones.
Sun! Sam, Pam, Will and Jill are hot and sweaty. It's the perfect day for the beach. And once they've put on their swimsuits and packed a picnic lunch, they're off! But with Sam, Pam, Will and Jill, nothing is as easy as it seems. Will they actually make it to the beach?
[from the back cover] "It's Valentine's Day in First Grade. All the children send cards to each other. Everyone is excited. Some people get lots of cards--but some people don't. And there are tears. But Jim knows how to make George feel better--and all the others join in. By the time the refreshments arrive, it is indeed a Happy Valentine's Day for everyone in First Grade."
After watching a scary movie, both Brother and Sister Bear are troubled by nightmares until Mama and Papa explain what causes bad dreams.
Who's to blame? That's what everyone always wants to know. But the kernel of wisdom at the heart of this latest First Time Book is who really cares? Because -- let's face it -- there's always enough blame to go around. What matters is how we work together to fix the problem.
Brother and Sister worry about spending a week at Gran and Gramp's house. By the end of the visit they've learned a lot from their lively grandparents--and the older bears have discovered how wonderful it is to be grandparents.
After a scary bedtime story, Sister Bear is too frightened of the dark to shut her eyes. "Sound psychological advice and a night light help Sister conquer her fears. Children will empathize with Sister Bear in this well-written story. "--School Library Journal.
Meet Betty Bunny. She's proud to be a handful (because she doesn't know what that word means). Her mommy wants her to have patience. She wants to have cake (because it tastes so much better than patience).
Jed loved his crib. It felt just right. Till his family surprised him with a big bed one night. But this bed is too big and too new and too blue. With bedtime so near, just what will Jed do? Mom thinks he's stubborn. Dad thinks he's silly. Jed thinks he'll never sleep in that bed--but will he? With lively humor and great insight, Laurie Friedman and Lisa Jahn-Clough team up to present this warm, funny portrait of a significant childhood milestone.
From the publisher: This book, especially designed for young children, is a brief retelling of the first part of a famous book entitled THE BLACK STALLION and originally published by Random House in 1941. When the children are a little older, they will want to read the whole story, many times longer than this, just as it was written by Walter Farley. When Alec sees men forcing a tremendously beautiful black stallion onto the ship he is on, his curiosity is aroused. After feeding the horse sugar and gaining the horses trust, Alec is saved during a storm by the "black"". This is the exciting story of how Alec and the Black survived on a desert island. Other books about the black stallion are also available from Bookshare.org. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Learn about how to be a friend and deal with a bully. Follow the colorful friends: a green and yellow parrot, a yellow snake, a brown and tan mouse, and a pink and orange striped cat as they deal with a bully and talk about better ways to be a friend. Limited picture descriptions present.
Some butter. Some sugar. Some eggs. Some flour. Can Cookie Monster bake the biggest cookie in the world? He's sure going to try in this mouth-watering tale.
That night, Birdie dreamed of dresses--fluttery floral sundresses...lovely lace sheaths...chic chiffon gowns...In this follow-up to Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, our favorite pint-sized fashionista is looking forward to a very BIG day--her birthday. But when Birdie tries on her favorite party dress, she realizes that - oh no! - it's too small. Mommy takes her to the boutique, where she tries on dress after dress, but Birdie realizes that none of these gowns will allow her to run and jump, make messes, and eat cake. Only when she takes a trip up to her favorite thinking place, the attic, does she realize that all it takes the find the perfect "Birdie dress" is a little imagination.
The city is a big, busy place for a little yellow puppy. From gazing at the tops of tall buildings to chasing pigeons across crowded sidewalks, there's so much to do! There are more people than Biscuit's ever seen before, too -- and so many new friends to make! Image Descriptions Added.
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