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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!
2015 Caldecott Award Winner! <P> This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.<P> New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
You never know what a new day will bring. Just ask Arthur.<P><P> Albert has always started his mornings by sticking his hand out the window to check if the weather is right for a walk.Then one day, a cardinal drops a twig in his palm. From that moment on, Albert's life is changed forever.
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.]
Amber's mountain is a beautiful but lonely place, until the day Anna arrives, bringing both her friendship and the will to teach Amber how to read. Suddenly, Amber's world is filled with new magic--and new challenges. But when Anna returns to the city, will Amber be able to keep reading on her own?
A turtle carved in rock on a bluff over the Hudson River by Indians long ago watches with sadness the changes man brings over the years.
Annie is a young Navajo girl who refuses to believe that her grandmother, the Old One, will die. Sadly, Annie learns that she cannot change the course of life. <P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book
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. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.] Images and descriptions available.
Neighbors gather on a hot summer day for a joyful block party: Kids play double Dutch; men debate at the barber shop and play chess; mothers and aunts cook up oxtail stew, collard greens, and other delicious treats; and friends dance and sway as jazz floats through the streets. <P> A rhythmic tale that celebrates the diversity of a close-knit community, Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day will excite readers and prompt them to discover the magic of their own special surroundings.
What would you see and hear if you traveled to every corner of the world in search of wildlife in all its forms? Here is the answer -- and your passport to adventure. Follow Miss Lewis as she circumnavigates the globe aboard the ship Explorer and reports her experiences in photographs, sketches, and letters sent back to her students at home. What bird or animals has been in each habitat and left its unique trace? From Antarctica to Kenya, China to Alaska, there are natural wonders to observe and logical clues to piece together. Keep your eyes and mind open. . . you won't want to miss a moment.
Australia is the smallest continent, and the only continent that is also made up of only one country. It is home to over twenty million people, as well as a large variety of plants and animals that exist nowhere else in the world. Learn more about the land down under in this fascinating book.
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.
Whether they're heading to bed or heading to the beach, kids and parents will love this 48-page picture book containing stories of favorite Bible animals. Fly with the dove from Noah's ark, swim with the whale that swallowed Jonah, roar along with the lions that met Daniel, and join many more animal adventures in this entertaining collection of Bible stories. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, each of these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.
Awesome Bible Heroes will go anywhere you go. This collection of stories, starring brave Bible heroes, will keep little ones -- and not-so-little ones -- listening and singing along for hours. Kids will be amazed as Moses parts the Red Sea, Joshua fights the battle of Jericho, Jesus performs miracle after miracle, and many other fantastic feats are performed by Bible heroes. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.
In this collection of Bible stories, you'll meet all kinds of courageous kids from the Bible. Watch young David defeat Goliath! Follow Joseph, the kid brother, from young slave to wise leader! And meet one little boy whose little lunch fed a crowd! These and more stories of amazing kids await in Awesome Bible Kids. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.
Jesus spoke in parables to teach us empowering life lessons. This unique book explores twenty of his teaching, including the stories of the good Samaritan, the prodigal son, and the sower of seeds, Awesome Power Parables is an entertaining approach to exploring the wisdom of Jesus. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but-with twenty songs and twenty stories-large enough to entertain for hours, these teachings of Jesus are accompanied by lively songs performed by the Wonder Kids and produced by Stephen Elkins of Wonder Workshop.
An endless amount of time is spent in the car-traveling to the supermarket, heading home from school, going back and forth to soccer practice. With the help of the Travel Time series, that time can be used to share amazing Bible stories with children. My Travel Time Storybook #6, Awful Bible Bad Guys, is a miniature storybook and CD combination that is sure to entertain kids. These twenty songs and twenty stories about bible bad guys will thrill even the most mischievious child, while teaching about God's love and forgiveness. Pairing these stories with bright illustrations and engaging music makes this an indispensable introduction to the classic stories of the Bible. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, these Bible stories are accompanied by lively songs performed by the Wonder Kids and produced by Stephen Elkins of Wonder Workshop.
Nicole C. Mullen's rhyming bedtime story assures little ones they are deeply loved. Sweet teddy bear illustrations (by Fred Mullen) will charm children as they read (or hear) about Babylove Bear.
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.
It's the principal's birthday, and the class is busy writing cards for the special occasion. But Stan's letters tumble out in a muddle.<P> With a friend's help, Stan finds the courage to voice his fears. And after lots and lots of practice, Stan's letters come out the right way round and the right way up.<P> This warm, sympathetic book deals with a common childhood frustration and will remind readers that everyone has to ask for help sometimes.<P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
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