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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum. Images and image descriptions available.
Mamá says she has the best daughters in the world. The two women live near their mother-Rosa with her husband and children, Blanca by herself. They both have flourishing gardens. Rosa and Blanca are so generous and kind and thoughtful-well, everyone, including Mamá, ends up with too much corn, tomatoes, and red hot chiles! It's crazy! It's also Joe Hayes at his finest, telling one of those stories young kids love, full of mishaps, surprise endings, and happy mommas! In fact, one seven-year old-after hearing Joe tell Don't Say a Word, Mama!-came home and told her mother, "I heard a story today that I think changed my life!" That's a pretty fantastic endorsement!
What should and shouldn't you do? Do give the dog a bath but don't take one with him. Do try to change your socks every day but please don't make other people smell them.
Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day! Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!
One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike!" he thought. At first he rode very slowly, and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! A duck on a bike? From Sheep to Horse to Chicken to Goat, everyone in the barnyard has something to say about Duck's zany idea. But what are they really thinking? And what will happen next? Images and image descriptions available.
"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference. . . " With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuring a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.
IT'S SPRING! Time for the rabbits to decorate eggs for the Easter Rabbit. This year Hoppi is old enough to join in, and if he can just make the winning egg, he will be the one to help the Easter Rabbit on Easter morning. But Hoppi hasn't decided what kind of egg to make. And as he hops along and sees one fantastic egg after another, he begins to wonder how he can compete. Hoppi goes into the woods to think about his egg, and just when he figures out that he only has to make the best egg he can, his plans take a most unexpected turn. Jan Brett's lovable bunny hero and her remarkable Faster Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over exquisite illustrations filled with dazzling eggs and their gifted makers Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass, Hans Vanderabbit and others. An unforgettable Easter story for the ages!
Preschoolers can't help but notice all the new wonders of springtime, and An Easter Prayer emphasizes that God is the One to thank! Sweet rhymes and adorable art are perfect for young listeners, who will ask to read this colorful, die-cut board book even when spring is long past. Families will want to collect all the titles in the Time to Pray series, including A Pumpkin Prayer and An "I Love You" Prayer. Meets national education standards.
This scriptural telling of the first Easter is from the International Children's Bible, using only straight Bible text from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The pure message and endearing illustrations will help you discover the true meaning of Easter. Perfect for families to read together.
Edward is a voracious reader of anything he can get his hands on, even seed catalogs in a pinch. One night, while reading a book about pirates, Edward finds himself surrounded by the salty sailors who think his book might tell them where their treasure is buried. They beg, threaten, and bribe him to no avail, but when Edward's father scares the pirates with a shower of arrows, Edward feels sorry for them and relinquishes the book. As it turns out, the pirates can't read, so Edward reads the book aloud to them.
Using a funny-sometimes wacky-multiple-choice guessing game, Elmo teaches kids about the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast. Packed with facts and fun, this book makes breakfast easy to swallow! Practical tips for parents are also included!
"[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment," raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process--from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn. But it turns out it isn't.
Girls 3-7 will love this beautiful 8x8 hardcover collection of Barbie's favorite DVD fairytales featuring: Barbie (TM) in Princess Charm School, Barbie (TM) in A Fairy Secret, Barbie (TM) in A Fashion Fairytale, Barbie (TM) in A Mermaid Tale, and Barbie (TM) And The Three Musketeers.
The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, this book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families. Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.
Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, finding a hammerhead shark on the beach, picking cactus, going to a fair in Mexico, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fourteen vignettes of art and a descriptive narrative, each focusing on a different aspect of traditional Mexican American culture. The English-Spanish text and vivid illustrations reflect the author's strong sense of family and community. For Mexican Americans, Carmen Lomas Garza offers a book that reflects their lives and traditions. For others, this work offers insights into a beautifully rich community. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Ages 4-8. Nancy has been having a little trouble paying attention in class--but when it's time to get ready for the school bake sale, she is all ears. With Mom's help, Nancy remembers to follow all of the directions for a delectable batch of cupcakes . . . except for one very important detail! Young readers will laugh out loud at Nancy's cupcake calamity in this funny I Can Read story!
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.
Kids ages 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages are sure to love this Rocky & Bullwinkle Little Golden Book reissue--out just in time for the release of DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman film, with characters also created by Jay Ward. This classic Little Golden Book captures the magic and humor of Jay Ward's original series and features all the hilarious characters. What will happen when Bullwinkle decides to become a firemoose? Tune in to this exciting Little Golden Book to find out! From the Hardcover edition.
Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen. Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.
A simple description of fire engines, what they do, and how they work.
The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the fire house and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Introduces some of the animals that live in the cold arctic regions, including penguins, beluga whales, polar bears, and musk oxen.