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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.
When Papa brings home a computer, the whole family is excited. Soon Mama, Brother, Sister, and even Honey start spending all day every day staring at their own computers. It's up to Papa to get the family off the computer and back into the real world!
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.
In this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book, Blue shares the four letters that spell out her name, and other words that begin with those same great letters. Join Blue in a backyard adventure filled with everything from butterflies to easels. Picture descriptions added.
From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections--Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult--Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren't deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life's dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You've Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn't end until high-school graduation. What's good, what's trash, what's going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America's favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.
2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner<P> Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably.<P> Except when he talks to animals...<P> Then he is fluent.<P> Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation" as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.
The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing. Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem? Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder, and it sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.
A beloved bestselling level 1 reader! A bee sits on Duck, and when duck QUACKS at it to scat, it doesn't listen! So Duck sits on Hen. Hilarity ensues as each animal sits on another. Beginning readers will love the accumulating progression and gain confidence in their skills!
Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads. Ruth Wright Paulsen's sunlit paintings and Gary Paulsen's poetic text capture all the peace and pleasure of a day when water and sky are one.
Who is raiding Granny's garden? Baby Bugs, Baby Daffy, Baby Tweety and Baby Sylvester set out to find who is stealing the vegetables from Granny's garden. Limited picture descriptions present.
All tigers and tabbies, calicos and strays, kittens and cats, need love. And trust. They want things just so. And, sometimes, they do not want to come inside. But a little patience and a little attention can make all the difference . . .Here's a loving tribute to feline companionship, sure to warm human and kitty hearts-because cat company is worth waiting for!
Surrounded by other kids with extremely commercial ideas about Christmas, Charlie Brown struggles to understand the true spirit of the holiday.
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun.
With her usual gentleness and warmth, Margaret Wise Brown tells little ones about the night Jesus was born: "O come, country shepherds O follow the light And welcome the baby This blessed night..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
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