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While Kimmy's parents look for a house close to Daddy's job, Kimmy stays with her grandmother and learns how to make a dreamcatcher.
Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her.
Cubby loves to visit Grandpa Bear. Often Grandpa and Cubby practice growling. In fall, they find food in the doughnut shop. In winter, they hibernate by the TV. But the very best thing about visiting Grandpa Bear is the Bear Hug. "Nobody ever gets out of the Bear Hug," warns Grandpa Bear. Can Cubby get out of the Bear Hug?
If there is any such thing as a "super" plant, that plant is the soybean. Used for an amazing variety of things--plastics, fuel, soap, and medicine--soybeans are also a healthy food source for animals and people.
A cute farm story about a boy who helps his mom on the farm. When mom goes out of town, the animals come down with the flu one by one. He takes care of each group of animals, moving them to the house. In the end, it is the boy who has the flu and the animals are taking care of him. There are lots of KA-CHOOOOs in this book!
It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandma is happy the grandkids are visiting--they've picked just the right day!--and Grandpa is fixing breakfast. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose! "Good gracious," Grandpa says as he pours himself a glass of milk. When his granddaughter shouts the chickens are out, Grandpa cooks up some eggs. "Pigs broke the gate." Grandpa fries bacon. Why is Grandpa so cool? Because he knows the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick! Teresa Bateman's rollicking rhyme and Nadine Bernard Westcott's rib-tickling pictures make for riotous April Fool's Day fun. The author lives in Washington State. The illustrator lives in Massachusetts.
Mary Jo is a very shy little girl. When it comes time to share something in class she has nothing to share. She comes up with several ideas of what to share, but at the last minute says she has nothing to share. In the end she is able to find the perfect thing to share. It is something that no one else in the class has thought of sharing before.
On Valentine's Day poor Polly piglet searches all over the barnyard, but can't find the perfect valenswine. She's just about to give up, but is it possible that the right valenswine was under her snout all along?
Where the Mississippi begins, the river flows north for miles as a clear stream you can cross on stones. Join the author as she shares a journey she made many times as a child growing up in northern Minnesota. In Mississippi Going North, a family of four canoes through pines and birches, enjoying the peaceful natural world. And when the day is done, the family gets a special treat: Aurora borealis--Northern Lights. Full color.
Like many children, Danny is afraid his parents' divorce is his fault. So on the day his daddy leaves, Danny writes a secret question on a slip of paper: Is it my fault? He shows the question to his teacher, his friend, and his dad and mom. Everyone reassures him that the divorce is not his fault. With tears in her eyes, his mom writes NO on the back of the paper so when Danny needs to, he can be comforted again and again. In this simple, poignant story, Eric J. Adams and Kathleen Adams focus on the misplaced guilt commonly felt by children of divorcing parents. Layne Johnson's realistic paintings dramatically convey Danny's strong emotions.
Mabela may be the smallest mouse in the village, but her father has taught her to be clever. And this cleverness comes in handy when the cat comes, inviting everyone to join the secret Cat Society. The mice line up, with Mabela at the front and the Cat at the back. They march into the forest, singing the secret Cat song and shouting FO FENG! Only clever Mabela realizes the Cat is up to no good!
When a young boy enters a hat shop and sees there is a sale that day, he carefully chooses the perfect hat. Proudly wearing his new hat, he walks through town. When he reaches the park, a bully tells him, "Dumb hat!" The boy is crushed--is his hat really dumb? But other kids who come along think the hat is pretty cool, and in a surprise twist, the boy and his new friends turn the tables on the bully.
Ada has three names. Wang Bin is what the caregivers called her at her Chinese orphanage. Ada is the name her American parents gave her. And there is a third name, a name the infant Ada only heard whispered by her Chinese mother.
When Clare's daddy dies in a car accident, Clare experiences a whole range of emotions without even being sure of just what "dying" means. She is afraid when her mother cries, worried that something will also happen to her mother and grandfather, lonely for her father, and angry because Daddy didn't tell her goodbye.
Stikky Trees uses a unique, pattern-based learning method to bring a timeless skill to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent months with readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you. Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 10 trees in your state, tree field manuals, how trees work (in six bullet points), their five biggest enemies, forests, parks, arboreta, and more.
Stikky Night Skies uses a unique learning method to bring a fascinating topic to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent hundreds of hours with dozens of readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you. Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 12 night sky objects, stargazing equipment, observatories, clubs, free star maps, space and astronomy websites, and more. For stargazers in the northern hemisphere.
A young girl shares her feelings and frustrations about her alcoholic father's behavior.
Kyra is Christy's best friend from the youth center. Matt and Julie are Christy's best friends on her block. When Kyra's African-American family moves into Christy's white neighborhood, Christy learns a hard lesson about prejudice.
When Paul's family moves to a new city, his older sister, Tina, gets involved with a group of kids who drink and take drugs. Watching Tina withdraw from him and from their family is hard on Paul.
Max and his family prepare to celebrate Passover. In cumulative verse, Max and his sister Ruth shop for matzah in the Passover aisle of the grocery store. The family gathers for the traditional Seder that celebrates this holiday of freedom.
So what's it like living with Atomic Ace, a dad who battles robots and can fly? It's not as weird as you might think--after all, Ace is always there to fix Saturday lunch and play ball with his son. Mom is just Mom and Dad is just Dad--they're a normal family! And a normal dad can sometimes mess up. That's what happens when Atomic Ace meets his ruthless nemesis, Insect King. This normal family is stressed!
Atomic Ace may be a superhero, but he's still a normal dad with a son. And Ace's son sometimes finds life a little boring. It's an ordinary day for Ace and his family until the evil Roboconqueror accidentally sends his mechanoid army after Ace's son instead of Ace himself. Suddenly a dull day at school is turned into a race against robots! With Ace busy in space diverting a meteor threat, who will be on Earth to save the day? Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage is a welcome sequel to Jeff Weigel's acclaimed graphic story Atomic Ace (He's Just My Dad). Readers will thrill to another adventure as Ace and his super family lead the way to victory!
Bouncy verses combine with fun illustrations to make the perfect handbook for pirate wannabes.
Fister Farnello loves dirt so much that he escapes the bath to run off to the woods. He has the most rotten and delightful time getting even dirtier, especially after he makes friends with Dirt Man, a giant who hasn't taken a bath in one thousand years.
Mamá, Papá, Sister, and Brother Ratón go for a picnic on a beautiful day. After a delicious lunch of medianoches and lemonade, Mamá and Papá smooch--eeewww!--and Brother and Sister must find something to do. And what could be more fun than teasing the cat behind the fence? But the fence isn't as high as they think! Faster than they can say, "Adios, Gato!" Brother and Sister are racing back to Mamá and Papá with the cat in pursuit. The brave Ratón family knows what to do--hide behind Mamá! But what will Mamá do?
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