Jayden expects to see nothing but brown his first morning in New Mexico, but after being surprised by colorful rocks, flowers, birds, and animals, he wonders if this place could become home.
There's lots of fun to be had up on the pier--the Ferris wheel, the rollercoaster, Skee-Ball and Whac-A-Mole, cotton candy, copper coins, the carousel. But it's down under the pier, at low tide, where the real magic can be found. The best part? It's free. -- Amazon.com.
Join four children in a little boat as they discover the magnitude of The Mess That We Made. With rhythmic language and captivating art, this cumulative tale portrays the terrible impact of trash on the ocean and marine life, inspiring us to make changes to save our seas. Includes a back section with facts about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ocean pollution, and Calls to Action for kids and grown-ups to share.
The team behind Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby visit a Nigerian village for a humorous ode to childhood ingenuity. Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a little too fast, up the baobab tree, and reaches a little too far ... ow! How can she catch chickens with an ankle that's puffed up like an angry lizard? Could it be, as Nana Nadia says, that quick thinking is more important than quick running? Award-winning author Atinuke celebrates Nigerian village life in a story vibrantly illustrated by Angela Brooksbank with a universal message at its heart--Amazon.com.
Encourages readers to look at their own combination of brain power, skills, abilities, and capabilities to determine how they might learn best, excel, and be themselves.
A girl tries to play a game with monsters, but it quickly turns into chaos when they don't follow the rules--
Gertie: When it comes to bullies, Bunny is the queen. She used to always play with us -- but she was super mean. Kitty: But ... why is she a bully? What'd she do, and what'd she say? Gertie: Um ... Bunny's just a bully. It's always been that way. But is Bunny really a bully? Kitty wants to find out more about the real Bunny. She's been branded a bully by her classmates, but Kitty is wise enough to see beyond the label and look at Bunny for who she truly is: a girl who's sorry for mistakes she may have made in the past and who desperately wants a second chance.--
Two children provide instructions how to properly read to a grandmother or a grandfather, including how to choose a good book, how to use different voices, and where to find the perfect place to cuddle up and read.
Judah's dream of becoming a successful shopkeeper comes true but, when God spares his life after being wounded during the War of 1812, he begins using his riches to secretly help others. Includes historical and biographical note.
A girl and a mermaid become best friends as they figure out how to enjoy their favorite things together, but when the shore becomes unsafe Mermaid must leave, promising to return.
Did you know that seagulls live in habitats ranging from shores to farms to lakes, an even the desert? Or that they are omnivores, eating everything from crabs and clams to mice and blueberries? Or that these clever birds can learn new skills? With musical rhyme and enchanting illustrations, Seagulls Soar will help you see seagulls in a whole new light.
Sent outside by their mother, two rambunctious children explore their own garden, deserts, mountains, oceans, and jungles and encounter many species of animals that are endangered or nearly extinct. Includes an index of the animals and each one's level of vulnerability to extinction.
Lights glimmer, blaze and shine in this beautifully illustrated book about various forms of light. Informative back matter describes the scientific nature of light and how it's created.--
A moving tale of love, fear, and the courage of letting go. Beyond the hill where the tree lives, lies Who Knows Where. Every year when the wind blows, the tree's seeds sail to this mysterious place--until the day an especially tiny seed decides to remain on its branch. At first, the tree feels the seed should leave. If it doesn't, it will never grow roots of its own. But the tree also feels lonely, and Who Knows Where is...who knows? This strikingly illustrated picture book celebrates the rhythms of the natural world as it gently reminds parents and children that letting go and being brave can lead to life's greatest adventures.--
On a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers. The boy unleashes his dog on shore, and the dog bounds off to play. Now the boy wraps his arms around the swan's neck -- he has a new friend. But when he puts the leash on the swan, the sky turns stormy gray, the water becomes turbulent, and the other swans fly away. Both the boy and swan are miserable, until the boy realizes he must free his friend. When he drops the leash into the pond, warm color fills their world and they return to where the boy's dog happily awaits him. Geraldo Valério, a master of wordless picture books, explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation.--
The neighborhood blacksmith is a quiet and unassuming presence, tucked in his smithy under the chestnut tree. Sturdy, generous, and with sadness of his own, he toils through the day, passing on the tools of his trade, and come evening, takes a well-deserved rest. Longfellow's timeless poem is enhanced by G. Brian Karas's thoughtful and contemporary art in this modern retelling of the tender tale of a humble craftsman. An afterword about the tools and the trade of blacksmithing will draw readers curious about this age-honored endeavor, which has seen renewed interest in developed countries and continues to be plied around the world.--Amazon.com.
Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit of knowledge with him, and that tendency is exactly what made him the versatile genius we remember today. -- inside front jacket flap.
A biography of African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks.
From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly, Green Machine is a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting--featuring illustrations by Christophe Jacques. Composting is cool! Celebrate the innovation and science that helps turn your food waste into green energy. See how food scraps are composted, collected, and processed, transforming trash into biogas and electricity. It's a green machine! It's a celebration of sustainability and the important role we humans play in the energy cycle. Share it at Earth Day and every day! Call it Peels on Wheels/ Or a truck full of yuck:/ It's a food scraps collection machine!/ It takes all the waste/ (And some slime, and some muck)/ To a place where the garbage goes green.
A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood in which Federico rides his bicycle to the market for Abuelo's groceries, then stands up to a hungry wolf. Includes a recipe for pico de gallo and glossary of Spanish terms.
From the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees comes this spirited picture book, which shares the true story of how trees communicate, feel, and grow. Piet the squirrel feels all alone in his forest home. Luckily, Peter the Forester has the perfect plan to cheer him up: a search for tree children. You can't be lonely in a forest full of friends! As they wander, Peter shares amazing facts about trees, how they communicate and care for each other, and the struggles they endure. Soon, the little squirrel is feeling much better--especially when he realizes he's helped the tree children grow. This environmentally conscious picture book, written by acclaimed author and forester Peter Wohlleben, brings the majesty of The Hidden Life of Trees to the youngest of readers everywhere.--
Vampirina is excited to run for Class President! She has all kinds of event ideas like a Haunted House fundraiser and a Poltergeist Pizza night. But can she scare up enough votes to win?--
A hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp. Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest--seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that's too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she's a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she's a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future, forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places--will she still be a queen? Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.--Provided by publisher.
The authors share personal revelations on how gardening with Grandma Dorothy shapes and nurtures a love and respect for nature, beauty, and a general philosophy for life.
A nonfiction picture book about the largest solar power plant in the world--
The story of a family of great horned owls told in haiku poetry--
This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor. Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn't want one! Is he worried? No. Is he scared? NO! He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R! But there's someone else who needs a haircut, too...it's Dad, and he doesn't want one, either! Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about.
As four very different letters arrive at the playground, each makes the next feel unwelcome, but once they begin to swing together, they have a wonderful time.
A family tries to adopt a stray alien, with unexpected results--
Katharine Lee Bates first wrote the lines to America the Beautiful on a summer evening after a stirring visit to Pikes Peak in 1893. But the story behind the song begins with Katharine herself, who grew up with memories of the country divided by the Civil War and pushed beyond conventional expectations of women to become an acclaimed writer, scholar, suffragist, and reformer. Katharine believed in the power of words to make a difference, and in America the Beautiful, her vision of the nation as a great family, united from sea to shining sea, continues to uplift and inspire us all--
A simple act of kindness brings two unlikely friends together in this profound picture book about the transformative power of friendship. A bear sits in his quiet, colorless home in a forgotten place. He feels invisible; no one comes to see him, and he spends his days alone. Then someone moves in next door. Madame Odette is sound and sunshine, and at first, the bear isn't sure about this colorful new neighbor. But through an act of kindness, the bear and the Madame Odette meet, and as time goes by, they become friends. And in the end, they are both forever changed by the gifts they bring each other. The first book from author-illustrator Cécile Metzger, The Invisible Bear is a powerful and beautiful meditation on the beauty of friendship and how two people can save each other just by being themselves.--
Gerbert, a special young goose, prepares for his death by whispering words of power to his flight feathers and giving them to family and friends before his final migration.
Sadie's mind is always flying off to the clouds and make-believe worlds, which sometimes gets her in trouble, but her mom comes up with a clever plan to bolster her confidence and help her feel better about her wandering, dreaming mind.
On his first day at a brand-new school, David finds himself alone at recess after his classmates race off to their favorite activities. Kids are on the swings, playing soccer and busy with video games. But David has a pocketful of rubber bands for his favorite jump rope game. Can making friends be as easy as a hop, skip and a jump? Told in spare, lyrical prose and beautifully illustrated, Elastic Skip is a celebration of friendship, diversity and inclusion.--
When Little Cheetah and Little Shadow decide to trade places, they get a chance to see the world through each other's eyes.
Did you hear that? Listen for cars, people, dogs, and more in this book about the sounds you can hear all around you!
A young girl considers the women she knows and the various colors of the hijab they wear. Muslim women have many varied jobs and wear their hijab as they work. She wants to be like them. The hijab becomes a crowning touch for her--a representation of faith, identity, and fashion.
Mabel loves the stars. She can count a few from her bedroom window and even more from the tree in her backyard. But her grandfather saw thousands of stars when he was a boy, and Mabel is determined to see that many herself. So begins Mabel's quest for a better view of the night sky. When she realizes that the glow from nearby houses and streetlights blocks her view, she enlists help from her neighbors and the town's mayor. Can they work together to discover the stars waiting for them--just up the street?
Lola, a young flamingo, knows that eating shrimp will make her feathers pink, but when her parents look away she tries different foods and turns a series of wild colors.
Invites the reader to join top monster scientists (and a zombie named Tina) as they clear up the myths and misconceptions people have about these scary yet misunderstood creatures--
A group of children sets out on a secret nighttime hunt for the biggest pumpkin they can find, encountering a scary jack-o'-lantern, overcoming their fears and other obstacles, until they return home to--pumpkin pie.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a child through a day of surprises at the beach.
Born is a gentle, lyrical picture book about a baby's arrival into the world and the love between mother and child. Cindy Derby's soft whimsical illustrations beautifully complement John Sobol's poetic text. This is a great picture book for parents or loved ones to read to very young children.--
As winter nears, Silli wants wool to knit a sweater but the sheep he finds are actually stones, so getting them home and sheared will be a challenge.
A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers.--
Early one morning, a strange visitor arrives -- a visitor whose name is Holiday. I'll be taking over for you today! Holiday tells Monday. And before long, Holiday has met the other days, even Saturday and Sunday, who usually sleep all week. With each introduction, Monday becomes more and more upset. She is used to starting the week, and she'd like to keep it that way. When Holiday announces how much fun he's having, and that he'd like to stay, Wednesday and Friday admit that they are a little worried, too. Meanwhile, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are completely smitten by this exciting new day. Finally, Monday (with Wednesday and Friday in tow), asks Holiday to kindly pack his things and go. Then just in time, Tuesday comes up with a solution that will work for everyone. Natalie Nelson's ingenious characterizations of the days of the week will delight readers young and old, as will her story that pokes fun at how set in our ways we can be and how we might instead choose to be open to change and embrace the unexpected.--
A timely picture book that acts as an introduction to civics for young readers--
He's not the type to stand out. In fact, unless you were looking for him, you wouldn't know he was missing at all. But you know us, the shy ones, we can always spot one another.
Keya is so angry at her little brother, Nate, that when her best friend Hooper tries to help she lashes out, then must get past his anger to ask forgiveness.
Red Kangaroo sees a plane in the sky and wants to fly just as high! Once she's learned about the four forces needed for flight-weight, lift, thrust, and drag-Red Kangaroo earns her wings! In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has about what things are made of and how things work using real-world and practical examples. Young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of their why questions. --
Renowned science author Vicki Cobb has concocted just the right formula for making scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand.
Told in rhyming text, a young African American boy, stuck inside on a rainy day, uses his imagination to create a rocket ship out of a rocking chair and takes off on an trip to a distant planet.
A little girl with a great idea is, at first, disheartened to hear NO!, but with perseverance, collaboration, and imagination she finds a way to build something even greater.
From the crowing of a rooster to the rumble of early traffic and the sizzle of bacon cooking, this lyrical book explores the many sounds of morning, inviting the reader to welcome the start of each new day.
Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.
Elvi, which one is your mum? They're both my mums. But which one's your real mum? When Nicholas wants to know which of Elvi's two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of web. But Nicholas still can't work it out! Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend...
The story of an oil spill and its devastating effects on animals and the environment--
The Lady Miss Penny loves doing all sorts of things with her best friend, Milady but she loves going out to eat the most! Lady Miss Penny knows just how to behave at a restaurant. She can SIT, STAY, and PLAY like the very best pup. But when Lady Miss Penny invites all her animal friends to dinner at the fancy restaurant, she has to teach them all the Restaurant Rules from scratch. And they're not very good at following the rules... Who knew table manners could be so fun? Lady Miss Penny's comical dos and don'ts are sure to bring giggles as kids learn to recite her catchy 10 Restaurant Rules!
Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.
Saddened by her classmates' and teacher's mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names.
Penelope the T. Rex was born to be a rock star. But playing her heart out is hard when her friends only see her as a dinosaur!
Have you ever been sad? Did you want to cry all day? Maybe you wanted to hide under blankets or be left alone. We all feel sadness, and we all experience this emotion differently--and that's okay... What should you do if you feel sad?--Back cover.
Each of us, from the day we're born, is accompanied by a special companion--the Yet. Can't tie your shoes? Yet! Can't ride a bike? Yet! Can't play the bassoon? Don't worry, Yet is there to help you out. The Magical Yet is the perfect tool for parents and educators to turn a negative into a positive when helping children cope with the inevitable difficult learning moments we all face. Whether a child or an adult, this encouraging and uplifting book reminds us that we all have things we haven't learned...yet!
Only a tree knows how to be a tree, and only you know how to be you. A celebration of individuality and the natural world.
Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it's cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life. So when Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent Peanut.
As powerful as it is beautiful, Freedom, We Sing is a lyrical picture book designed to inspire and give hope to readers around the world. Molly Mendoza's immersive, lush illustrations invite kids to ponder singer/songwriter Amyra León's poem about what it means to be free. It's the perfect book for parents who want a way to gently start the conversation with their kids about finding hope in these very tense times we are living in.