Diverse animals, led by two rough, tough rhinos, work together to transform an old mall into a zoo--including the bugs the rhinos said were too small to count.
One hundred years ago, a little boy watched his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn become his refuge and home-a place to play with friends and farm animals alike. As seasons passed, the barn weathered many storms. The boy left and returned a young man, to help on the farm and to care for the barn again. The barn has stood for one hundred years, and it will stand for a hundred more: a symbol of peace, stability, caring and community.
Throughout a child's day, five minutes can go by quickly (when you are on a roller coaster) or slowly (when you are in the dentist's chair).
Imaginative Jack describes the kind of school he would build--one full of animals, with tubes to transport students directly to their classrooms, and library books that come alive.
Mama bird wants Baby bird to learn to fly so he can migrate with the rest of the flock, but Baby bird would rather go by hot air balloon or car, instead.
A little frog is singing to himself in the swamp one night. His song doesn't seem complete, so he invites other animals to join in. Nothing sounds right until they are joined by the littlest voice in the swamp -- that of a tiny firefly.
Learn how to defeat monsters by practicing good health habits, including brushing and flossing teeth, keeping a clean room, and being active instead of sitting in front of the television all afternoon.
A little girl helps her grandma with her memory--
When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.
A retelling of a folktale about how a pair of magical slippers always find their way back to the tiger whose mother made them for him.
A young girl, anxious about her new surroundings, finds that a pack of friendly dogs has moved into her mind. In an effort to allay their restlessness, the girl begins to draw them--everywhere. Her constant doodling and daydreaming worries her grandmother, teacher and tutor, who want the girl to focus on her schoolwork. But the dogs bring the girl comfort--and they maybe even come to her rescue one night after she gets lost and hides in a neighbour's shed! The story ends with the suggestion that the attitudes of those around her shift to accommodate her pack of imaginary friends. Touching on issues of anxiety, this is a touching story about overcoming fear with the help of inner strength and the power of imagination. Inspired by a Japanese folktale called The Boy Who Drew Cats.--
In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an enticing tennis ball--a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn't always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow.--Amazon.
A delightful tale inspired by the true story of a brave goat war hero. Perfect for fans of Finding Winnie and Rescue and Jessica. During World War I, a goat named Billy was adopted by a platoon of soldiers and made his way across the ocean to be part of the war effort. Billy . . . * Trained with the soldiers; Was smuggled across the ocean * Got snuck into the frontlines in a box of oranges; Ate some secret documents and was arrested for treason; Got trench foot; Head-butted soldiers into a trench and saved them from a shell; Came back home a decorated war hero This charming true story follows Sergeant Billy from his small prairie town to the trenches of World War I and back, through harrowing moments, sad moments, moments of camaraderie and moments of celebration. This unforgettable goat and the platoon that loved him will capture your heart!--
Explores many aspects of love that can help one weather any storm, including that love is comfort, effort, connection, and taking care of oneself.
A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations, this book depicts a little girl's love for her father from whom she is separated because of incarceration. -- Provided by publisher
A selfish man sets out to prove that he is the boss of everything he surveys.
Kindness snippet jar is a story about a little snippet who wants desperately to live in a kindness jar because he learns that it brings kindness to the world, but can't figure out the right words to help spread kindness. He asks several other snippets how they find their words and he soon discovers he has to do something kind for his words to appear! It takes him a while to figure out what to do, but when he finally gets his words it turns out pretty amazing!--amazon.com.
Someone has stolen Squirrel's hazelnuts and he is determined to find out who.
As a girl walks home from school, she enjoys watching people with their dogs, knowing that while some seem mismatched, all are best friends.
One family celebrates the Hindu festival of lights--
Wolf and Little Lamb are friends. The forest animals are convinced that Wolf is going to eat Little Lamb. Can they save their friend?
Just when a little bear starts to feel overwhelmed on his first day of school, he meets a new friend, and together they find the courage to overcome their fear.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the importance of sharing everything from blankets to toys, but never a sneeze or a frown.
All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science. When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution!
Mr. Pumpkin invites friends to share a ghoulishly delightful tea.
When Leo arrives at the hospital, he is surprised to find it run by animals! A hilarious story featuring animals in human situations, perfect for fans of Zootopia and A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Two slightly distracted parents accidentally send their son, Leo, to the animal hospital to get his tonsils out. It's right next to the people hospital, so it's an easy mistake to make. Luckily this animal hospital is open-minded and willing to take in this strange patient. The chicken behind the intake desk is very kind, the bear orderly gives Leo a dog treat and Dr. Stan, who is a mouse, is a very skilled and caring doctor. It IS a little weird when the nurse comes clip-clopping in, pats him on the head and gives him a flea collar. Leo has to wear a plastic cone around his neck after surgery too. And are the nail clipping and shampooing and brushing really necessary? This is a hilarious, sweet and accessible story about a child's first visit to the hospital, even if the hospital isn't QUITE up to code . . .--
Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.
Rosie can't wait to start kindergarten--she's had her pencils sharpened and her backpack ready for weeks. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie's mom reassures her that it's just butterflies in her belly, and she'll feel better soon. Much to Rosie's surprise, when she says hello to a new friend on the bus, a butterfly flies out of her mouth! As the day goes on, Rosie frees all her butterflies, and even helps another shy student let go of hers, too --
As children go to sleep, trucks of all kinds team up in the sky to create a thunderstorm.
When a child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep, her patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child's nighttime wonderings.
Explains what life in a city is like.
Some animals sleep alone. Others sleep in packs. Some slumber at night, and others prefer the daytime for getting some z's. Whether large or small, familiar or unusual, all animals must find a way to get some rest. Did you know that giraffes sleep standing up? That sloths sleep upside down? Or that fish sleep with their eyes open? Take a close look at the sleeping habits of meerkats, bats, horses, birds, and other animals around the world in a book for young nature enthusiasts that is certain to spark a sense of wonder. All animals sleep. But do they dream? Facts inspire imaginations in a beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book for curious young minds.--provided by publisher.
A crocodile seeks revenge on Napoleon for taking him from his home, but instead becomes the talk of Venice high society.--
In a unique take on the cumulative classic This Is the House That Jack Built, a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad's wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Serving up a diverse array of dishes and faces, this warm and welcoming story is poised to become a savored part of Thanksgiving traditions to come. A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.--provided by publisher.
In this wordless picture book, a girl is accidentally left behind on a class trip to the moon.
Grandude brightens a dreary weekend for his visiting grandchildren, Lucy, Tom, Em, and Bob, by using his magic compass and postcards to take them on adventures around the world.
Baby can find shapes all over place: the bedroom, the garden, and more!
Baby finds and counts all different kinds of animals.
Baby can find shapes all over place: the bedroom, the garden, and more!