An introduction to shapes with examples of real-life objects that resemble those shapes--
It's election day, and Curious George is ready to cast his vote! On election day at the elementary school, Curious George and his friend the Man with the Yellow Hat are visiting just in time to see the kids voting for their new school mascot. George can't resist getting in on the fun. He learns about the candidates, collects campaign stickers, and casts a lot of ballots. But what will happen when his hijinks start to get in the way of the vote? And who will win the big election? -- Publisher Annotation
Queen Shanti has an important case for the newest Royal Detective of Jalpur: there's a rumor that jewel thieves are planning to steal the Gem of Jalpur at a royal ball. To solve this case, the queen asks Mira to go undercover at the party-as a princess! After learning the ins and outs of royal life from her friend, Prince Neel, Mira trades in her detective coat for a princess disguise. But not even a fancy party will distract Mira from solving this case!
Madeline Finn hopes Star can become a therapy dog. But first he needs to pass his test. They have been practicing all the skills he needs to master. They practice meeting people. They practice sitting still when a bike goes by. They even practice meeting other dogs. Now Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests. They face a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair, who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help Mr. Humphrey?
Can a young WIlliam Shakespeare capture the right words when inspiration strikes? One morning William opens his window and words fly in. But when he tries to catch them, they slip right through his fingers! Leading him on a wild goose chase, the words skip over the balcony of a lady in courtship, flip past an old king with his rose-cheeked daughters, and dip into a boiling pot stirred by three old women where the words bubble, bubble-- they are too much trouble! Will he find a way to capture such fibbertigibbety words before they disappear for good? --Publisher.
At an art museum with his parents, Simon has trouble controlling his urges to slide on the floor, chase pigeons, and eat cheesecake at the cafe, until something special catches his eye.
Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are out for a nature walk with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig on a beautiful fall day. There are so many things to be thankful for-- the blue sky above, the trees full of apples, the pumpkins, the fallen leaves that are so fun to play in. When a rainstorm catches them by surprise, will it ruin their perfect autumn day? Or will it leave behind a surprise that Peppa might be thankful for after all?
This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss. On the day of his mother's funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see - a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father: Where did his mother go? Will she come back home? Will we all die? Yet with the gorilla's friendship, the boy slowly begins to discover moments of comfort in tending flowers, playing catch and climbing trees. Most of all, the gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss - especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone too.
Ruby and Louise create their own Babysitting Squad business, but watching their first client, Percy Wardropper, proves to be a challenge.
In Bobville, everyone is named Bob and everything is exactly the same--until one day when one Bob decides to be a Bruce.
La historia de cuatro niños migrantes no acompañados que se unen a lo largo del arduo viaje hacia el norte a través de México hasta la frontera de los Estados Unidos, Una jornada hacia la esperanza es una oda al poder de la esperanza y la conexión ante la incertidumbre y el miedo. Cada año, aproximadamente 50,000 menores no acompañados llegan a la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México para presentarse para asilo o visas relacionadas. La mayoría de estos niños huyen de la violencia sistémica del Triángulo del Norte de Centroamérica: Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala. Una jornada hacia la esperanza cuenta la historia de Rodrigo, un niño de 14 años que escapa de la violencia hondureña; Alessandra, una guatemalteca de 10 años cuyo primer idioma es el Q'eqchi '; y los hermanos salvadoreños Laura y Nando. Aunque sus razones por hacer el viaje son diferentes y la jornada hacia el norte es peligroso, los cuatro niños se unen y se fortalecen mientras se comparten los sueños de su pasado y las esperanzas de su futuro. Escrito en colaboración con el Proyecto Global sobre el Hambre y la Migración en la Colaboración de Innovación Social de la Universidad de Baylor, Una jornada hacia la esperanza presenta cuatro páginas de información adicional y recursos para padres, maestros de escuela, bibliotecarios y otros.
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text depict nature darkened by a brief rainstorm then, at sunset, colors brighten, rain drips like crystals, and the bright white moon shines as we fall asleep.
This home is home because my dad is here, and it's nothing like home because my mom isn't here, thinks the boy in this story when he enters his dad's new apartment for the first time. His dad moved out on Monday and now it's Friday night, the start of his weekend with his dad. The boy and his dad follow their normal weekend routine -- they eat eggs for breakfast, play cards and spend time at the park. And then they do the same things on Sunday. It is hard to say goodbye at the end of the weekend, but Dad gives his son a letter to remind him that, even if they can't always be together, the boy is loved. Naseem Hrab has written a poignant yet hopeful story, strikingly illustrated in Frank Viva's signature style, about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.--
When she encounters problems that diminish her enjoyment of a class field trip to a local art museum, Emma calls on her inner sense of awesome to stand up for herself and teach her friend Charley how to feel comfortable in his own skin.
In Bogotá, Columbia, young José eagerly anticipates Saturday, when he can visit the library started by José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector, and take a book home to enjoy all week. Includes note about Gutiérrez's life and Bogotá.~Un espléndido e inspirador álbum ilustrado acerca de la vida de José Alberto Gutiérrez, un recolector de basura de Bogotá, Colombia, que creó una biblioteca a partir de un libro que rescató de la basura mientras realizaba su ruta. En la ciudad de Bogotá, en el barrio La Nueva Gloria, viven dos Josés. Uno es un niño que sueña con los sábados, día en que él y otros niños del barrio visitan el Paraíso, la biblioteca. El otro José es un recolector de basura. Desde el atardecer hasta el amanecer, escudriña las aceras de las calles por donde conduce entornando los ojos bajo la tenue luz en busca de tesoros escondidos... ¡Libros! Algunos en pilas ordenadas, como a la espera de que José los descubra. Otros requieren más esfuerzo para ser encontrados. Desde que descubrió el primer libro, Ana Karenina, José ha estado rescatando libros de la basura: libros gruesos, delgados, usados y casi nuevos, para ampliar la biblioteca que alberga en su casa. Y los sábados, niños como el pequeño José corren hasta llegar al Paraíso y descubrir un mundo lleno de libros y magia. Con un evocador texto de una autora debutante y llamativas ilustraciones de una prometedora ilustradora colombiana, esta es una celebración de perseverancia, de comunidades y del poder de los libros.
Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today--not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. The tenderness of Meg Medina's beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez's colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls' urban neighborhood.~Evelyn Del Rey es la mejor amiga de Daniela. Hacen todo juntas e incluso viven una al frente de la otra en la misma calle en apartamentos que son casi iguales: Daniela con su mami y su hámster, y Evelyn con su mami, su papi y su gato. Pero no después de hoy--no después de que Evelyn se mudé de su casa. Mientras tanto, las niñas juegan entre las cajas de mudanza hasta la hora de despedirse, y se prometen mantenerse en contacto, pues saben que su amistad siempre será especial. Esta es una tierna historia sobre la amistad y los cambios en la vida, bellamente escrita por Meg Medina, realzada con las ilustraciones coloridas y vibrantes de Sonia Sánchez que describen el vecindario urbano de las niñas.
La luz del sol en la cara. El aroma de bannock caliente horneándose. Agarranr la mano de alguien querido. ¿Qué llena tu corazón de alegría? Este hermoso libro en cartoné, con ilustraciones de la artista de renombre Julie Flett, sirve como recordatorio tanto para pequeños como adultos a pensar en y apreciar los momentos de la vida que nos llenan de alegría. La ponente internacional y premiada autora Monique Gray Smith escribió Mi corazón se llena de alegría para reforzar el bienestar de niños y familias indígenas y para incentivar que los niños pequeños reflexionen en las cosas que les hacen sentir alegría. --
One child who wants to make a difference joins with another and, through a series of simple actions and others' help, succeeds in making the world a better place. Includes a mindfulness exercise and notes about the importance of taking one first step.
Danny loves music, Molly loves painting, and Marcus loves writing. And they all love playing together. But there's something worrying them: they'll soon be moving to a new house. Child's play is a tale of love, dedicated to creativity, to change, and to all of the children who have had to leave their home countries in search of a brighter future.
A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both big and small and both sparkly and dull. It's also dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight. Her ocean is full of sounds -- it splashes and crashes and laughs and hums. But, at times, it's silent. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. A delightful nature companion sure to awaken the explorer in every child.--
A book for kids about what it's like to be an adult. A book for adults about what it's like to still be a kid.--Back of book.
This dual-language picture book for preschoolers, written in English and Plains Cree, celebrates and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.
Ginger and Chrysanthemum are opposites, but they are cousins, as close as two peas in a pod. But planning Grandma's birthday together is a challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a cake to bake together. Is this a recipe for disaster?
It is almost bedtime, but first young Marco must put away his collection of stuffed animal toys. As a budding scientist Marco tries different ways of sorting the animals, but the animals have their own ideas. Marco scrambles to make everyone happy and make it to bed before his mother comes to tuck him in--Provided by publisher.
Possums play dead when threatened so Alfred, an unusually nervous possum, avoids attention and even friendship until he meets Sofia, an armadillo who curls into a ball when nervous. Includes facts about the unusual defense mechanisms of animals pictured in the book.
When Max Hacksalot traps video game character Ava in the Game over screen, she uses her coding skills to create a new level. --
Natalie and Alphonse mostly like living in a flat on the seventh floor. They love playing drive the double-decker bed and doing roly-polies in the hall. But when the two monster siblings invent a game of wriggly worms in the jungle ... oh dear! OW! SHFLWUMP! That is not a good game for indoors! Will this adorably rambunctious pair ever manage to create a magical, wild camping experience in their little apartment? This is a story sure to inspire families to explore the great outdoors - before finding the perfect balance again back at home.
Walking to her grandmother's home to help make warak enab, Lina discovers many ways to hear snow, from the scrape of a shovel on a sidewalk to the quiet pats of snowman-building.
All grandmothers are wonderful and the gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises. This gran really does have super powers!--
Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can't compete with Tablet's videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson's attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship.
Small Bear's mother promises stories before their winter slumber if Small Bear will help prepare with no dilly dallying, but the playful cub finds it hard to stick to her tasks.
In rhyming text, naughty dinosaurs learn the importance of having good manners, saying please and thank you, and never, ever making a mess. --
Best friends Fern the bear and Otto the cat meet various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters on a walk through the forest to gather story ideas.--Provided by publisher.
Wanting to follow in the footsteps of her free-diving haenyeo grandmother, a young Korean girl dutifully consumes her grandmother's strength-building abalone porridge and practices her breath control before suiting up and overcoming fears to make remarkable discoveries.
Clover Kitty does NOT want to go to kittygarten! Although she might like a friend to play with, kittygarten feels overwhelming for a sensory-sensitive kitty like Clover. And when she arrives, it is exactly as she fears: her classroom is too loud, the lights are too bright, and everyone comes too close. So Clover throws a fit...and decides to quit kittygarten. But when a classmate comes to check on her, she begins to reconsider. Maybe it's time for Clover to give kittygarten another chance? -- publisher annotation.
Roman can't wait to go to Camp Kinetic! But when he meets Iris, everything starts to go wrong. Why is Iris so mean to him and what should he do about it? A Helping Hand guides children through difficult situations, helping them to understand and cope with what they are experiencing.--Back cover.
In this reworking of the Buddhist parable, Stillwater, a giant panda, teaches Addy that the grief she feels for the loss of her kitten, is part of life and is shared by everybody.
The mean ant and his companion, the fly, find themselves in a sticky situation.
Follow the journey of immigrant and refugee children from leaky boat to a new country, a new school, and new friends in this simple counting book.
Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it's a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbors and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up; the mayor even gives her an award. But over time Maggie's collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden in an unsightly mess. Her parents tell her Enough treasure! and eventually even Maggie realizes that something must be done. Finally, inspired by a bird outside her window, she finds a way to share her treasure that enchants and transforms the entire neighborhood. --
The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to the wind tell stories, even when it howls like wolves. She tastes snowflakes -- sometimes sweet and delicate; other times sharp on her cheeks. And finally, she finds hope in the buds on a cherry tree that survive through the winter to blossom in spring.--
Norman is one amazing goldfish! His owner knows Norman is sure to dazzle the crowd at Pet-O-Rama with his circles, bubbles, and flips--even though some kids don't think a goldfish is a good pet. But when Norman is finally on stage, he freezes up and hides behind his plant. Poor Norman! Luckily, his owner plays a familiar song on the tuba, helping Norman to relax and show the crowd how amazing he really is. The popular stars of Not Norman return in a warm and wryly funny new story about being there for your fishy friend when he needs you most.
A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa. May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much English, and May can't understand Chinese. She's hungry, and bored with Gong Gong's errands. Plus, it seems like Gong Gong's friends are making fun of her! But just when May can't take any more, Gong Gong surprises her with a gift that reveals he's been paying more attention than she thought. With lighthearted, expressive illustrations by Elaine Chen, this charming debut expertly captures life in the city and shows how small, shared moments of patience and care--and a dumpling or two--can help a child and grandparent bridge the generational and cultural gaps between them. A glossary at the end of the book features translations of the Chinese words from the story into Chinese characters and English.--
When a boy throws a blue ball for his puppy to fetch, it bounces past two brown cows, three green frogs, and more as it makes its way around the farm.
Third-grader Max did not want to invite Jeremy or the new student, Sam, to his birthday sleepover, but soon discovers that differences can make a person fun and interesting.
A French bulldog who loves gourmet food has trouble finding a family that is just right for him.
In this version of the classic tale, nobody in the apartment building has enough ingredients for dinner--so a child suggests that they have a community hot pot night. Everybody contributes something, bringing their diverse community together for a delicious meal. Includes a recipe for hot pot.--
Morton and Bogart are best friends, but they don't always see eye to eye. When they encounter a closed door, Bogart thinks there must be something really bad on the other side, while Morton thinks it'll be something amazing! Morton wants to open that door! But Bogart is too scared. Which one is right? Together, these monsters learn that being open to the unknown can lead to new discoveries. And even though your imagination can make it easy to worry, it can also make life more fun.
A hula-hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella and a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, show their grumpy bear friend that a day of fun does not have to depend on sunshine and blue skies.
While on a quest to discover the identity of the mysterious item he accidentally dug up, Pugtato learns to follow his heart.
A little girl befriends a sad, tiny horse, and, with a little magic (and an ice cream cone), helps him fly.
'Rrrrh!' means 'Let's be friends' in tiger talk, but the other animals don't understand him and run away! Maybe the gentle 'rum-pum-pum' of the drum can help him find a friend--
Young Dracula loves his fangs and is very upset after one falls out--especially when the Tooth Fairy tries to take it away.--
All it takes to face your fears is a little bit of Princess Power! --Amazon
Malina the hedgehog loves to tend to her raspberry bushes and loves to make delicious raspberry jam, but when winter comes, she realizes that a caring community is sweeter than any sweet treat.--Amazon
When Field Mouse and Squirrel find a big, round, orange object in the road their friends disagree about what it is, but soon it becomes the life of the party.
Oh, no! There are ghosts on the loose and it's your job to find them all! Step inside and start searching now! With busy, buzzing scenes crammed full of lively characters and wacky items, not to mention those missing mischievous ghosts, the fun search will keep you entertained for hours.--Back cover.
Meet Mouse! Mouse lives in the tree with his best friend... Giant Owl. They used to do the most fun stuff imaginable! They'd play chase and Giant Owl would nearly catch Mouse, but not quite. Giant Owl loved Mouse so much that she used to give him as many doughnuts as he wanted and the most amazing presents, including his own house (a cage)! But then one day something happened, and now Mouse has found himself stuck in a very dark place... will his best friend help come to his rescue? This deliciously dark tale of a mouse and the 'best friend' who wants to eat him will delight fans of Rob's previous books, The Cave and The Woods.
Fearing they are going stale, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast visit Professor Biscotti, whose faulty gadget transforms them into toddlers, sending them on an adventure in the refrigerator.
Miyuki and her grandfather return in an enchanting intergenerational story enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued by her grandfather's morning meditation routine, and she is eager to learn this new skill. Her wise and patient grandfather first takes her on a walk in the garden. When do we start to meditate? she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him. Their walk in the garden, filled with many tender moments, heightens their gratitude for each other and for the world around them. Miyuki comes to understand that in the small acts of mindfulness throughout her day, she learned how to meditate. -- Amazon.com.