A collection of stories illustrating civil liberties.
Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on board. The spirit of reinvention and the importance we place on things is beautifully expressed in José Sanabria's visually evocative story. A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all.--
Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favorite places for Arlo to use when he was old enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about New York and the mysterious Lady Liberty, he decides it's time for his next adventure. He travels to New York and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of the city: gazing at the vast skyline, visiting the Guggenheim, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and, of course, meeting Lady Liberty....but who is she?
An update of the classic folk song, Old MacDonald, featuring farm vehicles like excavator, dump truck, and bulldozer.
In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala's heartworming text, accompanied by Robin Preiss Glasser's charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond. -- jacket flap.
When Little Owl loses her blu-blu, everyone tries to help her find it--if only they could figure out what a blu-blu is!
Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life--
Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.
A boy and his dog find a newly hatched bird in a nest in a magical little valley.
When World War II borrows most of the men in Germany, 6-year old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow 3 French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat them as enemies, but the family finds ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on the early childhood memories of the author's mother.
A bear and a boy who both love exploring learn to share their adventures together--
This wordless picture book follows the humorous misadventures of Mr. Hulot as he attempts to enjoy a day at the beach.
Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colors spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, What can I be? A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or why not all of these things?--
Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.
An ugly dumpling is ignored and sad until an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling's inner beauty and helps it discover its true identity and realize being different is beautiful after all.
One Saturday morning, the Mouse brothers set off in search of adventure...Next to the path, they saw something glittering, like a little piece of the sun. It was a little golden key. But what did it open?
When Ruby's puppy Oscar gets the hiccups, she tries all kinds ofl things to stop them, but nothing seems to work.
As night falls in the enchanted forest, the unicorns and their friends gather to get ready for bed. A parady of a nighttime classic.
Youngsters awaken in the morning with the belief that they are the greatest little ones in the world, whether they are children in their mothers' arms, eagles soaring above mountains, whales swimming in the ocean, or other animals in their domains.
A cat and a doll make their own delightful world in a tree until a large moth carries them away--who knows where?
A tall tale set on a midwestern farm, where, sure, there might be worries upon worries, but the best lesson is to share what you have and enjoy the folks you're with. --
How far can a smile travel? Miles and miles! -- page  of cover.
Monster play. Monster 'Yay!' Monster Park is fun all day.--Back cover.
What is normal? That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly normal subjectan orangutan named Normanturns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what's a normal scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special and a gentle reminder that normal can't ever be defined! --
So much changes in just a year. From a tiny babe to the first steps toward toddlerhood, a baby grows and changes in leaps and bounds.
Tapir is a messy tapir who lives with his friend Gordon, an orderly penguin.
One little koala discovers that a mother's love makes everything better, from unhappy tears to twinkly smiles.--Page  of cover.
There is a legend that a Great Spotted Whale lives in the ocean, although a sighting fifty years ago was never corroborated. Now two young whale watchers each set out to find the whale, one armed with sound-recording equipment, the other with a camera. When their boats collide, they pool their resources to capture incontrovertible proof that the mythical whale exists. The eventual sighting is a magical moment, especially when the children discover that it was their own grandparents who first glimpsed the whale fifty years ago. The Murrows spectacular wordless adventure is brought to life with stunning graphite drawings that convey the drama and haunting beauty of the ocean and capture the majesty of the awe-inspiring whale.
Grover takes a trip to Israel to visit Brosh and Avigail. While he's there, he writes emails to his friends on Sesame Street telling them about the many things he sees and does while on his trip--
A rhyming celebration of birds of all shapes and sizes.
A mischievous bear plays tricks on his friends.
Follow a garden's journey from spring to summer in this beautiful counting book.
A hearing boy and his deaf parents from Brooklyn enjoy the rides, food, and sights of 1930's Coney Island where the father longs to know about how everything sounds and his son tries to interpret the noisy surroundings through sign language and a wealth of new words learned from a trip to the library.
A swiftly increasing family of rabbits explore prospective new homes in the forest dwellings of their animal neighbors.
This collection features eleven action-packed Star Wars stories.~Young readers are invited to join Anakin, Luke and Yoda for an epic collection of 12 stories that can be read in five minutes, adapted from all seven Star Wars films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Edgar the mouse is frustrated when his architectural and artistic creations, made from tasty leftovers, are gobbled up by other mice, until he finds the perfect solution.
First mate Hugh has got the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can't set sail until they find a captain!--
When it comes to new babies, friends, or other loved ones, we should remind them of just how darling they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Of course!--
Peppa Pig and George are excited when their dad arrives home with a camper van and they go on a camping trip with their family, enjoying swimming, spotting wildlife, and building a campfire.
While other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbit watches.
Celebrates the friendship and trust between a boy and his puppy as two-year-old Beau and his dog Theo take a bath together.
The seeds Chipmunk buried last fall are missing, but in their place a beautiful sunflower grows and by summer's end, drops its seeds for Chipmunk and the other creatures in the meadow to enjoy.
Follows three friends throughout their day and explores the delights and challenges of being three years old.
How do you create happiness? In this story, one child finds a way. She mixes the smell of warm biscuits and the seaside with the taste of chocolate ice cream, apple juice and the warmth of sunshine. She fills the jar and visits her loved ones to share her invention. But one day her jar goes missing. She searches everywhere but cannot find it. As she retraces her footsteps she discovers there are many different ways to share happiness.
This story begins and ends with the sky that is always above you. In between, a young rabbit travels through the wide world, experiencing joy and sorrow and all the wonder that the world has to offer. Along the way he chooses a path, explores the unknown, and ventures along trails on and off the map. And at the end of the journey, braver and more confident, he returns home, the place he can always count on and will always know.--provided by Amazon.com.
A little boy digs, plays, and explores in his garden.
On the farm, workers pick vegetables, collect eggs, and make cheese. At the market the next day, the workers set up their stands and prepare for shoppers to arrive. Amy, the baker at the Busy Bee Café, has a very special meal in mind--and, of course, all the farmers show up at the café to enjoy the results of their hard work--
When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.
Crunch the guinea pig loves his food, so it's just as well there's plenty of it, especially when a hungry little mouse wants a share. So why does Crunch refuse? Later, Crunch can't settle to his feast for worrying about the mouse. Although he's never stepped outside his hutch before, Crunch sets off to look for him. Will he find the little mouse, and if so, what else might he discover?--Page  of cover.
Niko and his crew embark on an intergalactic adventure to the Planet Zorg, where Nikos cousin Sasha is being held captive by a space pirate (who is actually Nikos sister, Posh!). But when Niko and his crew charge in to the rescue, the girls do the unthinkable by capturing his ship and leaving him stranded far from Planet Home. Using his characteristic ingenuity and wit, Niko manages to take back control of his spaceship and his story.--Publisher.
Jamie loves to build things, from dazzling roller coasters to secret mazes to looming castlers comlete with fire-breathing dragons. But all mom see is a big mess! When Jamie tries to see things from Mom's perspective, well, Jamie starts to understand. From the top of the table things look like Mom sees them and it really does look a bit messy. But if Mom can be convinced to come down to Jamie's level and see things that way then she will understand the amazing and imaginative world down here.
Peddles is a pig with big ideas: he wants pizza instead of slop; he wants fly and be an astronaut. Now he wants to be a dancer. And Peddles has a plan to make his dream come true.~Peddles is a pig with big ideas--he wants to be a dancer--
An African wild dog, a warthog, a lion and an elephant argue about the animal each sees through the hole in the wall--which turns out to be a mirror.
Elmer the elephant visits with his Grandpa Eldo and they have great fun trying to remember all the things they used to do together.
Bunny wants his potty. What will Bunny do? Only one thing for it... skip to the loo!--
Best friends Tiger and Badger work through their disagreements over a toy, a chair, and sharing.
Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids dont understand that and call him names. But Isaacs superhero brain remembers loads of things, he has energy enough to bounce on his trampoline for hours, and his ears are so sharp he can even hear the buzzing some lights make in school (ouch!). He tends to say whatever comes into his head and doesnt realize that he might hurt someones feelings--by telling them they have big teeth, for example! Even though hes not really a superhero--he has Asperger syndrome, which means his brain works a little differently--he does love to play superheroes with his brother, who understands him.
When a young boy begins to play on his family's piano, reveling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father's encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practices and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing, until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj remember how to play from the heart?--Provided by publisher.
Charlie and Lola choose a single treat at the store, count ladybugs, note the lateness of the time, and are introduced to other simple math concepts.
A little girl explains that she does not need a pacifier anymore, because she is a big kid now.
Katie is going on holiday by airplane! The airport is very crowded. Taking off is exciting, and the view from the air is beautiful! And soon the plane lands in a sunny holiday spot.--Page 4 of cover.
Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.
Overseeing a zoo-brary that lends out all types of animals, librarian Miss Perkins discovers that the tiger has gone missing, a disappearance that triggers a citywide search alongside a new friend.
A child imagines what lessons are taught at Dad School, from learning how to give piggy-backs to singing along to the radio.
Felicia always feels very small when she and her mom walk by the huge homes and beautiful gardens to the house where her mother works as a cleaning lady. I need you to behave, her mother says, reminding her of all the things she should and shouldn't do...This bilingual picture book will lend itself to conversations about hopes and dreams and the differences among people.--Amazon summary.
After stealing food from hikers and other forest animals, a hungry bear thinks the moon is following him, but when Moon finally disappears, the bear promises to be good if only it will come back.
Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. Includes space facts.
One day while picnicking with her twin sister, Mimmy, Hello Kitty falls asleep and dreams of a faraway land of tarts and queens and tea parties.--
The night before her recital Hello Kitty dreams that her mother discovers a small girl named Thumbelina inside a magical flower.
In a story designed to lull children to sleep with a variety of breathing and relaxation exercises, Mama Bird leads a journey to the magical Forest of Dreams--
Wanting to be more like his father, a young boy spends all of his money on a product that will supposedly let him grow a beard almost instantly.