Magic in the Attic is a charming storybook filled with imagination, love, and the joy of friendship. For children ages 5 to 7, this story about friendship introduces the characters Button and Squeaky. On a boring and rainy day, a lonely teddy bear named Button is feeling blue and needs something to do! Button decides to venture into the attic for the very first time. He climbs up the creaky stairs and enters a world full of wonder. Amazed by all the toys he finds, he begins to explore. There's so much to see and play with! Button searches through a beautiful trunk filled with treasures from faraway places. He'll soon find something very special that will change everything. At the very bottom of the trunk is a curious balloon animal kit that says, Instant Friend, Just Add Love and Air. He soon finds himself making the friend he's always wanted, Squeaky! Button and Squeaky become the best of friends, and so begins all the future adventures together that are to come!--provided by publisher.
In this fun and color-charged cookbook of 50 recipes, Barbie teaches kids how to bake and make good choices while creating intergenerational experiences in the kitchen.
When a little girl can't sleep one night, her dad asks if she'd like to go for a walk. They tiptoe through the silent house and step out into the dark. --
Sam's hair is getting long. Time for a visit to the hairdresser. But when Pierre begins to cut Sam's hair, Benny starts to bark. Is Benny scared? A funny and sweet story about a special friendship between a girl and her dog, and about a visit to the hairdresser.
When Ellie is very small, she finds a tiny dragon just hatched from its egg. Ellie calls him Scratch, takes him home, and moves him into her dollhouse. Her mother can't see Scratch, and her teacher doesn't notice when Ellie takes Scratch to preschool, but her friends are amazed. But dragons get quite large as they grow. And Ellie is growing, too, moving from dollhouses to dance parties with friends, not noticing as Scratch's form begins to fade a little. This book illustrates the joys of imagination and friendship--and captures the bittersweet nature of growing up.
Award-winning author-illustrator Drew Sheneman brings budding paleontologists the truth about dinosaurs in this informative and hilarious nonfiction picture book that will teach kids everything they didn't know (and never thought to ask) about their favorite subject-Dinosaurs!
Once a brave sea captain, Badger now lives a routine and lonely life on a small island, until a series of events takes her far from home and into the company of new friends.
Over millions of years, organisms in Antarctica--one of the most extreme environments on Earth--have evolved in amazing ways that enable them to thrive on the ice, in the ice, and under the ice. How is climate change affecting the creatures that live in this frozen world? Even in the intensely cold, windy, and dry environment of Antarctica, a wide variety of wildlife--from the massive swarms of krill in the Southern Ocean to the throngs of penguins on its icy shores-- finds ways to thrive. Some species of Antarctic fishes make a natural antifreeze that prevents their blood from freezing solid, and although no trees grow on Antarctica, a forest of giant seaweed flourishes under the sea. Antarctica's creatures are exquisitely adapted to their extreme habitat, but can they survive warmer waters and atmosphere? Scientists are racing to find out. Climate change is already affecting the frozen continent. Though it seems very far away from us at the bottom of the world, we need to remember that Antarctica affects weather, ocean currents, and sea levels all over the planet. Antarctica's creatures depend on the ice. And in the long run, so do we. From talented and experienced nature writer Mary Batten, this amazing nonfiction picture book provides valuable information about one of the most hostile environments on the planet. It is an ideal resource for young science lovers and educators looking to discuss the effects of climate change. The informative text and stunning artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez are sure to spark a passion for conservation of this incredible habitat--Amazon.com
A musician and his dog escape war-torn Syria--
Young boys and girls will love hearing all about how snowplows spread the salt and clear the roads in this awesome tale narrated by the snowplow himself! This Little Golden Book is illustrated by award-winning children's book author/illustrator Bob Staake with humorous, colorful artwork preschoolers will want to look at again and again. Enjoy this delightful book on a snowy day--or any day!--Amazon.
Watching or riding in a variety of vehicles is exciting, but operating each machine is awesome.
Tired of the dangerous adventures with his human boy, a teddy bear decides to run away but reconsiders when bedtime arrives.
Bear is all dressed up to play outside in the snow. His friends are there too. But they aren't quite as prepared. Bear shares his warm clothes with his friends. But what about Bear?
Want to learn how to make your own tasty holiday treats? It just takes a little practice! Bursting with delicious recipes perfect for young bakers, Kid Chef Bakes for the Holidays makes sure you've got something tasty to share at every special occasion. Discover dozens of exciting sweets perfect for celebrations across the seasons--or just whenever you feel like making them! Grow your skills and become an expert baker with tons of guidance and advice that'll help you and your parents learn about everything from baking safety to frosting with flair. You'll never want to leave the kitchen again!
In 1996, a loggerhead turtle raised in a Baja California, Mexico, research center is tagged and released, then tracked by people all over the world as she crosses the Pacific Ocean. Includes a timeline and facts about the real Adelita and her rescuers.
It's winter! Lily and Milo go outside. They want to feed the birds in the yard and play in the snow. But . . . what happened to Milo's warm hat and scarf?
Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications--
This story focuses on wildlife in winter and the joy of being outdoors during the winter months--
The day that Miss Dragonfly asked her pupils to draw an elephant, Ladybug surprised everyone by drawing a giant ball of fluff. All the forest animals were worried: why would she have done something like that? --Back cover.
Ava Gabriela is excited to celebrate the New Year with her extended family in Colombia, but being around her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes her shy and quiet. Includes author's note and glossary of Spanish words.
A little girl proclaims the wonders of her natural hair.
A prosperous but simple and pious Jew of ancient Alexandria comes to the realization of why God has permitted his great wealth to accumulate.
From apartments and houses to houseboats and yurts-home is where you feel loved and safe. The characters of Sesame Street take readers around the world to learn more about how kids live across the globe.--
When a boy encounters and alligator while hiking in the woods, he immediately jumps back and cries, AAAlligator!. But he soon realizes the alligator needs his help, so he bravely steps up, even though he is afraid. His good deed done, he heads home, thinking that was the end of that. But later that evening, he hears a rustling outside his window -- the alligator! Waiting ... but not in a hungry way. Over time, the boy and the alligator become friends -- and one day, they venture into town. AAAlligator! AAAlligator! the townspeople cry. Everyone is very upset -- especially the mayor, who makes an official proclamation: NO ALLIGATORS, blah, blah, blah. The boy and the alligator are forced to go home. That night, a crowd gathers outside the boy's door, led by the mayor. The alligator has to go, the mayor tells the boy. The boy asks the crowd to consider the alligator, who is friendly, and helpful, and hungry, and lonely ... It's food for thought. The townspeople talk it over. But the mayor insists, NO ALLIGATORS! The townspeople disperse. Silly proclamation ... He hasn't even eaten anyone yet! ... It's not fair. The boy is worried. What's going to happen to the alligator? But then, to his surprise, the townspeople start secretly bringing their leftovers to feed the alligator -- and over time, the alligator becomes part of their community. The townspeople elect a new mayor, who writes a new proclamation, and everyone lives happily ever after ... proving that sometimes you just have to break the rules!--
A creative nonfiction story of an immigrant girl explaining how she learned English by reading about Monarch butterflies, and how, troubled by their decline, she got her classmates and neighbors together to build a butterfly garden.
The world is rich with marvelous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi, and minute creatures that populate them. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks, and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes small creatures' homes. Spot a bald eagle soaring high up in the winter sky through the towering green giants of the redwood forest. Discover all the noises in the Amazonian rain forest, where most creatures live in the tree canopy together, creating a symphony of sounds. Each forest has something special to offer and is invaluable. Into the Forest is a celebration of trees and wildlife all around the world. Children will find out how trees change color through seasons, how to plant their own trees, and the importance of protecting our forests through sustainability--
It's the holiday season, and Amelia Bedelia doesn't have enough money to buy presents for anyone. But that won't stop Amelia Bedelia! Along with her friends, she decides to launch a gift-wrapping business in order to make some extra cash. But wrapping presents with Amelia Bedelia is far from ordinary! And when the business expands to include tree decorating, popcorn popping, snow shoveling, and carol singing, you can bet that the misunderstandings are many! --
This lively dog care book is packed with photos and colorful illustrations that teach training, care, health and safety, along with hands-on activities promoting play and bonding with canine companions--
Nick and his robot friend Nack make a telescope so they can see the stars.
After years alone in his castle, Vlad is ready to try something new, so he strolls into town to find a hobby. At first none of the activities seem quite right for him. But when he overhears the junior hockey team vowing to crush and destroy their rivals, he's thrilled. It sounds perfect! Vlad immediately falls for the game, but he also quickly realizes that superhuman powers don't mean much in hockey without a mastery of the basics. Can a centuries-old vampire really learn new tricks? Glory on Ice celebrates teamwork, perserverance, and a love of hockey that will last a lifetime, even for an immortal being.
A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal--
The story of the movie, Frozen, told from Olaf's point of view and briefly summarized in an easy picture book format.
Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world-it's a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn't long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head-and the other kids make their way to the park, scattering all of Sofia's beautiful silence. But with the help of a new young friend, Sofia is ready to show everyone what a snow dancer can do on a perfect day like this. With lyrical language and gorgeous art, this book sparkles with all the joy and beauty of a snow day. ONIX annotations -- 03/20/2020
A young white fox called Dilah returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him about a treasure with the power to make animals human. The clues to its location are contained in a moonstone buried beneath their den. But wicked blue foxes seek the treasure too and Dilah must race to find it first. Along the way, he meets all sorts of other creatures: a friendly seal, an ancient tortoise and a fierce leopard - but can he stay one step ahead?
All her life, Eleanor Roosevelt hoped to leave some mark upon the world. She was a shy child who found joy in helping others. A passionate young adult who longed for adventure. An independent young woman who formed her own opinions. A trustworthy partner who worked tirelessly for change. So when her husband became president and she became first lady, Eleanor was ready to make her mark. With characteristic candor, compassion, and courage, she traversed the country and trotted the globe, championing the value and dignity of every human being and transforming the role of first lady. This vivacious portrait of an American icon radiates the essence of Eleanor, a model for kindness and purpose, in her time and in ours.--
We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just 'silent statues', it focuses on four big ideas: Trees give life to the planet. Trees can help save us from climate change. Trees are like beings. Trees need our help and protection. Along the way, you'll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world's oldest living things. You'll encounter the eccentric British professor who traveled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you'll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet! You'll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they 'talk' and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text. Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!--Publisher's website.
The day after Jerzie's birthday, her Grandma arrives and helps Jerzie and her brother, Josiah, build a snowgirl so amazing that the children are very sad when she melts, but find comfort in their memories.
Specially devised to entertain and delight very young children (and incidentally to help along their vocabulary and cognitive skills) here are sixteen original play-rhymes with child-friendly illustrations to cover the events of a baby's or toddler's day, and guidance on how to play: Tickle Beetle runs round your tummy, Tickle Beetle jumps on your nose, Tickle Beetle runs down your leg And jumps up and down on your toes, Up and down, up and down, He jumps up and down on your toes! (Create a nice sensory experience by wiggling your fingers and tickling gently, as much or as little as your baby likes.) The rhymes cover the day, from morning playtime and lunchtime to being out and about, teatime, evening playtime, bathtime and bedtime. They feature jungle animals, farm animals, buzzing bees, big green crocodiles of course, tractors, rockets, aeroplanes - and lots more!
Rhyming text anticipates the caring, dazzling, wise-word-wielding person a young boy will become--
A deer who cooks the best pies in the forest. A missing recipe book. An unsolved mystery. The delightful characters from the hugely successful book The Lonely Mailman return, in a charming tale that invites readers to think about the emotional impact of jealousy, the importance of empathy, and the ability to forgive.
The drawings of an introverted young girl make a powerful impression at a peaceful protest her family engages in.
An old woman shares her house with a scruffy old dog, her best friend. When they go for a walk, the old woman throws sticks for the dog. She loves hearing the autumn leaves under her feet and the wind in the trees. She looks up at a crow and imagines what it might feel like to fly; she remembers playing outside as a child, never wanting to go in. --
A child flits quickly between various whims and wants, and throws tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. His parents handle him patiently and get him to accept that everything won't always go exactly the way he wants--
Illustrations and rhyming text convey a parent's promise of roots, guidance, acceptance, listening, and love that lasts a lifetime.
A child imagines all the possible horrors he will encounter at school, and doesn't want to go; his parent gently reassures him that there is nothing to fear and that he will have lots of fun--
Follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra, building to a performance of two pieces of classical music. With links to downloadable music, ... pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra, and information on all of the instruments and music featured--
Join the quest to explore the homes of knights, nobles, kings, and queens. Have you ever wondered what life was like inside a castle? Or what it takes to become a knight? Castles answers these questions and more! This book takes you on a time-traveling adventure to discover castles from all over the world at key moments in their history, with more than 35 beautifully illustrated scenes.--Page  of cover.
Receiving a giant puffy purple coat from his fashionable friend, Beetle, as a birthday gift, Stick Bug unhappily accompanies Beetle all over town before finding the courage to admit that he does not really care for the flashy coat or the attention it brings.
Red Kangaroo notices a radioactive sign and knows she's supposed to stay away. Anything with radioactivity is bad for you... right? Dr. Chris surprises Red Kangaroo when he tells her everything in the world is radioactive-even us! Jump into the latest book from the #1 science author for kids and learn all about the physics of radioactivity and radioactive decay. In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has for him 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 the why questions they may have--
Looking through a microscope, Red Kangaroo discovers the world is full of small things her eyes can't see. She asks Dr. Chris, What's one of the smallest things in the world? In his lab, Dr. Chris introduces Red Kangaroo to the world of atoms-from protons to electrons to neutrons. In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has for him about what things are made of and how things work using real-world and practical examples. Young readers will get a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of the why questions they may have--
Magical and mysterious, the merfolk of the world are notoriously elusive, but this enchanting compendium will reveal their secrets. Learn all about the beautiful Selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily Iara of Brazil who love to outwit travellers and the fearful Ningyo of Japan who can give you eternal life. This captivating book features a mix of mermaid 'facts' and short retellings of some of the most magical and enticing traditional merfolk tales.
What if the impossible was actually possible? What if we turned our dreams into action? What if your imagination could help solve real-world crises, like war, famine, and human rights violations? Through a series of seemingly whimsical questions, this middle-grade nonfiction book introduces readers to people and organizations that are subverting violence, war and totalitarian power. What if soldiers refused to carry weapons? What if fighter pilots dropped seeds instead of bombs? What if music could be a creative force for democracy? None of these ideas are impossible--in fact, they are all true historical examples of ideas that have been put into action. Accessible, engaging text introduces a different question and example on each spread. Evocative concept illustrations provide a light-hearted reminder of the power of imagination. This timely book encourages readers to think critically and dare to ask big questions: that might just change the world.--
Learn about dinosaurs that lived in the North! This book gives interesting facts about the different types of dinosaurs and other ancient animals that lived in the Arctic long ago.--
Create, make, discover, play, experiement, invent, laugh, think, share. This book is all about feeding your curiosity and discovering what you love to do.
When a girl walks through the woods with her Grandma, she is so excited about their destination that she misses out on what is around her, but with Grandma's help, she learns how to breathe, be peaceful, and find herself in nature.
This hands-on title provides step-by-step instructions for drawing favorite Garfield characters including Garfield, Odie, Jon, and more. Clear text is punctuated by fun asides from Garfield to deliver how-to-draw content with trademark Garfield humor--
Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can't wait to get out on her uncle's boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean. Surrounded by her family, and with her trusty toy polar bear beside her, Akuluk experiences the beautiful sights, sounds, and animals that abound in the ocean and along the shore during the short Arctic summer--from a mother polar bear and her cubs to a family of belugas and tiny Arctic fox kits. As they encounter each animal, Akuluk's aunt and uncles share with her how each species cares for its young and how they protect their babies from the other animals who share their ecosystem. This beautiful story of family connection and respect for the natural world teaches young readers how close humans are to our animal counterparts and that caring for the environment in which we live is one of our most important responsibilities.--
From red planets to blue stars, space is full of color! Introduce young readers to the sun, moon, stars and more in this vibrant Crayola title.--
Journey back in time to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Illumisaurus, coming face-to-face with prehistory & most spectacular dinosaurs, plants and animals. Bring this lost world to kaleidoscopic life with your magic three-color viewing lens (included). With your lens in hand, discover amazing places and the creatures that roamed them many millions of years ago. Your green lens reveals a location, spanning 9 ancient land masses across millions of years. Learn how these places transformed over time to become the habitats of the most spectacular life on Earth.Your red lens brings to life the mightiest beasts ever to walk the planet: the dinosaurs. Meet a T. rex up close, run with packs of velociraptors and marvel at the gigantic brachiosaurus as you discover how these animals came to rule the Earth.Your blue lens uncovers the wildlife that lived alongside and after the dinosaurs, including monstrous dragonflies, woolly mammoths and fungi taller than trees. Fact pages fill in the details and guide you through a world bursting with life and color.
Grades 2-4. Houses can hold mysteries, as most children know. Around this truth, Harding has built a story about one particular house in Germany that witnessed history. Outside of Berlin, this home with blue shutters, beside a lake, holds a great deal of appeal, and readers will relate to the various children who lived there, played games on its lawn, swam in the lake, and interacted with the natural world. Teckentrup's illustrations are light and soft-focused in these peaceful spreads, but each change of the house's occupants is characterized by pages steeped in gray and brown--soldiers send the first owners away, others flee before armies, and a wall is built during another family's tenure, separating the house from the lake. Finally, the house, crumbling, is visited by the great-grandson of the first owners, Jews who ultimately fled Germany. He--the author, it turns out--takes on the task of restoration, and readers will be happy to learn it now serves as a center for education. A story of hope for children interested in history and how it relates to the present. Karen Cruze. Booklist Online. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2020.-- Booklist, 07/01/2020
An award-winning visual tour of the world of sound.Intriguing, informative, and endlessly fascinating, a book that makes visible that which we otherwise only hear and feel as vibrations: Sound. Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature that will appeal to inquisitive children looking to learn more about science and nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it's hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding. Stunning visual sophistication and compelling infographics will appeal to adults as well as children. A perfect book for educators to share with children interested in STEM topics A fascinating overlooked topic that will help children explore complex ideas about science and the natural worldTranslated into over 20 languages! Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award for best nonfiction book of the year. The award-winning, visually stunning Sound will appeal to young readers who enjoyed Animalium, Botanicum, Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World, and Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia. Science books for kids ages 8-12 Biology books for kids Human physiology books for kidsThe accessible, kid-friendly visuals throughout Sound help children to connect with STEM topics and learn surprising and interesting facts about one of our most important senses.The husband and wife team Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, share an art studio, AGRAFKA, in Lviv, Ukraine. Sound, together with its companion Sight (coming Fall 2020) were the co-winners of the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2018. Visit them at agrafkastudio.myportfolio.com--~Intriguing, informative, and endlessly fascinating, a book which makes visible that which we otherwise only hear and feel as vibrations: SOUND. Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it's hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding--
Tracing as far back as the Stone Age, witches have fascinated us for centuries. But were they evil sorceresses determined to seek revenge, or suppressed feminists who were misunderstood? From Egyptian priestesses to Norse healers, take a closer look at witches throughout history and across the world, in this holistic non-fiction book that incorporates poetry, art, mythology, hexes, potions, and magic from different cultures and religions around the world.
A non-fiction picture book about sea gardens, also known as clam gardens, which have been found all along the Pacific northwest coast. Some of them are at least 2000 years old. Created by Indigenous peoples to provide a reliable food source, a number of these gardens are being restored today.--
The B on Your Thumb is a book of 60 hilariously illustrated rhymes and delightful ditties to boost early reading--each poem teaches a specific sound, spelling, or rule. Using rhythm and wordplay, they promote phonics awareness, thinking skills, and literacy. But most of all, this book delights young readers with the fun and silliness of the English language. An introduction instructs grown-ups how to use the book and extensive activities at the end allow children to build on their learning.--
Lake: A See to Learn Book, the second book in the See to Learn series, is designed to inspire scientific curiosity, appreciation of beauty and connection to the natural world, through gentle questions and vibrant illustrations.--
It all starts with a crack that we can hardly see. It happens when we shout or if we disagree. Angry words cause a crack to open up and widen, but find out what happens when kindness begins to blossom in this thought-provoking peek-through picture book.
Paintings of ten African animals, including lions, zebras, and elephants, are accompanied by nature facts. Each animal portrait is painted by a student from the How to Draw a Lion program, a nonprofit art education program that provides art classes for children in sub-Saharan Africa--
In this beautiful picture book about the Jewish holiday Mimouna, Miriam can't wait to make the traditional holiday pancakes, moufleta. Miriam's neighbour Jasmine, who is Muslim, shares a sack of flour to make the delicious treat, and the new friends celebrate the holiday together. --
Mommy shows Zaza a potty. Who could it be for? Is it a potty for Zaza?
A little boy with a very loud voice, learns the perfect (and not so perfect) times to use it...--
A bicultural child describes her visits to her grandma's house and her abuela's house, and how both sides of the family come together to celebrate her younger brother's birthday--
From London and Las Vegas to Sydney and Shanghai, become an urban time traveler with this interactive tour of some of the world's greatest cities. Lift the flaps and full-page gatefolds to see how these mighty metropolises once looked compared to how they look now, then read their incredible histories.--Back cover.
When a new baby comes, toddlers often wonder what will happen--
When a minifigure meets a new monster friend, this creature is down in the dumps. She doesn't always want to be scary. Sometimes she just wants to do cartwheels, or dress up and make silly faces. But with a little help, this new friend learns it's okay to be whatever you want to be. It's a delightfully funny and sweet story that will put a smile on the faces of readers of all ages.
Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and all their friends discover all the forms that love can take.
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text invite the reader to tap, shake, or flip the book to learn that love will always grow.
On May 10, 1940, the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, setting into motion the refugee story of Cary Fagan's father, Maurice. Maurice was only 12 at the time, and he and his family had no idea they would never again return to Brussels, the city of his birth. Instead, they would travel through France, Spain, and Portugal, running from war. Every time they thought they might be safe, Maurice would try to restart his studies--he was determined to become a lawyer, convinced it was the law could make us all equals. But every time, his schooling was interrupted, and the family would have to escape again. Eventually, they found passage on the Serpa Pinto: the Destiny Ship. They travelled all the way to Jamaica and ended up in a refugee camp, worlds away from anything they knew. But this is a story of resourcefulness and resilience! Determined to get an education, Maurice went around finding teachers among the refugees and with their help--plus his trusty Chambers's English Dictionary--Maurice eventually worked his way into a local boys' school, where he was finally able to sit for his exams and earn his diploma. The story ends with Maurice boarding a plane, heading for the University of Toronto--it's the final leg of a long journey and at last, he thinks, my new life really was starting. Quebec illustrator Enzo Lord Mariano brings the story to life in graphic novel format--showing us the family's fear and desperation, but also teasing out the moments of lightness and humour, of which there are many, including a scene in which Maurice's father thinks there is a scorpion in his new trousers, only to drop his pants and find a tailor's pin! The book ends with an Author's Note about Cary's father's journey, and how--unlike much of his family who perished in the Holocaust--Maurice ended up graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. All his life, he kept his Chambers's Dictionary. It rests here on the desk beside me as I write, a treasured possession. This relatable story about one refugee family's courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism still resonates today.--
Mia and Molly are twins. They look the same and they like the same things. But they are also different in many ways! A lovely flip book about similarities and differences--and twins! For toddlers ages 24 months and up, with a focus on the child's daily life.
In this poignantly illustrated picture book, a young boy asks his mother questions about a homeless man he's seen.--
Imagines all the cozy, warm hugs one might give a child on a frosty winter day, from a play in the snow polar bear hug to a hold tight to that feather goose hug.
A young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard. Down this passageway, it is not cold, there is no danger, and nothing bad can ever happen--and the person she longs for is with her again. The only problem is that, on some days, the passageway is not there. But maybe, together, mother and daughter can find a way to carry that feeling with them always.
Chico Bon Bon and Clark the elephant fly the Banana 5 to the Superstar Space Station to fix the snack bar's Moon Malt machine, but find a situation stickier than they anticipated.
What makes fizzy drinks fizzy? Can you create beautiful art using salt? Or prove the power of smell with jelly beans? Kitchen Explorers brings the kitchen alive with kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, fun science experiments, hands-on activities, plus puzzles, word games, and more.
A picture book biography that tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death--
An alphabet book explaining the science, history, and industry of beekeeping, including science facts about honey bee anatomy, hive behavior, and ongoing threats--
A boy dawdling in the bathroom to read is taken by surprise when the characters in his book come to life in this quirky picture book perfect for young readers with a silly sense of humor or beginning potty training! A young boy takes a new book into the bathroom to read. But what a strange story! One by one, all sorts of animals-a cow, a polar bear, a lion, and more-race across the pages. But where are they running to? Then, the boy's reading is interrupted by a loud knock on the bathroom door. The very same creatures are outside, lined up to use the toilet! This story within a story is sure to have kids giggling with its potty humor and shenanigans.
Cousins Malia, Dante, and Ivan are looking for a portal to 13th Street. They need to help their new friend Mickey find his way home! But waiting for them are sharks that can shock them with an electric charge. Can the cousins reach Mickey before it's too late? Each story in this hilarious and safely spooky series from award-winning author David Bowles is designed to set independent readers up for success--with short, fast-paced chapters, art on every page, and progress bars at the end of each chapter!
On his first day at a new school in a new country, Obinna can tell one thing right away: he is different. His dashiki is different. His hair is different. His speech is different. And his classmates won't let him forget it. But through the wise words of a loving teacher and the unexpected chance to show his talents, it's Obinna's turn to teach all those around him that being different isn't just okay--it's the most important thing he ever could be. Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor is a beautiful book that teaches kids that differences--whether through race, nationality, gender, or more--are something to accept and celebrate -- Amazon.com
The kids discover their beloved Mr. Terupt is moving away at the end of the school year and begin hatching plans to make this year unforgettable.
Join the Berenstain Bears as they embark on a trip to Big Bear City! Welcome to Big Bear City! From the subway station to the top of the Empire Bear Building, there are so many sights for the Berenstain Bears to see!
Fergus the bear wants to play hide and seek with the reader, but will need help--and practice--to hide well.
Relive the magic of Disney's The Lion King through this retelling of the classic animated film, accompanied by paintings, sketches, and concept art from the original Disney studio artists. Also featured is a foreword by Lissa Trieman, a story artist and studio department lead at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.
A brand-new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the internationally bestselling author and illustrator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series. In Cat Kid Comic Club, Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.--Provided by publisher.
Who will be the next firehouse dog? It's time for the Fire Dog Challenge at the Birdwell Island Fire Department! Clifford's friend Tucker wants to earn his Bravery Badge and become the firehouse dog. But some of the tasks are too scary. What will Tucker do? Can Clifford help his friend overcome his fears and win the Fire Dog Challenge?
Eli loves his local library, so when it is threatened by a flood he and his father help save the books and, after the storm, join their whole community to make things better. Inspired by a true story.
Ascendant King Jaron believes that his kingdom, Carthya, is at peace, so he and his bethrothed, Imogen, are sailing home from a trade mission when their ship is attacked by Prozarians, and Jaron and several of his friends are taken prisoner; the Prozarian captain seems to believe he had something to do with his parents' deaths and they also know a great deal about Jaron's long-missing older brother, Darius, the rightful heir to Carthya--who may be alive after all.
Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult, and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer is a C Word written by Sunita Pal and illustrated by Cody Andreasen, will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Cancer to little ones, specifically to early primary-aged children, in a very simple way that is easy for them to understand. At the same time, the book also focuses on the positive aspects by demonstrating that there are other C words linked to Cancer that have an uplifting effect, such as Caring, Community, Cuddling, and Companionship. With 32 beautifully illustrated full-colour pages and some fun images that will appeal to children, Cancer is a C Word is an informative picture book for children that answers some tough questions, while conveying an overall comforting and positive message. Cancer is a fairly new, but necessary topic in children's literature, and Cancer is a C Word is an honest and simple explanation of how cancer might affect a child's loved ones.--
Max struggles at knight school, but when evil in the form of bodkins threatens Byjovia, Max reunites the Midknights to save the kingdom--
When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)--but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down.
The witch Baba Yaga and a wolf switch bodies and form an unlikely alliance to save the forest from an evil tsar.
A young girl, her parents, and their dog and cat appear on, under, and next to the bed as they all get ready to sleep in this counting book featuring cut paper illustrations.
Illustrators imagine what is represented by the rainbows children placed in their windows while in quarantine during the 2020 pandemic, especially spending time with neighbors, family, and friends.
A day at the playground starts out with a chalk wall to draw on, a water wall to splash in, a climbing wall to clamber up, and a wall of kids playing an all-in-good-fun game. But it isn't long before one child is excluded, as another child leads the rest in building a castle wall that comes between them and the child they are leaving out. There are other unkindnesses, and of course, hurt feelings. But when the bully bellows MINE, declaring the castle they have built together as his alone, he alienates all the other children. And being alone in the castle turns out to be surprisingly lonely, especially when it looks like the other kids are having fun without him. A change of heart, a heartfelt handshake, a sincere offer of friendship, forgiveness, and some paint, imagination, and creative togetherness, and the castle walls take on a whole new look and meaning. Friendship reigns! The story is told mostly in the illustration, with guiding rhyming words to lead the reader through. These words outline both the types of walls we encounter and interact with everyday, and the emotions they generate through the way these interactions with walls affect our relationships.--
Follows a group of 456 children whose families sent them to Mexico aboard the Mexique at the start of the Spanish Civil War for what was expected to be a short stay. Includes historical notes.
This heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza, who found a Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving near his home on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. João spent a week cleaning the creature's tarred feathers and feeding him a daily diet of fish before taking him back to the sea to let him go. But the penguin wouldn't leave! He stayed with João for eleven months until finally disappearing. Now, every June, Dindim returns to de Souza's home by the sea and stays until February -- and every year he becomes more affectionate and appears even happier to see his human friend.--
Little e is sure he could be a hero--he even has the cape to prove it! But at school, he is so quiet, he just doesn't stand out. That is, until one day when Little e doesn't show up to class. The other letters don't even notice he's gone at first, but when c, a, and k try to form a word for dessert, they realize that no matter what they do, they can't make it work. The whole class is in an uproar! Without their silent friend, what are they going to do? Will Little e finally get his chance to come to the rescue?
In this creative nonfiction story, Jennifer and her friends at the community center are making a quilt. They begin with lots of colorful fabrics and an idea. Then they measure, cut, stitch, layer, and quilt. It's the work of many hands, many hours, and many stories. And the result is something warm and wonderful they can all share. Lizzy Rockwell tells the heartwarming story of a diverse group of people coming together to make things both lasting and beautiful-- a quilt and friendship.
From the spaces between words in a sentence to the vast, blue sky, spaces, both large and small, add beauty and make sense of the world around us.
Meet Marvel's Spider-Man from another universe--Miles Morales. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book as they learn about the web-slinger's amazing powers as well as his faithful friends and fiercest foes! --Amazon.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text portray the Dominican Republic in all of its hues, from the cinnamon in cocoa to the blue black seen only in dreams.--
In this pop-up history of rail travel, train lovers will lose themselves in lively, highly detailed illustrations showcasing great trains in history--from the first steam engine to the futuristic bullet train.
A young girl worries about entering the third grade because she's put into the noisy classroom, but she learns that school can be both fun and educational in nontraditional classes--
When Bear rescues Duck from a thicket one late winter day, an unexpected friendship begins. Months go by as they tell stories, swim in the river, and explore the forest. But as spring turns to summer, and summer turns to fall, what changes might the seasons bring?--
Do reindeer really pull Santa's sleigh? And why do they always seem to be running somewhere? Learn their amazing story in Reindeer: On the Move!, a photographic nonfiction leveled reader, perfect for kids interested in the natural world! Did you know that reindeer can run up to fifty miles an hour? Or that they travel for thousands of miles every year? That's farther than any other land mammal! Just in time for the holiday season, learn all about one of the North Pole's most facinating animals -- and why they're always on the move! --Amazon.
What does it mean to be Mi'kmaq? And if Swift Fox can't find the answer, will she ever feel like part of her family? When Swift Fox's father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, her belly is already full of butterflies. And when he tells her that today is the day that she'll learn how to be Mi'kmaq, the butterflies grow even bigger. Though her father reassures her that Mi'kmaq is who she is from her eyes to her toes, Swift Fox doesn't understand what that means. Her family welcomes her with smiles and hugs, but when it's time to smudge and everyone else knows how, Swift Fox feels even more like she doesn't belong. Then she meets her cousin Sully and realizes that she's not the only one who's unsure--and she may even be the one to teach him something about what being Mi'kmaq means. Based on the author's own experience, with striking illustrations by Maya McKibbin, A Long Way to a New Place is a poignant story about identity and belonging that is at once personal and universally resonant.--
Troubled because her brother has told her that the future of Earth is bleak, a little girl goes to her grandmother who assures her that there are many possible futures and encourages her to use her imagination to explore some of the alternatives.
In this loving ode to the color brown, a boy describes the many hues of his family.
Follows a girl through her day in a busy city as she travels to school and back again.
An all-new Little Golden Book based on Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+. Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this Little Golden Book based on The Mandalorian on Disney+ is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!
In this poignant story of grief and healing, Max learns that time will keep ticking and loss is inevitable, but memories last forever--Page  of cover.
Without a word, and with Escher-like precision, Van den Ende presents one little paper boat's journey across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. The little boat is all alone, and while its aloneness gives it the chance to wonder at the fairy-tale world above and below the waves uninterrupted, that also means it must save itself when storms approach. And so it does. We hope that readers young and old will find the strength and inspiration that we did in this quietly powerful story about growing, learning, and life's ups and downs.--Publisher description.
A child learns to acknowledge an unwanted thought, show it compassion, and then actively let it go so she can focus on positive thoughts instead--
Easy to read, fun to see, and filled with amazing things, kids (even reluctant readers) will love Ripley Readers! With Trucks, kids aren't only learning to read, they're learning wheel-y great facts about trucks. Did you know there are more than 15 million semi trucks operating in the United States? With stunning photography and fun, easy-to-read writing, this Level 2 book covers everything from pickup trucks to firetrucks. It's all true and unbelievable!
Romeo's Flying Factory is polluting the sky with sticky gunk clouds. When PJ Robot tries to help, he becomes trapped! How will the PJ Masks save him and the sky?--P.  of cover.
Good Morning Zoom takes the reader on a lyrical journey through our new normal. From Zoom school, to watching doctors and nurses on TV, to building pillow forts, and talking to loved ones from a distance, this poignant book reminds us that there are still things to enjoy and be excited about in these unprecedented times.
This engaging biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Benjamin Franklin, whose contributions to science, politics, and writing have made a lasting mark on American history and the world.~Tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. who helped draft the Declaration of Independence while making important scientific contributions. -- adapted from Amazon.com
Yayoi Kusama dreamed of becoming a famous artist. Day and night she painted hundreds of dots onto large canvases. The dots soon came off her pictures and ended up on her dresses, tables, and walls. But she wasn't sorry! An inspiring story about one of the most popular contemporary artists in the world. -- Amazon.com.
When his parents plan a trip to the sea, Jacob says he will fly there himself. Along the way, he meets new friends and has wonderful adventures. And when his bird friends need help, Jacob and the flock work together to rescue their friend and outsmart the nefarious birdcatcher. With gorgeous illustrations and a humorous, resonant story about independence, kindness, and embracing the unknown, Jacob's Fantastic Flight shows what happens when a child uses their strengths and differences to help others in need.
We Toot is a feminist fable about farting. When a stinky toot is loosed at a slumber party, six girls learn an important lesson in body positivity and self-acceptance. We Toot lets little girls know it's okay to let one rip.
Introduces young readers to the power of civil debate through a story about some upper-elementary-aged Chilean students who are divided on the issue of whether a much-loved old monkey puzzle tree should be cut down to make room for new science classrooms and computer labs at their school. Includes monkey puzzle tree facts.
What is Bear to do when he wakes up one day to find his Smile gone?--
When a poorly secured bus lock turns a school trip back from a pumpkin patch into a disaster, and all but one of the pumpkins end up in people's yards, the neighbors along the road come up with a plan to turn the pumpkins into treats for the school children.
Four animals make their way to a pier, hoping to catch some fish for dinner, but as they spy one another each fears another will ruin his or her luck.
Kirby creates online videos showing kids why growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be, but when his best friend, Raja, finds out that Kirby isn't the person he's pretending to be, they may be forced to grow up sooner than they think.
Llama Llama's tooth is wiggling! Is it time for his first tooth to come out? He's excited, but anxious. Who is this tooth fairy everyone talks about? Mama Llama reassures him; the tooth will come out when it's good and ready. But no one is ready for what happens next ... Suddenly, the tooth is GONE! Where did it go? And will the tooth fairy come at all, now?--
A small but fierce Viking girl, along with her wolverine sidekick, is determined to become a warrior, just like her hero Ingrid the Axe.
James Kelly smelled EVERYTHING: rats in the shed; circus elephants a mile away; tomorrow's rain. His sense of smell was EXTRAORDINARY. But what good was a powerful nose? How could his super-sniffer make him special? In the New York City subway, James found his calling--and earned the nickname Smelly Kelly. Armed with his super-sniffer and the tools he invented, he tracked down leaks from the dangerous to the disgusting, from the comical to the bizarre. Then, he sprang into action to prevent cave-ins and explosions in the tunnels beneath the city. Smelly Kelly not only hunted leaks but also saved lives--and he discovered the truly extraordinary power inside him. Beth Anderson's fast-paced text and Jenn Harney's comical illustrations bring to life this everyday superhero.--Provided by publisher.
Macca the alpaca is looking after his nieces and nephew and they are nothing but TROUBLE! Can Uncle Macca rein in this unruly trio?--
Cooper is excited to help his grandmother by delivering honey at the annual Great Giving Festival, but one jar after another is ruined when he takes time to help his friends.
After her best friend, JC, has a kidney transplant, Serena feels that they are falling out of touch, especially as JC makes a new best friend in the hospital--
In this take-off on the familiar nursery rhyme, a series of animals looks for a missing friend until all are on the other side of the mountain, having a jamboree.
A baby monster that is loud, fussy, and picky about food can be hard to care for, wreaking havoc everywhere. But as two exhausted scientists find out, a baby monster can also be what makes them a family. This laugh-out-loud tale shows what every new parent knows: babies, even a baby monster, are messy, frustrating, lovable delights!
Mr and Mrs Homeowner have a mouse in their house, and they want it gone. Mr Bosh - big chief mouse-catcher, and Mr Bumble - assistant mouse-catcher (wearing shoes that squeak like a mouse) arrive on the scene. They try all the old tricks: setting a trap, bringing in a (big!) cat, inviting an elephant round... but the mouse is always one step ahead.
Grace loved to get dirty. But she was also pretty good at getting clean--she took proper care of Hands, paid extra attention to Feet, and even remembered to scrub behind Ears. There was just one body part she tended to forget: Belly Button. Day after day, Belly Button got dirtier...and stinkier...and filthier. Until after one particularly neglectful bath, Belly Button decides she'll have to get outie there to look and smell great again.--
In this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, little werewolves who live in a remote valley are taught never to venture to the far side of a mountain, but the youngest daughter of the pack's alpha wolf sneaks to the forbidden side, discovering a ski resort where she befriends a young boy.
When Chhouk, an Asian elephant calf, was found, he was alone, underweight, and had a severe foot injury. Conservationist Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance rescued the baby elephant. With help from the Cambodian Forestry Administration, the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and an elephant named Lucky, Nick nursed Chhouk back to health and made him an artificial foot. One of the first animals to ever be fitted with a prosthetic, Chhouk helped pioneer the technology -- and most importantly, was able to walk again!--
When Max Mouse discovers that all the apples on the tree have been picked by his friend Rico, who does not want to share, Max has to improvise to make treats for his party. Here is a delightful and important story about how a group of friends learns that sharing-and working together-can bring them all closer together. Max Mouse is planning the most wonderful apple party for all his friends. That is, until he discovers that his friend Rico has picked all the apples, and he doesn't want to share. The animals are so upset-what can they do? With a little cleverness, they can work together to show Rico that everything really is more fun when you share. Here's an important story about how a group of friends learns that sharing can bring them all closer together.--Publisher description.
Abandoned as a baby in a forest to be eaten by Shadow Creatures, twelve-year-old Bo and his pet fox embark on a quest to return the wish-granting Stars to the Ulvian sky before the Shadow Witch can steal the star magic.
A young birder and her mother hike beside a lake and experience the majesty of an eagle aerial show. They spy a massive nest, high in a tree, and understand that the two eagles dancing across the sky are a mating pair. Soon, there will be chicks, and the girl and her mother return to the nest months later for a peek at the new little lives. --Provided by publisher.
A glimpse into a day in the life of the different residents who live alongside one another in an apartment building at 3 Biscuit Street. Centring on the Bunny family, readers will also discover another 11 mini-narratives in the illustrations, where they'll see what the apartment building's other residents are up to on every floor, track the antics of passersby, and observe the Bird family in the neighbouring tree. This multilayered (and multilevel!) picture book humorously and heartwarmingly explores the concept of community.--
A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day. Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of home, but her daughter sees magic in everything -- the clouds in the winter sky, the firework display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all.--
Milo's mother is too busy to read him a story so she sends him outside to play in the snow where he discovers a story of his own--
Waiting is not easy! And waiting can take a long time. Like waiting on the drip, drip, drip of rain to stop or the ding of the timer for cookies to be done baking. But there's one thing that can make waiting go a little bit faster-a friend!--
Little Nutbrown Hare is out exploring on his own. Off he hops along the path and through the grass until he reaches Cloudy Mountain, where something extraordinary happens: he discovers a new friend! Now the fun can really begin.Twenty-five years after we met the Nutbrown Hares, this enchanting new tale about friendship is bound to capture the hearts of Guess How Much I Love You fans--and everyone else--the world over.--Publisher's description.
Delivered in tried and true question-and-answer format. Questions (and accompanying illustrations) humorously pose animals in human situations. Answers are scientific and informative, while brief, accessible and engaging--with whimsical illustrations to pair with. Features familiar (elephant, koala, alligator) and unfamiliar (lungfish, waxy monkey tree frogs) animals. Informative and entertaining Encourages both discussion and laughter. Follow up to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? Examples of questions and (shortened answers):Do Lizards eat ice cream to beat the heat? No! They dance their feet to cool them from the hot sand with air. o Do Elephants use fans? Yes! (sort of) They flap their big ears to cool all the blood vessels inside, which carries cooler air through their body.--
A boy grows up to bring positive change to his village in India. This story is true, and it started with a boy named Sundar. After the deaths of his mother, and later his daughter, Sundar Paliwal knows what he has to do. He is determined to live in a place where girls and boys are treated equally and where the surrounding countryside is not ravaged by irresponsible mining. And so he comes up with a plan. In rural India, where many people cling to age-old customs and gender inequality and discrimination are encouraged, Sundar manages to convince the people of his village to welcome every girl born with the planting of 111 trees. His efforts have turned a desert village into a green oasis that is safe and prosperous for girls. And his heroic actions confirm that the ability to impact our communities in a positive way is not beyond anyone's reach.--
A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 was the first Black candidate from a major political party (the Democratic party) to run for the United States presidency. An afterword with additional information, photographs, and source lists are included--
The ghost of a vain emperor is causing trouble in the local village shops. But famed ghost hunters are on the case. They plan to catch the ghost on camera and win a $1-million-dollar prize! In life, the emperor was fooled into going out with no clothes. Could professional ghost hunters use the same tactics to win the prize money? -- Provided by publisher.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn't intend to write about the Everglades but when she returned to Florida from World War I, she hardly recognized the place that was her home. The Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing--the rare orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it. Marjory couldn't sit back and watch her home be destroyed--she had to do something. Thanks to Marjory, a part of the Everglades became a national park and the first park not created for sightseeing, but for the benefit of animals and plants. Without Marjory, the part of her home that she loved so much would have been destroyed instead of the protected wildlife reserve it has become today. -- Amazon.com.
Overwhelmed by a sibling's snores, a friend's smelly lunch and a crowded, noisy playground, a little girl embarks on a search for a space of her own where she can breathe, rest, dream and think.
This engaging biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Anne Frank, whose courage and hope during a time of terror are still an inspiration for people around the world today.
Luci has never cast a shadow, but she discovers that what sets her apart is her superpower.
From the award-winning author of One Is a Lot and Village by the Sea comes a beautifully written, playful and dreamlike story about night creatures and their activities. With its lyrical and sensory narrative, and exquisitely detailed paper-cut illustrations, If You Were Night will entice readers' imaginations, encourage observation and spark curiosity. A wonderful read-aloud that ties in well with primary grade lessons about the natural world, but also makes a lovely bedtime story.--
Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love--
In this retelling of The Gingerbread Man, Mr. and Mrs. Mantis bring home an egg and wait for a caterpillar to hatch, but when it emerges the speedy caterpillar zooms away and the Mantises and more creatures set their sights on eating the nimble Ginger-Red Caterpillar.
In small-town Deerburbia, young superhero Dolphin Girl and her dad, Captain Dugong, run a popular tropical-themed restaurant. Pizza Paradise! also doubles as their hideout. And danger is never far away! One day, while Dad is training Dolphin Girl in signature moves (Blowhole cannon! Extreme breath holding!), they get word that their rivals are up to no good. It's time to swim into action! But when Captain Dugong flakes on Dolphin Girl, she must summon her inner sea mammal and flip the situation. Recruiting gamemaster Keith to help, Dolphin Girl sets out to battle the evil Sea Cow and save Pizza Paradise!--Provided by publisher.
Young Nikola Tesla got a shock when he rubbed his cat's fur. That small spark lit his imagination forever. Covering his early years to his eventual success in the world of electricity, Bright Dreams showcases Tesla's incredible journey of discovery and perseverance. Author-illustrator Tracy Dockray conveys Tesla's busy and imaginative world with collage-style artwork and informative sidebars--
This beautiful picture book looks at how the simple act of being kind, to others and oneself, affects all aspects of a child's life.--
Which ocean is the largest? What pet is most popular in different parts of the world? How far away is each planet from the sun? Learn these and dozens of other fascinating facts about our planet and its inhabitants in Lonely Planet Kids' Infographic Guide to the Globe, a dynamically-illustrated guide full of graphs and charts. Colorful graphics featuring fun facts keep kids entertained and learning. Plus, you'll find engaging questions on every page that encourage readers to assess the information and draw conclusions about our world. Whether you're wondering how many years the average American goes to school compared to the average Nigerian or what percentage of the globe is covered with salt water, Infographic Guide to the Globe has the answer!--Amazon.
Introduces eight species that are blue in color and naturally rare or endangered, including the Karner blue butterfly, the blue whale, the eastern indigo snake, and the cerulean warbler.
Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels the floor shake when someone stomps to get his attention - but something is missing. Little Bear is not sure what is happening. All around him he hears the familiar refrain: Can bears ski? Then Dad Bear takes him to see an audiologist and they learn that Little Bear has been experiencing deafness. With new hearing aids, he discovers that Can bears ski? is actually Can you hear me? His new world is loud and will take some getting used to, but with the love and support of Dad Bear, Little Bear will find his way.
Presents an adaptation of the The Elves and the Shoemaker tale in which Alfred, the village swordmaker, becomes successful making swords for area knights with the help of a friendly dragon who forges the beautiful swords during the night.
Melvil Dewey liked order and efficiency, lists and measurements, which is what led him to create a library classification system and a school for teaching his library science.
Kenny Rabbit's jealousy leads to trouble after Dante the Manticore escapes from an evil witch's magical book and reunites with his old friend, Grahame the Dragon.
Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old Cici enters a cooking competition to win the chance to see her grandmother again, but she only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.--Provided by publisher.
After taking a bite of a radioactive space meatball, Max, a regular cat living in Kittyopolis, gains superpowers and begins to fight crime alongside his scientist friend Mindy--
Twelve-year-old Neva and her older brother Clayton have been left with their grandparents for the summer, and she is having a difficult time dealing with change: the changes to her body, changes with her relationships with her brother who is becoming involved with social activism and their multicultural community (and with Michelle, the sexy girl across the street), and with her best friend, Jamila, whose father is from Ghana--Neva is growing up and she is not sure that the dictionary has the right words to describe everything she is experiencing.
Thirteen-year-olds Quinn Parker and Mike Warren uncover the awful truth about their strange neighbors and the gruesome secret of how they stay young.
Kersville has a furry problem: there's dogcatcher on the loose! And he's snatching up every dog he can find, including the ugliest stray you've ever seen...that Desmond Cole has fallen in love with. But the dogcatcher may have bit off more than he can chew. Could one of the snatched canines be a werewolf?--Publisher's description.
One day eight-year-old Auggie Pound, the caretaker of the rare animals in the Fabled Stables, ventures into the swamp to save a new rare creature, the wisp.
Eight-year-old Finn is the first kid born in space and he spends his days looking for a new planet to call home with his three best friends and his robot, Foggy. He's used to wild, galaxy hopping adventures. But when Explorer Troop 301 gets stuck on a planet that's about to explode, Finn and his friends will have to face giant aliens, a leader with mind control powers, and one evil, fluffy bunny rabbit in order to save the planet . . . and themselves --
When Tori's cousin and best friend, Sumiko, visits, the two girls investigate a mystery involving a missing zoo animal and strange noises in the back yard.
Bunbun, a rabbit, has everything but a friend -- until Bonbon, a talking candy, appears.
You've got to know where you stand to survive sixth grade, and Nate Wright's found the perfect spot: right next to Sherman, the class gerbil. Can Nate's furry friend bail him out of his latest homework jam with Mrs. Godfrey? Or will there be a paper trail leading straight to detention?--Provided by publisher.
When Jen follows a mysterious voice that beckons her to the underworld to uncover a secret about her past, Pat almost doesn't notice that a sinister plot is afoot, and to defeat the new villain in town, Pat and Jen might just have to do the unthinkable--team up with Evil Jen to put a stop to their nemesis before it's too late--
Having fun isn't supposed to be such hard work! In their tiny house, the rule is Twig and Turtle are each allowed to have five toys. With a new toy store opening in town, the rule is creating a big problem--getting a new toy means giving up one they love. But when the girls realize that the owner has very old-fashioned ideas about who should play with what kinds of toys, changing her mind might be the biggest problem of all.--
Having read every book in his tiny village, young Timo decides it is time to leave home and become a hero. And while that is easier said than done, Timo is determined to succeed. When he rescues an enchanted beast named Broof, Timo gains a gruff and reluctant ally. But little does good-hearted Timo suspect that Broofs mysterious past will bring complications to his journey.... An engaging hero, surprising plot twists, and a host of fantastical creatures keep readers turning the pages of this spell-binding fantasy.
Exploding from the beloved Glorkian Warrior video game and graphic novels: a hilarious new outer-space adventure, from the award-winning creator of Johnny Boo! Who keeps the galaxy silly? The Glork Patrol! When the patrol crash-lands on the sinister Bad Planet, Baby Gonk finds a giant egg... so of course he sits on it. Soon it hatches a baby Quackaboodle, the most dangerous creature in the universe! Will there be a fight to the death, or will the Baby Quackaboodle become the newest member of the Glork Patrol? Join author James Kochalka for a new beginning to the wild and wacky universe of Glork!--Provided by publisher.
Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn't eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman's dream, but at least it's an adventure. Miriam befriends Kate, whose grandmother owns the diner next door, and finds comfort in the company of Maria, the motel's housekeeper, and her Uncle Mordy, who comes to help out for the summer. --
The Thea Sisters are summoned to the Seven Roses Unit by Will Mystery, but when they get there Will is missing; the sisters follow a trail of clues to the Fantasy Kingdoms, and find out that the Mayhem Mirror has been disturbed, and a terrible curse is about to be unleashed on the Fantasy Kingdoms, and it will be up to them to find the eight Harmonies which can break the curse and save the Kingdoms.
Third-grader Lucy Lopez attends coding camp at her after-school program and becomes a coding star.--
Mila lives with her sisters, Pipa and Sanna, her brother Oskar, and their sled dogs in the forest where winter has held sway for five years, ever since their father disappeared; but now a strange scary man, flanked by twelve young boys, seems to have bewitched Oskar and taken him away--and Mila, convinced her brother is in danger, leads her sisters in a desperate journey across the frozen wild-lands to find their brother, and perhaps a way past an eternal winter.
Charles and his family foster Miki, a Bichon Frise puppy whose former owner taught her to dance.
Meet the Garbage Pail Kids-Adam Bomb, Babbling Brooke, Brainy Janey, Cranky Frankie, Handy Sandy, Junkfood John, Luke Puke, Nervous Rex, Rob Slob, and Wacky Jackie. You may think they're gross and weird and slobby and strange, but they're not bad kids-they just don't know any better. Even though they all live together in one big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they can while trying to survive Smellville Middle School, they are pretty normal kids. Except when compared to Peter and Patty Perfect, who are just, well...perfect. (Perfectly annoying, that is.) When the Perfects' mom and dad, Penny and Parker Perfect, show up to prove the Garbage Pail Kids are living without any parents, the kids need to act fast. Will they be able to find their own pair of perfect parents in time?
Stella Starflake Pearl has been expelled from the Polar Bear Explorers' Club. But that's not going to stop her and the rest of the junior explorers from embarking on another exceptionally perilous expedition. It hasn't been long since Shay was bitten by a witch wolf, but he's in danger of turning into one himself. Only an ice queen's long-lost spell book and Stella's ice princess magic has the power to break the curse. The one thing standing in their way is a treacherous monolith no explorer has ever returned from...the Black Ice Bridge. In this final, daring installment of the Polar Bear Explorers' Club series, Stella and the rest of the gang embark on their most fearsome quest yet, plagued by distrustful mermaids, screeching red devil squids, irksome trolls, and a centuries-old curse. -- Amazon.
After finding a map in a bottle, best friends Kondo and Kezumi build a boat and set out to explore the islands near their own. --
Astrid and Apollo are attending the Hmong New Year festival (which is held at a big arena in St. Paul or Minneapolis in November or December), but in the crowded arena they are soon separated from their parents and younger sister, and between rescuing a little lost boy, and getting mistaken for a pair of famous child singers, the festival turns into quite an adventure for the twins.
Family, friendship, new school challenges, and a rather large dog problem combine as sisters adjust to their new tiny house life in this charming chapter book series starter from award-winning author Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Perfect for fans of Ivy and Bean and Judy Moody. In a tiny house, 3 shirts + 3 pants = 9 different outfits. Eight- and six-year-old sisters Twig and Turtle are excited and curious about their new small town in Colorado. And for their cool, tiny house! Their family is united in living more simply, and not stressing out the Earth's resources. But the move comes with a major problem: How do you fit a Great Dane in a tiny house? Sisters Twig and Turtle experience adventures and challenges with family, friends, and school as they adjust to living in a tiny house.
Hmong-American twins Astrid and Apollo are on their very first fishing trip, but while Astrid catches three fine fish, Apollo's line keeps snagging on non-fish things, and when a summer storm brings the trip to a sudden end Apollo admits he is disappointed with the experience--until he gets a look at the funny pictures their dad has taken.
Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-torn Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come to be? And just where did the Arch-Illager come from? The terrible truth behind the Arch-Illager is that he never asked for ultimate power. Known as Archie, this little Illager is bullied by his fellow Illagers and mistrusted by fearful Villagers. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home, but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern--with a sinister secret waiting inside. Archie discovers an object that whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is exactly what it tells him. After all, it's called the Orb of Dominance for a reason, right? But is it named for the way Archie uses it--or is it using him?
Twins Astrid and Apollo are excited to be going to the Hmong July Fourth Soccer Festival, but when they are told to babysit their baby sister, Eliana, it looks like they will miss the particular match their father is interested in--especially as they cannot figure out what the yummy milk Eliana demands is, and are forced to spend their money on buying different treats to keep her from throwing a tantrum.
Includes 10 color phonics readers bound together. Each volume features a specific phonics concept that will give young readers the tools they need to begin reading on their own.
Inside this little box, you'll find 16 original titles plus a tip-filled parent guide. Each book features simple text, decodable words, strong picture cues, and one to five lines of text per page to promote reading confidence and success.--Amazon.com.
A carnival has come to The Village, complete with a fun house! But what the villagers don't know is that Baron Von Grump is behind it. If the villagers won't be silent on their own, he'll hypnotize them and finally get the peace and quiet he needs! When Junior Monster Scouts Vampyra, Wolfy, and Franky go to the carnival with their new friend George, the Invisible Boy, they can tell not everything is fun and games. Everyone is under some kind of spell! Can the little monsters beat Baron Von Grump's mesmerizing fun house mirrors and free the villagers?--Amazon.
A collection of five Elephant & Piggie adventures. For the third time ever, best friends Elephant and Piggie have five biggie adventures in one book! Gerald has a bird on his head! Should Piggie swoop in to help? Will rain ruin Gerald and Piggie's fun in the sun? Piggie teachers Gerald how to dance. But what will Piggie learn? Gerald has a big decision to make. Can he make it in time? Gerald is tired and cranky. Will his nap dreams come true?
In History Comics: The Challenger Disaster, we turn the clock back to January 28, 1986. Seven astronauts boarded the space shuttle Challenger on what would be a routine mission. All eyes and cameras were on crew member Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher, who was set to become the first private citizen in space. Excitement filled the air as the clock counted down to liftoff. But at T-plus seventy-three seconds after launch, the unthinkable happened... What caused the midair explosion? In Pranas T. Naujokaitis's imaginative tale, set in a far-off future, a group of curious kids investigate the hard questions surrounding the Challenger explosion. Inspired by the legacy and sacrifice of the Challenger seven, they continue in their footsteps, setting out toward the stars and into the great unknown! -- Amazon.com.
Patrick and Beth travel back in time in the Imagination Station to a grain ship in the Mediterranean Sea during the first century. A violent storm has been raging for fourteen days, and the ship is in danger of crashing into the African coastline or breaking up due to the crashing waves. On the ship, the cousins meet Paul, a prisoner on his way to Rome for trial, and his traveling companions. Paul tells everyone that God has told him that everyone on the ship will be saved . . . if they stick together. But the passengers are forced to abandon the ship and swim for shore when the ship runs aground. Will God's promise come true? --Amazon.
Jessie wants her science fair project to make a difference. So when she gets the chance to test a local creek for pollution, she can't wait to get started. But when things start going wrong with her experiment, Jessie and her siblings don't just have an experiment to investigate, they have a mystery to solve!
Fourth-grader Iggy Frangi and his friends, afraid the principal saw them pulling a big prank, vow to be so good they are invisible, but learn that being too good causes trouble, too.
In autumn, Bumble and Bee are excited to paint pumpkins and help Froggy make a special apple pie; but when the weather turns frosty, Froggy decides to find a quiet place to settle in for the winter unless Bumble and Bee can tempt Froggy into one more adventure.
Half-vampire, half-fairy Isadora Moon is excited about a visit from her older cousin, Mirabelle, who is half-fairy, half-witch, but when Mirabelle persuades Isadora to take a dragon to school, big trouble is in store.
Omar and his friends team up to raise money to save his family's favorite mosque, and when the money goes missing, they find the most unlikely culprit.--
Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant ... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. Following a humiliating, defeated effort to conquer Earth, Klawde has had it with this this dismal planet. And anyway, what's the point in conquering such an insignificant corner of the galaxy, when there's an entire universe to rule? Luckily for Klawde, the position of Emperor of the Universe is now open for the taking. So with Barx and Raj by his side, and enemies around every corner, Klawde begins the campaign of his life. Can he win enough hearts and minds to become . . . Emperor of the Universe? Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.
Mo Jackson and his friends are competing in a track meet! Can Mo fun fast enough to win the race?--Page  of cover.
After Horse and his friend Buggy plant a seed, Horse must exercise patience while waiting for it to grow.
The Holidays come to Riverdale in this can't miss stocking-stuffer! Packed with 250+ pages of classic Christmas tales, this festive collection is sure to get you in the spirit! Filled with warmth and laughter, this collection has the most humorous and heartwarming holiday stories from the past eight decades.--Provided by publisher.
Cooper Cub hops on his scooter and travels through town, gathering his friends to welcome the new family moving into town, but what will the newcomers be like and what kind of changes will they bring to Cubby Hill?
Astrid is anxious about her family's camping trip because she is afraid of the dark (and bears), but her twin Apollo is looking forward to the experience; and Astrid is doing okay, despite the bugs and the dark, until she hears the scratching outside the family's tent--but Astrid is determined not to let her father face the threat alone.
Ollie learns that the kitten she and Pumpkin, her cat, have been playing with is lost, but after returning it she needs Pumpkin's help to find her own way home.
Finn and his younger brothers, Leo and Ooley, love reading stories about animals living in forests, on mountains or in the arctic. When I grow up, says Finn, I want to see wild animals and strange birds. Why wait? asks Leo. And so they set out in the snow on the Three Brothers' Wild Animal Safari. In their grandfather's time, the forest was full of animals -- but today the forest is quiet. Where have the animals gone?--
Past the graveyard, hear the howl of werewolf loggers on the prowl. In this spooky, rhyming romp, creatures of all types work together to build a haunted house for a vampire family in need of a home. From mummies to Cyclops to the skeleton crew, they're all working hard to get the job done. But they'd better hurry, because the house needs to be finished before the sun comes up. It's a good thing their foreman, Frankenstein, is here to keep everyone in check. Will they get it done in time?
In a faraway land, across mountains and seas, where strange creatures live among tall jungle trees, there can often be heard a great roaring echo: Ten minutes to bed, little dinosaur!
The coat of a huge wooly musk ox named Cozy is the winter home for a growing number of Alaskan animals who mostly get along.
It's almost winter. Bear is getting ready to go to sleep. But when he sees birds flying south, Bear decides he wants to go too! Bear isn't sleepy ... yet ... A warm story about adventure, and friendship, and being yourself. For sleepy bears ages 3 and up--Page  of cover.
Running through the forrest, Twinkle is off on an exciting, new adventure. But will she get to bed on time? Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, the ten-minute countdown to bed is at the heart of this enchanting story. This beautifully illustrated picture book is the perfect length for sending little ones off to sleep.
Little bird is curious to fly beyond the boundaries of his little forest. Though his mother warns him to stay with his friends, Little Bird takes off on his own, looking for adventure. When he arrives in the city he doesn't know what to make of all the noises and the commotion. Before long he's feeling frightened and homesick. Luckily for him, his friends had been checking up on him the whole time. This adorable book shows the universal pull children feel to go off on their own, even as they long to stay tethered to home.--Amazon.com.
Farmer Brown puts the other animals to bed but gives up on Duck, who sets out to find just the right spot--and snack--to help him sleep.
Invites the reader to see the sun, bright as a flower, a flower on a hill that looks like a lion, a lion that dreams of flowers as big as the sun, and more.
The bookstore cat is an adorable... bossy... cuddly cat. He is everything from intelligent and loyal to naughty and vocal! But most of all, the bookstore cat is a well-loved (and well-read) kitty. Follow his funny antics from A to Z through a day in his bustling, book-filled shop. The Bookstore Cat is based on a Victorian parlor game, The Minister's Cat, in which players try to think of adjectives to describe the cat in alphabetical order. Readers can extend the fun of the book by playing their own version of the game.--
As Little Ghost searches the night for her lost boo, her animal friends offer to lend their sounds but she will need the reader's help to find her special sound.
Little Owl cannot sleep--his pillow is lumpy, his quilt too hot, and he hears strange noises--until Mommy Owl says that tomorrow, and his grandparents' visit, will come sooner if he sleeps.
Little Red likes to play by the rules. So when the narrator comes along and asks her to follow the story set out in her fairy tale, she grabs the basket for Grandma and goes. After all, she loves her grandma. But unfortunately, none of the other characters are quite what they're expecting. -- As Little Red attempts to follow the narrator's directions (which, frankly, seem kind of dangerous!), she is beset by fill-in characters, confusing instructions, and even a fierce battle! Will Little Red ever make it to Grandma's house? And who will she find when she gets there? Complete with some unusual guest appearances, this laugh-out-loud Little Red Riding Hood retelling will have kids giggling all the way to Grandma's house! Ding-dong!
Olivia really doesn't like her nickname - mostly because it gets her into some sticky situations! How can she persuade her mum to stop using it?
Monster is excited to see what kind of creature will move into Vampire's old house on the block. He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it's not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it's something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to unite against the new guy on the block. But what if the new neighbor isn't exactly as bad as Monster thinks? Join Monster as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us.
Shelly worries that her pet monster, Hugsby, will not seem special on Monster Show-And-Tell day compared to other monsters that can sing, bake cookies, do backflips, and perform other talents.
When the gate is left open, one dog escapes the yard for an adventure on tricycles, trolleys, and trains. This hilarious story counts up to ten and back down again as more pups join the fun--and one very determined cat goes on the chase!--Publisher
Ralph the rooster has big dreams of becoming a superhero. But the other farm animals aren''t so sure--except for Rosie the pig, that is. She's Ralph's best friend, and she believes in him. As Ralph and Rosie hang around the farm, there are just no opportunities to be a superhero and save the day...until the farmer turns on the radio, and the Chicken Dance song starts playing. POW-WOW! Suddenly it seems that Ralph may have some super powers after all...or does he? Join Ralph and Rosie as they prove that believing in yourself and being a good friend is what makes a true superhero.
Thao Lam's family came to Canada as refugees during the Vietnam War. When Thao started thinking about how to tell this story, she couldn't stop thinking about ants: small, seemingly insignificant creatures who are able to travel amazingly long distances overwater, work hard, and thrive on almost every continent on the planet. The Paper Boat starts with a story inspired by Thao's mother's life: a young girl watches as a bowl of sugar water is put out to attract (and get rid of) some pesky aunts. As the adults around her frantically make plans for escape, she dips her chopstick into the bowl to save the drowning insects. When the army arrives, the family must flee, and in the chaos, the girl and her mother become separated from the others, and get lost in the jungle. The mother gives the hungry girl a bun wrapped in paper, which she then folds into a paper boat. After they eat, the girl spots a trail of ants in the moonlight. They follow the insects to water and manage to meet up with the boat that will take them to safety. The story switches to the perspective of a family of ants who have boarded the paper boat. Their journey is full of peril. The sun is relentless, the ants are attacked by seagulls, they starve, a storm capsizes their boat, and many ants are lost. The survivors, however, cling to each other, creating a raft of their own bodies, eventually making it to shore. One ant ends up on a kitchen table, surrounded by food, much like the table from the first scene. But the family members around this table aren't quite the same. The grandmother is no longer there, the little girl has grown, and she's been joined by a baby sister. But they seem happy, and most importantly, they are safe. As the story ends, the reader zooms out to see that they are but one family in an apartment building full of families, in a busy city full of apartment buildings full of tiny, seemingly insignificant creatures, working hard and thriving. With this picture book, Thao is returning to an earlier format: the wordless picture book of sequential art. But she has pushed herself again with the artwork--and this story is a collage of simple shapes, clean geometry, and impressionistic washes of colour. Its simplicity belies its great depth of feeling. This is a heartfelt, one-of-a-kind book on every level.--
Sofia is put in charge of overseeing a fair election for a class pet, but first the Questioneers must learn about elections and good journalism--and remember that being a community matters most. Includes facts about the Delano Grape Strike, presidential elections, journalism, and the importance of voting.
An ABC of equality introduces complicated concepts to the youngest of children, from celebrating our differences, understanding everyone's beliefs, and treating everyone with kindness. -- Back cover.
Young girls and boys will love this informative introduction to the adorable and fascinating reindeer. Find out where they live, why their fur changes from season to seaon, and lots more. But do reindeer fly? That's for you--and Santa--to decide! A terrific follow-up to the Little Golden Books I'm a Unicorn, I'm a Narwhal, and I'm a Dragon. Makes a great gift for the holidays or any time--Amazon.
Malika loves her new red shoes and wears them everywhere, but eventually she outgrows them, and her grandmother takes them to a second-hand shop--where they will become a special present for Amina (who fasted half the month of Ramadan) in Africa, who will enjoy her special red shoes every bit as much as Malika did.
The story of how Shaesta Waiz became the youngest woman in history, and the first woman from Afghanistan, to fly around the world in a single-engine aircraft--
Tells the story of Viola Desmond, an African Canadian woman who, in 1946, challenged a Nova Scotia movie theater's segregation policy by refusing to move from her seat to an upstairs section designated for use by blacks.
With the start of eighth grade, Jo March decides it's time to get serious about her writing and joins the school newspaper. But even with her new friend Freddie cheering her on, becoming a hard-hitting journalist is a lot harder than Jo imagined. That's not all that's tough. Jo and her sisters--Meg, Beth, and Amy--are getting used to a new normal at home, with their dad deployed overseas and their mom, a nurse, working overtime. What does it take to figure out who you are? Jo March is about to find out.--Provided by publisher.
A wordless picture-book journey through the Boundary Waters, canoeing and camping with a family as they encounter the northwoods wilderness in all its spectacular beauty--
In this volume, join a crystal-crazy fanboy and a famous rock hunter on a geological journey that will take them to the summit of a volcano, deep within the earth, and even into outer space! They'll learn about the unstoppable forces that shape our planet and they might even pick up a gemstone or meteorite along the way.--Provided by publisher.
Help your child develop good eating habits by teaching them how to cook. In this brilliant book, beautifully illustrated step-by-step recipes show children how to make delicious and nutritious food. As well as finding out how easy it is to make lots of scrummy things to eat, they'll practise skills like measuring, weighing and counting without even realising it. Packed with ideas for everything from pizzas to pancakes, including breakfasts, snacks, main meals and sweet treats, there's plenty to keep kids busy in the kitchen--Publisher's website.
You'd think that a penguin stranded on an ever-smaller block of ice, on a trip around the world wouldn't be so. FUN! But it is! There's our fearless penguin passing the gondolas of Venice. There's penguin floating by the Sydney Opera House! From the Aurora Borealis to a hilarious encounter with a surfer in Hawaii, this is a wordless journey that truly FROLICKS. In fact, the adventures are so amusing that most readers will barely register the nod to global warming until it's slipped right in on the breath of a laugh.
Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, -- Amazon.com
In this quirky, brightly illustrated take on overconsumption, Bob goes to the store to buy one thing and comes home with many things he doesn't need.--
Something is wrong with twelve-year-old Zee, who has returned after a year's absence; nobody knows where he was or what happened to him, but now he is distracted and violent, freaking out when he sees his friends, Justin, Nia, and Lyric, playing an odd game of hide-and-seek, and talking wildly about some danger that is approaching--and soon his friends are pulled into a shadowy world ruled by a monstrous, shape-shifting Seeker, forced to play a terrifying game of hide-and-seek where they will have to confront their worst nightmares in order to find their way home.
A bold, lyrical collection of poems with gorgeous illustrations that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world--
In this new addition to the Curious Questions About Your Favourite Pets series, children will learn everything they've always wanted to know about their cats. This book answers questions like, How long have people kept cats?, Why do cats like scratching chairs?, What does 'meow' mean?, and Do cats have nine lives? Combining mythological stories--such as how the superstitions surrounding black cats originated and the prominent role cats played in ancient Egyptian worship--with zoological information, Why Do Cats Meow? is a fun, unique reading experience. Children will learn how best to care for their own pet and come to understand why humans and cats have such a special relationship.
Mars Patel's friend Aurora has disappeared! His teachers are clueless. His mom is stressed out about her jobs. But Mars refuses to give up--after all, his own dad disappeared when Mars was a toddler, before he and Ma moved to Puget Sound from India. Luckily, Mars has a group of loyal friends eager to help--smart Toothpick, strong and stylish JP, and maybe-telepathic Caddie. The clues seem to point toward eccentric tech genius (and Mars's hero) Oliver Pruitt, whose popular podcast now seems to be commenting on their quest! But when the friends investigate Pruitt's mysterious, elite school, nothing is as it seems--and anyone could be deceiving them. Slick science, corporate conspiracies, and an endearingly nerdy protagonist make this first book in the series a fresh, exciting sci-fi adventure.
In this poetic ode to the first snowfall, a little girl and her friends revel in a wintry wonderland and discover the beauty and joys of snow.--
Winter is coming, and Poppy and Sam's tiny garden neighbors are getting ready to hibernate. After stocking their pantries for the colder days ahead, Poppy and Sam settle in for a long winter's nap as well. But what is Poppy doing wrong? She can't sleep and nothing seems to work! Determined to hibernate like her friends, Poppy sets out with Sam to ask the other creatures for their deep-sleep secrets. But advice from the bees (snuggling into a honeycomb), a frog (a bedtime mug of fly milk), and the ants (quiet reading) don't help Poppy drift off to dreamland. Even's Sam's lullaby misses the mark, so the loyal panda pledges to stay awake all winter with his sleepless friend. As snowflakes fall, they encounter Simone, a mouse, who reveals that mice don't hibernate but stay active all winter. Delighted by the news, Poppy asks if she can spend the winter with the mice, reading comics and snacking on cake. Poppy and Sam settle in for the fun times ahead--and, exhausted by their quest, promptly drop off to sleep. Like the first two books in the series, Poppy and Sam 3 is a picture book/graphic novel hybrid illustrated with charming details and lots of kid appeal, and featuring engaging, empathetic characters, humour, and a lightly suspenseful story line.--
Lotte thinks the cinema is magic. But Lotte doesn't just want to watch the magic: she wants to make it. Before Walt Disney made history with Snow White, Lotte Reiniger created what is considered one of the first feature-length animated films: The Adventures of Prince Achmed. With the outset of World War II, Lotte had to leave her home in Germany, fleeing from place to place for years. But she never stopped creating. Through a love of fairy tales, a strong creative vision, and her uniquely expressive paper puppets, Lotte brought new possibilities to the world of film. Written in gorgeous lyrical prose, and illustrated with striking papercut illustrations that evoke Lotte's classic silhouette creations, this captivating picture book will introduce readers to the life and art of an unsung creative trailblazer.--Provided by publisher.
Eva's cerebral palsy makes it difficult for her to do many things, but she longs to dance and, finally, her dream is realized. Includes author's note and information about Young Dance Company.
An introduction to mindfulness and how kids can make it part of their everyday lives.--
When Emmy Noether is born in 1882, no one knows she's going to become a visionary mathematician. Back then, girls were expected to be gentle and quiet -- definitely not geniuses. But Emmy is a genius! And she's much more interested in math than in learning to cook and sew. Though she faces sexism and anti-Semitism, she perseveres to earn her mathematics degree and teach at a university. And when Einstein's famous Theory of Relativity has a problem that no one can solve, Emmy gets the chance of a lifetime to prove herself. That's just the first of her lasting contributions to the fields of computer science and theoretical physics. Emmy's extraordinary story is finally shared in this charming picture book biography by bestselling, award-winning children's author Helaine Becker and illustrator Kari Rust. Becker's spirited text and Rust's warm illustrations bring Emmy's lively personality to life with an appealing touch of humour. Emmy faces down every challenge with steadfast belief in her own abilities and a true love of math -- a growth mindset that will inspire young readers. With kid-friendly explanations of advanced math and physics concepts, the book provides tons of STEM curriculum links, along with a thoroughly researched biographical note about Emmy's life and sources for further reading.--
A picture book biography of Manon Rhéaume, a groundbreaking hockey player who became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League--
Morrigan Crow must uncover the mystery behind a new disease spreading through Nevermoor--
Every day, firefighters, doctors, police officers, and other first responders are on full alert, ready to rescue people and animal friends in need. They work on land, go underground, and even parachute down from the sky. No emergency is too big for them! Buckle up and watch as these heroes go the distance to keep everyone safe.
Anneliese and her little brother Peter have been forever changed by the war that took their father's life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich in search of food, they stumble upon a book exhibit. The great hall is filled with more books than Anneliese can count! Here, Anneliese and Peter meet the lady with the books, who will have a greater impact on their lives than they could ever imagine.The Lady with the Books is based on the true story of Jella Lepman, founder of the International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY) and the International Youth Library. In 1946, her exhibit of children's books from around the world travelled throughout Germany to show bridges of understanding between countries. Jella believed that these books would help German children feel connected to others around the world and that they were the best hope of preventing another war.--
The blue table becomes more than just a blue table, as plans are made, families gather, and food is served, and gratitude is felt.
When a foreign exchange student comes to live with a typical suburban family, he brings with him a boundless sense of curiosity--and a stream of unexpected questions (which his hosts are never quite sure how to answer). But when the moment comes to say good-bye, a beautiful surprise awaits, and a gift the family will never forget.--Publisher's website.
In this wordless picture book, a student is accidentally left behind on a field trip to the ocean deep.
This book presents the story of three big, fast, thieving dinosaurs hungrily encountering a slower dino who uses his smaller teeth to eat fruit and leaves.
Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all. This book is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.--
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show how to give a friendly welcome at school, in the neighborhood, or at home.
Written in direct address to the author's son Kevin, this is the moving and poignant true story about how one baby was adopted after being found on a New York City subway platform-- Provided by publisher.~Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway. So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete's moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, Where there is love, anything is possible. -- Amazon.com
An introduction to genetic code combines simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations to explain how biological life grows and changes and how DNA combines to make humans both unique and connected to all life on the planet.
Woodstock with veg! The vegetables start waking up, they stretch and rise and shine; they set up lots of stages, 'cos it's VEGGIE PARTY time! Mud, rain, vegetables -- a winning combination.
The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate. William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry Box Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Don Tate brings to life the incredible true story of William Still's life and work as a record keeper of enslaved people who had fled to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad.
Oh no! There's a big problem with the forest roses . . . magical roses that are very important because they are the first food for newborn hippogriffs. Can Zoey, Pip, and Sassafras use their science know-how to fix the magical roses before the hippogriff eggs hatch?--Back cover.
Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever. She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere with her writing! But as it turns out, sixth grade is no picnic.--Publisher
Unhappy with Lion, the king of the jungle, the animals hold an election to choose a new leader--
Join Bernard the Wolf and Michael the Squirrel as they play hide and seek in the woods! Packed full of activities and amazing forest animals, this book will test your seek-and-find skills and sharpen your vision with clever quizzes and fun observation games. Improve your eyesight and boost your brainpower too! -- Back cover.
A nearly wordless picture book in which the farmer who returned the baby clown to the circus train is followed home by a playful circus monkey, leading to a wonderful new friendship.
The Arithmechicks have invited their new friend Mouse for a sleepover. When Mama says it's time for bed, the clever chicks decide it's time to prolong the fun instead! During the story, readers are invited to count and take away during everyone's favorite game of hide-and-seek -- and to find Mouse, who hides in a different place in each illustration -- until all settle down for bed in the warm, cozy conclusion. The book is the perfect introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers. It includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story. --
Howl is a masterfully told and exquisitely drawn story of a young girl's way of expressing and resolving big feelings. Maggie has had a very bad day. First of all, the sun was the wrong shape, in a sky that was too blue. The spaghetti was too long, and her pajamas were the wrong kind of pajama. Then Maggie begins to have wolfish thoughts ...
Snake's terrible powers are revealed while Agent Fox suddenly has a whole lot more backstory than expected.
With poetic text and sidebars that overflow with scrumptious facts, Teatime Around the World celebrates a beloved drink--tea!--and all the wonderful ways we can enjoy a cup (or two!).--
Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the rain with her Papa during rainy season, and going to her secret hideout with Gaynah--even though lately she's not acting like a best friend. The only thing out of the ordinary for Clara is that something happened to her memory that made her forget everything that happened last summer after a hurricane hit. But this summer is going to be different for Clara. Everyone is buzzing with excitement over a new girl in the village who is not like other visitors. She is about to make big waves on the island--and give Clara a summer she won't forget.
Once upon a time in Scotland, a young prince had lost his smile. It seemed nothing could raise a smile from Prince Donald, not the baker's treats or the bard's songs. The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so awkward he let it go. Hana, the magician's granddaughter, was still determined to help Donald. Using her grandfather's magic, she invented a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him 'a unicorn'. Hana and Donald playfully chase the unicorn through the forest, and it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince's smile. But then they discover a darker beast, lurking in the trees. The unicorn, magical and strong, is Scotland's national animal and heraldic symbol. Renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don weaves an enchanting tale, inspired by local folklore, about the origins of the unicorn.
In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers, all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL!
Spotting animals in the wild is tricky, but they leave plenty of clues behind--especially tracks. Examine the evidence. Study the animal tracks. See if you can guess Whose track is that? Then turn the page to discover the answer. This interactive and entertaining picture book features the full-color photography of Stan Tekiela, a professional naturalist and award-winning author. With every reading, children get more familiar with a variety of North American critters. They might soon start seeing animal tracks on every outing!
Alfonsina Strada (1891-1959) was known as the Pedal Queen. In 1924, she rode the prestigious Giro D'Italia race, the first and only woman in history to do so.She has become a symbol of struggle and resistance for women across the world. Her story began as a girl of ten who taught herself to ride a bike...--Back of book.
After being cast as the Ninja Master in his school play, a boy decides it is time to catch the monster in his closet.
A pug rouses his sleepy owner out the door for a walk and together they have a surprising meeting with a neighbor--