When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, "Will I have a friend at school?" "I think you will," said Pa. But even his father's gentle reassurance doesn't make Jim feel any better. The other children in kindergarten are scary strangers to him. He's sure that he'll never find a friend...until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 years & up. Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most! This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap. Paperback. 32 pages.
Explore cultural diversity by defining similarities and differences between people and places around the world. Each book has wonderful photographs for children to understand and relate to the concepts of everyday activities. Also includes a teachers guide with additional activities that can be used throughout the classroom.
Delightful rhymes along with rich watercolor illustrations take the reader on a journey of discovery. Each page portrays positive images of children with various disabilities. Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book illustrates that beyond our physical limitations is a world of unique gifts for each of us to share. Teachers and parents love to read this book aloud to promote understanding and tolerance at school and at home. The detailed artwork attracts children of all ages. Hardback. 32 pages.
Birth & up. Through gentle rhymes and colorful images of children this book celebrates the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be and you will always be loved.
12 months & up. Today we bake with dad! Your child will enjoy this over the top, silly story about making a marvelous cake for someone special. This story features expansive gender roles and represents many family structures under-represented in past literature. Paperback. 32 pages.
Birth - 3 years. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family and that's love. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each… More »
With brilliantly-colored marker illustrations, "A Rainbow of Friends" demonstrates the timeless lesson of acceptance of others. This heartwarming book explains that each person is unique and adds immensely to the lives of others. Hallinan's verses encourage children to respect the disabled, to help those in trouble, and to reach out to the people around them. Full color.