Here is a groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes that celebrates childhood and Spanish and Latin American heritage. From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers. Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit… More »
5 - 9 years. The temperature on Earth is rising. At the North Pole, ice is melting. In the oceans, the water levels are getting higher. And in some places around the world, whole rivers may even dry up. But why is this happening, and what can we do to stop it? Read and find out about the greenhouse effect, recycling, and what you can do to help fight global warming! This book gives a good introduction to the controversial subject of global warming through fun watercolor illustrations and understandable… More »
4 years & up. To one young narrator, it's the simple things that mean the most, like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama's arm. Greenfield's warm flowing verse will find a welcome new audience in this newly illustrated 25th-anniversary edition. The joyous poem sings the praises of the many things a young child loves. The cool freshness of a hose on a hot day, laughing with friends, and taking a ride in the family car are some of the universal… More »
4 - 8 years. Children with Down syndrome will be delighted to see a reflection of themselves in this alphabet book. Full color photographs of a multicultural cast of children, most with Down syndrome, illustrate the simple text that helps children learn their ABCs. Hardcover. 32 Pages.
6 years & up. The latest in Murphy's excellent MathStart series is a lively story that encourages kids to work with numbers to find out what happens next. Bjorkman's clear, funny ink-and-watercolor pictures show horses in a barnyard acting just like children on a school playground. A horse named Hankie is the target, and the other horses tease him for being predictable and boring. They know exactly when he will come out of the barn and the color of the saddle pad he'll have--red one week, blue… More »
7 - 10 years. This book was created in response to repeated requests from parents, teachers, librarians, and health professionals for an up-to-date book about sex and sexuality targeted to middle-schoolers. This book covers specific topics such as: changes in boys' and girls' bodies during puberty, intercourse, birth control, chromosomes and genes, adoption and adjusting to a newborn sibling. The artwork ranges from lighthearted cartoon panels of a talking sperm meeting up with an egg in the fallopian… More »
A watchful girl, ostracized by her peers for her quiet nature, narrates the story of her blossoming friendship with a new neighbor, Ikarus Jackson, whose "long, strong, proud wings followed wherever he went." Ikarus initially walks (and flies) with confidence in his red T-shirt and blue shorts, but slowly loses steam as first the students, then his teacher, and finally a policeman all criticize his unique appearance. Always depicted as a yellow silhouetted figure gracefully cut from a… More »
Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day! Mr. Rally and his faithful dog, Lightning, have a busy day ahead of them, but they don't mind. What could be more fun than using a big yellow backhoe to build a pool at the school and a drain for the rain? Follow Mr. Rally through his day as he travels around town, counting from one to five in an irresistible refrain. Marc Rosenthal's colorful, nostalgic illustrations add a bold dimension to the lively text by husband-and-wife team Andrea… More »
5 - 8 years. This inventive book relays the events of 200 years from the unique perspective of a oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes… More »
7 years & up. Polly's pen pal, Ally, is 125 centimeters tall, weighs 25 kilograms, and lives 450 kilometers away -- and Polly is determined to find a way to visit her! A story of long-distance friendship introduces basic metric measurements to children. Written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Remy Simard. Hardback. 30 pages.
PreK - Grade 5. The Treasure Hunt Planning Kit includes a week-by-week planning guide to help you facilitate every last detail from scheduling and organizing to advertising and decorating. A detailed teacher script guides you step-by-step from welcoming the parents to the closing comments. It makes it easy for you to share research-based literacy strategies in parent-friendly terms as you and your little buccaneers search for the hidden treasure. The kit also includes 3 pirate books, ready-to-use… More »
7 years & up. Yee hah! It's rodeo time! Bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, calf roping, the livestock show, the fiddling contest, and don't forget lunch, how are Katie and Cameron going to fit it all in and still have time to help their uncle, Cactus Joe, with chores? By making a schedule, of course. But making a schedule and sticking to it turn out to be two very different things! Written by Stuart J. Murphy. 40 pages
7 years & up. The hamster champs have a brand-new stunt, and this time there's a lot at stake. If the stunt works out perfectly, they won't get eaten by Hector the cat. But if things go wrong -- watch out! Three daredevil hamsters, a few alphabet blocks, a board, and a protractor show how to measure angles -- and how to escape a hungry cat! Written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Pedro Martin. Hardback. 40 pages.