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 »
Improve student comprehension and fluency with these multi-format CD and book sets. Each history-rich story is written in script format and includes a CD with 4 different readings. The first is a supportive, word for word reading, to model and build student confidence. Each of the 3 additional readings leave out the lines of a main character and allow time for the reader to fill in the part as they follow along.
4 - 7 years. 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… 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 »
3 - 5 years. This dynamic picture book for preschoolers is an animal guessing game told in riddle style. One spread gives a visual hint showing a close-up of the nose and other clues about the animal, and then asks, "Who needs that nose?" The following spread shows the animal in full and answers the riddle. Bold, lively illustrations with lots of details and fun design help make this picture book a thoughtful, interactive read for little ones. The riddle element makes this a perfect choice… 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.
2 years & up. One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket,… More »
4 years & up. What is happening outside today? Peek through the window to find out. What is happening inside? Peek again! Whimsical die-cuts throughout lead to charming and surprising reveals with every turn of the page. Filled with fun details (can you find the two mice playing throughout?), this deceptively simple book is one readers will visit again and again. Hardcover. 40 pages.
3 years & up. Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives--a wolf who HATES eating frogs--our hero decides that being himself isn't so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog's desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes… More »
4 - 8 years. "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun? Janet Squires and Holly Berry retell this classic tale with a Wild Western flair, filled with rodeo-romping fun. Hardcover. 32 pages.
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 »
Young Verdi doesn?t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Besides, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a pale green stripe stretching along his whole body, he tries every trick he can think of to get rid of it?and ends up in a heap of trouble. Despite his efforts, Verdi turns green, but to his delight, he discovers that being green doesn?t mean he has to stop being himself. Hardback
Grades K - 3. A follow-up story to the original Vincent and Viola, "The Moon Is Broke Together" reinforces the concept of the moon phases in conjunction with the fraction of the moon that is lit at each phase. The same two lovable characters take us through the discovery of a pattern found in both the moon phases and the fractions that represent each phase! The mathematics and science concepts incorporated in this book are right on target for 3-5 Common Core Standards. Don't miss out… More »
3 - 5 years. What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus-who decided to jump on top of your desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs ride the bus, read their favorite books, and have fun on the playground with all their friends. Going to school has never been so much fun! Hardcover. 40 pages.
How do you make a rainbow? If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool. If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow. Here's how. An artist raises sheep, shears them, cards and spins the wool, dyes it, and then weaves a colorful picture of the Kentucky pasture where her lambs were born. Hardback
4 - 8 years. Everyone knows cookies taste good, but these cookies also have something good to say. Each page you will find words and illustrations that have something about life from defining words such as "fair" and "unfair" and what it really means to "cooperate". This book is clever, honest, and whimsical.
3 - 7 years. Grandmama Beasley says, "Can't nobody put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special. He be free." With neighbors up and down Ridgetop suggesting all manner of strategies, and friend Ezel laughing at each foiled one, Mirandy grows ever more determined: she'll get hold of that Brother Wind yet! Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. Ten little caterpillars are out and about in our big, wide world--come join them! You never know what you might find. . . . A butterfly, perhaps? This book is a dynamic and visually stunning counting-and-natural history picture book that's just perfect for reading aloud and comes complete with a glossary filled with intriguing information about all of the caterpillar stars! Hardcover. 40 pages.
5 - 8 years. "The Crown Kitty and Friends Cordially Invite You to Celebrate a Royal Wedding Reception to follow in the Royal Gardens. Bring Lots of Presents." When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected. Hardcover. 32 pages.