4 years & up. The ABCmouse.com Beginning Reader Book Series, Set 2 includes five beautifully illustrated hardcover books that introduce young learners to the joys of reading through stories that feature words from specific word families (groups of words with the same ending sound, such as cat, hat, and rat). Each story is told in an engaging, rhyming format to emphasize letter-sound correspondence. This set includes six books in total: Big Bug and Little Bug, The Big Sip, The Cat and the Rat,… More »
4 years & up. The ABCmouse.com Beginning Reader Series, Set 1 includes five beautifully illustrated hardcover books that introduce young learners to the joys of reading through stories that feature words from specific word families (groups of words with the same ending sound, such as dig, fig, and jig). Each story is told in an engaging, rhyming format to emphasize letter-sound correspondence. This set includes five books in total: Big Pig and Little Pig, Ham with Jam?, A Jog in the Fog, Pet… More »
5 years & up. The fast hare and slow tortoise race to the finish line--with unexpected results! The Tortoise and the Hare is an amusing story about the power of persistence. A version of the classic Aesop's fable, this hardcover book from ABCmouse.com boasts beautiful, full-page illustrations matched with expressive language. It also features an age-appropriate glossary to encourage children to learn new words. These elements help make this book an excellent choice for any young reader. Hardcover. 28 pages.
5 years & up. Based on the classic Aesop's fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the story of a bored shepherd boy who thinks it is fun to fool well-meaning villagers by crying out for help--that is, until a real wolf comes along, and the shepherd boy learns a valuable lesson about telling the truth. Created by early childhood literacy experts, this hardcover book from ABCmouse.com brings a classic tale to life with beautiful illustrations and rich language, making The Boy Who Cried Wolf a pleasure… More »
5 years & up. A fox plays a trick on his friend the stork and finds it very funny--until the tables are turned. In the end, the two friends learn that you should treat others the way you would like them to treat you. From ABCmouse.com, The Fox and the Stork tells this traditional children's story with striking full-color illustrations and descriptive language. With an age-appropriate glossary to support vocabulary development, this hardcover book belongs in every child's library. Hardcover. 28 pages.
5 years & up. In this inspirational story about helping others, a lion finds himself trapped in a net, but a little mouse whose life he had spared comes to his rescue! The Lion and the Mouse features enriching language accompanied by beautiful illustrations designed to support comprehension. It also includes a useful glossary of child-friendly definitions. Children will want to read or listen to this story from ABCmouse.com again and again. Hardcover. 28 pages.
5 years & up. In The Grasshopper and the Ants, the ants work hard to gather food to prepare for winter, while the grasshopper only wants to play. But when winter comes, the grasshopper learns a lesson about planning for the future. This story, based on the classic Aesop's fable, is told in language that young readers can understand, with engaging, full-color illustrations to aid comprehension. Included in this hardcover book from ABCmouse.com is a glossary to help children learn new words. Hardcover. 32 pages.
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 »
2 - 5 years. When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page! Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud… 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 »
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.
3 - 6 years. Leonardo is truly a terrible monster at being a monster, that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster, but he could be a really good friend. Hardcover. 48 pages.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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
3 years & up. In this holiday classic, a little boy builds a puppy snowdog next to his snowman in the hope that he gets a real puppy for Christmas. Soon, the Snowman and the Snowdog come to life and take both him and the puppy on an adventure further north! The book is written by Raymond Briggs.