3 years & up. The books in this set gives children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of men and women from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Children learn all about what it takes to do an interesting job well. Along the way, they appreciate the contributions these workers make to our lives and the world around us.
This creative and engaging book doesn't require reading skills - just imagination. Children can look at the pages and develop their own story. A great way to start the process of reading. Learn to turn the page and comprehend as the story progresses. Paperback.
3 years & up. Students compare the similarities and differences as they learn about the life cycle of these insects. Each book describes how they hatch, develop, and live in their environment. Paperbacks.
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.
Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, children will see what Sophie does when she gets angry.
We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. Ready for some fun? Come along! Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat. Paperback
This round-the-world photographic book set introduces young children to the concept of the world's people, the places they live, and how they work and play. Each book tours the globe to develop a strong interest in cultures and ethnic heritage while showing differences in young children.
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. Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American author to give the black child a central place in children's literature. These 6 books are award winners and will win a place in your heart. Set includes 6 paperback titles or individual titles may be purchased.
Eric Carle's classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers. A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.
A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book. The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story. Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep. Paperback. 32 pages.
Zinnia grows many kinds of flowers in her garden. Sunflowers, sweet peas, and (of course) zinnias bloom in the sunshine. Customers come to pick their own bunches of flowers. Bouquet-bright artwork shows all Zinnia's tasks, from planting the seeds to cutting the beautiful blooms. The perfect tie-in to elementary biology units about plant growth-and school gardens-this book will be especially welcomed by teachers. It is a splendid addition to Monica Wellington's nonfiction for the very young and a… More »
Froggy's mother knows that everyone's nervous on the first day of school. "Not me!" says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop. Froggy is nervous about his first day of school, but, even though it's hard to sit still, he has a wonderful time. Paperback.32 pages.
Everyday life is the basis for this fun and entertaining tale. Simple math concepts are embedded in the story, so young children will intuitively understand them. Creative suggestions for activities in the back of the book extend learning opportunities.
"This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog - JUMP, FROG, JUMP!" This infectious cumulative tale will soon have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.