4 years & up. These books demonstrate the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.
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.
8 years & up. Shorty and his family, along with thousands of Japanese Americans, are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fighting the heat and dust of the desert, Shorty and his father decide to build a baseball diamond and form a league in order to boost the spirits of the internees. Shorty quickly learns that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect as well. "Baseball Saved Us" is the ultimate rite of passage story. It will appeal… More »
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.
Interest Level Grade 1-4. Readiing Level Grade 2-3. Ever since she saw her first game at Madison Square Garden. Allie's been hooked on basketball. And when her dad buys Allie her very own basketball, she can't wait to play But her confidence takes a tumble when the older boys at the neighborhood courts laugh at her first attempts. She tries to convince her girlfriends to play with her. "My brother says basketball's a boy's game," her friend Keisha says. The boys she knows won't play with… More »
"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.
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City. Splendid collages transform the city into a rich mosaic of buildings, people, and places.
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.
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.
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.
4 - 8 years. Max is being so terrible that his mother sends him to his room without supper. But Max doesn't care -- he sails off to the land of the Wild Things, and they make him their king. There, Max can be as terrible as he pleases, and the Wild Things join in the rumpus. Finally, Max is tired of being wild, and yearns to go home. Paperback. 48 pages.
6 - 11 years. In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern fights her father, Mr. Arable, to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to the Zuckerman farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise grey spider Charlotte.… More »
7 years & up. 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
4 years & up. If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake? Paperback. 32 pages.
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.