3 years & up. It's the night before preschool, and a little boy, Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of preschool. 32 pages.
4 - 7 years. Young readers will recognize this fun selection of trucks from their everyday life and around their town. Vehicles featured include: trucks, tractors and farm vehicles, diggers, loaders, cranes, fire trucks, and rescue vehicles. The machines, their parts, and their uses are concisely described. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant design make these books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend. Paperback. 24 pages.
4 years & up. A fun picture book about a little monster who's worried about the first day of school. Patrick is worried about his first day of monstergarten. Everyone knows you have to be scary in monstergarten. Patrick's friend, Kevin, offers to show Patrick how to be scary - they roar, they sneak up on people, they bare their teeth. But Patrick still isn't ready. His parents tell him to just be himself. But what if he's not scary enough? Paperback. 40 pages.
3 years & up. Bring Froggy's adventures to life! Hop into reading fun with "Froggy Goes To School", "Froggy Gets Dressed", and "Froggy's Birthday Wish". Froggy doll makes the perfect story time companion. Follow along to the Froggy books or create your own story with the Froggy Gets Dressed Felt Set. Complete set includes three books, 11" Froggy doll, and the felt story set.
2 - 6 years. Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself. This story is filled with rhyme and repetition, perfect for enhancing phonemic awareness and developing early literacy. This skill building book introduces children to a variety of language sounds through an engaging story that is fun to read out loud. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. For fans of all things that go, this noisy alphabet book explores construction equipment from A to Z. Find out about these construction machines and more, from a huge saw that cuts through roads to a massive vacuum that engulfs boulders. You'll even learn a quick and easy recipe for concrete. Rock crushers, jackhammers, and wrecking balls will delight the youngest of readers learning their ABCs. Paperback. 32 pages.
6 - 9 years. Julian isn't afraid of lions or tigers, but he is scared of . . . bicycles? Julian's friend Gloria has a brand-new bicycle. She makes riding it look easy, but Julian is scared. Bicycles are shiny, whizzing, wobbly things. And he's not ready to ride one. But he can't tell Gloria he's scared, so he tells a fib instead. He almost gets away with it . . . until the fib backfires and he's got an even bigger problem! Paperback. 80 pages.
7 years & up. Discover how bridges are made! Through full-color photographs, easy-to-read text, and hands-on projects, young engineers and architects are introduced to the world of bridges, including the types of bridges, how they're built, and key terms. This fast-paced nonfiction book will engage budding engineers while also covering U.S. Next Generation Science standards and National Science Education Standards. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 6 years. Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Celebrate diversity with this picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families. Bright photographs capture families having fun together, enjoying all the ways they are similar and different. Designed to showcase the wide variety of modern families and spur discussions about young readers' own family history, this beautiful picture book is a must-have for children beginning… More »
7 - 10 years. With gripping--and TRUE--stories of incredible adventures, Rock Stars! takes readers on three amazing journeys of ultimate survival. From New York's Central Park to the towering Himalaya, no peak is too high for these extreme rock climbers! Perfect for all readers who love exciting, real-life, adrenaline-fueled tales that will have you on the edge of your seat. Paperback. 112 pages.
Grades K - 2. Each book in this exciting science-themed set features a strong focus of picture-to-text to capture and hold the attention of beginning readers, and includes a picture glossary at the back.
4 - 8 years. Amelia Bedelia is sure that she will absolutely love school. But after hopping on the bus "just like a bunny", confusing her name tag with a game, and gluing herself to her seat, Amelia Bedelia discovers that what she takes for granted is not always the way the world works. Still, friendships are formed, lessons are learned, and projects are completed, and through it all Amelia Bedelia's teacher, Mrs. Edwards, offers gentle guidance and an open heart. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. This book answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child. Meet the little joey bouncing in mother kangaroo's pouch. Watch little cubs prance around their mother lion. Swim with a baby dolphin calf in the deep blue sea. Eric Carle's classic, colorful collages of baby animals and their mothers will delight and comfort young… More »
3 years & up. Strengthen the School-Home connection with I Can Read!: Reading Level Kits! Each Kit includes 8 Rising Reader titles and spans Science, Math, Social Studies, and Nursery Rhyme content areas. Includes an easy-to-use Parent Guide and a consumable Personal Journal filled with fun activities. English version.
7 - 8 years. On a beautiful sunny day, an African American girl visits the park and rounds up a group of her friends for an afternoon of fun and playground games. As they play, this happy crew discovers that despite their physical differences, straight hair, curly hair; brown eyes, blue eyes; light skin, dark skin, they are all really the same. With the irresistible and exuberant beat of a playground rap, Bein' with You This Way invites readers of all ages to join in this celebration of diversity.… More »
5 years & up. Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. Paperback. 16 pages.
4 - 8 years. Five little monkeys wake up with the sun. Today is their mama's birthday and they are going to bake a cake. They'll have to measure the flour and mix in the right number of eggs, and get it all into the oven in time for the birthday surprise--without waking up Mama! Paperback. 32 pages.
3 years & up. This book set features simple stories reinforced with visual learning strategies, designed to help young children learn the life skills they need to prepare for school and enjoy happy, productive lives. Each story focuses a specific skill from one of four domains: social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive. Stories are modeled on real life situations and, just as in real life, often involve more than one skill. At the end of each book there are two pages of activities… More »
Grades K - 2. Start with questions and get Little Books of Answers! This comprehensive guided reading program uses the questions Who? What? When? Why? And How? along with balanced literacy and guided reading strategies to turn beginning readers into independent readers with literacy skills and content mastery.