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 years & up. It's summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. But when he sneaks inside an apartment window, he'll need one nutty solution to get back out! Paperback. 40 pages.
3 - 5 years. Nancy Carlson's reassuring picture book about getting ready for kindergarten is now available in a Spanish-English edition-and to a whole new audience of young children. The simple, comforting text and big, bright illustrations will ease first-day-of-school jitters and help make the early days of kindergarten exciting and fun. Bilingual hardcover. 32 pages.
6 years & up. "Charlie needs a cloak," everyone says. Charlie knows they're right, so the young shepherd sets out to make one. Starting in spring, he shears his sheep, washes the wool, and cards it. Then he spins the wool to yarn, and dies the yarn in the juice from late-summer berries. Every fall evening, he weaves the yarn into cloth, which he cuts into pieces. He pins the pieces together and then sews them...and Charlie's new cloak is ready just in time for winter! Tomie dePaola,… More »
4 - 8 years. Every day is the same for Pablo's father. Then one afternoon the ground growls, hisses smoke, and swallows up his plow. A volcano is erupting in the middle of his cornfield! Paperback. 64 pages.
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! They are whisker-licking good tales, and that's a promise! PAWS OFF, CHEDDARFACE! It was the strangest thing... all across New Mouse City, rodents kept telling me I'd done things I had no memory of! I soon discovered why... there was a Geronimo look-alike out there, pretending to be me. He'd even fooled my sister Thea! And worst of all, he… More »
5 - 8 years. This fun and educational picture book describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they track and gauge the constant changes in the weather. Will I need my umbrella? Is it a good day for the beach? Will school close because of snow? These are the questions weather forecasters answer every day. They can tell us what the weather is doing at any time of the day or night. But how do they do it? Weather Forecasting tells how. With straightforward text and colorful pictures, this… More »
6 - 8 years. Classic movies show giant gorillas scaling tall buildings and swatting planes from the sky, but actual gorillas are gentle social animals that live together in family groups like humans. In fact, gorillas are one of the closest genetic matches to people. And just like humans, gorillas can shriek, chuckle, hiccup, and even burp! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon brings you a full-color photographic introduction to these fascinating animals. This nonfiction picture book is an… More »
4 - 6 years. As cousins line up by age for their picture, and say "Sassafras", something goes wrong every time! This picture-perfect tale of family fun illustrates the important math concept of number order and is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling.
4 - 8 years. Many birds travel thousands of miles each year, migrating between summer and winter homes. Just how they find their way back and forth, sometimes returning to the exact same nesting grounds each year, has puzzled ornithologists for years. Roma Gans details the many theories scientists have proposed to explain the mysteries of migration
3 years & up. This book calls parents and children to action and support social justice movements as well as inspires hope for the future. Covering hard topics, this book opens the door to progressive conversations from LGBTQ and civil rights to environmental issues. Board book. 32 pages.
3 - 8 years. Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but now you're going to meet the three little javelinas (pronounced ha-ve-LEE-nas)-loveable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs. Living in homes built out of tumbleweeds and saguaro ribs (from the fallen giant cacti), the first two javelinas are soon running from the hungry coyote, who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce. And where do they go for shelter? Why, to their wise sister's house, made strong with adobe bricks. This… More »
Teach children about early American history with this beautiful that chronicles the life of an early nineteenth-century New England family. llustrations reflect the painting style of the period. 4 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. This Level F Question and Answer reader offers three to five sentences per page. Also features activities, critical thinking, skill building, tables, checklists, and Venn diagrams. Paperback. 16 pages.
6 years & up. Introduce your children to a variety of wild animals with these fun Learning About Different Animal Species Books for Young Readers. This set includes engaging fiction and authentic, informational texts. Children will love flipping through the books and learning about animals big and small. These books promote literacy and vocabulary development. Encourage your children to ask questions about vocabulary or concepts they are unfamiliar with. Set of 6 books with 24 - 28 pages each.
7 - 9 years. Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author Bonnie Worth examines the evidence for and against the existence of the alleged ape, including its role in native North American folklore, famous sightings and notorious hoaxes, Dr. Grover Kranz's work with dermal ridges, the Gigantopithecus theory, the Patterson-Gimlin film, and… More »
Interest Level: K-3. Reading Levels: N-R. Colorful photographs and easy-to-read text draw readers in as they take an up-close look at fascinating species in 12 different environments. 12 paperback books, 16 pages each.
Max, the biggest bully in first grade, just can't believe that Freddy Thresher and his best friend, Robbie, are going on a camping trip this weekend. Worse yet, Freddy's sister, Suzie, has bet him a full week's worth of chores that he'll be too much of a scaredy-cat to spend the whole night in the wild! And, even though Freddy is a little bit worried, he sure isn't going to let Suzie win a bet that involves cleaning the basement! Shark head flashlight, sleeping back, tent, and S'more supplies in… More »
5 years & up. Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger's and friendship by Nancy Carlson and Armond Isaak. Parties are noisy, disorganized, and smelly - all things that are hard for a child with Asperger's. Worst of all is socializing with other children. But with the support of his good friend, Armond gets through the party and has fun. It feels good to be a friend. A great book for children to learn about coping with autism or Asperger's. Paperback. 32 pages.