2 - 6 years. Discover lots of different shapes with Bear -- there are triangles on the waves, diamonds on the crown and stars in the sky. Rhyme, repetition and counting establish this book of shapes, and a two-page spread recapping the shapes and colors reinforces the educational building blocks. 24 pages. Board book.
Grade K. Introduce complex civics concepts to young students at a level they understand. This set uses real-world connections, rich imagery, and basic discourse to help children explore civics topics in relevant and meaningful ways. Each book will help them achieve literacy in important social studies and teach them how to become good 21st century citizens that are active in their communities. It's never too young to start. Paperback. Titles Include: "Rules at Home", "Rules at School",… More »
4 - 10 years. Join Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions, and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 10 years. Experience thirteen special days from cultures around the world with this colorful book. Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, "Let's Celebrate!" makes for a fun and informative for families, libraries and more. 40 pages. Paperback.
4 - 8 years. Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Showing respect, responsibility, and stewardship are social skills that even young children can relate to--because they have things they value. In both English and Spanish, this book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don't belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes… More »
4 - 8 years. What's the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It's never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn't possible. Includes conflict resolution skill building games and role… More »
5 - 9 years. This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women's shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who with her mother's help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help. Paperback. 32 pages.
1 - 5 years. Sort through a sea of silly dogs to help Doug find his canine companion! Speaking directly to the reader, the interactive text prompts children to pat, tickle and call to the different dogs - a fun way to practice early math skills, like spotting similarities and differences, sorting and more! Bursting with goofy pooches, Cheerful watercolor illustrations bring a fresh, modern look that will captivate young and old dog lovers alike. You'll laugh all the way to the hilarious surprise ending! Paperback. 32 pages.
6 - 10 years. The riotous adventures and misadventures of Mulla Nasruddin introduce a new generation to one of the most-loved characters in the Muslim world. Nasruddin always has a twinkle in his eye, a sliver of wisdom in his ramblings, and a few good surprises up his sleeve! Paperback. 64 pages.
3 years & up. Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Paperback. 40 pages.
4 - 8 years. When a sensitive prince goes searching far and wide for a bride, his tender heart can hardly bear the disappointment. One stormy night, a girl with eyes the color of the rain appears at the palace door seeking shelter. The queen makes up a bed for her and slips a single green pea under the mattress. Could she be the one the prince has been looking for? Paperback. 40 pages.
4 - 9 years. Discover how 12 animals competed in a madcap swimming race to help create the lunar calendar! Includes facts about Chinese festivals, the lunar calendar and the animals that rule each year. Paperback. 32 pages.
Birth - 4 years. How can a chilly little penguin get warm? Themes of perseverance, problem-solving and friendship give caregivers and children lots to talk about, while the penguin's amusing antics and the story's sweet ending make for a fun storytime for toddlers. Board book. 24 pages.
4 - 9 years. When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor's head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo's imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power of activism and the written word. Hardover. 32 pages.
6 - 10 years. Have a laugh and hone your wits with this quirky collection of riddles, puzzles and riddle-stories from around the world. Kids will love puzzling over the colorful, clue-filled illustrations--and they'l build reading comprehension skills as they go! Paperback. 64 pages.
Inspire a lifelong love of language--and give kids a head start in school--with this outstanding poetry collection. To improve reading comprehension, luminous watercolor paintings illustrate the 70 famous poems, which are arranged by life stages and cover a wide range of common human experiences. From Shakespeare to Stevenson and Milton to Moore, iconic English-language poetry comes alive in this breathtaking gift book that they'll never outgrow. Hardcover. 128 pages.
4 - 8 years. Introducing a bewitching world of mystery and magic, this collection of stories includes tales of singing elves with magical feet, skeletons that move of their own accord and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king. Paperback. 64 pages.
5 - 7 years. Journey through the night sky on a poetic journey that blends adventure, imagination and science to teach the basics of our solar system. Includes endnotes about the planets, stars, moons and constellations - and even a little mythology! Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 10 years. Swim in turquoise seas, admire grey whales and monarch butterflies, trek to native villages and sing and dance to the music of Mariachi bands. Along the way, you can learn Spanish words and phrases and discover Mexican culture. Enjoy your journey! Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Build early mathematics skills and have a blast with Number Circus! Questions on each colorful page set the reader on a seek-and-find adventure through the quirky illustrations, practicing key mathematics skills like counting, number recognition, understanding relative quantity and size, and more. Large, sturdy pages feature illustrated lift-the-flap questions that invite continued engagement. This book offers young mathematicians lots to explore and learn with every read. Hardcover. 22 pages.
3 - 7 years. A heartwarming fable for our time! A human mother tells her small son to watch out for wolves, and a wolf mother tells her cub to fear men--but their children don't listen. What will happen when the boy and the cub cross paths in the forest? This simple but profound story makes it easy to start conversations about prejudice, empathy and trust. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. Little Lion wants to be the loudest, the biggest, and the prettiest animal ever! But when the other animals outdo Little Lion again and again, who will lovingly remind the discouraged young cub that there are many ways to be the best? This sweet story about self-confidence and the importance of family is sure to delight toddlers. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Dive under the sea to explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals! With a sea snail hidden on each page and eight pages of fact-packed educational notes at the end, this book will delight both preschoolers and emerging readers alike. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Can you hear the music all around you? In this touching picture book, Ivan finds healing and hope in nature's music and beauty while experiencing the early stages of his parents' separation. When he realizes that birds sing their enchanting songs both here at his mom's house and there at his dad's house, Ivan takes his first step toward finding the freedom and joy to sing along, whether he's here or there. This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in… More »