Happy, sad, shy, excited--how do you feel? Sometimes it's hard to explain you feelings. Pictures, dialogs, poems, and stories portray various emotions we all feel: jealousy, sadness, fear, anger, joy, love, and others. Paperback. 32 pages.
In simple, straightforward text and marvelously expressive pictures, the author and photographer have captured the thoughts and feelings of one small boy. Whether he is proud or scared, lonely or excited, the boy's face mirrors his emotion with the wonderful directness of childhood. Paperback. 40 pages.
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.
The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White's umbrella, Priscilla's balloon, the twins' scarves, even the wig on the judge's head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! With rhyming verse and colorful illustrations, Pat Hutchins takes us on a merry chase that is well worth the effort. Paperback
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Tigers have black and orange stripes. It seems that every animal has its own distinctive color, except the chameleon. And that makes the little chameleon hero of this picture book very sad. Every time he moves, he changes color! So, wanting nothing more than a color to call his own, he decides to stay in one place forever: on the greenest leaf he can find. At last the chameleon is happy...until autumn comes, and the leaf changes from green to yellow to red. Finally,… More »
Ages 4 & up. Bintou wants braids. Long, pretty braids, woven with gold coins and seashells, just like her older sister and the other women in her family. But she is too young for braids. Instead, all she has are four little tufts of hair; all she ever gets are cornrows. However, when Bintou saves the lives of her two young cousins and is offered a reward of her choosing, Bintou discovers that true beauty comes in many different forms. Rich, earthy illustrations and a heartwarming story capture… More »
3 years & up. Author-illustrator Leo Lionni is well known for his use of colorful and imaginative storybooks. This paperback is sure to not disappoint the youngest or oldest of readers. This book provides a simple lesson in friendship and acceptance.
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.
4 years & up. Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box? Read all about the post office and learn how letters are weighed, sorted, transported, culled, canceled, coded, binned, boxed, and sorted once again. Find out how people and machines work together to deliver the letters you send. Paperback. 32 pages.
Ages 4 & up. The eccentric Miss Tizzy, is a beloved friend to all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. She has a pink house and a lovely, overgrown garden, resplendant with flowers that spill out onto the sidewalk. The local children, about 10 of various ages, spend a lot of time with her, and the book describes what they do together on each day of the week. She plays games and bakes cookies with the neighborhood children, until she falls ill. The children think of a week's worth… More »
Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. This board book has die-cut pages that illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days. Board book. 13 pages.
This mixed-up barnyard tale of tolerance and friendship teaches kids (and creatures) that it's okay to be different, and sometimes even more fun! A cow that oinks and a pig that moos are ridiculed by the other barnyard animals until each teaches the other a new sound. Paperback. 40 pages.
Winter's gray chill has set in and everyone misses the sun?especially the baker. So she decides to bring some warmth to the town by making a sun bread. And as the bread bakes, rising hot and delicious, everyone comes out to share in its goodness. Everyone, including the sun itself. With a lilting, rhyming text, colorful illustrations, and a recipe for baking your own sun bread, this tasty treat from the illustrator of the best-selling Abuela is just right for all ages to enjoy. Paperback
5 - 8 years. A simple introduction to how plants reproduce, discussing pollination, seed dispersal, and growth from seed to plant. The section on pollination, covered in detail in the illustrations, is very clear. A simple project--how to grow a bean plant--is included. A final page gives odd and unusual facts. Unfortunately, the text is pedestrian and occasionally awkward. Paperback.
This Eric Carle classic is a about a grouchy ladybug who is not very happy and doesn't like to share. She won't say 'please' or 'thank you, and thinks she is bigger and better than others. Children will learn the concept of time, size, shape and the importance of using good manners. Paperback edition, 44 pages.
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.