While on a summer vacation, Emily discovers a whale living in her garden pond. So she writes to her teacher, Mr. Blueberry, for advice on how to care for her new pet. But Mr. Blueberry reponds that she must be mistaken, as whales live in the ocean, not in ponds. In a delightful exhange of letters, Emily learns about whales, and Mr. Blueberry learns about imagination, faith, and friendship. Full color.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
Author Gerald McDermott has presented picture-book enthusiasts with yet another enthralling adaptation of a well-known folktale, this one from West Africa. The trickster and folk hero, Kwaku Anansi, is a spider with six even wiser sons. In the course of the story, these six sons come to fulfill the promise of their respective colorful names as they work together to rescue their beloved father, when, one day, he wanders far from home and gets lost, seemingly forever...in the belly of a fish.
Improve student comprehension and fluency with these multi-format CD and book sets. Each history-rich story is written in script format and includes a CD with 4 different readings. The first is a supportive, word for word reading, to model and build student confidence. Each of the 3 additional readings leave out the lines of a main character and allow time for the reader to fill in the part as they follow along.