Poor Hermit Crab! He's outgrown his snug little shell, so he finds himself a larger one -- and many new friends to decorate and protect his new house. But what will happen when he outgrows this shell, and has to say good-bye to all the sea creatures who have made Hermit Crab's house a home? Children facing change in their own lives will relate to Hermit Crab's story -- and learn a lot about the fascinating world of marine life along the way. Paperback
3 years & up. Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American author to give the black child a central place in children's literature. These 6 books are award winners and will win a place in your heart. Set includes 6 paperback titles or individual titles may be purchased.
In the rich, warm colors of autumn, here's a slice of American history as we watch Anna and her extended family help with the town's traditional fall apple harvest. Explore with this book the ways we are alike and different by exploring family identities, values and responsibilities. Paperback. 32 pages.
8 years & up. Shorty and his family, along with thousands of Japanese Americans, are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fighting the heat and dust of the desert, Shorty and his father decide to build a baseball diamond and form a league in order to boost the spirits of the internees. Shorty quickly learns that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect as well. "Baseball Saved Us" is the ultimate rite of passage story. It will appeal… More »
This book set encourages young children to look more closely at the world around them. Designed to teach children science concepts by using simple, concise text, and color illustrations. Titles include: Animals in the Winter, Baby Whales Drink Milk, What Lives in a Shell?, Fireflies in the Night, How a Seed Grows, A Nest Full of Eggs, Air is All Around You, My Hands, My Feet ,and I'm Growing! Paperback.Set of 10 or individual titles.
Rosa organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her Grandma's illness....Community, family and personal triumphs converge, making unforgettable music for everyone. - Paperback
O is for Orange... An art thief is on the loose! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink's Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. A trail of orange peels, a missing pie, and an orange hair are the only signs that someone was there. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty (and hungry) crook?
N is for Nugget... Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. Everything is normal in a cowboy kind of way, until Josh finds a huge gold nugget! Just as they are deciding what to do with their newfound riches, the nugget disappears. Will the kids be able to track down the thief before it's time to mosey on home?
Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful. "In print now for almost forty years, the story of Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel is as fresh today as when it was published -- and it will speaks directly to children." -- from the jacket. CD and Paperback
P is for Panda... There's pandemonium in Green Lawn! The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up the cash?
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.
Why are soap bubbles always round? Why do they always go POP? A simple, clear text explains the basic science behind an activity every child loves. Vivid photographs capture both the fragile beauty of soap bubbles and the delight they give to children. A recipe for bubble solution and suggested activities (can you blow a square bubble?) will let readers conduct their own experiments in the science of soap bubbles. Paperback
3 years & up. The books in this set gives children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of men and women from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Children learn all about what it takes to do an interesting job well. Along the way, they appreciate the contributions these workers make to our lives and the world around us.
Q is for Quicksand... Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids have to go wading...through quicksand!
K is for Kidnapped! Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?