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.
3 - 6 years. Rosie the hen is enjoying a leisurely walk around the farm, but the stroll isn't nearly as pleasant for the fox who is trying -- unsuccessfully -- to navigate the obstacle course Rosie is unknowingly leading him through. Written by Pat Hutchins. Paperback.32 pages.
Interest Level Grade 1-4. Readiing Level Grade 2-3. Ever since she saw her first game at Madison Square Garden. Allie's been hooked on basketball. And when her dad buys Allie her very own basketball, she can't wait to play But her confidence takes a tumble when the older boys at the neighborhood courts laugh at her first attempts. She tries to convince her girlfriends to play with her. "My brother says basketball's a boy's game," her friend Keisha says. The boys she knows won't play with… 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.
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.
Eric Carle's classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers. A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.
An ideal way to introduce the concept of senses to the very young, this handsome book explores the joyful wonders of sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Written and photographed by an acclaimed author-photographer, the pictures are as bright as a child's eye and the simple text is word-perfect. Paperback
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.
Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco just as an earthquake is hitting the city. The children have to hurry to find the last writing needed by Morgan to help save Camelot before San Francisco is ruined by fire. The many factual details about 1906 disasters make this a great addition to your social studies curriculum.