Why is the ocean so important to this sea pup named "Spot"? This book has a simple message: "Be kind to the planet. Be kind to each other." It follows the story of a baby sea lion who gets tangled in trash and rescued by humans. The back of the book includes a very basic teacher/parent guide to encourage conversations with children about a few themes: helping each other, recycling, and protecting our oceans and marine life. Why is this book so special? The main story is told with rhyming words. It includes a charming main character with an important lesson in ecology. Book features vibrant, playful illustrations, ocean photography & facts. Also, it has Lesson Plan Activities inside the book!
It's Really Cool for Kids to Learn about Common and Uncommon Animals!
The Alphabet Menagerie is a delightful book for young and old, entertaining and educating with humor and clever rhyme.
Kids will love "critters" like Vaquita, Xiphosuran, and Quetzal--"My name is hard, twisting tongues like a pretzel." The verses are fun to read aloud, filled with interesting descriptions about origin, history and habitat. The Moose shares--"We live in the North, where we run around loose!" And the Narwhale adds--"My horn is really a tooth--a tooth grown long."
It's Really Cool ... To Be a Penguin!
It's Really Cool ... To Be a Penguin. We live'n in snow and ice, but we never dig in. Our feathers keep us warm, and so very cozy, From weather so cold and ever so "frozey."
We can't fly but we can swim and "swish." Our wings are for swimming and for catching fish. We slide on tummies down under the ice, Where we swim, swoop and loop, ever so nice.
"Enjoy the witty depictions. This book will fully engage the imagination over and over--each time it's read!" Jo Ann Kairys, Award-winning Children's Book Author and Illustrator, Sunbelievable and I Want Cake
"It's really cool to be a" person, to read such a creative and informative book on animals." Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein, Author, See. It. Say It. Do it!
The Alpha Menagerie is sure to be loved and enjoyed by children of all ages. Through illustrations and poetry, discover familiar and non- familiar animals... a quetzal, a fox, an elephant or penguin. You'll never imagine your favorite animal the same way!
This resource is an unique approach to teaching self-control to children whether or not they have ADD or ADHD. In this full-color, illustrated storybook, Hunter teaches students how he learned to use his very special remote control to become more successful. Once children read or hear Hunter's story, they can create their own amazing remote controls.
Remote control buttons include:
Filtering out distractions Pause
Stopping to think relax and create a plan Fast Forward
Thinking before acting Rewind
Shifting focus from past failure to future change Slow Motion
Slowing down and managing stress Coach
Problem solving Zapper
Recognizing and rejecting negative thinking Way to Go!
Using positive self-talk
Can be used in conjunction with The Amazing Remote Control Self-Regulation Program available from YouthLight.
Have you ever been picked on because you're "different"? How did it make you feel? Have you ever picked on anyone because he or she is different? How do you think that person felt?
Author Alexis Bloomer's Kindness Is Key teaches young children about bullying. Using rhymes, Bloomer tells you what a bully is and what to do if you're bullied or see someone else being bullied. You'll learn the importance of accepting and learning from the differences in all of us.
Kindness Is Key promotes self-love and teaches you to apply these rhymes to your everyday life. Working together, we can prove that kindness still matters.
Little Professor Skye is a book for all children that shows the possibilities of imagination and learning. Skye's adventures in an awesomely long, fun-filled day show the various interests and curious thoughts children her age have and when allowed to run free, expose the beauty of creativity from the mind of a child. Little Professor Skye is just like every other young lady who has a robot as a pal and experiences all her favorite activities in one day. From a school visit by the White House's First Family to tea parties, to rocking out with her friends in her band, Skye's day demonstrates how cool it is to be smart and learn new things. Cutie Pie, Pilar, Chase, and several other friends join her on her experiences as she learns about science, math, music, and athletics, all the while, making her Daddy proud along the way.
Have you ever wondered what happens to plastic items once they have been used? How do abandoned fishing nets, known as ghost nets, float aimlessly in the ocean to forever haunt us? Where do balloons go after you have released it from your grasp? Ocean One tells the story of a unique place on Earth that is profoundly affected by the impact of marine debris. Travel with Edward to Kure Atoll, located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where he learns the impact has far-reaching consequences that affects each of us.
Princess Inkala and the Last Inka Dynasty is the story of a young Chimu princess who embarks on an unforgettable journey. Inkala is fierce, courageous and kind. Even after tragedy strikes her life, Inkala is able to find peace, love and laughter. Her two best friends, the fuzzy Alpaca and the colorful parrot, Lorito, are always there to comfort her. With Alpaca and Lorito by her side, Inkala remains strong. Yet, rebellion soon falls upon the land she knows and loves, and the friends are forced to flee! In this incredible adventure throughout the Inka Empire, Princess Inkala faces love, betrayal and the ultimate test of friendship. There is a Spanish version of this title.
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A little girl is lavished with gifts from a loving grandma. You and your child can have fun playing with the paper doll while practicing counting, learning to recognize number symbols and more. This book supports the Common Core State Standards in math.
Loral County Times: Return to Echo Woods by Lucky Maxwill
Sheep runs for office because taxes are too high. Includes science information pages and creative activity pages in paperback. Introduces youngsters to the process of running for elected office. Written by an early childhood educator.
"An exciting adventure with an appealingly game young heroine." - Kirkus Reviews
Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook is an exciting adventure story for grades 3 - 5 about a brave, curious young girl named Veronica, who lives on the side of a volcano. Eruptions are a part of life, as she watches from the protective shields of her home or from her family's well-equipped Lava Car.
When Veronica leaves on a quest to find rare white volcano pearls on the far side of Mount Mystery, she leads her father, her best friend Maddy, and her friend's dad, the blustering Captain John, into a series of incredible adventures. But when the colossal volcano erupts, fears wins an election, and Veronica must square off against a fear-mongering villain: the Man-in-White.
Shimji, a young Channel Island vixen, dreams to go where no Island fox has ever gone: to the place her ancestors came from thousands of years ago. By talking with a sea lion named Malibu and a seagull named Topanga, she finds the island's harbor and stows away on a boat headed to the California coast. During her adventure on the main-land, Shimji befriends wild and domesticated animals. She learns from their different ways and thus gains knowledge of the world. Her curiosity satisfied, Shimji longs to return home, only to be discovered by humans. Scientists want to send her to a zoo. Can Shimji escape and find her way back to her island home?
Every day, many children watch as a parent goes off to a military assignment, often in dangerous situations. Most children will later welcome home their parents who served without incident. Others, however, will greet a parent who suffered a head injury, which changes all their lives. While brain injury is a complex topic, it is an unfortunate fact that certain types of brain injuries, which are all too common in military personnel, affect a person's behaviors such as mood and temper. A previously kind and loving parent may become irritable, short-fused and be intolerant of frustration after a brain injury. To a child, this change can be scary and overwhelming. Children may not understand why Mom or Dad is so different and may blame themselves for their parent's moodiness. With illustrations by Valerio Mazzoli, this book offers young readers practical coping tools to empower children to feel confident about themselves and become a more active participant in his or her injured parent's life.
From the Author: "This is the story of my childhood during the mid-1950's in South Carolina. It’s the story of new friendships, new adventures, ordinary family life, and my introduction to racial prejudice. All of the people are real, and the stories are as true as I can recall. Since young children tend to exaggerate and embellish stories, to add details, and forget others, I cannot guarantee complete accuracy. Of course, I also had to fill in some of the blanks in my memory, because the events occurred about 60 years before this book was written, and memories fade with the passing of time. This book does, however, accurately depict conditions and attitudes in South Carolina during the 1950's, and all historical references are correct. Included are several photos from the National Archives. A glossary will help the reader with unfamiliar words. Most of the words in the glossary are translated into Spanish. All the definitions and explanations are in English."
A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists.
Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it’s not. It seems like you can’t read it, but you can. Once the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place, you will understand it all. And some of it may even strike you as strangely familiar . . .
Twelve traditional American songs, such as "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "Yankee Doodle," as well as five classic songs from Chinese culture, are written here in artist Xu Bing's unique "square word calligraphy," which uses one-block words made of English letters. From a distance, these pieces are beautiful but unintelligible art. Up close, they are a mystery just waiting to be solved—like the fine art version of "Magic Eye."
For readers ages 7 and up, Look! What Do You See? is perfect for long car rides or coded notes to friends. Incredibly intricate and visually engaging, this is a book that children and adults will return to again and again.