Where is beauty? Come on a trip to see where "beauty is". Join Mrs. California 2017, Kristi M. Eddy, as she takes you on a journey to discover all the places beauty is found and the secret to true beauty.
There was a deep, low grumbling, groaning noise coming from deep within the forest where no grumbling, groaning noise should be heard. Sagebrush, the tailless puppy, felt the vibration of the earth before she heard the noise as the sun began to rise over the Rocky Mountains and the cattle ranch she called home. Sagebrush journeys into the deepest recesses of the forest, discovering the tiny unknown creatures called Shuns, who are now homeless due to the giant tree-cutting machines that the humans have sent to clear the forest of the trees that the Shuns once made their homes in. Sagebrush befriends the Shuns and vows to save them in this tale you won't soon forget. Through kindness and love, Sagebrush and the young ranch woman work together to offer the homeless Shuns a chance to live out their dreams.
White Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. This book is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay, brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations. Jet Widick's poetry is a colorful mosaic of life experiences: the places we’ve been, the people we meet, and the things we love. Featuring a treasure trove of humorous poems about our favorite foods to glittering gems about science and art, every child who opens this book will find a whimsical world of surprises to inspire a lifelong love of poetry.
This Seuss-inspired picture book by Melissa Rooney, who is an Arts Council educating artist and Associate Supervisor for her county’s Soil and Water Conservation District, tells an engaging story about a boy whose neighborhood is experiencing a drought and a frog who is trying desperately to leave his birth puddle before it dries up. The creators use perfectly metered anapestic tetrameter and playful watercolor illustrations to address the importance of water resources as well as other K-3 curricula topics.
"As a kindergarten teacher, it was magnificent to find a developmentally appropriate book about life cycles that integrates other common-core-aligned science units into a fun and relatable read aloud. After reading the book to my class, here are some excerpts of the conversation: "It was fun because the frog kept on trying!" "It was fun and amusing." "It was a nice story, can we read it again?!" Post read aloud, the students were observed recreating various scenes from the book during free, unstructured play time in collaboration with water cycle knowledge. The Fate of the Frog quickly became a must read in my classroom!"—Emily Hayes, Durham Kindergarten teacher, The Lerner School
In this incredible story, Wex the Pug and his friends are on one great big adventure, but Wex, the silly pug he is, cracks a joke at the wrong time and finds himself alone at sea. The best part of Wex's unfortunate circumstance is getting to meet O'ddo, a dragon who becomes his best friend.
Buy the greatest kid's book in the world! Join Mori and his loving family on an adventure to South Africa. 9x9 hard cover book. 24 pages. In this series, we follow the Godoy family as they travel the world, exploring amazing countries outside of the United States. You will experience the love and unity that is typical in the black family unit while exploring new worlds through the eyes of Mori Godoy, the young boy in the family.
This charming new children’s story by award-winning author Sherry Ellis won’t just entertain kids with its hilarious descriptions and zany main character. It will also educate them about the alphabet and help them learn the order of letters. As the elephant works his way through foodstuffs, each new dish features a new letter of the alphabet. From animal crackers to zebra cakes, the elephant is enthusiastic to gobble everything up, even when it lands him in hot water!
The narrator starts off by warning the readers that you should never, ever feed the elephant, even if he says, “Pretty please with sugar on top!” Everything the elephant eats just ends up turning into a huge mess. He’ll give you gooey chocolate kisses after eating brownies, fire animal crackers out of his trunk, and juggle eggs and French fries at the same time. The elephant is more interested in throwing hamburgers like Frisbees and using noodles as jump ropes than having a proper meal. You can’t stay mad at him for too long, however. His adorable antics will entertain both you and all the little elephants you share them with!
Teddy is a dog in need of a new home after living at the animal shelter for so long. Lisa is on a quest to find a home for Teddy. When her plans to invite some friends over to meet the dog fail, she lets him stay at her house temporarily, but not forever. Poor Teddy! Will he ever find a family that will love him and make him their own? Poor Teddy is the true story of a shelter dog looking for his fur-ever home. If you enjoy sweet rhymes, cute illustrations, and heartwarming lessons about kindness and belonging, then you'll love the story of Poor Teddy!
Waking to his alarm early one school day, a determined Jules decides to go through the entire day doing exactly as he’s told, from shaking a leg first thing in the morning to hitting the sack last thing at night. That decision leads to a series of adventures—and misadventures—at home, on the school bus, in the classroom, on the playground, and in his neighborhood. Along the way, Jules and his best friend Henry discover that often, what someone says is not what they mean! Navigating cultural waters can be arbitrary and confusing for young children, especially when those waters are roiled by language that is unfamiliar and abstract. In Just Say So: A Book about Idioms, lively prose and delightful illustrations bring to life 15 common idioms, expressions in which the literal meaning of the words is not the actual or intended meaning. Examples include “get up on the wrong side of the bed,” “put your money where your mouth is,” “hold your horses,” and “to be in hot water.” Colorful and imaginative, idioms spice up everyday conversation, but they can also befuddle and frustrate the uninitiated listener or reader. Written as a read-aloud book for young children, Just Say So follows Jules as he gets ready for school, rides the bus, goes to class, and plays at recess. As he interacts with his parents, his teachers, the bus driver and his best friend, Henry, Jules is confounded by a variety of evocative but seeming nonsensical instructions. How in the world is he supposed to “hold his tongue” or “put his best foot forward”? More than once, Jules tries to do exactly what he’s told to do, only to find that the speaker meant something else entirely. Time and again, a frustrated Jules wonders why people don’t just say what they mean. By the end of the day, however, he begins to understand that idioms make language come alive in novel and memorable ways. In short, the lightbulb comes on as Jules reflects on the events of the day. Like Jules, children listening to Just Say So will discover that idioms are both interesting and fun!
“Snookton was a happy town, full of Snookies, snooking all around. There were Snookie shops full of Snookie toys for all the Snookie girls and boys.” But was this enough for Mackenzie who one day decided that after being let out of school she would not take her usual path home? After convincing another friend to adventure with her through the enchanted woods they soon find out why the teacher had told them “to stay on the right path.” From the dangers of the Snarfling Snarfle to the delights of the Snookberry jelly roll at the Snookie Exchange, they encounter a whole new world out there, but, even after having met a whole new set of friends and learned the value of paying attention, they still had to find their way home.
Join Penny on her journey from the New Castle Pound to find her perfect forever home. Penny the Pink Nose Poodle is a reminder that the things that make us different are the things that make us wonderful.
When her fisherman husband fails to come home after a storm at sea, the beautiful maiden Ling Yee is heartbroken. Every morning, she puts her baby on her back and clambers to the top of a cliff looking for any signs of his return. But day after day, she is disappointed. The villagers try to convince her to give up her vigil. “No,” she would say, “He will come home soon.” Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Heavens, takes pity on her grief and turns Ling Yee and her child into stone so that they would mourn no more. The fisherman eventually finds his way home—only to discover that his wife has been transformed into the Rock Maiden. Will the family forever be kept apart? Or will devotion and faithfulness ultimately be rewarded? Find out in this re-envisioning of an old Hong Kong legend by award-winning author Natasha Yim, featuring stunning illustrations by renowned Finnish artist Pirkko Vainio.
Princess Sophie, the spirited young heroine of this adapted tale from the Brothers Grimm, finds herself faced with an incredible challenge and some lessons to learn. She had forgotten her departed mother's warning to temper loyalty and strength with a compassionate heart. Antagonized by Sophie's resentful words, her powerful new stepmother turns Sophie's six brothers into swans and sets her the task of saving them. Will Sophie succeed in helping her brothers? Can she spin six shirts made from the thorny thistle, while never speaking a word, even in her defense? And what will happen when King Yoren captures Sophie and takes her prisoner? Featuring stunning artwork by renowned illustrator Kim Jacobs, her retelling of this classic Brothers Grimm fairytale also contains an author's note with fascinating details on family heraldry and mute swans.
A book about learning ones culture, race, and ethnicity in a fun way for all children and families. How to help answer the question of differences through example. Beautiful illustrations and simple text to show a child’s curiosity and boldness through the love of family and togetherness.
Meet Ella. She’s a curious five-year-old who loves to play, and she’s about to discover a little more about her heritage! When Ella goes to kindergarten, she realizes that she doesn’t look like the other kids. Her teacher, Mrs. Chang, suggests that Ella ask her parents about their culture. And so begins an entertaining and educational journey as Ella explores her American culture and her parents’ heritage. Through this multicultural book series, Ella discovers that learning about your family can be fun!
Every time a child is born, they are blessed with certain gifts. Each birth is the creation of a new little angel, and each little angel is special. This heartwarming story of love and devotion shows just how special these births truly are.