It's winter in Girard, Pennsylvania and the pond is completely frozen over—ready for a young boy to go skating!—but Georgie's ice skates are too small. All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow Georgie as he decides to take matters into his own hands by stealing Santa's identity—and discovers what Christmas is all about. The Santa Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4-8.
A challenge has been set! A race is on! But this is no ordinary race. The first 12 animals to cross the finish line will have a Zodiac sign named after them in the order they arrived. What an honor that will be!
All the animals are determined to run the race. It is not an easy journey as the race will lead them through the tall mountains, a deep dark forest and towards the end, they will have to find a way to cross the freezing river.
Surely, the fastest animals like the Tiger and Horse are sure to come first right? What about the mystical Dragon who can fly or the Dog with his endless energy? Will the Rat and the Cat be able to overcome their fears to cross the freezing waters? The Ox and the Pig, will they even have a chance?
Who will grab first place in the race, and who will fight to the very end for the 12th place in the Zodiac?
Little readers will love to hear about how each animal reached the end to claim their Zodiac sign, and at the same time, learn about the sequence of the Zodiac.
W C Jefferson's charming rhymes and T F Wister's whimsical drawings bring to life a new version of an ancient tale of how the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac came to have a year named after them.
A pup named Bear, blueberries, and a whole lot of bubba-baloo-ba trouble. Bear, how did you get so BLUE! Meet a rambunctious blueberry craving flat-coated retriever puppy named Bear who doesn't follow in her siblings paw prints. Instead, Bear follows her nose which gets her into a blueberry mess of bubba-ballo-ba trouble. Hold onto your knickers while Bear takes you spinning and laughing on her unruly day down on Farmer Bubba's blueberry farm. A pawsitively fun, down-on-the farm story with the cutest blue puppy imaginable!
Play-acting and self-identity are the themes of this charmingly illustrated book about a girl who dreams of being a beautiful princess. What’s not to love? Princesses get to wear fancy dresses and beautiful jewels. They live happily ever after with the prince of their dreams in a splendid castle in the countryside. Plus, they are never burdened with boring chores or unpleasant activities. Their only real job is looking pretty. But when Eliza, dressed in full princess fashion, tries to join in on the fun in her household and neighborhood, she is disappointed to discover that being a princess prevents her from doing many of the things she loves. She can’t ride a bike, play baseball, help her father paint, or bake cookies with her mom. See what happens as her frustration builds. This glimpse inside a little girl's head helps preschoolers put their fantasies in perspective. For ages 0-6.
When Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents lovingly help her through them. Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly's upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum. Winner of a Gold Mom's Choice Award.
The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart -- and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home. Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn't a place...it's a feeling in your heart.The irresistible rhymes and delightfully detailed illustrations in this new classic from the creators of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs are sure to enchant children - and the book's gentle messages about sustainable living and working together will delight parents and teachers as well.
The world is filled with candy and sweets, especially at certain times of the year. For one, lonely fairy, sweets become her refuge and she hides her face and toothless grin, sad to not have one friend. But, she is a generous and sweet-loving fairy. Her greatest fear is that her face is full of warts and her nub of a nose will be cause for rejection. She watches the children have fun in the streets of summer and she wishes that she could befriend them, but she is too afraid to make the first approach. What if they are scared? What if they don’t like her?
On one day, as Autumn begins she looks down at the children and they are dressed in scary outfits—they look like ghouls and ghosts, witches and warlocks, and even fairies. She is baffled and surprised that the children are not scared of each other and of their selves. She thought that looking scary meant that no one would want to be her friend. She has a realization—perhaps being scary is not all that bad.
Mister Spunky is back! From award-winning children’s book author Kelly Preston comes another Mister Spunky adventure. This time, in keeping with Kelly’s theme of special needs dogs, Mister Spunky comes across Farley, a homeless dog who’s ill with cancer. Together, Mister Spunky and Farley learn about the precious nature of life in an uplifting tale that reaches into the hearts of young readers, especially those who may be struggling with their own health issues. It’s a story of friendship, compassion, and the joys of embracing life. And though the subject matter may be serious, with Mister Spunky around, you can be sure that things are always light and fun. (Ages three and up.)
Sally the Crab is a story about a hermit crab who has a really pretty shell that a lot of other crabs admire. However, there is only one crab that Sally calls her true friend, and this crab's name is Molly. But one day Molly has to move far away. And worst yet, shortly after Molly moves away Sally out grows her shell. She then begins a search to look for another one. What kind of encounters will Sally come across in her search and just exactly what kind of home will she end up with?
This is a story about friendship and showing what it means to help others out. The illustrations are vibrant, colorful, and pleasing to the eye. There is also some educational value mixed in. Children will learn about various sea creatures, as well as be entertained. The story itself is about a 10-minute read. Fall in love with the characters and enjoy the bonus coloring and drawing pages!
No matter how far apart we are, I will always find ways to tell you I love you. Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs is a beautiful picture book with a simple but powerful message: love lasts forever. Lyrical writing and delightful multicultural illustrations provide perfect bedtime reading for any child. The book is also ideal for supporting children through grief, separation anxiety, divorce, illness or other traumatic situations, by wrapping them in a warm and comforting emotional security blanket and opening a dialogue on the nature of love. Even when loved ones cannot be with us, we can feel their presence through our deep connections to the natural world. Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs has received glowing testimonials from parents, librarians, social workers, teachers, hospice caregivers...and most importantly, kids.
The Awkward Puppy is about a puppy who's ears are too long, his tail too strong and his heart too curious for his own good. He tries desperately to please, but still can't help the mess he creates. The awkward puppy finds himself desperately needing the right family and home in order for the specialness about him to show. This book is for children and anyone who loves a story about a puppy so awkward that his specialness is a gift to anyone who takes a chance to own him.
Cats can make us smile, make us laugh or make us wonder "who's really in charge". Have you ever had a cat that acted like a dog? Join this beautiful story and read along as we find out what will happen to .........The Cat That Thought She Was A Dog!
A year ago, neighborhood bully Jeff spent the night of Halloween tormenting Tom and his friends by stealing their Halloween candy and subjecting them to endless ridicule. But this year, Tom is determined to stand up for himself and put an end to Jeff's reign of terror.
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“Ain’t Slang Sayin’ The Same Thang?” Is a touching, vividly illustrated, story of a little boy who mimics his peers to fit in. Some unexpected conversations on the way home, teach Tobias that words can have more than one meaning to different people. This story uses code switching to inspire cultural respect, self-esteem, independence, confidence and friendship.
Mommy surprises Brandon with his grandma from China, Pó Po, when she picks him up from school one day. When they get home, the adventure begins! While Brandon and Pó Po are making Chinese dumplings, called jiao zi, Brandon makes a mess and he and Pó Po have a good laugh! They chat and bond over the experience. Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This adorable story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including Pinyin - pronunciation) and is written the way a real Chinese grandmother and her Chinese-American grandson would speak with each other. It is a fun read for families with children who are learning, or are interested in, Mandarin or Chinese culture.
Corky the dog is playing with his puppy friends when he is told that he is missing his tail. He searches everywhere for it, but he seems to have lost it forever. His hunt ends with a flight overseas where he meets a brainy peacock with a beautiful, enviable tail of its own. From the peacock he learns the secret of his 'missing' tail.
Beauty should not be described by a single image or held to a finite description. There is beauty in every person, although perhaps it is left unseen because of confidence lost or not nurtured. I Love Me: A Love for Every Girl testifies of every girl's potential, her greatness, and priceless worth. The character has a unique beauty, which needs to be seen by every girl. Her message to every girl is that she is gifted with a unique and intentional design by her creator. That greater purpose is revealed as she grows. Our character encourages confidence in one's appearance, identity, value, and purpose. She teaches that every girl is unique and beautiful just as she is. She is beautiful before she puts on the glitter and decorative accessories that are appealing to the eyes. Her internal beauty outshines her outward adornment. She should not be compared to any other individual because she is a one of a kind being created for a special purpose. Her worth is beyond the image the she and others see.
As our character grows, she learns to expect to change and confidently vow to accept how she looks as she changes. She encourages girls to love and accept themselves and realize that they were created to be seen and to affect the world in a significant way. As girls step out and embrace themselves they will affect positive change. Every girl learns that she also has special gifts that were given to her, and she is to use them because they are needed and are part of a greater plan. It is hoped that every girl who hears or reads its message would be encouraged to accept that they are going to be different and that their difference matters and is also necessary. Most importantly, personal differences and the uniqueness of other girls are to be praised, without forgoing the love of self.
Celia Kaye is a little girl who has something she thinks she needs to hide. She goes to great lengths to keep her mysterious secret concealed from her friends by becoming a master storyteller.
It is often difficult and frustrating for children to navigate food allergies and intolerances. This book is designed to help kids cope with and understand not only celiac disease, but all differences.
Kids will follow Celia Kaye on her adventures as she creates stories about her limitations using unlimited imagination.
The Busiest Buzz Buzz Bee is an engaging children’s book for early readers. It is a delightful story about a boy who imagines himself being a bee, and all he would do if he had been given the opportunity. His story captures and celebrates the untamed imagination of a child. It is a story that is also meant to inspire self-assurance by showing that confidence and creative thinking will unlock many possibilities, and take you on an unforgettable journey.
Sarah searches for the perfect song to sing to her grandma--one that will make her well so they can share music and dance together again, just like they used to do. Sarah practices every day and tries different songs, but Grandma isn't getting better and the cane she's started using is not going away. Will Sarah find the perfect song? And could her song work in an unexpected way?
Chelsea goes on a problem-solving adventure, and along theway teaches girls that, from baking cookies to playing with makeup, those fun experiments are all about chemistry!
Chelsea Discovers Chemistry is part of the STEM Girls Books series. Designed for ages 3-8, these beautifully illustrated picture books show young girls (and their families) how a child's natural interests and traits such as curiosity and creativity can lead to exciting career possibilities in STEM, long before self doubt and stereotypes begin pushing girls away from these fields.
Each book explores a specific STEM field through the eyes ofa spunky, lovable character who leads readers on a journey of discovery and problem solving. At the end of each story, readers will meet a role model - a professional woman succeeding in the STEM fields - and will learn about her exciting career.
Sophie's a dreamer who loves airplanes and doesn't take no for an answer. Her adorable spunk takes girls on a journey to discover the exciting world of aerospace!
Sophie and the Airplane is part of the STEM Girls Books series. Designed for ages 3-8, these beautifully illustrated picture books show young girls (and their families) how a child's natural interests and traits such as curiosity and creativity can lead to exciting career possibilities in STEM, long before self doubt and stereotypes begin pushing girls away from these fields.
Each book explores a specific STEM field through the eyes of a spunky, lovable character who leads readers on a journey of discovery and problem solving. At the end of each story, readers will meet a role model - a professional woman succeeding in the STEM fields - and will learn about her exciting career.
Always curious, questioning and exploring, Zelda takes girls on an unpredictable journey to discover the possibilities of engineering!
Zelda the Curious is part of the STEM Girls Books series. Designed for ages 3-8, these beautifully illustrated picture books show young girls (and their families) how a child's natural interests and traits such as curiosity and creativity can lead to exciting career possibilities in STEM, long before self doubt and stereotypes begin pushing girls away from these fields.
Each book explores a specific STEM field through the eyes of a spunky, lovable character who leads readers on a journey of discovery and problem solving. At the end of each story, readers will meet a role model - a professional woman succeeding in the STEM fields - and will learn about her exciting career.
Once upon a time there were 4 friends- 2 bears, 1 moose, and a bluebird. They stuffed their backpacks and planned their fun through a map they found. They went on boat and a hot air balloon ride, found many strange creatures, and dug for treasure and dinosaur bones. Each spot on the map had a new adventure…. And it was in their own backyard! Their friendship brings many stories to tell for a lifetime. And you thought they just brought backpacks. What would life be without imagination? You would forget the taste of mud cakes, the touch of colorful gems on a short hike, and the smell of the salty sea as you look for treasure all within your backyard. You would miss seeing your child s smiles and great ideas, or the sound of laughter as he or she finds the new imaginary friend or foe. You would miss out on your child's next adventure play out in your own home. Read this story packed full of creativity and watch as your child is inspired to dream.
Rosie Ravioli is so excited to be visiting her favorite place - Cape May, New Jersey. She's even more excited that her dogs, Cookie and Schmoopie, can join her and her family this time around. When Rosie looks for her dogs and can't find them, her heartwarming journey begins as she travels through Cape May in search of them.
Not only will your child be delighted with the fun illustrations as Rosie searches for her dogs, but it will also expose all reading this book to the beauty of Cape May as they tour the beautiful seashore resort.
Don't miss the fun map at the back of the book. Your child will delight in retracing Rosie's journey through Cape May as she searches for her dogs!!!
A little girl's drawing decides that it's a great work of art that the whole world should see. Follow Ruby's Red Squiggle as she races through an art museum, trying to find a place to belong. Introduces young readers to an array or art genres and museum careers. Exposure to different art styles is an excellent way to teach children that there is no wrong way to create visual art.
The Pink Canoe by Linda Darnelle Bowman, illustrated by Christina Cartwright
A delightfully icky look at what can happen when you wipe your nose on your sleeve. When the Booger Man comes to life and makes all the children in Billy Beakhorn's town sick can Billy stand up to the Booger Man and clean up his act? Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man is a boogers-gone-bad story of bravery, curtesy and kindness.
"Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man is yucky and icky, but will definitely teach children good manners. Parents and grandparents can read this out loud to their kids and grandkids while putting them to sleep. The book can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. It's a delightfully icky story with a good concept. The bright and colorful illustrations are lively and they make the concept, characters, and the scenes come alive."---Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
Sue's birthday is coming tomorrow and she notice the most beautiful dress in this department store. Unfortunately, there is one sign on the store stopping Sue's mom from buying her that dress. Read this book and see how Sue's birthday turns out. Black Americans faced many disadvantages during the 1950's. In short they were discriminated; from public services, to cafe's and restaurants. After the American Civil War in 1865, black people in the American south were no longer slaves. But they had never gained equality with whites. Blacks had remained second classed citizens throughout their movement to America, with the worst paid unskilled jobs in farms and factories.
This illustrated children’s book is for all the little boys and girls that love monster trucks. You’ll encounter Lil Foot, a mud-splashing, wheel spinning, engine-roaring, and car-crunching monster truck.
In this fun and heartwarming story, a little monster truck is being teased by his friends. After wishing for a better name, the little monster truck realizes that being kind to others and believing in oneself is what matters most.
Highlights of any monster jam show have been beautifully woven into this rhyming story, providing little monster truck enthusiasts with a tale that lets their love for these ginormous trucks come to life.
Miles on the Mayflower is the story of Miles, a long-haired, tuxedo cat who follows his family, unbeknownst to them, to the historic museum of Plymouth. Wearing his little blue backpack containing just the map his family left behind, Miles ends up finding much more than just his loved ones when he reaches his final destination.
This book is a sequel to our last book Last Night I Had a Laughmare Some old and some new friends have come together to make BIG wishes. We return to the magical world of Gigglyville, where our fun cast of characters are celebrating birthdays! This is the second book in the series from author Judy Egett Laufer. Fantasy and fun mix, as we watch these friends make small wishes, big wishes and meaningful wishes!
Steve is no ordinary Hermit Crab. He has a big dream... to be an astronaut and fly in space! His friends and family think he is crazy. They don't send crabs into space. Will Steve have "the right stuff" to be sent on a daring mission to Mars? Can he work hard to beat mischievous mice and mad monkeys to ride a rocket to the red planet? Only time and training will tell in this hilarious story of a crazy crab who wants to reach for the stars.
Chuck, a four-year-old black Labrador Retriever, is left at a shelter in Kentucky by his humans. Like many dogs left at the shelter, Chuck is scared, but he is hopeful that his humans will come back for him. During his time at the shelter he realizes that the only way he will leave is if a new family adopts him. Where does Chuck's journey end? Does he stay at the shelter, or does he find a family and become a cherished fur-baby?
This picture book is perfect for children ages 6 through 9 who are interested in adopting a dog.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to help animal shelters and dog rescue organizations do what they do best.
What happens when two best friends Amir and Neena get bored? They travel to another dimension, of course! Get ready for an adventure that you ll never forget! This fantasy and folklore based children's picture book addresses the concepts of: empathy, emotional literacy and intelligence, spirituality, and diversity in children's literature in a fun and approachable way. Ideal for children ages 5-9 but entertaining and educational for all ages.
Set in a world where a Christmas tree's star is actually a secret transmitter used by Santa Claus to identify all the active Christmas homes throughout the world, Off the Hook follows two groups of ornaments from opposite sides of their tree who must learn to work together to find their missing star before Santa passes their family's house by!
Best described as "Toy Story on a tree," Off the Hook is an exciting holiday adventure for the entire family to enjoy! Rejoice in this fresh Christmas tale as you dash through the 34 full page illustrations, unwrap the delightful cast of characters, and feast on the playful humor! Off the Hook will leave your stockings stuffed with a lesson on teamwork and your hearts filled with the spirit of Christmas!
Dedicated to teachers, and for children of all ages, "The Day The Turkey Came To School" is a book about what happened one November day when an unexpected visitor appeared in the elementary school drive. His sudden appearance created all kinds of excitement and it also caused people to slow down and come together. Based on a true story that really happened one Thanksgiving Week to the author and her daughter, "The Day The Turkey Came To School" is a heart-warming story about friends and neighbors coming together in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.
With big, easy-to-read, print, and colorful, award winning illustrations, "Awesome Opossum Visits the Zoo," will delight your child. Awesome the opossum, teaches your young reader(s) the names, and traits, of many zoo animals, all while keeping them enthralled with with his silly antics and amazing rhymes.
"The Adventures of Awesome Opossum, by award winning, K-3rd author, M. K. Mathias, is a pre-school series that should not be missed." -Digital Wizard
Delilah Dillard is a young girl with red hair who is being bullied at school by two brothers, Richard and Jimmy. She has tried everything possible to avoid the boys which includes walking to school each day instead of riding the bus. One day, a new student named Lilly Ann is introduced to the class. She has red hair, braces, and wears glasses. Delilah happily agrees to befriend the new student and offers to take her under her wing for the day. It is during lunch time when Richard and Jimmy made their move, and began to bully both girls. Delilah had grown used to being called names but when Lilly began to cry, Delilah decided it was time to get even with the bullies. "Lilly, don't you worry about those boys. Just wait until you meet Diesel, my best friend and Body Guard," said Delilah. Knowing how protective her pet rooster, Diesel was, she set out to give the boys a taste of their own medicine. This would be the only way to end the bullying, and teach the brothers a lesson.
Roger Loves Halloween, and he wants this year's costume to be one-of-a-kind! Join Roger as he explores ideas of how to send a message across the universe to seek advice from an alien. With the help of silly characters, Roger will have you thinking... what kind of costume could an alien come up with.
When two sisters, Carly and Riley are busy playing in their tree house, they stumble upon a strange purple egg with pink fuzz. Little did they know that they would soon meet their new best friend. An adorable tiny white chick with pink feathers on her head. " I know! Let's name her Minnie the Sassy Chick!" laughed Riley "That is the perfect name for her, giggled Carly. And so it began...The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick.
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.
Little Mouse goes on an adventure in search of something sweet. He meets lots of friends along the way that share treats with him, but none are quite right. He is disappointed until he arrives home and realizes his Mommy baked the sweetest treat just for him – cookies!
A humorous rhyming picture book for ages 4 and up by award-winning author Crystal Marcos features a distinguished little zombie who just wants to be your friend.
Dive head-first into the infectiously charming pages, oozing with whimsical verse and stricken with colorful and amusing illustrations. Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings is a unique, fun book that will have kids and adults shrieking with delight.
Can you imagine children not receiving their Christmas presents from Santa? Well, when a winter snowstorm accident injures Santa and some of his reindeer it seems like there will be no Christmas.
When Santa sees Caesar, the polar bear, and his young granddaughter he has an idea - the two of them can deliver the presents! With two replacement reindeer, the team sets off to save Christmas. Join in on their adventures and misadventures.
Saying good night and being thankful are two important parts of a loving bedtime routine. Families play a vital role in building and supporting children’s sense of security and comfort. Through sequencing events of which children can expect to follow every night, parents help to develop a feeling of relaxation, transitioning their children to a night of restful sleep. This bedtime story is one with a poetic quality with soothing illustrations and design, which help to carry readers along their own special journey of making special memories with their families.
King Rooster and Little Chicken uses an animal family to explore themes of perseverance, bullying, unconditional love, and forgiveness.
Little Chicken experiences bullying and neglect from his father, King Rooster, and this children's book shows readers not to judge others by their appearance as it also teaches that just because you don't meet someone else's standards does not mean you can't be successful if you believe in yourself. The book touches on the isolation and loneliness that come from exclusion, just as it shows the courage it takes to stand up to people who have done us wrong.
Growing up in the inner city of Saint Louis, Missouri, Samantha is surrounded by violence and despair. However, Samantha and her family use a particular gesture, a smile that helps them to get through hard times. When Samantha smiles she dreams of a better future for her community, her family, and herself. Samantha has made a promise to live up to her dream, while always wearing a smile.
Have you ever felt a beat from your heart to your toes? It catches you by surprise you want to jump out of your seat. Your feet can’t stop tapping. You hum right along. Before you know you’re a part of the music. It’s swing, it’s bebop, it’s jazz. Two musicians, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane felt that rhythm and beat from their hearts to their toes. That beat filled them up so much it spilled out into their music. Side by Side is the story of two jazz legends who were born in North Carolina and went on to change the course of music forever.
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.
Toby was a 3 year old rhinoceros, but everyone called him a Whynoceros because he asked Why? all day long. Follow Toby throughout an ordinary day and see how the simple act of asking Why? and the thoughtful answers shared by his family and teacher can spark a world of endless possibilities.