Mother shares a book about love while Brother shares a book about friendship. Next Aunt Grace shares a book about adventure. Everyone in this family is eager to share books and have the newest member's affection and attention. But all kidding aside, this family knows the bond that is created when reading aloud with someone you love. When Daddy closed the last page, he smiled at me for hours and said, 'Say Daddy! Say Daddy!' He hoped that would be my first word! But wait. Did we hear correctly? 'Book,' I said. 'Book!' Educator Michael Shoulders, who has devoted his career and life to spreading the word that "reading is magic," offers a gentle tale reinforcing the bonding power of a good book and the importance of developing lifelong reading skills. Having been involved in education in many different roles for more than years, Dr. Michael Shoulders travels extensively, visiting schools and speaking conferences across the country. He has written several books for Sleeping Press including D is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet. Mike lives Clarksville, Tennessee. Teri Weidner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her previous children's picture books include Give Yourself to the Rain and Look Both Ways: A Cautionary Tale. Teri lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
When a soldier has to leave his or her family for extended service, it's an emotional time for all involved. It can be especially confusing and upsetting for children, who long for the comfort and security of a parent's presence. Papa's Backpack honors the bond between a parent/soldier and a child, and acknowledges the difficult and emotional process of separation during deployment. A young bear cub dreams of accompanying Papa when he leaves on a mission, wanting to stay close to provide comfort and moral support, ultimately overcoming adversity together.
A question scritches and scratches at the back of Emma's throat. Emma is a curious kid. She loves to ask questions,Äîand she loves the silly answers that her grandmother always gives. But now Emma has a very important question, one that she is bursting to ask, one that scritches and scratches at the back of her throat. Her grandmother is sick and has to stay in the hospital. Emma wonders if Grandma will still be able to read to her kindergarten; if she will still make up funny stories over bagels on Wednesdays; if she will still be able to watch her after school. But mostly Emma wonders if Grandma is going to die. Emma,Äôs Question helps families to answer the question that all kids face at one time or another. Geared toward young children, the story uses gentle humor and simple explanations to describe what is happening to Grandma in the hospital. Funny, sweet illustrations show the depth and closeness of Emma and Grandma,Äôs relationship. Dealing With Loss, Family, Intergenerational
Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Father-but one day, when a couple comes to adopt him-he decides to keep an open mind... MatÄ›j si z celÃ©ho srdce pÅ™Ã¡l jedinou vÄ›c. MÃt pejska. Bydlel v dÄ›tskÃ©m domovÄ›, kam opravdovÃ pejsci nesmÄ›li. Dostal sice plySovÃ©ho pejska k vÃ¡nocÅ¯m, byl ale rozbitÃ½. MatÄ›j se pokusil chovat jinÃ¡ zvÃÅ™Ã¡tka, to vSak nebylo ono. Nikdy nemyslel na to, Ye by chtÄ›l mÃ¡mu nebo tÃ¡tu. AY jeden den, kdyY ho pÃ¡n s panÃ pÅ™iSli adoptovat, rozhodl se, Ye to zkusÃ...
Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Fatherâ€”but one day, when a couple comes to adopt himâ€”he decides to keep an open mind. . . . Matthieu ne veut qu'une seule chose au monde: un chien. Il habite dans une maison d'accueil oÃ¹ il n'est pas permis d'avoir un chien. Le chien en peluche qu'il a reÃ§u pour NoÃ«l est dÃ©jÃ en morceaux. Les autres animaux favoris qu'il a reÃ§us n'ont jamais fait l'affaire. Il n'a jamais songÃ© Ã l'idÃ©e d'avoir des parents. Mais un jour, quand un couple se prÃ©sente pour l'adopter, il commence Ã y songerâ€¦
Matthew pragnÄ…Å‚ tylko jednej rzeczy na Å›wiecie: mieÄ‡ psa. MieszkaÅ‚ w domu dziecka, gdzie nie wolno mieÄ‡ prawdziwego psa. Zabawka, ktÃ³rÄ… otrzymaÅ‚ na BoÅ¼e Narodzenie, okazaÅ‚a siÄ™ zepsuta, inne zwierzÄ™ta, ktÃ³re miaÅ‚, nie cieszyÅ‚y go. Nigdy nie myÅ›laÅ‚ o tym, Å¼eby mieÄ‡ matkÄ™ lub ojca. Ale pewnego dnia, kiedy przyjechaÅ‚o maÅ‚Å¼eÅ„stwo, Å¼eby go adoptowaÄ‡, zdecydowaÅ‚ siÄ™ skorzystaÄ‡ z tej szansy... Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Fatherâ€”but one day, when a couple comes to adopt himâ€”he decides to keep an open mindâ€¦
This tender yet powerful poem expresses a father's unconditional love and support for his children. From guiding baby's first steps to marveling at the grandeur of the universe and all that lies beyond, he promises to nurture and protect them forever.