Nana teaches Nate that the best birthday gift doesn't come in a box. Character concept: Fairness: Listen to others.
Will Princess Tilly learn from Prince Willy why castle rules are cool? Character concept: Citizenship: Obey rules.
When Bobby goes off on his own, his sister decides to teach him a lesson. Safety: Buddy Systems.
It's easy to appreciate a garden exploding with colorful flowers and fragrances, but what do you do with a patch of ugly vegetables? Author/illustrator Grace Lin recalls such a garden in this charming and eloquent story. The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers" that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that "these are better than flowers." Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.
Seven-year-old Leland has trouble writing, but he loves drawing. He so dislikes his teacher that he conjures up Delilah, an imaginary seeing-eye dog to help him into class each day. When a neighborhood painter recognizes Leland's gifts as an artist, Leland grows more confident about the world as he uniquely sees it. And when his family's cat goes missing, it is Leland's keen observation skills that lead to finding him. Leland's newfound confidence helps him both confront and sympathize with his teacher, who only wishes Leland could be a bit more focused.
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€¦