Readers will watch as, feature by feature, the main character transforms into a clown.
Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.
Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Sleep, My Little One,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. As night draws near, mom and baby share precious moments during bath time and bedtime. “Up the stairs and in the bath I’ll wash those little toes. Tickle your tummy as you splash, then, I’ll kiss your sweet, wet nose.” Bedtime is a special time for bonding and saying, “I love you.” Gentle illustrations and rhyming text will make this a favorite for young children. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day. Titles in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, It’s Night-Night Time, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus.
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'oe' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'oi' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. Read the story. Then sing the story! It isn’t a secret that using songs to teach children pre-reading skills is fun and successful. This classic song is featured as a read-along and a sing-along. The magic of Christmas comes alive with this classic letter to Santa. After making sure that Santa knows what the little mouse’s family wants for Christmas, he asks Santa to fill his stocking with whatever Santa thinks is best! See what happens on Christmas night when Santa climbs down the chimney! Rhyming text paired with festive illustrations will make this book a family favorite. Other books in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, It’s Night-Night Time, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Sleep, My Little One, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus
Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Down Through The Chimney,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. Read the story. Then sing the story! It isn’t a secret that using songs to teach children pre-reading skills is fun and successful. This original song is featured as a read-along and a sing-along. Discover the magic with this precious tale of a child who spies on Santa during Christmas night. The little boy and his kitten quietly watch as Santa eats his cookies and leaves him colorful presents. Then, Santa surprisingly winks to him before sneaking back up the chimney! This jolly rhyme will have young readers overjoyed with the Christmas spirit. Other books in the Read & Sing Along series include Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Up On The Housetop, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The twins Tex and Indi practice for an upcoming play
Emma and her dog Coco look all over the house for a place to tap dance.
Shares the story of Mia, who wants to make a Valentine's Day card for her mom. First she collects the paper, markers, scissors, and glue. Then she begins cutting out her card. What comes next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Mia's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about Valentine's Day. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Maya Lin in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.
“Down by the Station” features adorable art and a repetitive verse that can go faster and faster as the train goes faster and faster along the winding tracks! “Down by the station early in the morning see the little pufferbellies all in a row. See the engine driver pull the little handle. Chug, chug. Toot, toot. Off we go!”
From A to Z, dance and sing along with the little children as they learn their ABCs! Complete with delightful illustrations, this book makes it easy for early learners to follow along!
What words begin with the letter b? Ball and bat and baby! Learning all about consonant sounds is fun with this catchy rhyme.
Students love to write about things that interest them! This helpful book teaches young writers about fiction and non-fiction styles of writing, different text structures, dialogue, similes, and metaphors, and formulating questions. Children are encouraged to write poems, songs, stories, projects, and simple books. They will also learn about the important parts of a book such as front and back covers, title page, contents, glossary, and index.
In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, MONET PAINTS A DAY introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.
Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.
An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise.
Three blind mice smell bread baking. Will the three blind mice get some bread to eat? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the treasured nursery rhyme.
Have you ever looked closely at a pinecone, a leaf, or a flower? If you have, you might have noticed patterns. A haiku is a form of poetry based on patterns. Haiku are often inspired by nature. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to haiku, explores its cultural importance and history, and invites students to write their own haiku. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking.
Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.
Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.
Nikki Grimes is a proud Coretta Scott King Award winner. She has always been intentional about focusing her novels and poetry on the experiences of African Americans just like her. Young readers will get to know a writer who cares about their ability to relate as much as their ability to read.