In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practice democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centered examples demonstrate key skills and practices including active listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures. Readers will also learn ways to clearly communicate their own points of view while showing respect for others’ perspectives.
Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in community clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens in their communities.
What does it mean to be a citizen? Accessible text and relatable examples introduce young readers to this core concept and highlight the rights and responsibilities all citizens share.
Motivating text and real-world examples introduce readers to the concept of community service. Readers will discover ways that people in communities can work together to solve problems and create positive change. Inspiring stories that show children participating in civic action will empower and encourage young readers to believe in their own abilities to make a difference.
This engaging title explains the need for and purpose of rules in different settings, including in a classroom, at school, and in a community. Young readers will discover how rules and laws keep people safe and help make sure people are treated fairly. Familiar laws are introduced with an explanation of who makes them and why they are important.
Appealing text and supportive images introduce young readers to democratic principles, including fairness, equality, and respect for legitimate authority and rules. Young readers will also learn the basic concepts of how a democracy works.
With a focus on building health and nutrition literacy, this timely title gives readers the tools they need to make healthy food choices for every meal! Topics include whole foods, processed foods, and reading food labels. Healthful food tips are explained using text that is easy for young readers to digest.
Good mental health is as important as good physical health to our overall fitness. This important book gives children ways to reduce feelings of anxiety and manage their emotions. Simple activities help children learn how to relieve tension and improve concentration.
The useful information in this book on keeping your body and surroundings clean will help children understand germs and how they spread. Bright images highlight important concepts such as how to dispose of used tissues and wash your hands.
It is important for young children to gain an understanding of who they are and how each individual is unique. This clever book helps define identity in simple terms, even when dealing with seemingly difficult concepts such as gender and belonging.
Engineers don’t give up when they fail to solve a problem. Discover why learning from mistakes helps guide engineers to find the best solution.
On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings. But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.
Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?
Readers will love the fun rhymes and illustrations depicting a child's morning routine.
A boy comes to appreciate the special companion in his room.
The cat tries many different hiding places to avoid a scary encounter. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency and vocabulary.
Readers learn the value of a quarter - and the benefit of earning money - in this endearing informational story.
Possum thinks he's happy, but his friends aren't sure. Readers will enjoy the efforts they make to cheer Possum up, and using picture clues to determine who's right.
A young boy realizes he's not the only one who does silly things.
When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?
Cleaning the garage can be a lot of work, but this rhyming text makes it seem like fun.
Young readers will be amused by this humorous look at a child's dislike for a certain food.
A boy's bike - and his imagination - can take him anywhere he dreams of going.
Today is a special day, but there is good news and bad news.
Engaging illustrations will help readers identify and recognize feelings.