Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights. On his way to the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is a afraid of water. What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears? The "For Creative Minds" section includes fun facts and animal adaptation information, as well as a "Match the Feet" game and a mix-and-match activity. Encourages children to overcome their fears and to help friends in trouble.
Simon tries to be kind. But sometimes he loses his temper and acts without thinking, which almost always gets him into trouble. As Simon begins to understand his outbursts, he imagines himself in a boxing ring with his emotions. Can he come out on top and learn how to acknowledge his feelings?
In this book, readers learn the benefits of positive habits, ways to form them, and how to use them to enhance mindfulness. Forming positive habits helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about creating positive habits. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.
Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Respecting Others Online, readers learn the importance of being respectful online. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.
Stand Up for Sportsmanship in the Growing Character series teaches young readers about the value of being a good sport in all aspects of their lives. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Skills Junior library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.
Stand Up for Citizenship in the Growing Character series teaches young readers about the value of being a good citizen. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Skills Junior library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.
A curious frog leaves comfort behind to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, encountering big cities, new animals, and other wonders as she seeks the biggest pond of all—the sea.
In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird’s favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life’s quiet moments, even amidst the winter’s dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?
I Can Do Anything! is a wonderful way to teach young children social-emotional skills that will help them develop self-confidence through working hard, trying new things, dreaming big, practicing difficult tasks, understanding feelings, learning from others, and more! Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.
I Am Brave! is a wonderful way for young children to learn social-emotional skills that will help them develop courage in everyday life. Real-life, relatable examples include trying something new, making friends, standing up for what’s right, persevering, making wise choices, speaking up, and more. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.
Everyday Superheroes is a wonderful way for young children to learn social-emotional skills with relatable examples of fun, positive ways to serve others, including: helping with family chores, taking turns with friends, including others in activities, having manners, and learning about recycling and volunteering. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.
Do the Right Thing! is a wonderful way to teach children what it means to have integrity. Children will encounter real-life examples of doing what’s right, including: following rules, being honest, being accountable, having the courage to say no, keeping promises, being responsible, kind, patient, and trustworthy, and making good choices. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.
A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.
In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.
A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.
On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl's confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn't sure she's brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of her favorite book, Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. The band's members, including Miss Dairy Parton and Chickee Minaj, are rehearsing, and they invite Indigo to join the group. But when a storm destroys their barn, the animals are left with almost nothing. Can Indigo rally the band to work together and save their home? And will she find her voice in time for the festival?
Meet Tip and Tucker! These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things. Everything changes when Mr. Lopez purchases them from the pet store and takes them to his classroom. In Hide and Squeak, Tip gets loose from their cage and lost in the school. Will Tucker be able to find him? In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, Tip and Tucker will help beginning readers explore new feelings and learn to navigate classroom dynamics and relationships.
Engaging art and simple sentences explain to young learners what to wear during the day. If it’s raining outside make sure to grab an umbrella along with your raincoat and boots. For swimming fun, a bathing suit and towel are needed. There are so many different kinds of clothes: shirts, pants, dresses, raincoats, sandals and much more!
Learn basic English phrases like, "How are you?" and "What time is it?" through this interactive book. Early learners will find the simple text, paired with reassuring illustrations, easy to understand.
¿Cómo te sientes hoy? Aprender diferentes sentimientos es fácil y divertido en el libro A Veces me siento/Sometimes I Feel. Learn simple English and Spanish words and phrases with the corresponding version Sometimes I Feel.
¡Camisas, pantalones, calcetines y zapatos, hay tantos tipos de ropa! En ¿Cómo me visto? aprenderá sobre los tipos de ropa que la gente viste en ocasiones diferentes. Engaging art and simple sentences explain to young learners what to wear during the day. If it’s raining outside make sure to grab an umbrella along with your raincoat and boots. For swimming fun, a bathing suit and towel are needed
One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.
Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.
With a family that loves music as much as hers does, it was only a matter of time before it was Ava's turn to pick out an instrument. Her mother plays the piano, her father plays the violin, and one brother plays the cello while the other plays the clarinet. As soon as Ava selects an instrument, she will be able to join them as they practice for the annual holiday concert. And her family has definite ideas on what instrument Ava should select, from the piano to the flute to the violin. But Ava isn't interested in any of them. Ava wants to play the tuba. And she gets her wish. But playing the tuba isn't as easy as it seems. And there is no place for a tuba in the annual concert. But with the encouragement of her music teacher, Ava finds a place for her and her tuba in a special holiday celebration.
Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin, such as the Luna Moth, the Spider Moth, and the Hummingbird Moth. And the little moth feels even worse when a young girl sees it and says "Eww!" But things change when her brother explains that this particular type of moth is his favorite kind of insect. Maybe an ordinary moth is really extraordinary after all. Back matter includes fascinating moth facts, along with a special activity.