Maya wants some extra money but her parents tell her she has to earn it! So Maya helps tidy up her neighbor’s garage. But it’s harder work than she thought. Will Maya finish the job and earn the money?
Tia’s mom is always telling her not to waste water. But why is this so important? Follow her story and find out why water is precious and what small steps we can all take to help save it.
Molly’s bedroom is a mess and her toys are everywhere. She trips over one of them and hurts her knee, so she decides to sort through her toys to see which ones are worth keeping. Follow her story and find out why Molly's mom won’t let her just throw her toys away, and how we should reuse, repair, and share our things.
Leo is sad that trees were cut down in nearby woods to make way for new houses. He has lost his special place to play, but more importantly, many animals have lost their homes. Follow his story and find out about the loss of animal habitats, the problem of climate change, and the small steps we can take to protect the planet and its wildlife.
Tom and his mom usually drive to school, but they always get stuck in traffic. Follow his story and find out what happens when Tom walks to school, and why walking is so much better for our planet—and ourselves!
Nasir and Nadir are making a robot for their school’s junk model competition. They must use garbage that can be recycled. So just what can they use, and what will happen to the garbage they throw away? Follow their story to find out why we should use less plastic, what happens at landfill sites, and how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Amara’s dad says they shouldn’t waste food. But why is this such a big problem? Follow their story and find out what happens to food waste, what can be composted, and how to reduce the amount of food we throw away.
There are all kinds of families. Families can be big or small and they can change over time. Some families live together and others live apart. In every family there are people who love each other. Who's in your family?
People hold all kinds of beliefs. We may be Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, or Sikhs, or belong to other religions. Some people have non-religious beliefs. We can show what we believe by how we dress, what we eat, how we behave, and how we treat other people. What are your beliefs?
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.
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.
Bear is taught a lesson when the other forest animals are tired of his vanity. This charming retelling introduces readers to an Iroquois folktale.
A young boy admires the elders and looks forward to the day when he can join in a significant cultural event.
When Mr. Reynolds sells his farm, he discovers that Ethel the Emu doesn't want to move. Will anyone be able to change her mind, or with Ethel convey?
Miss Alita enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.
Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.