Syed was forced to flee his homeland of Myanmar because of extreme violence and persecution against the Rohingya minority. After traveling by boat to Malaysia to meet up with his brother, Nazir, Syed must survive “underground” in a country in which he is not welcome. Interwoven with facts about the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and how refugees survive in countries such as Malaysia, Syed’s story sheds light on the plight of Rohingya refugees around the world.
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.
There are some good reasons to learn to be patient. Simple text will help readers build fluency.
Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?
Readers will enjoy inferring who's really having fun on a trip to the amusement park.
Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.
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.
Little Rabbit doesn't think he's special. Can anyone change his mind?
Two friends demonstrate teamwork and sportsmanship on the court.
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.
Alex is so anxious to use his new skateboard that he ignores his family's warnings. Readers will enjoy reading this action-packed book and will learn a valuable lesson.
Sammy doesn't know where to turn in the confusion of a family move. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.
When Sammy tries to interact with the animals he meets on the farm, he gets mixed - and funny - reactions. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.