This insightful book introduces children to the worlds most popular religions. It looks at the origins, special heroes and teachers, basic beliefs, sacred texts and symbols, ways of worship, special days, rituals, works of art, and places of worship associated with each religion. The book also highlights the basic principles of religions such as truth, kindness, acceptance, peace, and love. Learning similar aspects of religions, such as prayer, worship, ritual, and celebration, helps foster greater understanding and respect.
Children often feel that they need to be the same as everyone else. That is the main reason for unhappiness. Do we see our differences as reasons for judgment and fighting? How can we view the different ways of others as things to enjoy, rather than criticize? This book encourages children to honor their own uniqueness and that of others through new ideas and positive actions.
This important book shows our connection to the natural world and to one another. It asks children to put aside their differences and to work together for the common good. What are our common goals? How can we work toward peace, safety, tolerance, and integrity in our lives? How can we live together with respect, kindness, and friendship?
Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. An interactive activity asks them how old they were when they reached their own growth milestones of first teeth, first steps, and first day of school.
Children who are just starting school will love this peek at the activities that children do in class. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children relate to such familiar activities as playing, counting, painting, and listening to stories and music. Children will agree that school is a fun place to be!
Children will be fascinated by this book which identifies the places where people live, work, learn, and shop. Action-oriented photos also feature places that provide different services to the community such as police and fire stations, hospitals, and museums.
Who are your friends? We meet friends in different places - at home, on sports teams, at band practice, and other places. Our friends can even be our brothers and sisters and our pets! This book uses easy rhyme and fun photographs show children the fun that comes with friendships.
This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering. An activity asks children what kinds of things they could do to volunteer in their own communities.
This book shows young readers that, like a community, a family has members who perform roles. Parents teach and care for their children; children have rules to follow and household jobs to perform. Questions throughout the book encourage children to relate the information to their own families.
Colorful photographs feature children on their way to school, in their classrooms, and following school rules. Young readers will also learn about the jobs of teachers, librarians, and principals. An important section teaches children how to stay healthy inside their school communities.
Children love to take an active role in helping around their homes. This busy book shows children helping out inside the house by cleaning and washing dishes, as well as outside by raking leaves and sorting materials for recycling.
This book explores the world of emotions and helps children identify their own feelings. Entertaining photographs show young readers what emotions look like on children's faces.
Optimism is about being hopeful. It's about believing that things will turn out right even when there's no reason to think so. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some inspiring people who where successful because of they were optimistic. You'll also get a chance to consider how optimistic you would be in situations where a good attitude is hard to achieve-but needed most.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going! This famous phrase is what perseverance is all about. Perseverance means sticking with something even when obstacles stand in your way. It means giving all you've got, and never giving up. In this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some amazing people who used perseverance to turn dreams into reality. You'll also the question, What would I do?
Being responsible means doing the right thing and taking charge. Sometimes it means admitting your mistakes. Sometimes it means taking care of yourself. And sometimes it means taking care of others. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll explore how you can be responsible in your own life. You'll also meet some responsible people who have shown through their actions just what that word means!
What does it mean to be honest? It means telling the truth, of course. It also means acting in ways that don't hurt or mislead others. Being honest isn't always easy! As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll be asked to think about how honest you would be in some difficult situations. You'll also meet some strong people who were honest with themselves and others, even when being honest was the more difficult choice.
Inclusiveness is an unusual word. What exactly does it mean? It means accepting and welcoming those who are different. It means allowing everyone to participate, even when there may be reasons not to. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll explore the lives of people who have broken down barriers to make the world a more inclusive place. You'll also consider how inclusive you would be in some equally challenging situations.
Initiative is what gets things done. It's what leads to new inventions. It can also lead to great success! You can show initiative by acting first, by putting in extra effort, or by coming up with a new way to do things. In this graphic nonfiction book, you'll see how having initiative helped some amazing individuals reach their goals. You'll also have a chance to think about how showing initiative can help you reach yours!
Cooperation means working together to achieve a common goal. Sports teams cooperate. Scientists cooperate. Entire countries cooperate to make the world a better place. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll be given opportunities to think about how you might cooperate with others to achieve important things. You'll also take a closer look at the lives of a few people who, by cooperating with others, have made some amazing things happen!
We all need courage in our daily lives. We need it to face danger, and to deal with new challenges and obstacles. But where do we find courage? How can we develop it? As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some great people who have faced their fears-and conquered them. You'll also be challenged to think about how you might show courage in your own life!
What does it mean to step into someone else's shoes? It means you have empathy-you're good at understanding how other people feel. But how does a person learn empathy? And why is it so important? Come explore what empathy is all about with some empathy experts. Think about how you could show empathy to others. And learn about seeing life from a new perspective.