Little Hoo has a big lesson to learn: the world doesn't revolve around him. When playing with friends or spending time with family, Little Hoo gets frustrated when things don't always go his way. With careful correction and explanations, Little Hoo learns how to manage his feelings in this simple book for little ones. This social emotional text helps kids dealing with frustration and anxiety around friendships and provides language for parents and caregivers.
Little Hoo is getting ready for Valentine's Day... and getting really frustrated. Little Hoo wants to make Valentine's Day cards for all of his friends but it's trickier and more time consuming than he thought. For all the moms who have ever helped their kids with a craft, this sweet Little Hoo story is for you! Join Little Hoo in this latest addition for the Valentine Day season. Perfect for reading at a library or classroom story time, Little Hoo will get little ones laughing and parents nodding their heads in recognition.
Ink, Wink, and Blink complain they have nothing to do, despite enough toys to keep an army of kids busy. But the three eventually find some hilariously slapstick ways to entertain themselves…and readers, too!
Come along on our journey to America's capital. We'll visit the White House, look for past presidents, and learn fun facts about the president's home.
Come along on a visit to Boston’s famous Public Garden. There are ducks there to see! Where could they be? Try to find Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, and their quacking friends.
Tic and Tac are cleaning up their dirty house! Soon every room is squeaky clean. There’s just one problem: what can they do without messing everything up again? Their solution has sure kid-appeal.
Introducing Clover, the newest character in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series! Kids will make a great new friend-on-the-page when they meet the sunny-funny, no-holds-barred Clover in her debut school-centered adventures. Whether she's trying to sit still during story time, or singing a little louder during music hour, or cracking the tough-girl shell of a new kid who says she's "bad news," Clover is a fizz-and-pop girl! The school setting and everyday activities provide a relatable backdrop to the growing-up experiences showcased by Clover and other characters.
Buzzy's birthday has come and he can't wait to celebrate. But every party requires a little bit of preparation, and Buzzy needs to be patient! In the end, Buzzy enjoys himself all the more for having waited.
Come along on our journey to New York. It's a special trip, just to visit the lions. Which lions could that be? The ones in the zoo? Toy lions in the store? Not at all: come see the lions who live at the New York Public Library.
Smudge the dog is busy. He has a secret errand to run, and it isn't anybody's business. But not one of his friends listen to his pleas. This charming and disarming story, about a curmudgeon who is loved in spite of himself by his faithful flock of friends, will win over readers of all ages.
Take a colorful ride with Wink, Blink, and Ink on their super scooters. They stop at the red, go with the green, and wear bright helmets as they splash through puddles and head up hills. What a wonderful day—and then it’s time to go home. Zoom!
Everyone's favority donkey, Buzzy, is back and, as always, helps young children explore their feelings and discover solutions. Focusing on one of the universal issues of childhood, learning to share, the story gently helps children grapple with difficulties and reassures them that some things are truly their own.
Buzzy learns to swim in the ocean and to rebuild his sandcastle after it is washed away.
Buzzy's parents must deal with his reluctance to go to bed after taking a bath.
Meet Milo the merman. He wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Milo? In How to Be Friends with This Merman, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding processing emotions of disappointment and the need for quiet time. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.
Meet Walda the werewolf. She wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Walda? In How to Be Friends with This Werewolf, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding anxiety and fears. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.
Carlos and Carmen’s Abuelita has come to visit. She joins the twins, Mamá, and Papá as they go from store to store, searching for the perfect piñatas. When they finally find them, the twins fall in love with their new piñata pets. They don’t want to smash them! Luckily, Abuelita knows just what to do. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
An out-of-this-world story about a creature who is visited by an assortment of wacky patients.
Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet: Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.
Buzzy the donkey has fun playing with a balloon until it pops and he must find another way to entertain himself.
There’s new mystery in the neighborhood. Miss Puffy’s toy mouse is missing. Will Ick and Crud be blamed – or will the doggie duo solve the CATastrophic crime? Book 8 in the series.
Ick and Crud are surprised when to discover the first big snowfall of the season. It’s fun to play in the white fluffy stuff. But then Bob takes the boys to Mrs. Martin’s house to warm up. They can’t wait to get back to their cat-free home! Book 7 in the series.
It's Halloween, the day for spooky ghosts and scary cats! Check out the action as Bob tricks the boys for a Halloween treat. Book 6 in the series.
It's time for Ick and Crud to start school. But who is really learning the lessons? Bob or the boys? Readers will relate to the setbacks and successes of the first day at school.Book 5 in the series.
It's another lazy day in the backyard, and Ick isn't too happy to explore the sound in the woods. But Crud has his back - or does he? Book 4 in the series.