Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?
A little girl is happy to go on a walk with Grandma, but Grandma is a such a slowpoke! She stops to listen and point out the different creatures they see, sharing her knowledge with her grandchild. At the river, it is the little girl who spots a little muskrat Grandma didn’t see. Grandma Is a Slowpoke is a simple story that delivers a joyous message about how much fun it can be if we take time to be present with the world around us. The story encourages children to observe nature. Michele Coxon’s beautiful fine color brush brings life to the creatures on each page and makes the animals so endearing.
Every grandma knows that her love for her grandchildren can span great distances! So when Grandma heads out on an adventure of her own, she stays in touch with her grandchild through a series of sweet letters and memories. Grandchild follows Grandma through her notes until Grandma finally returns home--and opens up Camp Grandma for a visit full of fun, grandma snuggles, and games. This tender story from the author and illustrator team behind Grandma Loves You! proves that a grandma's love knows no bounds.
This touching tribute to an Auntie's love celebrates the sweet bond between an aunt and her little bunny. From tender snuggles to play and giggles, author Helen Foster James and illustrator Petra Brown capture the unique relationship in loving color.
When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.
Vacations are so much fun! Follow along as a young boy takes pictures as he travels to his aunt Roxie’s cottage at the lake. How will they get there? What will they see along the way? Who will be there when they arrive? What will they do during the day and at night? Parents and kids alike will be dreaming and planning for their next vacation!
It was a beautiful Sunday morning and the Baker family decided to take a nice drive in their little red car. The Baker family loved the little red car because it was so much fun to ride in and it had a great little engine. Find out what happens when the little red car gets a flat tire, overheats, and then runs out of gasoline. Will the Baker family know what to do? A positive ending adds interest to this adorable story and encourages a lifelong love for reading.
When Jeremy’s father brings home a stuffed rabbit with red and blue polka dots on its ears, Jeremy is thrilled. Jeremy and Pershey go everywhere together. Find out what happens when Pershey is lost when the family goes to the beach on vacation. A happy ending adds interest to this special tale about a boy and his rabbit, and encourages a lifelong love for reading.
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Teach babies and toddlers about this important Jewish festival by exploring what happens during the Passover seder with this delightful photographic board book. This primer features family and friends coming together to share a meal, tell stories and sing songs, and encourages little ones to participate in this special time. Children of all faiths will enjoy the bright photos and primary text that focuses on bringing family together to celebrate and observe a holiday tradition.
Ally isn't able to live with her mother. Instead she lives far, far away, on the other side of the country, with her gram and great-aunt. But one summer Ally goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in the "big city by the ocean" and gets to spend time with her mom. While exploring the shore, watching whales from the boat dipping into the salty water, Ally finds out something important: her mother loves to swim as much as she does. This is a very personal story. Ally is based on the author’s niece, Jeanie, and Ally's mother is based on the author's sister, Sarah, who went missing from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in 1998. Jeanie is like a seal in the water, and Sarah was just the same, but they never got to swim together. In this story, they do. Swimming with Seals is a story that was written for the thousands of children who long to live with their birth parents and will never fully understand why they can't.
It's springtime! Rabbit is inspired by a daffodil, and throws a party. Discover why there's bubbly foam on plants and evergreen trees in the spring. Mandy and Ben play outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Sarah looks for a new spring coat. A frog sits near the meadow on a busy spring morning. Stories by Highlights for Children, Beverly J. Letchworth, Marianne Mitchell, Clara Gillow Clark, and Marilyn Kratz.
Family teamwork! The Timbertoes know that teamwork makes the dream work and that when things go wrong no one has your back like family. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.
It takes work to have fun! Tommy searches for more honey for his snack. Tommy and Mabel build a tower, Pa builds a canoe, and the whole Timbertoes family puts together a picnic to enjoy. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.
Fresh air adventures! Bert Beth and Grandpa explore the forest, walk around a lake, watch the stars, and play at the beach. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev.
Playing with Grandpa! Beth takes Bert and Grandfather on a plane ride right in their backyard. Bert and Beth get ready for Halloween with Grandpa. Bert and Beth remember a fun day with Grandpa. Bert and Beth seek help from Grandpa when there's no wind to fly their kite. Grandpa and Bert try to make Beth feel better when she is sick. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev.
Playtime! Grandpa gets creative to make Bert and Beth play together. Grandpa reads a bedtime story. Bert and Beth make bath time fun with their imaginations. Bert and Beth play basketball with their friends. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev.
Fun with Lulu! Lulu acts like different animals, rides an imaginary train, plays dress-up, and saves the day with her flashlight. Stories by Eileen Spinelli and Highlights for Children.
Pet cats! Cow gets stuck in a small space, Tex and Indi have to find away to free him. The whole family plays animal charades. Tex, Indi, and Mom go to the store to buy cat food for Cow. Tex and Indi explain why they named their cat Cow. Tex and Indi play with their kitten. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Taking care of Cow! Tex and Indi take good care their pet cat. They give him a bath, take him to the veterinarian's office, and even write him a poem. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Playing with siblings! Gran teaches Arizona, Indi, and Tex how to play a rhyming word game to help them forget their fear during a scary thunderstorm. Arizona's little brother Tex gives her good advice about handling nightmares. Arizona, tired of doing the same old things with her little brother and sister, finds it's fun to play with them when they try new activities. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Winter Wonderland! Bert and Beth and Grandpa go ice skating and sleigh riding. Grandpa teaches Bert and Beth a fun way to bring winter indoors. Bert, Beth, and Grandpa make snowmen together. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev.
Bedtime! Little Bunny tries to be quiet as Baby Bunny naps. Baby Bunny prepares for a sleepover with Squirrel. Little Bunny tries to take a nap. Little Bunny tries to stay up late. Stories by Eileen Spinelli.
Siblings, pets, and tv! Arizona figures out how to handle twin siblings. Arizona realizes that a lost pet should be returned to its family. Arizona learns to not revolve her life around watching television. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
In Different Families, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the variety of configurations that can make a family. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting. An activity helps readers identify and appreciate their own unique family, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Different Families also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.