The woods are frightening at night. Matt is desperate to fit in at summer camp. One night he gets lost when he goes off on his own to retrieve a forgotten life preserver. A wolf appears and Matt overcomes his fears and follows it. He finds a half-wolf, half-dog pup whose mother is dead. Is the big wolf who guides him the same wolf that his father rescued years before from a trap?
Is the cat Ali finds hers to keep? More than anything else in the world, Ali wants a pet cat for her birthday. Unfortunately her brother Jay is allergic to cats. One day, Ali discovers that something is sharing her clubhouse with her. To Ali's delight, the new resident is a beautiful white cat, who she names Snowy. Ali thinks that the clubhouse is the perfect home for Snowy. But is she right and, more importantly, is Snowy really hers to keep?
Who else roams the woods of Marsh Island? Jake and his younger brother Tommy are on their first camping trip. While exploring in the woods on Marsh Island, they lose their way. When the boys start to feel like they're not the only ones wandering in the woods, they begin to wonder if the story their dad told them about old Alfred Marsh and his lost fortune is true
Devin and Nadia are in a desperate race to stop a multinational corporation from gaining control of the food supply and destroying their mother's career in the process. While Devin and Nadia spend summer vacation at a university camp for little kids, Nadia as a counselor and Devin as an unwilling participant, their mother's research project is vandalized and her motives are questioned. Devin, Nadia and Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy and a plot to take over the nation's food supply with genetically modified fertilizer.
Anna is never on any team at school. But she is determined to be part of the annual wreath-laying team at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington. Not until the end of the story do readers discover that Anna is blind.
This critically acclaimed title addresses common childhood worries (a bully, a first day at school, and a monster residing under the bed) with the not-so-common worries (an eagle making a nest in your hair, a rhino walking down the street, and a herd of elephants waiting for their tea). This entertaining and humorous use of perspective and creative problem-solving will appeal to children and parents looking for help in dealing with a universal issue.
In this latest addition to the <i>Kissing Hand</i> book collection, Chester Raccoon must learn to deal with another common problem of childhood: a bully at school. When Mrs. Raccoon learns that there is a bully problem at school, she decides to investigate the situation. But after seeing the bully for herself, she shares a story about a forest that was full of smooth yellow stones, and how the animals living there changed a pointy stone they found into a smooth stone so that it wouldn't hurt any tender paws. Chester, Ronny, and Cassy follow the spirit of Mrs. Raccoon's story when they next encounter the Bully. Approaching him as a group, they invite him to play, proving that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him or her a friend. This book encourages children to understand that many child bullies are themselves unhappy and gives readers a good example of settling differences by peaceful means. Educators will embrace this story about a positive strategy for dealing with a bully.
Sophie and her brother are excited by the arrival of Hanukkah, and they happily clean the cottage and shine the Menorah as their gift to the family. But when their mother shares her worry that they do not have enough cooking oil to last the eight days of Hanukkah, Father tells them the story behind the holiday celebration and the miracle of the oil. Inspired by the story, the family creates their own Miracle Jar and watches the oil disappear as they enjoy the special food that each day brings. The family's hope and faith is confirmed when a last wipe with a cloth produces just enough oil to enjoy the eighth day's treat. In this heartwarming story told by bestselling author Audrey Penn, the flicker of the Menorah candles links past to present, and the miracle of the oil transcends the ages and reminds readers of the spirit of Hanukkah and the continuing possibility of miracles. Audrey Penn is the author of <i>The Kissing Hand</i> and its sequels, along with <i>Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove</i>.
Moving is hard on everyone, but especially children. Chester Racoon, whom readers have come to know and love through the New York Times bestseller <i>The Kissing Hand</i> and its sequel, <i>A Pocket Full of Kisses</i>, is facing another dilemma common in the lives of many children; he and his family are moving. Young readers will love the way Chester says goodbye to his old home and learns that there are some exciting aspects to his new home. From the author of <i>The Kissing Hand</i>, this book is also useful for teachers at the end of the school year when kids will be leaving their class.
In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic <i>The Kissing Hand</i> Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother -- and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand --- his Kissing Hand --- he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.
During a time of shadows, the young and fledgling wizard Kevin embarks on a perilous, mystical journey in search of a cure for his dying mother. Together with his companions, Greystone the dragon and Tomas the cat, Kevin unravels a curious prophecy in an enchanting adventure of self-discovery. Learning to trust his inner wisdom, the little wizard saves not only his mother, but the entire kingdom as well. Jody Bergsma's completely entertaining picturebook story for young readers is beautifully illustrated throughout with gorgeous, full color artwork.
The emperor forbids the keeping of wild animals, so Issa's orphaned bear cub must be kept hidden. Unwilling to part with his unusual pet, Issa uses bonsai techniques to keep the bear from growing. Eventually, however, he must allow the bear to return to its true nature.
Take a trip to the city and practice addition! This charming title follows the story of a family who visits the city for the day, discovering how many ways addition and early STEM skills are a part of transportation and daily life. Students will add ticket prices, travel times, passengers, taxis, and more! Vibrant images, fun practice problems, and helpful mathematical charts help young readers practice addition and early STEM themes. This book makes addition fun and encourages children to see what they can add in their daily lives!
Use subtraction to plan a harvest lunch! This charming title challenges young readers to practice two-digit subtraction and STEM skills to plan food, games, and more. For the first game, subtract 24 apples from 50 apples, leaving 26 apples for other activities! Practical examples like this, along with helpful mathematical diagrams and charts, show children that subtraction can not only be very useful, but can be easy and fun!
Practice division while searching through the items in an old attic! This charming title follows the story of four children whose grandparents are moving out of their old house. The attic has old photos, comic books, baseball cards, and paper dolls just waiting to be discovered, but everyone needs to get a fair turn! Divide four boxes to open amongst four children! This book challenges young readers to practice their division skills by dividing up all sorts of collections found in this attic. Not only will they improve their division and STEM skills, but they will learn how to best share things equally with other children.
Find three-dimensional shapes in a fort! This fun title challenges children to find cylinders, cones, and pyramids in a fort while introducing them to terms like base, vertex, face, and more! Young readers will improve their STEM skills and learn how to recognize these three-dimensional shapes all around them! Vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams work together to make geometry seem easy and fun!
Practice standard measurement at a farmers market! This engaging title teaches young readers how to measure common food items by their height, circumference, and more, improving their mathematical and STEM skills! Vibrant images, practical examples, and simple mathematical charts help children use standard measurements, showing them how they can use these measurements in their daily lives.
Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up as a pioneer girl and endured the difficult times in the West. Wilder made important contributions to the West. Other pioneer women contributed as well, including Narcissa Whitman, the first female pioneer.
A lifetime of sharing between mother and child begins with A Mother's Promise, the sacred vow a woman makes as she prepares to bring life into the world.