Life is messy. And sometimes, the person making the mess will surprise you! Sparse text and family scenes from a diverse group of people break expected stereotypes and celebrate the messiness of life in this board book.
Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!
A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief.
Juice, cookies, flowers, and presents on a tray—that’s a surprise any mom would love! Young readers will enjoy this charming story about three siblings who combine forces to do something wonderful for their Mom. It’s perfect for celebrating a birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day.
Join the fun as a boy follows his father and a girl follows her mother, imitating the grown-ups in their daily routines.
Jake should be asleep, but he's decided to stay up all night long. Will he make it until morning?
I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals.
A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.
In this story about the relationship between a boy and his father, Edward yearns to be big like his dad and fast like a fire truck. He and his dad go to the park, then walk home, play, and have dinner before Edward has a bath and is tucked into bed. Along the way, the boy demands the chance to engage in grown-up activities, ranging from the doable (pressing the elevator button) to the less doable (outrunning a big red fire truck). Capturing the teasing affection between a young preschool boy and his dad, the simple language shows the humor, energy, and bossiness of the young child, and the father's love for his son shining through. Parents will recognize Edward's many familiar pleas, while kids will appreciate his frustrations and the spirited way that he deals with them.
Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa. "Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage.
Daughters come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, with all kinds of enthusiasms, abilities, and talents. But whether they're acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, or are just using up all the cell phone minutes, every daughter is special. Deborah Zemke's whimsical illustrations show families from all walks of life.
Rusty's Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer's block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves. Melissa Conroy's engaging story perfectly captures the frustrations and successes of the creative process and celebrate the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, as well as the imaginations of kids.
Ken and Jen are a brother-and-sister pair who pretend to bake a cake while playing outside. Will their parents go along with the fun and eat the mud cake?
What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere.
Rusty and his Grandma Margo--who's an author--like to write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that she sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worrie, and wonders what he can do to help her.
When a trip to the city includes a visit to the toy store, the ride seems to take forever. Along a country road, through the tunnel, and over a bridge, the excitement builds--but are we there yet? is the question two eager kids keep asking their dad.
Father’s Day is almost here! Bobo, a small rabbit, wants to find the perfect present. But none of his ideas (a kitten, a puppy, a chick) work out. Then Bobo comes up with a new plan: a very special hat he makes all by himself!
Andy and Amy just can't wait: today, they're going to adopt a dog. But what kind should they choose? He wants a big one; she wants it small. She wants a white dog; he wants a black. Will they find a pet that can make everyone happy--Mom and Dad too? Maybe Rover will be just right.
Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him.
When it comes to birds, Lucy's grandpa knows every beak and squeak. With binoculars in hand, Lucy and her grandpa begin to search for a robin redbreast. But the bird isn't making it easy for them! A squawk-y, bossy bird? That's a blue jay. Birds with round beaks good for scooping? Canadian geese. Hey, will that nest with the three blue eggs lead to a happy discovery in this spot-the-robin mystery?
It's very difficult to be the youngest, littlest one in the family. Yurchyk's sister and brother are too old to play with him now; they prefer to do other things. And his parents are too busy. His companion is just a puppy, a little dog named Klapovukh. Yurchyk's father says that being big isn't just about growing taller but about doing big things! It takes courage to do big things: Is little Yurchyk brave enough?
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.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about adoptive families through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that an adoptive family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about single-parent families through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that a single-parent family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about kids who split their time between two households through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that this special family situation isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.