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.
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.
Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.
Time to clean the house. All the family has jobs to do. However, Max the dog keeps making things dirty again. Will they ever finish cleaning? Paired to the nonfiction title Be a Helper.
Mom has made spaghetti. But Baby has dropped his on the floor. How will they get Baby to stop crying? Paired to the nonfiction title Getting Along.
Billy’s family goes out for camping. When they arrive at the camp ground, they know they forget to bring everything. The house is too far to go back. What should they do? Paired to the nonfiction title What's in the Woods.
Look at the boy’s family in the photo. Find out who each person is and what they enjoy doing with the boy. Paired to the nonfiction title What Makes a Family?.
Meet Miguel and his family. He lives with his parents and grandparents. He has lots of cousins and aunts and uncles that live nearby. Miguel has a very close family.
Meet Sonya and her family. Her parents are divorced so she spends time with each of them separately. She has extended family like aunts, uncles and cousins as well. Sonya's family is special.
Meet Owen's family. His mom died when he was young. His dad raises him and his brothers with the help of his grandparents. It is a special kind of family.
Meet Jing and her family. Jing was adopted. Learn all about what being adopted means and how there are all different kinds of families and they are all special.
Being in the middle can be hard. Evan is in the middle of his family and he doesn’t know where he fits in. He’s too small to play with his older brothers but too big to play with his younger brother and sister. He just wants to be big. Being big will make everything better – right? Paired to the nonfiction title Your Family Tree.
Jaylah’s family is thrilled that everyone will be together soon in Florida. Except Jaylah. Thinking about what will happen when she gets there is making her tummy feels like it’s full of buzzing bees. That’s why she decides to make a plan that will get her out of the whole scary affair. But will her plan ruin everything for the people she loves? Paired to the nonfiction title Everyone Visits Family.
Mama’s Right Here is a delicate, affectionately written reminder that a mother’s love never disappears. Even when a mother is absent, her presence is constant in a child’s heart. With comforting rhyme and gentle illustrations, Mama’s Right Here brings the important message to children that a mother’s love is always with them— in the way they look, and in everything they do. A companion book, Always By My Side, tells of a father’s ever-present love, also written by Susan Kerner.
Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating Father's Day. Readers are introduced to Father's Day traditions, such as making homemade cards and playing sports outside. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
Engage early readers in identifying the people and places around them with this fun nonfiction book featuring clear, colorful images and simple text. Readers will learn to recognize and identify such people and places as family, home, school, sister, town, bike, and dog!
Introduce beginning readers to basic familiar vocabulary including family, mother, father, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, and pets through vibrant images and informational text.
Practice two-digit addition and subtraction while planning a family reunion! This charming title encourages young readers to use subtraction skills and STEM concepts to help plan the reunion by determining how many people are attending and how much the family will need to accommodate everyone. Add up the tallies to determine where the reunion should be! Calculate how many children are attending by subtracting the number of adults from the number of total guests! Examples like these and more pair with helpful mathematical charts and vivid images to make useful skills like addition and subtraction seem easy and fun!
Follow a day in the life of two children from different cities! This entertaining title encourages young readers to practice time measurement skills and early STEM themes, like reading analog and digital clocks. Familiar images and fun practice problems will have young readers thinking about how they can measure time throughout a day in their own lives!
In this charming nonfiction book, beginning readers will learn about the ways families have stayed the same--and changed--over time. With its vivid and charismatic images of families throughout time, helpful text, and a table of contents, glossary, and index, children will be excited to learn about families from the past and will be inspired to compare them to families today.
Readers can follow along as they read about a woman and her family. This nonfiction book features numerous photographs of her family, interesting text, and a helpful table of contents, glossary, and index. Children will be encouraged to tell a story about their own family as they move through this charming book.
Many families have rules at home in order to keep each other happy and safe. This nonfiction title gives early readers examples of rules that families might have through straightforward text, vibrant images, and an accompanying glossary and index.
This nonfiction title allows early readers to explore life at home from both the past and the present. The clear, engaging photos and simple text help children observe the differences and similarities in this engaging book that features a glossary and index for further understanding.