It’s the Fourth of July! That means fun, flags, and fireworks for the Garcia family. Unfortunately, those fireworks are a problem for Mamá and Carlos. Neither of them likes the loud booms and cracks that come with the sparkles. Readers will laugh when they see how the twins figure out a way for everyone to enjoy the sparkly night. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Carlos and Carmen want their cat, Spooky, to be in the pet show. They try to teach Spooky tricks, but she’s not interested. They try to make her the most beautiful cat around, but Spooky has other plans. Just when the twins are about to give up, they come up with the perfect solution to the pet show problem. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Carlos and Carmen have a hard time falling asleep in separate rooms. Once they solve that problem, they’re kept awake by a spooky noise. The twins get their mom and dad to help them solve the mystery of the noise, which turns out to be something not very scary at all. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Readers learn the days of the week and basic food vocabulary as they find out what's for dinner.
When the family picks out gifts for Dad, everyone is in for a surprise!
The whole family pitches in when Nick, the youngest, wants to catch a fish on his own.
Grandma and Grandpa have different plans for their garden plot.
Readers will enjoy inferring who's really having fun on a trip to the amusement park.
Simple rhyming text and clever illustrations build up to a fun surprise ending.
Can Dad act like a scary monster? Repetitive text will help readers build fluency while playful illustrations keep them laughing.
A new baby in the family means a lot of changes--from late night diaper changes to learning new ways to play--but in this sweet offering from Brad Sneed, baby tells their older sibling just what to expect. This is a heartfelt celebration of those first months with baby and the genesis of the sibling bond.
The kids have whipped up a little surprise for Mom. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.
Everyone gets involved in the family soccer game! Readers will practice the words for body parts as the game goes on.
A poor mama bunny doesn't know how to convince her bunny it is time to sleep. Find out how one little bunny and one mama bunny solve the problem of sleepless nights.
Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY. Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot...what will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola's adventures. LOLA LOVES STORIES celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.
Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.
I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals.
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?
Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father?
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.
Carlos and Carmen get some unexpected news. They’re moving to a new house. The new house is big, red, and has one tire. What! A house with one tire?! The twins worry and worry but soon discover a house with one tire can be fun. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Tío Alex is joining the Garcia family for a cookout, and he’s bringing a surprise. A big green surprise. At first, Carlos and Carmen are disappointed in the lumpy green surprise. But with their mom’s help and a few poles and stakes, the lump becomes a green surprise filled with fun. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
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.