We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond. Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!
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.
Lalo is tired of being Lalo Ramos, so he tries another, more "normal" name on for size. When his Hispanic grandparents start calling him by his new name, Lalo is worries that he may be losing his identity.
A cooking story for young and old (including an original recipe for Lemon Bar Cake), this is a delicious blend of cooking and caring. It celebrates the love between a grandson and his grandfather. Join Pop Pop and his grandson as they beat, batter and bond baking the young boy’s favorite Lemon Bar Cake. With full color, lovingly painted step-by-step instructions and a full ingredient list, this book is a sweet recipe for the hearts of lemon cake eaters young and old.
I love you like a skipping stone...I love you like a doggy's bone... Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other.
Time to say hello. A child says hello to family and pets as a way to start the day. Hello is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence. Hello is 24 pages long features 16 different words for your child to master.
One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.
Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they're the same age--80 years old--and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away--she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones.
Rise and shine! It's time to have breakfast. Mouthwatering photos of pancakes and waffles, bacon and eggs make this picture book a delightful treat for children who wonder why can't we always have breakfast for dinner. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
Is there a new baby in the house? Will there be one soon? From bottles to diapers to toys and strollers, this book is an excellent way to engage a baby or toddler in word acquisition with familiar items or to introduce an older child to some of the things that their new little brother or sister will need. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce baby items, their names and colors to kids.
It's time for the Hoo family to go on their annual camping trip, but Little Hoo is a little bit nervous. From setting up a tent, to cooking dinner over the fire, to sleeping with spooky noises, camping has a lot of new things for Little Hoo to experience. With characteristic gentleness, this book takes little ones along with Little Hoo on an adventure that eventually turns out to be a fun, and not scary, time. Little Hoo Goes Camping is part of the Little Hoo series featuring cute and reassuring texts for toddlers and preschoolers.
A joyful story celebrating the love between a granddaughter and her grandmother. This delightful picture books follows a young girl and her grandmother through a day of tea parties, dancing, hide and seek, pat-a-cake, bath time, story time, and bedtime. At the end of the story the little girl discovers why she is so extra special.
Danny can't sleep. So, Dad tells him a bedtime story about when Danny was very little.
It's Danny's birthday, and Dad goes to the neighborhood toy store to find the perfect gift. Dad wants to get Danny something special.
Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.
Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Sleep, My Little One,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. As night draws near, mom and baby share precious moments during bath time and bedtime. “Up the stairs and in the bath I’ll wash those little toes. Tickle your tummy as you splash, then, I’ll kiss your sweet, wet nose.” Bedtime is a special time for bonding and saying, “I love you.” Gentle illustrations and rhyming text will make this a favorite for young children. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day. Titles in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, It’s Night-Night Time, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus.
Baby Elephant wanders off while chasing a butterfly. How will Mother Elephant find him?
Mother Elephant teaches Baby Elephant how to find his own lunch.
Danny and Dad go on a picnic, but Dad's lunch mysteriously disappears. What happened to Dad's lunch?
Danny is having a bad day. Grandma Ruth knows just what to do to cheer him up.
Danny loves to visit Grandma Ruth. Danny spends a week at Grandma Ruth's house and meets a new friend, Frank.
Grandma Ruth has misplaced her reading glasses. She looks in all of the usual places around the house to find them. Perhaps Danny knows where they are.
Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.