Rupert is lonely and a little scared at his grandmother's country home. How can an empty cupboard in the toolshed make him feel at home?
Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.
Kristen thinks her cousin Maya is Gramma's favorite until Maya reveals the main topic of Gramma's letters.
Sometimes it is great to have a mom who is different from the rest.
A series of misadventures turn into fun for Derrick and Steve.
Ollie wants to do something special for Abuela for Mother's Day. When Arizona and Ollie find out Abuela's favorite treat is homemade ice cream, they have just the thing.
When the twins help out at the family store, Indi has an accident while bagging a customer's groceries. Everyone helps clean-up the mess and Indi is helped to see that she can learn from her mistake.
A preschool girl helps her older brother create a May Basket for their Grandma.
When Arizona ruins Abuela's scarf on a ski trip, she has to muster the courage to admit it and apologize.
A child enjoys a snowy day with his mom.
Jonathan makes Grandma thank-you cards.
Indi gets upset when Tex runs through the pile of leaves she's raked. As the anger escalates and they start pushing one another, Dad steps in to help. Everyone takes a deep breath, and the twins talk to one another and the conflict is resolved.
When Gran and Poppy have to cancel their annual trip due to Gran's knee surgery, Arizona is very disappointed. But after "talking things over" with her cat, Cow, she realizes she can keep in touch with her grandparents in other ways.
A mother and child talk about what they see out their kitchen window. Mom sees something that needs to be rescued and the two play "I spy." When the daughter sees that it's a chick that needs to be kept safe, she carefully takes it back to the barn.
Annie figures out a way to comfort her little brother when he's feeling homesick on his first day of school.
Little Bunny thinks it might be better to be the younger child in the family. Baby Bunny can get away with things that Little Bunny can't. But when bedtime rolls around, and Little Bunny can stay up later, he realizes that there are advantages to being the big brother.
A son and his father are taking a trip by plane to visit Grandma. The boy is intrigued by the view from the window. Everything looks so small from the plane. When he gets to the ground, he realizes that the planes up in the sky, that look so big on the ground, look small up in the sky.
Athena's family's custom of picking and cooking dandelion greens embarrasses Athena. But when she sees her new friend try the food, she realizes she could be more open-minded herself.
The twins sprout bean seeds in their kindergarten classroom. After planting their seeds in pots, seedlings appeared, just in time to take them home for a special Mother's Day gift.
Grandma Hen and Chicka Chick plant vegetable seeds in their garden. Chicka Chick can't locate the hose. April showers come just in time.
Chica-Chick and Grandma Hen use strawberries from their garden to make lots of jam. Chica-Chick suggests giving the jam as gifts to all their friends and the local community helpers. She's disappointed when she discovers they have given away all the jam. But she is delighted when Grandma Hen presents her with the biggest jar of all - a present for her.
Learn different ways to help out at home. The book utilizes social emotional based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.
Want a new way to show someone who your best friend is? How about using signs to tell your classmates about your family? Young readers will be delighted to learn a new way to discuss their favorite people. Both Spanish and English translations encourage kids to explore different languages and methods of communication.
When ten-year-old Cyrus sees a For Sale sign plunged into his front lawn, it’s a complete and utter disaster. Usually, his younger brother, Rudy, is the scaredy-cat, but for the first time in his life, Cyrus is terrified. He’s lived at 637 Petunia Boulevard since he came to live with his adoptive mom and dad at two months old. Won’t he go hurtling into outer space without these four familiar walls to hold him in? Luckily, Cyrus has a few sneaky tricks up his sleeve to stop this moving business before it even gets started.
When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.