Alex wants to buy his mother a birthday present, but all he has is a frying pan! He bangs on it with a street orchestra to earn money, but the musicians chase him away. When Alex fills his frying pan with soapy water to earn money washing cars, that doesn't work either. Finally, with great ingenuity Alex brings his mother a charming and original gift!
Tristan makes a special gift for his mom. This B-level story uses decodable text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text.
Tristan helps his mom make lunch. This B-level story uses decodable text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text.
In Eve Eats Everything, beginning readers learn about the many sounds and functions of the vowel E. Watch as Eve and her stepdad, Ed, grocery shop and imagine eating many delicious foods. Vibrant illustrations and carefully leveled text will engage young readers in a supportive educational fiction reading experience. Supplementary back matter helps readers review the story, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Eve Eats Everything also features reading tips for teachers and parents and a table of contents.
Reece's new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites everything that moves and drives Reece's mom nuts. The puppy was Dad's idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents' separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can't give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He's family, after all. We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist.
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.
¿Cuál es tu día favorito de la semana? En ¡Viva! ¡Es sábado!/Hooray! It’s Saturday!, algo importante pasa cada día. ¡Pero el sábado, esta familia se divierte!
¡Es la hora de comer, y Abuela está cocinando! En A mi abuela le gusta cocinar, aprenderá a decor los nombres de diferentes clases de comida y bebidas en español y en ingles.
A visit to Grandma’s house for dinner is a fun-filled, tasty event. And of course, dinner is not complete without dessert. What will Grandma make for dinner? Through simple text and beautifully-illustrated art, young readers learn the names of various foods as well as good table manners. Learn simple Spanish words and phrases with the corresponding version A mi Abuela, le gusta cocinar.
Snuggle close and enjoy this rhyming story about mommy animals gently tucking their babies into bed.Mama Cat, Raccoon, Cow, Mouse, Horse, and Bird, each say “good night” to their babies in a different, caring way. Young readers will be captivated by the comforting story and reassuring illustrations. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day.
A simple story about a brother and a sister. This story helps readers learn the words brother, and, and sister. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.
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.
Baby Elephant wanders off while chasing a butterfly. How will Mother Elephant find him?
Danny can't sleep. So, Dad tells him a bedtime story about when Danny was very little.
Danny and Dad go on a picnic, but Dad's lunch mysteriously disappears. What happened to Dad's lunch?
Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.
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.
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.
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.