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.
James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.
The second Sunday in May is a time to celebrate mothers and all those who are like mothers. This book discusses the origins of Mother's Day and explains how songs, poems, and food can prove useful in showing our appreciation for mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.
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.
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.
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.
When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?
My Special Needs Family is the story of a normal day in Roxy's life. When classmate Lenny visits her home, he discovers Roxy has autism. Who taught her how to bowl? Dad. Who gets her snack? Roxy. Who makes her dinner? Mom. Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
My Single Mom is the story of a normal day in Kenneth's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Kenneth lives with just his mom. Who checks his homework? The after-school leader, Annie! Who makes his dinner? Mom! Who tucks him in at night? Mom! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
My Single Dad is the story of a normal day in Destiny's life. When classmate Lenny visits her home, he discovers Destiny lives with just her dad. Who picks her up from school? Her sitter, Lily! Who makes her dinner? Dad! Who tucks her in at night? Dad! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
My First-Generation Family is the story of a normal day in Manny's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Manny's family moved here from Mexico. Who picks up Manny from school in a taxi? Papa! Who brings home dinner from her restaurant job? Mama! Who reads Manny's bedtime story? Mama and Papa! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
My Adopted Family is the story of a normal day in Adam's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Adam is adopted. Who makes him do his homework? Mom! Who makes dinner? Dad! Who tucks him in? Mom and Dad! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.
A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief.
Jake should be asleep, but he's decided to stay up all night long. Will he make it until morning?
A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.
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.
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.
What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere.
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.
Father’s Day is almost here! Bobo, a small rabbit, wants to find the perfect present. But none of his ideas (a kitten, a puppy, a chick) work out. Then Bobo comes up with a new plan: a very special hat he makes all by himself!
Andy and Amy just can't wait: today, they're going to adopt a dog. But what kind should they choose? He wants a big one; she wants it small. She wants a white dog; he wants a black. Will they find a pet that can make everyone happy--Mom and Dad too? Maybe Rover will be just right.
When it comes to birds, Lucy's grandpa knows every beak and squeak. With binoculars in hand, Lucy and her grandpa begin to search for a robin redbreast. But the bird isn't making it easy for them! A squawk-y, bossy bird? That's a blue jay. Birds with round beaks good for scooping? Canadian geese. Hey, will that nest with the three blue eggs lead to a happy discovery in this spot-the-robin mystery?