Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?
A class assignment shows how different families can be, and what they have in common.
A series of directions guides the narrator to a wonderful surprise in this vibrantly illustrated story.
Readers will follow along as a young boy packs a suitcase, goes to the airport, and travels by plane to a very special destination.
Bella and Dan give Gram a surprise gift. Read about Gram and her new pet cat, Pepper. This A-level story uses engaging 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. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.
This timely and sensitive title helps define a family, from members related by birth to stepparents and same-sex parents. Children will learn that loving families look after each other, even if they sometimes disagree or argue.
There are all kinds of families. Families can be big or small and they can change over time. Some families live together and others live apart. In every family there are people who love each other. Who's in your family?
Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.
On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings. But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.
The whole family pitches in when Nick, the youngest, wants to catch a fish on his own.
Readers learn the days of the week and basic food vocabulary as they find out what's for dinner.
Readers will follow along as Dad finishes an exciting project for his children.
Celebrate the excitement around this family holiday.
The kids have whipped up a little surprise for Mom. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency
Can Dad act like a scary monster? Repetitive text will help readers build fluency while playful illustrations keep them laughing.
When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?
This is a story about a warm loving relationship between two brothers.
What should Mom and Son buy at the grocery store?
When the whole family heads out for a day on the lake, who will make the biggest catch?
Sibling rivaly prompts two young children to find out who can reel in the biggest catch.
Everyone in the family has a gift for Sammy and a special surprise planned! Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.
Sammy doesn't know where to turn in the confusion of a family move. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.
A boy wants to do everything Mom does on their camping trip.
Readers will relate to this story of a boy who wants to be just like his parent.
Sammy's things are all over the house, but where is Sammy?