With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again. In this charming tale, Daniel Cleary introduces Prickles the cat, who likes to keep the house squeaky-clean, and Squeeky the mouse, who has befriended a cluster of unwelcome dust bunnies. When Prickles threatens to throw the dust bunnies out, Squeeky saves the day with a wacky plan to disguise his friends.
A lonely bear who lives in a magical tree provides shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry hat as they all withstand a deluge and become forever friends.
A sweetly poetic tribute to the interconnectedness of creatures and the natural world as well as humans and our loving relationships with one another is delicately rendered by artist Monique Felix.
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In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird’s favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life’s quiet moments, even amidst the winter’s dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?
A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.
Manuel goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be tall like Willie. He thinks being tall makes his best friend Willie look like a basketball star. In the quest to be tall, Manuel comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Manuel grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.
Alexa Peddlesfoot gets angry when her brothers don't play fairly. After complaining to her parents, her mother teaches her a great lesson on fairness. Alexa is so impressed with her mother's example she decides to try it out at school with her friends. Will Alexa be able to show fairness to all her friends at school?
Big black Busunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ? VeÄ¾kÃ½ Äierny Busunsul a malÃ¡ biela Paskualina sÃº najlepSÃ priatelia. Obidvaja sÃº dosÅ¥ nezvyÄajnÃ© psÃky, ale YijÃº si SÅ¥astne spolu vo svojom dome. Radi sa hrÃ¡vajÃº rovnakÃ© hry a radi behajÃº po lese. Dokonca aj spÃ¡vajÃº v jednej miestnosti a zahrievajÃº sa navzÃ¡jom, keÄ je chladno. Ale Äo sa stane, keÄ sa medzi nich raz dostane chutnÃ¡ veÄ¾kÃ¡ kosÅ¥ . . . ?
Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.
It's sometimes hard to be honest but this book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school, and in their everyday lives. It has an "Honesty Quiz" at the back of the book where students can see just how honest they really are.This book teaches students what being a friend means. How it is important to listen, trust, and what it takes to meet and make new friends.
Big black Bursunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ? Velky cerny Bursunsul a mala bíla Paskualina jsou nejlepsi pratele. Oba pejsci jsou velmi neobycejni a stastne spolu ziji pod jednou strechou. Hraji si spolu a pobihaji po lese. Dokonce spi ve stejnem pokoji a nekdy, kdyz je velka zima, se k sobe prituli. Co se ale stane, kdyz se do jejich pratelstvi priplete krasna stavnata kost?
Twins Lucy and Liam pretend to be firefighters after school and show what its like to be a professional firefighter. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of firefighting terms.
In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop's fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Andrew ruins a surprise his sisters are making for his mom when he gets bored and cries wolf too many times. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.
In this modern-day re-telling of Aeso'ps fable The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Liz turns up her nose at farm cooking while Abby learns she prefers the peace of the farm to the excitement of the city. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.
Read about Kay, a young girl who wants her friend to stay and play, while learning words in the –ay word family.
A young monster with no manners visits his friend's house and learns the manners he should use while visiting.
A mischievous guinea pig (and the narrator) teach a young boy the responsibility—and the joys—of caring for a pet guinea pig. Includes "Is this pet right for me?" quiz.
Several lizards (and the narrator) teach a young girl the responsibility—and the joys—of caring for a pet lizard. Includes "Is this pet right for me?" quiz.
Several snakes (and the narrator) teach a young boy the responsibility—and the joys—of caring for a pet snake. Includes "Is this pet right for me?" quiz.
Several turtles (and the narrator) teach a young girl the responsibility—and the joys—of caring for a pet turtle Includes "Is this pet right for me?" quiz.
Trey’s friends keep misinterpreting his story of a new pet, as the characters learn how to correctly use quotation marks in a sentence.
Bossy Blue is a crayon with a problem.He doesn't like grey and he wants to colour all the grey things blue including grey elephant. And now the elephant has a problem and while Bossy finds it a huge joke, the other crayons must set about returning the elephant to its right colour.
Everyone is having fun at the summer picnic until something terrible happens to Chester's lunch.
When Emma is busy with her Halloween party, Silly Kitty has to find things to do. Read about Silly Kitty's adventures on that spooky night!
Why is Bear bothered by Bee when she can be a sweet friend? Character concept: Trustworthiness: Be a good friend.