In a race to the lighthouse three friends discover how all of them can be winners.
A frog and a spider figure out how to help one another.
Rusty is trying to take a nap but things keep happening! He has to chase a fox get the cows back in their pasture and scare the crows away from the corn.
Tim is excited to discover a new boy has moved in next door. After a somewhat confusing day of making plans, he discovers the one boy is actually a set of twins.
Holly Hedgehog is afraid of the stormy night so Dad lights the lantern that hangs just outside her bedroom window. The light provides a beacon of safety for two of her friends. When she wakes in the morning, she finds her lantern no longer hanging outside her window. Instead it's on the front porch. How did it get there? Her friends come by and tell her how her lantern helped both of them navigate through the storm.
Arizona and Mareya's perfect potluck picnic doesn't go as perfectly as they'd hoped. Everyone brings potato salad!
Arizona can't help feeling envious of a girl at camp -- then finds out the girl admires her, too.
Tex, Indi, and Kate brainstorm what to do for Kate's birthday party. They decide to have a cool party with popsicles and running through the sprinkler.
Little Bunny's friends put on a talent show in the backyard. Squirrel feels badly that he has nothing to contribute. But at the end of the show, he realizes it's important to be a member of the audience.
Little Bunny and his friends worry about their grouchy new neighbor. Little Bunny learns how simple kindness can turn a grouch into a friend.
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.
Shanti wants a doll she sees in a shop, so she earns money by selling garlands of jasmine. She then selflessly gives the money to her best friend for her little brother's expensive medicine, and later, her best friend buys her the doll.
Nina, who runs a detective agency out of her bedroom closet, takes on the mystery of her little brother's missing shoe. After she and Teddy find the shoe, Nina pieces together clues to figure out why the shoe went missing in the first place.
When shy Mouse discovers Squirrel eating her bag of gummy hearts at a Valentine's party, she decides it's ok to share. After eating the candy together while sharing stories, Mouse realizes, embarrassed, that the candy had belonged to Squirrel all along.
Three friends discuss their silly, embarrassing, untrainable pets. It's not until the end that we discover the friends are dogs, and the pets they refer to are human!
Doña Rosa arrives wearing her new pearl necklace. Her friends admire it, and so Doña Rosa decides to go to the jeweler and have three necklaces made from the nine pearls.
Spunky Monkey plays soccer in the jungle with his animal friends.
A gopher is making pizza and when her friends come calling, she invites them all in and they share the pie.
Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Connection explores the importance of being connected to people and nature. This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.
Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Empathy explores the importance of listening and building friendships.This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.
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.
Napoleon, the spiffiest chameleon in the jungle, is a pretty happy guy. And why shouldn't he be? After all, he loves living on his spiffy limb, and blending in with its colorful foliage. And after a few missteps, he now has friends. Mike the monkey and Polly the parrot often come to play. The spiffy limb shakes with fun and it seems like the laughter will never stop. Except it does when Mike meets Mooka and Polly meets her Pedro. His friends have found their perfect mates and Napoleon is now back to being on his own. What will it take for the loneliest chameleon in the jungle to find his own true love?
Jump in the Pool in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing in the pool. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.
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.
Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey team in the small town of Howling. Tom Morgan has just moved from Toronto and is a talented player. Tom is also very competitive and seems determined to pick on Stu Duncan, who is slightly overweight. Johnny suggests a race between Tom and Stu. Tom eagerly accepts; Stu is reluctant but Johnny convinces him to trust his best friend's advice. On race day Tom is surprised by both the race and its outcome and learns that teamwork pays off. The Howling Timberwolves series of Orca Echoes early chapter books offer lots of sports action and humour that will appeal to young boys.