The animals have a fun time celebrating Baby Hippo's first birthday.
Max can't find his friends on his birthday. Then he discovers they were throwing a surprise party for him!
Fly is on a mission to make Horse laugh.
Amanda finally solves the problem of a boy who chases her on the playground.
Isabel learns just in time to speak up for what she wants.
Duncan is welcomed at Joey's home.
Liza's family moves away and her best friend sends her a stuffed bunny in the mail. But she still misses having a friend--until her bunny helps her meet two new ones.
Audrey finds a new friend who shares her interest in art.
How can Squirrel keep Dog from copying her Halloween decorations?
Marco Anna and her dog Rico play hopscotch.
In a race to the lighthouse three friends discover how all of them can be winners.
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.
A frog and a spider figure out how to help one another.
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.
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.
Little Bunny and his friends worry about their grouchy new neighbor. Little Bunny learns how simple kindness can turn a grouch into a friend.
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.
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.
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?
Buzz Plays Soccer in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing soccer. 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.
Ana loves Buddy, but now Ana has a new baby brother. Will Buddy ever get Ana's attention again?