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'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.
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.
Spunky Monkey plays soccer in the jungle with his animal friends.
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.
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.
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.
A gopher is making pizza and when her friends come calling, she invites them all in and they share the pie.
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.
Meet Tip and Tucker! These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things. Everything changes when Mr. Lopez purchases them from the pet store. As Tip and Tucker take a road trip, they wonder what their new home will be like. Mr. Lopez says it will be noisy and fun. What is school? In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, Tip and Tucker will help beginning readers explore new feelings and learn to navigate classroom dynamics and relationships.
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?
It’s Amy’s first day of school and she is a little nervous. So Amy’s mother gives her a big hug and shows her a folded piece of paper. Then she quickly puts the paper in Amy’s pocket and tells her to open it if she needs a little help. Follow Amy throughout her day as she meets new friends, eats lunch, and plays on the playground. What will happen when Amy falls, scrapes both of her knees, and has to go see the school nurse? Will she look at the folded piece of paper in her pocket? A positive ending will add interest and help calm young students’ nerves about attending the first day of school.
What is the true meaning of friendship? Follow along as a boy meets up with his friend - a dog who faithfully waits for him every day so they can ride out to the beach together to surf. The boy doesn't own the dog and he doesn't know who does, but their daily routine has created a special bond. Award-winning author Eric Walters navigates the waters of a unique friendship alongside the vibrant illustrations of Eugenie Fernandes, who brings the bumpy roads, rugged beach paths and rolling waves of the tropics to life. Sometimes the most poignant relationships in a child's life are the ones between friends.
Little worms! Squirmy Wormy and Mortimer are three little worms who know how to have big fun! See what happens when they play jump rope, or when they enter a talent contest. What will they get up to next? Stories by David L. Roper.
Time for a nap! Spot tries to find a peaceful place to nap. On a sunny day, Spot naps in the shade. Playing with a new toy can be exhausting for a puppy like Spot. Spot wants to take a nap but Splinter wants to play. A fly disturbs Spot as he tries to nap. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.
In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime. Simple text and charming illustrations guide beginning readers throughout the story and encourage independent reading.