Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, going high in the air, deep below the ocean and everywhere in between in their little blue boat, their magic boat. When Piper has to leave, Ellie discovers she has her own vivid imagination.
Angelica just can’t help herself! In this third book in the series, Angelica, aka Jelly, is confused for a junior reporter and decides to make the most of her mistaken identity to learn what it’s like to be a real journalist. Jelly and her bestie, Joon, are soon busy with problems at the new library, trouble in the lap lane at the local pool and a predicament in a rare-book room. With her keen observational abilities and a knack for creative solutions, Jelly soon has more than enough material for an article. But will she be able to keep up the ruse when a new friend starts nosing around?
When Squirrel's car gets stuck, he turns to friends for help. Will he ever get out of the muck?
A boy comes to appreciate the special companion in his room.
It's Princess Pearl's birthday, but something is wrong. What could it be?
Possum thinks he's happy, but his friends aren't sure. Readers will enjoy the efforts they make to cheer Possum up, and using picture clues to determine who's right.
Not everyone is happy with the menu when friends work together to plan dinner.
Readers will identify with the special connection between a girl and her companion.
When Jake opens his own lemonade stand, he's eager to negotiate his prices. Will his business be profitable?
All the crocodile wants is a new friend. Will any of the jungle animals give him a chance?
Miss Flutter enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.
Lizzie has a big problem. Who can help her solve it?
Join Bumpy the Frog, an accident prone young amphibian, as he learns his strengths and limitations through adventures with his friends.
Brewster has a sore throat, and his crow won't go. Can his friends help him wake Farmer Dell up?
When Kaboodle the elephant continues to deny his best monkey friend Kit a peanut, Kit tries to impress his friend in a variety of fun ways. Together they learn valuable lessons about sharing and manners.
Alice and Adele are going to have a sleepover but Adele is a little bit nervous. As the friends get ready to go to sleep, common bedtime worries keep popping up. But there's nothing to fear! Alice is ready to do battle with anything that comes their way! This sweet story celebrates friendship and problem solving skills.
A sailor cat loves to spend his days on the ocean with his human, Sammy. They make a great team, catching fish, driving the boat, and doing battle against terrible sea creatures. This sweet story celebrates the friendship and everyday joy of a cat and his friend.
A sad monster is sad at school. He is sad because he doesn’t have any friends. Is there someone who can make him happy? The Sad, Sad Monster is a cute book for monster-loving toddlers through beginning readers. Simple sentences make this a perfect first reader.
Danny encounters another dog who isn't very nice to him. What does Danny do?
Abby is a very important friend to Danny. Danny wants to play with Abby, but can't find her anywhere!
Danny and his friend, Abby, like to have fun together. They like to eat, play, run, and explore the neighborhood with each other.
When trucker Jo hits the open road, her faithful little doggy pal, Big Al, is always with her. The two make a fine traveling team until Big Al gets distracted after a potty break at a rest stop and wanders off. In her rush to get back on the road, Jo doesn't realize her best buddy isn't in the truck cab. As soon as Big Al figures out what has happened, he is determined that nothing will distract him from his plan to wait for Jo to come back. Well, almost nothing. When you're a dog, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar and tempting sights and smells, and even new humans. Told in both Jo's and Big Al's voices, this heartwarming story of separation and joyful reunion is based on a true event.
Danny and Abby pretend to work in a hospital. They take turns being the doctor and nurse, and pretend to take care of their patient, Bee.
Danny finds a little worm and worries for its safety. Dad helps Danny find the worm a safe home.
Danny and Abby follow the mowed path in the yard to play a game of chase in the grass. Who do they invite to play with them?