Meet Luma the unicorn. They want to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Luma? In How to Be Friends with This Unicorn, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding illness and being friends from far away. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.
Meet Walda the werewolf. She wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Walda? In How to Be Friends with This Werewolf, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding anxiety and fears. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.
Meet Mimi the gnome. She wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Mimi? In How to Be Friends with This Gnome, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding respecting a friend's needs and limitations. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.
Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?
Her good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.
Bear is tired. The weather is getting cool and he's ready for a nice long nap--he's got earmuffs and a brand-new door to keep out the noise, plus a pair of fluffy slippers. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Woodpecker finds his recent homes…missing. And he follows the trail of debris right to Bear's new front door. When he "tap tap taps" to talk to Bear about it, the two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up--literally--before Bear loses too much sleep?
Carlos and Carmen love playing with Lola. Unfortunately, everybody's parents are getting tired of walking them to each other's houses. And, that means the twins and Lola have to wait. And wait. And wait. Until, the three of them come up with the perfect solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
When Carmen's wild toss sends the Hula-Hoop soaring over the fence, the twins don't know how to get it back. But then, as if by magic, their toys come sailing back over the fence. Soon after, there's a new neighbor poking her head over the Garcia's fence. Join in the fun as Carlos and Carmen meet their new neighbor. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
It's almost Valentine's Day, and Carlos and Carmen don't have any cards for their class! So they spend the day making valentines. They make big valentines and little valentines. They make valentines with glitter and valentines with stickers. Mamá and Papá think the twins may have made too many valentines. But, the twins have the perfect plan to make sure everybody has a happy Valentine's Day. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
When ten-year-old Roosevelt Banks discovers that his two best friends are planning a bike and camping trip, he wants more than anything to go along. There's just one problem—he doesn't have a bike. Roosevelt's parents agree to buy him a bike if he can manage to be good for two whole weeks. How can Roosevelt be good and be the same fun guy his friends want on the camping trip? Trying to be good leads to more trouble than expected—and to the discovery that being a good friend is more important than any bicycle.
A tiny field mouse moves into an abandoned building. One by one, a cat, a rabbit, a frog, and a dog move in with him. "There's always room for one more," says Mouse. After dinner, when it's time to go to sleep, Mouse makes sure each new friend has just the right place to sleep.
Diego plays baseball, but he sometimes has trouble focusing on the game. With a good teammate (and some luck!) he learns to keep his eye on the ball. In Diego Chase, Second Base, you'll be rooting for Diego as he learns about baseball and teamwork!
At gymnastics practice, Omar tries hard and has fun, but some of his moves are still wobbly. He worries that his friends are better at cartwheels and handstands than he is. But then, Omar gets a surprise when he learns there’s a special move that his teammates want to learn from him! In Omar Pratt, On the Mat, you'll be rooting for Omar as he learns about gymnastics and teamwork!
Ava is a good swimmer. She’s also a good teammate. When Alonso is afraid of the water, Ava knows just what to do. She and the team mascot help him have fun in the pool! In Ava Kane, In the Lane, you'll be rooting for Ava as she learns about swimming and teamwork!
Jayla loves to play soccer. There’s just one problem. Sometimes, she forgets the rules. Luckily, a teammate has a great idea that helps Jayla and the team, too! In Jayla Cole, Queen of the Goal, you'll be rooting for Jayla as she learns about soccer and teamwork!
There’s new mystery in the neighborhood. Miss Puffy’s toy mouse is missing. Will Ick and Crud be blamed – or will the doggie duo solve the CATastrophic crime? Book 8 in the series.
Ick and Crud are surprised when to discover the first big snowfall of the season. It’s fun to play in the white fluffy stuff. But then Bob takes the boys to Mrs. Martin’s house to warm up. They can’t wait to get back to their cat-free home! Book 7 in the series.
It's Halloween, the day for spooky ghosts and scary cats! Check out the action as Bob tricks the boys for a Halloween treat. Book 6 in the series.
It's time for Ick and Crud to start school. But who is really learning the lessons? Bob or the boys? Readers will relate to the setbacks and successes of the first day at school.Book 5 in the series.
It's another lazy day in the backyard, and Ick isn't too happy to explore the sound in the woods. But Crud has his back - or does he? Book 4 in the series.
Bob is loading the car for a trip. Yippee! Ick and Crud love to take trips. But suddenly this trip doesn't seem like it will be fun. Book 3 in the series.
Something big is happening in the barn. The animals are all making a fuss. No good dog can resist the chance to sniff out the mystery. Book 2 in the series.
Ick is feeling down, under-the-weather BLEH! But lucky for him, his pal Crud is there to cheer him up. Book 1 in the series.
Raccoon loves making snowmen. He practices all winter with his rolling, his stacking, and his decorating. He doesn't overlook any detail and his snowmen are perfect. When his friends come by, Raccoon is certain that they will also want to build snowmen. And they will need his help. But following Raccoon's directions aren't that easy. Poor Rabbit can't find the right snow (someone has used it all); Fox doesn't have the right tools (someone isn't sharing them); and Mouse can't decorate her snowman (someone has taken the best items). And that someone is Raccoon. When his friends have decided they have had enough, Raccoon realizes too late the error of his ways. But is it too late? Will his friends give Raccoon one more chance to work together to build a totally different kind of perfect snowman? This ideal-for-every-time-of-the-year story celebrates the bonds of friendship and the power of forgiveness.
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.