Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.
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?
Big black Bursunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ?
The accurately-named Red Cat and Blue Cat share a house and mutual antagonism. But each also secretly wishes that they could have some of the other's signature traits--Blue Cat is a smartypuss who's good at opening cans and the fridge; Red Cat can bounce across rooftops and zoom up the drapes. After two attempts to change to the other's color don't pan out, each instructs the other in the art of being the cat that they are not. And though Blue Cat and Red Cat try very hard to be a different sort of cat, the real change happens when they become friends. Until they spot Yellow Cat...who sings...really, really well...and the friends consider whether a new hue might be the way to go!
Its time to celebrate Sammy's birthday! Readers will enjoy seeing what gifts Sammy's family gives him.
Everyone seems to be too busy to play with Alex.
Lizzie the little lizard is stuck in her shell. Who will help her?
When Brewster Rooster's crow won't go, he enlists the help of his friends to wake up Farmer Dell.
Join Bumpy the Frog, an accident prone young amphibian, as he learns his strengths and limitations through adventures with his friends.
Brave and smart and big at heart. Kylie Bell may be the smallest one in her first-grade class, but when it comes to standing up to mean ol' bully-boy Rusty Jacks, her courage is monumental. Life isn't easy when you can't reach the water fountain, but Kylie Bell's big heart and good manners prove that sometimes it takes the most courage to do what's right. Frank Dormer's playful art extends the funny animal metaphors and appeals to both girls and boys. This book is good for your brain because: Building character, Problem solving, Bullying
SIT . . . STAY . . . FETCH! In this sequel to Aggie and Ben, the best friends are back for more boy-and-his-dog fun. Young readers will laugh out loud at Aggie's irrepressible antics and Ben's determined attempts to train her. Three short chapters, just right for beginning readers, follow Aggie and Ben on their adventures in doggie training, obedience, and friendship. This book is good for your brain because: Pets, Friendship, Early Readers
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.
Petey wants to make something wonderful, but he can't help making a mess along the way. It's a good thing his big brother Sam is always there to fix his mistakes.
Everyone has a birthday. Young or old, we all like to celebrate with friends and family.
Where is Little Chick? Rooster and the other farm animals work together to find her.
While Ana is at the store, Buddy tries to be good. But it's hard to be good when there is excitement in the park.
Today is Rabbit's birthday. Join Rabbit's animal friends as they arrive with special treats.
The weather is cold, so Bear, Squirrel, and Moose hurry to the snowy hill for some winter fun.
Being with friends is fun. What do you do with your friends?
Pets can be childrens best playmates. This book uses simple text and shows wonderful images of children playing with their dogs. Young readers will be entertained by dogs jumping, dancing, swimming, and singing. Children are then asked to relate their own experiences with pet dogs.
Who are your friends? We meet friends in different places - at home, on sports teams, at band practice, and other places. Our friends can even be our brothers and sisters and our pets! This book uses easy rhyme and fun photographs show children the fun that comes with friendships.
Owl and Lizard are as different as night and day. Can they work out their differences and band together? Concept: Cooperating. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.
The farmer loves his garden. Worm loves to work in her home. Can the two learn to work together? Concept: Working together. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.
Mr. Mouse likes helping others. But what happens when helping out makes Mr. Mouse get worn out? Concept: Helping others. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.
The two friends do everything together. But when Bird and her family go away, Bunny is left all alone. Concept: making new friends. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions, original illustrations.