Books make everything better. Being a bookstore tiger is hard work. There's much patrolling, and a lot of sitting in laps at story hour, and then there's sleeping in the window display. But Raj is up to the task. He is fierce and proud, until Snowball comes along. The new cat in the bookstore informs Raj that he's just a marmalade kitty-cat. Times get tough then for the bookstore tiger. But bookstore and Raj owner Felicity, with the help of poet William Blake, knows how to fix things. In turn, with a very special book, Raj is able to fix things with Snowball. Paige Keiser's quirky, intimate illustrations invite readers to curl up and share a story, with their own tigers or a friend.
The kids at school want to know why Becca is wearing glasses and a patch. Instead of telling them she has amblyopia, Becca leads her friends imaginative adventures to explain her new fashion accessory. Mitch Vane's illustrations capture the spunky exuberance of this resourceful heroine.
After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoons returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches. Oblivious to the rain and wind of a raging storm, the raccoon is protected and sheltered by the tree.
A trip to the vet requires bravery. They met and became best friends in Aggie and Ben. They learned to behave in Good Dog, Aggie. Now Aggie and Ben must conquer their fears in their third book for beginning readers. Aggie has to go to the vet, but it's Ben who needs to be brave as he deals with a night without his best friend. When Aggie returns home, she is unable to play. Ben must do his best to take care of her and make her feel better. Frank W. Dormer's expressive illustrations tell the story of the special bond between a boy and his loyal dog. Young readers will love the continuing adventures of Aggie and Ben.
Aggie and Ben are back with another adventure in three short chapters just right for beginning readers. Ben and Aggie are playing fetch in the park. When Ben throws too far, Aggie doesn't come back! Ben looks and looks, but he cannot find her. It is the worst day ever. Ben's sadness turns into determination as he retraces his steps, makes posters, and enlists other people to help turn Aggie from a lost pup a found one.
Daddy takes Ben on a surprise trip to the pet store. Ben doesn't want a mouse, a snake, or even a cat. But when a certain puppy makes Ben laugh, a lasting friendship is formed. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy, Aggie.
The friends find a treasure that doesn't belong to them. Should they keep it? Or should they try to find the owner? Character concepts: being responsible, being honest, working together
Pig is having fun in the mud. But when his barnyard friends what to play in the mud too, will he learn it's more fun to share or will he hog all the mud to himself? This adorably illustrated story teaches young readers the value of taking turns and sharing.
Old Scruff is having it rough with the fleas until two sly cats teach him new tricks. Young readers will learn, through this humorous and beautifully illustrated story, the key to earning respect: always saying please and thank you.
When Dog is down on Cat's plans, will Cat give up or keep after her dream? Character concept: Responsibility: Never give up.
Ocho the Octopus is best at helping others. And he enjoys it. But how will the others react when Ocho can use help? Children will learn that being kind is easy with this beautifully illustrated story.
Duck Girl is planning a stick-up when the Bunny Troop comes by. But will Turbo Turtle be able to help the troop in time? Young readers will learn that anyone can be a super-hero just by helping others!
Garbage is everywhere! And Nick spots the culprit littering the city. Will Neat Nick have to clean up the streets all by himself or will Sloppy Joe learn to change his ways? This fun and lively rhyming story shows young readers that protecting the environment can be cool!
The yard may not be big enough for Bulldog and all his friends if he keeps up the snarling and snapping! They’re scared and upset. But one friend decides he might make a stink.
The friends are happy it is Field Day! But then they learn there is no race for turtles. How can the friends help the turtles have fun too?
It's Ted's birthday and everyone's forgotten the important date! How do the friends save the day and come up with the perfect gift? It's a surprise you'll have to discover. Character concepts: being responsible, empathy, being a good friend, working together.
Pip has a problem. Tab promised to make lunch for the big picnic. But when Pip arrives, nothing is ready. How do Pip and Tab work together to make the picnic a success? Character concepts: being a good friend, working together, being responsible.
When things begin to disappear, the friends want to know who is responsible. Can they forgive the thief and turn a fiend into a friend? Character concepts: self-esteem, being honest, being a good friend, working together.
Bun loves to wear hats. She's very creative. But when she hears her friends make fun of her hats, Bun is sad. How will the friends cheer her up? Character concepts: self-esteem, empathy, being honest, being a good friend, working together
Sox can't wait for the big race. But Tab decides to run in the race and asks Sox to help him train. Sox knows Tab is slow. Will Tab slow Sox down or will Sox run to win? Character concepts: perseverance, self-esteem, empathy, being a good friend, working together
Every day the blue jays find a way to bother Ted. Will these bully birds keep Ted inside or will his friends find a way to help? Character concepts: Self-esteem, perseverance, being a good friend
The bugs in Bugville have had it with bullies! How will they solve the problem? When Beetle moves to town, he shows the bugs how teamwork can help get Bully Bug to back off.
A gentle story that touches on an early childhood theme that good friends don't always need to share the same taste in everything. This book contains full-color illustrations with plenty of detail for a child to pore over.
Follow the story of two pen pals to learn about time measurement and the months of the year! This charming title teaches children about time, analog and digital clocks, and early STEM themes by telling the story of what happened to these two pen pals during each month of the year. Make time measurement fun and easy with vibrant images, practice problems, and this exciting story!
Follow a day in the life of two children from different cities! This entertaining title encourages young readers to practice time measurement skills and early STEM themes, like reading analog and digital clocks. Familiar images and fun practice problems will have young readers thinking about how they can measure time throughout a day in their own lives!