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I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672234

Manuel goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be tall like Willie. He thinks being tall makes his best friend Willie look like a basketball star. In the quest to be tall, Manuel comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Manuel grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

The Rain Forest Party

Lorraine Dey (author), Lorraine Dey (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671312

Hector-Armando was a little Armadillo who wanted to find his special talent that he could share with his friends at the big rain forest party. As he walked into the forest he noticed his friends were all busy collecting things and practicing their own talents to get ready for the big party. As he came upon his many friends, he would try to do the same things they were doing, but he just wasn't fast enough, or his legs were too short, or he wasn't tall enough. He tried again and again, but became sad to realize he may not have any special talents. He curled up to hide and suddenly became aware of a hidden talent that was there all along. Something mother nature gave him but he forgot about. He would share a very special talent with friends at The Rain Forest Party.

The Adventures of Marco Flamingo in the Cave / Las aventuras de Marco Flamenco en la cueva

Sheila Jarkins (author), Sheila Jarkins (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671145

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of The Adventures of Marco Flamingo in the Cave. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Marco Flamingo is off on a cave adventure in this fourth book in the Marco series. But this time, Marco's friends--Coral, Shelly and Webb--join him. When Marco spots caves, he is eager to discover what he will find inside. Marco's flamingo friends are timid and make excuses for staying safely outside the cave. But when they are scared by the sight of a leopard, a snake and a vulture will they take their chances inside the cave? And what has happened to Marco, the friends wonder. Why hasn't he come out? Come join Marco's friends as they explore the cave in search of Marco and discover what Marco finds inside the cave. You are in for a big surprise.

I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie / Quisiera ser tan alto como Willie

Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrook (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672241

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Manuel goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be tall like Willie. He thinks being tall makes his best friend Willie look like a basketball star. In the quest to be tall, Manuel comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Manuel grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Quisiera ser tan alto como Willie

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672258

This is the Spanish only version of I Wish I Tall Like Willie. Manuel goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be tall like Willie. He thinks being tall makes his best friend Willie look like a basketball star. In the quest to be tall, Manuel comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Manuel grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672142

Rosa wants freckles just like her friend Abby. How can she get them? Maybe chocolate pudding will do the trick! How about some mud puddle dots? Big sister's makeup? Rosa comes to realize that she might have something that is just as good as the longed-for freckles. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby / Quisiera tener pecas como Abby

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672159

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Rosa wants freckles just like her friend Abby. How can she get them? Maybe chocolate pudding will do the trick! How about some mud puddle dots? Big sister's makeup? Rosa comes to realize that she might have something that is just as good as the longed-for freckles. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Quisiera tener pecas como Abby

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672166

This is the Spanish only version of I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby. Rosa wants freckles just like her friend Abby. How can she get them? Maybe chocolate pudding will do the trick! How about some mud puddle dots? Big sister's makeup? Rosa comes to realize that she might have something that is just as good as the longed-for freckles. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672173

Abby concocts comical and innovative strategies to get glasses. She thinks glasses make her best friend Rosa look beautiful. In the quest to have glasses like Rosa, Abby invents a multitude of ingenious ways to getting the glasses she so dearly desires. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Abby grows in appreciation of her own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa / Quisiera tener lentes como Rosa

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672180

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Abby concocts comical and innovative strategies to get glasses. She thinks glasses make her best friend Rosa look beautiful. In the quest to have glasses like Rosa, Abby invents a multitude of ingenious ways to getting the glasses she so dearly desires. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Abby grows in appreciation of her own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Quisiera tener lentes como Rosa

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672197

This is the Spanish only version of I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa. Abby concocts comical and innovative strategies to get glasses. She thinks glasses make her best friend Rosa look beautiful. In the quest to have glasses like Rosa, Abby invents a multitude of ingenious ways to getting the glasses she so dearly desires. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Abby grows in appreciation of her own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672203

Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel / Quisiera ser fuerte como Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672210

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Quisiera ser fuerte como Manuel

Kathryn; Hembrook Heling (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672227

This is the Spanish only version of I Wish Was Strong Like Manuel. Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like Manuel. He thinks being strong makes his best friend Willie look like a superhero. In the quest to be strong, Willie comes up with a multitude of ingenious ways of getting there. What one person might dislike about themselves may be just the thing that someone else would envy. Willie grows in appreciation of his own uniqueness. The I Wish series (I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie, I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel, I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby) explores the issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and friendship for children. Kids are reminded to like themselves "just the way they are!" through humorous situations and outlandish schemes.

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671763

Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off / El señor Marmota quiere el día libre

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671770

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

El señor Marmota quiere el día libre

Pat Stemper Vojta (author), Olga Levitskiy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671787

This is the Spanish only version of Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. Mr. Groundhog tries to give his Groundhog Day duties away. He does not want to be blamed for six more weeks of winter anymore. He asks his friends to take on the responsibilities, but they are not interested. Instead, one by one his friends show him how he is perfectly suited to the role. As the day progresses, Mr. Groundhog finds a way to enjoy his special day.

My Pal, Victor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671794

Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Víctor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671800

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of My Pal, Victor. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

Mi amigo, Víctor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671817

This is the Spanish only version of My Pal, Victor. Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic's baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke. Two young boys experience a spirited, carefree friendship that transcends one boy's disability.

A Seed Was Planted

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671909

A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

A Seed Was Planted / Sembré una semilla

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671916

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of A Seed Was Planted. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

Sembré una semilla

Toula Palazetti (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671923

This is the Spanish only version of A Seed Was Planted. A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a seed is planted. Pieces and sprouts of walnut tree are passed along from one person to that person's friend and on that that friend's neighbor and on and on and on. The circle of giving creates a new crop of trees (supporting the idea of reforestation) and instills traditional values of sharing and caring. It also brings about a spirit of hope and goodwill to the givers. Love grows along with the saplings in the beautifully generous world. An inspiration and a timely lesson for children, adults and whole communities.

Vegetable Dreams

Dawn Jeffers (author), Claude Schneider (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671954

Young Erin has a dream. She must create a garden. Her vegetable garden becomes the unlikely place where friendship, belief in one's dreams, and much more than vegetables grow. Determined to make the garden a reality that will give pleasure not only to herself but to other people as well, Erin learns many lessons in the process. An old-fashioned story of a multi-generation friendship and the importance of sharing and nurturing dreams. This is truly a gentle, moving story.

Vegetable Dreams / Huerto soñado

Dawn Jeffers (author), Claude Schneider (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671961

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Vegetable Dreams. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Young Erin has a dream. She must create a garden. Her vegetable garden becomes the unlikely place where friendship, belief in one's dreams, and much more than vegetables grow. Determined to make the garden a reality that will give pleasure not only to herself but to other people as well, Erin learns many lessons in the process. An old-fashioned story of a multi-generation friendship and the importance of sharing and nurturing dreams. This is truly a gentle, moving story.