Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.
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?
It's winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground. Danny and Norman decide to build a snowman. What happens to the snowman's nose?
Danny and his dog friends have a race in the backyard to determine who is the fastest runner. Ready, set, go! Who will win?
In this illustrated book based on the beloved children’s game, readers and listeners alike are prompted to act out the commands as the rhythmic text leads to a sleep-inducing conclusion.
Shares the story of children playing. Readers will follow the children as they play their different games at the park. This story helps readers learn the words play and we. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'ay' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
Shares the story of friends at a girl's birthday party. Readers will follow the children as they eat cake, play with toys, and open presents. This story helps readers learn the words a, at, and party. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.
Adrian transforms an old blanket into a cave, a waterfall, and a magic carpet.
This poem describes what might happen if moose go walking "barefoot" in the mud.
Gabe and Nico set up a lemonade stand while Isaac plays with his truck. They try everything to cool Isaac off from the heat; finally they run into the sprinkler and feel better.
Andy and his friends find a way to have fun inside on a rainy day.
Marco Anna and her dog Rico play hopscotch.
A ten-line poem about playing with play dough.
Shares the story of Asha, who wants to bake cookies with her sister. First she sifts the flour. Then her sister mixes the dry ingredients. What comes next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Asha's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about baking cookies. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Shares the story of Eric, who wants to build a skyscraper like his architect father. He begins by collecting his blocks. Next he builds the base of the tower. What comes after that? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Eric's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about structures and building. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Puppy games! Spot loves chasing and catching baseballs. Spot tries to play with a big branch but it is too heavy. Spot meets a beautiful butterfly. Spot explores the woods. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.
Get Moving! Spot chases his shadow until they both stop for a rest. Spot knocks down a pail of paint on to himself and leaves, sticks, and a bird nest stick to his body when he runs. Spot chases hi ball around on a windy day. Spot helps a turtle on a journey. The sounds of the forest inspire spot to dance. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.
Let's Play with Spot and Splinter! Spot and Splinter play hide and seek. Splinter finds lots of fun things hiding in nature. On a rainy day Spot plays outside, while Splinter stays dry inside. Spot can't decide whether to play with his ball or chew his bone. Spot and Splinter play tag. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.
Reading! Mike gets his first library card. Megan and her classmates prepare for story time. Tex and Indi join a summer reading program at their local library. Toby writes a book report and learns that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Stories by LaDonna Frankenheim, Marianne Mitchell, Lissa Rovetch, and John J. Bonk.
Imagination! Anita builds a creative fort. A bucket can be anything you desire. Zoey plays dress-up at school. She decides to be a cowgirl and then creatively builds a horse. The read a fun story about misunderstanding idioms and imagination taking over. Stories by Highlights for Children, Alexander Mercer McCarren, and Tiffany Alenefelt.
Featuring basic concepts, this lovely book uses vivid images, engaging vocabulary, and informational text to inspire beginning readers to recognize activities such as playing, digging, reading, running, swinging, and writing. With this engaging nonfiction reader, children will be proud to share what they can do!
From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.
For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much hockey. And in I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey, young readers get double the fun. Matt Napier, author of Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with hockey masks, sticks, pucks, even miniature ice rinks and trading cards. But one of the scenes has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans find the various differences between each pair of scenes. From the number of Zambonis on the ice to the sweaters hung in a locker room, hockey fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!Matt Napier is the author of the bestselling Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book. The son of a professional hockey player, Matt was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a recent law school graduate and lives in Toronto. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, products and all types of events. Travel photography is his passion.
For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much baseball. In I Spy with My Little Eye: Baseball, readers get double the fun. Brad Herzog (H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet) teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with baseballs, bats, and memorabilia. But one of the scenes in each photo pair has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans spot the differences. From the number of trophies in the case to the jerseys hanging in a locker room, baseball fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game! Brad Herzog's books with Sleeping Bear Press include Full Count: A Baseball Number Book and S is for Save the Planet: A How-to be Green Alphabet. Brad has won several awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, and products. David was also the photographer for I Spy with My Little Eye: Hockey.