A child enjoys a rainy day.
Krystal discovers why a snail is taking so long to cross the sidewalk.
The sound of raindrops on Jarrett's umbrella reminds Mom to make a special snack.
Bert Beth and Grandpa make a pumpkin pie to share with friends at their pumpkin party.
A little girl wants the loud wind to sing her a soft song. But when the flowers bloom Mr. Wind goes away.
The clouds in the sky resemble white sheep blowing in the wind.
Max is grumpy because he can't find any flowers for Mrs. Mole. Felix and Harriet help him make a leaf bouquet instead. Mrs. Mole invites them in for hot cocoa and a story.
A poem about rabbits and their shadows in the moonlight.
A poem about the beauty of a summer sunflower.
A child looks at the beautiful snow outside his window and watches a little sparrow eat the seeds he's spread.
It's hot, and the kids want to play in their pool. But there's not enough water to fill it up until a rainstorm comes to help.
A fun rhyming story about ducks and how they eat in nature.
Sara's outdoor flowerpot has an Easter surprise.
Kari and her mom go on a hike in the woods. They watch a deer leaping through a clearing and settle down for a picnic lunch as a deer has a picnic of her own. Readers will see both Spanish and English phrases in this story.
Jack and Isabella search for Pokey the desert tortoise that lives near their house.
A crocus sprouts through the snow as the first sign of spring.
A poem about all the beautiful signs of fall.
Dad and José plant a pattern of colored flowers in the garden and then water them.
Kyle's birthday present turns into a delicious part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Tina and Grandma take a walk in the snow and try to guess which prints belong to which animal.
The twins sprout bean seeds in their kindergarten classroom. After planting their seeds in pots, seedlings appeared, just in time to take them home for a special Mother's Day gift.
When the fireworks are over, Annika looks to find out where the sparkles have gone. She discovers fireflies--sparkles she'll be able to enjoy all summer long.
Tex and Indi are in the park with their neighbor Niko and his family. The kids are trying to figure out how to get their kites to fly. Nothing works until a helpful gust of wind comes along and blows everyone's kites up high.
Grandma Hen and Chicka Chick plant vegetable seeds in their garden. Chicka Chick can't locate the hose. April showers come just in time.
What Shall I Pack for Our Trip? uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about smart choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.