Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
Nicholas hides a pumpkin and gets a surprise the following year.
Tyler struggles with a rabbit infestation in his garden.
Two boys use marmalade to lure a skunk safely out of the house.
Alex discovers that a nighttime fishing trip can be fun.
This young girl helps free a bird that got caught in a store.
In this take on 'The Tortoise and the Hare', Hummingbird and Heron race to see who gets to eat fish from the river and who has to eat something else.
This Ojibwa folk tale describes the musical sounds of rain and thunder.
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.
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.
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.
Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.
Kyle's birthday present turns into a delicious part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?
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.
As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.
It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it? Author Marsha Diane Arnold's gentle story will encourage young readers to think beyond plans and expectations and imagine the wonderful possibilities that may occur when life and nature have other ideas.
The Koots are on the trail of a counterfeiter after Ben and Toby are questioned by Officer Gomez about passing a fake twenty-dollar bill.
Seasons! Spot wants to play outside but it is too cold. Spot plays in a pile of leave. Spot is playing outside, then the weather begins to change. Spot says hello to spring. Spot enjoys summer. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.