Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind.
Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will Bat be returned to Zulaa and will the importance of friendship be learned?
Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . .
Big black Busunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ?
Mommy, Daddy, and Dorothy's brother, Martin, all wear glasses. But not Dorothy. She knows that glasses make people see better, and she wants to see better, too. Never mind that she can see perfectly without them. She feels like an outsider in her own family, and so she draws glasses on her face and on all her toys. But when she tries on her Daddy's glasses, she gets a big surprise!
Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed?
Her really good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.
Children follow the adventures of two witches with very different personalities, one kind and one mischievous, as they learn the golden rule.
¿Por qué los cuervos son negros? ¿Por qué los ojos de los búhos (megascops) se ven rojos en la luz? ¿Como llegó el fuego a la Tierra? Tú encontrarás las respuestas a esas preguntas en este relato de una leyenda popular Chéroqui . La tierra era fría y obscura pero los animales podían ver fuego proveniente de un árbol en la isla. Ellos intentaron volar o nadar hacia la isla para traer el calor y la luz del fuego. ¿Qué fue lo que les pasó a algunos de los animales? ¿Cuál animal fue por el fuego, lo trajo y cómo lo hizo?
¿Cuál es tu día favorito de la semana? En ¡Viva! ¡Es sábado!/Hooray! It’s Saturday!, algo importante pasa cada día. ¡Pero el sábado, esta familia se divierte! (What is your favorite day of the week? In ¡Viva! ¡Es sábado!, something important happens each day!) Young learners learn the days of the week as they go to the park, attend school, have piano lessons, play basketball and more! From Sunday to Saturday, young readers will learn all of the days of the week in this delightfully-illustrated book. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version Hooray! It’s Saturday.
¿Qué quiere ser cuándo crezca? En Cuando crezca, descubrirá cuantas cosas diferentes podrá hacer! (What do you want to be when you grow up? In Cuando crezca, you will discover just how many things you can be!) A little boy explores being a doctor, dentist, singer, fire fighter, pilot, teacher, construction worker, cook, famous baseball player and more in this adorably-illustrated book. At the end of the day, he still can’t decide because he’s only 7! Cute text, coupled with beautiful watercolor art, illustrates each occupation in a fun, child-like way. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version When I Grow Up.
¡Camisas, pantalones, calcetines y zapatos, hay tantos tipos de ropa! En ¿Cómo me visto? aprenderá sobre los tipos de ropa que la gente viste en ocasiones diferentes. (Shirts, pants, socks and shoes - there are so many kinds of clothes to wear! In ¿Cómo me visto?, you will learn about the different kinds of clothes people wear for different occasions.) Engaging art and simple sentences explain to young learners what to wear during the day. If it’s raining outside make sure to grab an umbrella along with your raincoat and boots. For swimming fun, a bathing suit and towel are needed. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version What Should I Wear?
¡Es la hora de comer, y Abuela está cocinando! En A mi abuela le gusta cocinar, aprenderá a decor los nombres de diferentes clases de comida y bebidas en español y en ingles. (It’s dinner time, and grandma is cooking! In A mi abuela le gusta cocinar, you will learn how to say the names of different kinds of foods and drinks in Spanish and English!) A visit to Grandma’s house for dinner is a fun-filled, tasty event. And of course, dinner is not complete without dessert. What will Grandma make for dinner? Through simple text and beautifully-illustrated art, young readers learn the names of various foods as well as good table manners. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version My Grandma Likes To Cook.
¿Por barco, autobús, camión, o tren - cómo anda en la ciudad? En Camiones, aviones y trenes, descubrirá toda clase de transporte. (By boat, bus, truck, or train - how do you get around town? In Camiones, aviones y trenes, you will discover all kinds of transportation!) From learning that trains take people and supplies all over the country, to trucks can carry cement for a new building, young readers will learn about these exciting vehicles. Realistic art and simple sentences will have young learners reading along in no time. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version Trucks, Planes and Trains.
¿Cómo te sientes hoy? Aprender diferentes sentimientos es fácil y divertido en el libro A Veces me siento/Sometimes I Feel. (How do you feel today? Learning about different kinds of feelings is easy and fun in A Veces Me Siento). Young readers will realize that all the different feelings they experience throughout the day are common! From feeling happy to sad, to silly or mad, cute illustrations demonstrate different feelings in an appropriate way for young children. Simple sentences will have young learners reading along in no time. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version Sometimes I Feel.
Relive a day at the beach with this lovely bilingual (Spanish and English) book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Una niña pasea por el mar y descubre sus tesoros a través de sus cinco sentidos.
Did you know pumpkins have been around for 11,000 years? Or that the biggest pumpkin on record weighed over 1,300 pounds? Learn all about pumpkins - where they come from, how to grow them, and more - in this informative book that's guaranteed to squash the competition. Recipes, fun facts, and resources round out the text.
California, here we come! Re-illustrated and re-designed, Our California is a lively tour of award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan's home state. Spirited poems celebrate California's major cities and regions. Backmatter includes state symbols and additional information about each place. Bold paintings by illustrator Rafael López capture the spirit of the land.
Lee la historia. ¡Luego canta la historia! Desde la mamá oso y su cachorro hasta la madre y su niño, siga los pasos de la madres acostando a sus hijos. A los niños les encantará este dulce cuento con cálidas ilustraciones. (Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Llego La Noche,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. From the bear and cub to the woman and child, follow along as the mothers put their babies to bed. Children will love this sweet story with warm illustrations.)
Mientras llega la noche, la mamá y su bebé comparten momentos preciosos, desde la hora del baño hasta la hora de dormir. Los niños estarán encontados con este cuento tierno con ilustraciones dulces. (As night falls, mother and baby share precious moments from bathtime to bedtime. Children will find sweet illustrations with this cute story.)