This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.
Shells come in so many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures, but they can have surprising uses!
This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.
In a world marred by light pollution, this quest for true darkness is a clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all may see.
Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this books reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.
Delightful illustrations and descriptive language bring this story of a first train ride to life.
Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, going high in the air, deep below the ocean and everywhere in between in their little blue boat, their magic boat. When Piper has to leave, Ellie discovers she has her own vivid imagination.
In Spanish - sometimes friends forget to do the right thing. Read how Chester Fox reminds Olive Cat and Sara duck how they should take turns.
Help Witchella remember the creepy, gross, wriggling ingredients she uses for her Spooky Soup. Each ingredient is more disgusting than the next, but put them altogether and you have a really fun song—and not so tasty soup.
If you like haunted things then this rhyming fiction storybook about haunted mansions will give you chills. Great for beginning readers who may require some reading support and of course, a hand to hold.
An epic adventure that takes each child through a rhyming trip across the sea. The goal - to finally get some sleep.
Natalie and her devoted tooth fairy exchange letters, asking and answering questions about some of childhood's most important moments. From the loss of her first tooth as a first grader to losing her last two baby teeth as a confident eleven-year-old, Natalie's early milestones, including bad school pictures and best friend troubles, are lovingly told through this epistolary relationship. Readers of all ages--those with baby teeth and those years beyond--will cheer for Natalie as she experiences the highs and lows of this time of life. Energetic, colorful artwork perfectly captures the magic of this toothsome tale, making us all wish for our very own tooth fairy.
Dusty and ZuZu bring flowers to a party, and a group of bees come along, too! Then ZuZu flies up, zooms down, and moves all around.
There are some good reasons to learn to be patient. Simple text will help readers build fluency.
When Squirrel's car gets stuck, he turns to friends for help. Will he ever get out of the muck?
Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?
The whole family pitches in when Nick, the youngest, wants to catch a fish on his own.
The best crown makers offer a variety of new designs. Which will the King like best?
Grandma and Grandpa have different plans for their garden plot.
Readers will enjoy inferring who's really having fun on a trip to the amusement park.
Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.
Zamboni's curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself in the middle of a hockey game!
Billy unknowingly carries his guinea pig, Zamboni, to school in his backpack. Zamboni's escape and the commotion he causes are humorously described as he scurries his way through the school cafeteria.
Students will be able to relate to the main character's predicament.
Muffin is missing! As Matt searches for her, readers will spot hints about the playful cat in the background.