Young readers explore various forms of pollution and how people are cleaning up the environment.
This book talks about how everyone has problems, and how most problems have solutions. It includes information about how it is important to stop and think, get all the facts, and be better prepared to solve a problem when it happens.
Learning responsibility at home and in school is addressed in this book - how it makes you feel better about yourself when you do the right thing, and how other people notice too.
It's sometimes hard to be honest, but this book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school and in their everyday lives.
The focus of this title is that it is sometimes hard to have integrity. Having to always do the right thing or say that you are sorry can be hard to do but makes you a better person, and makes other people think you are, too.
This book teaches students what being a friend means, how it is important to listen and trust, and what it takes to meet and make new friends.
Sharing is sometimes hard for young students. This book talks about different things and ways you can share to get along better with your classmates and friends.
Young readers focus on the importance and issues of clean water.
Young readers will discover what they can do to make greener choices as they grow up.
Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others are topics of this book. The book gives different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.
This important book shows our connection to the natural world and to one another. It asks children to put aside their differences and to work together for the common good. What are our common goals? How can we work toward peace, safety, tolerance, and integrity in our lives? How can we live together with respect, kindness, and friendship?
This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering. An activity asks children what kinds of things they could do to volunteer in their own communities.
Families are built in many different ways. This interesting book describes the different members who make up a family including sisters and brothers, parents and stepparents, and grandparents. A creative activity asks children to write a book or a story about their families and add family photos.
Children love to take an active role in helping around their homes. This busy book shows children helping out inside the house by cleaning and washing dishes, as well as outside by raking leaves and sorting materials for recycling.
Find out how to add and subtract cents when buying or selling something. Brian wants to make a lemonade stand to raise money for the local food bank. How much should he charge for a glass? How much change will customers receive? How much money will Brian raise?
Commemorating the birthday of this champion of civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the accomplishments and efforts of Dr. King. This compelling new title from Crabtree looks at Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, and the different celebrations in his honor every year. Full color photographs and detailed text bring to life the story of a great man.
Plant a tree and walk to workits Earth Day! An annual celebration of awareness, Earth Day is designed to encourage people to take part in the preservation of their environment. Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved. Young readers will enjoy this inviting look into the world of environmental consciousness.
Owl and Lizard are as different as night and day. Can they work out their differences and band together? Concept: Cooperating. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.
The farmer loves his garden. Worm loves to work in her home. Can the two learn to work together? Concept: Working together. Book features: Big Words and Big Questions; original illustrations.
When the dollmaker creates Zigzag from clothing scraps, she promises him, some child will love you. Her promise gives the strange-looking doll hope. But the other dolls and stuffed animals in the shop don't want such an ugly toy hanging around so they force Zigzag to leave. Clinging to the promise that a child will someday love him, little Zigzag sets out on a journey in search of happiness and a new home. Young readers will be intrigued by this heart-warming story of perseverance and compassion. Children love to explore the simple bold illustrations that make the story look like it was quilted from scrapes.
Sandpiper finds her daily stroll on the beach interrupted by Whale, who boasts that he is ruler of the sea. Sandpiper responds with equal bravado, asserting her rights to the sand and seawater. Soon the rivals are calling in their cousins, and the beach and sea are filled with shorebirds and sea mammals of every stripe. The standoff grows ominous as Whale leads his cousins in an assault on the beach, eating the sand from under the birds. Sandpiper retaliates by ordering her cousins to drink up the ocean. Soon the landscape is filled with fish, crabs, and sea creatures gasping for survival. How will this end? The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale suggests that we are all connected in the ecological chain.
A wise rabbi uses a pillow full of feathers to teach a gossipy villager a lesson on what happens when a person's reputation and trust are harmed by someone's negative, mean-sprited remarks.
Maxine loves her giant tree in the Walbran Valley, but as she gazes at clearcuts from the car window, she worries. What if her tree is gone? Her family and friends trek through the old growth forest, and Maxine runs on ahead to check. Yes, her tree is there. She stands at its foot and listens, but it doesn't make its special sound, "Keer, keer." She will soon learn that "Keer, keer" is the sound a marbled murrelet (a mamu) makes. The mamu is an endangered seabird that flies far from the sea to nest in the high flat branches of the Sitka spruce. When a tree-climber confirms the presence of a mamu nest, Maxine's tree will be safe forever.
In this fresh take on a classic tale, a magic meat grinder helps a poor Jewish couple learn a little gratitude after the three wishes it grants them go awry. A cautionary story that questions today's consumerism and excessiveness, Kishka for Koppel, like the best folktales, can help children and adults alike to look both beyond and within.
People shop for things they need and things they want. Before spending money, smart shoppers save, budget, and compare. This introduction to financial literacy helps us learn ways to spend wisely.