A simple, small act of kindness may go much farther than you think. Brian wasn't looking for anything in return when he gave his mother a great big hug. Brian's hug set in motion a series of unselfish acts that reached more people (and even animals) than he could ever know. This is a story that happens every day, with infinite variation, among good-hearted people everywhere. After all, kindness IS contagious.
Arrow-shaped footprints lead a young backyard naturalist to a flock of funny-looking birds with big strong feet - Wild Turkeys! Once nearly extinct, these comical critters now gobble their way across North America. Follow Jenny through a year of enchantment as she shares her discovery of these wonderful birds. Gobble, gobble! Jenny wrote a journal, too, with lots of fascinating stuff about a distinctly American bird. Although it once numbered in the millions, wild turkeys nearly disappeared with overhunting and habitat destruction, but are now making a comeback. The illustrations are block prints over collages. The collages are made from cut and torn paper plus all sorts of things from nature--bark, leaves, feathers, even wasp nests! The author also offers tips for children to make their own cut-paper pictures and how to keep a nature journal.
When Jim returns to school after his dog, Muffins, has died, his friends try to comfort him, but Jim wants to be left alone. His classmates are hurt by his rejection, but their teacher explains that Jim needs time to himself. An excellent book for a child who has lost a pet.
A fun look at manners. Readers will learn about the importance of saying please and thank you, and being respectful in their interactions with others.
A real-life story of adaptation and survival. Acclaimed science writer Sandra Markle and celebrated artist Alan Marks team up for the fifth time in this fascinating real-life story of a wolf and her pack. Years ago, an effort had been made to eliminate wolves from Yellowstone National Park. Recently, conservationists decided to reintroduce the animal to the area, relocating wolves from Canada. Family Pack introduces readers to Female 7 and Male 2, the founders of the Leopold wolf pack - the first naturally formed pack after the relocation effort. Readers follow Female 7 as she sets out on her own upon her release to the 2.2-million-acre area that is Yellowstone. Without the comfort of her mother or other wolves, the young female grows and learns to feed, hunt, and survive in her new home. Eventually, she crosses paths with Male 2, and the wolves form a family of their own. Back matter includes more information about wolves, a bibliography, and an author,Äôs note about the Leopold pack and the importance of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone, restoring the natural balance.
The friends find a treasure that doesn't belong to them. Should they keep it? Or should they try to find the owner? Character concepts: being responsible, being honest, working together
Pig is having fun in the mud. But when his barnyard friends what to play in the mud too, will he learn it's more fun to share or will he hog all the mud to himself? This adorably illustrated story teaches young readers the value of taking turns and sharing.
Leon is just lying around when all of a sudden he finds cool items in the grass. When the others come looking for their missing things, Leon doesn't admit they're in his backpack. Will he get away with his little lies or will his friends discover the truth? Young readers learn that being honest comes with great rewards.
Old Scruff is having it rough with the fleas until two sly cats teach him new tricks. Young readers will learn, through this humorous and beautifully illustrated story, the key to earning respect: always saying please and thank you.
When Dog is down on Cat's plans, will Cat give up or keep after her dream? Character concept: Responsibility: Never give up.
When Henry invites Miss Moo to go to the beach for the day, he has no idea what's in store! Will a trip to the beach be a blast or a bummer when Miss Moo brings all the wrong things? Children will enjoy reading about why it's important to think before you act with this fun and colorful story
Ocho the Octopus is best at helping others. And he enjoys it. But how will the others react when Ocho can use help? Children will learn that being kind is easy with this beautifully illustrated story.
Duck Girl is planning a stick-up when the Bunny Troop comes by. But will Turbo Turtle be able to help the troop in time? Young readers will learn that anyone can be a super-hero just by helping others!
Rules, rules, rules! Sometimes rules just seem silly! But when things in the castle get topsy turvy, will Princess Tilly learn why castle rules are cool? This award-winning book teaches young readers that there's usually a very good reason why there are rules to obey. AWARD WINNER: Mom's Choice Award for Best in Children's Books for the Family.
Garbage is everywhere! And Nick spots the culprit littering the city. Will Neat Nick have to clean up the streets all by himself or will Sloppy Joe learn to change his ways? This fun and lively rhyming story shows young readers that protecting the environment can be cool!
Owl loves to bake by the moonlight. But when Fox smells the pies, his five senses get the better of his common sense!
When Bobby goes off on his own, his sister decides to teach him a lesson. Safety: Buddy Systems.
When four friends head off to the park, each is reminded of a rule for fun and safety when using their wheels!
The yard may not be big enough for Bulldog and all his friends if he keeps up the snarling and snapping! They’re scared and upset. But one friend decides he might make a stink.
How will the judges decide who is top dog? Will it be the spotted Dalmatian? Or will it be the furry dog, the round dog, the black or the white one? We all see what’s best through our own experiences and our own uniquenesses. It’s good to be you! AWARDS: Mom's Choice Award and Reader's Choice Award
The friends are happy it is Field Day! But then they learn there is no race for turtles. How can the friends help the turtles have fun too?
It's Ted's birthday and everyone's forgotten the important date! How do the friends save the day and come up with the perfect gift? It's a surprise you'll have to discover. Character concepts: being responsible, empathy, being a good friend, working together.
Pip has a problem. Tab promised to make lunch for the big picnic. But when Pip arrives, nothing is ready. How do Pip and Tab work together to make the picnic a success? Character concepts: being a good friend, working together, being responsible.
When things begin to disappear, the friends want to know who is responsible. Can they forgive the thief and turn a fiend into a friend? Character concepts: self-esteem, being honest, being a good friend, working together.
Bun loves to wear hats. She's very creative. But when she hears her friends make fun of her hats, Bun is sad. How will the friends cheer her up? Character concepts: self-esteem, empathy, being honest, being a good friend, working together