Grown-up people earn money in different ways. But kids can earn too. Learn about age-appropriate jobs kids can do and how money earned can add up to spend, save, and share wisely.
There are many things a person needs. But there are also things we want. With this introduction to financial literacy, you can learn why it's important to save a part of what you earn for things you want in the future.
It can feel good to earn money. But sharing what we earn with others can help many more people enjoy the benefits of hard work. With this introduction to financial literacy, you will learn how sharing time, goods, and money can help those in need.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a quote from the U.S. Constitution most Americans know by heart. The right to have a healthy peacetime life-- to be free from want, hunger, disease -- is one of the rights that defines happiness. Read why this right is important for young people today. Learn how societies around the world fare in providing freedom from want to all people. And discover ways to help deliver critical basic needs to others.
When World War II broke out in Europe, it was the beginning of a race to build bombs and war machines. Following the war, a new "arms race" began between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Today, nations continue to build dangerous weapons. Read why the freedom from fear is still important more than 70 years after President Franklin Roosevelt spoke of it. And learn about ways people are working to eliminate the arms of war and ensure freedom from fear around the world.
Protected by the Bill of Rights, the freedom of speech and expression is one of the most cherished rights possessed by citizens of the United States. Explore why this right is important to young people today. Read about ways the freedom of speech protects the media. And learn how this critical freedom is challenged around the world.
The North American colonies were a safe haven for Pilgrims seeking the freedom to worship in their own way. The freedom to worship, or not, is a sacred right protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Explore why this right is still debated today. And learn how the freedom to express one's religious beliefs continue to be a source of conflict around the world.
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.
Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
You know the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what does it really mean and why is it important to cut back on waste? Each year, businesses and homes in the United States throw away enough garbage to equal 251 million elephants. Where would we keep that many elephants? More to the point, where does all that garbage go? Discover why waste is creating problems for Earth and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
How many places do people go in a day? People are always on the go between school, work, shopping, and activities. But how we go can be just as important as where we go. Learn about different ways people move from one place to another, how transportation affects our air, land, and water -- and how you can get there green now to make a difference for Earth. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
Have you thought about where your food comes from? Do you know the difference between organic and nonorganic foods, and is organic always a more healthful choice? Some farmers have opened their farms to the local community to help grow and pick crops. In this book, you'll read why community-supported agriculture is growing fast and how the choices you make at the grocery store can make a big difference in Earth's health as well as your own. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
The quiet nature of trees hides the fact that trees are always working for us and for Earth. Trees give us goods to meet our basic needs. Trees are home to animals, insects, and birds. But their biggest and most important job is playing a role in making Earth and our environment healthy. Learn some of the ways trees help, why they are in danger, and what you can do to help protect them now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
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.
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!