It's hot, and the kids want to play in their pool. But there's not enough water to fill it up until a rainstorm comes to help.
A child's sled races down the hill--without him in it!
Dad takes Maria fishing for the first time.
After sitting on the sidelines all season Gabe gets his big chance in the championship soccer game.
Matt proves he's strong enough to choose a sled team and a lead dog.
Sam finds the best retaliation of all against a rough unfair opponent -- scoring the winning goal!
Spunky Monkey plays soccer in the jungle with his animal friends.
You move your body and get exercise in many ways. See how people move their bodies!
At the Park explores the familiar sights a reader might find at her local park. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.
The Bulls Football Team in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing football. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.
Imagination! Anita builds a creative fort. A bucket can be anything you desire. Zoey plays dress-up at school. She decides to be a cowgirl and then creatively builds a horse. The read a fun story about misunderstanding idioms and imagination taking over. Stories by Highlights for Children, Alexander Mercer McCarren, and Tiffany Alenefelt.
Herbie Bear is sure his favorite blue bike is the fastest around. But can he win in a race against Samantha?
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Simone Biles’s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and her four gold medals she earned in just one Olympics! Colorful photographs, extra fun facts about Biles, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators.
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Michael Phelps’s early years, how he got started in swimming, and his 28 Olympics medals that he’s earned throughout the years. Colorful photographs, extra fun facts about Phelps, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators.
A young child teaches her toys, dolls, and action figures the water safety rules she has learned.
A girl teaches an alien from a planet with no gravity how to be safe on a playground.
Samantha teaches her somewhat clueless neighbor boy Jake how to ride his bicycle safely as they go for a bike ride and get ice cream.
Ahmed and his friend Emma celebrate after making the soccer team and learn how to correctly use exclamation points in a sentence.
Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical prairie youngsters hockey mad. The four are always playing road hockey or involved in a game of shinny on the community rink. One day a town team, the Wolves, is formed. The friends are overjoyed, but when the time comes to choose the team, only Marcel is picked. The other three friends are not chosen; Anita is a girl, Petou is too small and Danny cannot skate. It is the biggest disappointment of Danny's life. But near the end of the season, the regular goalie is injured and Danny is asked to replace him. If the Wolves can win the game, they will make the playoffs! This is Danny's chance to prove that even though he can't wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game.
For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much hockey. And in I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey, young readers get double the fun. Matt Napier, author of Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with hockey masks, sticks, pucks, even miniature ice rinks and trading cards. But one of the scenes has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans find the various differences between each pair of scenes. From the number of Zambonis on the ice to the sweaters hung in a locker room, hockey fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!
Dozer the Goldendoodle has a wonderful life! He and his best friend, Chica, belong to a loving family. They have warm beds to sleep in, enough food to eat, and plenty of room in their yard to play and investigate. What more could a good dog want? As it turns out, Dozer wants an adventure. And when a runner runs past his yard, followed by another, and another, and another, Dozer decides to follow and see what is happening. In May 2011, unbeknownst to his owner, Dozer slipped out of his yard in Highland, Maryland, enticed by the sight of people running past. The runners were participating in the Maryland Half Marathon, a race benefitting the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer joined the 2,000 runners in the race, inspiring everyone along the 13-mile race course. By the time his adventure was over and he was reunited with his family, Dozer's "Run" encouraged thousands of pledges in support of the Greenebaum Cancer Center. This true story of a playful dog that actually runs a half marathon entertains as well as inspires.
Segregated Charleston, SC, 1955: There are 62 official Little League programs in South Carolina -- all but one of the leagues is composed entirely of white players. The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars, an all-black team, is formed in the hopes of playing in the state's annual Little League Tournament. What should have been a time of enjoyment, however, turns sour when all of the other leagues refuse to play against them and even pull out of the program. As the only remaining Little League team in the state, Cannon Street was named state winner by default, giving the boys a legitimate spot in the Little League Baseball World Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. While the Cannon Street team is invited to the game as guests, they are not allowed to participate since they have not officially "played" and won their state's tournament. Let Them Play takes its name from the chant shouted by the spectators who attended the World Series final.
In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions.
Herbie Bear and his sister, Hannah, create a kite to fly on a windy day.
Herbie Bear learns the importance of practice during a weekend soccer game.