Helping mom is no fun for Junjun, so instead of doing as she asks, he utters the "magic" words "rata-pata-scata-fata." By chance or magic, Junjun's wishes come true and all of his chores get done. Is Junjun's magic just a coincidence?
Baby is happy in Mama's belly and no matter what enticement her family offers she won't come out until Daddy offers her a kiss. Delightful for expectant brothers, sisters, and mothers.
Trosclair loves to row to Bee Island, although he knows that Gargantua, a giant alligator, is lurking there. Using his wits and a beehive, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua for good.
Henry is under the quilt, on the bed, in the bedroom, in the house, and so on up to his place in the wide universe.
Harriet delivers the mail each day, carrying loads of letters and packages in her humongous pouch. After a long week of work, she decides to take time off to go to the beach with her little Joey. Along the way, she encounters a group of hilarious marsupials who ask Harriet to carry their stuff -- from swim fins to a kayak. Poor good-natured Harriet cannot say no until . . .
Everyone loved Sam and took care of him when he was a kitten, but now that he has grown and comes looking for attention all they do is feed him. So Sam gets fatter and fatter until Mother takes charge. This book teaches an important lesson about caring for pets.
Confident that her scrapbook will win first prize, Madison is upset when Jonathan wins instead. With consolation from her parents and Courage, her toy lion, she does the right thing and congratulates Jonathan on his success.
Mole lives underground but wishes she could catch the sky and bring the cool breeze, and the sun's warmth and light into her home. Her friends, Squirrel, Bird, and Frog, try to help by grabbing handfuls of sky as a special gift for Mole.
When a very large baby is left on the steps of Town Hall, the villagers decide to raise the girl as their own. Oversized, but not under loved, Valentine wonders if there's a match for her anywhere in the world.
Madison refuses to visit Seemas house to sell candy because Seema speaks with an accent. But once she opens her heart to Seema, Madison finds out they can be best friends. This story illustrates the virtue of accepting and respecting others who are different from us.
Madison wants to ride her bike without training wheels, but after her first fall she loses confidence and doesn't want to try again. Her parents and Hope, her toy bluebird, urge her to keep practicing until she finally manages to ride without training wheels.
All around the world in cities, towns, and villages, clothes are washed. Smelling Sunshine captures some of the special moments of this day-to-day chore -- a wonderful, heart-warming time shared between parent and child and an experience young readers will relate to.
Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.
A beginner reader. Cat is terrified of taking his first parachute jump, but with Hippo's reassurance, he goes for it.
What can a little witch do when her witchy spells and potions don't turn out right? She just keeps on trying until it's time for bed. The readers then discover her true identity. A lovely surprise!
A lively kitten explores the sights and sounds of the farmyard and discovers many animals along his way.
Hazel and her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all go to visit each other on Mother's Day. But where's great-great-grandmother?
A beginner reader. Snail's team has fallen behind in the final game, but slow as he is, he shows up just in time to save the day.
Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg and raises the poult for Thanksgiving dinner, but will her new friend become her dinner or a guest?
The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.
At twilight, the Screech Owl tracks its prey, but natural camouflage makes it invisible. This seek-and-find book invites children to discover amazing beings hidden among the trees. A key and information guide is included.
When a young boy leaves his muffin beside a sleeping homeless man, a cycle of goodwill begins. Without a single written word, this book effectively teaches about helping, sharing, and caring.
Margie's bossy older brother thinks that believing in Santa Claus is humbug--and he plans to prove it by trapping him. But in the end, he's not so sure.
It is Alicia's birthday and as she walks through her Latino neighborhood all her neighbors and friends help to make the day very special.
As a little girl pedals her wooden giraffe through her neighborhood to the park, everyone she meets and all the sights around her are transformed into imaginary images that capture the action and fun of living in a city.