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.
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.
Hazel and her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all go to visit each other on Mother's Day. But where's great-great-grandmother?
Woodpecker's schedule interrupts Owl's daytime sleeping starting a feud that is only resolved when the noisy bird can intervene and save his night-time neighbor.
Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.
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.
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?
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.
A beginner reader. Cat is terrified of taking his first parachute jump, but with Hippo's reassurance, he goes for it.
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.
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.
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.
A comforting, rhyming story written to help children understand that a father's love is forever, even if they grow up without his presence in their lives.
Patrick finds an "aminal" and on the way home, he describes it to his friends who think he has a giant aminal/monster and they need to save him.
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.
Brian Wildsmith's wonderful illustrations create a stunning backdrop to this beloved collection of classic poems. In print for over 100 years, there is hardly an adult who does not remember these poems from their own childhood.
When a young boy leaves his muffin beside a sleeping homeless man, a cycle of goodwill begins.
Oscar was hot and bored on the subway train. Then he saw the Island Lady with a huge basket. "Want to know what's inside?" she asked. And out she brought a cool island breeze, the green Caribbean Sea, good things to eat a calypso man and music and everone joined in the fun.
A Ukrainian folktale about a young man who obtains a flying ship and sets off to win the hand of the Tsarevna --helped by six men with very unusual talents.
Photographs of happy multi-ethnic children at a mixed-ability preschool, busily working and playing, illustrating the true meaning of inclusion.
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.
Miss Ett does the laundry on wash day while Grandpa tells stories. As he plays his trumpet, the children march around and sing to the music. This is a touching story about friendship and overcoming the barriers of age and race.