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Allons au travail (French)

Aude Brunel (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950376

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . . Papa et maman travaillent dans des bureaux, mais c'est difficile pour un tout petit garçon de comprendre ce qu'ils font toute la journée, et pourquoi, si fatigués lorsqu'ils reviennent à la maison, ils ne peuvent jouer qu'un tout petit moment. Avec l'aide de sa grand-mère qui prend soin de lui, notre jeune narrateur essaie d'imaginer leur routine quotidienne, jour après jour, à la maison il joue à l'employé de bureau. . . et il devient lui aussi très très fatigué.

Bursunsul and Paskualina (Czech)

Olesya Tavadze (author), Evgueni Ivanov (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854887

Big black Bursunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ? Velky cerny Bursunsul a mala bíla Paskualina jsou nejlepsi pratele. Oba pejsci jsou velmi neobycejni a stastne spolu ziji pod jednou strechou. Hraji si spolu a pobihaji po lese. Dokonce spi ve stejnem pokoji a nekdy, kdyz je velka zima, se k sobe prituli. Co se ale stane, kdyz se do jejich pratelstvi priplete krasna stavnata kost?

Ronny (Hungarian)

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854566

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind. Nehéz idôk járnak anyára, apára és Ivánra. Egy ici-pici lakásban laknak, így nem jut hely igazi kutyára. Ám van egy képzeletbeli Ronijuk, akit - bár nagyon rosszul viselke-dik, kiváltképp éjjelente - mindenki nagyon szeret. Egy napon, Ivánék nagyobb lakásba költöznek, és így van hely egy Igazi Roninak is. Egy igazi kutya! Persze Roni tökéletes, és mindenki imádja, de néha mégis... hiányoznak a régi, jól megszokott dolgok.

The Dark (French)

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950345

Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed? Jonah, comme beaucoup de petits garçons, a peur du noir. Son grand frère, Gor, et sa petite sœur, Arpi, partagent sa chambre. Mais il a quand même peur la nuit, avec ces monstres sous les lits et sur les chaises, et qui sait ce qui se cache dans le placard sinistre ? Toutefois, lorsque Gor promet à Jonah son petit soldat préféré s'il essaie seulement de ne pas avoir peur, Jonah est bien trop excité pour trouver le sommeil. La peur du noir forcera-t-elle Jonah à rester dans son lit ?

The Icicle (Czech)

Valery Voskoboinikov (author), Anne Linnamagi (illlustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854382

Alex loves his mother very much and today is her birthday. He bundles up and sets out to find a job. He'll try anything to earn enough money for a present: bang his saucepan to the beat with street musicians, wash a car, anything!-until he discovers the perfect present to bring home to her... Alex má svou maminku moc rád. A právě dnes má maminka narozeniny. Alex si tedy oblékne zimník, čepici a rukavice a vydá se hledat práci. Hodlá udělat cokoliv, aby vydělal dost peněz na dárek. Třeba hrát na rendlík s pouličními muzikanty, mýt auta, prostě cokoliv! Až najednou objeví perfektní dárek...

Let's Go to Work (Albanian)

Aude Brunel (author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854986

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . Edhe mami edhe babi punojne ne zyra, por eshte e veshtire per nje djale te vogel te kuptoje c'bejne ata gjithe diten qe jane KAQ te lodhur kur vijne ne shtepi sa mund te luajne vetem pak. Me ndihmen e gjyshes se tij, e cila kujdeset per te, tregimtari yne i vogel perpiqet te provoje boten e punes se tyre, dite pas dite, ne shtepi ne nje zyre me gjasme... dhe ai eshte lodhur shume, shume. . .

Oranges for Everybody

Daiga Zake (author), Elena Stojanova (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950147

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

Moush Wants to Get Lost

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (author), Yulia Lushnikova (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950154

Moush is having a bad day. His sister yelled at him and his mother scolded him. He hides in the closet and decides to run away from home. He begins to prepare by collecting things to take with him: his favorite coat, his schoolbag. But can he take from his home everything he would like to have with him?

The Dark

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (author), Manana Morchiladze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854801

Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed?

The Doll That Flew Away

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854764

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will she return Bat to Zulaa and learn the importance of friendship?

Andy's Cherry Tree

Miranda Haxhia (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854504

Andy's family is moving to a new house. His mother, his father, and his sister all pack up their favorite things. But Andy can't pack his favorite thing: It's growing in their backyard! It's a beautiful cherry tree, and Andy will miss it terribly. He picks some cherries to bring to the new house, and the family eats them with their lunch. When he mentions how much he misses his tree, his mother has a wonderful idea!

A Mango for Grandpa

Caroline Hudicourt (author), Ismer Saincilus (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854511

Grandpa had 27 grandchildren, all who loved him, and shared the mangos he brought home every day. Grandpa and mangos always brightened the day. But grandpa was getting sick, losing his memory and the ability to even cut the mangos. He was slowly leaving his grandchildren. Also available in <a href='/readkidsbooks/search?sa=&ss=&sl=&st=A+Mango+for+Grandpa'>five other languages</a>.

The Littlest One

Halya Kruk (author), Manana Morchiladze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854542

It's very difficult to be the youngest, littlest one in the family. Yurchyk's sister and brother are too old to play with him now; they prefer to do other things. And his parents are too busy. His companion is just a puppy, a little dog named Klapovukh. Yurchyk's father says that being big isn't just about growing taller but about doing big things! It takes courage to do big things: Is little Yurchyk brave enough?

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine

Laura Liliom (author), Lilit Vagharshyan (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854535

Her good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.

Let's Go to Work

Aude Brunel (author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854979

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . .

Dorothy and the Glasses

Ivona Brezinova (author), Mentor Llapashtica (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854528

Mommy, Daddy, and Dorothy's brother, Martin, all wear glasses. But not Dorothy. She knows that glasses make people see better, and she wants to see better, too. Never mind that she can see perfectly without them. She feels like an outsider in her own family, and so she draws glasses on her face and on all her toys. But when she tries on her Daddy's glasses, she gets a big surprise!

To Have a Dog

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950130

Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.

Doll's Nose

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854498

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Bursunsul and Paskualina

Olesya Tavadze (author), Evgueni Ivanov (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854894

Big black Bursunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ?

The Icicle

Valery Voskoboinikov (author), Anne Linnemagi (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854481

Alex wants to buy his mother a birthday present, but all he has is a frying pan! He bangs on it with a street orchestra to earn money, but the musicians chase him away. When Alex fills his frying pan with soapy water to earn money washing cars, that doesn't work either. Finally, with great ingenuity Alex brings his mother a charming and original gift!

Ronny

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950093

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind.

The Doll's Nose (Polish)

Miranda Haxhia (Author), Ursula Kohler (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950970

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose? Mary chce się bawić ze swymi przyjaciółkami Klarą i Aną, ale one bawią się swoimi lalkami, a Mary nie ma lalki. Jej Matka proponuje, żeby sama zrobiła lalkę z wełny oraz innych materiałów, które są w domu. Mary zrobiła piękną lalkę, a potem zastanowiła się: przecież lalka musi oddychać, no i jak będzie kichać? Czego Mary użyje, robiąc nos swej ulubionej lalce?

The Icicle (Polish)

Valery Voskoboinikov (Author), Anne Linnamagi (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601951007

Alex loves his mother very much and today is her birthday. He bundles up and sets out to find a job. He'll try anything to earn enough money for a present: bang his saucepan to the beat with street musicians, wash a car, anything!—until he discovers the perfect present to bring home to her . . . Alex bardzo kocha swoją matkę. Dzisiaj są jej urodziny. On szybko ubiera się i wychodzi, bo chce znaleźć pracę. Podejmuje się każdego zajęcia, żeby zarobić pieniądze na prezent: uderza w rondel towarzysząc ulicznym muzykom, myje samochód – ale nic z tego! Wreszcie odkrywa, jaki to wspaniały prezent może przynieść dla niej…

The Littlest One (Arabic)

Halya Kruk (Author), Manana Morchiladze (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950901

Yurchyk, the littlest member of the family, tries to be bigger by climbing on various things. He learns that he becomes bigger by doing something "big", not by being taller.

The Littlest One (Polish)

Halya Kruk (Author), Manana Morchiladze (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601951021

To bardzo trudno być najmłodszym, najmniejszym w rodzinie. Siostra i brat Jurczyka są zbyt dorośli, żeby bawić się z nim, oni wolą zajmować się swoimi sprawami. A jego rodzice są zbyt zajęci. Towarzyszem jego zabaw jest tylko mały piesek imieniem Kłapouch. Ojciec Jurczyka mówi, że bycie dorosłym nie tylko oznacza, że stajesz się duży i robisz poważne rzeczy. Potrzebna do tego jest jeszcze odwaga. Czy mały Jurczyk jest dość odważny, by robić wielkie rzeczy? It is very difficult to be the youngest, littlest one in the family. Yurchyk's sister and brother are too old to play with him now; they prefer to do other things. And his parents are too busy. His companion is just a puppy, a little dog named Klapovukh. Yurchyk's father says that being big isn't just about growing taller but about doing big things! It takes courage to do big things: Is little Yurchyk brave enough?