It's winter in Girard, Pennsylvania and the pond is completely frozen over—ready for a young boy to go skating!—but Georgie's ice skates are too small. All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow Georgie as he decides to take matters into his own hands by stealing Santa's identity—and discovers what Christmas is all about. The Santa Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4-8.
A challenge has been set! A race is on! But this is no ordinary race. The first 12 animals to cross the finish line will have a Zodiac sign named after them in the order they arrived. What an honor that will be!
All the animals are determined to run the race. It is not an easy journey as the race will lead them through the tall mountains, a deep dark forest and towards the end, they will have to find a way to cross the freezing river.
Surely, the fastest animals like the Tiger and Horse are sure to come first right? What about the mystical Dragon who can fly or the Dog with his endless energy? Will the Rat and the Cat be able to overcome their fears to cross the freezing waters? The Ox and the Pig, will they even have a chance?
Who will grab first place in the race, and who will fight to the very end for the 12th place in the Zodiac?
Little readers will love to hear about how each animal reached the end to claim their Zodiac sign, and at the same time, learn about the sequence of the Zodiac.
W C Jefferson's charming rhymes and T F Wister's whimsical drawings bring to life a new version of an ancient tale of how the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac came to have a year named after them.
A pup named Bear, blueberries, and a whole lot of bubba-baloo-ba trouble. Bear, how did you get so BLUE! Meet a rambunctious blueberry craving flat-coated retriever puppy named Bear who doesn't follow in her siblings paw prints. Instead, Bear follows her nose which gets her into a blueberry mess of bubba-ballo-ba trouble. Hold onto your knickers while Bear takes you spinning and laughing on her unruly day down on Farmer Bubba's blueberry farm. A pawsitively fun, down-on-the farm story with the cutest blue puppy imaginable!
Play-acting and self-identity are the themes of this charmingly illustrated book about a girl who dreams of being a beautiful princess. What’s not to love? Princesses get to wear fancy dresses and beautiful jewels. They live happily ever after with the prince of their dreams in a splendid castle in the countryside. Plus, they are never burdened with boring chores or unpleasant activities. Their only real job is looking pretty. But when Eliza, dressed in full princess fashion, tries to join in on the fun in her household and neighborhood, she is disappointed to discover that being a princess prevents her from doing many of the things she loves. She can’t ride a bike, play baseball, help her father paint, or bake cookies with her mom. See what happens as her frustration builds. This glimpse inside a little girl's head helps preschoolers put their fantasies in perspective. For ages 0-6.
When Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents lovingly help her through them. Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly's upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum. Winner of a Gold Mom's Choice Award.
The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart -- and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home. Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn't a place...it's a feeling in your heart.The irresistible rhymes and delightfully detailed illustrations in this new classic from the creators of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs are sure to enchant children - and the book's gentle messages about sustainable living and working together will delight parents and teachers as well.
The world is filled with candy and sweets, especially at certain times of the year. For one, lonely fairy, sweets become her refuge and she hides her face and toothless grin, sad to not have one friend. But, she is a generous and sweet-loving fairy. Her greatest fear is that her face is full of warts and her nub of a nose will be cause for rejection. She watches the children have fun in the streets of summer and she wishes that she could befriend them, but she is too afraid to make the first approach. What if they are scared? What if they don’t like her?
On one day, as Autumn begins she looks down at the children and they are dressed in scary outfits—they look like ghouls and ghosts, witches and warlocks, and even fairies. She is baffled and surprised that the children are not scared of each other and of their selves. She thought that looking scary meant that no one would want to be her friend. She has a realization—perhaps being scary is not all that bad.
Mister Spunky is back! From award-winning children’s book author Kelly Preston comes another Mister Spunky adventure. This time, in keeping with Kelly’s theme of special needs dogs, Mister Spunky comes across Farley, a homeless dog who’s ill with cancer. Together, Mister Spunky and Farley learn about the precious nature of life in an uplifting tale that reaches into the hearts of young readers, especially those who may be struggling with their own health issues. It’s a story of friendship, compassion, and the joys of embracing life. And though the subject matter may be serious, with Mister Spunky around, you can be sure that things are always light and fun. (Ages three and up.)
Award Finalist: 2017 Best Book AwardsChildren's Picture Book: Softcover Fiction
A tale of adventure and fun that delves into the themes of friendship and courage. Sally is a hermit crab with a beautiful shell that is admired by many. However, Molly is her best friend. Unfortunately, though one day Molly has to move away and shortly thereafter Sally out grows her shell. She then goes on a quest to search for another one, but realizes looking for a new home is not as easy for a crab as one might think. Even when Sally could have been frustrated or upset, this crab stays true to herself and is nice to the other creatures she meets. What kind of encounters will Sally come across along her journey and exactly what kind of home will she end up with? Follow this graceful crab on her marvelous adventure!
A perfect story for kids of school age. The illustrations are vibrant, colorful, and pleasing to the eye. Check out Sallythecrab.com for more images. There is also educational value mixed in. Children will learn about various sea creatures, as well as be entertained. The story itself is about a 10 minute read. Fall in love with the characters and enjoy the bonus coloring and drawing pages!
No matter how far apart we are, I will always find ways to tell you I love you. Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs is a beautiful picture book with a simple but powerful message: love lasts forever. Lyrical writing and delightful multicultural illustrations provide perfect bedtime reading for any child. The book is also ideal for supporting children through grief, separation anxiety, divorce, illness or other traumatic situations, by wrapping them in a warm and comforting emotional security blanket and opening a dialogue on the nature of love. Even when loved ones cannot be with us, we can feel their presence through our deep connections to the natural world. Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs has received glowing testimonials from parents, librarians, social workers, teachers, hospice caregivers...and most importantly, kids.
The Awkward Puppy is about a puppy who's ears are too long, his tail too strong and his heart too curious for his own good. He tries desperately to please, but still can't help the mess he creates. The awkward puppy finds himself desperately needing the right family and home in order for the specialness about him to show. This book is for children and anyone who loves a story about a puppy so awkward that his specialness is a gift to anyone who takes a chance to own him.
Cats can make us smile, make us laugh or make us wonder "who's really in charge". Have you ever had a cat that acted like a dog? Join this beautiful story and read along as we find out what will happen to .........The Cat That Thought She Was A Dog!
A year ago, neighborhood bully Jeff spent the night of Halloween tormenting Tom and his friends by stealing their Halloween candy and subjecting them to endless ridicule. But this year, Tom is determined to stand up for himself and put an end to Jeff's reign of terror.
Waking to his alarm early one school day, a determined Jules decides to go through the entire day doing exactly as he’s told, from shaking a leg first thing in the morning to hitting the sack last thing at night. That decision leads to a series of adventures—and misadventures—at home, on the school bus, in the classroom, on the playground, and in his neighborhood. Along the way, Jules and his best friend Henry discover that often, what someone says is not what they mean! Navigating cultural waters can be arbitrary and confusing for young children, especially when those waters are roiled by language that is unfamiliar and abstract. In Just Say So: A Book about Idioms, lively prose and delightful illustrations bring to life 15 common idioms, expressions in which the literal meaning of the words is not the actual or intended meaning. Examples include “get up on the wrong side of the bed,” “put your money where your mouth is,” “hold your horses,” and “to be in hot water.” Colorful and imaginative, idioms spice up everyday conversation, but they can also befuddle and frustrate the uninitiated listener or reader. Written as a read-aloud book for young children, Just Say So follows Jules as he gets ready for school, rides the bus, goes to class, and plays at recess. As he interacts with his parents, his teachers, the bus driver and his best friend, Henry, Jules is confounded by a variety of evocative but seeming nonsensical instructions. How in the world is he supposed to “hold his tongue” or “put his best foot forward”? More than once, Jules tries to do exactly what he’s told to do, only to find that the speaker meant something else entirely. Time and again, a frustrated Jules wonders why people don’t just say what they mean. By the end of the day, however, he begins to understand that idioms make language come alive in novel and memorable ways. In short, the lightbulb comes on as Jules reflects on the events of the day. Like Jules, children listening to Just Say So will discover that idioms are both interesting and fun!
“Snookton was a happy town, full of Snookies, snooking all around. There were Snookie shops full of Snookie toys for all the Snookie girls and boys.” But was this enough for Mackenzie who one day decided that after being let out of school she would not take her usual path home? After convincing another friend to adventure with her through the enchanted woods they soon find out why the teacher had told them “to stay on the right path.” From the dangers of the Snarfling Snarfle to the delights of the Snookberry jelly roll at the Snookie Exchange, they encounter a whole new world out there, but, even after having met a whole new set of friends and learned the value of paying attention, they still had to find their way home.
Join Penny on her journey from the New Castle Pound to find her perfect forever home. Penny the Pink Nose Poodle is a reminder that the things that make us different are the things that make us wonderful.
When her fisherman husband fails to come home after a storm at sea, the beautiful maiden Ling Yee is heartbroken. Every morning, she puts her baby on her back and clambers to the top of a cliff looking for any signs of his return. But day after day, she is disappointed. The villagers try to convince her to give up her vigil. “No,” she would say, “He will come home soon.” Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Heavens, takes pity on her grief and turns Ling Yee and her child into stone so that they would mourn no more. The fisherman eventually finds his way home—only to discover that his wife has been transformed into the Rock Maiden. Will the family forever be kept apart? Or will devotion and faithfulness ultimately be rewarded? Find out in this re-envisioning of an old Hong Kong legend by award-winning author Natasha Yim, featuring stunning illustrations by renowned Finnish artist Pirkko Vainio.
Princess Sophie, the spirited young heroine of this adapted tale from the Brothers Grimm, finds herself faced with an incredible challenge and some lessons to learn. She had forgotten her departed mother's warning to temper loyalty and strength with a compassionate heart. Antagonized by Sophie's resentful words, her powerful new stepmother turns Sophie's six brothers into swans and sets her the task of saving them. Will Sophie succeed in helping her brothers? Can she spin six shirts made from the thorny thistle, while never speaking a word, even in her defense? And what will happen when King Yoren captures Sophie and takes her prisoner? Featuring stunning artwork by renowned illustrator Kim Jacobs, her retelling of this classic Brothers Grimm fairytale also contains an author's note with fascinating details on family heraldry and mute swans.
A book about learning ones culture, race, and ethnicity in a fun way for all children and families. How to help answer the question of differences through example. Beautiful illustrations and simple text to show a child’s curiosity and boldness through the love of family and togetherness.
Meet Ella. She’s a curious five-year-old who loves to play, and she’s about to discover a little more about her heritage! When Ella goes to kindergarten, she realizes that she doesn’t look like the other kids. Her teacher, Mrs. Chang, suggests that Ella ask her parents about their culture. And so begins an entertaining and educational journey as Ella explores her American culture and her parents’ heritage. Through this multicultural book series, Ella discovers that learning about your family can be fun!
Every time a child is born, they are blessed with certain gifts. Each birth is the creation of a new little angel, and each little angel is special. This heartwarming story of love and devotion shows just how special these births truly are.