The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. Accept and Value Each Person introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/15/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Based on a traditional song adapted by this nationally acclaimed Louisiana singer/songwriter, this rhyming picture book tells of various Louisiana fare such as red beans, file gumbo, baguettes, and alligator stew. Readers are also introduced to the pirogue, a small, flat-bottom wooden boat used by locals to traverse the local bayous and wetlands. References to these Louisiana favorites will offer children a tour of the Pelican State's diverse and unique traditions.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/26/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Disney's PRINCESS STORIES tells heartwarming stories starring everyone's favorite animated princesses. A GIFT FROM THE HEART features Jasmine from ALADDIN, Belle from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and Ariel from THE LITTLE MERMAID.
In this witty book based on an African folk tale, Thulani prefers sitting in the sun to doing his chores. Tired of milking the cow, he trades her in for a goat. When the goat gets into the corn seed, he trades it for a sheep. Sick of shearing, he buys some geese, which then get exchanged for some sunflower seeds. With each trade, his hard-working wife gets more and more exasperated. Can Thulani redeem himself and still have time for his favorite hobby, doing nothing? Droll text and lively illustrations make this book ideal for repeated readings.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/8/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This is the first of the classic "Peter and Lotta" series. Filled with Elsa Beskow's characteristic humour and charm, it tells how the two children come to meet the aunts known as Aunt Green, Aunt Lavender, Aunt Brown, and their little black poodle, Dot.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Since its publication in 2005, The Gift of Nothing has become an instant classic--the perfect gift for "the person who has everything." In this appealing picture book, Mooch the cat--star of the nationally-syndicated comic strip Mutts--searches for a present for his friend, Earl the dog. Earl already has everything he needs: a bowl, a bed, a chewy toy...What else could Mooch get him? Then it dawns on him: NOTHING! This timeless tale has a heart-warming message about the most valuable gift of all--friendship--that appeals to readers of all ages. Great for a last minute gift, this special edition includes an elegant paper slipcase designed to look like gift wrap with foil accents and an embossed bow and faux hang tag.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/7/2009Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression When Dorothy s father loses his job and cannot find another, the family borrows a car and sets off for Idaho where jobs digging potatoes can be found. The author was eight years old when she wrote this family story told to her by her aunt. Illustrated by Lisa Ernst. Publisher: Spring Arbor/Ingram, National Geographic Children s Books 2002 Author: Kate Lied Format: 32 pages, paperback Ages: 4-8
With astonishing artwork created from cut paper and inks on papyrus, this simply written account of one of Egypt's most fabled kings follows Tutankhamen from his frail childhood through his brief but magnificent reign. A "New York Times" Notable Children's Book. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/5/2005Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Way, way up north in a snow-covered, frozen world, a young girl breaks a hole in the ice and fishes for her supper. But instead of a fish, at the end of the line is a small, brightly painted wooden bird. She ties it onto her necklace, next to a small white bear.Day after day her fishing pole brings up more colorful surprises from the swirling sea under the frozen ice. She decorates her igloo with the colorful treasures and animals come from far and wide to visit with her and share stories of faraway lands. On the last day she visits the fishing hole she drops the small bear from her necklace into the water.Faraway, a young boy walks along a beach in the hot, hot sun. He throws something colorful into the water. Then something catches his eye. There washed up on the beach is a small wooden bear. ... Karin Littlewood has crafted a simple, affecting story of how individuals around the world connect and even enrich each other s lives. Her beautiful, full-spread watercolor illustrations colorfully depict the story s shifting locations from the frozen Arctic to the tropical shoreline, and the vast and diverse world that exists below the sea.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Oskar sets out--with a single coin--to find a present for his mother. At once, he spots it: a perfect yellow rose. But when an artist passes by and sees the rose, he declares it just right for the portrait he's painting. So Oskar trades the rose for a beautiful paintbrush; now he can paint his mother a picture! But when the conductor from the Opera House rushes by looking for his baton--and sees Oskar's paintbrush--he offers to trade a sheet of new music for the "baton." Now Oskar can sing his mother a song! Oskar continues, meeting new people and acquiring new gifts--until he gives away his final present to a sad little girl. But in return, she has a surprise for him!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/25/2014Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and -- most of all -- read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day. Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston's Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the magical place a special teacher can hold in our hearts.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/14/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Is it possible? Can an ordinary human being really become a perfect person in three short days?Milo Crinkley thought so. What gave him the idea was a bookthat fell on his head one day at the library--a book with the impressive title Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, did look kind of weird, but he claimed to be theworld's leading authority on perfection.Milo took the book home and followed its instructions. He likedthe idea of being perfect. Perfect people never had their parents nag at them. Perfect people never had to take the blame for rotten trickstheir sisters played. Perfect people never needed erasers. Perfect wasobviously the perfect thing to be!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/1996Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Who would have thought that the emperor Charlemagne would make friends with an albino elephant, a gift from the caliph of Baghdad? Told from the fictionalized point of view of a monk who set down the actual story in 883 884 CE, the book follows the elephant's journey through Egypt, across the Mediterranean to Italy and across the Alps to Germany. When the elephant finally reaches his destination, Charlemagne is so delighted with his exotic new pet that he introduces him to his many children and bathes with him in the hot springs near his palace. When the elephant dies of old age, the emperor is heartbroken. Jon Cannell invigorates his charming mixed-media artwork with artifacts, paintings, and sculpture from earlier centuries. An Author's Note about the origins of the story and the remarkable water clock carried by the elephant is included.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
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