Perfect for any fond gift or tender moment, this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.

Author ,
Isbn 1452143714
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

I'll bathe you in bubbles and soak you in sun, then wrap you up tightly when bath time is done. With two loving hands, an adoring mother cradles her baby after bath time and a devoted father lifts his newborn to look into a nest. Sister, brother, grandma, and grandpa all can't wait to share what they love best with their newest family member. And when it is time to step out into the world, this caring family is right there alongside their littlest one. In simple, heartfelt language, this soothing picture book for the very young will tug at the heartstrings and remind us all of the caring hands that helped us along our way. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Author Diane Adams
Isbn 1452141010
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

This tender, rhyming Classic Board Book is a lively celebration of love. Little ones adore being independent and trying new things. But they also need Mom and Dad’s reassurance and snuggles. With her spare, lyrical text, Meg Fleming captures the exuberance, the affection, and the tender push-and-pull of life with a child. And illustrator Sarah Jane Wright’s evocative illustrations infuse the story with generous helpings of warmth and love.

Author Meg Fleming
Isbn 1442488875
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone not thinking you care, maybe you really do. But wait—isn't that exactly what love is about? Maybe this book is sort of a valentine after all. A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love—sure to win over the hearts of all readers—this offering from debut picture book author Carter Higgins and children's book veteran Lucy Ruth Cummins is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Author Carter Higgins
Isbn 1452169152
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-12-26
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

Starring an enthusiastic pooch whose joy, optimism and love know no bounds, this lively picture book is based on Emma Chichester Clark’s own dog, and joyfully celebrates unconditional love. Plum has lots of favorite things—catching sticks, her bear, her bed—but really, LOVE is her absolute favorite thing. She loves her family and all the things they do together. Sometimes, however, Plum’s exuberance causes trouble, and she just can’t help being naughty. But fortunately, love is such a great thing that even when she makes mistakes, Plum’s family still adores her.

Author Emma Chichester Clark
Isbn 0698196082
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-11-24
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Fresh from her work on Frozen and Tangled, Claire Keane brings her legendary talent to her debut picture book about finding the right present for someone you love. Celeste wants to give her mother something special—but what? Her search takes her up into the skies, where she meets the stars, the moon and the sun, but she still doesn’t find the heartfelt present she’s been looking for. At the end of her journey, Celeste sees it—the perfect gift! Chosen with care and wrapped with love, it’s just what Celeste was hoping to find. In this story about finding unexpected inspiration and giving from the heart, Claire Keane invites readers on a magical journey through the clouds. The result is a visually stunning book that really and truly is the perfect gift.

Author Claire Keane
Isbn 0698401794
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate love with this rhyming picture book featuring enchanting illustrations and poetic text! Love and the many ways one can show it are at the heart of this sweet, charming picture book. Whether it's giving someone a big hug, offering a helping hand, or sharing words of encouragement, it's these gestures that make the world a better place to live. Emma Randall's delicate and appealing illustrations accompany delightful verses in a timeless story perfect for reading aloud with loved ones.

Author Emma Randall
Isbn 1524793329
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-12-24
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Love is me, and love is you. You see, when you smile I smile too. When you’re around, the skies are blue. It’s like being happy . . . times two! Monica Sheehan’s delightful follow-up to Be Happy! reminds readers about the surprisingly simple acts that demonstrate love: giving a hug, sharing your toys, being a good friend, and much more. This vibrant, uplifting title all about love makes a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year!

Author Monica Sheehan
Isbn 1442449756
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 38
Language English
File format PDF

Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet book from Scott Campbell. Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG ACCOMPLISHED! This endearing story encourages a warm, caring, and buoyantly affectionate approach to life. Everyone deserves a hug—and this book!

Author Scott Campbell
Isbn 1442459360
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Author Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Isbn 1416612491
Genre Education
Year 2008-06-15
Pages 295
Language English
File format PDF

A Love Letter from a Father to His Daughter Wanting to tell his young daughter everything, though knowing she’s not at an age to fully grasp the full love a father has, To Baby, From Daddy is a loving composition of paternal love and advice. Interwoven with eloquent rhyme, beautiful nighttime visuals, and personal insight, author and illustrator Steve Nguyen narrates a nocturnal hike for his daughter. A perfect book to read their children to sleep, and inspired by stories from Maurice Sendak and Margaret Wise Brown, Nguyen guides us through his imaginative forest and into the woods as he prepares for a wondrous journey into fatherhood. Though it will be some years before his daughter fully understands the deep love he has for her, To Baby, From Daddy is a beautiful love letter to daddy’s little girl; help building a bond that will last a lifetime.

Author Steve Nguyen
Isbn 1510746005
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-02
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

Author Roald Dahl
Isbn 1101653000
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2007-08-16
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for every kid, family or classroom! In our classroom safe and sound. Fears are lost and hope is found. Discover a school where all young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated. Readers will follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be. “An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

Author Alexandra Penfold
Isbn 0525579664
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-07-10
Pages 44
Language English
File format PDF

If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Isbn 1452103801
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 36
Language English
File format PDF

When a little girl is given a penguin suit she decides that living as a penguin is much more fun than just dressing as one. But penguins don't exactly behave like people. They don't ride the bus like people, they don't talk like people and they certainly don't catch fish fingers like people. Her family tell her, "You're not actually a penguin," but she knows that she ACTUALLY is. A hilarious new picture book from Sean Taylor, the author of What a Naughty Bird and Kasia Matyjaszek, author/illustrator of I am a Very Clever Cat.

Author Sean Taylor
Isbn 1787411761
Genre Humor
Year 2017-07-13
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Author Chris Colfer
Isbn 0316204919
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF

Meet Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who is bursting with grand ideas. From the best ways to serve breakfast -- an elegant feast! -- to the ideal sleeping spot -- a majestic blanket fort, of course! -- Lola is inspired all day long. Her dear companion Bear sometimes says she is just too much, but Lola is rich with imagination and originality, which even Bear will agree is AMAZING.The unstoppable Lola Dutch is about to show you how to make every day grand and full of fun. You'll love her so much! Inspired by their own four gorgeously feisty children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to introduce the unstoppable Lola Dutch and her fresh, fun, commercial, character-driven series.

Author Kenneth Wright
Isbn 1681195534
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-04-23
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

This original board book series, which begins with America's favorite pasttime--baseball--is sure to be a homerun with the youngest of readers and the sports-loving grown-ups in their lives. A toddler spends an afternoon at the park with his family where he is introduced to baseball for the first time. He makes a few mistakes as he warms up, takes the field, and goes to bat, but he keeps going until he scores the final run of the day and goes to bed a winner.

Author Diane Adams
Isbn 0593202449
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-01-12
Pages 22
Language English
File format PDF

When a shiny, beautiful stranger catches Robot's eye, he knows she's the one. He thinks about her all the time. He even makes her a gift. But will he be able to keep his circuits from overheating and work up the courage to talk to her? T. L. McBeth's Robot in Love spins a funny and heartwarming story of love—perfect for sharing at Valentine's!

Author T. L. McBeth
Isbn 1250238153
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-12-24
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Author Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi
Isbn 1442270861
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF