Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
You are one of us, Carmen tells Roberta on her first day at a new school. Roberta gladly sits with the rest of the straight-up-hair girls until she hears they don't play on the monkey bars. Roberta loves the monkey bars and leaps at the chance to swing with the monkey-bar posse, until she hears they don't carry flowered lunchboxes like she does. Roberta moves from group to group, just trying to be herself, until it seems she doesn't fit in anywhere. Then Roberta discovers some kids just like her everyone's different and they like it that way!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/11/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
A fresh and bittersweet story of love and family from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fiancÉs, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her.... Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/24/2012Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up."Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist's point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied--and cause for celebration!Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/1999Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Wilson US Open Backpack Designs are as unique and functional as the racquets that inspired them. Created for the demands of the touring pro, rising start and weekend warrior, Wilson has a bag for every player.
Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” “Will you forget me when the new baby comes?”Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”The winsome sequel to God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Two playfully affirms a child’s uniqueness and place in the family and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/25/2001Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
US Games Stik-2-Me Toss and Catch Game The colorful US Games Stik-2-Me Toss and Catch Game is designed to build confidence of beginners who are just learning to catch. Made of vinyl suction cups, the 2 3/4-inch ball is easy to throw, while the 7-inch durable paddles make every throw stick to their smooth surface. Features Colorful balls are made of vinyl suction cups Smooth paddle surface catches every throw Builds confidence of young players Includes 2 paddles Ball
Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World, sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… “Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world. This adorable story offers young children who are discovering their place in God’s big world an opportunity to learn about the wonder of diversity, the gift of creativity, the importance of caring for His gifts, and how each child-each creation-is special to God. Also Available: God Gave Us YouGod Gave Us TwoGod Gave Us ChristmasGod Gave Us HeavenGod Gave Us LoveGod Gave Us So Much - a limited three book treasuryBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/11/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
GeoToys GeoPuzzle US History GeoPuzzle US History makes geography, and history, fun! This GeoPuzzle consists of two maps, one from 1810 and the other from current day. Pieces are shaped like states, so kids can see how the country has changed in 200 years! 117 pieces, ages 4 and up. Made in USA from recycled materials.Product Measures:Recommended Ages: 4 years & Up
"God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter. As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/15/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Anchors Aweigh! An alphabetical tour of the U.S. Navy. Learn about the Navy Seals, find out the difference between a boat and a ship, discover the Navy's very own alphabet, and much, much more.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question: “Where did I come from? As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she lovingly explains, “We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because… “God gave us you. Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You builds children’s self-esteem and assures each one that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 7/19/2011Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
No boys and no men-just us women," Aunt Martha tells her niece. And together they plan their trip to North Carolina in Aunt Martha's brand-new car. This is to be a very special outing-with no one to hurry them along, the two travelers can do exactly as they please.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/23/1984Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Explore and nurture your mother daughter bond and create a keepsake that you'll cherish forever with Just Us Girls. This highly-illustrated craft and activity book includes 48 heartfelt, earth-friendly projects to make together, including: dolls, press books, wreaths, crowns, earrings, handmade fossils, dreamcatchers, wands, garland, and much, much more. The projects mix and explore themes of beauty, magic, and appreciation for the natural world, while moving through the seasons of the year. Many projects incorporate upcycled materials, objects from nature, and simple home ingredients. Activities are broken up into sections by season: spring, summer, fall, and winter, providing you with a year's worth of fun and memories. Each activity is designed to bring you closer to each other and to the world around you. This book also includes a tear-out materials page (in the back of the book) to jump start your creativity, and a pocket at the back to store drawings, photos, and keepsakes. Part scrapbooking, part memory-making, Just Us Girls makes a great gift for moms, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters and women of all ages.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/14/2014Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. And the kids themselves agree: Hakim has piles of fan letters as testimony. And it's no wonder. Whether it's standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1904, the books in Joy Hakim's A History of US series weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Readers may want to start with War, Terrible War, the tragic and bloody account of the Civil War that has been hailed by critics as "magnificent." Or All the People, brought fully up-to-date with a thoughtful and engaging examination of our world after September 11th. No matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Joy Hakim's single, clear voice offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares with a young audience her love of and fascination with the people of the past. Book Details:Format: Box SetPublication Date: 3/5/2007Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others…even the seemingly unlovable. “Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love. In a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands at storytime, bedtime, or anytime, God Gave Us You assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 12/20/2011Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 0 and Up
The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up-to-date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization--and much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/26/2006Pages: 272
Challenge you family with the US edition of Map It! It's like Map It World, but with cities and landmarks within the United States only. Players take turns placing randomly drawn location cards in the correct position around a given starting point. Is New York north or south of Seattle? What about Miami? Is it to the east or the west of New York? If you're not sure, make your best guess! You'll also score points by catching errors made by confused opponents. What's more, with two levels of play, young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike can lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions! Contents: 200 location cards in two levels of difficulty; 1 compass rose card; 1 double sided reference map; 35 point tokens; rules.Recommended Ages:10 – 15
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