In this true story, at a serendipitous moment in her life, a woman discovers a baby duck alone on a neighborhood street. Sensing her own sons growing away from her, the emptying hole in her heart fills when Dave (the Duck) imprints her as his mother. Their relationship takes her on the humorous yet moving journey of learning to love and let go.
With sensitivity and wit, Plynn Gutman shares her incredible account of the challenges and joys of adopting Dave the Duck and raising him with the same love and care she gave her own sons. Her observations of his five-month transformation from a little, brown bird to an amazing, male mallard offer a delightful metaphor for all parents who have watched their child grow and mature. Age Level: 7 - 18
Marcelino the pelican, as Director of Buzz Radio Station in the Malivinas Islands, decides to broadcast his new children´s radio programme, "the Most Peculiar Jobs in the World Competition". He invites his friend, the Tooth Elf, to give him all the letters from children asking for the most bizarre jobs, and sets about visiting and interviewing all of them. Marcelino does his best to make the winners dreams come true.
Age Level: 6 - 8 | Grade Level: K - 2
As third grader Mia Flores struggles to control her unpredictable ability to communicate with a Florida manatee, she discovers a magical, underwater world filled with unforgettable characters. Accompanied by Clark, her best friend, Mia undergoes breathtaking adventures that reveal life lessons all ages will embrace. The award-winning Mia's Gift launches the Muzzles-the-Manatee series and is on its way to becoming a modern classic.
Silver Medal - Best First Book - 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Based on famous proverbs, these readers teach important morals to beginning readers.
-Picture books for Early Readers and Beginner Readers (ages 2-6)
-Readers for English as Second Language (ESL) or English as Foreign Language (EFL) Students (Ages 5-10)
Annie is a good girl who listens to her mother well. She wants a puppy and promises her mother that she will clean the house...
Age Level: 6 - 10 | Grade Level: 1 - 5
Bentley the "little white knight" is off on his doggy crusade to reclaim Old Fur Face! Rebecca's favourite teddy bear has gone missing, and Bentley (as usual) has been blamed, this time for the disappearance of the treasured bear. Will Bentley succeed in finding Old Fur Face, or will he be squashed by an outrageously large lady, drowned in the ocean, or chased down by a killer cat with huge, wicked claws and a serious need for revenge?
Age Level: 8 - 14 | Grade Level: 2 - 8
Amazing facts, photos and video links looking at extinct species that have disappeared since the arrival of homo sapiens.
Aimed mainly at the 8+ age range, it's a fun and exciting way for newly and not so newly independent readers to find out more about animals. Books by IP Factly have been #1 kindle bestsellers because they present animals in a fun and entertaining way - mixing facts, photos and video clips.
There is even a question and answer session at the end of the book.
Age Level: 0 - 7 | Grade Level: P - K
Hop to the MOON with motivated, patient, hard-working Gary The Grasshopper!
It seems like just about everything holds Gary the grasshopper back from his goals, but this time, he works hard, has some patience, makes a plan, asks a friend for help, and accomplishes the biggest goal a grasshopper has ever accomplished.
This is the story of Freddie the Forgetful Bear, a precocious little bear who lives on the edge of the Great Firwood Forest. Freddie is greatly loved by one and all. But there's just one little problem, Freddie sometimes forgets things! Do you ever do that?
So join Freddie and all his Firwood forest pals as they help each other to learn what being a true friend really means...
Life is grand in the river, just swimming along and munching the odd caddis fly. Not to say that my life revolves around eating - I do have some other interests too! Although I do love food! My best friend is TooToo, a pretty golden carp. She makes me laugh, but she has a little problem. I won't say what as she might be listening and I don't want to embarrass her, but it has to do with green bubbles and it surprised my little spider friend.
In Big Tale 1 of my Fishy Adventures, I meet a new swimmer on the block - a really talkative brook trout, who is a little annoying. I think he wants to look like me because I sparkle and I reckon he might have a little crush on TooToo. Will we become friends - let's find out... Meanwhile, TooToo hears some gossip about some treasure... but is it really real?
Do your kids love to listen to UNDERWATER WORLD 'fishy' stories? The 'Fishy' Adventures of Gus, Toby and TooToo (BIG TALE 2) is a fun and sweet children's book, written to put a smile on your face. KIDS WILL LOVE IT! AGES 6-10
Hi, it's me, Gus, again! Your rainbow trout friend. In Big Tale 2, TooToo, Toby and I go on a treasure hunt. Hearing rumors of gold in these parts, we are hot on the trail, but will we find riches or just mud at the bottom of the riverbed? Our adventures take us to Thunder Thicket, dodging obstacles, birds and fishermen along the way. And TooToo finds an interesting use for her GAS BOMBS!
Age Level: 2 - 11 | Grade Level: 1 - 6
Hi, it's me, Gus! I'm back!
In Big Tale 3, while enjoying a swim in the sun, I take pity on a little girl crying on the shore. I really want to help her, and my generosity takes TooToo, Toby and I on another adventure. My friends discover the joy of sharing and helping others. Watching out for river pirates, we then have to carry our treasure home and find a safe place for it, meeting various river creatures along the way. But at the end of the day, I discover something wrong with Toby... what can I do to help him?
PUT A SMILE ON YOUR CHILD'S FACE!!
Hi, guess who? It's me, Gus, your rainbow trout friend. In Big Tale 4, Toby is still sick, so I take him to visit Dr. Fish, who has some good news and some bad. There could be a miracle cure, but it's only a legend. Down in Florida there lies a magical waterfall called the Fountain of Youth, which promises good health, but does it really exist? As Toby and I set out on a perilous journey downstream to look for it, we have no idea what we will find or who we will meet on the way, but I have to hope for my friend's sake. Meanwhile, TooToo visits her auntie.
Little Guy...Big Head is a richly illustrated storybook that follows a very special little turtle through his search to find a suitable home. His search is complicated by the fact that what he really needs to find is not quite what he set out looking for. And of course he meets others along the way who help to guide him, each in their unique way, either intentionally or not so intentionally.
A good bedtime story for children and the young at heart.
What do you get when you cross the farmyard fun of Click Clack Moo with the important life lessons of Elmer? The answer is this delightful children's picture book with whimsical characters that will capture your child's imagination.
When the cow goes on vacation, the pig sees his chance to fill in as the center of the farm, leaving behind his life of mud and slop. Soon many of the other animals follow suit, leaping at the chance to change their roles as well. Each character gets to imagine himself as the best of both worlds. Of course, not everything goes as planned...
Available in print and Kindle versions. For ages 2 through 8.
Age Level: 1 - 6 | Grade Level: K - K
“5 Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed,” the classic children’s story and song features Oboe the monkey and DJ the dinosaur. Oboe’s mama discovers that Oboe and his brothers and sisters are jumpin’ on their bed. One-by-one they each fall off and bump their head. When Mama calls the Doctor (Dr. DJ), the doctor says, “No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed.” But when Dr. DJ gets home to his own family, guess what his children are doing? This classic children’s song/story will bring joy, laughter, and smiles to tots and parents alike. Children will learn how to count the monkeys on their fingers and gain an entertaining introduction to subtraction – every time a monkey falls off the bed.
Age Level: 1 - 6 | Grade Level: K - K
A fun way for children to learn about farm animals and the sounds they make! Old MacDonald (played by Vinko the Bear) is having a typical day on the farm: he feeds the chickens and collects their eggs as the hens “cluck-cluck;” he milks a cow as the other cows graze in the pasture and “moo-moo;” he shears the wool off a sheep as the other sheep envy the newly shorn sheep’s haircut and “baa-baa.” The only thing that’s different about this typical day on Old MacDonald’s farm is that young readers are clucking, mooing, baaing, and oinking as they sing the familiar song and learn about life on the farm and the sounds that farm animals make.
Connecting Art to Math: New Activities for Whole Brain Thinking uses an actvities-based process to link broad math concepts to varied art themes. An excellent resource for teachers who want to incorporate a wider range of intuitive math experiences in their instruction. Recommended for grades 4-8.
This is a simple and illustrated, HOW-TO guide for an economical and environmentally friendly, Archery Set.
The materials used are bamboo, reed grass, and recycled man-made materials found easily around the world most prominently in third-world countries.
This guide will allow scouts in all economic situations to learn gadget building skills and archery, hence reinforcing the idea that "Scouts Build a Better World."
With tips that include how to save money in almost any area of your home, how to cut back on entertainment costs without giving up fun, and how to incorporate your entire family into the process, The Frugal Life offers advice that will work for busy moms or anyone trying to save money for the future.
Michelle Stewart goes beyond tips about saving a few cents with coupons or cutting back on unnecessary spending. Through real-life illustrations, she looks at the reasons people spend too much money and outlines some steps for changing the way you think about finances. Anyone can save money, pay down debt, and live a more peaceful life; they just need to be willing to make some basic changes in how they deal with money.