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All is Assuredly Well
This pre-Raphaelite picture book is a remarkable contribution to the canon of books for the young children of same-sex parents. King Phillip and his husband, Don Carlos, live contentedly for decades until the king is called to the Hero's Journey to earn a baby girl to complete their family. "Sweet characters, skillful storytelling, and knockout illustrations."-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing–—and reading—for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever!Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.
Bertie the gardener is happy with his life, so is Oscar - his dog. However, this happiness turns to discontent when Bertie sees George looking ‘important’ in his new bowler hat. Bertie wants one just like it, so that he can look important too. Consequently, he hangs up his comfy old hat and that’s when his adventure begins. There's a fun activity page at the back of this book so that children can learn more about different types of hats and their names.
The Frightened Little Flower Bud
Please note: This is a British spelling version. American spelling version ISBN is 978-0993509841. The story begins with a seed landing in a pretty garden where it starts to grow and eventually forms a little flower bud. But, the little flower bud becomes frightened of things that she ‘hears on the wind’; such as the sun that might scorch its petals, the rain that might spoil them, the wind that might blow them away - so the flower doesn’t want to bloom. However, all flowers must bloom, and as the little flower bud opens her petals she overcomes her fears one by one. The more we think about our fears, the more they overwhelm us. This book teaches children (of all ages) that fear is just a feeling that holds them back from living their lives to the full. To add to the fun and develop observational skills there’s a ‘Did You See’ activity page at the back with objects from the book that children may not have noticed whilst reading it. There are also some simple questions that can be asked of children, encouraging them to think about what they’ve read. The skill level required is ‘easy’.
An adventurous young girl travels the world with her Gramma Marge and her best buddy, Jerry the sloth. On her first journey of the series she learns to stand up for herself and others. She also finds out how rewarding it can be to try new things. Violett Valentine and Gramma Marge are always in search of ideas for their clothing designs and find inspiration everywhere they go. Come and join their adventures in this instant classic that encourages young girls and boys to be kind, adventurous, brave and to follow their dreams. Don't forget your passports kids!
Petro and The Flea King
From an award-winning children's book author and illustrator comes a graphic novel full of whimsy, tradition, and fun for all ages. Petro the lazy boy, goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minions. The characters which are based on traditional Filipino folk stories are imaginatively recreated and given a unique spin by the author. This wordless picture book is perfect for that reluctant reader as each beautifully rendered illustration shows a fantastical world of adventure that goes beyond words. How will Petro survive after being eaten by a large Balyena, or meeting the half-man half-beast creature that lives in the forest? Get this book and enjoy the whirl-wind adventure that takes more than one read to truly enjoy. Petro is a story about childhood, adventure and hugs from grandma.
Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner (2018)Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner (2018)With a dash of humor, this award-winning picture book blends a story kids can relate to, with information about a unique insect.While building a sandcastle in Portugal, Cora and Many make a surprising discovery. Practicing their investigative skills, Cora and Manny try to solve the mystery of this strange insect that they call the Beedog.This is the first in a series of bug books ideal for classroom book study, STEM education and homeschool projects. The Beedog encourages learning through curiosity and excitement about nature.BOOK EXTRAS include fun printable worksheets for extended learning. Recommended for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up.
Royal Sweets - A Royal Rescue
Helen Perelman, Olivia Chin Mueller
Join Princess Mini on all of her princess adventures at the Royal Fairy Academy in this super-sweet story that’s launching QUIX, a new line of fun-to-read short chapter books that are perfect for emerging readers.Princess Mini is worried about starting a new school and making new friends—even with a little troll named Gobo by her side. It’s not always easy being a princess! Will she come to learn that her new school and new friends could lead to more adventures than she could possibly imagine?
Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in an exciting new middle grade series about a fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.Fourth grader Zayd Saleem has some serious hoop dreams. He’s not just going to be a professional basketball player. He’s going to be a star. A legend. The first Pakistani-American kid to make it to the NBA. He knows this deep in his soul. It’s his destiny. There are only a few small things in his way. For starters, Zayd’s only on the D-team. (D stands for developmental, but to Zayd it’s always felt like a bad grade or something.) Not to mention, he’s a bit on the scrawny side, even for the fourth grade team. But his best friend Adam is on the Gold Team, and it’s Zayd’s dream for the two of them to play together. His mom and dad don’t get it. They want him to practice his violin way more than his jump shot. When he gets caught blowing off his violin lessons to practice, Zayd’s parents lay down the ultimate punishment: he has to hang up his high tops and isn’t allowed to play basketball anymore. As tryouts for the Gold Team approach, Zayd has to find the courage to stand up for himself and chase his dream.
Lucas Has an Earache
Lucas, Felix’s cousin, cannot swim because he has an ear infection. Fortunately, Felix and his magical instruments have a good solution to fight the bacteria responsible for this infection. This story reveals the secrets of otitis. There are 8 books in the Felix and Booboo series. Have fun reading all of them. They are available in paperback and Kindle versions.