Just a few THUMB NAIL SKETCHES TEXT ONLY VERSIONS
A little angelfish learns to cope with unwelcome teasing and bullying. Potter the Angelfish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise…there is always Alakuma the Crab. Discover how Potter and his friends learn to cope with unwelcome teasing.
Journey to India and discover ways to control a hot temper. Mallika is a little tiger with a temper. When faced with unfair play and teasing Mallika responds with fury. It takes her a while to figure out that being angry is no fun and that a tantrum doesn't make things better.
A New York story weighs love against material wealth. Celebrating gifts of the heart, hit the sidewalks of New York with a girl named Margot and a Dalmatian pup named Bailey. Both are on their best behavior in anticipation of their shared birthday celebration. Young readers will feel Bailey's keen disappointment when all he gets for his birthday is a kiss and a bandanna. And they will rejoice with Bailey's realization that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts
In faraway Cairo, allegiance between friends is put to the test. Being a loyal friend, among the cats that live in the streets of Cairo are two good friends, Bastet and Sabah. Their lives are not easy, but they have their small pleasure, their dreams, and each other. This story of allegiance between friends is set in one of the world's oldest cities and features the ancient Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the timeless Nile, and the treasures of Tutankhamun.
BEA’S OWN GOOD
Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone. Following the rules, to keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so - according to honeybee rules. Bea's story takes young readers to the Loire Valley of France and the famous gardens of the Chateau of Villandry
Mooo…ve over for Clarissa and help young readers discover that they are special in their own special ways. Recognizing self-worth, Clarissa is just a plain brown cow - to herself and almost everybody else on the Larson farm in Wisconsin. The story of how Clarissa rescues a troupe of prize animals is a blue-ribbon winner for every youngster.
EMILY BREAKS FREE
Anti-bullying masterpiece. Follow Boston's Freedom Trail and witness a small revolution against a big bully. Coping with peer abuse, Emily is a nice, playful dog. So why would she join forces with a big bully like Spike? Even Emily can't answer that question. This compelling story unfolds along the Freedom Trail...a perfect backdrop for Emily's struggle to free herself from Spike's tyrannical ways. This story is full of valuable strategies.
FEATHERS AT LAS FLORES
Gossip! Fly into Miami Beach and meet a parrot who talks too much. From his perch at Las Flores cafe, Feathers hears every word - and repeats what he hears. But then the words get jumbled up and turned around. What happens next is an exciting story!
A herd of Spanish sheep is badly in need of guidance. Becoming a leader, everyone knows that sheep are followers. They are perfectly content to trail along behind whomever happens to be a few steps ahead. One day Isabella begins to wonder if there isn't another, better way. How Isabella solves this is an exciting story of leadership for every young reader.
GUMBO GOES DOWNTOWN
Sometimes the road to self-esteem leads right back home. Gumbo thinks he leads a pretty dull life in New Orleans. Then he decides to run away from home - to leave his watchdog duties and go Downtown! This is a page turner for the young reader!
In a timeless corner of Japan, a little monkey learns to resist peer pressure. Hana is one year old - old enough to get into lots of trouble, especially when she falls under the bad influence of Tampopo, the most mischievous of all the monkeys. When Tampopo leads Hana to betray the trust of her friend, the boy Kenji, Hana realizes it is time to rely on her own judgment - even if it means being alone.
Travel north to the Arctic Circle and meet Inger. He may have the whitest fur and impressive antlers, but he is not dependable. First he disrupts a wedding then the big sled race. Will Inger get another chance to prove he can be trusted? Read on!
Learning to persevere, Jackson is a tiny green treefrog in the Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia. One day he learns that a slick new brochure is being prepared to draw tourists to this famed wildlife refuge and he is determined to be included.
JOMO AND MATA
Sibling rivalry! Jomo is four years younger than Mata. Little brother can't hope to match Mata at digging wells so he might as well just rest. But when the riverbed dries up, he learns that digging a well is more important than besting his brother.
KIKI AND THE CUCKOO
Kiki the Meadowlark no sooner rids his field of the upstart Pekeat than another voice intrudes on his territory. "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!" And so begins Kiki's rivalry with the mechanical bird in the old German clock. So funny, so witty, so true.
A young koala in the Australian forest leads the way along the forest path. Following her dream, young readers will go with Kylie as she travels through the eucalyptus forest, and they will gain insight into tough environmental questions.
Discover the spirit of generosity in a timeless Russian village. Sharing...When homeless dog Vladimir is rescued from the cold, he joins a growing community of animal characters inhabiting Ludmila's barn - Ludmila the Horse herself, of course, and the three hens, the two cows, the one contrary goose, and then the swallows!. Ludmila knows the best way to maintain harmony in these tight quarters is to share and share alike.
Whisk away to the Emerald Isle and meet Molly! Her ideas for solving problems work like magic. When the O’Malley family’s plan to supplement their farm income with a seaside tea garden seems destined to failure, Molly comes to the rescue. Magic!
Piccolo leads a life full of adventure. And then two homeless kittens decide to adopt the free-spirited Piccolo. 'I'm not a Papa cat," objects Piccolo. "I'm a tomcat." See how the kittens help Piccolo discover his own tender heart and new adventure.
PEQUENA THE BURRO
When Pequena is feeling ordinary because she is "only a burro," a wise friend reminds her of the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for work that were the burro's important contributions to the building of Mexico. Pequena learns pride!