A lovely tabby cat named Mary uses her intelligence and instinct—her big cat brain—to sort out what her human parents want her to do, and how to avoid being “naughty.” The story sets up an emotional transition moving from Mary’s anxiety about her own naughty behavior, to the realization that she is greatly loved despite her occasional transgressions. This book was inspired by the author’s cat, Xena, who greatly enriched the lives of her “parents” for fourteen of her eighteen years. She was much loved even though she too was occasionally naughty. From infancy, children will love hearing about Mary and her message of unconditional love, and later, will want to read the story themselves for enjoyment and as a learning tool. There is no better predictor of success in life than literacy and the desire to learn through reading.
"Traveling a hero’s journey, Dinky overcomes bullying, tries to save us all, and gains a unique blue tongue in the process.” -Loralie Pallotta, Preschool Owner for 26 years “Who can resist peeking into Pandora’s box or opening Aeolian’s bag of winds? Although Dinky is permanently affected by another’s wrong choice, he continues to encourage others to do what is right.” -Dale Lopez, Secondary English Teacher “I would read this story to my grandchildren and great grandchildren.” -Evelyn Blocker, author
When Mia feels a tug on her hand as she's sleeping, her intuition tells her to follow the person who has awakened her. But as she opens her eyes, she realizes that it's not a person. It's a beautiful great blue heron. What a surprising sight! Even more surprising is that the heron talks to her. In the light of the full moon, the wise, spiritual heron persuades her to climb on his back. Then, as they fly high above the earth, he shows her four rivers that flow into a lake of memories. Each river represents an important emotion. As Mia looks at the beautiful scenes below her, she re-experiences these four emotions. She comes to realize that it is part of human life to experience these feelings. Is the wise heron part of her dreams? Or did she create him in her imagination? Read this life-affirming story as you find out and fly along with Mia on the heron's back. As you read the story, you will think about the memories you have had and the blending of emotions that created them. It is Nadin's fervent hope that families will share this story and that it will be the beginning of conversations about these four important emotions. These emotions are not good or bad. They simply are. It's the way we choose to handle the emotions that have consequences for others as well as ourselves. It is also her hope that children and adults will be able to embrace these light and shadow emotions as they learn to accept themselves throughout this journey we call life.
When Zorah's teacher asks the class what they want to be when they grow up, Zorah realizes that she doesn’t have a clue. In fact, Zorah thinks the more important question is, what CAN she be? Follow Zorah on her journey to discover all the things she can be, from a lawyer or scientist to a ballerina or even President of the United States!
Parents and children of all ages will be inspired by this tale’s message of girl power and the importance of representation.
Logan and Friends: Learning the 1,2,3s is an educational book that is written to help children learn basic counting skills. It is also a basic introduction to colors. Follow Logan as he travels throughout his neighborhood, finding a plethora of things to count in his community. So don't wait! Join Logan in his adventure! Come get to know Logan and his friends.
Cooking isn’t for everyone and it definitely isn’t for JoJo. It’s not that she can’t cook, it’s that she doesn’t KNOW how to cook. Chase enters JoJo into a YouTube contest hosted by hisfavorite celebrity chef, Chef Razia Sabour. Chef Razia is looking for “The Worst Cook in America” but it will not be easy to win. You must be the worst. Like…the worst. With Brian extinguishing fires, Chase helping JoJo with the contestextinguishing fires, Chase helping JoJo with the contestrules, and support and encouragement from them both…will it be enough to be crowned “The Worst Cook in America”? Only JoJo KNOWS. Join the Schlossenberg family and Chef Razia Sabour and her family (Mike, Layla and Rae) in JoJo KNOWS Cooking.JoJo KNOWS chronicles the fast paced and exhilarating life of Brian, Jovanna aka JoJo; and ChaseSchlossenberg as they navigate their way towards what will eventually become as they navigate their way towards what will eventually become their blended family. On what would later be realized as “La Bella Luna” Brian meets a fun, quirky, energetic, sweet-spirited,happy and full of spunk JoJo. Their energetic, adventurous and spontaneous natures combined with an awesome and amazing kid makes for who KNOWS? JoJo KNOWS!
9-year-old Joe lives a long way from his school, so far away that he cannot walk there on his own. Every morning, his Mum drops him off at school and every afternoon, she collects him to take him safely home.
But one afternoon, Joe’s Mum doesn’t arrive. Although he sits and waits patiently for her at school for a whole hour, still, she is nowhere to be seen. Joe is now the only child left at school and, besides being worried about his mother and why she hasn’t arrived, something else is of great concern to him. What if he doesn’t get home in time to watch his favourite TV show? After all, watching Star Fleet is without a doubt the favourite part of his day!
Joe thinks hard about what to do and eventually comes up with a perfect plan. But things don’t work out quite the way he expected them to. Feeling tired and hungry, but determined not to give up, Joe reminds himself to think hard again, and manages to come up with another great idea. His plans are altered again when he has a chance encounter with someone he knows.
Will Joe ever successfully find his way home? Will he be reunited with his precious Mum, and… will he make it home in time to watch Star Fleet again? Read on to find out!
This delightful story will appeal to any child who has ever been faced with a potentially scary situation. Young readers will find themselves inspired by Joe’s calmness and clear-headedness as they follow this resourceful young man on his quest to return home. At the same time, the story teaches valuable life lessons about what to do in the case of an emergency.
The overriding message behind this story is clear – keep calm and never give up!
This series of books is about belonging and identity in today's World.
These books show that no matter where you come from, no matter where you were born, no matter your abilities, you are part of the amazing human race living in this global village.
All over the world, in the diaspora, in every country, in every city, there are immigrants living there from other cities and countries. These books talk about this, and how the diversity of being different can enhance our experiences. No matter who you are, no matter where you came from, you will find yourself in these pages.
This story about two little mice named Jake and Buddy is sure to delight little ones. One day the mice are feeling particularly lonely and the old routine is just not enough. Jake comes up with a brilliant idea about how they could escape to the cottage with their human family. The story unfolds with how they go about this and have adventure, fun, and find new friends along the way. The themes of loneliness, friendship, and acceptance of those who are different are captured in the story in a fun way. By the end of the story, children are sure to fall In love with Jake and Buddy and their new mouse friends, Chalkie and Ginger. Children will come to understand what it means to be a friend. The illustrations are heart-warming and will appeal to children. The language is simple and after a few readings children are sure to recognize many words. Parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians, are sure to delight in reading this book to and with the little ones in their lives. Don't miss out on the fun!