Introduction to the World: Cultures
Bonding through books...
Slow down, get a cup of tea, and nestle together with your kids. That's right. It's read-aloud time. Throughout the year, you will read 22 enriching and beloved books to your children. Some will broaden your understanding of the world, and others are just for fun. All are sure to be read over and over again through the years.
Just imagine bonding with your children as you...
- Discover four lively orphan children who live on berries, bread and a little meat in an abandoned boxcar.
- Marvel at the cleverness of a dolphin family that is attacked by sharks.
- Learn lifetime lessons with peasant Pong Lo as he wins a kingdom with a grain of rice.
These and many more tantalizing tales promise to build family bonds and a love for learning in your children.
A humble farmer wants to marry the Emperor's daughter . . . and succeeds because of his wisdom.
Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her class to a party without telling her...
The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town ... except for its weather, which came at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Eighty feet below the ocean's surface, Wayne Grover encounters three dolphins, one with a large fish hook stuck in his back.
Baby to the rescue!
Sequel to Dolphin Adventure.
They're true. They're history. But mostly they're a lot of fun.
Wherever Penny goes, he's sure to find adventure. He loses his overalls in a very sticky situation and searches for his new kittens only to find them dressed up in doll clothes.
Stories of a childhood in the midwest over 100 years ago.
Warm and joyful tales by the author...
All of the country vet's beloved books for children collected in one volume.
The real Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774, in a small Massachusetts village. Discover his story through this wise and witty work. Learn how the apple tree-planting folk hero helped open...
The youngest of six children--and the only girl--Raven Hannah is not big enough to help with any of the work on her family's turn-of-the-century Vermont farm. But when the winter comes, she surprises...
In the late 1870's, wolves, panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of lo...
There are no hospitals or doctors in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, so Mary Breckinridge, founds the Frontier Nursing Service to help those in need.
A delightful story about a boy who rescues a sweet young dragon from her enemies through the judicious use of the unlikely items he has stored in his knapsack.
Three children and their widowed mother inherit a run-down apartment building in Florida. A sign on the front door says "No Children, No Pets." Adventure awaits as the kids solve lingering mysteries a...
Zany pictures and stories help reinforce manners lessons.
Lobel, ed. Gorgeous, heavy hardbound collection
of 306 classic nursery rhymes.
Classic page-turner about four orphans who have to fend for themselves.
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious." With these words, readers everywhere met the cheerful and resilient little hero, Curious George in 1941. The...
The joyful adventures of Winnie the Pooh continue.
Two girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.
Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, but the days go by, and the keeper doesn't return. A simple but pleasurable Christmas story for all ages.
From silly to contemplative, a satisfying collection of 100 favorite poems. Young readers of all levels will eat this up, and come back for more. Delightfully illustrated.
The adventure of a duck in pre-Revolutionary China teaches the importance of listening when mother calls.
Dr. Dolittle sails off to save African monkeys from an epidemic and encounters amazing animals.
Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.