Three mouse brothers go off on a mission to collect the perfect Mother's Day present. They encounter many adventures along the way, including a ferocious cat and a hungry owl. In the end, the littlest mouse finds the best present of all--a loving, Mother's Day song.
Find out about the history of Valentine's Day in this non-fiction book. Readers will learn about Saint Valentine and how this day became a holiday. Craft suggestions and recipes are included in the back.
It's Labor Day weekend in Boston and everyone has left town. The entire city is deserted, except for the buildings. The buildings, however, decide to leave town too and trek up to Portland, ME to visit their friends. This fanciful story with distinctive black and white illustrations is a delightful summertime read.
Kimiko wants to fly a carp kite for the Children's Day Holiday, but this traditional Japanese holiday is only for boys. As Kimiko learns to accept this tradition, her mother helps to create a new one. Colorful pictures bring life to this delightful story about one Japanese family's customs and traditions.
When a little mouse is taken to the movies, he asks for some popcorn, which sparks a whole chain of additional requests. The predictable text of this cheerful holiday tale is perfect for the emerging reader.
As cupids, Minnie and Moo shoot arrows with Valentine love poems to all the barnyard animals. Some get poems intended for others with humorous results. This is an early chapter book for beginning readers who appreciate subtle humor.
Feelings, Friends, Holidays
Read to Self
My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
by Kam Mak
With realistic paintings of Chinatown to complement the poetry, the author describes the seasons of the year, as a boy adjusts to his new life away from Hong Kong.
First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Holidays, Multicultural, Poetry, Seasons
Read Aloud, Read to Self
Shelia Rae's Peppermint Stick
by Kevin Henkes
Shelia Rae has a delicious peppermint stick that she plans to eat all by herself. However, Shelia Rae also has a sister who would like a lick of the tasty treat. Like a typical big sister, Shelia Rae puts her sister through a series of tests before she can have a taste. Using simple text and bright, appealing pictures, Kevin Henkes produces another delightful masterpiece for youngsters.
As the director of the school Thanksgiving play, Arthur has one problem. No one wants to play the role of the turkey. Your child will enjoy finding out how he resolves this potentially disastrous drama.