Your child will love this collection of four stories about pesky Ant and his older brother. The simple sentences and controlled vocabulary, coupled with belly-rolling humor make this a popular selection with early readers.
Luke's father lost his job when the factory closed, and now he must stay home. While Luke is afraid to tell his friends the truth, he actually enjoys the time he spends with his dad. This story describes the financial hardships when a parent loses a job in a gentle, affirming manner.
A young boy heads out for a day at sea with his father, a fisherman. As he helps haul in shrimp, crabs, and fish, his father tells him about his grandfather who works as a fisherman in Vietnam. They imagine one day when they can all cast their nets together off the same boat.
Generations of young readers have enjoyed My Father's Dragon and its sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. Children will enjoy this whimsical story about the young Elmer Elevator, who sets off to a mysterious island to free Boris, a baby dragon. Newbery Honor Book
Simple language and illustrations that support understanding will help your child read this book about friendship. If he enjoys this book, introduce him to others in the Start to Read! series, including Big Race and The Raccoon on the Moon.
Are you feeling blue today? Explore colors and emotions through this energetic Dr. Seuss tale. Emotions are described by comparing them to colors and actions. For instance, purple days are sad days where you walk alone.
t's hard to be the new girl in a class, especially if your family comes from a different culture. Maria Isabel Lopez's teacher insists on calling her Mary. How can Maria Isabel explain what her name means to her and still fit in? Any child who has ever felt left out will appreciate this story.
Author Tomie dePaola describes living with his grandmother and great grandmother as a young boy in this picture book. His great grandmother, at 94 years old, is too old to come downstairs so Tomie nicknames her Nana Upstairs. His grandmother, Nana Downstairs, helps take care of Nana Upstairs until she passes away.
In rhyming text, a little girl describes her bedtime ritual with her daddy, as he gets ready to work the night shift. While she sleeps, he works hard cleaning offices. When she wakes in the morning, he is back home to share pancakes and a story together.