Sam can't wait to take his classroom's hermit crab home for vacation. Your child will love finding out what happens to the little critter once Sam lets him out of his cage. Simple sentences with easy vocabulary and supportive illustrations make this an ideal story for a beginning reader. If your child likes this book, try some others in the Hello Readers Series, Level 1.
The Invisible Inc. crew is always looking for a mystery to solve. While making computer greeting cards to raise money, they stumble upon a case involving an author's name. If your child likes this story, she may enjoy other mysteries from the series such as The Schoolyard Mystery and The Mystery of the Missing Dog.
Young Ahmed has a wonderful secret to share, but he decides to wait until nighttime to tell his family. Follow this young boy through his day as he works in the crowded streets of Cairo. Children young and old will relate to his secret revealed at the end.
Mike owes his success in baseball to his advisor, his dog Harry. It turns out that Harry is a great base coach. Sports-minded children will love this book as well as The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter and The Dog That Stole Football Plays and more by the same author.
This inviting picture book presents a humorous narrative about the duties of the father Emperor penguin, who takes care of the egg for two months straight during the winter--without even taking a break to eat. If your child enjoys this book, he might also like books by the same author, including Chameleons Are Cool and Fly Traps! Plants That Bite Back.
A farmer's turnip grows so big that everyone on the farm must come help him pull it out, including the cat and the dog. The repetitive and predictable design of this story will increase young reader's reading fluency and confidence.
In this West Indian folktale, Clement and Hippolyte embark on a quest across the island of Martinique to find Clement's true love. In the face of unforeseen trouble, Hippolyte sacrifices all that he has to protect his friend. Pinkney's magical illustrations bring this book to life. Caldecott Honor Book, 1996
Your child will enjoy this collection of poems about the forest seen through the eyes of the Native Americans. Exceptional paintings accompany each poem and will keep your child spellbound for hours as she searches for the many hidden images.
Learn how to make a newspaper from start to finish with this informational book. Your child will learn about the different jobs involved in putting together a newspaper such as publishing, editing, and reporting. Charming animal characters will keep your child intrigued.