When a strange, glowing rock is loaded onto a ship, an odd transformation occurs within the crew. Share this story with your child to find out what happens to the ship's crew members and to explore the author's deeper message.
On November 14, 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to integrate the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. In her own words, Ruby Bridges shares her memories from this pivotal time in history. Photographs, quotes, letters, and articles from newspapers chronicle historical events in this book.
Grandma has found the perfect solution for soothing her granddaughter's fears during a booming thunderstorm--bake a thunder cake. If your child has ever expressed concern during a thunderstorm, he will love this beautifully illustrated tale about a grandmother who creatively distracts her granddaughter while a big storm brews. The recipe for this magical cake is even included.
Tomas knows all of his grandmother's tales, so he goes to the library to find new stories to share with his family. There, he meets a librarian who helps him find many new books that open his eyes to different worlds.
Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister With Special Needs
by Donald J. Meyer
Children honestly share stories about joys and challenges of living with siblings with special needs. A variety of special needs are discussed, from children with Down Syndrome to ADHD. Overall, the message about living with a sibling with special needs is a positive one.
This book provides a thorough explanation of how volcanoes are formed and why they erupt. Though informative text and incredible photographs, your child will learn about some of the greatest eruptions in history and the infamous volcanoes of Hawaii.
This unique bilingual book is two stories in one. The story written by Eric Carle and illustrated with his familiar cut-paper method begins at the front of the book, while Iwamura's story and soft watercolor illustrations begin at the back of the book and move toward the center. Your child will enjoy listening to these unique stories and flipping through the book over and over again.
The chaos in the jungle begins when a mosquito tells one small lie. Soon all the animals are in an uproar. This West African folktale offers a humorous explanation about why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. Striking illustrations and creative onomatopoeia make this the perfect read-aloud for your child.
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
by Kathleen Krull
The amazing life story of Wilma Rudolph is told in this beautifully illustrated picture biography. With great will and determination, Wilma overcame polio, poverty, and discrimination to become the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics.