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A funky, large-format first book of words and pictures, Aleph is a book to share. Its instantly appealing illustrations introduce shapes, objects, and stories. Through big graphic images and contrasting colors, it takes the reader from basic shapes and familiar objects to a wider world, full of story, character, and wonder. This funny, beautiful, surprising book includes a playful index of first words-a baby dictionary!
All aboard! Discover the differences between different kinds of trains, their uses, and where they can take us in this fun series. Descriptive maps and diagrams illustrate routes, stops, and different train car types, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.
In the age of GPS and navigation services, kids have less exposure to traditional maps. This series breaks down different types of maps, how to read them, and how to understand them. Built for the youngest learners, each title highlights how to use maps in daily life as well as use on special, specific occasions. Labeled infographics highlight various parts of the maps for increased understanding. A ôDo You Know?ö section tests comprehension. This series is perfect for young explorers. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Where in the world can you ride a camel? Or visit gardens filled with bonsai trees? Where might you find the Euphrates River? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and discusses what makes it so interesting to its citizens and visitors. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.
Jay reads Braille. Sam uses a wheelchair. Ben has Down syndrome. In this series, young readers can learn more about how to be a good friend to friends with different capabilities and conditions. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.
Sometimes things happen that are scary or sad, and it's not always easy to know what to do. But, even in a bad situation, life finds a way to move forward, and people help and connect with each other, too. Years ago, a tree continued to grow, even in the shadow of a terrible act. People took care of it, and each other, and grew seedlings from the tree. Those seedlings became gifts to comfort people who needed them. Today, the tree still offers solace to everyone around the world who are grappling with tragedy and loss.Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this nonfiction picture book from award-winning author Chris Barton and debut illustrator Nicole Xu commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.
One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie, cried."" Early readers will love the dry humour and wonderfully rounded story of All the Dear Little Animals. Nilsson perfectly captures the child's perspective, balancing compassion and humour. This is a very funny story about a topic that touches all of us.
The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in 1954--and how the two became lifelong friends.
The world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and expanded series continues travelling the planet to study fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviours, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behaviour.
Meet some amazing animals-from caring crocodile mothers to meat eating plants, from the tallest parents in the woods to sea horse fathers looking after their young-with the occasional odd hairy jumping spider thrown in. A large life-cycle diagram detailing the stages of life helps introduce readers to each group of animals and plants. Curious readers will even learn more about some of the world's most unusual plants and strangest animals. Each book features superb, big-and-bold photographs to support and illustrate the text.