Long ago, when the world was brand new, all birds were naked. It wasn’t fair. Foxes had fur. Turtles had shells. Birds deserved warm coats, too.
Disgruntled, they approach the first full spring moon for advice. Birds of all shapes and sizes attend the meeting. Everyone except Peacock. He arrives on the scene late, to find his friends covered with warm, colorful feathers. “Look at Peacock! He’s still naked!” All the birds stare at poor Peacock trembling in the cold night air. What will Peacock and his friends do? Find out in this beautiful and charming pourquoi story about kindness.
Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules blends folktale motifs from around the world to offer an original explanation for why the peacock has such beautiful feathers. An appendix provides more information about peacocks. Helen Cann’s stunning illustrations give young readers fun opportunities to identify the colors and plant life of spring. Feathers for Peacock is a gently humorous tale of generosity and friendship.
AWARD WINNER: 2016 BEST BOOK AWARDS CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK: SOFTCOVER FICTION
Skrappy Skrapperson is a playful Siberian Husky who loves adventure and making new friends. This adventure takes him to Northern Wisconsin to the North Woods where he meets up with some of his old friends and makes grand new acquaintances. This story inspires one's imagination, encouraging the reader to enjoy the great outdoors and spending time with friends. The story is written by Shannon Walch Howell and brought to life with playful and vibrant illustrations by Pamela Harden.
Shannon Howell spent her early years in rural Oregon playing outdoors with her trusty, four-legged friends. Always the day dreamer, she thought of many characters for stories as a young child.
Inspired by nature, Pamela Harden has been an illustrator for the past twenty-five years in the United States and England. She and her husband are avid hikers and stargazers who enjoy the magic of nature every day in their own Whippety Wood in rural Wisconsin, where they live with their Scottie, Rupert McTweed.
In this charming picture book, a sequel to her award winning book, "How Dachshunds Came to Be," Kizzie Jones shows us that true friendship is not just about looking past each other's differences...it's about discovering and celebrating those differences.
No pajamas at the park. No toys in the toaster. Harry’s parents say no to everything! That is, until Harry learns about hypnosis.
With a little practice, and Grandpa’s watch, Harry puts his parents in a trance and envisions a future full of fun and yes’s!
Comic books by the crate, night-vision goggles for his teddy bear, a pet monkey (or two)—no request is too big or too bizarre. Harry loves his new freedom and, not to mention, all that bacon. So what if his robot goes rogue and playmates are hard to find? But when his ninja moves result in a playground pile-up, Harry starts to wonder if he really wants his every wish granted.
Hypnosis Harry is a wildly funny, sweetly silly look at the real meaning of the word no. Children will delight as little Harry answers the delicious question: What would you do if you could do anything? This charming romp is perfectly captured in the lively, layered illustrations of Sarita Rich. Each read reveals clever new details, making this the perfect reread for parent and child.
“I can't sleep, mommy, I'm scared.” Human moms and dads have heard it many times before, and so too, it turns out, has Little Lek's mother. Her little Thai Argus pheasant was so gentle, kind, and handsome with his exceptionally long and brightly colored tail. But he had just one problem: he couldn't get to sleep. Then one day something changed, and Little Lek discovered a strength that lay hidden within, something that gavehim the peace of mind to sleep soundly through the night. Find out the secretof how Little Lek learned to trust in himself! Readers will delight in Beatriz Vidal's vivid and expressive art. An appendix of fascinating facts about the Thai Argus pheasant makes this book an educational experience as well.
Vampires and werewolves and zombies—oh my! It's a monster invasion, and the stinky-smelling creatures are destroying Wally's peaceful little town. They scare the kids, knock over the lampposts, and make a mess of everything. And no one can stop them—until, fed up, Wally says . . . the magic word, "PLEASE." Learning good manners has never been as monstrously fun!
Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity.
Giovanni's friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed he does not like 'rice and rocks' and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni's pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.
Two alpacas named Fran and Stan get in to a silly argument making them both very upset. Can they realize their fight isn't worth their friendship? Will they resolve their differences? Gretchen and J. Ross Hamilton's debut picture book draws readers in with vibrant illustrations and an important lesson. The story showcases that it's not always about what you have, but who you share it with.
Beverlee Beaz, the brown Burmese, longs for adventure and has the powerful imagination to make it happen! On a lovely but otherwise ordinary day, she seeks excitement among the forests and fields surrounding her home, where she lets her imagination run wild. The ordinary suddenly becomes extraordinary in the eyes of this little brown cat. Let’s follow Beverlee on her adventure…through the forest, and inside her mind!
Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket is the tale of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, far too much of their parents' attention. Filled with evocative watercolor illustrations, the book traces the impact on Daniel of his sister's illness and treatment in the context of his ongoing emotional and cognitive development. The author's unique background as professional artist, cancer survivor, and retired clinical child psychologist enriches both the story and the art. Grounded in sound knowledge of child and family psychology, Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket can help children become more comfortable sharing their feelings, enable family discussion about difficult health matters, model strategies for parents, and aid young siblings in becoming more empathic toward one another.
Join the on-going adventures of Bob and his friends as they explore and meet new friends and animals in the beautiful farm surroundings and rolling hills of Southwest Michigan. You never know how the next adventure will end. This is book 3 of a Read to Me and Share the Adventure Collection.
This wonderful underwater world of vibrant colors shows Susie and her friend go to the Undersea Amusement Park. Susie makes many excuses not to ride the Whale-Back Coaster. After speaking with her mommy and saying a prayer to Jesus, she rides the ride and her fear turns into faith! She learns that praying to Jesus during difficult times, and having faith, is all she needs to overcome her fears. Susie’s friend, Rachel, helps her too and the two of them have a fun-filled day!
This is book number 3 in our award-winning series. It will help children attain godly moral values, have compassion and love for others, and build a strong foundation in Jesus Christ.
Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp have created an underwater world that explodes with color, drawing the children into the captivating story.
A guard dog named Buddy discovers a lost, hungry puppy hiding on his ranch and must decide whether to send her away or risk his job by letting her stay. Throwing caution to the wind, Buddy and his friend Simone Raccoon adopt Miss Biscuit and help her get back on her paws again. With beautiful, flowing verse, Miss Biscuit’s Lost and Found tells a story of love and friendship that will warm the heart of anyone who reads it.