The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long, Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school!
Some families look alike, and some don't. Some families are formed by birth, and some families are formed by adoption. But being part of a family isn't about who you look like or even where you were born - it's about the special love that binds you together forever.
After the first day of first grade, Henry's not so sure how he feels about it. The teacher is not like his kindergarten teacher, the fifth-graders hog the monkey bars, and there are too many new things to learn!
"love it! "
Patrick has difficulty sitting still - until his mother comes up with a plan to help him.
When an accident requires Arnie to use crutches, he begins to understand the limits and possibilities of his new classmate, who has a wheelchair.
On the first day of kindergarten in September, Ms. Bradley says, "Each day of school I will add a jelly bean to this jar. When there are 100 jelly beans we'll have a party to celebrate 100 days of kindergarten." What will Henry and his classmates do until the big day?
By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself. Children will enjoy this celebration of self esteem.
From playing soccer to sharing secrets to sitting together on the bus, best friends do everything together. So what do you do when your best friend moves away? Will there be fun times ahead when you don't have a best friend to share them with? Nancy Carlson's heartfelt story will help ease the pain of saying good-bye.
Whether it's a New Year's resolution or simply time for a change, this audiobook is the perfect catalyst to get listeners moving. Vibrant and fun-filled, it explains the many great reasons to exercise, from making new friends to going to new places, or just because it's good for your body.
Henry likes most things about first grade - except for reading, that is. Everyone else loves to read; classmate Tony can even read upside down! But when Henry is called on in class, he freezes. His teacher soon discovers that it's not that Henry doesn't like reading, it's that he can't read. Nancy Carlson's bibliotherapeutic story will offer struggling readers some much-needed support.
There are a lot of things to be scared of, that's for sure. There are mean-looking dogs, booming thunderstorms, spiders, and other creepy crawly things. All this scary stuff may make you want to hide under your covers and never come out. Hiding is easy, but will it really make everything better?
Henry likes almost everything about kindergarten, from learning his letters to painting pictures. But there is one thing that Henry does not like: show and tell! He gets all jittery and too afraid to speak when it is his turn to share. Ms. Bradley comes to the rescue with a great plan to help Henry overcome his fears, but will that be enough?
Tim is always worrying about something, but things never turn out as badly as he thinks they will.
Before her baby was born, this mother just knew everything was going to be perfect! She was certain that her baby would sleep through the night and be happy all the time. Well, that's not exactly how it turns out. But as this mother is quick to learn, imperfection has its perks.
"Not quite what I expected"
What's better than a smile? A great big hug, of course! Hugs are for helping someone feel happy all day, or making a scraped knee feel better, or saying hello to an old friend. Whether it's a Good Morning Hug or a Have a Great Day Hug, it is sure to make you feel good all over!
Everyone at Lassie Lower School is busy getting ready for Grandparents Day - everyone except Arnie. He doesn't have any grandparents to bring. But he has many other special grownups in his life. There is Mrs. Childs, the school librarian; Coach Ed, who is always ready for a game of catch; and Bill and Dottie, who work at the bakery. Too bad none of them can be his grandparents. Or can they?
When Arnie is challenged to skateboard down a dangerous hill, he has to decide how far he is willing to go to be "cool."