Evie loves to run, jump, hop, and win. She even has ribbons and trophies to prove it. So, when the school's field day comes around, she is sure she will add to her winning collection. When Evie finds herself ahead of the pack, she is faced with an important decision. Does she choose the chance at a trophy or the chance to be a good friend? Join Evie as she navigates the playground and learns about sportsmanship and the challenge of losing.
A picture book about an exuberant tiger tackling life's challenges and coming out on top. Perfect for celebrating any big milestone, from the first day of preschool to college graduation, and every goalpost in between.
A little cat who sleeps all day and never seems to want to play. He just lies around without a care on the warmest bed or the softest chair. But when the sun goes down at the end of the day, the little cat wakes and slips away. He hurries to a hilltop high, where he sits beneath the twinkling sky. To watch the stars as they play and chat means all the world to this little cat. Returning home at morning's light, where he sleeps right through until the night. When once again his heart desires, to see the stars ... that he so admires.
When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father...and his voice. The entire village is silenced by grief, and the young child's anger at the ocean grows. Then one day his neighbor, Mr. Hirota, begins a mysterious project--building a phone booth in his garden. At first Makio is puzzled; the phone isn't connected to anything. It just sits there, unable to ring. But as more and more villagers are drawn to the phone booth, its purpose becomes clear to Makio. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden is inspired by the true story of the wind phone in Otsuchi, Japan, which was created by artist Itaru Sasaki.
The story of a legendary bird that brings good luck. Children will enjoy this tale of a beautiful princess who lost her necklace. With talking birds, a parrot, an eagle and warriors. Where is the necklace? Who will find it?
A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors' notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.
Everything in life passes, moves on, or transforms--except one thing that never fades. With her signature warmth, playfulness, and beautiful illustrations, Beatrice Alemagna reminds us that in a changing world, the love between parent and child remains constant.
This lyrical picture book from beloved creator Nikki McClure follows a family through one day and muses in the possibilities that one day holds--from enjoying treats at the bakery, to admiring handmade goods from local artisan shops, to observing the new construction in town. Illuminating themes of community, creativity, and collaboration, What Will These Hands Make? dares the reader to dream up everything they can be and all the ways they can leave their little corner of the world better than they found it.