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?
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!
After the first day of first grade, Henry's not sure how he feels about it. The teacher isn't like his kindergarten teacher, and the fifth-graders hog the monkey bars. But as Henry tells his mother about a new friend who likes soccer and about how he'll learn to read books, he begins to realize that maybe first grade won't be so bad after all.
Able-bodied Arnie teases Philip - a new student at his school who uses a wheelchair. However, after Arnie injures himself while making fun of Philip, he begins to understand what it means to be compassionate and welcoming.
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? In October, they share special things at show and tell. In November, they remember what they are thankful for. December brings a day to play in the snow, and in January, Henry discovers a favorite library book. Before they know it, the 100th day arrives! Now how will they celebrate?
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?
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! This gently humorous, encouraging story will give children about to enter kindergarten an extra boost of confidence.
Some families look alike, some don't. Some families are formed through birth, and some families are formed by adoption. But as the little girl in this heartwarming book makes clear, being a family isn't about who you look like or where you were born - it's about the love that binds you together. Adoptive families are sure to delight in the special story of the narrator's adoption - from her parents' excited preparations and long journey by airplane to meet her, to their life together as a family. A reassuring look at how one little girl came into her parents' world - and made them a family forever.
We all come in different shapes and sizes, and it doesn’t matter if you are tall, short, skinny, or round. Your body is your own, and you need to take care of it. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or simply time for a change, this audiobook is the perfect catalyst to get listeners moving. Encouraging narration explains the many great reasons to exercise, from making new friends to going new places, or just because it’s good for your body. Nancy Carlson’s gleeful, kid-friendly story is sure to make listeners young and old get up and exercise!
Henry loves first grade - except for reading. When called on in class, Henry freezes. His teacher discovers it's not that Henry doesn't like to read, it's that he can't. With extra help, Henry begins to feel more confident about words and letters. And when he and his little brother desperately want to know the ending to a book, Henry saves the day!
Feeling sad? Think happy! You can cheer yourself up in lots of ways. Try being friendly to someone in need of a friend. Do something you think is fun, like riding a bike or putting on a show. And keep thinking happy thoughts. Even when you don't feel lovable, remember that you are loved by many people. When you think happy, anything can happen!
Vinney is short. He gets picked on, overlooked in the lunch line, and passed by for the good parts in the school play. He can’t reach the chapter books in the library and never gets passed the basketball! Vinney hates being short. That is, until he learns to think big! Vinney takes his new positive attitude to school and turns the downsides of being short upside down. It’s tough being little in a big world, but Vinney learns that it isn’t so bad after all.
Henry likes kindergarten. He gets to paint pictures, sing songs, and learn his letters and numbers. But there's one thing Henry doesn't like: show and tell! His legs get all shaky and he's too shy to speak. Just in time, Henry's kind teacher, Ms. Bradley, comes to the rescue with a great plan for helping him overcome his fears.
Everybody barfs. Dogs, cats, chickens, alligators, and even you. It happens to everyone, and sometimes it even happens...at school. With her characteristic humor and compassion, Nancy Carlson helps young listeners through what is often a scary and embarrassing rite of passage. Sometimes you barf. But it's OK. You get better!
Poor George is in trouble again. He's been called to the principal's office. But before the principal can tell him why he's there...he confesses. He was late to class, didn't finish his math assignment, spilled paint, and set a cage of mice loose. One mishap has led to another and now George is up to his ears in trouble - but it's not his fault! George has an excuse for everything, but as his bad choices catch up with him, George runs out of others to blame.
When facing down a bully, a trip to the dentist, or your mom's prune oatmeal, there's only one thing you can do - smile a lot! And you'll pull through! In this appealing offering from best-selling author Nancy Carlson, a determined little frog discovers that even when you don't want to, smiling can make any situation better.