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Kind Ox says to those seeking shelter in his stable, "There's always room for a little one here."
Colorful photographs and simple text introduce "Rookie Readers" to traditions and festivities of this Mexican holiday.
Learning to count--and even a bit about nature--is as easy as one, two, three in this merry meadow.
An old nursery poem introduces animals and their young and the numbers one through ten.
Collage-style illustrations perfectly complement this classic counting rhyme.
Counting from 1 to 10 with mother animals and their babies through a day in the meadow.
In this magnificantly illustrated edition of the classic story snowflakes aren't the only things that dance at Christmastime. So do nutcrackers, little girls, mouse-kings, and toys!
Follow the journey of a water droplet through the various stages of the water cycle, from precipitation to evaporation and condensation.
A Comanche grandmother and her grandson wait for the arrival of a herd of buffalo; story based on the efforts of the American Bison Society to reintroduce bison to Oklahoma.
Simple rhythmic text explores the wanton destructiveness of war as it demolishes nice people and beautiful things with no consideration for the consequences.
Simple text and engaging photographs explore the world of the dinosaurs.
A dog is telling the story of how he helped two turkeys protect their nests from a persistent egg thief.
A mother duck builds her nest and lays her eggs. Six ducklings hatch out, they paddle in the water with their webbed feet, and one young duck is happy being on his own.
One whale, two tigers, three pandas...but no dodo birds. Find out why, in this counting book of endangered animals.
Betsy the frog is tired of the same old "hop-jump, hop-jump" and devises new ways of moving that are not accepted by all of her friends.
Three white mice find jars of red, yellow, and blue paint and use them to have fun mixing colors.
What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice—who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Madeleine's grandma has roamed the wide world over. Nothing she has seen can compare to her beloved young granddaughter, the greatest wonder of all.
Beautiful illustrations and distinctive borders add richness to three stories: “Auntie Tigress”, “The Fisherman and the Tycoon”, and “The Greatest Treasure”.
A mischievous kitten romps through each day of a week.
Magnificent paintings and lyrical verses intensify this original tale based on the old Christmas carol "The Friendly Beasts".
George sees dragons everywhere he looks, but they are "ignored and overlooked," just like he is.
A hermit crab who has outgrown his shell searches for a new one among the creatures of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
A sad old man lives in a lonely wasteland but dreams of a lively forest; every morning he wakes to gloom and bad weather. But then . . . an idea starts to grow . . .
Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.
Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations help tell a satisfying story about a boy, a maple sugar-loving bear, and taking responsibility for your actions.
The story of Petosegay, an Ottawa Indian, who grew up in an area of northern Michigan where a unique stone can be found along the lakeshore.
Color photographs and text tell about planning and preparation for the Chinese New Year by Ernie Wan and his family.
What it might have been like for children on the ship Mayflower as it sailed to the New World.
Follow a young boy at work and play in an early American settlement in 1627.
When the cockerel crows, young Sarah Morton's day begins. Follow her at work and play in an early American settlement in 1627.
A photo-essay on the White House, its history, its public and private rooms, and trivia about its tenants through the 41st President.
Photographs of a boy showing routines and activities of daily life for the Wampanoag living near 17th century Plymouth Colony.
Weather anecdotes, historical photographs, and fascinating memorabilia from 200 years of the Old Farmer's Almanac.
Each stage of a butterfly's life is explained in simple language with bold headings for very young readers and more detailed information for slightly older readers and is accompanied by large full-color close-up photographs.
Photographs, drawings, and text on two different levels of difficulty discuss the parts of mushrooms and how these fungi grow.
Matthew Henson's dreams took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909.
Harriet Tubman's conversations with God inspire her escape to freedom and her role in the Underground Railroad. A Caldecott Honor book.
Introduce readers to Baru Bay, Australia, where Aboriginal descendants of people who have lived since the Dreamtime enjoy a fine, relatively unspoiled environment.
One of the Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: How Things Grow series illustrated with excellent photographs