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When Lauren gets angry with her father for having their dog Scout spayed, dashing her hopes of having the fun of raising puppies, Lauren's dad takes her to an animal shelter to show why they made the decision not to breed Scout.
You're invited to a glorious Fourth of July picnic where you'll learn all about sharing, the good things along with the bad.
Aliana loves creating things, especially for her little brother, Gustavo. When she makes a special birthday surprise for Gus, her entire family sees her creativity and experimentation pay off in a spectacular display, using light from the moon.
While shopping with her two dads for supplies for her birthday party, Harriet, who is wearing a penguin costume, is carried away by a waddle of penguins and must hatch a plan in order to get herself back to the store in the city.--Provided by Publisher
A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways. --Provided by publisher
Kiko goes on a school camping trip and learns about gratitude. Includes Reader's Note with contextual advice for caregivers. --adapted from cover description
When Magnolia's family prepares to meet Santa at the local mall, she befriends a mischievous pirate and tries to get him taken off Santa's 'naughty list.'--Provided by publisher
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.
Braden and Finley accompany their father, a wildlife biologist, when he tags a bear that has just had cubs and later, use the tag to find her again in hopes she will adopt an orphaned cub.
A mother shares with her daughter stories of the generations of women in their family as each individual has passed along the tales and a glittering necklace to her own daughter. Includes notes on the author's exploration of her ancestry