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Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . And a little bigger . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too. ~publisher
"Max is a supervillain growing up in a supervillain family : his mom controls fire and his dad is like a tornado. Max has the power of invisibility, which he uses to wreak havoc and go unseen, or so he thinks. But Max goes to school with Ronnie, the son of superheroes and a champion of justice who can see in others what no one else can see- -even good hearts in misbehaving boys. What happens when these two super-forces square off?"--Publisher
"A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world"--
Eric and his best friend Tommy decide to play a trick on his little sister Julieta, who believes she is going to see a dragon during the school trip to the museum.
Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit, but nothing works. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, he communicates in a way everyone understands. His teacher and classmates respond to his outburst with support, finally understanding that he needs their help in order to feel comfortable.
When his friend Joseph finds money in the schoolyard and intends to keep it, Devon thinks he should turn it in, and when they discover that their friend Lin lost the money, they both face a tough choice.
"Sometimes when children are sad, it can be difficult for them to imagine ever feeling happy again. Playing at the water table is fun. But Erik thinks getting splashed is not fun. When his sleeve gets wet, Erik gets sad, and he can't imagine ever being happy again. Then, with a classmate by his side, Erik becomes absorbed by a new idea : to make the water disappear. As it vanishes, Erik discovers his happiness has reappeared, like magic. Airdah -taroo! This story provides a helpful reminder to children that sadness is a temporary feeling. The book contains a page of information to help you connect the story to children's experiences, which makes it a great teaching tool for your classroom or child care setting."--
"In this picture book, Lucy and her friends learn about basketball, play 3-on-3 and watch a professional game."--
Explores many aspects of love that can help one weather any storm, including that love is comfort, effort, connection, and taking care of oneself.
Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset and furious when she gets a tortoise instead, but soon learns that even a tortoise can be a good pet.