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Beauregard has always had big dreams. He wanted to travel the world and see all the sites, but how could he possibly go around the globe if he was too scared to fly? With the help of one cardboard box and some amazing new friends, Beauregard goes on the adventure of a lifetime and realizes he is actually pretty brave after all!
Using illustrations, full-color photographs and straightforward text, this nonfiction picture book introduces the topics of homelessness and poverty to young readers.
Introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. Explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. Emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways.
An introduction to the world's diversity follows the journeys of a young boy who visits friends in thirteen different countries and explores their respective cultures, languages, foods, geography, wildlife, and landmarks
When Jack and Jane make new friends at school, they are surprised to learn that they are Muslim. Their curiosity leads them to discover that Muslims come in all colors and hail from various backgrounds from around the world
Offers a look into the life of Matthew Henson, from his humble birth to his crucial role in the discovery of the North Pole.
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.
A picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, this work traces Ali's boxing career. Showing him in the ring with many of his famous opponents, it also explains how he got interested in boxing.
Lucy sets off on an adventure to find her father who has been captured by pirates. Lucy and the Pirates is a rollicking, rumbustuous adventure story set in the 18th century. It will appeal to both girls and boys