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Different can be great!
Makayla is visiting friends in her neighborhood. She sees how each family is different. Some families have lots of children, but others have none. Some friends live with grandparents or have two dads or have parents who are divorced. How is her own family like the others? What makes each one great? This diverse cast allows readers to compare and contrast families in multiple ways.
Chelsea's family is celebrating Chinese New Year! Chelsea gets to stay up late. She watches fireworks and a parade with a dragon! She and her family have a big feast. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!
The 100th day of school is here! William's class celebrates this fun day with an exciting show-and-tell time, by learning to count to 100 in new ways, and even with a parade. Find out what else happens during William's 100th-day celebration.
It's food week in Manuel's class. Each student tells about something special his or her family eats. Manuel learns that families have different food traditions. Some eat noodles with chopsticks. Others use a fork. Some families eat flat bread. Others eat puffy bread. What kind of food will Manuel share with his class? Join him to find out how deliciously different and alike food can be.
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Lily wants a new bike. And a new raincoat. And ice cream. But how many of these things does she need? As Lily and her dad drive around town, Lily soon discovers that wants and needs are different things. She picks out which things people have to have. She might even remind her dad that he doesn't need root beer!
These simple, engaging stories present basic financial literacy concepts, such as saving, spending, borrowing, and comparison shopping to build a foundation for a lifetime of money smarts.
Free downloadable series teaching guide available.
Kwanzaa traces its origins to the American Civil Rights era. Critical thinking questions and fast facts prompt young readers to engage with this fun narrative and learn all about Kwanzaa.
There's a new girl in Romelie's class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she's teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking. What other languages do people speak? Her own family uses English and American Sign Language. Her mom's friend knows Somali and Arabic. Can Romelie discover more languages in her city? How are they like her own? How are they different? A diverse cast gives multiple points of comparison.
Join Malik's search for his neighbor's lost dog! He's helping to find Buddy by looking everywhere in his neighborhood—from the park to the coffee shop. Along the way, see the people and places that make up a neighborhood. How is Malik's neighborhood different from or similar to the place where you live? Oh, and look carefully—Buddy might be hiding in plain sight!
Rachel has been chosen to ride a bike in Riverdale's parade! There's only one problem—she doesn't know how. But she's determined to learn! She and her dad go all over Riverdale to prepare for the big day—from the bank to the bike shop. How is Rachel's town similar to and different from other towns? Come along and see what makes Riverdale worth celebrating!
Will is very excited! He's researching countries for school and has a new pen pal named Abdou from Morocco. Abdou writes to Will about what makes his country special. Will can't wait to write back. But first, he gathers facts and photos for Abdou about the United States—including its government, climate, people, and landmarks. Along the way, he learns something new about his country.
Sarah is excited to celebrate Passover! She helps get the house ready. At the seder, the special Passover dinner, she asks The Four Questions. After dinner, the children hunt for the matzah that Grandpa has hidden. Find out how families celebrate this Jewish holiday of freedom!
Jayden's mom is working on a navy ship, so he's staying with his grandparents. But soon he and his mom will move into a new home. Jayden visits several friends to get ideas about where his family could live. From houses with big yards to mobile homes and everything in between, Jayden realizes there are many types of homes to choose from. But what makes a home, a home?