Walter and his neighbor, Milton, two lobsters living in the ocean near Boston, Massachusetts, blame each other when heaps of garbage appear in both of their yards as they prepare for the annual garden contest. Includes facts about lobsters, water pollution, and the Boston accent, a glossary, and ways to care for the ocean, as well as a list of organizations that do the same.
A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work the overnight shift in this picture book debut. Night after night, a young girl watches her mami set up a cot in the living room for guests in their Washington Heights apartment, like Raquel (who's boring) and Edgardo (who gets crumbs everywhere). She resents that they get the entire living room with a view of the George...
"Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly...
"Juliette loves settling cases for the neighborhood kids, like where to set up competing lemonade stands. As Judge Juliette's reputation for fairness grows, even grown-ups seek out her wise counsel on important matters, such as a fair bedtime. When Juliette can't decide whether to get a cat or a dog, her parents represent opposing sides of the issue in her courtroom. How will she resolve the most personal case in her career?" --
Lily is moving into her grandmother's farm in Iowa, and she is sad about all the changes necessary in her life--but on the long drive her grandmother challenges her to find ten beautiful things that they can share together.
Jeff the bear is sure he has forgotten something when he sets out from home, but none of the animals he meets initially inform him that he is only wearing his underwear, until he reaches his friend Anders the hare--who quickly thinks of a way to avoid embarrassing Jeff, by starting a fashion trend.
"E.T. meets The Giving Tree in this stunningly illustrated picture book about friendship, family, wonder, and magic that shows how, sometimes, the things we're searching for have been right in front of us all along. From the award-winning creator of The Bear and the Piano."--Publisher's description.
In this adaptation of the Little Red Hen fable, Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her--until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint.
"A charming and hilarious tale for kids ages 4-8 about how accepting others can enrich us all--featuring capybaras, the beloved animal sensation capturing hearts around the world."--Provided by publisher.