Isabella enjoys shouting out her thoughts, ideas and feelings so much, it's earned her the nickname "Decibella!". Young readers will be entertained as she learns the "five volumes" of voice-- whisper, 6-inch, table-talk, strong speaker, and outside-- and that different situations require a different tone.--Publisher.
Penny tries to hang with the Coin Clique, but she usually feels left out. Then one day Penny lands in a pocket with the beautiful, gold Sacagawea dollar coin, who starts to teach her how special and valuable she really is. Included in the book are tips for parents, teachers, and counselors on how to help young people, espcially girls, who feel excluded and left out by others.
Meet Brown, the least used pencil in the box. He discovers that in order to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown learns to use all of the friendship skills the other pencils have, he can make friends and have fun, too.
It just isn't Noodle's fault that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book. Or that he didn't finish his homework. Luckily he learns not to blame others, but instead to take responsibility for his actions.
A cute, creative story about children and their texts, tweets, posts and pics. Don't be mean and irresponsible! That's the straight-to-the-point advice "Screen" has for young readers who are active on social media. Whether tapping out messages on their computers, tablets or phones, Screen wants kids to know their words – the kind and the cruel – will follow them for life, creating a digital trail that can't be erased.
Noodle's really done it this time! What should have been a friendly competition among classmates turns sour after Noodle cheats his way to victory. He says he didn't really want to cheat but everyone has to once in a while, so what's the harm? Will Noodle get burned by his own deception, or will he muster the courage to confess to his trickery? Young readers will learn a valuable lesson about the cost of cheating while enjoying a few laughs.
Noodle always chooses to do the things he wants to do while never getting around to doing the things he NEEDS to do. Award-winning children's author Julia Cook uses Noodle to creatively highlight a conundrum all children struggle with and offers simple strategies to help them learn how to balance doing what needs to be done while still finding time for fun.
Written from the table's point of view, this humorous tale helps kids understand that table manners are about much more than what fork to use. Good table manners are about being respectful, kind and considerate to others.
This quirky tale teaches young readers the difference between nice teasing and mean teasing. Laughing at someone (mean teasing) has a hurtful bite, but laughing with someone (nice teasing) is alright when it's not done out of spite.
Everyone passes gas. If it's so natural, why do we struggle with teaching children how to respond appropriately when it happens? Join Gus as he and his classmates learn a brief biology lesson behind why we all pass gas, and the right way to handle it.
It doesn't matter is RJ hears compliments or constructive feedback, he is never sure how to respond. With guidance from his family, RJ learns why feedback, even when it's difficult to accept, is information he can use to become a better person.
Everything in Noodle's life stinks, or so he thinks. Noodle's attitude, or "baditude," is alienating everyone around him. Can he let go of his angst and try to find the brighter side of life? With help, Noodle learns how to turn his baditude into gratitude!
Readers of every age will chuckle over the silly antics of three dogs that are siblings. Each pooch is tired of the other and wants to be the only dog. With help, they are reminded that siblings provide lifelong lessons in tolerance, patience, sharing, friendship and conflict resolution.