Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip."
Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero."
With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.
How do you find your voice, when no one seems to be listening? In David Ouimet’s spellbinding debut, a young girl struggles to make herself heard, believing she is too insignificant and misunderstood to communicate with the people in her life.
Anxious about how she thinks she should look and speak, the girl stays silent, turning to books to transport her to a place where she is connected to the world, and where her words hold power. As she soon discovers, her imagination is not far from reality, and the girl realizes that when she is ready to be heard, her voice will ring loud and true.
Ouimet’s stirring and haunting illustrations masterfully capture how it feels to be a lonely, self-conscious child unsure of how to claim a space in the world.
Ben was just two years old when he and his uncle, Ian, were last together, so Ben didn't remember him. And no one in Ben's family ever talked about the man. Thenthe letter arrived, changing Ben's life, and changing his family in unexpected ways. And there was the birthday room...
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Read the Review!A RACE FOR CHARLEY is the inspirational story of a young boy, disabled from birth, who has a zest for life. Charley’s disability does not stop him from doing the things he loves. He lives each day to the fullest and learns that even though he may be different physically, he has a heart and mind that shines. Charley’s inspiration transcends the world of children’s books into the hearts and minds of adults as well. For, it is only through our understanding, acceptance and love of others that we will truly understand and love ourselves.
During the first few days, Mark struggles with challenges. Hes frustrated because he feels there are so many things he cant do as well as the other students. Each night, he asks his parents what he can do to be better. They remind him that each and every person has his or her own strengths and talents. They tell him, Just be you.
One day, Mark discovers the one activity at which he excels and the one thing that makes him the happiest. During his journey, he realizes the importance of just being himself.
She had always imagined she was a bright, beautiful caterpillar, but she realizes with horror that shes skinny, green, and plain looking. Her bright, cheerful smile turns into a frown.
But then a red-bellied robin flies out of the sky to talk to Mabel. Oh dont worry, little Mabel! Im not going to eat you! the robin says. My name is Eloise, and I have been watching you from afar. What seems to be the problem here?
When Eloise hears what it is, she tells Mabel that beauty isnt determined by whats on the outside, but by whats on the inside. She advises Mabel to continue being a kind caterpillar and sharing her beauty with others.
Mabelwho had always had a loving heartfollows Eloises advice by striving even harder to help her friends in the meadow.
Join Mabel as she learns the true definition of beauty and discovers that friendship and kindness can change the world.
With colorful illustrations included, A Bears Tale communicates to young ones that they are wonderful and unique individuals.
The New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl,
Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.
Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops.
Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out.
This book is for you.
Wonderful, smart, beautiful you.
If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved.
—Amy and Paris
A perfect gift for all occasions.