Zoe and Tod go vision questing on a mountain and find that they have died. Transported to another world, they are joined by Leola, an angelic being who serves as their guide. In the after world they experience colors, each producing an exotic experience which challenges their conception of being. In this Way Station world, the couple encounter persons, who still carry things and have hurts they need to discard. The end holds a surprise which you will have to answer. Read this book for a perspective on life from a place just beyond.
"Like the best camp friends, this heartfelt story will stay with you for a long time."—Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Princess Diaries meets Harriet the Spy when Abby—the most ordinary girl in the world—finds herself undercover at a summer camp for famous kids. From acclaimed author Jennifer Blecher, Camp Famous is an accessible and fun summertime adventure about fitting in, being brave, and letting others see who you truly are. Camp Famous is pitch-perfect for anyone who loves Disney’s Camp Rock.
Eleven-year-old Abby Herman is beyond excited that her parents are letting her go to summer camp for the first time ever. Maybe camp will be the place she’ll finally find what she’s always wanted: a best friend. But—surprise!—she’s not going to just any summer camp, she’s going to Camp Famous, the one exclusively for famous kids escaping the spotlight.
Desperate to fit in with the pop stars, princesses, and geniuses, Abby creates a fake identity as a famous author. Everything goes as planned: the other girls welcome her, she participates in camp activities, and she even inspires a pop star! But as camp comes to a close, Abby finds herself torn between who she has pretended to be and who she truly is.
Teach your children the power of Kindness, one of the most important skills a child can learn.Are you one of 90 percent of parents, saying that their top priorities for their kids is to be caring? This makes sense: Kindness and concern for others are held as moral virtues in nearly every society and every major religion.The best social-emotional learning (SEL) book for raising kind children. This charming story with peaceful rhymes and colorful illustrations will explain to your child that it is okay to make a mistake and say I’m sorry. Lucas will teach your child good manners and positive behaviour at home, at school, in the store, and on the playground. Kids learn best by example. With the perfect examples, this book offers, your child will have more understanding for others, accept diversity, thrive in a multicultural and inclusive environment, and show more empathy. Throughout the story, little superhero Lucas will learn what kindness means and understand what it is like to be kind, sensitive, caring, and generous.Awards & Recognition#1 Amazon Bestseller in Children's Multiculturalism & Tolerance (US)Updated on March 2021Practice Random Acts of Kindness. Also included are Acts of Kindness Cards to promote empathy and kindness. •••Kindness is something anyone can learn: Give to others and ask nothing in return. Helping others is simply the best thing to do. When you are kind, kindness comes back to you.•••"Kindness is my Superpower" is intended for children of all ages. We warmly recommend it to parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children.
New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes has received numerous accolades for her writing, including the Coretta Scott King Award.
In Planet Middle School, 12-year-old Joylin Johnson is satisfied with her life. Everything seems pretty simple: a nice, relaxed game of basketball with the boys is all she needs to keep her happy. But it all changes when her best girl friend starts flirting with her best guy friend. Then a new, cute boy comes on the scene—and despite herself, Joylin starts acting weird just to attract his attention.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the basics of the sport of gymnastics. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
“Gold! Gold from the American River!” These words sparked the California Gold Rush and caused adventure seekers to head west in hopes of discovering gold. Some did strike it rich; others went broke. But they all had the adventure of a lifetime. Lively language, historical photos and illustrations, and primary source accounts help readers understand the highs and lows of life as a miner. Meets Common Core critical thinking standards, and provides strong ties to social studies standards on westward expansion.
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