The first step in your quest to finding the job that’s right for you is by discovering what interests you the most. What Should I Be? It’s All Up to Me! is an illustrated guide designed to help children discover what they are most interested in doing, so they can move forward with a clear vision of their goals for the future. Author Shunda Brooks has included forty-five careers in her listing to spark children’s imaginations, but there are hundreds of fun and exciting jobs young readers can choose from in this very big world of ours.
“On December fifth night he’ll ride,
So put your polished shoes outside.
And don’t forget an empty plate,
For special treats on this fun date!”
In France, the word merci means thank you. “Thank you” in German is danke. In all languages, “thank you” is an important phrase. It’s universal, because everyone on earth has something to be thankful for.Who keeps the streets safe so you can walk around without being afraid? The police! Who would be there to rescue you if your house was on fire? Firemen! Who makes you feel better when your tummy aches? The doctor! Your mom and dad love you and care for you. There are so many people who make life worth living. There are so many people you should thank!You may not always feel thankful, but if you look around, there’s always a reason to say “thank you,” in whatever language you choose. Bless others with your words, and spread the love!
Gray lead and shiny yellow brass Pushing death From a stainless steel gun That’s not made of flesh: It’s integral parts lubricated By oil and grease To withstand the heat and humidity, But what is there to erase The red stain On white cloth that covers The pain On a moving part of anatomy Or the look on a human face?
Pitter patter, pitter patter … soothing, rhythmic, refreshing rain!
Janie Moltrup’s Acorn Babies embody the innocence of life’s beginnings and the potential of all children as they explore the world around them. In this charming book, the Acorn Babies discover rain. From feeling the tickle of raindrops on their noses to dancing in puddles, they revel in the pleasures that only a gentle shower can bring.
Moltrup’s illustrations capture the wonder and joy of young children everywhere as they experience our natural environment. Whether the Acorn Babies are drifting down a stream among the raindrops or splashing barefoot with friends, they’re sure to bring smiles as well as renewed appreciation for this precious resource to children of all ages. And the beautiful colors are guaranteed to brighten even the rainiest day!
With forty fifty-five-gallon oil drums bracketed together, fifteen boys between the ages of twelve and fifteen, three college interns, and one fearless leader boarded the homemade raft dubbed the Unsinkable in the summer of 1961. Their goal was to traverse the 1,742 miles of the Mississippi River between Minneapolis, Minnesota, to New Orleans, Louisiana.
In New Orleans or Sunk! author Dean E. Felsing narrates this story of an incredible crew on an unbelievable expedition. At the time, Felsing was a fourteen-year-old boy and a member of the Weekend Program for troubled kids. The trip was part of the boys’ summer vacation, and it was an adventure for all. From start to finish, he provides details of the journey that included spending ten hours a day on the water, traversing the river’s many locks, fighting the weather’s capriciousness, dealing with equipment failures, and learning to live with the other boys on a raft.
Felsing describes how he and the others conquered the mighty Mississippi that summer by taking turns as lookouts, pilots, navigators, cooks, mechanics, housekeepers, inventors, and explorers. New Orleans or Sunk! shares how they learned to appreciate the kindness of strangers and to understand the power of the river.