Byrdie Miller may have a medical condition that causes abnormal growth in little people or dwarfs, but that has nothing to do with how smart and gifted she is. Byrdie’s dream is to play her Aunt Sadie Mae’s beautiful grand piano but her small size prevents her from reaching the foot pedals. One day, Byrdie’s best friend confided that she is entering a talent show at their school and will be playing a piano piece that Aunt Sadie Mae is teaching her. Byrdie got excited and confessed that she too would like to enter and play the piano in the contest. What happened next was shocking and hurtful. Did her best friend actually call her a midget? Well, she actually did and it didn’t sit well with Byrdie at all. Her parents had taught her that this term was socially inappropriate and must never be used. Byrdie was more determined than ever to prove that she could overcome the challenge and set about making her favorite dream come true. Just because she was small would not hold her back if she had anything to say about it, but will she succeed? Read this inspiring story and find out!
Children's Story Books -- The first day of school finally arrived, and boy was Isabella in for a shock! To her surprise all of the kids at her new school were not Mexican-American as she previously expected. In fact, there were kids from all racial groups, but there was one problem: there were too many cliques, making it hard for Isabella to fit in.
The teacher was shocked to learn that the girls were bickering amongst themselves. Pinching? Spitting? Pulling braided ponytails? Oh no! Could there be a bully in the learning group? Once the teacher realized the girls weren't using their classroom manners, there just had to be a share-pair social skills lesson and discussion of how to get along, play fair, and care for one another. "Come quickly, gather 'round -- Crisscross applesauce," begs the teacher. Will the girls brainstorm solutions and mend their differences in time for recess?
Children's Picture Books -
Everyone gets excited about the first few days of school--meeting the teacher and making friends especially. The teacher is busy doing all the wonderful things teachers do--preparing reading and math lessons and more--but doesn't notice a problem in her classroom.
Kids Books - Isabella never wanted to learn to speak Spanish. But when her parents announce that they are moving the family to a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, Isabella becomes desperately afraid that she won't be able to fit in and grudgingly agrees to start Spanish lessons with her Abuela.
Children's Picture Books - Was Mrs. Claus hearing things? Did Santa Claus really want to swap jobs with her this year? The elves were not alone in their disbelief. The elves, Ms. Mati, Ms. Carli and even Santa’s dog, Louis, seemed puzzled, too. Follow the pages of this cute little Christmas tale, and you too will wonder -- What in North Pole was Santa thinking?
Children's Picture Books - Did Ms. Carli hear what she thought she heard? What were those reindeer plotting? Of course they meant well, but would they change Santa's magical ride forever? Tag along and discover what Santa's loyal reindeer are up to and how Ms. Carli and Ms. Mati saved the day!