Education & Teaching, Middle Grade, Children's Books, Ages 6 to 8, Ages 9 to 12, Modern Family, Tolerance & Resolving ConflictIt’s frustrating for young Jonathan, the son of a beekeeper, when he isn’t quite strong enough to help his dad with some of the work on the farm. Sometimes his father is irritable with him, and it’s worse now, because the family is struggling to make ends meet during a drought, and their bees aren’t making much honey. When Jonathan’s mom stays up late one night to make beeswax candles to sell at the local farmer’s market, Jonathan comes downstairs to help. He puts his own skills to work modeling small wax animals and insects to decorate the candles—which prove so popular that they come home from the market with orders for lots more.
Award Winners, New Releases, Pre-k to Kindergarten, Ages 3 to 5, Ages 6 to 8, Modern FamilyWith whimsical illustrations, a child describes the many ways in which her woolly mammoth is one of the world’s best pets, accompanying her everywhere and sharing her daily activities with keen enthusiasm and loving gentleness.