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  • What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller

    Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom

    Hardcover (Compendium Inc, Feb. 1, 2014)
    A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book, What Do You Do With an Idea? is for anyone who's ever had a big idea.This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.Praise for What Do You Do With an Idea?National best seller, appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.Gold medal winner of the Independent Publishers Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the Moonbeam Children's Book Award. "What makes this message so unique is the simple but beautiful way it's delivered, in narrative and illustration, through the eyes and voice of an innocent and hopeful child. What Do You Do With An Idea? is a spectacular book for all ages and is a wonderful treasure for any home or school library."—The Children's Book Review "Despite the fact that it's Yamada's first time writing a children's book, it's had breakout success, selling over 300,000 copies since its publication date of January 2014."—Publisher's Weekly
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  • What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller

    Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom

    Hardcover (Compendium Inc, July 1, 2016)
    A #1 New York Times Best Seller, What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age. From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold. This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem... and yourself. Praise for What Do You Do With a Problem? “...Yamada's inspirational prose and the romance of Besom's spreads make an impact.”—Publishers Weekly “In a wonderful balance of text and pictures, the team responsible for What Do You Do With an Idea (2014) returns with another book inspiring children to feel good about themselves” —Kirkus Reviews “While not every problem can be so easily dismantled, this is a beautifully illustrated reminder of possibility.” —Booklist “This relatable story will resonate with children who become frustrated or daunted when facing a problem, encouraging them to step back and view it with a new perspective.” ---The Horn Book National Indie Excellence Awards, Children’s Inspirational/Motivational (2017) The Christopher Awards, Books for Young People (2017) Mom’s Choice Awards, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2016) Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2016)
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  • What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller

    Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom

    Hardcover (Compendium Inc, Jan. 10, 2018)
    The award–winning creators of The New York Times best sellers What Do You Do With an Idea? and What Do You Do With a Problem? return with a captivating story about a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounter and then discovers that when you have courage, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen. In this story, a child is visited by his first chance and unsure what to do with it, he lets it go. Later on, when a new chance arrives he reaches for it, but this time he misses and falls. Embarrassed and afraid, he begins ignoring each new chance that comes by, even though he still wants to take them. Then one day he realizes that he doesn't need to be brave all the time, just at the right time, to find out what amazing things can happen when he takes a chance The final addition to the award-winning What Do You Do With…? picture book series created by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada and illustrator by Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? inspires kids of all ages and parents alike to find the courage to go for the opportunities that come their way. Because you never know when a chance, once taken, might be the one to change everything. Praise for What Do You Do With a Chance? “This is a simple tale with a big message: about embracing life, overcoming fears and insecurities, and flying free.”—Foreword Reviews “This is a book that will grow with readers: use it to inspire conversations of a philosophical nature as well as for practical problem-solving.”—Kirkus Reviews “A read-aloud worthy of repeated reading, Yamada and Besom once again urge young readers to live inspired lives, to face their fears, and to know that the full range of their feelings makes them human.”—The Children’s Bookshelf “Children of all ages will be inspired to take chances as it ‘just might be the start of something incredible.”—School Library Journal “Yamada’s relatable story urges readers of all ages to take the chances that come their way—they could be the start of something incredible.”—BookPage
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  • The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal?

    Elaine Landau

    Paperback (Enslow Elementary, Sept. 1, 2010)
    At the dawn of the nineteenth century, President Thomas Jefferson dispatched Robert Livingston and James Monroe to negotiate with the temperamental French dictator Napoleon Bonaparte. Originally charged with only securing the Port of New Orleans and access to the Mississippi River, they soon were presented with the deal of a lifetime—the purchase of the whole Louisiana Territory. With no time to contact the president, they had to make the decision themselves. What would you do if faced with the same decision? Author Elaine Landau poses this and other exciting questions to the reader in this lively account of the Louisiana Purchase.
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  • The Gold Rush in California: Would You Catch Gold Fever?

    Elaine Landau

    Paperback (Enslow Elementary, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Provides historical context to the California Gold Rush and explains how it specifically affected Native Americans, the Chinese, and women.
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  • Should Billy Brush His Teeth?: Taking Care of Yourself

    Rebecca Rissman

    Library Binding (Heinemann, Jan. 1, 2013)
    Should Billy brush his teeth? Guide readers through the decision-making process with this simple title that shows possible outcomes for common choices. Clear photographs present the scenario and possible outcomes, while simple text asks readers “What would you do?” Brief explanations after each scenario spark conversation for a deeper discussion of the issue.
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  • The Revolutionary War Begins: Would You Join the Fight?

    Elaine Landau

    Paperback (Enslow Elementary, Sept. 1, 2010)
    In 1775, the British arrived in Lexington, Massachusetts. Colonial minutemen were waiting for them. Although the Revolutionary War lasted for several years, the first shots fired at Lexington and Concord began the American colonists’ fight for independence. Author Elaine Landau invites readers to make the important decisions during the colonies first battles against the British.
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  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Would You Do What Lincoln Did?

    Elaine Landau

    Paperback (Enslow Elementary, Oct. 1, 2010)
    While the Union and Confederacy were engaged in a bloody war, President Abraham Lincoln signed an important document, which he had often agonized over—the Emancipation Proclamation. His decision freed all the slaves in those areas of the United States still in rebellion. The author asks the reader what they would do if faced with the important decisions that were made during the Civil War.
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  • What DoYou See at the Beach

    Patricia Franklin

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov. 3, 2016)
    This book is part of the What Do You See series. The books in this series are designed for inquiry, creative thought, and encouraging discussion between parent and child. Use this book, and others in the What Do You See series, to help your child: --observe, explore, and interact with his environment --build vocabulary and communication skills through discussion of the real life photographs --set and meet goals by checking-off items at the back of the book as they are located and recording more things found --learn new things about otherwise familiar objects and life forms
  • The Revolutionary War Begins: Would You Join the Fight?

    Elaine Landau

    Library Binding (Enslow Elementary, June 1, 2008)
    When the British arrived in Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1775, the Colonial minutemen were waiting and the first shots were fired--kicking off the Revolutionary War that eventually led to the creation of the United States of America.
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  • The California Gold Rush: Would You Go for the Gold?

    Elaine Landau

    Library Binding (Enslow Elementary, June 1, 2008)
    A well-researched title about the growth of the American West introduces this changing time in American history and asks readers important questions about the risks they would take if they were alive during this time.
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  • The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal?

    Elaine Landau

    Library Binding (Enslow Elementary, March 1, 2008)
    Originally sent to purchase the Port of New Orleans and access to the Mississippi River, Napoleon Bonaparte offered President Thomas Jefferson's dispatch Robert Livingston a deal to buy the entire territory, causing him to make a major decision on a moment's notice that forever changed the make-up of this nation.
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