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Samba! The Heartbeat of a Community: Ailton Nunes's Musical Journey

Philip Hoelzel (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781668945230

Even as a toddler, Ailton Nunes was drawn to the joyful, energizing sounds of samba music, with its clinks, bongs, and bangs filling the air. It was part of his heritage and practically the heartbeat of his Mangueira neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But samba was more than music; it was a way to connect with the past and dream of the future. And samba united not only Ailton's neighborhood--it united all of Brazil, especially at the annual Carnaval festival with its samba parades and competition. The samba school in Ailton's neighborhood was his home away from home. He was mesmerized by the drummers, the bateria, and dreamed of joining their ranks when he got older. And with hard work and determination, Ailton not only joins the Mangueira bateria, he helps lead them to victory at the Carnaval festival. Vibrant, colorful artwork from Brazilian artist André Ceolin brings to life the story of samba director Mestre Ailton Nunes, who followed his passion and his dreams, and continues to share the magic of samba today.

Rollin' on Down the Line: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 Whistle-Stop Tour for Civil Rights

Helen Kampion, Reneé Critcher Lyons (author) Erin McGuire (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781668945223

The late summer and early fall of 1964 was a turbulent time in America. After years of racial struggle, in July President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. This law, declaring that all citizens were equal, outlawed racial segregation. Many Americans cheered this legislation; yet some did not. Many Southerners despised it and worried about what it meant for their traditions and way of life. With the upcoming November presidential election, President Johnson was advised not to campaign in the South due to the threats of violence since the signing of the new law. But someone needed to visit the citizens in the South and explain why the new law was necessary and good for the entire country. Born in Texas, First Lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson was from the South and understood its people and customs. Despite her fear of public speaking and threats to her own safety, Lady Bird undertook a train tour to reach out to her fellow citizens and Southerners. This is the true story of her historic Whistle-Stop journey, making almost fifty stops through eight Southern states in four days. July 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Full Circle: Creation, Migration, and Coming Home

Elisa Boxer (author) Vivian Mineker (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781668945155

This lyrical adventure follows the bluefin tuna, puffin, sea turtle, and Atlantic salmon through their life cycle. Each of these special species has a characteristic called natal homing. They're born, leave home to eat and mate, and then return to precisely where they were born to start their own families. This is a scientific look at these animals' habits--but includes a parallel story reflecting humans' own tendency to return home. Science and nature backmatter includes additional information on the included animals as well as an author's note.

Smartest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131391

What animals use tools? How do orcas work together to hunt? Can elephants tell when a friend is sad? In Smartest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the smartest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's smartest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature highlights different ways animals show and utilize their intelligence. Children can learn more about smart animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Smartest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Strongest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131421

How much weight can an elephant carry? What animal has the strongest bite? In Strongest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the strongest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's strongest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature highlights the strongest within each animal class. Children can learn more about strong animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Strongest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Smallest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131360

What reptile fits on your fingertip? What animal might you need a microscope to see? In Smallest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the tiniest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's smallest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature shows each featured animal on a ruler to visually display its small size. Children can learn more about small animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Smallest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Fastest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131308

How fast is a cheetah? What's the fastest bug? In Fastest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the quickest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's fastest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature notes and compares the featured animals' speeds. Children can learn more about fast animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Fastest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Slowest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131339

What's slower than a sloth? Could you beat a tortoise in a race? What's the slowest swimmer? In Slowest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the slowest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's slowest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature notes and compares the featured animals' slow speeds. Children can learn more about slow animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Slowest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Biggest Animals

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131278

What's the biggest bird? Is a blue whale bigger than an elephant? What's the tallest animal? In Biggest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the largest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's biggest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature displays the animals noted in the book and shows how they measure up to each other. Children can learn more about big animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Biggest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Robins

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131216

In Robins, beginning readers will learn how these birds signal the arrival of spring, find food, build nests, and raise their young.. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these orange-chested birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a robin's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about robins online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Robins also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Woodpeckers

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131247

In Woodpeckers, beginning readers will learn how these birds drill holes in trees for food, build nests and raise their young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these tapping birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a woodpecker's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about woodpeckers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Woodpeckers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Quails

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131186

In Quails, beginning readers will learn how these birds follow each other, find food, build nests, and raise their young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these skittish birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a quail's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about quails online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Quails also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Hummingbirds

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131124

In Hummingbirds, beginning readers will learn how these tiny birds sip nectar and zip between flowers, build nests, and raise their young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these small birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a hummingbird's physical attributes, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about hummingbirds online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hummingbirds also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Owls

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131155

In Owls, beginning readers will learn how these birds of prey fly to find food and the physical features that help them hunt. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these nighttime predators. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an owl's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about owls online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Owls also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Cardinals

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131094

In Cardinals, beginning readers will learn how these bright red birds defend their nest, find food, build nests, and raise their young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these bright red birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a cardinal's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about cardinals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Cardinals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Stinky Animals

Katie Chanez (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892130707

In Stinky Animals, readers will learn about smelly animals, including stink bugs, skunks, and musk oxen. A comprehensive Why Are Some Animals Stinky? back matter feature highlights different uses for smelly scents in the animal kingdom. Children can learn more about smelly animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Stinky Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, photo labels, a picture glossary, a table of contents, and an index.

Bald Eagles

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131032

In Bald Eagles, beginning readers will learn how these birds of prey fly to find food and the physical features that help them hunt. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these striking raptors. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a bald eagle's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about bald eagles online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Bald Eagles also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Blue Jays

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131063

In Blue Jays, beginning readers will learn how these birds survive winter, find food, build nests, and raise their young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these bright blue birds. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a blue jay's physical features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about blue jays online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Blue Jays also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Slimy Animals

Katie Chanez (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892130677

In Slimy Animals, readers will learn about slimy animals, including snails and slugs, slime eels, and worms. A comprehensive Why Are Some Animals Slimy? back matter feature highlights different uses for slime in the animal kingdom. Children can learn more about slimy animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Slimy Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, photo labels, a picture glossary, a table of contents, and an index.

Gross Animal Eaters

Katie Chanez (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892130615

In Gross Animal Eaters, readers will learn about different bizarre animal diets, including dung eaters, blood drinkers, and body-munching parasites. A comprehensive Gross Animal Foods back matter feature highlights different types of disgusting animal diets. Children can learn more about gross animal diets online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Gross Animal Eaters also features reading tips for teachers and parents, photo labels, a picture glossary, a table of contents, and an index.

Gross Animal Habits

Katie Chanez (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892130646

In Gross Animal Habits, readers will learn about different bizarre animal behaviors, including blood-squirting lizards, spitting llamas, and gut-flinging sea cucumbers. A comprehensive Why Do Animals Do Gross Things? back matter feature highlights different types of disgusting animal behaviors. Children can learn more about gross animal habits online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Gross Animal Habits also features reading tips for teachers and parents, photo labels, a picture glossary, a table of contents, and an index.

Los animales más pequeños

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892132718

What reptile fits on your fingertip? What animal might you need a microscope to see? In Smallest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the tiniest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's smallest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature shows each featured animal on a ruler to visually display its small size. Children can learn more about small animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Smallest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Los animales más rápidos

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892132749

How fast is a cheetah? What's the fastest bug? In Fastest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the quickest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's fastest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature notes and compares the featured animals' speeds. Children can learn more about fast animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Fastest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Los animales más lentos

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892132688

What's slower than a sloth? Could you beat a tortoise in a race? What's the slowest swimmer? In Slowest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the slowest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's slowest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature notes and compares the featured animals' slow speeds. Children can learn more about slow animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Slowest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Los animales más fuertes

Lily Austen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892132596

How much weight can an elephant carry? What animal has the strongest bite? In Strongest Animals, beginning readers are introduced to the strongest animals across a variety of classes and species. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about Earth's strongest animals. A comprehensive back matter feature highlights the strongest within each animal class. Children can learn more about strong animals online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Strongest Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.