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Poser

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801486

Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake running, fake laughing and fake pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable. He dreams of using nonwhitening toothpaste. He can't wait to stop styling his hair. And he really wants to stop worrying that the school bully will discover he was once the face of Dribbleez Diapers. After all, Spin's just a normal boy looking for a hockey game and some pizza with extra cheese.

Your Body Has Parts

Caroline Hutchinson (author), NA (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607192954

What do you know about your body? Find out what the parts of your body can help you do.

J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Donald Wu (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366019

Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

Claire Piddock (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791560

Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.

Stone Age Geometry: Lines

Felicia Law Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182340

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about lines by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Funny illustrations and stories provide a humorous introduction to math concepts. Leo explains the significance of points and how many points together make up lines and segments. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of lines in the natural and designed world.

Cheerleading Squads

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115405

It is almost impossible for a cheerleader to cheer alone. Every cheerleader needs to be part of a squad in order to excite the crowd. This title covers the teamwork, friendship, and hard work that go into making successful and energetic cheerleading squads.

Life on the Homefront during the Civil War

Melissa Doak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199522

Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.

Cabeza, Homres, Piernas, Pies / Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Rhea Wallace (author), Anita DuFalla (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683420248

Wonderful illustrations and tellings of classic nursery rhymes.

Cultural Traditions in Japan

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179807

This wonderful book describes the different traditions and festivals celebrated in Japan today and how they are influenced by a love of art, nature, beauty, and ritual. Young readers will also learn how the Japanese people celebrate family occasions.

Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191724

They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and its true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.

Follow that Tap Water!: A Journey Down the Drain

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510804

A child washing the dishes wonders where the water goes, and the story follows water drops as they travel to through the city sewer system, treatment plant, and back again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.

Bowling

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964053

Lets bowl! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Bowling introduces beginning readers to basic rules of the game and encourages them to participate. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different features of a bowling lane, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bowling also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Bowling is part of Jump!s I Love Sports series.

How do plants help us?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196682

This interesting book teaches children about the different foods plants provide for us and for animals, and how trees provide homes for animals and wood for peoples homes. Simple explanations also describe what a plant is, where it grows, and how it makes food and cleans the air.

Explore and Draw Monster Trucks

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943540

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing monster trucks. Perfect for illustrated reports.

T is for Time

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), Rene Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621299

T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.

Football

Ryan James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919430

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of football and the rules and equipment used.

Away In A Manger

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599229928

Teach children the simple story of Jesus' birth with this timeless carol "Away In A Manger."

Shih Tzus

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032818

The shih tzu might be the Rapunzel of the dog world. The little dog is sometimes more hair than body, especially at a dog show! If the flowing locks alone don’t impress young readers, the shih tzu’s royal roots and fairytale-like comeback from near disappearance will.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Cincinnati Reds

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600071

The history of the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team from its inaugural 1869 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Japanese Bobtails

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032832

From behind, Japanese bobtails look more like rabbits than cats. Their pom-pom tails are an unexpected feature. With every page turn, young readers will better understand the unique appeal of these rare cats and why some people consider them good luck charms.

Counting by Fives

Kay Robertson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634301121

Can you count by fives? Counting by fives is much faster especially if you are being chased by creepy crawlies or fanged animals! This lively book teaches children how to count by fives through the engaging photographs and alliteration and onomatopoeia filled text! This title will allow students to count in sequence and tell the number of objects.

Grammar Basics: Adverbs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601870

A simple overview of adverbs--the words that describe actions--including their uses in sentences, their degrees of comparison, and how to spot different and irregular forms.

The Bermuda Triangle

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720211

Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the easy-access text and compelling diagrams and infographics and then decide for themselves if the Bermuda Triangle mystery is real.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hula Hoops is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.

Minnesota Vikings

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173729

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!