In 1904 the city of Baltimore was almost destroyed by fire. Hundreds of firemen, policemen, soldiers, and citizens battled the blaze for three days. The disaster brings out the best in man and the bravest of deeds, but one hero stands head and shoulders above all...literally. Goliath is a fire horse assigned to Engine Company 15. He is massive in size and mighty in heart and steadfastness. To the men of Engine Company 15, Goliath is the ultimate fire horse. He is the lead horse for the team assigned to pulling the mammoth Hale Water Tower No. 1. When the fire alarm sounds, calling them to action, Goliath leads his team into the blaze. Soon his lifesaving actions will lead him into the pages of history. Masterful artwork from acclaimed illustrator Troy Howell brings this true story to pulse-pounding life. Educator Claudia Friddell says of her work researching Goliath, "It was a privilege to meet and interview firefighters and fire historians about the Baltimore Fire of 1904." Goliath is her first children's book. Claudia lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator with countless books to his credit, including The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, and Favorite Greek Myths. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.
What has gotten into Brewster the rooster? The Macintosh family can't understand why their barnyard pet is crowing at the darnedest things. "I'm worried about Brewster," Magnolia said, mixing carrot cake batter with raisins. "Something has changed. It seems so strange but he's crowing at the oddest occasions." Whether it's the children playing catch in the yard, Zeb painting the barn red, or Grandma Pearl flipping hotcakes, Brewster can't stop from letting out an earsplitting cock-a-doodle-doo that sends the Macintosh family head over heels. When the barnyard brouhaha gets too much, even Doc Sawyer is consulted. But can he figure out how to help Brewster? Readers young and old will be charmed by the perfect solution to Brewster's problem. Devin Scillian is an Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist with the NBC affiliate station in Detroit. Brewster the Rooster is his ninth book with Sleeping Bear Press. He also wrote the bestselling A is for America: An American Alphabet. Devin lives with his family in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Lee White graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In addition to illustrating children's books, he also exhibits his art in galleries. Lee currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Brewster the Rooster is his first project with Sleeping Bear Press.
Since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, little Stu's favorite place to visit was the nearby zoo. He was there so often that even the animals recognized him. The animals' sounds, from the coos and the snorts, and the squeaks and bellows, and the brays and the whistles, were music to his ears. His mother called it a symphony. Stu loved to pretend to be a conductor when he listened to the animals. But now there is trouble brewing at the zoo. A man wants to take it over and turn it into something else, getting rid of the animals. When the animals learn of his plan, they want to take action. But no one has any ideas. No one but Stu. Young readers will enjoy seeing how Stu steps in to rally the animals to save their beloved zoo.
When animals are rescued from abusive or confining situations, they are often brought to an animal sanctuary. Here they are reintroduced into their natural-world setting they might have never known before. Beautiful photographs, facts on sanctuaries around the country, text boxes and sidebars that give information and statistics of just how important the people who organize, oversee, and give these animals a second chance at life are all included in this book. Check out any sanctuaries near your city or town and get an up close view into the world of animal sanctuaries! This book will allow students to know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Companion and therapy animals have become a vital part of todays world. Soldiers returning from war with issues like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) , people with physical limitations like blindness, hearing problems, or social disorders can all be helped by these loving animal companions. Trained to be aware of their owners warning signs or triggers, they come to the rescue with the skills needed to save lives and maintain the safety of their human companions. Beautiful pictures with captions, text boxes filled with interesting facts and information are all included in this informational text. This book will allow students to describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
It takes a special kind of person to care for animals. This book highlights on a few of these careers. Veterinarians who care for sick and injured animals, zookeepers who make sure all the animals have the required nutrition and exercise needed to maintain a healthy existence, and people who raise and take care of animals who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused are all addressed in this book. Astounding photographs with captions, and text boxes and sidebars with factual information make this topic come to life. Maybe one of these jobs could be a career for you! This book will allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Adopting a cat from a rescue or shelter helps save the life of an unwanted, abandoned, or neglected animal. Learn all the factual information on this worldwide problem. Text boxes and sidebars, real-life photographs of actual rescue and shelter cats, and ways you can help are just a page away! Included is a checklist to see if adopting a rescue or shelter cat is the right thing for you and your family! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.