Ms. Vanilla's class is happy today; they're about to put on a play. Everyone is ready. The whole school is there. The curtain goes up, so on with the show. It's the story of Red Riding Hood, and every young actor is really so good. But there's something familiar about Big Bad Wolf. Guess who it is? It's Ms. Vanilla!
“And the spring grass grew all around, all around. And the spring grass grew all around.” The classic children’s song gets an entertaining interpretation by artist Emily Bolam.
Rusty and his Grandma Margo--who's an author--like to write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that she sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries, and wonders what he can do to help her.
Don't count your chickens ... but do count your eggs, fish, and elephants! Distinctive Flensted Mobiles are featured in this innovative counting book. Young readers can count from one to ten and back again, by twos or threes, and can even find solutions to simple word problems.
Before the sun even rises, a confident group of birds is warming up their vocal chords preparing for a full day of singing. They perform solos and acapella and arpeggios. And they sing and sing--and sing some more! Until the day comes to an end and they decide…they're actually pretty exhausted. But come morning, they have big plans to SING SOME MORE!!!
Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'oe' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'oi' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.
The twins Tex and Indi practice for an upcoming play
Benjamin's skill helps make Talent Night a success.
The Bellworth Middle School play may be cancelled unless someone can take over Josh's part.
Lucky's luck finally changes for the better.
This young Hungarian girl has a talent that helps a famous composer create beautiful music.
Emma and her dog Coco look all over the house for a place to tap dance.
Shares the story of Mia, who wants to make a Valentine's Day card for her mom. First she collects the paper, markers, scissors, and glue. Then she begins cutting out her card. What comes next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Mia's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about Valentine's Day. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Students love to write about things that interest them! This helpful book teaches young writers about fiction and non-fiction styles of writing, different text structures, dialogue, similes, and metaphors, and formulating questions. Children are encouraged to write poems, songs, stories, projects, and simple books. They will also learn about the important parts of a book such as front and back covers, title page, contents, glossary, and index.
A celebration of the words, phrases, and idioms that Shakespeare invented and the contributions he made to the modern-day English lexicon. The Bard of Avon is responsible for such familiar phrases as "what's done is done" and "too much of a good thing." He even helped turn "household words" into household words. As readers will discover, "the long and the short of it" is this: Will changed the English language forever. Will's words pop up all over the place!
In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, MONET PAINTS A DAY introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.
Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.
An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise.
Have you ever looked closely at a pinecone, a leaf, or a flower? If you have, you might have noticed patterns. A haiku is a form of poetry based on patterns. Haiku are often inspired by nature. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to haiku, explores its cultural importance and history, and invites students to write their own haiku. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking.
Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.