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If a Mummy Could Talk . . .

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author) Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187554

Mummies can’t talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!

Halloween and Day of the Dead Traditions Around the World

Joan Axelrod-Contrada (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851061

Explores Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions from around the world, including All Saint's and All Soul's Days, the Day of the Dead, and other celebrations for the dead. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

National Day Traditions Around the World

Susan Kesselring (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851078

Explores national day (patriotism day) traditions from around the world, including independence days and patriotic holidays. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

New Year Traditions Around the World

Ann Malaspina (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851085

Explores global traditions surrounding the arrival of a new year, including food, parties, finding good luck, and making resolutions. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Tooth Traditions Around the World

Ann Malaspina (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851092

Explores global traditions surrounding the loss of first teeth, including the tooth fairy, the tooth mouse, and beliefs to make teeth strong. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Wishing Traditions around the World

M. J. Cosson (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851108

Explores wishing traditions from around the world, including rainbows, wishing wells, the moon, birthday candles, and wishbones. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Ann Heinrichs (author) Benrei Huang (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854604

The Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate renewal and fresh beginnings. In America, this holiday has become an important and exciting cultural tradition. Lively illustrations and informative text teach readers about the history and pastimes associated with the Chinese New Year, as well as what they can do to commemorate the day. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Ann Heinrichs (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854628

Viva Mexico! Pinatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural celebration associated with May 5. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Ann Heinrichs (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854635

Dia de los Muertos, or 'Day of the Dead', may seem like a bleak name for a holiday. But this exciting occasion is actually a special time to remember loved ones and to celebrate life. Young readers discover how food, fun, and memories contribute to a festival that is more about rejoicing than mourning. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Hanukkah

Trudi Strain Trueit (author) Rebecca Thornburgh (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854673

Learn about the menorah and try out a delicious recipe for latkes. Kids discover the meaning of and pastimes associated with Hanukkah. This title teaches children about traditions passed down through the ages and explores how Hanukkah is celebrated in America today. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Saint Patrick's Day

Ann Heinrichs (author) Joel Snyder (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854758

Dress in some green, savor a slice of soda bread, and catch a little luck of the Irish! Kids will discover the history behind Saint Patrick's Day, and find out ways to celebrate on their own. Young readers learn about the festivities and traditions associated with this celebration of Irish culture. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Ann Ingalls (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851047

Explores Christmas traditions from around the world, including foods, gift-giving, and religious celebrations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Easter Traditions Around the World

M. J. Cosson (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851054

Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Birthday Traditions Around the World

Ann Ingalls (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851030

Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Diwali

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624961977

In Diwali, early readers will learn about the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Diwali while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Diwali online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Diwali also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

We Harvest Pumpkins in Fall

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610809566

Level 1 guided reader that explores harvesting pumpkins in the fall. Students will develop reading skills while learning about pumpkins being grown, picked, eaten and carved.

We Celebrate Halloween in Fall

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610809535

Level 1 guided reader that examines how people celebrate Halloween. Students will develop reading skills while learning about Halloween activities and foods.

We Celebrate Thanksgiving in Fall

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610809542

Level 1 guided reader that examines how people celebrate Thanksgiving. Students will develop reading skills while learning about Thanksgiving activities and foods.

Megan Rapinoe

Meeg Pincus (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171923

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.

The Greatest Table

Michael J. Rosen (author) Becca Stadtlander (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609869

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

Trinka Hakes Noble (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146174

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy. Detroit's auto industry is affected and thousands of people lose their jobs, including Gordy's father. When his mother takes on work with a Jewish tailor, Gordy becomes friends with Ira, the tailor's son, bonding over their shared interest in boxing and Joe Louis. As the boys' friendship grows, Gordy feels protective of Ira, wanting to help the new boy fit in. At the same time, America is gearing up for the rematch between Joe Louis and the German boxer, Max Schmeling. For many Americans this fight is about good versus evil (US against Nazi Germany). Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.

Hanukkah Hamster

Michelle Markel (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126428

The holiday season is a busy time, with people bustling about. And it's a busy time for Edgar, a cabdriver who conveys passengers around the city. All day long Edgar drives his cab; many people going to many different places. At the end of one busy day, Edgar is so tired he climbs into the backseat of his cab to take a nap. But he discovers he is not alone. A little hamster has somehow been left behind from one of the many fares Edgar has driven. Edgar dutifully reports the hamster to the cab company's Lost and Found department, but in the meantime the little creature needs to be taken care of. Edgar brings the hamster to his apartment, making it a bed, feeding it, and even giving it a name, Chickpea. As Edgar starts his Hanukah observance, with no family nearby to share in it, the little hamster becomes more than a casual companion to the lonely man. But what happens when Chickpea's owner is found?

Thanksgiving Day

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004641

A kindergarten-level introduction to Thanksgiving Day, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the horn of plenty and turkeys.

Hanukkah

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004603

A kindergarten-level introduction to Hanukkah, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the menorah and the dreidel.