After a decisive Revolutionary War battle a family takes in the young son of an enemy soldier.
Marisa tries to play a different role in the annual dance.
In this tale from Turkey Hodja outwits the conqueror Tamerlane, and then on the same day tries to "rescue" the moon from the bottom of his well.
Misha overcomes her fears as she takes her first-ever trip away from home.
A clever fox saves his own life by convincing Tiger that he Fox is the King of All Animals in this Chinese folk tale.
Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.
A girl's quick thinking saves the wranglers.
A delicious treat reminds Ishmael of a special place.
In this Pueblo Indian bedtime story listeners have to figure out if Salamander and River Frog get the sniffles.
In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.
Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?
Aislinn finds a remedy for her pony's sore hooves.
Folktale about husband and wife learning to think before speaking.
Shanti wants a doll she sees in a shop, so she earns money by selling garlands of jasmine. She then selflessly gives the money to her best friend for her little brother's expensive medicine, and later, her best friend buys her the doll.
Athena's family's custom of picking and cooking dandelion greens embarrasses Athena. But when she sees her new friend try the food, she realizes she could be more open-minded herself.
Why has the town clock suddenly started emitting an awful screeching every day at 2:00? The townspeople beg Detective Raclette to solve the mystery.
Ashley can't wait to see her best friend for Thanksgiving since she hasn't seen her in 5 months. But then the weather strands Ashley and her mom at a rest stop, and they eat a Thanksgiving meal with strangers, including the cranberry pie Ashley had been anxious to share with her best friend.
Readers are presented with an overview of India's geography, culture, people, government, and daily life. Intriguing text, informative sidebars, detailed maps, and full-color photographs give readers a glimpse into life in this unique country. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fast-fact section, and an area listing sources for further research.
Who's Number 1? It's every sports fan's biggest question. In Top 10 African American Athletes, readers get a chance to meet sports stars from football, tennis, golf, basketball, and more--then it's up to them to decide who tops the list. Stats, stories, and facts help each reader have their own opinion. The book features pioneering heroes from yesterday and today. Outstanding photography, fact-packed sidebars and captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author all aid readers' comprehension.
Want a new way to show someone who your best friend is? How about using signs to tell your classmates about your family? Young readers will be delighted to learn a new way to discuss their favorite people. Both Spanish and English translations encourage kids to explore different languages and methods of communication.
Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations.
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.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old."E is for Easton A town where you can see, The birthplace of crayons and markers, In the Crayola FACTORY." "The word Crayola comes from the French word craie (chalk) and the first part of the word oleaginous (an oily paraffin wax). In 1903 cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created an overnight success with their Crayola crayons made for school use. Seventy-five years later Crayola markers were produced. The Crayola FACTORY in Easton, Pennsylvania, includes a hands-on discovery center and offers demonstrations that show how crayons and markers are made."
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.