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Hera: Queen of the Gods, Goddess of Marriage

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837973

Introduces the Greek goddess Hera and explains her importance; features well-known Greek myths about this goddess; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Hermes: God of Travels and Trade

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837980

Introduces the Greek god Hermes and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837898

Introduces the Greek goddess Aphrodite and explains her importance; features well-known Greek myths about this goddess; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Apollo: God of the Sun, Healing, Music, and Poetry

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837904

Introduces the Greek god Apollo and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ares: God of War

Teri Temple (author)Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837911

Introduces the Greek god Ares and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Artemis: Goddess of Hunting and Protector of Animals

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837928

Introduces the Greek goddess Artemis and explains her importance; features well-known Greek myths about this goddess; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Crafts

Teri Temple (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837935

Introduces the Greek goddess Athena and explains her importance; features well-known Greek myths about this goddess; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825512

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

Top 10 African American Athletes

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503829589

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.

Family and Friends/Familia y Amigos

Kathleen Petelinsek (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602536982

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.

Easter Traditions around the World

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

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234225

Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations.

Halloween and Day of the Dead Traditions around the World

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

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234232

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.

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

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

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.

K is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet

Kristen Kane (author), Laura Knorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366361

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."

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.

Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

Huda Essa (author) Mercè Tous (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146297

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think. This nearly-wordless picture book celebrates diversity and community in vibrant, dynamic art.

Gladiators

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944325

This book presents an introduction to gladiators, warriors of the Roman arena. It includes a brief story about two slaves who became gladiators and a description of the various kinds of gladiators, their styles, and weapons.

A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet

Richard Michelson (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536356

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.

Eugenie Clark

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784329

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to discovering new fish, Clark taught about ocean conservation and protecting shark habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Great Aztecs

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847398

Describes the everyday life of the Aztecs, covering such topics as food and clothing, religion, criminal justice, art and music, and language.

Creation Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141285

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Creation Stories, readers will read four different tales about the origins of the world. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Adventure Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141254

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Adventure Stories, readers will read four different larger-than-life adventure tales. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Pourquoi Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141261

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Pourquoi Stories, readers will read four different tales that try to explain the hows and whys in the natural world. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Heroine Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141278

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Heroine Stories, readers will read four different tales from smart, strong, heroic women. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Cautionary Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141216

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Cautionary Stories, readers will read four different scary tales about characters who didn't follow the rules. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.