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Different Families

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965470

In Different Families, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the variety of configurations that can make a family. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting. An activity helps readers identify and appreciate their own unique family, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Different Families also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Different Families is part of Jump!’s Celebrating Differences series.

Familias diferentes (Different Families)

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966194

In Familias diferentes, beginning readers will learn to celebrate diversity by appreciating the variety of configurations that can make a family. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they draw inferences about how diversity makes our society stronger and more interesting. An activity helps readers identify and appreciate their own unique family, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diversity online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Familias diferentes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Familias diferentes is part of Jump!’s Celebrando las diferencias series.

What's the Trick?

Caroline E. Walsh (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990054

A chance friendship with an elderly ex-magician helps Jared come to terms with the tensions in his own family.

Rocky Mountain Summer

Linda Baxter (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849835

Fern and Roy must leave their mother in Denver to spend the summer with their Gran and Paw in the Rocky Mountains.

Tall Shadow: A Navajo Boy

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849965

Tall Shadow struggles with his desire to adopt the white man's ways and his father's wish to maintain their culture.

The Buffalo Robe

Linda Baxter (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849255

As Three Willows spoke, she rose. She brought a bundle to the tiny fire. She untied the straps that held it. Then she unrolled the buffalo robe. It was large, soft and carefully tanned. Red Fox peered through the dim light of the tipi. He could see colorful drawings painted on the smooth side of the robe. Red Fox reached out to touch one scene. It was a man on horseback. He was racing across the prairie. Red Fox could almost feel the movement of the horse under the rider as they raced. That's your father, whispered Three Willows.

Prairie Meeting

Linda Baxter (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849774

Paul, a young immigrant, has traveled to the prairie to work for his uncle but instead finds a family with Fern and Roy.

Recipe for a Rebel

Lori Pollard-Johnson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849798

After his dad leaves, Matt Delaney rebels. Can a cooking class, a new friend, and a vice-principal improve his attitude?

Buffalo Home

Linda Baxter (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849248

After the death of his mother, Miguel is sent to live with his Uncle Small Bear on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

A Trip Through Time

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990016

Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.

Square Against the World: The Story of a Sod House

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848104

Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.

Terror in the City: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848111

Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Stuart as he helps his father on his milk delivery route.

Mother of Invention

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847657

After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.

Panic in the Snow: The 1888 New York City Blizzard

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847855

Gerald braves the blizzard of 1888 to find a drugstore to get medicine for his little sister.

Remember the Alamo!

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847947

A young girl and her father, prospering in their new life in Texas, join the volunteers at the Alamo to fight against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna.

James Meets the Prairie

Katy Z. Allen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847503

James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.

Brothers at War

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847077

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Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.

My Family

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118882

Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.

Grandma's Tiny House

JaNay Brown-Wood (author) Priscilla Burris (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897129

This sweet, rhyming counting book introduces young readers to numbers one through fifteen as Grandma’s family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Neighbors, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandkids crowd into the house and pile it high with treats for a family feast. But when the walls begin to bulge and nobody has space enough to eat, one clever grandchild knows exactly what to do. Where there’s a will there’s a way when families grow and come together.

Falcon Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781632896018

An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness. Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad's bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner -- in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma's dad trapped, and it's up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. When Karma loses her way trying to get help, she crosses paths with Cooper, a troubled teenaged boy. Lost for three days, the two figure out how to survive, and Karma teaches Stark to hunt like an actual bird of prey. Karma may be closer than she thinks to becoming a real falconer and having a real friend.

Un largo paseo en auto (A Long Car Ride)

Jenny Lamb (author) Marcin Piwowarski (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561129

The boy’s family wants to go to travel, but they can’t decide where to go. We all want to go to different places. How can they decide and where will they go?

Todo el mundo visita a la familia (Everyone Visits Family)

Colleen Hord (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561037

Everyone visits family but sometimes you don’t have to travel very far. Some kids have extended family who all live in the same house. Others have to travel long distances to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There are many different kinds of families but they are all great! Pack your suitcase and get ready to learn about them all. Safe travels! This title will allow students, with prompting and support, to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary

La foto familiar (The Family Photo)

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561167

Look at the boy’s family in the photo. Find out who each person is and what they enjoy doing with the boy.

El viaje de acampada de Billy (Billy's Camping Trip)

Hannah Ko (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561150

Billy’s family goes out for camping. When they arrive at the camp ground, they know they forget to bring everything. The house is too far to go back. What should they do?

Día de limpieza (Cleaning Day)

Constance Newman (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561303

Time to clean the house. All the family has jobs to do. However, Max the dog keeps making things dirty again. Will they ever finish cleaning?