Search Results: 28 books from 3 publishers. Learn more

Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Getting Ready to Camp

Sara A. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908658

Introduce young readers to division with this engaging title! Knowing how to use division makes planning a camping trip much easier! This book will excite readers by using practice problems, vibrant images, and helpful mathematical diagrams to improve their division and STEM skills. Meet a family of three who makes 12 smores, then divides 12 by three, giving each family member four smores! Meet five friends who have ten hot dogs, then divide ten by five, giving each friend two hot dogs! Division can help families and friends make things even on a camping trip and can help children in daily life.

I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey

Matt Napier (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531702

For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much hockey. And in I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey, young readers get double the fun. Matt Napier, author of Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with hockey masks, sticks, pucks, even miniature ice rinks and trading cards. But one of the scenes has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans find the various differences between each pair of scenes. From the number of Zambonis on the ice to the sweaters hung in a locker room, hockey fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!Matt Napier is the author of the bestselling Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book. The son of a professional hockey player, Matt was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a recent law school graduate and lives in Toronto. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, products and all types of events. Travel photography is his passion.

I Spy with My Little Eye Baseball

Brad Herzog (author), David Milne (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307750

For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much baseball. In I Spy with My Little Eye: Baseball, readers get double the fun. Brad Herzog (H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet) teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with baseballs, bats, and memorabilia. But one of the scenes in each photo pair has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans spot the differences. From the number of trophies in the case to the jerseys hanging in a locker room, baseball fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game! Brad Herzog's books with Sleeping Bear Press include Full Count: A Baseball Number Book and S is for Save the Planet: A How-to be Green Alphabet. Brad has won several awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, and products. David was also the photographer for I Spy with My Little Eye: Hockey.

I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota

Kathy-jo Wargin (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531689

From the author of V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet and North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book comes yet another reason to enjoy learning about this north woods state. Kathy-jo Wargin's poetic puzzles are perfectly paired with dual photos of Minnesota scenery and landmarks. Taken by Great Lakes photographer Ed Wargin, one in each pair of photos has undergone a slight change. Can you spot the difference? This visual treat is a charming way to acquaint beginning readers with the great state of Minnesota and its wonders.In addition to penning the first book in this new series, I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin's other books celebrating the Great Lakes region include the 2001 IRA Children's Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon and The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell. Ed Wargin has been a working artist for nearly twenty years, having started his successful career in commercial advertising photography. Ed's work has been published in numerous magazines and publications throughout the world. He and Kathy-jo, along with their son, Jake, live in Petoskey, Michigan.

5 Steps to Drawing Sea Creatures

Amanda StJohn (author), Laura Ferraro Close (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737313

After explaining interesting facts about sea creatures in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw clown fish, great white sharks, giant squids, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Zoo Animals

Susan Kesselring (author), Susan DeSantis (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737276

After explaining interesting facts about zoo animas in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw giraffes, elephants, penguins, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Dogs and Cats

Amanda StJohn (author), Dana Regan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737238

After explaining interesting facts about dogs and cats in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw Saint Bernards, calico kittens, short-haired tabby cats, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Faces

Susan Kesselring (author), Dana Regan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737245

After explaining interesting facts about faces in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw each face part, as well as happy, sad, and silly faces. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Farm Animals

Pamela Hall (author), Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737269

After explaining interesting facts about farm animals in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw cows, chickens, ducks, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Machines at Work

Susan Kesselring (author), Susan DeSantis (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737283

After explaining interesting facts about machines at work in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw tractors, cranes, bulldozers, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Magical Creatures

Amanda StJohn (author), Laura Ferraro Close (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737252

After explaining interesting facts about magical creatures in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw fairies, gnomes, unicorns, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Monsters

Amanda StJohn (author), Patrick Girouard (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737290

After explaining interesting facts about monsters in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw vampires, ogres, werewolves, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing People

Pamela Hall (author), Eulala Conner (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737306

After explaining interesting facts about people in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw a baby, a baseball player, a pilot, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Aircraft

Pamela Hall (author), Jane Yamada (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737207

After explaining interesting facts about aircraft in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw helicopters, fighter planes, hot air balloons, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Crawlers and Fliers

Susan Kesselring (author), Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737214

After explaining interesting facts about crawlers and fliers in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw ladybugs, butterflies, ants, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

5 Steps to Drawing Dinosaurs

Pamela Hall (author), Patrick Girouard (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737221

After explaining interesting facts about dinosaurs in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw a tyrannosaurus rex, a stegosaurus, a velociraptor, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces.

Our Harvest Lunch

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908641

Use subtraction to plan a harvest lunch! This charming title challenges young readers to practice two-digit subtraction and STEM skills to plan food, games, and more. For the first game, subtract 24 apples from 50 apples, leaving 26 apples for other activities! Practical examples like this, along with helpful mathematical diagrams and charts, show children that subtraction can not only be very useful, but can be easy and fun!

What Is in the Attic?

Loren I. Charles (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908665

Practice division while searching through the items in an old attic! This charming title follows the story of four children whose grandparents are moving out of their old house. The attic has old photos, comic books, baseball cards, and paper dolls just waiting to be discovered, but everyone needs to get a fair turn! Divide four boxes to open amongst four children! This book challenges young readers to practice their division skills by dividing up all sorts of collections found in this attic. Not only will they improve their division and STEM skills, but they will learn how to best share things equally with other children.

Traveling on a Train

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908696

Find two-dimensional shapes while traveling on a train! This enjoyable title teaches children about geometry, encouraging them to discover familiar shapes like circles, triangles, and rectangles all around them. This book also challenges young readers to learn new STEM skills and geometry terms like octagon, parallel, and vertices! Find circles on the train's wheels! Find parallel rectangles on train tracks! Vivid images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical charts all simplify geometry and encourage children to find new geometric shapes all around them!

Building a Playground

Joshua Rae Martin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908719

Introduce young readers to three-dimensional shapes with this exciting title! This book follows the story of a contest to design a new playground. Challenge children to understand the concept of three-dimensional shapes, teaching them useful terms like dimension, height, width, face, base, and vertex. Young readers will use STEM skills to learn how to recognize new three-dimensional shapes like cubes, cylinders, and pyramids all around the playground! Let these vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams make geometry easy and fun!

The Fort

Joshua Rae Martin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743908726

Find three-dimensional shapes in a fort! This fun title challenges children to find cylinders, cones, and pyramids in a fort while introducing them to terms like base, vertex, face, and more! Young readers will improve their STEM skills and learn how to recognize these three-dimensional shapes all around them! Vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams work together to make geometry seem easy and fun!

Celebrate 100 Days

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433304156

The students in this book are counting up to the 100th day of school! Readers are encouraged to practice counting to 100 through early STEM themes and basic numbers and operations, including counting in sets of five. The lively photos and engaging practice problems will leave readers feeling confident and ready to learn more!

Party Time

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433304163

There are all sorts of things to do before a birthday party! Make math practical and fun for young readers as they read the story of children planning a birthday. The children will have to consider the number of guests and count things to buy, like invitations, food, and confetti. Young readers will practice their counting skills with the help of engaging images, clear tally marks, and mathematical charts. This fun and practical book will keep children engaged as they learn early STEM themes and help them feel confident and ready to have more fun with math!

A Mountain of Trash

Loren I. Charles (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433304170

Practice addition and encourage young readers to be environmentally conscious in this engaging reader! Children will not only practice their addition skills through practice problems and mathematical charts and diagrams, but they will also learn more about where their trash goes and what sanitation workers do. Using early STEM themes, teach children all about addition while teaching them about other topics such as recycling.