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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.

Surfing

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791541

Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hula Hoops is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.

Soccer

Jim Buckley (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794108

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, soccer, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play it, better.

Game Design

Greg Austic (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312083

From simple board games to the latest in video game technology makers are hard at work designing fun new ways to play. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and and learn technical word meanings as they find out how games are designed and what makes a good game. They will also learn how to plan and create games of their own.

Speed Skating

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793996

Learn about the connection between math and speed skating.

Markus Persson (Notch)

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691201

Minecraft - its a game that everyone knows. Either they play it now, used to play it, or know someone who plays it. It is the kind of game that inspires worlds. Markus Persson was a quiet kid in school. He didn't play sports or go on dates, but instead spent time learning how to write computer code. His talent created one of the most popular games in history. Find out why in this story about a young man who had a brand new idea.

Rock Climbing

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791497

Rock climbing can be the fun and exhilarating, and the best part is that it is an activity that also helps you stay healthy and fit. Students will learn more about how they can start climbing, the importance of good equipment, and the health benefits of rock climbing.

Skiing

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791503

Skiing down a snowy slope is fun and exciting. Readers will find out what they need to get started on an outdoor sport that can get them outdoors and help keep them fit for life.

Skateboards

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791589

Skateboards are not just popular in America, they are popular in England, China, and Japan as well. This book will help readers understand how raw materials are made into skateboards in factories from California to China.

Hiking

John McKinney (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791558

Whether it's a leisurely stroll through a national park or forest preserve, hiking can be a great activity for connecting with nature and keeping yourself healthy. Students will read and discover more about the proper equipment for hiking, as well as the health benefits of hiking.

Mountain Biking

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791510

Mountain biking can be a fun and intense activity that pushes you to the limits. Readers will learn about how they can start their own mountain biking program and begin a lifetime of fitness.

Tennis

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793972

Learn about the connection between math and tennis.

Running

Cecilia Minden Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793989

Learn about the connection between math and running.

Golf

Jim Buckley (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794115

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, golf, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play it, better.

Skateboarding

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794085

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, skateboarding, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the sport and the people who play it, better.

Snowboarding

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794092

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, snowboarding, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the sport and the people who play it, better.

Swimming

Stephen Timblin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794078

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, swimming, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the sport and the people who compete in it, better.

Baseball

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794047

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, baseball, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play them better.

Basketball

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794054

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, basketball, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play them better.

Video Gaming

Trudi Strain Trueit (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793675

Video games have come a long way since Atari launched Pong back in 1971. The Innovation Library helps expose students to the important concept of innovation. With the pace of change in the video game industry, even the youngest student has seen the impact of innovation on games that they enjoy.

Nintendo

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031750

From the arcade to the home, Nintendo brings adventure and innovation to the gaming world. The plumber with overalls and a red hat is one of the brands most well-known characters. Eager readers can uncover the origins of Mario and all his friends in this title about Nintendo.

Nerf

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031743

Nearly fifty years ago, Reyn Guyer created the original Nerf ball. The lightweight toy appealed to many because it couldn't cause any damage! Since then, Nerf has blasted its way to becoming one of Hasbros top brands. Learn more about the evolution of Nerf in this fun book for active minds.

Boomerangs

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963674

In Boomerangs, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this flying toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a straight throw can make a boomerang fly a curved path. An infographic explains a boomerang's flight path, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about boomerangs using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Boomerangs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Boomerangs is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.

Paper Airplanes

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963698

In Paper Airplanes, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular make-it-yourself toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a paper airplane works. An infographic explores the aerodynamic differences between different folds, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about paper airplanes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Paper Airplanes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Paper Airplanes is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.