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 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.
Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.
Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing monster trucks. Perfect for illustrated reports.
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.
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.
A grocery store is filled with much more than food. The aisles and shelves hold plenty of fun, too. As Justin helps his mother shop, he explores the variety of 3-D shapes all around him. As Justin can show you, there are always plenty of shapes to see!
You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. The Sun is getting hotter and hotter. Would you know how to survive in a desert? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about desert habitats. How can ants or bird droppings be a clue to a source of water? How do you build a shelter when there is nothing around but sand? And which desert animals are dangerous, and how can you avoid them?
You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. All you can see is a thick tangle of trees in every direction. Would you know how to survive in a jungle? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about jungle habitats. What is the best way to catch rainwater? How do you stop ticks and leeches from attacking your body? How do you build a shelter using leaves and branches? And which jungle creatures can you eat, and which will eat you?
Kids can get creative in the kitchen with inspiration from the tasty recipes in Super 'Wiches. Young chefs can choose from classic favorites with a twist such as grilled cheese and PB&J, or innovative fare like Thanksgiving Treats and Tuna Avocado Roll-Ups. Each recipe includes suggestions for customizing the sandwiches to match the tastes of the cook or to make artistic creations. After all, cooking is an artand art is all about experimenting! Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Bon apptit!
If you're feeling thirsty, this book is for you! Learn to make delicious fruit drinks and smoothies that not only taste good, but can be good for you, too! Each recipe includes a healthy tip as well as an ingredients and tools list and easy, step-by-step instructions for making fun and nutritious beverages. Kids will love dazzling their family and friends with delicious and tasty drinkssuch as the bubbly Red Lava Volcano, the green Kiwi Concoction, and the shake-like Banana Bonanza. Soon, they will be begging you for the recipes!
Spring is in the air! When warmer weather arrives, tastes turn to lighter foods, and young chefs will love the assortment of healthy, seasonal ingredients they can use in Spring Spreads to "Nutty" Breads. Creating scrumptious dishes like Lemon Asparagus Spears, Orange Pecan Mini Breads, and Guacamole Spread is easy with these fun, simple recipes. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Go onchow down!
The mouthwatering recipes in Winter Punches to Nut Crunches will make kids want to come out of hibernation! With lots of healthy winter fruits and vegetables in supply, making recipes like Peppermint Hot Chocolate, St. Patricks Green Smoothie, and Nut-and-Honey Bars will be fun and easy for even the youngest of cooks. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. These recipes will get tummies growling!
Dwyane Wade is a hero both on and off the basketball court. As a high-scoring superstar for the Miami Heat, Dwyane has led his team to an NBA championship and is one of the most popular players in the league. His talents and achievements aren't limited to basketball, however. Dwyane also puts his skills to use with the Wade's World Foundation, an organization he founded in 2003. The foundation's mission is to make a difference in the lives of countless children in underserved communities. In Dwyane Wade, readers will follow this NBA superstar's amazing basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in people's lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.
Mark Sanchez is a hero both on and off the football field. One of the NFL's best young quarterbacks, he led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons. When he's not working hard to help his team succeed, he's working to make a difference in kids' lives. Mark volunteers with the Hollenbeck Youth Center, a group that organizes athletic, educational, and cultural programs for teens. He also works with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise money to help fight the disease. In Mark Sanchez, readers will follow Mark's amazing football career and also discover the many ways he gives back to his community. Engaging text and large, full-color photos of Mark in action will keep readers turning the pages for more.
Troy Polamalu has achieved NFL glory as a star safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Considered to be the greatest active defender in pro football, this unstoppable athlete creates game-changing plays to help his team win one big victory after another--including two Super Bowl championships! People admire Troy for more than just his football skills, however. They love him just as much for his kind heart and helping ways. In high school, he spent much of his free time working and playing with schoolmates in the special education program. Today, he spends time with sick children at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital and works to help American soldiers who have made sacrifices for their country. In Troy Polamalu, readers will follow Troy's amazing football career and also discover how he gives back by bringing joy to other people. Engaging text and large, full-color photos of Troy in action will keep readers turning the pages for more.
Some teams have it all: an unstoppable offense, an impenetrable defense, and a top quarterback to guide the team to victory. These are football's dream teams! In this title, kids will learn all about the NFL's best current teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints, and the Pittburgh Steelers. Full-color action photos will captivate children as they discover how the different parts of a team work together to win championships!
Go inside the huddle with the best current quarterbacks in the NFL in Pro Football's Most Spectacular Quarterbacks! From Peyton Manning and Drew Brees to Tony Romo and Tom Brady, this title is jam-packed with stats and stories about the football heroes that fans just can't get enough of! With large, full-color action photos of eight of the top NFL quarterbacks in action, this title is sure to be a superstar in your library.
Meet the fastest, strongest, and hardest-hitting tacklers in the NFL! From the Indianapolis Colts' Dwight Freeney to the New Orleans Saints' Darren Sharper, Pro Football's Stars of the Defense covers them all. Jam-packed with statistics and the career highlights of the top current players in the NFL, this book is sure to fuel debates among young football fans about which athlete is the best of the best. Large, full-color action photos will grab each reader's attention, and a diagram of a defensive formation clearly shows how all 11 defensive players contribute to the team effort.
Get to know all of the top offensive playmakers in the NFL! From the Minnesota Vikings' sensational running back Adrian Peterson to the Indianapolis Colts' sure-handed tight end Dallas Clark, Pro Football's Stars of the Offense is your guide to the top current talent in the game! This title is jam-packed with large, full-color action photos, plus statistics and stories that are sure to fuel debates among young football fans about which athlete is the best of the best. A diagram and clear explanations of offensive positions show each player's role in advancing the ball and scoring touchdowns.
A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses popular turn-of-the-century toys and how toys in the early 1900s were different from toys sold today. Includes “What’s Different?” photo quiz.
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.
Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.
Learn how to make butterfly gardens with these fun activities.
Do you know how much planning it takes to get ready for a camping trip? There is food to buy, supplies to pack, and activities to plan. It doesn't seem like much work if you divide everything equally among your friends and family. If everyone does his or her fair share, it is much easier to have fun once you arrive at your campsite. After the work is done, it is time to relax and toast marshmallowsâ€”yummy! 32pp.