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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.

Spotlight on Argentina

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192189

Spotlight on Argentina introduces children to this fascinating country in South America, which stretches from Bolivia to the southern tip of South America - the island of Tierra Del Fuego. The country's vast grassy plains, called the Pampas, are famous for cowboys called gauchos. To the south, the landscape looks more like Antarctica with large glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno. Children will learn about Argentina's land, history, the daily lives of its people, and how they celebrate their culture.

Earthquake Geo Facts

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120151

Discover what earthquakes are and how they are caused. Find out how scientists measure earthquakes, and what makes some earthquakes so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most serious earthquake disasters in history, and how people can be better prepared in the future.

Survive a Blizzard

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174412

Icy winds whip snow into whiteout conditions. It’s a blizzard! These extreme winter storms can turn deadly if you’re not prepared. Bundle up and learn how to get ready for a blizzard and what to do if you get caught in one in this book for reluctant readers.

La Salle: Uno de los primeros exploradores de Texas

Stepahnie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384790

Rene-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy-to-read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary, readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!

Changing Shorelines

Traci Steckel Pedersen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992010

Wind and water erosion are responsible for constantly changing shorelines. Reading Essentials in Science.

The Gulf of Mexico

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624310645

A tour of the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding area.

Sweden

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281751

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Sweden. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Australia

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281423

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Australia. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Next Stop: The Caribbean

Ginger McDonnell (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399831

Welcome to the Caribbean! Readers are invited along to learn about a tropical paradise in this nonfiction reader that features vibrant, colorful photos, informational text, charts, and maps. From the delicious fruit to the exotic animals, children will be engaged from beginning to end.

Philippines

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281720

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of the Philippines. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Ecuador

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281485

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Ecuador. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

El Salvador

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281515

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of El Salvador. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

England

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281546

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of England. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Guatemala

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281638

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Guatemala. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Ireland

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281669

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Ireland. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Dominican Republic

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281454

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Dominican Republic. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Germany

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281607

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Germany. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

France

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281577

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of France. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Kenya

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281690

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Kenya. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

Sailing the Unknown

Michael J. Rosen (author), Maria Cristina Pritelli (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602440

A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.

India

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878213

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Explore Canada: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356697

Highlights 12 facts about Canada including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Iran: 12 Key Facts

Danielle Sovereign (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356734

Highlights 12 facts about Iran including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.