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Spies in the Mossad

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606653

An early reader’s guide to Mossad spies, introducing Israeli espionage history, famous agents such as Cheryl Bentov, skills such as tailing, and the dangers all spies face.

The Long Tall Journey

Jan Wahl (author), Laurent Gapaillard (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606264

In this tale inspired by true events, a giraffe journeys from its home in Africa to a 19th-century menagerie in France, encountering curiosities and establishing a new purpose in life.

The Stolen Smile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605656

In a new edition of their second collaboration, author J. Patrick Lewis and illustrator Gary Kelley take readers back to 1911 -- to the city Paris, where history's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, has gone missing from the Louvre Museum. As France laments the loss of its most treasured masterpiece, a zealous Italian watches with amusement, for he alone knows the truth behind the mystery of the vanished lady with the peculiar smile. Lewis's words, narrated by the proud thief himself, tell the spirited tale, while Kelley's illustrations masterfully depict each turn of the unfolding drama. Based on true events, The Stolen Smile is the story of a hopeful hero and one painting's powerful spell.

Piano

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603942

A primary prelude to the piano, including what the keyboard instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it. Making Music offers young readers a chance to experience a variety of musical instruments—before they even play a note! Labeled images assist in identification of common components as this series describes the featured instrument’s sounds and workings, including basic instruction on how to play it. A brief history of the instrument across world cultures puts it in context with others of its kind, and each title concludes with a spotlight on a famous musician who plays the instrument today.

Trumpet

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603959

A primary prelude to the trumpet, including what the brass instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it. Making Music offers young readers a chance to experience a variety of musical instruments—before they even play a note! Labeled images assist in identification of common components as this series describes the featured instrument’s sounds and workings, including basic instruction on how to play it. A brief history of the instrument across world cultures puts it in context with others of its kind, and each title concludes with a spotlight on a famous musician who plays the instrument today.

Barbarians

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603119

A simple introduction to the European warriors known as barbarians, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through video games and films.

Washington Redskins

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602976

An elementary look at the Washington Redskins professional football team, including its formation in Boston in 1932, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

New Orleans Saints

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602891

An elementary look at the New Orleans Saints professional football team, including its formation in 1967, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

New York Jets

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602914

An elementary look at the New York Jets professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

Oakland Raiders

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602921

An elementary look at the Oakland Raiders professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602938

An elementary look at the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team, including its formation in 1933, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

St. Louis Rams

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602945

An elementary look at the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, including its formation in 1946, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602969

An elementary look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers professional football team, including its formation in 1976, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

San Francisco Giants

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602952

An elementary look at the San Francisco professional football team, including its formation, most memorable players, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

Lineup for Yesterday

Ogden Nash (author)C. F. Payne (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602419

Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.

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.

Armored Vehicles

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600767

A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289693

A German composer born in the 1700s, Ludwig van Beethoven has given the world some of the most well-known and long-lasting music of all time. From his Fr Elise to his 9th Symphony (in which a choir sings words from the poem Ode to Joy), Beethovens music is still loved, almost 200 years after his death. Amazingly, Beethoven composed music while being unable to hear almost anything from the time he was 26, a feat which makes his brilliant compositions all the more wonderful. Few musicians have had the incredible impact on music that Beethoven had. Learn the story of one of the most important musical composers of all time in Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer.

Lonesome Star: A Story About Texas

Karen Latchana Kenney (author) Bob Doucet (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781604531848

This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Texas through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Texas as Sam, the star travels the state. Along the way Sam meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Sam with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Illinois in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Texas

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617850813

Easy-to-read text with bright, full color photographs brings Texas to young students. Presented in a simple, easily understandable, "scrapbook" format, kids will truly enjoy opening this travelogue-like book. This 48-page book is filled with current state facts and statistical data. Important historical information segues to up-to-date details on cities, economics, geography, and climate. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Stephen F. Austin

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384813

Stephen F. Austin grew up to become known as the Father of Texas. Readers can learn about his interesting and incredible life in this appealing biography that has been translated into Spanish and highlights both Austin's life and Texas history. Through vivid images and illustrations, supportive text, an accommodating glossary and index, and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Texas pioneers, the empresario system, Freemasons, and how Austin became such an important figure in Texas history.

Lideres de la Revolucion de Texa

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384837

In the middle of the 1830s, Texans fought against the Mexican government for its independence. During the Texas Revolution, many leaders emerged, such as Sam Houston, Lorenzo de Zavala, William Travis, Francita Alavez, Sidney Sherman, Susanna Dickinson, James Bowie, and Juan Seguin. This captivating biography allows readers to learn about the incredible accomplishments of these people and what they did to make an impact on the Texas Revolution.

Lizzie Johnson: Vaquera texana

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384875

Through hard work and determination, Lizzie Johnson built one of the largest cattle herds in the country, earning her the nickname "Cattle Queen of Texas." This interesting and inspiring biography highlights the life of Lizzie as she made her way to being one of the most famous cattle ranchers of her time. Through the appealing images and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Lizzie's journey across the Chisholm Trail and how she used brush popping to help grow her large cattle herd.

Lyndon B. Johnson: Un texano en la Casa Blanc

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384882

Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Texas in the early 1900s. This appealing biography highlights Johnson's life as he represented Texas in the United States Congress for 24 years and became the 36th President of the United States. Through engaging images, intriguing sidebars and facts, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary and index, readers will learn interesting topics such as the Higher Education Act, Voting Rights Act, Minority Whip, and the Vietnam War.

George W. Bush: Gobernador de Texas y Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Patrice Sherman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384905

George W. Bush grew up in a prominent political family in Texas. After serving as Texas governor, Bush followed his father's footsteps in becoming President of the United States. This biography allows readers to discover the life of George W. Bush and explore some the impact he made as president through acts like No Child Left Behind. Readers will also learn of the many unexpected challenges Bush faced, such as the al-Qaeda attack on September 11, 2001, the War on Terror, and the Iraq War.