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Stella Batts: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Courtney Sheinmel (author), Jennifer A. Bell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310484

In Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Stella can't wait to try out the candy store's new Magical Glow-in-the-Dark Chewing Gum. But instead of granting wishes, the gum seems to bring Stella bad luck, including a VERY drastic haircut!

S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

Esther Hershenhorn (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365982

What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.

Whole-y Cow!: Fractions Are Fun

Taryn Souders (author), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366231

Learning about fractions isn't always easy, but who says it can't be fun? Using one very entertaining cow, math teacher Taryn Souders has devised a very clever (and fun) way of explaining fractions to beginning learners. One whole cow, calmly eating hay, decided to act differently on this particular day. One whole cow - what should we do? I know! Let's paint one half blue! Prompted by a poem and a visual clue, students are asked to answer what fraction is illustrated in the cow's antics, starting with halves and progressing into thirds, fourths, eighths, and tenths. What fraction of the cow is blue? Answer: What fraction of the cow is white? Answer: With the math problem featured as part of the artwork, students get an immediate sense of how to apply and understand the concept of fractions. How moo-velous! Taryn J. Souders lives in Winter Park, Florida. With a background in math education, she is passionate about keeping math fun for young students. This is her first children's book. Tatjana Mai-Wyss was born in Switzerland. She remembers learning about fractions with the help of a typical Swiss cake. Tatjana has illustrated several children's books and her work has been published in books and magazines in the United States and abroad. She lives in South Carolina.

T is for Teachers: A School Alphabet

Deborah Dover Layne Steven L. Layne (author), Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531979

This school year promises "no more teachers' dirty looks." They'll be too busy smiling and reading from the pages of T is for Teachers: A School Alphabet. From the first verse, teachers and their kids will have great fun learning from the behind-the-scenes look at one of the most important buildings any of us enter. T is for Teachers: A School Alphabet is a charming education on education. Crisp, clever text from the minds of Steven and Deborah Layne keep children engaged as they are taken on an educational tour of the one room school houses, the roles of custodians and principals, quizzes and more that lay between the covers. Quick rhymes engage the reader while fact-filled text expound of each letter's topic. And no school tour would be complete without a stop in the art room. T is for Teachers' art class features Doris Ettlinger busy painting yellow busses, red bricks and every page with great care and straight A's. T is for Teachers: A School Alphabet is sure to find its way into the hands of students, parents and teachers alike. As a perfect introduction to the year ahead of a new student or as a great thank you to the teacher who makes a difference, this alphabet book will charm everyone who picks it up. T is for Teachers is a perfect complement to any classroom setting and proves once again that learning is indeed fun!

A Penguin Named Patience

Suzanne Lewis (author), Lisa Anchin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781631886294

Patience is a South African penguin. She is small at roughly 6 pounds and approximately 20 inches tall; but at 24 years old, she is the "penguin in charge" of the penguin exhibit at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits, devastating the city and surrounding areas with its catastrophic winds and flooding. The aquarium is severely damaged. With no electricity or relief in sight, the temperature in the aquarium reaches dangerously high degrees, putting the penguins in peril. Patience, and the 18 other penguins, along with some of the other zoo animals, must leave their home and their favorite human, Tom, the penguin keeper. Tom drives his penguins to Baton Rouge where an airplane transfers them to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Here the penguins will recuperate and live until they can return home to New Orleans. After nine long months away from Tom and their home, the aquarium is finally restored. And Patience, who has been patient, and her penguins return to New Orleans to a cheering homecoming.

Penny: The Forgotten Coin

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Michael Glenn Monroe (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531306

Found by a young boy and placed into his pocket for safekeeping, Penny feels useless compared to the exciting Superball, the shiny Marble, the adventuresome Rock, and the colorful Bubblegum. But as she reminisces about her life and history, she realizes her worth, and it is reinforced by the young boy's need for her in an important decision. Denise Brennan-Nelson's boundless energy and enthusiasm comes from her days as a motivational speaker. Since the publication of her first book, Buzzy the Bumblebee in 1999, Denise has taken that enthusiasm into schools and inspired thousands of children to "bee-lieve" in themselves. Her second title, My Momma Likes to Say, shares her interest in and knowledge of clichs, idioms, and funny expressions used by adults and often misunderstood by the children who hear them. Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe is also known for his charming character illustrations in such titles as Buzzy the Bumblebee, A Wish to be a Christmas Tree (read aloud on the Today Show in 2002 by Katie Couric), and The Christmas Humbugs. He brings this lively brand of illustration to the adventures of Penny.

Goliath: Hero of the Great Balitmore Fire

Claudia Friddell (author), Troy Howell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365746

In 1904 the city of Baltimore was almost destroyed by fire. Hundreds of firemen, policemen, soldiers, and citizens battled the blaze for three days. The disaster brings out the best in man and the bravest of deeds, but one hero stands head and shoulders above all...literally. Goliath is a fire horse assigned to Engine Company 15. He is massive in size and mighty in heart and steadfastness. To the men of Engine Company 15, Goliath is the ultimate fire horse. He is the lead horse for the team assigned to pulling the mammoth Hale Water Tower No. 1. When the fire alarm sounds, calling them to action, Goliath leads his team into the blaze. Soon his lifesaving actions will lead him into the pages of history. Masterful artwork from acclaimed illustrator Troy Howell brings this true story to pulse-pounding life. Educator Claudia Friddell says of her work researching Goliath, "It was a privilege to meet and interview firefighters and fire historians about the Baltimore Fire of 1904." Goliath is her first children's book. Claudia lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator with countless books to his credit, including The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, and Favorite Greek Myths. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.

How to Write an E-mail

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800297

E-mail is a popular form of communication. People use it to chat with friends and conduct business. The activities in this book will teach readers what it takes to write e-mail for any situation.

How to Write a Review

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803151

New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.

Record It!: Shooting and Editing Digital Video

Shauna Masura (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805711

Learn how to shoot, edit, and publish videos.

Measuring Weight

Beth Bence Reinke (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624317064

Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring weight. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, and solving problems by measuring.

Wishing for a Red Balloon

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539402

Herbie Bear imagines an adventure in a supermarket as he waits to purchase a red balloon.

Wheels

Lisa Owings (author), Reginald Butler (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733454

Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to move things from one place to another. They also learn a wheel works with an axle. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how wheels are used in everyday life to make work easier.

Wedges

Katie Marsico (author), Reginald Butler (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733447

Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to split things apart or stop them from moving. They learn how thicker wedges need more force to split something apart than thinner wedges. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how wedges are used in everyday life to make work easier.

Verbs

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730406

Run . . . jump . . . read! Learn all about those great action words: verbs. You will learn what verbs are and how to use them in the past, present, and future. You'll even explore some tricky verbs and how to use them correctly. So get ready to run, jump, and read yourself into verbs!

Super Quotation Marks Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733188

Explains the basics of how quotation marks are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their use.

Synonyms and Antonyms

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730390

Young writers get tired of using the same old words over and over. By learning to identify synonyms, kids are able to express themselves with greater clarity and creativity. This title also helps students unlock the mystery behind antonyms and illustrates how a few simple letter combinations can transform a word into its complete opposite.

Super Parentheses Saves the Day!

Rachel Lynette (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733195

Explains the basics of how parentheses are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their use.

Super Period Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733164

Explains the basics of how the period is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Question Mark Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733171

Explains the basics of how the question mark is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Apostrophe Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733126

Explains the basics of how the apostrophe is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Colon Saves the Day!

Rachel Lynette (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733133

Explains the basics of how the colon is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Comma Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733140

Explains the basics of how the comma is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Exclamation Point Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733157

Explains the basics of how the exclamation point is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Nouns

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730123

A book about nouns? How could you have a book without them? Nouns make up the world around us, and they make up most of our writing and speaking, too. With this book, young readers will learn how to identify and use different kinds of nouns.