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A isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet

Wendy Ulmer (author), Laura Knorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535830

Experts know that sometimes the best way to teach a child what something is is to teach him what it isn't. Educator Wendy Ulmer applies that principle in her jaunty, out-of-the-box alphabet A isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet. Running through the alphabet, beginning readers are given a letter and then told what the letter topic isn't. A isn't for box; it isn't for fox. A is for ants that crawl over your socks. Laura Knorr's colorful, engaging artwork perfectly captures the wit and whimsy behind the alphabet that isn't what it seems but is so much more!

Zebras Have Stripes

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633620797

Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Zebras Have Stripes offers answers to their most compelling questions about the unusual pattern of this African animal. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Lady Ginny's Tea Parties

Susan R. Jolliffe (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439198

When ear-scratcher (the duke) and Calls-Me-Sweetie-Pie (the Duchess) do not return in time to host their family's famous series of tea parties, Lady Ginny (the poodle) and Codger (the cat) must step in. Codger slows them down a bit, but with the help of Cook and two tiny and unusual characters, they entertain eleven gatherings of guests from mountain lions to butterflies, with just the right treats for each, elegantly prepared, and (almost) flawlessly presented. Lady Ginny's Tea Parties is Lady Ginny's scrapbook, documenting her heroic attempts: the menus, the mishaps and the haute couture.

Soccer in the Snow (Double Letter Vowels-3A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672586

This book is intended for readers approaching fluency in English. This collection of silly, humorous poems is intended to use target vocabulary in unique, imaginative ways. The poems repetitively employ phonemic awareness categories of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

Mechanimals

Chris Tougas (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436302

When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.

Review It! Helping Peers Create Their Best Work

Kristin Fontichiaro (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631888892

Learn how to review other people's work and provide constructive advice with these fun activities. Students will practice giving tactful critiques, a foundational skill that will benefit them both academically and personally. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Money and Trade in Our Nation

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388712

Young readers will learn how trading and buying goods and services is beneficial to many people. Readers will also learn to understand the differences between wants and needs. This title features vibrant images, informational text, and an accompanying glossary, table of contents, and index to aid in further understanding of the content.

Unsolved! Mysterious Events

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383175

Mysterious events occur all over the world. It rains fish every year in Honduras, rocks in Pennsylvania make music, and large drawings can be found on the desert floors in Peru! Readers will learn about these strange phenomena and more curiosities like ESP and crop circles in this baffling and fascinating nonfiction reader. Vibrant images and intriguing facts in conjunction with a glossary of terms, informational text, and an index keep readers captivated from cover to cover!

Outside the Box: New Ideas!

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853402

What does it mean to "think outside the box"? It means to challenge your usual way of thinking, and to develop your imagination. Thinking outside the box helps you come up with new solutions, solve problems, and invent new things. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the idea of creative thinking and the concept of "thinking outside the box." This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this imaginative reader!

Amazon

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035123

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, started the internet company out of his garage in 1994. The company began as an online bookstore selling around one million titles. Since then, Amazon has grown into one of the largest online retailers in the world! This title for young readers highlights the history and innovations of this popular brand.

Hello Kitty

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035130

Since Hello Kitty first appeared on a coin purse in 1974, Sanrio has grown the brand into a worldwide phenomenon! The famous white cat character has made a name for herself by appearing on everything from pencils to airplanes. This title explores Hello Kitty’s rise to fame and what we can expect from the brand in the future.

Cool Fish Recipes: Main Dishes for Beginning Chefs

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680781342

Full of delicious recipes, Cool Fish Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make baked fish cakes, whip up some spicy fish tacos and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy-to-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Tornadoes!

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799233

Level 2 guided reader that educates students on tornadoes, how they form, precaution, and safety.

Earn Wisely

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539025

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes jobs youngsters can do to earn money, including the benefits of a job well done and how to advertise and some tips on managing time for good work and play balance.

Fire Trucks

Mary Lindeen (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110271

Theres smoke coming from a building and sirens blaring in the distance. A fire truck is coming to the rescue! Tour a fire truck and all the different equipment from hoses to ladders that firefighters use to put out fires. Blastoff! Series

Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858581

This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cheerleading Squads

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115405

It is almost impossible for a cheerleader to cheer alone. Every cheerleader needs to be part of a squad in order to excite the crowd. This title covers the teamwork, friendship, and hard work that go into making successful and energetic cheerleading squads.

My Amazing Sense of Hearing

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673410

From taking a close-up look at the parts of an ear, to learning how our ears work as a team with our brain, My Amazing Sense of Hearing explores everything to do with how we hear. What are sounds? What is an ear drum? And do our ears really stop us from toppling over? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

My Amazing Sense of Sight

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673434

From taking a close-up look at the parts of an eye, to learning how our eyes work as a team with our brain, My Amazing Sense of Sight explores everything to do with how we see. Why do we see the world in color? Why do some people wear glasses? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

My Amazing Sense of Smell

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673373

From taking a close-up look at the parts of a nose, to learning how our noses work as a team with our brain, My Amazing Sense of Smell explores everything to do with how we smell. What exactly is a smell made of? How do we recognize smells? And what exactly is snot all about? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

My Amazing Sense of Taste

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673397

From taking a close-up look at a tongue, to learning how our tastebuds work as a team with our noses and brains, My Amazing Sense of Taste explores everything to do with how we taste our food. How do our tongues detect different flavors? Why cant we taste our food when we have a cold? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

My Amazing Sense of Touch

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673458

From taking a close-up look at the skin, to learning how our skin and nerves work as a team with our brains, My Amazing Sense of Touch explores everything to do with how we feel the things we touch. How do we detect soft, rough, hot, or cold? How does our sense of touch stop us from getting hurt? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

Super 'Wiches

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723476

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!

Way Cool Drinks

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723483

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 Spreads to "Nutty" Breads

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727931

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!