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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.

What is an Echo?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759323

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

You Let the Cat Out of the Bag! (And Other Crazy Animal Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541293

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally learn the true meanings behind such peculiar idioms as 'Great! You let the cat out of the bag!'

You're Clean as a Whistle! (And Other Silly Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541309

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'You're clean as a whistle!'

Weird-but-True Facts about Gross Things

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234096

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the grossest stuff on Earth.

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!

Toilet Paper Before the Store

Rachel Lynette (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731924

Explains how trees are turned into pulp and how paper is made; discusses how toilet paper is rolled, perforated, and packaged; and how toilet paper becomes available to consumers.

The Stock Market

Linda Crotta Brennan (author), Rowan Barnes-Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733591

Introduces the stock market and related issues such as shares, investing, and dividends; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.

The Thrilling Sources of Push the Envelope and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733393

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Unbelievable Origins of Snake Oil and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733355

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The History of Money

Linda Crotta Brennan (author), Rowan Barnes-Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733584

Introduces the history of money and discusses its development from items such as shells and furs to legal tender; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.

The Intriguing Sources of Hold Your Horses and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733362

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Peculiar Stories Behind Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733386

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Shocking Stories Behind Lightning in a Bottle and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733348

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Over-the-Top Histories of Chew the Scenery and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733379

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Bizarre Origins of Kangaroo Court and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733324

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Compelling Histories of Long Arm of the Law and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733331

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

That's the Last Straw! (And Other Weird Things We Say)

Cynthia Amoroso (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735227

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'That's the last straw.'

Taxes

Linda Crotta Brennan (author), Rowan Barnes-Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733577

Introduces taxes and explains what they are, how they are collected, and what they are used for; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.

Supply and Demand

Linda Crotta Brennan (author), Rowan Barnes-Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733560

Introduces supply and demand, defining what they are, what affects them, and how they affect business; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.

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.

Shoes Before the Store

Ryan Jacobson (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731900

Explains the different materials used in shoes; discusses how shoes are put together and shaped in a factory; and how shoes become available to consumers.