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.
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.
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.
Sometimes kids have questions about why they feel sad. This title covers reasons one might feel sad and ways that can help. This book is educational, simple, and will help strengthen reading skills! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Level 2 guided reader that educates students on tornadoes, how they form, precaution, and safety.
Do you hear a siren? Well, pull over and learn about the chronological timeline of events just after an accident is discovered to the time it takes to transport the victim(s) to the hospital. 9-1-1- operators, police, EMTs and paramedics, and emergency room staff are all described with the duties they perform. This title will help kids sequence and order events. Filled with photographs and captions, informational sidebars, and clear, precise text, it will be a must read for kids. This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
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
Beginning readers are introduced to verb and noun homophone pairings in this fun reader!
Humans aren't the only entertainers in movies and on stage. From Terry the dog, who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, to Popcorn Deelites the horse, who played the racehorse Seabiscuit in the movies, animals have been entertaining Americans for years. In this introduction to the world of animal actors, readers will get a sense of the amazing range of animals that act, what's required to be successful (beyond luck and a great manager), and the casting process. The bright, colorful pictures and fascinating text are sure to engage your star-struck emergent readers and give them a deep appreciation for the work these animal actors do.
It's pretty amazing that homing pigeons can find their way back home--even when transported vast distances and then released. In fact, homing pigeons are known to have made trips as long as 1,100 miles (1,770 km) to get back home, flying at speeds of up to 110 mph (177 kph). Although they are famous for carrying messages for the military in small tubes during the wars of the 20th century, they began their work for humans more than 850 years ago! In this introduction to homing pigeons, readers will learn about the various jobs these pigeons have been used for, along with profiles of some of the most famous of their breed. The fascinating pictures and text are sure to engage your emergent readers and fill them with amazement at the abilities of these unique birds.
Therapy animals can improve a person's mood, motivate a child to read, and comfort the sick--sometimes even more successfully than humans. How? Simply the act of being present, friendly, "pet-able," and attentive is often all it takes. In this introduction to therapy animals, kids will learn about the special traits required of non-human caregivers and the places where these animals work--from schools to hospitals to nursing homes. The bright pictures and fascinating text are sure to engage emergent readers and give them a deep respect for the work these animals do.
After hearing the command "Forward," a Labrador retriever crosses a city street. Its owner carefully grips the dogs harness. The handler is blind, but with his guide dog leading the way, he can safely cross the busy intersection. In this fascinating introduction to guide dogs, beginning readers will learn all about the hard-working canines that help their owners handle any obstacle. From avoiding dangerous traffic to climbing daunting stairs, guide dogs are on the job to help their owners safely make their way through the world. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.
A police dog weaves back and forth along a busy city street, using its powerful nose to sniff the ground. The working canine is searching for hidden bombs. In this exciting introduction to police dogs, beginning readers will learn all about the brave and loyal dogs that won't let anything keep them from getting the job done! From chasing after criminals to sniffing out explosives, police dogs are hard at work keeping people safe and protecting their police officer handlers. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.
Describes how simple machines are used in construction and how they make work easier. Includes experiments.
Describes the scientific concepts of heat, melting, freezing, and boiling using everyday cooking examples. Includes experiments.
Introduces ways to take care of Earth on a daily basis, such as recycling, planting trees, and caring for Earth’s animals.
Introduces synonyms for cold by detailing fun activities to do in cool, chilly, crisp, and frigid weather.
Introduces synonyms for dirty by detailing the messy, sloppy, and filthy animals at the zoo.
Introduces synonyms for hot by detailing a day at the beach with a blazing sun and scorching hot sand.
Introduces synonyms for small by detailing the sizes of familiar foods, such as baby carrots, miniature marshmallows, and tiny peas in a pod.
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Introduces synonyms for clean by comparing tidy, neat, spotless, and sparkling items in a child’s bedroom.
A young boy learns to tell time on digital and analog clocks as he impatiently waits for a friend to come over to play.
Aiden helps his little brother Mason make change at a yard sale so that he can buy a new video game, which they will then share.
Eve and Grace find homophones on a farm, such as the sight of a horse’s braid and the sound of a donkey that brayed.
A fun zoo theme introduces young readers to sets of three homophones, such as to, too, and two, and bye, by, and buy.