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A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet

Richard Michelson (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536356

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.

The Great Aztecs

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847398

Describes the everyday life of the Aztecs, covering such topics as food and clothing, religion, criminal justice, art and music, and language.

Pasture to Market

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140783

Follow the folks at Gretta's Goats as they raise adorable goats for goat milk soaps and cheeses, and discover all the ways small scale farmers contribute to what we eat--and how we live! Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Garden to Table

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140790

Follow farmer Tim Redmond of Skinny Farm of Scio as he takes produce from farm to table, and discover all the ways small scale farmers contribute to what we eat--and how we live! Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Hive to Honey

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140776

The Nature's Makers series is aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Seed to Stove

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140745

Follow farmer and producer Andrea Hazzard as she takes her Hazzard Free Farm grains from farm to table, and discover all the ways small scale farmers contribute to what we eat--and how we live! Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Udder to Cheddar

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140752

Follow the folks as Highfield Farm Creamery as they make some of the country's best cheeses, and discover all the ways small scale farmers contribute to what we eat--and how we live! Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Cow to Cone

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140769

Explore the ways Chester Springs Creamery and Milky Way Farm work together to bring us some amazing ice cream, and discover all the ways small scale farmers contribute to what we eat--and how we live! Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Madagascar

Ellen Frazel (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612116983

From outer space, Madagascar appears to be bleeding. This is because the island’s red soil runs off into the ocean. On land, Madagascar is a world of its own. More than half of the resident wildlife cannot be found in any other country. Open this book and explore Madagascar, an island teeming with life, color, and beauty.

Social Justice Activist

Jon Eben Field, Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792383

Social Justice goes beyond individual human rights. It means a society where justice is achieved in every aspect of life. This title takes a look at what a just society is by examining such topics as poverty, racism, homelessness, and inequality. Young enthusiasts will learn how the words of activists such as Nelson Mandela and Marian Wright Edelman inspired others to do what was right.

Carl The Christmas Carp

Ian Krykorka (author) Vladyana Krykorka (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437996

Every year, Radim's family has a delicious carp for Christmas dinner, selected from the huge wooden barrels that line the streets of Prague in December. But this year, when Radim sits by the bathtub feeding breadcrumbs to the fish that his father has chosen, he sees more than a delectable meal. In Carl the Christmas Carp, Ian Krykorka writes a story drawn from his mother's childhood and from life in present day Prague as well. In the vibrant illustrations, Vladyana Krykorka lovingly recreates the city of her birth and her youth, down to the last glorious detail.

Surviving the Hindenburg

Larry Verstraete (author), David Geister (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310040

On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, a remarkable 62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship's 14-year-old cabin boy. In Surviving the Hindenburg, writer Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner's story of the airship's final voyage. Through Werner's memories young readers will explore the inner workings of the giant airship, marvel at the breathtaking vistas from its observation windows, and hold their breath during Werner's terrifying escape from the fiery devastation. "My mind didn't start working again until I was on the ground," Werner said later. "Then I started running." Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages. Larry Verstraete's book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. David Geister's work has been featured in The History Channel Magazine. His books include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Venezuelan Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130784

Venezuelan Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Venezuela in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Venezuelan heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Saudi Arabian Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130739

Saudi Arabian Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Saudi Arabia in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Saudi Arabian heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Somali Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130760

Somali Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Somalia in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Somali heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Syrian Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130777

Syrian Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Syria in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Syrian heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Nepali Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130746

Nepali Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Nepal in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Nepali heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Afghan Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130753

Afghan Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Afghanistan in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Afghan heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Food Scientist

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281850

In Food Scientist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a life scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a food scientist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about food scientists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Food Scientist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Computer Programmer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281799

In Computer Programmer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a real life programmer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a programmer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about programmers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Computer Programmer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Ecologist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281812

In Ecologist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a real life scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an ecologist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ecologists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ecologist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Sweden

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281751

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Sweden. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Australia

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281423

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Australia. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Next Stop: The Caribbean

Ginger McDonnell (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399831

Welcome to the Caribbean! Readers are invited along to learn about a tropical paradise in this nonfiction reader that features vibrant, colorful photos, informational text, charts, and maps. From the delicious fruit to the exotic animals, children will be engaged from beginning to end.

Geologist

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281874

In Geologist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a life scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an geologist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about geologists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Geologist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.