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Spotlight on Argentina

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192189

Spotlight on Argentina introduces children to this fascinating country in South America, which stretches from Bolivia to the southern tip of South America - the island of Tierra Del Fuego. The country's vast grassy plains, called the Pampas, are famous for cowboys called gauchos. To the south, the landscape looks more like Antarctica with large glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno. Children will learn about Argentina's land, history, the daily lives of its people, and how they celebrate their culture.

Cultural Traditions in China

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179784

This intriguing book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of people across the vast country of China are observed in the many different festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Chinese people celebrate family occasions.

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.

What Shall I Pack for Our Trip?

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130425

What Shall I Pack for Our Trip? uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about smart choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

What to Put on for School?

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130418

What to Put on for School? uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about smart choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

What to Put on for the Park?

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130395

What to Put on for the Park? uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about smart choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

Good Food at the Food Truck

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130364

Good Food at the Food Truck uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about healthy choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

At the Fish Hut

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130371

At the Fish Hut uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about healthy choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

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.

Lulu & Rocky in Milwaukee

Barbara Joosse (author) Renée Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534123540

Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Milwaukee. There are so many fun things to see and do, like canoeing, visiting a lighthouse, riding surrey-bikes, going to a fish fry, and even gearing up and burning rubber at the Harley-Davidson Museum! Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this first book in the Our City Adventures series explores the city of Milwaukee, visiting well-known sites and attractions as well as unexpected gems.

Fire Station

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967115

Fire Station takes emergent readers on a trip to the fire station while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Fire Station includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Fire Station is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

Library

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967122

Library takes emergent readers on a trip to the library while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Library includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Library is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

Park

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967139

Park takes emergent readers on a trip to the park while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Park includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Park is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

Police Station

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967146

Police Station takes emergent readers on a trip to the police station while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Police Station includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Police Station is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

Post Office

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967153

Post Office takes emergent readers on a trip to the post office while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Post Office includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Post Office is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

School

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967160

School takes emergent readers on a trip to an elementary school while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. School includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. School is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.

Un día de nuestras vidas (A Day in Our Lives)

Dawson J. Hunt (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393594

This is a story about two cousins who live in different places. They do many of the same things, but they do them at different times of the day. Learn how to tell time using different clocks as you follow them through their daily activities. What is your favorite time of the day?

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

My Teacher Likes to Say

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Jane Monroe Donovan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531382

From the same team that brought you My Momma Likes to Say comes this delightful interpretation of maxims, idioms, proverbs, and clichs many students remember hearing on a regular basis in the classroom. From "Do you have ants in your pants?" to "Stick together!" and "Great minds think alike," readers will be intrigued by the history of these adages, told in poetry form as well as expository text, and amused by the witty illustrations, depicting these sayings as a child might imagine them. Growing up with six sisters and one brother, there has never been a dull moment in Denise Brennan-Nelson's life. She continues to keep the pace lively as a motivational speaker, children's author, and mother. She is the author of My Momma Likes to Say and Buzzy the Bumblebee, also from Sleeping Bear Press. Denise lives with her family in Howell, Michigan. Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. In addition to My Teacher Likes to Say, Jane also illustrated Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book and My Momma Likes to Say. She is currently working on a Christmas title for Sleeping Bear Press. Jane lives with her family in Pinckney, Michigan.

Meme's First Day At School

Janie Reinart (author) Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332393

When Mama tells Meme it’s her first day of school, she is not sure she will like it. But after meeting Mr. Fuzzo, her furry teacher, Meme has a great day. She learns where she can skip and run, where she can yodel and sing, where she can play and explore, where she can draw and paint, where she can wash and clean, where she can crunch and munch, and then it’s time to go home! What a fun day Meme, the furry little monster, has at school. When Meme tells her Mama that she likes school, her Mama is not surprised at all. Fun, repetitive text will encourage listening and early literacy skills important for young readers.

Picture Perfect Vacation

Joanna Jarc Robinson (author) Leslie Breen Withrow (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332409

Vacations are so much fun! Follow along as a young boy takes pictures as he travels to his aunt Roxie’s cottage at the lake. How will they get there? What will they see along the way? Who will be there when they arrive? What will they do during the day and at night? Parents and kids alike will be dreaming and planning for their next vacation!

The Boy Who Wouldn't Eat Breakfast

Eugene Bradley Coco (author) Ann Iosa (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625818720

Saturday morning at the farm is a busy, noisy place! Once Robby the Rooster wakes up and loudly exclaims “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo,” Zach is up and ready to play. When Zach runs into the kitchen to eat breakfast, he decides he doesn’t have time for this important meal. So off Zach runs to see Horace the Horse. But Horace can’t play with Zach because he is busy eating his breakfast of hay. Find out what happens when Zach finds Clara the Cow and Cori the Chicken.

The Grocery Jungle

Alissa McGough Jo (author) Leslie Breen Withrow (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332386

A trip to the grocery store has never been more fun! When a young boy heads to the grocery store with his mom, he is surprised at what he discovers. Bold, captivating illustrations and fun sound effects will keep kids entertained as they listen to “The Grocery Jungle.” From flamingos in the freezer to an “ele” in the deli, each aisle becomes a magical journey of imagination and creativity. Silly sentences with rhyming text will encourage listening and early literacy skills important for young readers.

Indra Nooyi: CEO of PepsiCo

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179417

It’s not easy running one of the largest corporations in the world, but Indra Nooyi is up to the task. This low-level title takes early readers through the PepsiCo CEO’s childhood in India, all the way up to her present-day work, creating healthier snacks and a modern Pepsi design. Indra Nooyi is leading business into the future!

Chefs

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179011

A busy restaurant kitchen buzzes with energy. Thanks to the chef, the orders fly out the door! This book for young readers explores where chefs work, what they do, and how they create mouth-watering meals!