Mohandas Gandhi was one of the world's great leaders who used nonviolent resistance to protest against the caste system. Readers will learn all about his life, Hinduism, and the amazing things he accomplished in this inspiring nonfiction biographical title. Children will be fascinated and enlivened through interesting facts, vivid images, a helpful timeline, and a glossary that assists in improving vocabulary.
Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.
A young boy pretends to be a master chef while cooking in the kitchen with his dad and shows what its like to be a professional chef. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of chef terms.
Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.
In Diggers, beginning readers will learn about the parts of diggers that help construction workers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of a digger, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diggers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Diggers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index. Diggers is part of Jump!s Machines at Work series.
Los ninos exploraran los vehiculos de rescate, incluyendo un camion de bomberos, ambulancia, coche de policia, y helicopteros.
Hace tiempo, los Viejos eran malos. Ellos se bebieron toda el agua, se comieron todos los piñones y no dejaron nada para las otras criaturas. Sinawav, el coyote, los castigó convirtiéndolos en hoodoos rocosos. Ahora, cuando los niños se portan mal, ¡sus Paiute mayores les recuerdan que también ellos podrían convertirse en columnas de roca! Viviana ha escuchado las historias pero, este año mientras ella y su abuela escalan la meseta para recoger piñones, Viviana tiene algo más importante en su mente: tiros de prueba de baloncesto. Cuando Viviana es irrespetuosa con los árboles y con la tierra, su abuela debe recordarle sobre la leyenda de los hoodoos y de cómo la naturaleza ha hecho posible que su gente pueda vivir.
The title of Lemony Snicket’s most famous collection, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is far from a fitting description of the author’s life. Snicket has been fortunate enough to sell more than 60 million copies of his books worldwide! This life story of one zany writer will amuse curious readers.
In Icebreakers, beginning readers will learn about the parts of icebreakers that help them push through packed ice. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these powerful boats. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of an icebreaker, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about icebreakers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Icebreakers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index. Icebreakers is part of Jump!s Machines at Work series.
Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii and the real-life Princess Luka.
In Snowplows, beginning readers will learn about the parts of a snowplow that help its operator keep the roads clear. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of a snowplow, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about snowplows online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Snowplows also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index. Snowplows is part of Jump!s Machines at Work series.
In Concrete Mixers, beginning readers will learn about parts of a concrete mixer that help construction workers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of a concrete mixer, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about concrete mixers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Concrete Mixers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index.Concrete Mixers is part of Jump!s Machines at Work series.
In Tugboats, beginning readers will learn about the parts of a tugboat that allow it to move boats and freighters of much greater size. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of a tugboat, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about tugboats online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tugboats also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index. Tugboats is part of Jump!s Machines at Work series.
Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.
New Mexico rightly earns its nickname "Land of Enchantment" with natural treasures such as the White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, and the Gila National Forest. But more than a beautiful landscape, New Mexico is steeped in the mystique, history, and tradition of multiple cultures, including the ancient Aztec and early Spanish explorers. From pueblo villages and stately missions to the nuclear energy research at Los Alamos, E is for Enchantment showcases the past, present, and future of New Mexico. Helen Foster James has been an educator for more than twenty years, and is now a lecturer at San Diego State University. She received her doctorate from Northern Arizona University. One of her goals is to travel to all fifty states, and she's already visited more than half. She lives in San Diego, California, with big stacks of children's books and her husband Bob. Neecy Twinem is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator of more than seventeen published books. She earned a fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has exhibited her artwork in the United States and Europe. After a family trip to northern New Mexico, Neecy fell in love with the Southwest and now makes her home in the natural surroundings of the Sandia Mountains area.
This book introduces young readers to their roles within a family. From brother and sister to granddaughter and friend, this title uses a child-centered approach to explain who children are to the people around them. An activity asks the readers to close their eyes and think about which role they love the best.
What clothes do we wear when it is summer or winter or when it is time for bed? Appealing photos with simple labels help children learn why we wear different clothes for different seasons or for doing certain activities. A special section shows children in uniforms and costumes and asks readers to identify when each of these special clothes might be worn.
This question and answer book invites readers to explore the world around them. Throughout the book, children are asked, What do you see? What do I see? The response appears on the opposite page. Colorful photographs show what they seea bee, a bunny, a chimpanzee, and even a girl in a seashell! Repetitive text patterns and rhyme engage readers as they build fundamental literacy skills.
This engaging book uses a simple question-and-answer format that features rhyme. Children will be delighted by images of a cat in a hat, a dog on a log, and a mouse in a house. The book also helps children differentiate between the locations in and on.
This upbeat book describes the things we do when we are happy. Positive statements such as I like to smile. and I like you. help reinforce in children the joyful feeling of being happy. An activity asks children questions about what makes them happy.
Engaging photographs help children explore their different skills and abilities, from reading and singing to helping care for younger siblings. By naming the things they can do, children will feel empowered and motivated to continue learning and growing. An activity asks children to name five things they do well and what other things they would like to try to learn.
Young readers will relate to the children in the book playing some favorite ball games, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children identify such actions as kicking, catching, hitting, and shooting a ball. A simple activity asks children to identify which ball belongs to which sport.
Over, under, behind, betweenthis action-packed title uses images of children moving to help young readers understand words describing types of movement, position, and direction. A simple activity asks readers to match the children on the page to descriptions of movements.
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Riding on something is one of the first steps to independence for children. This simple book features children riding on bikes, ponies, buses, trains, and planes. A simple activity asks children what kinds of things they would like to ride.