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Holi Colors

Rina Singh (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818507

Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book. By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.

Dragons Race in the Water and Other Real Chinese Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374991

China! Natasha Yim tells of her experiences of watching dragon races in Hong Kong. Discover the art of a handwriting technique called calligraphy. How is silk made? Discover the women who make silk by hand in Hotan, China. Learn how people in China honor their loved ones who have gone before them. Stories by Natasha Yim, Linda Petrucelli, Gary Hoff, Josanne LaValley, and Christine Liu Perkins.

High in the Mountains of Ecuador and Other Travel Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374984

Travelers! A traveler shares what he learned about life in the Andes. Dad and Sam usually see Mom off when she leaves for a work trip, but this time they get to go with her. Grandpa reads exciting stories to Bert and Beth. A hiker writes about his journey around Lake Superior. A traveler visits an island to see puffins, and learns much more than she expects. Stories by David Meissner, Pamela Love, Valeri Gorbachev, Scott Erickson, and Nancy Marie Brown.

Where Walruses Chill Out and Other Real Arctic Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374731

Chilly adventures! Learn about Arctic climate, animals, and about the differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic. If you think all penguins live in the Antarctic, think again! Stories by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Susan E. Quinlan, Tim Davis, and Randi Lynn Mrvos.

Pizza and Other Yummy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374106

Culinary traditions! Enjoy mouthwatering poems about pizza and pancakes. See the importance of family traditions and that food can bring people together. Learn how pizza became a popular food and make a mini pizza of your own. Stories by Debbie Lecy, Barbara Kanninen, Christina G. Rossetti, Karin Gaspartich, and Dawn King.

Splish-Splash and Other Water Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374144

Splash! Bert, Beth, and Grandpa make a splash in the pond. The Timbertoes have a fun time on a rainy day. Visit a waterpark with Tina, Kevin, and Aunt Dora. Pick a favorite marine animal with Camila's class at the aquarium. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev, Marianne Mitchell, and Rich Wallace.

A Spaghetti Tale and Other Saucy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374137

Pizza and spaghetti! Watch as Joe makes pizza. See what mishaps occur when the new girl at school brings a lunchbox of her brother's invention. Laugh at Tedd Arnold's silly story about his cockatoo. Learn with Arizona about how hard it is to have a family member in the military and ways to make the distance feel smaller. Stories by Tedd Arnold, Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, and Sean Varner.

What Will You Wear? and Other Dressy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374199

A perfect outfit for every occasion! Mom helps Isabel get dressed and ready for school. Bella's Dad helps her get ready for a birthday party. Dona Rosa tries to stand out from her flamingo friends by buying colorful new clothes. Arizona and her friends have fun with a clothes swap. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, Ana Galan, and Marianne Mitchell.

Off to the Beach and Other Sandy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374069

Fun at the beach! Alex packs toys for a beach trip. Duck and Goose have try a new sport at the lake. Emma realizes that the wild animals should be free, no matter how small. Learn a safe and easy trick for examining sea creatures up close. Stories by Larry Dane Brimner, Dagmar Kost, Marianne Mitchell, and Les Ewen.

I'll Be a Carpenter

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514789

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a carpenter as a young girl pretends to be a carpenter while building a cardboard-box fort in the backyard with her brother. Includes a glossary of construction terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

I'll Be a Police Officer

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514802

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a police officer as a young girl pretends to be a law enforcement officer while on a walk with her dad. Includes a glossary and an activity.

I'll Be a Librarian

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514796

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a librarian as a young girl pretends that the family den is a public library. Includes a glossary of library terms and a library scavenger hunt activity.

I'll Be a Truck Driver

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514826

Readers follow along with an over-the-road truck driver as a young boy pretends to be a semi-truck driver hauling a load of oranges from a Florida orchard to a store across the country. Includes a glossary of truck-driving terms and an activity that lets readers practice mapping a route across a state.

I'll Be an Engineer

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514833

Readers follow along with a civil engineer as a young girl pretends to be an engineer designing and building a bridge with her father. Includes a glossary of engineering terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

I'll Be a Teacher

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514819

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a kindergarten teacher as a young boy pretends to be a teacher while playing school with his sister. Includes a glossary and an activity that lets readers practice teaching skills.

Zoo

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513447

Let’s visit the home of the animals with a trip to the zoo! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is a pass to visit animals from around the world and the people who care for them.

Chefs

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513522

Bake the cake, create the meal, invent a new dish! In this book, readers will meet the chefs who turn dinner tables into tasty works of art. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Construction Workers

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513539

Swing the hammer, drive the bulldozer, put up the skyscraper! In this book, readers will meet the construction workers who build buildings, roads, bridges, and more. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Trek the Rain Forest

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513485

This beginning reader takes young people to some of the world’s most exotics rain forests! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!

Dentists

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513546

Create beautiful smiles, give us healthy mouths, and straighten our teeth! In this book, readers will meet the people who make sure we have strong, healthy teeth. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Firefighters

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513577

Respond first, put out the fires, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the bravefirefighters who battle flames, smoke, and danger to keep us all safe and secure. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Farmers

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513560

Grow our food, raise our cows and sheep, fill our tables with good things to eat! In this book, readers will meet the farmers who grow and raise the food that we need to live and thrive. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Librarians

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513584

Expand our minds, answer our questions, and show us how to learn! In this book, readers will meet the librarians who help us explore our world through books and media. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Police Officers

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513607

Keep the peace, protect our communities, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the brave police officers who put their lives on the line to make sure our families and towns are safe and secure. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Nurses

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513591

Care for us, ease our pain, and (ugh!) give us shots all with a smile! In this book, readers will meet the nurses who help make sure we grow well and stay healthy and strong. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.