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Lulu & Rocky in Detroit

Barbara Joosse (author) Renée Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146204

Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Detroit, the Motor City! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting Campus Martius to make sand castles, eating cherries at the Eastern Market, riding the carousel at the Riverfront, and seeing the works of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this second book in the Our City Adventures series explores the city of Detroit, visiting well-known sites like Comerica Park, Fox Theatre, and "Hitsville, U.S.A," where the Motown sound came alive, as well as unexpected gems.

Europe

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031521

Although its the second smallest continent on Earth, Europe has the third largest population. Rich in history, literature, and art, European culture has been a far-reaching influence all over the globe. Give students the opportunity to discover how Europe stands out in this fascinating title!

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.

Egyptian Mythology

Erin Palmer (author) Matt Forsyth (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425250

Introduce young readers to the basics of Egyptian mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

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.

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.

Do You Really Want to Meet a Shark?

Cari Meister (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538417

A child learns about several shark species and then goes on a cage diving adventure to meet a great white shark.

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.

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.

Tales of the Seven Wonders

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990443

Offers young readers a look at the origins of the tombs, temples, statuary, and other ancient creations known as the "Seven Wonders of the World" and what became of them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Botanist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281775

In Botanist, 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 botanist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about botanists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Botanist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.