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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.

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.

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!

Gladiators

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944325

This book presents an introduction to gladiators, warriors of the Roman arena. It includes a brief story about two slaves who became gladiators and a description of the various kinds of gladiators, their styles, and weapons.

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.

Electrical Engineering and the Science of Circuits

James Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191069

Electrical engineering employs the largest number of engineers. This field of engineering covers everything related to electrical devices, systems, and the uses of electricity. This innovative book gives readers insight into this exciting profession and includes information on pioneers in the world of electricity, new technologies, and innovations. Budding engineers are introduced to the basic concepts of electronic circuitry and learn to build their own electric circuits.

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.

Bibliotecarios

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680803402

Little readers will learn all about what librarians do, where they work, and why they are important in our communities. Very simple text combined with correlating and colorful images will both inform and strengthen reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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.

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.

At the Park

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140363

At the Park explores the familiar sights a reader might find at her local park. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.

At the Farm

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140356

At the Farm explores the familiar sights and animals a reader might find at the farm. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful animal photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.

Mechanics

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513621

Keep our cars and trucks running smooth! In this book, readers will meet the mechanics who work on vehicles, from cars and trucks to airplanes and big machines. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

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.

La Salle: Uno de los primeros exploradores de Texas

Stepahnie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384790

Rene-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy-to-read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary, readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!

Library

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513423

Let’s visit the awesome world of books and more at the library! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is a library card that leads to discovery!