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Miles of Smiles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689034619

Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.

A Cookie for Santa

Stephanie Shaw (author), Bruno Robert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537742

In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the dayand Christmas!

Yo puedo hacer un plan

Ellen Garcia (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478819776

Sofia y sus amigos estan cultivando chicharos en el salon. Si siguen el plan y les dan mucho amor a las semillas, Sofia y sus amigos tendran una merienda deliciosa!

Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Saturno para mi cumpleaños

John McGranaghan (author), Wendy Edelson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359655

Jeffery quiere Saturno para su cumpleaños y quiere— todas las 47 lunas. Después de todo ¡estas podrían ser luces fantásticas para la noche! Pero él no es egoísta; él compartirá los anillos con algunos de sus amigos de la escuela y su profesora, la Srta. Cassini. Los hechos reales acerca de Saturno están entrelazados inadvertidamente en esta historia divertida en la que Geraldo explica lo que él hará en el presente y como él lo cuidará. Será mejor que su papá se apresure con la orden porque el pedido puede que tome un tiempo largo.

Si tú fueras un loro

Katherine Rawson (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359464

¿Qué es precisamente lo que hace un loro todo el día? Únase a la diversión mientras los niños se imaginan cómo sería la vida de un loro como mascota. Juntos, los niños y los loros, se treparían en toda la casa, sobre los muebles y en las cortinas con las patas de un loro de cuatro dedos, y después masticarían las cucharas de madera, los palos de las paletas, e incluso un directorio telefónico con sus picos de gancho. La diversión continua comiendo verduras deliciosas como el brócoli, hablando, tomando un baño, y finalmente acurrucándose para dormir.

Metal Man

Aaron Reynolds (author), Paul Hoppe (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891516

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Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.

T is for Time

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), Rene Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621299

T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.

Los continentes (Continents)

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175036

Explores The Seven Continents And How The Earth's Plates Are Always Moving And Changing The Continents.

Paul Bunyan (Spanish)

Laura Layton Strom (author), Jack Snider (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827689

Paul Bunyan fue el bebe mas grande que jamas haya existido! A la semana de nacer tenia que usar la ropa de su papa! Y siguio creciendo!

How Things Work in the House

Campbell Ernst (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051891

Lisa Campbell Ernst fastened onto the inspiring notion that "amazingness is going on around us every nanosecond of the day" and invites kids to marvel at things as close to home as - their own house! Learn about thermal heat and how there once was a Bureau of Missing Socks, the non-pig origins of piggy banks, and why dirt and oil are no match for soap. Discover the nifty amazingness all around us, and especially right where we live.

The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Margeaux Lucas (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689048647

Children will love the slightly screwy world of Kenn Nesbitt, with mashed potatoes on the ceiling, kangaruplets, skunks falling in love, antigravity machines, and a jillion other imaginative subjects. This book is packed with far-out, funny, clever poems guaranteed to give readers a galactic case of the giggles.

Habitat for Bats

Maureen Robins (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367484

In This Advanced Reader, Students Work To Save A Local Bat Habitat From Being Destroyed.

Dwyane Wade

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724855

Dwyane Wade is a hero both on and off the basketball court. As a high-scoring superstar for the Miami Heat, Dwyane has led his team to an NBA championship and is one of the most popular players in the league. His talents and achievements aren't limited to basketball, however. Dwyane also puts his skills to use with the Wade's World Foundation, an organization he founded in 2003. The foundation's mission is to make a difference in the lives of countless children in underserved communities. In Dwyane Wade, readers will follow this NBA superstar's amazing basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in people's lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Baghdad Pups

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617722059

In 2007, U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Watson and his regiment, who were serving in the Iraq war, found a nearly starved puppy covered with fleas. The men took the dog, which they named Charlie, back to their base. Sgt. Watson knew it was against military rules for them to keep animals as pets, but he saw how much the tiny pup lifted his men's spirits. He hoped Charlie could be kept a secret. However, the group was scheduled to leave Iraq. Fearing Charlie would die if he left him, Watson contacted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI). The group was touched by Sgt. Watson's request to take Charlie home with him. After months of planning, the SPCA International flew Charlie out of Baghdad to live with Sgt. Watson and his family in Arizona. This is just one of many inspiring stories found in Baghdad Pups. With dramatic, full-color photographs of the brave soldiers and their rescued dogs, this book is sure to warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Cool Cookies

Marilyn LaPenta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723469

Grab your apron and get ready for some fun and easy baking! Young chefs can choose from delicious recipes that include classic favorites, such as chocolate-chip cookies and lemon bars, and healthy treats, like banana-apple cookies and granola bars. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Best of all, it's lots of fun!

Police Officers to the Rescue

Nancy White (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723247

Meet the brave heroes who have dedicated their careers to keeping their communities safe. In this gripping new book, children will meet the police officers who are first on the scene when people need help the most. These brave men and women never know what kind of emergency they'll be called to next, but they have the chance to be heroes every day. Young readers will learn how these courageous workers use their quick thinking and expert emergency skills to come to the aid of people at a moment's notice. In addition, they will go behind the scenes to learn how police officers train for their job so that they are always ready to spring into action to help protect and save the lives of others. Large, full-color photos and dramatic real-life stories will keep kids turning the pages to learn more.

Electric Animals

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721663

Do some animals really have the power to kill by zapping their prey with electricity? The shocking answer is yes. And that's not all that electric animals can do with their super-charged powers. Some can target their victims in near-total darkness while others "talk" to each other using electricity. These are just some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they enter the world of these amazing animals. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.

Pro Football's Dream Teams

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088799

Some teams have it all: an unstoppable offense, an impenetrable defense, and a top quarterback to guide the team to victory. These are football's dream teams! In this title, kids will learn all about the NFL's best current teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints, and the Pittburgh Steelers. Full-color action photos will captivate children as they discover how the different parts of a team work together to win championships!

Rottweiler

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723377

Young readers will meet courageous Rottweilers like Jake, a dog that rescued a woman who was being assaulted in a park. Jake's natural instinct for protecting people led him to chase away the attacker and save the woman from harm. Of course, Rottweilers have always shown their bravery and willingness to help people. Starting in the 1100s, in the town of Rottweil, Germany, these dogs herded cattle for butchers. In later years, Rottweilers were trained for other jobs, like working as police dogs or assisting people living with disabilities. It seems that these energetic dogs are happiest when they are helping their human companions. Rottweiler: Super Courageous is a perfect read for dog lovers that includes amazing, real-life stories about these huge dogs while also recounting the breed's history and how that determined the animal's physical characteristics, personality, and suitability as a pet.

Arctic Fox Pups

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721946

Although adult Arctic foxes have the warmest fur of any mammal and can actually sleep out in the open, they need dens to raise their pups in. So every spring, the mother and father fox move into an earthen den that they have often used year after year. There, 7 to 15 pups are born, each blind and almost helpless. For two months, both parents work continuously to keep their babies fed, bringing them lemmings every single day. Readers will see how the cute little pups soon learn to hunt and feed themselves--and eventually, to move out and live on their own. Combining gorgeous photos and clear, simple text, this coming-of-age introduction to Arctic fox pups is sure to delight emergent readers.

Beaver Kits

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721953

With their flat, paddle-like tails and their super-long front teeth, beavers are among North America's most interesting animals. They are incredible builders, using branches and logs to dam up rivers and streams to create ponds. Here, in the middle of the beaver-made ponds, they often build a lodge from mud, sticks, and other found items. It is inside the lodge that one to four cute little beaver kits are born in the spring. Through gorgeous photos and clear, simple text, readers will discover how the babies learn to work with their parents to find food, repair the dam and lodge, and survive cold winters in this coming-of-age introduction to beaver kits.

Lion Cubs

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721960

The lion, which is the second largest cat in the world, is unique. Unlike other cats, adult lions are social animals that live in groups, called prides. While a lioness retreats from the pride to bear her young, by the time her cubs are four weeks old, she brings them in to meet the group. In this coming-of-age introduction to lion cubs, readers will see how these little lions learn how to hunt and live as a group. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of lion cubs are sure to delight emergent readers.

Polar Bear Cubs

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721977

The North Pole is home to few mammals--it is far too cold for most to survive. Luckily, polar bears have a thick layer of fat and a heavy fur to keep them warm in this climate. In this unforgiving world, the bears dig dens in the snow to survive each winter. Inside, where they stay until spring, the mother bear's cubs are born. When the weather has warmed up enough for the bears to come outside, the mother takes her cubs along as she hunts for food. Readers will see how the cubs learn to wait by holes in the ice for seals to pop up, or swim through the icy water to find their prey--and eventually learn to live and hunt on their own. Combining colorful photos and clear, simple text, this coming-of-age introduction to polar bear cubs is sure to delight emergent readers.

Shih Tzu

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088980

Since the average Shih Tzu stands less than a foot tall, you might think it would be easy to overlook these little dogs. But that's not the case at all! These pups have big personalities that ensure they are the center of attention! Shih Tzus love to be around people and have a way of becoming part of the family. Take Georgie, a Shih Tzu who worked as a service dog for an autistic boy named Alex. The two quickly bonded and were inseparable since the day they met. Alex's parents even credited Georgie with helping their son learn to speak. Of course, this kind of close companionship is typical of Shih Tzus, who have been prized house pets for over a thousand years. The breed dates all the way back to ancient China, where royal families treasured the little lion-like dogs! Shih Tzu: Lion Dog is a narrative treat for dog lovers that includes fun, real-life stories about these little pups while also recounting the breed's history and its relationship to the animal's physical characteristics, personality, and suitability as a pet.